Seeing is not enough. There must be museums. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila presents the first MET Open 2014. A benefit exhibition featuring a diverse collection of modern and contemporary pieces created in the Philippines by local and foreign artists as presented by 5 respected curators in the country. On view till Oct. 4, 2014. … Continue reading BRAGGING RIGHTS


The morning the killer quake hit Bohol and Cebu, we were in Silay City, Negros Occidental. A hundred miles from the epicenter. Waiting for our breakfast inside this homey pastry shop called EL IDEAL. The breakfast never came. A few minutes before 8, the ground shook. Everyone dashed for the door, struggling with their footing. … Continue reading SILAY CITY: OLD WORLD CHARM