Crazy thoughts in these crazy times. Our regular Zoom videoconference at the office includes work-from-home personnel in Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. And all sorts of background noises. Every session is open to the sound of life in the backdrop. You can't blame people for not having soundproof spaces in their homes. Different places, but no … Continue reading PINOY ZOOM CONFERENCE: THE TEN USUAL BACKGROUND NOISES
Natalie Quintos Uhing was an artist. 24-carat artisan in body, mind and spirit. The lady behind the "SmallestForest," a now defunct blogsite of avant garde arts and crafts. Married to Kris Larson, the man who sailed the world on an engineless junkyard boat. So they were sort of a "John and Yoko" pair. Living in … Continue reading NAT QUINTOS UHING: IN MEMORIAM
I must have spent summer washing my hands. As well as listening to the race of COVID case-count vs. "ayuda." The drill goes on till now. Sometimes, I'm out for some photos too. My IATF-given freedom enabled me to move around. In places at a time when only a few would rather be. On March … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: THE SUMMER OF STATE OF EMERGENCY
A man walked up to me one day asking for alms. Not the common beggar, he is part of a construction crew apparently holed up at the Rizal Memorial Stadium facelift project, mothballed by the lockdown. They were left to fend for themselves, with no other recourse but to beg people. When the city shut … Continue reading THE RISE OF BEGGARS
“Suffer The Last Supper” is a photographic experience with Iriga’s noted artist Al Oliva. A chronological look at the making of his most taxing project: life-size sculpture of Christ's final meal with the apostles, built atop a sacred hill called Inorogan. In the summer of 2016, Alfonso "Al" Oliva was commissioned to construct his own … Continue reading PHOTO STORY: SUFFER THE LAST SUPPER
We shall stop talking about death and think about life for a while.