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Stripped: Female and male in the same body

October 09, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements No Comments →

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Ina Jardiolin’s first solo exhibit Stripped is currently on view at Kaida Contemporary Gallery. The 25-year-old graduate of the UP College of Fine Arts tackles the fluid nature of human sexuality and gender.

The figures in the paintings possess both male and female qualities. “The roles we play are defined by what is born between our legs,” Ina notes. “To be successful at the feminine, one must act maternal, reserved, quiet and soft. To be successful at the masculine, one must be strong, bold and adventurous, unafraid of pain. But who decided that one’s genitals define one’s role in life?”

Stripped: A Solo Exhibit runs until October 20. Kaida Contemporary Gallery is on Scout Madrinian in South Triangle, QC.

Chang-Rae Lee, Amy Tan at Philippine Literary Festival October 23-25

October 06, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books 1 Comment →

Print Ad - The Philippine Literary Festival 2014 (7x40)

We’re hosting the Q&A with Amy Tan on Friday, 24 October, 1.30 to 3pm at Ballroom 2 of the Raffles Hotel. Her book-signing will be held the following day at 2pm.

See the full schedule at

Admission is free. Registration starts at 8am daily. Only books purchased at the venue will be signed by the guest authors.

Postcards for a cause

September 30, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements 3 Comments →


Cha made this set of postcards for From the Heart, an art fundraiser for Diame Alba Dumaup.

Each box contains 16 pieces of 6″ x 4.28″ postcards in three designs. A box of postcards costs Php500, with a minimal delivery charge. You can contact Cha at +639178067758 or, or through the From the Heart Facebook page.


Norte is the official Philippine entry to the Oscars.

September 24, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Movies 5 Comments →

In this scene, Fabian (Sid Lucero) continues being a dick and lecturing everyone, including his older sister Hoda (Angelina Kanapi).

Thank you.

Next: the campaign to be chosen as one of the five nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Daunting, but who knew we’d get this far?

Field of Foreign-Language Oscar Contenters Begins To Come Into Focus

We’re turning 8 on Wednesday

September 22, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Cats 6 Comments →

Not Drogon, he’s only two. will have its eighth birthday on Wednesday, 24 September 2014, and we’re marking the occasion by giving away a bunch of prizes. Check in on Wednesday to find out how you can get some of the loot. This is our way of thanking you, our readers, for joining our ongoing discussion on Books, Movies, Cats, Tennis, and other singularities.

Ricky Villabona’s Head Space at Univers

September 11, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Art No Comments →


Head Space, a series of collages by Ricky Villabona, is now on view at Univers.

We imagine that entering Ricky’s head space would be like going to a disco theme park designed by David Lynch. Ricky talks about his installation here.

Univers d’Homme et Femme is on the ground floor of East Tower One at Rockwell, Makati. It is open from 11-8 on Sundays, 11-9 Mondays to Thursdays, and 11-10 Fridays and Saturdays.