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CSA culminates CNY celebration with kids of Payatas

written by Lance Chua and Martine Tan It was a bright, sunny day in Barangay Payatas. The streets were a riot of sound and color; tricycles kicked up clouds of dust as they trundled by, residents called out to their neighbors across the road, kids played under the shade of the sari-sari stores. Music blared… Continue reading CSA culminates CNY celebration with kids of Payatas

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Chinese New Year Fair Day 3: Pakain

written by Lance Lim and Martine Tan As noon of February 8 approached, anticipation mounted quickly for one of the most awaited events of the UPCSA Chinese New Year celebration. Members brought out different food platters wrapped in aluminum foil. One table, then two, then two more were piled high with pancit, barbeque, and siomai.… Continue reading Chinese New Year Fair Day 3: Pakain

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Chinese New Year Fair Day 2: Games

written by Lance Chua and Kyle Cajucom-Uy UPCSA continued to usher in the new year in style with fun and exciting games set up at the parking lot of Kamia residence hall. Visitors were greeted with a wide variety of activities. Some lucky guests even managed to bring home some prizes! With games like Pin… Continue reading Chinese New Year Fair Day 2: Games

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Chinese New Year Fair Day 1: Culture

written by Lance Lim and Kyle Cajucom-Uy 新年快乐! Happy New Year! 恭禧發財! Wishing great blessings for you! For those who follow the lunar calendar, February 5 signaled the dawn of a new year (the year of the 豬 or Pig to be exact) and with the new year comes a host of festivities, especially for… Continue reading Chinese New Year Fair Day 1: Culture

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Family Reunions: Chinese New Year

written by Aaron Shaun Ang I was born and raised in a traditional, old-fashioned, Chinese household due to the strong influence of my Father's side of the family. While I don’t agree with all the traditions, practices, and beliefs, there are some Chinese traditions which played an integral role in my life that I find… Continue reading Family Reunions: Chinese New Year

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Growing Up Chinoy: UPCSA’s ACLE 2018

Written by Kendrick Klyde Lee and Sellina Sy Photos by Ethan Matthew Tan and Kendrick Klyde Lee The Alternative Class Learning Experience (ACLE) is a bi-annual university wide activity led by student organizations and aims to educate students outside the four corners of the classroom. This would mean talks and workshops with special topics, technically… Continue reading Growing Up Chinoy: UPCSA’s ACLE 2018

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From Compassion to Action: UPCSA’s Outreach Program with the Children of Payatas

Written by Jasmine Oyog and Gene Tan Photos by Zach Abuan For years, UPCSA has organized numerous outreach programs in partnership with 2KK: Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid and in places such as St. Teresa Jornet’s Home for the Elderly. Last September 22, 2018, UPCSA held another outreach program for underprivileged children under the 2KK foundation… Continue reading From Compassion to Action: UPCSA’s Outreach Program with the Children of Payatas

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AFiCS Dice Game: A Chong Wan-derful Experience

By Jasmine Oyog and Gene Tan Last September 1st, the Alliance of Filipino-Chinese Students (AFiCS) arranged a Dice Game at the Golden Empire Chinese Cuisine to celebrate the Mooncake Festival. The Mooncake Festival, or also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a widely celebrated event by the Chinese community. This celebration occurs as the name… Continue reading AFiCS Dice Game: A Chong Wan-derful Experience