On its 11th anniversary, the Urban Roamer shares a personal story of how the Philamlife Building has shaped him over the years.
Remembering Carlos Celdran
The Urban Roamer pays tribute to a man who has changed the way we look at Manila, the "Pied Piper of Manila" Carlos Celdran.
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.…
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…