Monthly Archives: August 2012

bulacan daily: marcelo h. del pilar day

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 Bulacan daily, Bulacan Heroes

Apart from being my little man’s birthday, another person was born today all those many years ago + I blame my forgetful mind for not remembering. I studied in a high school named after him + we are called Del Pilarians so I ought not forget.

Marcelo H. Del Pilar was born in Cupang, Bulacan, Bulacan on August 30, 1850. He is most distinguished with his works with La Solidaridad {as a writer + co-publisher} + is also popularly known by his nom-de-plume, Plaridel {which also happens to be a name of another town here in our province}. He also spearheaded the secret organization of masonic lodges in the Philippines to strengthen the propaganda movement, which aimed he the title Father of Philippine Masonry. One of his famed work is Dasalan at Tocsohan {Prayerbook + Teasing Game}, comprised of parodies of the sign of the cross, popular prayers + the catechism.

He is another great reason for all of us Bulakeños to be proud of + one day when my little one is big enough I will tell him all about the great things that this Filipino hero did! 🙂

It goes without saying that today is a local holiday here in our province + most of the government establishment are closed down to commemorate Marcelo’s great deeds. It was a good thing I was able to do my errands yesterday, including mailing my postcards + paying my electricity bill. 😉

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where-to-weekend: yexel’s toy museum, las piñas city

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where-to-weekend, travel, museums, fun places for children to visit

What: One-Day Trial Opening of Yexel’s Toy Museum

When: 26 August 2012, 1-8PM

Where: 52 Sampaguita Road, Pilar Village, Las Piñas City

Admission: Php 300

where-to-weekend, museums, fun places for children to visit, travel

We’ve been waiting for this cool toy museum to open so I can tag along the little man + see the life size Lightning McQueen they have so you can probably imagine my delight when I found out that they will be open to the public for one day on 26 August! Unfortunately we have to be somewhere else the same day so I guess we just might have to wait for its formal opening next month.

I bet my little man will definitely enjoy the place, especially now that he’s getting to know more + more characters that can be found in this awesome toy museum, including Batman, Spiderman, Woody + Buzz, + the Incredibles! 🙂

I have always dreamed of bringing Jared abroad one day so he can see the life size McQueen in the US, but can you believe my luck? All I need now is to bring him to Las Piñas to see one! 😉

where-to-weekend, museums, fun places for children to visit, travel

For more information, do visit the Yexel’s Toy Museum Facebook Page + no, I wasn’t compensated for this post 😉

images are from Yexel’s Toy Museum

postcard perfect: an art card from russia

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I got another official card {ID#:RU-953411}! Hooray! This is another painting by Boris Kustodiyev of probably one of his favorite subjects, his daughter Irina, titled At the Window – Irina Kustodiyava. This is painted in 1910. Check out this other postcard I got in the past that depicts another Kustodiyev painting of his little girl. I guess I am beginning to love his work, as well as his daughter, too, they are both growing on me. Hopefully I get to receive more of this type of postcards in the future! ^_^

Thanks Liera for this beautiful card + for the lovely note you wrote at the back:

Hello! I hope you like this card! I like art. And I really like this picture, painted in gouache. I recently started painting in oil. It’s fun! ^_^

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another mail day finally!

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Yup, the weather continuously improves that I finally had the chance to go down to our local Post Office to mail a bunch of postcards that has been sitting in my files for almost a month now! I’m glad they will be reaching their respective recipients soon.

Here’s the list of the postcards I’ve sent, I hope you find your name in it 😉

  • Elly H, Netherlands ~ Batanes Lighthouse {ID#: PH-40658}
  • Anastasiya B, Belarus ~ Villa Escudero {ID#: PH-41201}
  • Kirsten D, USA ~ Villa Escudero {ID#: PH-41244}
  • Sujin O, South Korea ~ Ati-atihan Festival {ID#: PH-41245}
  • Gosia O, Poland ~ Banaue Rice Terraces {ID#: PH-41125}
  • Korneichuk V, Ukraine ~ Taluksangay Mosque {ID#: PH-411214}
  • Amy Lu, Taiwan ~ El Nido {ID#: PH-41123}
  • Danya M, Russian Federation ~ Avilon Zoo {ID#: PH-40546}
Smile Cards
  • Jacob K, USA ~ Avilon Zoo
  • Patrick S, PH ~ Avilon Zoo
  • Ruby R, CDO ~ envelope
  • Arlene C, Iligan City ~ envelope
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  • Monie, Indonesia ~ City of Manila
  • Irina K, Bulgaria ~ Taal Basilica/ UST
  • Megan E, USA ~ Taal Basilica
I’m preparing a new batch of postcards for mailing hopefully this week. I just hope the local Post Office have available stamps this time around as it really breaks my heart to use the metered ones on my cards.

new york city

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New York is probably one of the most fascinating cities in the world, not to mention one of the most colorful,  one I’d love to visit in this lifetime, too! I would love to check out the Statue of Liberty + the Rockefeller Center, visit Central Park + the the Bronx Zoo, or ride one of those world-famous yellow taxis or give the subway a try. I would also love to walk along Broadway + pray hard that I bump into one of my favorites, John Rzeznik, who lives somewhere in this street! I would also love to sample their bagels + hotdogs, along with an assortment of other street foods. I might also be included to walk past numerous metal detectors garrett + check out a number of the local shops! 😉

Oh well, that visit may not come in the next 5 years or so, that is why I am glad I got this postcard to cheer me up. This is another official card {with Postcard ID#: 714871}, which I got early this year.

Zaliya wrote this message for me:

Sending you a warm hug from USA, New York City. I’m currently hear + sorry for not sending  the card from my own country. It beautiful here! Very very nice! Okay, have a wonderful day!