Saturday, June 30, 2012

Six Museums in Pasig City

439 years. That's very long indeed. Pasig is one of the oldest existing towns in the Philippines, as it was created by the Augustinians in 1572, and a lot of history had happened here. The name "Pasig" was from Sanskrit meaning "river flowing from one body of water to another." Since the Pasig River connects Laguna Bay to Manila Bay, thus the name. The 439th Pasig Day celebration is filled with a long list of events and activities spanning almost 3 months which includes the Tour of Six Museums in Pasig City.

It was surprising to learn that there are 6 museums in Pasig City, so I want to see for myself what it is all about. July 28 was the scheduled date and it kicked off at the Pasig City Museum.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Invitation to the Pasig Six Museums Tour 2012

Dear Readers of The Pinoy Warrior,

If anyone lives or is near in Pasig, join The Pinoy Warrior in the 2012 Tour of Six Museums in Pasig. The Tour is part of the 439th celebration of Pasig City and it will be held this June 28, 2012. Registration starts 7:30am at the Plaza Rizal right in front of the Pasig City Museum. According to Anna, the employee of the museum, the places to be visited are the following:

1. Pasig City Museum
2. Colegio del Buen Consejo School Museum
3. Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral and Diocesan Museum
4. Doll-Joy Gallery and Museum
5. Lopez Memorial Museum
6. Meralco Museum

Buses will be provided as transportation so all you have to worry about is waking up early to be there. Visiting museums is a great way to get in touch with our culture and know more about our past. I haven't really visited any of these museums so I'm taking advantage of this opportunity.

It would be great to call first (02) 641-02-11 to confirm attendance.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Buhay Kariton

It can be considered as the remnants of Filipino nomadic living. It could be the last example of our old ways, long before the baranggays and societies were founded. Or it can be a display of Pinoy ingenuity still. Those are what can be said about the kariton.

Made of scrap wood, metal and rubber, the kariton is incredibly versatile. It can be a mode of transportation, an occupational tool, a playground for children and a home. In the 1980s and probably earlier, there were plenty of people using the kariton. Commonly seen on the streets during daylight, pushed by scrap and bottle collectors known as "magbobote". At night, they'd be parked on a dark and isolated corner and used as bed and shelter.