Category Archives: LA VIDA FILIPINA

Traditional practices and values of Filipinos

A Wedding in Sugarlandia

Last April, one of my closest friends in my undergraduate block, Nicole, was married in her family’s picturesque farm in Silay, Negros to her handsome architect boyfriend Dos. Nicole became a close friend in college for reasons only fate can … Continue reading

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(UPDATED) Visita Iglesia: Searching for the Costly Perfumed Oil

Like Mary Magdalene who anointed the feet of Jesus with costly perfumed oil, these churches in Manila showcase the finest, most solemn and best in terms of architecture or Liturgy. Visit them for this year’s Visita Iglesia in Metro Manila. Continue reading

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Why José Rizal Would’ve Loved Madrid Fusión Manila

Last April, the Philippines successfully hosted the second edition of Madrid Fusión Manila, which was held from 7-9 April 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Attended not only by the perfumed set who can afford the ticket, … Continue reading

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Why Museums Matter (Even When The Entrance is Not for Free)

These past few weeks, I’ve been seeing wonderful photos of people visiting the National Museum. Posting their shots of precious Lunas, Hidalgos, Amorsolos and whatnots, these people took advantage of the free entrance to the National Museum’s galleries and exhibits … Continue reading

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Ave Maria! Happy fiesta, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!

  Last 16 July, I, along with countless others, celebrated the feast of our Lady, Queen Beauty of Mt. Carmel. The strongest and most tangible association we devotees have with our Blessed Mother under this title is the Brown Scapular, … Continue reading

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Madrid Fusión Manila: Embracing Cultural, Culinary Heritage

Exactly one week ago, the much talked-about Madrid Fusión Manila finally concluded and many believe it successfully accomplished what it was supposed to do, and that was to bring Philippine culinary heritage and innovation to the global stage. Madrid Fusión … Continue reading

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Our Ignorance, Our Failure – Manileños and Threatened Heritage

What do you call a people ignorant of its heritage? How do you approach a society that is apathetic on things related to its culture and history? You get shallowness, materialism, poor taste – you have stupidity. In the metropolis … Continue reading

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