Zambales 2010

There hasn’t been so many interesting stories in my life lately. Well, actually there are, but I am yet to disclose until the right time comes.

I haven’t been writing for a time, too. I got pending writing/blog ideas but never really had the time, even for drafts. Work has got me preoccupied with a lot of things and I assume that will go on for the next few months. This taxing and tedious time at work just makes me want to run away to an unknown place.

I was having some spring cleaning last weekend and found photos of travels long ago. I am sharing this trip to Zambales circa 2010 as it reminds me of the first adult out of town trip I had with my sister and all other memories and emotions in between. This was back when working was such lovely labor.

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Casa San Miguel, an art sanctuary in San Antonio, Zambales.

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We were there just in time for the Pundaquit festival. These kids were practicing for their performances.

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They made beautiful music.

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Works by Leeroy New were scattered all over the place. My sister thought they’re creepy.

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Found these tiles too. I love how they reflect music and art and madness and passion.

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Speaking with/interviewing the artist, Brendale Tadeo. Yes, we traveled far and wide for this interview.

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The Gallery inside Casa San Miguel.

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Brendale Tadeo’s Machinas on exhibit. This was later transferred and exhibited at NOVA Gallery.

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Back in my gallery days, I was always interested about how the works were lighted. This explains this photo.

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Studying and looking at Brendale’s work.

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And asking him some more questions.

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We spent the afternoon at the beach. Baybay, as locals would call it. Breathtaking sunset.

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Brendale again, he asked us to call him Tadz instead.

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My sister, enjoying the water but trying not to get wet

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But ended up getting soaking wet anyway (HAHAHA!)

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And then, there were kids. Perky and happy, playing in the sand and posing for the camera.

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The next day, we searched into their backroom where old paintings and sculptures were stored. Here are works from their weekend children’s workshop.

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Plet Bolipata’s then work in progress. I believe she filled this animals with tiles and had them displayed in BGC years after.

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Good old days, Zambales.

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