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Art Fair Philippines 2014: A Welcome Visual Assault

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I wouldn’t have missed going to the Art Fair Philippines 2014 for anything. Not even a bad cough that had me barking like a dog at times. Even if it meant standing in line for a long time to buy a ticket at the MRT, and being crushed, standing up, inside the train on my way home. I went to… Read more »



Winter Garden: Japanese Micropop at the Met Museum

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Keisuke Yamamoto-Untitled 2006

One of the things I like doing when travelling abroad is going to museums. I’d go out on my own to find a nearby museum and take some time to look at what’s inside.  I’m not well-versed in the arts, but I enjoy looking at artworks. Artworks gives one a glimpse of humanity as interpreted by the artist. There’s something… Read more »



8th Spring Film Festival Celebrates Chinese New Year

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8th Spring Film Festival

The Spring Festival or Chinese New Year is considered the most important festival for the Chinese. To celebrate the occasion, the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and the Ateneo Celadon will be showing 8 Chinese films in the annual Spring Film Festival. Now on its 8th year, the film festival is in line with Ateneo Celadon’s… Read more »



Rage Against the Telenovela Machines

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    Back when I still watched a lot of TV, I liked comedies- sitcoms, movies, talk shows. With this preference for comedies, I could never understand the Pinoy majority’s love for the telenovela (soap opera), be it a television series or movie or even a real life situation. Please spare me the details of yet another heartbreak drama, mistress… Read more »



Walking The Streets of Philadelphia

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Some people want to know about what happened or what’s happening in the lives of entertainment personalities. Me, what I find interesting is how history was made. I like trivia about people in history books or people who are making history. That’s why I find Philadelphia, home to many historical sites, fascinating. The weekend before Christmas of 2012 saw me… Read more »