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Diary of Paul Esmérian

7 July 1943

[Describing the UST Education Building:] The corridor benches … are mostly occupied by old men, holding forth on the latest gossip… [in the foyer] clouds… Read More »7 July 1943

17 Jan. 1942

Nothing to report. Yesterday afternoon, went to see our neighbor and landlord, Mr R. [Redfern, either RichardJames or Frederick Ralph]. He’s a British subject but… Read More »17 Jan. 1942

16 Jan. 1942

Yesterday returned to Santo Tomas taking some provisions for Angela [Templer]. Very depressing. Queued endlessly among the Filipinos, in the heat and dust. Impossible to… Read More »16 Jan. 1942

5 Jan. 1942

This morning, to market, on the other side of the river. Fish, pork, few vegetables, no rice. No Japanese soldiers.Calm day. The evenings are exquisite,… Read More »5 Jan. 1942