Writing on Air

Writing on Air by Jim Paredes


oreo, mio’s art, a possible new book, a new album turning gold!

Posted on September 08, 2007 by jimparedes


I know I left things hanging, especially about the christening of the name of my new Spanish guitar. I got an unbelievable number of responses from readers, many of them with great suggestions fitting for a new soul companion like a guitar. I liked some, like Luna, Joyce (for Joyce, my favorite Brazillian artist), and many others but I may settle for something that elicits a less noble or aesthetic purpose but still muse-like. Or just something that plainly amuses. I will call my new guitar ‘Oreo’ for its striking resemblance to the cookie, if you will.

Let’s see how that plays out the next few days. Kung di bumagay, I will review the names again.

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A few days back, I went to Mio’s school to see the seniors’ art exhibit. For senior year here in Aus, it seems everyone must present some body of work for exhibition before year’s end. I was quite glad I went since I felt Mio had presented something quite interesting, and got a really high grade for it.


His art involves making stencils and he imprints them on old vinyl records, and it is quite unique. I don’t want to sound like a doting father which I know am, but his works which he has been giving to classmates, selling, or just keeping at home are really wonderful stuff. Was so amazed to see them. He also makes designs that he imprints on running shoes, bags and other fabrics.


Lastly, I published yesterday my first photo book on Lulu.com. It’s a compilation of my exhibited pictures under the A.W.E. collection plus a few more. I am waiting for the first copy to be shipped to me. If it turns out beautiful, then I will release it for public appreciation and will put more info.

In less than two weeks since its launch, the new tribute album to APO dubbed Kami NAPO Muna Ulit has just turned gold!! While I still don’t have my official copy, I am quite pleased with the mp4 files sent to me. Some of the music is quite interesting. I love Tuloy ang Ikot ng Mundo, Siyotang pa-class, Love is for Singing, and some others. Try to get the double album, the one with the new versions and the APO originals. I guarantee you an interesting listening adventure!

8 to “oreo, mio’s art, a possible new book, a new album turning gold!”

  1. Drew says:

    Congrats sa album! Sana lang available yan dito sa Dubai…

  2. Jim says:

    thanks. maybe soon it will.

  3. Kae says:

    Hi! Do you know where we can order the album online? I’m currently based un the US and would love to get a copy of the album

  4. Jim says:

    The old one could be ordered through Itunes. Give it a try and let me know.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kae…try divisoria.com. I may order as soon as I see the photo of the album so I know for sure that’s the same one featured here by APO Jim…while you are there it might be prudent to go “shopping” na rin..they have a ton of stuff lalo na Pinoy music…

    Here’s the link:
    http://divisoria.stores.yahoo.net/kanaulmubvaa.html

    or just go to divisoria.com and type in “Kami NAPO Uli Muna” in the search box…it takes a couple of days and the shipping can be “eye popping”, kaya nga order more than one thing from them…and the stamps are colorful, my kids love it, kasi talagang galing sa Pilipinas….

    Have fun shopping…

    APO JIM…glad to know you survived dengue…well we now know, that which doesn’t break us, makes us stronger…at least hindi malaria…

  6. hanne says:

    I like the name Oreo. Really.

  7. Anonymous says:

    FROM JEN!

    Hey just got the album from a relative in the Phils who is here for a visit. LOVE IT!! Brought back memories of when my dad used to play your songs in the car when I was a little kid.

  8. Eden says:

    hello mang jim.ok i might try it as well sa itunes :)

    good luck!



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