Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Face Off 2014, The Masters and Millennials

It was an evening of celebrations at the Solaire Grand Ballroom as thirty-two of the best fashion designers of the Philippines re-interpret the Maria Clara in one fabulous show, Philippine Daily Inquirer's FACE OFF 2014, Masters and Millennials.

Congratulations to The Fashion Designers of the Philippines, the Masters and Millennials.

The Masters are Albert Andrada, Barba, JC Buendia, Auggie Cordero, Ito Curata, Rhett Eala, Cesar Gaupo, Oj Hofer, Rajo Laurel, Jojie Lloren, Loretto, Dennis Lustico, Efren Ocampo, Randy Ortiz, Philip Rodriguez, Mike de la Rosa, Cary Santiago and Lulu Tan Gan.

The Millennials are Edwin Ao, Jerome Salaya Ang, Ivarluski Aseron, Pablo Cabahug, Louis Claparols, Eric de los Santos, Maureen Disini, Jun Escario, Sassa Jimenez, Francis Libiran, Yvonne Quisumbing, James Reyes, Vania Romoff and Joey Samson.

The Masters and Millennials

The Masters Muses

Works of Jc Buendia

Works of Rajo Laurel Black with white flowers (Below Photo)
Work od Oj Hofer,  Colorful and floral gown (Upper Photo)

James Reyes and Angel Aquino 

Marina Benipayo By:  Eric de los Santos
Black Gown By: Cary Santiago.

Tweety De Leon By: Randy Ortiz

Janine Gutierrez By: Vania Romoff

Shamcey Supsup, Venus Raj and Mr. Francis Libiran

Hana Shampoo and Champion Infinity Detergent Models

Ms. Tessa Rufino Prieto-Valdez

Evening for the "Face off 2014" Inquirer Lifestyle, The Masters and Millennials

Saturday, 2 August 2014

John Ford Coley in Manila (Solaire)

The Crown Prince of Love Songs
3 Time Grammy Nominee
Music Hall of Fame
18 Top 20 Singles
Composer, Actor, Writer, Host and Performer

The Prince of Love Songs, John Ford Coley
August 2, 2014

John Ford Coley
Love is the Answer, Solaire Ballroom 1
Saturday, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Just When I needed You Most
YouTube Video

Album signing by John Ford Coley

Thank you, John Ford Coley for always coming back in the Philippines.
We love you and we will always remember you and your greatest hits songs.

People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said,
but they will always remember how you made them feel.
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John Ford Coley in Manila (2011)

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Bloom Binmaley 2014

"Balayong" Tree planting project of Mrs. Josie Victorio, Tourism consultant in Binmaley, Pangasinan was one of the most promising tourism project I have ever imagine. The concept idea was brought about by JC Buendia to Ms. Monette Victorio and Atty. Fides Victorio, the idea was to bring a taste of Japan's Sakura to Pangasinan. For those on a budget, they can experience the feel of spring in Japan right in Binmaley.

Balayong is Cassia Javanica / Nodosa. It is also called Apple Blossom or Palawan Cherry Blossom. "Balayong" is a fast growing tree that flowers every March. Its timber appear to be similar to Narra, Acacia, and Ipil (light and dark brown combination). It is hard but easy to work with, also popular as furniture during Spanish colonial times. You can see Balayong wood on old houses used as structural members. It was used as flooring and cabinetry too. Balayong antique furniture is expensive and just like Narra, it is rarely attacked by termites.

Balayong" baby tree and the full grown "Balayong tree with flowers
Someday, pwedeng pwede na natin ma-enjoy ang beautiful Apple Blossom na ito
at the heart of Binmaley town.

Binmaley is a quaint little town in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines, and is located along the central coast-land of Pangasinan facing the South China sea, in between Lingayen and Dagupan City.

The Century Church of Binmaley, People's Park and the Binmaley Museum

The Court Library near the Museum. Open basketball court and mini park.

The Dr. Jose Rizal Monument where you can have some picture taking for your souvenir

"Limgisan na Tawir" Binmaley Museum

 Inside the Museum you can enjoy some collections like the;

"Antique sewing machine", donated by the family of late Mr. Eusebio and Mrs.Loreta Aquino of Mckinley St, Binmaley.

