The Thirty Years’ War, which raged from 1618-1648, was one of the most devastating conflicts in European history, resulting in the deaths of approximately eight million people. It started out primarily as a religious war, with the Catholics attempting to put an end to the Protestant Reformation. In Star Wars terms, the Roman Catholic ChurchContinue reading “When Catholics were the Galactic Empire”
One of the best shop names ever! During our second visit to Stockholm in 2015, my daughter and I saw Cut the Crap Hair and Art Design along Sankt Paulsgatan when we passed through Sodermalm on our way to Fotografiska.
On this day last year, my dad Melencio Avila Alarilla died. He was almost 70.
In 2011, my younger sister Maria Isabel Alarilla-Arellano (Maribel) won in The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development’s (CANVAS) Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Writing Competition. CANVAS launched her book “Tahan Na, Tahanan”, which was illustrated by the late multi-awarded artist Don M. Salubayba, on Sept. 30 at the Ayala Museum.
“This Borrowed Flesh” was my first short story to be published.
One of the most bizarre monsters in Philippine folklore is the manananggal, which was featured in an episode of “Monstrum”.
A year ago today, Hana Kimura died of suicide, a victim of cyberbullying. She was 22.
We tend to forget that mythology was once religion, and that people used to worship the Greek gods.
It was in 2011 that I started to embrace minimalism, thanks to a friend of mine since high school, Marianito Rodrigo.
Did you know that Jollibee was mentioned in a Hugo Award-winning science fiction novelette? Twice, actually.