Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Spirit and Culture of Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas has only recently begun but unfortunately, many people, due to their wrong priorities, lose the Christmas feel once Christmas Day dinner tables are cleaned up. For many Filipinos, “Christmas” began in September, when bored housewives began raiding shopping malls … Continue reading

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Remembering Madrid 2009: Short but Splendid

As part of the grand prize I won after winning the nationwide essay writing contest on Europe and her influence on Rizal, I was able to visit the capital of Spain, Madrid, last September 2009. On those brief days, I, … Continue reading

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(re)Living the Past: Marching bands, carrozas, statues and people

Last Sunday, Marie Laure, Alexis and I went to the old Walled City of Intramuros to witness the 31st Grand Marian Procession, an event annually organized by the fine ladies and gentlemen of the Cofradía de la Inmaculada Concepción. This … Continue reading

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Remembering Pre-War Santo Domingo: A Beautiful Church

Santo Domingo Church of Pre-War Intramuros was a structure that symbolizes all the institutions (religious orders, businesses, schools, government agencies, etc.) that decided to leave the Old City for good after the traumatic experience of the war. It is a … Continue reading

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