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November 2015

Manilakbayan 2015: My journey with the Lumad

For the whole week that the Lumad people were here in UP, it felt like a dream. I did not expect that I’ll have a chance to talk in person with the people I was researching about through different resources. It was such a privilege. I know that somehow, the Lumad people, no.. WE will win this fight! Stop Lumad Killings! Fight for our right!

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Dear Biascathy,

I’ve realized a new dream in life…

In addition to my numerous other dreams, I’ve realized that I want to be a model.. A fashion model.

Maybe it’s a ridiculous aspiration for a girl with such a low esteem like me.. Thinking.. “Nah, your boobs are flat. Your body is super skinny, you look like a broomstick.” Stuff like that. But then, when it comes to fashion industry, the ideal body are the flat chested and skinny ones, so who knows, maybe I have a chance. I’ve told my model (and beauty queen) bestfriend many times before that I wanted to experience being a fashion model. But I always say them in a jokingly manner. Again.. Low self esteem..

But the thing about me is that even though I have my personal insecurities, I am always ready for challenges. I even stare down strangers who sometimes match my line of sight which results into a staring showdown.. Well, I don’t want to back down so they look away first. Anyway, last week we had a practice photoshoot. And take note, we, the Wanderlust group, are all amateurs with no experience whatsoever, unlike most groups. But even though that’s the case, we still got to take a few good shots. 🙂


Aspiring for the Improbable,

Yousei Hime
Dear Biascathy,

The past week has been a blur… And I am getting more and more excited to the coming events in the near future.

I’ve realized how useful all the topics we have discussed in class are. Although there are times that I tend to get overloaded with information, plus the fact that we are currently NPAs (No Permanent Address), it’s still a good thing that we have a good place to stay.. 🙂 With the drawing boards and all that. Also, I am getting more and more used to drawing, sketching, and rendering in a limited amount of time. And I think that is a good thing.

We are making progress with our wardrobing project. I am happy the mood board I made was approved and the sketch I made was the one chosen by our group. It feels good that my works are acknowledged.  🙂

mood board

Although I am quite worried about things..  whether they’ll work out or not.. whether they’ll fail or not.. whether they’ll be pleasing or not.. Things like that.. Still, I’ll do my best in the things that I do and will do.


Yousei Hime

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