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A Living Sculpture that Talks

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Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is much more than the sum of her life’s parts. Born in Manila in 1970 to a Filipina mother and Danish father, she realized at an early age that she was different. She was too tall and her round eyes made her stand out among her playmates. When she was 8, Lilibeth’s family moved to Stevns, Denmark with a population of 2,000. Again, she was a standout with a big challenge to fit in. Filipinos are very skilled at adapting to other cultures, but it must…read more

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the rise of modern manila

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After the capital was occupied by the Americans, ‘modern’ Manila began to emerge even while the U.S. military was still fighting Aguinaldo’s army. Parks, promenades, thoroughfares, and new buildings were constructed. An immense ice factory was erected on the south side of the Pasig River, and Clarke’s ice cream became available (in 1899) at an ice cream parlor/candy shop/café set up at Plaza Moraga in Binondo. The Colegio Filipino was established in 1900, the first private non-sectarian university, founded by Mariano Jhocson and later named the National University. The first…read more

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the b’laans of lamlifew
a living museum

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I kgetu gu de bong banwe Muna de kdee Mne gu de Dwata kafye laweh. De ksakay gu de aweng mayeng, mdel i do kfe Do kmangil ago de kelil, ende teen gu banwe Elmingil ago di kwanan, ye lego teen labon bukay kento gu kurong, ye fandam go Dwata, ko lende ge di lawil gu La gamsakay agu eweng mayeng gembet ani, naku lende malbang to tmebeng la gafat ago de banwe ni Tay kafye de lawil go na di dadto tmabeng di gami Doen man dad nga flinge…read more