botherjoseph:

I look around. Yes, it’s a city with a pockmarked face and a horrible limp, a place of erroneous preconceptions. But it has a heart of gold. Like the kind beauty who’s fallen on hard times. Far more than a mere hub for the rest of the country, an archipelagic afterthought, Manila’s one hell of a capital city. It hums and throbs and buzzes and whirrs. Overlooked and underappreciated, it’s the plucky survivor. You just have to look beyond the obvious, scratch away the generalizations and long-held cant. Kust like the food. Visit Manila with those in the know. You can’t fail.
— Tom Parker Bowles
(via Daphne Osena Paez » Esquire UK features Filipino food)

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I find scans labourious to read but this… this was worth every squint.

botherjoseph:

I look around. Yes, it’s a city with a pockmarked face and a horrible limp, a place of erroneous preconceptions. But it has a heart of gold. Like the kind beauty who’s fallen on hard times. Far more than a mere hub for the rest of the country, an archipelagic afterthought, Manila’s one hell of a capital city. It hums and throbs and buzzes and whirrs. Overlooked and underappreciated, it’s the plucky survivor. You just have to look beyond the obvious, scratch away the generalizations and long-held cant. Kust like the food. Visit Manila with those in the know. You can’t fail.

Tom Parker Bowles

(via Daphne Osena Paez » Esquire UK features Filipino food)

I find scans labourious to read but this… this was worth every squint.

  1. uguused reblogged this from botherjoseph and added:
    I love that quote. Basically Manila in a nutshell. Interesting read on Filipino food.
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    I love my city. Come over here and I’ll take you around, baby.
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    Written by the son of the Duchess of Cornwall, Tom Parker-Bowles! A wonderful article about the goodness that is...
  10. thysz said: OMG!!!! this is featured in the #pinoy hashtag!
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