People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.
We can control our dreams. This is called Lucid Dreaming.
Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.
In our dreams, we only see faces that we already know.
While dreaming, we become temporarily paralized. This can be attributed to the fact that sometimes we may be so moved with certain dramatic dreams as to fall and hurt ourselves, thus, as a natural response the body goes into a temporary inactive state physically.
According to Plato, dreams originate in the organs of the belly.
Those who watched black-and-white television as youngsters tend to have more monochrome dreams than children who watched color television.
Dreams carry deep meanings that only the subconscious mind can understand.
Most of us dream every 90 minutes, and the longest dreams (30-45 minutes) occur in the morning.
Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men.
You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
By the time we die, most of us will have spent a quarter of a century asleep, of which six years or more will have been spent dreaming
Although we tend to forget about 90% of our dreams once we wake up, many great scientists have made discoveries in their dreams and written them down the moment they woke up. Newton, Graham Bell, Van Gogh and even some poets have received their inspirations from dreams.
Photo Credits: Ariel Magyawe. Follow his Photo Blogs
2011 wouldn’t be as colorful as it was without the help of these people. They are the ones who have inspired me to be who I am today. They somehow molded me into the Oswald whom you know. They are exceptional in inspiring people in their own little way.
Kuya Marjan ($) - The small but terrible engineer has made it here. Thanks to the common denominator between us - engineering! This man has been a constant inspiration. I don’t know but I feel the same towards all engineering graduate. Probably, we could understand the language hence it is easier to communicate with them. Plus, they know what it takes to be an engineer.
Kuya Ron (@) - The man says it all. The Mechanical major graduate has inspired me to think over a million times of how my life would be in engineering. He is more of a friend more than of a mentor; little did he know that through our simple conversation, he has made it clear that I am really for engineering.
Sir Ariel (#) - I would describe him as the Photo God for manipulating it so graciously. He really has put my interest in manipulating photos into another level. I must say that the colors he put into the art piece speaks of how colorful my dream is. I get inspired, I tell you. He has this magic of urging someone to pursue one’s dreams.
Sir Claren (*) - Another great artist. The works he has posted in his dash is such an attention-grabber. Look at his portfolio and you’ll discover why I am looking up at him. You’ll also get inspired with the things that he does.
Sir Pabee (^) - I know you wouldn’t be asking me why he has made it to my list. The photographs speaks of it already and you’ll get the chance to see how he does it - with passion. His works are just awesome and it wouldn’t fail to be the apple of your eyes after seeing those.
Sir Toto (+) - Have you seen his photographs? I bet you have. And I am pretty sure that you have fallen in love with this guy’s pieces. Who wouldn’t fall for them, right? He is one of the two people who have captivated my heart to drag my feet to follow their footsteps.
Ate Kash (!) - I have known this Iskolar ng Bayan since my high school days. She has built her name the way she want it to be - girly but full of wit. She is one of those people whom I look up to when it comes to writing. She has this charisma that she puts into her work.
Sir Robx (~) - Now, I will kill you if you do not know who this man is! He is the living legend, at least for me, of the world of art! He has indeed proven his worth to the world and justified to where he is right now. Ever since I saw his work, I started to dream higher and believe that I could also make like those of his works.
Kuya Kleinzh (%) - The funny thing about this man is that he doesn’t know that he is indeed a great creator. He is humble enough to claim things as his own. I tell you he is such a funny guy and when you get the chance to text him you’ll understand me. A great adviser, when it comes to courting. LOL!
Kuya Toni (&) - This guy is my inspiration in being loyal to my girl. He is the perfect epitome of the guy who’s every girl dreams. Long distance relationship may be their setting but it didn’t made his love for her girl any less.
Ate Arcell (=) - The girl that knows how to loves truly is hard to find especially if you’re placed in a scenario of being away with your love. She amazes me on how strong she is despite the fact that her guy is in Dubai. Both of them have inspired me to my girl and made me realize that distance could never destroy love.
I would like to give you my biggest and fattest thank you for being part of my life. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better me because without you, I won’t be the Oswald people know today. You have greatly impacted my life! No words could actually explain how much grateful I am to you. For that, may you continue to inspire other people as you have inspired me.
HIS BLOG. A Mecca of eyegasmic photo manipulations.
