Let's park the fun for a moment, seryosong usapan muna.
The colorful yet horrific history of the three Balangiga bells had always been close to my heart. Having kept a homeschooling and cultural website for almost a year now, there was a point when I was asked on the Facebook group (of which I am an administrator) – Kulturang Pinas – to elaborate on this tragic account.
I had my historical bases for answering the said query and, although the facts were pretty straightforward, my opinions, however, were far from being unemotional.
"Magtapos ka ng pag-aaral mo. Yan lang ang maipapamana namin sa'yo ng Tatay mo." (Finish your studies. That's the only inheritance that your Father and I can give you) - does this sound familiar?
Most Filipinos can relate to this oft reminder from their parents. No wonder you will find Pinoy homes' walls adorned with line upon line of diplomas, all signifying that they accomplished what their parents asked them to do. Also, to most of us, there is a sense of achievement once this piece of paper is finally displayed on the wall.
Why do you think this is so?
National Artist Nick Joaquin referred to the boy general as the Byron of Bulacan.
September 5, 2018. It may not have been the opening date for Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral but our family had an awesome time nevertheless. Did I expect my heroic worship of General Gregorio del Pilar to heighten after watching this? Will this film increase your respects for this young general?
Here are my thoughts...
Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.
The whole nation is divided over the issue on the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. I'm not going to meddle in that. Let's keep things grounded and cool here.
Today, we're featuring the photos of Jose Rizal as a young kid. He was quoted to have said, "Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan." If he's the basis, then, indeed, the youth of today have the power to give hope to our nation.
'Hope you enjoy. Special thanks to Rizal's great-grandniece, Ms. Minney Reyes for the hero's photo when he was 7 years old.
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Ang Kapilya Sa Dalampasigan (COMING VERY SOON)
Sa paningin ng lahat, wala nang kailangan pang hilingin si Claudia pagdating sa pag-ibig. She was,after all, the one who luckily snagged RafaelJay– ang lead vocalist ng sikat na bandang Cross Bones. Ngunit lingid sa kaalaman ng lahat, hindi sila magkasundo ng kanyang guwapong nobyo. At sa mga panahong sabik siya sa pagmamahal at atensyon, mayroong isang Jonathan Ferrer na parating naroon para sa kanya. Ngunit si Jonathan ay isang simpleng binata lamang, malayo sa pinagkakaguluhang kaguwapuhan ni Rafael Jay. Higit nga ba sa pagkakaibigan ang iniaalay ni Jonathan?O ang turing ba nito sa kanya ay nakababatang kapatid lamang sapagkat kaibigan nitoangkanyangKuyaLucas?
I cannot speak for the '30s through '70s because I've never personally witnessed those decades but I was a witness to the glory of Philippine cinema during the '80s.
Tomorrow's our last day for our Filipiniana Series as well as the last day of the Buwan ng Wika. I will miss posting our photos of masterpieces featuring Filipina women wearing their traditional Filipiniana clothing.
This particular portrait is special to me because...
Gosh, it's been days and Sarah Geronimo's Miss Granny remake is still raking in millions at the box office. You know what's great about this film (I have just read reviews but have yet to watch it)?
Every student goes back to school today after a long weekend. National Heroes Day is done but we're not done with our Buwan ng Wika specials just yet...
It's just amazing that our Filipiniana Series coincided with the release of the remake of Miss Granny. I mean, the modest outfits worn by Sarah Geronimo in that film were simply stunning. This just proves that you don't have to show skin to be considered attractive or even confident. I dunno, it's just me, being old-fashioned I guess.
On our fifth installment, we're featuring...
The painting that we're posting today is shrouded in mystery. It's because...
E.S. Villamor has made a career in writing for a decade now. Her online business - GIML (Gabriela Isabel & Miguel Lucas) Publishing started in 2014. She advocated for women's rights and was once enamored with imparting financial literacy through training and blogs but she is now focused on propagating all things Filipino. This site is also being groomed as a rich homeschooling resource.