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 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. 

The UP Asian Center is celebrating its 63rd anniversary with the theme, “Bridging Asia and the Philippines, Bringing Asia to Filipinos,” through week-long activities from 12 to 17 November 2018 at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City.