Has anybody not heard or read or seen (on TV or film) the tales of Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Tom Thumb, and The Pied Piper of Hamelin? These are just a few of the stories that were brought to the hearts and minds of countless children the… Continue reading DVD Pick: Grimm’s Fairy Tales
(Note: I wrote this on Jan. 9, 2010. To update it, there's a Post Script at the end) Some writers have categorized generations of people according to the year of their birth. Lost Generation (1883–1900) Greatest (or GI) Generation (1901–1924) Silent Generation (1925–1942) Baby Boomer (1943–1960) Generation X (1961–1981) Generation Y (1982–2001) Generation Z (2001–)… Continue reading Generations
It's graduation time in the Philippines and my FB newsfeeds are full of photos of young people in their graduation regalia. They remind me of my own graduation more than a dozen years ago (MA in Media Studies) . So, I’m putting up my photo, too with the UP Newsletter’s full-page feature on me! From… Continue reading Studying Communication & Media Studies
Saw the movie "Wonder Woman" a few days ago. On the whole, I liked it. Gal Gadot is quite a good actress. She's not as beautiful as Lynda Carter, but she has her charms. And she has good chemistry with Chris Pine. The pair reminds me of the more traditional romantic comedy pairs of Hollywood… Continue reading Of Gods, Mortals and Wonder Woman
A few days ago, while I was browsing the web, I found a tumblr blog that re-published my magazine article on Ramadhan. I had uploaded that article in one of my blogs. I tried looking for my blog that had that article but I couldn't find it. It was from my blogsome.com blog. Blogsome had… Continue reading Ramadhan – A Time for Fasting and Praying
I owed Henry an article. I told him I'd write about him for a magazine but that magazine closed shop before I could do a piece on him. We already started the preliminary interview at his usual hang-out at the Promenade in Greenhills. Just recently, he asked me to write in his blog. Unfortunately, I… Continue reading Henry Palacios: Farewell, mate!
Foucault investigated “those practices whereby individuals, by their own means or with the help of others, acted on their own bodies, souls, thoughts, conduct and way of being in order to transform themselves and attain a certain state of perfection or happiness, to become a sage, immortal and so on.” (p.4) This can be the… Continue reading Notes on TECHNOLOGIES OF THE SELF: A Seminar with Michel Foucault