Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Love Down Under!

Travel. Relocation. Migration. Three of the most common things we saw on our social media feeds. We always see people travel, relocate or migrate somewhere out there. To us Filipinos, we just get tired of living with the same old system we always have. I’m not being less patriotic here but it’s the reality, we, Filipinos love that wandering feeling and being able to get something in return, might be new experiences or new stuff we can’t always get back home or even some refreshing way to live life without the endless corruption issues.

Things got busy these past few months and I don’t always get to lie in bed like this to share my recent experiences by typing. Glad this moment came, as I badly need to share my happiness before I burst! Kidding aside, my husband and I just relocate (like most of everyone, does). We are now here in the south of Australia, that place you always think of kangaroos, yes, that’s it.

Hi Mommy and baby kangaroo (joey)!
To my friends and followers who might ask, if I’ll be staying here for good I want to share a piece of it and can’t disclose everything, but for certainty, I am staying here for 2 years. Hopefully 2 good, awesome years! In shaa Allah! Back in the PH, I always hope and pray that Allah would guide us here and be able to find a Muslim community that will help us in our journey. Answer to that prayer didn’t take that long, as we arrive in Adelaide (where we’ll be staying mostly), we were able to meet some Filipino Muslims living here! The Islamic Center they have here is a plus! I can’t wait to post about it too. Soon!

Islamic Centre of South Australia, Masha Allah!
Back to Adelaide, which is known for being the old city with old churches, let me share how I would be describing it from my own perspectives I’m having, so far.

It’s so convenient, like living in a square that you won’t be afraid of exploring it around. Their transportation system will always allow you to go to one place to another hassle-free, either you take the bus or the train. There are so many beautiful buildings out here, preserved for you to get a piece of the past while looking at their present appearances. (Almost every street is IG-worthy, I tell you!)
Bookstore in Central Market #bookhaven I know!

Perfect place for a cappuccino!

Something old, something new! 

Isn’t it lovely?

Victoria Square

Very instagrammable!
Pigeon’s usual tambayan! LOL!
(Scarf from @classiccrownhijabstore, Blazer from Lavina, Pants from @unarosa
Bag from @sacola, and shoes from @butterflytwist)
What is more lovely here is that the city is surrounded by beaches, which makes fresh air just few minutes away. To hear the splash of the water in the white fine sand, to feel that breeze in your skin and to see those flying seagulls that may join you too while you snack. Sounds great, right?

Glenelg Esplanade

(Scarf: Kaffah shawl from @classiccrownhijabstore, Sunnies by @sunniesstudio,
Jacket: Forever21, and shoes by Merrell) 

Friendly seagulls!

Seagull’s favorite tambayan! 

Still in Glenelg Beach
Lastly but not the least of what I admire about our first few days here… is their people. Australians are polite, they smile at you, greet you even they don’t know you and for the Muslimahs out there, good news for us. I am wearing my scarf and I received that same treatment.  Alhamdulillah I suddenly remember that famous hashtag #Illridewithyou where Australians fought for the right of everyone, respect to other religions and beliefs, Muslim or not, black or white, it’s all the same. They make everyone feel deserved for respect.

I know everything won’t always be perfect but I always pray for the best. We leave everything up to Him. And I knew He guided us to meet this Muslim community here even at the time we least expected it. Truly, He is the best journey planner.

Love,
Jamila

UNYPAD Cotabato City Chapter Conducts Community Forum

By: Jordan L. Talusob COTABATO City (October 18, 2015)— The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD) Malagapas Cotabato City Chapter conducted a community forum on “Contemporary Issues Affecting Bangsamoro Questions” held at Malagapas, RH-10, Cotabato City on October 7. Abdul-Alim Talusob, Cotabato City Chapter Secretary said that the forum was part of the Campaign and Advocacy program

Photos: Kaamulan Festival 2015 at Grandstand Malaybalay Bukidnon

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I went to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon a few days ago to see the preparations being done in time for the Kaamulan Festival 2015. The Kaamulan is a yearly gathering of Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes and the said festival is the biggest and most-awaited in the province. Now, I’ve been an observer of the Kaamulan Festival for several years now. In fact, there were many instances when I was tasked to handle and cover big, important events. So you could just imagine my disappointment when I saw for myself this year’s preparations. The biggest change? The transfer of the bulk of

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And so he was told

The Faqeer was told, You are a sinner, A wanderer, worst of all creatures One whose trust is not worth even a cent The Faqeer was told, You are an infidel misled and misquided a life not worth a morsel The Faqeer was told You are a murderer butcher of men lives detroyed you can […]

