One more week in Poland

The Naïf Art Festiwal in which Paulina Constancia’s art is  featured alongside the works of other naif artists from around the world will come to a close on August 18th.

If anyone of you happens to be in Poland, this is the Festiwal’s last week so please do check out this incredible exhibition.

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Here are Paulina’s works that are featured in the festival.

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Here are the works of Paulina Constancia featured in the 10th Art Naif Festiwal in Poland.

The 10th Art Naif Festiwal
Galeria Szyb Wilson
ul. Oswobodzenia 1
40-403 Katowice
Poland

Special thanks to the organizers and supporters of the festival especially to the Director Monika Paca and Katarzyna “Kasia” Kraus for all the love and hard work they put into realizing this wonderful event.

Click here to view photos from festival.

Watch video about the X(10th) Edition of the Art Naif Festiwal

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Gimbap Fun

A couple of weeks ago, the MoNA, in cooperation with the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes, West Gorordo Hotel and  My Refuge House, facilitated an intercultural workshop for a group of  young girls in difficult situations.  The workshop was facilitated by Wae Seon Yun, a Korean Language and Culture Mentor from Busan, South Korea.

Here are some photos from the workshop. As you can see everybody had a lovely time expressing themselves by means of the Korean language and cuisine.

1- Learning Korean

Learning to speak Korean…

2-Korean food

Here is Wae Seon teaching the girls how to prepare GIMBAP/ KIMBAP

3-korean food assembly

The girls were so happy to learn to prepare GIMBAP/Kimbap with a little help from Korean facilitator Wae Seon

4-korean food

Assemble, roll, cut and eat…

감사합니다. Kamsahamnida.
Thank you.
Daghang Salamat, Wae Seon!!!

Paulina Constancia in Art Naif Festiwal-Poland

We are happy to share the news that Paulina Constancia is one of the artists selected to participate in this year’s naif art festival in Poland.

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This is the 10th of this annual festival which happens in Katowice, which is located in Upper Silesia. (the southeastern part of the historical and geographical region of Silesia, located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic.  Read more )
Below is some information about Upper Silesia from the gallery’s website:

Upper Silesia is traditionally perceived as an industrial region. From the beginning of the XIX century it developed as an important region of mines and steel works. Still, not deprived of art. Colorful world of so-called “naive” artists appeared in the heart of industrial Silesia in the 1930s, when a group of amateur painters, miners working in Giesche mine, was created under the leadership of Teofil Ociepka, strongly inspired by occultism. Their art was full of color, mystical images, drawings influenced by both mythology and classical painting motives, presenting often surreal embedded in Upper Silesian landscape. The group called then „Grupa Janowska” is still active today.

The time has changed and many of industrial plants have been closed, but the magic of art is still here!

And here’s a little about the Art Naif Festiwal from the gallery’s website:

First edition of the Festival took place in 2008. From that time we are honored and pleased to host hundreds of artists from all over the world, together with thousands of their admirers. Mostly we present paintings, but also sculptures and ceramics. We are proud to work with wonderful artists from many different countries, including: Australia, Burkina Faso, Argentina, Israel, United States, Brazil, Tanzania, Venezuela and many European countries.

Year 2017 promises to be exceptionally great! The 10th Art Naif Festival will be held from 9th June until 18th August 2017. As each year we are planning many additional events and, since it will be our jubilee, more surprises can be expected. The exhibition will be accompanied with several lesser exposures organized in the local museums as well as many workshops, film screenings, lectures.

This year there are around 350 artists and nearly 40 countries represented . It will be an exciting celebration of art and culture.

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Here are some photos of a roadside billboard in Katowice promoting the festival. The exhibition runs from June 9 to August 18.

 

Click here for videos of past editions of Art Naif Festiwal
Check out other festival photos and videos on Facebook

Post-GSK Rangoli Workshop with MRH

On Saturday, May 27th, the day after Gabii sa Kabilin, MoNA’s visiting Indian artist conducted a special rangoli workshop for a group of young participants from My Refuge House.

