Calligraphy with Ms. Fozzy Castro-Dayrit

February 2, 2019 – UnARThodox: A World Beyond Art, the first and biggest art fair in the North, organized by Miriam College in partnership with ArtisteSpace, Inc., held a calligraphy workshop at the Henry Sy Innovation Center with Ms. Fozzy Castro-Dayrit as the facilitator. Ms. Dayrit is the founder and creative force of the Fozzy Book. […]

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Tokyo: Yamashiroya Toy Store

The first stop for our third day in Tokyo was a visit to Yamashiroya Toy Store because we couldn’t get enough of toys from last night’s trip to Akihabara. Yamashiroya is a 5-storey toy store filled with all kinds of Japanese and Western pop culture merchandises. It’s small, but jam-packed with goodies for any otaku, regular […]

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UnARThodox: A World Beyond Art

METRO MANILA, January 23, 2019 – Miriam College, in partnership with ArtisteSpace, Inc., a full- service creative and events agency that specializes in Creatives, Institutional Events, MICE, and Set-Up services, launched the first and the biggest art fair event in the North. The art fair, entitled “UnARThodox,” was coined from the term unorthodox which means […]

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Tokyo: Naruto Cafe + What I Bought from Anime Plaza

I’m back! It’s been awhile since I wrote anything here on the blog. That’s because I became unexpectedly busy. Just today I finished an art commission job that required me to draw two people, caricature style. That’s on top of my regular schedule. Now that that is out of the way, I’m back on our […]

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A Le Petit Soufflé Afternoon

In one of the rare Sundays that my family headed out to SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, I finally got the chance to try out Le Petit Soufflé, which serves French cuisine with a Japanese touch. Since I’m always on the search for good cafés to stay at, Mega Fashion Hall proved to be […]

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What to Do if an Earthquake Hits Japan During Your Trip

June 18, 2018: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka and its neighbouring prefectures in Japan during the morning rush hour (just before 8AM in Japan), killing at least five people and injuring as much as 340 (NHK). For a tourist in Japan, it might be a shock to encounter an earthquake during your stay. Since […]

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Four-Day Tokyo Itinerary + Tips on Places to Go

Sharing with you the four-day Tokyo itinerary that we followed in our first ever trip there. I listed down the places we visited and brief comments are available for each one. We stayed there for around six days, but the first and last day was dedicated towards settling into our hotel and packing to go […]

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Tokyo: Yodobashi Akihabara

I swear, my legs were killing me by then, but what does it matter? From Tokyo Skytree, Akihabara, also known as anime and electronics central, was the next stop for us. I’ve been seeing the place on TV since I was in elementary and I was finally there. Akihabara is Tokyo’s otaku hub with displays of recognizable anime characters […]

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Tokyo: Tokyo Skytree

From Sensoji Temple earlier that day, we could see the iconic Tokyo Skytree looming in the background. Plus, that’s my mom, dad, and bro in the pic below too. Tokyo Skytree, along with Tokyo Tower, the red tower similar to France’s Eiffel, are the two most famous viewing decks in Tokyo, although there are dozens of other […]

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