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That “Smaller But Stronger Bonsai” Within Us

The average Filipino height, of ages 18 and above, for male is 5 feet 4 inches while for female it is 5 feet flat.

One weekend, I happened to be in this exhibit of bonsai trees in the nearby shopping mall in my place. The event was titled “The Living Art of Bonsai”. The art of bonsai making is truly marvelous. Seeing these alive small trees is an amazing wonder, and so I can’t keep myself but take photos of them in every angle possible. From these experience is where I’ve seen a strong resemblance of a bonsai tree’s life to the life of the common Filipinos, hence this post.

First, have a look on some of the wonderful photos of bonsai I captured.






Filipinos Features that Matters
This blog is about the story of the Filipino people, about us being smaller in terms of height and size compared to our neighboring countries and the rest of the world, and our resilience to adversities despite of that. If you’re not a Filipino, you may have a friend, colleague or neighbor who’s a Filipino and it co…
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My Walk to the Filipinos' Futuristic City – Bonifacio Global City of the Philippines

Filipinos are now becoming advanced in a lot of ways – transportation system, eCommerce technology, commercial devices, mobile apps, online facilities for government agencies, etc. But one of the things that caught my attention recently is the advancement in terms of city development. Guess what city in the Philippines is the talk of the town or should we say “talk of the world” today? It’s no other than the Bonifacio Global City, a.k.a. “BGC”.


BGC at a Glance
Before I further elaborate that, here are some eye-catching photos of BGC that would somehow inspire you to be here in your own country in the near future. I take a walk, look around, and captured the modern beauty of the Philippines. Have a look.







I was lucky enough to be in this futuristic city in the Philippines. This is not my first time to blog this place, the first in fact is: Where in the Philippines is Bonifacio Global City – the Gateway to the First World Country? To tell you honestly, all my visits here are just by chanc…

BAYANIHAN – Filipinos’ Last and Only Hope in Beating the Odds of Times

Illegal drugs, criminality, corruption in the government – these are the evil things killing the Filipino people for many decades. The government and its armed forces alone are not enough to cure the bleeding wound of our generation. The hope of a better Philippines will come from us – the people.

As a Filipino, what really went wrong with us? Why are we living in this society full of hatred, bias, inequality, and divisiveness?


This blog is meant to uncover the truth behind a distinct Filipino culture that got hidden in the dark for decades - BAYANIHAN. I had been blogging for about a decade and I have shared a lot of the stories telling why Filipinos are divided in terms of political and religious beliefs, ignorant in the many aspects of the society, denied of our rights and privileges over many things, and betrayed by a few elites running the political and economic systems of the land. It could be only two things: we were being fooled yet we are not aware of it or we were fooling o…

The Cycling Adventures of Diosdado in the Philippines and Beyond

Riding a bike, a light and fast one, is every cyclist’s dream. What is not to upgrade a bike with cool tires, hi-end break discs, and comfy seat? When you get to the destination of your choice, the price will not matter at all. Your investment would be replaced by freedom, happiness, relaxation, fulfillment and best of all, that priceless benefit of being with nature.


Diosdado is not an exception to the growing enthusiasm of pedalers for lightweight and sturdy bicycles here in the Philippines. He’s into it, not just as an average cyclist you can see speeding up and down the streets, but a man with a great vision – make proud of his own country, introduce other country’s beauty and bring more life and meaning to cycling as a recreational sports activity.

This is the story that will define cycling from a different perspective. These are the places that Diosdado and his cool bicycle have been into. Enjoy the ride!


Mount Parawagan
Diosdado is with the Bignay Cycling Team in this mountain bi…

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