2016 Week 30 Recap: Artsy Kind of Weekend

July 25-31, 2016

Last day of the month!

Work

While HR has delayed the go-live date, we started implementing some independent components this week. Good thing we did that because apparently, there was one system which had problems when we did the mock deployment. Kaloka. My teammate was able to fix it and we were able to close the testing last Friday. Ang galing lang talaga ng batang yun! Good job talaga sa kanya. I’m thankful to be working with  a quick and dedicated teammate.

Got my own domain

While we were busy with system implementations in the office, I was also busy looking for a company that offers hosting services for my new domain which I bought at GoDaddy for a discounted price of Php 53.64 (good for one year) last July 21 hehe. I’ll have a separate post about the whole thing in the coming days.

On another note, it looks like my internet at home is faster now. I just noticed it when I was downloading a video. Before, it takes me hours to download one. For the past days, it’s averaging at 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. Saya! Hehe. If this is in response to PDu30’s request/challenge to the telcos, then good!!! It’s about time we get a more decent internet speed!

Family

Awww, my almost teenager niece texted me yesterday to ask what facial wash she can use because she suddenly has pimples. I can’t believe these are our topics now. I miss those days when she would text just to tell me that she’s playing or watching TV. Iba na ang concerns na tinatanong nya ngayon hehehe. I just told her to try using antibacterial soap for now, to not prick them, and not cover them with her hair to avoid further irritation.

Weekend

I and some friends braved the rain and visited Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo earlier today. About lunch first, though. We met at Shangri-la Mall for lunch. We wanted to try Kettle Restaurant but it was already full by the time we got there at 12PM. This was our third attempt. One friend and I attempted 2x in the past, to no avail at both times hehehe. Mailap pa rin until now. We ended eating at Corazon, a restaurant that serves Filipino-Hispano cuisine. We were all satisfied with the food and their bottomless house iced tea!

Entrance to the museum

Entrance to the museum

Back to Pinto Art. We came from Ortigas so we rode a UV express bound for Antipolo at Starmall Crossing. Fare is Php 50/pax. We got off at Ynares Center and then rode a tricycle to bring us to Grand Heights Subdivision. We paid Php 60.00 pesos. There’s an entrance fee of Php 200.00/adult. I think there are different rates for different age groups.

While the property is huge, there are a lot of paintings, sculptures and art installations housed in 6 different galleries. Yes, that many. So I’m sure even people who are not so into the arts (like me hihihi) will have something to appreciate! Everything was a feast for the eyes! While it was showering the whole time, it was fine because at least it was a little bit cooler. The property is surrounded with trees but for some reason, it still feels humid. Maybe the air isn’t circulating much? Not sure. Downside was that, there was no sunset to watch hehe. I’ll share some of the art pieces that caught my attention in separate posts. It was a challenge to take decent pictures because there were a lot of people given that it’s a weekend.

There is a restaurant and a cafe when you get hungry. We were not able to check it out because we had no plans of eating there.

We spent around 3 hours but we were already rushing by 5 PM because we wanted to leave before closing time at 6 PM. If I were to redo it, I’d probably stay there for at least 5 hours so that I  have enough time to view and inspect each art piece hehehe. The place is also good for lovers as there are a lot of sitting areas by the windows and daybeds outside where people can rest for a while. Basta, the place is really beautiful.

Pinto Art Museum
Sierra Madre St., Grandheights Subdivision, Antipolo Rizal

Those are all for today. Have a great week week ahead.

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