06 Feb 2013
in Uncategorized Tags: art, art workshops, National Arts Month, workshops, Young Artists' Studio
In celebration of National Arts Month 2013, Young Artists’ Studio is giving the biggest discount ever for registrations until February 15, 2013. Get 30% off the workshop fee, inclusive of materials on any art program offered this season.
Terms & Conditions:
- Discount is available for group sessions and one-on-one sessions; not applicable to home classes.
- Discount is applicable to cash payments of full registration fee. Other modes of payment won’t qualify for the discount.
- Discount applicable in 2 branches: YAS Visayas Ave. and YAS Greenhills.
- Workshop sessions are valid until March 31 only. Remaining workshop sessions unavailed after March 31 will be forfeited.
- Student shall subscribe to YAS e-newsletter mailing list and like YAS Facebook page.
- For list of workshop fees, visit www.youngartistsstudio.ph
- Registrations are non-transferrable.
- Students shall submit a confirmed schedule specifying workshop dates to attend. Workshop session is forfeited when a student misses a class after confirmation.
YAS SCHEDULE OF ART CLASSES February-March 2013
05 Feb 2013
in Uncategorized Tags: family, Jesse Robredo, letters, love, parenthood, personal
“According to his family, the late DILG secretary Jesse Robredo loved writing them letters. When he was in Germany for official business in 1992, he wrote this letter to his oldest daughter Aika, who was four years old at the time.
Photo from Aika Robredo/Robredo family via GMA NEWS”
I was in El Nido when news of Jesse Robredo’s plane crash reached me and I spent days, agonized, hoping, praying, wishing for the best but bracing myself for the worst, on standby for the latest news and updates by the minute, by the hour, like he was my own father. And I wondered how I could be so distressed about someone whom I have not really known.
Born in Naga City and raised in Pili, Camarines Sur, I only spent four years in Naga as a student at the Colegio de Sta. Isabel. I saw him around a lot, and his family, as I was schoolmates with one of his nieces; but being young and carefree, I never really knew him for the great man he was.
But I have been a witness to how this man transformed the city and everyone around him through his words and actions.
And I wept and wept with the rest of my fellow Bicolanos at his early and unexpected demise. And maybe, we were also weeping for the loss of the country. He was a great man.
And he was great, not only because of what he has done, but what he stood for.
Public servant, friend, uncle, husband, father.
I still wept when I saw this letter, as if I was his daughter, and understanding the pains of being separated from one’s child because you have a job that a lot of people need you to be a better person for. And perhaps, I still will when I reread it. Over and over. This sadness just does not stop; but we all have to move on, whatever it is we are going through at this moment, or this day, or even tomorrow, we just have to keep moving forward. Stand on your two feet, put a smile on your face, and most especially, do not spend your time crying.
I just feel that this needs to be shared.
06 Aug 2010
These photos were the first ones I ever took of the Virgin Labfest 6. They were taken on the 3pm show of Set C on June 24. Unlike the other plays of Set C, I did not get to watch this play again because the next time I came to CCP to shoot Set C again I took the LRT2-LRT1-orange jeep route and I got there really, really late.
These photos were taken from the very last row of the bleachers in the center. I was sitting right next to the videographer and I was very self-conscious because I knew the camera clicks were being recorded on the video too. I felt really bad about that that in the next play, I moved away from the videographer and went to sit on the bleachers on the left side of the stage.
Also, I just bought the camera three hours before and I was just getting to know the camera and its features. My old camera was a Nikon D80 and it certainly was different from the one I just bought, a Nikon D90. I forgot to turn off the built-in AF-assist-illuminator and right after I took the first shot, an usher hurriedly came to tell me, “Ma’am, flashes are not allowed.” Darn.
This play so far has the least number of photos of all the plays in the Virgin Labfest. One, because it only had two actors. Two, they did not move much. Three, they had adequate lighting. And lastly, I was actually very limited in the shots I could take in the back row.
written and directed by Floy Quintos
Frances Makil-Ignacio as Suor Clara
Ronan Capinding as Obispo
The revolution of 1896 is breaking out. In the nunnery of Santa Clara, a strange, nocturnal visitor has come to bid the Mother Superior farewell. Their brief encounter reveals a surprising twist of identities.
05 Aug 2010
The Multiply ads work… because that’s how I got to this nice (very new!) little site on curtains, beddings, pillows and such.
I have been looking into having curtains made for the house. In the almost three months we hav been living here, I have left the old blinds from the apartment stowed away and the windows completely bare. I am waiting for some inspiration on what to do with the windows. I am on the look-out for a signage along Felix Avenue that says “Curtains” (along the lines of upholstery) or something like that.
I found this today, and I’m seriously considering having my window treatments done by them, if only they’re not so far away. In San Pablo, Laguna no less!
