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Monday, January 30, 2017

Mata Expo 2017 to showcase multi cultural diversity.

Now on its second year in the Philippines, the one day Mata Expo is arm to cross borders and educate people in giving help for the selected Deaf Community in Manila this coming February 4 at One Esplanade in Pasay City.

Founding organizer George Taylor who happen to be a deaf, is opening Mata Expo to any field that can entertain and later create awareness that marginalize sectors needed, it started in 2005 in California, Mata from a Japanese word “Eye” or see you is been travelling from US, Japan, Cebu and here in Manila.

For this year, Mata Expo will highlight cosplay event, fashion show and contest by Lolita Fashion, and Tattoo Skin Art by the Philippine Tattoo Artist Guild. Entrance fee is depending on what event you want to participate, but a minimal fee of P250 is the standard for the whole day event.

Proceeds of the event goes to their chosen charity, and this year’s beneficiary are the  deaf students of Manila City High School, by giving them a certain software that translate thru words what teachers taught during classroom lectures.

Lolita’s Fashion is a community page in Facebook that encourages Victorian way of dressing, is highlighting the event by having costume contest like cosplay or even KPop attire competition, they aim to educate the young generation the beauty of dressing the old style way.

While the PTAG will screen upcoming artist in ink tattoo skin art, those participating artist will get accreditation from the group that will serve as its passes to Department of Health ruling, as clean and sanitized artist that practice good manner in doing this kind if business.
Mata Expo 2017 will have 100 booth around One Esplanade that offers many products and services, a discount for People with Disability is also enforce and free for Kids ages 12 and below. They open on Feb 4 from 9 in the morning up to 5 in the afternoon. One Esplanade is located in J.W Diokno Blvd around SM Mall Of Asia Complex in Pasay City.


For more updates please check Mata Expo Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/mataexpo/

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Kung Hei Fat Choi with Feng Shui expert Master Hanz Cua

Would you like some tips and insights on how to activate good energy for an auspicious year ahead? The Araneta Center ushers in the colorful Year of the Fire Rooster with a Feng Shui seminar and other practices to bring in a bright and prosperous 2017.
                                                                                                                                                               
On January 28, prominent Feng Shui expert Master Hanz Cua, dubbed as “the youngest Feng Shui Master in the Philippines and Asia,” will conduct a one-hour Feng Shui seminar for shoppers at the Araneta Center malls. Drop by the activity areas of Ali Mall at 3 pm, New Farmers Plaza at 4 pm, and Gateway Mall at 5pm to learn about this ancient art and science that developed in China nearly 5,000 years ago. Master Hanz will reveal the secrets of using the Qi energy to attract luck this 2017.

Discover practical Feng Shui tips that can come in handy to invite good health, wealth, and love into your homes, schools, and offices. Also, get insights as to how you will fare this year under your Chinese Zodiac sign, as he talks about the 12 animal fortune forecast for each sign.

The Chinese New Year 2017, which is characterized by lucky colors gold, brown, and yellow, is considered to be a Yin year. With rooster being the sign of dawn and awakening, free palm and tarot card readings will also be available at the event for insights about your future when it comes to career, love life, and health.

Moreover, ring in the Year of the Fire Rooster with free fortune cookies for the first 1,000 visitors to the new Tweet Shop at Gateway Mall Activity Area.  Simply visit the Tweet Shop and tweet your new year's wish using the hashtag #MyAranetaCNYstory.

The festivities will not be complete without the traditional Lion and Dragon Dance that will snake around the streets of the Araneta Center. A spectacular fireworks display will also be held at 7 pm to cap off the festivities.


To know the latest happenings at the Araneta Center, visit www.aranetacenter.net and follow Araneta Center on Facebook and Twitter. (PR)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A shadow puppet comedy show in PETA Theater this May 2017.

Photos by Andrew Wuttke.
Sneaky chickens, flying Ninjas, brain surgery and an unforgettable horse race!  Welcome to the surreal shadow puppet world of Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones.

Using household objects and bits of rubbish, Bunk Puppets transforms simple objects into hilarious silhouette stories. In each scene, the puppetry is performed in front of the shadow screen, so that the audience gets a close look at the visual trickery.  Old toys, brooms, boxes and discarded clothing are deftly stitched together to create shadow puppet stories and characters.   

