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We we’re given an assignment to model a vehicle, an exterior environment and a character. Using the latest Autodesk Maya software. Maya is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects. I draw all the wireframe, textured, colored and rendered. My models as follow.

Citroen DS 1969 automobile. My goal here is to build a 1969 model car. Brand new straight form the factory. Coincidentally this model was heavily used in the current movie trailer of X-men the days of future past. I accomplished this model by looking at the old photos of vintage Citroen DS vehicle as reference.

Citroen DS 1969 automobile. My goal here is to build a 1969 model car. Brand new straight form the factory. Coincidentally this model was heavily used in the current movie trailer of X-men the days of future past. I accomplished this model by looking at the old photos of vintage Citroen DS vehicle as reference.

 Landship Graveyard. This one is a dream of the past. The venue, a year after the end of the Great War. Im referring to the First World War. A Leftover of Cadaver of early designed mother tanks from Germany and Great Britain. Died during the battle and abandoned. I actually build everything brand new. From helmets, guns, grenade, gas-mask, artillery shells, tanks. Then destroyed it, weathered and aged.

Landship Graveyard. This one is a dream of the past. The venue, a year after the end of the Great War. Im referring to the First World War. A Leftover of Cadaver of early designed mother tanks from Germany and Great Britain. Died during the battle and abandoned. I actually build everything brand new. From helmets, guns, grenade, gas-mask, artillery shells, tanks. Then destroyed it, weathered and aged.

Little Silvia. A five year old anime girl with a semi-realistic style. She is running after the mysterious yellow balloon with a sinister face. Along the Landship Graveyard.

Little Silvia. A five year old anime girl with a semi-realistic style. She is running after the mysterious yellow balloon with a sinister face. Along the Landship Graveyard.

 

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“Kiss me, and you see how important I am.” Sylvia Plath

I had a best friend when I was in elementary school. The Principal considered him the most likely to succeed child in the school. He was a very calculative person, an above average intelligence; he likes modern gadgets and a fine boy’s scout. The name of my friend is Marcus. Last September 2, 2012. At the heat of the mid term exam. Marcus parents unexpectedly visit our home. The sad news, Marcus vanishes mysteriously while riding in a commuter bus back to school, in Laspinas city. Marcus parents lost their confidence to the local police authorities, after several weeks of unproductive backwash. The parents we’re desperate and bewilder. I’m no Sherlock Holmes and my resources are very limited. What I can share to them are my childhood memories with Marcus. We used to hang out in his bed room together with other friends. As a child i have the habit of exploring other peoples stuff.

Present day inside Marcus room we found a hand written journal. The last three months of Marcus important activities before the disappearance. He wrote a lot of happy moments with her newly found girlfriend name Jenny. He describes her as a silent type sweet loving person, a devoted catholic, honest and trustworthy. She is a first year college student in journalism course. For Jenny the truth is the most important. They meet each other at the National library.

Meeting Jenny’s parents. We were surprised their daughter is a another case of missing person. The parents of Jenny are no different from Marcus folks. Their too busy managing a business, absolutely no quality time spend with their siblings. They don’t have knowledge about Marcus. They describe Jenny as introvert, wallflower, antisocial. according to them Jenny wrote a lot of manuscript about children’s adventures, she spend most of her time writing in the bed room or in the national Library.The only person they knew associated with Jenny is Lucila. A childhood friend, see meet in the national library when she was 6 years old. For the past several years she talks about her often. But Jenny’s parents doubt the existence of Lucila. They think Lucila is a made up character inside the mind of Jenny. They haven’t seen her in flesh.

I ask the parents of Jenny if i could borrow some of Jenny’s written manuscript. Jenny’s parents look at each other. Nod without any hesitation gave me the permission to take everything I want, they said the manuscript is just collecting dust in the books shelves nobody is interested to read it. It’s just a waste of quality time. When they show me the manuscripts i’m overwhelm, it’s like one set of encyclopedia britannica. I end up choosing the first, the middle part and the last volume.

Just like what the parents of Jenny claim. The author of the manuscript is a little child. Most adult will get bored after reading few chapters. She had written them for her own pleasure after returning home from his class in the evening, and had made no attempt to get them published.The content mostly are fantasy imagination graphical stories.They talk about Lucila’s childhood adventures going to places 1000 times more ravishing than the top 10 most beautiful places in the planet.

