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Monday, September 26

Arts and Museum Events: Zero In



I never thought that I would be enticed to try and check the museum or gallery again after reading the article about Zero In: Open Call. Arts have really reached different boundaries of time and different cultures. They have also come in different forms and innovations. Some were experimental in their visual presentation and some are still traditional.

An example of my art work.

I remember during my college days I was one of those art enthusiasts who would go to art galleries and museums just to look at what’s new on their walls. Aside from visiting I was also very much eager in joining art and painting contest. I did join some of the prestigious art competition but wasn’t lucky enough to be part of the semi-finalists, but at least I have shared my thoughts through my art. Arts have been my company, it has helped me exhale my thoughts, my joy and my grief. Yes, I’m also an artist!

An example of my art work.
Perhaps it’s about time that I should experience visiting the museums and galleries again, but this time together with family. This time would be more fun and merrier. I just hope that my son would appreciate the beauty of arts.

It was just too bad that I missed the Zero In: Open Call in SM Mall of Asia. It’s an art festival of different museums confined in a big place to celebrate culture and arts. This is the 10th year of Zero In’s art celebration. Aside from the exhibition in SM Mall of Asia there were also a parallel exhibit going on in each of the museums. I think I could still visit some of those exhibitions if I get some time for a day-off.

Museums that also runs exhibits are the Lopez Museum with their Reverb Exhibition which is a performances and sound/media art installations that runs from September 12, 2011 to April 2012. The QR Codes is quite intriguing because it’s more of a collaboration of sound, technology and art. Here’s a video of Reverb Exhibit courtesy of LivingMajourney.




There is also an interactive food themed-game at the Ateneo Art Gallery which is part of their permanent collection called the Tender Blender’s Crafty Critters Munch-Up.

Ateneo Crafty Critters Munch Up game
Image from Ms. Janette Toral's Flickr
If you like Manga (not the mango in Filipino) well you’d better visit the Ayala Museum for their exhibition Manga Realities: Exploring the Art of Japanese Comics Today which will run until October 2, 2011.


Another exhibit that will push through until October 10, 2011 was the exhibit in Bahay Tsinoy that is all about Con Cabrera’s Visual Arts entitled “Kasama”.


Here’s also an exhibition at the Museo Pambata with the National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan’s Memorabilia which will run until October 6, 2011.

Sayaw! Batang RO or Batang Ramon Obusan 1
Image from Ms. Janette Toral's Flicker

Whew! I think still got a few more days to visit them. So if you’re a visual arts enthusiasts perhaps you can drop by in any of these museums and rekindling with the artistic in you.

Monday, September 12

Daddy Day Care: Taking Care Our Two Boys

I know this is easy for Moms but for us Dads, who doesn't always stays in the house, it's a little bit disorganized, messy and it's really exhausting.  Perhaps I will get used to it if I would be staying in the house for about a month.   Then maybe that's the time that I should have mastered it all.  As what the usual saying is "practice makes perfect" but it was rephrased by the speaker of VSF that I attended.  He rephrased it to "perfect practice makes perfect", it is indeed true and correct.  How can you perfect something if from the start it is already wrong so it should be started with a perfect and right way before practicing?  Now being a house would be perfect if I would get the right way on how to handle to kids, the house chores, and my online activity.  Now  I would say that's really a home based job.


Well, I think I'm getting a hold of it somehow.  I was able to handle the two kids, a baby and a preschooler today but wasn't able to do some household chores.  Last week and I was able to touch almost the three jobs the whole day, that's including the laundry, the cooking and the changing of the bedding.  So I think a few more weekends and I'll become a pro in being a house Dad on weekends.

It was really fun being together with the kids, playing with them the whole day, taking care of them, preparing their food, and putting them into bed.  The only thing that I find hard to do is containing Maki.  It's really hard keeping him in just one place.  He would run around and play with his little brothers hands, of course I don't want my eldest son to feel being shut off from his little brother that's why in some little ways I let him play around.  Lesson learned today try to think of an activity that would involve all of us so that my eldest son won't be as hyper as he is and at least he would be contained in just one place.  Also a plus to my experience today it's really hard to take a bath without someone to look after them that's why I didn't get a bath not until my wife arrived from work and take note my shirt got pooped and my shorts got urinated.  Now, imagine how do I smell?

