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…after you watch this:

Almost as scary as the original video,

-Shady

…in the next two months, be sure to check out the Santiago Bose art exhibition at the Yuchengco Museum.

For the exhibition, titled Remix: Santiago Bose, more than thirty artists–writers, painters, poets and videographers–were invited to create artwork inspired by the work of the late artist Santiago Bose.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to take part in the exhibition thanks to my good friend (and Santiago’s daughter) Lille Bose, and I’m honored to be a part of it.

Each writer chose one of Santiago’s sketches and then wrote a short story that was inspired by the piece.

I picked this piece:

Each writer was then asked to take an excerpt from the story and write it out by hand. Here’s my handwritten excerpt:

The exhibition starts February 11th and runs through March 31st, so if you happen to be in the Philippines during that time (I know this is probably a long shot here) be sure to check it out.

Here’s the official press release:

Artist. Joker. Cultural provocateur.

Santiago Bose died in December 2002. After he died, it became apparent that Bose’s artistic influence spanned various fields of multimedia. In “Remix: Santiago Bose,” more than 30 artists that Bose inspired, influenced, challenged and mentored present their interpretation of his artwork and continue his legacy.

The opening of “Remix: Santiago Bose” is on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza.

Featuring the visual works of:

Ged Alangui
Arnel Agawin
Leonard Aguinaldo
Rica Concepcion
Kawayan de Guia
Mark Justiniani
Kwatro Kantos
Perry Mamaril
Jordan Mangosan
Alwin Reamillo
John Frank Sabado
Wig Tysmans
Boyu

Featuring the literary works of:

Lilledeshan Bose
Day Caluza
Frank Cimatu
Khavn de la Cruz
Adam David
Karla Delgado
Easy Fagela
Luis Francia
Ed Geronia
Jessica Hagedorn
Lawin Ileto
Amir Motlagh
Imo Quibilan
Bino Realuyo
Justin Shady
John Silva
Eileen Tabios
Lorely Trinidad
Krip Yuson

Going international,

-Shady

…right here:

Dear friends,

On September 26th, Typhoon Ondoy devastated Metro Manila. In the course of 12 hours, it dumped 16 inches of rain all over the Philippine capital.

Three days later, the death toll (now over 140) is steadily rising, as are the number of displaced people (about 400,000).

Whole houses are underwater, people are stranded on rooftops, and the Philippine government is ill-equipped to deal with the disaster.

Rescue operations are still going on, so if you want to help, Google has put together a comprehensive list of relief efforts here.

I don’t think a lot of people realize how terrible the situation is right now, so if you just forward the links and let people know that there is something you can do to help–donate to Red Cross, send relief goods, etc.–it would make a huge difference.

Peace and love,

Lille

-Shady

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…all the way from the Philippines.

Today, just before she left work, my girlfriend IM’d me this:

lucky_girlfriend (6:56:44 PM): Leaving in a minute. Gonna stop by the pet store on my way home.

lucky_girlfriend (6:57:17 PM): Do we have enough canned cat food for Lille?

lucky_girlfriend (6:58:05 PM): I’ll just grab a couple of cans.

I know the whole thing about Filipinos eating cats and dogs is supposed to be funny, but that’s just mean!

Then again, Lille is staying here and watching our cat, Meatshake, next week while we’re out of town. Maybe that’s what my girlfriend meant. Hmmm….

Nah! You just rude, girl!

Lille actually eats dog food,

-Shady

Old Poop!