Wednesday, November 3, 2010


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Driven by the conflict in their own place, Badjao, who are native from Sulu, moved to other neighboring places. For their survival in their new environment, sometimes, we can see them in the streets begging for foods. I can see them more often in pier area since I always travel every weekend from Cebu to Leyte via sea. They’ll get closer to the docking ship where passengers will likely to throw some goods and coins into the sea and for them to catch and submerge for the flipping coins. Some of their companions will race with their motor-driven-boats for the arriving ship which came usually from Manila and begging for money and food.

The girls in this painting seemed shy and reluctant since they were teased by some of the passengers. The little boy, whom I think a 2 years of age, was very busy opening some cracker given by a generous traveler. The only thing amazed me was that the boy knew already how to swim in his young age. In all day, they’re soaked and wet in their boat and no wonder that their hair became blond and the skin complexion became dark. Sometimes they are called Sea Nomads. They became boat dwellers due to their occupation and built stilt houses in a fertile fishing ground.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tree of Life

Tree of life or the coconut tree is common in the Philippines. In fact, the coconut industry is considered a major exporting sector that provides livelihood to 1/3 of our population. This a tree of a thousand uses because of its endless list of products and by-products derived from its various parts. This can provide everything that people need in life to survive - food, shelter, fuel - name it, the coconut has it.

The young coconut fruit attracted me to take its photo and decided to have it in paints. Though the structure of it flowers makes the subject messy but the freshness of its young coconut fruits give life (nga ba?) to this painting. Another artwork added for a display in our house and hoping that someday, these paintings will become part of an art exhibit in our hometown.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Metamorphosis - this is a biological transformation from one stage to the next in history of life. This process is tantamount to the stages of our deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. We fall in love. We nurture it with care and as time passes by, we end up in each others’ arm.

These paintings were done in a week-long vacant time at night. A simple gift for a friend’s wedding day. A nice representation on how their love bloomed just like a butterfly that freely flies wherever it may go from a simple egg.

To the newly wed couple, good luck and welcome to the next stage in life and am hoping that you’ll stay together through thick and thin that life may bring.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tiger Tattoo

Last Saturday, I was printing t-shirts for the Alumni of the Sisters of Mary School, Inc, Cebu when my batchmate sent a message that he will be coming in our office after lunch. He was interested to have a tattoo before our final basketball game (playing for 3rd place) that was scheduled last Sunday at the Boystown. Eventhough, I told him that it's not advisable to have tattoo and play a physical game a day after it is done, we still proceeded the 3-hour long of enduring the pain. He wanted a tiger with a wave-flow design depicting his inner self's strength and might of overcoming hardships in life.

Since I don't have a thermal paper for stenciling or a surgical pen, I always use Pilot V5 pen in drafting the design in the body. This application is hard especially for an artist who relies in tracing designs and uses stencils since every wipe after the ink is applied, the lines of the sketch will also be erased.

Tirso Ardiente - my batchmate who owns this tattoo didn't play anyway and only celebrated after the game. But he coached us the whole game bagging the 3rd prize of the Fr. Al's Cup 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Hand Painted T-shirts

As I arrived late last night in my boarding house, I noticed that some my fabric paints were not in place. I started to check if the old paints are still usable. Since I have nothing to do that night and with extra white tshirt I began sketching the image of Mother Mary found in the magazine. Somehow, this gives me an idea of painting my own customized tshirts for a change. Usually, I used photographic silkscreen printing for my other tshirts but I can say that the hand painted design is more artistic than the former.

My other hand painted tshirt during our Alumni Homecoming last March 2010.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WOLVERINES - Hindang Airsoft Team

26" x 30" without frame
tinting color in cloth

Michael Abundo - a friend of mine and a fellow airsoft enthusiast requested to have a painting of this character. His relish to have such came from a bond of airsofters that he formed and called it as Wolverines – Hindang Airsoft Team.

Wolverine is a fictional character and a superhero. Known to be a member of X-men. A mutant known as Logan who possessed an animal-keen senses. He has a retracting metal claws in both hands as his main weapon and invulnerable from wounds because of his healing factor. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan and can only be seen in Fantasy World.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charcoal Painting

Stephanie and Bradley Bacasmas
Am not fond of using charcoal pencil. Since I’m trying to use this medium, I should love the art of this blackish residue consisting of impure carbon brushed gradually for a better result. Charcoal leaves a track that is darker, velvety and it can be spread much easier and finer using brush. I’m no pro regarding this medium but I love to paint as much as I love to learn the different medium in visual and graphic arts.

I have painted this as a present for my friend’s hubby who celebrated his natal day a week ago. Can’t ignore or refuse her request, since she’s one of a kind friend. I didn’t sell this work but she provided me the paper, pencil and the brushes. This only tells that I don’t have enough materials in such medium. I’m still learning about this. Somehow, I have tried to do things that I love.

