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

Anniversary 2023

The UP Asian Center, with the support of the Japan Foundation Manila, will hold a research writing workshop on 4 December 2023, 9:00 am (GMT+8), ONSITE at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, and on 6 December 2023 at Ateneo de Zamboanga University. The event is free and open to the public.

The UP Asian Center, together with the Areté and Tanghalang Ateneo of Ateneo De Manila University, will host a cultural performance, “Pesta Igal: A Celebration of Sama Dance and Music” on 22 November 2023, Wednesday, 7:00 PM (GMT+8) at the Hyundai Hall, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University. The show will go on despite the transport strike. The event is free and open to the public.