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BOOK EXCHANGE Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olsa Jr. signs my copy of Ang Manggagaway ...
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BOOK EXCHANGE Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olsa Jr. signs my copy of Ang Manggagaway (The Witcher and Other Fantasy and Science Fiction), a Filipino translation of some speculative fiction from Central Europe, a literary project he co-headed with Hungarian Ambassador ... BOOK EXCHANGE

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olsa Jr. signs my copy of Ang Manggagaway (The Witcher and Other Fantasy and Science Fiction), a Filipino translation of some speculative fiction from Central Europe, a literary project he co-headed with Hungarian Ambassador to the Philippines József Bencze and playwright and novelist Dean Francis Alfar.

Later, I signed his copy of my book, #manilawasalongtimeago, a collection of 16 stories set in 16 different cities around the world, including Manila and Prague.

This was this morning at the MIBF, Manila International Book Fair, at the SMX in Pasay City.

#AngManggagaway #sciencefiction #fantasy #speculativefiction #readers #readersofinstagram #fiction #shortstories #stories #flashfiction #aastories #mybooksjourney3 #MIBF #manilainternationalbookfair #manila
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BOOK MADNESS Thrilled to see lines of people snaking along the sides of the SMX so early in the morning ...
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BOOK MADNESS Thrilled to see lines of people snaking along the sides of the SMX so early in the morning -- and for the love of books. Here at the @nationalbookstore/@anvilpublishing booth at the Manila International Book Fair, right where my new book #manilawasalongtimeago is on display ... BOOK MADNESS

Thrilled to see lines of people snaking along the sides of the SMX so early in the morning -- and for the love of books.

Here at the @nationalbookstore/@anvilpublishing booth at the Manila International Book Fair, right where my new book #manilawasalongtimeago is on display -- with my publishers @xandraramos and @apasionflores, and @deechad.

#MIBF #manilainternationalbookfair #solongatthefair #bookmania #bookmadness #stories #shortstories #fiction #flashfiction #aastories #mybooksjourney3 #ireadanvil #nbsalert #readersofinstagram
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EVERYBODY OUGHT TO READ A And the lines to the MIBF go up to there and back again. Caught up with ...
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EVERYBODY OUGHT TO READ A And the lines to the MIBF go up to there and back again. Caught up with Tourism Secretary @bernsrp (who's been the object of my lifestyle journalistic curiosity since I started way back when) and the hope for the future of reading among the youth @xandraramos at ... EVERYBODY OUGHT TO READ A
And the lines to the MIBF go up to there and back again.

Caught up with Tourism Secretary @bernsrp (who's been the object of my lifestyle journalistic curiosity since I started way back when) and the hope for the future of reading among the youth @xandraramos at today's opening of the MIBF, Manila International Book Fair.

#MIBF #manilainternationalbookfair #bookfair #ribboncutting #bookstagram @nationalbookstore @anvilpublishing #readingnation
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WHO'S THE PHOTOBOMBER HERE? 1. Mount Balungao, the extinct volcano in Pangasinan, rising only ...
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WHO'S THE PHOTOBOMBER HERE? 1. Mount Balungao, the extinct volcano in Pangasinan, rising only 1,253 feet into the sky right on the border to Nueva Ecija. 2. The National Artist F. Sionil Jose, Manong Frankie, who as a young boy growing up in Barrio Cabugawan nearby in the town of Rosales ... WHO'S THE PHOTOBOMBER HERE?

1. Mount Balungao, the extinct volcano in Pangasinan, rising only 1,253 feet into the sky right on the border to Nueva Ecija.

2. The National Artist F. Sionil Jose, Manong Frankie, who as a young boy growing up in Barrio Cabugawan nearby in the town of Rosales once climbed to the peak of Balungao (and slept there on a cold night) just to see as much of his world as he could. Shortly thereafter, he left Rosales (but not really, this small town is the setting of five of his most acclaimed novels, which became collectively -- and as they are interconnected -- known as the Rosales Saga). At 13, all on his own and just in time for high school, he took two trains to Manila, arriving at Tutuban station, where an uncle picked him up.

3. Me, but this is my picture taken just after Manong Frankie showed me around his birthplace, the patch of land he grew up on, the Rosales Elementary School where he went for early education, the creek where he and his friends would leave watermelons submerged to cool them, as well as the houses in which Apolinario Mabini sought protection from the Americans on the hunt for Filipino insurgents.

#fsioniljose #nationalartist #literature #culture #history. #balungao #mabini #rosales #pangasinan
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YOU ARE GOLD We were not talking about his insane success here, birthday boy @stweets and I, nor ...
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YOU ARE GOLD We were not talking about his insane success here, birthday boy @stweets and I, nor were we talking about Gucci or his most memorable adventure in Mexico or how much higher or farther or crazier he wanted to go. We were talking about his mother. #youaregold #happybirthday ... YOU ARE GOLD

We were not talking about his insane success here, birthday boy @stweets and I, nor were we talking about Gucci or his most memorable adventure in Mexico or how much higher or farther or crazier he wanted to go.

We were talking about his mother.

#youaregold #happybirthday #goldenboy #gold #50 #alwaysbelieveinyoursoul
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THIS IS A BEAUTY PICTURE But only because @kailim_ is in it. If an angel came down to earth, she ...
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THIS IS A BEAUTY PICTURE But only because @kailim_ is in it. If an angel came down to earth, she would look exactly like Kai Lim. Last night at @stweets' birthday party. #happybirthday #youaregold #alwaysbelieveinyoursoul #50 #beauty THIS IS A BEAUTY PICTURE

But only because @kailim_ is in it.

If an angel came down to earth, she would look exactly like Kai Lim.

Last night at @stweets' birthday party.

#happybirthday #youaregold #alwaysbelieveinyoursoul #50 #beauty
THE PRINTED PAGE That's what we were talking about here and see how passionate @nationalbookstore's ...
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THE PRINTED PAGE That's what we were talking about here and see how passionate @nationalbookstore's @xandraramos is about the topic. This was last night at @stweets' fun birthday party. #nbsalert #NBS #nationalbookstore #goldenboy #50 #sundayfunday #wishitweresunday THE PRINTED PAGE

That's what we were talking about here and see how passionate @nationalbookstore's @xandraramos is about the topic.

