Our Kapwa Series [x]
The people of Zamboanga, Philippines

Love Our Nation.
Love Our Diversity.
Love Our Heritage.
Love Our People.”

The Our Kapwa Series is a new series this year which is a spinoff of The Diversity of Pilipin@s Posts (1,2) I did back in 2013. It is a dedication to all of our people from the more than 100 ethnic groups in the Philippines.

We as Pilipin@s are not a homogenous people. Our stories, languages, cultures, and histories make our nation a rich and diverse one, a mirror of our islands we call home with her immense biodiversity of flora and fauna. The series will feature the many different faces of our people from the more than 100 ethnic groups from the Philippines.

This is my dedication to all of our kapwa, whose ancestors come from and who call the islands of what is now the Philippines their home.

Mabuhay tayong mga kapwa!

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24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog:

  1. Always take the initiative.
  2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
  3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
  4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
  5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
  6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
  7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
  8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
  9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
  10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
  11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
  12. Take your fate into your own hands.
  13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
  14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
  15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
  16. Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
  17. Don’t be fearful of rejection.
  18. Develop your own voice.
  19. Day one is the point of no return.
  20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
  21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
  22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
  23. Take revenge if need be.
  24. Get used to the bear behind you.