Filipinos are very wfestive. I’m currently in Pangasinan for a wake and there is a live band. They’ll be singing until midnight. So far they’ve sang Ilocano songs, ballads, and standard funeral fare like Lupa, Di Kita Malilimutan. You can also request for a specific song, for as long as it’s not too fast. Occasionally, they will give their condolences to the family, like how a host mentions event sponsors. This is how we express our grief. With song, with laughter, with lechon.
Throwback Thursday: Stella Magazine’s Muse Issue with Rhian Ramos. I’ll always remember her as the girl who loved comic books and had amazing taste in music. Photography: Toto Labrador
Creative Direction: Jobelle Tayawa
Styling: Joel Ontong
Makeup: Xeng Zulueta
Hair: Benjie Angeles
On Rhian: Armani Exchange @whianwamos #tbt