This guy makes me think about Filipinos today who look to ancient Philippine symbolism in baybayin and tattoos for inspiration. Saki Mafundikwa urges African graphic designers to draw on ancient writing symbolism of Africa for fresh inspiration. It’s summed up in his favorite Ghanaian glyph, Sankofa, which means “return and get it” — or “learn… Read More
Jay Enage talks about Baybayin on the Rise & Shine morning show.
Some of my colleagues have been organizing and will be speaking at the Baybayin Summit of 2015. Some of my U.S. colleagues who are proponents of baybayin are speaking too. I have been invited and listed as a speaker. Read below. (Please give these graphics a few extra seconds to load.) More info on their Facebook page>
Mini Gavino of GINHAWA announces special Baybayin activities to help schools celebrate Buwan ng Wika: Baybayin: Paglago at Paglikha.GINHAWA In the Philippines, the month of August is designated as Buwan ng Wika, which is celebrated to promote the national language. Each year, every school in the country holds month-long (or sometimes week-long) activities in observance of… Read More
This month, Kristian Kabuay is releasing his new book titled Sulat ng Kaluluwa meaning Writing of the Soul. It is a collaboration of artwork and stories from the Filipino diaspora. A word/name is chosen, and person shares a story about it and Kabuay creates Baybayin art based on that word. Get your printed or kindle copy at amazon.com. At the recent retreat-conference Katutubong Binhi I met and caught up with Kabuay and got a personal copy. I started reading this simple but wonderful book—full of personal stories, that come in a range of ironic, painful, humorous and/or deep, and shared by Filipinos… Read More
Ang Bai, Buaya, kag ang Kahoy sg Kaluluwa (Visayan phrase that means The Woman, Crocodile and Tree of the Soul). It’s time for Filipinos to remember the White Buwaya because he represents the Light aspect of the crocodile. Greed and corruption are shadow or dark aspects of the crocodile and all that modern filipinos remember because… Read More
The Baybayin: Musings on a Forgotten History by John Paul ‘Lakan’ Olivares onSaturday, February 9, 2013 at 9:48pm. Originally posted at Facebook notes. Olivares is researching and preparing his thesis on baybayin. 2012 Mandala ng Awit ng Panday The Baybayin: Musings on a Forgotten History In recent times, there has been a growing interest among Filipinos… Read More
Back in November 2012, I found the paths of little sea snails on the sands of a beach of Palawan Island. They look like drawings and writing! Check these pictures out: swirls and wiggles a criss cross and almost straight lines. an apple. an upside down BA. almost a NGA. swirly path. a letter G! Do… Read More
Flyer for Baybayin ATBP book launch Here are videos and pictures of the Baybayin ATBP Book Launch, Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, November 18, 2012. Click here for event photos on Facebook.
Galaw Baybay-Nilay (Movement Meditation in Baybayin) Public Event · By Ginhawa Saturday, November 24, 2012 9:00am until 4:30pm Bukal ng Tipan, Cainta, Rizal Pagninilay sa kalooban at mga kaloob (gifts) bilang isang Pilipino, sa pamamagitan ng paggalaw ng Baybayin. Ang Baybayin ay ang sinaunang pamamaraan ng pagsusulat ng mga katutubong Pilipino. Gagamitin rin ang Baybayin upang pag-ugnayin ang galaw, isip,… Read More