Well, not going to apologize to people for the delayed post. Just, you know, apologizing to myself since I doubt anyone really reads this stuff.
Anyway, last week in photos!
Monday, 25 November - Pottery with a bunch of amazing potters! We had Mr. Pablo Capati III (far right), Mr. Alvin Tan Teck Heng (man in black, middle), Mr. Mark Valenzuela (man in blue), aaaand I’m sorry I forgot your name Mr. In Red. Also in the photo are: dani, ana, and mica. Aaaand there I am in the pink shorts. The photo was taken by our on and only Prof Rita Gudino
Tuesday, 26 November - Hung out with the boys now that Niko (Mr Marianing himself) made his way back to Manila after having survived the disaster at Tacloban. All I could really say was ‘glad you’re alive!’
Sablay Thursday, November 28 - TRIED to make beautiful ceramics, but ended up with a caveman’s cup. Strangely, I do like it form. :D
Friday, November 29 - Murphy’s (Law) Friday. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. ‘Nuff said.
That’s all, folks!
I don’t know if I can really do this photo a day thing without getting repetitive. Then again, I think that’s the challenge.
18 November, Monday
19 November, Tuesday
Helped out at the relief ops for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. I found this donated dress in that pile of clothes behind me. Off to the rummage sale, you!
20 November, Wednesday
Wednesdays and Fridays are difficult. They’re rather boring! Anyway, Sir Aman approached me to tell me to fix them moldy paintings hanging on the lobby. This is what happened to Mika B's painting. Hope we can still fix it
21 November, Thursday
Clay processing time with Al's feet
22 November, Friday
Bonifacio @ 150, a conference held at the GT Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium.
After-school specials not included. Haha. IDK, but after-school life is more exciting. Not to mention Friday’s Catching Fire!
Since it’s (hopefully) my last semester in college, I thought I might as well get going on a photo-a-day project. I’ll be taking photos of each day of my last semester. I’ll take it as an exercise on seeing things.
Here’s a recap of the first week (and a half)
7 November 2013 - Paid my last matriculation fees with Bika
12 November - Spent the morning taking photos of UP landmarks with Dani
13 November - Wow. Wednesdays and Fridays are going to be tough! I don’t have any breaks. Well, at least I get to doodle in class.
14 November - SO EXCITED TO MAKE BABIES!!! Here’s an unclaimed child from last semester’s pottery class. To whoever made this: how could you abandon this child?
15 November - had I known that we wouldn’t be having classes this morning, I would not have come early enough to miss the vendo machine. Just look at this sad, empty space where my morning cup of hot chocolate used to be.
On almost every afternoon, a man on a bike passes by ringing a bell as if to call out to the people in heir homes. I say almost because I don’t hear him pass by when it rains. Once you hear the bell, you’ll have to run outside as quickly as you can or else you’ll miss him. You’ll miss the binatog he carries along with him on his bike.
It’s cheap; 10 pesos for a bowl of hot, white corn topped with shredded niyog (the brown kind of coconut). Sprinkle some salt and sugar and you’ve got the afternoon treat that is binatog.
I asked the man if he could finish all the binatog he brings with him in a day. His answer was yes, and I couldn’t help but wonder how that could be since I had to run outside and yell “Binatog!" before I could get myself a bowl.
Also spotted at the National Museum in the Museum of the FIlipino People is the Manunggul Jar, an ancient secondary burial jar which is considered to be an early work of art.
On the photo is the figure at the top of the jar. I must say, through many a history lesson, I was not prepared to see that face on the boat.
There is a face on the boat.
The figures are eerie enough as they are with the lighting and the eyes… but that boat?? It has a face!
Iggy and I went to the National Museum sometime late October, and I can’t help but feel a newfound admiration for one of the Philippines’ National Artitsts for the Visual Art: Guillermo Tolentino.
In our words: siya na.
I saw some of his sketches, one of which struck me:
His studies for oblation—the statue that is now the iconic symbol of the University of the Philippine which now resides in the 4th floor of the Main Library.