Category Archives: Art & Design

Visual

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diamonds_in_the_soles_of_her_shoes/545503457/sizes/o/in/set-72157600119021830/ I have been striving to find culture in Metro Manila because visually, it is dominated by malls and residential areas.  So for my birthday, I wanted to do something different and I decided to go to the … Continue reading

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Indios Bravos

The Spanish term for “wild/brave indians” was also used by Philippine national hero Jose Rizal and his friends for themselves, after having watched Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in Paris in 1889.  Rizal and his companions were impressed by the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Belated Merry Christmas from the Philippines and advanced Happy New Year to everyone!… Despite the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the people who have contributed to rebuilding are helping those affected to move forward.  It probably won’t be the last … Continue reading

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Culture & Commerce

Photo Credit: Nixenzo In a previous post, I mentioned that I have lived in suburban Metro Manila from high school to college, and that all I saw were malls and subdivisions.  This is the reason why I didn’t love Filipino … Continue reading

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Urban Greenprint

In this post, I would like to express my appreciation for the positive changes implemented by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).  Because while there is still a lot of negative (traffic, and flooding during the rainy season–that’s for another … Continue reading

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Brands: Papemelroti

I have always loved Papemelroti since high school because I am an arts & crafts person and all their products are affordable, inexpensive even…why?  Because all their stationery is from recycled paper. I am proud that there is a uniquely … Continue reading

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Brands: IKEA

I’ve loved IKEA ever since I was a kid.  In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where I grew up, going to IKEA was special.  It was a longer drive than usual for my family, and I usually slept along the way. Photo … Continue reading

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