The next manuscript is a game changer it erase all my early opinions about Jenny and Lucila. Jenny wrote this at the age of 12. The content is no child’s play. She talks about Astral Projection. Travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in the astral plane. It covers a certain discipline, how to calm & relax your body, how to set your mind, the importance of beaming your love to other people, cleansing your soul. It has minute by minute instructions. Something you have to constantly practice for a long period of time to accomplice a result. I’m may be wrong but the general notion for Astral Projection traveling is to turn your self into a child frame of mind. Not to clear to me. Innocent, free from sin, disposal of all negative things in your thought and conscience. Recharging your soul is a must for travelers. Or else you will be stranded in a suspended animation indefinitely.

The story of Lucila. A native of the province of Pampanga. She had the possession of a book written in Latin language. About Astral travelers and their experiences. By the help of some scholars she meet in the national library she successfully finishes the translation of the book. Lucila was an accomplish astral traveler. She visited several universe unknown to man. Lucila first meet Jenny at the national library. When Jenny was six at the time, accompanied by her grandpa a constant visitor of the library. While Lucila was 25. Jenny describe her as a mentor, a loyal friend, Jolly, Vocal, religious, trustworthy, patient, strong hunger for knowledge. Their friendship spanned more than a decade. They develop a sisterhood bonding. Trust to each other is their highest priority.

The last manuscript is about a plot to rescue Lucila’s trap spirit in the netherworld. Lucila refused to accept the idea of Jenny. But Jenny is very determined. She wrote in the manuscript. My devoted boyfriend Marcus will support the plan to the letter. He will match the unquestionable love I gave to him. Marcus will follow me to the depths of the unknown. My years of practice paid off I’m ready to travel. Further reading the content of the last manuscript. My feeling as if I’m a peasant in north Korea while Jenny, Marcus and Lucila are proud owner of IPhone 5 in America. They are discussing all the new features while I’m just a clueless spectator listening to their conversation. The three of them doesn’t care much about their present life.They are looking for the next one.

The National library. I’m not sure whether Lucila is an employee of the Library or just a visitor. Nobody knows her from the administration Department. But a certain Madame Mangan belongs to 3rd generation of Family working in the same establishment. Gave us some info about previous employees. Madame Mangan confirms they have no employee by the name of Lucila. But they had a popular personality back in the 1960’s by the name of Lucila Lalu. A practitioner Astral Projection. She used to tell some unbelievable wild stories. Once she told everyone she was able to reach the gates of heaven and talks to angels. The angels spoke to her, you are pure you can enter our realms. But warn you cannot go back to your friends and relatives anymore. You just have to be patient, wait for them at the right time. Lucila back out and did not pursue. In the last travel of Lucila, something went wrong. Her soulless body she vacate when ever she travel. Attracted and attacked by some dark entities who want to live again in the world of the living flesh. It happens in 1964, since then she stops visiting the library. She became a totally different person. She creates havoc among her family members and loved ones. Her boyfriend knew what inside her body is not Lucila’s soul but an evil entity. In the year 1967 the boyfriend ended Lucila Lalu’s life. I google this part of story it’s too gruesome to discuss. The 26 years disparity of the death of Lucila Lalu and the date birth of Jenny year 1993 is a big question to me.

On august 3, 2012 around 4:00 pm Jenny and Marcus registered their name in the visitors list of the National Library. It appears they never came out of the building.

I’m not yet ready to taste the lips of Lucila; I don’t know where to draw the strength to continue.

The fascinating method of Lucila’s Astral Projection traveling is not new. It is written all over the place. The only problem is most of us refused to understand.

I google the question “how to enter the kingdom of God?” what I got are the following.

English Standard Version (©2001)

And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Story by Nonoy Manga

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Liv Tyler is arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world; she is certainly one of the most striking. The movie Lord of the rings trilogy made her very popular throughout the globe.

First time i saw her in the movie “Onegin” a terrific film atmospheric, great storyline and great acting. It is the type of timeless film that you will want to revisit time and time again.

I tried to draw her face when I was seven years old, but due to the limitation of my skills at the time it didn’t do any justice, 10 years had past I tried it again.

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Once again thank you 1000 followers from around the world.

You make me look good!!!

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“I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.”

― Kris Kristofferson

SW Investments Corporation is a holding company with interests in shopping mall development and management, retail, real estate development, banking and tourism. The SW Group was founded by Harry CY; Sr. It has become one of the largest conglomerates in the Country.

