Saturday, July 19, 2014

The 62nd Famas Awards.

One of the longest running Award giving bodies for movies in the Philippines is the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences or also known as FAMAS. Now on it 62nd Year, we are happy to be invited and witness this legendary ceremony at Solaire Resort and Casino last July 12, 2014.
The hosts of the night, Raymund Guttierez, Dawn Zulueta, Kc Concepcion and Richard Gomez. And some Star presentors.
Production numbers: Martin Nievera open the show with Broadway hits, Kc Concepcion sing about movies, Gab Valenciano did a song and dance number, while Christian Bautista sing the tribute for Piolo Pascual before he accept his FPJ Award. 
and here are the complete list of Winners. 
·         Best Picture: On The Job
·         Best Actress: KC Concepcion, Boy Golden
·         Best Actor: ER Ejercito, Boy Golden
·         Best Director: Erik Matti, On The Job
·         Best Supporting Actress: Bela Padilla, 10000 Hours
·         Best Supporting Actor: Pen Medina 10000 Hours
·         Best Screenplay: On The Job
·         Best Cinematography: Boy Golden
·         Best Editing – On The Job
·         Best Story – On The Job
·         Best Sound – On The Job
·         Best Musical Score Best Visual Effects – Pagpag
·         Best Theme Song: Abra for “Midas”, Boy Golden
·         Best Special Effects – Kung Fu Divas
Special Awards:
·         FAMAS Grand Award: Jeorge Ejercito Estregan
·         FPJ Memorial Award: Piolo Pascual
·         Art Padua Memorial Award: Boy Abunda
·         Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award: Mario Dumaual
·         Exemplary Award for Public Service: Engineer Felizardo Jun Sevilla Jr.
·         Excellence Award in Criminal Justice Pao Jail Visitation Team/Legal, Medical Dental, Optical Mission: Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda Acosta
·         Presidential Award: Tzu Chi Foundation
·         German Moreno Youth Achievement Award: Hiro Peralta, Ken Chan, Jerome Ponce, James Reid, Janine Gutierrez, Julia Barretto
·         Male Movie Star of the Night: Gerald Anderson
·         Female Movie Star of the Night: Valerie Concepcion



And the Famas goes to....
And the winners are....

The Laugh And Stack of Comedy Cartel.

STAND UP COMEDY is slowly but surely getting popular now a days, it’s a different one that we usually familiar with in a traditional Comedy bar, mastered by Gay comedians along with sing-along numbers. The one I’m talking with is the Comedy Cartel, a guild of professional comic artist that provide a whole range of stand-up comedy in a bar settings but mostly point of view stories and of course  day to day personal experiences.

Due to its popularity, Comedy Cartel along wtheCircle Entertainment launches a one of a kind stand-up comedy contest, it’s called “Laugh and Stack Open Mic Showdown, now on its 8th Leg held every 2 other Saturday in different bars in Metro Manila, it aims to discover new breed of talents from amateurs comedians, class clowns and anyone who want to break their funny bones on stage. It’s a weekly showdown in which the grand finals is scheduled sometimes in December this year, a P20,00 in cash and more is at stake for the major champion.

Last July 12 we are invited to witness the showdown of 10 promising comedians who hails from different age group and with diverse personality and with foreign nationals as well joining as contestant, each of them were given minimum minute to showcase their wits, punchlines and delivery power that make audiences laugh and vote them as the winner for the said leg.  This was held at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.



Walter Balino is the winner that night who really make us cry laughing with his antics and jokes, one thing unforgettable in his performances is his monologue about Pinoy Big Brother, a Reality TV show on  which he suggest why not make a Squatter edition featuring residents living in slum area. The roar of laughter at that time is a hint that he will be the winner for that night and will have a spot for the grand finals on December.

After the competition, resident artist from Comedy Cartel perform on stage that made the night more fun and stress free.

Laugh and stack mic showdown is open to all interested; they usually announce the registration at the comedy cartel page in Facebook, or you can contact Joi at 533-9316/0922-8596144.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Celebrity Hour @ GNN

Celebrity Hour. The weekly showbiz forum is now one year older, and with the same format of no scripts, no Director, just a free wheeling discussion by its host, guest co-host and  of course the Celebrity Guest , the show still survive with no issue of ratings.


