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FAQ about TCU

Been getting calls, emails about the TAPPING THE CREATIVE UNIVERSE Workshop. I have people who have signed up. Some people have been writing and asking questions which the flyers do not address. Here’s a short FAQ that covers most of the concerns:

Will I have to share personally during the workshop?

I understand that sharing can be an intimidating thing to people. No, you do not have to. But after so many runs of the workshop, I have observed that 99 percent of the time you will since the topics are quite engaging. It will encourage you to participate but not force you to. Honestly, you will get as much or as little as you are willing to put in from the workshop.

What can I expect to get from the workshop?

You will get to meet and know your own blocks to being happy. You will also learn ways to to diagnose why you are not able to move towards a more creative, joyful life and help you unblock to get there.

Is this workshop for creative people? What if I am not creative?

This workshop is for people who want to engage life more fully in all aspects and do so more joyfully. Creativity, as defined in this workshop is not limited to activities of artists, writers and the like. Creativity is engaged by all types of people, not just the so-called creative types. If you do not think you are creative or living creatively, then this workshop will wake you up to your dormant creativity.

Is this workshop biased towards or against any religious belief system?

No. It will however make you a more creative and spiritual person.

What can I learn from this workshop which I cannot learn from books?

You will go beyond academic knowledge into the experiential realm. It s one thing to know something intellectually, and quite another to actually experience it. As the saying goes, the map is not the territory. Or to put it another way, there is a huge difference looking at a menu and actually eating the food. TCU will open you to the experience of your own creativity.

If you have further questions, write me at jim_paredes@yahoo.com

Filo Girls Rock!!!

Lucy Watmore, a beautiful Pinay-Aussie model whom Ala did a TV ad with in Manila a year ago graced my studio last Thursday night. And what a visual treat she was! She was not only ravishing, pleasant to wphotograph but a very professional subject easy to work with. As usual, Erica’s make-up was flawless. Salamat, Aycs. To readers of this blog, enjoy!

Mabuhay Ka Edd!

I was interviewed by Edd Aragon, one of the coolest Filos I have met in Sydney. Ed is a nationally awarded kababayan who does the editorial cartoons for the Sydney Morning Herald. He is a free artistic soul and this is what makes him endearing. He also has a very unique set-up in his home where musical instruments are everywhere. I have been with him on two occasions–one at Ding Roces’ home and the other at Ed’s house during his birthday where we jammed on a few songs. For an article he is doing for the Bayanihan News, he drew a great caricature of yours truly which I wish to share with you. Can you guess what his favorite APO song is?

You should score Edd Aragon’s collection of caricatures of famous Aussies. I was so lucky to have been gifted a set by the artist himself.

A Pinoy’s life in OZ (so far)

Lastly, I wrote a cover story for Newsbreak Magazine. It was for the celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Paquiao Land and OZ, and you can score it already at the newsstands. Got an email from a good friend Ging Naguiat who emailed me a copy of the cover.