During our recent trip to Carcassonne, France, one of the places I enjoyed other than the medieval walled Cite was the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne. The museum is located at 15 boulevard Camille Pelletan. Without looking at my Google Maps we knew we were there as the building was strategically fronting a quaint park,… Continue reading Musee des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne
A couple of weeks ago we finally checked off an item in our travel bucket list and had an overnight stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila. During that stay, we checked out the nearby Manila landmarks like the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Coconut Palace and StarCity. We… Continue reading Museo de San Agustin
We took a break from our usual rustic weekend getaways and headed to Sofitel Philippine Plaza at Roxas Boulevard, Manila. D and I haven’t really been keen on staycations in Metro Manila hotels because our city apartment is in the heart of the Makati CBD, and we thought it would not feel much of a… Continue reading Manila Staycation Part I
We recently visited the Palacio De Memoria, a restored pre-war mansion that stands prominently along Roxas Boulevard in Paranaque City. It was built in the late 1930s, and was originally a seaside two-storey building. Its first owners were Don Antonio Melian y Pavia, and Dona Margarita Melian y Zobel de Ayala. The Battle of Manila… Continue reading Palacio De Memoria
Paintings depicting daily Filipino activities, beyond Metro Manila.
Today I am sharing about this pretty artpiece I acquired via Etsy. I was on the lookout for something black and white and this watercolor painting immediately grabbed my attention as it had air of melancholy surrounding it. The painting is called ‘Expectation’. It was painted in 2021 by Halyna Kirichenko. Halyna uses different media,… Continue reading Expectation
In 2018 I attempted to hone whatever artistic skills I have, thanks to the inspiration I got from my dad. I started with oil pastel drawings, coffee painting, acrylic, and watercolor (which admittedly had been the most challenging so far). In 2019 I scheduled time to go to painting classes, and when 2020 came, I… Continue reading Dreaming of Boats
I had it all planned when the year started – I was going to start it strong. So on New Year’s Eve, we kicked it off with a good bottle of wine; I finished reading a new book within the first two days of 2022; and finally convinced D to brave the queue in this… Continue reading Art Pieces That Lift Me Up
An art-filled weekend at the Manila’Bang Show
When I started this blog, my intention was to write as much as I could about my favorite things in life: Travel, Art and Nature. Now that it’s been almost two years and counting since I have not hopped on a plane to explore different parts of the world, my interests have evolved to rocks… Continue reading Memories of Matsumoto
An art and nature-filled visit to Shambala Silang.
Reusing some toilet paper wrappers for a few hours of Origami. I may not be in Hiroshima now, but I am there in spirit.
I lost count of how long it’s been, really. But I know how many more days to go til lockdown is over. Was talking to someone at work earlier and she said she’s looking forward to going back to the office and be with actual people. I said me too. And we started counting the… Continue reading Another Painting by Numbers Project
It’s been a long time so I’ve taken the opportunity to brush up on my ‘brush’ skills, if any. Theme for this class I joined: Landscape Art
A short story about my epic fail at make up.