Tales from the Philippines

Tell me a good story, and I'll do a favor for you.

I  am such a sucker for stories. In fact "searching for a good story" is one of the excuses I tell myself whenever I'm spending a ridiculous amount of time online or with people I don't particularly relate to. But since there are so many stories to be told, I will limit myself to posting stories and/or insights regarding Philippine culture in the field of myths, legends, folktales, and sometimes history.

I. Stories and Insights

1. A Mortal Ascends to the Skyworld
The love story of Aponibolinayen and the sun god

2. Tabi Tabi Po: An Overview of Dwarfs in the Philippines 
3. Looking for Bernardo Carpio (Mt Binacayan)

II. Insights Only

1. After reading Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo
The One Time I had Hoped for the Existence of Manananggal, Kapre, Tikbalang, etc.

2. After reading The Indolence of the Filipinos
3. After Naermyth: Can I Wait for a Revelation?

Should you have any comments or reading suggestions, please let me know in the comments and I'll momentarily be the happiest kid in Manila.


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