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Updated: 2018-03-07T05:59:23.401+08:00

 



Moving spaces!

2012-02-16T18:21:05.703+08:00

A new chapter in my life has begun.  You can still drop me a line over at:


My Life as Mrs. Muffinman

Thank you for visiting!



pie in a jar! yum!

2010-01-25T16:40:16.659+08:00


Single Serving Pie in a Jar

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adorable cookie boxes

2009-07-06T17:37:27.431+08:00

love it!
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Mambajamba is a new kind of animal cracker that pairs two fun flavors
together. Cinnamon & Honey, Caramel & Vanilla or Original &
Pink frosted are a few of the varieties. The cookies are packaged in
two separate compartments that flip backwards to reveal a pop-up
animal. The packaging also aims to educate kids about different species
of animals. The different eyes on the front of each box as well as the
fun facts on left side of the box act as hints to indicate which animal
will pop-up on the inside!"



marshmallow boxes?

2009-07-06T17:19:54.393+08:00

cute...wasteful and unnecessary, but cute O_o clipped from www.notcot.comFord & Ching + Marshmallows- 06.26.09Ford & Ching (Previously FordBrady, but Brady has moved on and Ching has joined Ford) ~ while at Dwell on Design this morning, i got a branded marshmallow in a box ~ a very cool little wooden box cut to perfectly fit a single marshmallow.  [...]



Learn To Take Time Off

2009-07-03T12:54:19.518+08:00

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(a forwarded email ü)

Learn To Take Time Off

On the seventh day He rested from all His work. - Genesis 2:2 NIV

Are you tired all the time? Even after sleeping? Do you keep going to the doctor but he can't find anything wrong with you? You may be experiencing the symptoms of burnout. Long periods of overexertion can cause fatigue, sleeplessness and stress. Some other signals of burnout are crying for no reason, being easily angered, insecurity, negativity, irritability, depression, cynicism and resentment toward the blessings of others. Recognise any of these in yourself?

One reason God established the Sabbath was to keep us from burning out. The law of the Sabbath simply says that we can work six days, but on the seventh we need to rest; also to spend time worshipping God and having fellowship with His people. Even God rested after six days work. Now since God doesn't get tired, clearly He's giving us an example we should follow. In Old Testament times the land had to rest after six years. No sowing and reaping was permitted in the seventh year (See Exod 23:10-12). During this time everything recovered and prepared for future production.

We argue that we cannot afford to take time off. The truth is, we can't afford not to! You say, "But I would never get anything done if I did that." Then you're too busy and something needs to change in your life. When you're too busy to obey God's commandments, and even follow His example, you'll pay the price. What you sow, you reap. If you sow continual stress with no rest to offset it, you'll reap the results in your body, your mind, your emotions, your health and your relationships.

So, rearrange your priorities and learn to take time off!



Gianni Berengo Gardin: Photographer

2009-06-03T12:22:40.187+08:00

interesting read today...

My most famous photo is the one of the vaporetto in Venice, with all those reflections…. Actually, for a number of years I didn’t even think it was a good photo. The problem with photographers is that you tend to measure the importance of a photograph by the effort needed to take it. If it requires a great effort, like climbing a cold and wind-swept mountain, you think that you have created a masterpiece, when really it ought to be scrapped. When Bischof returned from his travels, he didn’t choose his photographs personally but asked his wife Rosellina, who had stayed behind at home, to do it for him, saying, ‘She sees the image and judges that alone. She does not consider all the factors that lie behind the image, all the sensations I felt. There may be a place, a house, with a beautiful melody that still haunts me, but she can’t hear that piece of music, and therefore she isn’t influenced by it.’




CHOCOLATE apple pie...?

2009-04-02T11:50:05.711+08:00

i think Gabe will want to try this one... =P

Chocolate Apple Pie

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I asked the baker/poster about it, and she mentioned something about having combined several different recipes. It still didn’t explain the name “Dutch apple tart’ to me. I was intrigued. And I still am. Especially because I’ve seen it all over—anywhere from Dutch apple tart and Dutch meatballs to Dutch split pea soup. It confuses me as much as it intrigues me. Is it a trend or something, to name a dish/recipe Dutch?

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who wants to be an explorer?

2009-04-01T21:10:43.582+08:00

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i want...