One of their biggest projects is the “Nostalgia Hotel & Mall”. Currently they are facing an adversary. The squatters in the area are hostile. The Initial moved of the corporation is to buy them out. The resident took the money they never evacuate the area. The second step demolition team composed of Police men, riot squad and construction personal. 9 crew 3 leaders of the the demolition team and chief of Police died in a gruesome way. The synopses of Police chief. he went home just like any ordinary day he enter the house shot his dog, he brings out the spyderco knife stab her two young daughters multiple times, slit the throat of the wife. Then he shot himself in the mouth. Asturias squatter town is like the tomb of Tutankhamen. The curse town is headed by two clan leaders Brothers Karamasov composed of 8 siblings and Priestess Aurora. All of them are practitioner of high level Voodoo and Witchcrafts.

The delay of the construction. Cost the corporation millions of money. The CEO of SW investment decided to respond by sending Charlie aka “The Cleaner”.

Monday morning while every single soul in the metropolis is rapidly moving in the busy street. Walking 25% faster than normal, strain to beat the time schedule in the office. Always rushed, always late. I guess that’s why they call it the human race. While Charlie and his girlfriend Gail, writing love poems to each other. Drinking their favorite hot drink at Starbucks coffee. Their young and they have all the time in the world. Charlie likes to shoot BW portraits using his film type Lieca M6 camera. Charlie enjoy eating in fancy restaurant, watching IMAX blockbuster films, picking in the gallery painting while everybody in Metro are diligently working. Charlie got a passion living in a stress free world.

Unexpected Charlie received a phone call from the secretary of Mr. Harry CY. Instructed him to read his confidential email immediately. Charlie and Gail’s world suddenly stop.

Dr. Caligari We are a man of science boy we don’t believe in Voodoo and Witchcraft. According to the autopsy reports the chief of Police died in a gun shot. But what drives him mad is a compound potion of dog rabies, lyssavirus and some unknown drugs. Dr. Caligari boy this will cost you some pain, and then he injects the astronaut green serum to the spinal column of Charlie. The process took 30 minute to complete. This will served as your body armor against any of those mambo jumbo cursed attack.

Pre-arranged Charlie move in the middle of a crowded Town of Asturia. Carrying an old luggage bag and a regular LPG gas tank. Contrary to all the monstrosity intelligence report, Charlie had received. The actual people of Asturia are gentle, polite, hospitable and religious; Brother Karamasov are compose of 8 malnourished individuals free from tattoos and violence. While Priestess Aurora was not an old Witch hag. She was a 42 year old stunning lady that looks like 24. The place was free from digital artifacts. They used rotary phones for communication, most families listen to gramophone records, they are wearing mechanical hand wind wristwatch, majority of people appreciate arts and good writings. Old school craftsmen are all over the place. Most of the things in Asturia were made by hand, and people took pride in their work. It’s like teleporting one town of people during the early 1900 to present day 2012.

Priestess Aurora welcome Charlie to her temple. Priestess said did somebody ever inform you. Entering Asturia is a one way ticket? All strangers are welcome to stay. But once they leave the vicinage of Asturia. In a span of 24 hours they will die in a frightening passion. Same thing applied to all resident of Asturia.

Disbelief Charlie responded, well that is quite a story, your just kidding me, right.

Priestess Aurora reply there are many things between Heaven and earth that cannot be explained. Situation became very serious. Let me level with you Charlie i had this gift i’m a clairvoyance. Give me a few moments I will tell you who you are. The Priestess holds the hands of Charlie, and then both of them sat down on carpet floor. She looks at Charlie eye to eye.     Volume of air pressure inside the room increases. Cold winds twirl around. You are currently working in the largest conglomerates of this country. You did killed few numbers of innocent people in the past.

Charlie react Priestess it’s actually goes with my job.

I prepare you call me Aurora. About the present, your very much in love with a girl working in the embassy, her name is Gail. Both of you loves dating while everyone is working.

About Your Luggage bag it contains a Nokia 5110 mobile phone; an old model phone but it generates a lot of electricity, a typical favorite detonator device for explosive. Some duct tape, a balikbayan box used to trap the fume. Flamethrower’s projectiles made up of gel gasoline, a high grade type rated 12 hours of continues fire, not even a firemen is capable of stoping the flames, and a regular LPG gas tank. So you want it to appear like a typical kitchen fire accident. Your real intention coming here is to burn this place, then level it to the ground.

That’s very sad.

Charlie became uneasy, faze I don’t want this anymore He resist.

