Archive for the ‘tanglad’ Category


In the Philippines, we start anticipating Christmas in the “ber” months. As in October. So you’ll appreciate the effort it took for me to hold back from posting holiday stuff all over the blog pages.

What’s your favorite holiday song? And if you’re Pinoy, when did you start singing?

It’s not easy to feel holiday cheer given the state of the world, though. Which is probably why I find myself turning to Stevie Wonder.

But for what it’s worth, from this blog to fellow activists in the fight for a just world, Maligayang Pasko. Kapayapaan at pagmamahal.

Peace and love. Someday.


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Whee! A Blog Award!

scribe1Thank you, Renee at Womanist Musings, for this wonderful honor. I’m uber-thrilled to receive this, and am even more excited at the chance to pass this on to some of my favorite bloggers.

First, the rules:

  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

And now, a few of my favorites, in alphabetical order:

  • Alex Felipe at alex felipe photography, a documentary photographer whose work highlights human rights issues, especially in relation to the Philippines and Canada. Beautiful photographs. Check out his post on Poverty, Devotion, Death, and Big Block Parties.
  • Cycads, who writes insightful posts (here’s an example) about feminism, Muslim women, and post-colonialism from the perspective of a young Malaysian woman.
  • kiita at one hundred and twelve, I aspire to your ability to merge academic theory and activism, and to write half as beautifully as you do.
  • Sudy at My Ecdysis, thank you for introducing me to the concept of kyriarchy and for your inspiring posts on feminisms (with an s!) and feminism as collective action.
  • Teo Marasigan at Kapirasong Kritika, progressive Pinoy writer who writes deep, thoughtful analyses of the politics and pop culture of my homeland. And he does it in Filipino/Tagalog, which is, in itself, a pretty progressive statement.

I learn so much from you, mga kasama. Thank you for your work and your passion. Salamat.

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