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If you are a Filipino author, publisher, potential sponsor or advertiser, chef specializing in Filipino cuisine, a cultural performing artist or cultural performing group, or a Filipino heritage or Filipino history lover PLUS book lover, we would like to get together with you — and see how we can make this event a 1 + 1 = 10!
As the event planning becomes more cohesive, seamless, and integrated, we will all become part of the synergy!
Keep coming back to this posting for updates. My Storify.com posting will be updated automatically after I edit it — as the event takes shape.
Here’s a FIRST to BOOKS, very Filipino!
I always say that it takes a village to raise a child — and the child that Filipino fusion fashion has raised is for a noble cause — that our indigenous weavers in the Philippines do not lose sight of their traditional weaving techniques for the sake of progress: leaving for overseas employment. Anthony Cruz Legarda, ever since I started volunteering with him through ARKITEKNIK, is a couture designer extraordinaire. There is a saying that “Kindred spirits find each other, no matter what.” We are definitely like-minded. I hope to make it to this fashion show fundraiser. Please join me.
Contact: Anthony Cruz Legarda
Mobile: (415) 577 â€“ 6985
A NIGHT OF HIGH FASHION AND CUISINE
December 2, 2010, San Francisco, CA — Filipino American high fashion makes a grand entrance, accompanied by sumptuous Filipino cuisine during the much-anticipated fashion show, “PiÃ±a Couture,” on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Intramuros Music Hall, 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco. Proceeds from this fundraiser fashion show event benefits the master weavers and artisans of the Philippines.
The philosophy of the Anthony Cruz Legarda Fashion House and Textile Design Studio is fusion eco-artwear that combines beautiful Filipino fabrics with modern American sensibility. Fabrics for the collection are hand-woven, embellished, and dyed with natural pigments by indigenous master weavers from the Philippines. This encourages development of eco-entrepreneurship and sustainable fashions by honoring traditional methodologies and fair trade with native artisans.
The signature textile is piÃ±a, a high-quality cloth hand-woven from natural pineapple fibers made only in the Philippines. Other variations in the fabric palette include Philippine silk, organic cotton, and other natural and eco-friendly fibers. The workmanship of the collection is a revival of the golden era of Philippine arts and culture. Each piece is opulently hand-woven, embroidered and beaded by Filipino master artisans in Kalibo, Lumban and Iloilo.
The emphasis is the research and development of new hand-woven textiles with organic fibers and natural dyes for the world market. These fabrics are then hand-embroidered and beaded by talented craftspeople from the Philippines. Motifs of the embellishments are a mÃ©lange of eastern and western iconography and patterns. Ultimately, these translucent and iridescent textiles feature the technical virtuosity of Filipino master weavers and artisans.
Donation pricing starts at $50.00. For tickets and more information, please contact: Anthony Cruz Legarda 415.577.6985 or
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The first time I met Barry Picazo of Intramuros Restaurant, it was through Anthony Cruz Legarda of “Arkiteknik” fame who insisted on introducing both of us. Barry, a young retired financial wizard (at least, that’s what I thought of him) decided that his love for Filipino fusion cuisine was luring him to unexpected places, such as a Financial District “food court” on Third Street (about 25 steps away from Market Street) in San Francisco, California. His foodie experiment at that time was called “Mango Bay Cuisine.”
A few years later, Barry went on to help launch Patio Filipino Restaurant in San Bruno, California. It is well-known for its cozy ambience and Filipino-Spanish cuisine in a patio-like setting.
Then again, another restaurant concept that took advantage of multiple rooms and exponentially, more function room space, convinced this intrepid entrepreneur to take another leap of faith. Thus, a fine dining concept with banquet facilities named “Intramuros Restaurant” was born in South San Francisco, California.
I thought that Barry was quite innovative in using his social media techniques when it came to promoting Intramuros Restaurant. He would make me salivate with his short video clips on his Facebook wall about the lunch buffet specials, happy hour menus (It’s super-valued that I called them dinner menus!), Crab Feasts, Karaoke Nights, and lots of entertainment — from the classic to pop culture.
One of my friends once told me that Intramuros Restaurant is this decade’s version of the defunct Tito Rey’s Restaurant or the Mabuhay Gardens, where Filipinos and Filipino-friendly gourmands would gather to eat and make merry… and yes, especially to see who among their friends would drop in.
It’s all worth it, Barry! The late hours, the juggling of schedules, and aligning common purpose and vision with your business partners. I am so proud of your growth as a restaurateur (this is the foodie speaking!) because you have succeeded in making the Intramuros Restaurant an elegant “five-senses” delight that makes me proud to bring in my family and friends. I feel as if I’ve been a part of your growth… Yes, I still have some recipes to share but that will come during one of my visits (that is, if you can spare the time to foodie-chat).