Priestess Aurora tries to calm down Charlie. Please, Please I don’t want to lose the vision allow me to finish. Relax, loosen up you are not being accuse. You are here for a reason. Let me continue and look at your future, visions of things that may come to your life! She is breathing heavily. Aurora stops for a moment. Astound on what she saw, then proceed.

You will have to choose between your 22 years old girlfriend. Aurora’s voice stammer and a woman twice your age. Aurora became Wordless when her pipe dream became very visible. She stop for a few moments, she let her eyes communicate to Charlie.

Charlie says what, I didn’t understand.

Priestess Aurora’s pause. Her eyes and lips convey I’m the one. She holds her breath and said please choose me.

Charlie slowly gaze on the flawless face of Aurora then reply, I guess i have to stay then for a while.

As time past bye in Asturia. Charlie savors the stress free life. He adore every moment of his time with the wise Priestess Aurora while the high fidelity phonograph in the background plays the song of Billy Holidays in title “All The Way”.

Charlie compromised the mission.

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Story by Nonoy Manga

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When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

On May 5, 2005 College assurance plan and Pacific educational plans of the Yuchengco groups of companies’ closed shop. They cannot service their obligations anymore. The day the dreams of hundreds of thousands of people trying to graduate college crashing down. Thousand of average income workers were rip-off. I am one of the unfortunate beneficiaries of the policy. Anxiety is on the horizon.Three heads of the family didn’t take the matters lightly; they decided to get even with the corporation.

On May 16, 2008 three Bank Robbers wearing a stocking mask enter the RCBC Bank Cabuyao branch. A subsidiary of the Yuchengco groups of companies. Without a single violent act Under 5 minutes their able to moved P14, 000.000 cash money inside 5 nylon bags.

Midway of the heist, bank teller Ms. Jade Tulio. A Grand daughter of a military officer who survived the death march of Bataan. Used her toes to activate the security alarm located underneath her table, it send signal direct to the main police HQ of batangas city. A Swat Sergeant and his 2 Privates patrolling the nearby area were notified immediately.

At the time the bank robbers about to leave the crime scene. Three Swat police jeopardized their plan. Without firing a single gun shot. first is an open palm Krav Maga Israeli martial to the throat of the Robbers, follow by a high level Brazilian Gracie jujitsu were applied. All the three Robbers suffer broken limbs. Then their hands were lock by a Cable tie. All the 3 robbers were apprehended, one after the other. In a different venue, they have no idea what hit them.

All the 10 captives composed 8 bank employee and 2 security guards were delighted with the turn of events. A lightning speed responds from the local Swat team. The Sergeant of the Swat team open and examined one of the black nylon bag. Before attending to the needs of the captives. He was astounded by the gravity of the money inside the bag. His mind travel to the farthest reaches of the outer limits. He made a phone call then He grabs his two subordinate in their uniform, they conducted a serious man to man talk in one of the meeting room.

Like madmen in a mission they went out of the meeting room. They took all the captives handkerchief, and some foot socks. Then Stock it in the mouth of each internee. The sergeant opens a bottle of mineral water in the pantry room. Without any intention of drinking it. He turns the bottle up side down. Flushing all the liquid fluid inside. While his subordinate secured the fire arms of the assigned security guard of the bank. A Brazilian made Taurus pistol PT-92 15 rounds hand gun.

The third Swat member aligned all the captives in no particular order. The Swat sergeant place the empty plastic bottle of mineral water in front of the Taurus pistol gun muzzle, then he point it to the face of the first captives. With out any hesitation he squeeze the trigger.

Ms. Jade Tulia number 7 in the death row. Time is not on her side, her hands are tied up. Observing, looking for a small window of opportunity to survive. She notices the Sergeant is talking to his Privates while doing the execution. The only time the sergeant looks at the captives when they got hysterical. Dead bodies dropping right before Jade’s eyes. Finally it’s her turn. The sergeant looks at her beautiful face. Then instead of evading Jade looks back, eye ball to eye ball. Her face is full of animosity. The sergeant sway his head toward Swat private no. 2, Jade simultaneously angle her os frontale of the skull towards the left. The bullets inside the gun chamber are re-used hard ball type bullets. A type of ammunition supply that will save the security agencies ample amount of cash as compared to factory load bullets. But Power and quality may vary defending on the workmanship. The sergeant squeeze the trigger, the low quality 9mm bullet went out of the barrel, The plastic bottle act as a sound suppressor, it slips to the left os frontale skull of Jade, the bullet travel and ends up to one of the bank thick journal books. Too silent nobody notice it. The projectile creates a heavy bleeding in the wound tissues. Jade just like the others captives drops on the floor like a hot potato.

The third Swat member hides the dead body of one the security guard at the back of the building to distort evidence. He Wipe the wooden grip of the murder weapon then drop it, he clean and cover all their tracks. After that he secured a getaway car. A vehicle owned by one of the bank employee. They also brought with them the 3 bank robbers.

The police authorities arrived at the crime scene several minutes after the great escape. They found 9 dead bodies, one with a small breath of life.

Two weeks later the dead bodies of the three robbers were recovered in an abandoned house. According to the police report it was a shoot out. But a dispute from the human right groups emerged. They conducted their own private investigation it appeared it was a rubout. Marks of bullets, gun shots can only be found on the surface of the floor. No bullets shots on walls, ceilings and windows.

Upon checking the identity of the three bank robbers. The National bureau of investigation Field agent were surprise, all of three bank robbers had no previous criminal records. The only common thing among them. They were all Policy holders of College Assurance Plan. Folded policy certificates are recovered inside their wallets.

Hidden to the knowledge of local law enforcer of batangas city and private citizen of the province. The emplacements of the woman of substance Jade three weeks after she dodge the bullet of death. She fight’s herself out of the comatose hospital bedroom. She recovered her senses. Now the Swat team had to face the Wrath of God.

9 Swat police men and their immediate officer involved in the brutal massacre were arrested. As bizarre as it may sound all of the nine police men were Policy holder of Pacific Educational Plans.

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Fictional Story inspired a true event by Nonoy Manga

Link To the true event.

http://pacificnoplan.blogspot.com/2005/04/open-letter-to-ambassador.html

 http://www.inquirer.net/specialreports/cabuyaomassacre/view.php?db=1&article=20081120-173311

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I got to that desperate place where nobody could help me but God. Cheryl James

Veronica Angeles is an OFW nurse and a writer who has just separated from her husband. She was Layoff from her job in King Faisal general hospital Saudi Arabia. Veronica wants to run away from her problems. She moves back to her native province of Bicol Philippines to have a fresh start. She tries to work on a novel based on her experiences in the Emergency room.

Upon arrival in the province she learned that her mother lost their farm to the land lord. She also obtains insights, finding a regular job in the rural area is very difficult. Money became very tight.

In the middle of the year 2008, she meets a rich haciendero by the name of Subas Herero. In one of the cultural festivals in the town of polangui albay. Mr. Herero is obsessed with the study of “survival after death”. He offers Veronica a job. For one night only. A chance to earn 1 million pesos If she can spend an over night in spooky old abandon tenement that has brutal murders history. The haciendero is willing to provide her a loaded 38 caliber smith & wesson revolver pistol for self defense and a Hampton lantern. Due to Veronica’s current financial situation. She decided to take her chances and accept the indecent proposal.

On the foggy dawn of June 5, 2008 at the peak of the great recession. Veronica arrived riding in a hearse vehicle. In front of the old building main gate. The caretakers as agreed to meet with her, then lock veronica inside the tenement for 24 hours. Veronica was caught by surprised; the size of the building is massive, hundreds of rooms. In the first hour of her lodge inside the tenement, strange things start happening around her; little things at first, but as they become more frequent, Veronica becomes aware that the tenement resents her presence.

Veronica murmurs I’ve seen a lot of dead people in my adult life. Additional episode will not make any difference. She got fed up with the entities talking in Sumerian tongue. Veronica shouts! What is living if you don’t feel alive?

She found a small room with concrete ceilings, lock her self up with a dead bolt. Fortified the door. Then she immediately executes her little plan. She brings out A mid size pill box. Inside 5 pieces of Ativan 2 mg and 5 pieces Valium 10 mg. Both will make her sleep well for 24 hours a hypnotic’s effect will take place. Her plan is to kill her 5 senses temporarily to avoid dealing with the poltergeist. She chooses the Ativan. She winds up her Uri Gagarin Poljot wristwatch. Check the time exactly 3:10 am dawn. Veronica said Necessity is the mother of “taking chances.” then she Swallow 5 pieces of 2 mg of Ativan then drink the small plastic bottle of yakult. From there on the pills work like a magic it dissolved all the fears and agony. Veronica smiling sleeps like a baby.

