THIS is probably where the stripes came from.
No I am not from Baguio City (although I wish I was). This is just me posing with the local kids when we toured the city back in 1987. As you can see I'm trying to do their dance but to no avail. Nevertheless this is the first notable appearance of "graphic design" in my life. Those woven stripes aren't just costumes, they're our HERITAGE and I love them.
On the other side of things.
This was MY CAKE on my 4th birthday.
Notice that it didn't just HINT on my sexuality, IT SPELLED IT OUT. GEE WHIZ!
Thanks MOM & DAD!