This was last night at @stweets' fun birthday party.

#nbsalert #NBS #nationalbookstore #goldenboy #50 #sundayfunday #wishitweresunday
WISH IT WERE SUNDAY Everyone's out on Sunday, as if Monday would never come, for the love of Steven ...
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WISH IT WERE SUNDAY Everyone's out on Sunday, as if Monday would never come, for the love of Steven Tan -- Coleen Davila, @maracoson, @stweets, Tessie Sy Coson, @iamkarendavila, and @emongsky. #happybirthday #manicmonday #wishitweresunday #sundayfunday #magic #goldenboy #gold ... WISH IT WERE SUNDAY

Everyone's out on Sunday, as if Monday would never come, for the love of Steven Tan -- Coleen Davila, @maracoson, @stweets, Tessie Sy Coson, @iamkarendavila, and @emongsky.

#happybirthday #manicmonday #wishitweresunday #sundayfunday #magic #goldenboy #gold #50 #gucci
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HOW BIG IS YOUR BORLONGAN In Panorama this year or last, I wrote the essay "How Big Is Your Borlongan," ...
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HOW BIG IS YOUR BORLONGAN In Panorama this year or last, I wrote the essay "How Big Is Your Borlongan," well mine, last night at least, is lifesize. With @emongsky at @stweets' personal-is-best 50th birthday party. #partyallthetime #borlongan #elmerborlongan #art #culture #starstruck ... HOW BIG IS YOUR BORLONGAN

In Panorama this year or last, I wrote the essay "How Big Is Your Borlongan," well mine, last night at least, is lifesize.

With @emongsky at @stweets' personal-is-best 50th birthday party.

#partyallthetime #borlongan #elmerborlongan #art #culture #starstruck #soulstruck #gold #50 #happybirthday
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IF EDWARD WERE KING, WHAT ABOUT THE NAZIS? It's a date, @itsmemrs_so: Once I'm done with "Wallis ...
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IF EDWARD WERE KING, WHAT ABOUT THE NAZIS? It's a date, @itsmemrs_so: Once I'm done with "Wallis in Love," let's dissect this story to the very core. Why was the Duchess of Windsor hated so? She might have unwittingly tilted the balance of power in favor of the Allies, or else the British ... IF EDWARD WERE KING, WHAT ABOUT THE NAZIS?

It's a date, @itsmemrs_so: Once I'm done with "Wallis in Love," let's dissect this story to the very core.

Why was the Duchess of Windsor hated so?

She might have unwittingly tilted the balance of power in favor of the Allies, or else the British would have fought on the side of Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito.

Who knows?

#wallisinlove #andrewmorton #wallissimpson #duchessofwindsor #WE #biography #lovestory #tragedy
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SOME PEOPLE YOU JUST KNOW FOREVER With Carlo Tanseco @carlotansexy and Chun-Chi Soler @chunchimao ...
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SOME PEOPLE YOU JUST KNOW FOREVER With Carlo Tanseco @carlotansexy and Chun-Chi Soler @chunchimao at Steven Tan @stweets' golden bash. #happybirthday #heartofgold #longtimenosee #sundayvibes SOME PEOPLE YOU JUST KNOW FOREVER

With Carlo Tanseco @carlotansexy and Chun-Chi Soler @chunchimao at Steven Tan @stweets' golden bash.

#happybirthday #heartofgold #longtimenosee #sundayvibes
I WISH YOU ALL THE GUCCIS Golden moment with the golden boy @stweets! #happybirthday #goldenboy ...
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I WISH YOU ALL THE GUCCIS Golden moment with the golden boy @stweets! #happybirthday #goldenboy #50 #gucci I WISH YOU ALL THE GUCCIS

Golden moment with the golden boy @stweets!

#happybirthday #goldenboy #50 #gucci
AH, HOW GOOD IT IS TO BE AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE READING -- RAINER MARIA RILKE Repost @asrutor: Brought ...
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AH, HOW GOOD IT IS TO BE AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE READING -- RAINER MARIA RILKE Repost @asrutor: Brought this with me when my husband and I went shopping for our clothes. Took this photo while waiting for our food. #writeherewritenow is one of my favourite books. I gifted my beloved #MSSHepe a ... AH, HOW GOOD IT IS TO BE AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE READING -- RAINER MARIA RILKE

Repost @asrutor: Brought this with me when my husband and I went shopping for our clothes. Took this photo while waiting for our food. #writeherewritenow is one of my favourite books. I gifted my beloved #MSSHepe a copy.
#thankyouverymuch #readers #writers #essays #writersofinstagram #reading #writing #aaessays #mybooksjourney #ireadanvil #rainermariarilke #rilke
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READING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD I didn't realize until I came across this post by @wheresmonickee ...
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READING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD I didn't realize until I came across this post by @wheresmonickee that all these developments have an impact on my experience of reading. I thought I was just physically busy, but yes the distractions of new media and social media have in fact shortened my ... READING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

I didn't realize until I came across this post by @wheresmonickee that all these developments have an impact on my experience of reading.

I thought I was just physically busy, but yes the distractions of new media and social media have in fact shortened my attention span and now, more than ever, I resort to bookmarks and make an effort to read one chapter upon waking, one chapter before I sleep, and like on long waits I'm always struggling with options -- Do I read, do I post on IG, do I open this Twitter link, do I dream, sleep, watch Netflix, or soundtrip on Spotify?

But like @wheresmonickee, I keep reading.

Finishing a book is like overcoming a hurdle, like victory at the end of a battle.

Thank you, @wheresmonickee, for this post on #manilawasalongtimeago -- Writing this collection of short stories has also been an exercise in patience and determination for me and an epic battle against the encroach of the digital life that is threatening to devour every minute of my days, seizing what is left of my diminishing attentiveness from the page, from the moment.

Life with the inability to focus, to disappear in the moment, like in the pages of a good book, is like going on an expedition that only half covers the distance.

It's like being half-alive.

#reading #readers #writers #shortstories #shortfiction #shorts #stories #fiction #readersofinstagram #aastories #mybooksjourney3 #attentionspan
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LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES My momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never ...
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LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES My momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. It was Forrest Gump said that, right here at Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia, where #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku is. But it isn't the same bus bench Forrest ... LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

My momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

It was Forrest Gump said that, right here at Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia, where #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku is.

