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You have never been in America)))

You have never been in America)))

Friday evening, an art gallery, a lot of people, Sauvignon Blanc, handsome man and real artist is host a party, painting and graphics around, smart casual, noisy, very noisy, guests are coming and going, mixing and moving around. Close-up: a director grabs a main character... I took a couple of steps back once again to accurately record my feelings: I was in a scene from the American TV series. This is the typical scene “Friday night reception”. And apparently all the guests came from Aaron Sorkin. I think - what comes first?

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Talking with The Wolves

Talking with The Wolves

If you don't know whatthe  "wolf management" means, Ely, Mivesota is where you can learn more about it. In thisl town of about 15 thousand people near the Canadian border is situated the "International wolf center. According to  the website of the center It  opened the doors to its $3 million, 17,000-square-foot facility featuring the "Wolves and Humans" exhibit in June, 1993.

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Laundromat Reflections: A Slice of American Life

Laundromat Reflections: A Slice of American Life

The thought of me doing it in the U.S. gave me a little anxiety.  Doing self-service laundry, that is.  You see, in Manila, it is easy, quick and inexpensive to get someone else to do the laundry, often by hand.  The thought of figuring out the types of washing machines, spin settings, detergents and fabric softeners was enough to give me palpitations.  

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The animals in my neighborhood

The animals in my neighborhood
You might say that animals such as squirrels and rabbits are residents' neighbors or parts of people's life in University of St. Thomas. However, as a newcomer who has just stayed in St. Paul for a week, I can't help stopping to watch or have a photo shoot again and again when the animals bump into my sight.      

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Eating healthy, tasty and ethical food - How to do it in America?

It started at Minneapolis airport when I bought a yogurt and did not read the list of ingredients. The Battle of Finding Tasty, Healthy and Ethical Food from USA. I lost the first round but luckily the journey was only beginning.

When I got to my residence at St. Thomas University, I tasted the yogurt. It looked slimy and tasted weird. At this point I looked at the ingredients list. Yuck! What was the gelatin and three corn based food additives doing in my yogurt? I threw the jar to the trash.

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EATING RICE IN AMERICA

As a kid, I used to think the whole world ate rice. Then, at 7 years old, my parents took me on a month-long trip to Europe. I realized I was wrong. People ate other stuff like bread, potatoes, and other stuff unfamiliar to a young Filipino boy! I came back to the Philippines nearly emaciated.  
 

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In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor. And that is the danger we face today.

In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor.  And that is the danger we face today.

The words of Scott Pelley a few months back in this must-watch speech (http://nowth.is/YLornp) I sought out after sitting through Tom Rozwadowski's Now Trending: Social Media Use by Journalists presentation today.

Pelley's remarks resonate because he's so authentic: willing to admit mistakes, walking the walk as much as talking the talk: "Twitter, Facebook, Reddit. That's not journalism. That's gossip. Journalism was invented as an antidote to gossip."  Check out Pelley's Twitter account. Tweets: 2, Followers: 13.1K.

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