#whatsindahouse? Illustrator/painter JV Totañes takes on 14 day quarantine sketch challenge

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July 10, 2020

HAIKU  

ja, antwoorde zij

het begon met dat één woord

en eindigt niet meer

yes, she answered him

it began with that one word

and ended no more

weerzien duurt langer

de zon zucht naar de morgen

er is toch geen keus

to see you takes time

the sun sighs for the morning

now there...

How did your love for art start?

Behind the canvas and paint brushes is me - painter and illustrator - Jesamine V. Totañes (JVTotañes, 1982) born in Butuan City, Philippines, based in Assen, The Netherlands. When I moved to Europe for love, I fell in love with Europe’s...

July 1, 2020

There have been several events in the United Kingdom and the world that I personally witnessed and best described as “unprecedented!” The June 23, 2016 EU Brexit Referendum and the November 09, 2016 Trump winning the US presidency were of the biggest few. 

But there is...

July 1, 2020

Below, I’ve connected with 5 Filipino doctors, nurses, and care workers, asked them about the most trying situation experienced in the service of their community, how they overcame it and which Filipino traits helped them “keep calm and carry on” in these trying times....

June 30, 2020

Like a bear after hibernation, Europe is slowly shaking awake after the long coronavirus quarantine. Restaurants, one of hardest-hit sectors, have been tasked with developing new safety protocols — masks for servers, half-capacity dining rooms — to minimize contact. Fo...

June 30, 2020

Just outside the walls of the Holy See in Rome, the five-year-old Neighborhood Restaurant (featured on an episode of the Eater series "Dining on a Dime" with Lucas Peterson) serves a steady stream of clergy and other Vatican workers. This is prime — and expensive — rea...

June 30, 2020

Open since 2016, Nilda's bills itself as the only lechon purveyor in northern Italy. Co-owner Adrian Dela Cruz, who shares ownership with his parents Nilda and Andy, says his customers drive from as far as Rome, Florence and Venice to secure their charcoal-roasted pigs...

June 23, 2020

Building Wealth While Helping the Community

​​A win-win kind of investment for the OFWs is an investment in a cooperative. Why?  Because you increase your money at the same time you help develop your province or community and in the end, the economy of the country.

The A...

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic — nicknamed the “City of a Hundred Spires” — is known for the culture, history, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and medieval Astronomical Clock located in its Old Town Square.  The Czech Republic has been deeme...

June 11, 2020

Terence Alcantara is a 100% pure Filipino model born and based in London. He is amongst a very few active proud Filipino male models signed & working internationally, alongside Paolo Roldan, Dave Lilja to name a few. We do have loads of Filipina international models.

He...

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R&W | June 2020

In this Independence Day 2020 Issue of Roots and Wings, we talk about ways to celebrate Filipino Freedom at home, celebrate the Filipino Frontliners of the UK's NHS, meet a multi-generational family of visual artists, and explore the wonders of Bohol Island. Read the June 2020 Roots and Wings by clicking on the cover!

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