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Monday, February 04, 2008
My Favorite Mall Was Bombed
I haven't really kept up on the news of the Philippines since I left in June of last year, but somehow I stumbled into the information earlier that my favorite mall, Glorietta (or the Ayala Center) in Makati City was bombed in October (though it's possible that the "bombing" was an accident, it seems unlikely given the circumstances). 11 people were killed and dozens more injured.
It's surreal to hear that this happened. I've probably been to that mall a good 25 times and I'm familiar with the noodle shop that was bombed (though I never ate there, preferring Japanese noodle joint Tokyo Tokyo, whose restaurants are far less modern in the Philippines than the California shots in the link might imply).