I am an American Filipino and very proud and blessed to be the product of both cultures…Polar opposites, diverse but both rich in substance. I was born and raised in the Philippines, its culture influenced by the native aborigines, native Filipinos, Spain and United States. My Filipino roots taught me the closeness and value of family and extended families, the passion and heat of the Latin culture. My American life taught me the beauty of the nuclear family, the strength that can be drawn from being “the individual”, and the life true freedom can bring. With all these, I metamorphosed into this human being that I love and am now very comfortable with.
Aside from painting, which is my passion, I save lives as a practicing Clinical Laboratory Scientist. I practice yoga. Above all these, I have my unwavering faith in a being bigger than my human self…God. I used to say that I live every day of my life like it will be my last. Now I live my life clinging to nothing. I live my life with arms outstretched forever grateful.