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PhISO Core Group: Fatima Jenesis Rosario

Fatima Jenesis Rosario is  currently in her 2nd semester of study in the Masteral Program in Political Science at De La Salle University- Manila. Last April 2014, she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, focusing on Public Policy and Volunteerism. Ever since, Ms. Fatima volunteered in youth involvement programs under different organizations (national and local), she has

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Support the local: GT Cosmetics Papaya Lotion

Since I started working and earning I’ve gone serious in the matters of skin care and makeup. I’ve tried different lotion products, experimenting what works best for my skin type. So just when I was planning to try another different product, GT Cosmeti…

Migz Zubiri to run for Senate anew, as Poe-Chiz guest candidate

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Former 3-consecutive term Bukidnon 3rd District Congressman and Senator for 4 years Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator as an independent earlier today, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at the Commission on Elections main office. He was accompanied by his wife, newspaper lifestyle columnist Audrey Tan-Zubiri. Zubiri, who previously said he was quitting politics, told Mindanaoan.com that he got inspired by his No. 6 ranking in the latest survey of senatorial preferences. In the Sept. 8-14 Pulse Asia Research Inc. survey of senatorial preferences, Zubiri emerged as the sixth most favored by voters. “I’ve been

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PhISO Core Group: Sherlyn Mae F. Hernandez

Sherlyn Mae F. Hernandez works as a Project Manager at the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Modernizing Government Regulations (MGR) Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science degree, Cum Laude, from De La Salle University – Manila and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests include

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3 tips to make travels in the Philippines more efficient, relaxed

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These days, traveling can be such a pain. Not only do you have to deal with flight delays, monster traffic to and fro the airport and even bungled up hotel bookings, you also need to figure out how you can keep yourself entertained during those long, tiresome waiting periods. Are there ways to make travels in the Philippines a little more relaxed, efficient and productive, you wonder? As a frequent traveler, I’ve had my fair share of traveling woes. Allow me to share 3 tips, which I personally abide by, on how to make your trips in the Philippines bearable

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Obama bans non-halal meat in prisons

Federal inmates with cravings for bacon wrapped tenderloin must now fork over their own money for crispy pork rinds or dried jerky from the commissary, following a recent decision by the Obama administration to remove all pork meats from the national prison menu. The federal Bureau of Prisons, which runs 122 federal penitentiaries and provides … Read more

#YIDFF2015 Day 4: I saw a heartwarming Korean documentary on the…

#YIDFF2015 Day 4: I saw a heartwarming Korean documentary on the hearing disability of the filmmaker’s parents and then sat as a panelist on two symposiums: The Documentary As Experimental Cinema and Creating A Space For Film. Highlight of the Festival Experience: Critic Chris Fujiwara used Lav Diaz, Teng Mangansakan and Apichatpong in one sentence.

#YIDFF2015 Day 3: It’s been raining since morning. Started…

#YIDFF2015 Day 3: It’s been raining since morning. Started the day with Lav Diaz’s Storm Children (very apt for the weather). I saw another film soon after which I think is a top contender in the New Asian Currents section (a jury member was so enthusiastic in the Q and A).

Capitalising on Mistaken Identity

While hubby and I were walking around the stalls at the Weerama festival at Watton Street, Werribee, we chanced upon the stall of a Turkish guy called Honeybites.  He was wearing his native costume he said is called Fez. He … Continue reading

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PhISO Core Group: Karen Llema Rodrigo

Karen Llema Rodrigo is a faculty member of the International Studies Department of De La Salle University. She is a former lecturer at the University of Makati College of Public Policy and Governance and De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde Consular and Diplomatic Affairs Program. She obtained her Master of Arts in Human Rights from Malmö University in Sweden as a university scholar

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ARMM celebrates Science and Technology Week

COTABATO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) formally launched here the region’s celebration of the 2015 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on Thursday. The event features DOST-ARMM’s biggest and latest breakthroughs, programs, and interventions in the fields of agriculture, enterprise development, industry competitiveness, information […]

Quick Reference: Linux Kernel Map

In Linux Kernel, there are multiple layers, modules, functionalities, calls and functions – and to make everything clear, MakeLinux has a cool interactive map of the complete kernel. Here, we are sharing this interactive map of Linux Kernel that has all the components and each item on the map is an hyperlink to the source […]

PhISO Core Group: Joy Ann Faith D. Francisco

Joy Ann Faith D. Francisco is a part time faculty member of the University of the East’s History and International Studies department, as well as an alumna of its AB International Studies program. She is currently enrolled and majoring in Japanes…

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