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July 2012

Ely Buendia Performs his Greatest Hits at Hard Rock Makati – Aug 3

Music By July 31, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Though it might be too late for you to get tickets, still posting this as some sort of FYI.

A fundraising activity for the benefit of building the A. Mabini Youth Center.

Ticket price: 700.00

FOR THE RESERVATION OF TICKET, PLEASE CONTACT : Ms. CORA smart # 09295180862 ; globe 09157434297 ; sun 09236578601.

There is an event page HERE.


Visit the Hard Rock Cafe Makati Fan Page here:


Hard Rock Cafe Makati
Location: Level 3 Glorietta 3 Ayala Center, 1200 Makati
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Sun: 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Official Website:


Komiks rOX at Route 196 – Aug 3

Music, Route 196 By July 31, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Benefit gig for the GN1 Global Conference on the Graphic Novel Pinoy Komiks Panel. Rock out with awesome bands, bid for artwork from comic book artists during the auction, and party to help us get to Oxford to present our papers on Pinoy Komiks.

Also, come dressed as a comic book character for a chance to win a prize. Click here for more details.


Friendship… and then some.

Music and Arts By July 30, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Here are two of the images that got my attention recently, shared by my friends on Facebook.

The first one being about friends… and the other about music.

I know the first image probably looks corny but Snoopy reminds me of childhood and how I used to collect his posters, to the point that I would give my sisters posters too so they can decorate their room with it. Him and Garfield.

Besides, my friend who is now in Zimbabwe, shared it, and she is one of my most treasured friends. She and the rest of the gang were with me during my goriest, most horrific, days in Naga.


This is What We do on Lazy Sundays

Life in El Nido By July 30, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

We were bound for the beach again even though I was not in the mood for some swimming. My mood had me dress myself in a tight red top that my friend Summer had given me for my birthday many summers ago – it says Wiitarded; a black skinny jeans, the only pair of pants I brought to the island; and my favorite brown sneakers, that I bought for Php200 at some thrift shop. I had even put on lipstick! On this particular Sunday afternoon, all I wanted was to just sit about.

It was sunny and my bag was heavy as usual. We stayed in the shade of the waiting shed, with my bag resting on the bench. Lia was in the mood for some shots. Really, sometimes, she’d say no when I ask her if I can take a photo of her. You would say, why do you still ask? And my answer is, I don’t know. I just feel like I have to, just to be polite.

She had insisted on wearing my rosaries, calling them “princess necklaces” as on this day, she thought she was a princess wearing a “princess dress”.

I like how Lia has ideas of her own nearly all the time. It’s amusing to see what she comes up with, like on this shot that she had gamely posed for. There were a lot of shots actually, with her looking down, looking up, her foot this way and that way – poses that reminded me much of what my Travel Factor friends called “HF” for “high fashion”. I don’t do HF myself, so this was really entertaining for me.


Matinloc Island with Faculty and Staff

Life in El Nido, Palawan By July 26, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

One of our regular activities for the faculty and staff at school, at least when we are not busy with meetings and school programs, is island hopping on the Geographic with Kuya Mesach, our ever-reliable and trusted boatman.

We were in front of El Nido Corner Beach Bar and Restaurant early in the morning, armed with lots of food and water, as well as good spirits.

Island Hopping, Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan

Island Hopping, Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan


Bwakaw – Cinemalaya 2012

Movies By July 25, 2012 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Release Date July 2012

Genre Comedy

Studio Octobertrain Films

Plot Outline Comedy

Starring Eddie Garcia, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Gardo Versoza, Soxie Topacio, Alan Paule, Luz Valdez, Rez Cortez, Beverly Salviejo, Jonathan Neri, May-I Fabros, Soliman Cruz, Roni Bertubin, Joey Paras

Directed By Jun Robles Lana

Written By Jun Robles Lana

Screenplay By Jun Robles Lana

Produced By Perci Intalan

El Nido Corner Beach Bar and Restaurant, El Nido, Palawan

Life in El Nido, Palawan By July 24, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

Every time I pass by El Nido Corner on my way to Caalan, this sign always gets me:

El Nido Corner Restaurant

No, not the “Kayak for Rent, Included Safety Best” but the “Sunset Offers from 16:00-18:30“! I have to give it to the resto because these colors are very enticing, at least to me, on whom advertising really works all the time, being the kind of person who would want to buy the cheeseburger that was shown during a commercial break or the Laing on the billboard right outside the airport so on and so forth.

El Nido Corner Restaurant