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Icings on the cake of success

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 28, no. 5 (August 4-17, 2015): 16, 15. On a rainy day with pockets of floods dotting the city, I arrived early at Icings Cakes Breads and Café for an appointment with the Tong family in their flagship restaurant on Sct. Dr. Lazcano Street corner Tomas Morato Avenue …

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From stereotypes, racism to understanding and respect

Ignorance and lack of communication can lead to misunderstanding. This in turn leads to stereotyping and discrimination. In extreme situations, such discrimination becomes the basis for ethnic aggression and cleansing. Horrible memories of Nazi abuses against the Jews, ethnic cleansing in Europe, Asia, and Africa, remain in the world’s social consciousness. The first steps toward …

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