This Month’s Events at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman (May 2017)

Here's what's in store for you at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, this month. Obra ni Val: Carlos Valino, Jr. Retrospective Carlos P. Valino, Jr. 12 May to 13 June 2017 3F Galleries UP Vargas Museum UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with the family of Carlos Valino, Jr., and The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, opens Obra ni Val:...

Persian Melodies: The Traditional Music Of Iran (Free Concert at UP Asian Center)

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a free concert, Persian Melodies: The Traditional Music of Iran on 7 February 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Asian Center. The concert is open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served. About the Concert The concert will feature performances of traditional Iranian music, which is generally performed by...

A Different Dining Experience at The Barn by Tipsy Pig

If you're from the north and you love to eat like me, you must have braved the EDSA traffic at least once just to get a good meal in Pasig or Taguig. Fortunately, there are always new places to try in Quezon City. For those who enjoy unique gastronomic experiences, you'll love the newest restaurant on this side of town – The Barn by Tipsy Pig.  Ambience At The Barn, we find the basic...

Celebrating Independence Day

I am a person who deeply values tradition and rituals. Every year, I celebrate Independence Day by taking a walk in Intramuros or Ermita. This year, I took a break from that tradition to spend time with my family and celebrate Father's Day a week early. Bantayog ng mga Bayani Together with my family, I started the day with a quick trip to Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. We joined...

Not an April Fool’s joke: fire hits UP’s Faculty Center

This morning, the University of the Philippines' Faculty Center was gutted by a ravenous fire. According to news sites, the fire began around 1:15 AM and was completely put out by 11:25 AM. Investigators said that the fire was caused by the faulty electrical wiring on the third floor. Designed by Carlos Arguelles, the Faculty Center houses the offices of most of the departments from the...