27 hours later she wakes up. Sun ray penetrating the small opening in the ventilation fan. She opens the dead bolt. Barefoot she proceeds to the main door entrance excited to claim her price its lock! She look in the window Veronica saw the two caretakers locking the main gate. The feeling is like rewinding an old Vhs tape player. She check her wristwatch the hands direction are moving counter clockwise. It stops exactly 3:10 am. Then resume again, in a blink of an eye the place turn pitch-black, she light up the Hampton lantern, and then she brings out the 38 special. The ceiling is taking it shape. While the floor turns slippery wet.

Veronica said, if there’s no way out of here I will make one.

Hand Drawn by Nonoy Manga

Story by Nonoy Manga

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Final Aerose

Original hand drawn Aerose 8 1/2×11 inch pencil and paper.

Final Princess Aria

Original hand drawn Princess Aria 8 1/2 x11 inch pencil and paper

Hi everyone it’s been a while since the last time I post a drawing lesson. It’s really cool when you can draw your own manga characters! I’m belong to the old school of artist. Before I touch my computer. I draw and sketch all the important concepts of my drawing on a piece of bond paper using a pencil. It’s like keeping a negative of a film type camera. I will decide what type of hair, eyes, skin, facial expression, outfit and perspective. It can be a hero, villain, or neutral. Then draw it on paper. As much as possible I don’t want to alter my original sketches. Once I port it into the digital format, I try to keep it as faithful as possible to the original drawings.

Guide lines on how I scale my drawings. The face of my characters is about + – size of an open palm hand in the sketch. It may change depends on the perspective. The length of the body is about 2 face size. The length of the upper arm should be equal to 1 and half size of the face. The length of the lower arm should be equal twice the size of the face when the fingers are straighten. Hips to knee 2 face ratio. Knee to foot 2 face ratio.

Then I re-draw again everything in a digital format. I used the bond paper sketch as my master reference. For iPad I used sketch book pro application. For desktop computer I used adobe illustrator. Or any drawing or paint software. I don’t let hardware’s and software’s became a hindrance to my passion. A program doesn’t mean much to me. I used pencil, ball pen, brush, my fingers, bamboo pen and regular mouse to draw. Hardware Devices doesn’t matter to me for as long I enjoy what I’m doing.

About The back story of the two characters I draw above. Unfortunately it can not be told in 3 pages or less. So let me try something. Love, Hope and Heartbreak.

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200 year after Spain colonized Philippines in the province of Capiz, city of Roxas in the narrow river of Banica, two young alchemist couple Claire and Julius. Is about to make a breakthrough in the field of medicine. Cholera an epidemic Infection is about to be undone.

A multiple eye’s strange creature lurking, moving inside the mist of the narrow river. Closing the gap between them and the two alchemists. Out of the reduce visibility they assume a body form, a walnut stock of a blunderbuss Rifle appear from the fog. It assaults the back head of the male alchemy. Out of the dark mist 8 military men in uniform shows up. A malicious grin in their faces. They gang rape the lady alchemy.

2 days after the hideous crime. The couple file a formal criminal charges against the military officers. In the office of the Alcalde Mayor Damaso and in the church of Spanish head Padre Ethan. The case was dismissed immediately for lack of evidence. Instead the dogmatic Padre Ethan had them arrested for practicing the art of witchcraft.

They we’re send to prison. Then later on they we’re sentence for stoning.  Both of them we’re thrown in the 12 foot deep open ditch. Padre Ethan and his fellow citizen start throwing stones. While the Alcalde Mayor is watching, having a great time. Moments later, the faces of the 2 alchemist we’re both disfigure. Claire didn’t stand the continues blows, she stumble on the ground. Julius covered her and absorbs all the projectile. Before Julius pass away he whispered to Claire, avenge the injustice they did to us. A heavy rain falls. The crowd start to disappear. The alchemist we’re buried in the mad. Claire crawls out of the ditch using her bare hands and escape. Alone in the woods she grab some “talampunay herb” a strong pain killer. It helps her to continue her journey into the wilderness remote Laboratory.

3 weeks later she discovered that she was pregnant. A baby and broken bones. Create a big distraction to her plans. She can no longer avenge the death of her husband. Pain and anger Drives her mad. She modified the fetus inside her womb. She injected, potion from rare species, and hormones of a war horse. A hidden knowledge from the old world. In effect she altered the fetus into a bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down. What a delightful way to bring a baby into the world. The creature boy think and talk like an ordinary human being but his physical appearances is build for combat. The face of vengeance isn’t always pretty.

