For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by war - the heroism, the sacrifice, the toll on the human spirit and the lessons behind it. Often times, I would consume copious amounts of books retelling the various stories of war in the Pacific and even in Europe during the … Continue reading The story of Kagitingan: Looking back to the lessons of History in Corregidor
Thought I'd begin a new series for KamikazeeGirl by sharing more of the things that I love. Being a typical Taurean, I am the kind of person that can get very stubborn when it comes to the things that I like. I can get very picky when it comes to what I use, more so … Continue reading My favorite things (Week 1): books, soaps and all things good for the soul
During the Spanish era, one of the highlights of the Philippine revolution was when Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipuneros tore their Cedulas to signal the start of the Filipinos' revolt against Spanish rule. That moment in history is called "The Cry of Pugad Lawin" (also known as "The Cry of Balintawak" where in August … Continue reading What is a Cedula — and what is it for?