Doreen G. Yu
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Planting is so much fun
by Doreen G. Yu - October 3, 2021 - 12:00am
In a recent article “How to solve hunger,” Slowfood’s Chit Juan encouraged the establishment of community gardens/farms in urban areas, on rooftops, vacant lots, school, home and church garden...
Lessons learned in the pandemic
by Doreen G. Yu - September 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The past 18 months have forced us to rethink, re-evaluate and recalibrate our lives – whether we intend to or not.
Ordinary, or extra-ordinary?
by Doreen G. Yu - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Chat groups and social media were all a-buzz yesterday over a video of a patriarch tycoon and his wife sitting on monobloc chairs in the neighborhood basketball court, waiting for their turn to get COVID-19 vac...
Keep safe, wear a mask; and then what?
by Doreen G. Yu - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Masking started in January 2020 when Taal Volcano erupted and ash drifted far and wide, causing breathing and respiratory problems.
Going into the new year, hopefully better and stronger
by Doreen G. Yu - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It was around the Spring Festival (chun jie) or lunar new year last year (Jan. 25, 2020) that a nasty little bugger of a virus began its domination of the world largely unprepared for its kind of stealthy invas...
It’s time to visit Saudi Arabia
by Doreen G. Yu - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Saudi Arabia is rolling out the welcome mat to international visitors as the kingdom began issuing tourist visas last month.
Glory sets sail
by Doreen G. Yu - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The 15,000-ton Century Glory is the cruise line’s newest and largest ship that can accommodate 650 passengers in 5-star luxury.
Castles, coffee & crabs – it’s Shanghai!
by Doreen G. Yu - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
It was perhaps the folly of age that made me decide to visit Shanghai Disneyland. It was the Mid-Autumn Festival, Friday the 13th, with summer showing no signs of giving way to autumn.
Looking for Peggy in the cove
by Doreen G. Yu - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
As quaint and picturesque little towns go, Peggy’s Cove is a gem on the south shore of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada.
Qatar: A gem in the Gulf
by Doreen G. Yu - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world, with per capita GDP of over $63,000 (ours is just under $3,000) as of 2017.
In Jerusalem, you pray, In Tel Aviv, You Play!
by Doreen G. Yu - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Israel is a country of such contrast. From ground that is so harsh and inhospitable they grow agricultural products as diverse as dates, bananas and citrus (the sweetest oranges!), even mangoes, lychees and cherries....
O Jerusalem, Shining city on a hill
by Doreen G. Yu - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
With over 80 percent of the country’s population of 106 million being Christians, the Philippines is a very fertile market for tourism to Israel, mainly for pilgrimages.
Iloilo with a full plate
by Doreen G. Yu - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
On one trip to Iloilo some years ago I was with a friend who was determined to sample batchoy at every restaurant that advertised itself as d’best, d’original and other similar claims.
‘Speak with one voice on sea row’
by Doreen G. Yu - June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
Indonesian President Joko Widodo instructed officials Monday to “speak with one voice” on the South China Sea issue, as ministers met yesterday to take a clearer and firmer stance on the maritime dispute...
Kenneth Cobonpue brought the rice terraces to the APEC
by Doreen G. Yu - November 21, 2015 - 9:00am
The A-list crowd at last Wednesday’s Economic Leaders’ Welcome Reception was treated to a visual spectacle as they entered the cavernous Mall of Asia Arena, transformed into a haven of innovative design...
Rumor mongering
by Doreen G. Yu - June 9, 2013 - 12:00am
The explosion at Two Serendra Friday evening of the week before last sent the rumors mills churning at frenzied speed. Within hours – maybe even less – there was talk of a bomb being made in the apartment...
Teacher, may I go out?
by Doreen G. Yu - June 2, 2013 - 12:00am
Last Friday, The STAR turned over the new Corazon C. Aquino High School in Compostela Valley, a six-room school building that will welcome over 300 students when classes open tomorrow.
Summer’s end
by Doreen G. Yu - May 26, 2013 - 12:00am
I recalled the opening line of this poem by AE Housman from my literature class, and just had to look it up (oh, the wonders of Google!). The poem, “When summer’s end is nighing,” is from Housman’s...
Dirty finger
by Doreen G. Yu - May 19, 2013 - 12:00am
Once every three years, a dirty finger is considered a good thing, indicating one has fulfilled the duty of a good citizen by participating in the elections.
Summer reality
by Doreen G. Yu - May 12, 2013 - 12:00am
It’s really been sizzling these days in Manila as we hit the middle of summer. In the daytime it’s sometimes hard to even look out the window, because your eyes hurt from the intensity of the sunlig...
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