Quezon City Celebrates their 75th Anniversary!

I'm not really familiar around Quezon City besides the fact that its the second biggest city in the country. next to Davao city, I'm not a "wandering-around" kind of person (though I want to travel.) lol!
Actually if you will put me anywhere in QC I will get lost 100% haha! it's embarrassing if you don't know the country that you live in right? Good thing I was invited to explore some parts of QC for their 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.
Together with other bloggers, we visited some places that we didn't realize exist in QC. We have a Forest in the heart of the busy metro and Center For The Arts for some rising artist, that I will be tackling later.

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There is indeed a lot of historical places in Quezon City that citizens and most specially the youth should know, like Quezon Heritage HouseQC ShrineUrban Farming, Tandang Sora Shrine and the Santuario de San Pedro Bautista Church.
It's nice to know how rich Quezon City's culture is, that every cities should also practice this kind of appreciation.

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To cut the chase let me take you to our first stop on our #QCBlogventure.
La Mesa Eco Park

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I've been hearing about this park on television and radio but for some reasons I didn't have a chance to visit it. We only did a minor tour inside because it's actually the largest ecological park in manila and it  will only consume our time if we're going to tour around the 33 hectare park.

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The park opens its safe haven to public in September 2004, now it is an ideal place to held a team building or for adventure seekers like hiking, mountain-biking, paddle boat ride and fishing.
Photos I took inside the park:

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I personally didn't notice how time flies as I wander inside the park, it is super refreshing to walk around without pollution.
Note: Bring a bottled water and a biscuit because you will definitely burn some fats by just walking around. Though there are some stores inside the park, its better to be prepared right?
Now on our second adventure...
Erehwon Center for the Arts

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Art is really close to my heart, so my reaction when I knew we were going to visit a center for the arts was YEY! literally like a kid lol. 
If you are wondering what Erehwon means. It was inspired by the fictional satirical utopia, created by novelist Samuel Butler, also if you're going to reverse the word Erehwon you will read it as Now Here!
Its a four-storey gallery that supports arts in many forms, they have dance studio, music hall, and gallery spaces.
Here are some Photos I took inside the building:

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There are some artist residing in the center like Daloy Dance Company, Metro Manila Concert Orchestra and audiovisual producers called Film Dog.
Erehwon seek to be the living hub and nerve center of the arts in the Philippines, and further inspire the development and promotion of Philippine art.

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They also have Erehwon Cafe that serves haven drinks for artist and art lovers, a place they call 3 C's: Convergence, Collaboration, and Camaraderie.

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The center for the arts is now on their 3rd year thanks to its two legs, the Art foundation and the Business corporation for making Erehwon stronger each year.
"Erehwon is committed to enrich art within its host community, push for the proliferation of public art,and propel the momentum for the formation of an Art Policy Council that will help prioritize the art agenda among government policy makers." says Founder Raphael Benitez.
After some question and answer with sir Raphael we headed to our last stop, which is Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife unfortunately they're close already and can't accommodate visitors before 5pm.

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So we decided to go to the nearest restaurant because we haven't been having lunch that's why we look so pale in this photo but happy at least we learned new things, and gained new friends.
Before I call it a day I would like to thank Quezon City government - Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte and the people behind this amazing tour Niccolo Cosme and Earth Rullan for including me in this big event.

For more information, you may check the website -http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php/visiting-qc.

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