BORN to a poor family and struggled to find success as an actor, Hans Christian Andersen ventured into writing fairy tales early in the 1800s. As a storyteller, Andersen presented deep ideas and feelings with a style that appealed to a child’s perspective.
IT WAS A FRIDAY — the final school day of the week for students. As usual, the day began with a flag ceremony at 7:15 a.m., then regular classes proceeded as scheduled. But unlike other senior high schools, the students of the Benilde Deaf School have a Filipino sign language class at 12:45 p.m. — the second session for the week.
AFTER ALMOST 14 minutes of back-and-forth bidding, an unnamed phone bidder won ownership of Juan Luna’s boceto for the Spoliarium at a gavel price of P63 million from its starting bid at P25 million at the Important Philippine Art category of the Well-Appointed Life auction on Sept. 22 at the Peninsula Manila. This comes to a whopping P73,584,000 after taxes and the buyer’s premium.
IN THE days leading up to its The Well-Appointed Life auction, Salcedo Auctions has acquired new information on the provenance of the boceto or study for the Juan Luna’s Spoliarium which it says further establishes it’s authenticity. This information connects it to Luna’s España y Filipinas which is now at the National Gallery of Singapore.
STORIES about Philippine mythical creatures go beyond their conventional creepy and deadly characteristics as Lampara books Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim ng Libro, the fifth book of the epic fantasy series for young adults, is launched.