September 24, 2009

"Chicago is ready" for 2016

Find out on October 2, 2009 if the International Olympic Committee finds Chicago as the best city for the 2016 Olympiad.

Will it outshine Madrid, Rio de Janiero, and Tokyo? Will Chicago's 45 per cent who responded to a survey opposing the bid change their minds?

Breeze thru for more info and stunning visions for the Chicago Games.

September 23, 2009

My World is Red

Colour My World
by Chicago

As time goes on I realize
Just what you mean to me
And now, now that you're near
Promise your love
That I've waited to share
And dreams of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you

Written by Chicago band member James Pankow and produced by James William Guercio under Columbia Records, "Colour My World" catches the hearts for generations since it's release on March 1970.

For just a short two minutes and 59 seconds of the song, the world seems to stop to take us back.

September 18, 2009

Qu'est-ce que tu deviens?

Here's a redmark self-portrait taken last month as he steps on Boracay's fine sand beach for the first time. His job brought him on the same spot on earth two weeks later.

Looking back, he was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila and was raised in Antipolo. He has shuttled in different places around the metro for work (and play): Sta. Mesa in Manila (as a journalism student), Libis (as a Jollibee crew), Ortigas (as a Newsbreak intern), Ayala CBD (as an eTelecare calll center agent), Araneta Center (briefly as a BPO employee), and Morato and Katipunan as photographer-writer.

He still loves to be on the streets.

Now based in Krus na Ligas for almost two years, he is setting his sight up north as he pushes on his 27th year.

Young and restless?

This year alone, he went to eight different locations he had never been before. He had seen the terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras and sunk one foot onto the sacred soil while framing a better angle of those golden Ifugao grains. He had seen parts of the Philippines up from a plane-a far better experience than seeing the Philippine Relief Map in Rizal Park. He photographed events and met people whom he had only known in memory-and virtually. He even breached his fear of waters by learning to swim all by himself. Thanks to Phelps, Amoranto and YouTube's JimmyDShea.

And oh, he just bought his first ever cellphone, a Nokia 1661, for a song in Greenhills. Talking about moving up from borrowed ones and hand me downs hehe.

But then some doors closed. But windows opened up to infinity. Things have to be even.

So what could be next for redmark? Doesn't he love elipses?

What have you been up to?

Start:     Sep 21, '09
redmark gets even at 27

September 13, 2009

Assembling the Tribute in Light

"The Tribute in Light is assembled atop the parking garage over the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel near Ground Zero in preparation for the remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

There are spotters in New Jersey, Brooklyn and Manhattan helping to determine if the lights are straight. By flagging the individual light, the spotters and the workers on site are sure they are all looking at the same light.

Each tower of light is made up of 44 individual lights. They will all be turned on before sunset on 9/11 and become visible as the sun sets. They will fade away at dawn on 9/12. "

A Tribute in Light

"In a series of photographs from the past six years, photographer John Munson captures the September 11th Tribute in Light, from the moment it illuminates the night sky to the time it fades with the dawn."