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FWGP OpenBook w/Ricky Lee [Videos]

Friday, February 24, 2012 comments powered by disqus

Some weeks ago, Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines invited Ricky Lee for the OpenBook Series and he shared some things and wisdom. Among other things, he talked about writing the book Amapola and his apprehensions; his 1st story and taste of censorship; and some thoughts on being naive and dumb.

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Sabihin by Zelle [Live]

Sunday, February 19, 2012 comments powered by disqus

There's the rawness, anger and sincerity. Specially in this live version of I don't know where they performed here. None the too much melodrama for a love song. I like this live version even better than the original one. But that's not to downgrade the album version.

Have a wonderful rainy homey sunday friends.. You might wanna check this out:

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Ako Mismo [Dog Tag Day, 2009 Video Highlights]

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Do you remember the social advocacy called "Ako Mismo"?

Here were some of the highlights of Ako Mismo Dog Tag Day.. Yes, from the archives of 2009. Ely Buendia and the rest of Pupil, Bamboo, Kjwan, Kamikazee, The Dawn, Up Dharma Down, and some other bands.

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FWGP OpenBook: Joel Toledo [Poetry]

Monday, February 13, 2012 comments powered by disqus

After a series of successful OpenBook talks featuring highly-acclaimed and bestselling authors Sam Sotto (Before Ever After), Bebang Siy (It’s a Mens World), Tweet Sering (Astigirl) and Ricky Lee (Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata), award-winning poet JOEL TOLEDO will be the featured book author at the Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines’ (FWGP’s) OpenBook talk at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Chef’s Bistro, located at 94 Scout Gandia near corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

     Joel will read works from Ruins and Reconstructions -- his third collection of poems (published by Anvil Publishing) -- and his works in progress. This will be followed by an open forum, book signing and photo ops.

     Joel is the author of three books of poetry, winner of two (2) Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Poetry, and is the first Asian to win the Bridport International Creative Writing Prize. 
     He was a recipient of The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency in Belagio, Italy in March 2011, and the International Writing Program (IWP) residency at the University of Iowa, U.S.A. from August to November 2011. 

     A poetry-reading session will precede Joel’s talk. Among the guest readers are: columnists Jenny Ortuoste and Karen Kunawicz, Ramil Gulle, Abet Umil, Ceres Abanil, Nonilon Queano, Haresh Daswani, Veronica Laurel, Brandon Dollente, Rustum Casia and Rafael San Diego.

There will be performances too:

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FWGP Writers' Workshop: Bringing Culture into BLOGGING 101 & SEO [Pics]

Sunday, February 12, 2012 comments powered by disqus

The Freelance Writers’ Guild of the Philippines (FWGP) teams up with
the Yuchengco Museum for a series of writers’ workshops on culture, art, design and heritage.

It kicked off yesterday with the topic "Bringing Culture into BLOGGING 101 & SEO". Present in the event were blogging pioneers Ganns Deen (guest speaker for Blogging 101) and Janette Toral (on Search Engine Optimization or SEO). 

Dannie Alvarez of the Yuchengco Museum gave a theoretical framework on culture,
followed by Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Arch. Isabel
“Cookie” Berenguer Asuncion with her talk on “Let the Eyes Speak,
Articulating the Language of Design”.

Here are some of the moments captured:

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Talahib Album Launch 2 [Plug]

Thursday, February 9, 2012 comments powered by disqus

Talahib Album Launch 2 [Plug]:

It's More Fun Than What, Than Where?

Monday, February 6, 2012 comments powered by disqus

Because our grade school teacher tells us that the word "more" shows comparison, so saying that "It's more fun in the Philippines", can I ask "More fun than what, than where?"

I'm just kidding. And it's not even funny.

Anyway, here are some of the comedians (random sample) that auditioned for Studio 23's new comedy show that will air soon:

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Atheism, Filipino Freethinkers, The Bottomline and Red Tani

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Here's the full episode of The Bottomline with Filipino Freethinker president Red Tani:

(no registration required)

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