CITY SENSE
Folding paper in quarantine
by Paulo Alcazaren - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Most everyone’s tried the Japanese art of paper folding. It’s a standard in most elementary arts classes. With many sequestered in tight or shared spaces in their homes, all you need is a small, flat...
Quarantine Gardens big and small
by Paulo Alcazaren - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
I got a lot of feedback from my initial series on quarantine gardens, so this week we look at three more.
It’s a small world for these miniaturists
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week we featured two hobbyists, Albert Labrador and Edon Fabreo, who shrunk their worlds to fit their quarantined homes. I shared The Philippine STAR feature on my Facebook page and it garnered close to 2,000...
They shrink the world to fit their homes
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
In this time of pandemic, our world has shrunk to the limits of homes and gardens.
Gardening in the time of quarantine
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
‘One of IP Santos’ most important lessons was that even what people consider “weeds” also has ornamental value.’
Quarantine Gardens
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 8, 2020 - 12:00am
First we visit with Zenaida C. Galingan in Alabang.
Quarantine art spaces
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
These three artists show that art and creativity does not depend on the size of physical space you have access to, or your age or social circumstance.
Artists in quarantine
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Creatives have carved out physical territories for themselves in the homes they share with their families.
Deco delight
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
This fascinating style of architecture is found all over the country but is not appreciated by the general public, most government officials and the business community involved in real estate.
Recovering a coliseum
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The documentary‘Rizal Revival’ should be of interest not only to architects, heritageadvocates, and students,but also to anyone interested in how we can repurpose heritage for the new normal.ico.
Stories of my Mother
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I featured snippets of pre-war life written by my father, with my mother’s help, over a decade ago. My mother, Rolinda Gonzalez Alcazaren, passed away shortly after that. She did tell us stories...
Stories of my father
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Losing loved ones in this period of crisis is difficult. But we must carry on and celebrate their lives by treasuring the moments and memories they shared with us.
Escolta in black and white
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Escolta is undergoing a renaissance. New uses and a new generation of patrons are coming to discover Escolta and its potential beyond its facades.
My travels with Twink
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Travel and adventure defined my last four years with my wife Twink, who passed away from cancer just last January. She had a tendency to cram every minute of our itinerary with places to go and food to try. It will...
Visita Laguna (Part 2)
by Paulo Alcazaren - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The sense of community around traditions like this in our small towns is as palpable as the smell of yellow-stained provincial bread from the corner store. It’s a vibe that’s lost in our modern-day world...
Visita Laguna
by Paulo Alcazaren - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Holy Week, my wife Twink and I decided to do something different.
Art, food & culture at Prado Farms
by Paulo Alcazaren - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Lent is upon us once again, but the suffering is not in solidarity with the agony of Jesus Christ.
Diliman revival
by Paulo Alcazaren - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
One wishes the excellence that UP and its Oblation stand for extends not only to how UP shapes its graduates, but also to how it builds (and maintains) its structures and settings.
Angkor wow
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Indochinese culture is as varied as any across the four countries that call themselves neighbors there. We would not mind getting more of Cambodian culture.
10-month challenge
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
As a child, Senator Loren Legarda listened with wide-eyed wonder to many a heartwarming story about Antique on her grandmother’s lap.
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