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Wandering around museums

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

~ Pablo Picasso
If you find reading books to learn about a country’s history and culture too tedious, go to museums. That’s a more exciting way of learning given that there are visuals to aid it. And museums, being (mostly) quiet, offer a break from the daily nuisance of a bustling city.
It seemed unlikely, but in spite of living in Baguio City for 9 months, I didn’t visit the BenCab Museum. When I went back to the place a year later in January, 2017, it was originally part of my itinerary. But curling up during chilly mornings in Baguio is irresistible, so instead of going out early, I heeded the bed’s call.
Being an item in my bucket list this year, it must be ticked off, so in May, when my friends and I went to Baguio (my second visit this year), we went to the distant museum despite the limited time we had.

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A Blogapalooza Saturday—the event!

It was indeed a fun and jam packed Saturday event at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Aura Premier, Taguig. And I, together with my colleagues, was there to personally experience this annual gathering of bloggers.

To blog means freely expressing your thoughts and opinions on various things such as food, lifestyle, travel and the like. And to be called a blogger is like being crowned with the authority to write on these subjects.
I was called a blogger. I am a blogger. And at the Blogapalooza 2013 on Nov. 16, it felt like my credibility as such had been recognized by the small and big business establishments who joined the biggest B2B or Business-to-Blogger event spearheaded by When in Manila and Our Awesome Planet.
Inside the venue, bloggers hopped from stall to stall, either playing a game, picking a piece of paper with a prize written on it, grabbing freebies, or simply getting to know what the business establishment has to offer. The set up was like a trade fair, but instead of buying, you get to experience and try out their products and services for free! Well, just don’t forget to blog about them after the event.
To know more about who or what business establishments were present at the Blogapalooza 2013, click here.
Anyway, I won’t be writing much about the experience and will just let the photos tell you the story.

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