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Arch Ian Bantilan: Featured in UST Varsitarian Issue


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My Art Exhibit Featured in UST Varsitarian Issue

A few months ago, my alma matter’s publication the Varsitarian conducted an interview about my exhibit. They have published that interview. I have also collected some pictures from the event from my media supporter which I will post here. I never knew other people would appreciate my art. I am just happy they do. Thanks Mone and Cat. 😉

Dad and Tito Arne, you too are mentioned in University of Santo Tomas’ News Publication.

Original Article in this url: http://www.varsitarian.net/features/20140625/exhibit_merges_architecture_poetry

Bantilan Art Exhibit Featured in UST Varsitarian Issue 2014 (2)

Entrance to the Dark Sained White Exhibit in USLS

Article by: Mone Virma Ginry P. Gumapac and Catalina Ricci S. Madarang

THIS architect always had a way with words, not just with numbers.

Architecture alumnus Ian Jay Bantilan launched the second installment of his art exhibit titled Dark Stained White II last April 24 to May 22. The exhibit showcased both his drawings and poetry at Museo Negrense de La Salle in Bacolod.

“I’m really happy about this exhibit because this was something that I have been dreaming of for a long time now,” said Bantilan, who initially conceptualized the project 10 years ago and made it happen at the first exhibit in SM Bacolod in 2012. Continue reading


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A Break on the Path ends Here: Still Students for Life


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A Break on the Path ends Here: Still Students for Life

For the past few years, I had enough to give. Knowledge to share and wisdom to spare. The task to teach sometimes call you to assume some knowledge for the process to continue. The truth is, nothing is really head knowledge, you have to re-learn and master what you already know for you to be effective.

University of Santo Tomas - Main Building

University of Santo Tomas – Main Building

I guess Architecture is a never ending quest to learn. One who teaches must continue to seek knowledge. This Semester, I will remain your friend. If there are things you want to ask, ask yourself, your friends, and finally me. If we know the answerS (with an s) we will all discover them.
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Poetry: Once in a Life


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Once in a Life

By: Ian Jay Bantilan
Written July 15, 2014

La Bella Pricepessa - Bantilan Style

La Bella Pricepessa – Bantilan Style

With a quiet gaze you move me
Your simple prodding they turn
My Strong resolve like a dummy
How long before my mind burn?

Some of the prettiest creatures dent
Their wiles and crafty measures sent
Yet their plans do not make me bend
My love-immune systems stand. Continue reading


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The Confidence and Freedom of Being a Son


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I came here on this Tagged Service for different reasons. I came to be refreshed. I came to hear a word.

It’s fascinating to see the strobe lights and the fog machine and how the smoke fills up the room as we worship. We see students from every corner of the city, ready to welcome the presence of God. But the lights and the students is not why I have come.

When your life gets consistently down without hope of changing soon you’re doomed, you wonder when its going to go up. Perhaps I’m plain bored. I’m doing poorly and look for a challenge.

UST Crowd of Students

UST Crowd of Students

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Quest for Love: Christian True Stories 2


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This is the conclusion article. Read the first part “God Knows How to Tame Wild Stallions”

“God Knows How to Tame Wild Stallions”

Wild Horse Stallion

Wild Horse Stallion

 

That question too had its divine answer. Fred Malir was an Uruguayan citizen living in a poor country. He had no money for frills or extras, but three gifts were given him, totalling $162, the equivalent of 10 months’s salary for a national missionary. What to do with this small fortune? Buy a passage and marry Ann was the answer. But he could find no fare under $400 by either sea or air, Continue reading

Wild Horse Stallion


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Quest for Love: Christian True Stories 1


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I can’t sleep again tonight. For all the reasons. . . .

This story is taken from the Book Quest for Love. I will be sharing this story about a Christian Couple that inspired me to trust God and hopefully, you too. If you liked this please share, and thank God I couldn’t sleep tonight. 🙂

“God Knows How to Tame Wild Stallions”

The Lord will guide you always;
He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.

Isaiah 58:11

Wild Horse Stallion

Wild Horse Stallion

Before Fred Malir became a Christian, he was already engaged – to a Christian. She took him to hear the gospel and his conversion was followed by a call to missionary work. Here was a whole new direction, not one in which his fiancee was prepared to participate. “I don’t want to be the wife of a missionary,” she said, and that was that.

“A civil war began in my heart that lasted six months,” wrote Fred. He lost his joy in the Lord. He felt he could not possibly give up the girl, and the thought of her marrying someone else drove him crazy – but, as he later learned, “God knows how to tame wild Stallions.

Patiently He began to soften Fred’s Heart as he prayed to be made willing to relinquish his beloved. Continue reading


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The Philippines Lead Asean to Global Economic Growth: It’s a Season


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There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,          Ecclesiastes 3:1-3

A Time for Everything under Heaven

A Time for Everything under Heaven

“There is a time for every season.” First of all, I don’t want to sound anti-nationalist and I don’t want to sound like a business expert. This is just my opinion. There are cycles in life that should be respected. Sowing time, harvest time, waiting time and working time.

The Philippine Economy was certainly on its way up in 2013, the news was rosy and all the money kept pouring in. Continue reading