Intramuros

Intramuros ay [(Latin) intra: within; muros:walls]. The popular name given to the walled city of Spanish Manila. The name “Manila” (it is claimed) derives from nilad, a type of mangrove that bore white waxy flowers (Ixora).

Luneta Park

Park or Rizal Park is one of the historic destinations in the Philippines.

MOA Eye At Night

Last February 18, 2012 nagkaroon ng isang munting gathering ang mga Helios para sa 1st gathering nito para sa 2012.....

MALL OF ASIA SAN MIGUEL BY THE BAY

Its time of Photowalk again actually its on my plan talaga na magphotowalk sa buong Mall of Asia sa loob mismo ng mall kaso bawal nga magtake ng mga pictures with the permission........

The Sunset

Sabi ka ni Adriaan Kortlandt “Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lets Feed Our Mind

Dahil christmas season na ngaun isa lamang ang ibig sabihin yun panahon na para magbigayan sa isa't-isa pero syempre di lamang basta-basta regalo ang maari mong ibigay sa iyong minamahal sa buhay dahil maari nila itong maenjoy at hindi nila makakalimutan, hindi ba?

At salamat sa Blogapalooza 2013 dahil nabigyan ako nagpakakataon para makapag-isip kung anu nga pa ang magandang iregalo sa mga taong mahal natin.

Simulan natin sa Mind Museum, sinu nga pa ang hindi maexexcited kung ikaw mismo ay pupunta sa isang museo, na ako mismo ay natuwa dahil kahit papaano ay masasabi ko pa rin buhay na buhay pa rin ang sining sa ating bansa kung dati rati ay medyo boring ka sa mga simpleng mga museo na napupuntahan mo, pwes ngaun sigurado ako dito na mas maeenjoy mo ang museo itong sapagkat kakaiba itong museo na ito dahil pinagsama nila ang old o classic style ng museo at ang modern museum kung saan habang naglilimot ka sa mga bawat sulok ng mind museum ay sobrang maeenjoy mo ang ilan sa mga activities na meron sa loob nito katulad na lamang sa isang studio nila na tinatawag na Mind Moving Studio kung saan meron mga resident scientist na pagpapaliwanag kung paano at bakit naging ganito ang mga bagay-bagay kung baga live mong masasaksihan kanilang gingawang experiments, oh di ba ang cool lang.
So anu pang hinihintay mo pumunta na sa Mind Museum na matatagpuan lamang sa Bonifacio Global City, bukas ito mula Martes hanggang Linggo sa ganap na 9am hanggang 3pm at ang kanilang ticket price ay naglalaro lamang sa halagang 150 para sa mga Public School Student at Guro, habang 450 sa mga bata hanggang College Student at 600 naman sa Adult.

Meron nga palang 5 main galleries na makikita sa Mind Museum na binubuo ng atom gallery,  life gallery, earth gallery, universe gallery, at technology gallery.

Para sa iba pang mga detalye sa Mind Museum tumawag lamang sa 909-6463 o pumuntahan ang kanilang official website na www.themindmuseum.org


Rich Prime Global maramil familiar na sa iyo ang pangalan na ito o kung hindi man maaring narinig mo na ito sapagkat sila lang naman ang distributor ng mga kilalang laruan na marahil ay naging laruan mo noong bata ka pa lamang isa na dito ang ninja turtle toys, UNO, Barbie, Wheels at iba pa. Isa sa mga naging paborito kung laruan dito ang UNO Blocks kung saan maglalagay ka ng isang block sa itaas nito habang hindi natutumba ang katabing blocks o hindi masisira ang tore. Oh bago ko makalimutan pagkakaroon pala ng isang bonggang Warehouse Sale na up to 80% ang Rich Prime Global nagaganapin sa November 28 to 30 and December 1, 5, 6,7,8 12, to 22 2013 sa 34 Scout Torillo Cor. Scout Limbaga, Quezon City, ito ay magbubukas mula 9am hanggang 6pm (Sabado at Linggo) at 1pm hanggang 6pm (Lunes hanggang Biyernes).

Oh baka sabihin ninyo na puro laruan lamang ang binebenta nila, nagkakamali kayo sapagkat meron din silang mga apparel at mga sapatos na sigurado akong patok na patok sa mga bata.


At ang panghuli ang Lazer Xtreme, kung naaliw at naabutan ninyo ang larong warzone o yung baril-baril kung saan pelet pa talaga ang baga at kung tumama ay iyo ay sobrang sakit di ba? Bakit hindi mo subukan ang Lazer Xtreme. Kaparehas din siya ng Warzone pero ang pinagkaiba nga lamang dito ay hindi ka masasaktan sapagkat ay ginagamit na bala dito ay laser at di lamang yun sapagkat gagamitan mo din ito ang utak sa paglalaro dahil may mga obstacle kang dadaan habang naglalaro nito.