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The girls checking out the fabulous display of rangoli from the pre-GSK community workshop facilitated by Yasha Dabas

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Yasha talking about the rangoli tradition and giving instructions for the afternoon’s collaborative art making

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The girls busy with their intricate rangoli designs

There were 7 rangolis created plus an extra one made by Paulina’s son who asked to join the workshop. Below are photos showing the process of creating the individual rangoli:

Rangoli # 1- “The Love of Nature”
Materials: beads, stones, flowers, leaves
Created by: Mandy and Loren

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Rangoli  # 2 – “Art of Peace”
Materials: shells, flowers, beads and pebbles
Created by: Stephanie and Alexandra

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Rangoli # 3- “On The Wings of Love”
Materials: flowers, pebbles, rangoli coloured powder, beads
Created by: Jacky and Cindy

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Rangoli # 4- “Nature Garden”
Materials: beads, stones, flowers,  rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Chloe and Nicole

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Rangoli # 5 – “Beauty of the Flower”
Materials: flowers, pebbles, rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Faith and Jessica

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Rangoli # 6 –  The Sun and the Seashore
Materials: plastic beads, petals, shells, pebbles, stones, rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Kim and Gaga

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Rangoli # 7- “The Beauty of Life” 
Materials: flowers, beads, shells, pebbles, rangoli coloured powder
Created by: Shane and Ashley

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Rangoli # 8- “The Flower on the Beads”
Materials: cowrie shells, leaves, pebbles,  rangoli coloured powder
Created by:  Paulina’s son -Lucas, 7 years old

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show and tell with yasha

Show and Tell. The girls said that when they saw the display from the workshop yesterday they wondered if they could possibly make something so beautiful. And they did! Their works were just beautiful!

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Love and gratitude to MoNA’s visiting artist YASHA DABAS for sharing her time and talents with the girls. ..the time together was memorable and the work- -simply amazing!

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23 Rangolis in 1 Room! The mini rangolis of the MRH girls displayed alongside the bigger rangoli art created from the previous day’s community workshop, also facilitated by MoNA visiting artist Yasha Dabas

Read about the facilitator YASHA DABAS
Read about the  program at My Refuge House

The Cebu-India Connection

The Cebu-India connection

Why an Indian showcase on Gabii sa Kabilin? Because, believe it or not -there’s more than a little bit of Indian in our Cebuano heritage…

Did you know that the Rajahnate of /Kaharian sa Cebu was established by Sri Lumay who was half-Tamil and half-Malay? 

We are quite familiar with the Malay people.But for many of us who don’t know about the Tamil people here’s a little about them:
The Tamil people are an ethnic group from South Asia. They have a written history of more than 2,000 years. Traditionally, they have been living in the southern parts of India, and the northeastern parts of Sri Lanka.

Why did Sri Lumay come to establish a Kingdom?

Sri Lumay or Rajamuda Lumaya was a minor prince (regional governor)  of the Chola dynasty (a long-ruling dynasty in the history of southern India) which occupied Sumatra.  He was sent by the Maharajah to establish a base for expeditionary forces, but he rebelled and established his own independent rajahnate.

Was Rajah Humabon related to Sri Lumay?

Rajah Humabon, later baptized as Don Carlos, was the Rajah of Cebu at the time of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in the Philippines in 1521. He was the son of Sri Bantug (youngest son of Sri Lumay). Therefore, Rajah Humabon was  the grandson of Sri Lumay. ” (Read more)

 

“Sri Lumay was succeeded by the youngest of his sons, Sri Bantug, who ruled from a region known as Singhapala, which is now Mabolo of Cebu City. He died of disease. Sri Bantug had a brother called Sri Parang who was originally slated to succeed Sri Bantug. But he was a cripple and could not govern his polity because of his infirmity. Parang handed his throne to Sri Bantug’s son and his nephew, Sri Humabon (also spelled Sri Hamabar), who became the Rajah of Cebu in his stead.” (Read more)

So, now we know — we Cebuanos are more connected with India, having been established as a kingdom by Sri Lumay who was sent by India’s Chola Dynasty,and if that’s not enough of a connection check out this partial list of Sanskrit-loaned words in the Cebuano-Bisayan language: (*ancient language in Hinduism)

For sure the seafaring merchants from India did not only bring their wares to our shores but also their language and culture. And Sri Lumay ,the  half-Tamil & half-Malay who established the Kingdom of Cebu must have some part in this linguistic influence as well.

