Ever since that Session Road closes one lane from motorists every Sunday, people are seen coming together to enjoy the freedom to stroll, and conduct different activities. A common idea exist among creative individuals of Baguio who find the street as a blackboard or a canvas to paint and sketch doodles, pictures, or any expressions on the pavement using colored chalks.
Meet, Fermar Andrada, a third year college student who spent his time this afternoon
finishing drawings of his favorite online game characters. The street served as his big canvas for him to release some stress and anxiety he felt before the examination week begins at the university he goes to.
Fermar did not mind people passing against him. He drew as mush as he could. People could see his passion while doodling on the solid round.
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.
Leaf blade. The “barong”. One of Master Yuli’s creation. Among the Tausug culture, crafting the traditional fighting blade is known.
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 AncientArt…”.
There is more about Filipino’ History you need to know. Stay tuned and follow our stories for more discoveries yet to be told.
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Too much to drink? No ride home? Or just being creative?
‘Cause why not? In this city where it is full of creative individuals, you can be also creative in your sleep. 🙂 Individuals taking a nap at the benches set up at Malcolm Square in Baguio City is not unusual. This place welcomes people from all sorts of background, artists and sleepers alike! :))
Found here are photos I took from the streets.To tell my story I have to tell it from the street, strictly street.
About the Sweeper’s journey…
I’m a trying hard, undergrad, amateur… novice student of Photography… I’m an advocate. I learn by doing and and grow through failing. Not my best masterpieces, even so… Welcome to my gallery! – grassrootsadvocate
Re’sili’ence. I love this photo for its contrasting element. Red-hot chili peppers, natively known as “siling lauyo” is a staple among Filipino dining tales. (Nikon3100.f5/6.ISO400.1/2sec.)
Hidden Prism. Naguillian Road, Baguio City Philippines. 5:00pm. by grassrootsadvocate
Re-sili-ence. Every year, when the “ber” months approach, supplies in the country, big or small, no matter what kind or type, their costs continue to change.
The siling labuyo, this small, but loved-by-all commodity shook every pinoy foodie’s attention by the hike in its price.
While inflation causes heightened concerns among Filipinos, there are a lot of factors which affect increase among prices. The Philippines is vulnerable to threats caused by Economic, political, social, and natural disturbances like weather and other disasters.
There is a great call for resilience among the people. One of the suggested innovation every household can do is the planting of mini vegetation or “plant on pots” or plant boxes in the people’s backyard.
The real concerns which flood Filipino consciousness is that planting is only realized among farming communities. People in the urban areas find it hard to visualize this practice especially in houses which mostly built with no vegetative space or soils around their area.
More than the ways on how-to’s in solving problems within different aspects in the community, being “innovative” is one attitude common among Filipinos of every generation that has to be revived and relived. Once every pinoy get to realize her/his true value and capability, true resilience would be a reality and not just a projection, propaganda or policy.