Art & Writing

Takashi Murakami at Mori Art Museum

A Japanese legend in the arts, Takashi Murakami is known to create modern cartoon pop-art with underlying Buddhist references.ย It has been 14 years since Takashi Murakami has put up a large scale exhibit in Japan, and the contemporary artist did not disappoint.




Art Fair Philippines 2016

Warning: Photo-heavy Post

For those who don’t know, I am back in Manila indefinitely! While I am sad to leave Tokyo, I’m in the process of creating something amazing with my best friend. It’s just easier to work on it in Manila. It’s also nearing summer so there are a lot of events to go to. Plus, there were a bunch of new restaurants that popped up while I was away that I need to try. Overall, I feel like moving back home was the best decision for me.

On a whole different story, my friend Tashi visited from Cebu and I finally found someone to go to the Art Fair with! I have been to art fairs in Hong Kong and Singapore but have never gone to the one here so I was extremely excited. Apparently, it started around 2013 and it’s the biggest event for showcasing and selling art in the Philippines. Unfortunately, we did not get to attend any of the lecturers but we did manage to see some beautiful art!

Art Fair 10


Toxic Friendship

I treated you like family.

It feels only like yesterday when you borrowed my clothes, slept in my room, and ate the food in my kitchen. Being apart for more than a day was insanity. You were there for me for every heart break, hang overs, and family crisis. We shared so many life experiences and adventures. You knew all my secretsโ€ฆ

But I guess I didnโ€™t know all of yours. (more…)

Lovingly Yours, Version 6

You were twenty two when we first met. It wasn’t a special day by any means. You sat waiting for your mom to finish talking to someone in a language you don’t quite understand yet. You opened your mouth and let out a huge yawn, smiling sheepishly as you looked around to check if someone saw. The man said something to your mom and you immediately reply, “I don’t need a new one”. She looked pointedly at the thing in your hand. It was an outdated ugly piece of junk. “It’s cheaper”, she said. (more…)