Wednesday, May 30, 2012

(shorter) shorts [iii]: kalsada

mas update ito, kaysa isinaling sipi. sinimulan ko pa lang magbasa ng a song of ice and fire ni george r.r. martin. sabi ni jon snow bago siya magpaalam kay arya stark, ang magkakaibang kalsada, minsan, patungo sa isang kastilyo. ("different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.") nasa tarangkahan na ako ng isa sa mga sinasabing "kastilyo." iba nga lang ang dinaanan ko, dahil masyadong maraming masamang elemento sa kabilang daan. pero, nasa tarangkahan na ako.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

musings on the lost, keys, komikon, children's books and k+12

convinced i shall stop, or take a hiatus from writing lengthy quasi-critical takes on seemingly mundane matters. i dont know. found this blog entry too cluttered. wouldn't want to waste anybody's precious time :L read at your own risk.

warning: tl;dr. spontaneous. grammar, spelling nazis, keep out.

i "lost" keys last friday, went to komikon last saturday, read sinister things about k+12 yesterday - a sunday, and thought of my past urge to write a children's storybook today - a monday.

now, these seemingly random things became interconnected today - or, at least, in my imagination, they now make sense as they connect w neon nylon strings, against a dim background, that is, my tinted glasses, which i wear all throughout the weekend, because of the lost keys that caused me to not enter into the house that housed most of my things that i shall tell in detail sooner or later. the tinted glasses does not cause me discomfort, as i could see clearly through it, but people around me may feel a bit weird, thinking me for a lumpen high on something. i am not, fyi. i am not.


kuko ng liwanag. before anything else, let me and the writing and the reading community express condolences to the passing of Edgardo M. Reyes, author of "Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag," which was adapted into the film "Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag" by another of the greats, Lino Brocka. here's something from Likhaan (link shared by julien): "Singkulay ng Buhay: Panayam kay Edgardo M. Reyes ni Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr." (may kopyang aktwal pala ako nitong journal!)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

pahiyas, stickerbombed

apparently, stickerbombers philippines really bombed pahiyas w a familiar design. i have shared a few photographs, but initially decided to shelf this shot among other shots that i took during the festival:


click here to like the stickerbombers page. a shot from the page:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

shorts [ii]: ang dalawang di-bawal na gamot


tulad ng naunang shorts (ang bobong pulitikal), hindi ko matunton ang pinagmulan ng siping ito, pero sinalin ko ito mula sa post ng page na the other 98%. ako na rin ang pumili niyang pamagat. sa isang banda, sumasakto ito sa akin, at maari ring sumakto sa iyo at, malamang na sumakto sa marami sa atin dahil malamang na maraming makaramdam ng "oo nga, no?" dami pang pasubali, eto ang malayang salin ko ng sabi ni bill hicks na idol ni maynard james keenan na idol ko:

"kung nais mong maunawaan ang lipunan, pagmasdan mong mabuti ang ginagamit nitong mga gamot. at anong ipinakikita nito hinggil sa (ating) kultura? tignan mo kung ano ang mga ginagamit nating mga 'gamot.' maliban sa mga lason mula sa botika, dalawang gamot lamang ang hindi bawal at kinukunsinti ng (ating) sibilisasyon. caffeine mula lunes hanggang biyernes para bigyan ka ng sapat na lakas para maging produktibo kang miyembro ng lipunan, at alcohol mula biyernes hanggang lunes para panatilihin kang masyadong tanga para matuklasan ang kalabosong kinaiiralan mo."

Friday, May 25, 2012

shameless plagued komikon

my short silent komix "dharmachine delusions" is part of this anthology:


there's the cover, and below is the text i've found on the feed:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

constrained 24-hour comics



never expected i'd succeed (or so i thought) with this challenge, and finish it about half the time. flipreads spearheaded the 24-hour komixathon event. from 1200 of the 19th of May to 1200 of the 20th. from the 24 constraints or themes, i chose seven and added my own regulation--all of which i shall explain in this post, risking being defensive. you may flee from my ramblings though, and opt to [view my 8-page comic], or visit the [komixathon homepage], to view other entries.

Friday, May 18, 2012

u.p. forum's gender issue butterflies out



(there's another butterfly here, one with a bullet for a body) hey, manny pacquiao, u.p. forum's march-april 2012 issue, "gender and the national university," is off the press. you may access the electronic copy [here], or find one somewhere out there. btw, according to the feed, today's the international day against homophobia.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

selected (mid)may day shots

here is where summer vacation went. a couple of firsts:


may day mob in the city + pahiyas at the province.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

mothermats day, article in press

the women's month  slash gender themed march-april issue of u.p. forum shall, hopefully, be in print this coming week. my article is about tandang sora and mothers and related matters. it shall also have illustrations of yours truly. one that i'd like to call LGTButterfly, another a yinyang thing.


meanwhile, an advanced happy mothermats day to you

Friday, May 11, 2012

isang pang-habang-buhay na saglit (isang interpretasyon ng tula ni maningning miclat) + ilang pakikiramay ngayong umaga


tulad ng nabanggit ko [kahapon], nakaiskor ako sa bargain bin sa vargas museum ng voice from the underworld: a book of verses ni maningning miclat. at, nabanggit ko rin [ilang kahapon na ang nakalipas] na magha-hiatus ang carcosite, pero medyo mahirap palang hindi magkaroon ng labasan ng buntonghininga, kaya eto at nagbabalik ang inyong lingkod sa pagdaragdag ng polusyon sa cyberspace, bagamat napapanindigan pa naman ang pananahimik sa social networking sites.

karamihan sa mga berso na nasa nabanggit na kuleksyon ay may salin sa english at chinese ng mismong makata. mas "interpretasyon" ang ginamit na termino, kaya ito na rin siguro ang gagamitin ko, at ang pinili kong piyesa ay yung hindi pa isinalin ng makata sa ikalawang kuleksyon niya ng mga tula. "To Catch a Second and Turn it to Forever" mula sa unang bahaging Leaving China ang napagdiskitahan ko. narito ang burador:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

miclat's and jacinto's Cartilla

today, i am fortunate enough to score a poetry collection for thirty bucks. today marks the 115th death anniversary of the supremo, andres bonifacio. and today, which is not really the greatest day, but to some extent, it is, because of finding things i am not really looking for, i shall nevertheless share a poem from maningning miclat's book of verses, voice from the underworld. [oops, a kinda delayed commercial break: drawing bangungot (nightmare) was published at the philippine literary folio.]

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

maurice sendak tribute

a quick doodle slash update. mentioned in the previous post of the carcosite's supposed hiatus. failed. cannot help it. let me speak for a while to say: rest in peace where the wild things are. lame lines, i know. was thinking of treading unfamiliar ground with plans of following your footsteps.

farewell, maurice sendak. say hi to moebius. see you when i see you.

[read "maurice sendak: cannibals and psychotics" by neil gaiman [here]

[not really related, but read "100 ideas that changed graphic design" [here]
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