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I'm No Imelda Marcos

Women and shoes have long been staple fare in the joke world, and there was never any bigger joke than Imelda Marcos. Not to make light of the horrors the Filipinos experienced during her husband’s reign, but Imelda and her overflowing closet of shoes simultaneously awed, amused, and angered the rest of the world. 766 more words


Methow and Pateros, Washington

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-four-or-five days blog), I use an app that provides a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,516 more words


Again, the second part of our journey went up through the long, meandering and seemingly never ending roads heading up to the northernmost tip of Luzon. 731 more words


A Hundred Years Without a Dictator

What if Ferdinand Marcos was not born on September 11, 1917? What would the Philippines be like? I came up with a list of 100 things that the Philippines would look like or we avoid happening without a Ferdinand Marcos: 1,522 more words


Using a feminist framework analyse Here Lies Love. What is staged as ‘feminine’ within the performance and how might the performance be perceived as perpetuating patriarchal orthodoxies or providing a feminist intervention?

Featured Image from the National Theatre’s Production of Here Lies Love

The National Theatre’s production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love, is a musical documenting the Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos’ historical ‘rise from small-town beauty to the most powerful political figure in the Philippines’ (Billington, 2014). 1,797 more words

July 2 in history

626 In fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushed and killed his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. 753 more words