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    Vanity And Venetian Vibes At The Venice Grand Canal Mall

    As some of you may know, I have worked in the vicinity of McKinley Hill for the more than 5 years or so. Thus, I have been pretty much a witness to how this township developed from a somewhat barren environment into what it is today. And for those past 5+ years, the sight that has always intrigued was the construction of what was supposed to be its prime attraction, a replica of the Grand Canal of Venice. It just bums me that I learned that after so many years, McKinley Hill’s own version of the Grand Canal finally opened…and I’m no longer working at the area. Considering the distance…

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    Remembering A “Forgotten War”: The PEFTOK Korean War Memorial Hall

    The Korean War that raged in the Korean peninsula from 1950 to 1953 is dubbed by some as “the forgotten war,” forgotten in the sense that it rarely gets much attention as it gets sandwiched and overshadowed in history by World War II during the 1940s and the Vietnam War during the 1960s. Nevertheless, it is an event that deserves to be given much attention as well considering it was the first armed conflict that erupted in the context of the greater tense atmosphere brought about by the Cold War era, as the United States and United Nations allies fought to stop the Soviet and China-backed communist North Korea from overthrowing…

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    Roaming McKinley Hill, Part 2 (the businesses, the schools, and the rest)

    McKinley Hill was envisioned to be an all-encompassing towmship, which means almost everything you would expect in a city can be found here. Over the years, McKinley Hill would have a supermarketi, convenience stores, most major banks, courier branch, to name a few. As such, McKinley Hill was developed as place where your place of stay, study, and work are located within a single area. Last time, we talked about the residential developments; this time, we will talk about the business buildings and schools in the area, among other things. 

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    Roaming McKinley Hill, Part 1 (The commerce and residences)

    This entry here at the Urban Roamer is something “personal” you might say as this is about a particular place that has grown close to me over the years. For 5 1/2 years, this was the environment where I worked and as such, I’ve witnessed the many changes that have come about this area. So as I will be moving on to a new environment, figuratively and literally, I figured I would devote some space here to write about this area called McKinley Hill. Named after the old name of Fort Bonifacio which was Fort McKinley, (which in turn was named after US President William McKinley, under whose administration the…

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