Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Whenever my Aunt would visit me in Manila, I always ask her to bring me sati, a street food that is very popular in (and can only be found there, I think) Zamboanga City. This is made of chicken meat that is diced in really small sizes (hardly bite sizes; you can eat it in one gulp) and comes with a really mean sauce for dipping. It'd blow your head off, but it's really unforgettable stuff (think red cayenne pepppers). Sati de Zamboanga is actually its the city's version of satay, pretty much something that can also be found in other Southeast asian countries like Malaysia and Indonesia (may have originated in Java).

Tip: Keep the sauce refrigerated. It easily spoils, usually within the day it is made. This is because of its coconut content.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Photo courtesy of www.bambooorgan.org

SUPERPASYAL invites you to attend the 33rd International Bamboo Organ Festival in my home city of Las Piñas. Please refer to the information below for the schedule. Welcome and mabuhay!

GALA (Thursday, February 21, 2008)
Solo organ music - Ghislain Leroy (France)
Misa de Sales (1826) from Iglesia de Baclayon, Bohol - with the Las Piñas Boys Choir
Bach Cantata no. 82 - Andrew Fernando, solo baritone, with Festival Ensemble conducted by Chino Toledo

AN EVENING OF ORGAN MUSIC (Friday, February 22, 2008)
Full program of organ music on Bamboo Organ and Auditorium organ by Ghislain Leroy (France)

CONCERT UNDER THE TREES (Saturday, February 23, 2008)
Popular music performed in the church patio

FIESTA MUSIKA (Sunday, February 24, 2008)
The Las Piñas Boys Choir Concert

ORGAN AND VOICES (Monday, February 25, 2008)
Repeat of Gala Concert

MESSA DI GLORIA (Wednesday and Friday, February 27 and 29)
Celebration of the 150th birthday of Giacomo Puccini with a performance of his Messa di Gloria. Andrew Fernando and Randy Gilongo, soloists, with Festival Orchestra conducted by Chino Toledo, and a mixed choir. The Concerto for Two Organs BWV 1061 will also be performed by Armando Salarza and Dr. Johann Trummer (Austria).

Contact Information

Contact Persons
Caesar Antonio / Lhet Aranda
(+632) 510-3839
Postal address P. Diego Cera Avenue, Poblacion, Las Piñas City, Philippines 1744

Monday, February 18, 2008


So, you think you got what it takes to be considered one of the Philippines’ finest bloggers? Well, here’s your chance!

It’s coming sooner than you’ve expected. We’d like to announce the official launching of the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards. This time, we want to make it bigger and grander. So, we’d like to seek your support for biggest blogger gathering of the year.

Please help spread the news.

If you’d like to sponsor this event, you may contact me (abeolandres@gmail.com) for the Sponsorship Package or fill out the sponsorship form here. We’d like to allow the blogging community to participant, not only in the awards, but also during the awards night itself. If you’d like to help by lending us your time, skills and talent, please contact Gail at kutitots {at} gmail {dot} com. If you’d like to help promote the event and the awards itself, please blog about it, put up a logo on your site/blog (get logos here), submit creative banners and badges for distribution, and send us your photos of last year’s event (send to Gail again). The details on the venue, time and dates will be announced later on.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008


The Tiger and the Rape of Manila
by Denis Warner, Melbourne
International Herald Tribune

Late in the afternoon of Feb. 3, 1945, the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division was closing in on Manila. Hopes were high that the city would fall to General Douglas MacArthur's forces without bloodshed or damage.

In the evening, an American tank crashed through the gates of Santo Tomas University. The university, established by the Spanish in the early 1600s on the north bank of the Pasig River, had been turned into a concentration camp.

The internees were jubilant at their release. As U.S. forces pressed on toward the center of the city it seemed that the recapture might be painless. Yet a month later, the Philippine capital was in ruins.

Read the rest of the article here.