Tony Meloto and the Culture of Poverty

Hindi sa lahat ng oras, “resilient” ang mahirap. (It is not all the time the poor are resilient.)

Lift them up by education, kindness and compassion to make the “broken, hopeless and violent” rise.


News of Tony Meloto’s speech at the 40th anniversary of the Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaii reached me a few days ago. It flooded social media yesterday and came with a barrage of comments from people who apparently have some kind of grievance against either Tony Meloto or Gawad Kalinga. My initial thoughts centered on the quite distasteful act done by CPS-UH. Rather than expressing its disappointment directly to Tony Meloto, the institution chose to make its disapproval viral through a memo made public on a Facebook page. In doing so, the Center for Philippine Studies seems to be inviting people, Filipinos, the world over to join its quest to publicly scorn a person – an invited guest at that.

While I question some of Tony Meloto’s ideas about social entrepreneurship – a business will never be “social” unless the poor are made partners and…

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How to play Neko Atsume

For those addicted like me. 🙂 This guide is so helpful.

I wish this day would never end

I made a FAQ for some common questions I’ve come across recently! Please let me know if you have any additional questions or if you spot any mistakes.

Updated 5.26.2015: Minor updates with some frequently asked questions and a table with items and their translated names.

Also, if anyone is interested, there will be a character book for Neko Atsume that will be released on June 12.

If you have any more questions for me, please feel free to leave a comment! I’ll do my best to help you. (Because of some comments I received, I should clarify that I’m in no way affiliated with the developer and only translated bits and pieces of the game!) Also, if you can, please take screencaps if you have a question with text or something! It’ll be easier for me to understand what you’re talking about ;w;

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