2009-03-20T20:01:31.935+08:00

i've been itching to try and make homemade pizza for the longest time... (but how to get the 450+ degree heat! *groan* the best NY and italian pizzas go up to 800...wah!) clipped from www.thegoodmoodfoodblog.com:: RAINY DAY MEDITERRANEAN HOMEMADE PIZZAGetting homemade pizza right is a real art, I used to make it a lot when I was a kid and slowly perfected it over the years! One of my favourite things to do was to try different topping combinations from Asparagus and Spinach, to Feta and Rocket. One of the great things about pizza is that it's just so customisable. I also recommend experimenting with the tomato sauce as it can really enhance the overall flavour. The main thing I find when mixing is always to make sure your dough is not too moist as this creates a really unpleasant doughy taste when cooked. Here is my standard recipe for a great pizza dough, I'm not sure where the original came from as I know it by heart!  [...]



mmmm...

2009-03-17T21:17:09.874+08:00

...something to try =) clipped from www.thekitchn.comRecipe: Easy Ethereal PopoversAt the risk of waxing overly rhapsodic, popovers might just be the ideal winter food. In spite of their reputation as fickle and disaster-prone, these quick breads couldn't be simpler to make - and the reward of a piping hot, crusty bun will be worth 10 times the effort.In the morning, whisk together a short list of ingredients, pop the pan in to bake, and finish getting dressed. Before you step out into the cold winter air, pull the steamy buns from the oven and spoon a dollop of good jam on top, or just eat them as is. They're also great dipped in a bowl of comforting winter soup. We pull the layers apart slowly, starting with the flaky and crispy outside, and finishing with the moist middle. A variation of Yorkshire pudding, popovers are hollow, eggy, muffin-size breads. They "pop over" the sides of the pan as they bake, forming tall crowns with airy yet slightly custardy insides.Check out how easy the recipe is:  [...]



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2014-08-11T08:03:08.602+08:00

March 7, 2008 ... will remember this day forever. my mom, my ate and i planned it all out...we were going to have a surprise baby shower that day for my younger sis, roselle. we planned everything, then i emailed my titas and cousins, and my mom even booked the hotel 2 months ahead. the plan was to make it seem like my sister had a client appointment at the penn, and there we would surprise her. perfect right?

thursday night, 11pm, the night before the shower,...i got a call from my mom...my sister was on her way to the hospital, she was bleeding..! i prayed nothing was wrong. my ate and i drove to the hospital sometime past midnight, and we spent the night in the cold cold hospital (waaah)...and to think all week i hadn't slept more than 2 hours each night because of work! sleepless freezing hours later, at 5:40 am on friday my baby sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. physically drained yet emotionally on high, i can't even begin to describe what i was feeling when we were allowed to finally peek through the window to see her. (well...as best as i could see through sleepy-barely-open eyes anyway..O_o) she was so cute! (will post pictures soon as i get them)

as we prepared to leave the hospital and go to work (ugh)...my ate, in her usual bossy voice, quipped,
"o ha...don't forget yung baby shower mamaya"
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Ingrid Calla Sipin-Natanauan...you're going to be just full of surprises, aren't you?
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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven... He has made everything beautiful in its time.
-- from Ecclesiastes 3



surprise!

2009-07-07T00:17:49.032+08:00

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March 7, 2008 ... will remember this day forever. my mom, my ate and i planned it all out...we were going to have a surprise baby shower that day for my younger sis, roselle. we planned everything, then i emailed my titas and cousins, and my mom even booked the hotel 2 months ahead. the plan was to make it seem like my sister had a client appointment at the penn, and there we would surprise her. perfect right?

thursday night, 11pm, the night before the shower,...i got a call from my mom...my sister was on her way to the hospital, she was bleeding..! i prayed nothing was wrong. my ate and i drove to the hospital sometime past midnight, and we spent the night in the cold cold hospital (waaah)...and to think all week i hadn't slept more than 2 hours each night because of work! sleepless freezing hours later, at 5:40 am on friday my baby sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. physically drained yet emotionally on high, i can't even begin to describe what i was feeling when we were allowed to finally peek through the window to see her. (well...as best as i could see through sleepy-barely-open eyes anyway..O_o) she was so cute! (will post pictures soon as i get them)

as we prepared to leave the hospital and go to work (ugh)...my ate, in her usual bossy voice, quipped,
"o ha...don't forget yung baby shower mamaya"
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Ingrid Calla Sipin-Natanauan...you're going to be just full of surprises, aren't you?
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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven... He has made everything beautiful in its time.
-- from Ecclesiastes 3



let us moodle!

