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Last week, as a post birthday present to myself, I (accompanied by my brother, carafunk and her brother) visited Pintô Art Museum in Antipolo, after weeks of planning.
I immediately fell in love with it! The collection was of course exceptional, but more than anything, I adored the architecture and the overall feel (which deserve separate posts, haha). Pinto easily falls in a spot in my top 3 favorite museums in the world.

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Anonymous said: Hi Isobel! Do you use VSCO cam for Instagram? What filter do you always use? And how do you edit your other photos? I hope you could teach your followers how. :)

Yes, I love VSCO! I don’t have a preferred filter; I experiment and play around with the other options (contrast, brightness, etc…), which I advise everyone to do as well. It’s a fun trial-and-test thing :)

Anonymous said: Hello Ate Isobel. I want to start painting. Can you suggest me what should i buy?

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Recently, I’ve mostly only been using my iPhone to take photos, because it’s just easier than toting around a heavy DSLR everywhere.
Today, though, I was hit by a sudden wistfulness for it— the feel of putting an eye against an actual lens, adjusting settings and turning knobs, looking at everyday things and capturing them in a different perspective… So I walked around the house and did just that. Here’s me satisfying my itch :)

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Anonymous said: Will you ever date a 50 year old guy? (if he has a great personality and a good heart)

Kudos on the great personality and good heart, but I’d personally go by the Half-Your-Age-Plus-Seven rule.

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Anonymous asked you: hello! :) can I ask you po kung pno kyo naging fluent sa english hahah. i wanna speak fluently din po ksi. and advice po plss :/ hahah thank you in advance :)

Hi! Well, my first language was English and I lived in the US for a while, so I’m really more comfortable expressing myself in the said language. But I think I’d attribute it mostly to the fact that I read and wrote a lot since I was a kid. So that would be my advice to you— consume literary materials, even watch films and TV shows if you want; be mindful of grammar and syntax, and practice, practice, practice. Good luck! :)

Anonymous asked you: reopen you formsrping! :)

Haaahhh I’d rather not, thanks :p

Anonymous asked you: How are you related to Paolo Manalo? I saw you on his facebook friends list.

Uhh we were classmates a couple of times, I think.

Getty Museum, LA, California.
My second favorite museum in the world, right after the Louvre. 

Waking up at 5am to wait for the sunrise— priceless.

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My brother and I befriended some local kids (and their puppy), who later on took us to a secluded pond situated behind their homes. It’s apparently where they fish, and they let me ride on their boat to feed their tilapias.

Been quite a long while since I felt the sun, sand, and sea on my skin.
It’s good to be back.

Strange And Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You)
Aqualung // Strange And Beautiful

Rediscovered an old favorite.