Traditional schools have been using the same system for a hundred years. There was a good reason to do it back then, but that system is outdated and worse yet damaging to the children of today.

This is particularly important to me because I have two young boys. Frankly, as a parent, I don’t know what to do. As much as I want the best for them, there doesn’t seem to be many options. So after hearing Hannah Martinez-Florendo talk about today’s school system in the Tropical Futures Forum, I had to invite her to do an interview. I was curious to hear her insight as a parent and also as an educator. She has an art school called Artastic which is informed by her perspectives with how we should teach our children.

In this episode we talked about her personal experience in school, the morbidity of the traditional school system, the importance of good teachers, and rock climbing.

Enjoy the episode!


Rotary Club of Cebu – End Polio Ride

Tropical Futures Forum (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Lorenz Florendo

Lilay Marquez

Jeremie Lim

Mervil Patigdas

Grit Gravity

Kaloy Uypuanco (Zerothreetwo Conversations episode)

Campaigns Cebu

Ken Robinson

Victoria’s Haven


Mr. Griddle

Where can you find Hannah?

This episode is brought to you by Qube Gallery, a progressive art space in Cebu, Philippines providing network and exhibit opportunities for contemporary artists with whom they work closely with and promote beyond the local reach. 

For more than five years, the gallery has progressively mounted shows of engaging artworks and has also significantly represented the Visayas region in various international fairs.

Aside from its physical space in Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City, you can check out their online collection on

This month at Qube Gallery: Ink Notion by Oj Hofer

Renowned Cebuano fashion designer and visual artist, Oj Hofer, will be featuring his Japanese Calligraphy in a show entitled “INK NOTION,” which will run from November 22 to December 6 at Qube Gallery.

Hofer’s study of Japanese calligraphy and ink painting began almost a decade ago‭. ‬He has mounted several one-man shows in this genre of art‭. ‬

“Ink Notion” highlights Oj Hofer’s ink artworks such as Kanji and Hiragana calligraphy in the five traditional styles, humorous Zen Drawings, converging Enso Circles and transfixing Ink-on-Abaca bas relief.

Catch the Artist Reception of Ink Notion on Friday, November 22, at Qube Gallery. 

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Music is Piano March by Audionautix

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