July 11, 2014
117 Bonanza St. Rancho Estate 2
Concepcion Dos, Marikina City 1800
My Dear Student,
Feeling privileged now that I am tasked to facilitate your learning of Science here at the
College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Santo Tomas, I greet you with morning sunshine care of our Most Benevolent God. Privileged because in my tutelage are artists whom I envision also as scientists.
To you I wish to share my on-going adventure story as an artist and as a scientist. To you I share the goal I have taken to heart — and that is Star Treks’ mission:
In every way, every day, art and science provides us the discipline to accomplish that mission. To you, my invitation for us to adapt Star Trek’s mission as our personal goal.
To date, my claim to arts and science scholarship is when a professional forester complimented me by calling me an honorary forester after producing, writing and directing an educational TV series on “Sustainable Natural ForestManagement.”
In the international scene, my photograph of the Ancient A’ali Burial Mounds in the Kingdom of Bahrain has been published as one of the Best of Bahrain.
My artistic and science exploits began in my grade school years when I consistently won general excellence, art, science, elocution contests
and my school art projects published in school magazines. Writing about science related topics, too has been my constant goal. An example is The Last Huka-huka Diver about a father and son caught in an environmental dilemma.
But what I really find soulfully satisfying is my hobby as an amateur naturalist, I do my best to study and enjoy nature.
I dabble in scientific illustration,
painting and photography.
My family I bring with me so that they too may enjoy learning nature.
And so now I stumble upon a new source of happiness and that is to see you too get excited with science.