Para masubukan mo ito maari kang pumunta sa kanilang dalawang branches na matatagpuan sa Market-Market sa Taguig at sa Alabang Town Center sa Muntinlupa.

So paano hanggang dito na lamang muna ako kita-kits na lamang tayo sa mga nasabi kung lugar sapagkat maari akong pumunta doon kasama na rin syempre ng aking mga kaibigan upang matuto at maglibang.

Friday, November 29, 2013

SM City BF Parañaque launch the new TechHub at South

Ngaun ang official na pagbubukas ng bagong TechHub sa south ng SM BF Paranque Cyberzone kung saan makikita ang ilan sa mga high-end at mga mura mga gadgets na gusto mo makita.

Kahapon nabigyan akong ng pagkakataon para makalibot sa bagong tambayan ng mga tecque na south ang Cyberzone! Isa lamang ang masasabi ko maganda ang pagkakagawa ng interior dahil ramdam mo talaga na para kang nasa isang modern studio dahil sa ambiance nito at di lamang yun dahil nga opening nila ngaun ay nagbibigay sila ng mga freebies at discount up to 50% sa mga piling mga stores na makikita sa Cyberzone kaya naman kung ako sayo pumunta ka na, malay mo yung paborito mong smartphone na gustong-gusto mong bilhin makuha mo sa mababang halaga at may kasamang freebies edi sulit na sulit ang pagpunta mo dun.









At panigurado ako na mapapadalas ang punta ko dito sapagkat ilang metro lang naman ang layo nito sa aking lugar, malay mo makita pa tayo..

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pointing Fingers


The fault in our nation: All of us seems to have notions as to what and why our nation is this. Some say we have incompetent leaders and flawed systems. We always have people complaining and bickering about the way things go in our country but that’s about it. We bicker. And that’s the only thing we do.
Mind you, I, too, love to voice my concerns.
But it pains me to no end that we people stop then and there. 
Hot and Cold
People usually act only when it’s “in.” When the rest of the people think that its a hot topic, they ride the bandwagon and start supporting causes. But when the hype is over, the lights are out and the fanfare has gone silent the whole arena filled with protesting crowds suddenly becomes a ghost town overnight.
Like, poof! And everything’s gone. People only show their support when the issue is the talk of the town. Take for example the Pork Barrel campaigns where the people defiantly flaunted their banners and shirts, flags and chants — it was incredible. Everyone was there! In that moment it seemed the people were finally wide awake and concerned about what is going on in this country. After the Million People March, and some random protests, everything went cold.
The problem remains, the fervor to have it resolved is gone. 
Three fingers pointing back
As anyone would point out, if you point a finger at someone to accuse, beware, for you are also pointing three fingers at yourself. And I think this applies perfectly for us. We always try to call out how this and that have failed and that this and that should be working on this and that certain people should come out and lead the people into making the country into a better place.
We make demands. But are we ready to act ourselves?
The problem with us is that we sometimes fail to see that we should start by acting ourselves. We can’t expect change to be brought out by a few men in office. And, while we’re at it calling the people in the government incompetent, who were the people that voted them in in the first place?
We forget that sometimes ‘cause the problems ourselves. It’s odd how people who demand that the government must implement acts for cleaning the city while they go on with their reckless and destructive attitudes, throwing trash where it shouldn’t go.
Are we really becoming a nation that talks endlessly but acts worthlessly?
Supremo
There was a time when the people actually acted towards a common goal. It’s the 150th anniversary of the birth of the man who founded the movement that made this country the first democratic country in Asia. Maybe we should act like the people he influenced during those turbulent times.

In those times, the people were taught by the Katipunan that while they are at war they shouldn’t lose their values. Andres Bonifacio and the rest of the founding men of the Katipunan strictly enforced rules and guidelines that state that everyone must be made equal and that people must respect their brothers and sisters. The people were united, but they never lost their ideals.
Maybe that’s what we need; we need to love his country as much as he did, as much as our forefathers did, as much as our heroes did. Bonifacio, so idealistic was he as he tried to free our country, named himself Maypagasa (Hopeful) in those times when freedom was nothing more than a far-fetched dream. 
They loved their country so much, valued it so highly that they wanted to improve it and lift it from its unfortunate state. We need to bring this back: Stop pointing fingers, stand united and call for real change. We need to love our motherland, and maybe in that love we might find a desire that would blaze us awake and push us onwards towards a brighter future for our nation.
We need change.

