This is very first UAPSApan video (out of three parts?) by this year’s batch of the United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxillary. I was invited along with other co-faculty, to talk about Filipino Architecture. How exciting, right? Now I know it’s a touchy subject that’s always seen as an argument without a definitive answer […]Read more "Boxing in Filipino Architecture"
Everyone asks this question, but it’s one that doesn’t have an easy answer.. because it’s essentially personal and LIFE DOESN’T HAVE A MAP. Unlike the structured environment within the world of academia, life after graduation is like being presented all possibilities all at once. It’s tough to decide on where to start (and that’s called […]Read more "Upon graduation: What now?"
Teaching isn’t the kind of thing you just hastily decide upon one day out of a whim. Just like love, it’s something you choose everyday. Have I ever told you how I got into teaching? I guess not hah! In this lengthy post, I’ll be telling you a part of my story, some of my […]Read more "Upon Request: Teaching Arki 101"
Most of the problems in education raised that day seems to stem out of the disparity between what kind of professional the industry/market needs and what kind of student/ graduate the architecture school curriculum can deliver. It’s also about reality versus expectations. We have to recognize the battleground at which educators can fight and operate. The […]Read more "Architects in the Academe Assembly 2017"
It’s been two years since I posted about my first-time jury duty jitters. Being a part of the panel isn’t really something I truly enjoy, except when I actually see a project being presented with such gusto. It’s like I have to play a part, depending on what the situation calls for — I can […]Read more "Thoughts: Post-Thesis Delibs"
For my Research Methods in Architecture (RMA) class, we’re starting to write Thesis Proposals. As I’m going through my class list, some of them still haven’t found “the one,” their chosen topic for their Thesis. Now I know it’s a lot of pressure to pick — especially if it’s something you’re going to be stuck with […]Read more "Building your Working Bibliography"
Whew! I haven’t really written about the things I’ve been doing lately, have I? For the past three months, I’ve always felt like time was liquid: here all at once, drowning you at one point, gone the next. I had to shape time and desperately try and grasp it in my hands — futile effort, […]Read more "Getting my feet dirty: two ways"