This is an account of how I’m dealing with two eye problems, macular degeneration and cataracts, with the help of good doctors and technology.
This is an interview with the founder of a soup kitchen called Karinderia ni Mang Urot. Since the coronavirus lockdown he’s been delivering food to the homeless around Metro Manila.
Experience of being locked down in a Filipino subdivion because of Covid-19 and comparisons with other disasters she’s experienced.
The Taal volcano is on an island surround by a beautiful lake in Tagaytay, a tourist town in the Philippines. You might say it’s been both a blessing and a curse
Engineer Mike Sanders talks about bridging the gap between the Filipino worker and modern technology. He proposes setting up shops to build prototypes.
Five years ago, before my friend Ivon came to Manila for a visit, he did a computer search for jazz spots in Manila. Tago Jazz Café was the only name that came up. After he arrived he went to check it out and came back very excited. “There are all these young guys—not the old guys you might associate with jazz—who are very talented,” he said. A few nights later we checked the place out together. I took some photos, and the next day I interviewed Nelson Gonzales, the owner, cook, manager, handyman and drummer whose life’s work …
This is an interview with a graduate of a 12-step program who has worked in a 12-step rehab and a therapeutic community. He is now beginning a career in social work in addition to 12-step work.
The band Debonair District is committed to bringing old Filipino classics to today’s audiences as jazz arrangements,
Cultural differences between the West and Asia, from the mundane to the divine.
I first heard Ryan play the keyboard at Tago Jazz Café in Metro Manila, where he performed with his trio and with other groups, then later at the Ayala Museum. His work made me an instant fan, I think in part because of our love of Keith Jarrett, who speaks of improvising one note at a time. Ryan and I share a common view of inspiration, or, as my favorite music critic, Alan Rich, wrote decades ago in New York magazine, “I am neither a church-goer nor an atheist, and the reason I am not the latter can be …