But it isn't the same bus bench Forrest sat on in this exact spot. That bench has since moved to the Savannah History Museum.

And it isn't Forrest Gump sitting on this bus bench reading my poems, it is Jun Tobias, photographed 📷 by his wife @a2b1a5.

But life is still like a box of chocolates.

Sometimes it comes with popping candy that literally explodes in your mouth like Chuao's.

Sometimes it's the Scorpion Chili from the Chocolate Smiths.

Sometimes it's filled with Hungarian paprika or Indian curry or Chinese star anise like Vosges, or sea salt from Iceland or Tahitian vanilla like those of the Mast Brothers.

Sometimes, as in cheap chocolate, it's just pure sugar, cancer, and all, and a little cocoa to trick you.

#forrestgump #tomhanks #chocolate #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry #chuao #vosges #mastbrothers #mybooksjourney2 #chippewa #chippewasquare #savannah #georgia
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EVEN CHILDREN GET OLDER AND I GET OLDER, TOO Hugs and kisses and a lot of birthday wishes. The not ...
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EVEN CHILDREN GET OLDER AND I GET OLDER, TOO Hugs and kisses and a lot of birthday wishes. The not so complete cast at @catheaquino's birthday gettogether -- @saritasingson, John Margolles, @amargolles, Grace Llave, Bobby Aquino, @martaaquino22, @anavconstantino, @martian807. ... EVEN CHILDREN GET OLDER
AND I GET OLDER, TOO

Hugs and kisses and a lot of birthday wishes. The not so complete cast at @catheaquino's birthday gettogether -- @saritasingson, John Margolles, @amargolles, Grace Llave, Bobby Aquino, @martaaquino22, @anavconstantino, @martian807.
#happybirthday #landslide #fleetwoodmac #gettogether #wineanddine #saturdaynightlive
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YOU FETA HAVE A GOUDA BIRTHDAY Manchego, gouda, raclette, camembert, and lots of other chizmis ...
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YOU FETA HAVE A GOUDA BIRTHDAY Manchego, gouda, raclette, camembert, and lots of other chizmis at @catheaquino's birthday dinner. #happybirthday #sabadonight #gettogether #manchego #gouda #raclette #wineandcheese #wine #gintonic #saturdaynightfever YOU FETA HAVE A GOUDA BIRTHDAY

Manchego, gouda, raclette, camembert, and lots of other chizmis at @catheaquino's birthday dinner.

#happybirthday #sabadonight #gettogether #manchego #gouda #raclette #wineandcheese #wine #gintonic #saturdaynightfever
WHO KNOWS WHAT LOVE IS Poetry is a craft and therefore it involves crafting, a love of words and ...
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WHO KNOWS WHAT LOVE IS Poetry is a craft and therefore it involves crafting, a love of words and weaving them together to paint a picture, make a distinct sound, reverse the meaning of words, imitate the beating of the heart, mimic the thunder in the clouds or the heaviness or lightness of ... WHO KNOWS WHAT LOVE IS

Poetry is a craft and therefore it involves crafting, a love of words and weaving them together to paint a picture, make a distinct sound, reverse the meaning of words, imitate the beating of the heart, mimic the thunder in the clouds or the heaviness or lightness of footfalls -- but who knows what poetry really is?

In tomorrow's Panorama, my essay "Is Lang Leav a Poet," makes a humble attempt to answer the age-old, seemingly unanswerable question.

Books in layout are by poet and literature professor Joel M. Toledo @likeentropy, who was poet-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation, poet/author at the International Writing Program in Iowa, and literary editor at The Philippine Free Press.

#panoramaph #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #verse #rhyme #meter #thecraft #strawberryswitchblade @manilabulletinlifestyle
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TRUTH AND POETRY For the love of poetry Only speak the truth Extract from it the essence Uncover ...
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TRUTH AND POETRY For the love of poetry Only speak the truth Extract from it the essence Uncover it like a sleuth The truth is a complex thing There are many sides to it Turn it around, inside out Find a way through it For the love of poetry Give the truth the life that is its own From ... TRUTH AND POETRY

For the love of poetry
Only speak the truth
Extract from it the essence
Uncover it like a sleuth

The truth is a complex thing
There are many sides to it
Turn it around, inside out
Find a way through it

For the love of poetry
Give the truth the life that is its own
From which to emerge
Unafraid of the unknown

The truth sets you free
Unshackled by secrets
But the truth is who you are
Being strong about a weakness

Truth hides deep in each of us
Like the mystery behind our dresses
Through shame, sorrow, pain, hate, lies
So quietly we bear our crosses

There's freedom where things are true
Whether they seem wrong or good
Let them all out, shout out the truth
The hell if you are misunderstood

AA PATAWARAN, August 2016

Photo 📷 (September, 2018): #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku at Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia, on Forrest Gump's bench (no longer the actual bench), where he said the famous chocolate quote.

Thanks for this photo, @a2b1a5!

#truth #forrestgump #tomhanks #boxofchocolate #poetry #poem #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry #mybooksjourney2 #chippewasquare #savannah #georgia
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VELUT LUNA Brava, Alice Reyes -- and Ballet Philippines on the opening act of its 49th season, ...
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VELUT LUNA Brava, Alice Reyes -- and Ballet Philippines on the opening act of its 49th season, Carmina Burana! As this performance marks the runup to the company's 50th anniversary in 2019, Carmina Burana was preceded by excerpts from some of Ballet Philippines' most iconic pieces ... VELUT LUNA

Brava, Alice Reyes -- and Ballet Philippines on the opening act of its 49th season, Carmina Burana!

As this performance marks the runup to the company's 50th anniversary in 2019, Carmina Burana was preceded by excerpts from some of Ballet Philippines' most iconic pieces -- Vivaldi Concerto and Season of Flight -- as well as the world premiere of Sama Sama, a collection of OPMs, including "Da Coconut Nut" from the 1990s.

But the piece-de-resistance of the entire evening was, of course, the opening and closing movement of the cantata Carmina Burana -- "O'Fortuna," a 13th-century medieval Latin Goliardic poem set to music by German composer Carl Orff in the 1930s.

