Earthquake!

TranslatorThey strike without warning and therein lies the danger and vulnerability. Happily when the great Luzon earthquake struck in July 1990 our family was not placed in any immediate danger. Malcolm was away on a pineapple plantation in the south but the rest of...

Imelda’s Shoes

TranslatorIt had been quite a week. On Sunday we had awoken to the news of a revolution getting under way – Filipino style – and were coming to terms what it meant and the implications. By Tuesday evening Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda and their family,...

9-11

TranslatorNever have three digits become loaded with so much meaning or triggered more memories. Just mentioning them takes us back to that fateful day in 2001. Our family remembers it well. We were all in Sweden at the time. Eldest son Ed had just got married to...

Volcanic Disruptions

TranslatorLittle did we know that the massive eruption of Pinatubo would affect us until well into the following week. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila was closed under a layer of ash that was deadly for jet engines. Our BA flight to Hong Kong...