Saturday, January 29, 2011


in a foreign land, i wander

it was the first week of december 2010 and i went to macau for a project.

it is my first time abroad.
it is my first time to ride an airplane.
it is my first of many other things.

going to the airport

golden lotus

rommel budalian and budee mendoza taking shots for 360 degrees tour.

visual artist ferdinand doctolero

the sketching backpacker robert alejandro
im realy into these things. they have it on every establishment. they put incense here and pray for anything
awesomelights in macau during night time
lovely old couple.
morning view

mr. joao sales of mgto office
installation art / abandoned space att he island

illustrator/author jomike tejido
 mr. sales' lovely daughter
i will definitely go back to this place whenever time and money allow.haha
 thanks to jomike for being a lughing buddy (haha), sir ferdinand doctolero for like being my dad during the trip!hehe sire robert for the touring tips and stories, robert and buddy, "uncle", the filipinos i met for the stories, ma'am jet cabuslay, ms. berni concepcion and mr. joao sales for being kind, patient and generous for the whole trip!
more photos from macau coming and a lot more pending blog posts!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Relax and stand in the warmth of the sand
the day is long
and here for us to take for granted.
We find ourselves to our knees
Water clear, a tender breeze upon our faces
as we bask in our good graces
Yeah, we all are golden here
 -"Warmth Of The Sand" by Dashboard Confessional

Sunday, January 9, 2011

we are not aimless

  We Are Not Aimless presents a group of illustrators who challenge the traditional roles of illustration as an ancillary and derivative art form. The artists argue that as a craft and practice, illustration is evolving. Throughout the exhibition they present the notion of the illustrator as author or originator of ideas. In this context, illustration does not slavishly follow the written word but rather creates a complimentary an...d unique visual contribution to narrative. As a result illustration becomes a visual distillation of ideas that at its most resolved can be considerd complete Art forms suitable for galleries and institutions.

  The artists in the exibition form part of the Philippine’s rising generation of illustrators as authors. They are progenitors of their own ideas and push the role of illustration within the Philippine context by creating works that are driven by distinct individual visions. Artists include Abi Goy, A.J. Omandac, Aldy Aguirre, Allan Balisi, Apol Sta. Maria, Bru, Dan Matutina, Dex.Fernandez, Dina Gadia, Epjey Pacheco, Froilan Calayag, Kat Medina, Katwo Puertollano, Lala Gallardo, Manix Abrera, Marcushiro Nada, Mariano Ching, Mica Cabildo, Pepper Roxas, Pergyline Acuna, Rommel Joson, Tof Zapanta, WeeWillDoodle, Zeus Bascon. Also participating are Eeshaun, a Singaporean visual artist, and Mel Stringer, an Australian illustrator.

  Many of these illustrators have played numerous roles in the creative industry. Some are designers and gallery exhibitors, whilst others have made comics and children’s books or their own merchandise. Time and again their work crosses a variety of media and objects, some commissioned and others intensely personal. We Are Not Aimless highlights these diverse talents and strengths in order to inform new audiences about this often misunderstood art form.

-Manila Contemporary

beautiful creatures

"What no one understands is that we are the beautiful creatures"

i am every woman
run wild, don't ever stop
endangered specie
just last month, the complexity of the human being: from the different features of the physique, up to the diverse mental activities of the mind; fascinates me - and so this series.

the totality of a woman.
the nature of a determined man.
a beloved.
and the current state of being.

sons of them proud fathers

 with these works i felt i have done something that is already fulfilling based on my personal concerns...

but i hope the series continues.