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Virgin Labfest 8

Now on its 8th year, Virgin Labfest showcases annually the unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works for the theater held at Cultural Center of the Philippines.

 

 

Here’s the schedule of performances:

SET A: June 27, 3pm & 8pm / July 7, 3pm / July 8, 8pm

Pagsubli – Aizel Cabilan
Direction: Melvin Lee

Symposium – U Eliserio & Maynard Manansala
Direction: JK Anicoche

Digital Divide – Ricardo Novenario
Direction: Andoy Ranay

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SET B: June 28, 3pm & 8pm / July 7, 8pm / July 8, 3pm

Hayop – Mar Anthony dela Cruz
Direction: Erik Matti

Ang Unang Regla ni John – Em Mendez
Direction: George de Jesus

Isa Pang Soap Opera – Reuel Aguila
Direction: Dennis Marasigan

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SET C: June 29, 3pm & 8pm / July 4, 3pm / July 6 8pm

Alejandro – Chuckberry Pascual
Direction: Roeder Camanag

Kuneho – Guelan Luarca
Direction: Emman dela Cruz

High Stakes – Mixkaela Villalon
Direction: Ron Capinding

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SET D (Full-length Play): June 30, 3pm & 8pm / July 4, 8pm / July 5, 3pm

Totong Hilot – Jose Dennis Teodosio
Direction: Roobak Valle

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SET E (Virgin Labfest 7 Revisited): July 1, 3pm & 8pm / July 5, 8pm / July 6 3pm

Kawala – Rae Red
Direction: Paolo O’Hara

Evening at the Opera – Floy Quintos
Direction: Jomari Jose

Kafatiran – Ricardo Novenario
Direction: JK Anicoche

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STAGED READINGS:

Lovestory – Carlo Pacolor Garcia – June 29, 6pm

Walang Kukurap – Layeta Bucoy – July 4, 6pm

 

For ticket inquiries, please call the CCP Performing Arts Division at (632)832-1125 local 1607 or 1606. Get an update also through their Facebook Page.

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Events

 

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Pahiyas Festival 2012

It was my first time to attend the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon. Every 15th of May, people of Lucban celebrate the said festival in honor of St. Isidore the Laborer, patron saint of farmers. Every year, foreign and local tourists flock together to see the colorful fiesta of the summer. Each household in Lucban participates in decorating their houses or halls with the famous Kiping (a leaf-shaped wafers made of rice in
brilliant colors). Agricultural harvest is actually the meaning of Payas or Pahiyas.

As you walk around the streets of Lucban, you will see different local products like the famous Lucban Longganisa, Broas and Puto Seco. You can also see people wearing different design of hats, it’s a crazy summer anyway. Then, my friends (Sarah and Ninay) and I, witnessed the local beauties with their colorful wardrobe readying for sagala.

Here are some photos from the festival.

Note: I am no good in taking pictures, so bear with me. Thanks.

1st Prize 🙂

2nd Prize 🙂

And one more thing, using plastic in Lucban is PROHIBITED. So, when you visit the place, bring a reusable bag.

Hopefully, we can attend Pahiyas Festival again next year. (and you too :))

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Travel

 

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Asia as Our Society Film Festival

If you’re a big fan of Asian Cinema, this one’s for you. The aim of the Asia as Our Society Film Festival is to introduce to Filipino moviegoers the Asian cultures and heritage through popular films made by Asian filmmakers. This event is made possible by the The Asia Society-Philippines and the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines).

 

 

The festival will showcase 17 films from China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Philippines. It will run from May 17 to 21 at the Shang Cineplex at Shangri-la Plaza.

