Saturday, April 21, 2018

shout out for Dominic Rubio

Here at wonder | wander | world Mahala and I are currently working on a Philippine folklore project that has us scouring all things Bisaya.

The pickings are unfortunately slim. Which makes us celebrate buried treasure when we do come across it.

Though still not technically Bisaya, there are influences that do shine through. Enough said.

We are happy to share with you the art and work of Dominic Rubio.


Gallery Bio: 

A founding member of the Guevarra and Blumentritt Group of artists, Dominic Rubio was born in Paete, Laguna, the Lakeshore town famous for its woodcarving tradition. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts where he majored in commercial arts. 

He first worked briefly as artist in one of the largest multi-national advertising agencies in the country, Puris Lintas of Manila. Later, he lived and worked in Pearl Farm, an upscale resort located Davao del Sur. 

It was here that as part-time in-house artist he found time to travel around the Caraga Region in Northern Mindanao, learning about the Mandaya and Tiboli tribes. He also lived with the Bilaans and the Badjaos farther down south of Mindanao. 


Friday, April 13, 2018

Sara Barnes | brown paper bag

At wonder | wander | world we have not posted a favorite site for a bit.

Lately we have been inspired to with the advent of an illustration project of our own that has fired us up.

In Sara's own words:

Brown Paper Bag is an illustration-loving blog that celebrates the field in its many forms. BPB catalogs illustration, and it’s more than just interested in editorial images you’d see in magazines. Fashion, tattoos, and illustrated products are all important parts of our visual culture and deserve their time to shine. 

Browse through this fine collection of desirables - enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

price to pay

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
~ Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

Limestone cliffs of El Nido, Palawan

Back in our tropical paradise of over 7,107 islands big developers and corrupt officials are selling land off to acquisitive China and savvy business tycoons. 

The recent controversy over closing Boracay and turning historic Burnham Park into a parking lot contests tribal ownership and heritage land.

The blatant disregard of our lawmakers and elected government officials is a sore spot that has turned cancerous and fatal for the preservation and upkeep of the country and its natural resources.

Everyone should educate themselves about the facts and issues posed so they can make their stand and save what we can before it is all lost to us and out future generations.

Friday, March 30, 2018

F[e]ast of the Firstborn

Fast of the Firstborn commemorates the salvation of the Israelite firstborns during the Plague of the Firstborn.

Illuminated Haggadah

In the Book of Exodus it is the tenth and final plague wrought upon Ancient Egypt prior to the Exodus of the Children of Israel.


Today wonder | wonder | world gathers around our interfaith table to feast our first borns - sister and birthday celebrant as well as visiting niece and her first born.

We celebrate both Pesach and Passover from both our religions.

But mostly we celebrate the joyous union of family gathered together in love and gratitude for all our blessings.

Happy Birthday!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

NYC March for Our Lives

Fighting guns with gusto!

wonder | wonder | world take to the streets of NYC in tandem with a world wide collective call to act against gun violence.

Read all about it in Issa's Medium.com article.

Friday, March 16, 2018

into the universe

Stephen William Hawking - 1942 to 2018

Star child turned cosmic guru.


Cosmologist | Space Traveler | Hero


Physicist | Explorer | Dreamer




Fly away home. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

#metoo #timesup #neveragain | Women's Day Today

wonder | wander |world is posting early this week to celebrate International Women's Day today.

Mahala & Issa releasing New Year prayers.

wander | wander | women celebrate all females, all ages, all over the world! 

To all the women standing with us as Mahala grew into the superb woman she is today.

💓 We love you each and all! 💓



Happy International Women's Day!

Thank you for populating the world with brave women of substance and heart!

We did not want to miss the opportunity to #takeaction.