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Young Chinoys reinterpret traditions in a rapidly changing world

Young Chinoys reinterpret traditions in a rapidly changing world

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ONE WILL know that another lunar year has come when streets are filled with sights of red colors, sounds of familial joy, and the scent of various Chinese traditional foods. To members of the Chinoy Thomasian community, the celebration of the lunar year also means a sacred family reunion—paying respect to their ancestors and giving of ang pao—a way of welcoming another year of prosperity and breakthrough.  As the tradition comes through the new members, adaptability shines through the younger generations' choices in how they practice their traditions, as each generation comes with choices that translate to change. Festivities The weeks leading up to the Lunar New Year are exciting for behavioral science sophomore Denise Andrea Sia.  As a daughter of two store owners in Quiap...
The Blue Normal – Ang Ating Pamahiin

The Blue Normal – Ang Ating Pamahiin

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"Does it worry you if you do not follow certain superstitions?" I actually only follow one superstition, which is “pagpag” or not going home straight from attending a wake. It definitely worries me a lot when I do not follow “pagpag,” as I do not want to experience [the same] unfortunate incident I had before. Years ago, when my family and I went to a wake of a dear friend, we decided to skip “pagpag” since we were very eager to go home and rest. Alas, nearing our home, we got into a car accident. Luckily, no one got hurt.  "How do superstitions affect your decision-making and your daily life?" Honestly, if I had never encountered the mentioned incident, I would not believe in superstitions. I became more cautious than I ever was. A person who knows me extremely well would kno...
Ex-ASSOC head Carlito Dalangin dies at 72

Ex-ASSOC head Carlito Dalangin dies at 72

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by JANIS MOISES and KAYE PANDANAN photo grabbed from the official Facebook account of Sir. Dalangin ASIAN STUDIES professor and former coordinator of AB Asian Studies Society (ASSOC) Carlito Dalangin, died last Oct. 24 due to chronic kidney disease. He was 72.  Dalangin finished his bachelor's degree in science education in 1973 and gained a master’s degree in history in 2003 at Western Philippine Colleges in Batangas. He began teaching Artlets in 1976 and retired in May 2012. The UST Asian Studies Society offered condolences to the bereaved family through their official  Facebook and Twitter pages. “Asian Studies Society mourns the passing of Assoc Prof. Carlito Dalangin, one the pioneering professors and former coordinator of ASSOC. We express our condolences to the berea...
ASN tops AB Debate 2017

ASN tops AB Debate 2017

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THE TEAM of Asian Studies (ASN) emerged as the champion of this year's Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Debate Series, the annual inter-major debate competition of the Faculty held last Feb. 19 and 26. The team was composed of juniors Lorraine Sajorda and Michael Gutierrez, and sophomore Moses Rivera. Sajorda was hailed the first and finals best speaker, while Gutierrez was declared the ninth best speaker. Journalism junior Angelika Jo Valera, who represented the Communication Arts (CA) team, and English Language Studies (ELS) sophomore Faye Margarette De Leon went home as second and third best speakers, respectively. Tied as sixth best speaker were Legal Management sophomore Nikki Elardo, ELS sophomore Edward Dunhill Chico, and History sophomore John Steven Usero. Furth...
PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

PolSci begins title defense bid edging SCL; LegMa, Eco, ELS, BES, SCL secure 1st wins in AB volleyball tourney

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) started its title defense bid strong as it roasted Sociology in an intense two-set match, 25-14 and 25-20, on the opening day of the AB Sportsfest 2017 mixed volleyball tournament held Feb. 15 at the Felix Huertas Court. Economics, Legal Management (LegMa), English Language Studies (ELS), and Behavioral Science (BES) earned opening day wins, giving them an instant advantage in their respective brackets, while Sociology recorded a 1-1 standing. PolSci and Sociology started the first set with an early draw at 6-6 but PolSci’s Samantha Makayan broke the knot with a service ace, leading her team to a 5-0 run and a 13-7 advantage. The teams continued to exchange spurts of 3-0 but PolSci finished the first set at 25-14 through a 5-0 run and a powerful spik...
Artlets see Korea in different light

Artlets see Korea in different light

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A PROFESSOR shed light on Korea’s culture and history to Asian Studies scholars and educators, veering away from the perspective set by popular Korean dramas and music. Prof. Lim Sang Woo, Ph.D. of Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea said the country flourished because of its historical phenomenon and foreign influences. “Korea is [kind of] a breach between continental and maritime powers. We have this so-called ‘Korean adaptability.’ We were able to adapt foreign cultures as long as it is significant to our development but we never forget our origin,” Lim said. He also said South Korea continues to be one of the top countries in the world despite the economic crisis and conflicts and nuclear threats of North Korea because the western influences did not separate them from ...