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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Static Heart

     It's July 9, 2015 and here I am sitting on my couch while looking at my bedroom window. It is raining heavily outside. The rain won't stop pouring in. It's kind of encouraging me to go outside and let myself be soaked with freezing water. But then, there's no need for me to go outside. Just by being inside this room, I can already feel the cold that this rain offers. And what's even worst is that there's coldness deep within me. 

     Yes, there's coldness in me. I can't feel any emotions at all. It's worth expressing that I should envy the sky for it has the courage to cry and express whatever feeling it has. Unlike me, I can't... I really can't! I feel so helpless in this dire state. It feels like I'm just a man... never a human. 

     Here I am again scribbling my thoughts while gazing at the harsh weather. Overthinking things over and over again. I feel so empty... so empty that it feels like I'm the perfect dummy designed for display and amusement. There's no affection, passion, and soul.

     What am I here for? I don't get it. Why have I been like this since the last time that I experienced pain? Speaking of pain... it was a horrible one, which made me pour out a lot of tears. So drastic that it left me no emotions at all. It feels like I am a product of two opposing but complementing forces - the venom and its antidote. It was like in order for me not to experience pain anymore, I need to feel pain first. Well, extreme pain that is. But it appears like pain is not the only thing that's missing right now. My entire emotions are. They are all gone.

     Back then, I thought that I'm weak because of crying my heart out. But now, I feel weaker because of not being able to produce even a single tear from my eyes. I'm like a spirit caged inside a dummy with a lifetime sentence of not having my emotions. I feel so helpless. No, I am helpless! It is a cliche that I've been using the word "feel" even though I'm not completely sure if I'm feeling any. I guess, I just have to wait and hope for this current state to change just like the changing of our season; or I'll just wait for death to pass by just like how strong metals corrode and turn into useless rusts.

Friday, May 01, 2015

MetaArch3: Sharpening the Saw

     The Brown Bauhaus - Alternative School of Architecture + Design (BBAAD) has formally opened its doors for interested MetaArch3 applicants through its Public Orientation held at Design Center of the Philippines (DCP), which is located at the historical CCP Complex. The recently concluded Public Orientation for batch one was attended by architects, architecture students (Filipino and foreigners), and in-house industrial designers of DCP. 
     MetaArch is an Advanced Design Foundation Course where professionals and students learn, discover, and create authentic designs by undergoing the course's very holistic curriculum. Here, participants will be called "journeymen" and will discover the true art of creativity by studying ten (10) modules: Philosophy Foundation, Art theory, Geometry, Theory of Contrast, Fragmented Weaving, Dimensional Color, Installation Art, Poetry, Horticulture, and Music + Dance.

"We focus on the process of designing, which is patterned in the pedagogy of Bauhaus. In this course, we will eliminate symmetry and will focus more on the non-symmetry and fragmentation. This will be a reeducation. We will not rely on software and technology. Here, it is all about the head, the heart, and hands." - Architect Walther Ocampo, BBAAD Studio Master.

     MetaArch years one and two have created graduates with powerful design philosophy and taste. These acquired skills lead them (MetaArch Graduates) to fast employment here in the Philippines and abroad. Take note: they landed on the elite "design team" and not on "production team". I can attest to that especially that I was able to witness their transformation. Year three promises the same outcome [plus] great opportunities (with the recent partnership with DCP) for this year's journeymen. MetaArch3 will officially start on May 4, 2015 (Monday) at Design Center of the Philippines. Tuition fee is just PhP 5,000.00. Such a small amount in exchange of huge opportunities waiting for successful journeymen. 

     Hurry! It's time to sharpen your saw! Be sure to be part of MetaArch3! If you think that this blog post is not enough for you to be part of MetaArch3, be sure to attend the Public Orientation for Batch two on May 2, 2015.  
"We badly need artists than professionals." 
- Architect Walther Ocampo, BBAAD Studio Master.

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