Monthly Archives: October 2013

Notes from Manila

The Manila Hotel is a fine old place. True, it tends to run out of hot water in the mornings and the wifi was wonky until a lovely young woman at the concierge desk gave me a tip for resetting … Continue reading

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In Manila

When you get up at 5, having given up on sleep, it is a LONG TIME until the mall opens at 10! I made my way to said mall when it opened and it did not disappoint–it was crazily enormous, … Continue reading

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Scenes from Manila

The hotel is full of Jehovah’s Witness convention-goers. At dinner the first night, a group of women are in the Chinese restaurant, asking for cheese wontons. Trying to explain to a mystified waiter what they are. To no avail, apparently. … Continue reading

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