Contribute by Jhon Gorme

Monday, November 25, 2013

Brands Meet Bloggers at Blogapalooza 2013

Isa sa mga inaabangan ng mga bloggers ang Blogapalooza hindi dahil marami kang makukuhang mga freebies o kung anu pa, kungdi dahil madami kang matutunan sa event na ito dahil naiimbitahan din ang ilan mga kilalang mga personalidad upang mgaing guest speakers at magshare ng kanilang mga experience sa mundo ng social media networks at syempre isang malaking applause ang ibibigay ko kay Sir Vince Golangco sa pagbuo ng blogapalooza dahil hindi ka lamang nag-enjoy dito kungdi nakatulong ka pa sa mga nasalanda ng bagyong Yolanda sa pamamagitan ng World Vision Philippines (WVP) ika nga ni sir Vince kung magselfie ka o mag foodporn ka siguraduhin mong nakatulong ka na o naging parte ka ng solusyon para sa ating mga kababayan hindi ba?

At sobrang thanks dahil hindi man naabot ang target donation sa araw na ayun ay nakalikom naman ng P82,000.00 sobrang laking tulong na rin yun kung tutuusin hindi ba?!

Siya nga pala ang venue ng Blogapalooza 2013 ay ginanap sa Sm Aura Convention Center at nagsimula ang programa sa ganap na 11:00 ng umaga syempre ang welcome ceremony ay pinangunahan ng founder ng When In Manila at ng OurAwesomePlanet.com na si Sir Vince Golangco kasama sila Francis Simisim at Anton Diaz.

At kasama din sa opening ceremony ang ilan sa sikat na personalidad na sina GoNegosyo’s Ramon Lopez, AFFI’s Armando Bartolome, Mikey Bustos, Bogart the Explorer, Philip Abadicio at Jako De Leon.

At dahil first time kung umaattend ng Blogapalooza ay talaga naman sinulit ko ang pagpunta ko dito dahil alam kung madami akong matutunan lalo sa mundo ng blogging mula sa simple ethics hanggang sa proper branding ng iyong blog, di lamang yun pagkakataon mo na ito para ipakilala ang iyong blog sa mga business na nakilahok sa blogapalooza.


Narito ang ilan sa mga larawan na naganap sa Blogapalooza.

The organizer and the guest | Opening Photo Op

At syempre mawawalan pa ako ng time para makinig sa mga speakers ng event syempre hindi.

Internet Sensation and Canadian Idol finalist Mikey Bustos talking about youtube thing.

Vince Golangco and Jako De Leon talks about  the benefits of Video Blogging.

Jason Cruz talks about Social Branding

The organizer and the Yolanda Victim Survivor / World Vision Philippines

Share the blessing!

Ilan din sa mga pumunta mga personalidad ay sina Tim Tayag ng Comedy Cartel, DJ Karen Bordador para sa Radio and Blogging, ToniTony, SlickRick at SamYG ng  Boys Night Out trio para naman sa New Media at Podcast, Philip Abadicio para sa Lifestyle Blogging at television.

At syempre narito ang ilan sa mga business na nagjoin sa Blogapalooza 2013.

 Chooks-To-Go / Slenda / Figaro Coffee Company / Plato Wraps

At syempre habang naglilibot kami ng aking kasamang bloggers ay nabigyan kami ng pagkakataon na tikman,namnamin at suriin ang kanilang mga produkto at salamat sa kanilang mga magigiting na Marketing at PR Personnel sa walang pagod na magpaliwanag ng kanilang mga produkto lalong-lalo na naging kaibigan ko na rin na si  Ms. Eilene Balagon of Tino Suit , Staff ng The Mind Museum, Rika ng Ambient Digital Media (naghihintay parin ako ng email hahaha), Ms. Ma. Abigail Encarnacion of PLDT/ Smart sa masayang kwentuhan, ang poging-poging si Mr. Enrico Curioso of Brown Bag Coffee Solutions (ang sarap ng kape), sa mga staff ng Rich Prime Global na sobrang bait at matiyagang nakipag-usapan tungkol sa iba't-ibang mga laruan, sa mga makukulit na staff ng Hungry Juan at syempre sa Gavino’s Japanese Donuts sa walang humpay na kwentuhan kung bakit ganun ang dunot nila at sa masarap na lunch ng Flavours of China, Tempura Japanese Grill at Congo Grill.

At narito pa ang ilang mga kumpanya na nakisaya ang New York Therasphine, Lulu Nails & Dry Bar, Grabtaxi, Whirlpool, Megaworld, Nice Day Coffee,  Glutamax, Chef’s Noodle, YSA Skin & Body Experts, PRC Inc. Gurkka.com, Fujidenzo,Viewpark Hotel, LazerXtreme, BYS cosmetics,PRC Inc. Gurkka.com, Fujidenzo, Miles & Levels, and Nattural Quality Corporation.

Maraming-maraming salamat sa inyo sa freebies at mga cool na prizes!!