 Aired over GNN Channel (For Skycable Cha.231, Destiny Cha.8) every Friday at Six in the afternoon, with a replay the next day , Saturday at 10am.

Hosted by Eloy Padua (Famas President) and Danny Atienza.
 Celebrity Hour Grand Launching was held last July 5, 2014 at Tiara Hotel in Makati City. This is also supported by some members of National Press Club.

Guest on that episode include Indie Film Director Bobby Benitez, Former GMA Exec. Rod Cornejo, and Singer/Actor Lance Raymundo, with Showbiz Columnist Emy Abuan as Moderator/Guest co-host.

RPN 9 Big Boss Robert Rivera share his thoughts about the status of Philippine Cinema, he is part of the committee of Metro Manila Film Festival.

Lance share his renewed life after a freak accident early this year, he said he truly feel blessed with the outpouring support he got from the people after the accident that barely damage his face.

Joining the panel of Guest are the cast and director of this upcoming indie film "Edukasyon", that glorify the unsung heroes, The Teachers. Special Screening of Edukasyon is set on July 23 at SM North Cinema.

Upcoming singer Thyrone Oineza is also present to serenade the guest from his self titled album.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Giveaway: Splash Cards


Welcome to the Splash Cards Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Sponsored by: Winning Moves


Splash cards are revolutionary cards that are waterproof, lightweight, washable and they float! You can find a set of Splash cards for all ages. These are not just for kids! Splash cards come in these four games: Splash Jack Royal™, Splash Jack™, Splash Pals™ and Splashimals™
 
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a set of all four Splash cards. This is open to US and ends 7/15/14 @ 8:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
Good Luck, Thanks for entering!
Disclaimer: Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Press Release: Loom Band Afternoon Party (Aug. 2, 2014)

We would like to invite you to our second Loom Band Afternoon Party! This workshop is open to loomers and wanna-be loomers ages 5 and up! This workshop will include teaching 3-5 loom band designs, with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the skill level of the class. This class is brought to you in cooperation with MotherCare.







It will be held at Mothercare, Podium on August 2, 2014 (Saturday) from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!
Be sure to enroll early to get discounts!!
For more information, please contact rikka@manilaworkshops.com.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to have the Heart of a WAHM (July 26, 2014)

t’s back! We are having the second run of our mastermind classes starting this July. Are you looking to start your own business this year and need some hard-core mentoring? Manila Workshops, WAHMderful Life and Mothercare present Work-at-Home Mastermind session number 1 on July 26 from 11am to 2pm. It will be held at Mothercare Active Fun in BGC, Taguig City.



This is FREE for those who have attended any of the regular WAHMderful Life Workshops before. For the first timers, fee for each session is just at Php 600 per participant.

Kindly fill out the form below:

WAHMderful Mastermind #1 (July 26, 2014)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

1st Dragon Boat Race in Puerto Princesa City

The very first Puerto Princesa Dragon Boat Race was held at Baywalk last June 29th. 

I brought along Mikyla for her to witness this first time event in the city. Went there at around 6.30AM for it was told that the program will start at exactly 7AM.

Waited for more than an hour. While waiting for the race to start, I saw some of the participants doing their selfie shots while they're waiting for their race too.


Roaming around the baywalk, was able to see the 4 units of dragon boats to be used in the race. :)



Also, some group who'll participate in the race did some rounds of exercises prior to the race. 


After the long wait, since the City Mayor has already arrived and announced the race to start, my heart skipped fast! The excitement as a first timer is apparent!

Holding my camera, getting ready to take shots of the race! Boom!


The winning team, THE MARINES!

I can feel the adrenaline rush as I watched them paddle, rowing the boat!




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

First Time Parents: Preparing for Baby’s Birth Day (July 26, 2014)

Our kid's first birthday is one of the milestone we parents always wants it to celebrate it and be the grandest celebration as ever!

This July, Manila Workshops and Medela Moms bring you another workshop under the First Time Parents series. Preparing for Baby’s Birth Day is a half-day session that teaches parents what you need to prepare for the big day – your child’s delivery.

This workshop is taking place on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (registration starts at 12:30 pm), at the Medela House, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City (near Gilmore).



