The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School and Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomas (UST Archives) will present Spanish architect, architecture historian and urban planner Placido Gonzalez Martinez in a lecture on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at Rm. 404 of the UST Graduate School, Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, UST campus.
Word of MouthBy Sandy Daza
For the “Foodprints” TV series on Spain, we flew to the Iberian Peninsula to present dishes that evolved from Spanish recipes—ensaymada, empanada, caldereta, adobo, puchero or cocido, cochinillo, among others.
By Marjorie Evasco
The movie “Bypass,” also known as Nemekitepá, after the French song “Ne me quitte pas” (by Jacques Brel, made popular by sultry singer Nina Simone), was released in the 2012 San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain and warmly received by film viewers. Screen Daily reviewer Fionnuala Halligan noted that the romantic comedy is “consistently amusing,” even as the film has the feel of a TV sitcom and uses features of the telenovela.
By Fran Katigbak
“You just have to admit that some dreams don’t come true.” These may be words of wisdom from the Spanish dramedy “La Vida Inesperada” (The Unexpected Life), but a bitter pill to swallow for any person struggling to realize visions someplace, time zones away from his homeland.
Spanish brand Uno de 50’s Jewels of the Mediterranean collection celebrates the landscapes and colors of four of the Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Formentera, Menorca and Ibiza.