2007-10-29T11:12:12.365+08:00

(image) "the imagination needs moodling, --long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering." ~Brenda Ueland
"moodle, verb., to allow procrastination to take over to the point where your imagination is fully engaged and does whatever it wants to." - Keri Smith, wish jar journal



are we getting too techy for our own good?

2007-10-09T11:22:10.482+08:00

With gigabytes of storage and super zoom, with blogs and message boards, I believe we have lost some of that closeness of the family identity, some of that creativity. We have become so focused on capturing the facts – who was there, what was said – that we have forgotten the pleasures and benefits of creating a subjective oral history. Rather than share within our families, we have become too focused on sharing with the world.



what i learned playing polar bear...

2007-10-10T12:13:47.160+08:00

in a polar bear game,

:: i am not a small group leader (or worship team-mate, or KC teacher, or friend...)

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:: smiling sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't. learn how to put on a polar bear face.

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:: don't challenge hilary-real-chieftain or gayette-real-chieftain. it's scary O_o it makes your hands shake .. wahaha

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:: listen very, very carefully. watch out for the "i think"s. verrrry important to not say "i think". kahit villager ka lang...don't say "i think"

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:: BUT ... think before you speak. if you talk too much...you're a polar bear. if you don't talk at all...you're a polar bear. good luck.

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:: you can be exposed as an undercover polar bear...but if you're cute enough, they won't vote you out yet (thanks yas!)

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and lastly, what i learned about playing polar bear,

:: iya and i suck at being a polar bear chieftains

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photos courtesy of
gayette, a beary beary fun evening
hilary, of maya birds and polar bears / singles reunion
veejay, singles night
mai hern, sg photos



carpe diem?

2007-10-10T12:17:12.960+08:00

sometimes an unplanned tuesday is the best day in the week for discovering fresh ideas, new faces...and good chocolate cake :P

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There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~Charles Buxton
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. ~Chinese Proverb

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pictures at lambert's site, the day we kidnapped ms polly pocket





10 Largest Malls in the World

2007-10-10T12:09:46.870+08:00

(image) (image) of the 10... 3 of them are in the Philippines (Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North)

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wow...considering we're so much smaller than Canada and China, where the others are located.

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check out the photo slide at Forbes.com
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rainy, rainy holiday [blurb]

2007-08-28T19:03:27.936+08:00

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it's a Monday... it's a holiday...and it's raining :P i feel so lazy...like this cat here. :P

i want to do so many things...start some changes and just...do so many things i don't know where to start... for myself... at home...at work... in church...

but today... i'll just rest.

just like this cat here. :P



Amazing Grace...the story behind the song

2007-08-20T13:13:52.396+08:00

so many people talaga are being touched by our amazing grace series :)last night we sang the song Amazing Grace (for both afternoon and evening services), one of the most hymns of all time. Jose sang it beautifully...many people were crying. (i actually had to choke back my tears singing onstage...) it was composed in the 18th century, and hearing again the Chris Tomlin version i remembered the movie "Amazing Grace" about William Wilberforce. i haven't seen it yet, it wasn't shown here in the philippines i think. Wilberforce's story is truly yet another example of God's amazing ways, and his grace.the song's composer, John Newton, was a slave trader who transported thousands of human cargo for many years. he got saved and underwent a dramatical religious conversion when his ship went through a storm. repenting all the misery he had caused, Newton became and evangelical pastor, devoting his life to the church and wrote many songs...among them Amazing Grace. Because of his preachings he influenced many people, and one of them was William Wilberforce...who was the driving force behind abolishing the slave trade. he preached until the last year of his life, even though he was blind by that time. (my summary was taken from the movie website)with 972 arrangements, the song has appeared in over 1000 albums... it was sung in freedom marches and soldiers' hymnals, and after 200 years, we're still singing it today... amazing :)------------Amazing Graceoriginal text by John NewtonAmazing Grace (How sweet the sound)That sav'd a wretch like me!I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears reliev'd; How precious did that grace appear, The hour I first believ'd! Thro' many dangers, toils and snare, I have already come;'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home. The Lord has promised good to me. His word my hope secures;He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures. Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mortal life shall cease; I shall profess, within the vail,A life of joy and peace. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God, who call'd me here below, Will be for ever mine.-----i posted a video of the trailer but you can also view it on the websitejose's picture c/o elain ojeda's album here[...]



thoughts on moonrise....and thank you!

