November 1, 2014

Cuizon: The Christmas child


THE Filipino child is spoiled, this is what columnist-teacher and OB Montessori founder Preciosa Soliven seems to say when she talked about the Filipino’s child-friendly style of upbringing small ones, and perhaps leaving the children immature at a late age.


But we do spoil our children by saying they’re too young for the outside world in an early schooling, or they’re supposed to stay home until after graduation from college or when they’re “old enough” to work.


And look at how they’re spoiled during festivals.




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Saturday, November 01, 2014 by Ridgid Sparrow · 0

Mercado: Capital S or small S?


HERE comes everybody’s feast,” author James Joyce wrote of Sunday’s festival. “All Saints’ Day.” Our forebears called that “Todos los Santos.”


There are the capital “S” saints. Their names ring out, whenever the Litany of Saints is chanted. Mary, mother of Christ with Joseph; Francis of Assisi; Teresa of Avila; Ignatius of Loyola; Therese of Lisieux; Lorenzo Ruiz of Tondo, Manila; and the Visayas’ Pedro Calungsod.


There are also small letter “S” saints: maids, teachers, barbers to priests and market vendors. Despite their flaws, these obscure men and women serve God in neighbors.




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Saturday, November 01, 2014 by Ridgid Sparrow · 0

Briones: Movie experience


IT’S Bong’s fault. Writing about the old theaters in the downtown area has got me waxing nostalgia. Mind you, he’s much older than I am. By two decades, at least.


I grew up in the latter part of the ‘70s. Back then, people still trooped to the cinemas to catch the latest flicks. Back then, you could still enjoy a movie without the experience making a big dent in your pocket.




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Saturday, November 01, 2014 by Ridgid Sparrow · 0