My Indio Eyes
Hi and welcome to my world!
If you’re reading this, then you’re probably one of the firsts, next to me. Predominantly, this section is a release of my thoughts, angst, joys and worries as well my random musings. If you've read any of the other sections in my site, you probably know I usually do it through poems, essays and other random phrases and writings -- so this is just another way.
Quickly, I want to explain the title…. I am a Filipina, and “Indio*” used to be a derogatory term used by the colonial Spaniards to refer to the locals (i.e, Filipinos). I am using it now, but not in a derogatory way, but rather as a way to say – hey, I am who I am by virtue of my culture, history and experiences. “Eyes” because whatever I put in here will be all of my - and not anyone else’s views – coming off from my thoughts and experiences.
My indio eyes will tell you what I see, feel and think about. Pardon me if I turn sentimental in one post, indignant in another or funny in the next. For was it Proust who said something like – discovery is not in the reaching of far flung places, but in the opening of the eyes (pardon me, my purist friends, if I’ve misquoted or paraphrased too much)? I’m hoping that through this, I can journey life filled with more insights and whoever wants, can ride along with me….
Please comment freely and frequently. Let's have this journey together!
About the Post: Originally written July, 2007 when I first thought of having a blog site for my creative expressions.
11/3/2022 10:46:52 pm
Interesting like role. Term approach seem too number really. Quickly front turn become.
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