2007-08-20T13:09:00.111+08:00

ok, i have to leave in a few min for church but i just need to post this quick. wil post a more comprehensive blog maybe tomorrow or tuesday.last night's Awards Night was a great experience for me...not because there were hundreds of people, not because it was a red-carpet event (which it wasn't), and not because there were celebrities there (i see more celebs at church! haha).thank you Manny for going to the screening even tho you were weak and really sick that day...and even picking me up at home because i was stranded because of the rain! (and thanks for the Mongkok treat to celebrate!) thank you Gayette for watching the film even tho you had work, and staying with me during the awards night and being my "official photographer"! haha. dami kong photo requests noh? i owe you! thank you pastor paolo and ate jenn, pastor carlos and belle, and all you guys who texted me about watching it! i feel the love. (haha. is that how you say it?) and of course my mom and sisters, mike and mic... mwah. love you guys. oh, and terrence, kenneth and hans...kahit na-late kayo and didn't reach my screening, i really appreciate parin the effort noh, haha...so thank you!!! *HUGZ* you guys are the best, hahaha :) thanks zel and yuklid for going with me sa first screening, to the whole team (rizz, ej, mund!) for the support.it was my first time to ever attend an awards night where i was actually a part of the "nominees". i felt like a winner already! ganun pala feeling. even if you don't win (which i didn't, but thanks to all who texted!), you're really just glad to be there :) galing. and if you've noticed, i've stopped promoting na my film to everyone and just really urging all to watch the film fest...ANY film. it's really an eye-opener...like one volunteer said, it's impossible to go in and watch and not learn anything. if you didn't, then you're not human. (wow.)fyi, the top films that were nominated (and awarded) for ALL award categories were Lawa ng Bae (winner of the Grand Charlie..congrats jameel! jamel? argh..sowee can't remember) Syokoy, Sa Ngalan ng Mina and Caubian: Island under siege, so if you can't catch my film in the time slots, do try to watch any of these. short films lang naman sila, 20min or so (syokoy is an hour long)the winners were truly deserving, the films were excellent! it must've been really hard to judge. :Pi wanted to quote jameel(jamel, jamil) on his speech when he got his award, but i can't remember the exact words. but anyway, what he said really struck me...after saying all the usual stuff about doing our part in helping the environment, making a difference in our own way etc etc...he talked about visiting schools, promoting the festival...even being rejected in some when he tried to sell tickets (wow..), but in the end he'd make a survey...he'd ask who's watched Harry Potter, or Transformers, or any of the latest films...and almost all would raise their hands. but when asked if they've seen a documentary about the philippines and our environment or culture, at any time, only a few did. and it saddened him daw...how we're all willing to spend so much for box-office hits, but not much to educate ourselves about our country. tsk. (i'm guilty of this too...sometimes i even watch a movie twice or thrice... :( )i didn't want to sound preachy, and i'm not pointing fingers either. like i said, i'm guilty of that too. but this recent filmfest was an eye-opener for me. watching "Syokoy" the first time made me furious at what was happening in Guimaras...and i wasn't aware of it! [...]



countdown to moonrise...