Our Speakers

Dra. Patricia Malay Kho studied Medicine and underwent Residency Training in UP College of Medicine-Philippine General Hospital. She is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with Subspecialty Training in OB Gyne Infectious Diseases. She is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is affiliated with Makati Medical Center and St Luke’s Global. She has two children, and both were breastfed.

Ginger P. Arboleda graduated with a Masteral of Arts in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications. She gained project management experience from being an account executive for two of the top Advertising Agencies in the country. She also worked as a Managing Director for her family’s food franchise. Her longest work experience was with one of the top universal banks in the Philippines as a product manager. Now, she is a mompreneur involved in handling 4 different businesses: Manila Workshops (events management company), Kooky Loopy (baby clothing business), Steps Project (advocacy) and Memory Crafters (craft box subscription business). She is also a professional blogger for Manila Reviews and Mommy Ginger and also does Business Coaching on the side. She is a wife to hot husband, EJ Arboleda and a mom to a cute 1 year old daughter, Zeeka.



Learning Fee

Individual Rate: Php 300
Couple’s Rate: Php 500

*Manila Workshops Learning Circle Cards will be given to paying attendees



To register for this session, please fill out the form below.
First Time Parents: Preparing for Baby’s Birth Day is presented by Manila Workshops and Medela Moms. Sponsors include St. Patrick, Mama Chows, Cradle, Cycles and Buffet International Cuisine

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Re-Experiencing the Pista Y Ang Cagueban

After more than a decade of not joining this event, I was able to experience it again.


I asked my brother if I can hitch a ride with him on his way to work since he's doing his duty at Irawan, a few kilometers away from the planting site. But good thing he knew the bus driver sending off participants to the site, I transferred there.. :)

Arrived at the site and there were so many participants, most of them already had planted seedlings.. 



These are the teens, the crowd that has already planted ahead of me. 

The 2nd seedling I planted this day! I hope this will survive all the adversaries nature has.

 I love the quote written on this shirt. True indeed!


On my way home after planting trees. You can see the vibrant colors of tall trees surrounding the area. It's a great feeling that I was able to walk here again after such a long period of time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bears for Haiyan: A DIY Caridad Charity Bear Workshop (July 19, 2014)

Typhoon Haiyan may have already happened around a year ago but the devastation that it left still lingers. To ease that, continues efforts must be done to be able to wipe away the tears and replace them with happy thoughts – especially that of the children of Tacloban.

Teddy Bears have always brought smiles to the faces of children. And we, at Manila Workshops would not only want you to smile, but we also want other people to smile because of us. When we do this, we not only bring a smile to our faces, but also to our hearts.

Manila Workshops, together with Luna MNL and BEME are happy to be able to be an instrument in creating happy memories for these kids through our workshop entitled, Bears for Haiyan: A DIY Caridad Charity Bear Workshop. We are inviting you, both young and old, to learn, have fun and bring a smile to the face of one child.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own stuffed animals while being able share what you have. Part of the proceeds of the bears are for the benefit of the children affected by typhoon Haiyan.



About Luna MNL

Luna is an advocacy shop aiming to encourage the use of Filipino language and to ignite the genuine Filipino in each one of its followers and urge them to make a difference in the lives of their fellow countrymen. It was founded by Maria Couline Gloria who is on her last term at the De La Salle University. She will be graduating this October and is currently working in Gymboree as a pre-school teacher.

About BE ME

BE ME is an activity workshop/studio for both kids and adults ages 5 and above. It offers a wide range of constructive fun activities like woodwork, arts and crafts, and a whole lot more. If you want to learn more about crafting, this is definitely the place to be. They have 3 locations already: Manila Polo Club, Rockwell Clun and Sofitel Manila.

Bears for Haiyan: A DIY Caridad Charity Bear Workshop will be held on July 19, 2014 (Saturday) from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at BE ME, Manila Polo Club, Makati City.

Workshop fees are as follows, and are inclusive of all of the materials and snacks:

• Early Bird Rate (paid by July 4, 2014): PHP 1,300
• Regular Rate (starts on July 5, 2014): PHP 1,600
• Group Rate (group of 3 participants): PHP 3,600

To register, please fill out the form below: