Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas: Huling Hirit sa Libreng Tiket

Before Halloween, me and my friends decided to visit the National Museum located at Rizal Park, Manila . Now I’m wondering if “am I really a Filipino?”, because I haven’t been there before, and I didn’t even know why. “Free” is the word that makes us decide to visit the museum soon. So here we are, visiting the ghosts from the past history of our very own country. They are not really ghosts which the exact definition is “immaterial”. It is not a museum made of projectors or hologram for that matter. I just feel like saying it for Halloween feels. Mmmmkay..

I have known the museum to be famous for its painting galleries including the Spoliarium made by Juan Luna. There’s no arguing, one factor that makes the museum worth seeing is the Spoliarium. Want to know the scariest part? We haven’t seen it. Why? Free entrance is equal to a long line of people, and that is why. So in a case like this, it pays to be early at the venue. Well, at least we still have reason to visit the museum again.

National Museum is divided by two: National Art Gallery and Museum of the Filipino People. The latter is the one that we were able to explore. It was located at the back of the National Art Galley. So no need to go any farther.

Kalinga’s Apo Whang Od: The mambabatok. The oldest and the last of the “Mambabatok” or what they called traditional hand-tap tattoo artist.
Ivory Trade (13th Century, I think) – Did you know that some elephants have successfully adapted not to grow their tusks so they won’t get hunted by those poachers? Yep! The natural process of evolution is stepping in, and Elephants are evolving. Tusk-less elephants were being spared by poachers. That’s what I’ve read from some article. 🙂 At the same time, I felt sad because having tusks is such a huge advantage for them, it serves as their weapon and tools to dig. Nonetheless, they seem to understand that the greater threat is “we are” – the humans. 🙁

 

My Bed Will Never Be This Cool And That Makes Me Sad

Sagan says: We are wanderers and storytellers.
Let me tell you a story.

2 years ago (sometime in June), I stayed in this cabin bed in Thailand where you can request which film/tv series you’d like to watch. I can’t think of any, then the receptionist arbitrarily suggested “Game of Thrones”.  I was like, “hmmm, okay why not. I have not seen it back then because whenever I tried to watch the first episode, I fell asleep. Well, this time, I did too fall asleep. Haha But hey, I’m now a fan of that series 🙂

Since we had to be early to the places we planned to visit tomorrow, I didn’t get enough sleep from the previous hotels we’d been. So I can say this was my best and comfortable sleep during the tour. 🙂 I love it. Actually, that unusual sleeping arrangements was the first reason why we opted to stay in that hostel and I highly recommend it. 🙂 They also have this cute, snob cat that’ll greet you at the door. ^_^

 

Spectacular View At Mt. Kiltepan, Sagada

My favorite star exposes its intense white glow while it appears to “rise” from the horizon. But this time, there’s a sea of clouds which makes it more dreamy. Perfect timing 😀

Can hardly blame our ancestors from the distant past who had worshiped you. Actually, it made more sense ‘cos you’re truly amazing! I think you deserve to have this separate post 🙂

Also, If we humans were not too Geocentric to think:  The sun doesn’t go down, nor rises as the Earth is spinning around. 🙂

And here’s Carl Sagan’s quote to remind us this beautiful epoch.

It’s interesting to think about the consequences of living in a double star system. Maybe our whole evolution would have produced different results with a very different day/night pattern than we have now. But to have two suns (plus the size of the Jupiter is so freaking massive)?, It is highly probable that there’s no life exists. No single-celled organisms had evolved. O.o

I watched That Thing Called Tadhana with my sister. Even though I like that film, I didn’t travel here because of that (would tell you on my next post why I did visit Sagada, so stay tuned). I’m pretty sure that these visitors were also here to see the beauty of Kiltepan because of this film. To my surprised, it is super pretty! Glad we woke up early and caught the transfixing beauty of the sunrise from Mt. Kiltepan. Top of the world where you can day dream on ensconcing this paradise soon. And by the way, humans are everywhere. >.< Don’t say I didn’t warn you. But I guess, there’s still a day where you can experience the view without the overwhelming number of people who also trying to capture the moment, so you need an extra radar when will that be. 😛 If you found one, then congrats! That would be a great escape from the ludicrous hectic world.