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Byline: Catherine Grace de Leon
I ONCE ASKED A FRIEND WHY MOST people feared ghosts more than werewolves, aswang, duendes, aliens and monsters.
Well, he answered. Its because theyre supposed to be dead.
The UP College of Music at the Abelardo Hall has a curfew. At 8 in the evening, the bell will ring and all who are still inside must exit the building before the guard locks it down. This was not always so. Years ago, people could stay in as long as they wanted. You see, we Music majors are addicted to practice. Wed pound away on our instruments until 3 in the morning if we could. So understandably, many of us were disgruntled when the 8 p.m. rule was first imposed.
Several weeks ago, we were talking to one of our professors, also a Music alumna, expressing envy at how, during her time, she could stay in the college and practice to her hearts content way into the night.
Youre right, we didnt have an official curfew then, she replied. Instead, we had what we called a natural curfew. Once you start to hear someone playing, singing, or dancing along to your solitary music Ay! Umuwi ka na!
And even until now, many janitors claim that sometimes they hear passionate piano playing in one of the classrooms, but when they go to check it out, they find no …