From the sea to the mountains

I was blessed to have grown up in a house with a large yard, with lots of space for kids and pets to run around. We had two big dogs, and a chicken coop that housed my pet rooster, Charlie, and his tiny harem: a little white hen and a little black hen. We also … Continue reading From the sea to the mountains

Personal geography

This month's National Geographic features an essay by Garrison Keillor about his personal geography. It begins,“When a man lives in one place for most of his life, he doesn’t need GPS.” I'm fascinated with people who have lived most of their life in one place, because this is not the way of my own family—a … Continue reading Personal geography

Filipino dance is thriving in Vancouver

Photos by Leah Villalobos Vancouver-based performing arts group Kababayang Pilipino (KP) gave its 19th season concert on Sunday June 24, 2012 at the Shadbolt Centre’s James Cowan Theatre in Burnaby. Aptly entitled Balik Tanaw (A Look Back), the show offered both a retrospective of KP’s repertoire of folk dance and music, and a nostalgic glimpse of the rich diversity … Continue reading Filipino dance is thriving in Vancouver