Imagine this: Ballet Philippines' young dancers draped in light-as-air satin-y cloaks executing gravity-defying anatomical feats to bring to life the depth of National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes' choreography on the CCP main theater stage set with a majestic landscape of rock formations designed by National Artist for Theater and Design Salvador Bernal who also originally designed the costumes.

All this live, while the Philippine Madrigal Singers sang "O'Fortuna" -- Sors immanis / et inanis /rota tu volubilis -- accompanied by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga, drums thumping like a whisper as they built up to a steady crescendo of strings and horns and percussion.

Mecum omnes plangite, everyone weep with me, as said in "O'Fortuna" because, velo luna, like the moon, it's so beautiful.

Catch the return of this masterwork, Carmina Burana, at the CCP til Sunday.

Photo 📷 by Jojo Mamangun

#carminaburana #alicereyes #balletphilippines #ofortuna #abscbnphilharmonicorchestra #madrigal #CCP #goliardia #poetry #ballet #carlorff #vivaldi #likethemoon
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MAYBE YOU GOT LOST ON YOUR WAY BACK TO ME Heard this line on 88.3 Whose song it is I don't know But ...
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MAYBE YOU GOT LOST ON YOUR WAY BACK TO ME Heard this line on 88.3 Whose song it is I don't know But I was struck with an inexplicable sorrow Maybe you got lost on your way back to me Or maybe I am no longer where you thought you might find me In any case I am no longer home Is it your absence or is ... MAYBE YOU GOT LOST ON YOUR WAY BACK TO ME

Heard this line on 88.3
Whose song it is I don't know
But I was struck with an inexplicable sorrow
Maybe you got lost on your way back to me
Or maybe I am no longer where you thought you might find me
In any case I am no longer home
Is it your absence or is it mine
Either way all I ever do is roam

Found this picture on a street stall in Venice
Whose work it is I don't know
But the light in it gave me a semblance of hope
Maybe you got lost on your way back to me
Or in my darkness have I lost me
Either way, there is this promise of light
Is it your light shining on me or is it mine still shining on you
In any case I'll find myself, I'll be all right

#streetart #mixedmedia #poetry #poem #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry #venice #throwback
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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW Is to recognize that each of us is a piece in a 7.442-piece puzzle but before ...
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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW Is to recognize that each of us is a piece in a 7.442-piece puzzle but before we can fit to do our share in completing the picture we each have to discover, examine, nurture, and improve our core strengths to apply them productively and effectively on the tasks we are ... WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

Is to recognize that each of us is a piece in a 7.442-piece puzzle but before we can fit to do our share in completing the picture we each have to discover, examine, nurture, and improve our core strengths to apply them productively and effectively on the tasks we are here in this world to carry out at home, in the community, at work, and on the planet.

This is the primary goal of strengths strategy company People Acuity whose Shift Up program is designed to get "movers and thought leaders" aligned in our common pursuit for success, fulfilment, peace, prosperity, and happiness not just for individuals but for the world at large.

Thanks, @janicecvillanueva, for this precious opportunity for self-awareness and self-development and especially for the realization that no such thing as self-awareness or development if the self serves nothing larger than itself.

#shiftup #peopleacuity #wisdom #corestrength #selfawareness #wewewe #happiness #fixit @peopleacuity.ph @shiftupph
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MANILA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR Limited pre-launch copies of my new book #manilawasalongtimeago ...
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MANILA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR Limited pre-launch copies of my new book #manilawasalongtimeago are going to be available at next week's MIBF, Manila International Book Fair, six days to go. Art (cover and interior images) by @iamhearte. Repost @anvilpublishing: Sixteen stories, ... MANILA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Limited pre-launch copies of my new book #manilawasalongtimeago are going to be available at next week's MIBF, Manila International Book Fair, six days to go.

Art (cover and interior images) by @iamhearte.

Repost @anvilpublishing: Sixteen stories, sixteen cities, and the Filipino in all of them.

#MIBF #manilainternationalbookfair #bookfair #stories #shortstories #fiction #shortfiction #flashfiction #readers #readersofinstagram #writers #writersofinstagram #aastories #mybooksjourney3 #manila #hinahanaphanapkita #IReadAnvil @nationalbookstore
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I'LL SHIFT UP, SO WE CAN SHIFT UP THE WORLD I was too busy taking everything to heart I didn't take ...
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I'LL SHIFT UP, SO WE CAN SHIFT UP THE WORLD I was too busy taking everything to heart I didn't take a single photo so now I'm stealing from @christinebbabao's IG Stories. I'd say Shift Up, a program created by @murphy_deanna_j of People Acuity, is a self-empowerment seminar, maybe a self-awareness ... I'LL SHIFT UP, SO WE CAN SHIFT UP THE WORLD

I was too busy taking everything to heart I didn't take a single photo so now I'm stealing from @christinebbabao's IG Stories.

I'd say Shift Up, a program created by @murphy_deanna_j of People Acuity, is a self-empowerment seminar, maybe a self-awareness seminar designed for "movers and thought leaders," but even at level 1, compressed for us between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, it goes beyond the self without overlooking the self.

It's a world advocacy that isn't up in the clouds because it is rooted in the one thing in this world we have control of -- the self, in the depths of which the seminar takes us to discover, examine, and strategize our core strenghts so we can play our roles in the family, at work, in the community, in the country, and in the world to the hilt.

It's a bit mindblowing for me, especially as I realized that my strengths are in fact my weaknesses, "the two sides of the same coin," as Deanna later explained.

