writer & cellist. pinay & atheist.
emotions about television, sondheim, and a bit of opera. i have an appreciation for men with rolled up shirtsleeves and quite a few decades of mileage.
Since leaving Japan, her awareness of her Japanese identity has sharpened. “Living in the United States, I’ve come to appreciate how rationality helped society to develop. At the same time, I also find it beautiful that Japanese culture has a lot more ambiguity, subtleties, and grayness. There’s much that is not said and there are many ways to express one thing. In Japanese, there are so many subtle ways to describe the color black. You find that ambiguity in human emotions. There are a lot of emotions that can’t be explained, or have no reasons.” Arguably, that situated her to have a unique interpretation of her characters. “I grew up with Japanese cinema, poems, and novels that expressed grayness in emotions so well that I do wonder if this side of my culture is one of the reasons I am standing here today [as an actress], even with my imperfect English.”
Rinko Kikuchi for Flaunt
The youngest among the three Filipino Martyr Priests popularly known as the GOMBURZA (Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora), Father Jose Burgos was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on February 9, 1837. After finishing his elementary grades in Vigan in 1849, he went to Manila and enrolled at the San Juan de Letran College where he excelled in all subjects. At the age of 17, he finished Bachiller en Artes with honors. He studied priesthood at the University of Santo Tomas and said his first mass at the Parroquia del Sagrario de Intramuros.
For his courageous defense of the cause of Filipino priesthood, Father Burgos earned for himself the name “Champion of the Cause of the Filipino Clergy” but incurred the hatred of the Spanish friars. Thus, when the Cavite mutiny broke out in 1872, the Spanish authorities arrested him together with Father Gomes and Father Zamora, charging them of having incited the revolution. After a mock trial at Fort Santiago on February 15, 1872, they were sentenced to die by means of the garrote, a Spanish strangulation by an iron collar tightened by a screw. On February 17, 1872, they were executed in Bagumbayan, now the Luneta.
The martyr priests’ death was a seminal event in the life of Dr.Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero, who inspired him to write his second novel as a nationalistic movement.
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Rite of Spring at the Proms on period instruments. Fantastic performance with a lefty violist and a timpani stick fail/recovery at 39:50 and the cello solo is amazing and this whole thing is just really a prime performance.
always reblog the Rite