Delighting audiences in dozens of countries, Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a hilarious fusion of shadow puppetry and physical theatre. It’s a visual feast for the imagination!  Come, experience one man's playful vision of wonder and nonsense. Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a wordless and imaginative puppet comedy show for all ages running for 50 minutes.  (Though some bits are a wee bit scary for under 6 yrs old).

Based in Melbourne, Bunk Puppets company director, Jeff Achtem explains “Traditionally, shadow puppeteers create their silhouette performances by manipulating puppets behind a screen. We perform Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones in front from the screen, which means we can use cinematic effects like close-ups and zooms. The audience gets to witness every bit of the puppeteers moves" he says. 

Performed by Tim Sneddon, created and directed by Jeff Achtem,

Award Winner: Best Newcomer (Edinburgh Spotlight): Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Award Winner: Spirit of the Fringe (Mervyn Stutter’s): Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Award Winner: Adelaide Fringe 2011
Award Nominee: Total Theatre Award: Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones comes to the Philippines on May 3-7, 2017 with seven limited performances at the PETA Theater Center. To complete this rare experience, there will also be a series of puppetry workshops for kids and adults alike facilitated by the founders of Bunk Puppets. Tickets and workshop slots may be booked through Ticketworld or by texting (0917) 807 3069. For more information about the show, visit http://www.bunkpuppets.com and http://petatheater.com. (PR)

Jesse Lucas give free workshop about music.

Top-notch composer Jesse Lucas gives a masterclass on the art of writing music for Film/TV. Jesse is an award-winning and prolific composer who has written music for film, television, theater and ballet.

In film, his works have won awards from different award-giving bodies. In 2010, he was elevated to the FAMAS Hall of Fame for Best Music Scorer. He won the Best Music at the 2005 Screamfest International Film Festival in Los Angeles for the film Sigaw, 2005. His music for films have reaped awards such as Gawad Urian, Best Music Score for Babae sa Breakwater, 2004; four Young Critics Circle Awards for Best Sound and Aural Orchestration in Phone Sex, 2000, Sugatang Puso, 2001, Minsan May Isang Puso, 2002, and Anghel sa Lupa, 2004; Star Awards for Best Music Score for Filipinas, 2004; five Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards for Best Music Score for 9 Mornings, 2003, Filipinas, 2004, Mano Po 3, 2005, A Love Story, 2008, and Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, 2007; Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Award for Best Original Song for Babae, 1997; MMFF Best Music Score for Luksong Tinik, 1999; and Gawad Tanglaw for Batanes, 2008.

Jesse has made scores for some noted TV "teleserye" series such as Maging Sino Ka Man, 2006 and 2008; Kahit Isang Saglit 2008; Lovers In Paris, 2009; Magkaribal, 2010; Princess And I, 2012 and Bridges of Love, 2015.

His most recent TV work is the top-rating Magpahanggang Wakas and for film - the box-office hit The Unmarried Wife.

He won the 2016 ALIW AWARDS Best Musical Director for his work in the theatrical play Happiness is a Pearl.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
• Mindset for composing music for Film/TV
• Walk-through the creative process of composing music from pre-production to post-production
• Guidelines in composing effective music for the different FILM/TV genres
• FILM vs TV scoring
• Dealing with Directors
• How to handle tight deadlines
• Cultural sensibility applied to musical choices

DATE AND VENUE:
January 29, 2017 
1-4pm
1701 Little Rooms Upstairs
Landsdale Tower 86 Mother Ignacia St. QC

COST: FREE

EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED to a max of selected 20 Participants

It is designed for music students/musicians who is interested in pursuing a career in FILM/TV scoring. Ideally, the participants must know some basics of:
1. MIDI/DAW/Virtual Instruments
2. Music Theory and Harmony
3. Arranging and Orchestrating Music (MIDI/Live Instruments)

To register online, visit FB page The Music of Jesse Lucas for the registration link. Or call/txt Kim 09759193179 for further details. (PR)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mr. Young Philippines 2000, the Palawan show. Bandillo Ng Palawan, June 19-25, 2000.

