Archive for January, 2006

Terno Au Go Go and Up Dharma Down album launch

Last Saturday, my friends and I watched a gig at Marikina Shoe Expo. Terno Au Go Go: Revenge Against the Rain, was actually originally scheduled last year but had to be canceled halfway through the show because of–you guessed it–the rain.

Most of my favorite indie bands, like Pedicab, played. An awesome time was had by all, I assume.

So what use is this entry to you, you ask, since it’s over? Well, if you like the band Up Dharma Down, you’ll be pleased to know that their debut album has finally been released. They played a number of songs from the album, Fragmented, during the Up Dharma Down-album-launch part of the event.

People have been looking for their album since their video for the song “Maybe” came out (at least my friends have been) and now it’s finally here. They have a brand new video as well, so do check it out on your fave music channel.

website: Terno Recordings

The Jollibee Experience

from another point of view.

It’s not the easiest thing in the world, deciding what to eat at Jollibee. Luckily there was a line. We watched families file in to order spaghetti, fried chicken and cheeseburgers. The “Palabok Fiesta” platter seemed the most adventurous, with hard-boiled eggs, shrimp, pork, noodles and some kind of brown sauce….

We came up with a plan. Each of us would order something adventurous (but not as adventurous as the Burger Steak) and if everything we ordered was terrible we’d come back and order the one-dollar Yumburger. Couldn’t go wrong.

We were wrong.

Apparently, even the Jollibee franchise in Eagle Rock is a big hit—to the sweet-tongued Filipinos, that is— but not so for these Americans. LOL. I just hope you guys won’t take offence after reading the article just like one of the readers.

Books to film (in UP DIliman)

Ex Libris, an organization of book lovers in UP, would be presenting several movie adaptations of books. The schedule:


Feb 1 Wednesday
8-10 Girl with a Pearl Earring
10-12 The Princess Bride
1-5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition)

Feb 2 Thursday
8-10 The Last of the Mohicans
10-12 Little Women
1-3 A Room with a View
3-5 Romeo and Juliet (the Franco Zefferilli version)

Feb 3 Friday
8-10 The Bourne Supremacy
10-12 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
1-3 Fight Club
3-5 Dracula

These movies will be shown at the CAL-AVR (2nd floor, Faculty Center)

For ticket reservations, contact Tata 09183216136 or Gabi 09192735418, or any Ex Libris U.P. member you know. Tickets at Php 35.00

I wish I could go there myself and watch! If I were still in school…

(Info from tomatoerin on livejournal)

Latest trend to hit Manila

…is getting your cellphone stolen.

Okay, so it’s nothing new. Since the year began, a number of people I know including myself has lost their cellphone. Disappeared. Vanished. Poof.

Not mugged, mind you. Not held up at gunpoint. Vanished from our bags. Damn these magicians.

If you’re commuting, or just hanging out somewhere, keep close watch on your belongings. Or start leaving your shiny new cameraphone at home and tote your dinosaur 5110 instead.

Asado or Bola-bola?

When my dad was still working back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, his staple pasalubong is Kowloon House’s Siopao. He’d bring home two or three big bags of asado and bola-bola siopao. We’d eat it for breakfast, morning merienda and if we got hungry in the afternoon, guess what we’ll eat? After all that, we’d still be craving for it.

What is this siopao’s appeal? Unlike other siopaos that has more bread than meat, Kowloon’s siopao bread are very thin at the bottom, and less than an inch thick at the top. It must be the meat, then? Hehe.*

It’s been a long time since my dad has brought home heaping bags of siopao. On the way home this evening, I stopped by Kowloon’s; it’s my turn to bring home the siopao.

* I’m not sure if it was Kowloon or Ma Mon Luk, but it was rumored years ago that the meat used for siopao aren’t pork, beef or chicken.

Journeys with Light

All throughout January at the Ayala Museum in Makati, Jaime Zobel will be showcasing an exhibit titled “Journeys with Light” at the 3rd floor Gallery. The opening of the exhibition also launches his new book titled “Journeys with Light: The Vision of Jaime Zobel.” Check out the museum or contact them at 8921801 for more information.

Goodbye Garci, Hello Nora?

I was checking the Inquirer site this evening and I almost thought it was Nora back in Manila. LOL.


Go Purefoods!

I’m not a big fan of the PBA – I barely know most of the players now – but I’ve been in love with Purefoods since who knows when.

The league is currently in the semis and one of the contending teams vying for a seat in the finals is Purefoods. :) Their current main man is their import – Marquin Chandler who may not be such a big scorer like Kobe (81 points?!) but can save the “Chunkee Giants” when they need him the most. I hope they get the title this time. :D

Other teams in the semis are Ginebra, Air 21 and Red Bull.

Welcome to IntelStar!

Hello! Good Morning! Thank you for calling IntelStar! Well at least we know how it would normally sound like in a call center but this monologue from “Ma’am Chelsea” is an amusing take on the oh so popular call center industry. The monologue stars Eugene Domingo as Ma’am Chelsea and is directed by Chris Martinez. Show dates are from the 27th to the 29th at the CCP. Call 8321125 for more information.

Rizal between the lines?

Writer and Professor Ambeth Ocampo will be holding a lecture on the 28th at Lopez Museum in Ortigas on Rizal’s reading life in this lecture entitled “Reading Rizal.” Ambeth Ocampo is a historian and chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and has several works on the National Hero.

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