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Metrobank Architecture Competition 2013 – The Winner Entry that was Lost


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Metrobank Architecture Competition 2013 – The Winner who Lost

To see the design proposal for the modern bamboo house visit Bakod Bubong Balat Architecture DesignMetrobank Architecture Competition 2012 Winner - Modern Filipino Bamboo House

MADE Architecture – Modern Bamboo Design House – Architecture Competition Entry

I

Dried from Exhaustion
Lost in the Translation
Confused in the Submission
Expectant in completion
___That was who I am

III

One came a call
While I was in the Mall
Another meeting, o darn
To Manila I will return

II

Spent from Exertion
The Joy of Triumph
The Pain of Defeat
The taste was all mine.

IV

They say, they pay the fare
I, the rest, my dear,
But sad another couple absence,
I am a Professor, you see.

V

So, I’m off to the Airport and fly
To rent a Hotel for a Night
But sleepless, restless, mindless I tread,

To the Death,
To Obscurity
To Oblivion
To the Mercy

the Mercy of the (MADE) Metrobank Committee. Continue reading

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Metrobank Architecture Competition 2013 – The Winner Entry that was Lost 2


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Metrobank Architecture Competition 2013 – The Winner who Lost

Part 2 of 2. Read the First Part “Metrobank Architecture Competition 2012 part 1”

To see the design proposal for the modern bamboo house visit Bakod Bubong Balat Architecture Design

Metrobank Architecture Competition 2012 Winner - Art and Design Excellence, Modern Filipino Bamboo House, Bamboo Residence

XVIII

For we shouldn’t place our hope in Man
Whose minds may change like shifting sands
They are mortal, undependable
Their thoughts and minds are unstable

XIX

Congratulations, Celebration, Joy and Grief,
The Judge Announce, O what deceit!
Hollow words echo across the Halls
While I run down through the walls

(click to see the MADE Architecture Winner Award Letter)

XX

A wriggly man to me, approach
We’re glad you Won but take these Notes
We plead with you, be silent Please
Until we (Metrobank Foundation) launch our Press Release

XXI

So, I’m off to my Hotel, to pack my Bags
Walking like a Zombie, my Mind’s like a Rag
But Sleepless, Restless, Mindless I Pack,

To the Death,
To Obscurity
To Oblivion
To the Mercy

the Mercy of the (MADE) Metrobank (Foundation) Jury.

XXII

Two weeks past, this call I catch
From the Validating Team
And, awaiting them I glance my Watch
Waiting for Eternity it Seems.

XXIII

The team arrives, and Headway dives
Into files and every Crook and Cranny
Collecting Info, Person, Place and Time
to Clear some doubt if there is any. Continue reading


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Juray Mora: Faith for the New Year 2013


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Juray Mora: Faith for the New Year 2013

Facing the New Year 2013

Facing the New Year 2013

The New Year 2013:

I was excited to attend the last service for the year 2012. When I arrived at the Center, I greeted some friends and thanked God for so many things. I also had to usher.

What even got me thrilled was that Pastor Juray was going to preach.

December 30, 2012 – Robinson’s Place Bacolod 3rd Floor.

Juray Mora in Victory Bacolod

Juray Mora in Victory Bacolod

He shared some scriptures from Matthew:

The Woman with Demon Possessed Daughter

“He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your Continue reading


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Le Gagnant Qui a Perdu: Arquitectura Competencia 2012 – El Ganador Que Perdieron


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Metrobank Concours d’Architecture 2012 – Le Gagnant Qui a Perdu

Metrobank Arquitectura de la Competencia 2012 – El Ganador Que Perdieron

Metrobank Concurrence Architecture 2012 Vainqueur de la Maison Moderne Philippine Bambou : Metrobank Concurso de Arquitectura 2012! - de la Casa Moderna Filipino Bambú
Architecte Ian Jay Bantilan rejoint l’Art et Design Competition Metrobank en 2012. Il a présenté son entrée le 20 Juin 2012, tandis que Metrobank prolongé la date limite pour une autre semaine sans informer clairement tous les participants.Son entrée, Bakod, Bubong, Balat a été finaliste et il est venu à Manille pour défendre son entrée et a reçu le 26 Juillet 2012. Arquitecto Ian Jay Bantilan unió el arte Metrobank y Concurso de Diseño en 2012. Presentó su entrada el 20 de junio 2012, mientras que Metrobank extendió el plazo para la otra semana sin informar claramente todos los participantes.Su entrada, Bakod, Bubong, Balat se convirtió en uno de los finalistas y llegó a Manila para defender a su entrada y se le otorgó el 26 de julio de 2012. Continue reading


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Metro Manila and Habagat: Preparedness for Natural Disasters


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Metro Manila and Habagat: Preparedness for Natural Disasters

The Floods have hit Metro Manila again with waters up to 1.5m high and slowly receding while the rest of the Metropolis is still under water.

There was a suggestion to have all the 17 Mayors of Metro Manila work together and think of the Metro’s problems. At this stage, it is crucial for each mayor to collaborate for a bigger solution, but that option is a hardly possible. The problem with Metro Manila mayors is that they are all petty politicians who are more interested in protecting their political interests and their friend than really solving problems of urban management.

Habagat Flooded Streets on Metro Manila

Habagat Flooded Streets on Metro Manila

The MMDA is largely toothless and relegated to handling traffic management but even at that, limited according to Continue reading


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2012 Welcome to the New World!


It’s a new year.

We are looking at new friends, relationships, alliances, faith and memories. My year usually starts with a week fast seeking, searching and asking God for New directions for the Year.

Year 2012: Welcome to the New World

Year 2012: Welcome to the New World (This is not my old Header ok? 🙂 )

For Ian the optimist, I am seeing a bright future and exciting ventures into new businesses. For Ian the pessimist, newer challenges, deadly turns and romantic woes. But what the future holds? Only time can tell. Journey with me through my posts for this year. Thank you for reading, Read on.

One of my first moves: Change the Header. I’m tired of it. What do you think?