Some films that will be shown are the following:

  • Dinig Sana Kita (If I Knew What You Said) by Mike Sandejas which will be the opening film of the festival. A love story between Kiko, a deaf boy who loves to dance, and Nina, a troubled rocker girl, in a camp that combines deaf and hearing impaired youths. – Philippines.
  • 3 Doa 3 Cinta by Nurman Hakim. Talks about the lives of three troubled students who meet a singer and how they struggle to achieve their dreams – Indonesia
  • Only Love by Anousone Sirisackda. Tackles about a fresh university graduate who returns to his farming village and the problems he encountered upon his return – Laos
  • Agni Dahaya by Jayantha Chandrasiri. Set in 1664, which revolves around the life of an exorcist and the people around him. – Sri Lanka
  • And for the closing film of the festival, it will feature Sheron Dayoc’s Halaw (Philippines) that talks about the story of Jahid, an illiterate Badjao, and his nine-year-old daughter Daying and their daring journey as they try to illegally cross the Philippine-Malaysian border to reunite with their wife-mother who is in Sabah. It will be shown on May 21 at 8pm.

Enjoy the Asian culture!

ADMISSION IS FREE.

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Events, Movies & Television

 

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Maroon 5

After one year, na-upload ko na rin ang pictures ng Maroon 5 CDs. Sarah and I attended their concert in Manila last May 27, 2011. Isang katuparan ng aking mga pangarap. 🙂

So here:

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in MUSICgasm

 

4th of May

Note: Kung ayaw mo ng bad vibes, WAG MONG BABASAHIN ITO.

First Friday for the month of May. Hindi na talaga maayos ang umaga. As far as I know, mahaba talaga ang pasensya ko.

Himala na umulan nung Friday. Oo, himala yun dahil maraming araw na sobrang tirik ang araw at kinaiinisan mo na kahit ang maliliit na bagay dahil pati ulo mo mainit na rin. Aaminin ko, hindi ako fan ng ulan. Pag umulan, namumuo ang inis sa loob ko, lalong lalo na ‘pag nasa labas ako. Inabutan ako ng ulan sa paghihintay ng bus. RUSH HOUR pa. Tiis tiis. Makikita mo ‘yong bulto ng mga tao na nagtatrabaho sa Ayala na nag-aabang ng bus sa gitna ng ulan. Syet. Run-on sentence na ata ‘yong sinabi ko.

Ako, cool lang ako. Ayoko mainis eh. Ayokong sumabay sa ulan. Masisira ang mood ko lalo pag pinagana ko ‘yong RAIN TANTRUM ko. Hintay lang ako ng hintay sa bus na pwede pang makaupo. Maarte ako sa bus, mind you. Gusto ko ‘yong  bago.Sa sobrang dami ng tao na gusto ng maksakay sa bus at makauwi na sa mga bahay nila, tulukan na ‘yong nangyari. Walang paki kung babae ka o matanda ka. Balyahan ang dating eh. OA ang term ko, ano? Pero totoo ‘yan, Pag dumating ang 5:30 ng hapon sa Ayala, asahan mo na maraming tulukan at tapakan ng paa, pati dede ng babae masasagi na which is nangyari na rin sa’kin. Sabi sa’yo eh, hindi na pumapasok ang salitang BABAE ka. Lahat naman commuters eh. Yan ang pesteng rason.

Hindi ko maalala kung paanong napunta na ‘ko sa pintuan ng bus. Natulak na ata ako nung mga nasa likod. Todo siksikan. Kung may salamin lang sa harapan ko, sigurado kita na ‘yong mukha kong busangot na.  Natapakan na ‘yong blue kong sapatos at pumasok na ‘yung ibang tubig dahil dun. I tried my best not to shout at them. I swear. And curse like,

“Tangina, diba kayo makapaghintay?”

‘Yong utak ko panay ang mura. Rumble na. Kulang na lang tumae ‘yong utak ko ng TANGINA, SHIT, TARANTADO. Mga ganun. Pikon na pikon ako eh. But hey, nagtagumpay ako. I shut my mouth. Hinayaan ko ‘yong utak ko na mag-ingay mag-isa.

Sa wakas, nagkaroon ako ng upuan. Haggard talaga ang itsura ko. Buti aircon. Pinagpapawisan ako dun sa tulukan na nangyari eh. Na-feel ko bigla ‘yong stress na pinipilit kong itaboy. Mula umaga, ay hindi, noong mga nakaraang linggo pa ‘yon eh. Naipon na lang. Kung ano man ‘yon, I won’t discuss it here. Bad vibes na masyado ang post na ito.

O sige eto, pambawi na lang.