Ladies and gentlemen, the yellow box is actually National Geographic Channel’s iconic logo. But if the photo above was taken last May, then I would have been easily identified as a supporter of another presidential candidate. This was from the NGC’s “Live Curious” photo exhibit which is currently on display at the Ayala Center in Cebu City. The exhibit will run until November 7.
It features the curiousities of various Filipino ambassadors, ‘who have excelled in their chosen professions and endeavors.’ They are Daphne Oseña-Paez, Joey Reyes, Francis Flores, Gang Badoy, Maribel Garcia, Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, Mitzi Borromeo and Bryan Benitez McClelland. You have to be at Ayala Cebu to know who they are and what their questions were.
The exhibit also invites everyone to share their curiousities by writing it in a form of a question. The best three entries each day would be given a free NGC Live Curious shirt. You won’t be featured in NGC’s next photo exhibit though. But I must tell you that the shirt designs really rock.
What I wrote this morning was a shorter version of my entry in Daphne’s online contest. At that time, I was wondering how the pyramids at Egypt amazingly withstood the test of time sans the technology that erected the Al Burj Khalifa. Considering our online addictions, what literature, structures and even ideas from my present generation would then be left standing a thousand years from now? I submitted that question (that did not have a question mark!) knowing that it was a longshot, but it was a shot worth taking anyway.
And just a few hours ago, I received a text message that I won a Live Curious statement shirt. A few hours earlier my former teammates gave me (and two others) a different shirt. And to think that this very morning, I would have bought one from Regatta!
So here’s to my former teammates for the sacrifice they did just to purchase the shirt that I have been rooting for. I appreciated the crossword challenge and the pizzas too. It was really great to part in that warm and geeky note.
My thanks also goes to NGC for picking my entry today. Thank you too for ceaselessly inspiring us to explore, pioneer and question the world around us.