– I’ll take you back that one fine evening when my room mate showed me this tumblog he came acrossed. Just like a tumblr newbie, i was at awe with every single photos posted. But just like any tumblr homies, this is the blog that deserves a slot in my dash. Follow that bastard! Through keen observation brought by curiosity as to who this creative guy is, i learned that he is a friend of a friend of mine. And with all the chances in front of me, i texted this friend of mine (let’s call him beben-eleben). I asked him if we could set a meeting with this guy. Beben assured that the meeting will happen, for he is scheduled to do a photoshoot with him, for a portfolio he was planning. I just found myself riding a bus on my way to Balagtas, Batangas, off to beben’s humble abode. That day, all the worlds collided, and right before my very eyes, this guy (let’s call him Ariel Magyawe Jr.) is in action. I must say, Ariel was one of the most (if not, the most) humble tumblrista that I met. He have no idea that he’s doing magic with his creations. And that with these creations, he is earning our admirations to his talent, that following him on tumblr isn’t enough to prove it. Believe it or not, he told me that he follows back right away everytime someone follows him. Walang simoy ng kahit na anong hangin sa utak ng taong ito. With all his excuses in our aim to pursue this issue, (excuses regarding him helping out his siblings with school works) I learned that Ariel is a family guy. I keep on telling him this, Y U SO HUMBLE!? Isa si Ariel sa pinakamabait na taong nakilala ko. It’s through his eyes and through his actions, two things that just won’t lie.
In a span of three months, we at Tumblr Mag will be celebrating our first anniversary. Every month we strive to make every cover as remarkable as possible, and always better than the previous ones. What we want to achieve before we turn a year older, is to put a highlight on people we would like everyone here in tumblr to discover. In our 10th issue, tumblrmagazineaims to hunt down the unheralded young minds of tumblr and filter out the reasons why you should check their tumblogs out. We will collate some of the deepest, weirdest (even the darkest) secrets of your resident tumblristas.
Also in this issue, we’ll get to know one stranger that you just can’t ignore, fierce and compact, juvenile and nonchalant to all the tumblr fuck ups, MaikhoFranco. Magnifying his tumblog will be our tumblr mag insider, Pael (@bulalakawblues).
Plus! The hit comic, Ate Gay and why it took him forever to pull our funny string. With his witty mashup of old and modern songs, no one can hold his breath and avoid bursting to laughter. We will also feature the famous showbiz insider and blogger byxspeaks, straight from twitter landia, and all the hullabaloos happening in the entertainment industry today. And for this month’s tumblr project, we will squeeze out all the positive reinforcement and introduce to you some random tumblrista and give you reasons why you should stalk them out.
Over a cup of Starbucks coffee jelly that Ariel gave me, I gave birth to this issue. An issue of Discovery. That in life, we are always on a journey to figure out something. The world will show us everything. The world will make us experience everything. The world allows us to discover everything. All we have to do is take a leap.
P.S. Special thanks to PAEL (@bulalakawblues), for without him, this dream cover won’t be possible. To the collaboration we had in coming up with this layout and other insights, i owe him a lot. It took us a lot of drafts and scanned handwritings just for the perfect “THE DISCOVERY ISSUE” to grace the cover. Also, to Beben (@beben-eleben), for helping me out meeting our cover boy for the month.
I was there standing on my little spot. That was my share and it was just fine with me. I make little movements comfortably, thinking that it would be best for me to move a little but stay there. I am better off away from all the pain. The world spins and I stay put, enjoying my little space. People come, people go, and still, I am not going anywhere. This is where I am safe. But then, in just a snap, I’m going to the open and risking myself to get exposed to everything again. Sure, it would be painful, but hey, this time, it is worth it.
Cover: Ariel Magyawe Jr. —-> I’ve been looking forward on making a cover for this blogger pero dahil sa dami ng super lupit niyang shot eh nahihirapan akong mamili. I’ve been following his blog for quite a long time now & I’m really impressed the way he edits his shots. His concepts are superb. Nakakainggit talaga. You guys should check his blog posts and follow him also. Visit his blog HERE.
Ms. Tricia Gosingtian’s works at deviantart linked me to her tumblr blog. I’ve been a fan of her photography ever since I got interested on this craft. Also, I found out that there’s an iPhone app for Tumblr and thought that it would be easier to have an online diary.
2. What is your blogging style?
I’m not really aware of what style of blogging I have, I think it would fall on the random category. Hahaha! at the first place, I don’t really consider myself as a blogger. It just happened that I post photos and I find Tumblr easy to use.
