Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nine Inch Nails in Manila, Wave Goodbye Tour (August 5, 2009)

After a long hiatus....(and surprisingly finding myself in an OK job in government while simultaneously rediscovering my "artistic side(s)" ) I will attempt to start blogging once again in the hopes that it will only provoke more excitement in my life...yup, that's it.

I open with pictures taken from the historical NINE INCH NAILS CONCERT held last August 5 at the Araneta Coliseum, Manila as part of the band's WAVE GOODBYE TOUR.

I thought I'd never actually get to see them play live after missing them twice already in Australia. Trent apparently heard my prayers. Here's to you sir, the band, and for bigger, greater things in the future.

The Setlist:

1. Somewhat Damaged
2. Terrible Lie
3. Heresy
4. March of the Pigs
5. Piggy
6. Closer
7. Reptile
8. The Becoming
9. I'm Afraid Of Americans
10. Burn
11. Gave Up
12. La Mer
13. The Fragile
14. Non-Entity
15. Gone, Still
16. The Downward Spiral
17. Wish
18. Survivalism
19. Mr. Self Destruct
20. Echoplex
21. The Day The World Went Away
22. Dead Souls (Joy Division cover)
23. The Hand That Feeds
24. Head Like A Hole

25. Hurt



Somewhat Damaged

I'm Afraid of Americans

Lights in the Sky

Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Trent Reznor

Robin Finck



Ilan Rubin and Trent

The Fragile

Industrial Purple

NIN Pulong

Wave Goodbye, NIN 1989-2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Singapore Lite (March 19-25)



Straits Kitchen, Hyatt


Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Fine Cartoon

Another Fine Poster Shirt

With Andre and Val

Viva La Vida


Friday, November 14, 2008

Nattura (Iceland)

Nattura is a movement in Iceland seeking to stir debate and awareness for local environmental issues, especially in relation to the encroaching heavy smelting industry compounding the effects of climate change on Iceland's unique landscapes. Primarily initiated by the artist Bjork, the group has as its goal supporting small businesses and steering Icelandic society and economy towards sustainability.

Here's 2 music clips related to Nattura taken from the National Geographic, both from Icelandic artists I've always been drawn to.

First one's a live rendition of Sigur Ros' Gobbledigook performed during the Nattura concert in June 2008 . Second one's Bjork's Earth Intruders.

Art and sustainability: a fertile mix?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Congratulations Cupcakes

It's officially the end of university life for Lawrence, a new chapter is waiting. For now...congratulations cupcakes!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Floriade (October 1)

Finally saw what it was all about. An explosion of colour, beauty, and life in one of Australia's newer pilgrimage sites.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

His Heart, Our Art: The Amorsolo Retrospective

Fernando Amorsolo, the First Philippine Artist in Painting, is well known for his portraits and paintings of women and landscapes. But he is best known for his backlight technique, his greatest contribution to painting. Using this trademark technique, his subjects become outlined against a golden glow and a burst of light in one part of the canvas serves to highlight small details nearby. He had what one would call a love affair with sunlight. And it showed clearly in his pieces. His works were always suffused with natural light, which made for rich and vibrant colors.

With this, his idealism is clearly reflected in his work. The light shining on the Filipina beauty rivals the glow in her eyes. The daily routines that occupy his subjects become illuminated with his brush. The setting is simple and bountiful, unfamiliar to darkness and hunger and strife.

(excerpt from

Monday, August 4, 2008

NASA: Mars Water Discovered, "Tasted" by Lander -- A First

"NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander quenched a longtime scientific thirst yesterday when it detected water in a soil sample—the first time liquid water on another planet has been touched or "tasted." "
Above: picture of Mars' polar caps taken from national geographic.

(full story and implications at

At last.