Exploring the Universe: Dumaguete 2018

Visiting Silliman university has been in my bucket list for ages so I’m really happy I got to tick that off this year! My gf and I visited her school and I finally got to meet her family. 🙂

Highlights of the trip: Sans Rival bistro, (where I stuffed my face with sylvanas), Cafe Mamia (homey and really good danggit), CT burger (where I had not one, not two, but 3 servings of chicken lol–it was by far the best chicken I’ve tasted in this lifetime haha). I also wasn’t able to eat tempura ni bossing but got to try some squid rolls (some were free!). I also slept for 12 hours straight which is a first for me! Plus that Pura Vida beach adventure, where I got to ride a hybrid of a bus and a jeep. I also got to check out a Booksale branch and see kitties! I got a lot of journaling done, and felt so relaxed thanks to my gf’s patience and hospitality heh.

Some photos!

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Art in the park 2014

For our 78th month together, my partner and I went to the annual Art in the park event at Salcedo. If I remember correctly, I’ve been going to this event for around four years already. I love parks and I love art and this event is pretty much the stuff of my dreams–lovely and affordable artworks done by lovely friends and sold in a lovely park. Awesome.

Before going to the park, we had a brunch date at home with her friends Cy and Almi. We swam for an hour or so afterwards.

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Then off we went!

Some of my faves:

(This transforms to a cabinet! Made by Jomike Tejido)

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I bought a lot of postcards from Ang INK’s booth:

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I met new and old friends and got a pink elephant made of cotton candy!

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It was made by the very talented Kuya Arnold. BEST!

We went to BGC afterwards, where I drew her while she slept lol:

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Watched The Sound of Music at BGC’s outdoor cinema after dinner:

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We got an awesome couple portrait made by THE Apol Sta.Maria. Here it is with my first portrait done by him at the Art in the Park event two years ago:

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Thanks, Apol!

Type Kita Exhibit

I was able to check out the Type Kita exhibit the other day with Kate at 10A Alabama. It was a type/letterer-fiend’s dream!

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My penmanship since I was young was always graded with a line of 7 in my report card since I don’t have the patience to sustain making evenly-spaces diagonal lines or perfect loops. This is probably why even if I try hand-lettering gazillions of times, I still make them look crappy haha. But the works in the exhibit are totally ace, and would amaze you with its variety:

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I spent all my monies buying from Geli, Ella and Abbey Sy’s booths har. But no regrets! They serve as inspirational/aspirational pieces.

I was able to attend the paper flower making sesh with Victoria Velasco, and here’s what I made:

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Then I got to watch Abbey and Patrick create on the spot calligraphy lettering/hand-drawn lettering.

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Abbey’s work, which I arbored:

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Patrick’s works:

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I got so inspired by the event that I made some hand-drawn ones at home using pages from old magazines:

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Trapik x typography hehe.

Congrats Popjunklove! Wonderful event! 🙂