Thursday, May 23, 2013

[Throwback Thursday 05.23.2013] Santacruzan kid

Okay, so this would have to be my most daring photo posted here on this blog -- me in briefs.

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That's me sometime in the early 80s inspecting the just-completed four-poster Santacruzan arc for me and my partner. I don't seem too pleased.

In the Philippines, the Santacruzan is a quasi-religious pageant usually held on the last day of May in culmination of Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May), a month-long tribute to the Virgin Mary with kids honoring her with prayers and flowers. The Santacruzan involves a procession of various "queens" and their escorts under decked-up archs, including Reyna Elena (Queen Helen) with her son Constantine.

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Me and other kids waiting for the procession to start.

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Strutting our stuff around the village.

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My partner here was a neighbor and who's also half-white.

Since then, I have never again participated in another Santacruzan until my college years when a colleague of an aunt asked me to escort her daughter in another baranggay's event. Awkward, since I didn't even know them.

11 comments:

  1. so nice childhood photos! xxx

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  2. Beautiful post !!!!


    xx


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  3. omg so cute!!!

    xxx

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  4. Not only enjoy seeing this but it is really nice to read things about cultures you are not familiar with.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  5. You were so cute back then so innocent sir!

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    1. but i am still so cute and so innocent. hehe.

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  6. oh my god how absolutely cute and adorable you were here;)
    love and kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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