Thursday, 26 September 2013

12th Spanish Film Festival 2013 in Manila Schedule


The Spanish Film Festival 2013 or simply called Pelicula is just around the corner! The best of the current Spanish cinema will be shown from Oct 3 - 13, 2013 at Greenbelt 3, Cinema 1. This is brought to you by Instituto Cervantes Manila, the leading Spanish language center in the Philippines directly affiliated with the Embassy of the Spain. Unlike major film festivals in Manila which is free entrance, the Spanish Film Festival is not but the fee is at least 50% off If I am not mistaken. But anyway this is I guarantee, the movies cost so much more than what you paid for because these are award - winning and handpicked among the best.

Friday, 13 September 2013

FREE Korean Film Festival 2013 Schedule of Movies

Film fest enthusiasts and Korean die - hard fans! Here's your chance to watch six popular Korean films for FREE to be held from September 18 to October 10 in Manila, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao. The films  are Green Days (소중한 날의 꿈), Masquerade (광해, 왕이 된 남자), Sunny (써니), A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년), Deranged (연가시), and Dancing Queen (댄싱퀸).

For more information, please contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711 or email events@koreanculture.ph.


These are the synopsis of the movies according to Phil - Korean Culture website:

The animated film Green Days (소중한 날의 꿈), voiced by actors PARK Shin-hye, SONG Chang-eui and OH Yeon-soo, is a coming-of-age story of Yi-Rang, a track runner, Soo-Min, a pretty transfer student from Seoul and Chul-soo, as they work towards their dreams.


Signs You Need to Quit Your Job

Who am I to tell anyone to quit their job now? I may sound pathetic and ridiculous but I will tell you my own story NOT anyone else’s. It’s been 14 days since I have left my 8 year old job to pause my life for a moment then try to rewrite my destiny if I still can. My former coworker asked me if I am bored already I said “Heck No and No Way!”. I just cannot take doing the same things over and over again. And I am so damn proud of my early rewards. I was able to grant a few things that I have always deprived myself for such a long time: sleeping well, resting a lot and praying. 

While everyone is rushing to wake up in the morning preparing for work and go home dead tired in the evening, I chose to stop the alarm clock for ruling my life at least for now. Okay I will be hypocrite if I don't feel anything negative at all,  but if there’s one, that is I am scared because for years I am used to check my ATM account every 15th and 30th of the month seeing a fixed amount of cash enough to make me financially satisfied for a given period of time.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

FREE Surfing Lessons in Baler

UPDATE: We NOW offer a Surfing Trip to Baler,  for more details please click here.

I got this good news while browsing When In Manila blog. Ladies do you want to have a surfing lesson for free? If yes then this is it! Not only for one or two girls but two hundred girls will be given a free surfing lesson. 

This is presented by The Surf Institute titled "The StokedInc. Philippine Wahine Classic" Oct 5 - 6, 2013 at Aliya Surf Resort, Sabang Beach, Baler.

According to STOKEDInc's Facebook Fan Page, they are the Philippines' pioneer Action Sports store & brand! STOKEDinc shops are at: Rockwell, High Street, Gateway, Trinoma, Greenhills, MOA, Alabang Town Centre, La Union, Naga, Davao, Cebu. You may check them here


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

MassKara Festival 2013 in Bacolod List of Activities


MassKara Festival in Bacolod is one of the most awaited festivals in the Philippines  celebrated every third weekend of October usually October 19th. 

According to Wikipedia, "the word "Masskara" is a portmanteau, coined by the late artist Ely Santiago from mass (a multitude of people), and the Spanish word cara (face), thus forming MassKara (a multitude of faces). The word is also a pun on maskara (Filipino for "mask"), since a prominent feature of the festival are the masks worn by participants, which are always adorned with smiling faces.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Peñafrancia Festival of Naga 2013

Every September hundreds of thousands pilgrims flock to Naga to celebrate the Nuestra Señora de  Peñafrancia FestivalNaga is home to this 300+ year old devotion  and this place has been declared as the Pilgrim City of the Philippines by virtue of a Presidential Proclamation, the only city of its kind. 

 In English it is known as the Feast of the Blessed Virgin of Peñafrancia or the solemn act of bringing back the image of Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia to its home at the Basilica Minore aboard a colorful boat known as pagoda while the pilgrims line to the river holding candles and waving handkerchiefs. 

Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora Peñafrancia on the other hand is where the original image of Virgin of Peñafrancia can be seen. Its expansive stained-glass window depicting highlights of the feast’s fluvial procession at the church’s façade is said to be the largest in the country, even larger than the North Rose Window of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France.

Naga is also really doing efforts to promote their tourism via Naga X or short of Naga Excusion even beyond the Penafrancia Festival. If you want to view a list of tours of Nagaand you have inquiries, you may click here .  For your inquiries please email mariarona.beltran@yahoo.com or thru mobile 09198937136

FREE 16th Cine Europa Festival 2013 Film Schedule

Cine Europa is celebrating its 16th year in the Philippines! According to Julian Vassallo, Political Counsellor at the EU 
Delegation to the Philippines, "With its expansion from three to six cities last year, attendance has increased by a quarter from 29,000 in 2011 to 36,500 in 2012. What is now perhaps the largest film festival in the Philippines will this year present an original, entertaining and thought-provoking set of 21 European movies, while reserving a special place for quality Filipino films." Well this could be very true indeed because for the last two years I have been constantly and yeah patiently waiting in the line seems getting longer and longer every season! 

In Cine Europa you will get to watch the best movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. This is like travelling in the comforts of the cinema house to know their culture and their story.

Of course this festival will also include the screening of selected quality Filipino movies, some of which have noteworthy European connections.

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