Backpacking at the Desolation Wilderness

  The Desolation Wilderness has been a favorite spot among backpackers since it was founded in 1969. It’s all for a great number of reasons — it is seemingly untouched,  photos don’t do justice to how beautiful the area really is, backpackers you would meet (if you see them at all, as there’s not a lot) are friendly, the cold…

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Wanted: Good Food

  Food. Shelter. Clothing. I remember growing up learning from school that these are our three basic needs. In this trinity, food is king for the very obvious reason that we will die without it. However, these days, with the proliferation of genetically-modified, chemically-manufactured, and highly-processed food, we can no longer say that what we are buying at the stores,…

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Saving Manila

  Early this week, news about the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) teaming up with the Office of the Ombudsman to file charges against barangay officials who would allow the waterways to be polluted again after their Estero Blitz clean-up operation came out. I would say this must definitely be out of frustration on the part of the MMDA after…

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Reusable Menstrual Pads, Anyone?

Fact: I am old enough to remember the days when my older relatives would use a pasador whenever they have their period. A pasador is a piece of white cloth women would fold and line their panties with when its the time of the month, which they would wash and dry after every use. Fast forward to a few years…

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