I was born in a small island in the middle of the pacific
ocean and spent my early childhood in an idyllic natural
setting. My grandmother, `Oya´ Bitud, was a farmer,
traditional herbalist, and craftsman and lived up to the
ripe age of 103 years, despite Osteoporosis. She had an
exemplary attitude shown in her daily life activities. To my
recollection, she was a one of a kind storyteller, who
synchronized songs and poems in her stories. I usually lost
track of time listening to tales of mystical legends,
powerful beings, kind people and angels, who, at the right
moment and time, always comes to the aid of the needy and
the helpless. What I have received were warnings & reminders that
are likewise transmittable through my present collaborative
work with others. In this way, we will further be able
to continously encounter and experience the wonder &
vitality of our own
PAR, an experiential learning project up to the present.
When my children and their friends have grown out of the
daily games that we used to play in the backyard, I started a collaborative work based in Political
Science, known in the Community Health and
Epidemiology as Participatory Action Research (PAR).
My goal is a community base sharing of experiences with the use of movement exercises and dance forms.
To this end, I went through several qualifications and participated in a variety of dances and diverse movement arts
to actively regulate the physical, mental, and emotional
restoration of my own body and mind.