He's an artist who loves collecting knickknacks for his work, while she is an ad executive / musician who likes keeping things to a minimum. Together with son Leon, their home is a well-balanced hub of art and space. Check out the creative space of the Alcazaren family!
Juan Alcazaren and Beng Calma-Alcazaren
Beng: dripmanila.multiply.com and my band's on facebook, drip.
Beng: ad executive, singer, songwriter
Favorite toy as a child
Juan: GI Joe
Beng: plastic balloon, the one you buy in sari-sari stores
Favorite toy now
Juan: ratchet screwdriver
Beng: gosh, I don't think I have "toys" now. do my son's toys count? hehe.
Juan: powertools,good food,kindness
Beng: delicious food! my husband :-)
Juan: noise, arrogance, wobbly tables
Beng: bad hygiene, excessive cussing, sirens on the road, some politicians
Top 5 movies
Juan: Fisher King, Alien, Blade Runner, Diving Bell and Butterfly, Diva
Beng: Trainspotting, Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Somewhere In Time, Reality Bites, and Up.
Top 3 books
Juan: Siddharta by Hesse, Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Hey Willy See the PYramids by Maira Kalman
Beng: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Little Price by Antoine Saint Exupery, The Milk Memos by 2 former IBM working moms whose names i forget, sorry
Music you listen to
Juan: DRIP, Classical
Beng: bent, goldfrappe, julianne
When you’re not busy with work, what do you do in your free time?
Juan: Movies, exercise
Beng: coffee with my husband, movie, drinks with friends
If you were to choose a different job, what would it be?
Juan: something with a more clearcut pupose
Beng: I'd like to be a chef
If you can have any super power, what would it be?
Juan: read minds, understand all languages
Beng: right now, power to change people's mindsets. ang serious ng sagot ko but wouldn't that be great?
Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
Beng: everyday life, mundane humdrum to the painful ones.
Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read)?
Juan: First Idea Best Idea --- Chabet
Beng: don't wait for leaders. do it yourself, person to person.