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

Taste of Asia SL01The 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 minifood festival will showcase cuisines from

  • India (Samosa)
  • Vietnam (Spring Rolls)
  • Indonesia (Rendang)
  • East Asia

Visitors can try all delicacies—including drinks—for free. The samosa will be prepared by a chef from the Royal Indian Curry House.

Utensils will be provided, but if possible, guests are encouraged to bring their own spoon/fork/small plate/drinking glass to minimize the use of plastic/disposable materials.

The food festival is an initiative by the students of Asian Studies 201A—Modern Asia—under Dr. Cecilia Medina.


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 The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here