Sunday, June 17, 2018

Loving Vincent: The Truth

The truth is no one will ever know the absolute truth! This movie showed me that. To some Vincent van Gogh was crazy, to others he was a genius painter, he was also described as someone normal and still to others, he was one lonely soul.

I will be talking about what I remembered from the film so, if you have not watched it I suggest not to read this if you do not want to be spoiled.

Let's talk about the production of this movie first. Over 100 artists worked on the 65,000 frames of the movie with oil paint. It was partly funded through Kickstarter. It is the world's first full-length movie made with oil paint on canvas.

The movie starts with Postmaster Roulin looking for his son, Armand Roulin. He asked him to deliver Vincent's last later to his brother, Theo. The timeline was a year after Vincent's death. What followed will make you think about what it feels like to be treated like you are a madman and what it is like to be alone even if you are with a lot of people.

Armand after looking for some time found out that Theo is also dead. That information came from Père Tanguy he was the paint supplier of Vincent. This is also the part that shows that as a child Vincent did not win the favor of his parents. The postmaster's son decided someone else should keep the letter so he went and tried to meet the one that looked after the health of Vincent, Dr. Gachet. After arriving in Auvers-sur-Oise, he found that the doctor was in Paris.

While waiting for the doctor to arrive, the young Roulin asked around about the deceased painter. Finding information and stories that made him think, maybe Vincent did not kill himself; that maybe someone killed him. This was after the fact that his father got a letter saying that the painter felt well and is calmer, 6 weeks before he took his own life.

The movie ended with the postmaster and his son reading the content of the last letter for Theo, now in the hands of his widower. She has copied the letter for them to be able to read for themselves. It sounded like the suicide note that was needed to solve the mystery of his death. That Vincent did kill himself to be with the stars.

This is my truth you may not agree with me and that is alright. We have different beliefs after all. This is a good movie to watch. It can help you know more about Vincent van Gogh and also help you see that there are not just two sides to a story.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

anTRIPolo: Pinto Art Museum

This is not a normal house facade
This place is so awesome! It is quiet and vast. You can definitely spend a day in this place! I suggest that you go there with people the likes taking photos.

It will take you to another world!

The artwork they have are both contemporary and vintage. They also have artworks from the three main islands of the country.

This is a great place to take photos and relax. It will be best to visit during the weekday at around 3pm until closing. There are so many IG worthy spots.

If you look closer there are areas in the museum that may not be on the map but it has a story to tell. Based on previous photos the displayed art in this museum has changed from time to time.

I like this piece not sure why
Be ready for a lot of walking and IG worthy photos. Best to have your power bank fully charged and wear comfortable shoes. Ps, you need to leave your bag the guard house.

I would love to have something like this in my future house

If you do get hungry from all the walking and awesome artwork plus talking great photos, you can eat at the restaurant inside the museum called Cafe Rizal. We did really try it out as we were still full from the cake of Starbucks.

I like watching him walk around
I will definitely go back here! This is just a great place to think and relax. There is so many unique and fun stuff to do here too.
Me when someone says I'm cute

Monday, May 7, 2018

Food Tripping: A-Rest-Tea Place, Imus

A-Rest-Tea Place, Imus just opened about a month ago. It's a cool place to have tea. Let's talk about the food! I love their tea! I need to go back to try the others!

Left: Green Tea- Macha Iced 22 OZ. - P110 + 10 for tapioca Pearls
Right: Wintermelon Fruit Tea 22 OZ - P65 + 10 for tapioca Pearls

The food they have is great for its price. So we got the following, Green Tea- Macha Iced, Wintermelon Fruit Tea, Clubhouse A Rest-Tea Place way, Sweet and creamy Spaghetti and Nachos Overload. Check out the photos for the price.

Clubhouse A Rest-Tea Place way - P110
(Ham, Egg Salad, and Cheese)

Sweet and creamy Spaghetti - P65 

Nachos Overload - P110
If you do want a bit of peace and quiet, it is best to go there as soon as they open. If you have plans of blogging as well, you can have the place to yourself for about an hour or so I guess. 

Full view so you can read the menu
I was with my sister and I think she did enjoy the place and the food. to be honest I felt like I was going to have a food coma. Their food is really filling.

If you are going to visit them, remember they are on the second floor of the Millenium Commercial Building, Imus, Cavite. It is in the same build as Wensha Imus. You won't miss it as it is close to the Palico-MCI stoplight.

plus you can see their store sign
Happy first Monthsary, A-Rest-Tea Place, Imus! P.s. I suggest that you add hot drinks to your menu, please! ^_^

They are open from 12NN to 11PM according to the person that replied to my FB message. A maximum of 2 hours stay is implemented. Give chance to others!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

#JackxSilverfyre: Birth month Randomness

This is the 5th year of my Birth month Randomness! This year is all about Jack Skellington. To be honest I did not know if had enough Nightmare Before Christmas items. It turns out that 30 days is not enough for the items I have. Here are some of my favorites!

This bracelet is from Ev. It was from the kids' section so I had to add an extension chain for it to fit me. I love it still.

This plushie bag is from my Tita in Japan. It can't hold must but I still like using it from time to time.

I think this is the only one that I actually use daily. This was handed to me by another Tita when she came home from Vietnam.

You can check the rest on this link. Also, if you would like to check the previous things I did here are the links: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.

Oh! Plus I finally did the Bday Giftaway! Congrats to the winner!