Slate Reel: The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion (2010)

April is all about cheerful zappy fun, but we thought it would really be fun to inject some melancholy in that chirpy yellow place. So, here’s a film that has a brilliant yellow-orange palette but with despondent undertones. The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Lion offers you a pensive sadness with a sunny background … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Your March JuiceBox? Taipei!

For our last JuiceBox before we go on a break (we’ll be back in a few months!), we’re giving our subscribers something from terrific Taipei! So we are a bit delayed in sending out the March JuiceBox, but we have a good reason for it, trust us. Some members of our team went to Taipei … Continue reading

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Artist Quick Draw (March) : Gerome Soriano

In the March pages of your Slate Planner, you will find an arresting photograph that’s quite difficult to figure out at first glance, but brings a surprising realization after a few seconds of looking intently. That work of art is called Looking Up No. 7, a kite aerial photograph by Gerome Soriano. We first met … Continue reading

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Slate Play: Search for Success – ANSWERS!

If you’ve finished the search for success, congratulations! If you’re still searching and you find yourself stumped, here’s the cheat sheet. In any case, we hope this two-layered puzzle stimulated your brain when you needed it the most!


Artist Quick Draw (February) : Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Master of optical illusions, genius in visual perception, trompe l’oeil connoisseur, expert 3D image-maker. Akiyoshi Kitaoka is a professor in Japan by day and all these things all other times. We gave you a brief introduction to him and his work via the Slate 2014 Planner, but we know those pages cannot hold all his … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Your February JuiceBox?

FRAME YOUR TYPE Today, calligraphy may also be done using a pen, but in our honest opinion, pen calligraphy does not enjoy the same prestige as traditional brush calligraphy. But then again, creating your own typography artwork totally depends on your style. With this JuiceBox, we’re providing you with ink and brushes to render your … Continue reading

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Nihongo Fiesta 2014

A lot of things coming up this weekend! This February 22-23, the Japan Foundation Manila is holding the 2014 Nihongo Fiesta. Learn more about the Nihongo culture through their various events during this 2-day celebration including the 41st Nihongo Speech Contest, as well as the 6th Nihongo Quiz Bee for High School Students.  What we’re … Continue reading


Art Fair Philippines 2014

Coming from its success last year, Art Fair Philippines will again transform an urban carpark into one giant collection that will showcase the best in modern and contemporary Philippine visual art.  This year, it will feature 28 Filipino foremost contemporary art galleries and seven solo exhibitions by Filipino visual artists. Last year was such an overwhelming experience for … Continue reading

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2014! What’s Inside your January JuiceBox?

Let’s start the new year with a monochrome artist’s arsenal! The low-down on you January JuiceBox: 1. KOH-I-NOOR GIOCONDA DARK BROWN SEPIA PENCIL 8804  This is a lovely change from your grays and blacks! This sepia pencil is  ideal for sketching, shading, and drawing on any paper or board surface.   2. PRISMACOLOR EBONY GRAPHITE … Continue reading

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8th Spring Film Festival (2014)

The Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, together with Confucius Institute and Credit Suisse, with the cooperation of Ateneo Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza, once again brings you the Spring Film Festival this January 24 to February 2, 2014. The festival is now on its 8th run in the country. The Spring … Continue reading


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