• The Year of Gastronomy in Spain

    Could you say no to an all-expense-paid, week-long gastronomy tour of Spain? I couldn’t! And therein lies a story.

    I used to write a weekly column in the Saugerties Times. One in particular, on the Spanish dish, Paella, opened with a steamy paragraph about harvesting the reproductive organs of the autumn crocus for the principal spice. The initial reaction was shocked at the seemingly off-color writing, but I was just having fun and pulled it off without crossing any lines or offending any sensibilities. It was a reminder that eating is a sensuous experience, and my readers (and my

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  • #WalangPasok: Class Suspensions For November 16, 2020, Monday

    #WalangPasok: Updated List of Work and Class cancellations for November 16, 2020 (Monday)

    Manila, Philippines – Several Local Government Units and Schools in the Philippines have suspended classes and government work on Monday, November 16, 2020, due to the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco).

    #WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for November 2020

    Walang Pasok Updates: Nobyembre 16, Lunes

    (As of 3:01am, Nov 15, 2020) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work on Monday:

    Metro Manila

    • Marikina City – all levels (public and private), until Tuesday, November 17

    Calabarzon – Region 4A

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