12 years had past. Eco the humanoid boy ask her unhealthy mother why he can’t go to school just like the other kids. Claire pause and stares at Eco. She embraces the boy. Claire reply in a low tone. The world is so cruel to us. It didn’t give me enough option. I have to pass on the burden to you. Please stop dreaming about school, career and family. You are not for that purpose. You misunderstood the meaning of your existence. You are an instrument. Born into the world solely for the purpose of revenge. Then Claire gave Eco a box. Two days later Claire died in cholera. Eco buried her mother in the mountain. The humanoid boy cried, Tears are words heart cannot express.

Eco open the black box. He found a diary, list of names and instruction. A brown bottle of potion he needed to pour and rub to his skin. And a set of Damascus axe. He begins his journey.

He hunts down and killed the 7 of the 8 military men in uniform, who molested her mother. His final task is to kill Padre Ethan and Alcalde Mayor Damaso. Exactly 5 a.m  dawn He enter the fortress of Alcalde Mayor, it looks abandon. The place is silent like a mausoleum. He proceeds to the long corridor beside him the ghost of his father wearing a full battle gear. On his right side the soul of Claire carrying the sword of Justice. Eco’s confidence level and adrenalin is pumping up. He proceed, Eco saw a big wooden door at the end of the corridor. In front guarded by 11 Special Forces. A combination of foreign assassins, hunters, marksmen and murderers. All of them are equipped with exotic weapons. They are waiting there for hours. No sign of fear in their eyes. Eco slowly moves towards them for the kill. Eco stop, he heard the cranky noise, a trap door on the ceiling open, and a hunting net drop on him. He was ambushed.

Rifle man shots Eco on right shoulder, Hook man catches his left leg, Eco was down! Blade master buried his fighting knife to eco’s stomach. Then a heavy hammer crash Eco’s left jaw. Other weapon follows. Eco is in a blood bath Wounded. Double axe man slowly aligned the heavy blade in the neck of Eco, waiting to be drop. While Mr. Blunderbuss cock the hammer of the 60mm slug rifle in between the eyes of the humanoid boy. All of them are laughing at him. Just like when they gang rape his mother. Just like when they sentence them for stoning. Eco cannot accept his fate. He shouts to high heaven. I am the instrument of death let me fulfil my destiny!

The blood bursting out of his wound, mix with the chemical he pours in his body. It creates a strange reaction. It sealed his wounds like a silicon antibiotics adhesive. Then a yellow smoke with a distinctive smell rises up, it enter the nostrils of the assassins. The red veins in their eyes enlarge. It creates a strong hallucination and wiggling effect to their heads. Mr. Blunderbuss notice a changed in the physical appearance of the double axe man. He doesn’t like what he saw. He shifts his aim to double axe man and squeeze the trigger. Double axe man is decapitated. Blade master stab blunderbuss underneath his chin pressed up and penetrating the roof of the skull then twist the knife handle. The event became a killing spree among them.

Eco recovered, he escaped the animal net trap. Now he realized his strength and durability. All he needs to do is to let his hand go. How easy he butchers the bodyguards in a brutal fashion. He kicks the Narra wooden door. It opens, he saw Alcalde mayor Damaso on the table dead. A bottle of hemlock is present. Fly’s roaming around his head. While Padre Ethan is crying like a Gay Pig in the Corner of the room. Eco sit beside Padre Ethan. Taking his golden opportunity to acquaint with the Padre. Eco said you know what Padre; I can’t change my past and my physical appearance anymore. Eco made a hand gesture in his face. But I can do something about our relationship. Padre Ethan saw some sign of Hope between the two them. Without a warning Eco chop off the limbs of Padre Ethan one by one. Parting words of Eco. Now we’re even. You can tell the world about your brief encounter with “The TIKBALANG”.

 

A link to the province of Capiz by wikipilipinas

A link to TIKBALANG by wikipedia

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Folklore Story by Nonoy Manga

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Nonoy Manga

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not as bad as it looks. My future mother Zenaida Cleofas under the brown river of Bocaue bulacan. The year was 1993.

The anniversary of the Holy Cross of Wawa. In the river of bocaue. Zenaida Cleofas on board the floating Pagoda. A decorated barge like a Giant crown of  Queen Elizabeth made of flowers and wooden structured.  All the passenger are dress in old tradition classic saya for ladies and barong for men’s. The scent of different flora is in the air. You can see the joy and excitement painted in their faces. Except for one boy, a native of south Philippines. He looks a bit strange. As if something wicked is about to happen.

