Teatre-Museu Dali: Dali Joies

Part of the trip to the Dali Theatre-Museum is visiting the Dali Joies or the Dali Jewels.

This is a permanent collection housed in the museum and is included when you buy a ticket. We were almost going to miss this because we were hungry and in a rush to catch the train back to Barcelona, but that would have been a big mistake! The jewelry was BEAUTIFUL and unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.

Gold Cube Cross

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Teatre-Museu Dali: Surreal dream come true!


I was extremely lucky to have visited Barcelona, Spain this year with my family. It was my first time there, and it’s incredibly enjoyable — the men were hot, the women were hot, the food was scrumptious, and the whole city was like one big Intramuros. But before going there, I truly had only one thing in my agenda in Spain: forget FCBarcelona, forget Gaudi, forget Miro and Picasso, forget the paella; I was there to visit the Dali Theatre-Museum.

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Cacnio x LEGO: Inspire

About three years ago, I peered into a mall gallery and saw a Michael Cacnio brass sculpture by the window. I remember thinking, “Wow, this guy’s work is amazing. I bet he’ll go far.” Little did I know that Cacnio has been an acclaimed artist for the past 20 years! Shame on me for not knowing any better.

To celebrate two decades as a Filipino artist, Cacnio teamed up with “Toy of the Century” LEGO for a one-of-a-kind exhibit entitled Inspire. I got to catch it on its last day in Greenbelt 5, and it was such a treat to see and examine how Cacnio integrated these plastic bricks into his metal masterpieces.

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Norman Rockwell: Master of Human Emotion

August was a busy month, and my few entries here is proof of that. Apart from work and other activities in the real world that filled up my time, August was my birthday month too! My family and I spent a weekend in the beautiful Puerto Princesa in Palawan. Everyone HAS TO visit that place!

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Art and the Catholic Church: They go way back

Now’s an incredibly frustrating time here in the Philippines for art. A recent controversial exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) gained the ire and hostility of the Catholic Church — the largest religious domination in the country — so much so that it has reached the Senate today!

But before that, a very brief recollection of events. The CCP opened an exhibit entitled Kulo, and an artist by the name of Mideo Cruz had a multimedia piece there entitled Poleteismo (note that he is only one of 31 artists showcasing his work in the exhibit).


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In 3 Hours

In a span of three or so hours, I can:

  • Finish building a house in Sims 3
  • Watch 4 commercial-free episodes of So You Think You Can Dance
  • Come up with name studies for work
  • Read 2 Roald Dahl books
  • Make the most out of a hotel buffet

Marvel artist Mark Brooks can, in three hours, create a jaw-dropping digital painting.

Welcome to the world of speed painting!

Makes me reflect on how much I get to achieve in my waking hours. :p

Thank you Javey for linking me! 😉

The Love Story of Tim Burton’s Art (Updated)

After I earned the part of Mrs. Lovett via the traditional route of a lengthy audition process, Tim came to my kitchen looking shocked. “I found this original drawing from 20 years ago,” he said. “It looks like you and Johnny. I drew you before I knew you existed.” — Helena Bonham Carter

Sweeney and Lovett,

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Save the Philippine Seas!

OK, I may be a day late for World Oceans Day and the June 8 call for Blog Action Day, but I figured it’s never too late to care about the environment, right?

This entry is in response to Anna Oposa‘s call to spread awareness about recent exposes on the illegal marine trade in the country. I figured that in order to connect this to what I write about here, I’d like you to think about this:

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