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:: Z ::
The Legend of Zorro
Martin Campbell
Eastwood Cinema 1
1450- 30 October 2005

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

:: Overhaul ::
This blog desperately needs revision. I've got a few dead links already on my sidebar, plus I've got a whole lot of new links I want to add. I've also held off putting in some graphics for the main page - even the background at the very least.


Yeah right. That's stuff for me to do - if I actually get around to putting in some serious time on this thing.

:: Altitude ::
Thursday night (as well as most of the afternoon) saw me driving back to Manila from a 6 day trip to Baguio. I was at the tail of a convoy that was moving at pace just slow enough to irritate me but at the same time just fast enough to keep me from speeding by. Thursday night saw me exhausted in bed. Wait - let me correct that. Thursday night saw me exhausted. Friday morning saw me exhausted in bed. I wish I hadn't taken that trip. I wish I were still back in Baguio.

The week that was involved some thirty to forty other theater junkies, pools of gasoline and diesel fuel, several overloaded vehicles, thousands of pesos worth of ukay-ukay items, some rowdy and some not-so-rowdy high school kids, eight PAR56 lights, four places of residence, two schools, one stage, and one unforgettable trip.

It also involved an overheated engine, a high speed drive up a mountain, a scrape with a small steel pipe, a few close encounters with other vehicles (a truck wheel included), some struggles against gravity, and several attempts at breaking the laws of physics.

Of course, a trip to Baguio is never complete without at least one hair-raising experience. This trip did not disappoint. Unexplained footsteps, strange murmurs, flickering candles, dying flashlights, disappearing footwear, and several other things all came together to make sure we knew - we weren't alone.

:: Victory ::
UA&P Chorale is NAMCYA Champion for NCR
MANILA Oct. 26, 2005 - The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) Chorale, conducted by Arwin Tan, won the Regional Competition of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) for the College Choir Category, besting eight other schools from Metro Manila. Second prize went to Technological Institute of the Philippines Choral Society, and third prize to UST Liturgikon. The other participating choirs were Bagong Himig (PUP), FEU Symphony Chorus, Lyceum Philippines Chorale, Mapua Concert Singers, University of Makati Chorale, and UST College of Science Glee Club. The competition was held on October 26, Wednesday, at the Philippine Cultural High School in Tondo, Manila.

The UA&P Chorale will represent the National Capital Region (NCR) in the NAMCYA National Finals to be held between November 22-26 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where they will be up against 15 other regional champions from all over the Philippines.

Last July, the UA&P Chorale bagged the three highest-ranking gold medals (first prizes) for the three categories they joined (Mixed Choirs, Chamber Choirs, and Mixed Youth Choirs), at the 23rd International Choral Festival of Preveza in Preveza, Greece. The International Jury Committee also awarded them a special prize for best performance of a folkloric song. The group, established in 1995, is the resident choral ensemble of the University of Asia and the Pacific (Pasig City, Philippines).

For the past 31 years, NAMCYA has been principally instrumental in discovering major music talents from all over the country. This project involves annually some 1 million young musicians, trainors, and administrators, in a long and tedious process of selecting the best among them from all sixteen regions of the Philippines. Competitions are held from the divisional up to the regional levels, from which the First Prize winners come to Manila to vie for national honors in the main categories of Choral Performance, Solo Voice and Instruments, Family Ensemble, and Chamber Music in both western art music and Philippine indigenous and folk music traditions. More info at http://www.namcya.org.ph.
'nuff said.

:: Sunrise ::
I woke up this morning to a message from a stranger - somebody I'd lost contact with a while back. Things like this prove just how small the world is. They also make me thankful for the technology we have now.

:: Reborn ::
My laptop, which died recently, is now reborn. No, this isn't a resurrection like before, but a total rebirth. Ok... maybe it isn't total, but she's got a brand new hard drive purring (silently) in her now.

I'm currently installing a lot of software on this thing now, so I guess I should get back to doing that.

:: Muerte ::
Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside)
Alejandro Amenábar
Greenbelt 1 Cinemas
1630h - 09 October 2005

Crimen Ferpecto (Ferpect Crime)
Álex de la Iglesia
Greenbelt 1 Cinemas
2000h - 09 October 2005

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

:: Indulge Me ::
This blog needs updating, and I don't mean new entries. Yes, it needs that too, but it needs more. It needs a revamp.

I told myself I'd come up with some graphics for what little background space I have, but that was over a year ago. Photos aside, I haven't posted any graphics on this blog - at least none that I made myself. This is basically text, a pale blue background, and some CSS.

I guess the problem is I don't know what to do. Admittedly, part of the reason is that I'm too lazy to think of a design - and this is why I'm posting about it.

Does anybody have any suggestions? There's no guarantee I'll take your advice, but I still would be nice (and possibly entertaining) to know what you have in mind.

:: Product Placement ::
Transporter 2
Louis Leterrier
Shangri-La Cinema 4
1710h - 01 October 2005

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.