WELCOME TO MY SITE AND HAVE A GOOD DAY
If this is your first time in this site, welcome. It has been my dream that my province, Marinduque, Philippines becomes a world tourist destination not only during Easter Week but also whole year round. You can help me achieve my dream by telling your friends about this site. The photo above is your own private beach at The Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort. The sand is not as white as Boracay, but it is only a few steps from your front yard and away from the mayhem and crowds of Boracay. Please do not forget to read the latest national, international, and technology news in this site . I have posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes on this site also. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringement of your copyrights. Cheers!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
While googling myself, I found the following site that listed the summary of my 8 research publications when I was still working for the three private companies, Chemagro Corp,. Shell Development and Stauffer Chemical Companies. Not included are my work for the Food and Drug Administration. It's humbling to see some of my research work published in the Internet. There are also 58 research publications that cite/refer to my publications.
Note that both my master's degree and doctorate degree thesis are in this list.
For details and other publications read: http://davidbkatague.blogspot.com/2011/12/trail-blazer-in-chemistry.html
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Attached is my most widely read and commented article (hub) I wrote about Filipino Discrimination in the US and my own and family experiences here in the US way back in the 1960's in Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Two years ago, I wrote in one of my hubs a list of names I called my Pinoy Pride List. There were 20 names of accomplished Filipino-Americans or Filipinos in that list. Here's my article as published in my Hubpages.com account.
Today I am proud to add two names to this list.
1. Antonio A. Nieva-Writer and Filipino-American veteran of World War II. Tony Arevalo Nieva is my wife's uncle and father of Ronie and Pepi Nieva. For details of his life and book read the following:
2. Jose Antonio Vargas- DACA and Dreamer's Act Activist. For his biography and accomplishments read the following.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Its time for some great music: Macrine and I just finished watching an old movie-the Hours. The movie was great and sad but what really attracted our attention was the music or sound track of the movie. Macrine kept asking me during the movie, what was the title of the music during some of the dramatic scenes, because she thought it sound familiar. So I did my web search ( Wikipedia) and was not surprised that this sound track received numerous awards as follows:
The album won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (lost to the score of the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers).
The Hours is the original soundtrack album, on the Elektra/Nonesuch label, of the 2002 film The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. The original score was composed by Philip Glass. Not all of the music in the film was composed specifically for it: earlier music by Glass, including a theme from his opera Satyagraha, was also featured and credited separately at the end of the film.
Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly arranged the soundtrack for piano solo. This score was published in 2003 as a 64-paged book containing most of the tracks (excluding "For Your Own Benefit", "Vanessa and the Changelings" and "The Kiss").
Here's the sound track for your listening pleasure:
The Poet Acts
Something She Has to Do
"For Your Own Benefit"
Vanessa and the Changelings
"I'm Going to Make a Cake"
An Unwelcome Friend
"Why Does Someone Have to Die?"
Tearing Herself Away
Note: This is the first time that both Macrine and I enjoyed the music sound track more than the story line of a movie. The movie had received also numerous awards for acting ( Nicole Kidman), but to us the score composed by Philip Glass is outstanding and worth our time. It is a sad movie with two suicides and one attempted suicide. The acting however is superb particularly the child actor playing the boy, Richard. Kidman, Moore and Strep were also fantastic. We highly recommend this movie if you have not seen it.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
This year Macrine and I were not able to spend Holy Week in our second home-the Island of Marinduque. However every Holy Week reminds us that the Philippines is indeed a nation of Festivals. One of the highlights of the Easter Celebration in Marinduque is the Gasan-Gasan Street dancing Competition.
Attached is my hub written a few years ago, but still very applicable today.
Personal Note: Macrine and I just finished watching the Papal Easter Mass and Benediction live from the Vatican-St Peter's Square . It was a memorable TV experience and it reminded us of our 7 days vacation in Rome, Italy a few decades ago.
Again, Easter Greetings to all my readers, friends and relatives all over the world.