Singapore is not just about the gigantic edifices, colorful street lights and the lavish lifestyle. But more than that is the continuous preservation of its culture and arts beyond the modern society the city has, the sole reason of the birth of the Singapore Art Museum, a state-of-the-art museum that houses the largest collection of art expressions all around the Singapore and Southeast Asia, and a lifetime opportunity for everyone to experience the works and ideas of the living artist of the region.
Kanto Artist-run Space showcased the works of eight photography enthusiasts last June 25-30, 2013. This was the only chance to witness the never-before released photographs of Erick Cusi, Mikko Clauor, Teo Esguerra, Joven Dela Cruz, Robert Pelagio, Jameson Ong, Felix Quiogue & Jimmy Hilario using analogue cameras exhibiting their experiments in black & whites and lomos at Kanto Artist-Run Space The Collective located at 7274 Malugay St, Makati City.
Usually after spending academic years, whether you've failed it or not, questions raised about life and how to live it, transforming learning to mainly just earning, bringing yourselves toward the promise of what has been subliminally dictated to you as "the good life".
Sinirangan, an Exhibit of Eastern Visayas Group of Artists at NCCA Gallery (April 17 to May 17, 2103)
NCCA Gallery presents "Sinirangan," a group exhibit by Eastern Visayas artists, which include Raul Isidro, Armando Tolesa, Val Villanueva, Aristotle Ventures, Carlos Barandino, Danny Celum, Eduardo Labana, Gonzalo Ostulano, Jun Salurio, Melanio Olanio, Melvin Roxas, Oliver Ostulano, Rex Ecal, Romano Rosalado, Rustom Villamor Jr., Simeon Rodriguez, Wilmon Potente, & Florence Cinco,
Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Winners
Aliwan Fiesta, the country's grandest fiesta celebrated its 11th year of showing off the vibrant heritage and culture of the Philippines through street dance competition, festival float competition and the search for the Festival Queen. Aliwan Fiesta is an annual event and recognized to be the biggest gatherings of different cultural festivals in the whole country. This year, it was held last April 11-13 at the CCP Complex, Manila. All the participants aim to promote their regions both economically and tourism-wise.
Another reason to visit Tagaytay City is the museum that houses the biggest collection of puzzles that ranges from sizes, themes, motif and art forms - the main attraction of a bed and breakfast located at the hills of Tagaytay called The Puzzle Mansion. It has a lot more to offer than the beautiful scenery of the city. And I was destined to visit the mansion one weekend and fortunately met the owner and the title holder of the Guinness World Records' Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles, Gina Gil-Lacuna.
Gina Gil-Lacuna and The Art Behind the World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Collection
61-year old Filipina Gina Gil Lacuna, has been awarded by the Guinness World Records as a person with the Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles in any Size, Shape or Form on November 29, 2012. She beat the reigning Brazilian named Luiza Figueiredo with a collection of 500 puzzles. All of Lacuna's collections are housed at The Puzzle Mansion located at Cuadra Street, Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay and now a tourist attraction to many travelers who are visiting the city.
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