Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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The UP Asian Center will be showcasing Persian culture in Sights, Sounds, and Strokes: The Music, Food and Calligraphy of Iran on 16 November 2018, 2 to 5 pm @ UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center will be holding a forum-exhibit, The Ethnic, The Everyday, and the Exotic: The Philippines on Display, on 14 November 2018, 3 pm–5 pm, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center will hold “A Taste of Asia: A Mini Food Festival” on 15 November 2018, 3–5 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested participants are encouraged to sign up.

The UP Asian Center will be holding Mauzek: Asian Society through Everyday Objects on from 12 November 2018 until 12:30 pm, 17 November 2018 at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. . The event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center is holding “The Philippines and East Asia: Strengthening Ties” a public forum on 13 November 2018, 9:00 am–10:30 am; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM; and from 1:00 PM–3:00 PM at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested participants are encouraged to sign up.