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super late post is super late? haha. i have been wanting to go to the art fair philippines years back, but i always missed it for some reason… this year, i’d actually gotten a planner and jotted down the dates of the fair and wazed my way into the link carpark, where the event is held yearly.

we have different reasons why we look at art, for some people they like studying the paintings and talking about their meanings, some like certain subjects, but for me, i just like the colors and the patterns.

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before we go to the art stuff, the event had an area where they sell art materials, lots of paint and pencils and brushes, papers, books, and even pizza shaped erasers, haha. would have bought some though, kaso, i will probably be accused of hoarding stationery again.

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anyhoo, the main reason why i really wanted to go to this year’s fair was because the artist doing the garapata art, you see his stickers everywhere, was also displaying his art this year, and i had taken a liking to the little critter, we have the same set of under-eye bags as you can see, lols. and then…

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there were lots and lots more of paintings, installations, and other artwork, the ones above are my favorite. some of these things are really expensive, i saw some paintings costing millions. so eun, i stayed for some time looking at the art and went to leave when my feet were already dying. looking to go next year again!

yun lang.

♥ melai

a few months back, my friend from work, tammy, invited me to join their team building… and since i am kaladkarin and also because tammy is so soft, fluffy and cute and reminds me of a marshmallow, i agreed on the spot. and so i went to laiya, batangas and we lounged our butts in a place called…

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punto miguel… it wasn’t exactly a luxurious resort but it was the homey kind, with huts and sand littered with shells and hand painted murals although some had faded already… also there were chickens roaming about, there was a particularly fat one and that would have made an excellent adobo, lols.

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there were lots of people selling stuff around the beach and i bought a few, it’s kind of sad though because once you buy something, sellers would come to you and well… i can’t afford to buy from each…

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and then there’s the beach which is filled with little boats and lots of life… there were a bunch of starfish moving around every meter or so… and then God kind of made a little masterpiece on the mountains, you know… those were really beautiful most especially during sunrise.

so eun, this trip was brief but it was really fun, they got me drunk for the love of… haha. on a side note i did enjoy pinching tammy so much, that cutie. i hope i could come back soon.

yun lang.

♥ melai

final post on pinto art museum, pramis! so you can’t really clearly define what constitutes as art… what with people having different perceptions and tastes but here are the ones that i definitely liked…

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i wonder how much those paintings and installations cost? i kind of really liked the ones in the ‘erotic’ section, women’s bodies are definitely art in my book…  anyhoo, we roamed around the museum for about three to four hours… and we haven’t covered everything! hope i could come back soon. on a side note, i pretended to be an art overlord, that is, when my friend wasn’t looking, teehee.

yun lang.

♥ melai

there’s so much art to see at the pinto art museum, but there are other things to ogle as well…

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there are little ponds and water installations that you can stare into… these are somewhat calming.

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they have beds and sofas everywhere and you can lounge when you get tired, it is a huge place after all. the beds are really pretty too, kind of like princess-y.

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and all the lovely plant life! i enjoyed looking at the plants, the potted ones, the climbing vines, all the flowers… and i enjoyed trying to identify the trees and shrubs… partly because i have some penchant for gardening  (also i am somewhat weird, lol.)

yun lang muna…

♥ melai

graize and i hadn’t eaten at all before going to pinto art museum… and we decided to eat first before exploring the museum… and so we ordered food from cafe pinto, the cafe near the entrance…

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it’s a lovely place, kind of like an old dining room from those big stone houses in the countryside… with wooden tables and chairs and candles and flowers, there are paintings too that you can already gape at.

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it took a while for the food to be served to us, and well… we’d already taken a bunch of pichurs.

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their raspberry iced tea was very nice, but we were somewhat disappointed with the portions of the napa valley salad we had bought, we got one each but  i could have easily finished both our salads in a few minutes, lels. on a side note, if you’re going for the first time, please eat something heavier because the place is huge and there’s going to be a lot of walking…

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we went on to the galleries after eating.

yun lang muna,

♥ melai

went to the pinto art museum a few months ago with graize and browsing through the pixxors, i’d noticed i have taken too many shoefies because i kind of liked the floor patterns and textures of whatever surface i’m standing on in the museum… ako lang ba gumagawa nito? haha. (on a side note, kind ma’am/sir from vans, i’m a size 3.5, teehee!)

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yun lang muna.

♥ melai

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