"Pasig",  19th century earthen jar served as storage in salt making in Barrio Caloocan Sur, Binmaley donated by Melendez family

"Belyag", is a type of basket which is made from bamboo used to place cook rice with banana leaves as under layer

"Sakote" is a type of fishing gear which is made from wood; carved to fit the waist fastened with rope; used by fishermen to pull or row the net of the fishing  boat into the seashore.

"Antique sewing machine", "Pasig", "Belyag" and "Sakote"

"Tabal" is kind of fishing net used to catch many fish

"Alo" Pestle "Lasong" Mortar used for pounding rice during the 19th century 

"Tabal" fishing net and "Alo" Pestle "Lasong" Mortar

I love Bloom Binmaley Beach!

Fine brown sand is not so hot to step on, even noon time we're all having fun.

Palaro sa Pistay Dayat at Bloom Binmaley Beach 

Happy Shots at Bloom Binmaley beach!

Palaro sa Pistay Dayat, Pabilisan magtali ng Alimango near the Bloom Binmaley beach.

Tree Planting site, the People's Park

Bloom Binmaley People's Park May 1st 2014

Mayor Sam Rosario and Mrs. Josie Victorio with their "Balayong" tree.
"Ceremonial Tree Planting"

Ambassador for Peace JC Buendia and Atty. Fides Victorio

Ms. Monette Victorio and JC Buendia

Free loom bracelet souvenir

Loom bracelet made by Julienne‬, her share of interest promoting Bloom Binmaley 

Someday, like this flowering tree, "Balayong" flowers will bloom and we will enjoy the flowing flowers above us and when we look down we could really enjoy those fell off  flowers from the trees creating wonders on our palms that would make you smile.

Existing trees nearby Binmaley Museum

Beautiful people of Bloom Binmaley

Our love and support to Mrs. Josie Victorio, Tourism Consultant
Bloom Binmaley!

Bloom Binmaley Crew!
Ambassador JC Buendia, IDr. Sol Albar, Professor Ralph Balmaceda,
Atty. Fides Victorio and Monette Victorio

Thank you so much Ambassador JC Buendia
Ms. Monette Victorio and Victorio Family

Ready to plant our "Balayong" trees JC Buendia, Sol Albar and Monette Victorio

Bloom Binmaley 
by Princesssoldiaries ©

Friday, 28 February 2014

2013 PGF Champion Andreij "Doujin" Albar, TT2 Unlimited

The Tekken players make their way to the pinnacle of Philippine eSports. Pinoy Gaming Festival 2013 of Rapture Gaming Network in cooperation with PinoyVersus.

Thousands of gamer's filled the World Trade Center last October 26-27, 2013 for another successful Pinoy Gaming Festival. The annual eSports event, which debuted in 2010, has grown to be one of the most anticipated eSports events in the country. It remained to be the biggest gathering of gamers from all over the country.

The Finals in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited was between Andreij of Team SMAP and Maru of B1G. It was an exciting game and Andreij has to be beaten twice by Maru in the best of 5 games. Andreij won the Tournament in 5 games to 1 that makes him the Champion of PGF 2013.

14 years old 
2013 PGF Champion
Tekken Tag 2 Unlimited Tournament

2013 Pinoy Gaming Festival, Tekken Tag 2 Unlimited Tournament
Champion, 1st Place Andreij "Doujin" Albar


Click the link to watch YouTube video
Andreij Doujin (Lar/Jay) VS Brian (Bry/Gan)

PGF2013 TTT2: Doujin Launcher Glitch/Bug

TTT2U Global 2013: iRobot - Doujin

Andreij's Moment

Andreij's moment

The PGF 2013 Champion Andreij "Doujin" Albar

Mr. Joebert Yu, 2013 PGF Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited Organizer
awarding Andreij Albar the Championship Prize.
Trophy + Cash Php + Razer Atrox Joystick

Tekken Championship, 2013 Final Match
Maru Sy VS Andreij "Doujin" Albar

Tekken Championship, 2013 Final Match
Maru Sy VS Andreij "Doujin" Albar

Maru ( Leo/Lars) VS Andreij (Lars/Jaycee)

Photo Ops with Tekken players

Happy Tekkeners

Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.

Andreij "Doujin" Albar

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.

List of the winners of the various competitions held at the Pinoy Gaming Festival.

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