Yesterday, I woke up to a postcard sent by my good friend Nurai. She’s based in Germany, but she posted this from Spain while she was on holiday.
It was the ideal preview to my artistic day ahead. I rode the LRT 1 and hailed a tuktuk to take me directly to the World Trade Center.
I went to the Manila Fame to immerse myself in Filipino artistry. My short visit last Friday was too brief, and I really wanted to spend more time at the fair.
I started my visit with some refreshing liquer de calamansi.
Then, I had some good coffee.
I joined a leather-crafting workshop for only Php50. I made a leather coin purse with the help of their talented deaf-mute artisans.
I ended up being the empowered one because I learned a new skill and got to learn from a differently-asked person.
It was lovely to see fashion influencer Lolaandrogynous at the fair! I totally dig her style.
I also bought small trinkets from another social enterprise, Kilus.
I got to appreciate the finer details during this visit.
I finally got to try 1st Colonial’s sili ice cream and it was delicious!
I had a wonderful evening at Manila Fame and I’m very proud to be Filipino.
I ended my day with cheese sticks, so I’m also doing the same here.
Here’s to more opportunities to be proudly Pinoy!