I introduced to you Balagon Cultural Creatives in a previous post and I also mentioned that come Earth Day, our first event would be a free market. We called it Tao Tao, literally meaning people giving, our version of free market newconomy. Well, the very next day, I promptly wrote the city mayor regarding the event. I’m posting the letter here since it explains much about the BC Creatives and the event we wanted to hold.
I haven’t had a real weekend in months and my body was aching for a break reminding me of it through a fever that burned through Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning.
But the weekend was pregnant with possibilities. My little family trooped to Guimaras Island for ‘The Journey of an Artist’, a small gathering of Iloilo artists and creatives. Jagat Rubio and I co-facilitated the event co-organized by Tintin Buenavista, Marz Capanang, Mumu Dalisay and Arjun Marapon. There were 18 of us, including Balay na Bato host couple Mahesh and Mayin Alejo.
I have not yet read Amanda Palmer’s book ‘The Art of Asking’, but it was what came to my mind after my phone call with The Climate Reality Project Philippines Branch Manager Rodne Galicha. It was the day before my birthday and I just came from a Climate Reality talk with some 40 Chemical Engineering students of the De La Salle University. Rodne and I were supposed to meet but since my schedule was tight, we decided to put off the meeting and call later instead. He greeted me a happy birthday and he said that he will ask somebody from Sibuyan Island to plant ten trees in my name.