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Contest: Photo Haiku Guidelines for JSP Week 2009

As posted from the Toujin Club yahoogroups.


1. The Photo Haiku Contest is open to all enrolled students of the Ateneo de Manila University, whether in undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

2. An entry to this contest consists of one piece of paper, cartolina, or illustration board measuring 9″x12″ (oslo paper size), with one photograph (color or black-and-white, using film or digital printing) printed or pasted on it, with a haiku printed within, beside, or below the photograph, but in any case within the abovementioned dimensions.

3. With each entry, the author and the photographer should submit his/her full name, year and concentration, on or before 12:00 noon of Monday, September 7, 2009 to the Japanese Studies Program, Room 209, 2nd Floor, Leong Hall, School of Social Sciences, ADMU. Late entries will automatically be disqualified, although they could still be exhibited during the JSP Week.

4. The haiku must be written in any of the following languages: Japanese in Japanese script, English, or Tagalog. There is no required theme for the photo haiku.

5. All entries, including the haiku and the photographs, must be original works. Nonetheless, once they are submitted to the Japanese Studies Program (JSP), they become properties of the JSP, which will duly acknowledge the authors and photographers whenever the works are exhibited. A work (whether haiku or photograph) that is discovered to be made by another person(s) without his/her consent shall warrant immediate disqualification from the contest and possible sanction by the university for plagiarism and/or dishonesty.

6. Judging will be done in two ways – through a panel of judges, whose decisions will carry 60% weight, and voting by students, which will carry 40% weight. Voting by students will commence on Tuesday, September 8, at 8:30 a.m. and will finish on Thursday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.

7. A student may enter more than one work, whether as a writer or as a photographer (or both), but in any case, not more than three works.

8. In case of a tie, both or more of the works will be awarded first prize.

9. Prizes will be given on Friday, September 11, 2009 during the culminating activity of the JSP Week.

10. Inquiries about the contest may be directed to the Japanese Studies Program, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University c/o Ms. Marian Salvador, Tel. 426-6001 loc 5248.

Hopefully after reading these guidelines you’ll all be ready to take photographs and start writing.

Tessa Villanueva
Toujin Secretariat


Event: Press. Dokissaten Maid x Butler Cafe

The third appearance of the maid and butlers from the Dokissaten Cafe (originally the Doki Doki Kissaten Cafe). With new maids and butlers for another round, it’s sure to be an interesting event.

In partnership with Fully Booked PowerPlant.



Event: Cosplay Fusion (at Power Plant Mall)

Cosplay Fusion
June 27, 2009 (Saturday), 4pm
South Court, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell

There will be a cosplay competition that will be held within the Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City. June 27, 2008. So block off this date on your calendars! Dokissaten Maid & Butler Cafe in partner with FullyBooked’s PressCafe will also be there!
Cash Prizes:
1st Place – P12,000
2nd Place – P8,000
3rd Place – P5,000

+ prizes from sponsors: Powerplant, Maxicollector, etc.

Cosplay Fusion Contest Guidelines

Cosplay Pre-registration

Limited to 40 pre-registered cosplay contest participants. So watch out for the reg forms.

(As posted from Alodia’s facebook and deviantart)

Also, the Dokissaten Cafe (formerly known as the Doki Doki Kissaten Cafe) will be partnering with Fully Booked to give you another experience to join the cafe. The cafe has been present at Kourtyard Caffe (along Katipunan Ave. – last March), at the Shizen Orchestra convention (at SMX last April) and will now be at Powerplant. With new additions to the cast, a wider variety of butlers and maids, there’s a lot more to look forward to.

Other event details will be posted as soon as they are finalized and come out. Watch out for more advertising soon. 🙂


A vote for Earth

Earth Hour

It’s about 50 minutes until the Philippines officially participates in Earth Hour. You know, at first it didn’t strike me as anything big or anything that  I thought mattered to a lot of people. But as today came closer and closer, I was able to see the participation of many people as well as many tv shows. On cable, many of the shows I watch will not be airing anything in participation of this momentous event. At home as well, me and my family will be participating in Earth Hour by having a candlelit dinner and switching off all our lights. Many friends of mine on plurk as well will be participating in this event, with many of us (especially my friends who blog) who are blogging about this event.

