Christmas is only a week away!
Self cannot believe how fast 2013 flew by!
Thinking about “Community” a bit more. It’s a perfect theme for the week before Christmas.
Still in connection with this theme, self will add more pictures from the last Filipino American book event she attended: the Filipino International Book Festival, held in the San Francisco Main Library in October.
Photo # 2 is a solo shot of Linda Nietes standing next to a bulul! A bulul is an Igorot fertility carving. There was an exhibit of bululs at the Palo Alto Cultrual Center on Newell Road, several years ago. Nine months later, a number of women who had attended the exhibit delivered babies. It was an unusual enough occurrence that the event got written up in the local papers.
Photo # 3 is one of my All-Time Favorites: Florante Aguilar and Fides Enriquez, the husband-and-wife team that brought us one of self’s favorite movies of the year: a documentary about “the lost art of serenade,” Harana.