Sunday, March 26, 2017

Learning should feel like a picnic!

In today's class, we were talking about event styling. The objective was to show the class that with the proper ambience, planning and props, you can transform just about any venue to one that fits the theme.

A few weeks ago, I asked them what type of event they wanted to see, and their answer was a "indie-camping-cum-picnic."

So, to demonstrate the lesson, I transformed our broadcast studio to a picnic ground. We placed mats, picnic props, and even stars in the background to give it an outdoorsy feel.


Considering how the class reacted, i'd say it was a success.

Learning should be this fun.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The cutest of the mole

You know Saturday is going to be great when your day starts with a comic strip as cute as this.






It's more than enough to give you the warm fuzzies the whole day, eh.


Friday, March 24, 2017

FMM: Make a wish!

In honor of that upcoming China Crisis concert that I saw, today's Friday Magic Madness song is... wait for it...

China Crisis!

And any 80s kid will know that "Wishful Thinking" is their biggest hit!



Makes me wonder if I should watch their concert.

Wishful thinking indeed!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

War. Torn.

Both Lolo Iking and Lolo Doring were soldiers. That's why they had an involvement and interest in war.

I recall that in Lolo Iking's library, he had books on World Wars. There was even one book entitled "World War III" which I read and freaked me out. But it also got me interested in war as a subject.

When I was in high school, I would borrow books on military stories and operations. Also, I'd build scale models of war planes, tanks and trucks, along with my brothers.

On my way to a meeting in Pasay Road, I saw this in Ayala Museum.



Then I realized it was a long, long, long time since I've seen anything war-themed. Which made me want to check this out.

Unfortunately, it falls on a Saturday, and I have classes. And much as I'm torn between the two, I'm still an educator first and foremost.

So in this war, my classes win! Harhar.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flash Mob

Here's a good way to spend time waiting for a meeting to start:


Gosh! I thought it would take time for me to do this, but I was able to do it in less than 3 minutes.

That was fast. Just like The Flash!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Koala cool

I'm a huge fan of Hello Panda. It's one of the snacks that is regular part of the repertoire. This was true even when I was living in HKG.

Last week, when Mark and I had lunch with Mike, I chanced upon this huge Koala bear near their office.



I realized it was the Koala from the Lotte chocolate snack, which is Hello Panda's fiercest competition.


Thanks to that huge koala, I found myself trying, and liking, the Koala filled chocolate, too!

Looks like the marketing folks who planned this did their jobs right. Now, they have another customer, thanks to that sighting.

Marketing is cool that way.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Grown-up Girl

The last time I saw Veja, my niece from Barcelona, was in 2013 when they visited us in Manila.



Two weeks ago, my cousin sent me a photo of her wearing the dress that I sent. And my, has she grown!


Sigh! Kids are growing up so fast these days.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Loose vowels

Oh what a difference a vowel makes!

While I was in Divisoria today, I saw this crate of cute, Hello Kitty stuffed toys.


When I came closer, lo and behold! When you change "u" to an "a", then it becomes a totally different product. Which makes me wonder, what's the "staff" all about?


Yup, it must be made by their staff. Or maybe it's made WITH their staff.

Now that I'm thinking about it more, I can't help but feel scared... Harhar.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time of Crisis

The 80s are back to haunt us!

This time, it's in the form of two popular new wave bands. In the 80s. Like, 30 years ago!


Strangely, though, I'm very interested to see this twin concert. Hahaha.

Friday, March 17, 2017

FMM: Be(a)st Movie Ever!

While rave reviews were still hot, Mark and I watched "Beauty and the Beast" today, and I have my verdict.

It's-the-most-spec-tac-u-lar-movie-ever!!!

Throughout the movie, I was getting all the feels! After all, this is one of my favorite Disney Animated films of all time, and now it's happening live, with real people. Who wouldn't get goosies with that?

I'll gush about the film a bit more later. Now, let me just relish in the hangover by regaling Friday Magic Madness with the original theme song that was beautifully sung by Angela Landsbury. This was from the 90s, so it's an apt song to play today.



No kidding. This is Beauty and the BEST!