Summer’s almost over for me. Classes start on August 10 at my university! I, together with two of my closest friends, went to the national library to research but alas, it was under renovation. They gave us an endorsement letter for the CCP library instead. I never knew it existed, to be honest. When we arrived ate CCP (which by the way stands for “Cultural Center of the Philippines), there was a Ben Cabrera aka “BenCab” exhibit beside the library. It was free, so what the hell, right? The first three photos of this post were taken from that exhibit. After research, we ate late lunch and went on a spontaneous trip to the Metropolitan Museum of the Arts at Roxas! Fun fact: we walked from the national library to CCP and it really hot but it was legendary. These are the kind of days I live for. Here’s to more adventures (even when school starts, hopefully)!! I’d take museums over bars and parties anytime. How are you spending your last few days of summer freedom?
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Most times, we never really get to explore where we’re at. A few years back, I lived in California but I never really got to explore what’s right in front of me. Now, I have my own apartment in Manila and the only place I’ve ever really been to were malls or Intramuros. Ann (my best friend), Ken (my cousin) and I went to the Philippine National Museum a few weeks back. Admission was free until the end of June. The Spolarium by Juan Luna was obviously the main attraction but it struck me how much of the other works are ignored. My personal favorite would probably be the room full of sculptures (though I’m not a big fan of orange. really? orange walls?). We’re planning on hitting Ayala Museum next. Maybe, Pinto Art Gallery in Antipolo as well but I heard how crowded it could be.
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PS: I forgot to jot down the artists of the artworks I took pictures of. So sorry!