June 2015 Book haul

Bell Jar, Time Machine, Picture of Dorian Gray | June Book haul

I love art and design – generally all pretty things – so it is not a surprise that I sometimes choose books based on the cover. But of course it is still the story that ultimately sells it for me. I have on more than one occasion sold off an old copy in place of a reissue with better cover. ahaha ( ゚ 3゚)~♪

I'm currently reading The Time Machine but I haven't made much progress – slow reader is slow. (^_^ ;") I made it my reading goal to go through the Penguin Classic books – among others; Little black classics and Great Ideas. And because I want to hoard their pretty books. (─‿‿─) There are several editions but the ones I'm collecting are the paperback editions and maybe the clothbound ones for my favorites.

The Bell Jar | June book haul

I got these at FullyBooked, it's the only bookstore with this edition. And I finally got to visit their BGC location!! Hurrah! I live in QC and travelling via public transportation is a real pain. So I'm really happy I finally got to see it.

We love cheap books! | June book haul

What do we have here...more books! Raph and I have amassed quite a few more this month. Chalk it up to constant trips at Booksale. It's like we're magnetized. Haha. Whether we have finished our past book haul is another story though. :p We love cheap books to say the least. The books below only cost 35php-150php, Cool huh?!

Spending hours knee and elbow deep in books and finding a treasure now and again is one awesome way to spend your morning don't you think so?!

That's it for now. I really need to finish my current TBR book pile before I go on another book buying spree. ( ゚ 3゚)~♪ See you next time!

Art hunt at BGC

The summer heat rages on – yes there's the occasional rain shower – but generally it's been a real pain to wander in this heat. Just thinking about the heat, mrt and traffic is making me not want to get out of the house. I think complaining about the state of our public transportation here in the city is exhausting because it just gets worse and worse. The silver lining – I guess – is that you sort of go on a mini tour whenever you go some place far, you know to save time and effort.

Art hunt at BGC / astronaut

This day was jam-packed – to say the least. After fighting our way through the MRT with almost non-existent air-conditioning, Raph and I spent the fist half of the afternoon in Japan Foundation Manila to get our membership ID and get a bit of study time. And since we were already in Makati I insisted on spending the rest of the afternoon in Taguig. I've only been there twice and I really loved it. If only transportation isn't such a pain really I would be there every day!

There was a mural festival at the last week of May and I was following it via instagram. So I planned a sort of art hunt around BGC – we we're in a hunting mood. Raph and I have been watching seasons of Supernatural. It's about these two brothers who go out on a hunt for supernatural beings or phenomenons – so instead of ghosts we hunt for art. haha. I printed out a map of where these murals / street art were done based on what I got from Instagram. We didn't get all of them because we were so tired from walking and the heat was killing us.

On with the art then~

Art hunt at BGC / Anjo Bolarda

Artist: Anjo Bolarda / Location: Near timezone in Bonifacio High Street. I'm a great fan of his work. He's a really good artist. I have not been to any of his exhibits though because he usually does it at Vinyl on Vinyl gallery (Pasong Tamo) – it's so far ( T_T)

Oh My Gulay: Baguio

Oh My Gulay: Baguio foodtrip

I am a real lazy blogger I know. This solo trip to Baguio was last July 2014 and I only got around to posting the pictures now. *heh* This is still part of my Where to Eat in Baguio series (links below).

After walking around Baguio for a whole day lugging around my backpack – because I run out of hotel money *haha* – this was my last stop before catching the bus ride home to Manila. It's really quiet here and you get a view of the city as it slowly fogs in the afternoon. I love the interior. Makes you want to build a crashed ship inside your own house too.

Oh My Gulay: Baguio foodtrip

Oh My Gulay: Baguio foodtrip

Oh My Gulay: Baguio foodtrip

As you might have surmised, Oh My Gulay is a vegetarian restaurant. If you're looking for a light meal, you should definitely check this place out. It's also an art gallery and venue for music performances. I wasn't lucky on the latter though.

Oh My Gulay: Baguio foodtrip

How to get here:
5th flr, La Azotea Bldg, Session Road, Baguio. (or Ask the vendors where La Azotea is located)