Sa susunod kwekwento o munting review naman sa ilang mga produktong napili ko na reviewhin para naman mashare ko ang experience na iyon sa inyo!

So paano kita-kits na lamang tayo sa susunod na Blogapalooza!!

Muli congrats sa team When In Manila, Awesome Planet at lalong-lalo na kay Vince Golangco!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Producers | Story in the Broadway

Isa sa mga magandang stage musical play ng Repertory Philippines ngaun huling taon ng 2013 ang "The Producers".

Anu nga ba ang kwento ng "The Producers"?

Ang kwento nito  about two wily theatrical producers who cook up a scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. The humor of the show draws on ridiculous accents, homosexual stereotypes, and Nazis, along with many show business in-jokes. It is a satirical comedy that is deep enough for both insiders and outsiders of the theatre industry.


Narito ang ilan sa mga masayang eksena na makikita sa "The Producers".

 The Act 1
 Spg Scene??

 Topper Fabregas as Leo Bloom and Carlo Orosa as Max Bialystock


 Audie Gemora as Roger De Bris

 Topper Fabregas as Leo Bloom, Giselle Tongi as Ulla Inga Hanson Benson Yanson Tallen Hallen Svadon Swanson (one of the longest name i ever heard at the stage play) and Carlo Orosa as Max Bialystock

Scene of the Act 2


This awesome stage musical play is directed by Jaime del Mundo.

My verdect

Grabe nawala yung inis ko yung araw na napanood ko ito dahil parang roller coaster ang nagyari sa The Producer mula sa malungkot naging taboo naging seryoso naging natatawa kungbaga parang lahat na ng emosyon nailabas mo dito, lalo na kung saan ang scene ay naghahanap na sila ng magiging director ng kanilang gagawing scheme play kasamahan mo pa ng mga ilang mga SPG na scene na wholesome naman ang dating lalong-lalo na kung saan may scene si Max Bialystock at ilang mga Senior Citizen, grabe laughtrip talaga ako dun.

Syempre big applause sa magaling na akting ni sir Audie Gemora as Roger De Bris dahil nagawa niya ito ng mahusay di ko akalain na pude pala siya gumawa ng ganun role, kung sabagay sa teatro naman wala namang small o big role.

At last sobrang enjoy na enjoy ako sa band nila ang sarap sa tainga hindi siya maingay at nakakabingi sa taingi, I must say panalo yung areglo na ginamit nila dun! Sobrang husay!

Kaya kung may pagkakataon ka wag na wag mong papalagpasin na panoorin ito sa On Stage sa may Greenbelt 1.

Para sa iba pang mga larawan pumunta lamang sa official fanpage ng AXLPPI
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Axl-Powerhouse-Production-Inc/

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Success ang Yapak Mo, Yakap Ko! Concert for a Cause

Yapak mo, yakap ko is one of the best concert for the cause event na napuntahan ko so far dahil madaming magandang nangyari una na dito ay yung nabigyan ng pagkakataon ng ilang mga independent band na tumugtog sa isang malaking field at di lamang yun dahil ay beneficiary ng Yapak mo, yakap ko ay andun mismo sa field para manood ang mga banda.

Oh bago ko makalimutan ang Yapak Mo, Yakap ko ay nagsimula noong 2012


Narito ang ilan sa mga banda na nagperform noong gabing yun.

Clover Street

Unija

Pathway

Dagsin

At syempre ang pinakahihintay ng lahat ang pagkanta ng sikat na opm band na Up Dharma Down.


Ilan sa mga tinugtug ng bandang Up Dharma Down ay ang sikat nilang mga kanta katulad na lamang ng night drop,tadhana at luna. Syempre habang kinakanta nila yan ay sumasabay din ang mga madlang people.

Ang event na ito ang hostng Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation with partnership with the De La Salle-Collge of Saint Benilde(Student Council) at nihost naman ni Rj Jimenez at ni Maribelle Omar.


Sobrang saya ng concert for a cause dahil punong-puno ang field sa dami ng sumuporta mula sa mga estudyante ng College of Saint Benilde, St. Scholastica, De La Salle Taft, UST, Mapua. Di lang sila nag enjoy sa panood ng concert na ito nakatulong pa sila sa mga bata at sa mga naging biktima ng bagyong Yolanda.

About Yapak mo, Yakap ko

“Yapak Mo Yakap Ko” was coined by Atty. Charlton Jules Romero, Chairperson of Mass Communication of St. Scholastica’s College- Manila. The first Yapak Mo Yakap Ko Benefit Concert was held in St. Scholastica’s College- Manila headed by the Communication Society’s Outreach Liaison Officer, Joanna Armenta who is now the current Program Officer of CSR World of BCYF.

