May 28, 2017

The Philippines – June 25

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor It’s been a very busy week, mostly consisting of going out with my aunt and also seeing other family members.  On Tuesday, Auntie Myra and I went to Makati, a newer and more modern city near Manila.  She showed me around Ayala Avenue and a park called Ayala Triangle, and then had breakfast at Jollibee’s, a major fast food chain in the Philippines.  After that, we visited a new children’s museum called the Mind Museum, and many schoolchildren were there on a field trip.  In the Philippines, students begin school in June and…

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Megan’s Music Mondays: “Last Dance” by The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes are a band I have followed for a long time, always loving this song and “Suicide.” This songs upbeat attitude puts me in a good mood while it always talks about serious subjects. The song itself is really soothing and yet it speaks of someone dying and wanting to spend the last time with them. This song has the ability to make you want to dance and cry simultaneously. Plus, don’t deny it, the “woahowoah” parts can be very catchy. “Your lipstick Smeared beside I adore you I always have And everytime you overdose I rush to intensive care…

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The Philippines – June 18

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor I feel so tired, though I’m not sure whether it’s jet lag or the fact that the past few days have been packed with activities with the family.  But it’s been fun.  Last Saturday, I went with some of my relatives to the “Masters of Illusion Live” show, which featured many magicians doing different types of tricks, such as disappearing acts and tricks with fire.  It was highly entertaining, and I enjoyed the show.  Later that night, my dad’s entire side of the family went out to eat at a fancy restaurant called…

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The Philippines – June 15

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor At 12:35 a.m. earlier today, I arrived in Manila, Philippines.  I flew from Chicago to Hong Kong, and from Hong Kong, I connected flights to Manila.  I almost did not get a seat on the plane because apparently, the flight was overbooked.  Luckily, I did, and flying went well overall. As I sat in the plane, an approximately 15-hour flight, I felt strangely lonely.  I had always flown with family, but this was my first time traveling alone.  I read the book “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth until the plane turned off all the…

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