San Nicolas and Santa Teresita: Historic and Folkloric Notes about some of its Barrios

Exploring forgotten stories about the barrios of San Nicolas and Santa Teresita.

Balandis: the Slanted Houses Along a Road in Cuenca/Alitagtag

Exploring this quaint area in Cuenca and Alitagtag where the houses are slanted away from the road.

Mataasnakahoy: Historical and Folkloric Trivia about some of Its Barrios

Revisiting obscure barrio histories of the barrios of the Municipality of Mataasnakahoy.

An Old Tourist Spot in Taal Called the Pansipit Fishery

A throwback to a by-gone era, when tourists around Luzon visited this resort in Taal and Lemery.

The Hitchhiker who Gets on at the Zigzag in Cuenca Batangas Lipa

A tall tale familiar to all who drive through this curving road in Cuenca. Is it really a tall tale, though?

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08 February 2015

Sunday at the Los Borrachos Cup

ACF Real Molinillo participated in the first-ever Los Borrachos Cup in Malate.
First of all, before anybody gets any wrong ideas, Google Translate says that ‘borrachos’ means ‘drunks.’ The cup itself was a one-day futsal tournament organised by a Manila-based club called Los Borrachos FC, which to my knowledge is made up of San Beda-Manila alumni.

04 February 2015

Trivia on the DLSL High School Boys’ Uniform

The first uniform worn by boys of De La Salle Lipa wore brown khaki pants.
This, I suppose, is the natural follow-up to my previous article about the DLSL coeds’ uniforms; and how it changed to what it is now. If you are an alumnus or student and you are thinking that there isn’t an awful lot to say about the boys’ uniform because it hasn’t changed over the years, well, you’re wrong.

02 February 2015

That ‘Hideous’ Former DLSL Coeds’ Uniform

The coeds' uniform was introduced in the seventies but continued be worn till the nineties.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting two of my former female students from the eighties; and inevitably most of the conversation was nostalgic in nature. There was one topic that made both ladies almost cringe comically: the old coeds’ cream and apple green uniform.