Keep the Filipino cuisine coming! My cousin, Marisa Abad, was so happy that we took the time to enjoy your dining room (leisurely!) that she brought her friends there to celebrate someone’s 80th birthday party. Another classmate, Cynthia Bernaldez Gaabucayan, also brought her family there. So many friends are flocking to your sacred space in Filipino cuisine. Wait till I take my momblogger sister (aka a very popular food blogger in the Philippines with two blogs, Pinoy Food Blog and Food Photo Blog) to enjoy your exquisite culinary delights. I’m not saying anything to her. We’ll just go unannounced — and I will just have to see what my food blogger-sister has to say about the Intramuros Restaurant.
I’ll be coming back to this blog posting so I can update it.
Let’s ring in the TRIPLE 10 Celebration — on October 10, 2010 — or 10-10-10 — when Barry Picazo invites us to celebrate in style — where else? — at the Intramuros Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bon appetit!
I’m also including one of your Crab Fest posters as a souvenir in my blog.
For those of you who want to know how to cook Intramuros Restaurant’s Crispy Binagoongan over Grilled Eggplant, click here for the recipe.
They’re coming to Southern California! For those who have grown up with “Eat Bulaga!” — the dynamic trio of Tito, Vic, and Joey have successfully reinvented themselves several times with many, many incarnations of beloved Pinoy pop culture and lifestyle tastes. For Americans of Filipino ancestry and “I love Pinoy!” supporters, this is one show you wouldn’t want to miss!
According to Wikipedia, Eat Bulaga is the longest-running show in Philippine television, running 31 years — and counting.
For Tickets: Contact numbers: 714 932 7532 or 626 374 4906
According to Charina Vergara Carrera: Island Pacific Supermarket proudly supports “Eat Bulaga, Live in Anaheim” on September 18. Tickets are available at all Island Pacific branches in Southern California.
Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by the Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and GMA Network’s block-timer. The show is broadcast from The New TAPE Studios (Eastside Studio) at the GMA Broadway Centrum in Quezon City. As of August 14, 2010, it has a total of 9,316 episodes since the day it started airing. Eat Bulaga! is aired Weekdays at 12:30PM to 3:00 PM (PST) and Saturdays at 12:00 nn to 3:00 pm (PST). The show also broadcasts worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV.
This 2010, the show is celebrating its 31st Year on Philippine Television. Eat Bulaga also holds the record of being the longest running show in Philippine Television.
From FilAmNation.com, I was able to get a clear copy of a commercial about the upcoming show from Lorraine Panlilio’s videos.
I promised uber-busy and dynamic Filipina marketing consultant, Grace Hufano-Labaguis, in the New York/New Jersey area that I would spread the word about the July 25 concert featuring Journey’s Arnel Pineda, GMA Pinoy TV’s Rachelle Ann Go, and Ammo Band in Atlantic City. This musical journey on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Adrian Phillips Ballroom at 2:00 pm is a chance to see “Arnel Pineda Loves To Rock” before Arnel goes on another world tour with JOURNEY.
I had never researched much about Arnel Pineda because I relied on the editorial skills of my Filipinas Magazine colleagues. In the meantime, I was fascinated by Rachelle Ann Go’s singing technique, wherein she modifies her aerial performance “brand” with subliminal influences from the likes of musical luminaries, Pink and Alicia Keys.
Here is what Grace sent me. Enjoy!
Here is a video of Arnel Pineda during the Grand Coronation of the 2010 Binibining Pilipinas contest.
Rachelle Ann Go singing Empire State of Mind
Rachelle Ann Go in GMA Pinoy TV’s Party Pilipinas (April 18, 2010)
For the April 10, 2010 weekend – Reshape the history of Filipina Women & girls worldwide! (Overseas Filipino voting & the V-Monologues/MMRP in San Francisco, CA)
Hello, friends! Itâ€™s been sometime since youâ€™ve heard from me. For this worldwide email directed to all Overseas Filipinos/Filipinas s and the Asian Pacific American community for this special weekend, these are my highlights for you to consider. Take action! Please forward freely and widely in your distribution list. My apologies for any cross-postings.
THIS WEEKENDâ€™S HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Overseas Filipino Voters for the Philippine Elections (Babae Ka Party List, #110 on the ballot) and Filipino voters in the Philippines (Babae Ka Party List, #116 on the ballot)
Jacqueline Lingad or Jacquie Lingad Ricci, An Overseas Filipina and a dear friend to many of us, is one of the four nominees of this womenâ€™s political party (a centrist organization). One of their advocacies is to make sure Anti-Age Discrimination is practiced in the Filipino workplace (itâ€™s about time!). Check out the video, ALL ABOUT BABAE KA IN FIVE MINUTES, that I created/produced (Youtube) at http://bit.ly/b75VYd
2. The V Monologues and MMRP with an all-Asian Pacific American cast in San Francisco on April 10, 2010 (produced by the Filipina Womenâ€™s Network since 2004)
Hereâ€™s a moving video (Youtube) where Fides Enriquez and Gerri Nuval talk about why they joined the 2010 cast. http://bit.ly/aA5kbe
WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 2010
WHERE: Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
WHAT TIME: 7:30 pm â€” “The Vagina Monologues” and
“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer”
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: www.CityBoxOffice.com or 415.392.4400
Sponsorships/ads: 415.935.4396 or [email protected]
Admission: $88 (VIP), $38 (general admission), $28 (students/ seniors), 10% discount for groups of 20 or more.
Can’t make it to the show? Sponsor a resident or a staff member of a domestic violence agency. Only $38. Click here to sponsor: http://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/events?eventId=134499&EventViewMode=EventDetails
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://filipinawomensnetwork.org/
THE V-DIARIES 2010 ONLINE with Mona Pasquil, Acting Lieutenant Governor, State of California, on the cover page: http://bit.ly/cBpycW (and for all you Cebuano/Bisaya-speaking folks in my Universe, Mona is one â€œgarbo sa sugboâ€™ gyud)
Hazel Valera is clearly my NUMBER ONE credit empowerment coach for personal credit and business credit. I found some videos online that will give you more information about Hazel Valera. Please note that the laws on Credit are always changing. What you hear Hazel Valera talk about in these videos could be laws that have changed recently. I am sharing these videos so you will understand why I value her as my credit empowerment coach. More power to you, Hazel!
Click here for the updated version of the video.
NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce
Announces Bi-National Annual Convention
â€œEntrepreneurs without Bordersâ€ Converge in Phoenix
to Address Global Recession
San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2010 â€“ The Filipino American business community is coming together in a highly-visible, unprecedented move to align its empowerment activities with an eye toward evolving as a borderless, globally-focused network of entrepreneurs and professionals. The â€œFederation 2010: Entrepreneurs without Bordersâ€ Convention, slated for November 12 to 14, 2010 in the newly-built, lush and luxurious venue, Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona, promises to engage local, national, and international participants alike with a strategic, innovative convention program that â€œconnects the dotsâ€ in building a business global mall and promoting technological advancements, opening the doors to green wealth and green building opportunities, and bridging business and community through humanitarian and trade missions, among its many offerings.
In addition to the attendance of luminaries and dignitaries, keynote speakers include Arizona Governor Jan Brewer; Dr. Yolanda O. Stern, international entrepreneur and philanthropist; Jaime Lim, President of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) and Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, acclaimed for his outstanding work in building business coalitions that win government contracts; and Marie Cunning, a successful Arizona-based Filipina American developer who advocates green building practices. After the highly-awaited Philippine Presidential Elections on May 10, 2010, the new President of the Philippines will be invited to address the expected 800 attendees coming from 40-plus FPACC chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
â€œThe road to a world of Entrepreneurs without Borders provides the Federationâ€™s chapters, members, and affiliates with the ability to connect the dots in real time. We will renew and enhance our commitment to improving the business climate for Filipino entrepreneurs during these uncertain economic times, provide a rich directory of resources and networks, and truly help each other grow and succeed. In this yearâ€™s bi-national annual convention, we will increase our delegatesâ€™ opportunities to meet potential partners from other parts of the world besides the Philippines,â€ Marie Cunning announced. Cunning is the conventionâ€™s chair and President of the Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (FABCCA).
To All Velosos:
You are heartily invited to attend the Veloso Reunion on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Hacienda Verde Clubhouse in Tacloban City from 7 A.M. up. Lunch, merienda and dinner will be served.
Kindly inform all Velosos you have contact with. Also, please tell all those who have not received this email to contact me at [email protected] or to text me at +63 928 520 5150.
See you there!
Veloso Foundation, Inc.
The following photos and text are taken from http://haciendaverde.com.ph/.
HOW TO GET THERE
FEATURES AND AMENITIES
* Just 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) south of Tacloban City
* Minutes away from Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport and San Juanico Bridge
* Gated Community
* 24-Hour Security
* Swimming pool with wading area and childrenâ€™s area
* Clubhouse with function room
* Provision for gym and coffee shop
* Outdoor courts for basketball, badminton, volleyball or tennis
* Outdoor patio seating