It's the second week of our little art project!
We've finally created our Instagram account: TWO50TWO. (Please follow us.)
So: why TWO50TWO? Well, it's two people, taking a photo and writing a story each week, for 52 weeks (which is one year.)
I had a weird dream during my flight to Tacloban (where I'm currently at now, for work), which was the inspiration of the story I wrote for Jox's photo, which he took earlier this week.
The story is below, which you can also read at TWO50TWO:
I've been talking to Jox about starting a little art project wherein I create stories around his photos (and vice versa.) I want it to be raw, so don't expect anything long or exceptionally orderly. (These will mostly be just us trying to capture fleeting feelings of euphoria, or otherwise.)
I haven't been writing fiction for some time, and it is a bit frustrating because I'm only a few chapters away from finishing my novel, but I can't seem to get over this little hump that is the lack of inspiration.
Excuses suck, honestly. And I can't keep on excusing myself from not writing. So take this as the start of the little art project. I'll be flooding this journal with photos and stories by me and Jox until next year, hopefully at least once every week. (And maybe even do a small exhibit at the end of 2016--who knows?)
Jox has been busy with work lately (he's working right now here at Commune as I type this), so I'll begin with a photo I took myself, just to get this project up and moving.
I snapped the shot above inside a quaint little restaurant in Makati. (A side note: I've always been a Makati boy at heart. Anyone close to me has probably heard me telling my story of how I promised myself as a young boy that I will live in Makati when I grew up. There's a longer story around that but I'll probably save it for later.) My friend Jie and I were about to do media rounds for work a few months back, and we passed by this restaurant to buy lunch.
I was drawn to the nook, so I took the photo.
I totally forgot about this picture until I reviewed my drafts--I think I meant to write something about the photo, but abandoned it for some reason. To pick up where I left off:
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
More about me here.