Arté, Places

Antoni Gaudi: God’s Architect

I tried my best to visit some of Gaudi’s famous works in Barcelona, walking around the city on a beautiful day. Since it was a Monday, Bellesguard Gaudi (which I haven’t been to) is closed, so I went to the other sites for the second time around. The last time I was in Barcelona was […]

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Pintô Art Museum

I’m currently on an unplanned long vacation in the Philippines; and since my extended stay was unexpected, I didn’t plan any out-of-town trips. Luckily, there are so many things to do in our province, Rizal. A few minutes drive from our house in Taytay is the Pintô Art Museum in Antipolo City. Far from the […]

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Monet Was There

In a last-minute roster change, I got a London flight in exchange for Muscat. Imagine how happy I was when I realized that I would be able to make it to the final week of Monet and Architecture – a special exhibit at the National Gallery. I’ve mentioned Monet in some of my previous posts, […]

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Chris Ofili’s The Caged Bird’s Song

From April to August 2017, Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic is on display in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery in London. Upon first glance at the huge tapestry, I was immediately drawn to its colors, intricacies, and representation. And as I look more closely into the details of the artwork, I became more astounded at […]

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Arté, Musings

All Hail! To Our Beloved Handwriting!

The Assumption penmanship has finally been created into a font by typeface designer, Mikko Sumulong… and I’m going crazy over it! 🙂 We went through a few quarters in third grade (?) learning the unique handwriting. I think 90% of us don’t really like using it on a normal basis because it was mandatory when writing formal essays in […]

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China in Qatar

I have always been an Impressionism fan, but every time I visit a gallery with artwork from a different movement, I have this tinge feeling of disloyalty to Monet and Renoir (like that time I was in Florence and was ogling that Botticelli, heheh). Somehow, every form of artwork always presents a different kind of […]

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Pottery In Doha

With a scarcity of things to do in Doha during Ramadan, my Thursday night was spent attending a pottery workshop; and it didn’t disappoint! It was organized by ENTALEK, a group that specializes in eco tours, like kayaking and snorkeling. The workshop, however, was hosted by ENTALEK founder Steve Rhodes’ wife, Sveta, who started pottery more than a decade […]

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