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, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc. (APPFI), hosted the roundtable "Philippines between the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait: Two Hotspots, Same Quandaries" last 22 May 2024, at the Seminar Room, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

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    The UP Asian Center was honored to host a delegation of youth leaders from Timor-Leste last 3 June 2024. Education Attaché Mr. Tomas Mendonça from the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste led the visit which included a series of talks, question-and-answer, and information session.

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    The UP Asian Center celebrated Sama Bajau music and dance tradition on 6 June 2024, with "Tampat Pag-addatan Sahaya: Place, Tradition and Light"  a series of lectures and performances that highlights the role of UP Diliman as a space for indigenous and marginalized cultures to be expressed. Held at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City, the event marked an exploration of pansak in the field, the University stage, and other spaces, as well as the kinaesthetics, convention, and improvisation of pansak by the Sama Bangingi.

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