FROM A DISTANCE
Notes from a drowning city
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Visiting Venice was always going to be a unique experience.
Mind your language
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I always thought the Tagalog word “ang” was the same as “the” in English.
Enough of virus politics — let’s move on
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
For me moving on was to visit Paete, a little town hemmed in between land and sea.
Virus politics
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I almost got into a fight with a guy on the bus this evening because I was so transfixed on the boldface headline of the Evening Standard tabloid “All China Visitors ‘Could Face UK Ban’,”...
Private lives, public lives
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Recently I watched in Netflix “The Last Czar.” (I’m still watching “Roman Empire.”) These are stories in different times and places.
Europe is lost
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Got up at 5 a.m. Brussels time....
Duterte’s legacy is the will to win
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In my opinion Duterte’s legacy has less to do with material things than it is about his way of presiding our nation building.
How to bea better student
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I admit it, I was the obnoxious Asian girl at the front of the class who knew all the answers.
Taal volcano’s eruptions — then and now
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A Taal volcano eruption has a special memory to me. I was a junior reporter at the defunct Manila Chronicle at the time.
Blinded by the light
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Online application forms. Such a chore, especially for big institutions such as a United Nations agency.
Freud’s reply to Einstein
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
In response, Freud wrote about his opinion on how war happens and what can be the solution of the problem of war.
Why war?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
With a war threatening the world yet again on the assassination of the Iranian general, I chose and slightly abridged letters between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud after World War II.
Will the end of the world be man-made or by forces of nature?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
It was my grandson who said after dinner that World War III is upon us.
The story of our lives
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s a fool’s game, but around this time of year, pundits the world over stake their reputations to predict what will happen in the forthcoming 12 months. Shall we play?
Goodbye to a Bali holiday
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
In last week’s column I wrote that we were going to Bali and concluded that we would be in a Muslim country but it turns out that the island of Bali is an exception.
New Year’s resolutions
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
All 43 mango trees in a family orchard in Palo, Leyte have been blown over by the recent typhoon. As the new year comes in thousands of people find themselves in a desperate situation not of their own making nor...
We belong to East and West
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
For the last few days up to Christmas, I will be staying at the Kaba Kaba Estate in Bali, Indonesia for a family reunion.
A faraway place,close to home
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In the run up to the Iraq War in March 2003, unknown to the big powers involved, a British woman working as a translator in England was about to expose the extraordinary pressure that the UK and USA were putting...
Christmas in Indonesia
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
My family and I will be celebrating Christmas in a predominantly Muslim country to visit my “cousins” the Indonesians. I looked forward to meeting B.J. Habibie whom I interviewed as Asia editor of FIRST...
No more heroes
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Aung San Suu Kyi decisively completed her transformation from international symbol of hope for oppressed people to populist nationalist champion of the very same thugs in military uniforms that imprisoned her for...
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