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About hechoayer

Things made yesterday still influence us until today. Things made today will influence us tomorrow. Things of the essence such as faith, culture, food, music and values should never disappear nor eroded by the times. Instead, these must be recorded, lived and shared. Something made yesterday - hecho ayer - can be tomorrow's saving grace. Never ignore the past.

Visita Iglesia 2017: Searching for the Costly Perfumed Oil

For this year’s Visita Iglesia, let’s ponder on last Holy Monday’s Gospel reading which relays Jesus’ rebuke of Judas’ hypocrisy and praise for Mary’s use of expensive oil on Him. In the reading, Judas questions Mary’s use of a “costly … Continue reading

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Et Verbum caro factum est. And the Word was made flesh.

Christmas, the Eucharist and our Christian Life There is perhaps no other season in the liturgical life of the Church, my, in the whole of Western Civilization, that elicits much excitement and joy as the holy season of Christmas. It … Continue reading

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Why José Rizal Would’ve Loved Madrid Fusión Manila

Last April, the Philippines successfully hosted the second edition of Madrid Fusión Manila, which was held from 7-9 April 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Attended not only by the perfumed set who can afford the ticket, … Continue reading

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Half a day in Intramuros: Must Visit Places and Must Dos

Due to the massive urban sprawl Manileños have been experiencing at a rapid rate these past few decades, more and more are physically being distant from the historic center of the city. This creates for a lot of citizens a … Continue reading

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Diwali and Elegant South Mumbai

A NIGHT IN SOUTH MUMBAI We came in time for the Diwali, the Festival of Lights and a time of family reunions and gift-giving for Hindus. On the eve of the Diwali, our counterparts graciously took us to South Mumbai, … Continue reading

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INDIA 2015

One of the most unexpected trips I’ve ever had was my business trip to India last year. I went with my team mate (and also, school batch mate) Francis. We were tasked to monitor a project and create positive rapport … Continue reading

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Why I Will Miss La Cocina de Tita Moning

In a week, La Cocina de Tita Moning, the bespoke restaurant experience in old Manila, will be closing her doors to guests and diners after a 15-year run. Located within the former home of Dr. Don Alejandro Roces Legarda and … Continue reading

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