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photo @gerbaymax. Longlong, La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines. nokia1. mobile photography.
Wear your stripes.
What stripes are you wearing?
Barung – Leaf blade and the Gigunting – Long grass knife; these are traditional Filipino blades. Forged in fire by hands of a true legend, a real master of blade arts, GM Yuli Romo (follow his story …).
These blades, lesser known in the Filipino culture dissect a long lived and long kept tradition of our fellow Filipinos from Cebu … in Camotes Islands particularly… The art of blade fighting, a practice of original Filipino settlers in the south hundreds of years ago.
The Master Yuli Romo is not only a legendary bladesmith, he is also a true blade fighter, an heir to an indigenous tradition of bloodline of warriors from a clan among Tausugs…
Know more about GM Yuli and his traditional art in our feature story: “Finding an Ancient Art…”.
There is more about Filipino’ History you need to know. Stay tuned and follow our stories for more discoveries yet to be told.
Connect with us for more info about #GMYuliblades. Email us, comment below to know how to get customize and personal blades of GM Yuli. 🙂
Connect with GM Yuli @ GM Yuli Romo page
Serenity turns nimble
As dawn wanes
Life on the streets
On the go
Surged on the scene
One early morning
Merged among the hustles
Of scurrying furs
One corner stales
Tip of an eye
The one on the left,
Someone squats still
The hurrying blurs
In an omnibus.
I had seen.
Is it a greet,
Or a grin.
His eyes blink enigma
Captured another stigma
Of this borrowed camera
Only prints a porn
A little drama
A riddle, an illusion
Back to enigma.
Trying to find focus
His veins turned
I was shunned.
The enigma was real.
Reality slammed finally
As arms, boots, and elbows
Back to enigma
Is it a greet,
Or a grin.
Is he still
or had too much
He kept still.
Only his gaze
Is moving, bustling
His own enigma.
Only he can tell
If it’s a greet
Or a grin
Or he grits
For he doesn’t
Choose this scene
Is it a smile
Is it a whine
Or he warns
I’ve been seen.
And stares deemed,
I had seen, and stare
From those who
scrolled pass him
I bind lovers and childhood friends
Building sandcastles from my rough grains
I am the sand where you collect broken starfishes and glitters
My minuscule grains were rough but they shine
Now they’re gone…
I dance with the wind and the passing light from the sun
creating ripples from my obscure current
Come with me, the shore, where you hug my waves and sing under my lungs
The waters embracing you might be salty, but like tears, they are pure
Now the salty turned sour…
Someday, we’ll leave earth’s surface
Like a passing light,
We used to glimmer…
Grassroots’ Advocate is celebrating their first post.
“Fragmented. Diverse. Co-existing. These are three words I would describe my country. Despite fragments which need to connect, we persist to co-exist and break these barriers.”
This is how I remember my first lesson about the Philippines when I was a first grader. The first lesson is to describe a picture of small fragments of islands and islets being grouped under what are called Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Coming to know of the country, which I have to be proud of, is home for a more than a thousand of species many of which are endemic to the country’s abounding wealth and beauty of various forms of natural resources.
These descriptions show how vast are the forms of life living in the Philippines, not only those we can find in nature but most especially are the people in-charge of these possessions as a nation.
Baguio, Benguet has been my home since I started college. I am not a native of Benguet or in any part of the Cordillera, but I had a chance to…
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