Archive for the 'Events' Category

30
Apr
13

Event: Fully Booked Free Comic Book Day 2013

Click on this Fully Booked blog entry for more details, and answers to any of your queries.

Are you a DC fan? Click here for some comics that might be available to you come Free Comic Book Day.

If you’re a kid, teen, or just young-at-heart, click here for some comic books that might just fit your fancy.

Can’t wait! I always seem to miss this event…

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09
May
12

Event: Yummy Eats 2012

For food lovers, cooking enthusiasts, and adventure seekers, join Yummy Magazine’s event and get to meet chefs and fellow foodies who will be able to share with you guys some tips and secrets for your next dish or a great recommendation for your next dinner date.

Yummy Eats 2012: An Eating and Cooking Fair

Date and Time: May 26, 2012; 10am-9pm

Location: The Rockwell Tent (Plaza Garden, Rockwell Center)

Admission Fee: Php150; Or Php100, if you bring along a May2012 copy of Yummy Magazine

Visit Yummy.Ph for more details. Sadly, despite me being in the Philippines at that time (I’m presently living in China), I won’t be in Manila on that day. Anyhoo, hope you fellow foodies have an awesome time~

21
Jan
12

Ateneo Celadon: Chinese Spring Film Festival 2012

Every year since 2007, the Ateneo Celadon along with the Confucius Institute have encouraged Filipinos and Chinese-Filipinos alike to appreciate the wonderful Spring Film Festival brought about by the Chinese New Year celebration. Having been there when the first Spring Film festival was celebrated, I was a sophomore active in the Ateneo Celadon back then, this 6th year celebration which welcomes my animal – the Dragon, now presents 6 movies in celebration of the Chinese New Year. And it’s now all free admission! As stated on the Ateneo Celadon website, where I will be taking information to repost on this blog,

Unlike previous years when a minimal admission fee was charged, this year’s festival will experiment with free admission.  Schools are welcome to bring their students for block screenings on a first-come, first-serve basis.

These are the movies that will be presented for this year’s Spring Film Festival..

Ocean Heaven 

Ocean Heaven is a family drama which features a father- Sam Wang (played by Jet Li), who is solely taking care of his autistic child- Dafu. Wang finds out that he has liver cancer and has a few days to live. Not only does Wang have to cope with his own suffering and impending death, he also has to deal with the heartache of leaving Dafu with no immediate family. This heartwarming film shows the challenges of being a single parent and how parents, even on their last days, would do anything just to ensure the safety and happiness of their children. Fans of Jet Li will definitely be surprised to see him in this movie because this is the first to cast Li in a non-kung-fu film where he won the 2010 Wen Zhang Best Actor Award. The movie was also recognized by the Shanghai Media Awards, CCTV Movie Channel Media Awards 2010 and Golden Goblet Award. In July 2011, Li even named one of his charity projects as Ocean Heaven Project to help children with autism, cerebral palsy and other disorders.

Lost on Journey

Lost on Journey is a comedy film narrating Li Chenggong’s travel as he endures bad luck after bad luck just to celebrate New Year’s Eve with his family.  Li hops from a plane, to a train,to a bus, and to a boat in the desire to be with his family during the most important event of the year. And along the way, he meets a stranger Niu Geng who later helps him discover something important about himself and the goodness of other people. This movie is a funny presentation of how bad luck brought two different worlds together.

Country Wedding

Country Wedding tells a story of a couple who is about to get married with their families getting so excited to the point that their parents started to meddle with the wedding plans. The bride’s mother, insists on holding the wedding at a ritzy hotel in Beijing whereas, the groom’s father, being the director of a cooperative in a rural village, feels indebted to the community, wants to share the wedding to the whole village. The couple are getting in between as conflicts arise between the in-laws. This film is a funny portrayal of the clash of cultures between the city and country side.

Confucius

Confucius, known as the “Great Sage”, lived during the time when China’s dynasties were in chaos and engulfed by corruption and greed. He strongly believed that ethics and education will put all things to order. His wisdom was sought by different dynasty leaders but only to be abandoned after he dutifully served his purpose. The world knows so much of his teachings, but little is known of his hardships. This biographical drama shows the sufferings and pain Confucius endured and the principles he fervently kept that became the foundation of China’s ethics, morality and law. Starring Chow Yun-Fat as Confucius, Nominated for Best Actor at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards. Other nominations include Best Cinematography,Art Design,Costume Design and Original Song.

Bodyguards and Assasins

In 1905, Hong Kong was under the British rule and revolution was on the rise. Sun Yat-Sen was set to land in Hong Kong to meet and to unify faction leaders to finally take down the corrupt and crumbling Qing Dynasty. Because of this, Dowager Cixi wanted Sun Yat-Sen assassinated. For the Chinese people who had been clamouring for freedom, they understood that keeping Sun Yat-Sen alive would mean keeping China’s hope to be liberated. Li Yutang, a businessman, gathered a tofu vendor, rickshaw pullers, a beggar and an orphan to serve as bodyguards. These bodyguards displayed their superb fighting skills as they battle it out with the assassins to protect Sun Yat-Sen,whom they haven’t even met.  This action-historical movie garnered numerous awards from the 4th Asian Film Awards,29th Hong Kong Film Awards,16th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards and 47th Golden Horse Awards.

