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May, 17, 2008
“We’re out here trying to find identity,” Cabuay said as immigrants and children of immigrants try to reconcile their old heritage with an American one.
The popularity is especially felt among the tattooing community, said Cabuay, who sports a few Baybayin tattoos and offers tattoo designs at www.PinoyTattoos.com.
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December, 14, 2008
The spidery 17-character alphabet is often called “alibata” after the Arabic alphabet because it was once thought to be of Arabic descent, sad Christian Cabuay, who manned a Baybayin booth and had his name written in the script on hi nametag.
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Contra Costa Times
May 26, 2008
Christian Cabuay of Walnut Creek, founder of PinoyTattoos.com, is fluent in a Filipino script called Baybayin. Although he is not a tattoo artist, his artistic skills and in-depth knowledge have made him a go-to guy for one-of-a-kind Baybayin designs suitable for body art.
Baybayin, a writing system used in the pre-Spanish colonized society of the Philippines, uses specific characters for certain sounds as do other Asian languages. It has been popularly referred to as Alibata, but Cabuay says that isn’t the correct term.
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Teen Magazine Philippines