Day 5, A brief love letter

Wer liebe sucht, findet sie nicht. Sie überfällt uns wenn wir es am wenigsten Erwarten. Alles Liebe zu unserem Ersten Jahrestag (Georg Sand) I took a photo and I wondered what Georg Sand is trying to say to me. I knew it was in German, but I had no idea what it’s trying to say. … Continue reading Day 5, A brief love letter

Day 4, Loss at the Cemetry Gates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knM7ow5vMPA Loss. Where do we begin when we talk of loss? It's so easy to talk of loss as an ending. But given time, you realise that the loss is just a beginning. It will be more sorrowful in the days, weeks, months, or even years to come. Yet, it will prepare us to who … Continue reading Day 4, Loss at the Cemetry Gates

Day 1: Unlock the Mind

I’ve almost forgotten that I signed up for Writing 101. I just wanted to check out what it is. Also, I’ve had trouble writing for the past few years and this feels like it would help me get back out there. I’ve been trying to write lately, some aren’t so good, admittedly. But I really … Continue reading Day 1: Unlock the Mind

Bach in the Subways

We spent Saturday evening celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday. It’s been a while since I listened to orchestra music, so I knew I really wanted to go when I found out that there would be a free performance by the Manila Symphony Orchestra at Trinoma Mall. I’m grateful that Ian shared my interest in … Continue reading Bach in the Subways

Costs of Technology, Updating the OS

I decided to give in and update my Lion to Yosemite. I’ve tried upgrading to Mavericks before but downloading about 5GB is near impossible in the connection that I have in Manila. Yesterday, I brought my Air to a PowerMac and had them update and restore the system for a fee of P1800 ($40). The … Continue reading Costs of Technology, Updating the OS

Birthday Blog Part 3: Pièce de Résistance

(I wrote this many months ago for my birthday, but I never got to post it. So even if its half a year late, I would post it anyway. After all, it's about me turning 30.) I am the ARSENAL Party Planner, so when my birthday rolled in, I was thinking that maybe they’d surprise … Continue reading Birthday Blog Part 3: Pièce de Résistance

Getting the domain back

I finally got my domain back. I had some financial and practical restrictions when I was due to renew my domain. When I can finally do so, I am being charged a lot in terms of penalty. As I do not have a budget for that, I let it go, hoping that it will be … Continue reading Getting the domain back

YCC names Qiyamah best film of 2012; Nora Aunor bags fifth performance award

Young Critics Circle Film Desk

The Young Critics Circle chose Qiyamah, Gutierrez Mangansakan II’s poetic Qiyamahdepiction of a rural village haunted by the specter of the apocalypse (Qiyamah in Islam) as best film of 2012, while veteran actress Nora Aunor was chosen best performer for her role as Shaleha, a Bajau midwife, in Thy Womb. Aunor previously won the Circle’s sole acting award in 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1995.

Qiyamah premiered in Davao City on June 2012 as one of the entries to the first Sineng Pambansa Film Festival sponsored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Qiyamah bested two other films, Arnel Mardoquio’s Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim and Adolfo Alix Jr.’s Kalayaan.

Qiyamah was also cited in two other categories: editing and sound and aural orchestration.

Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim was chosen for best screenplay (for writer/director Mardoquio), while Kalayaan garnered two awards:…

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Of cute and sweet stuff

  I love my blog and I love blogging. Simple as that. I love to share stories about life, experiences, places, events, food, and of course--ART! I'd sit in a cafe, think, and eventually write. Yes, it's all about me. It's portiaplacino.com after all. I am never going to stop writing no matter what anybody … Continue reading Of cute and sweet stuff