My introduction to mythical dragons was the image of Archangel Michael hacking at a dragon which catapults into eternal fire. Eventually, it becomes the iconic label of a gin bottle. Michael with the vanquished devil is also the figure on an anting-anting medal selling in Quiapo. It is supposed to bestow courage on its wearer.
In Cagayan de Oro City, the Christmas season usually begins with the unfolding of the Christmas Village at VIP Hotel right smack in the main business and leisure district of Divisoria.
A Feng Shui consultant and expert on Chinese charms warned Saturday that the Year of the Water Dragon might usher in a turbulent period for the government, with the last half of 2011 wrought with accusations of and retribution for wide-spread corruption.
Poetry, like a toothache, was a pain in school. Like Fr. Steinbugler, S.J. handing out Ds in third year high to us who failed to compose a poem modeled, measure for measure, on Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind.”
It must be in the water, my father would mutter to himself, each time another domestic affair broke out in the open in my parents’ house. The servants seemed given to bouts of romance, coupling in lust or falling in true and genuine love, making marriages which outlasted their usefulness around the house.