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Singaporean director: Filipino friendliness made festival successful

ASIAN Civilisation Museum’s Deputy Director (Programmes and Audience Development) T. Sundraraj—or Raaj, as he is called—has yet to meet an unfriendly Filipino, a fact he’s grateful for because it is the Filipinos’ cultural affability that helped ensure the success of Celebrate Philippines! weekend fiesta.

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Book Review: Girls Gone Mild

Book cover of Girls Gone Mild by Wendy Shalit
WILD NO MORE?

Girls Gone Mild by Wendy Shalit (Random House, PHP1,090)

SHALIT, who first earned feminists’ ire with A Return To Modesty, presents a convincing case against our sexed-out, porn-driven society by illustrating how media and capitalism rob females of innocence even before we’ve entered nursery school (i.e. Bratz baby dolls that turn little girls into pedophile-magnets). Continue reading Book Review: Girls Gone Mild