Jari x 2015

Fifteen minutes to the new year. Time for a 2015 recap! People x Art x Travel x Advocacy x People This year, I learned that relationships don’t always have to be quick and intense, or (conversely) slow-burning and infrequent to be sustainable. I found my time occupied by new and old friends I somehow managed to not…

five-minute word vomit

i’ve been planning gifts this holiday season, and it was a revelation. i found that there were only 16 people i loved enough to spend for. the rest of my ‘close’ friends, and everyone else who fit into some other social niche i can’t explicitly label in this blog –given this blog’s audience– do not…

Museum x DARNA

#DARNA: Darna Ko, Darna Mo, Darna Nating Lahat is an exhibit commemorating Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo’s iconic superhero Darna. The exhibit looks at the celebrated character as a cultural icon beyond popular representations. Thirty millenial artists of varying backgrounds and styles share their interpretation of the superhero’s legacy.  The art exhibit is organized by UP Manila…

Crafts: DIY Wired Flower Crown

Prepare yourself for the most unhelpful do-it-yourself blog post ever! Just kidding. Note: This DIY post is for the resourceful and for the impulsive. I wasn’t really planning to do a flower crown last Saturday night, but I ended up making one for no reason at all (???). And since I didn’t exactly prepare for…

I’ll keep writing.

Poetry from last week. Late night inspirations: friends in love, moments with Mr. Phantom, social anxieties. In vague chronological order. i i stripped myself of all regrets and sterilized my life of guilt the world lacks the strength to hold me i am a ghost in my own city ii if you are a monster,…

weekend study breaks and sister dates

We were driving around Manila (last week) and stumbled upon this. … Museum of the Filipino People National Museum of the Philippines Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila (x) Ifugao House | A Section of the Berlin Wall | Garing: The Philippines at the Crossroads of the Ivory Trade | The San Diego: A Homecoming Exhibit…

TEDxUPM: (More) ideas worth sharing

. There were a lot of reasons why I shouldn’t have gone to TEDxUPM: I should go study for NMAT, prepare for our thesis proposal, maybe do the other three hundred things in my deliverables. I was even minutes fresh from debate tryouts when I got to TEDxUPM (on time, by the way). But the four hours…

a daily dose of nothing

Every couple of months, my personal life plunges into a state of economic crisis. I become entirely dependent on the state of my perpetually dwindling bank account, the goodwill of my generous friends, and the continued availability of my piggy bank funds. For one to two weeks I relearn life lessons on handling money the…

Art Process: Lettering

I recently learned the difference between typography, lettering and calligraphy. I tried to actively do some lettering (which involves drawing the words rather than just writing them artistically using continuous strokes), and then (for some reason) I decided to share my process. If done continuously, this whole thing could, at most, take just one to…

my phone lock screen

features a stained whole mount of Echinostoma malayanum viewed under a light microscope. That is all. x Or maybe it doesn’t, anymore? This has been a scheduled post.