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…

1335 Mabini + UP’s Museum of a History of Ideas

I had lived like a hermit from the months of June and July hence the lack of updates. Having been finally hit by cabin fever, I made up my mind to go on a day trip a week or every other week at the very least. Since I seem to be perpetually strapped for cash…

Ayuntamiento de Manila

Last April, I had the chance to be a part of a short tour inside The Bureau of Treasury located within the Intramuros complex; the building can be found in the plaza where the Manila Cathedral is.  I can not remember how I knew that this white unassuming building had fancy interiors inside. It was…