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 is organizing a roundtable, Southeast Asia and Industry 4.0, on 11 November, 9 am to 11 am, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. The roundtable is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up.

The UP Asian Center will be holding the roundtable-book launch of Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia: State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines  on 12 November 2019 at the UP Asian Center, QC. The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center will hold free screenings of West Asian films, "Laces" and Two Hearts as One" on 12 November 2019, 3 – 7 pm, at the ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. The screenings are free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center is accepting entries for the “Asia 4.0: A Photo Contest” from 15 October – 8 November 2019. The competition is open to anyone. A maximum of 2 original photo submissions per participant will be accepted.  

The Japan Foundation and the UP Asian Center are calling for submissions of Japan-related research for the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: The 2020 Nationwide Research Competition.” The competition is open to Filipino students enrolled in colleges and universities across the Philippines.