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Filipino Artists Shine at Art Mod Fair

Filipino artists shine at the first art mod fair at the Sm Megatrade Hall 2 in Mandaluyong City . There were over 100 Filipino artists involve in the fair.

organizers and exhibits of the fair

ART MÖD Fair aims to build up the world of Philippine modern art by opening its doors to a wider audience, engaging more Filipinos from all walks in life to appreciate and experience visual art in its various forms.

group photo

Ms. Elane  Jose Bobadilla exhibit and company

a short press conference was held by the organizers of the art fair, among the invited organizers and exhibits are Mr. Joe Datuin, Migz Salazar, Boysie Villavicencio.

Don Mikel Fumar –

Don Mikel Fumar is an illustrator of artsy postcard. He had about half a dozen postcards which he sells at Php 50.00

Eidee Co

Eidee Co started painting when she was 3 years-old .

Angono Artists Association

Ang Buhay at Hugis sa Paete 

The group brought paper machie products, wall decor , carved statues and paintings.

Boysie Villavicencio 

Grupo Sining Angono 

Blanco family 

Ronnie Lim

Mr. Joe Datuin exhibit

I have known Mr. Jose Datuin artistic works from his wife Ms. Imelda Datuin , She would tell stories about his husband art works.

Bahay Sining

Guiller’s Antiques and Collectibles 

doodle art participants 

There are also art workshop

June 9 – Painting Portraits with Majenta Ocampo
June 10 – Basic Calligraphy with Arlene Javier
June 11 – Watercolor Florals with Carla Chua

Websitehttp://www.artmodfair.com/

The fair and show will run until this sunday ( June 11, 2017 ) . Entrance fee is Php 100

Interesting Items at the Chrristmas Toy Fair 2015

SM Megamall , Megatrade Hall B, Mandaluyong City -Philippines

Chrristmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015 (X Mas Toy Fair) from Dec. 11-13,2015 .

There are almost 100 booth and there were a lot of shoppers and buyers . For those who wanted to shop toys and collectible items for upcoming Yuletide season, This is the best time to shop .

Here are some of the interesting items , toys and collectible items .

NBA cards

National Basketball Association trading cards are always a collector’s item . I still remember that we used to collect them and trade them. These NBA trading cards are the ultimate collection starter and collection addition to have in your possession. Available signed and unsigned, NBA trading cards are a valuable investment you should stop overlooking today.

During the height of the NBA trading card collecting ( late 1980’s to late- 1990’s)  some schools had imposed guidelines to their students not to bring NBA cards during class hours ( They are subject to confiscation )  . There are also some incidents before that trading NBA cards also involves money thus are branded by some as some form of gambling.

In the Philippines, the fad of collecting NBA cards had begun to fade , but there are still a big number of collectors around.

Postcards

Postcards is always part of communication and an important  collectible items ever since. It started the mid- 19th century and gradually became important in the tourist trade .

The most popular theme are the tourist , scenic , map , flag,flora , fauna, anime ,costumes, cartoon characters and gotochi ( shaped postcards)

Though Wagon Marketing-Mr. Carlos and China Cabanlig

The couple had started their own anime -related gift items and is gaining some online fans for their creative items for sale . They created cute characters like mokatokki , binky burrow and sachiko .

Among the collectible items for sale are the button pins , note pads, key-chain holder , stuffed toy and postcards ( 9 designs) . These items are locally patented and the design will surely catch your eyes.

I gave them a few handy tips on how to improve their products and especially their postcards .

