Category Archive: Filipiniana
The Forgotten Athletes: Pinoys in Hitler’s Olympics
The unfortunate thing about recalling about our sports history is that we have forgotten the athletes that competed and even medalists are also forgotten. Another thing to point out is that its very difficult to find pictures of the athletes that compete in their respective disciplines. This article will try to describe the exploits of the people who brought glory to our country.
Cultural Albinism: Erasing Our Concept of ‘Brown’ Beauty
We Filipinos are known for our brown skin because of our Malay blood that run in our veins. In fact, we proudly mention ‘lahing kayumanggi’ (brown race) with nationalistic fervor in our history books and Jose Rizal epitomizes everything Filipino. Even our concept of beauty that is Maria Clara is portrayed as the morena model of what a Filipina should be.
Spaghetti Surrender: A Pinoy’s Twist to Italian Cuisine
Spaghetti is an art form way back in Europe’s bootstrap country, what I mean is that Piedmontese spaghetti is way much different than the Bolognese. So how much more if this cuisine is transplanted to a country with anomalous background as ours? Its totally an enigma to me!
Demented, Paranoid, Megalomaniac: The Colorful Story of Political Nuisance
Ever since we had our elections, many people both great and infamous, illustrious statesmen and dynastic kingpins, and political martyrs and despotic autocrats have made their mark in the history of our country — a country shrouded by political change, social stagnation and economic degradation. Despite the fact that the country is ruled by the privilege few — the rich, the influential and the powerful; many people have vied for political change in a country that needs heroes and martyrs.
Saving Private Claudio: A Forgotten Hero
We honor heroes for their exploits and selfless service because their heroic sacrifices made our lives better. Our war veterans are now old and sickly while some have died and others forgotten despite their huge contribution for the survival of our country.