UP kids, heads up for August!
August 18, Thursday - classes suspended 12-5pm for ACLE
August 19, Friday - QC day (for UPD)
August 29, Monday - National Heroes Day
August 30, Tuesday - end of Ramadan
can you be happy and stressed at the same time?
yes. haha! i don’t know if it’s just me but seriously. this week has been really stressful for me because of the consecutive deadlines and other stuff but i am still happy. should i be worried? :))
fieldworrrrrrrk! so stressful. or not. haha! keri naman siya, it’s just the time i guess that caused us a bit of pressure especially because we had last minute changes. i admit, it was very tiring! though it was okay ‘cause we kind of bonded and i’m sure we all had a fun time! :>
i learned a lot of things from the activity. aside from discovering the different fashion tribes in UP, learning to talk to different types of people, coordinating with the group, and working under time pressure..i realized that we should have planned about the fieldwork earlier so as to save time and energy and maybe we could have prepared better for the presentation.
anyways, we’re all still happy that we were able to finish the activity and that it’s finally done after all the stress, pressure and cramming. :))
organizing my weekly reflections.
- check tags for corresponding dates of reflections
Baro at Saya @ Bulwagan ng Dangal Q&A
- Does the costume museum represent Filipino culture? If yes, how?
Yes. Just by looking at the clothes and observing the style and materials used in creating them, we can already get an idea of the lifestyle of the Filipino women in the past. We can see the artistic abilities of the Filipinos through the embroideries on the baro’t sayas. Also, through the style of the clothises, we can see the modesty of the women in the past.
- Do you think Filipino culture and society influence the way people dress? If yes, how?
Definitely. For example, the baro at saya, they are designed that way because we all know how conservative Filipinos are in the past (and even today). Since, for the older generations, it is very important for a woman to be presentable, they don’t want the women to show too much skin, therefore, the women before dresses in layers. Also, they don’t have undergarments yet at that time. Thus, the layered clothing.
Another example, during war, people did not really bother that much about their clothes because they have to think first of how they are going to survive. But then, after the war, with new technology and more clothing choices available, people’s way of dressing also changed. It became more modern, It was like people’s clothing also changed with the demand of the time/situation.
- What is the relevance of Home Economics in this collection?
Home Economics is important in this collection. This collection shows the history of clothing in the Philippines. Without HE, all the clothes in the collection would not be made. Clothing is one of man’s basic necessities in order to live. Therefore, without it, the clothing needs of Filipinos before would not be met; our ancestors would not be able to live and we won’t be here today.
- Would you rather be fashionable or stylish?
I would rather be stylish because for me, it is more important to express your own ideas and creativity on your own way without thinking of breaking any rules or trends.
- What do you think is the future of fashion?
I think the future of fashion will be its past with a bit of twist. Its past because fashion is a never ending cycle. It never stops. With a twist because even though it just repeats itself, there will always be something different no matter how small it is because fashion will always be affected by the demand of the people in the future.
'dress up' week?
one sentence for this week: I learned and I had fun.
since white outfit day was postponed last friday, it was moved last june 29.
photo by Denise Chan
anyway, before everything else that day, we first attended a lecture at the Costume Museum. it was about knits and pinya fiber industry in the PH. it was very informative and inspiring.
then, we went to CIDL and had an activity. what we did: find a partner, choose 3 articles from her clothing, identify her motivation for wearing that article. so, my partner was Alex (below, second from right). i chose her shorts, belt and necklace. it was cool though ‘cause we both guessed each others’ motivations for wearing our outfit for that day correctly. here are the results of the activity:
Last Friday, we were asked to dress up as different personalities. Some dressed up as a teacher, lawyer, scientist, socialite, secretary, mother, celebrity, etc. I was asked to dress up as a secretary. So, another activity: ‘sort of who’s who?’
5 = thought i was a teacher
4 = yay!
3 = thought i was a lawyer
for some reason, there is 1 person who thought that i was a scientist. :|
btw, i wore a white blouse, gray blazer, dark pants and loafers. forgot to take a picture. :(