It’s nice to see people around the world coming together to care about Mother Earth. Despite what many people say about this hardly making any effect, since an hour is only an hour out of 24 hours in a day, and out of 365 days (8760hours) in a year, making the effort to switch off one’s lights for an hour is surely a big thing. And even if we switch off our lights only for an hour out of 8760 hours in a year, I am sure Mother Earth will appreciate the effort we’re making. I am also sure that even an hour, will help Mother Earth stay clean and green a little longer~ 🙂

Quoting from the official Earth Hour website,

“In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.”

So Vote Earth now and help Mother Nature stay clean and green a little longer. Turn off your lights from 830pm-930pm (your local time).


Bloggers at 12 Cups with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: Give in to Giving


Wednesday evening of the 19th of November, various bloggers gathered together with 12 NGO’s at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) which launched 12 Cups with The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: Give in to Giving. Coffee Bean aims to help 12 different advocacies this Christmas, and hopes that you can too. With every drink that you purchase (which falls under the specific drink assignments listed on the card), you shall receive a stamp on your card. Once you’ve collected 12 stamps, you have the opportunity to donate to one of the 12 partner advocacies, and of course you will also receive 1 limited edition CBTL notebook together with your  card.

The event served to be a very educational and society-geared event, which led the awareness of many advocacies in the Philippines. Not only that, but the event gave each blogger the opportunity to get to know the partner advocacies one-by-one, by allotting each one a table which the bloggers could freely chose to sit in so that they themselves could converse with the representatives and ask questions about the organization.

I personally would like to congratulate CBTL for launching such an event. Not many people are aware of the different organizations in the Philippines and how they can help. In this way, this “program” will allow people to donate to organizations of their choice, while still enjoying one of many of CBTL’s delicious drinks and desserts. Hopefully, many people will decide to take their time to enjoy CBTL’s products, amidst this Christmas spirit.


The following advocacies are:

1. Kababaihan Gabay sa Bayan (KAGABAY) – Sponsor a child’s education through KGABAY and lend a hand in developing needed infrastructure, feeding programs and teacher’s honoraria.

2. Philippine Business for Social Congress (PBSP) – Help PBSP deliver basic health care through general check-ups for children of different communities.

3. Bahay Tuluyan – Make a difference with Bahay Tuluyan and give birthday gifts to children who need special attention from abuse.

4. The Philippine Animal and Welfare Society (PAWS) – Help the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center give abandoned or neglected dogs and cats a second chance in life with new loving homes.

5. Haribon – Adopt-a-seedling and help the Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources conserve the Philippine biodiversity

6. Cartwheel Foundation – Help the Cartwheel Foundation bring education to indigenous children ages 2 and a half to 7, in preparation for elementary school.

7. Caritas Manila-Restorative Justice – Support the Restorative Justice Program of Caritas Program of Caritas Manila and help provide school supplies for the Value Formation classes for detainees.

8. Kythe – Support Kythe and help alleviate the anxiety of children with cancer and their families by providing a day of fun and games.

9. Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP) – Bring awareness and education to the parents of autistic children by sponsoring valuable books for the library of the Autism Society.

10. Philippine Cerebral Palasy Inc. – Help Philippine Cerebral Palasy Inc in the prevention and care of cerebral palasy and give patients a month of continous rehabilitation and therapy.

11. Philippine Band of Mercy (PBM) – Help the Philippie Band of Mercy provide operations for children who were physically disfigured at birth and give them happier lives.

12. Resources for the Blind -Help Resources for the Blind provide grade 1 students with Braille textbooks to help integrate them into regular schools.


Notebook Design1


Notebook Design 2


Notebook Design 3

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is located at TriNoMa, SM The Block, Gateway, Ortigas Park, Paseo Center, Bonificacio High Street, Mall of Asia, Convergys Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Alabang Town Center, Rockwell, Robinson’s Ermita, Greenhills Promenade, Robinson’s Galleria, Eastwood, Tomas Moratio and 2 more branches in Cebu. Visit their homepage at

Another Geiser-Maclang event.

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