A few weeks ago, I came across this poster while I was browsing in Facebook.
“A free art workshop!” I gasped. It has a limited number of slots. And since that it is by a known art organization, these may be filled up quickly. So, I immediately entered my information and hit submit.
I have been looking for workshops to further enhance my skills and to learn even the basics – things that you can get from formal training.
With more than 40 dishes from various parts of the globe, the World Street Food Congress is a must-go event for foodies. This year’s WSFC moved to the bigger venue, from the Bonifacio Global City to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds and with that they have invited more stalls and a wider place to hang out in.
It is a given that my sister and I loves food. So, off we go that Thursday, June 1.
The warm sunny afternoon did not stop my sister and I from enjoying an international street food feast. On our table, we had Taiwanese oyster omelette, Malaysian Putu Mayam, Singaporean Lamb Mee Goreng and Indonesian Murtabak.
Aside from the four dishes we ate, we took home a couple more from the jamboree. 😀
I couldn’t find enough words to express how overwhelmed I was two weeks ago.
While the exhibit is a sort of culminating activity for the Children’s Book Illustration workshop by 98-B HQ, it was more than just that.
This is the most awaited event of the first quarter of the year for me and my sister. After seven years of attendance for me, and four for my sister, Pasinaya has become somewhat a tradition that feed the art-loving part of us.
Pasinaya is an open house festival where every possible area of the Cultural Center of the Philippines is used for film showing, live performances, exhibits, and workshops. With their partnership with the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, the festival is extended to nearby museums and art galleries. For a minimum donation amount of PHP50, you are free to watch what ever you want.
Despite the huge crowd-an introvert’s nightmare-we still head to the Cultural Center of the Philippines the annual feast for the senses.
I first learned about Design Week Philippines through a post by lifeafterbreakfastph’s Alessa Lanot on Instagram. I also read on Facebook that the Urban Sketcher Philippines will be holding a workshop-sketchwalk during that weekend.
My sister and I got curious on this whole Design Week thing that we decided to go to Intramuros last April 16 to check it out.
When we got to the area, it seemed quiet. We barely felt any festivities of some sort – assumed that it will give a vibe similar to that of CCP’s Pasinaya. We saw tarps, posters and standees. Those lead us to Casa Manila, where we registered and got a passport to be stamped if we participated in any activity related to the event.
It has been years since I visited Binondo on Chinese New Year. Eager to practice using my camera and to give my eyes something to see other than my computer monitor, my sister and I planned a short trip.
Pasinaya 2016, the open house of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ one-day open house, recognized the importance of society’s basic unit with the theme “Family and Children.”
CCP Artistic Director Chris Millado emphasized the importance of allowing children to participate in the arts. “Ang batang masining ay nagiging productive na citizen – isang malikhain at fullly realized citizen. (An artistic child becomes a productive citizen – creative and fully realized.”)
For my theater buddy Kate’s birthday, her sister decided to set up a Snoopy-themed party. And Team Pakisama (what we call our Trumpets Musical Theater-Adults 2010 class) was invited.
Initially, I wanted to go as Marcie. But due to my aversion to the color orange (errr.. Or I just don’t have clothes in that color), I decided to look for a character whose clothes can be found in my closet. I stumbled upon this fella:
… and remembered an episode when a girl tricked Linus into giving her his blanket. Her name is Eudora.
2012 has been a very eventful year. From 3-day road trips to a love affair with an opera ghost, the year has blessed me with a variety of experience that gives me a better perspective in life.
The year started with the continuation of one of the most grueling semesters in college. I finished a magazine geared towards students by myself. I was trying to resurrect a newspaper that has been dying the past years. And I was also working on my tasks for the upcoming media week that is organized by the academic organization from which I am a member (and an officer) of.
The workload was carried to the next two months. Though tasks from the publication was removed from the list, I faced a great challenge of contacting 10 alumni of the University who graduated with the degree I am currently enrolled in. I also was part of the cast for the play “Dyip.”