#shiftup #peopleacuityph #selfdevelopment #selfawareness #shiftupphilippines #selfdiscovery #createyourreality #beyourself #energy @shiftupph @peopleacuity.ph
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TAGALOG Sa tula ko na lang sasabihin Sa mga salitang malikhain Dahil 'di ko kaya Nabubulol ...
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TAGALOG Sa tula ko na lang sasabihin Sa mga salitang malikhain Dahil 'di ko kaya Nabubulol 'pag totoo na Hayaan mo ako maglaro Sa tinig at tugma ako magtatago 'Di mo maiintindihan Pero 'yan ang aking nararamdaman Konting paumanhin Sa tula ko lang kayang sabihin #tagalog #poetry ... TAGALOG

Sa tula ko na lang sasabihin
Sa mga salitang malikhain
Dahil 'di ko kaya
Nabubulol 'pag totoo na
Hayaan mo ako maglaro
Sa tinig at tugma ako magtatago
'Di mo maiintindihan
Pero 'yan ang aking nararamdaman
Konting paumanhin
Sa tula ko lang kayang sabihin
#tagalog #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry
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COMFORT FOOD LIKE 'Coz I used to eat this in the '90s at this restaurant that has changed but only once ...
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COMFORT FOOD LIKE 'Coz I used to eat this in the '90s at this restaurant that has changed but only once in over 20 years. It's the Taiwanese haunt Mien-San on Ortigas. Jullie Yap Daza and I used to frequent this place in the mid-'90s when journalism was new to me and everything was magic, such ... COMFORT FOOD LIKE 'Coz I used to eat this in the '90s at this restaurant that has changed but only once in over 20 years.

It's the Taiwanese haunt Mien-San on Ortigas. Jullie Yap Daza and I used to frequent this place in the mid-'90s when journalism was new to me and everything was magic, such a joy that I didn't realize until five years later that I was doing it for a living.

And this is cold pork strips tokwa.

I don't know if it's really good (it is) or it's just my memories of it.

#miensan #noodlehouse #taiwanese #tokwatbaboy #tofu #porkstrips #JYD
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THIS IS THE MOMENT By this time Aldi must be over 30,000 feet up in the sky, off to a brave new world and he has absolutely no idea how much of a turning point this is for him and the people around him. #aldimybaby #leavingonajetplane #babyonaplane #flying #departures THIS IS THE MOMENT

By this time Aldi must be over 30,000 feet up in the sky, off to a brave new world and he has absolutely no idea how much of a turning point this is for him and the people around him.

#aldimybaby #leavingonajetplane #babyonaplane #flying #departures
BUT KING LAUGH HE COME LIKE THE SUNSHINE, AND HE EASE OFF THE STRAIN AGAIN, AND WE BEAR TO GO ON WITH ...
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BUT KING LAUGH HE COME LIKE THE SUNSHINE, AND HE EASE OFF THE STRAIN AGAIN, AND WE BEAR TO GO ON WITH OUR LABOR, WHAT IT MAY BE. -- BRAM STOKER Crispy skin salmon-topped risotto at Sala, but this is not the point of this post. The point is we laughed all night, especially I, from starters to finish, ... BUT KING LAUGH HE COME LIKE THE SUNSHINE, AND HE EASE OFF THE STRAIN AGAIN, AND WE BEAR TO GO ON WITH OUR LABOR, WHAT IT MAY BE. -- BRAM STOKER

Crispy skin salmon-topped risotto at Sala, but this is not the point of this post.

The point is we laughed all night, especially I, from starters to finish, all the way to our nightcap (double vodka tonic for me) and that's coz my dinnermates -- @katigbakmario, @dudaytuason, George Sison, and Jane Sy and her sister -- are just wickedly funny.

Proof: We were hours together and not one photo, except this.

#sala #gettogether #ROFL #lol #lolz #laughteristhebestmedicine #laugh #laughter #bwahahaha #vodkatonic #lentilsoup #crispyskin #salmon #tiramisu #salabistro #greenbelt #dracula #bramstoker
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AFTERNOON TEA AT THE EMPRESS Never been to Canada, but #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku is there right ...
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AFTERNOON TEA AT THE EMPRESS Never been to Canada, but #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku is there right now, right at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, a National Historic Site of Canada and an iconic symbol of the city. Tea and poetry at the world-renowned Afternoon Tea ... AFTERNOON TEA AT THE EMPRESS

Never been to Canada, but #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku is there right now, right at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, a National Historic Site of Canada and an iconic symbol of the city.

Tea and poetry at the world-renowned Afternoon Tea at The Empress -- my poems' heart is full. Thank you, @bill_belinda_edralin!
#afternoontea #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry #mybooksjourney2 #theempress #victoria #britishcolumbia #canada
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GENTLE IS THE WORLD Today in @manilabulletinlifestyle featuring the artist @itsydazo's first ...
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GENTLE IS THE WORLD Today in @manilabulletinlifestyle featuring the artist @itsydazo's first solo exhibition "Into the Woods" that stirs up memories of our early encounters with life's truths and wonders. These oil renditions of childhood stories retold, replete with bedtime ... GENTLE IS THE WORLD

Today in @manilabulletinlifestyle featuring the artist @itsydazo's first solo exhibition "Into the Woods" that stirs up memories of our early encounters with life's truths and wonders.

These oil renditions of childhood stories retold, replete with bedtime stories and storybook fantasies, were unveiled over the weekend at Deck Singapore at the very heart of the art and heritage district of the city.

Itsy Dazo, early childhood educator by day, artist 24/7, is set to mount a homecoming exhibit in Manila in April 2019.

#intothewoods #oiloncanvas #oilpaintings #art #culture #stories #storybook #fables #legends #itsydazo #filipino #decksingapore #singapore
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I KNOW YOU'LL MISS ME I'm spending my last few hours with Aldi before he leaves to spend the next ...
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I KNOW YOU'LL MISS ME I'm spending my last few hours with Aldi before he leaves to spend the next few months with his parents somewhere out there along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. He also just turned one today. I don't have a single photo from his birthday party, but wow, 12 ... I KNOW YOU'LL MISS ME

I'm spending my last few hours with Aldi before he leaves to spend the next few months with his parents somewhere out there along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

He also just turned one today. I don't have a single photo from his birthday party, but wow, 12 months with you is a lifetime of cuteness overload. I have enough memories to last me forever.

Happy birthday, Aldi! The world awaits you, along with such great adventures. I know you'll miss me, but I'll see you again.

#publicdisplayofaffection #aldimybaby #babyboy #babylove #happybirthday #lawrenceofarabia #missmeblind #cultureclub
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BED WEATHER Who would go on an errand on a day like this, perfect for a Sunday-at-home, reading ...
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BED WEATHER Who would go on an errand on a day like this, perfect for a Sunday-at-home, reading under the sheets? I would, for the Duchess of Windsor. I was just so stupid that I had this in my hand at Fully Booked at BGC but didn't buy it, only to realize I wanted it when there was only one copy ... BED WEATHER

Who would go on an errand on a day like this, perfect for a Sunday-at-home, reading under the sheets?

