May 28, 2007

Finding M.G.C.

Start:     Jun 2, '07
End:     Jun 5, '07
It's not bad to dig some bones at the closet.

Finding M.G.C.

M.G.C. has been an enigma for almost 25 years of my existence. His bloodline runs on my veins. People concerned at a recent family affair told me I look very much like him. And so I also bear his name. But none of these seem to satisfy my understanding about M.G.C.. Except that he's my father, as printed on paper,  I can't grasp the sense of the whole thing.

As I embark on my life's first quarter, I'm putting down all my cards. I will pack my bags to Pangasinan in my mission to put a meaningful face behind the name M.G.C..

It's time to put some redmarks on some of my life's gray areas.


-May 28, 2007

May 23, 2007

Four days late

You could see the glow of the sun on my face as I tug along my little camera to UP Diliman with the campus' sunflowers on my mind.

But poor kid, not a single head of that bright flower was around. The guard told me they were uprooted some four days earlier. "Magugulang na kasi".

They're all gone. But there's always next year. I swiped my sweaty brows as walked back to the inner campus. My shadow on the pavement must be laughing at me.

May 19, 2007

May 22, 2007

At the other end of Ayala Ave

At a waiting shed infront of the Vicente Madrigal building in Ayala Avenue, time crawled little past 6:30 PM. It just rained and a parade commemorating Araw ng Makati ushered in to bring same old new beginnings for those in the City Hall. It's rush hour for people with day jobs but for me, my day was just getting started.

May 21, 2007

May 20, 2007

My Mom...

A light's switch to flick so I can see things better. A fold of newspaper to read so I'll be in informed - "you learn, you decide". A roll of chocolate cake to share to make life sweeter.

Although it's a bit late, Happy Mother's Day.

Everyday is Nanay's day.

May 13, 2007

The Enterprise Center meets sunshine

I really like this building. The Philippine Star art & culture columnist Paulo Alcazaren noted its design for being "techno deco" which apparently referred to the structure's vintage-look fused with modern architecture elements.

Here she is... as seen from one angle. I just stepped out of the building where I work and was heading for a chow in a nearby Jollibee when one of the towers shone like a gem under a Saturday summer morning sun.

It left me awe-strucked. x_x

The National Tricolor

The sun sets as the moon rises

Calatagan, Batangas. April 1, 2007

May 2, 2007

2007 World Press Photo, Manila exhibit

Start:     May 2, '07
End:     May 24, '07
Location:     Metro Manila
"The exhibition is a showcase for creativity in photojournalism and a platform for developments in the profession, part of World Press Photo's aim of encouraging and stimulating the work of press photographers around the world. The show also attracts a broader public, and because of the wide-ranging focus of the contest forms an eyewitness record of world events of the previous year."

May 2-8 * The Podium
May 10-16 * Mall of Asia
May 18-24 * The Block SM City North EDSA

World Press Photo
"Its mission is to encourage high professional standards in photojournalism and to promote a free and unrestricted exchange of information. World Press Photo aims to support professional press photography on a wide international scale. Promotional activities include an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications."