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June 2010

Tanghalang Pilipino’s 24th Season: IDOL!

Theater By June 29, 2010 No Comments

BANAAG AT SIKAT; ISANG ROCK MUSICAL
National Artist Projects: Bienvenido Lumbera & Salvador Bernal
in cooperation with the NCCA & CCP

Libretto: Bienvenido Lumbera
Music: Lucien Letaba
Production Design: Salvador Bernal, Jr.
Direction: José Estrella
August 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27 -29, 2010
CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

AMERICAN HWANGAP
By Lloyd Suh (Filipino translation by Joi Barrios)
in cooperation with the Lark Play Development Center (USA)

Playwright : Lloyd Suh
Filipino translation: Joi Barrios
Direction : Chris Millado
September 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, October 1-3
CCP — Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

ANG HUKUMAN NI SINUKUAN
National Artist Project: Virgilio Almario
in cooperation with the NCCA

Libretto: Liza Magtoto
Music: Jed Balsamo
Direction: Tess Jamias
November 19-21, 26-28, December 3-5, 10-12
CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute

Click here for the synopses and additional details.

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Remembering VLF3: LAB RESULTS: Positive (Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Review)

Theater By June 28, 2010 No Comments

I thought it would be nice to repost this article Gibbs Cadiz wrote for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in August 2007. I have been thinking about this article a lot for the following reasons:

1. Now once again, I am as involved in the Lab Fest as I was in 2007. During VLF3, I saw all the sets and was very much involved in almost all of the aspects of it. Something I did not get to do for VLF4 as I missed a few sets, declined directing a play, then a staged reading and finally resigned as actor due to personal reasons; and something I did not get to do at all for VLF5, as I only caught JUST one set.
2. I see the same old faces, and the new faces are those of the people I have worked with before – in Tanghalang Ateneo and Dulaang U.P.. or if not have worked with, went to school with, made friends because of friends of friends of friends. The theater world is really small.

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Remembering VLF3: LAB RESULTS: Positive (Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Review)

Theater By June 28, 2010 No Comments

I thought it would be nice to repost this article Gibbs Cadiz wrote for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in August 2007. I have been thinking about this article a lot for the following reasons:

1. Now once again, I am as involved in the Lab Fest as I was in 2007. During VLF3, I saw all the sets and was very much involved in almost all of the aspects of it. Something I did not get to do for VLF4 as I missed a few sets, declined directing a play, then a staged reading and finally resigned as actor due to personal reasons; and something I did not get to do at all for VLF5, as I only caught JUST one set.
2. I see the same old faces, and the new faces are those of the people I have worked with before – in Tanghalang Ateneo and Dulaang U.P.. or if not have worked with, went to school with, made friends because of friends of friends of friends. The theater world is really small.

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Star Cinema’s Cinco movie trailer

Movies By June 28, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

This horror film is different though. First and foremost, it is my dear friend Nick Olanka’s first mainstream film (hoorah! hoorah! hoorah! yippeeee! yippeee!!! rain dance! sun dance! sun dance festival! hahaha), after his successful short film Lunes ng Hapis, his Cinemalaya film Huling Araw ng Linggo, and his running-total-of 4 directed Maalala Mo Kaya episodes.

Okay, now for the second part, it has Marielle Rodriguez, Nanding Josef – who happens to be the current Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino, Arnold Reyes, Ketchup Eusebio… and for the most interesting part of it all, Nicki’s friends from the U.P. Repertory Company acting in bit roles!!! Hooraaah!! Hoorah!!

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Obladi Oblada – Boy Prodigy Version

Music By June 27, 2010 No Comments

I’ve been watching these videos ever since I saw them on my Facebook news feed, posted by Nick in his attempt to distract people from the fact that Boy Abunda plugged him on SNN. Hahaha. Also, this song always makes me think of my friend Lizzie.

Lizzie, Tin and Angku at Angku's bridal shower, October 2006

She sang it on videoke on that night we had a get-together in Discovery Suites.

OBLADI OBLADA


Desmond has his barrow in the market place…
Molly is the singer in a band…
Desmond says to Molly “Girl, I like your face”

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Saturday Lunch at Cocina Juan

Restaurants By June 27, 2010 No Comments

Ryan asked me where I wanted to have lunch. There is Bellini’s at the end of the street from the clinic and a Thai restaurant along the street, but I said I did not want to eat at either of them. I asked, “What about Cocina Juan? You willing to drive all the way to U.P. Village?” And that is how we ended having lunch at Cocina Juan.