I would, for the Duchess of Windsor.

I was just so stupid that I had this in my hand at Fully Booked at BGC but didn't buy it, only to realize I wanted it when there was only one copy left in this country. So I said I wanted it and it was delivered to the branch most convenient for me, so here I am.

#wallisinlove #andrewmorton #duchessofwindsor #wallissimpson #bookstagram #amreading
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WHODUNIT Thank you, @nerdytalksbookblog, for this post on one of the pages of #theHAINAKUbook, ...
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WHODUNIT Thank you, @nerdytalksbookblog, for this post on one of the pages of #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku with my poem "When Was the Last Time You Saw Her" on it, a sort of whodunit, a mystery that I wrote in verse based on the facts/fantasies of my childhood, some of the blanks that growing ... WHODUNIT

Thank you, @nerdytalksbookblog, for this post on one of the pages of #theHAINAKUbook, #hainaku with my poem "When Was the Last Time You Saw Her" on it, a sort of whodunit, a mystery that I wrote in verse based on the facts/fantasies of my childhood, some of the blanks that growing up I needed to fill in with stories or magic or tall tales or legends.

#missing #stories #mystery #whodunit #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry #mybooksjourney2
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THEN MY WHOLE WIDE WORLD WENT ZOOM Just another day with Aldi #aldimybaby #aldi #babysdayout #babyboy #birthdayboy #virgo #virgoseason #zoom THEN MY WHOLE WIDE WORLD WENT ZOOM

Just another day with Aldi

#aldimybaby #aldi #babysdayout #babyboy #birthdayboy #virgo #virgoseason #zoom
VOICES START TO RING IN YOUR HEAD / TELL ME WHAT DO THEY SAY Tomorrow's essay, "The Boy in the Room," ...
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VOICES START TO RING IN YOUR HEAD / TELL ME WHAT DO THEY SAY Tomorrow's essay, "The Boy in the Room," recalls my experience as an unwilling participant at a People Synergistically Interconnected (PSI) weekend workshop, during which I encountered the boy I was and rescued him out of the confusion ... VOICES START TO RING IN YOUR HEAD / TELL ME WHAT DO THEY SAY

Tomorrow's essay, "The Boy in the Room," recalls my experience as an unwilling participant at a People Synergistically Interconnected (PSI) weekend workshop, during which I encountered the boy I was and rescued him out of the confusion caused by what everybody around him -- family or strangers, friends or foe, particular people or the world at large, lovingly or hatefully, deliberately or unwittingly -- told him about who he was or wasn't, what he could or could not do.

I wish I could meet this boy this time so he could rescue me, too.

The PSI Seminars are some kind of an awareness training geared toward self-mastery, personal success, and personal development.

My participation in the early 1990s was a birthday gift from @itsydazo, my friend and art director partner during my advertising stint.

The title of this post is from the song "Voices" off @madonna's album "Hard Candy" from 2008.

#panoramaph #writing #writers #writersofinstagram #selfmastery #personaldevelopment #awareness #selflove #PSI #meditation #madonna #voices #hardcandy
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AT THE RAMON MAGSAYSAY GALA DINNER And with Mrs. V, Mila Magsaysay Valenzuela, who is like a mother ...
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AT THE RAMON MAGSAYSAY GALA DINNER And with Mrs. V, Mila Magsaysay Valenzuela, who is like a mother to me. Also with @bumtenorio, Carn Abella, and @annasobre. #ramonmagsaysayawards #ramonmagsaysay #gala AT THE RAMON MAGSAYSAY GALA DINNER

And with Mrs. V, Mila Magsaysay Valenzuela, who is like a mother to me.

Also with @bumtenorio, Carn Abella, and @annasobre.

#ramonmagsaysayawards #ramonmagsaysay #gala
INTO THE WOODS I met the soulful artist @itsydazo in the very beginning of my professional life, ...
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INTO THE WOODS I met the soulful artist @itsydazo in the very beginning of my professional life, where for about five years, she was my partner in crime, I as a copywriter and she as an art director in the advertising agency we used to work for in our early 20s. Through the years I've witnessed ... INTO THE WOODS

I met the soulful artist @itsydazo in the very beginning of my professional life, where for about five years, she was my partner in crime, I as a copywriter and she as an art director in the advertising agency we used to work for in our early 20s.

Through the years I've witnessed her explore various expressions for the yearnings of her soul, turning her restlessness, her joys, and heartaches into doodles, word art, decoupage, bottle design, jewelry, trinkets, paintings of charcoal, watercolor, and oil, and more.

Now an early childhood educator, who teaches through art and play in Singapore, Itsy is mounting her solo exhibition "Into the Woods" at Deck Singapore at the very heart of the art and heritage district of the city.

The oil paintings are "based on the children's stories I've read to my students," she says, and each work is a portal back to the magical milieu in which we all began to make sense of our world, the stories of our childhood chockful of talking birds, friendly foxes, and other fantastic creatures.

The two-day exhibition opens tomorrow at Deck Singapore on Prinsep Street, Singapore Central.

Congratulations, Itsy!

#intothewoods #oil #paintings #soulwork #soulstruck #art #culture #filipino #singapore
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SOMEONE IS WRITING A POEM Defining poetry is like saying your pain is just like mine. It pierces ...
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SOMEONE IS WRITING A POEM Defining poetry is like saying your pain is just like mine. It pierces through my skin like a thousand knives, but yours demands a different simile, the hollowness of a universe without the faintest glow of a distant star maybe; I wouldn't know I am blinded by all ... SOMEONE IS WRITING A POEM

Defining poetry is like saying your pain is just like mine. It pierces through my skin like a thousand knives, but yours demands a different simile, the hollowness of a universe without the faintest glow of a distant star maybe; I wouldn't know I am blinded by all the blood oozing from the cuts on my skin.

Defining poetry is like saying your happiness is no different from mine. It is the song of a legion of angels, but yours calls for a different metaphor. It is your mother singing you a lullaby maybe; I wouldn't know my angels are singing too loud.

