Category Humanities 101

Originally posted on poster girl:
Película Pelikula, the 11th Spanish Film Festival is happening on October 4 to 14 at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati City. The festival will screen 18 recent and awarded Spanish and Latin American Films. Ticket price at Php65. FILMS Arrugas (Wrinkles) (2012) Director: Ignacio Ferreras Emilio enters a home for the elderly where he is to live…


Kailangang iwaksi natin ang lumipas at, tulad ng pagtatayo nang pala-palapag, binta-bintana sa isang gusali, kailangan nating ibagsak una ang mga basag na tisa, saka ang mga magarbong pinto, hanggang mula sa lumipas ay umalsa ang alikabok na mistulang kakabog laban sa sahig, umalsa ang usok na mistulang nasusunog, at bawat bagong umaga ay kumikinang […]

Writing Challenge, anyone?

Since I am trying my very best to stay away from FB, Twitter and G+ for a while as a detoxifying mechanism for myself and everyone else who can read my angst-driven posts,  I will join the NaNoWriMo instead. WordPress, however, has devised a way so we, bloggers, can “practice” writing the novel with this: Prepare […]

Bagyo Buddies, Pedring at RAKENROL

“Yeah, babygirl!” I made a last minute decision to watch this film, after Ansay (Rafael Ansay, my former student in UPB) shared his amazement about the film in G+. That was a Sunday, September 25. When I checked the screening schedules, I only have until the next day to watch it, unless I would want […]

Music and Lyrics (Sulok version)

  We have a play on March 6 and 13 at Pasay Adventist Church Multi-purpose Hall entitled BIYAHERO. This is inspired by John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. Written and Directed by my good friend, Arjay Arellano. The song I’ve posted here is one of the songs featured in the play. Come and watch BIYAHERO! For […]

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and […]

My Notes on Jose Rizal and Pramoedya Ananta Toer

My professor in UP Diliman said that Pramoedya Ananta Toer is synonymous to Jose Rizal when it comes to writing. They have parallel topics – Rizal criticized Spain’s cancerous regime in the Philippines while Pramoedya wrote the Dutch’s influence in Indonesia. They are both acclaimed writers, but I learned about Pramoedya only in college. You […]

Emo Mode 2

The starry night Anne Sexton That does not keep me from having a terrible need of -shall I say the word- religion. Then I go out at night to paint the stars. – Vincent Van Gogh, in a letter to his brother The town does not exist except where one black-haired tree slips up like […]

Emo Mode 1

AND IF THE HEART CANNOT LOVE Jose Garcia Villa And if the heart can not love death can not cure it nor sleep no splendor of wound the heart had no sound Bloom has escaped it and birth the miraculous flower and music and speech leave it unbewitched God it can not spell nor sun […]