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    Remembering Luning Bonifacio Ira

    The Urban Roamer is taking a break at the moment to write a personal piece that I admit have some trouble composing. To be honest, I’m not that good in writing eloquent prose as what I am about to do. But as a tribute to a person who has made such a profound impact in my life, it was the best way I know to pay back. So allow me to pay tribute right now to a woman who I’m not sure not many of you know. Even within the realm of Filipino writers, who themselves are not that well-known to the general public, she was often an overlooked figure.…

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    A Yuletide Greeting, Among Other Things

    First things first, allow me to greet each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope this season has been a blessed and joyous one for you.   And in a few days, we will be bracing for change anew as we say hello to the New Year. But even if 2018 has not arrived yet, change has come early as far as this site and with the Urban Roamer is concerned. First, the Urban Roamer site has switched to an all-new hosting service. With that said, you should expect lesser frequencies of site downtime, at least no more of those that lasts…

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    A reflection on my 8th year

    Eight years ago today, I started this humble venture out of a great deal of interest and passion to write about the metropolis I was born and raised in. Normally I would reminisce at this time as to how far this venture has come, with so much happening in the blogging realm and in my personal life, let me also take this opportunity to be in a more reflective mood, to the say the least. Thus, I can’t help but look back to where I was 8 years ago. At that time, I was wandering aimlessly in the blogosphere, having started and eventually abandoned 2 blogs as the passion to…