Museum x DARNA

#DARNA: Darna Ko, Darna Mo, Darna Nating Lahat is an exhibit commemorating Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo’s iconic superhero Darna. The exhibit looks at the celebrated character as a cultural icon beyond popular representations. Thirty millenial artists of varying backgrounds and styles share their interpretation of the superhero’s legacy.  The art exhibit is organized by UP Manila…

i don’t hate indigenous peoples, but i never learned to love them either

There is nothing scarier than the idea of hundreds of people suffering while millions of others don’t care. Happy Halloween. 😈😈😈 “I suggest: the cycle of indigenous oppression begins and ends not in the structural machineries of the state, but in the hearts of every Filipino who enters the classroom and hears nothing of the…

Exhibit: Ambeth Ocampo’s Rizal without the Overcoat

We were walking around and stumbled upon this. Ayala Museum presents…  Rizal without the Overcoat by Ambeth Ocampo has been in print for a quarter of a century and remains one of the most enjoyable means to re-discover the National Hero who has been fossilized in bronze and marble. Filipinos come to know Rizal through his…

Tribute: Enheduanna

The Akkadian/Sumerian poet Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is credited with creating the framework of poetry, psalms and prayers used throughout the ancient world –Enheduanna’s compositions were used as the template for the Babylonian prayers, the Hebrew Bible and the Homeric hymns of Greece. Enheduanna is the world’s first author known by name, whose works were inscribed over…

History: Great Speeches of the 20th Century

First, I apologize (well, not really) for inflicting my geekiness onto any unsuspecting reader.  Second, my reference for this post -yes, I have a reference– is “The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches”, edited by Brian MacArthur. Third, my almost-excuse is the fact that I wrote all of this down in my journal last March 2012….