My Faber-Castell Experience

Last October, I was sent to Nuremberg, Germany to visit the Faber-Castell headquarters. Initially I had wanted to just see the castle and maybe take a tour—that was what I had planned on doing—but I extended my stay and managed to make the most out of this quaint city. It’s been a few weeks since I […]

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Inside Art Bar

As someone who’s been making art as a living for around three years now, it’s been relatively hard to source art materials for my projects here in Manila. I always go abroad to get my art fix: usually in Singapore or Japan, because I have specific brands that I use for my work that I […]

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New HQ

Just a quick hello to say that we’ve moved! After almost two years of planning and construction (I’d like to think it’s my mom’s personal project), I’m so happy we finally got to pack our bags and move into this new house. I have no experience and prior knowledge about moving so this was entirely […]

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50% of 2018: Recap + Roundup + Realizations

I’m lying in bed on a Sunday night, feeling sick (or I actually am), still on vacation mode (forced; because I’ve been feeling under the weather since last week), just finished watching two films, and realizing I miss writing daily things so much. I stopped keeping a daily journal and only write when I feel […]

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On Creative Uncertainty

I was looking through files from previous talks as I’m currently writing a speech of sorts and at the same time, working on the contents for my new book. I found this “You start by not knowing” slide hiding somewhere from a previous talk I’ve given, and it never felt so real until recently. This […]

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My Favorite Museums

One of my non-negotiables when traveling is visiting museums. Most of the people I’ve traveled with know this—it’s been an essential part of my itinerary ever since I started to venture out into exploring new places. I still remember my first museum visit in Musee de Louvre 5 years ago. I had initially wanted to […]

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Everything’s An Experiment (For Now)

I feel like a huge chunk of my 2018 is about experimentations. Lots of trial and error, actually. Not necessarily in the creative sense, but if it counts that I’m trying out new mediums like graphite and gouache for a change (I’m sorry, I love watercolor, but I’m getting a bit sick of it), then […]

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En Route: #ABCngapore Year 4

En Route to Changi airport via SMRT East West Line | 10:34PM, Thursday, March 1 I visit Singapore every year since 2014. Okay, I visit Japan every year too (since 2014 too lol), but this is different. Four years ago, I flew to Singapore a few months before my college graduation (and after thesis—around summertime) […]

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Singapore Roundup: Art, Books, Crafts & Coffee

Hello! Picking up where I left off at my recent trip to Singapore last June, here’s a roundup of my favourites and new discoveries from one of my go-to countries. Most of you have requested this post so here it is, summarized in Art, Books, Crafts, and Coffee. Enjoy! 🙂 Art Materials & Books Art Friend Bras Basah […]

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