Uncle Marcos The story Uncle Marcos is about a girl named Clara and her uncle's relationship and of Uncle Marcos's past. Clara hasn't seen her Uncle for two years but still remembers a perfect image of her Uncle Marcos. She retained an image of him since her childhood and every time she wants to see him she would close her eyes instead of looking at the old photograph they had in the drawing room. He was buried in the middle of the courtyard in a long black coffin. Uncle Marcos would come to his sister's house for several months to enjoy time with his nieces and nephews, but mostly Clara is who enjoyed the most. The house became more cramped with the trunks of animals in jars which were full of solution used as a preservative also, there Indian lances and sailor's bundles. Uncle Marcos did exercises designed to perfect the mind's control over the body and improve the digestion system. He also did alchemy experiments that created smelly smoke and ruined pots and pans with a solid substance that stuck to the them and wouldn't come out. Clara started to remember when Uncle Marcos returned from one of his voyages and avoided the family's pressure to get a job in Severo del Valle's de law practice so Uncle Marcos bought a barrel organ and he took it to the streets in hope of seducing his Cousin Antonieta and entertain the pubic in the bargain. One night Uncle Marcos went beneath her window and tried to serenade his with the barrel organ and she didn't know until the parrot called her full name and Uncle Marcos didn't get reaction he hoped for. After being rejected and having stained the family reputation, Marcos was forced to give up organ grinding and resorted to less conspicuous ways of winning his Cousin Antonieta, but he did not renounce his goal. He did not succeed because from one day to the next the young lady married a diplomat who was twenty years older than her. Afterwards he announced he would never get married and he embarked on a trip around
Uncle Marcos and his stories are still fresh in Clara's mind, and are told to others by Alba. Clara and Uncle Marcos always got along and were good friends, "Each time Uncle Marcos had visited her sister Nívea's home, he had stayed for several months, to the immense joy of his nieces and nephews, particularly Clara" (10). Whenever Uncle Marcos was over at his sisters', Clara was the only one that did not mind having Uncle Marcos stay and live with them. "It has been two years since Clara had last….
Every time Uncle Marcos visits his sister’s house Nivea, he brings his strange staff with him. He tries to do experiment, discovers new materials and practise new exercises that turns everything in the house upside down everyone in the house is not always happy for his long stay except for Clara who always enjoys his stories, reads his books and always remembers every single name of the things he saw or met in his travels. This helped her to be better in her ability to expect the future….
Walter Mitty” by James Thurber and “Uncle Marcos” by Isabel Allende, they dream about different situations happening to them that would not happen in their regular life. Mitty always imagined himself as different people, sharing Mitty’s identity, doing different and more exciting jobs than the one he had currently. Marcos, in an opposing situation, imagined flying away in his “bird” over the city far away. Both “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Uncle Marcos” have contrasting storylines, but both….
the Philippines: a man who had a lot of controversies while it was his term, who ruled the Philippines for 20 years, and this man was the reason for giving wealth into our country before.
And he is none other than Ferdinand Emanuel Edralin Marcos, SR. (September 11, 1917-September 28, 1989). He’s the tenth president of the Philippines who had a lot of achievements, not just in his studies, but also in his career. He was also a politician and a great lawyer. In fact, he won his first trial….
Name: Liao Xiangting Jasmine
Date: 2 May 2012
Contemporary Arts & Society
“TEC-MARCO Library Art Exhibit”
After countless times of passing by the art exhibit at the library, I finally stopped to take a look at the pieces, albeit with an assignment on hand. It dawned upon me that this is exactly the way Art is in today’s globalizing society. People are so busy with their daily lives, they hardly stop to smell the flowers and appreciate the beauty around them. After taking….
The Rise of Marco Polo
Marco Polo was a renaissance era Venetian merchant who has changed world travel in his time era and our era by not only exploring other parts of the world but also documenting his travels to china for all to read.
I. Marco Polo
A. Born in 1254, died in 1324, Venetian merchant, mother died while he was young, didn’t meet dad until he was 17, traveled china and documented his travels.
B. Italy was separated into 4 regions, polo was from the east region of Venice….
Imelda R. Marcos (born Imelda Remedios Visitación Romuáldez on July 2, 1929) is a Filipino politician and widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. Upon the ascension of her husband to political power, she held various positions to the government until 1986. She is the first politician elected as member of the Philippine legislature in three geographical locations (Manila, Leyte, Ilocos Norte). In 2010, she was elected to become a member of the House of Representatives to represent Ilocos….
Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer who travelled through Central Asia and China. Although the exact place and time is unknown, he was born in 1254 and later died in 1324. His mother died after giving birth to him, therefore his aunt and uncle raised him for most of his life. Marco Polo learned how to read and write as a child, he was very educated for his age. His father and uncle were both merchants, and became very wealthy by trading goods with the Middle East. He was seventeen when….