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WRITING LONGHAND, GOING BACK TO THE SOURCE – Ivy Alvarez: A prolific writer that has had her work featured in various publications in Australia, England, Philippines and online.

To begin with, write in notebook, then transcribe to computer. Welcome to 123 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City. They are the only bookstore in Manila that focuses on Philippine art, you offering a platform to generate cultural awareness. Artbooks https://artbooks.ph/is a new independent bookstore run by a company of artists dedicated to documenting and promoting Philippine art and culture. A selection …

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THE GREATEST FILIPINO SONGWRITERS OF THE POP ERA – Sampaguita: The queen of Filipino rock music.

Talent to create the music, and fearless, innovative trailblazers. Currently SAMPAGUITA resides in Parañaque City; mother of three children. She had released several albums and songs, now considered classics. Her first performance was at the New Moon Concert in 1977 at the Folk Arts Theater in Pasay (Metro Manila). Active during the 1970s and 1980s, Tessy Alfonso https://www.facebook.com/QueenofRock7/ is a …

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PAINTING STILL LIFES, NUDE WOMEN AND LANDSCAPES – Federico Aguilar Alcuaz: Soft blurred edges coupled, with bold lines and shapes.

A 20th-century Filipino painter, best known for his Cubist-inspired paintings. Since his premature death early 2011, His masterpieces have gained even more interest in this painting figure. In 1949, he took up painting subjects at the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts. Born on June day, 1932 in Santa Cruz (Manila), FEDERICO AGUILAR ALCUAZ http://federicoaguilaralcuaz.com/bio.htm studied law and …

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WHATEVER THE KOREAN MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE – Visiting Seoul, it does not matter how slowly you go, provided your horizon is vast.

Visiting South Korea never let your memories be greater than your dreams. The mind of the traveler https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780465046218, is a book written by Eric J. Leed, in 1991. We suggest you read it before your next trip. With its “author’s travels“, meetingbenches.com offers you access to some special itineraries, following the paths of the human mind. By deciding to visit …

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LIKE LIGHT, THAT ENCOUNTERS A SPIDER WEB – Atta Kim: Where photographic work compresses and narrates time.

Long-exposure photography, where real time is the most surreal of all. Despite the left hand drive, you will realised that South Korea is perfect for those of you who love road trips, where there are plenty of things to see along the coastal routes. The beauty of Geoje https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/TRV/TV_ENG_3_7.jsp?gotoPage=3&cid=2405054stems from its endless coasts lined, with beach coves and pine forested …

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL – Lee Chung Chung: When clothes are no longer just daily necessity.

Korean label available worldwide, but in Korea there is only one store. To find Korean Fashion & Clothing in Seoul? Dongdaemun District, https://www.agoda.com/hotels-near-dongdaemun-market/attractions/seoul-kr.html?cid=-218, with more than 25 shopping malls and 30,000 local boutiques where you will find everything (from silk fabrics to pet products). At night, the area delivers vibrant nightlife with musical performances and even fashion shows. Do not …

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A THIRTY, THE PARTY IS OVER – Choi Young-mi: Accusation in the form of a poem. Six stanzas. Twenty-seven lines. .

Poem that brought down Korea’s revered poet. Check out the view from tower or spend a whole day at the National Museum of Korea. Take a break at Bukhansan National Park or diversify yourself on the streets of Itaewon. Why not have fun at Korean singing rooms? Jogyesa Temple https://english.visitseoul.net/attractions/Jogyesa-Temple_/2586 it is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist …

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WHAT OTHER TALENT, WAITING FUTURE? – Lee Dong-hae: If I meet the girl I like, I will prepare 100m to 150m of candles, or maybe red carpet.

Because love, when it comes, it is easy. Lines are numbered and translated in English, so finding your destination will not give you a headache. Visiting Seoul https://english.visitseoul.net/tourist-information-centers, you can take the subway, faster, inexpensive and more convenient. While waiting for the train look around, because there are many things to see in the subway station, such as K-Star Road …

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RIDICULING WITH POP ART – Korean detente through the eyes of a defector.

The transcendence of art, between military demarcation lines. Traditional South Korean meals you wish try? Spicy ramen (topped with processed cheese), banchan or stuffed rice roll, savory pancake and soup. Banchan refers to those delicious little side dishes served at the start of a meal. In Itaewon, never forget visit at Sigol Bapsang http://www.heytheresia.com/2014/07/sigol-bapsang-itaewon.html, serves them as the main course. …

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MEET PEOPLE. GET INVOLVED; MAKE YOUR TOKYO – Walking in Tokyo, between adoration of the beautiful and among the facts of everyday existence.

An origami city folded, until made by nothing. From ancient Japanese temples to towering skyscrapers, is a city of contrasts, blending the old with the new. Tokyo has it all. Catch a glimpse of this enchanting city https://www.gotokyo.org/en/, with Takeshi Kitano’s brushes and the poet-musician Kazuki Tomokawa, reading the mysteries of Natsuo Kirino, not to mention the sense of beauty …

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INTIMATE OBSERVATIONS, WITH CAMERA – Ihei Kimura: The Man with the Camera.

When streets and the people of Japan’s Showa period, come back to life in photos. To remember the best views on your trip to Tokyo https://www.thewanderinglens.com/tokyo-photography-locations/, explore some special spots with a camera in hand, like famous Japanese photographer Ihei Kimura. Try Omoide Yokocho and Takeshita Street, Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market and Shibuya Scramble Crossing, without forget Shinjuku Station. …

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ONE THING, TO BE BEAUTIFUL, MUST NOT BE BEAUTIFUL – Rei Kawakubo: I do not feel happy when a collection is understood too well.

When fashion is a way of expressing what you feel towards life. Small boutiques continue to be found through to Aoyama and Daikanyama, where the atmosphere is more subdued compared to Shibuya https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3007.html, around Shibuya Station. Arriving, you too can find another the large shopping district, birthplace of many of Japan’s youth fashion trends, home of some well known trend …

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I SUPPOSE I AM THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR DESTROYING MYSELF – Natsuo Kirino: To be afraid of the creatures who masqueraded as people.

In spite of writing in stories in the genre, she does not like mysteries. When you approach the traditional hanami custom (look at the cherry blossoms), find a green area to go to, perhaps reading a novel by Natsuo Kirino. On the picturesque area of Tokyo Bay, the Sarue Onshi Park awaits you https://en.japantravel.com/tokyo/sarue-onshi-park/26328, perfect in spring to admire the …

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THE SCREAMING PHILOSOPHER – Kazuki Tomokawa: The prolific folk singer, songwriter, poet, essayist, actor and artist.

The romance of the vagabond musician, in an age where we have forgotten how to live. Perfect location and perfect size. No wonder about this underground experimental music legend, where in 2019 Kasuki Tomokawa experienced his musical creativity. Come out of JR Koenji station north exit and turn left. Ahead you will see a McDonalds on the corner of a …

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ART BEAT – Takeshi Kitano: Kid of painting or painter’s kid.

Innovative strength of the way of making art. Perhaps you too have visited various museums. This is an art museum, and you would suggest to people who like painting. It is located in the park of the Hanabata Ranch. The memory of your visit will be very lasting by observing the boundaries between figurative and abstract paintings. The Takeshi Kitano …

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