Monthly Archives: August 2011

Beyond the Portrait’s Gaze (Part 2)

This random sampling of the mestiza dress from different periods in our nation’s saga should give us a good grasp of how the traditional garb evolved. I am not an avid Filipiniana wise-owl but when given an opportunity, I appreciate … Continue reading

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Beyond the Portrait’s Gaze

When did girls tease each other on the sly about the follies of their prospective partners? Why were there separate schools for each gender? If you were around in 1887, that would have been the setting. Notice how the panuelo … Continue reading

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GCF,Dag Photos,Vintage Clutter,Coke and Limited Editions

Gilda Cordero Fernando has done it again! Done what? She produced a book but this time it isn’t a hard – bound coffee table volume but her autobiography. Entitled “Last Full Moon”, it got me running to the nearest bookstore … Continue reading

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Remembering Friends and Celebrities: Anderson of Cornell University

Next year, the country will be remembering the 115th anniversary of Rizal’s ‘Noli Me Tangere’ or ‘Huwag Mo Akong Salangin’ in Pilipino. Several books have influenced Rizal’s work as stated by Benedict Anderson in his lecture entitled ‘The French Connection’. … Continue reading

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