EVENT: Peace in the Park, San Francisco 8/23

This Saturday (8/23) I’ll be at the Peace in the Park festival in San Francisco, California. This will be a unique event where I’ll be teaching Baybayin and preFilipino culture to mostly non-Filipinos. You can also catch me do live art at my booth.

Check out peaceintheparksf.org for more info

Peace in the Park was first hosted in 2013 as one-time event by the Brahma Kumaris and their friends from over 30 years in the Bay Area. After the astounding success, people want to see it become an annual festival. The Brahma Kumaris teach meditation techniques to enter into a natural state of calm on a daily basis enhancing our ability to think more deeply, and feel greater empathy and live out our values in more authentic ways. Daily calm, clear thinking and value-based living can all positively impact our carrer path , relationship and well being.Our activities are Free of charge and orered via an extensive network of trained volunteers in 9000 locations around the world, right in the heart of communities.The Brahma Kumaris is an IRS tax exempt 501(c)3 non-goverment organization in genral status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and in consultative status with UNICEF

In addition to the event, I took part of a free video workshop by PopExpert. It’s my first time doing something like this. Check it out here.

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EVENT: Bill Murray x Baybayin – San Francisco, 8/8/14

Bill Murray Baybayin art

This is a weird one…..Bill Murray X Baybayin! I’m taking part of The Murray Affair: A Bill Murray art show in San Francisco 8/8/14. When I first heard of the show, I thought it would be interesting to see how Bill Murray would look like in Baybayin. “Western” names can be challenging to write. I tried it using the modern method using the vowel killers but it looked too “busy”. I decided to do it traditionally as Bi (Bill) Mu-Re (Murray). I could’ve also done it Me-Re as well but artistically, the composition looked better with the kudlit at the bottom for the Ma character. In the pict, the red marks are the kudlits.

Based on what I’ve seen, most of the art will be portraits. It will be interesting how this pre-Filipino piece goes with the rest of the artwork. To see pix of the event this Friday (San Francisco, US time), follow me on FB/Baybayin.

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Stay away from this app! It’s wrong and steals work

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A new Baybayin app was released recently but stay away! #1) It’s inaccurate and #2) The developers used fonts by Norman de los Santos (Baybayin Modern Mono and Baybayin Modern Unicode). On his website and Deviant art it states:

© All of Nordenx Baybayin Modern Fonts are for personal and non-commercial use only. Please contact me at nordenx@yahoo.com for any inquiries about commercial use and licensing for branding, printing, publications, and/or other electronic applications.

I don’t mind the programming errors. It’s difficult to make an online translator. My Baybay.in went through many iterations so I understand but the theft part is the bigger issue. The developers are making money or released the app with the intent to make money via serving advertisements. This is the same issue as Walker Underwear Philippines ripping me off.

The developers are Vain Solutions

Here are some screenshots of the incorrect “translations”. Check it out here and feel free to leave reviews letting them know of the theft issue.

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