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Coffee Paintings by Carren Evangelista at Book Latte Alternative Art Space

Book Latte Alternative Art Space opens for another set of art pieces last December 18, 2017. This time, it was all about paintings done with coffee powder diluted in water. “MANGGAD” – coffee paintings by Carren Evangelista shows another treasure in the art by using coffee powder to express what she treasures as a child, a woman, and an artist.

Coffee Paintings

In her first solo mini-exhibit of coffee paintings, Carren examined the concept of “Manggad”, a Hiligaynon word for “treasure”. What is really a treasure? What do you treasure? Who do you treasure?

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

The exhibit shows some of the personal memories of Carren in her childhood. She believes that childhood is a defining moment for any of us. It is the most important foundation that will direct one’s life in the future. In a matter of time, adulthood will reflect one’s childhood. These are embodied by her coffee paintings.

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

Alongside with childhood, it is the most fragile phase of human life. The virtue and personality honed in this phase will eventually decide either to make or break one’s future. The children in her coffee paintings live simple, have purity, and show kindness – virtues that need emphasis when we deal with each other, perhaps even with ourselves.

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

“Last but not the lease, the most important “manggad” earned in this endeavor is the lesson learned as an artist – to never be afraid to play with the medium and materials, as evinced by freer brushstrokes and weaved paper texture, just as it was in her childhood when she played, explored her environment and interests, and created memories.”

Coffee Paintings

Coffee Paintings

[caption id="attachment_749" align="aligncenter" width="2000"]Coffee Paintings Old portrait of Carren’s grandparents done when she was in 5th grade[/caption]

Coffee Paintings

These virtues – simplicity, purity, and kindness – are not only exemplified in her coffee paintings, but also on the way she arranged the whole space. With toys, coloring materials, cassette, videotape, and some sparkling lights, the Book Latte Alternative Art Space is toned down to live like a child once again. What an experience!

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

The opening night was well supported and attended by Carren’s family and friends! This is just a simple way to celebrate her masterpieces and creativity.

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

Coffee Painting

“Manggad” Coffee Paintings by Carren Evengelista will run til January 17, 2018 here at Book Latte Alternative Art Space! Come and visit these art pieces!

Coffee Painting

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#NewFoodxBookLatte Giveaway – Christmas at Book Latte

Book Latte is very grateful for its 2017. Christmas holidays make everyone busy and excited. The season of giving and love fills the air in our lounge and library. As part of the celebration, we are introducing our new food menus with the hashtag #NewFoodxBookLatte!

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To show their gratefulness to all the #HumansOfBookLatte they are giving away 5 of P300 worth of Book Latte experiences before the year ends. We inviting everyone to participate and get a chance to win a gift certificate. The certificate is transferable as your gift to someone you love. Check this post now on how to join!

#NewFoodxBookLatte

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To our #HumansOfBookLatte:

In celebration of a wonderful 2017 with us, we will be giving away 5 – P300 worth of Book Latte experience featuring our new food menus.

Make somebody special happy! You may also give and share your gift certificate to others (a friend, a donee, a relative) in case you win! This is entirely transferrable. To join, kindly do the following steps:

1. Like or LOVE this original post.
2. Share this post on your Facebook timeline using the hashtag #NewFoodxBookLatte. (Make sure the post is in public settings so we can check on it ^_^ )
3. Comment below 3 of your friends on the original post.

#ChristmasAtBookLatte Let’s tell everyone what’s new in Book Latte!
Stay tuned for our series of announcements of winners!

To join, here is the post!

 

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover Book Launch

Claire Betita De Guzman, an Ilongga author who is behind the bestselling No Boyfriend Since Birth, launched her new book, Miss Makeover, last December 2, 2017 at Book Latte Megaworld.

The launching was well attended by Claire’s family and friends. Everyone enjoyed interesting stories. fun games and exciting raffles and giveaways.

About Claire:

Claire Betita De Guzman is an Ilongga author who pursued excellence in journalism. She earned her degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. She has also taken up writing courses from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She is a former magazine editor at Cosmopolitan Philippines, Preview, and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, and lifestyle reporter for the broadsheet TODAY.

Now, she enjoys writing novels, short stories and a dip of poetry. She is the author of chick-lit novel No Boyfriend Since Birth, published by Summit Books, which was adapted into a TV series in the Philippines. Also, she authored other books like Girl Meets World, also by Summit Books, and Budget is the New Black, by Marshall Cavendish in Singapore. Her latest novel, Miss Makeover, was actually released this year.

Book Latte was filled with laughter and smiles. To make the occasion more alive, delectable food was served. We had club sandwiches, waffles, cream horns and fish fillet; all paired with sparkling juices.

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

Miss Makeover

About Miss Makeover:

“When beauty writer and makeup maven Mara Francisco gets a grand makeover, she also got hunky, handsome Markus. It’s about time: it’s been five years since Mara’s had a boyfriend. But has Markus really fallen for her – or the new, made-up Mara? Just as things go awry, work takes Mara to a far-flung town in the Philippines for a no-frills, back to basics program called the Real Beauty Boot Camp. The boot camp’s main rule? Absolutely no makeup during the six-day workshop!”

Miss Makeover

“But it’s been years since Mara has gone out without her ‘face’. And she needs to be filmed for her magazine’s vlog – by her cheeky but irresistibly charming colleague, Jack. Was it fate that she bumps into Joel, and old, intense high school crush she discovers she hasn’t really gotten over yet? And why is she drawn to the aloof and unavailable town local, Victor?”

“Follow Mara’s adventures from the jungles of Bali to the beaches of the Philippines, amidst makeup mishaps, island escapades, and social media slip-ups in her search for answers… and true love.”

Along with the whole program, many of us enjoyed some moments at the photo booth.

Miss Makeover

It was a fun-filled day with Claire Betita De Guzman as she launched her new book, Miss Makeover. For any inquiries about her book, you can connect with her on her social media accounts, @clairebetita or visit her on the web https://clairebetita.com/.

We hope to have you again in Book Latte, Ms Claire! Book Latte sends our warmest congratulations to you!

Photo credits: Nile on Weekends