Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dalaw: A Short Film by Janus Victoria

Running time 15:00

Local superstition has it that those who have passed on continue to visit their loved ones. A young woman trying to heal from a failed relationship seeks refuge in her grandmother's house and discovers her grandmother is grieving the loss of her friend. The two find solace in each other as they inhabit their private world of loss and remembrance.

Photos by Marj Beringuel

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Husk at the 25th Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival

Southern California's largest and most prestigious film festival from comedy and drama to documentaries and shorts, the 25th anniversary of this week long festival shares the stories of Asian Pacifics in America and abroad. View Site

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Thing of Retro Beauty

The majestic C&R Building in Escoda Street in Taft. Taking pictures around Taft, I revisited this old building I used to see a lot during college. It was one of the buildings that fascinated me along with the old Jai Alai building before it was butchered by Mayor Atienza. The Jai Alai building was the art deco style building with the Sky Room signage on the front. You can easily spot these buildings while riding the LRT.

The C&R Building building reminds me what a huge steamship would look like if its haul was cast onshore. Though I've never seen anyone peek out of those circular windows. I just think its great that its still functional and houses several clinics.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gone Apeshit by Enzo Florentino

Enzo Florentino's Quickies, most of his stuff from speed painting.

Gone apeshit sticker heads! I looooove these!
It would be great to stick them inside jeepneys and Meralco posts all over the Manila.

Enzo's painted rendition of Snake from Metal Gear Solid

More art and sketches at enzo's blog

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MOYTOY: Call for Artists!

MOYTOY is organizing a new event and we are totally dependent on you. MOYTOY welcomes artists, fans, new members and lovely strangers. This exhibit will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania.

More info at MOYTOY or

Sunday, April 12, 2009


From universe baldoza
We went out to Reena's fruit farm in Antipolo. Amazingly, Reena owns a forest and a river. Wow.

We took Miss J way out into the bamboo woods and shot her there. Well, with our cameras, of course. She didn't complain a bit, she was so patient with us until we got all the shots right. The trail was half an hour down hill and Miss J went about it in heels. I went barefoot at one point, lagging behind and catching my breath. I'm not used to hiking such steep terrain, but it seemed like a good idea for the summer.

When we got to the stream, there were little catfishes and tadpoles everywhere, but the bamboo woods was such a relaxing place. Vanessa got sick after wards complaining of forest spirits following her home. My bet is on some arthritic malaise though.

The photos are for the pre-production of a film. Vanessa's producing it and Reena's on board as well as an associate producer. It was a riot though- getting in and out of the city within the day and going home with freshly-picked papaya.

Weather Photos: Philippines + Germany


Sets of 2 individuals use photographs to communicate with each other, sharing their feelings about the weather and its influence on emotion and mood. Combining photos from partners around the world, this blog references both weather and emotion, across geography and time. Two artists, one in NY, the other in Berlin, conceived this project for Transcultural Exchange. ( Project Description )

From universe baldoza

Just started today on the Weather Photos, my collaborative partner from Berlin is Karima Klasen.

A wonderful experiment that forces myself to constantly check and meditate on how I'm feeling. Now capturing my mood for the day in a single frame can be quite tricky. An easy approach for me is to check out what Karima is posting first and just respond to her photo.