Thursday, October 27, 2016

When Inspiration Strikes!

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unexpected places. A couple of weeks ago, the Waifu and I got free tickets to watch a ballet at the Aliw Theater. The show's called 'The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess' and was hosted by Ballet Manila, a classical institution and dance company here in the Philippines. 

The awesome cast of The Swan, The Fairy & The Princess

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nothing But Brick's October Builder Of The Month - Arvin Encarnacion

I have been attending brick events of PhLUG and PinoyLUG for several months now and I could attest to the fact that the local Lego community is filled with talented builders. These people are gifted with creative minds as they build innovative works of art using the brick as their medium. I have great respect for these guys and gals for being dedicated to their craft. It takes a lot of time and effort to build a MOC and I admire them for continuing to come up with new stuff.

Arvin Encarnacion giving a talk at Ayala Museum's Inspire Everyday Event last July 2015 (photo courtesy of Arvin Encarnacion)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Preview Of Danish Days At PhLUG's Brickfast 25

Two weeks ago, I attended PhLUG's Brickfast 25 to check out the cool entries for the Danish House MOC contest. In preparation for the upcoming Brickxhibit at the Danish Days event hosted by the Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines at SM Aura, PhLUG members were encouraged to build their own Danish homes. As always, PhLUG's builders rose to the challenge and brought their A games.

Here are all the entries for the contest. Check them out!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Carl Sagan And The Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan is one of my personal heroes. I named my youngest son, Asher Sagan Grey after him. To those who don't know the man, Mr. Sagan is a brilliant astrophysicist who was a strong advocate of scientific and critical thinking. By making science popular and significant to the common folk, he was able to inspire people to seek knowledge to explain the nature of the universe and to determine the purpose of humanity's existence. Here's my small tribute to the man.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

MOCs @ PinoyLUG & Lego Trading Group's BxB 5.0

The last week of September was very hectic for me. There were lots of meetings and projects going on at the office that needed my attention. Also, I went down with some sort of viral illness which made me bedridden from Thursday until Friday. As a result, I was unable to write several entries for the blog. I've already laid out these backlogs and plan to finish them ASAP so stay tuned for that, folks!