Because It’s There

Summers in the 1980s were in part spent in my mother’s home province Pakil, Laguna. The last week of our stay was often Holy Week. Good Friday meant visiting the traditional stations of the cross. Except Pakil had its own tradition with the stations of the cross. Towering over Pakil is Mt. Ping-as. Every year, …

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Isang harding papel

The Raya School successfully restaged last Feb. 10 “Isang Harding Papel: a martial law musical” to two sold-out audiences at the AFP Theater in Quezon City. Since the school opened in 2005, it has been staging a school play every year under the banner, Hinabing Haraya. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of EDSA People Power, The …

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Music Lessons

You know you’re Tsinoy when you have a piano in your living room and had piano lessons whether you wanted to or not. We had a high-quality piano when I was growing up. My mom bought it at a hugely discounted price from a friend who was migrating to the US. With the piano came …

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