THE LUMINARIES (Honoring Meralco's Partners for Progress 2013)
*Late Post* March 9, 2013
Huling birit bago matapos ang term sa pagiging CFA Rep to the USC. :) It’s such a privilege to have represent our college together with our Dean at such a prestigious event. Thank you Meralco (and for also acknowledging us as your partners for progress)!
I do not own any of the photos. (Thank you Frankie Blanco for documenting even if I didn’t ask you to!) And to those who watched and gave good feedback, it made me feel happy *heehee* Maybe I’ll burn more stuff in the future.
So this is my 7th Visual Output for my Mini Thesis. I burned the gown that I did for 3 sleepless days. WORTH IT!
Some of the many group photos that we have.. I really never thought that I’d be emotional like this towards the end of our term. I was always excited about the fact that it was about to end. I remember me and my councilmate counting down months to encourage us with our tasks as representatives of our college.
I’ll really miss these individuals even if we argued and debated because of our principles, biases, and disagreements all throughout the night till morning. It was worth the sacrifice and time. .. (even if I was rushed to the ER for 4 times this AY because of stress). It was worth to turn down some doors and opportunites just to serve my University and fellow students.
Because of this experience, I was able to stretch myself in countless ways that I could never had imagined myself. I knew more about myself as an individual, my strengths and weaknesses. Importantly, what I’m most capable and passionate of doing. I’m excited to continue the legacy even without the position :) For now… *CRIES* HAHA I’ll miss you guys :(
"Voters’ registration and education campaign spearheaded by the UP Diliman University Student Council (UPD USC), through the leadership of the Education and Research Committee Headed by Jules Guiang, and the University of the Philippines System Administration, through the UP Padayon: Eleksyon 2013, with the NCPAG Student Government, the UP LB College of Development Student Council, the UP Freshmen Council, the UP Haring Ibon, the Alliance of Concerned Dormitories, the UP Debate Society, the Solidaridad, and the Philippine Collegian, with other partner councils and organizations."(https://www.facebook.com/tatakbotante?fref=ts)
Really very happy that Jules pursued this event. It made my eyes open on who to actually vote. I learned a lot in this event. A job well done to Jules and his team!
Some pictures were taken by my dad(mostly the group shots), and some were mine. But I post processed everything so that it would look cohesive..in a way :D
I’m so happy that I had this trip with my family. I always wanted to be a mermaid when I was younger. I dunnoe..some sort of childhood dream that will never really happen. haha! These are just one of those memories that I will cherish the most with my family!
First and foremost I would like to thank Carlo de Laza, UP ArtistsCircle Frat ( Janus Nuñez), UP Artists’ Circle Sorority ( Precious Jewel Gamboa) and UP Industrial Designers Association (UP IDeA) ( Natasha Mae Luistro) and Is Jumalon … also to the people who contributed and gave their effort and time : Job David, Kenneth Balasanos, Maricar Tolentino, Gabriel Valerio, Clarisse Mallari, Ramon Afable, Nichole Fernandez, Desperadoy Justiniani, Emman Miranda, Raha Rodriguez, Meg Mercado, Jas Aragones, and Steven Burce. This partnership wouldn’t be successful without your help ;)
We didn’t really much accomplished anything because we had a lot of adjustments and alterations to our studies and sketches. More likely, what happened was we just did an ocular visit and measured the place. I was actually worried ..about me bringing the name of my college on my shoulders. The expectations were high of course. People from Meralco also didn’t believe that it would come out as planned (3-Dimensional Street Art)… Besides, it was my first time to lead something like this and paint on actual ground. (It really is different compared to painting a mural or the traditional, canvas) The only thing that kept me to sleep when I got home that night was the fact that I was too tired and too exhausted to function already.
Thank you Is for documenting :)
cute Freshies, haha!
More people came on the second day compared to the first day. I would personally would like to thank Janus Nunez for playing the big part here. If without him, this project would be a disaster. REALLY !! TUN TUN TUN! He saved the day!