3. Tell me something about yourself.
My tumblr URL tells my fullname and I’m 26. Shocks! what a shame revelation. I’m an Electronics Engineer by profession and a photographer by heart. :)
4. A lot of tumblristas admire you for the magic that you create with every photo manipulation you make. How do you do this, tell us something about this magnificent talent you have.
I am really thankful for every bit of appreciation my works are getting every time I post them. Those appreciations help a lot for me to be inspired and improve. Technically, I see this kind of installation art as a collage - a detailed collage. My working process includes:
1. Imagination - i think, all kinds of arts started with this. It may come from a dream, an emotion, or a certain event. Sometimes, I make a draft by sketching what final artwork I want to achieve.
2. Shooting - most piece I made include myself so I have to shoot instead of getting resources from the web. I use a tripod, Canon500d and 18-55mm lens.
3. Getting extra resources - currently, my own resources are not enough to make some scenes I want, so getting free stock images from the internet is really helpful. But if i’m going to pursue this kind of art, I’m planning to shoot photos for my own resources.
4. Editing - This is really where the magic happens. Need not to explain more. Hahaha! I use Adobe Photoshop. Also, listening to music helps to extract creative juices. I listen to instrumentals while working.
5. When did you discovered this talent you have?
It started with my 365 Project last year (A self-portrait project that I wasn’t able to finish). When I reached the 50% mark of the project, the winds of creativity blew me to this category. By that time, the last time I use other photoshop’s tools aside from brightness and contrast, was when I was in highschool doing my English Journal.
6. Of all your creation, which one is your favorite? and why?
I have some favorite photos of me. Though the order varies according to my current feelings.
This is one of them. A self-portrait I did a year ago. An interpretation of “No one is more responsible for ourselves but ourselves”. For some reasons, this photo reminds me that, more often than not, we have choices and the so-called second chance. I called this piece “Rebirth.”
7. Is inspiration important for you to create these images or you’re just there eager to make one every time you want?
Of course, inspiration is the driving force to create something art related. (Well, I think, there’s art in everything, so does inspiration). When I feel blank, or uninspired, I don’t shoot or if I do, there’s a big chance that I am going to delete what I have taken right away. I try to make every photo with a personal touch - something close to my heart.
8. 3 tumblristas you look up to and why.
a) Ms. Tricia Gosingtian is a huge inspiration to me. It’s a bit ironic that I idolize a lady fashion photographer, but I really find her works calming and something that breathes class. She’ll forever be my local photography hero.
b) Mr. Robbie Bautista is another big inspiration. Though he’s not really active on tumblr anymore, I am a frequent visitor of his personal and travel blog. The creative dork made me really palpitate the day he followed me. I really love his works!
c) Mr. Vin Quilop made my mind went blank for a number of times whenever I saw his new masterpieces. I lost my drawing/painting ability back then when I held a camera (not a fair trade! since drawing is my first love). I am really amazed by the talent of this guy. Because for me, when it comes to visual art, the traditional drawing and painting will still be on the highest place.
The list goes on and on. There are a lot of talented people in this microblogging community.
9. 5 things we don’t know about you.
a) I loved watching anime’s during college days. Cardcaptor Sakura was my #1 favorite. I even put a wing symbol on my signature as a tribute.
b) Speaking of tribute, I am fond of making tribute videos (photo slide shows) before. Visit my abandoned youtube channel (arielmagyawejr) if you want to see it.
c) I used to draw and bring a sketchpad with me during college days even if it was unrelated to my course. I am really inspired by Yesha (the Meteor Garden II character). I’m an F4 fan too. I bought 2 of Vic Zhou’s album.
d) I freak out on cockroaches. Who does not?!
e) I like the idea of having a cup of coffee while reading a book, but I don’t drink coffee and read books that much. 10. How does it feel to be featured here in tumblr magazine. You’re our 12th cover! :D
I feel so honored to be featured by tumblrmagph. Upon reading the previous issues, I knew that you already featured interesting and talented Pinoy Tumblristas. Really feels really great. Your invitation is like a bucketful of inspiration poured to me! Thank you!
