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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Instructions found written on an old tourist map

Instructions found written on an old tourist map: Towards the end of Ghost Month, there are places in the city where you can meet with your dearly departed. Bring a jacket. It will become very cold when they appear. Bring their picture. Bring their favorite food and drink. Find an unfinished building or house. Better if you find an unfinished bridge or road. At exactly 4am, hold their picture, think about the last time you talked with them, close your eyes, then take a step forward. When you feel that sudden chill and when someone says, "Hello." open your eyes. You will be able to spend time with that one soul until the sunrises. Offer them the food and drink but don't take any of it. When the sun begins to rise, tell them to head home. Then head home as well.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

MOVIEPILOT article about aswang and Philippine Horror Movies

"The Philippines is one of the countries that comprises various cultures and beliefs due to the numerous inhabitants or ethnic groups which resided to its different areas many years ago. The waves of ancient settlers across the islands have had a great contribution to the Filipino culture in present day. This includes customary beliefs, traditions, art, literature, religious practices and beliefs, and so on. All of these cultural traits have been passed through the generations, including tales and myths. With this in mind, here are movies that tell the tale of the Philippine's mythological creatures and the documentaries of these beings."

Philippine Horror Movies and The Spine-Chilling Legends Behind Them 

http://moviepilot.com/posts/3448198?lt_source=external,manual



Saturday, September 05, 2015

GMA NEWS : The Aswang Diaspora

September 4, 2015 6:04pm - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/535657/scitech/technology/the-aswang-diaspora-why-philippine-lower-myths-continue-to-endure#sthash.k7h65xjE.dpuf


The Aswang Diaspora: Why Philippine lower myths continue to endure
By BEA MONTENEGRO, GMA News
September 4, 2015 

Read the complete article at: 
Why do writers and artists decide to go back to supernatural beings for story source material? One reason is because no one’s writing the stories they want to share.
 
“[N]o one else was making stories about aswang in the city,” said Budjette Tan, writer of the Trese series. “In my case, I’ve always loved
- See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/535657/scitech/technology/the-aswang-diaspora-why-philippine-lower-myths-continue-to-endure#sthash.k7h65xjE.dpuf
Why do writers and artists decide to go back to supernatural beings for story source material? One reason is because no one’s writing the stories they want to share.
 
“[N]o one else was making stories about aswang in the city,” said Budjette Tan, writer of the Trese series. “In my case, I’ve always loved
- See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/535657/scitech/technology/the-aswang-diaspora-why-philippine-lower-myths-continue-to-endure#sthash.k7h65xjE.dpuf
The Aswang Diaspora: Why Philippine lower myths continue to endure - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/535657/scitech/technology/the-aswang-diaspora-why-philippine-lower-myths-continue-to-endure#sthash.k7h65xjE.dpuf
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/535657/scitech/technology/the-aswang-diaspora-why-philippine-lower-myths-continue-to-endure

“[N]o one else was making stories about aswang in the city,” said Budjette Tan, writer of the Trese series. “In my case, I’ve always loved writing ghost stories and have always wanted to write a detective story. So I ended up creating Alexandra Trese as my occult investigator, as the reader’s guide into Manila’s supernatural underworld.”

“It's the most natural subject to draw, really,” said Kajo Baldisimo, Trese’s artist. “As young as three years old, these creatures were already a part of my and most of our generation's subconscious thanks to our parents and grandparents who have a great way of disciplining us by making us believe in these stories and these creatures.”

“It's in the DNA of every Filipino,” said Baldisimo. “It’s one of the few things we can clearly say is very Pinoy, something that’s ours,” Tan said. “I think telling aswang stories is something we’ll always want to tell. There are so many variations on their story, depending on how tells the story. Someone will always have their own version to tell.”

Friday, April 24, 2015

BATMANILA art by Kajo Baldisimo

The Batman vs The Mananaggal

The Bat-Trike

A Bat at Luneta Park

The Bat and The Tikbalang

BatJeepney

Meanwhile... at Manila City Hall

The Kapre and the Bat

Bat-Kalesa

Batman over Makati City

The complete Batmanila collection

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

TRESE Book 6, preview 19



 
TRESE: HIGH TIDE AT MIDNIGHT
Story by Budjette Tan
Art by Kajo Baldisimo
Coming Soon

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TRESE Book 6, preview 18



TRESE: HIGH TIDE AT MIDNIGHT
Story by Budjette Tan
Art by Kajo Baldisimo
Coming Soon