Religion:

Skt. : bhattara, “noble lord”
C. Bis : bathala’,  “God Almighty”; also Balahala, “deity” (old form)

Skt. : devā  devatā,  ‘deity deities”
C. Bis. : diwa diwata “spirit, worship of spirits”

Skt. : upavasa,  “a day of fasting ” also “fasting”
C. Bis. : pu’asa,  “fast”

Skt. : vāçā, “sacred text, holy words”
C. Bis. : basa, “to read” (root of pagbasa)
Relations

Skt. : tata, “Father” (informal address)
C. Bis. : Tatay “Father” also Tatang (informal address)

Skt. : nanã, “Mother”
C. Bis : nanay “Mother”

Skt. : vamsa, “lineage, race”
C. Bis. : bansa, “state”
Also : bansagon, “family name”


Food

Skt. : patola, “a gourd,” Tricosanthes dioeca
C. Bis : patola, Luffa cylindrica Linn.

Skt. : māmsa, “flesh meat”
C. Bis : mamsa, “a kind of large fish”

Skt. : tapa, “to scorch, burn”
C. Bis. : tapa,  ‘‘to cook by smoking or roast­ ing” (root)

Skt. : çukra, “vinegar”
C. Bis. : suka’,  ‘‘vinegar’


Household

Skt. : karpasa, “cotton ” Gossypium herbaceum (sci.name)
C. Bis : gapas “cotton,” Gossypium herbaceum (sci.name)


Other matters

Skt. :  bhānda,  “goods”
C. Bis. : bahandi,  “property, wealth”

Skt.:  dhāra, “bearing”
C. Bis. : dalà, “to bear, to carry”

Skt. : mutya, “pearl”
C. Bis. : mutya, “a gem, a pearl”

Skt. : vānija, “merchant”
C. Bis : baligya,  “goods, ware” baligja (Bohol-Leyte variant)
Also :  banyaga,  “scoundrel” which seem to suggest an antipathy to­ wards traders          and foreigners

Skt. : sankha, “conch shell used as a trumpet”
C. Bis : sungka, “a mancala game of the Bisayans and other Philippine ethnic groups in which cowrie shells are usually used’

Skt. : lala, “saliva”
C. Bis : lala, “venom from the sting of an animal or serpent ’ also lawa-lawa. “spider,” laway “saliva”
Note: More often Bisayans pronounce the word as laa.

Skt. : chāya, “shade luster, reflected image”
C. Bis : hayag “bright” usually— kahayag: “brightness”

Skt. : mantra, “sacred text, formula, charm’’
C. Bis. : mantala’ “root of pagmantala^ “to announce” also mantalaan “newspaper “

Skt. : buddhi “intellectual faculty, design”
C. Bis : bùdhi  “to betray” (root of pag- budhi)

Skt. : bhaya, “danger of all kinds”
C. Bis. : baya’ “an expression warning some­ body of danger, also as a word of emphasis”

Skt. : sāksī, “witness”
C. Bis. : saksi, “witness

Skt. : sajja, “ready”
C. Bis. : sadya “cheerful, merry”

Skt. : sama, “the same, equal, like”
C. Bis. : sama, “the same, equal, like”

Skt. : lagna “horoscope”
C. Bis. : tagna’ root of pagtagna’’ “to guess, to foretell”
              Also:  manalagna’, “fortuneteller”

Skt. : mahā, “great”
C.Bis. : mahal, “expensive, beloved, exalted, noble”

Skt. : vrtta, “an incident”
C. Bis. : balita “news report”

Skt. : pandya, “learned, wise”
C. Bis. : panday, “a carpenter, blacksmith”

Skt. : lambita, “hanging down”
C. Bis. : bitay, “to hang” (root)
              Also:  kumbitay, “to cling” (root)


Weather /Climate

Skt. : vāha, “stream, river”
C. Bis. : baha,  “flood, overflowing of a river”

Skt. : vāyu, “wind”
C. Bis. : bag’yo, “a tempest, storm”

Animals

Skt. : pasū, “cattle”
C. Bis : pasung, “manger, stable” also pasungan “stable”