Address#108 Road 3, Project 6, Quezon City , Philippines 1100

+63 998-975-8829, +63 22964227 Landline : (02) 926 4004

Website: carlos@twmgraphics.com

Website: http://www.thoughtwagon.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThoughtWagon/?fref=nf

Vintage Toy Raygun

Pope Francis

At the toy fair , Buyers can buy Pope Francis stand-up for ONLY Php450

Retro Toy Collection

Die-cast toy cars -Super Mario Brothers

Before leaving the toy fair, i was able to purchase some hot wheel die cast toys

I would like to ” Thank” the organizers for the invitation

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. Pre-Symposium Tree Walk

 

MSI- Arboretum and Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman , Quezon City -Philippines

PNPCSI symposium secretariat

This is the 3rd PNPCSI Pre- Symposium registration and after the successful hosting of the 2 previous symposium – National Museum in 2013 and Pampanga Agricultural College in 2014 , It is now the University of the Philippines- Diliman ( Institute of Marine Science and Institute of Botany ) which so-hosted the venue place.

UP Tree walk participants

Compared to the previous symposium . There are more people which are interested in joining the pre-symposium tree walk and botanical museum tour. I have not got the exact participants since it was the pre-registration period . Publicity and Promotion is quite good . There is an active FB event page made for the event : https://www.facebook.com/events/661942930616629/

The author saw some moving ads at several hybrid bus routes of  Bonifacio Global City last week .

Architect Andrew Patrick -Gozon

Unluckily, I was stuck at the horrendous traffic jam created by the sudden closure of the main street leading to the University of the Philippines from SM North EDSA terminal – There are very few jeepneys going to the campus and it took me more than 1 hour just waiting . The closure was cause by the yearly Christmas lightning  ceremony and by-standers thought it was due to the Monthly SALE and road drainage excavations in North Avenue and Quezon Avenue that traffic was almost took to a standstill .

herbarium tour

The herbarium tour started at around past 3:00pm with a short introduction from the professors and staffs. This is a niche tour since most of the participants are botany, biology  professors , students and enthusiasts.

herbarium specimen

Sudden attack of arthritis prompted our jeepney driver to cut his route forcing us just to walk along C.P. Garcia on the way to the symposium site .  I arrived past 2:00pm after over 2 hours of being stuck in the traffic and walking several kilometers along C.P. Garcia street.

AGHAM

I joined the herbarium tour and UP native tree walk organized by the organization and led by Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon. This area is now being developed as an arboretum  and living botanical collections of the University . We met a group of AGHAM students taking group photo and they are not connected with the party-list group which also bears similar name and almost the same platform – Science and Technology.

t-shirts with pnpcsi logo being sold at Php 100 small, Php 120 medium and Php 150 extra-large

for souvenir hunters and memorabilia collectors -there are small booth which sells t-shirt, mugs with pnpcsi logo and 2016 Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. native plant detachable calendar set . They are ideal Christmas and New Year present .

 Mr. Niel Maceda- LOC-PHIL ( League of Conservation -Philippines ) together with Dr. Pieter Pelse

For postcard and letter collectors around the world will surely marvel the limited edition postcards. They are being sold for Php 150 per calendar for non-members . Proceeds will go to the various environmental and tree planting activities by the society.

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society 2016-calendar /postcard

There are already over 100 species of native and indigenous tree planted over the  2 to 3 years and markers are now being installed . The 2 hectares of land is being dedicated to Professor Leonard Co – a well known botanist of the country who was killed in a tragic death in Leyte on November 15, 2010.

 L-R Mr. JM Pacheco, Ms. Abby Dizon and Mr. Jojo Vale

Leslie Food Corporation – manufacturer of Leslie’s Clover chips , Clover Cheezy gave away some free sampling of their chips to the participants. The company is one of the staunch supporter and sponsors of the event.

Address: Main Office: #4 Dama de Noche St., United Parañaque Subdivision 4, Parañaque City

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/lesliecorporation

Luckily i was given a piece of paper by one of the board member of the society . It seems that some of the event partners staffs are quite shy to answer some queries when they heard that i am blogging and writing a story about the event.

Here are some of the event sponsors which donated some of the company products, services and sponsorship .

