When I did a workshop for an orphanage a few months ago, I brought some paintings with me to show the kids. I discovered I haven’t signed some of the paintings, and out of a whim, I signed it in Baybayin.
Baybayin is the native handwriting of my people, Tagalog.
The most famous painter in the Philippines, Juan Luna, also signed some of his paintings in Baybayin. I saw these paintings when I was visiting the National Museum on a weekly basis 2 years ago.
The Baybayin characters for L and N are definitely more intricate than M and Y, but I thought my signature still looked cool.