HappyNewYear sa mga SUPER AWESOME kong followers :]
Sana nagustuhan niyo ang aking simple na regalo bago magtapos ang taong 2011, salamat dahil lagi kayong tapat sa paglilike minsan at pagsubaybay sa aking araw-araw na argumento, opinyon at istorya. Ngayon taon kayo ang talagang nagpasaya sakin ng todo na sagad to the bones ang kilig *hanudaw?* Hindi ko kasi maimagine kung anong nagustuhan niyo sa aking munting mundo kaya ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat. Sana ngayong darating na taong 2012 lalo ko pa kayong makilala, maka-usap at makita na rin ng personal. :P AMEN!
Finally! May picture na din ako kasama si Kuya Ariel ;) Kinakabahan ako bago ko siya tanungin kung pwede magpapicture kasi super duper amazing kasi ng mga photographs niya grabe =)) He’s very approachable and pinicturan niya ako :’> *yabangkolang* Thanks Kuya Ariel :P
Isa na siguro si Ariel sa pinaka magaling na Photographer o Photography blogger na finafollow ko sa blog ko. I mean hindi lang sya basta yung tipikal na taong may ari ng isang camera at kukuha ng litrato na minsan ay nagiging abubot na lang ng ibang tao dahil sa pagka-mainstream nito sa publiko, sya yung tipo ng Photographer na, may laman at may istorya ang bawat litrato na kinukuha nya. Magaling sa magaling, yan ang masasabi ko sa kanya. Isa sya sa unang Photo Blog ng Pinoy na finallow ko at talagang hinangaan ko.
Una ko syang nakita ng personal noong ATC Meet Up, gusto ko sya lapitan noon at kausapin ng konti tungkol sa pagkuha ng litrato pero dahil sa inulan ata ako ng kaba at hiya, hindi ko nabigyan ng pagkakataon ang sarili ko para makausap sya o kahit makapag pa picture sa kanya.
Nagkausap na kami minsan sa TA, doon ko ata sya unang nakausap kahit na sa sandaling pagkakataon lang pero okay naman din, nakalimutan ko na kung anu yung sinabi ko sa kanya medyo matagal an din yun pero nito lang huling meet up na napuntahan ko, hindi ko na pinalampas yung pagkakataon na makakilala pa sya ng mas personal. Sa Ultimate Meet up na pinamunuan ni Gyno ko sya nakasama, sinuwerte pa ako na maging ka Team mate sya sa Amazing Race. Nakilala na din nya ako na sobra ko ikinatuwa, super effort nga sya sa Race, syempre ako ba naman yung lider eh. Sobrang bait at humble lang nyang tao, simple lang na talaga nakaka dagdag ng crush points. Kinuhaan pa nya kami ng pictures, as a group, noong nag swimming kami at syempre yung solo ko para sa madalas nyang collection of portraits pag may meet up. May picture din kami dalawa kaso nabura ata ni Alexis kasi cam lang nya yung gamit namin pero ayos na din siguro.
Ang masasabi ko lang talaga sa huling linyang ito ay, Si Ariel ang isa sa sinasaludo kong PhotoBlogger at isang kaibigan na gusto ko pa makilala. Sabi nga nya sakin sa huling TA na nagka usap kami, “I like your attitude”, kinilig ako ng sobra doon :)) Miss you Ariel, take care always and see you soon.
There is a collision of artists going on here. A pool of creative minds, and colors splashing everywhere. Sometimes, the dashboard can showcase you the distorted reality in art form, right before your very eyes. Tumblr Magazine reveals its honor roll of tumblr artists, whose passion for art, in all from, whether be it in digital painting, graphic design, photography and photo manipulation.
Seems like tumblr artists that we have interviewed have one common denominator. They all started as an inactive tumblogger whol just loves to reblog things they see on the dash that captures their interests. Like when Ariel Magyawe, known for his mindblowing photo manipulations started as stalker of Tricia Gosingtian. And after creating an account and building up a photo blog, that’s when the drive started.
As for Mike Rebuyas, one of our resident photographers that never misses photowalks and keeps up with his exhibit of amazing photographs he believes that life outside tumblr decreases the tumblr artists we once knew. “When I first made my Tumblr account some three years ago, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of visual artists who put their work here for a lot of people to see. Right now, although they don’t pop up in our dashboards as frequently as we’d like, I won’t say na nawala sila, since their works still proliferate our dashboards every now and then. Plus pa the fact that even in the rare instances that these artworks pop up, one can see the vast improvements these artists have had. Again, I definitely don’t agree with the notion that Tumblr is fast losing its artists.”