1.) Leslie Corporation -Mr. Boby Wong Jr. and Deng Montealegre

2.) AyalaLand Development Corporation – Ms. Anna Gonzales

3.) First Gas Power Corporation – Mr. Chito P. Panzo

4.) Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation , Inc.- Atty. Jose Andres Canivel

5.) Energy Development Corporation -Atty. Allan Barcena and Mr. Jimson Solatre

6.) Quezon Power Plant Corporation-  Chukie Rivera and Ms. Eliza Rehal

7.) TeaM Energy Corporation- Ms. Hazel Caasi and Jules Escasura

8.) MRL Gold Corporation : Mr. Eduardo Manuel and Herbert Banados Jr.

9.) JSA Company : Mr. Joseph Server and  Ms. Rose Palou

10.) Biodiversity Partnership Project of BMB: Mr. Joey Regunay and Edge Genciagan

11.) CORE/ Prime group: Ms. Kristine Villaflor

Those who wanted to join the symposium, there are still slots available for the symposium to be held tomorrow at the MSI ( Marine Science Institute ) Auditorium within the University of the Philippines- Diliman , Quezon City .

Note: I will write the tree walk by Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon in my next post. I walk again together with Ms. Kaye Tayamora from MSI auditorium to PHLCOA ( before she took an AUV ) then  to Trinoma before getting a decent jeepney ride home. This is like APEC walkathon going back home. 

 

 

 

 

Tinolang Manok Recipe Postcard by Papemelroti

Roces Avenue , Quezon City

Papemelroti  is actually the combination of the first syllables of five names – Patsy, Peggy, Meldy, Robert, and Tina.   They are the children of Benny and Corit Alejandro, who started the papemelroti business. Papemelroti is a specialty shop which carries a wide variety of gifts and decorative accessories. Papemelroti’s history began in October 13, 1967, when Benny and Corit opened a small gift shop along Tomas Morato Ave. (Manila, Philippines). 

I have been an avid buyer of Papemelroti products since the late 1990’s and would visit their main store whenever i have time , This is due to 2 main reasons,

First : I like the original works and the recycled items in which the store is known to produce – I know that by patronizing their products , I am also helping the communities that the store is helping.

tinolang manok recipe postcard

Second: one of my hobbies is postcard collecting and swapping them with postcard collectors not only from the Philippines but the rest of the world.

Website: http://www.papemelroti.com/

New postcard designs from Papemelroti

Quezon City , Philippines

postcard, letter and ephemera collectors from around the world. There are 4 new postcard designs that one of the leading paper and craft store in the Philippines had printed.

Top: 373-23 Philippines- Jeepney ,373-19 Adobo recipe postcard, Lower Portion 373-26 Philippines-Parol and 373-29

The size of the postcard is 5.5 inch x 5.5 inch

My foreign friends and swap-mates are very happy on the postcard designs and I bought a dozen  adobo recipe postcard for swapping with my friends abroad. It is quite rare for a Filipino bookstore / gift shop to issue a recipe postcard. I hope that Papemelroti management can make other well-known Filipino recipes like Sinigang, Kilawin, La Paz Batchoy , Bistek Tagalog,  Sisig , Pinakbet .

This is not just to promote these dishes to local postcard collectors but also the international postcard collectors.

 We also liked the Parol on postcard design.

Stamp , postcard collector can send our Christmas greetings early with matching Christmas stamps issued by PHLPOST . BUT we have to wait until past November -before they will release those 2015 Pasko ( Christmas stamps)

Website: http://www.papemelroti.com/

Malacañang Palace sesquicentennial anniversary stamp

Manila Central Post Office , Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita – Manila Philippines

a 12- centavo carmine colored Malacañan palace stamp issued by the commonwealth government on November 15, 1939  – (The 3 denomination stamp  set consists of 2 centavo green, 6 centavo orange and 12 centavo carmine )

The stamp was issued to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Commonwealth government as posted by the Scott International Stamp Catalog  page 232.

