Float like a butterfly, make-dapo like a langaw

Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra (Pinoy Socrates, Palanca-award-winning author, Dakila El Presidente, and reluctant heartthrob) is releasing his third book of poetry this weekend. He’s brilliant. It’s brilliant. Go buy it. Poster design by yours truly Don’t ask why it’s called Insectissimo!, I don’t know either. Knowing Lourd, the reason will probably be wry and insightful and irreverent. Maybe he’ll reveal the meaning at the launch. If not, there’ll be video … Continue reading Float like a butterfly, make-dapo like a langaw

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Secret Project: Innocent Desires

Consider these close-ups as teasers for a piece I made for the Innocent Desires exhibit. It’s sort of about my childhood – the bits of it I remember anyway. The title is something translated from Latin and now seems waaaaay too pretentious. I’m thinking of changing it to something randomly generated on a website. Because the hardest part of completing any art work – for … Continue reading Secret Project: Innocent Desires

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Ang EDSA ay parang love…

What do you get when you mix artist-activists, alcoholic beverages, the 25th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution and a webcam? A lot of insightful commentary actually. And this. Love is tiny soap and free half-chicken. Here’s the complete list: 1.   Ang Edsa ay parang love — sa una lang masaya.2.   Ang Edsa ay parang love — nauuwi sa Mahal Kita lodge.3. … Continue reading Ang EDSA ay parang love…

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You Should Date An Unnecessarily Verbose Girl

Date a girl who is particularly loquacious with a vocabulary far broader than your own. One who loses you with her way with words. That way you do not have to pretend that you don’t understand what she’s talking about because you actually don’t. Meet her in the best-lit corner of that niche-y hole in the wall coffee shop/used book store/art gallery after open-mic def … Continue reading You Should Date An Unnecessarily Verbose Girl

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