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8th Spring Film Festival Celebrates Chinese New Year

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8th Spring Film Festival

The Spring Festival or Chinese New Year is considered the most important festival for the Chinese. To celebrate the occasion, the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and the Ateneo Celadon will be showing 8 Chinese films in the annual Spring Film Festival. Now on its 8th year, the film festival is in line with Ateneo Celadon’s… Read more »

Rage Against the Telenovela Machines

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    Back when I still watched a lot of TV, I liked comedies- sitcoms, movies, talk shows. With this preference for comedies, I could never understand the Pinoy majority’s love for the telenovela (soap opera), be it a television series or movie or even a real life situation. Please spare me the details of yet another heartbreak drama, mistress… Read more »

Walking The Streets of Philadelphia

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Some people want to know about what happened or what’s happening in the lives of entertainment personalities. Me, what I find interesting is how history was made. I like trivia about people in history books or people who are making history. That’s why I find Philadelphia, home to many historical sites, fascinating. The weekend before Christmas of 2012 saw me… Read more »

Art Fair Philippines 2013: An Art Attack in the Carpark

Art Fair Philippines 2013

  Be prepared for an art attack this Chinese New Year weekend.  Visit the Art Fair Philippines 2013 at the 6th level of The Link (carpark), in Ayala Center, Makati from February 7-10 and enjoy the visual feast showcasing “The Best in Philippine Contemporary Art.” There are 24 galleries and art groups participating, with big names as well as up… Read more »

Spring Film Festival To Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year

7th Spring Film Festival

Cinephiles have a reason to rejoice. There’s a film festival opening this weekend that will screen movies for FREE. To celebrate the Chinese lunar new year, the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies of the Ateneo de Manila University will hold the Spring Film Festival at the ShangriLa Plaza Mall Cineplex from February 1 to 10, 2013. Now on its… Read more »

Philippine Fashion Week October 2012: Burdang Taal

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I was glad to be finally well enough (not sick) to make it to faraway SMX Convention Center last Saturday, October 27, for the Philippine Fashion Week’s Burdang Taal: Habing Pilipino show. I had second thoughts about watching Saturday’s show because I still had some coughing fits. I also dreaded riding the MRT standing up from North Avenue to Taft… Read more »

Manila’s Elite in the Eyes of Claudio Bravo

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 In the 1960s, then up and coming Chilean artist Claudio Bravo was invited to visit the Philippines by no less than President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. Bravo stayed for around six months in 1968 and did commissioned portraits of some of Manila’s rich and famous. These portraits are the focus of an ongoing exhibit at the Metropolitan… Read more »