Monday, January 26, 2009

Team Bonding with Zaturnnah

Come Feb. 8th Sunday at 3pm, almost half the team will be watch the 6th run of ze muzical! Tickets (20 seats!) were quite hard to get for other dates, and I really appreciated that Coach Dee and QD's Cathy and BJ are joining the group.

Great seats (4th and 5th row from the front), nice matinee show (pwede pang gumimmick after!) and wonderful friends will equal to never-ending laughters and LLS!! (Last Song Syndromes) Now who can beat that!

This will be the nth time I will be watching the show (hmm...bakit nga kaya anoh?!). Feb. 8 is also the date when the whole family will watch ... Mama, brothers Ron and (of course, obviously) Cak, my 2 sisters-in-law Marlene and Carol, the kids ...yes, Andee (will be her 3rd time) and Diego (I'm bracing for that!) and the yayas.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Art In Site Launch

The much awaited Covers Project of the Art In Site Magazine will now launch at 7:00pm tonight, January 17th at the Ayala Museum.

The invite I received read:

"...Greetings from Art in Site!

What seemed like an eternity to publish has been accomplished. The 'baby' has been delivered! We thank you for your patience in riding it out with us. Please find attached to this email our invitation for you to attend Art in Site Magazine's launch on January 17 at 7pm, to be held at the Ayala Museum. All artwork submitted by Filipino artists from around the world will be on display.

Your very much-appreciated participation and contribution were chosen by a panel of judges and will grace the cover(s) of the magazine. Your magazine will be sold at the launch to kick off the start of our fund-raising drive to cover expenses of the magazine's publication and printing costs. The rest will be applied to the future Manila Center for the Arts..." Naks!

In a nutshell, Art in Site (AIS) Magazine is for, by and about artists. Art in Site Magazine is not just any arts magazine. It is the literary vehicle for what will soon be the Manila Center for the Arts. The Center shall be a convening venue that will serve as a cooperative for Filipino visual and literary artists. It will support all Filipino artists, whether in the Philippines or abroad. The magazine will be distributed in the Philippines and the U.S. to promote and showcase our untapped brilliant and artistic talent.

I have contributed 2 of my pressed botanical artworks to the site and well, of course more than excited to attend the launch. My main obstacle unfortunately is my work at 11pm. Hope that the launch starts on time :-)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fooling around with Eric

It was one day-off morning while having coffee at the terrace when I decided to fool around with Eric --- my beloved SE810i camphone. I was ecstatic when I saw me caballero in bloom! Wow.. that took ages! I still have to wait for the yellows (which I got from Maan) and the reds (which I got from Sonya's Garden). Never thought that the pictures would look this good!

Below, close up of Bleeding Heart, orange Caballero. Below that are pictures of small purple flowers (actually like a vine sa fence namin) and rosal (from my lola's garden).

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Zsazsa Zaturnnah ze Muzikal: One More Round

From Carverhouse:

"Had a meeting over the weekend with Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) and, yes, curtains will rise for the 6th run of the "Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal" in February 2009 for 15 shows. Auditions have taken place to fill in slots for the chorus, as well as a new Dodong (again!) to alternate with Arnold Reyes. Eula Valdes will reportedly do all the shows barring any schedule conflicts. Tuxqs Rutaquio, Joey Paras and Kalila Aguilos will reprise their roles as Ada, Didi, and Queen Femina, respectively.Sounds like a great Valentine's date, don'cha think?This latest staging of TP's song-and-dance extravaganza will have the 400+ seater CCP Little Theater as its venue. More details over the next few weeks.

(Oh, and forgive the shameless plug, but the book is still available in bookstores...Heehee)"

Happy days are here again!!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hello 2009!

Again spent new year at work (3 straight years!). Schedule was moved 3 hours earlier para di daw kami abutan ng new year revelry.

Arrived home at around 8am and the family is already getting ready for a New Year Lunch reunion (again). My contributions for this get together are 2 Lechon de Leche's! (see pic). Well, they are actually bread, to the shape of the infamous suckling pig! Saw this at Farmers' Market in Cubao yesterday while I was scouting around for fireworks/luces for the kids. Pinagkakaguluhan kaya! They seemed to be more like monay bread and according to the tindera, it had bits of cheese inside. Too bad I was not able to taste it as I was on sleep mode already by lunchtime and missed it all.