Postal Heritage Tour Part 5: The Aftermath

By on April 19, 2012

Before ending the tour Sir Lawrence brought us to Arroceros Park. Seriously the best way to unwind after a tiring but fun day. The spot is beside the Pasig River. Yes, no picture since it was past 6 pm already and I was very eager to sit down and relax 😛

Parting ways, I went with Ate Bebang Siy (the author of “It’s A Mens World”), Ate Maru, Kuya Poy and Kuya Wasi to SM Manila for dinner, in Ate Bebang’s insistence so that I wouldn’t have to eat alone daw. And Kuya Wasi accompanied me from SM Manila to MRT. Thank you! 🙂

Dinner! Gravy overload!

With that said, here are my two cents about the whole experience:

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Postal Heritage Tour Part 4: Metropolitan Theater

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Fond of ghost hunting? Well, not me. Swear to God I’m a big scared-y cat until now. I think this is the effect of people around me watching to much horror movies, especially when I was young and Shake Rattle & Roll will be broadcast on local channels..

Anyway, I’m already sweaty and tired but go lang ng go! Our next destination is the Metropolitan Theater, which is across the Liwasang Bonifacio.

Manila Metropolitan Theater (or better known as MET) is an art deco building designed by Juan Arellano, one of the great Filipino architects in our history, is tagged as the “grand dame” of Manila’s theaters. It has gone through renovation but it hasn’t been restored to it former glory.

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Postal Heritage Tour Part 1: Getting Ready

By on April 18, 2012

I lived my whole life in the city, but in 21 years I haven’t been able to explore all of it. Especially our country’s capital, Manila nor my hometown, Marikina.

Then a unique opportunity presented upon itself one day – a FREE Postal Heritage Guided Tour and Photography on Facebook. Checking my schedule on my ever reliable planner, my Sunday was unmarked and in a heartbeat I emailed Sir Lawrence Chan.

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club conducts the free tour, in cooperation with Philpost, Museo ng Maynila, Intramuros Administration, National Press Club, Winners Foundation, and Department of Education every third Sunday of the month. Lovers of architecture, philately, history and ghost hunting — this is for you! 🙂

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