Its one of the most controversial pageant rivalry ever in the history of Palawan, wherein in one night a national male pageant is held in an open amphitheater, while the annual provincial search for its most beautiful lass is also happening in another venue in one City, in Puerto Princesa City.

This is the first and the last Palawan show of Mr, Young Philippines way back year 2000, a usual Manila base pageant headed by the late Ed Marfori. The show itself had series of controversy especially from the people involve in organizing it. 

However, it was fun and unforgettable experience for the candidates who flew all the way from different provinces and Cities in the country, they were surprise how beautiful the City and unaware that they were used against a political rivalry, the City and the Capitol had a falling out thats why the date of the finals night was scheduled on the same day. The City Government support the MYP while the Province is hosting a festival at that time where the search for Miss Palawan is a big event. 



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ricky Lee's new book, out now.


After five years, award-winning screenwriter and author Ricky Lee comes out with his latest book Kung AlamN'yo Lang: MgaKuwentongPambata Para samga Hindi na Bata, a collection of four stories told from the point of view of four children.

The 250-page book, which targets both children and adults, tackles topics as diverse as the search for God (AngNawawalangDiyos), a kid who sees letters come to life in his room (AngSayaw ng mgaLetra), bullying in a town that has forgotten a dark secret from its past (Si Inggo at ang Santo Kuwatro), and the concept of death (Nang MapagodsiKamatayan). It also includes illustrations by four different artists, Kenikenken (Ken Bautista), DiigiiDaguna, Jether Amar and Ivan Reverente.
Lee, who grew up reading comics, said children may read his new book in order to prepare them for the real world. Although Kung AlamN'yo Lang is considered a children's book, it also appeals to adults who have forgotten how it is to be young. It is published by the Philippine Writers Studio Foundation, Inc. or Writers Studio.

Aside from being a book author, Lee is also a scriptwriter and playwright. He has written more than 160 scripts for Filipino films since 1973. Many of these have won awards here and abroad. Among them are Himala, Karnal, Moral, Brutal, Salome and other films directed by acclaimed Filipino filmmakers, including the late National Artists for Film Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. His script for Salome has also been translated into English and published by the University of Wisconsin for its film studies.
Lee has also written Trip to Quiapo, a scriptwriting manual; Si Tatang at mgaHimala ng AtingPanahon, a collection of short stories; Pitik-Bulag Sa Buwan Ng Pebrero, a playbook; the novels Para Kay B (O Kung PaanoDinevastate ng Pag-ibigang 4 out of 5 saAtin) and Si Amapolasa 65 naKabanata; and screenplay books Brutal/Salome, Moral, Bukas May Pangarap and Jose Rizal.

Kung AlamN'yo Lang is available at a discounted price of 250 pesos until December 31. For orders and inquiries, contact Writers Studio at 0956-1321248 (Globe) or 0932-9047852 (Sun) or send a message through email (writers.studio12@gmail.com) or Kung AlamN’yo Lang’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kungalamnyolang). It will be available in bookstores starting next year. (PR)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The newest Art hub in the Metro, is in The Fort BGC.

Firing off a passionate start for 2017, the BGC Arts Center will celebrate its identity as the home of the Filipino artist. True to its word, it will launch a 2-day Arts Festival on January 14-15, hosting performances and events that will illuminate the many layers that modern Filipino artists are animating to give voice to the range of the human condition.

The BGC Arts Center is the centerpiece of BGC’s Cultural District. A project of the non-profit, Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., it is the first and only stand-alone theater established through private donations. It is dedicated to providing a cultural and educational experience that will inspire the public to explore their creative side and embrace Filipino artistry. A collaboration by award-winning architects and designers, the BGC Arts Center is composed of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, the Alveo Central Plaza, and the Sun Life Amphitheater.

The BGC Arts Center Festival is aligned with how the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) recognizes the integral role of culture, the appreciation of art and its meaning, in a city’s identity. Aiming to keep art alive and accessible through various cultural activities, BAFI endeavours to make art a way of life that everyone can share together.

Making BAFI’s mandate come alive isthe range, from totally original Filipino creations to brilliant local adaptations of works with universal themes, that the BGC Arts Center Festival is offering.