Skt. : pārāpātī, “turtle dove”
C. Bis : salampati “dove”

Skt. : hamsa,  “goose”
C. Bis : gansa,  “goose”

Skt. : srnga, “horn”
C. Bis : sungay “horn”
Also : sungag “to gore” (root)
sungu, “beak”
sunganga “to direct something against” (root)

Source:
The Sanskrit Loan-Words in the Cebuano-Bisayan Language
by Jose G. Kuizon, 1964
University of San Carlos Cebu City
(may be viewed on-line:
https://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/646)

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Celebrating our Cebu-India Connection (and heritage!) at the Museum of NaÏve Art during Gabii sa Kabilin. Photo shows: (L) Indian artist Yasha Dabas and (R) Cebuana artist Paulina Constancia in front of West Gorordo Hotel –thank you folks for dropping by the MoNA!

Pre-GSK Rangoli Art Community Workshop – 3 of 3

We continue with the feature on the rangoli-making process, photos taken during the pre-heritage night community workshop facilitated by MoNA’s visiting artist Yasha Dabas.

Rangoli # 10- “Flying Dream”, created by Eric, Erde John, Angelique of CTU Moalboal Campus
materials: sand, beads, rangoli powder

Rangoli #11- “Birds in Paradise”, created by Robbieana and Reymart of CTU-Moalboal Campus
materials: wooden birds, leaves, sand, beads

Rangoli # 12- “Beautiful Me”, created by Charity Escoton and Lolet Aliño of Women’s Law, Centre)
Materials: sand, flowers, beads

Rangoli# 13 – “Grainbow”, created by Joy and Kets (UP Psychology Students)
Materials: earth stuff

Rangoli #14- Embracing Diversity”, created by Anne (40 yrs old), Bjorn, (10 yrs old) and Joy (30 yrs old)
materials: mixed

Rangoli # 15- “4 Pips, 1 Work”, created by Psalm, Ann, Jay and Lezel
materials: mixed

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Yasha and Paulina with US Peace Corps Robbieana Leung and her students from CTU-Moalboal Campus

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Yasha and Paulina with workshop participants from UP Cebu Psychology Program. Far right -another participant- Aggie Tomayao.

It was a lovely afternoon making friends and trying out a new art form. Thanks again Miss Yasha Dabas for sharing your time and talent with us. We are eternally grateful!

Pre-GSK Rangoli Art Community Workshop – 1 of 3

RANGOLI WORKSHOP
with Indian Artist Yasha Dabas

Friday, May 26, 2017, 2:30 pm
Museum of NaÏve Art (MoNA)
2nd Floor West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu City

Our visiting artist Yasha Dabas facilitated a pre-GSK Rangoli community workshop at 2:30 pm at the MoNA, 2nd Floor West Gorordo Hotel.

Pre-GSK workshop invite

About our Visiting Artist and Rangoli Workshop Facilitator:

Yasha Dabas
painter, poet, blogger

Yasha Dabas is a self-taught Indian artist in literary, culinary and visual arts.

Yasha holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. However, explorative as she is, she pursued an alternate profession in Banking & Financial Services. She is currently a Senior Financial Services Engineer in a reputed multinational bank.

She practices various ethnic Indian painting styles like Kerala Murals, Maithili Art and various forms of Rangoli. She has a keen interest in blending different painting styles resulting in hybrid art forms.  In addition to playing with colours on canvas, Yasha blogs about travel, food and common life experiences. She also dabbles in writing stories and poetry.  She has been writing poems since she was 13.  Her style involves heavy usage of colours to depict human emotions and nature.

Yasha lives in Singapore with her husband Peeyush & 5 year old son Ryan.

About RANGOLI

What is RANGOLI?
An art form in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards and by house entrances using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.

Where is this art form from? India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Some of the other names for this art form: RANGOLI (in Karnataka), KOLAM (in Tamil Nadu), MANDANA (in Rajasthan)

Materials used: colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals

What do Rangoli designs depict? traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area

Design variations: simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, or flower/petal shapes (appropriate for the given celebrations)
Who makes this art? It’s traditionally made by women

What is the purpose of making RANGOLI?
decoration, bring good luck.

