Backyard of the Universe

November 24, 2011

Yesterday evening, a few friends from the studio and myself went to LRI Design Plaza Makati to attend the little opening party for Valerie Chua's first solo exhbit, Backyard of the Universe. I've known Val for I think a couple or so years now, and meeting her was all thanks to a series that we were both into back then (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!). I've been a huge fan of her work ever since (even more now especially because a lot of her newer work is mori-inspired), so it's no surprise that I wanted to see the exhibit on the very night of its opening.

Everything in the exhibit was so, so beautiful. It's one thing to admire the paintings on the net, seeing them up close gives a whole different feeling! And the atmosphere at Heima only added to the whole experience. The "private viewing" eventually turned out to be a huge sosyal party inside Heima. I've never seen so many people in one little place before, so I mostly just stayed on the couch with Luisa. (Social recluses x 9999!) I did get to meet a couple of people I've been stalking online for some time now-- hello Aleyn and Allie! --and got to talk with a lot of talented people I knew, so it was nice. I'm so happy for Val because the opening was a huge success. (For the nth time, congratulations! * u *)

Backyard of the Universe will be open for viewing until January. For more details about the exhibit, visit

© oh my little girl Maira Gall.