Para sa iba pang mga larawan sa Yakap Mo, Yakap Ko, pumunta lamang sa official fanpage ng AXLPPI
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Axl-Powerhouse-Production-Inc/119203451425916

Thursday, November 21, 2013

You Turn : Jonathan Tadioan

Nagkakilala kami ni Jonathan Tadioan o mas kilala  bilang Tad noong nanood ako ng palabas nila sa Tanghalang Pilipino na IBALONG kung saan ipinamalas niya ang kanyang angkin kagalingan sa pag-arte nilang isang magaling na halimaw. Di lamang ayun mas lalo niya akong ipinahangga sa kanyang pagganap bilang Shylock sa stage musical an DER KAUFMANN / Ang NEgosyante ng Venecia na ipinalabas noon lamang buwan ng September.

Sa mga di nakakaalam si Jonathan Tadioan ay beterano na sa mundo ng teatro kung saan tumanggap na rin siya ng iba't-ibang mga nominasyon sa PhilStage Gawad.

Si Tad ay membro ng Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company at ilan sa mga ginawa niyang mga stage play ay ang R'meo Luvs Dhew-lhiet, Noli Me Tangere : The Musical, Walang Sugat (Sarswela), Pinocchio, Gusto Mo Bang Maging Tao? Prinsipe ng Buwan, Palanca in my Mind (Virgin Labfest 2) at iba pa.

Lumabas na rin siya sa pelikula katulad ng Tukso,Dollhouz,Musa, Ang Paglilitis Kay Andres Bonifcio at Ang babae sa Septik Tank.

Tara kilalanin pa naman lalo kung sino nga ba si Jonathan Tadioan.


Full Name and Alias: Jonathan P. Tadioan / Tad
Location: Caloocan City
Age: 30
Education: College graduate

Tell me about yourself that people don't know: 
I love to cook. Any filipino food and invented food.

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview? 
Normal??? Hahahaha!!!!

When did you first know you wanted to become an stage actor?
Way back when i was in high school umaarte na ako pero that was part extra curricular activities para tumaas ang grades ko. Nang college naman wala lang sumali lang ako sa isang organization para lang masabi na may org ako. Hindi pa ako decided wheater to continue this passion or not until makapasok ako sa Tanghalang Pilipino.

What was the first show you ever did? And hows the experience?
First show in highschool? New yorker in tondo i played totoy college? Kumbensyon ng mga halimaw i played batibat professional theater is Rmeo loves dwehliet in TP i played benvolio when im doing a show i always try to experience the experience of human behaviors wala naman kasing magkaparehas na performance.

What has been your favorite role so far?Top 3 pls.
Pogi resurrecion in Doc resurrecion gagamutin ang bayan.
mitch in flores para los muertos
and shylock in merchant of venice.

Have you ever played someone of the opposite gender? (If not do you want to try it?) What was that like?
Not totally opposite, but i played didi a gay parlorista in zsazsa zaturnah. it is challenging because in real life im not gay, and paano siya hindi ma-Giging caricature.

What show/shows are you currently working on?
Sandosenang sapatos

Have you ever forgotten your lines, or a prop, or choreography during a performance? What happened?
There is this one incident in Ibalong the musical were because im so into the Character of aswang i forget the lyrics, kesa naman mataranta ako e di naghummmm nalang ako. Hahaha...

What is something that you know now that you wish you knew when you were first starting out as an actor?
MAGBASA!!!!. Hindi kasi talaga ako mahilig magbasa but now im on a process of reading books and any literature.

Besides acting, what other training have you had (voice, dance, stage combat, etc.)?
I dance, sing, and some martial arts.

How do they memorize alot of lines?
Once kasi na nagaaral na ako ng character ko i make sure na kahit saan ako magpunta bitbit ko ang script ko. Kumain man ako, umihi ako, manunuod ng tv, maglalakwatsa, eebs at kung anu-ano pa.

If you could choose, what three actors would you really want to work with?
Shamaine Buencamino
Mario Ohara
Ony de leon

Bilang Amang Aswang sa Ibalong
Tad and Janine for the Ibalong Presscon
Isa sa eksena sa DER KAUFMANN / Ang Negosyante ng Venecia
Why do you think theater is important?
Its a release.

Why do you think so many aspiring actors end up giving up on their dream?
Simple... theres no big money in theater.

What is something embarrassing or unexpected that happened to you on stage?
Nang magshow ako ng nakabrief lang sa stage sa loob ng 45 mins na punong- puno ng tae ang loob ng brief ko. (Obcourse di naman totoong tae).

What are some of the greatest fears you think actors/actress face?
Kapag paulit-ulit nalang ang ginagawa mo at nakikita sau ng tao. Kapag hindi ka na masaya sa routine mo. Kapag naghanap ka na ng bago. Kapag wala na naniniwala sayo.

What do you need in order to become a successful actor?
PATIENCE!!!

