I have been a regular visitor to the Philippines for over 30 years now but some things Filipino continue to fascinate me, among them the balut, and the Chinese cemetery.
The Manila Chinese Cemetery was designated as the resting place for the Chinese people in the Philippines who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period. I checked it out again on August 25.
One can’t be blamed for thinking that this is an exclusive residential estate.
It is not; it is a typical street in the Manila Chinese Cemetery.
Here’s a typical stand-alone bungalow or villa, er, I mean, tomb:
When I visited the place, the thought in my mind was that children should honor their parents while they are alive, not build obscene structures like this to assuage their own guilt after their parents are dead.