September 11, 2001 is a date the world would remember as the day of the horrific terrorist attacks on the United States. The terrorists hijacked commercial airliners, two of which were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third one crashed in the Pentagon, while a fourth one, believed to have been aimed at Washington DC, crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
The Horror Show On TV
Back here in Manila, I was watching TV and channel-hopping that night as usual and chanced upon the CNN broadcast a few minutes after the start of the coverage. I remember thinking then that the terrorists were really, really crazy to have done what they did. And that was only the first tower. When a 2nd plane appeared to crash into the other tower, I remember thinking that this can’t be real, this can’t be happening, this … Continue Reading →
I’m currently spending the Christmas holidays with my sister and her family in New York City.
It’s my first time to be abroad during the Christmas season, as well as on my birthday and New Year’s day. On my second day in New York, my sister treated me to the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular show featuring the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall. I was a bit bored with the show with its predictable story, but the place itself was awesome! Great architecture with its grand art deco style.
Christmas in New York is definitely very different from Christmas in the Philippines. For one thing, you’d only know it’s Christmas when you’re near the commercial centers having with blinding holiday lights, and Christmas songs blaring from loudspeakers. In the residential areas, only a few houses and buildings have Christmas displays.
In the Catholic church where we attended Christmas day mass, the … Continue Reading →