What makes a good stage actor in your opinion?
May respeto sa co-actor niya, sa props na ginagamit niya, sa damit na sinusuot niya, at may respeto sa ginagawa niya sa entablado at sa kapwa niya.

What is the most rewarding part of stage actor?
Mapalakpakan ka, nakuha ng mga manunuod ang mensahe ng dula.

What are the pros and cons of being a actor? Please be specific.
Pros
You can experience different human emotions! Malaya ka, malawak,
Cons
Wala ka na time sa lovelife ,wala ka na time sa sarili mo at pamilya mo. Di ka na nakakapunta sa ibang family gathering in short wala kang time.

What goal are you working towards within your career and when will you know you have reached it? 
Kapag nakapag lead na ako sa season offers ng TP, at kapag may acting award na ako.

What organizations do you belong to?
TANGHALANG PILIPINO ACTORS COMPANY

If you weren't a stage actor or an artist, what would you want to be? Why?
Maybe a chef. I love cooking.

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to do what you do?
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE. TOTOO PROMISE!!!

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
A simple husband, simple father, simple son, simple  brilliant actor nagiiwan ng marka sa tao, nagtetheater pa din. Maybe my racket sa tv or film.

What legacy you will leave on?
Na minsan may isang actor na naging bahagi ng buhay ninyo.

Any final message? Its time to shine!!
Chio.

Thanks Jonathan sa quick interview na ito, sobrang naappreciate ko ito sapagkat alam kung sobrang busy mo ngaun para sa the repeat ng Sandosenang Sapatos, break a leg sa show na yun!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Maxie the musical ang masayang musicale play ng taon

Sabihin mo nga sa akin may alam mo ang kuya mo sa
sa nangyari holdapan noong isang araw? -  Oliver Perez
Maxie the musicale, ay isa sa mga magandang pasabog bago matapos ang taon.

Bilang isang manonood ng teatro so far ito ay isa sa mga magandang palabas ngaung taong 2013 dahil madaming tinatalakay sa palabas na ito mula sa kahirapan, pamilya, kasarian, pag-ibig at trabaho.

Kung napanood mo ang award winning indie film na Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros at nagustuhan mo ang palabas na iyon, mas magugustuhan mo ang stage musical play na ito dahil mas madadama mo ang bawat eksene lalong-lalo na kung malapit ka sa iyong pamilya, di lamang yun mas binuhay nila ng pansin ang kahirap, ika nga nila may mga bagay talaga na kailangan gawin para lamang mabuhay at syempre ay magaling na pagganap ni Maxie (Jayvhot Galang) di mo mahahalata sa kanya na isa lamang siyang baguhan sa larangan ng teatro sapagkat nabigyan niya ng buhay ang pagganap nito lalo-lalo sa scene kung saan sinu ang pagpipiliin niya, ang una niyang pag-ibig o ang kanyang pamilya.

Ika nga ng Palanca Awardee at lyricist nito na si  Nicholas Pichay "Ang Maxie the Musicale ay isang pelikula at hindi ito pelikula."

Narito ang ilan sa mga dapat ninyong abangan sa Maxie the musical.

Ang tindahan sa Sampaloc
Ramdam mo sa stage pala ng Maxie ang lugar ng Sampaloc mula sa barung-barong na bahay,tindahan at ang mga maiingay na mga kapitbahay.

Gising-gising umaga na!



Ang pelikula

Ang minamahal

At di lamag ito ang inyong makikita sa The Maxie dahil may mga eksenang talagang magugulat ka ng sobra (hindi ko muna sasabihin para may sorpresa) at syempre may mga eksena din kakabagin ka sa kakatawa dahil sa ganda ng eksena at batuhan ng linya.

Kaya kung ako sayo dahil mo itong panoorin at wag na wag mong papalagpasin.

Narito naman ang aking kuhang video ng Maxie the musicale



Ang Maxie the musical ay mapapanood hanggang 08 ng Disyembre 2013 sa Peta Theater, Quezon City.

Post Sign:
Di papapilin ang Maxie para bagyong Yolanda! (Dahil noong nanood kami nito ay kasalukuyang bumabagyo).

For tickets, call 63917-842-7346 or email maximooliverosmusical@yahoo.com. You may also call both TicketWorld 632-891-9999 and SM Tickets 632-470-2222 outlets.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SAN ANDRES B (Opera), telling the real story


The Cast and people behind the San Andres B. (Opera)
As the whole nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of its National Hero, Andres Bonifacio on November 30, 2013, Tanghalang Pilipino in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts and National Historical Commission of the Philippines proudly present a New Filipino Opera in two acts based on the libretto of National Artist for Literature, Virgilio Almario and set to music by leading Asian contemporary composer, Josefino Chino Toledo.

