"No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any."
— Thomas Jefferson, 1787
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The girl who holds the Santo dances her own dance as the 'queen'. With arms outstretched, she takes the idol in a large circle, and up and down, bending her elbows, and circling from her waist. Sometimes, a contingent of the troupe lift her up, as she holds the little child out for the adoration and praise of all...
In hopes of absolving their sins, the people all go to a mass mass (pun intended) ...
..and burn candles, and sing praises to the "Santo Niño". The little girls all hope to grow up to be the most popular girl, the girl who gets to hold the saint, and dance.The lost-ness is overwhelming... the eyes searching for hope in the eyes and ears of the little child in red... who cannot see or hear them. This is where my heart is.....
Thanks to http://www.flickr.com/photos/sinulog/ for the photos.
.... mga langyaw sa tibouk kalibutan
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
We had practiced the day before and in a sweltering room above the pine tree exhibits...and I must say that we did marvelously!! (Pictures, etc. by oldest sister) We are promenading to our square.
This is a short clip of our first warm-up dance
This is my square waiting for the Division C dance.
Happy Farm Show Week Everyone!!!