mary oliver on poetry and rhythm

April 14, 2014 / 0 comments

If Romeo and Juliet had made their appointments to meet, in the moonlight-swept orchard, in all the peril and sweetness of conspiracy, and then more often than not failed to meet — one or the other lagging, or afraid, or busy elsewhere — there would have been no romance, no passion, none of the drama…

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prefab furniture houses

March 26, 2014 / 0 comments

How did you come up with the idea for the prefab “furniture” house? The project is the realization of a dream I’ve had for many years. In the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, in 1995, many people were injured or killed by the furniture. On the other hand, some people were saved by sheltering under it. At the…

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mind map things moving all the time

March 22, 2014 / 0 comments

i think i still make films to befriend others. – on cnn, they were asking why with all the sophisticated tools that we have available, they still can’t find that one missing plane. so cnn showed the vast seas, the remotest areas we have yet to see in color. we think the world has gotten…

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please, please, take me back to xavierville

March 20, 2014 / 0 comments

    we lost our house in xavierville, and it’s been a dream to be able to afford a house there, so i can bring my father and mother and manang betty. these two properties have enough space but not as much as we had back then, but they are big, and my wife wants compartments…

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please, please, titled house in makati

March 20, 2014 / 0 comments

i also just want to go back to potted plants in front of the house. when i was young, we were living in sta. mesa, where we were living in a small apartment, i used to read the cans of Milo and Klim sitting in our makeshift garden. they were flower pots of my mom….

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please, please, mercedes benz w115 200

March 20, 2014 / 0 comments

we don’t have space in the garage, and i still have a volkswagen fastback waiting to be resuscitated anyway. it’s parked in our parents’ place now. it’s 1967, blue.

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22 rosa alvero

March 19, 2014 / 0 comments

moved this blog to another home, and i lost all pictures to my old posts. now, here’s our home when we were young. my father just called it the place to remember the best of times, now that he is, we are, all, scrounging for the comfort that we had for almost 20 years. at…

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fifth film come 2014

January 1, 2014 / 0 comments

i am still not sure when we are able to shoot, my friend. but there’s a chance our test roll gets processed along with shireen’s new short. if all goes well, we are stuck with 3 mins each. we don’t have a 400ft or 200ft mag to get us through. but we’ll manage. 2014 just…

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character

October 23, 2013 / 0 comments

it’s been ten years, and the most important thing i learned is to look at faces and body even more closely. back story helps too, i would say, when it comes to identifying character. and i don’t mean those that necessarily populate plot. i do mean it’s hard to connect and make friends with the…

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when faith becomes ideology

October 19, 2013 / 0 comments