Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Diego!

this is our son diego, he turned six yesterday. here he is at the carnival on tetuan highway. he basically decided on his birthday night's itinerary: dinner at jollibee then the carnival.

diego is cool. cool in a fonzie! kind of way. in that sense, he is so much like his father. when his father was 21.

this is diego, sharing a peek into the viewfinder with gabriel's mr. bear. notice that the camera has no lens. diego and the bear don't care.

diego likes to take pictures as much as he likes to pose for pictures.

i asked him what he likes doing most, taking pictures of posing for pictures, he said: the same!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

plagiarizing an amex card ad

we have a lot of magazines at home. a lot. there are erudite ones (national geo, the new yorker), gossip mags pretending to be erudite (vanity fair), fashion mags with erudite affectations (vogue), out and out fashion mags (in style, elle, bazaar), shelter, design and home (elledecor, house beautiful, martha stewart), and too much consumer reports.

i know several people who don't like magazines because they are "just mostly ads". but to me, that IS the point. i read them for their editorial content, yes. but i also read them for the ads. sometimes, the ads are better done than the editorial content, in my opinion. call me stupid but i can stare at an ad for a very long time, drooling over the picture, the color, the text, the copy. i think i am going to prod one of my kids (jana most likely) into the advertising or graphic design world so i can live out one of my dreams vicariously through her.

on the way to work this morning, this american ad on vanity fair caught my attention. isn't it beautiful? this is a series. ken watanabe is the one featured here but m. night shyamalan has done it. tina fey. eddie vader. it inspired me to do a blog post like it, where i can pretend to be an artsy celebrity and answer the questions.

My name
Yen Blanco Delgado

Childhood ambition To design houses and maybe clothes.

Fondest memory All my growing up years.

Soundtrack rock. 80s new wave and 90s alternative.

Retreat my sister's beach house in zamboanga del norte

Wildest dreams backpack all over the world with my family

Proudest moments each time our kids declare a victory. over a chore, a project.

Biggest challenge being serious.

Alarm clock my cellphone.

Perfect day hammock. beach. tree. book. ice tea. ipod.

First job teaching science in a parochial high school.

Indulgence magazines. (told you). this blog.

Last purchase professional cleaning service for a digital slr.

Favorite movie right now? pride and prejudice.

Inspiration most everything i see and hear factors in.

My life all things considered, is perfect.

My card is the lowest kind of BPI Express Credit Card.

Now, how to get a picture of myself nuzzling a horse and cuddling a dog.