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July 2010

Virgin Labfest 6 Photos: Bakit Wala Nang Nagtatagpo sa Oberpas (Set A)

Theater By July 30, 2010 No Comments

Bakit Wala Nang Nagtatagpo sa Philcoa Oberpas
written by Carlo Pacolor Garcia
directed by Riki Benedicto

Stage Manager: Reynald Dimaranan Jeciel
Music: Marco Harder
Choreographer: Roeder Camañag

Cast:
Paolo Rodriguez as Ebanghelista
Kat Castillo as Snatser
Kat de Leon as Tindera
Mayen Estañero as Babae
Michael Ian Lomongo as Lalaki
Russel Legaspi as Manggagantso
Jonathan Tadioan as Pulis
Crispin Pineda as Bulag

VLF6: Bakit Wala Nang Nagtatagpo sa Philcoa Oberpas (2010)

Atop the Philcoa Overpass, life goes on as usual; a vendor waits for her toys to be sold, a street hustler invites passersby to solve a puzzle that doesn’t seem to have any solution, and an evangelist shouts hallelujah and asks for some meager change so that everybody’s soul can be saved.

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Virgin Labfest 6 Photos: Balunbalunan, Bingibingihan (Set A)

Theater By July 29, 2010 No Comments

Balunbalunan, Bingibingihan written by Debbie Ann Tan, directed by Issa Manalo Lopez. Bembol Roco as Gilbey’s, Missy Maramara as Brandy, PJ Paule as Whiskey. Here is a slideshow of the photos from the entire set. They’re all really dark, even though I already cranked up the curves… I like to think of them as studies on chiarascuro. The photos were taken as photo documentation for Teatro Pilipinas and Tanghalang Pilipino but all photo copyrights belong solely to me.

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Virgin Labfest 6 Photos: Isagani (Set A)

Theater By July 28, 2010 No Comments

Isagani written by Alex Dorola Yasuda, directed by Vince Tanada. Cast: John San Antonio as Isagani, Kierwin Larena as Lalaki. A stand-up comedian in one of those tawdry sing-along bars in Malate harbors a secret. Only the mute Miraculous Grotoo beside Baclaran church hears his stand-up lament after his comical stint at the bar. His prayer turns into a confession to a drug pusher, who peels off his comic mask slowly revealing a dark and terrible past. Unable to run away from the past that just keeps catching up with him, he cannot extinguish with all his comic quips and gags the horror he seeks to deny. No matter how profoundly he expiates for his crime, he ritualizes this scene every night much like his performance in the bars. This is a story of religious faith and a profound desire for change, a solipsistic reflection on remorse and the difficult striving to be whole again.

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Potty Training One’s Child – Here is How I did It

MOMents By July 27, 2010 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

WARNING: This post is for and for mommies only. If you’re not a mom, stay away from this post. 🙂

I don’t really talk much about my daughter in my blog. Or if I do, I try to keep it to a minimum; but this post is all about mommyhood and if you’re not a mom, you will not be able to relate. If you are going to be a mom, reading might give you some insights. As for all the others, you have been warned.

Everything I am, everything I do is always an attempt at a balance. And when I have little successes like this one, I am allowed to be proud. Today I potty-trained my 15-month old child and I am one overly proud mom.

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The Travel Factor 2010 Olympics

Travel Factor By July 26, 2010 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Here is a photo of all the participants after the brief awarding ceremony under the big tent. Some of the team members of Conquer (green) and UBBE (blue) have already left before we got the chance to tell them there is a group photo.

We all trooped to the Bat Cave after for more bonding time over dinner as well as to celebrate one of our friends’ promotion at work.

Over all, the TF Olympics was a success and so was the after-party and dinner. It felt really good to be with TF friends again and just laugh at the silliest things. Thank you Travel Factor for yet another wonderful time spent with all of you. You are the bestest thing traveling ever got for me. 🙂

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The Travel Factor 2010 Olympics

Travel Factor By July 26, 2010 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Here is a photo of all the participants after the brief awarding ceremony under the big tent. Some of the team members of Conquer (green) and UBBE (blue) have already left before we got the chance to tell them there is a group photo.

We all trooped to the Bat Cave after for more bonding time over dinner as well as to celebrate one of our friends’ promotion at work.

Over all, the TF Olympics was a success and so was the after-party and dinner. It felt really good to be with TF friends again and just laugh at the silliest things. Thank you Travel Factor for yet another wonderful time spent with all of you. You are the bestest thing traveling ever got for me. 🙂

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The trip to El Nido, Palawan last April

Palawan By July 25, 2010 No Comments

I finally finished my blogs on Lia and I’s trip to El Nido, Palawan last April. It took a long time but I finally finished! One trip crossed out (or checked off) the travel blogs to-do list …and yet more to go!

I had a lot of pictures so I had to separate the entries.

I can do this. One little blog at a time.

Here is a photo of me with my Potter’s Place family, taken at the mess hall right after graduation. You can see some of the togas hanging out in the back… and I still have my long hair… 😉

The Potter's Place family

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The trip to El Nido, Palawan last April

Life in El Nido, Palawan By July 25, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

I finally finished my blogs on Lia and I’s trip to El Nido, Palawan last April. It took a long time but I finally finished! One trip crossed out (or checked off) the travel blogs to-do list …and yet more to go!

