This is a recollection of my not-so-recent visit of Cubao-X (Expo) after I found Gateway Mall-Cubao a bit bland for my taste that night. The area is popular among off-center clients of vintage and artsy-fartsy stuff, Marikina-manufactured shoes and Bellini's authentic Italian menu. The place's clientele could not be found anywhere else in Cubao, I think. Cubao Expo is eclectic and the unfamiliar will easily be lost wondering why they're even there.
Maybe because the whole place was a work of art? I really don't know the answer to that restriction.
Located in the outskirts of the Araneta Center (where the Big Dome is for the benefit of artistic local tourists visiting Metro Manila from nearby provinces), Cubao Expo is a significant hub for the local art scene where artists congregate for exhibits and coffee. One can normally spot indie actors, painters, and other types of artists lingering in shops discussing the art scene.
The next time you visit Cubao, try walking past Gateway Mall and Shopwise. Walk a little further beyond the bus terminal strip and you'll see Cubao Expo.
|Dalanghita Drink at Penpen's|
|The interior of Penpen's|