The Mind Museum at Taguig, Philippines

Twenty prototypes of The Mind Museum‘s science exhibits were exposed to 300 pre-invited guests letting them the first to taste what it’s like to be in the Philippines’ first world-class science musem which will open late this year in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The country’s P1 billion project which was raised purely through private donations was made into reality by a non-profit and non-sectarian group, Bonifacio Art Foundation led by Fernando Zobel de Ayala.
“The Mind Museum is purely a collaboration of Filipino talents composed of designers & scientists.” says Kai, one of the exhibit managers.  The Mind Museumcan accommodate 500-600 people at a time and it would take more than 4 hours to completely visit the place if one would spend a minute or so to the 250 group of exhibits or close to a thousand if counted individually. The entrance fee is not finalized yet but it may likely be comparative to other science-oriented or local parks in Manila but they also have socialized entrance fees for public students.

Free Backpacking Talk w/ Lilianne of Wanderlass About Her Upcoming Around the World Trip



A free talk about travel and backpacking around the world on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 7:00 pm at R.O.X. - Bonifacio High St. Lilliane Cobiao is a blogger, traveler, scuba diver and couchsurfer. To read her blog Wanderlass you may click here. Joncy Sumulong is also a blogger and traveler and will share his latest India and South East Asia Trips. To read his blog Banana Pancake Trail, you may click here

Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club 0ffers FREE Tour to Manila Metropolitan Theatre


It was 12 noon and it’s so hot but when we went inside this 76-year old decaying theatre I felt a gush of cold wind from ceiling to my head then had goose bumps all throughout my body. I thought it’s only me who felt this way but so are my companions.“Air – cooled by spirits!” I heard someone at my back . It was so dark inside Manila Metropolitan Theater (Met) so sad seeing this as one of the finest art deco building in the country on the verge of destruction that the tour guide shared “it is better to see this now in decaying process than haven't at all”. Then I saw in one of the posts peeling off this “Philippines Most Haunted” vandal while we go up in a rubbish and wooden stairs that lead us to the other side.


Going inside Manila Metropolitan Theater only requires a brave heart and consent. Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club offers a FREE once in a month tour to this place but make sure to let them know a month ahead. This is an effort of preserving postal mails, post cards and stamps at these times when everyone is into online world already.  Who knows perhaps through this tour we develop a new generation of philatelists? In China, stamp collecting is considered as one of the top investments in a highly cultural field because it is a strong hobby that does not perish after only a given time. In the Philippines, culture and heritage it is the last priority... as always.



There is also a brief lecture of Old Manila like the Manila Post Office of 1900 used to house stables so it won't be a surprise if someone carrying a letter sending it elsewhere and he/she smells a pee of a horse etc.  To know more about this Manila Metropolitan Theater tour you can visit their Facebook Fan Page Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club









Inside Metropolitan Theater    


Serious hobbyists joining a bid for collector's items   


The tourists                                                

Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club meets every 3rd Sunday at the Main Lobby of the PhilPost Building. Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila