Filipino Potpourri

This Filipino Potpourri is brought to you by Jesse T. Reyes of Class'64, his written works are published in the San Diego Filipino Press, please scroll down for the articles list.

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1 ON FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE 90 DEGREES LATITUDE NORTH, OF INTRIGUING POLAR EXPLORERS AND THE ONLY FILIPINO WHO HAS CONQUERED THE NORTH POLE 7
2 PRESSING ON AT 70 AND NOT GOING QUIETLY BUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY…HAHA! 63
3 FOR THE REST OF THE ADORING WORLD, THE FILIPINO SOAP OPERAS ARE ABSOLUTELY PRIMETIME MUST SEE TV, TOO! 100
4 THE FILIPINO’S WARM HEARTS HAVE FIGURED OUT ICELAND’S COOL 285
5 THE PHILIPPINES’ WOMEN COMBAT SOLDIERS ARE ON THE FRONTLINE OF WAR IN THE MARAWI CITY ARMED CONFLICT 386
6 THE FIGHTING FILIPINOS AND THE COURAGEOUS CHILEANS ARE BOTH SO MUCH ALIKE AND DO SHARE SIMILAR UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON WORK, LOVE, LAUGHTER AND IN LIFE 121
7 A TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN FILIPINO-AMERICAN SAILOR AND HIS GALLANT SHIPMATES ABOARD ON THE TRAGEDY OF THE US NAVY DESTROYER USS FITZGERALD (DDG-62) 214
8 ALL ABOUT COMPREHENDING PERSPECTIVELY PERTINENT PHILIPPINES AND PORTUGAL PROPINQUITY 172
9 THE DYNAMIC OF THE FILIPINO DIASPORA: A CONTINUING QUEST FOR IDENTITY AND THE GOOD LIFE SAGA WHEREVER THEY MAY BE TODAY IN THE WORLD 138
10 OUR BELOVED OLD MOTHERLAND, THE PHILIPPINES IS A SMALL COUNTRY THAT’S HAD AND CONTINUES TO HAVE) A BIG IMPACT ON THE WORLD 150
11 A CONVIVIALLY CONVINCING CONVERSATION WITH THE ELDERS EVENT 190
12 HELLO, WHAT’S THE ‘HALO’ OVER THE ‘ODDLY BEAUTIFUL’ AND DELICIOUS HALO-HALO THAT’S TAKING OVER THE ‘BIG APPLE’? 153
13 THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THE WONDERFUL FILIPINO- IRISH CONNECTION 230
14 THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS IN AMERICAN POWER PROJECTION AND OF CHINA’S “LIAONING” AS A TOOL OF GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY AND THE FILIPINO CONNECTION IN ALL OF IT 355
15 BESIDES MISS UNIVERSE 2016 RUNNER-UP RAQUEL PELISSIER BEING PART FILIPINO WHAT ELSE DOES HAITI AND THE PHILIPPINES BOTH HAVE IN COMMON? 309
16 FEEL FRENCH, BE “BON VIVANT”: SEVENTY YEARS OF FLOURISHINGLY FRANCO-PHILIPPINE “RELATION AMICALE” 342
17 THE PHILIPPINES’ RISING PROMINENCE AS A PULCHRITUDE POWERHOUSE IN INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTRY IS PASSIONATELY WORTH WATCHING 189
18 THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING WHILE THE FILIPINOS ARE MOVING ONWARD WITH PRIDE…OR ARE THEY? 322
19 THE WORLD IS ON THE BRINK OF A ‘FILIPINO MOMENT’ AS NEW YEAR 2017 PROMISES TO BE THE PHILIPPINES ‘YEAR’ 312
20 FAR FROM HOME, FOR THE GLOBAL FILIPINOS, CHRISTMAS JOY AND ‘PASKONG PINOY’ ARE TRULY IN THE HEART 394
21 ON FIDEL CASTRO’S DEMISE, CUBA AND THE PHILIPPINES, TWO PATHS INTERTWINED WITH HISTORIC TIES THAT TRULY BIND 384
22 TWENTY YEARS OF CHURNING OUT THE ‘FILIPINO POTPOURRI’ COLUMNS 388
23 RED, WHITE AND YOU: ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY 2016, I SAY THIS IS THE U.S. OF A. AND IT’S TRULY A BLESSED AND MOST GLORIOUS PLACE TO LIVE IN THE WHOLE, WIDE WORLD! 336
24 CALL TOWARDS FULLER RECOGNITION AND COMPLETE INCORPORATION INTO THE AMERICAN STORY OF ‘FORGOTTEN’ FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS RESOUND ON THIS VETERANS DAY 2016 COMMEMORATION 325
25 GETTING OLD-ER AND TIME MARCHES ON FOR ‘THE LAST HURRAH’ OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 REUNION 371