When is a RANGOLI made?
Special occasions: festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations, milestones and gatherings.

When is it most commonly created?

*Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights, aka – Dipawali/Deepavali) – India’s most important holiday
*The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness.

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Yasha talks about the world of rangolis to workshop participants

2-All ears

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Yasha does a rangoli demo using flour to make an outline

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Gail and Hanz Florentino and Charity check out the wealth of rangoli materials

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Aggie, Teacher Grace of St. Michael’s Play Garden and Retired UP Professor Thelma Mendoza

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Yoga teachers Jeanne Torrefranca and Gigit Sulit – what great team work!

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Rangoli creation begins for all the groups…

Check out the lone rider blog feature written by one of the participants – Gigit Sulit.

Pre-GSK Rangoli Art Community Workshop – 2 of 3

Here are photos showing the process of creating rangoli art during the community workshop facilitated by MoNA’s visiting Indian artist Yasha Dabas.

Rangoli #1- “Form in Flow”, created by Gail and Hanz Florentino
materials: petals, pebbles, wood chips, beads, leaves

Rangoli #2- “Kerala Flower Kolam Flowers”, created by Yasha Dabas
materials: all flowers

Rangoli # 3- Five Elements of Earth (Organic Indian Holi), created by Yasha Dabas
materials: rangoli colors, gravel

Rangoli # 4 – “Diwali Happiness Rangoli”,  created by Yasha Dabas
materials: coloured rice
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Rangoli #5- “The Call of Nature”,  created by Eric, Reymart, Erde John, Angelique of CTU- Moalboal Campus

Rangoli #6- “Hidden Paradise”, created by Aggie Tomayao and Maruchine (CTU-Moalboal Campus)
materials: petals, leaves, shells

Rangoli #7- “Detailed Paradise”, created by MJ and Danica
materials: flowers, shells, gravel, wooden birds

Rangoli #8- “Smiling Nature”, created by Retired UP Professor Thelma Lee-Mendoza and Teacher Grace Cabaero-Ferreros of St. Michael’s Play Garden, Steiner Waldorf Education in Cebu
materials: flowers, pebbles, wooden beads

Rangoli #9- “Yoga Shack”, created by Gigit Sulit and Jeanne Torrefranca, both yoga teachers
materials: flowers, beads, leaves, stones and sticks

More rangolis on the next post…

Activities Listing for GSK 2017 at the MoNA

We are happy to share with you what we have lined up for this year’s GABII SA KABILIN CELEBRATION at the Museum of Naive Art [MoNA] .

CIRCLES
“Mga Alidong” (Ceb.)
GSK 2017 at the MoNA
West Gorordo Hotel

The circle “alidong” (Ceb.)-a simple closed shape with unlimited possibilities is the focus of our GSK celebration this year. For a fun-filled GSK stop with us, please follow these steps:

  1. Buy GSK ticket
  2. Register
  3. Get the activity sheet for the MoNA TRIVIA BUZZ
  4. “Let’s Dance” Concentric Art Photo Booth
  5. Learn KENDAMA – a traditional cup and ball skill toy
  6. Browse and shop at the Indian Bazaar (Winnia Products International)
  7. Color a Rangoli Design
  8. The Dot – Storytelling, Movement and Artmaking  (Facilitated by St. Michael’s Play Garden, Steiner Waldorf education in Cebu)
  9. TULDOK: Ukulele Sing-along with Venus Seno-Bernaldez of TURTULELE
  10. Watch brief introductory video of the Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA]
  11. Visit the MoNA and complete the TRIVIA BUZZ for a chance to win exciting prizes
  12. Visit MoNA Studio Gallery
  13. Meet and Greet with MoNA’s featured artist Paulina Constancia
  14. Learn about the CEBU- INDIA Cultural Connection     
  15. View the art of our visiting Indian artist Yasha Dabas
  16. View the RANGOLI Art created by Yasha and her workshop participants
  17. Meet and greet with visiting artist Yasha Dabas
  18. Enjoy some FREE LINGIN-LINGIN snacks
  19. Get your TRIVIA BUZZ Activity Sheet checked and claim your surprise gift
  20. Visit our other permaculture-inspired museums:
    Museum of Heritage and Folk Art (MoHFA) at The Mayflower Inn
    Capitol Site, Cebu City
    Museum of Bicycling (MoB) at the Elicon House
    Cor. P. Del Rosario and Junquera Streets

 

Kita-Kita ‘ta sa Gabii sa Kabilin on May 26

Gabii sa Kabilin~GSK (Heritage Night) is happening on Friday, May 26th. We are happy to inform you that we have prepared a very exciting program for this year’s GSK.

