Greenfield celebrates creativity through outdoor art fair

Greenfield Development Corporation—one of the country’s pioneering real estate developers today—ushers the Yuletide season as it hosts Art for Generations, a two-day art fair on December 7 and 8, 2013 at the Central Park of Greenfield District.

“At Greenfield, we believe our land is our legacy. Our founders have nurtured these prized possessions for years, and our responsibility is to develop these lands into communities that will remain relevant throughout the years,” says Jeffrey D.Y. Campos, Chairman and President of Greenfield Development Corporation.

Staged in partnership with various art groups, the outdoor art fair—a first at the 12.8 hectare Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City—aims to foster greater public appreciation for local contemporary art and craftsmanship through a variety of activities.
Hundreds of unique pieces will be featured at The Art Market. Guests can also watch art films on an outdoor movie screen at Art Films in the Sky.
Those who share the passion for art can attend art appreciation talks spearheaded by noted artists at The Right Art.
And visitors will be serenaded by a string quartet and jazz band at String and Jazz.

“Beyond being a pioneering art event, Art for Generations gives people a glimpse into the unique experience of being part of the Greenfield District family—a community of creative people with an innovative vision,” shares Campos. “Through this, we hope to help enliven the season by reminding people of the heritage, legacy, and joy that Christmas brings.”

greenfield art fair

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Crying over a trailer: IloIlo, the movie

Halfway through this trailer, I’m already crying like an idiot.
Singapore feels close to home because we are often there. We have friends and family there, so I can somehow relate to the people and their culture.
I also feel very much for Filipinos who work as domestic helpers in Singapore and in Hong Kong where I see tons of them on their days off on Sunday.
These workers deserve very much respect for all the sacrifices they go through for their loved ones at home.
IloIlo is an award-winning movie created by filmmaker Anthony Chen.

Ilo Ilo movie

Set in Singapore, it chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa, who has come like many other Filipino women in search of a better life.
The entire family needs to adapt to the presence of this stranger, which further threatens their already strained relationship. Still, Teresa and Jiale, the young and troublesome boy she cares for, soon form a bond. Their unique connection continues to develop and soon she becomes an unspoken part of the family.
Watch the trailer.

IloIlo is now showing at the following theaters:
Glorietta 4 Cinema 5
Market Market Cinema 3
Newport Ultra Cinema 1
SM City Fairview Cinema 3
SM City North EDSA Cinema 9
SM City Sta. Mesa Cinema 1
SM Megamall Cinema 7
TriNoma Cinema 4

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Dessert du Jour Holiday 2013

Mara dela Rama-Poblete makes some of the best desserts in town. I can personally vouch for her Salted Caramel & Chocolate Torte and her vanilla crepe cake, which are box-office hits in our dinner parties at home.

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Torte
Salted Caramel & Chocolate Torte

dessert du jour
Gateau de Crepes

Queso de Bola Cheesecake
Queso de Bola Cheesecake

Belgian Brownie Bites
Belgian Brownie Bites

Date and nut bars
Date and Nut Bars

dessert du jour
Flour-less Truffle

All orders are for pick up only at Unit 42, Ecology Village in Makati.
To know more, like them on Facebook.

DDJ Holiday 2013-11-27

FULL VIDEO: Senator Miriam Santiago’s privilege speech

I wasn’t home while this was happening earlier this afternoon, but on the way to the bank and a meeting.
I had to listen on the radio and wished I could see Senator Miriam’s facial expression while giving her speech.
I can relate to her chronic fatigue syndrome, so I know that making this speech took a lot from her.
When you’re sick and tired it’s so easy to let evil people just get away with things because it’s the easiest thing to do.
Just mind your own business and live your own life.

I get bothered when people say everything that happens is God’s will and is meant to be. If that’s the case then should we just let things unfold and do nothing? How do you explain the Holocaust—was that God’s plan?
While listening to the speech in our car’s radio, all I could think of is how old is Enrile and at his age he should be preparing to meet his Maker.
I also thought I should stop patronizing Delimondo corned beef.

What Senator Miriam did today was brave because in our culture, the majority of evil people get away with shit and get celebrated. That’s why the Philippines remains high on the corruption index.
Only God knows what will happen to Enrile and his allies. I’m just glad it won’t take very long. The man is after all 89 years old.
Watch while Enrile plays Candy Crush and tell me what you think.

Herschel Supply for Haiyan relief

My friend Yodel and I were just talking about Herschel bags earlier and its simple, lightweight, cool designs.
By coincidence, my cousin RJ posted this image in his Instagram account


I immediately went to the site and ordered two backpacks for my older boys.

Herschel for HaiyanHerschel for Haiyan

Herschel Supply promises to donate 100% of the sale price to Typhoon Haiyan relief.
Designed using inspiration from the Philippine flag, Herchel’s Heritage silhouette is constructed using a coated cotton-poly liner, colored rubber detailing and full-grain leather zipper pulls.

Herschel for Haiyan
Herschel for Haiyan

The Typhoon Haiyan Relief backpack is available exclusively through the Herschel Supply online store.
To order, click HERE.

Have a Royce’ Christmas

I received my first official Christmas gift from Royce’ Chocolate this week!
It’s a four-storey showcase of their Christmas offerings which I personally love to give and receive.

Royce' Christmas

The smallest package holds the Christmas Cookies—thick cookies half coated with mild milk chocolate. (Php 690)

Royce' Christmas
Royce' Christmas

The blue package—Christmas Pure Chocolate—is something I like to give kids who love chocolate—I mean who doesn’t? I love the festive gift wrapper. (Php 720)

Royce' Christmas

Inside are two kinds of individually wrapped chocolate—in Mild Milk and Creamy White chocolate.

Royce' Christmas

This one is for me! The Happy Collection makes me feel like a kid, with the Royce’ Kids series and other Royce’ favorites. (Php 1,700)

Royce' Christmas
Royce' Christmas

The biggest box—called Royce’ Christmas Selection—is great for giving families you love. Filled with Christmas Cookies, Royce’ Kids Pure Chocolate and other popular items. Comes in two sizes: Small (Php 2,370) and Large (Php 3,460).

Royce' Christmas
Royce' Christmas

Find them in Royce’ stores at Greenbelt 5, Eastwood Mall, Trinoma, Power Plant, Podium, and the Cake Club at Bonifacio High Street.

Royce' Christmas

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