Gulong by Vicente Pado Jr Exhibit

[LVDJ] Wishes from Brazil, food from Korea, and art from the Philippines.

Day 3 of A Day in The Life (tagged as ‘La Vie de Jer’ or [LVDJ]). I met up with a good friend of mine from university for lunch. Dianne just arrived from volunteering at the World Cup in Brazil and came packed with stories.

We had lunch at Seoul Express, a small Korean place that is fast becoming one of my favorite BGC nooks: for their affordable lunch boxes and despite the minimal seating and outdoor location.

Seoul Express - Spicy Pork Bulgogi
Spicy Pork Bulgogi Lunch box from Seoul Express


From our seats at Seoul Express, I noticed that there was an art gallery nearby, so we decided to go. Art Galilea is currently holding Vicente Pado Jr.’s second one man exhibit. It will run until July 15, 2014.

Gulong by Vicente Pado Jr ExhibitTaken from the PR released on the FB event page:

Following the success of his first one-man show in 2011, Vicente “JunX” Pado comes back to the art scene with “Gulong”. In this new series, Pado explores a familiar yet delicate territory as he shows us images of children that are then incorporated with signs and symbols creating exceptional representations of the artist’s collected narratives of his own cycle of life: his childhood experiences, fatherhood, and starting a family in a foreign land.

Pado graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. As a student, Pado won in several art competitions such as the Shell National Students Arts Competition, Art Petron, and the DPC/YP-PLDT Visual Arts Competition. After graduation, he also worked as an Art Director and Production Designer for films produced by both independent and major outfits. “Gulong” is Pado’s second one man show following “Terra Mater” in 2011.

Gulong by Vicente Pado Jr Exhibit
Move-on Johny by Vicente Pado Jr.
Gulong by Vicente Pado Jr 2
Soar for More by Vicente Pado Jr.

The one above is my favorite piece. In the exhibit, I so loved the children’s eyes, they were beautifully drawn and painted. Dianne liked the smiles depicted on the children’s faces.


Ended my lunch break with an Instax Wide photo in Art Galilea and Dianne’s pasalubong, a couple of  pulseiras from Senhor do Bonhim. According to Dianne, the giver is supposed to tie the ribbons on your wrist, and you make three wishes while the giver knots them three times. If it unravels on its own, it means good things for your wishes. If not….  D: We were laughing while she simultaneously told me the story and tied the bracelets. She didn’t tell me I couldn’t remove them on my own until they were all tied up! HAHA

The story was recounted to her by a Brazilian friend. Dianne hasn’t removed hers yet, and she’s been back a week.

instax wide pulseiras senhor do bonhimAnd that was an hour and a half of my life. 🙂

All photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5. Art Galilea is at 28th St. Bonifacio Global City. Seoul Express is at The Fort Strip, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.



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