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Helping in One’s Own Way
Vicente Collado Jr.
October 25, 2009


Stories and images of the unprecedented misery and devastation caused by Ondoy left no one untouched. And, based on the equally unprecedented outpouring of generosity from Filipinos worldwide, it is clear no one remained indifferent.

How could anyone? Video footages of a whole family floating in a river and suddenly disappearing under a bridge, tiny hands and feet protruding from the mud, people holding on to dear life on rooftops and window sills, women in tears having lost possessions and possibly loved ones, houses fully submerged, trucks and refrigerators hanging from electric lines in the aftermath … these and other more graphic pictures would melt even the most callous heart.

That is why, the instinctive and instantaneous reaction of Filipinos all over the world of pooling their resources together for the benefit of the victims seemed to come so natural. Some offered their support out of familial duty, families and friends having been among the victims; others, out of pure compassion and pity.
Art Capital of the World
Vicente Collado Jr.
September 25, 2009


I remember how frustrated I was four years ago surfing the net and even driving around in search of art supply stores. I finally gave up when it became crystal clear that if I ever wanted to paint again I had to size, prime and stretch my own canvas and probably grind my own pigments from vegetable oil and desert sand. “Art” seemed at that time to be the last word that could be associated with “Doha”.

Today, the two words have become almost synonymous and it‘s not only because oil paints and other art supplies are now available at almost every corner store. Over the last couple of years, rapid growth in art infrastructure practically transformed Qatar into the art capital of the Arab world, if not the whole world.
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