The capacity of the Pagoda is around 200 devotees. Due to lack of discipline among the organizer they allow to squeeze in 300 people on board. The integrity of the pagoda was compromised. For Devotees who failed to climb on board. They swim and cling on the side of the pagoda. It created imbalance to the barge. The pagoda all of a sudden became very unstable it turns turtle. More than 300 devotees toss out of the pagoda into the water. Some tenaciously cling on the inverted pagoda, some devotee get panic they start pulling each other. Others end up in flood plain, the deep side of the river. Some trap under the inverted sinking pagoda. The 12 year old boy name Sajid Bulig. Jump out of the barge before the flip. The boy reaches the shore in no time.

Senaida Cleofas break away from the rest of the devotee after the flip. She was not a trained swimmer but her mind set for survival is unquestionable. She knows she doesn’t have the stamina to reach the high river bank. But By holding to a scrap  Styrofoam from the pagoda, about a size of a shoe box and a combination of mere luck She end up in the marsh area. She was able touch down her toes on top of a plastic beer case, after the Styrofoam disintegrated into several pieces. She sank for about 8 inches deep under water then she used the plastic beer case as a spring board to risen her head out of the water and renew air content in her lungs. She keeps her rhythm. She Hold her current position as long as she could until the rescue arrive. It’s a Sink and float situation.

Twelve life guard jump to river to rescue Hundreds of drowning victims. Two of them swam back immediately to the shore. The victims became desperate they swarm to the life guards like leeches. They drag them down to extinction.

Everyone was rattled and stunned with the gravity of the problems on hand. A 10 year old girl clings on a piece of wood in the middle of the chaos shouting for help. The mother desperately looking for the life guard. But nobody responded to her call. She decided to take her own life by joining her daughter to Death River. The bystander stops her.

The 12 years old elementary student name Sajid Bulig had enough of what he sees. He takes charge jump into the river. 1 dozen victims swarm on him. But Unlike the other life guards Sajid is no ordinary boy. He was fast, agile; he can hold his breath longer than an average human being. And he was not afraid of the deep. The boy took all of them to the river floor. The devotee releases their holds to sajid. The boy rises again from the river floor and snatches the 10 year old girl in the middle of the chaos. Both of them reach the shore safe. Sajid jump swam back and forth and save another 5 minors. Sajid Bulig renews the confidence of the other life guards. Several of them joined the rescue.

Just when Zenaida Cleofas about to see the end of days. Her left foot cramp. She starts to sink in the marsh.  No strength to spring board her self. Her body temperature drops.  Hypothermia is taking effect on her.  Bubble of oxygen escapes from her mouth. Out of the blue an arm of a hero pulls her up. Then assisted her to climb the river bank.

The final look at the giant Pagoda before the sank. A Waving arm of a 13 year old girl trap inside. What a perfect way to say goodbye, to her love one. The mother with tears in her eyes, and a lost for words. Looks at the life guards. None of them responded. Turn their heads down. Sajid body cold as ice shaking cover with blanket, after participating in several successful rescues. The mother of the girl turn to Sajid. She Stare at him like a mother to a son. Then she kneels holding the two feet of Sajid begging for the impossible. Sajid look down at the woman in pain. In no time He decided to do what his fellow country men will remember him forever.

Sajid made a sign of the cross. Then dive again in the cold water. He witnessed the grotesques. More the 200 dead corpses drowned under the river. Most of them Eyes wide shut. Sharp Wooden debris everywhere blocking his path. It ripped his flesh. Sajid saw the way with the help of the natural sun light. He was able to locate the girl. Sajid said to the girl. It is very unfortunate we meet this way. Please listen to me carefully close your eyes. Don’t open it until we reach the shore. The last thing we need is a distraction. Inhale all the air you can take in your body, hold your breath. We will take a deep dive, hold my hand tight flip your feet constantly, I promise we will reach the shore in no Time. With Out a warning a big piece of wood, a scrap from the damage pagoda drop like a French guillotine hitting Sajid on the head. He was bloody as hell. His vision was affected. But sajid is determined to finish the mission. He uses all his remaining strength. They dive together, cross the river of death and bring the 13 year old girl safe in the shore. Upon reaching the river bank Sajid collapsed.

The citizen of Bocaue still managed to bring Sajid to the nearby hospital but the young boy was not immediately attended by physicians. The hospital at that time was swamped with victims.

Sahjid died at the age of 12 and was declared later as a hero of the 1993 pagoda tragedy.

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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 393 – ESTABLISHING THE SAJID BULIG PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR HEROISM

Story by Nonoy Manga

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

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