The King of Milu Deer

This 3D animated movie focuses on environment protection. It is a story of a white deer, Yoyo, who turned into a lady and made friends with Tzan-the prince of Kingdom of Clouds and Dreams. Tzan was ordered by the minister to search the Labyrinth Mountain to hunt for the Milu Deer to use it as a sacrifice to bring rains in the kingdom. But Tzan discovered the beauty of the Labyrinth Mountain and got closer to Yoyo. Together, they fought sea lizard monsters, fire,soldiers, and the evil Minister to save the wildlife and natural resources of the Labyrinth Mountain. This movie became the highest grossing Chinese Animated film of all time and received the Best Animated Film of the 13th Huabiao Awards.

Movie Schedule:

January 20, 2012 (Friday)
Country Wedding – 1:00PM
Lost on Journey – 3:00PM

January 21, 2012 (Saturday)
Lost on Journey – 1:30PM
Confucius – 3:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins – 6:00PM
Ocean Heaven – 9:00PM

January 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Ocean Heaven – 1:30PM
The King of Milu Deer – 3:30PM
Confucius – 5:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins – 8:00PM

January 23, 2012 (Monday)
Country Wedding – 1:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins – 3:30PM
Ocean Heaven – 6:30PM
Lost on Journey – 8:30PM

January 24, 2012 (Tuesday)
Bodyguards & Assassins – 1:30PM
Lost on Journey – 4:30PM
Confucius – 6:30PM
The King of Milu Deer – 9:00PM

January 25, 2012 (Wednesday)
The King of Milu Deer – 1:30PM
Confucius – 3:30PM
Country Wedding – 6:00PM
Ocean Heaven – 8:00PM

January 26, 2012 (Thursday)
Lost on Journey – 1:30PM
Country Wedding – 3:30PM
The King of Milu Deer – 5:30PM
Confucius – 7:30PM

January 27, 2012 (Friday)
Ocean Heaven – 1:30PM
Confucius – 3:30PM
Lost on Journey – 5:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins – 8:00PM

January 28, 2012 (Saturday)
The King of Milu Deer – 1:30PM
Ocean Heaven – 3:30PM
Lost on Journey – 5:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins – 7:30PM

January 29, 2012 (Sunday)
Lost on Journey – 1:30PM
Country Wedding – 3:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins – 5:30PM
Ocean Heaven – 8:30PM

OTHER ACTIVITIES (2nd Floor, Grand Atrium)

January 20-29
Chinese Painting Exhibit by the Confucius Institute Chinese Painting Students

January 22
Chinese Painting Workshops by Mr. Caesar Cheng and the Confucius Institute Chinese Painting Students

Contact Details:

For more information please call Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at (63 2) 426-6001 local 5208-5209; 5280. For tickets, please call Shang Cineplex at (63 2) 633-2227.


14
Aug
11

Event: In the Heights, the musical

Atlantis Productions and The LiST Group

proudly present

IN THE HEIGHTS
THE OPENING NIGHT

September 2, 2011
Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Plaza


Broadway’s most refreshing musical comes to Manila in its first ever run! Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 2008 including Best Musical and Best Choreography, In The Heights has definitely captured the hearts of millions around the world with its touching story and great musical beats!

In The Heights tells the story of a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet and the rhythm of generations of music can be heard everywhere. It’s a neighborhood on the brink of change, armored with dreams and pressures and the biggest challenges are that of deciding which traditions to fulfill and pursue, and which ones to forget and leave behind.

Ticket Prices
Orchestra Center P1,700
Orchestra Side P1,600
Loge P1,300
Loge Back/Side P800
Balcony P700

For tickets, call The LiST Group at +63917.8171954 or +63917.8392627 or email them at intheheightsthemusical@gmail.com

For more information regarding the story and characters, or details on the location, visit www.intheheightsthemusical.blogspot.com or http://www.atlantisproductionsinc.com or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114949475262556

EXPERIENCE THE MOST EXCITING MUSICAL TO HIT THE LOCAL BROADWAY SCENE!

See you at the opening night of IN THE HEIGHTS!

17
Jan
11

Ateneo Celadon: Chinese Spring Film Festival 2011


The Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute in partnership with Celadon and Shangri-La Plaza has once again organized the Spring Film Festival of Chinese films at the Shang Cineplex from January 26- February 1, 2011 the Shang Cineplex  (Premiere Theater)

The screening schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
MULAN (1:47) 7:30-9:20PM

Thursday, 27 January 2011
FOREVER ENTHRALLED (2:20) 2.00-4.20PM
THE GRAND RIVER (1:37) 4:50-6:30PM
MULAN (1:47) 7.00-8.50PM
THE QUEEN OF COOKING (1:30) 9.20-10.50PM

Friday, 28 January 2011
THE GRAND RIVER 2.00-3.40PM
MULAN 4.10-6.00PM
THE QUEEN OF COOKING 6.30-8.00PM
FOREVER ENTHRALLED 8.30-10.50PM

