So the event really started 7pm, and I was still in Cinemalaya. But friends still stayed (haha, for me? Awwwww so sweet! LOLJK!) and there was a lot of happening in Moonleaf for that day! Saw tons of familiar and new faces.
I always like this place for – 1.) Lychee Yakult, which is my favorite blend, and my latest taste bud obsession Hakka; 2.) the place is just so comfy, I can have my meetings, I can read my book, bring Toshi and just accomplish anything; 3.) it’s in Maginhawa, ’nuff said; and 4.) THE CROWD – it’s just like a sober version of Cubao X! There are a lot of stuff to love about Moonleaf!
And they just have launched their flagship store! Watch this video by Michael Mercado to have a short glimpse of how this tea haven started.
And now the party begins! I wasn’t joking when I said it’s a sober version of Cubao X! Moonleaf can be as peaceful as it can bring parties to the next level!
Scenes from the inside
LOL at Bjorn’s face!
Curves and Bon
Go fierce Karl!
Mike and Boj with friends
Bb. Pilipinas Shamcey Supsup pays Moonleaf a visit!
Scenes from the outside! It’s a wild night!
Fashion Designer Ziggy Savella
Mike’s so happeh!
Birthday boy Joseph Pascual
Hit it, Curves!
Eldzs x Fold
Si Ate, naka-planking face! WINNER!
Born this way!
The Thysz Apparition!
Saw a bunch more familiar faces before going home. Hello Pao and friends!
RJ followed to Moonleaf after pulling out at Rockwell. Nice hair!
Moonleaf says Xie Xie!
Visit Moonleaf Tea Shop at their Magiting, Maginhawa, and Katipunan branches. Like their Facebook page, too!
This is it! The premiere indie film festival in the country, CINEMALAYA, had just started. July is the film festival month here in the Philippines extending up to October and sometimes November. I love going to film festivals because it’s free. Well, not for Cinemalaya though. I don’t mind paying up, still, because I know it’s helping out local indie film directors/studios. This country has yet to support the smaller studios, and Cinemalaya is a way for them to showcase their talents, and to be appreciated. So kudos, Cinemalaya for your 7th year!
Ms. Laurice Guillen introducing the participating films for this year’s Cinemalaya.
Tribal dancers escort Guillen to and fro her seat.
There were cultural performances shown during the opening night.
My companion for the night, Angela.
And yes, Maskara was a heartfelt movie. Congratulations to Pixelgrain and Ms. Laurice Guillen for being chosen as the opening film!
Read about and catch the other Cinemalaya 7 films here. Let us support our rich local cinema! I’m excited for this year’s roster of films!
Clue: Penshoppe ang suot nya!!! HAHA! I’m so kilig much!
P.S. I really love how Penshoppe is marketing their brand right now. Aggressive but not arrogant! Maka-change topic lang!!! HAHAHAHA!