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A Rainy Afternoon for Watercolor Florals

For quite some time, I have been following Ms. Carla Chua in instragram and I have been amazed on her growth as an artist. I especially admire how effortless her flower paintings look. From time to time I see her photos of workshops that she conducts.

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I am interested in attending more workshops to enhance my skill. However, I usually have second thoughts on several factors and among them is the venue and of course, cost.

The first time I attended a watercolor workshop focused on flowers was with Joannie Candi and Mimi Camille way back in December 2015 in Lizzy Latte, Makati. While I did learn a lot from the workshop – techniques that I don’t think I will know on my own, I know that I haven’t fully grasped effectively painting watercolor flowers.

When Carla Chua announced that she will move the venue of her July 29 workshop to Plaza Cafe in Makati, I grabbed the opportunity to take enroll the class.

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Art Basics with Mr. Fernando Sena

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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.

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World Street Food Congress 2017: A Foodie’s Wonderland

(super late post)

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.

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(clockwise from top) Mee Goreng from Alhambra Padang Satay,  Martabak in various flavors from Martabak Manis “San Francisco” by Mr. Buyung, Taiwanese Oyster Omelette from Chiayi Chenjia and Putu Mayam from Ever Green Putu Mayam

Aside from the four dishes we ate, we took home a couple more from the jamboree. 😀

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Pasinaya 2017: Palihan at Palabas

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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.

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Despite the huge crowd-an introvert’s nightmare-we still head to the Cultural Center of the Philippines the annual feast for the senses.

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A Passport to Creativity

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.

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An Afternoon in the National Museum

(a very late post)

Last month, my best friend, sister and I scheduled a trip to the National Museum. Entrance was free for females last March in celebration of Women’s Month.

I took the opportunity to step out of the house and get more inspired with art as well as to reacquaint myself with camera. I really needed the practice.

The National Museum houses a vast collection of works which includes, of course, those by Luna, Hidalgo, Amorsolo, Tolentino and other great artists.

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An Arts Buffet for the whole family

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.”)

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To Be Young Again

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.

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