I have an article about the camera shops of Hidalgo Street, Quiapo in the April issue of Travel + Leisure (Southeast Asia). In the May issue I have a piece on Ilocos Norte.
If you’re in Bacolod, I’m giving a talk at a La Salle symposium on Saturday morning. Followed by a Twisted 8 book-signing. (By the way if you happen to be carrying a copy of Twisted 8 and you run into me somewhere, just wave the book at me and I’ll sign it. What is this fear thing? I haven’t decapitated anyone for asking me to sign a book, at least nothing that can be proven. It’s a matter of timing and common courtesy, i.e. don’t interrupt me in the middle of a conversation, and especially not while I’m eating.)
From the BLB: The Silangan Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology and Pinto Art Gallery in cooperation with The Provincial Tourism Office of Ilocos Norte, are highlighting hand-made Arts & Crafts products in a show that opens on May 4, 2008 (Sunday) at 3 PM. The exhibit at Pinto Gallery highlights hand-made items from organic raw materials: vintage and newly-woven inabel fabrics from Ilocos; the light sculptures of Perry Mamaril made of bamboo and hand-made paper, and other bamboo items; terracotta vases, containers and tiles. A planned Museum of Contemporary Philippine Art featuring Dr. Joven R. Cuanang’s collection of Post-EDSA art will be the beneficiary of the show.
Confused? Desperate? Just bored out of your skull? Consult Aling Chona the manghuhula at Palmistry on the second floor of Virra Mall, Greenhills. Take the escalator up, then turn right. The fee is P1,500 (Sorry, I missed a digit earlier).