Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Young Fogey on a Country the Western Confucian Never Visited

Much to my regret, given my background in Latin American studies and Asia — Spanish in the Philippines. "The historian Arnold Toynbee, quoted by General MacArthur, called the islands a Latin-American country in Asia."

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

It is a shame that you never visited the Philippines. The culture is amazing. I've only experienced it second hand myself (my wife is half Chinese-Filipina and half Chammora)but it is one three countries that I hope to visit before I shuffle off the mortal coil (the others being England and Bavaria). The Latino-Malay-Chinese-American cultural fusion is amazing. Makes the country unlike any other in the world.

August 17, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


Not to rub it in or anything, Mr. Sartorius, but I hosted another guest a couple of weeks ago, fed her only Filipino food for four days, took her to the famous tiangge (flea markets) of Greenhills, and showed her around Binondo (Chinatown) and Intramuros. She had a FABULOUS time.

August 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM  

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