The Wound and the Scar (1937), Confidentially, Doctor (1965), Selected Stories from the Wound and the Scar (1973), The Men Who Play God (1983), and the short stories "Dahong Palay" (1928) and "Zita" (1928) are among Rotor's best-known works (1930). He was also a prominent member of the modern Philippine literature movement.
Dahong Palay is a Filipino term meaning "friend or companion" who first appeared in print in an article by Rotor called "Kumusta Ka, Dahong Palay?" ("Hello, Friend?") which was published in the March 28, 1928 issue of the magazine Ang Kwento ni Lola Basyang. The story was later turned into a book titled Huling Dalubdobo: Si Lola Basyang at Kahimayanan ("The Last Bullet: Lola Basyang and Her Children"), written by her grandson Jose Rizal y Nieves.
In his essay "Dahong Palay", Rotor describes his friend as a man who lived with him for eight years before dying at age 36. The two men were very close friends and often played pranks on each other. Dahong Palay was a common name used among students at the University of the Philippines during this time. It can be translated as "mate" or "pal".
However, in Doctor Arturo B. Rotor's short tale "Dahong Palay," it alluded to the poisonous snake that nearly killed the novel's main character, Sebio. The massive ax hummed its way across the enormous arc before crashing down on the block of wood. As the dust settled, only a splintered stump remained where once stood a full-grown tree.
This story takes place in the Philippines, around 1750. Short on details, we do know that Dahong Palay is a famous poet whose works are said to have inspired Francisco de Miranda when he planned to overthrow the Spanish rule in the Philippines. When Sebio goes looking for his friend, he finds an angry mob outside their village church because Dahong Palay has been accused of being a witch and sentenced to death. Although Sebio tries to explain that this is not true, the villagers aren't interested in hearing him out. They want revenge for their beloved poet who has been labeled a witch.
With no choice left, Sebio grabs a gun off one of the men and shoots Dahong Palay in the chest. But instead of dying, the old man wakes up with a smile on his face! This surprises everyone including Sebio who thinks he shot his friend dead. After all, what good is a dead poet? But soon after this incident, people start seeing and hearing poems written by Dahong Palay even though he's not a real writer.
Arturo Belleza, Rotorillo, Malate.
Dahong Palay was written by Arturo Belleza. It was first published in 2009 by Star Music in the Philippines. The book is 416 pages long with an index.
Arturo Belleza was born on August 4, 1975 in San Juan, Metro Manila, the Philippines. He is one of the most popular singers in the country and has sold over 10 million albums and singles. He has won several awards including a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Belleza started his career at the age of 14 when he joined the band Rivermaya as their lead singer. He remained with them for seven years before moving on to form another band called Maybell with some of his high school friends. They released one album before splitting up but they had already made a name for themselves in the music scene. In 2004, Arturo decided to launch his solo career and has not looked back since then. He has achieved great success and is considered one of the biggest idol stars in the Philippines.
Dahong Palay is Belleza's first book.
Arturo Rotor's short tale The massive ax hummed its way across the enormous arc before crashing down on the block of wood. It cleanly split into two tremendous masses, the parts flying in opposing directions for a considerable distance. One of them struck with such force that it flattened out like a buckled piece of metal.
The author's name is unknown. However, Arturo Rotor was most likely a fictional character created by Edgar Allan Poe. The story itself is based on "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe which had been published earlier in 1843.
Dahong Palay is a real person who lived in 1350s Spain during the Medieval Times. He is known for writing one of the first books on psychology titled "De la natura del mal" (About the nature of evil). The book was very influential in Europe and it has been suggested that it helped create the myth that people can be psychologically damaged by watching movies.
In fact, there are several stories out there claiming that Edgar Allan Poe based his famous poem "The Raven" on this man. However, he never actually visited Spain and knew nothing about the country until much later in his life when someone showed him a copy of the book written by Dahong Palay.
The first known type of systematic Chinese writing, the Oracle-bone script, dated from the fourteenth to twelfth century BCE. The sharp beginning and finish of each stroke refer to the script's beginnings in carving divination inscriptions on tortoiseshells and various animal flat bones. These oracle bones were used by shamans to ask their gods which animals would win in fights, who was married/not married, and so forth. They answered by casting the bone into the water and observing which way it floated--an answer that would tell the shaman what actions to take.
Over time, people began using the shapes of these floating bones to write words on clay tablets. The first characters looked more like today's Chinese characters than like any alphabet we know today. They included only the 28 basic radicals, which describe the main part of a word, with no additional characters to write other parts of speech or give meaning to sentences.
As more people started writing, they needed a common language for their writings. So, around 800 BCE, scholars in the south of China developed a set of rules called the Nine Categories, which defined how words should be written. For example, words should not start with the character for "big" (大), nor end with the character for "yes" (耶). Rather, modifiers such as "big" or "little" should be added to the end of a word.