Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Arch Enemy in Manila

In the last few months, I've sort of gone back to listening to a lot of harder music. I thought that was something I left behind in the US. I bought some Arch Enemy CDs in New York. Almost caught them there but instead saw some other bands. I never thought I'd see them in Manila but it's fine.
Posing at the life size standees of the band with some former officemates at Solar Sports who also went to the concert. If you notice the plugs at Solar Sports and BTV -- these guys got excellent taste when it comes to music.

Wish I had a better camera to capture the band. The show, I can describe in two words -- "fucking brutal." Worth every cent. I think my brain is still rumbling. 
What can I say about Angela Gossow? Love hot chicks in leather. Yeah. And what a frontwoman for a band. She totally defined and changed the course of this Swedish outfit. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monkey Parliament


If this is how British graffiti artist Banksy interpreted the British Parliament, I wonder how he would depict the Philippine government. I should drop Banksy a line.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ateneo Art Auction 2009

The committee that put2gether the 2009 Ateneo Art Auction. This was organized to help with the scholarship fund but it was also decided to provide some funds also for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. 
With painter/advertising man/mediaman Ramoncito Cruz. His two paintings, done in acrylic and canvass, are in the background.
The Dancer in Yellow by Ferdinand Cacnio. I like this painting and wanted to get it. Just didn't have extra cash for it.
Swela Mela Chela. An oil, wood, and graphite construct by Australian painter Tony Twigg. This is one of my faves for this auction. Sure was fun chatting with him.
Blue Waters an acrylic painting on wood by young painter Virgilio "Pandy" Aviado. If it's obvious, I took pix of the stuff I like. And there's the Pauline by Lynyrd Paras that fetched what -- almost half a million -- that was the subject of intense bidding between Dr. Leo Garcia and this hot chick in tight clothing. Wow.
Doc Leo Garcia and Leo Rialp, stage actor and auctioneer, discuss some matters before the start of the auction.
The auction was held at Finale Art File, La Fuerza Compound along Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City. I love the venue which was like one of those warehouse lofts that became famous in New York in the 90's. Loved the set-up/layout of the place too. 
Shots of the crowd. There were more than a hundred people in attendance with many in the back because of the cocktail tables. Had a few glasses of wine. Now I can't work. Dammit.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Marikina River 9:45am Saturday October 3, 2009

Take a look at this shot. You will notice the cogon grass and other garbage underneath the Marcos Bridge that connects Barangka and Pasig City. That means the flood water reached that high. Jeez.

The view from underneath the LRT Line 2. You have to wonder if all that water has loosed up the ground in this area and has affected the LRT. I hope not. But they have to check this out once the rains stop and the water recedes.

The water has already spilled over to the road. But this is a low area of the road from Riverbanks to Libis.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ateneo Task Force Ondoy Wednesday Sept. 30

With beginnings in 2001, the Ateneo de Manila University Disaster Response and Management Team or University DReaM Team, was established in Sept 2006 to coordinate the efforts of various units in the Ateneo toward the relief and rehabilitation of disaster victims. The University DReaM Team core group is composed of representatives from the Ateneo de Manila University units: Grade School, High School, Loyola Schools, School of Government, Law School, Graduate School of Business, School of Medicine and Public Health, and Central Administration. The University DReaM Team in partnershp with the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) runs Ateneo Task Force Ondoy.