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Hard Bound Ayn Rand Loot!

Finally, I have Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ rare hard bound edition. Despite the rock bottom price I got it for, it is in pristine condition. It is virtually untouched thanks to the lengthy foreword that dissuaded the ‘donor’ from reading it. Thank you soooooo much for the loot, Lorna Lovelace!

Now let’s discuss Nobokov’s ‘Lolita,’ Kerouac, Tim Leary’s ‘The Politics of Ecstasy’ and KLR cameras that you are willing to part with.

Our Cinemalaya project pa pala!

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Old house hunting: The Aguinaldo Shrine


I have always felt affinity with old houses. I don’t know if it’s the smell of aged wood, the history, or the overall aura that draws me, but in general I like things that are old. It calms me. Today, I have visited the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. It was where the declaration of Philippine Independence was made and is featured in the now discontinued five peso bill. With its very ornate hand-carved hardwood furnishings, I was awestruck by the amount of work done and craftsmanship of its builders.

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