Sometimes a change of scene from your mundane study desk and the many distractions at home (hello bed, hello television, hello annoying siblings) is necessary for productive reading and learning. Aside from the usual option of wifi cafes, here are other alternatives you can check out!
What better way to generate some inspiration than works of art that have lasted over the centuries? Housed in the National Museum is the National Art Gallery that exhibits artwork from Filipino artists since the 17th century to the modern era. For a more historical experience, you may also try the Ayala Museum with its exhibits of pre-colonial Philippine artifacts and a diorama experience of Philippine history. For a limited time, this museum is also holding exhibitions for local art, Sanso: Setting the Stage and foreign talent, Tetsuya Noda: Steven Co Collection.
If you’re simply looking for some peace and quiet to enjoy a good book, then take a stroll at these parks within Metro Manila. Both the Washington Sycip and Paco Park offer environments that are harmonious with nature. Nothing like reading under the shade of gigantic trees, relaxing by the ornamental water structures, and listening to tranquil background music (Paco Park sometimes presents free live music events) to take you away from the buzzing city and transport you to the world within the pages.
Finally, for a comprehensive supply of resources, electricity outlets, wifi, and an environment conducive to studying, then go for our local libraries. The Pasig City Library provides an academic and scientific approach with its Science Discovery Centrum and having each floor dedicated to either the Children’s, High School, or College section. Conversely, the CCP Library specializes in arts and culture as well as history and the humanities in terms of its resource content (e.g. musical compositions, transcripts, audio tapes and photos). These libraries may also present the occasional academic workshops or seminars for further learning incentives.