Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Patrick's Triumph of Art

Pat's work
Arch of the Century

The Artist

UST Arch of the Centuries - this is Pat's drawing selected from 600 college freshmen students only 30 drawings were exhibited at UST's Architecture Week February 14-19, 2011

University of Santo Tomas "ARCH of the Centuries" is the only survivor of the original UST campus in Intramuros during WWII, relocated piece by piece to its present location at UST campus. The present structure puts together back to back. The original faces UST main building and the replica faces Espana. Life of St. Thomas Aquinas, an Italian priest of Dominican Order and the Patron Saint of the university and other Catholic schools, is depicted on the sides of the arch. Also present are Markers of Dr. Jose Rizal (National Hero) and Manuel L. Quezon, former Presidentof the Philippines, both alumni of UST.

UST was founded on April 1611, is the first university in the Philippines and Asia.

Friday, February 11, 2011

What's in the Box ?

"Good things come in small packages" as the old saying goes...

Guess what! Is this a box of spaghetti ??? at first glance, yes, but the box is heavy. so what is this?

Aha! I was able to open the box. It's a book, a spaghetti cookbook with over 130 recipes of authentic Italian recipes. This is the Christmas present I got from my friend GEE (Georgeanne ) of Pennsylvania, USA.
I claimed my parcel at the post office yesterday. Post office customs requires everyone to open the package to check the value of the article. However, it was not taxable so no fees were collected. The post staff was also curious about the spaghetti box so I opened it and she was amazed that it turned out to be a cookbook. The cookbook is same as in the shape of a traditional spaghetti package.
Great stuff to add to my cookbook collection. Furthermore, I will try one of the recipes in this cookbook and post it here one day. Thank's Gee.

Blood Moon

I captured this Super Blood Moon last January 2018 from our balcony.