Friday, May 18, 2012

Filipino Textiles at the National Museum

Among the basic necessities in life is clothing. It is common on all civilizations the need to protect the delicate human body from the environment. As culture and social classes evolved, clothing became a distinction, separating the ordinary people from the ruling classes of a society. In the Filipino Culture, we have been observing this practice even before colonials arrived. Filipinos already have a sense of fashion even before the word has been invented. 

It was a privilege to be invited to the inauguration of the exhibition of "Hibla ng Lahing Filipino" in the National Museum and experience how deeply connected fabrics are to our culture, so I went. Besides, I haven't visited a museum for a long time so I took the opportunity.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers of the Revolutionaries

It all starts at home. It all starts with the mothers. Who their children turn out to be, mothers have a big impact.

The rise of heroes during the revolution all have one thing in common, they were raised with the best of expectations and their mothers were influential in bringing out the best of them. They cared and nourished to the best of their abilities. They did what they know was right. Unknowingly, they made Filipino Heroes. Had these mothers foregone their chances and ignored their responsibilities, the world we live in right now could be really different. Here's a little something about the women who bore the people who fought for our freedom.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pinoy Palamig Survey

Here are the results of the "Favorite Summer Palamig" Survey. Of the 8 people who responded, majority voted in favor halo-halo! On second place is ice cream and sago't gulaman with 3 votes each.

What's in halo-halo that makes it very special? Its the complexity of flavors and the rewarding experience when eating halo-halo. A neighborhood store is probably selling halo-halo during the afternoons so go out and get some!