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My “other” baby – a Nikon D90

Photography By June 26, 2010 No Comments

Yes, my Nikon D80 is dead and has been for four months. I finally managed to write about it too and you may read about it here.

I have actually been in touch with a few sellers in the past weeks, except that my money was all over the place and there wasn’t really much of a need to get a camera ASAP, until the other day when my boss asked me, “You’re a photographer right?” (Actually, there was a ringing in my ear when she said that, which is always my reaction every time someone puts “you” and “photographer” in one sentence when talking to me.) I said, “Um, yes” though and she said, “Can you take photos of the lab fest? Because no one officially is.” I told her I have been seeing people with cameras in the audience and I thought there was. She said no though and that is how I became an official photographer of the VLF6. She also said, “Take good photos ha!” and I’m no magician, but I said I will do my best.

VLF6 Camera Pass

VLF6 Camera Pass

The problem was, I had no camera as of that very

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Angkulet dot com is 1 yr old today! Happy anniversary to us!

Musings By June 25, 2010 No Comments

Congratulationsssss…. to me!!! One year of blogging and learning and all that! If you ask me if this blog makes money, my answer is NO, not at all. In truth, my adsense tells me I have made $1.90 so far – quite a lot right?! 😛 (Why don’t you help me out by clicking one of the ads every now and then?!)

But you know, that’s alright. I didn’t put this site up to make money. In fact, I never really make any real effort at promoting this site to make money. If I do promote it every now and then on twitter and facebook, it’s because I want to share my thoughts or my stories. I don’t make money out of your visiting my site, because my adsense is set up in a

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“Higit Pa Dito” ang “Ondoy” – Another VLF6 Experience

Theater By June 24, 2010 No Comments

Got home last night by midnight, to my husband standing by the gate with his hands on his waist and the taxi driver chuckling in his seat. Nah, I’m just kidding about his hands being on his waist, but yes, he was standing by the gate, waiting for me, with prior text messages to me like, “So is the Virgin Labfest til midnight?” and “What time do you plan to go home?”

Actually, we went straight home after watching the play, with only a couple of minutes spent filling up survey forms and discussing how to get home and who goes with whom. It was just that the show started at 8pm, with three plays in the set, and the taxi ride was kinda long, in the pouring rain. As a side story, my heart almost broke when in the pelt down, out of the blurry vision of the road the windshield afforded us, I saw a pregnant woman with a one or two-year old baby in her arms begging from cars waiting for a green light. The little one was wearing a sando, its hair sticking to its head and its face, in the heavy rain. I had the urge to run out of the taxi and give my Esprit umbrella, and maybe I could have if only the traffic light did not change from red to green.

Today, I decided that I would catch the 3pm show so as to avoid coming home late in a taxi to a waiting, almost-angry husband. Besides, the lab fest could use an extra person in the audience. More people watch in the evening than in the afternoon because they have regular-hours work, unlike me – who works all evening and sleeps all morning.

So after my experiments with commuting from Cainta to CCP, which included taking an FX taxi from Junction to RCBC-Ayala and taking a cab from Buendia to CCP; as well as taking the orange jeep-LRT1-LRT2-to still, the taxi-route, I have finally resigned to just taking the LRT and just allotting more time for the commute. Since I have to be at all the sets to take photos, I figured a stored value LRT ticket is a worthy investment.

Route would be:

jeep from Cainta to LRT2 Santolan station
LRT2 Santolan to Recto station
LRT2 Recto-LRT1 Doroteo Jose station to LRT1 Vito Cruz station
Orange jeep to CCP

and vice versa.

Today was my first time to experience the LRT on a weekday scene and my, was it sensational! I have never seen so many people crammed in one place and with all kinds of smell – not in a long time at least! On the bridge from D. Jose station to Recto station, there were a lot of food stalls and I could not resist getting shawarma. I remember thinking, “Wow, I have not had shawarma in such a long time! I have not had shawarma since college! And I don’t even know if this shawarma I am having right now is good because I can’t even remember how it’s supposed to taste in the first place,”

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