The Malacañang Palace (Filipino: Palasyo ng Malakanyang), officially Malacañan Palace or simply “the Palace”, is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines. It is located along Pasig River, Governors-General Francis Burton Harrison and Dwight F. Davis built an executive building, the Kalayaan Hall, which was later transformed into a museum.

Palasyo ng Malakanyang sa Pampang ng Pasig issued on November 15, 1973

The stamp which was issued on November 15, 1973 featured President Ferdinand Marcos and Mrs. Imelda R. Marcos – the stamp was printed by Dela Rue ( England) with perforation 14.

First Day Cover with Malacañang Palace cache design and 3 piece stamp set

Denomination 15 sentimo -2,000,000 pieces , 50 sentimo – 4,000,000 pieces and 60 sentimo -4,000,000 pieces with First Day Cover design

souvenir sheet depicting palace

 Malacañang Palace was one of the national landmarks featured in the 10 member ASEAN countries commemorative stamp issuance in 2007 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the organization

Originally a summer house built by Spanish aristocrat Don Luis Rocha, the structure was sold to Colonel José Miguel Formente, and was later purchased by the state in 1825. Since then, Malacañang Palace had become the temporary summer residence of every Spanish governor of the country, and after the 1863 earthquake of Manila destroyed the Palacio del Gobernador  in Intramuros, the official residence.

150th Anniversary

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the official transfer of the governor general official residence to the present location.  The palace is one of the most featured landmarks  featured from the American colonial regime, Marcos regime, ASEAN commemorative stamps . The place is also feature in several  picture postcard  since the Spanish era , American and post war.  Aside from Stamp issuance and First Day Cover ( FDC), Philippine Postal Corporation is  planning to issue a limited -collector’s edition ( Malacañang Palace maximum card and postcard) to commemorate the special occasion.

 Malacañang Palace circa 2013 at Php 10.00 face value

Design:

The stamp feature a facade of the  Malacañang Palace viewed across the Pasig River and the Official Seal of the President of the Philippines. The commemorative stamps will be available at the Manila Central Post Office as well as all regional offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

Technical Description:

 Malacanan Palace 150 years Sesquicentennial
Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denominations and Quantity: Php10.00 / 500,000 pieces
Date of Issue: June 11, 2013
Last date of Sale: June 10, 2014 (as stocks allow)
Size: 44 mm x 25 mm
Perforation: 13 ½
Printing Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Designer: Presidential Communications Development
and Strategic Planning Office
Office of Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III
Lay out Artist: Jose Antonio A. Jayme
Design: Façade of Malacañang Palace by the Pasig River
With the government seal and text, “Sesquicentennial, 1863- 2013”

Website links:

Filipinas Stamp Collector’s Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Filipinas-Stamp-Collectors-Club/174703852540858

Philippine Postal Corporation: http://www.phlpost.gov.ph/web/

Malacañang Palace: http://www.president.gov.ph/

Postcrossing Philippines eyeball in Rizal Park

Rizal Park , Ermita, Manila-Philippines

It was a hot and sunny weather , when small number of postcard collectors met at the historic Rizal Park or Luneta. The event was organized by Ms. Willa Stock – an active blogger, postcard , stamp and letter collector.

In fact , the event was just posted at the Postcrossing Philippines facebook event page last  January 25.  Due to our hectic schedules- (There are many events which overlapped ) few managed to come. I had to skip a heritage talk /art sketch walk in Quiapo ( Bahay Nakpil -Bautista ) earlier .  We were later joined by  Ms. Abigail Kho – a new found convert to our hobby ( postcard and stamp collecting ) .

group picture taken in front of the statute of Dr. Jose Rizal

I managed to skip work in the afternoon ( I had a work on saturday ) just to meet fellow collectors.  Luneta is very accessible to all of us.  We started the afternoon walk  and finding a suitable place ( near the chess area) where Ms. Willa Stock started the short swap meet and on-the spot raffle.

gifts items from Japan

There are some items donated by fellow post-crosser like Ms. Clarissa Sasaki from Japan .