January 31, 2006
(Written for someone I hold dear in my heart)
It is quite chaotic today here in iloilo given that it's just after dinagyang and there is the Jaro fiesta and the Chinese Lunar New Year coming up next. the streets are literally strewn with banderitas the color yellow and red. i passed by a big dog colored red at socorro. it's the fire dog. it had huge wheel on its legs to help it move around. there is some sort of coronation tonight.
I'm sort of in a roll these days. last saturday, dinagyang night, angel aquino of F came to the shop to interview us all at DGI. do you have tfc from where you are? it will be shown next week. i'm also doing this interview with bea camacho who is one of the hottest young artist right now. imagine her work: she knitted herself from 9am to 7pm inside a yarn cocoon. totally genius! i had to walk from robinsons to museo iloilo (actually running) just to catch her inspired talk about her art. her first pieces were alien-like plush knitted pillows with sound bits inside. when you press it, it gives off alien sounds. she also did works on bioluminecent wires and wool. when you touch it, it lights up and fades gradually when you remove your hands. i also did a commercial for abs-cbn highlighting talented ilonggos. they choose me, tita jaki and bo from among the whole list of ilonggo designers. so in a way my professional life is great. i might do fashion week this year also plus an upcoming show with manila designers.
I guess i just drown myself with work. it gets lonely sometimes when i'm alone. but i'm glad i'm lonely during the nights coz i can just sleep it off. when i wake up the next day i don't remember it anymore.
Im reading a book called bohemian manifesto right now. i wish i could share with you what's in it but i don't know how to say it. i guess it describes the way tortured souls like artists, designers, actors etc. conduct their lives. it's not a definitive but somewhat a cute manifesto of sorts.
I miss my papa. last night i watched family stone and it was great. it made me cry. family, with its quirks, madness and all, in the end is all you've got (and family here can be biological or otherwise).
Sarah Jessica Parker was revealing. Even Claire Danes is great. And I don't even like her. It also stars Delmont Mulroney, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Owen Wilson, etc.
"One needs to swim with the fishes to know the ocean. One needs to fly with the birds to look down below. One needs to experience sadness to be truly happy. One needs to value what you want."