2007-08-09T14:25:09.682+08:00

rubbing elbows on the lot...:Plast week i was invited to a "Directors' Dinner" meet for all Moonrise finalists. it was a chance for me to meet the people behind the film festival, it was their way of saying thank you for making the moonrise event possible, and also an opportunity to meet the other directors, discuss preparations and awards and maybe some questions or concerns we might have.i rsvp-ed that i'd most definitely be there, and when the day finally came...lo! the storm (chedeng?) had hit. i was seriously thinking of not going...i mean, it was all the way over at Mordor (new manila, quezon city to be exact), i'll only be commuting from makati...who knows what horrendous traffic or flood i could face? by 5pm i was set on not going. i told myself that i dont know anyone anyway, it'll be awkward meeting strangers, and competing ones at that! the weather was bad, etc etc.my friend ej, on a whim, suggested that maybe i can ask our friend cha who happened to live there, if i could maybe hitch a ride. even though i knew she usually OT-ed in the office (fat chance getting there in time for the dinner), i did, and yahoo! she was leaving office early! ok Lord, if you want me to go, i'll go.i'm so glad i did :Palthough not everyone was able to make it, it was a pretty good fun bunch i got to meet (and all that extra food!). CEAE's founder Jukka (pronounced "yuka") Holopainen, was this easy-going, globe-trotting driven young filmmaker with a strong voice...straight away, as he talked about their vision for Moonrise, i could sense the enthusiasm and fervor he had for this cause which they have continuously fought for for the last 7 years. (actually, the way he talked reminded me a lot about Kawayan de Guia when i interviewed him for Aramiden...!)the director of "Sa Ngalan ng Mina", Girlie Brilliantes, i thought was a soft-spoken woman, quiet and shy...not! as we talked about our films i found myself in awe at her daring attempt in exposing the mining programme in the ravaged areas of mindanao. she told me how, in one area, she was given just an hour to shoot (hidden) with only 30 minutes to do her interview, while on another trip, the road was so bad their truck overturned, throwing off all their equipment and crew but she managed to save her camera and tapes...and even just staying in the camps where we hear horror stories of ambush by the MILF or such... these accounts made my tiring bus trips to baguio quite pale in comparison!Golda Mae of "Kalimed" entered the student category, and she was this smiling friendly Kalinga girl who acquired a scholarship to study in the University of Makati, and their film, sponsored by the university, relays that story. Seymour, of "Bodong (Peace Pact) and his wife happened to be alumni of UP Eng'g...small world! and Froilan Grate is a dedicated leader and ceae volunteer from Greenminds.Net, a website portal dedicated to everything about and for the philippine's mega-biodiversity.there was nothing in the air that felt like competition at all... we were all artists with a cause...hearts bleeding for a culture, a people, a hometown... all having stories to tell. jukka was right... when it comes to films or documentaries about the environment, we have to localize it... how can students from our country have sympathy for illegal logging when they watch documentaries that show caucasian people with chainsaws, halfway across the world? or saving the egrets when we don't even have egrets? just like they said in their site,"One of the biggest [...]



2007 Moonrise Film Festival schedule of screenings

2007-08-09T14:31:40.219+08:00

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just promoting the festival :) Venue is Robinsons Galleria, tickets are i think 100p for each film block.

my short, Aramiden (in red) will be shown 3 times before the awards night. all competing films will be shown on Saturday and Sunday.

see you all at Moonrise!



what's YOUR sand in your shoe?

2007-08-03T10:05:49.347+08:00

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this is so true. thank you for this Lance... :) i think i needed to hear it today...

"It isn’t the mountains that wear you out. It’s the grain of sand in your shoe."

--- Author unknown


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ok, you can look at the quote above two ways...it can encourage you, or it can dishearten you.

reading it again now, it seemed as if i was sad, and daunted by things i'm about to face that could wear me out.

but i'm not sad... actually, there are so many things i should be thankful for right now. many things are happening all at once, and i guess what struck me more about this is that the quote made me think...

i should be mindful of the little things that i'm choosing to ignore, or overlook, that could very well be the very thing that would hinder me from doing great things... the sand in my shoe -- a forgotten phone call... an unspoken word... swallowing a bitter pill of truth... a person i should forgive...

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23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139: 23-24




me, a goddess??? nyah. (a long blog)