Entitled San Andres B, it is not a historical account based purely on Andres Bonifacio’s life and the events leading to the 1896 Revolution. The opera is about awakenings… a coming of age in our quest for a collective national consciousness. Andres Bonifacio as the embodiment and representation of this Filipino consciousness became the driving force behind this quest to free the nation from all sorts of bondage – colonial rule, abject poverty and ignorance. In this pioneering work, we give importance to his contributions toward nationhood, a process not exclusive to the Philippine Revolution of 1896. It is reimagining Andres Bonifacio as a true hero of equal or even greater stature than Jose Rizal, a daunting task given the cultural conditioning by which we have all been accustomed to.

Director Floy Quintos briefing for the San Andres B (Opera)
Nevertheless, this opera will put your senses on overdrive as it was meant to be. Rich musical textures and riveting lines, it is thought-provoking and relentlessly uncompromising. The text and music are complementary, creatively and expertly staged by Director Floy Quintos using simple and symbolic images to drive home the point. It is a lean cast, composed of lead actors, chorus and dancers, all coming together to bring to life this monumental work – a groundbreaking task in Philippine classical music and a true reflection of Andres Bonifacio’s re-imagined identity.
The music encapsulates life itself. Sometimes comical, sometimes harsh, other times comfortable, mostly engaging you personally in whatever capacity. It is the kind of work that you will either love or hate, but one thing is for sure, you will never leave the theater without an opinion, and a strong one at that. The text is written in metaphors – radical, intriguing, constantly challenging one’s sense of love for country. It taunts you to look inwardly and then begin the process of outward transformation.

The casts and National Artist for Literature Mr. Virgilio Almario (wearing the pink polo).
This opera is not for the weak in spirit. This is for the brave Filipino who is ready to confront the harsh realities of life and stare at the face of danger without fear of getting knocked down. It is uncomfortable at times, emotionally exhausting, mentally draining, forcing us to look at the dark side of our beings, confronting the evils of society and emerging triumphant despite the numerous challenges.
The cast features some of the most outstanding contemporary classical singer in the country, led by Dondi Ong as Andres Bonifacio, and Margarita Roco as Gregoria de Jesus. Completing the main ensemble is Antonio  Ferrer as Emilio Jacinto and Marvin Gayramon as Jose Rizal. The supporting chorus is composed of AUIT chamber ensemble members as well as actors from Tanghalang Pilipino and dancers from Ballet Philippines. Directed by well respected and multi-awarded Filipino playwright Floy Quintos, this production will be unlike no other as it breaks new territory in the realm of contemporary Filipino operas.
Accompanying this stellar cast is GRUPO 20/21, a newly formed modular chamber music ensemble dedicated primarily to the performance of varied 20th and 21st century music of Filipino and Asian music artists and composers. San Andres B is GRUPO 20/21’s initial project.

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Choreographer: Kris Belle Paclibar – Mamangun
Production Designer: Eric Cruz
Costume Design: James Reyes
Lighting/Technical Design: Jay Aranda
Sound Engineer: Aji Manalo

PLAYDATES:
November 29 – December 8, 2013
(Fri) November 29, 7pm ; December 6, 8pm
(Sat) November 30, 3pm and 8pm; December 7, 3pm and 8pm
(Sun) December 1 and 8, 3pm

VENUE:
Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino
Cultural Center of the Philippines

TICKETS: 
Regular: Php 800; Student: Php 400
20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees and PWD’s. (Please present valid ID)

For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891-9999, Tanghalang Pilipino at 8321125 local 1620-1621 or contact 0917-750-0107 / 0918-959-3949 for more details.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hot Spot : Gizelle Marie

Si Gizelle Marie o mas kilala bilang Mirage ay isa sa mga naging close ko sa mundo ng social media at syempre pati na rin sa photography. Naging magkaibigan kami dahil sa isang blogger group kung saan nagpapalitan kami ng kaming mga kuro-kuro tungkol sa aming mga ginawang mga blogpost at di lamang yun dahil parehas kami ng hobbies ay mas lalong naging swak ang aming kuro-kuro.

At di lamang yun gusto-gusto ko ang ilan sa mga shoot niya lalong-lalo sa mga banat niya sa landscape.

Tara kilalanin pa natin lalo si Marie sa aking munting interview.


Name / Alias: Gizelle Marie/Mirage
Website: http://viennadailyfotos.com, http://www.gmirage.com
http://mariekhan.com
Location: Vienna, Austria
Age: 32
Education: AB Journalism
Genre of Photography: Candid, Drive By, Landscape, Portrait, Street, Travel, Food, Still Life, Night, Macro-photography

Tell me about yourself that people don't know:
I sound arrogant, I won’t contradict that. Lol. That could be a defensive mechanism…but those who know me well says I’m the friendliest person around. 

