DescriptionThis anthology is primarily a nostalgia book; its authors take us by the hand . . . toward a lovely and orderly Manila of a genteel era. Here is a collection of informative, nostalgic and evocative essays of such districts as Intramuros, Quiapo, Escolta, Sampaloc, San Juan, Broadway in New Manila, Quezon City, Pasay, Makati, Malabon, Marikina, and Antipolo. Writing it has been an act of remembering, the text being dependent on the memory, sometimes painful, always nostalgic.
Indeed, despite the crowding and pollution, the monsoon floods and daily traffic gridlock, the writers are determined not to give up on the Manila they know and love. Prof. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo got it right when she wrote the first time around that this book is a testament to the city of our affections.