AA PATAWARAN

#simile #metaphor #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry
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THE NEW GENERATION We're talking about the new generation, National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes ...
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THE NEW GENERATION We're talking about the new generation, National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes and I, the new generation of dancers, the new generation of audiences, the new generation everything. About the former Alice is all giddy and excited, about the latter we will see, but young ... THE NEW GENERATION

We're talking about the new generation, National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes and I, the new generation of dancers, the new generation of audiences, the new generation everything.

About the former Alice is all giddy and excited, about the latter we will see, but young people should see this upcoming show "Carmina Burana," because "really," she says, they are going to love this enough to turn off YouTube and IG stories for a while.

I had the privilege to watch the rawest, roughest rehearsal and, despite myself, I could have risked looking so OA if I let myself jump to my feet to give these new, young, "strong and goodlooking" dancers of Ballet Philippines, as Alice describes them, the "dancing ovation" they so deserve!

Sneak peek: The O'Fortuna scene will be mindblowing!

Catch the show at the CCP Main Theater Sept. 7-9.

#carminaburana #balletphilippines #ballet #dance #ofortuna #CCP #alicereyes #philippines #experienceus @itsbiancaness @manilabulletinlifestyle
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TICK OF THE CLOCK It's a memorable movie that I can't remember much of, except Ryan Gosling, whom ...
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TICK OF THE CLOCK It's a memorable movie that I can't remember much of, except Ryan Gosling, whom The Guardian called "the permafrost-cool hero...in a sleek bomber jacket with a scorpion on the back" and of course Carey Mulligan, achingly vulnerable, because in it she plays a mother with ... TICK OF THE CLOCK

It's a memorable movie that I can't remember much of, except Ryan Gosling, whom The Guardian called "the permafrost-cool hero...in a sleek bomber jacket with a scorpion on the back" and of course Carey Mulligan, achingly vulnerable, because in it she plays a mother with an adorable toddler son.

Oh and the soundtrack, that's stuck in my head, to which I must have gotten enough mileage on my old, badass CRV to retire it, listening especially, pedal to the metal, to "Tick of the Clock" by the Chromatics, beat box cutting metal, organ chords howling, vinyl crackling, bassline rumbling, my soul going 150kph on the Skyway.

It's the perfect soundtrack -- "A Real Hero" by College, "Under Your Spell" by Desire -- for when you feel you could drive forever, away from it all.

Ok maybe this photo is inappropriate for overspeeding delusions with #aldimybaby in it, but hey there was Benicio, Carey's young son in "Drive," that I remember.

#drive #ryangosling #carreymulligan #tickoftheclock #chromatics #realhero #college #underyourspell #desire #nightdrive #roadtrip #soundtrip
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WHEN YOUR NAME IS JOYCE PRING You give joy to the world or at least to me -- and you make every season, ...
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WHEN YOUR NAME IS JOYCE PRING You give joy to the world or at least to me -- and you make every season, even where there are no seasons, feel like spring. Thank you, @joycepring for the love for me and for #writeherewritenow, and my other books as well. #joycepring #writing #writers #readers ... WHEN YOUR NAME IS JOYCE PRING

You give joy to the world or at least to me -- and you make every season, even where there are no seasons, feel like spring.

Thank you, @joycepring for the love for me and for #writeherewritenow, and my other books as well. ❤

#joycepring #writing #writers #readers #writersofinstagram #joy #spring #love #aaessays #mybooksjourney
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DANCE This was four years ago: For the first time since Giraffe, didn't care they were watching ...
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DANCE This was four years ago: For the first time since Giraffe, didn't care they were watching (and recording). Didn't care that (maybe) I was making a fool of myself. Didn't care if the DJ remix was from the '80s or '90s or Madonna or Step Up 3D. Decided to lose myself in the moment and I did. ... DANCE

This was four years ago: For the first time since Giraffe, didn't care they were watching (and recording). Didn't care that (maybe) I was making a fool of myself. Didn't care if the DJ remix was from the '80s or '90s or Madonna or Step Up 3D. Decided to lose myself in the moment and I did. Was it Stella or Corona? Was it Black Russian or vodka tonic? Was I in Republiq or Fiamma or Faces or the Valle Verde Country Club? Was I young or old?

@martian807 @catheaquino
#dance #dancing #foreveryoung #dancerinthedark #dancechallenge
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I'M NOT AFTER PERFECTION. I JUST WANT TO LET MYSELF GO WHEN I PAINT. -- LOVE MARIE ONGPAUCO You said ...
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I'M NOT AFTER PERFECTION. I JUST WANT TO LET MYSELF GO WHEN I PAINT. -- LOVE MARIE ONGPAUCO You said this to me when you debuted as a painter in 2014. You have since gone very far and I'm honored to have had a little part in your great journey. Repost @iamhearte: Arnel Patawaran books, with ... I'M NOT AFTER PERFECTION. I JUST WANT TO LET MYSELF GO WHEN I PAINT. -- LOVE MARIE ONGPAUCO

You said this to me when you debuted as a painter in 2014. You have since gone very far and I'm honored to have had a little part in your great journey.

Repost @iamhearte: Arnel Patawaran books, with my paintings featured on the cover, are proudly displayed in my home. 😊 I still get giddy every time I see this - I'm so proud to have been part of such a special project. ❤

#panda #aspin #theHAINAKUbook #hainaku #manilawasalongtimeago #art #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #fiction #shortstories #readersofinstagram #lovemarie #aapoetry #aastories #mybooksjourney2 #mybooksjourney3 @anvilpublishing @nationalbookstore
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PURVEYOR OF DESIGN, CRAFTSMANSHIP, VALUE, AND HOPE That's the core of CITEM or the Center for ...
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PURVEYOR OF DESIGN, CRAFTSMANSHIP, VALUE, AND HOPE That's the core of CITEM or the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions and I just spent the afternoon with its newly appointed executive director @pauline_juan, just two weeks into this new challenge, which she considers ... PURVEYOR OF DESIGN, CRAFTSMANSHIP, VALUE, AND HOPE

That's the core of CITEM or the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions and I just spent the afternoon with its newly appointed executive director @pauline_juan, just two weeks into this new challenge, which she considers her way of giving back.