Vexel master, Infelice on the other hand stands firm on the belief that we are not losing our tumblr artists. “It is the opposite na nangyayari, kasi yung mga influences na naiwan o patuloy na ipinapakita ng mga matagal nang nagtutumblr ay naikalat na nila sa iba. Art is contagious.”
James Bernabe, known for his clean cut and meticulous graphic designs talks about the lack of appreciation as the reason behind our deminishing art bloggers.
TMPH: Other type of art you wanna try, or craft you wanna discover?
JAMESBOXED: Well, I’d love to try painting or doodling. I want to be the likes of vinquilop siguro who’s really good with digital painting. But I’d have to practice with real paint pa siguro before I could do well with digital painting. Doodling! I’d love to doodle if I could. Nai-inggit kasi ako sa mga doodlers kasi their imagination is spontaneous yung parang uupo ka lang tapos mauubos mo isang page sa kaka-doodle – it’d be great to spend afternoons doing that siguro doodle-doodle lang. Yey!
INFELICE: Gusto ko na talagang maging strobista - . Yung company namin kasi nag titinda ng camera/studio products, kaya i have the “perks” na magamit yung tinda namin. lol
MIKEREBUYAS: Aside from photography, I dabble in a lot of other art-related stuff, actually. I draw, sketch, illustrate for some clients and do a little painting on the side. One thing I’d really, really, love to learn though is creating digital paintings since I really sucked at it the first time I tried it HAHA.
ARIELMAGYAWEJR: Hmmm… my first love was really sketching, traditional art, and graphic arts. If I don’t click with a camera now, maybe I’m killing time through a sketch pad. And oh! I like to sing too. Hahaha!
TMPH: Your message to your fellow artists, aspiring artists and perhaps, sa tumblr newbies na din.
Don’t be afraid to try new things siguro. Don’t be afraid to change your style every now and then. It’s always hard to develop your own style kasi so you have to keep exploring talaga. Get inspiration from a lot of other artists, have your work critiqued and improve on them. Matagal rin siguro bago mo masabi na “eto na talaga yung style ko”, siguro for some time you’ll settle for a style pero there’s always room to grow and improve – that’s what’s great with art eh, you’re free to be whatever you want to be. At ang pinaka-importante siguro sa isang artist eh to love your own work, believe in your craft.
For Tumblr newbies, always prepare yourself for an adventure. Surround yourselves with bloggers with something great to offer. The dashboard is one hell of a digital experience and ikaw ang nagdedecide kung ano ang lalabas dun so choose the bloggers you follow. Also, make great things with the talent you have and believe in it!
INFELICE: Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. Yan ang paulit ulit kong sinasabi sa kaibgan ko. Darating yung time na gagaling ka sa ginagawa mo, pero kailangan gusto mo ang ginagawa mo at may dedication ka. At! wag kang maconcious sa notes… Number lang yan.
MIKEREBUYAS: To fellow artists, stay awesome and keep on being inspirations for others. Let’s keep the art ball rolling, you guys haha. To aspiring artists and tumblr newbies: never give up. There’s no instant way to becoming good, just keep blogging, shooting, drawing, painting or what have you. Never underestimate yourselves and learn how to take criticism from others, since that’s the only sure-fire way to survive and thrive in an overly competitive field. Last words: NEVER STOP LEARNING.
ARIELMAGYAWEJR: Not really used to giving advices, kasi I think I am the one who need those. But here are my notes to myself:
-Make every piece of art you create part of yourself. Shoot, write, draw,paint,sing with your heart. But of course, it’s more practical to do it with a camera, pen, paintbrush, etc.
-Don’t overdo yourself to have a style or trademark with your art. Don’t find style. Style will find you.
-It’s not always sunny every day. There are days, you may feel dry, withered, blocked and uninspired. Let it pass. Do other things. You may find inspiration on other things and sometimes on the idea of being uninspired itself.
-And on using Tumblr, follow lots of blogs. Talk to people and communicate. Art is very contagious in a very beautiful way. Don’t find people to follow your craft, do your thing, and they will come. Don’t mind unfollowers, you can’t make all people to like your stuff. If they don’t want the privilege to have a tour on your creative mind, accept it. Tumblr is, most of the times, a variety show, Enjoy!