It seems like only yesterday when I was writing an entry about summer, and now it’s summer once again! And possibly, makaka-dinig nanaman tayo ng mga broadcasted pasyon! Do you miss them? Kaka-miss din pag me time! I used to hear pasyon being said by some elderly people over microphones when I was in grade… Read More Project 8 Summer Time Once Again
When I was a kid, about 12 years old, I used to see this tall tower seen at the back of QC General Hospital. Well, at least that’s how it looked when I was a kid—like it was just at the back of (or beside) the hospital. The tower looked something like the tower in… Read More Remember the High Tower and the Siren in Project 8, QC?
It started with 250 kph winds in the Pacific (named Patsy) and landed in Luzon with sustained winds of 150 to 210 kph. It was November 19, 1970. I was a kid of 11 years. We heard from the radio that the typhoon (now named Yoling in PH) would make a direct hit in Metro… Read More The Typhoon that Almost Wiped Out Project 8, QC
If you are an adobong kambing (goat meat cooked sweet and sour style) lover like me, you’re probably wondering where to buy kambing dishes in Project 8, QC. I love it especially when cooked dry but juicy. Well, the good news is, there’s one resto along Road 20 near Mindanao Avenue. It’s been there a long… Read More One of the Best Kambingan Restos in Project 8, QC
Just the other day, my wife and I had a UV Express ride from Road 20 to SM North via Mindanao Avenue during a hot, hot morning. Once inside the van it was a bit cooler so I started enjoying the scenery outside, though I was already well familiar with them, being a long-time resident… Read More “Big and Little” Rivers in Project 8, QC
Small businesses in Project 8, QC better get ready this summer! No, I don’t mean the renewal of your business license or mayor’s permit for this year (you should have secured that before March). What I mean is, we’re going to visit you, take pictures of your establishments, interview you a bit and then feature… Read More Small Businesses, Humanda Kayo!
When my cab or the car I’m riding in goes around Project 8, QC, I sometimes can’t help wondering what it’d look like a decade hence (feeling like Jose Rizal daw when he wrote “The Philippines a Century Hence”). And because 4 routes through it provide easy access to different parts of the metropolis, I see… Read More Project 8, QC Some Decades from Now. How It Would Look Like
It’s just unfortunate that summer basketball leagues have grown few in Project 8, QC and not that exciting anymore (it’s still exciting, but not as exciting in my time). Every village then had their best team to pit against teams of other villages. That was circa 1970s and a bit of 1980s. GSIS Village had… Read More Project 8 Summer Basketball (and Romance) Leagues
The days past had terribly hot afternoons, signaling summer no doubt. Finally it’s here! Another sign of summer was the lineup of bright colored tropical fruits at city hall in its open square and in front of National Housing Authority. I was there yesterday for some lab business paper works and had a cheap snack… Read More Hot Afternoons in Project 8, QC are on!
Even in 2016, birds of various and interesting types still reside in Project 8, QC. And most of them are no ordinary birds. Each 5 am, they start announcing the morning. They either play their chasing game and chirp excitedly or sing on top of a tree. And the voices and melodies vary, some even… Read More Birds Residing in Project 8, QC