My new book: Sulat ng Kaluluwa (Writing of the Soul) launch Oct 11

Sulat ng Kaluluwa I’m proud to announce the release of my 2nd book, Sulat ng Kaluluwa (Writing of the Soul) officially launching on October 11, 2013 at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, California, USA 6:30PM to 9PM. Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

Sulat ng Kaluluwa (Writing of the Soul) is the 2nd book by Ancient Philippine Calligraphy (Baybayin) Artist, Kristian Kabuay. The book features over 50 images of artwork and accompanying stories written by people from around the world. The concept was for each person to provide a word or name and write what it means to them. From the word and story, Kristian created the art.

The pre-sale with early bird pricing and specials is starting NOW at that will lead you to the Kickstarter campaign.

The specials are as follows:

#1 $5 – eBook in PDF format (no crappy DRM)

#2 $13 – Early bird pricing for ebook + 1 book. Includes shipping to the USA. The book will retail for $14.99 starting October 11.

#3 $25 – eBook+ 1 book + a name or word in the Philippine script on 5×7 watercolor paper. Includes shipping to the USA.

#4 $50 – eBook + 1 book + a word or name in the Philippine script on 5×7 watercolor paper a + Baybayin snapback hat. Includes shipping to the USA.

Delivery will be late October

EVENT: Preservation and Promotion of the Mangyan syllabic script

From the Facebook link:

The Mangyan Heritage Center, Inc. invites you to attend two lectures on Cultural Preservation sponsored by the US Embassy Manila. The first lecture is on the Preservation and Promotion of the Mangyan syllabic script and poetry (ambahan) while the second is about Cultural Preservation.

The lecture is free and open to the public but the complete name of all guests should be submitted earlier to the Embassy’s security group. In this regard, interested participants are requested to confirm as soon as possibleto any of the following:,,

Entrance will be at the main gate and an identification card will be required. Parking within the compound is not allowed. Those with vehicles may park at the Museo Pambata or at the city parking spaces across the street for a minimal fee.

Kindly share this invitation with your friends who may be interested to attend the lectures.

Baybayin “Usa” snapback now available at

“Baybayin Usa”, Usa means 1 in Bisaya and Baybayin (incorrectly known Alibata) is the writing system used in the Philippines prior to Spanish colonization. Placing the ancient script is a perfect combination of the old and new representing cultural identity through style. The crocodile skin isn’t just for fashion but has a direct connection to indigenous Philippine belief systems and it’s not about the 21ft Buwaya that was found in the southern islands. Crocodile patterns have been used in textiles, swords and tattoos. Read more about it at Pera Daly’s website.


  • Black Polyester crown with a visor wrapped in faux black crocodile skin

  • 3D BAYBAYIN text

  • Embroidered 17 base Baybayin characters

  • Snapback one size fits all (fits head size of 64cm)

  • Designed by Baybayin artist & lecturer, Kristian Kabuay

  • Limited to only 100 pcs worldwide

Each purchase comes with a coupon for a digital version of the 1st book published in the Philippines, the Doctrina Christiana. I’ll email you a link to download the file.

Buy it now from my online store at and  GearHead in the Philippines

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