FML

I normally don’t get it when young people say “fuck my life” but right now I am so feeling like that. I do apologize to the nuns and priests who read my blog. I really don’t want to say that as I believe in positivity. But right now I’m having a really bad time.
It started last week when I got this email telling me to get an iCloud. My husband had also asked me to update all our iPods. Since our music is in two Macs, I initially thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could sync all our music into the iCloud, so I don’t have to go back and fourth turning on the other Mac? (Take note: iCloud doesn’t actually consolidate your music, so it’s completely useless.)
It’s such a pain that Apple doesn’t allow you to share stuff when this household has three Macs, two iPads, about 10 iPods, and one iPhone.

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To get the iCloud, I found out I needed to upgrade to Lion OS, which I paid for.
Then I got iCloud. This took many, many hours to install. When I was done I found out my iPhoto wasn’t working, so I purchased an iPhoto upgrade. I don’t even know how much I spent. So my iTunes money is gone.
When that didn’t work, I decided to delete my iPhoto and all its contents, as well as many applications I no longer needed. All in all I deleted 65,000 files and more than 8,000 photos which were backed up in a Picture Keeper.
The whole process took about five days. I can’t tell you how many times I had to restart because the Internet has been erratic in the entire Philippines.
This explains the lack of updates on my blog. So today I finally allowed myself to break down and cry. I called the Mac expert from the A.Shop who is coming here now from Makati. God bless Erwin.
I have calmed down while writing this quick post.
I would’ve wanted to blame and kill Steve Jobs, but he’s already dead.
So yes, I am having a bad day. Fuck my life. I need a Coke and something else. I’m going to the kitchen.

Pesteng Ehem

Leeroy New’s Psychopomo’s Reef installation at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) looks like a pesteng ehem (*wink* @jujiin @michdulce ).

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You may have spotted it at the BGC Offsite Gallery on 28th Street and 7th Avenue and wondered what the hell that was. Being a fan of Leeroy New’s works, I immediately guessed he had something to do with it.

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Not too long ago, Leeroy had the honor of having his sculptural top worn by Lady Gaga. Don’t believe incredible stories that the top was a collaboration between New and someone else. Leeroy solely created the top which was stylized by the House of Gaga. If anything, it is a collaboration between Leeroy New and the House of Gaga.

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On December 13, 2011, Tuesday, you are invited to the official launch of  Psychopomp’s Reef at 5 PM. Come in orange and enjoy a special performance by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble.

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In Greek mythology, psychopomp literally means a “guide of souls.” In different religions, they are spirits, angels or deities that guide newly deceased souls to the afterlife. Visual artist Leeroy New takes on this role—as a guide of sorts—towards a vibrant landscape at the art strip in Bonifacio Global City.

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Psychopomp’s Reef is the first inaugural exhibit of the BGC Offsite Gallery, a new program managed by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI), which aims to showcase works by young contemporary artists.
From afar, Leeroy New’s organic bright orange “growth” stands out against the flat terrain like large coral clusters. Up close it is actually made out of plastic conduit tubes and cable ties.

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This direction, however, is not new to the young artist. Since completing his Fine Arts degree at the University of the Philippines in 2007, he has been exploring the notion of the “hybrid” in materials chosen and the themes and forms created.
This BAFI project was managed in collaboration with Art Cabinet, Inc. with the assistance of Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation.
Psychopomp’s Reef will be at the BGC Offsite Gallery until February 2012. The public is invited.

Photos: Everywhere We Shoot

Our hero: apl.de.ap

My son and I had the pleasure of taking part in Ayala Mall’s INSPIRE event last night at Greenbelt 5.
Ben and his friend Emilio Aquino were invited by the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation to be onstage with the Black Eyed Peas’ apl.de.ap.
Not a stage mom (more like harassed mom), I wouldn’t have encouraged it due to my packed agenda—if not for apl.de.ap whom I truly admire not only for what he’s achieved in the international music industry, but also for his sincerity in embracing his Filipino roots and helping improve the lives of his countrymen.
Well that, plus Ben really likes the Black Eyed Peas.

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Spot my kid: he’s the one trying to catch a piece of confetti in his mouth.

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So Ben thought they would be asked to dance onstage. He was a bit disappointed that all they had to do was stand and wave a yellow balloon—but of course, that didn’t stop Emilio from doing his trademark jiggy at 3:15.

Did the Coke OFW video make you cry? Listen to the words of this inspiring music video made for the We Can Be Anything Nationwide/Global Education Advocacy Campaign.
Born of a partnership between the Apl.de.Ap Foundation and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, the campaign was conceived after apl.de.ap (a.k.a. Allan Pineda) expressed his desire to help improve the education situation in the Philippines.
From his own experience he knew that education is the only long-term ticket to a better life. Unfortunately, millions among the youth are deprived of this ticket to opportunity or drop out of school for a variety of reasons.

To find out how you can help, go to http://www.wecanbeanything.com/.

Céleteque: the last lucky batch

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Here’s the last batch of winners of Céleteque’s doctor’s bag loaded with the full range of Dermoscience products.

Nov 28: Julien Dio of Old Balara, QC
Nov 29: Maria Jobelle Lopez of Sampaloc, Manila
Nov 30: Carmencita Watkins of Cainta, Rizal
Dec 1: Pio Lacanaria IV of Makati
Dec 2: Maris Villareal of Cebu
Dec 3: Charyne Tatad of Mandaluyong
Dec 4: Mary Precious Madrid of Muntinlupa
Dec 5: Rocel Villasis of Pasig
Dec 6: Aldrin Liwanag of Bulacan

How to claim:
1) Metro Manila winners must print-out the email notice from Innovitelle.
2) Present this along with one valid photo ID, Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM at Innovitelle Office, 2/F Bonaventure Plaza, Greenhills, San Juan (across from Greenhills Shopping Center).
Look for Sheryl, Vita or Roan.
4) Prizes may be claimed within 60 days of publication. Prizes not claimed within this period will be forfeited in favor of Innovitelle.
5) Provincial winners will receive their prizes via courier.

Thank you Céleteque for the generous giveaway!
To know more about Céleteque Dermoscience, click here.

’80s hair

We have a hard time explaining ’80s hair and fashion to Ben whenever he sees it on TV.

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“Why do they dress like that? Why is their hair like that?” Ben asks. “If find it so weird.”

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Jeroen answers, “Ben, we also find Justin Bieber’s hair so weird.”
I nod. “Yes Ben, I find Justin Bieber’s hair so weird.” (I really hayrett.)
End of topic.

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googoo&gaga trunk show this Saturday

In lieu of joining a bazaar this season, googoo&gaga will hold a special trunk show to release their latest designs, featuring works of Dan Matutina, 27+20, and Albatross as part of their 2nd Special Artist Collaboration Series.

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googoo&gagaa isn’t just for babies anymore. Here’s a chance to get your hands on them with no busy lines, no crowds, and just a small special setup for their fans.

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Be there this Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 11 AM – 6 PM at Unit 15-B, Two Lafayette Square, 105 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Free googoo&gaga bandanas and cookies for the first 50 guests!

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To know more, go to http://www.googooandgaga.com/ or email audrey@googooandgaga.com.

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