“National Treasure”, with its combination of intricate scenery, hidden treasure, scholars-turn-sleuths, and funny dialogues, is one childhood fascination I shall never outgrow. My serious film-buff friends all have something to say about storyline loopholes and all that jazz. But really, … Continue reading
Lent meant absolute silence during Holy Thursday and Good Friday when I was a child. Today is Good Friday. As a child, I remember my mom and lola’s mouth-watering bacalao a la Vizcaina in lieu of meat. I also recall … Continue reading
This is what churches will look like during Holy Thursday around Manila and probably the rest of the country.
Intramuros, the oldest district in Manila, is my favorite place in all of the city. It served as the seat of government during the Spanish era and served to protect Manila during wars with construction approved by King Phillip II. … Continue reading
When my husband and I observed Lenten traditions back home in Manila, I told him that one of the churches I wanted to go to was the one in P.Burgos. He said, “There’s a church in P. Burgos?” I told … Continue reading