Download: Mobbed, Episode 3

Over dinner at Mamou, Ginggay expressed disappointment over the last movie I recommended (Chalet Girl) so I have to redeem myself by recommending something worth downloading.
Steve Soboslai sings in an American band called Punchline. More than five years ago, he met Dana Kinsey at a gig and continued an online long-distance friendship over five years. Emphasis on friendship.

L-R: Punchline’s Chris Fafalios, Steve Soboslai, Paul Menotiades, and Cory Muro

Dana Kinsey
Object of desire: Dana Kinsey

Five years later, Steve gets an opportunity to tell Dana how he really feels about her through a flash mob organized by Howie Mandel and his Mobbed team.
Faced with a mob of hundreds, will Dana accept Steve’s proposition to go to the next level?

Mobbed Dana and Steve

Mobbed Dana and Steve

If you love romance and surprises, I seriously am asking you to search and download Mobbed, Episode 3.
(Hint: Try

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Marc Jacobs’ encounter with Yayoi Kusama

We join other Yayoi Kusama fans in anticipating her collaboration with Louis Vuitton this July 2012.
In 2006, the dots-obsessed Kusama met with Louis Vuitton Creative Director Marc Jacobs in Tokyo.
The meeting was recorded in the documentary, Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, which was released in 2007.
Stills from the meeting are shown below, where Kusama presents Jacobs with a personalized Louis Vuitton bag, perhaps giving us a preview of what’s in store this Spring.




Aside from this collaboration, Louis Vuitton is supporting Yayoi Kusama’s upcoming exhibition this February 9-June 5, 2012 at the Tate Modern in London.
She will also create an installation for Louis Vuitton’s New Bond Street Maison gallery. (Source)

Tattoo presents Calvin Harris in Manila

Tattoo, the number one most preferred broadband, brings We Found Love singer-songwriter and master remixer DJ Calvin Harris live at Republiq for an exclusive one-night performance on February 23, 2012.
The Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer debuted with his gold-selling album I Created Disco in 2007.
His second studio album Ready for the Weekend (2009) zoomed up the UK Album Charts with I’m Not Alone,Ready for the Weekend and hit singles, Flashback and You Used to Hold Me.
His recent international chart topper We Found Love was made wildly popular by pop superstar Rihanna. He has written and produced records for Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal.
Harris is set to release his third studio album this year, which contains the hit singles Awooga, Bounce, and Feel so Close.

Calvin Harris poster

Get free tickets to party with Calvin Harris when you subscribe to the New Tattoo Postpaid Personalized Plan 999 from January 31-February 22, 2012 at six participating Globe Stores: Eastwood, Greenbelt 4, Shangri-La, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.
The first 100 new subscribers for each of the participating stores get one free ticket worth Php 2,500. Add Php 150 to upgrade to Superstick and get another ticket free!
Enjoy unlimited surfing at speeds of up to 7.2 mbps with the New Tattoo Postpaid Personalized Plan at only Php 999 a month. On top of that, subscribers get to choose a free online subscription from either Inquirer, FHM, Cosmopolitan, Yes! or other Summit magazine titles.
Subscribers can also upgrade their device to Superstick (WiFi device sharing) and upgrade their speed to up to 21 mbps.

Call (0917) 550-8888 for details on Calvin Harris Live in Manila presented by Tattoo.

ACC Art Auction at Finale Art File today

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Philippines holds its art auction this February 4, 2012 at Finale Art File.
Since its establishment in 2000, the ACC Philippines together with ACC New York Foundation, has been providing grants to over 60 Filipino artists in various disciplines.
In the last two years, grants were given to nine Filipino artists in the fields of visual arts, museology, enthomusicology, theater, and music.
This year’s auction features works of Filipino masters and top contemporary artists courtesy of ACC gallery partners: Artis Corpus Art Gallery, Art Verite, Big Gallery, Boston Gallery, Crucible Gallery, FinaleArt File, Galleria Duemila, Galerie Joaquin, Kingkong Art Projects Unlimited, Liongoren Gallery, Mag:Net Gallery, Manila Contemporary, Pinto Gallery, Silverlens Gallery, Sining Kamalig, The Drawing Room Gallery and Tin-Aw Gallery.
Some of the most distinguished visual artists and ACC grantees have also pledged participation in the event.

ACC Art Auction 2012 Invite

This year, a special segment will be dedicated towards the medical expenses of 2011 ACC Grantee Lirio Salvador, a multi-media artist, who was bound for New York to begin his ACC fellowship program last month.
On December 30, 2011, he figured in a hit-and-run accident that required him to undergo intensive brain surgery. While he was recently released from the ICU, he remains in the hospital for critical care.

The ACC benefit Art Auction is on Saturday, February 4 at 4PM at the Finale Art File, La Fuerza Compound, Pasong Tamo, Makati.
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The future of our children

We have just weighed our sons’ school bags. The older one’s bag weighs 27 lbs. while the younger one’s weighs 31 lbs.
We worry about them lugging their bags through six flights of stairs and how it will affect their bones and growth.
About two years ago my friend Patrice wondered if the school our kids go to would transition to using tablets, instead of carrying multiple textbooks on a daily basis.
The school responded to parents’ complaints by installing lockers for the older kids, that’s why my older son’s bag weighs 4 lbs. less than his brother’s. Still, it weighs a ton.
The school also built ramps all the way to the third floor to help the kids lug their heavy wheeled baggage upwards.

Now comes Apple’s iBooks Textbooks and school will never be the same again.
If and when this comes to our country, what worries me is how can some parents afford the tablets, and how would one deal with theft that happens in schools everywhere?
When I was in grade school I lost a wallet, money, a collection of really cute sharpeners, and a bag containing a huge boom box—but losing all of that wouldn’t hurt as much as losing one’s iPad.
Do you support iPads as textbooks, or should we stick to the old?

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