07 Dec 2010
in Merci Bar, Music Tags: Coffeebreak Island, gigs, Merci Bar, music, No Hero
The plane had just landed when I got a text from my friend and Potter’s Place co-teacher Eric asking me if I wanted to go to the Coffeebreak Island gig Friday night. I said, “Sure.” I haven’t seen Eric since his last visit at our old apartment in Bonn St. the year before.
I like Coffeebreak Island. The first time I got to watch them perform was at this random night out H and I had, after watching a play in CCP, in the old Xaymaca back in 2008. We liked them enough to buy their album and we liked them even more after watching them perform at the very first Bagasbas Surf Camp in May 2008. (Click here to see the photos from that event.)
I have been to Merci Bar only once before. It was for a Flush and the Toilets gig. I was very much surprised to see a packed Merci Bar, nothing like I have seen before. More
23 Nov 2010
in Merci Bar, Personal Tags: birthday, birthday celebration, friends, Merci Bar, UP Rep, UP Repertory Company
Since our friend Jma is now based in Singapore, her birthday celebration was delayed for until she could come over for a vacation. It was initially planned as a fab party with the “Any Gorgeous You” theme but Jma had been busy and planning got a little bit lost. In the end, we all ended up in a private function room inside Merci Bar and Restaurant. Who would’ve known there was such a room inside Merci? I have been to Merci twice before, first at a Flush and the Toilets gig and second was just the night before at the Coffeebreak Island second album launch; but I have never really noticed the existence of a function room behind the cash register.
KTV Function Room in Merci Bar and Restaurant
It is a big room with a huge flat tv and booming speakers for the videoke-loving people that we are. It was a really fun night, More