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Olsim: End with fire
THE fire blazed brilliantly, spreading its warmth to the glowing faces of the crowd – indeed, fire draws people together. Then, after the singing and stories, the smoldering slowed revealing the embers and ashes – signifying that the month-long festivity ...
From 539 days ago
Olsim: Cheers to SF 2019
THE Strawberry Festival 2019 celebrations was sealed with radiant colors, dancing, music, and delicious treats last weekend. With the theme “La Trinidad: My home...my pride”, 14 i-La Trinidad street performers, and 15 barangay floats proudly paraded at the main thoroughfare ...
From 546 days ago
Olsim: Another trip
I WAS at the JICA Philippines central office in Makati last week for a Project Cycle Management Training when it all came back to me – five years ago, I was a clueless young civil servant rushing to submit my ...
From 560 days ago
Olsim: Strawberry Festival 2019
THE season of strawberries is back in the Benguet center: the Strawberry Capital of the Philippines! The valley’s Strawberry Festival celebrations evolved from a simple town fiesta in 1981, honoring its patron saint, Saint Joseph.It has undergone innovations throughout the ...
From 573 days ago
Olsim: “Peste, Val”
“PESTE talaga Val!” my friend expressed in our inebriated rituals. I thought it was about a Valentine’s Day frustration, but surprisingly it was about our most recent events. The exasperation though, did not boil from the “festival” itself but the ...
From 581 days ago
Olsim: 2nd La Trinidad Coffee Fest
TWO years ago on February 7, 2017, Ordinance No. 5-2017 which was introduced by Councilor Roderick Awingan and Councilor Arthur Shontogan, and co-authored by all the members of the Sangguniang Bayan, adopted and passed Ordinance No. 5 of 2017 or ...
From 595 days ago
Olsim: Breezing through
JUST when we thought that we are still on the year’s very fresh start, the mischievous 2019 has already risen to its feet and to the door – without any prelude or warning. The lowly-workers, already lurching and racing to ...
From 602 days ago
Olsim: Bryan and Bryan
“I WISH you would step back from that ledge my friend...” echoed Third Eye blind’s song from twenty years ago.This comes after the internet algorithm gods directed me to a tragic live-video of a rockstar who jumped to his demise ...
From 609 days ago
Olsim: Chosen fate
“Ironically, to believe in destiny, one must choose to.”DRUNK debates would often divide the one-time philosophers into two groups: those who believe in fate or destiny, or a perfect plan by a transcendent being which cannot be altered, and those ...
From 616 days ago
Olsim: Duting tan Kape
“BLESS the ground of the Strawberry Town” we included in the dozens of proposed Strawberry Festival themes we listed for the Strawberry Fest Executive Committee review and approval. Word masters ease to opine that “Farmers, Friendship, and Fun” is the ...
From 623 days ago