Art is accusation, expression, passion. It is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Last Airbender

It’s all about the pain…
The ink is just a souvenir.

July 19 - We started our session past 9 pm and ended by 1am. 4 hours of tolerating pain just to have an avatar inked at the back of our company's supervisor Mr. Leonard Benjamin.

Another session also is the zodiac sign tattooed at the back of my officemate, Ms. Marieziel Rama done last month.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Ynez Alexandra Rallos

I'm trying to use other medium in painting. This time, it is a monochromatic rendition of daughter's photograph taken when she's 9 months old. I'm giving it a try before others will ask for their photos to be charcoaled. I used mechanical pencil 0.5, 6B and a soft charcoal pencil.

Dili manaway kay dili ko fine arts graduate! (lol)

Thursday, June 17, 2010


June 13, 2010 @ 0700H, the Local Government Unit of Baybay City in cooperation with Congresswoman Carmen L. Cari and Congressman-elect Jose Carlos ”Boying” L. Cari invited airsoft enthusiasts for their 5th Mayor Michael L. Cari Cup Airsoft Tournament dubbed as BAYBAY INVASION III in connection with their 3rd Charter Anniversary Celebration. The torney was held at the Reclamation Area II where 8 teams from different places as far as Cebu joined the game.

Isabel Airsoft Group (IAG SIOUX) – Isabel, Leyte
Lycans – Ormoc City
Copper Ions - Isabel, Leyte
Black Shamma – Cebu City
Wolverines - Hindang, Leyte
Tiger Commando – Ormoc City
Sogod Bay Airsoft Team (SBAT) – Sogod, Southern Leyte
Wildcats – Hilongos, Leyte

The Wildcats Encounter in a 10-man CQB, 8 minutes playing time

• 3rd Game versus Tiger Commando, we won by accomplishing the objective
• 7th Game versus Sogod Bay Airsoft Team, we won by accomplishing the objective
• 10th Game versus Lycans, we lose
• 16th Game versus Black Shamma of Cebu, we won by accomplishing the objective
• 20th Game versus Copper Ions of Isabel, time out and we won by points
• 23rd Game versus Wolverines of Hindang, we won by eliminating all & accomplishing the objective
• 25th Game versus Isabe Airsoft Group, time out and lost by points.

CHAMPION – Lycans of Ormoc
1st Runner Up – Wildcats of Hilongos
2nd Runner Up - Isabel Airsoft Group of Isabel

Though we haven't retained our title last year but this team of young enthusiasts tried our best and showed the team effort of what this game really is. Years from now, we'll be a team to beat and a force to be reckoned with in a battlefield.

Congratulations WILDCATS!
................. meooooowwwwwwww .................

Friday, May 14, 2010

I Love This Game

this art has been socially accepted nowadays.

i'm a tattoo artist who don't have one
and seems not convincing to any customer
who wanna have some.
i love to be inked as much as i love to ink.
feel the same like i do?
then, let's get it on...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010


1. ROBLE, Jose Emery F. 13,830
2. VILLAFLOR, Altagracia R. 11,531

1. GO, Panfilo O. 18,635
2. FULACHE, Crispin N. 2,534
3. CALLOS, Sonito S. 417

1.GABISAN, Miguela M. 12465
2. VILLAHERMOSA, Albert R. 9152
3. NERVES, Lemuel Jan M. 9041
4. YAN, Roseller A. 9029
5. VILLAQUER, Garry F. 8757 ----------- SOM-Cebu 3rd Batch
6. FLANCO, Lamberto R L. 8037
7. OLO, Giovanni G. 7813
8. BADILLA, Reynaldo R. 7321
9. LORA, Loreto P. 6874
10. GACUTNO, Dante V. 6653
11. ALOTAYA, Everlisa N. 6578
12. VITERBO, Lourdes F. 6423
13. FLORES, Rebecca N. 6348
14. FERMANO, Romeo C. 6178
15. FULACHE, Armando N. 5980
16. GO, Montano Jr. R. 5106
17. CAING, Teogenes V. 4549
18. LUZON, Elmer T. 3446
19. MENDOZA, Rodolfo F. 2563
20. ANADON, Edwin F. 1,658
21. CABRERA, Ramon R. 504
22. PATA, Peter Joseph T. 433
23. NAPOLES, Welfredo A. 406
24. URGEL, Porferio M. 382
25. LABIN, Ciriaco L. 316
26. RUBILLOS, Martilito S. 273

We can't deny that there's still a vote buying but the result only shows that HILONGOSNONS are longing for a town progress and looking forward in a new set of local officials for a change.

It only made me laugh seeing a banner with a slogan "WALAY NAPRISO KAY NANGOPRAS".

CONGRATULATIONS to our new local officials. Don't fail us and be true to your promises. We are expecting much from you.