As such, the festival will have children’s plays from Artist Playground and Kids Acts Philippines, several dance performances by STEPS, staged readings of selected scenes by The Egg Theatre Co., a performance of an original play by Artist Playground, a supremely engaging performance by a pioneer Filipino Improv group, SPIT Manila, an acclaimed local production from Twin Bill Theater, an award-winning original Filipino musical from Philippine Stagers, and opera pieces from MusicArtes, Inc.

Completing the Arts Festival are art talks, outdoor events such as BGC Art Mart that regularly feature the work of local artisans and other surprise offerings at the Sun Life amphitheater.

Check out the BGC Arts Center Festival event page on Facebook for the schedules and details of the performances. (PR)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Practicality and being hip with California Ecobike.

Traffic in the metro can easily take a toll on a person’s temper not to mention having to deal with the spiked fuel cost. People are trying not to lose hope for traffic to get better in the country but with the looks of it, we might have to cope with the situation until road repairs and construction gets done in a few more years.

The proposed shift to two-wheel vehicles is an open option to commuters who aims for faster travel time. For an even better option, go green and try Electronic Bikes as it also help care for our environment. California Eco bike stays true to its effort to improve transportation in an eco-friendly way, one e-bike at a time.

Electronic Bikes affordable prices makes it easier for commuters to own a unit. Maintaining one is even easier as there is no exhaust emissions, no need to change oil, neither does it require to replace clutch nor spark plugs which makes up the bulk of regular motorcycle maintenance expense. Best part of it, no need to fuel up!

Being environmental friendly and hip can go hand in hand as California Ecobike introduces its Premier E-bike variants which promises to gives you the bang for bucks compared to their more expensive rivals.

Emory SRP: 29,900
Specifications:
· Pure sinewave controller
· Cruise control
· USB charging port
· Digital panel board
· Drum brake lock
· Comes in chic matte colors

Muller SRP: 28,800
Specifications:
· Pure sinewave controller
· Digital panel board
· Drum brake lock
· Comes in classic glossy colors
These new California Eco-bike flagship models operate on 60v/20ah Lead-acid battery and has an 800watts power consumption. Runs on maximum speed of 50kph up to 65 kilometer on full charge. Both also have essential upgrades such as remote alarm for the added protection.

Emory and Muller uses Pure Sinewave Controller which is more efficient in regulating the voltage resulting to lesser battery consumption. This upgrade also equates to lesser noise and smoother ride.

Cruise Control is an added feature on the Emory, this can be switched on to maintain a constant speed without the use of the accelerator. A USB port is also built-in to charge your gadgets.

California Ecobike units are available for purchase on either 3 or 6 months installments at zero interest on major credit cards and Aeon credit service.

Visit the nearest California Ecobike store and selected CD-R King branches. For further inquiries visit www.ebike.cdrking.com , follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoBikePH/ for updates. (PR)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Holidays around the globe with Novuhair.

Holiday rush might be over and It’s officially a New Year. Around the globe, most people are trying get back to their old figure after binging on holiday fares and sporting new clothes, new gadgets, and new shoes, but can these make up for looking best at what’s on top of our head, our hair!

Taking care of our mane should be on top of our list just as we go to spa to pamper our body, our hair needs pampering as well. Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss has got you covered.

As we bid adieu to 2016, throw away your difficulties on hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair’s 19 natural ingredients. Made of herbal ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint, Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

The brand has helped thousands of satisfied users here in the Philippines, thus merits its fifth consecutive year of being awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country.

Good news to our kababayans abroad and their friends, with the brand’s aim to help assuage hair problems across the globe, Novuhair products are available in Kuwait, distributed by Bee Organic Import & Export Establishment, Kuwait. For orders, you may contact landlines +96524343885 and +96524343866 or mobile numbers +96550380380, +96565559935 and +96560755122. Bee Organic’s showroom is located at Arabia Mall, First Floor Showroom # 15 Egaila Area, Kuwait.

Novuhair can also be purchased online through our service partner: www.regaloservice.com. Servicing USA, Canada, UAE , KSA and other Asian countries.

Locally, Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada. (PR)