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This was taken in 2005, with myself (Fisherman hat dude) and my Cousin Paul (Red shirt dude) along side with our soldier friend and Mr. sleeping soldier. My cousin’s father invited us to come in some sort of a military exercise just outside the road to Maria Cristina Falls, Iligan. My Cousin’s father is a reserve Major and also worked in the Maria Cristina Power plant in Mindanao.

We listen and learn on how life of a Philippine soldier is, how minimum their wages are, how they part with their families in order to do their duty as a soldier, one of them told us “a life of soldier is just big adventure.” and also told us stories.

When I was little kid I always dreamed about being a soldier that’s when I shifted dreaming about being a Pirate and a spaceman xD. I remember my aunt asked me why do I want to be a soldier? one thing that always pop in my mind is “protecting our own” I really don’t know where I get that, but I grew up with it.

I’ve been away from home for almost 6 years now, I remember whenever we visit other towns and cities, there are always check points, there always marines posted everywhere, and you always see armored cars and choppers passing by, we sometimes waved at them hoping they wave back, that was actually fun times,

now we hear the news about the Progress in Mindanao, we hope this peace and progress will last forever, no! we want this to last forever.

I really miss home.

BisayaMBF(ink)

 

Download Font zip folder here: Bisaya MBF (Ink)

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I added new Tuning sound marks or (Paghuni sa pantingog kudlit) this are,
– long sound vowel (Taas pantingog),
– a glottal stop (Balî pantingog),
– a “ya sound” (Ya kudlit)
“which change any consonant inherent vowel to “ya” example: Dya, Sya etc.”
– a “ang sound” (ang kudlit)
“which adds any consonant inherent vowel to “ang sound” example: Kang, Dang etc.”

which I based my modern kudlit/mark on the Kawi script diacritical mark,

The design of the symbols are based on Visayan Tattoo and other austronesian elements, which represent both Upperworld (curvature characters) and Underworld (V shape characters) elements according to Austronesian beliefs (reference).
(I’m going to post that soon.)
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Bisaya Font Base on 5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
There are words in Visayan that has the same spelling but different sound and meaning, this is the reason why we need to implement additional tuning marks,
for example the word “Baga” which means “scorching” in Sinugbu language, there are other words that has the same spelling like “Bagâ” which means “Thick”
and “bágá” which means “lungs” both has the same spelling but different sound vowels and meaning.

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and by the way I also based my Vowel killer on Kawi script:
(Notice the bird shape pattern, the shape represent the upperworld element (reference).)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Learn more about the Modern Kudlit by clicking the link below here:
 
http://akopito.weebly.com/modern-kudlit.html

Si’Tukugu the Brave and Si’Manuku, Spirit of the Hills pass

Manuku design is inspired by Ashti work, since I don’t know how to draw a cute pikachu 😛

Tukugu design is inspired by the Visayan Lord customs, his carrying a Talibong sword from Leyte or Samar? I’m not sure. the tattoo design is inspired by the Bisayas Illustration on The Boxer codex manuscript, I made his teeth white since he hates to chew on betel nuts, he only eats fish  😛

Backstory:

Manuku is a Ancestral spirit Tarsier from the island of the hills, he found Tukugu in the ravaged village attacked by raiders from the other island, since then Manuku took care of Tukugu as he grew up, Manuku teaches Tukugu how to survive and to fight, Tukugu then left the Island of the hills with Manuku to look for the sacred artifacts pass down by Tukugu’s ancestral tribe that has been stolen by the raiders, along the way Tukugu met some other people from other places, then later joined Tukugu and Manuku for his adventure, finding the lost sacred atrifacts (to be continued)


Tatsulok is a Tagalog word for Triangle, it comes from the two Tagalog words, Tatlo which means three and and Sulok which means corners, Three corners (tat sulok) therefor a shape of a triangle.

Triangle is also commonly associated to Filipino martial arts as well as the Filipino culture.
to learn more click the link here: TRIANGLE

Background story…
His name is Tatsu, he practice Filipino Dumog, the art of Grappling,
he was born not knowing his parents, he is an orphant who lives by his master
who took him as his student as well as his foster child, he has this amulet
that shape of a circle with a triangle with a Ka symbol embbeded to it.
little that he know that the amulet his wearing is one of the
shards of the Magical Tatsulok stone, that was buried by Bathala
in high mountains, a stone used for sealing all magic that human possess.

now demons are looking for the shards and its up to who ever possess the amulet
to stop them..

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I always wanted to write a novel base on this, but I never had the motivation to write the whole thing hahahah xD