I can't raed!!!

Posted On 12:05 PM by nerdluck | 0 points of view

This illustration was used as main visual for an article in the July 2008 issue of Baby Magazine with the title "P" as in "boy"? Understanding the dyslexic child by Sankie Simbulan. Dyslexia is an impairment of reading and spelling skills despite the dyslexic persons normal or at times superior intellect. It is said to be inherited.

My heart was breaking as I did this illustration. I was thinking how scared and confused the boy probably is when he can't make sense of the written word and realizes that this is something he can't do as good as any "normal" kid. Dyslexics describe words "flying" off the pages. Gee, I thought I had it rough as a kid when I can't figure out d's from b's. Come to think of it... I still mistype them on my keyboard.

An editable copy of this illustration is available for FREE... BUT! only if you are subscribed via email, that is, and remember to ask nicely.
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Yesterday, I walked around with unmatched shoes. Why? you ask... No special reason at all. I just thought I'd try to get a reaction, any reaction at all. I'd chat some people up everywhere... in the office, on the store across our building. All while studying their faces to catch a glimmer of realization that I am wearing shoes from two different pair. Only one noticed, though. This little experiment got me thinking towards two directions: 1)Your shoes only matter to you. Other folks don't really care. 2) Those around me probably think I'm the type to go around sporting unmatched sneakers. I choose not to answer and leave this experiment inconclusive.
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GPM #3

Posted On 9:49 PM by nerdluck | 1 points of view

It has been a long day and I was ready to turn in for the night when I decided to check on Graphikapinoy. Lo and behold! I was surprised to see that this months GPM is already up and ready for download. This months focus is on Street Art or more commonly referred to as "graffiti" featuring the frontrunners in the underground Philippine Street Art scene (quite an oxymoron if you ask me.):
  • Jakarta-born Filipino graffiti artist, Graver
  • Wheat paster, among other things, Krayolaeater
  • 14 man bombing crew, Crime in Style (CIS)
  • Urban Aestheticists, Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP)
Also in this issue is a rundown on the events that happened on the recently held Pecha Kucha Night written by yours truly. I hope to secure permission to have the article published in this here blog of mine. Nudge nudge, hint hint. ;P Oooooh! What great way to cap off a busy day.

Download it here


Graphikapinoy is a free downloadable pdf magazine in support of the Filipino creatives. A convergence of best talents from all aspects of the design industry whose works shall be showcased in every issue.
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This July in Baby Magazine

Posted On 5:49 PM by nerdluck | 2 points of view

Very nutritious... Baby's nutrition month offering is very healthy to say the least. Learn about the value of reading food labels in "Read the Label! and take a peek at what's inside the refrigerators of two of Baby Magazine's crew in "Refrigerator fun." Learn to have fun in the supermarket with the kids in " Grocery-shopping made meaningful: How to get your preschooler involved."

Aeleina Reese Ocenar loked very much the happy healthy little girl that she is on this cover shot by Ralph Alejandrino at St. Francis Shangri-La Place, Level 1, Shangri-La Plaza Annex.

Baby Magazine, the Philippines' first parenting mag is now in it's 12th year of service to Filipino parents. For subscription inquiries, you may contact Baby Magazine through the following:

Phone: (+63 2) 728.36.55
Email: babymag@globelines.com.ph
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