Anim na taon. Simula pa lang daw ang Tuwid na Daan. Madami pa tayong kakaining bigas para makamit ang tunay na ginhawa. Sana hindi lang pinagpapapatay (sa gutom o sa dahas) ang ating mga magsasaka.
I travel. I feel. I write.
All my friends know that I rarely write a review about books and movies but after watching Jerrold Tarrog’s Heneral Luna, I seemed to have been possessed by an overwhelming urge to spread the word on how brilliant and powerful this film is. Much like the […]
I’ll start this off with a confession. Philippine history never really interested me as a kid. I dreaded the moment our Sibika at Kultura teacher would arrive in the room and make us memorize the name of the governor-general who governed the country, or the […]
I grew up surrounded by the sound of three languages in our house: the native Filipino, English, and the language I know nothing about: Visaya. My mom was born and raised in a tiny island of Romblon at the southern tip of Luzon island but its […]
The last time I ventured inside the vast Manila Cathedral was when I was in 2nd year college and had no idea of the historical relevance of the place. Yesterday, I bore witness to the grand re-opening of Manila’s cultural and religious jewel, the seat […]
The first thing I have noticed are the coconut trees. My first absurdly hilarious thought was that they were all suffering from a terrible haircut, their leaves frozen in mid-air as if time had stopped and they are left in that state even when the […]
I’ve always been a big fan of colonial homes and old buildings. Maybe it’s the ‘lost’ Filipino identity in me, or I’m just being my overly sentimental self, but seeing colonial buildings turned to fashionable restaurants or boutiques, or preserved as residential homes in a […]
Filipino Time, which means things get done whenever they get done. Official Timing of The Philippines. Example: I set up a party for 6:00. This is interpreted as 7:00 Filipino time.In some cases, Filipino hosts deliberately set the time an hour or so earlier, knowing […]