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Appreciating the CCP Artworks

Before the first semester of AY 2016 – 2017 began, my two best friends and I went to the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For me, CCP has always been so flawless and I know that it will be like that forever until I reach the age of 120. When we came, there were less people, to my surprise! It was a dream come true because I hate crowded places (aka I hate people, just kidding!) or maybe, I liked it because it was something new. I have always visited crowded museums and CCP being less crowded on that day, made it refreshing and exciting! After traveling on the busy roads of Manila, we got on time! So we went inside and sought to appreciate the displayed works of art. The beauty of the masterpieces did not fail to mesmerize and amaze me. I’ll try my best to provide the names and artists of the artworks listed below. Also, my deepest apologies for not being able to have the credentials of the other artworks!

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An artwork from PROMDI || Irma Lacorte

Irma Lacorte’s masterpiece was actually an interactive display. The artwork, I assumed, tasked us to create our own Anahaw balls, but alas! My companions and I failed to create a single ball. Instead of creating a beautiful  ball, I created a short braid out of three Anahaw strings to have a sense of fulfilment.

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An artwork from PROMDI || Kitty Taniguchi

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I am cringing right now because it would have been better if I provided the complete names and artists of the masterpieces (deeply mortified). This post will be continued in another post because continuing it in this post would make it long (my mouth and fingers are now filled with the word “post” after that sentence). Keep in touch!

Reminders

Recently, we have been organizing documents and house materials. I decided to organize the documents stored in the yellow box that is located at the corner of our kitchen. There were important papers and sentimental documents in the box, but there were few things that immediately caught my attention. I got the chance to see my past plates and artworks again.

Touching and examining each plate was like walking down the path where I started my adventures in college with innocence and diligence. Each plate has its own memory and it has a very powerful impact to me. One plate reminded me of the time when I rummaged through my classmate’s phone to find some faces of people for the facial emotion activity that we had in Body Parts Drawing. Another artwork reminded me of my ventures in joining the annual Petron Art Competition! It was a memory that I will always cherish for it taught me so many things such as hard work, perseverance, and wisdom. Another piece reminded me of the hype that I had towards drawing Disney characters! I actually Disney-fied some of my high school classmates, and I chuckled when I saw the drawing! Another piece reminded me of how I met my first college best friends and their essentiality in making FA a fun course! Also, some of the plates greatly reminded me of the helpful professors that I had in FA, and I will forever cherish their essentiality in making my talent grow in a challenging way. They showed me that learning can be a friendly process with the involvement of the teacher who shares lessons, and the student who works and makes heaps of plates and artworks! I was only asking for an improvement, but they have given me more than that in a very casual way. However, I will never forget the plates that reminded me of the deadlines that I had! Some of my plates were rushed, but as soon as I reached the campus with hours to spare, I added details to make an improvement.

Well, the set of artworks as a whole reminded me of my diligence and perseverance towards every task when I was an FA student in AUP; this reminder would be very helpful now that I am about to become a sophomore student in UP. It tells me that diligence and perseverance will always get me to where my goals are, even though college is a distinct series of drastic success and failure. Thankfully, this small task that I have accomplished earlier reminded me of my true purpose as a college student.

The Beach

This post makes it look like I have lots of time to splash in the waves of the beaches in our country, but the truth is, I still have classes until May (and I do not have the money, okkk). So I grabbed the opportunity to embrace the time that I had in the beach when I went to one of my best friend’s debut.

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In this photo, I like how the tiny boat is facing towards us + the lights trying to escape from the tiny gaps between the clouds.

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It was surprising to know that this floating rest house can move because I thought it was static.

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A candid scene in a beautiful place is a beautiful view to photograph. It gives story to a blank picture.

Indeed, going to the beach with the right people was a fun experience and we’re aiming to do this again someday. However, reality is crawling on my doorway. I still have to finish few requirements to ace this semester!

Worthy Scratches

Everyone, meet Kiwi! Oh how he has changed since then! Kiwi is a random kitten that we found outside our house one year ago. I do not know his age, but I can remember how small, dirty, and helpless he was when we found him. It is a good thing that I love cats, so I forcefully made my parents decide that we should keep him. Thus, here he is! A white and impatient grown-up feline asking to be appreciated! I forgot the number of times he scratched me playfully, but I will always be happy that there is a cat that’ll scratch me even if it means losing a liter of blood!

Sun

Will you look at that, I am back! I thought this blog is going to be stagnant. Lest the fear of wasting another chance to run a blog, here I am with few photos of the sun shining tremendously, gorgeously, and generously in our university! Sometimes, it takes time to appreciate the presence of a thing that causes us distress; but in the end, we have to accept that that thing will always be a part of us and the greatest thing to do is to recognize its presence in a good way. Yes, the sun is a good representation of that positive statement.

A Great Reunion

On the 17th of December, I got the chance to reunite with amazing friends. Friends who I mingled with during my first year in the Adventist University of the Philippines; we reunited in Enchanted Kingdom! Generalization: the trip was fun and exhilarating! Well, I was with lovely people (human beings who understand my craziness) and there were exciting rides in EK! I cannot see why it should have been a dull day!

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Our first ride was the Flying Fiesta!

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Found an aesthetic inside Rialto 4D! Yes, 4D! The progressive change was welcoming!

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Breakfast

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A pack of oatmeal cookies was my usual breakfast in the first few weeks of the semester. I was super mindful of eating in the morning because I do not want to see myself fainting in the middle of the street. But lo and behold, the semester ended with me eating the wind for breakfast! Aside from being lazy and busy during wee hours, I was truly ignorant of the consequences because my brain was overloaded with tasks, difficulties, multiple hamsters and information! The stress made me forget the things that I have to keep in mind.

Well of course, I know how shameful it is to ignore meal time. Meal time makes a person powerful because a normal human being knows that s/he can devour a chicken leg with scrumptious gravy and fried rice in just minutes! Kidding, I mean, meal time is a necessary thing because it makes a person energized again; thus, s/he can continue her/is work with no problemo!

Lesson learned. During the last few weeks of the semester, I should have eaten more in the morning, rather than nothing, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So my solution is to eat a buffet on my bed spread next semester (to start the day right!).