The circle “alidong” (Ceb.) -a simple closed shape with unlimited possibilities is the focus of this year’s GSK celebration at the MoNA. Highlighted this year are the concentric works in the museum collection. Workshops and other activities lined up give the GSK goers a chance to explore the world of circles, dots and rangoli. This year MONA also has a special featured artist- Indian naïve artist Yasha Dabas who will share rangoli and Indian arts with us.

We also have another happy news for GSK goers .  This year our sister permaculture-inspired  lodging establishments will be officially opening their in-house museums.

The Mayflower Inn (A Heritage and Permaculture Inspired Hotel ) will be opening the Museum of Heritage and Folk Art (MoHFA). It seeks to promote our diverse cultures and shared humanity. The Elicon House (An Ecological Living Conservation House), on the other hand, will be launching the Museum of Bicycling (MoB). It promotes the bio-psycho-social impacts of bicycling.

Check out the poster below for more info:

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Cross-Cultural Workshop at UP Cebu (3 of 3)

The last activity required pair work in which the students were tasked to describe in Korean as well as make a fingerprinted portrait of their chosen partner.

Here are the photos of the pairings and their fingerprinted creations… (please click on individual image to enlarge)

And the last part of the workshop… Korean snacks, of course!
Wae Seon brought some kkul ttok (“kkul” means honey and “ttok” means rice cake).

For those of you who are wondering what kkul ttok tastes like .. well, it’s like our local “masi” just thicker rice flour skin and a slight salty taste on the outside but still the same sweet peanut paste filling.

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Paulina Constancia, Professor Edna Lee and Wae Seon Yun with the Psych 155 Class

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Happy spirits!!!

It was a great cross-cultural experience for both the facilitators and students at today’s workshop at the University of the Philippines- Cebu! Thank you for the opportunity to connect and to share with warm and enthusiastic spirits, Prof. Edna!

Cross-Cultural Workshop at UP Cebu (2 of 3)

The workshop continued with Wae Seon teaching the class Korean words to express their unique traits and that of their chosen activity partner. This was complemented by fingerprinting activities facilitated by Paulina Constancia.
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Here are photos of the students busy fingerprinting portraits.  (Please click on individual image to enlarge)

Who else is busy making art? Ju Hye, 3 year old daughter of Wae Seon.

Here are some of the fingerprinted self-portraits: (Please click on individual image to enlarge)

Check out the next post for more photos from the Cross-Cultural Workshop at University of the Philippines- Cebu…

Cross-Cultural Workshop at UP Cebu (1 of 3)

Today MoNA went to the University of the Philippines – Cebu to present a cross-cultural mental health workshop with Paulina Constancia co-teaching with Wae Seon Yun, a Korean Language and Culture Mentor from Busan, South Korea.

This workshop was made possible by an invitation from Professor Edna Lee for her Psych 155 Class – Abnormal Psychology.

The session started with Wae Seon introducing the students to Korean culture by means of the most famous Korean song – ARIRANG.

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There are many versions of the Arirang. Here are the lyrics to the commonly known one: (Source: sweetandtastytv.com)

Korean
아리랑, 아리랑, 아라리요…
아리랑 고개로 넘어간다.
나를 버리고 가시는 님은
십리도 못가서 발병난다.

Romanization
Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo…
Arirang gogaero neomeoganda.
Nareul beorigo gasineun nimeun
Simnido motgaseo balbbyeongnanda.

English
Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo…
Crossing over Arirang Pass.
The one who abandoned me
Shall not walk even 4 kilometers before their feet hurt.

