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My school at home

There was news recently of the Philippine run of “Les Miserables” beginning this March and of a Filipino-Australian girl who is cast as Cosette. My girls know many of the songs in “Les Miserables,” especially Cosette’s solo, “Castle on a Cloud.” Shobe immediately asked, “If she’s here, how will she go to school? Maybe she …

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Lupang hinirang

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digestvol. 29 | no. 14 | December 20, 2016-January 16, 2017 A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. – Nelson Mandela There are numerous things that Meah and I want our children to learn. Foremost among them is love …

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Reclaiming the gaze

In January, Celine Medina and I planned a shoot around the female gaze. Celine is a photographer who I met on Twitter. She had placed an open call for collaborations, so I responded. We then followed each other on Twitter and expressed our mutual desire to work together. We finally met on Feb. 17 to …

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