The Ostracism of One’s Own Norms

Upon reading Gustave Flaubert’s β€œMadame Bovary,” Henrik Ibsen’s β€œA Doll’s House,” and Miguel de Cervantes’s β€œDon Quixote,” I noticed one similar circumstance that all of the protagonists encountered. All of the protagonists: Emma Bovary, Nora Helmer, and Don Quixote de la Mancha chose to reject the notions of their present society as they embrace toContinue reading “The Ostracism of One’s Own Norms”

Eco-Feminist Literature

Merlinda Bobis introduces her poetry book, titled Accidents of Composition. She expresses how her works are related to Nature, Humanity, and The Self. She does this while introducing her reflections on the current events that are happening. One significant similarity that I see between her poetry and Sor Juana InΓ©s De La Cruz’s is theirContinue reading “Eco-Feminist Literature”

Travel Writing

Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Travel writing renders a sense of place as the writers interpret their own insights. It is, more so, a celebration of the grandeur of place that connects to one’s sense of place and wanderlust found in contemporary travel writing. The sense of place permeates our language up until the present because of the existenceContinue reading “Travel Writing”

Vipassana: A Form of Liberating Meditation

My First Vipassana Experience My First Vipassana Experience was when I was 19 years old. My Philosophy class introduced me to the concept of Vipassana. Much to our excitement, we bombarded our professor about his own experiences, “When one talks about meditation, everything seems light, easy, and applicable right away but it becomes the very oppositeContinue reading “Vipassana: A Form of Liberating Meditation”