hm bakit biglang naging filipino ang language sa interface ng blogger ko? hindi keri yung iba e.
"kunin ang google account" -- ha?
"tingnang muli" -- grammar check!
"i-edit ang html" -- weird
"mag-compose" -- hmmm.
"bumuo ng blog"
dapat may taga-sentro ng wikang pilipinong tumingin nito. and how do they spell pictures? "letrato" waaaaaah. ano'ng dictionary gamit niyo! bumili ng vicassan. nyets.
speaking of pictures, nami-miss ko nang mag-photography ulit. nakaka-engganyo yung mga works ng participants sa basic black and white photography workshop ni anne at beng. nag-exhibit sila last saturday afternoon sa bernal gallery at tumugtog ang ilan sa amin sa engkantada ng two songs lang naman. so bet lang.
miss ko ring mag-exhibit. kahit mega-haggard ang preps, nakaka-miss din kahit papaano...
naisip ko lang. di ko pa yata na-share dito yung photo exhibit chenes namin last year ng mga ex-isis gels and a current isis gel forever hehe.
exhibit's title was named
BABAE SA TAG-ARAW:
WOMEN ROMANCING THE SENSES
held at the famed old malate haunt penguin cafe na nagtatago sa pangalang rock ola cafe these days. we opened april 25, a day after my birthday, and closed a month after.
poster design made by lenski.
ang mga puki ng pitik hihihihihi:(sorry addicted ako sa alliteration)
my good friends indira endaya, aileen familara, me and carol bello.
what do we have in common? lahat kami nagtrabaho sa iisang feminist media org NGO. ang award: si lenski, naroon pa rin hihihi. indi's somewhere in europe na, carol is somewhere in UP and i'm somewhere in the cosmos hehehe. chos.
salamat nga pala kay adam dahil litrato niya ang apat na ito.
nga pala, pitik is the term used by newspaper photographers to refer to the action of photographing something. "pipitik lang ako dito." o kaya "pitikin mo na yan." pitik, meaning kuhanan mo na ng litrato.
the mirror thingie and the stage area.
indi's corner walls. doon siya sa looban doon sa cozy nook near the bar. she made two mosaic-type photos of nepali girls and stuff, interactive with post-its whatnots. cute siya.
there i was hanging out with the lezzies at that corner, sina ani and roda and roda's friend. and some other penguin habitues like me, new generation lezzies nga lang sila, most of them also from thelword egroup i belong to, though i can't recall all their names.
len's wall and carol's wall, which was adjacent to one of mine. we three did photographs pero si lenski reversals ang ginawa. cute naman. carol made big prints.
my wall, obviously. i exhibited small prints, mga 5r and 8r lang, the most famous of which is my shot of carol there. ang dami niyang fans na gustong bumili nito, pero ayaw ipabenta ng lola mo e. keri lang.
yeah we were also selling our stuff. may bumili naman.
yeah we had cocktails. salamat kay earnest sa pagtulong sa pag-prepare nito. i brought some red wine bottles. ubos lahat syempre.
and if carol is there, music is also there. they had a music jam nung opening amidst the noisy noisy crowd -- kasi po ang dami lang pumunta sa opening, i swear! tuwang-tuwa kaming apat. this is carol with dibayn and kwami. early incarnations of engkantada, piecemeal baga.
lenski's guests, including ate chi, ang aming favorite copyeditor sa isis.
my guests. that's my tita pining and my cousins, my mom and pop. happy naman sila. happy rin ako. happy kaming lahat nung gabing iyon.
our writer friend guests. si joel g na obsessed sa horror flicks, i think that's ever-brooding poet vince sa likod, and then indi...and then indi and starshuffler jovan, our favorite graphics artiste. at si len. at ang binili kong bailey's, one of our favorite drinks. yummy.
we also conducted a mid-exhibit poetry reading session with music, of course. nagbasa ako ng ilang tula at kumanta ang ilan.
there's ani from the feminine force group who is also a poet. nagbasa siya. thanks ani. i liked her poem. si frances pala yung nasa foreground.
tumugtog ulit ang mga gels.
sa closing night naman, nagkataong may kasabay na eklavu sa gabi yung penguin. there was a world theater conference chuvalu sa CCP yata that week kaya butch, the penguin owner (and ka-band ni carol sa pinikpikan) had a night program where an indigenous group from burkina faso went and played music and stuff. everybody danced. saya!
pero may sarili pa rin kaming ek nun. here's our friend, writer din and now singer isha performing some songs. there's her hubby and gig julalay robert quebral sa likod.
some of my guests pa rin. my cousin rona and her hubby xavier with their french friends.
and jay cruz, a writer friend but more of a dancer, from the dancing wounded commune. nag-hang out din sila dun.
saya nitong mga araw na ito. sana maulit. hm, may venue na e. gawa na lang ng bagong photos...
eto yung ilan sa photos na in-exhibit ko. share ko lang.
i call this one "swirl street." nakaw shot a la lomo padaan sa marikina bridge isang gabi, while riding papa's car.
i actually forgot what i called this one. taken during sunset at the batangas flying school of the air force. we had a shoot that day there, my first day to direct LOVELY DAY.
yes, i also forgot this one. tinatanong nila lagi kung ano ito. kung nasa loob ka ng cafe ng ayala museum, tumingala ka.
this one i call "bloom." eto nabenta ito. taken at my former home lang, naglalaro ng macro chuva ng bagong biling digicam. it's actually a flower. some sweet girl gave me flowers and i put them in a vase with water. lasted for days. thanks for the flowers, sweetie.
this one i think i called "lava lump." hehe. la lang. taken at fafa louie bahista ng bayan talan's recording studio.
not sure what i called this. psychedelic yata. in reality, that's the silhouette of billy bonnevie during a pinikpikan gig sa saguijo makati.
one of my favorites. i call this "speed." taken from a balcony sa isang art exhibit area/space sa loob in intramuros, in front of the cathedral.
i call this one "fireworks." simple lang noh. taken during the festivities of the spanish chuvalu event ng instituto cervantes sa may intramuros.