In her new hat, she doesn't have to do anything really new. In her previous career, in which Pauline proved to be such a visionary, she devoted all her time and effort discovering, nurturing, polishing, and promoting creative ingenuity.

She only has to do the exact same thing to the Philippines, our brand of creativity and genius, and our inventive, ingenious, and innovative potential for all the world to see.

Congratulations, Pauline!

Onward, Philippines!

#paulinejuan #citem #manilafame #create #pinoyhenyo #genius #creativity #madeinthephilippines #pinoy #filipino #PH #proudpinoy @manilabulletinlifestyle
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C'EST FINI Le long week-end, c'est fini, mais mon âme encore est en vacances. #theweeknd #weekend ...
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C'EST FINI Le long week-end, c'est fini, mais mon âme encore est en vacances. #theweeknd #weekend #longweekend #staycation #holiday #cestfini #backtolife C'EST FINI

Le long week-end, c'est fini, mais mon âme encore est en vacances.

#theweeknd #weekend #longweekend #staycation #holiday #cestfini #backtolife
STRESSBUSTER This pretty much sums up my weekend. #laughteristhebestmedicine #staycation #longweekend #baby #babyboy #laugh #laughter #stressbuster #holiday #aldimybaby STRESSBUSTER

This pretty much sums up my weekend.

#laughteristhebestmedicine #staycation #longweekend #baby #babyboy #laugh #laughter #stressbuster #holiday #aldimybaby
LOVE LEYTE Leyte and Leyteñons, @henrygolding loves you. This British-Malaysian TV host, ...
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LOVE LEYTE Leyte and Leyteñons, @henrygolding loves you. This British-Malaysian TV host, born of an English father and Malaysian mother in Sarawak, where he was raised until the family moved to Surrey just south of London when he was seven, starred as a leading man in his first ever acting ... LOVE LEYTE

Leyte and Leyteñons, @henrygolding loves you.

This British-Malaysian TV host, born of an English father and Malaysian mother in Sarawak, where he was raised until the family moved to Surrey just south of London when he was seven, starred as a leading man in his first ever acting role in the hugely successful #CrazyRichAsians.

Prior to this, Golding had no acting credits to his name, although he has appeared in a couple of Malaysian films as himself, a TV host who has worked in such broadcast networks as the BBC, Channel News Asia, and the Discovery Channel.

To film for his Channel News Asia show Don't Mess with Us, he was in Leyte in January 2014, just two months after Yolanda or Haiyan, "the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded," devastated the province and, with still more bodies turning up in Tacloban and having seen for himself how massive the scale of destruction was and how quickly the Waray was rising to the challenge, he was moved by the experience.

To prove it, we have a photo, taken by Butch Tan, in @manilabulletinlifestyle, of Golding trying to process it all over a dish of tapsilog on a somber, difficult January morning in Leyte.

#henrygolding #nickyoung #yolanda #haiyan #celebritywatch #waray #tacloban #leyte #philippines #manilabulletinlifestyle
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CRAZY RICH ASIAN? Yes and crazy beautiful, face and body, heart and soul! Crazy rich human. Look ...
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CRAZY RICH ASIAN? Yes and crazy beautiful, face and body, heart and soul! Crazy rich human. Look who's eating tapsilog in Leyte? It's British-Malaysian @henrygolding who plays the dashing heir and billionaire #NickYoung in the sensational hit #CrazyRichAsians. Because Asians ... CRAZY RICH ASIAN?

Yes and crazy beautiful, face and body, heart and soul! Crazy rich human.

Look who's eating tapsilog in Leyte?

It's British-Malaysian @henrygolding who plays the dashing heir and billionaire #NickYoung in the sensational hit #CrazyRichAsians.

Because Asians are crazy and rich in more ways than just by money or style. And the true riches of being human were written all over this face on this somber morning in Leyte.

For full story, go to Manila Bulletin Lifestyle on Facebook.

Or check link on my IG profile and bio.

#henrygolding #yolanda #haiyan #leyte #reallifehero #humansofasia @manilabulletinlifestyle
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RELAX DON'T DO IT It's Sunday just put your feet up. On staycation with #aldimybaby, who can't ...
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RELAX DON'T DO IT It's Sunday just put your feet up. On staycation with #aldimybaby, who can't keep still. #baby #babyboy #staycation #longweekend #marriottmanila RELAX DON'T DO IT

It's Sunday just put your feet up.

On staycation with #aldimybaby, who can't keep still.

#baby #babyboy #staycation #longweekend #marriottmanila
REALITY ON INSTAGRAM Stop wishing you'd see real stuff on IG And by real you mean ugly places or ...
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REALITY ON INSTAGRAM Stop wishing you'd see real stuff on IG And by real you mean ugly places or ugly faces or things that are crappy Like the Straight-Out-of-Bed Messy Look that isn't what you see in a beauty magazine Or souls that are tortured or unclean Each post is a moment in time And ... REALITY ON INSTAGRAM

Stop wishing you'd see real stuff on IG
And by real you mean ugly places or ugly faces or things that are crappy

Like the Straight-Out-of-Bed Messy Look that isn't what you see in a beauty magazine
Or souls that are tortured or unclean

Each post is a moment in time
And in its beauty or happiness it commits no crime

And some of what happened before or what happens after you may not want to know
For some of it for sure will make you go

And anyway it's not your business
To all that's ugly in all of us you don't want to be an eyewitness

Behind every smiling face are a great many crying faces
Behind every perfect #OOTD might be some insecurity needing a perfect dress to hide its traces

Oh you don't know life if you think this is it
For public consumption what you pretend to look for is unfit

The Starry Night is as real as the fact that it was viewed from a mental asylum
And the unwanted bulges are no less real shrouded in a peplum

There are privately lonely people indulging in a public moment of bliss
There may be a lifetime of regret masquerading in a wedding kiss

Stop saying you want real stuff on IG
Truth be told, you only have a serious case of envy

AA PATAWARAN

Photo 📷: A flower at the Monastiraki Flea Market in Athens, Greece

#envy #realstuff #forreal #instagram #fomo #realityshow #poetry #poems #poetsofinstagram #aapoetry #athens #aatraveltalesplus #IG #srsly #seriously
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