Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My sister's 18th birthday

4th of July.

My mother and I made the usual spaghetti and salad the night before. Since my sister had choir practices everyday until about 8 PM, we assumed the only visitors we'll have would be my aunt and cousins who are also our neighbors. When my father came home, he told me that about five of my sister's classmates would come, but still after her practice. I cooked just enough rice for us and five more. Then my mother came from work and told me there were only three. She said we'd have too much leftovers. It was already about 7 PM. Mother asked my sister thru text how many exactly would come. Then we waited for her answer.

Earlier, my father ordered one lechon manok and two packs of chopsuey. He brought one pack to my aunt, but she only took some and returned everything else. She said they have enough and that we might still need it for the visitors.

Then came my sister's answer. She was sort of asking for permission to bring in some of her choir mates. Of course my mother couldn't refuse.

15. That was way more than we prepared for. We hoped we wouldn't run out of food. My aunt was right. It was good that mother cooked a lot of spaghetti, that would make up for the shortage of rice. We couldn't cook more because it was already 8 PM and they were coming. We still have to prepare the utensils and everything.

And so they came.

And it was a riot. Our little home got a little too crowded. I mean, I was thinking, how are they going to eat? :-D

We had the privilege to hear them lead in prayer. Then they ate and amazingly went through it without any trouble. We had no leftovers =p. But this group is pretty loud. After eating, they spent most of their energy having fun, talking, kicking and of course performing.

They sang four more songs for us including Go the distance and Tong4x pakitong-kitong. I couldn't believe we were having a mini concert in our house! How I wished I had a video cam.

My sister, pretty in pink.

The choir going home.

In case you were wondering, this is the University of Mindanao Chorale.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I want to watch this Cinemalaya 2008 finalist. Setting: Davao City. Nice. We should make more movies set in Davao City. I believe we have a very interesting history. =) Dig up those stories filmmakers!

Concerto is about how, in the last part of World War II, a special piano concert is held in the forests of Davao. In these boondocks, a displaced Filipino family becomes acquainted with a group of Japanese officers, similarly camped nearby. Based on true stories from the director's family, Concerto celebrates a family whose reverence for life, expressed through their love of music and friendship, can survive even war, and shows how beauty and compassion can grow in even the harshest of conditions.

Source: Concerto

Thursday, July 24, 2008

AMK Anime Event moved to August 17, 2008

I just want to help spread the word. This is a nice event!

Konnichiwa minna-san! AMK(Ani-Ma Kyoukai):the only Anime-manga Organization in Davao City, is inviting you guys to join our "anime-heat" event on August 17,2008 @ Metro Avenue (beside San Pedro Hospital, near Crafter's Haven).

We Need COSPLAYERS to participate in this event. Cosplayers must make sure and are willing to cosplay on the said event.

There will also be a Yu-gi-oh! card game tournament, manga/drawing contest, anime sing-a-like and other booths.

HOPE YOU GUYS CAN REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE or you can contact Marcel 09177188416 or Dichi (0926769181) for any feedbacks/comments/questions or if you want to Join.

PS: THE AUGUST 10 EVENT will be MOVED to AUGUST 17,2008 The Organizers rescheduled the date to jive it in with the Kadayawan festival. THANK YOU~

TO AMK Members:
Please try to understand (regarding the change of the date) since it is very essential for us to get the funds and equipment that we need. We are trying our best with the lack of man power that we have. Please understand the Main event ORGANIZERS and the event MANAGER. THANK YOU. PLEASE RE-INFORM your friends and to those whom you have given the flyers.

To the Audience & Contestants:
Please be informed with the change of the date of the ANIME HEAT event which will now be on AUGUST 17,2008 (prior to the opening of KADAYAWAn FESTIVAL). Please keep Posted for more infos and if there will be further changes. Thank you.


Source: Ani-Ma Kyoukai's Multiply
Kyoukai ni youkoso!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

internet love song

Here I go again with my youtube post.

But this kid really inspired me. Can i have a ukulele? I might be better with it than a normal 6-string guitar (considering finger-height-guitar-size proportionality hehehe).

This is an original composition of Tom Milson, a teenager from the UK. It's a folk song, a "modern" one. I like folk songs! I didn't know we could make lyrics out of

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Where the hell is Matt?

made me cry happy tears =)

Thank you Matt!

Here's the link to youtube so you can watch it on high quality. Also the official site.