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#UlyssesPH : A Call for help

I can still remember, on the same month 7 years ago today when the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, it is a tropical cyclone that…
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RN Michelle, from the City of Love

The road to being a Filipino Nurse in Germany was not easy for Michelle. But with a lot of patience, hardwork and faith in God, she believed that nothing is…
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Catching up with Ezra

Are you up to speed with the Flash? I happen to bump into him in South Korea and boarded the same flight to Frankfurt, if that’s not fate.. hahaha, moving…
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A Celebration of LOVE, the German Way

“Babe, those people are breaking a lot of porcelain. What’s going on?” My husband was driving when I noticed people happily throwing ceramic plates, ceramic vases, ceramic bottles in a…
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How to Organize a Marathon for Dummies

Throwback, even when it’s not a Thursday. You might have seen, Anne Curtis finishing The New York City Marathon which she dedicated to the Filipino Youth or the „Heroes for…
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The Renkers Roadtrip: Castle Frankenstein Part 2

Is there a connection with the famous Mary Shelly’s novel “Frankenstein“? Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell (1840–41) Although often described as a mysterious place, there aren’t any connections with the…
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The Renkers Roadtrip: Castle Frankenstein Part 1

PART 1 Our weekends are spent on roadtrips here in Germany. We spend our time exploring Darmstadt, the place which I now call my home. Darmstadt (German pronunciation: [ˈdaʁmʃtat] ( listen))…
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Endearing BUCARI

A few weeks after my first marathon, I got an invitation from the 2016 Guimaras Marathon 2nd Edition Organizer Federico Senen Rentoy or “Boyet” as what his family and friends…
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The Race

Things to remember during the RACE: 1) Race starts exactly at 5:30AM 2) Mandatory gear must be carried: hydration belt/ bottle,blinker, headlamp, and reflectorized vest. 3) Runners should always stay…
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2 jeepneys, a pedicab and a boat

Waking up at 3am is the beginning of my race, who am I kidding. I was not able to sleep. The excitement of being a part of this event is…
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Part 3. Guimaras

What do I know about Guimaras? First thing that comes to mind are the beautiful beaches, the boat ride and mangoes!!!! Guimaras [ɡimaˈɾas] (Hiligaynon: Kapuoran sang Guimaras; Karay-a: Probinsiya kang…
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The Medal #goals

I continued to follow the page for the Guimaras Marathon  2nd Edition. The organizer Mr. Federico Senen Rentoy a businessman and ultra-runner, would update the page with sponsorships and other…
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The Beach : Discovering Buruanga

Part IV The Beach.  According to Wiki, a beach a landform along the coast of an ocean or sea, or the edge of a lake or river. It usually consists of loose…
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Home Sweet Home : Discovering Buruanga

The picture above was taken in Iloilo City in 2011,  with me is my friend Hanzel Flores Part III Home Sweet Home. We reached Hanzels home which was located in…
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The Van : Discovering Buruanga

Part II The Van. “Buwis buhay” or “death defying”its what I could best describe my ride. I think the driver thought he was Vin Diesel in the Fast and the Furious,…
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The View from the Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan

by Maria Villamor and Kathleen Burkhalter 18 November 2013. Roxas City, Philippines. The Filipino people are resilient. Over the centuries and under multiple flags, their western Pacific Ocean homeland—comprised of…
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Visa Requirements

Filipinos needs a visa to enter Germany. The embassy encourages the public to apply three (3) months before the planned departure  to apply in order to avoid delays and other…
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Discovering Buruanga

Part I “Buruanga is a municipality  in the province of Aklan, Philippines. It is located at the most western tip of Panay Island. The name Buruanga came from the word “Busuanga” meaning…