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Friday, March 28, 2008


I can still remember many things in my childhood past. I can still remember my two grandmothers eventhough I was so little that time. I can remember their faces and the clothes they wore during the old days. I can still remember going with my mother in the market and sold different kinds of shoes( actually, she’d just let me lay down under the table while I ate fruits).. I can still remember that my father was a pioneer in making shoes in our place, I’d sat beside him while he drew styles of shoes.. I can still remember those rows and rows of different styles of shoes. ….shoemakers who’d worked until dawn, and the camarederie between them that made their work lighter. … eldest sister who struggled between her studies and making shoe patterns. I can still remember not going to bed and kept her company. I can still remember the smell of native coffee and hot pandesal (rounded salt bread) and basket full of hot fertilized duck egg……. etc. This is to pay homage partly to that memories of my childhood in the Philippines. I hope you can imagine those memories together with me because my illustration is very different. The 3 images in different colors are top view of pile of shoes(afterall, it was our bread and butter....) I was creating in my mind. The lines are what seems to be sticks of bamboo that was formed like a house wherein those memories happened.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! and Many happy returns to Sr. Lauretta Gianesin.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to me

Today is my nth birthday and it is raining and snowing! How is that for a birthday gift? I like it when it rain a little because I know that those are drops of blessings. I will continously thanking God for the many blessings He has bestowed on me, and as I pray for my wishes, I will also include all of you and your wishes. Afterall, you all are have been a part of my journey.........
Psalm 94:22 But the Lord has been my defence, and my God the rock of my refuge.

Friday, March 21, 2008

pet peeves

My neighbor said that they don't hear anything from my flat and I am very quiet. Actually, it is true. I might have lots of pet peeves and everything just goes on and on in my head. I have been speechless for 3 years now. Weird that those words of disappointment won't even come out everytime I see my greasy mirror. Shall I just begin cleaning it? Sigh, I won't because I am better looking in this one(hi hi) than looking at a crystal clean mirror.
I hope I can make a drawing of this one later, I am truly exhausted today.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Birthday Celebration

Today is Ellen's birthday and she's got the tulip oil painting below as my gift. She liked it, they liked it-and my worries left me. Click here to see the pictures.

Friday, March 14, 2008


This is an oil painting I did when it started raining over here. It reminded me of so many memories I had growing up in my homeland the Philippines. Those days when dark heavy clouds gave me some kind of scary feeling, because it would mean either days of non- stop raining or worst- a big storm. But I like it when it poured heavily, as heavy as it was when it was forming up in the skies, because I know that there would be light and rainbow afterwards, and sometimes the sun would be shining while it was raining. That was great….even the flowers would look so strikingly beautiful just like this tulip on a spring rainy day like today.
What’s so cool about rainy days is that, I can sit down beside my window while listening to Rhythm of the Rain by the cascades or Umbrella by Rihanna, or I would read a danish novel and having a cup of steaming hot chocolate or jasmine tea on the side and a not so sweet, crispy chocolate chips. Ohhh Life is beautiful.
Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;Behind the clouds the sun is shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall,Some days must be dark and dreary.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, An April Day

Friday, March 07, 2008

(Isay's) garden

I call this place a paradise. The place is surrounded by mountains and water and black gold trees. And the trees are called garden because during the day, white flowers that has a wonderful scent plus green beautiful leaves are flowing and adorning the place. They are blessing the water because it never ran wild, and it gives the mountains light, and the blue color would reflect upward covering the whole place.

This is a painting on canvass I still have to finished and started almost 3 weeks ago. The idea of my topic is flowing endlessly in my mind, but somehow something is preventing me to finish it so that I can continue the story by starting a new painting.....By the way, the gold in the trees is not so visible because this file is small.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Do you know how extreme the weather condition over here? Since last saturday, on the first day of spring- it was really freezing cold in the evening, and it snowed in some parts, and today it is raining and windy. Actually, it is amazing of how it is changing all the time and the weather condition is what people is always talking about and wanting to know. It's like hey, I cannot go out without looking at the weather report first.....