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February 2016: Part I

An exercise in time-travel. And responsible memory-keeping. Or something.

I still have a lot of backlog from 2015, and I know that I don’t have to post about everything/anything, but it just feels like a strange sort of limbo to keep snapping photos and letting them sort of fester in my phone. I somehow feel like this is probably part of the process of my processing, a necessary step so I can consider the stuff that’s been happening to me. Sort of, maybe. I don’t know.

Anyway, February feels very far away, but here we are.


Like my January post, let me start with a new food love: Precynct! It’s a cafe in The Grove, and it’s a little pricey, but I love a particular dish—the hummus toast—and a particular drink—the Bitter Burnt Better. I also enjoy their kaya toast a lot. Worked here with Raymond, Milan, and Maine. Been back a few times since!


We had family dinner at a nearby place after. And then we headed back to Precynt for coffee, because of course.


Elaine Navas’ Salt Water at Silverlens


Also, swung by Tita Elaine’s exhibit at Silverlens after a lunch with them and a bunch of other people at nearby Terry’s. To be honest, I’m going to be a fan of Tita Elaine’s work forever, but this water series is probably going to be my favorite work of hers. Titled Salt Water, this is a follow-up to another show she had at Silverlens a few years back. As you can see, these photos are from setting up—Salt Water was curated by Nilo Ilarde—and here is the write-up by Ringo Bunoan.


February was the first month I was completely free of day job duties, so I’d been working on a few things, such as:

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My jean jacket! Been slowly sewing on patches, but… yeah, it’s been slow-going mostly, heh.

My pieces for Mo_Space for the Art Fair

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My pieces for West for the Art Fair

I met with Don and Raymond to talk about CNN Philippines Life stuff a few weeks before I was scheduled to start. UM. I was also pretty active on Snapchat around this time. I’m not on it so much anymore; it’s still fun, but I got a bit tired catching up.


West Gallery shows

Here are some snapshots of the West shows in February, particularly of Liv Vinluan’s and Annie Cabigting’s.

And then here’s a bunch of Noahs from February.


Typing up this post made me want to be more deliberate in putting these things up as soon as possible, to be honest… Everything feels like a footnote, when, really, at the time they had been happening, they probably felt like the most important things. And, that’s really what’s worth preserving, I think.