Let’s start off with the cushions then the beddings before finally moving on to the curtains and window treatments.
04 Aug 2010
I finally subscribed to a Smart Parenting magazine and now my friends can make fun of me. Hahaha. I have been trying to avoid subscribing since I remember that once, one of my friends joked, “Wow, you’re such a housewife! I bet you have a subscription to Good Housekeeping!” For the record, I do not have a subscription to Good Housekeeping nor have I had any subscription to any magazine for that matter until now. Now my friend can say, “Wow, you’re such a mommy! I bet you have a subscription to Smart Parenting!” and I would just turn red in the face and be able to say or do nothing except flash a big wide toothy smile. Guilty as charged.
What finally pushed me to subscribe?
One, I had really wanted this book!
The Smart Mom’s Guide to the Toddler Years
03 Aug 2010
I have not been blogging the past couple of days as I have been really busy doing stuff for the family and dealing with all my personal and not-so personal issues so imagine my surprise when I go on to my site and see something red and unusual out of the right corner of my eye!
I have been really sad the past days and I was thinking, “Oh wow! Finally! A Nuffnang ad!” and that made me tweet that I had something, even a little thing such as this one, to be happy about. Well, let me share that it always somehow made me sad that there was nothing in there and the place looked all sad and forlorn. I kept wondering when that day would come when something will finally show up in there.
I saw it last night really! But then I went back to my site and then, it was gone! Just like that. I went to check my inbox to see if by any chance I received an email from Nuffnang but I did not. I even logged in on to my Nuffnang account to see what’s up but I guess I did not know what I was supposed to look for because I did not find it. So I guess that was just a fluke. They made a mistake. Something.
But then tonight, I check on my site because I have some little things to blog about and then I see it again! There it is! A big block of red with a yummy looking burger! Hahaha! So I thought (and I was sidetracked into what I was actually going to blog about into writing this instead) I am going to make a screenshot of this as proof that I did see it and that I did not just wishful think my way into this scenario. Hahaha.
Here it is. My very first Nuffnang ad, whether it is real or not.
30 Jul 2010
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
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
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.
29 Jul 2010
For the photo documentation for the Virgin Labfest 6, I made it a point to get there early so I could pick a good seat. I watched each show or set twice so I would know where to sit to get the best angles or shots. For this particular show on July 2nd, I had asked the usher if I could sit in the center front row; but I was told the center front rows were reserved so I had to content myself with sitting on the front row of stage right.
I was able to take good photos of the previous play of the same set, Isagani, because the usher told me the guests for whom the front row seats have been reserved had not arrived yet. I was allowed to sit on the center front row. Come Balunbalunan, Bingibingihan, I was asked to return to my seat.
That was just my luck, because I was seated right in front of the big prop window, with all my views to the actors on the center of the stage blocked. It was really frustrating.
Here are the photos I managed to take nevertheless.
All of them are really too dark, I like to think these photos are studies on chiaroscuro.
written by Debbie Ann Tan
directed by Issa Manalo Lopez
Stage Manager: Wilmark Oliver Tabio
Sound Designer: Sharon Perlas
Costume Consultant: Ram Tolentino
Set Designer: Myka Francisco
Choreographer: Arnie Umayam
Bembol Roco as Gilbey’s
Missy Maramara as Brandy
PJ Paule as Whiskey
(I had personally liked this part about writing on the floor so I took a photo of it.)
Gilbey’s and Brandy, 20 yrs apart, are husband and wife, pimp and whore, who love each other dearly.
(This is just to show how bad my seat was.)
28 Jul 2010
I know these photos are long overdue, but after week after week after week after week of being busy, I am finally sitting down to look at the photos from the Virgin Labfest 6 and post them. Here are some of the shots.
First, a few shots of the set.
written by Alex Dorola Yasuda
directed by Vince Tanada
Stage Management by Art Gabrentina
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.
27 Jul 2010
I found this link off Twitter (where I actually am in more often than Facebook) and found it very helpful. I wanted to share it with you guys, in case you are interested. I have always said I am such a poor student of photography and only lately have I been reading on things. I am really grateful for blogs such as this one.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
I’ve gotten in the habit of spending 10 or 15 seconds checking my camera settings before I shoot. Of course, all cameras are different (as are shooting styles), so this is just my own personal checklist of things I look at. Yours may be different, but the point is that you should have that habit of checking the settings prior to releasing the shutter. Here’s a rundown of what I look at and how I typically set my camera.
- Priority Mode
- Exposure Compensation
- ISO speed
- Drive mode
- Autofocus Mode/Area
- Meter mode
- Color space
- White balance
- Battery power
- File format
- Remaining shots
These are just the things I quickly glance over before shooting. Other cameras and other photographers will have different needs and different checklists. But the point is that you should have some sort of camera setting checklist burned into your mind.
Click here to read more.