Monday, February 15, 2010

Gung hoi fat choi!!! Welcome Year of the Tiger

When you step forwards beware of falling into some traps. This is a year to move ahead cautiously, like the Tiger in the forest, check out what is on the landscape before jumping out from behind the foliage to go for your goals. By the same token do not allow the Tiger to swallow you up. Forming alliances and joint ventures may be a delicate business due to the clash between the metal energy of the year against the underlying wood energy of the Tiger. During business negotiations avoid sitting such that you are on the north-east/south-west axis. At home avoid digging and major construction or renovation works in these directions.

Read more.
Tiger design by Johnny Wan.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

sugar cookie extravaganza


Okay, so they didn't turn out to be the masterpieces that I had imagined, but pretty good for my first attempt. I really enjoyed the challenge and there's much to learn about this craft. Look at me. I'm a regular ole Suzie Homemaker, well kinda of. They have yet to coin a phrase for mamas who train martial arts, blog, and bake....
Check out these blogs for some great how-tos and some awesome cookies:
The Decorated Cookie

happy valentine's day

Iloilo City, Philippines 2002
8.5x11 c-print
Displaced indigeinous Ati family in the streets Iloilo City.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

fur life

i can't resist a good cat video. this one is made by my best friend, mariko. her cat's name is fur and she demands that you treat her like a lady.

Friday, February 12, 2010

natural history museum

new badu

counting down to her 3.30.2010AD release date,which she dubs 333, of new amerykah pt 2 : return of the ankh, ms. badu promises to tease us with leaks at 3:33 central time until her album drops. today ms. badu offers us her self directed video "jump in the air and stay there" feat. bilal and lil wayne via her "erykahdiloscope". click here to see the video.
If you missed the previous leak, here is "Window Seat."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I just started realizing the capability of my stat counter. Apparently I got readers all over!

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manong & manang

Kalinga, Philippines 2001

RIP Dilla

dwele ft. the suite for ma dukes orchestra "angel"
i love all this footage cuz you know that some of these musicians are used to playing classical music and don't listen to hip hop, but you can see them doing the obligatory hip hop head nod.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Open Your Heart by Mia Doi Todd

dir Michel Gondry
This video is truly a work of art.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Mike "DREAM" Francisco
August 15, 1969 - February 17, 2000
"Dream was the head, heart, and soul of Bay Area graffiti. Dream took the lead stylistically, and pre-internet, he had the Town, and soon the whole Bay Area buzzing. Without being too new agey, Dream’s pieces made people feel something, and along with his crews, he innovated what people came to identify as the Oakland and SF style of 'Funk.' Dream put the Bay Area on his back and established Oakland as a world class graffiti city. 23rd was the epicenter, and 23rd was Dream’s court. Anyone can be a king, but everyone LOVED this man. His personality was larger than large."

Read interview with Marty "Muet" Aranaydo at Complex.

1st International Babaylan Conference

What does babaylan mean?

Babaylan is a Filipino word that refers specifically to an individual or a group of healers, mostly women, who were acknowledged by friends and family as possessing extraordinary gifts… having a gift of vision; an ability to see through schemes or situations and later advise on future plans... or the gift for healing; a specific touch or intuited or passed-on knowledge to specific processes of ‘fixing’ and ‘putting’ people and things together. The first priority of all Babaylan [is] her community. --- Carlos Villa.

Check out the Center for Babaylan Studies here.
Check out the program here.
Register here.

Listen to the interview on APEX on KPFA. Interview starts at 22 minutes.
APEX Express - February 4, 2010 at 7:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

roda 1.31.10

See more photo at my flickr.
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For Class Schedule click here.

post roda by ayo

photos by: ayo. age 7.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

i'm a soldier of love video

dopeness-lasso and all!