How did you get started in photography? and what camera did you use? 
I was a writer of UST’s publication when I found my Dad’s Canon T60 lying around the house. I tried out for a slot (2000) when we went short of photographers covering news functions, art exhibits, sports events and it all started then. Shoots, film developing and photo printing in the darkroom were part of the experience. The Canon T60 was with me through it all, it’s still alive and is 22-years-old now.

How would you characterize the style of your photography?
I’m more of a shoot at the moment type and would identify myself mostly as a mamarazzi and I sneak around people’s back to take a shot. ^_^ I dig minimalism a lot too.

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer?
My editors back then and an artist friend, who is now a famous director, talked me into photography. My kids and the ever-supportive husband push me to do better.

How did you become a photographer? And when did your career start as a professional photographer?
I’m no professional photographer but photography is the one thing that I know and do well. It’s fulfilling if you get compensated for doing something you truly love. You know it’s true what they say, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Why did you make photography your career? 
Again, it’s the one thing I know and do well but no, it’s not really my career…yet. 

How did you go about selling your first photograph?
Back in the days, I get a monthly salary from the University publication but the first photo I sold is that of my kids to a parenting magazine. I would then take shots related to the articles for the magazine.

What makes a good photographer in your opinion? 
Photographers vary widely and depending on the genre…what makes a good wedding photographer is different from what makes a good sports photographer. Though good photographers make use of light – both natural and artificial – to their advantage. They manipulate light to make the most stunning photographs.

Do You Have A Favorite Walk Around Lens...If yes, what is it? 
Canon 50 mm. I don’t use flash much and I love the nifty-fifty for being a fast lens that can shoot well even in the dark.

Which one item or equipment would you say is the most important to you?
One lang? :D For the 7d, I’m good with the 50mm lens; for the 5d, I’m good with the 17-55mm lens.

What is the most rewarding part of photography? 
Aside from the comments uploaded photos get, it’s the private messages sent by those who saw my  photos asking for advice on what camera to buy or  how to get better with photography.  It’s like they were inspired to venture into photography and they trust my experience and judgment when it comes to choosing gears.

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer?
It was when I was a participant in a photo contest and at a Matinee where the guests were Austria’s president, Vienna’s mayor and colleagues...I ran out of batteries. :/ I had to run to the nearest shop to buy new ones…

How did photography change your life?
I always look for the beauty of a scene, whether when I wake up and I look out of the window, when I’m just walking in the streets or when I am goofing off with my son…I aim to capture a part of reality through a photo.

I know you have been working with some of the famous and influential people in the country but may I ask whom do you wish/dream to work with. And why?
No, not really. The most famous I might have worked with is…my husband. Kidding!

Not really to work with but I would love to meet Terry Richardson and ask him how he does it with a point and shoot. I would also love to meet Hiroshi Sugimoto, the guy’s simply awesome!

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer?
There are many photographers already ahead of you but if you feel that you have the “eye” then don’t let my previous statement destroy your urge to learn and just do it.

What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)?
Aside from the basic rules of photography (is this a tool? lol), which you can bend after adhering to them…develop your eye and learn the etiquette that entails a photographer.

Here some of the photos of Gizelle Marie


Flower Shop, Vienna
Pantheon, Rome
Chain Bridge, Budapes
Piazza Michelangelo, Florence
Big Ferris Wheel, Vienna

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? Please be specific.
Pro: As a blogger, you get good photos to post along with your articles. As a mom, you get to capture precious moments of your kids and they can be sure that their entire childhood is covered…

Con: I call the gears neck-breakers and shoulder-breakers. :/

I know you like traveling for shoot or even for chill-out, can you tell me where is the best place to be to do some shoot? and why there?
Personally, I find the most picturesque corner when I (or hubby and I) get lost in the streets of an unfamiliar city. But the view from atop a mountain, tower or a castle is priceless too…especially in spring when the colors of nature is most intense. Dawn or daybreak also makes for stunning photos.

What goal are you working towards your photography and when will you know you have reached it?
If my photos get published, a coffee table book would be nice.

If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why?
An author. Writing is my first love, photography was accidental.

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
Hmm…Photography-related, I might still be clicking the shutter button by then.

What Kind of Legacy Do You Want to Leave?
I want my kids to remember me as the “mom who was always there to capture our memories”...I would be happy when one day they’d be grateful that they don’t only remember those precious childhood moments just like that, I have proofs of those pieces of reality for them via my photographs.

Any final message? Its your time to shine..
Photography is wonderful and it’s meant to be shared to others. You’re taking a chunk of reality and through your photos, you write your own history. It is always best to develop your eye, practice and stick with the rules before bending them. You and your camera/s (and lenses too) works together, none of you is better than the other….Natural light is always the best, but a reflector won’t hurt either.