CBS new set of Officers

Cebu Bloggers Society conducted its 1st General Assembly that was held in Parkmall last May 1, 2010 and elected a new set of officers.

Abitona, Mark Alessandrew
Esmena, Guada Concepcion F.
Gilig, Prince Ryan
Jimenez, Agnes E.
Maglasang, Michelle Louise S.
Mongado, Clarence Andrew F.
Monta, Deutche Atil Mark M.
Pineda, Michael Sinjin A.
Ponio, Jorich
Sarawi, Wilhelmina
Yuson, Bryan Karl M.
Tampus, Gerrymie
Licera, Ruben
Gervacio, Jerry
Go, Vernon

President - Vernon, Go
VP-Membership - Clarence Andrew Mongado
VP-Content - Michelle Louise Maglasang
VP-Marketing - Michael Sinjin Pineda
VP-Ways and Means - Mark Monta
VP-Education - Jerry Gervacio
VP-Corporate Affairs - Agnes Jimenez
Secretary - Wilhelmina Sarawi
Treasurer - Bryan Karl Yuson
Auditor - Jorich Ponio

Special Projects
Mark Alessandrew Abitona
Guada Concepcion Esmena
Ruben Licera
Prince Ryan Gilig
Gerrymie Tampus

Ombudsman/Legal Counsel - Atty. Ethelbert B. Ouano

Friday, April 30, 2010

American Idol Pizza at Greenwich

April 30, 2010 - CBS was invited in a Greenwich American Idol Pizza Party at SM City, Cebu. A palatable limited edition of their pizza were served and a cold blue soda as its beverage. It was cool enough having tasted it plus a freebie of nice AI t-shirt.

Enjoy the new American Idol Limited Edition Pizza at Greenwich with 7 favorite American toppings:

• Bacon
• Burger
• Bratwurst Sausage
• Onions
• Green Bell Peppers
• Mushrooms
• Crunchy Shoestring Potatoes

With 100% Mozzarella Cheese!


•P265.00 Double
•P419.00 Family
•P749.00 18” Blowout


•P225.00 Double
•P379.00 Family
•P455.00 Party Square

* Prices are exclusive of delivery charge

For further information please visit their website at GREENWICH

Sunday, April 25, 2010

CBS General Assembly

CBS General Assembly will be held in Parkmall on May 1, 2010. Accomplishments of the group and its future plans will be discussed. Reports in different committees will also be heard.

This event will also cater the election for the new set of CBS Officers and the oath taking will be done after the officers are elected. The incumbent BOT's have agreed to add "1 year membership in CBS" as one of the requirements in running for CBS-BOT.

All CBS members are encouraged to participate since this would mean a lot to the group. For further information about the CBS Election and General Assembly please visit our CBS forum.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Treasures

Name: Ynez Alexandra
Birthday: September 8, 2007
(The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Weight: 8.6 lbs normal delivery (induced)
Leyte Baptist Hospital - 5:30pm
Attending Physician:

Name: Karl Juzef
Birthday: February 11, 2010
(Feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes)

Weight: 7.1 lbs normal delivery
Hilongos General Hospital - 11:40pm
Attending Physician: Dr. Lagunay

Nakalimot man ko sa attending physician sa maguwang.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

World Bloggers’ Day

The Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc., a group of bloggers promoting Cebu through blogs, has come to a decision of initiating an event of giving a day of celebration for all bloggers around the globe. This is called the World Bloggers’ Day.

This event will be held in Parkmall, Cebu spearheaded by the Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. on May 2, 2010. Bloggers, individuals or groups are very much welcome to participate of the said event. See you there and witness how blogging became a reliable sources of informations and its role our community in the modern society.

For more information, you may visit the World Bloggers’ Day fanpage on Facebook or follow World Bloggers’ Day on Twitter.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Water Pump

This is our barangay water pump. Located at the right side of my parents’ house, this serves as the water supply to our sitio most especially to those who don’t have any water connection from our local water district.

I remember when I was young, the water freely flowed out from a pipe and stored it in a concrete reservoir or basin thus, we commonly called it FLOWING. Water is abundant during my childhood days. FLOWINGs are common in our place. Due to the changing factor that affects our environment, the water has been pumped by a motor provided by our Brgy. Council few years ago. An elevated concrete tank of approximately 6 meter high was constructed and served as a water storage. Since the location is a stone-throw away from the sea, the motor pump didn’t survive from the rust and eventually been ruined. This prompted our local official to have it in manual pumping of water. The tank was left and has been useless since then.

This painting of mine shows the recent artesian that provide water to the residents in our barangay. Water is essential in everyday living, so, residents must value every drop of it because someday this shaft that is sunk into the ground will produce no more drinkable water and soon be gone.

Title: Poso
Medium: Watercolor
Dimension: 18.5” x 22.5”
Price: Not for Sale

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