…..IT’S COMING OUT ALREADYYYYYYY!
Is and I. My body was aching from all the working, not to mention that I really had sunburn :< I bet everyone did too. I was so sleepy and tired already but everything has to be done ASAP because of the deadline.
On day two, we were already able to finish it ♡ Can’t believe that it was just fast like that! Thank God though the numbers were few during the latter part of the day, I was still surrounded with experienced people.
HWAALAAAAAAAAA! (The Street Art Painting is located at Meralco Ortigas. )
No documentation on the third day though. On the third day we just added some Christmas elements. :)
Anyway, I’m starting to hate my job. :/ I need a job that will inspire me. I mean for those who are working, I guess, or.. hope that you understand me. I’ve been teaching art for 3 years now, And I commend the mentors, and teachers out there who are doing a great job and loving what they’re doing. I guess teaching really isn’t for me. I really have this artist vibe ..who wants variety. And who wants to go to different places always. To learn and understand the culture, etc. Wouldn’t that be lovely? My friends have been telling me to stop because I should be resting and having the good life while I’m still young. Also, this council commitment that really got the most of me. But this is me, and I’m used to this busy lifestyle :/
Isipin mo na lang, when you get through this, you’re stronger and wiser. And God is with you. :) I didn’t have a decent sem break vacay, too, because I had to work on sample artworks for my students @.@ Nonetheless, enjoy your second semester! :D
Thank youuu! >< :D true that. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger nga raw sabi ni Kelly Clarkson wahaha! but kidding aside… will just have to make the most out of everything sa present x.x oooh, wow hanga ako sa mga teachers. Passion lang talaga. Keep it up :) Sana, and I will hehe :)
GOING GUERRILLA: Creating Abductive Images in a Jungle of Icons
I was very happy and pleased that ThingkAngLahi Alternative UPD (Univ Org in UP) made ARTWORK come to CFA and have a silkscreen party last October 5! I went from room to room to announce this event and surprisingly, many did came!
Tinay Villiamiel (who also came from CFA) of ARTWORK T-SHIRT and the rest of her team came and had a talk about how they started and where do they actually get their inspiration and concepts. They also shared on how you can be known in a jungle full of icons. I guess this event was really timely for me. (I was already losing myself in art because of some things…)
It was really great seeing Sir Patrick again! He was my mentor when I studied Art in Berea, an Arts and Sciences High School. I learned a lot from him not just in art but also in disciplining myself. UGGGGGGH. I miss him, really. I wish I had him as my professor in UP too, that would be great! beside him, is Is. Yes, that’s her name. She’s like a sister to me now. Don’t ask why. And Hannahhhh! (Sir Patrick’s sister) who was actually my bestfriend and roommate during Berea days. Ohhhh if I could just go back to the past!
Coll. of Fine Arts Student Council was there to support the event :)
Studies I made for my final output. Still doodling and playing on my medium. Gaaah I am really enjoying this, but at the same the pressure of finishing something is killing me. #Ireallyhavetofinishsomethingrightnow
My classmate from elementary PMed me, inviting me to model for her designs for her portfolio. (Now, who wouldn’t say no to that? I mean.. it’s a privilege, and besides that, she was a good friend to me) So I went all the way to St. Benilde to make this possible for her. Honestly, I really never expected how great the pictures would turn out. I was with amazing— wait, an understatement. Rather, with the pros! It was great meeting them. Though it was tiring, I had a lot fun doing it. And getting to know them in a personal level was also plus plus.
Photographer: Izac Alviz
Designer and Stylist: Veronica Lleander
Hair and MUA: Unity Ong Tan Ka
Assistant: Carl Stephen Berania Punsalan
*I do now own any of these photos
(Me, Vee, Unity, Izac)
HANDS DOWN TO IZAC!!
..because of this picture, I got frustrated with myself. I wish I didn’t quit ballet when I was younger #regrets