I had a lot of pictures so I had to separate the entries.

I can do this. One little blog at a time.

Here is a photo of me with my Potter’s Place family, taken at the mess hall right after graduation. You can see some of the togas hanging out in the back… and I still have my long hair… 😉

The Potter's Place family

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What’s in Store This Week?

Musings By July 24, 2010 Tags: No Comments

Photo blogs on the VLF 6 – long overdue

Happy Days Ahead – new music from theater friends I happened to come by during VLF6 (Thanks William and Victor)

Travel Factor Olympics

Perhaps, my take on Toy Story 3, Eclipse and Inception. Just perhaps. Though mind you, these are not reviews. Just my personal thoughts on the movies I caught on theaters the past weeks, of which I have not been able to write about.

My husband will be away on business trips to China and Japan so I guess I’ll not be having my usual schedule. Though perhaps more specifically, I’ll not be eating so much as I won’t have my cook around. *straight face goes here*

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The Traveler I Once Was

Musings By July 24, 2010 No Comments

We have a scheduled trip to Bohol on September, just us the little family, and another trip to Batanes with the little family and my mom and her eight other friends but tell you what, I am finding it quite hard to plan for these trips. Why? Because it seems I am losing the traveler in me. Could that be possible?

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Glass Garden Events Venue and Josiah’s Catering

Other Events By July 23, 2010 No Comments

The past weekend had been hectic. Friday night had us going to Astoria Plaza to celebrate my mother’s birthday with my family and then going to Bahay ni Juan to be with TF friends and Leia for the last time before she went on to a new chapter in her life. We got home at around four in the morning and slept til about ten. Saturday afternoon had us going around Makati for some engagements before finally going to the Glass Garden to be at the reception of the wedding of my husband’s high school friend who was also one of his groomsmen at our own wedding almost four years ago.

These are some of the photos I took at their wedding reception. Since Josiah’s did the catering and I suppose also the venue decoration, I thought it fitting that I credit them for the beautiful set-up they made. Here are photos taken at the Emerald Garden in case someone interested in booking the Glass Garden as a reception venue wants to see photos. I hope you find this post helpful in any way!

We didn’t make it in time to the church ceremony so we headed straight to the reception. We were the first to get there and that allowed me to take photos while there weren’t a lot of people yet.

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2010 Travel Factor Olympics

Travel Factor By July 22, 2010 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Get busy with your cardio routines and stock up on the energy drinks. The Travel Factor Olympics is back!

Travel Factor is proud to announce the 2010 Travel Factor Olympics to be held on July 25, 2010 (Saturday) at the Marikina Sports Park.

Come out and play!

PACKAGE RATE
Php 650.00 per person

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
Participation in Travel Factor Olympics Events (Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Fun Games)
Use of Marikina Sports Park Amenities (See itinerary)
2010 TF Olympics Event Shirt
Travel Factor ID and lanyard

ITINERARY
July 25, Sunday
07:30AM Assembly and Registration at Marikina Sports Park
08:30AM Game 1: Ultimate Frisbee
09:00AM Game 2: Ultimate Frisbee
09:30AM Fun Games 1
10:00AM Fun Games 2
10:30AM Semifinals: Ultimate Frisbee
11:00AM Finals: Ultimate Frisbee
11:30AM Lunch and Free Time at the Swimming Pool
02:00PM Game 1: Volleyball
03:00PM Game 2: Volleyball
04:00PM Semifinals: Volleyball
05:00PM Finals: Volleyball
06:00PM Awarding

For more details, please visit the Travel Factor event site.

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Represent Manila Series 4: I Am Pinas

Design, Other Events By July 22, 2010 No Comments

Join the I AM PINAS, The REPRESENT MANILA Open Photoshoot.

THIS JULY 23, 24 AND 25 2010 at MARKATI PALAZZO, 4TH FLOOR. THE PODIUM, Ortigas. Come anytime between 10am-8pm.

Registration is 900 pesos inclusive of 1 high resolution of soft and hard copy of your photo, hair and make up, PLUS FREE ENTRANCE and an OPEN BAR in the upcoming events of REPRESENT MANILA!

Proceeds of the shoot will be given to GAWAD KALINGA!

1000 pictures
1 nation
1 voice

I AM PINAS

To register, TEXT your FULL NAME to:

KEN BATINO- 09166823434 or
REPRESENT MANILA- 09158801148

or visit, www.irepresentmanila.com

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Arroyo’s Legacy, Aquino’s Burden? A Forum on the State of the Philippine Environment

Advocacy By July 22, 2010 No Comments


Is yellow also green? Will the incoming Aquino administration continue with the Arroyo administration’s legacy of ecological destruction, plunder of natural resources, and human rights violations of environmental defenders? Join us as we list down expectations and challenges for P-Noy’s debut State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26.
Please confirm your attendance with CEC-Phils through 9209099 or rea@cecphils.org
Thank you very much!

Research, Education and Advocacy (REA) Unit

Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines
No.26 Matulungin St., Bgy. Central Quezon City, Philippines 1100
TelefaxNo. +632-9209099,+632-9248756
Email: rea@cecphils.org
Website: www.cecphils.org

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