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February is National Arts Month

February is National Arts Month! What is the best way to observe the occasion? Participate in art contests in school and universities where you are presently enrolled in, or in workplaces where art-related activities are encouraged. If you are a parent with young kids, you can bring them to museums and art galleries to expose them to the beauty and importance of art. Art educates and broadens young minds. It teaches them to be creative and express themselves in various ways.

Rue is one of my favorite characters in the movie Hunger Games. Traditional drawing by Naomi.

In support of the occasion, here is a list of museums that people can visit:

  • Ayala Museum â€“ This is located in Makati, Philippines. It is cleverly situated in between two malls that will allow people who suddenly gain an interest in looking at museums while shopping.
  • Bahay Tsinoy â€“ This is a museum made specifically to show how Filipino – Chinese live in the Philippines. It shows an unfathomable mix of the Chinese and Filipino culture infused together.
  • GSIS Museo ng Sining â€“ From the name itself, it is a museum dedicated to the arts. Filipinos enjoy art a lot but do not have the time to check out galleries. This is a place wherein people can reflect on art works made by artists.
  • National Museum â€“ This museum holds just about anything that is related to Philippine culture and how their ancestors lived. From containers to tombs, this is the museum that is truly popular in the Philippines.
  • Planetarium â€“ Learn more about how the solar system works through an amazing display of lights.
  • Museo Pambata â€“ Kids will surely enjoy learning about history when they visit this type of museum. Equipped with items that children will surely like, they will surely remember the things that they will see inside the museum.

From the list of museums that has been posted above, you can always choose a few to visit.

Meantime, you can check out the Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees below:

The National Museum of the Philippines is located at the P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila. It is open from Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. #nationalartsmonth


That according to my daughter is her ultimate dream vacation place. She wanted to visit the Big Apple and enjoy the many interesting activities one of the most popular cities in the world has to offer. Her vacation ideas vary from watching Broadway musicals to attending art classes and taking photographs of the sceneries in New York.

She’d wish to see the popular Broadway plays such as The Lion King and Wicked (based on the story of The Wizard of Oz). She would also love to visit Madame Tussauds wax museum and take pictures next to the wax figures of actors Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio.

If she would like to see the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Time Square, Ground Zero, Grand Central Station, American Museum of Natural History (which she had only seen in films) and several other places, she’d be needing the assistance of a travel planner to help her reach these amazing places in NYC.

My daughter said it is only a parcel of what she aspires to do when she grows up. Her only way to realize her dreams is to study hard and make the most of her God-given talents and abilities.

Photohunt: Shadow

Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Monument in Kawit, Cavite

This was taken on September 26, 2005 during my daughter’s educational field trip .

From Wikipedia:

Emilio Aguinaldo (March 23, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He played an instrumental role during the Philippines’ revolution against Spain, and the subsequent Philippine-American War that resisted American occupation.

Aguinaldo became the Philippines’ first President. He was also the youngest (at age 29) to have become the country’s president, and the longest-lived (having survived to age 94).