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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"The whirlwind of creative energy that is Gilda Cordero-Fernando only seems to gather more force as she moves (incredibly!) toward her 80's. Creating her art fills all her waking hours-which these days have abandoned the circadian rhythm and simply go with the ceaseless flow of her inspirations. More and more it becomes clear to her that art is what will save our country, ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published 2009 by Anvil Publishing

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K.D. Absolutely
Mar 22, 2013 K.D. Absolutely rated it really liked it
Brilliant essays. Better than those of Jessica Zafra. Almost at par with those of Kerima Polotan. Don't dare compare these essays with those written by Lourd de Veyra and Carljoe Javier. They just don't deserve to be compared to these by Gilda Cordero-Fernando.

Gilda Cordero-Fernando (born in 1932) is a Filipino who is multi-awarded writer, publisher and cultural icon. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa's College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University. Her most
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Oct 29, 2012 Bomalabs rated it really liked it
I got this at Anvil's warehouse sale, reduced from its hefty price tag of 595 pesos. I've been meaning to buy this book ever since I saw it in National Bookstore, but man the price tag. So here it is, a "sampler". Why was it called a sampler? A sampler of what? Short Stories, Poems? The description at the back of the book was not descriptive in any way. Still I bought it. Finishing the book, I conclude that it is a sampler of what the author was all about as expressed in her body of work (dating ...more
Joey
Sep 03, 2014 Joey rated it really liked it
Gilda Cordero Fernando is awfully spectacular- ang galling-galing naman nya! I was impressed by her unique writing styles - very Filipino, original, far different from the other satirical essays I have read, full of fun, wacky ideas about our Filipino culture and customs. You could really laugh out loud because you could relate to them. SORRY na lang if you can’t. It might mean you are not FILIPINO after all. Besides, I wonder if she has a great influence on Bob Ong’s or Lord de Veyra’s writing ...more
Anson
Nov 01, 2016 Anson rated it it was amazing
Having read some of her previous works already, I thought I knew what I was going to expect when I started reading this book. When I reached the last page, I realize that this book is more than a sampler, this book is actually her memoir. I can now put into proper perspective some of her writings that I have previously read. It is a very intimate portrait of the soul of this writers.
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Sep 06, 2014 Mitch rated it liked it
Dancing, after all, expresses the joy of coming to terms with oneself. One dances because there is something to dance about, just as one swims when one is ready to explore. - Swimming
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Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a multiawarded writer, publisher and cultural icon from the Philippines. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa’s College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.

She started off as a writer and was awarded the Palanca Award for Literature several times. She has also written and illustrated children’s books.Her short stories are collected in T
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