Wednesday, January 23

Culture

Tumba Tumba: Redefining children’s art

Tumba Tumba: Redefining children’s art

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By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Vargas Museum opened its doors to “Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art,” a proof-of-concept show by the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development that put the spotlight on what life feels like for a child. It allowed visitors to be fully immersed in that experience by focusing on fun and interactive activities as well as paintings, mechanical devices, and sculptures that surely delighted the young and old alike. One of the interesting works of art is an untitled painting by Arvi Fetalvero that portrays a house with all its rooms depicted in an unusual manner. The rooms are jumbled up as if the house was designed by a child. One can see a small living room containing a staircase that passes
Rising up as one at the 24th Metro Manila Pride March

Rising up as one at the 24th Metro Manila Pride March

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By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG RAINBOWS and smiles filled the Marikina Sports Complex on Saturday as around 15, 000 members—twice more than last year’s 7, 700—of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community gathered for the 24th Metro Manila Pride March. Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community proudly donned their colorful and creative outfits as they checked out the booths at the Pride Fair and sung along to empowering music such as “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga, “Break Free” by Ariana Grande, and “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack. Chants of “Happy Pride!” and solidarity speeches fired up the crowd and made them even more excited for the parade. Vince Liban, a member of LAGABLAB Network, urged participants to c
Mixing romance and creativity this Valentine’s day

Mixing romance and creativity this Valentine’s day

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By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO VALENTINE’S DAY is fast approaching and it is that time of the year again when all the roses and chocolates make their way to center stage. Those who are celebrating Valentine’s Day are usually scrambling to think of last-minute date ideas to do with their significant other. Well, fear no more because the Flame got you covered with a few fun ideas to do on Feb. 14. Go on a picnic Enjoy the February breeze and lay a blanket on one of the many parks the city has to offer. There is no doubt that a yummy and intimate picnic combined with the ambiance of being under a tree, while overlooking the sunset will capture that romantic moment that will surely be remembered. Get on the road Hop in the car and get out of town for the day! There are a
Savor authentic Japanese food at Hokusai

Savor authentic Japanese food at Hokusai

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By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT SEEMS that with a limited budget, it is difficult to dine at a restaurant which offers premier Japanese cuisine, but Hokusai surprises Japanese food lovers with their delectable yet affordable menu. Hokusai is often overlooked, with the number of food stalls located at P. Noval street, but it is surely a great find. The place is somewhat similar to traditional Japanese restaurants because of its compact space and minimal design. Their appetizing menu makes up for the restaurant’s muted décor. Hokusai’s best-sellers, Tonkotsu Ramen and Rockin’ Roll is a great pair that will make one’s Japanese cravings satiated. Tonkotsu Ramen is a hearty combination of soup--pork and soy sauce broth-–and ramen noodles topped with a generous slice of pork, greens, and
A tasteful twist in monochrome

A tasteful twist in monochrome

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By ANGELA M. SE AS SOON as one enters the restaurant, one of the first things he/she would notice is the roasted chicken that hung right above the dispatching area, and for those who are well-versed with Chinese restaurants, this resembles the display of a roasted Peking duck. Located just a few blocks away from the P. Noval gate of the University of Santo Tomas, Mr. Panda allows one to indulge him/herself with flavors adjusted to the Filipino taste but not losing the authenticity of Chinese cuisine. Although the restaurant aims to put up a true Chinese front to their customers, it is not “intimidatingly” Chinese as seen in its monochrome interior—veering away from the stereotypical red, or tangerine with gold schemed interiors. The restaurant boasts itself with a variety of c
A better 2018 for Artlets

A better 2018 for Artlets

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By ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO and ANGELA M. SE A NEW year could bring hope and fulfillment to Artlets, and surely, most students already have a list of things they wish to accomplish this 2018. The Flame compiled the goals that some Artlets want to achieve this year. 1. Get better grades No matter what program, this is always included in every student’s goals. Good grades are tickets—although not the most important—to the real world, remember. 2. Eat healthier and get fit Health is wealth, but why not take the extra mile to get fit? Nothing beats the fulfillment of feeling and seeing how healthy one is. Living a healthy lifestyle will not only allow a person to perform better, but will also boost his/her confidence. 3. Be more motivated May it be through a loved one, th
Retrospective: Highlights of 2017

Retrospective: Highlights of 2017

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By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG and CARLITO P. TOPACIO IT WAS a year of definite twists and turns for everyone; Filipinos were simply left thinking that 2017 was being “extra” with its roller-coaster ride. Moments of surprise, terror, and unity brought people together and somehow managed to make this year bearable. Now that 2017 is almost coming to an end, the Flame presents some of the things that made this year eventful. Vast landscape of television shows This year made it exciting for people who love binge-watching television shows or Netflix series. Yes, fans still love and always come back for the humor Friends offer, but it is also great to see and learn from something new. New series focusing on teenage drama and mystery, murder, satire, racial dialogue, and forms of autho
Millennials and a glimpse of publishing at #SCOUTxUST

Millennials and a glimpse of publishing at #SCOUTxUST

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By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG IT WAS an afternoon of creativity, lessons, and music as Scout magazine capped off their campus tour at the University of Santo Tomas on Monday. Students started their week with a blast as they played games with their squad, posed like cover models at the photo booth, and vent their emotions out at the freedom wall. To soothe the members of the crowd and make them forget their “acads” for a while, bands like The Cohens, Luncheon, and Oh, Flamingo! electrified #SCOUTxUST. More than entertainment, the event was a glimpse into the world of publishing as Lex Celera, editor in chief of the bi-monthly youth and culture magazine, shared some of his experiences and advice in the field. The real deal in publishing Celera shared that working in publishing
Karnabal X: The New Frontier of Local Artistry

Karnabal X: The New Frontier of Local Artistry

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By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG, ALISHA DANIELLE M. GREGORIO, ANGELA M. SE, AND CARLITO P. TOPACIO DEVOID OF the typical bearded ladies and strongmen, Karnabal X features a different kind of freak show questioning the very foundation of modern art and serving as a breeding ground for innovative masterpieces. From Oct. 22 to 29, 10 creative directors from the Lagablab: Karnabal Artist Residency took on the role of ringmasters, alluring the crowd with a variety of contemporary and alternative performance art. With Maginhawa in their sights, they set up their metaphorical tents in varying locations around the locale, spanning from city landmarks to lesser known residences. Aspiring audience members are the ones who set the fee with the show's blank ticket system, serving as a feedback syst...
ManilArt 2017: The Forefront of Philippine Culture

ManilArt 2017: The Forefront of Philippine Culture

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By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG AND CARLITO TOPACIO THE PHILIPPINES has emerged as a frontrunner of Asian artistry in recent years. Producing a multitude of well-renowned artisans and the most stunning of artworks, one exhibit dares to contain this eclectic melting pot of aesthetics and culture that this fair nation has become. ManilArt celebrates its 9th year of opening, showcasing a variety of sculptures, paintings, and portraits from seasoned masters to upcoming new talents. Together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, local and international art galleries and museums came together at the SMX Convention Center in Taguig City last October 12 to 15, displaying the best masterpieces they had to offer. Playing off the theme of a staple street game, Roberto Lolong’s