Malaya Designs

My partner in crime from Malaya Designs just relaunched his website.  When I just heard of the script, he was already doing his thing.

We have a booth at the 5th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration right in front of the Asian Art Museumn
Larkin Street near McAllister. Take Bart and get off at Civic Center

Saturday, May 16, 2009
11:00am – 6:00pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin st
San Francisco, CA

Check out the Faceboook Event page

Malaya (ma-la-ya) adj; 1 free 2 not in someone else’s power 3 not controlled or enslaved by another 4 free from the influence of others 5 free to speak one’s mind 6 a free people.

About Malaya Designs: The First and Original
A Baybayin practitioner since 1994, Malaya Designs was established in 1997 in the San Francisco Bay Area, to celebrate the richness of our heritage. The first and original company anywhere to offer; custom, handmade wearable art made of wood or bamboo. Through our art we aspire to promote, propagate, and educate in the discovery of a rich culture that is Filipino.

Baybayin conversations

I had my 1st of a series of Baybayin conversations at JJClothing in Milpitas, CA. I did about 60 translations (free of course).  It was fun meeting people and teaching the basics of the script. I estimate about 80% of the visitors didn’t know about it and 20% knew it as Alibata. I think about 1 out of 10 people I did translations for where truly interested in the script. I printed about 150 worksheets and only about a dozen were picked up. I’ll be back there next month. Subscribe to the blog to keep updated or at

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Philippine memories in Baybayin

I usually try to sleep on the train on the way to work but for some reason, I couldn’t. I decided to work on a client sketch of Pampanga. While writing it, I remembered the last time I was there. After that, I started to remember the various cities/provinces I visited/hung out/lived while in the Philippines. Good times

Cavite had narrow roads and a beach that had sharp pebbles instead of sand.

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