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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 80,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

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One striking fact about Philippine Literature (English or Filipino) is that our creative writers have been, and still are, suffering a very unpopular verdict from the reading public. This kind of notoriety is quite appalling, considering the professed literacy of our society.

The situation strikes us sharply. For between a choice, say, of Emile Loring’s “What Then Is Love?” or some novels in comics form of Carlo Caparas on one hand and, on the other hand, of Nick Joaquin’s “The Woman With Two Navels” or Ninotchka Rosca’s “Twice Blessed” (1993 American Book Award) or her novel “State of War” that clearly depicts the lives of ordinary people under the Marcos dictatorship, the choice is decidedly ready-made: Joaquin and Rosca suffer the tyranny of unpopularity not because they are unacceptable writers but, simply, their elegant style does not excite the taste buds of ordinary readers. This is also true as regards…

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 90,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 79,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

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