Saturday, October 18, 2014

MMAF 2014

HELLO! Last April, I attended the Multimedia Arts Festival 2014.
I mostly wanted to see my teachers and my friends (am not gonna lie),
pero syempre I also wanted to see some really promising exhibits I saw online.

This whole "Multimedia Arts Festival" thinggie started in 2013.
(Our batch's PART ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR.)
I think our Project Head Patrick Segovia came up with the name.
Maybe they liked it so much they decided to keep it for the rest of the
year-end PORTFOL class kids. (MMAF only happens at the end of the year.
Kids who take PORTFOL class in the middle don't get the festival and have to
exhibit solo. There have been some really amazing ones! I guess some classes
really work better by themselves instead of at a giant event with everyone else.)

At the time, everyone was fighting because we had finalized that it would
be one big exhibit for all of the classes, but we didn't have a name for it yet.
Multimedia Arts Festival was the one that worked. (The fight about whose logo
we were going to use as the official one is a whoooole different story, hahaha!)

HEMINGWAY BACK TO MMAF 2014 (sorry nagreminisce ako masyado)

We got to SMX Convention Center at after-lunch o' clock,
and the first people we saw were BLOCKMATES!!!!!!!!!!
Nostalgia was kicking in and fast! This is Kaye, Mawee,
and Pat. (Pat's last name is Mapili so people used to call her Choosy)

Avolution Inc. had a booth meaning Andrea would be there!
I never imagined my grade school and college friends would ever mix,
but here they are! Andrea (on the left) from Grade 6 and Kira (on the right) from CSB!

Tosi at the entrance

Zac (my classmate from Prism), and Walter - the magical guy who knows
where to find a supplier for pretty much anything!!!

Surge exhibit had breakfast on the floor. I LOVED IT.

Marty (he bikes a lot) + girlalette - yiiiiiiiie!

This was Error 404, my fave exhibit! Their online teasers were amaze.

They had an app that used the clothing on the mowdel + a camera
to make random 3D creatures appear basta super galing siya!

Each outfit had a different 3D creature basta ang galing talaga lol

Patrick Segovia (Mr. Project Head 2013), Angela, and Louise!

This was Kalye Berde's exhibit.

The grass thing was cute.

Aubrey's boyfriend Pao

Sir Paul Samonte + Monica in front of the Meridiem exhibit

This is From The Ground Up (as all of you can see)

They had that game where you had to pass a tool through some wire
without touching the wire or it would make an EEEEEENG sound.
Caros got about 5 EEEEEENGs before giving up.

Diego's girlalette, Ikat

This book was funny!

AGH! My favorite exhibit part two - Recess!
HELLO there was a Pikachu and a giant GameBoy, ano ba.

... Sorry.

LOOK O - They made an app that worked EXACTLY like a Pokedex except
it was the class's students and their specialties and descriptions!

Denise and Adrian - aynako one of the most talented couples I know.
Adrian made that shirt, ya kno! Denise likes skulls and succulents!

Cute PlayStation controller at the Continuum exhibit!

Sup, Sir Hansel!

The boys with the Favorite Teacher ng Bayan -
Gino, Sir Jesse, Mau, and Anton (Kira's boylette!)

Angel (lady who loves film) and Bots (he likes superheroes)!

Lee Caces, master typographer and Mr. Hipstah

Heehee Denise and I because she's amaze talaga!!!
(She wasn't part of MMAF 2014 tho pero whatevs)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Art Fair 2014


Hemingway, I am feeling great today! I finally feel the urge to blog because
I want to, not because I feel like I have to (a feeling I couldn't shake for months, honestly)

Art Fair 2014 was the first 'Art Fair' I got to attend.
I am shy to go to these kinds of things alone and art exhibits aren't
exactly my friends' first choice when deciding where they
 want to hang out, so I miss out often. I think I need more art friends!
(Or I need to be anti-shy and willing to attend by myself.)

I liked Art Fair a whole lot more compared to Manilart 2014!
I think the pieces were more up my alley. I don't know if I've ever blogged this,
but I've never understood abstract art. I don't get why a red square in a
sea of white is supposed to be amazing. I'm sure there are a lot of people who can
appreciate it, and good for them. They must be a lot deeper than I am. :-))
I am also bored of seeing the usual paintings with women in filipiniana costumes
sitting by the river under a coconut tree for shade -
do you guys know what kind of paintings I'm talking about?

