The weekend last Saturday Night until Sunday Morning was spent with my orgbuddy and soulmate hippie, Pierre! We went to the awesome Echelon party where the success of 30 seconds to Mars was hailed together with some some booze and cool indie bands that played music till close to midnight. The event was at RJ bistro inside Dusit Thani and since checking in was never in our choice, we decided to roam around the city streets of Ayala at midnight.
We ended up searching for a place to stay for the night, appreceiating the city lights, capturing photographs and staying at Starbucks, Green Belt until the wee hours of the morning. I love how we drank our warm coffee with conversations about life, music and art plus some arguments about politics and heroes. Oh my, the weekend was a blast. If I could just do this every night I would.
Last semester, as partial fulfillment for our RTV (Radio and TV prod) class, we had to do a documentary shoot and because we wanted to do a documentary that is “adventurous” we tried researching on the lives of “Magtatahong” (Men who gather and sell Mussels for a living). It wasn’t our first time to do a documentary but still the experience was something we value and look up to because we won Best Documentary for this!
The team behind Laot! I call my girls “Laot Babies”. Obviously, we wrapped our cameras in plastic (DIY protective gear) so while taking video footages, the camera body wouldn’t get wet. I am very blessed to have these fun, hardworking girls on my team.
We were blessed to have been allowed to ride one of their boats. We were nine on the team and everyone’s lucky enough to get to experience and witness what it was like to gather mussels!
Meet our awesome guide, mang Toto. We learned a lot from this man.
It was a fun experience and something that I truly treasure. As the director/leader of this group, I could say that I am very proud of my team. After interviewing, shooting and a wee bit of swimming plus playing around with Green Mussels (we learned how difficult it was to get mussels, this job is no joke!) the kind-hearted magtatahong men gave us half a kilo of mussels which we ate for lunch at Chey’s house. We had a boodle fight and it was awesome! College is really the time where you get to explore and learn a lot. These one of a kind experiences are something we should treasure. <3
Last Friday Night was a blast! After watching Shift (starring Yeng Constantino and Felix Rocco) at Rob Galleria, Hope and I headed to The Collective, Makati to meet some of our friends and have a great time at the Bloom Arts Festival 2013. I’ve always wanted to go to this place and last night definitely met my expectations! Hope and I had some drinks then explored the area which was full of people, artworks, booze, bands and lots of awesome stuff. The pictures cannot make up for how awesome the place is.
The Collective is like Brooklyn in NY! Ahh, this place is full of artists and the ~hipster~ in me was very happy. I’m glad to see so many people who enjoy art as much as I do and well, I hope next year I could submit an entry for Bloom Arts 2014.
I would surely go back to this place and eat at wingman and have a great time with my friends. :)