This and That – Truly Pinoy

In the last quarter of 2015, Jed, Jun and I watched Ballet Philippines’ Sarong Banggi. After the show and while eating our late lunch, a friend of Jed’s called to ask us to check out Manila Fame The Design and Lifestyle Event at the Mall of Asia Arena. Since we had nothing else to do and the day was quite early, we decided to hop in a cab and immerse ourselves in something very Filipino.

I thought that I had lost these photos months ago, but I discovered their hidden folder among my files yesterday. Although the event happened eons ago in this Tech Age, I decided to post them anyway because, why not?

Kenneth Cobonpue's Yoda chairs.

Kenneth Cobonpue’s Yoda chairs. These Yoda chairs were slightly modified for the APEC leaders who visited Manila last year.

Jed sitting on Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue

Jed sitting on Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue

Domicillo's space

Domicillo’s space

These are galvanized iron fixture made by a company just outside Metro Manila

These are galvanized iron fixture made by a company just outside Metro Manila. Correct me if I am wrong.

One of the more popular displays in the first floor.

One of the more popular displays in the first floor.

Creation by John Herrera

Creation by John Herrera for a mini-display called Manila Wear

Creation by JC Buendia for Manila Wear display

Creation by JC Buendia for Manila Wear display

A giant bird and I. The last photo we took in the first floor

A giant bird and I. The last photo we took in the first floor

I loved this baul (chest) and the wooden animals are cute.

I loved this baul (chest) and the wooden animals are cute.

Kris. The marker says, "It is a distinguishing ornament of all Malays, a symbol of royalty, authority, and power, a serpentine bladed weapon that dates back to the 3rd century BC when it was forged and fashioned in India. The shape and number of waves in a kris are significant as they banner or betray its ethnic or regional origin".

Kris. The marker says, “It is a distinguishing ornament of all Malays, a symbol of royalty, authority, and power, a serpentine bladed weapon that dates back to the 3rd century BC when it was forged and fashioned in India. The shape and number of waves in a kris are significant as they banner or betray its ethnic or regional origin”.

Wooden cameras. I do not know how long it took their makers to finish them.

Wooden cameras. I do not know how long it took their makers to finish them.

Philippine Fibers

Fibers of the Philippines

Philippine piña and coir

Philippine piña and coir

Philippine maguey, silk and tikog.

Philippine maguey, silk and tikog.

These are huge artworks outside the exhibit halls.

Urban Art by Millennials.

Urban Art by Millennials. This one reminisces Heneral Luna‘s oft quoted line, “Bayan o Sarili” (Country or Self).

Urban Art by Millennials.

Urban Art by Millennials.

 

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