Well, having been a house Dad for two weekends there are things that crossed into my mind thinking of what or how those other families can pass through the day handling five or seven kids.  I just couldn't imagine those Moms taking care of their five or seven kids at the same time.  That could have been very exhausting.   No wonder a lot of them are like "losyang" or haggard-looking ladies.

So how was your weekend with your kids?

Saturday, September 10

Featured Blog: Be a Lifesaver Of Goodness






Our featured blog for today is Be a Lifesaver Of Goodness.  I have known this blog a few years ago and it was through the community of a blog advertisement network called Adgitize.

At first, I always refer to this blog as its titled the Be a Lifesaver Of Goodness, I never thought that those capitalized letters does have a meaning.  When I carefully looked at it, it does have and it spells B-L-O-G.  Clever name for a blog.

The author this blog according to his "About Me" Section tells that his a health care provider and practitioner who loves to write and be a safety advocate.

It's true the author is an advocate of safety because reading most of his post and surfing through some of his old post were pertaining to safety.  Perhaps he wanted everyone to be on the safety side.  He even shares some of his thoughts about it.  It's a good blog site for good vibes.


Friday, September 2

Angry Bird Craze

After the unusual hit of the Plants vs. Zombies, here's another game that is already roaming around the planet and making everybody go crazy playing with it.  It's the Angry Bird!  At first, it only started as a game application in some of the high tech phones.  It was only enjoyed and played by those who have this kind of  phones.  It's a game to kill time or when the talk is so boring that they would not want to listen.

Image from Rovio.com
Now that Angry Bird is available almost in every gadget people do enjoyed it a lot.  Some created numbers of stuff toys of the said game and some of them do even crazier things with the Angry Bird game.

For the Kids I'm sure they enjoyed playing with it.  It's teaching kids to do trajectory and calculations.  The most important of all is that they are having fun whenever they play it.  Parents, just make sure to teach the kids when to play and not to play.  With this, they will be disciplined in a proper manner and also to avoid kids being hooked too much on computer games.

Thursday, September 1

Talk About Life Insurance!

Friends and relatives have always been checking on me if I do have a life insurance. I always have the answer for their monotonous question. Nothing yet! There are some few reasons why I still don’t have. First, we’re still inside the pool of debt and we are still on the process of which and what expenses should be taken care first. It’s really hard when you know that you source of income is so little and the expenses that your family is much greater. I know some of the readers will comment that we should try to spend less and avoided spending unnecessary expenses. Well to tell the truth we are already doing that and most of our expenses IF EVER THAT WE WOULD OR YOU WOULD SEE US ON FANCY RESTAURANT, EATING QUITE EXPENSIVE FOOD OR IN COZY PLACES it’s not our own money we are spending but they are just GIFT CERTIFICATES won in some contest or from generous people providing us the gift certificates. Second, there are so many insurance companies that have been in question and it made a very huge negative impact on people with regards to insurance so it’s really hard to decide on which insurance company you will insure your life.



Though there are lots of insurance companies here in our area, I think there are no companies or websites that are on looking about it. So there are no ways for us to compare the quotes. All we really have to do is to get it one by one from their website or from their offices. Unlike in some areas there are companies and websites that inform the public about terms of every insurance company and their affordable life insurance quotes. At least people will always have an option to which company they are vouching their life for insurance.

Like I said on one of my reasons is that there are lots of insurance companies. It’s hard to choose on which company that will provide you the very best of services when it comes on insuring lives. It is always better that we get to compare term life insurance before barging in on the trend. We might fall at the end of the cliff once we make that signing with less knowledge about the insurance we are going to have. So it is better to always have your list of companies and their offerings so in our side of the world we will have to get it one by one while on the other side of the planet, they will just get their free term life insurance quotes from websites companies with ease.

So again and maybe the next time that they or you see us having our pampering moment, think twice before you utter some words about it. We are just enjoying the gift of life which FREE! We only hope that some of them may be given as cash but we cannot because it’s all a generous act of generous people.
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