Friday, March 23, 2007
Rama's current obsession is dear ol' Joe. I think they talked about heroes in class one time and Jose Rizal sort of stuck. She volunteers that "marami siyang girlfriend" and that he was a "writer chaka doctor." I first heard her yell "Our National Hero!" when we passed by Mangan in Glorietta and she saw the portrait of Jose Rizal there. That's when I knew that she knew who he was.
We happened to have a DVD of Rizal (Cesar Montano) so last night I popped it in the player. She saw Rizal eating tuyo and rice: she asked for tuyo and rice. She also wanted to fast-forward to the execution scene. And wanted to watch that again and again.
I had forgotten that it was such a violent movie. I realized this too late; she was already into the story.
One of the earlier scenes was a disturbing rape by a priest. Quickly, I covered her eyes. And wished that it would be over soon. She kept on saying "Wag mo na takpan mata ko!" Over and over again. We kept on arguing, until she blurted out, 'Eh nakikita ko pa rin naman eh! May butas kamay mo!"
Posted by P at 12:22 a.m.