I recently met Luisa Zaide, organizer for the Draw/Back exhibit which will showcase how Japanese art has influenced the Philippines. And yes, we’re talking about Man Chii, among other things.

It turns out she’s the granddaughter of Gregorio Zaide, the historian.

Huh. I thought Zaide was an urban legend, much like TCWAG’s Leithold.

I asked her if her family’s house is full of historical artifacts and heritage books. She replied their residence in Pangasinan is in such a state.

Now I know a Zaide. 😀

Anyway, I’m part of the exhibit, which starts from July 7 and ends around late August. It’s open to the public: just look for the modern building that’s about to transform near Vito Cruz.