I am an arts educator, specializing in life. I am a painter, whose colors reflect my spiritual beauty. I am an activist, whose advocacy is living. I am a businessman, whose trades in inspiration and hope.
Current Residence: Quezon City and Cebu City, Philippines
Favourite genre of music: Classic Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz, and Classical Music
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Alison Jackson, Gregory Colbert, Helmut Newton, Karin Rosenthal, Howard Schatz
Favourite style of art: Flying Crane
Operating System: Organic
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: Pin Stripes
Skin of choice: Healthy Tan
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson, Necron 99 (Wizards), Ranma Saotome, Shōtarō Kaneda (Akira), Psychedellic Yogi in the old Sesame Street
Personal Quote: The only ugly thing you'll experience is something you can't learn from
Hi! matanong ko lang po about mythology; can we safely assume the entity "Diwata" is our version of celestial maidens/apsara?
Diwata is a term derived from the Hindu term Daeva or god. The term in both Filipino and Hindu context can be used for male or female gods. However, the feminization of the Diwata grew from the adopting of local female gods into nature spirits during the Spanish era. Example is the goddess Makiling became Maria Makiling. The concept of nature gods are now nature spirits, such as the European fairies, spites, pixies and nixes. Modern translations of Diwata have further enforced the feminine imagery.