2007-08-09T14:48:21.506+08:00

guess most of you have read Gayette's blog about me. thank you for the texts and messages online... i received this email from CEAE last week, and i can now officially share the good news:July 27, 2007 Greetings from the Center for Environmental Awareness and Education! Congratulations! We wish to inform you that your film has been selected as an official entry to the 2007 Moonrise Film Festival. ....--------yup! my college thesis, a Baguio documentary, is a finalist in the moonrise film festival! All the hard work, sweat, tears, (transpo expenses) and prayers ...all boils down to this. God's timing is never early, never late.here's the announcement my officemate EJ made for my company entitled "Diane Sipin is a goddess!":---------------------------In ancient Roman mythology, Diana is the goddess of the moon.She protected the wild places and animals, to her was known the deepplaces in Nature where one could rest and regain strength.In (very) recent Campaigns and Grey history, Diane is the goddess of themoon...that is, THE MOONRISE FESTIVAL! :-)Yup, our very own Diane Sipin has conquered the 3rd Annual Moonrise FilmFest with Aramiden, A Glimpse of the City of Pines!The festival is a venue created to encourage filmmakers to turn theircameras toward conservation and cultural issues. Since 2005, it hasattracted both amateur and professional film makers to createdocumentaries dealing with critical national issues, the finalists ofwhich are honored in public screenings in selected theaters.This year, out of almost 60 entries, Diane's college thesis made it as afinalist!(side note: imagine that! and she did it mostly on her own, whereas othershad full crews working with them)The top documentaries will be shown in Robinson's Galleria starting August13, and will culminate in an awards ceremony on the 18th. Diane's Aramidenwill have 2 screenings:2-4 pm on August 13, Monday6-8 pm on August 16, ThursdayTo give you an idea, here's a synopsis:What we know as the "City of Pines" has become a highly urbanized citywith the trappings of any modern-day metropolis, corrupting what once wasa dearly unique culture and environment. This film is about the locals'continuing effort to save what is left of the glory that is Baguio.For more info., check out this link...http://www.ceae.org/film_moonrise2007.htmLet's all congratulate Diane with a warm hug -- one that she usuallygives out so unselfishly herself! :-)BRAVO, DIANE!----------------------------------it's finally happened...after almost 3 years, my film will be on big screen. wow. i've always wanted my film public... it IS an advocacy piece after all... but somehow it never came to pass. i don't know what's so special about 2007, but here it is. :) and talk about timing:• 2005... one week before my thesis panel presentation, my ibook hard drive crashes. i had no backup, and i lost pretty much everything -- my film edit, captured video and digital stills. i had to start from SCRATCH, a whole month's work! somehow though, re-editing it again gave me a new perspective and the story flow came out a bit differently the second time. with help from my thesis adviser, i was able to get another schedule and graduate on time (nothing short of a miracle that time..)• that same year, there was a call for short-documentary entries for a Channel 5 competition called "Dokyu". i did all the requirements for that, and submitted my tapes, even cut down my 12-minute fi[...]



more than meets the eye :)

2007-07-24T20:04:28.411+08:00

hehee...i'm gona plug this for KC... you guys would've loved to have been there to see this!Kids Church used Transformers theme for the AWESOME skit for Every Nation 2007 Sunday service. we were in Gateway Cinema 3...and can i just say they sure made an impact on the kids (and teachers)! nagphoto-ops pa with the kids, parents, and of course the KC team for almost an hour after! hehe. wawa si Tim, Carlos, Benj, Edroy, Sherwin (happy birthday!) and Norvic...they must have sweated buckets. amazing planning, designing and executing by KC's own alfred, wood and reb, plus sleepless nights painting, constructing and assembling by their team of KC teachers...if any of you are connected to them here in multiply i'm sure you've read lots of blogs or seen albums of the behind-the-scenes by now (for example, gayette's "Buzzy with Bumblebee")Lel Jingco of team2 did a great job doing Prime's lines backstage on the mic with his booming bass voice...and Bumblebee was, of course, the favorite, esp when he went out with the other robots to dance (yes the robots danced) to praise songs with the kids! and despite the sleepless nights and meticulous planning by all the teachers involved, KC was still high on the energy level scale...way way way over! the praise dancing, the games, Pastor Pao's excellent preaching, kids moved to tears during worship... of course, security and classroom management was tight, reg and admin was all in order and...tacos for everyone! (wala lang...haha) and the kids...of course the kids were simply amazing...seeing them on fire for God, dancing their hearts out, singing and crying to worship, laughing and interacting during the skit and games...we had our own little foreign delegates from all over the world there too! i saw this picture on ram's album and my heart made a big *twang* seeing the group...i was so proud being a part of this amazing day. big thanks also to the heads of basically organizing everything (i dunno if they have official titles haha)...ms weena and jerry (not in pic) ,necy, mike p. and jorge :)and of course, i'll never forget the part where me, p. pao, the teachers and basically the WHOLE theater kept roaring with laughter during the skit watching Optimus Prime bug Megatron for...what else? One 2 One.. hahahahaha! :Phay. ang haba na pala. anyway, this'll be a topic of conversation among KC (and beyond) for weeks to come so i'll stop here. :) and my title...well, KC is more than meets the eye (ay, corny ba haha)...sure we have fun games, creative skits, great props and good-looking teachers but...underneath all that is the heart to serve and worship God, to raise the world-changers of TODAY and to advance His kingdom and reveal His glory to the ends of the earth!Whatever it takes! :)-------------pics courtesy of Ram, Jomi and Alfred. check them out :) (im sure there are tons others here on multiply!)Transformers at Kids ChurchEvery Nation 07 World ConferenceKC Every Nation 07 July 22video link:fanning the flames of christianity :Pbugging "Meggie" [...]