Wednesday, September 30, 2009
there's a little bit of history in everyone of us.the typhoon ONDOY really hit us in all the hard ways possible.i heard so much horror stories,and even experienced it myself.going home was hell for me last saturday but nevertheless i still have a house that keeps me safe and warm.such is not the case for the victims of this tragedy and they are in need of help.they are in all aspects,hurt.we need to take action.let's pause for a bit and just reach out for them.what we need right now is compassion,not a lot of pinpointing around.There's a lot to do to help out.Let's pause and stop doing mindless or anything uneccessary-that i'm really sure could wait.People's lives DON'T.
a short summary of what happened the previous days:
the days after ordeal:everyone has a different story and experience after about Ondoy's wrath.whether they managed to get home or not,it still was unexpected,and as well as horrific.and I'm really that sure as well that no one in Metro manila this ERA imagined that this would happen.
the other day:Gads texted me if i have any stuff to donate.without batting an eyelash,i quickly texted her that i will give out a whole balikbayan box full of old clothes.and i would probably go with them to give those clothes out.(take note of the probably,because i also had other stuff to deal with during that time) It was an opportunity for me to give out 2 BALIKBAYAN's worth of old clothes-yes that's 2-because those were supposed to be donated a year ago-never had the chance to deliver it.so we had to meet up the day after.
yesterday:Teng came to my place since gads informed him that i have a balikbayan box of stuff.he was wondering how he can squish the box on his compartment.glad to know that it did.and good to know that on the last minute,i was able to go with them to help out.
we met up with Ria paramita at 7/11 along with gads and larry by 6-ish so we headed off to ortigas,that's where we did some volunteer work.
we came there by 7 ish at megatent at ortigas.it looks like a huge concert place,but going to the main venue looks like a warehouse.but then again,it is a good spot to do volunteer work.we dropped off our balikbayan box and wondered at first how to help out.we spotted a nice place t take pictures of the activity when the redcross coordinator guy asked out if there are any cameras up to take pics.so we volunteered and we stepped up to the cargo truck!it was fun being on the truckto take pictures,but it was much fun to pass around the food packages.then the teamwork started out.of course that should be quick because the truck needs to deliver the goods as soon as possible.yep it was tiring because it was done double time,but the fulfilment that you actually saved a life makes up the whole of it.
ended the night with drinks and humour,and a mcdo happy meal.and i got a drum kit.rewarding,indeed.:D
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
you need sunshiny pop to brighten up a really rainy morning.it should pep you up somehow.anyway.i need sunshiny pop so that i can nurse my broken little heart as well.after some time,i realize that music still would save your sanity after after all.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I went last Tuesday for my friend Dex's exhibit at Greenbelt 5.it's called the Spoils of Love. The concept is about silence and broken relationships. That was my very first time going to a huge event.big names of the art scene attended to this
event,like Quark Henares,Cristina Dy, Marie Jamora,well the list goes on.I was really excited that i saw all of these hardworking artists.I had to really bring friends Gadz and Rik as well so i can introduce them to Dex and so that they can see their art.but they had to leave early for the last FX home,so i was left at the show,but I met all of these artists.all of them are soooo humble.and i was this art enthusiast who mainly doesn't have anything talented at hand.it was awesome that they assured me that it was nothing and they would like me to see more of their works. Plus i saw familiar faces-like mik from Tether and kuya Ross from Al's bar.I realize that art should be OBSERVED in any way-whether it was seen,or listened to,it was all about reaction.Their exhibit was under the "imagine the silence" category. the other part for this event was on Greenbelt 3.It's called the Museum of Broken Relationships.it's a museum dedicated for love that faltered apart and things that reminded them that at least there was something that "they" exist.it's sort of a "letting go" museum.
My love of lokal art rekindled once again.i can see and feel art in every way possible.and i am blessed that these kinds of art saved my sanity. So not only that i can write about lokal music,i can also write a little something about art.
*above exhibit photos were done by Brendan Goco.thanks!
lately i have just got to browse anything that's unheard and awesome.enter techyromantics.they make awesome songs to dance to.plus i came across Spazzkid,another genius ng lokal electro indie scene. although he's now based in the States,he makes samples for local tunes.and Dmaps/eggboy-that's Diego Mapa.i would like to shake hands with him someday and tell him i was fan of his show dati with Jason Caballa when UNTV was unearthed and was the best channel circa 2000.