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from The Huffington Post

A Forgotten Thanksgiving Custom: Masks, Mischief and Cross-dressing

Proper families were certainly scandalized, even as their own children snuck out the back door to join in the fun. In 1899, delightfully warm weather had the New York Times proclaiming, "Thanksgiving masquerading has never been more universal," the streets filled with "Fausts, Filipinos, Mephistos, Boers, Uncle Sams, John Bulls, Harlequins, bandits, sailors."

from Mail Online

Love conquers all: Filipino newlyweds share a kiss while knee-deep in floodwaters, as the country braces for a fresh deluge

These Filipino newlyweds showed love conquers all when they pushed through with their scheduled wedding despite severe flooding that inundated wide areas of Manila and nine nearby provinces.