Saturday, 29 January 2011
THE QUEEN OF COOKING 2.00-3.30PM
THE GRAND RIVER 4.00-5.40PM
FOREVER ENTHRALLED 6.10-8.30PM
MULAN 9.00-10.50PM

Sunday, 30 January 2011
THE QUEEN OF COOKING  2.00-3.30PM
FOREVER ENTHRALLED 4.00-6.20PM
THE GRAND RIVER 6.50-8.30PM
MULAN  9.00-10.50PM

Monday, 31 January 2011
FOREVER ENTHRALLED  2.00-4.20PM
THE QUEEN OF COOKING 4.50-6.20PM
MULAN 6.50-8.40PM
THE GRAND RIVER  9.10-10.50PM

Tuesday, 1 February 2011
THE GRAND RIVER 2.00-3.40PM
FOREVER ENTHRALLED 4.10-6.30PM
THE QUEEN OF COOKING 7.00-8.30PM
MULAN 9.00-10.50PM

Sponsors of this festival include the Confucius Institute, Credit Suisse Bank, Flexo Manufacturing Corporation, Hyundai Asia Resources Incorporated, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Richwell Trading Corporation, Pfizer, Fortmed Medical Clinics Incorporated, Redpeak Capital Holdings Incorporated and Remal Enterprises Incorporated.

For more information, please call Ateneo Leong Center 426-6001 local 5208-5209; 5280. For tickets, please call Shang Cineplex at 633-2227.

Re-posting from the Ateneo website.

18
Aug
10

Event: Arrow Philippines 10th Anniversary Raffle

ARROW 10TH ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE PROMOTION

Mechanics:

> Get one (1) raffle coupon with every Php3000 single-receipt purchase, cash or credit. Valid for boutique purchases only.

> Customer must legibly write his/her full name, complete address, landline and mobile numbers, email address and affix signature on the raffle coupon stub and drop it in designates boxes at all ARROW boutiques nationwide.

> Promo runs from August 1 to October 31, 2010. Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2010.

> Raffle will be held on November 14, 2010 in the presence of a DTI representative.

20
Jul
10

Bloggers at Real Home Ideas5 Launch

I’ve always been an avid fan of interior design and architecture. It could be because I have uncles who are engineers and architects, and we really make a living out of designing stuff like houses and buildings. Or maybe, it’s just really me. In fact, on tumblr, I follow a few blogs that showcase different pictures of room layouts and the like, as contributed by people from around the world of course.

It fascinates me, all these different themes and designs and ideas. So last June 23, when fellow blogger Fran Haw-Ang invited us to the launching of Real Living magazine’s Real Home Ideas5: Small Space Solutions, I was beyond thrilled. You see, our home is like a mini-dump (to some extent). It’s not messy-messy, but it could be cleaner if you know what I mean. My family, we’re a bunch of pack rats, we find it really difficult to throw away things, which leads to clutter of old things around the house that don’t really get used but take up loads of space. Also, my “moving” to Beijing for my studies means that I’ll live in a dorm or an apartment which is smaller than what I’m used to, so knowing how to layout and organize my belongings will be a big plus.

Back to the event.

The launching of the event included displays of 3 different room situations, making use of small spaces for productive layout-ing. The idea of the book launch was how to make the most out of small spaces, especially for people who live in apartments and condominiums and don’t have much space to work with. With over 200 pictures and over 100 decor ideas, the magazine gave tips to readers about how to arrange their living spaces. As the press release states:

“The book is divided into three parts. The first chapter deals with different kinds of small homes and allows the reader to identify which type is most identical to the one he or she owns. The second chapter is all about small space tricks, which gives storage and furniture layout ideas. The third and last chapter gives tips on how a homeowner can go about renovating a small space and what to remember before retouching a small space home.”

Real Home Ideas 5 (picture c/o Real Living/Summit Media)

With various themes and ideas in the book, readers can be inspired to re-design their own living spaces, whether or not they live in small or big spaces. During the event, the various interior designers who presented their ideas for various living spaces also answered some questions regarding personal living space issues.

At the event, 3 different designers presented their own small design concepts. The first was a living room concept with an Asian feel. A combination of various Asian pieces. The next was a dining room concept with simple colors that give the space a somewhat distinguished feel. It’s amazing how the simple pieces make the space look so classic. Lastly, the last space which was for the bedroom, allowed attendees to see how a bed can be made from just about anything. In order to allow room for more creativity, the designer didn’t use a frame but used a mirror instead, which is creative since mirrors allow for rooms to look much larger than they actually are. Also, large pillows made the bed look some like posh bachelorette’s pad. [See pictures below]

Living Room

Dining Room

Bedroom

Overall, it was definitely a wonderful event. As I browsed through the magazine, I was able to catch sight of some things I might want to look for at SM HomeWorld, since the event was sponsored by SM HomeWorld. I never knew they had such items. Time to consider getting some of those things and replacing some stuff at home. For when I come back from Beijing of course. Who knows how soon or how far away that is.




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