My dad took us (Daffy, Tess, and I) there on the last day. There were so many people!
I don't have much to say about the exhibit so here are the ones I liked the most nalang!

Fallen Dominoes by Guenivere Decena

I really, really, really like this one -  can't really explain why but you 
know how you look at some paintings and you don't feel anything?
(That's how I feel about those filipiniana pantings, by the way) 
I like seeing art that makes me feel stuff even when I don't know the story behind it

These are all by Marina Cruz. I love them I love them I love them

After some Googling, I found a Manila Bulletin article with a quote from her. “I wanted to shed a human light on dolls,” says Cruz. “They are not just mere objects. Sometimes, a doll can even be a confidante, of sorts, for lonely children.”

 I fell in love with this one, and I honestly wanted to own it.
(I wouldn't mind waking up in the middle of the night and seeing this)
Told Dad about it and he told me to go ask what its price was.
Ehhhh Marina - oh ya know, just the lady who painted all this pretty stuff -
was there and she was the only one manning the booth at the time.
I get starstruck by people who I think are magaling, okay?
Kaya shyness took over and I backed out of asking...

This is Sir Lleano, my 2nd Year HS painting teacher!
This was the guy who taught me how to draw real people, okay.
He taught me that your hands should be really light when you draw because
shading is a magical thing, tapos he taught us how to draw rulerless straight lines.
He's awesome. I always seem to run into him at art exhibits like this.
I saw him din all the way in Antipolo when we visited the Pinto Art Gallery!

Come on. Skinless unicorns in a cage. They are adorable.
No further explanation needed, tenks.

ANA'S FAVORITES (as in the rest of the things I liked in no particular order)

Yun lang. It sucks to be uninspired. Keep looking at art, everyone!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SG Feb '14: Day Four

 I have decided to finally post this because I have free time today and because 
Tisha has another tour video from Art Fair and I really want to post it na!

Okay, GAME.

On our last day in Singapore, I had a lot of things on my mind -
I shall type them down in order of importance:
Hindi ako nag file ng leave sa trabaho omg
B. Will everyone get to go home except me?! 
Omg will I get arrested for not having an identity
C. What the hell am I going to do alone at the airport when 
they all leave?! (Oooh - probably go to my favorite kid store)
D. Huhuhu... Secretly bitin ako sa shopping
E. Could my passport possibly reappear in my life today?

Our (Mom, Dad, and Ana) flight home was earlier than everyone else because
I had work on Monday and I didn't want to be absent (This was way back when 
I was obsessed about being a responsible professional!)

We were planning to leave at noon for the airport, so Kuya Leo 
helped me file a police report early that morning then straight to
the embassy to get a travel document so I could fly home!

(Thank you Kuya Leo, it was very nice of you to help me out!!!!)

Filing a police report in Singapore is very fast and hassle-free - I'm not saying 
lose your passport in a different country, ha! I'm just saying if it ever does happen 
to you, you'd be really lucky to lose it here instead of anywhere else =))

 Since everyone was super efficient, I was done with about an hour to spare.
I met up with the gang so I could try to shop one last time before leaving.
Trachea and I went to the top floor of Cineleisure where I met two super 
kyot store clerks who let me take their photos.

With 20 minutes left, we all ran to Top Shop across the road. Didn't get to 
look at much because at the 10-minute mark, Dad called my phone and 
told us to go back to the hotel so we paid and started running again. 
Made it back to the hotel exactly on time and left for the airport

This lady drives us to and from the airport often. She wasn't the one who drove us to
the hotel when we arrived, so this was my first time to see her in a while. She still
has that one strand of colored hair in a pony tail like she's always had, haha!

When we got to the airport, I was pretty nervous because all I had to help me go
home was a piece of paper with a stamp on it and I didn't know if it was going to 
convince them to let me on the plane. I could tell Dad was a little worried if it would
work out too, tapos suddenly Tito Jimmy and Auntie Doris appeared! 

They said they were there to make sure everything would go smoothly.
Turns out there would be no problems at all! They called me to the immigration
counter on the side, looked at the police report and my travel document, then let me through!

Omg thank you. I could finally breathe after that! I went straight to my favorite store
to look at books and other nerdy things

Hi again, Abuelita!

If any of you are wondering what my favorite store in Changi Airport is:


Here's a cool photo of Dad with a mohawk


P.S. No, I never found my passport - We still don't know if someone took it or if our room
had a weird black hole that took passports, but please learn from me! Passports straight into
the safety box in your hotel rooms when you get there!!!