Click on this link to hear Arirang and learn more about the meaning, history and significance of this song among Koreans (both North and South Koreans)

After teaching the class about ARIRANG (how to sing the song and its meaning),  Wae Seon talked about the unique characteristics of Korean culture. Then, of course, since the workshop’s  focus was on mental health, she moved onto the challenges that Koreans face – Korean women in particular. Among the topics mentioned were: depression, alcoholism, body image/aesthetic surgery..

Wae Seon mentioned  “200 Pounds Beauty”, a South Korean romantic comedy that highlights radical and extensive cosmetic surgery in the pursuit of dreams and happiness.

Wae Seon then taught the class how to express emotions in Korean with Paulina providing an activity for the students to interpret these emotions.

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Sorry not many photos to show of the fingerprinted emotions, this was the only one captured on camera

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Just to give you a better  idea how the activity goes- here’s a worksheet completed by Lucas (Paulina’s son) made during the workshop

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Check out this photo of Wae Seon and Paulina with their sons in the background…

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And here are Ju Eon and Lucas busy doing their own art while their Moms were teaching…

Check out succeeding posts for more photos from the Cross-Cultural Workshop at UP Cebu.

Thank you for making the 1st Kabilin Fest a success

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Thank you to all those who have so generously shared their talents at the 1st Kabilin Fest (Heritage Festival organized by the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA] on the occasion of its launching on International Museum Day) last Saturday, May 18. Here are some photos of the wonderful moments we shared as a community…

  1. Tindak Sugbo (Bike Tour of Heritage Public Spaces) led by Psychology Volunteers on Bikes
  2. Traditional Toys Workshop with PJ & Delfin of Mayflower Inn
  3. Traditional Musical Instruments Workshop with Filo d’Oro
  4. Traditional Puppetry Workshop led by Pierre Famador
  5. PUSO Weaving Workshop led by Allen of West Gorordo Hotel
  6. Sawsaw Workshop led by Ananda Marga Wellness Centre
  7. Tambol and Malong Dressing Ritual Dance led by the Sunrise Festival 2013 Maharlika Artists
  8. Dula, Mugna, Istorya -St. Michael’s Play Garden
  9. Sugbuanong Awit sing along with Guitarist Lemuel Inanoria
  10. Sugbuanong Awit and More with Sistemang Pilipino, Inc.
  11. Baybayin Workshop with Carlo Enad
  12. Visayan Folklore Readings, under the guidance of Professor Madrileña de la Cerna
  13. Access to Heritage as a Human Right with Atty. Yvonne Artiaga
  14. Parents as Transmitters of Culture with Grace Fereros
  15. International Craft Workshop: FUROSHIKI with Misa Imai from Japan
  16. Launch of the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA]

Below are the individual photos of these wonderful events/activities of MoNA’s Kabilin Fest 2013:

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Tindak Sugbo (Bike Tour of Heritage Public Spaces) led by Psychology Volunteers on Bikes

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Traditional Toys Workshop led by PJ and Delfín of The Mayflower Inn

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Traditional Musical Instruments Workshop led by Filo d’Oro

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Traditional Puppetry Workshop led by Pierre Famador

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PUSÓ (Hanging Rice) Weaving Workshop led by Allen of West Gorordo Hotel

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SAWSAW (Dips & Sauces) Workshop led by Ananda Marga Wellness Centre

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Tambol and Malong Dressing Ritual Dance Workshop led by Sunrise Festival 2013 Maharlika Artists

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Dula, Mugna, Istorya (Play, Creation and Stories) led by St. Michael’s Play Garden

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Sugbuanong Awit Sing-Along led by Guitarist Lemuel Inanoria

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Sugbuanong Awit and more led by Sistemang Pilipino,Inc.

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Baybayin  (Our island’s ancient system of writing)  Workshop led by Carlo Enad

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Visayan Folklore Readings under the guidance of Professor Madrileña de la Cerna

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Access to Heritage as a Human Right Lecture by Attorney Yvonne Arteaga

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Parents as Transmitters of Culture Interaction with educator Grace Fereros

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International Craft Workshop: FUROSHIKI (Traditional Japanese Art of Wrapping with Cloth), workshop led by visiting Japanese volunteer craftsperson- Misa Eguchi Imai

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Official Launching/Opening of the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art [MoNA]

The MoNA is part of the cultural stewardship program of West Gorordo Hotel, Cebu, Philippines