Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pinoy Comfort Food: Lechong Manok

Whew. Finally, some time to sit down and blog. Days have been extremely busy, filled with academic requirements. Take for example my day earlier: started with a LONG Long Test in Cultural Heritage, went to my group’s parish for our … Continue reading

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Beautiful City, Liveable City: The Importance of Spaces, Vistas and Sidewalks

LESS MALLS (SM HYPERMARTS ENOUGH!), LESS CAR PARKS, MORE SIDEWALKS, MORE TRAINS, MORE PLAZAS and PARKS. Upon reaching home earlier today, I was soaking wet. Extremely wet. Well, of course, anyone would get wet when one is commuting while it’s … Continue reading

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Museo Sorolla, Madrid (2009 Visit)

On my second day in Madrid in September last year, Srta. Susana brought me and the group to an unassuming museum near her office. She had to rush some things with a bunch of lawyers and she didn’t want us … Continue reading

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Of Plaid Skirts, Tarts and Purple Habits: The Assumption Convent

Today’s feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Lady reminds me of one tangible thing that has something to do with “assumption” and that’s none other than the Assumption, particularly, Assumption San Lorenzo. Almost all of my female cousins at … Continue reading

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The Paradise of Cinema: Experiencing Cinema Paradiso

(Listen while reading this entry) Before today’s European Films class, there had only been one movie that moved me to weep profusely, and that was The Mission. The story, the music and the powerful message of that movie immensely affected … Continue reading

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A Vibrant History of Silence: The Real Monasterio de Santa Clara de Manila

— Poor Clares from Assisi Upon the arrival of Sor Jerónima de la Asunción and her group of Clarisas into the Walled City of Intramuros, their primary benefactress, the childless Doña Ana de Vera, took care of them, assisting in … Continue reading

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Sta. Clara and the Rainy Days of August

Yesterday was the feastday of Sta. Clara de Assisi, famed virgin and partner in mission of the Seraphic saint of Assisi, Francisco. My personal devotion to this saint has been long and memorable, her serving as one of my patronesses … Continue reading

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