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LlaoLlao: My new go-to frozen yogurt (July 16, 2017)

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Our LlaoLlao frozen yogurt run the day before[i] was so amazing that my Mom and I decided to go for an encore today–this time at their Megamall branch.

An added incentive for going back was LlaoLlao’s signature green spoons which I plan on collecting and reusing. Read more…

Review: ToyCon 2017 (June 30, 2017)

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     Hopefully the first of many videos:  Just wanted to give you guys a peek of our Day 1 ToyCon 2017 experience.

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Clockwise: Up on stage. | Posing in front of an Endor AT-ST. | Photo opportunity with Street Fighter’s Ryu and Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man. | Godzilla was certainly well represented in this convention. | Some memorabilia of famed Darna creator Mars Ravelo. | A locally produced Darna statue–It looked stunning!

ToyCon 2017.

I’ll try to be kind.

However, my thoughts on its point pricing and space allotment haven’t changed much since my review last year.

The saving grace though was having a photo with the larger-than-life sized Larry Joe Bird[i] COOLRAIN MINDstyle VINYL figure that stood outside the SMX Convention Center’s main concourse.  Goosebumps!  Now, I’ll add that snapshot to the COOLRAIN MINDstyle Russell Westbrook photo I took in ToyCon 2016.

Was it worth it?

Man, at least last year for the same point price we HAD an event program.  This year, we weren’t given one.  Did we have to buy one?  How come I didn’t see any being sold?

Anyway,  as you guys can probably surmise from the video, the place was somewhat packed–even on a Friday.  I can only imagine what the congestion is going to be like in Day 2 and Day 3. Read more…

A Dying Medium: Compact Discs [Part 3] (June 11, 2017)

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Previously…

Back in the early 90’s, Compact Discs (CD) were the thing!  A literal upgrade in quality from the bulky Vinyl, 8-track, and cassette tapes.  It was the only way to get music back then as digital downloads were still in its infancy.  CD’s also had a long lifespan–unless you left them under direct sunlight–and were reported to be good for a couple of thousand plays before encountering any problems.

Here is the latest batch of discs that I picked up:

Outside: From the Redwoods (1993)

The second live album by Kenny Loggins.  Originally recorded in a 1992 concert held “outside” a venue located within a stand of giant redwood trees. Loggins released it the following year.

I actually had this in cassette!  Favorites include Conviction of the Heart and the Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald duet What a Fool Believes.

Track List:

  1. Conviction of the Heart – 5:36
  2. What a Fool Believes (Duet with Michael McDonald) – 4:12
  3. Your Mama Don’t Dance – 4:13
  4. I Would Do Anything (Duet with Shanice) – 7:36
  5. Now and Then – 3:31
  6. Angry Eyes – 4:48
  7. If You Believe – 6:04
  8. Celebrate Me Home – 8:02
  9. Love Will Follow (Duet with Shanice) – 5:53
  10. Leap of Faith – 6:54
  11. This Is It – 4:18
  12. Footlose – 4:03
  13. I’m Alright – 8:48

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Talk on “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” [2nd Run]

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Attention:

Dra. Villasor would like to inform all interested participants that they are required to bring their own copy of the DSM-V to the June 16 workshop.  Thank you.

Overview:

On June 16, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its third talk for 2017 entitled, “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” [2nd Run]

It will be held at the Mini-Amphitheater of the Ateneo Professional Schools – Ateneo de Manila University in 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City from 9 AM – 12 NN (Friday).

This accredited CPE activity of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) is worth 3 CPE points.

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Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2017 (May 28, 2017)

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Clockwise: Took advantage of the photo opportunity with the turtles. | Thanks to whoever took this photo! | Did you know that Splinter taught them to be ninja teens 🙂

After seeing commercials of it on the Nickelodeon channel, my son said to his mom, “Mama, I want to get three tickets.  One for me. One for Mama. One for Dada.”

Next thing we knew, we were at McKinley West, Taguig City, Philippines for the Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2017!  As 4K double loop run participants, we were literally among the first to break out of the starting group and make our way to through several obstacles in the course.

By the time it was all said and done[i], my son entered the confines of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) inspired slime machine where he got to experience what Peter Venkman felt when Slimer slimed him for the very first time!

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The Saturday Group Presents The Gallery (May 27, 2017)

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Congratulations again to Tito Frank Cana and the rest of The Saturday Group!

Made my way this afternoon to Rustan’s Shangri-La in Mandaluyong for the opening of The Saturday Group’s Gallery.

The exhibit featured a number of stunning art pieces and sculptures (Click here for the photos).  The Saturday Group also had two guest lecturers from the Lopez Museum.

The first speaker discussed the intricacies and importance of art conservation.

Here are a number of tidbits that I picked up:

  • As wood is organic, the materials has to have the opportunity to “breathe” and not be wrapped in bubble wrap plastic.
  • The ideal medium for wrapping artwork is paper.
  • Climate conditions are always suspect.  It is best to check your artwork regularly.
  • The LUX and UV Environmental Meter–a device that measures light–is worth over P100,000.
  • In the event of a fire, museums usually categorize art according to value and importance.  These pieces are usually the first to be evacuated.

 

A Dying Medium: Compact Discs [Part 2] (May 25, 2017)

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Clockwise: Ten Summoner’s Tales, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift OST, and Fields of Gold compact discs.

Previously[i]…

Back in the early 90’s, Compact Discs (CD) were the thing!  A literal upgrade in quality from the bulky Vinyl, 8-track, and cassette tapes.  It was the only way to get music back then as digital downloads were still in its infancy.  CD’s also had a long lifespan–unless you left them under direct sunlight–and were reported to be good for a couple of thousand plays before encountering any problems.

Here is the latest batch of discs that I picked up:

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

A surprising good movie which I still consider a stand-alone in the Fast and Furious franchise.  I’ll need a little more time to go though the OST again but I do remember Tokyo Drift and The Barracuda standing out.

Track List:

  1. Tokyo Drift – Teriyaki Boyz – 4:15
  2. Six Days (Remix) [Featuring Mos Def] – DJ Shadow – 3:52
  3. The Barracuda – The 5.6.7.8’s – 2:28
  4. Restless – Evil Nine – 4:54
  5. Round Round – Far East Movement – 3:20
  6. She Wants to Move [DFA Remix] – N.E.R.D – 3:34
  7. Cho Large [Featuring Pharrell] – Teriyaki Boyz – 5:14
  8. Resound [without intro] – Dragon Ash – 4:45
  9. Speed – Atari Teenage Riot – 2:50
  10. Bandoleros [Featuring Tego Calderon] – Don Omar – 3:18
  11. Conteo – Don Omar – 2:23
  12. Mustang Nismo [Featuring Slash] – Brian Tyler – 2:25

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