Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE!

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EDIT: After around ten minutes of posting this, I just got confirmation that FETE is not pushing through due to weather concerns. But MEIDAY (Indie/Punk Stage) at KEG is still on, still hosted by Tumblr Royalty Regina Belmonte.

100+ Bands. 14 Genres. 8 Stages. 1 Day.

THE EMBASSY of FRANCE, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE de MANILLE
in partnership with ALTERNATIVE ASSETS, B-SIDE and ARTS in the CITY present:

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2011: Old School meets New School

***MAINSTAGE***

4PM – Classical:
Manila Symphony Orchestra
Manila String Machine

5PM – Jazz:
Henry Katindig
Radioactive Sago Project

6PM – World:
Humanfolk
Kadangyan

645PM – SUNDOWN PARADE with
Brigada
Planet Zips Luminaries (Poi Artist Troupe)
Manila Fixed Gear
Fete de la Fold
Pinas Lowridaz
Paranaque Fil-Chi Fire Volunteers Association

7PM – Reggae:
Tropical Depression
Milagros Dancehall Collective

8PM – Funk:
Spy
Cosmic Love

9PM – Swing / Big Band:
The Executives
Skarlet and Asosasyon ng Musikerong Pilipino (AMP)

10PM – SPECIAL GUEST BAND
Merzhin (France)

10:30PM – AFRO-BRAZILIAN FINALE: (Directed by Nyko Maca)
Escola de Samba de Manila
Nyko Maca & Gafieira
Planet Zips
FutKal (Futbol sa Kalye)

VISUALS BY::::: VITAMIN SEE

***CLASSICAL / WORLD / REGGAE STAGE***
@ Arts in the City by Rebel Lion & Sweet Productions
http://www.artsinthecity.ph/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123190041098709

***ROCK STAGE***
@ Craft Pub & Grill by Revolver Productions
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160616960671316

***JAZZ STAGE***
@ Scarlet Wine Lounge by Kool Kat Productions Manila & Rogue Productions
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126987727383403

***BLUES / SOUL / SKA STAGE***
Blues/Soul/Ska @ Draft by Manila Soul & Mambo Rat Productions
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197904476922257

***ELECTRONICA STAGE***
@ Katsu by Nomad Productions
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225890837439903

***HIP-HOP / SOUL / R&B STAGE***
@ Amber by Hi-Fan & Red Alert Productions
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233417720002724

***INDIE / PUNK STAGE***
@ Keg by Meiday Productions
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122505894499818

VENUE PARTNERS:

Fort Bonifacio Development Corp
Bonifacio Global City
Arts in the City
Craft Pub & Grill
Scarlet Wine Lounge
Katsu
Amber
Keg
Draft GastroPub

OFFICIAL FIRE PREVENTION/ MEDICS TEAM:
Paranaque Fil-Chi Fire Volunteer Association

PROJECT ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY: Rogue Productions

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But what with all this rain?! Bah-hum-bug! BUT STILL, THE BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY, FETE DE LA MUSIQUE, IS HAPPENING ON JUNE 25 AT THE FORT PLAZA (in front of Pier One, Main Stage) AND THE FORT STRIP (several Indoor Stages), STARTING 4PM! Refer to the photo above where your favorite band will be! It will be awesome! I can’t go though I’ll be prepping up for the boards. So please blog how awesome it will be (second time already to use that word!)

Hope you really had fun! (While I drown in my reviewers for one last time…)

J

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In eight days…

The July 2011 Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) will take place in eight days! I will be one of the takers this July and I can guarantee you that stress is over the head already. With eight days only to prepare, everybody is all rattled by the thought, “Will I pass the board exam,” much less the mantra of review centers today, “to top the board exam!”

That is just so the drama! HAHA! But really, it is painstakingly agonizing to prepare for it, especially if it is one of the most awaited board exams of the country. (And with less probabilities of getting hired even if you get your goddamn license. Okay, in another post.) Anyhow, in public service to my co-nurses, here are the links where you could find your room assignment for the exam —

July 2011 Nurse – Complete (Manila Examinees only)
July 2011 Nurses – Removal (Manila Examinees only)
July 2011 Nurse (CDO Examinees only)
June 2011 Pharmacists
* From the PRC website

Coolbuster.net
* A blogger decided to post it separately just so traffic can be reduced in either way.

I hope it helped. And I hope we all pass.

J

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VintageGrapes.Clothier@gmail.com
http://vintagegrapesclothier.com/

MTV Asia hosts bloggers for MTV Movie Awards 2011

So where did I leave off? Oh right. MTV Asia!

After a night of walking around the city, I woke up the morning after ahead of the alarm. Freakish, really freakish, because I doubt my early waking up skills. I am never the morning person. Anyway, I did my morning routine already and headed to StarHub Green for the event. I was greeted by Dawn Lum, Marketing Manager, and Andrew Lo, Senior Director for MTV Asia. I saw a lot of bloggers, who most are Singapore locals.

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I thought it would be a hard to connect with the bloggers, but it seemed that a common ground means a lot to talk about. Before even the show began, we were tattling like we’ve known each and everybody for years! They were great! On the far end of the buffet table, sat two familiar faces – Mother-Daughter tandem Saab and Pia Magalona. We were the only Filipino bloggers in the event.

DSC_0534Pia and Saab Magalona

Anyway, the big buffet was set up by caterer Orange Lantern, and only the most sumptuous for us to share. How MTV treats their guests is really commendable! I also salute MTV for acknowledging the influence of the blogging community. Dawn told me that they really prefer bloggers to cover for them, because it gives them a wider reach. I thanked her for a pampered holiday.

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DSC_0535Saab loves her cupcakes by Orange Lantern :)

DSC_0537Dawn Lum

DSC_0538Andrew Lo

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DSC_0548Four screens!

DSC_0549BlackBerry meets blackberry!

Show started around 8am, with the red carpet. Bloggers started to do the “what he/she wearing?” part. Who’s hot and who’s not? Charming and very simple, Emma Watson represents the Harry Potter posse. Gossip Girls Leighton Meester and Blake Lively ever so dashing and lovely are co-presentors of the show. But wait, another Gossip Girl was also present – Jessica Szohr, but what she wore really confused a lot of us. Same goes with Amanda Bynes, who I think was on steroids for quite some time (I mean, was she?) Kristen Stewart, on the other hand needs some Taylor for her dress (pun intended.) Safe players among the crowd were Selena Gomez and Emma Stone. Men’s fashion on that show was almost a flop. Justin Beiber beat them all (although, I really hate to admit it.)

Emma Watson

Leighton Meester.

Emma Stone.

Show was hosted by Jason Sudeikis, and was pretty much crazy because of him. If every awards night is hosted by him, there would be no sucky awards night at all! LOL! These were some of the highlights of the show. I posted the winners here.


Friends with benefits – JT on the boob, Mila Kunis on Justin Timberlake’s crotch. Got the whole room, like, OHHHHHH!

Justin Beiber’s special appearance

The real Best Kiss Award – Taylor Lautner x Robert Pattinson!

Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz on their new single.

Reese Witherspoon accepting the MTV Generation Award… and hurling mofos on R. Pattz! LOL!

Hottest love team ever?! Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds!

The painstakingly hilarious Jason Sudeikis.

Here are some of the bloggers present. Some, I did not remember the name (oh how really bad I am with names. Again, I am sorry.)

DSC_0531Shah and Sadali of Popspoken SG

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DSC_0556Carol from StarHub with two other bloggers.

DSC_0558Pilipinas Represent! Saab, Jonver, Pia.

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DSC_0583Just before I left, I almost forgot to take a picture of Joyce, Leo, and Lennat. Joyce and I knew each other online weeks before the event when I found her blog while looking for bloggers present last year in the EMA’s. And they’re now my new What’s App-mates! Hellooooo! 

I have to thank MTV Asia, first for the trip to Singapore; second for the live and uncut screening (which really drove me nuts); and third for meeting the bloggers. Indeed, summer isn’t over, until you had an awesomesauce vacation. I can finally conclude my summer! Thank you MTV Asia! Til next then!

Courtesy of MTV Asia

* Credits to MTV Networks for Movie Awards 2011 photos.