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Estremera: Rough arts
THE vision of my other buddy, Jon Traya, the guy behind the infinity shelves of Ateneo de Davao University and other crazy school interior furnishings is to focus on what he calls the rough arts.This is in protest to today's ...
From 8 days ago
Estremera: Our two choices
THIS is my post on my Facebook page morning of February 1, 2020 after reeling from the hate-filled posts and Sinophobia manifested by friends and acquaintances all because of the nCov virus, which originated from Wuhan in mainland China:“In this ...
From 15 days ago
Estremera: Practical spirituality
I’VE often been fascinated by the so-called “banal na aso” and the “santong kabayo”, such that I loved it when Yano made that song. In that song, I got a better handle of the self-righteous.By having a name, two names ...
From 22 days ago
Estremera: The lost art of prose
“WHAT is prose?” my friend Kublai asked.Prose, is always a topic in my comments on young writers’ articles these days. It’s one thing that has been lost as second language writers have become more defiant in just expressing themselves without ...
From 29 days ago
Estremera: Memories of a childhood in Lower Rapnaga (Last of 3 parts)
AT AROUND fourth grade, while living at Castro Village in Lower Rapnaga, we’d cross Apo Golf to reach the river. Aside from Abet and her younger brother Bobong, my best friends growing up, we already had Allen and Audie in ...
From 45 days ago
Estremera: Memories of a childhood in Lower Rapnaga (Part 2 of 3)
BESIDE our house in Castro Village, Lower Rapnaga, right along the road leading up to Apo Golf and Country Club, was a bigger one with an underground bedroom. In those days, having a bedroom underground was chic. A mark of ...
From 49 days ago
Estremera: Memories of a childhood in Lower Rapnaga (Part 1 of 3)
WE WERE kids of the farmlands. On the year just before I entered formal school (kindergarten at Ateneo), the family moved to our own house in Lower Rapnaga after occupying apartments in Juna Subdivision of which I only remember the ...
From 50 days ago
Big hearts helping children survive cancer
THE theme was “It’s a Small World” as children survivors of cancer and those still undergoing treatment once again gathered to find inspiration in each other and from the throngs who have found their hearts’ purpose in giving to the ...
From 62 days ago
Estremera: Still on the road to perdition
“AMONG 79 participating countries, the Philippines scored the lowest in reading comprehension in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), according to the results released Dec. 3, 2019.”We’re the bottom sweepers. Sad.But that is as expected with the misinterpreted ...
From 72 days ago
Estremera: Ever-changing roles
I’M WRITING this on my phone, trying hard not to squint because my makeup artist Pidot said I shouldn’t wear my eyeglasses.I’m gonna be a ninang in a wedding an hour from now and I’m already made up. It’s a ...
From 92 days ago