One of my many stops was the booth of the Philippine Textile Research Institute, which is a sister agency (my office's mother agency is the Department of Science and Technology), and the woman who made a weaving demo fascinated me.
All of the threads used in the loom are natural--and the colours of the thread are of natural dyes! I've made the discovery that the cloth used in making our office uniform is made by PTRI--or that they had something to do with it.
|Sleeping Beauty's father won't be so happy about this! Not all spinning wheels have been burnt!|
I spied this little spinning wheel near the loom. And I thought spinning wheels no longer existed. Well, I was wrong! This is a modern spin (no pun intended) on the spinning wheel we were acquainted with in the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
Later that evening, I attended a Stakeholders' Night for the DOST agencies. There was a sort of talent presentation, and two of my dearest friends at work--Rina and Billy were one of six representatives for the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute in the Quezon City Cluster B. This is a picture of Billy and Rina--before Rina changed into her costume for the talent show.
They performed highlights from the musical The Sound of Music--and they all looked cute!
Earlier that afternoon, I went around and saw the British Council Booth and was curious about their exhibit. They had a question--what British innovation is being used today? So I answered medicines, with Alexander Fleming and penicillin in mind. I posted the answer using an apple shaped sticky note, on a huge picture of a tree. After that, I had a selfie with Sir Isaac Newton, and got myself a nifty button from the British Council. Yay!
I've got myself really useful information about scholarships--something to motivate me when I go back to law school next school year--and it will also motivate me to work hard so I can graduate. Who knows what would happen next? :)
Attending the NSTW the second time in a row that I've become a regular employee is a part of my weird, self-imposed tradition. There's always something new to see and new to learn. Hopefully next year, I can attend again!
Earlier that month, I went to our regular "date" with my high school friend Denise. It's something that I always look forward to. Also, Denise is only one who I can talk to about certain topics like life, politics, and literature without fear of being judged as weird. It's nice to have a friend who you can talk to on that level!
|Image courtesy of Denise Gesilva|
Our regular haunt is a restaurant called Amici, which, by the way, serves great pasta, pizza, and yummy gelato. Another thing I love about the restaurant is its interiors--it's cosy---perfect for a quiet lunch with friends or family. By the way, we do recommend Amici's Spinach and chorizo pizza! It's very, very filling. I promise to take a photo of the pizza next time!
After lunch, I accompanied Denise outside Starbucks to meet her boyfriend, who loves to feed the ducks and fish. It's actually a fun activity, and pretty much therapeutic, too! So Denise and I were given bread to feed the ducks and fish--although, the fish is actually the intended recipient.
So ends this blog entry. I'm looking forward to this month's lunch "date"! How was your July, everyone? :)