Of art coincidences: Japan x Ph edition

In all my years of teaching, I’ve only experienced two coincidences with my students (which shouldn’t be surprising because coincidences are meant to be rare, right?). The first one is very personal so I would never divulge that online regardless of my propensity to overshare. But, for the second one, I got the permission of…

Lopez Museum and Library

The Lopez Museum and Library had been on my list of museums and galleries to eventually visit and I finally checked it off the list last October during their celebration of National Month for Museums and galleries. What got me out of the house was the free entrance. At least twice in a year, the…

The Met Museum (Manila) and some notes on Museum Photography …

Braved typhoon Jolina for Met's open house (free entrance yay). A post shared by Elvina dela Cruz (@elvinadcruz) on Aug 26, 2017 at 1:45am PDT The Metropolitan Museum of Manila had an Open House at the last Saturday of August this year. I had been meaning to visit this museum for a couple of years…

The Library of Unread Books

This August I had the chance to visit The Library of Unread Books (TLUB) on the last week of its two-month run here in Manila. Here is a description of TLUB from MCAD Commons’ website: The second iteration of a ten-year-long project, The Library of Unread Books develops from the artist’s (Heman Chong) deep-seated longing for books….

That one time I toured a Chinese girl in Manila

I don’t have any foreign friends. Technically, I do have some but I only met them online – an Italian girl with the same music interests as I do and a Puerto Rican guy who is into the same books I like. I also had some Korean students in Manila. I used to go to their…