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Monday, January 26, 2015

“COMET” to Hit Philippine Cinemas this February

After the success of the film “Begin Again” which starred Adam Levine and Keira Knightley, Solar Pictures brings “COMET” - a cosmic love story that is sure to leave moviegoers with that warm feeling just in time for February.


“Comet”,which features Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum  (“The Day After Tomorrow”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Mystic River”) and Justin Long (“Live Free or Die Hard”, “He’s Just Not That Into You”),  is an original modern love story about Kimberly (Rossum) and Dell (Long), who  met at a Hollywood cemetery where they have both come to watch a meteor shower.



Though not your typical pair, Kimberly as witty and beautiful and Dell as nerdy, pessimistic but with a sharp mind and direct manner are drawn to each other. And under a luminous night sky with falling stars, they begin their epic love story.

What started as a regular romance becomes surreal as viewers are taken into a few parallel universes when their six-year relationship zigzags back and forth through the lens of their meeting and four other pivotal moments: 1) a monumental fight at a friend’s wedding in Paris; 2) a break up conversation after Dell has moved to New York; 3) a reconnection on a train ride along the California coast; and 4) when Dell pops in on Kimberly unexpectedly in her home in Hollywood Hills.



The leaps between these moments are seamlessly woven together to create a sense that Kimberly and Dell are destined to be together, if not in this universe then maybe the next as their story transcends time and space.

Content Media introduced and screened the film to international distributors for the first time at the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) last November and was then picked up by Solar Pictures, among other films.
“The universal theme and inventive storytelling in ‘Comet’ have us believing that audiences will really connect with the film,” said Content Media President of Film Jamie Carmichael. “We were drawn in immediately and are happy to have this film…”


COMET, directed by Sam Esmail, opens in cinemas nationwide on February 25, 2014.


For more information, do check and like Solar Pictures Facebook page: www.facebook.com/solarpicturesPH
and YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/solarpicturesPH

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Never Too Late to Polka

The first month of the year is now drawing to a close and I know that I'm already days too late for a New Year outfit. But what the heck, here I am wearing polka dots to welcome the year with a bang.




Keeping up with beliefs and traditions, black and white proves to be a classic combination.



I'm lovin' my sequin / glitter sneakers. The pair reminds me of fireworks.



So let's start the year with high hopes. Happy new year everyone!

SOV Title and Logo Contest

The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) is holding an SOV (Search for Outstanding Volunteers) Title and Logo contest.


Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV )

SOV is the government's way of recognizing contributions of volunteers to development and to promote best practices in volunteerism. This is open to Filipino citizens and Filipino Volunteer organizations providing assistance to the Philippines.

Title and Logo Contest

The title and logo contest should give SOV a distinct professional brand, institutionalize recognition and recall, promote message of volunteerism for development and generate mass appeal for public participation.

Eligibility
Open to Filipino citizens 15 years and above. Each participant can submit up to two entries. There is no registration fee required.

Officials and staff of PNVSCA and representatives of the National Steering Committee and their relatives up to third degree of consanguinity are not eligible to join.

Specifications
Must be an original work, unpublished and has not been submitted in previous contests.

Entry title must be in Filipino with English translation.

Logo must be in color, either portrait or landscape orientation and at least 300 dpi resolution.

The entry must be accompanied with a short essay explaining the message conveyed by the title and the logo.

Criteria
Relevance = 30%
Creativity = 30%
Originality = 20%
Over-all impact = 20%

The winner will receive a plaque of appreciation and P15,000 inclusive of tax.


Deadline is on February 28, 2015.


Art Fair Philippines 2015

Now on its third installment, Art Fair Philippines is slated on February 5 - 8, 2015 to be held at The Link Carpark, Makati City.



This year, they will include participants from Southeast Asia. They will feature Pablo, Avellana Art Gallery, Daniel dela Cruz, Secret Fresh, ROH Projects, Dexter Sy to name a few.



photo from Art Fair Philippines Facebook page


Here's a link on the first Art Fair exhibit held last 2013: http://fashion-sage.blogspot.com/2013/02/art-fair-philippines.html


Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino: Talaang Ginto

Ang TALAANG GINTO: MAKATA NG TAON ay timpalak sa pagsulat ng tula na itinataguyod ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino kaugnay ng pagdiriwang ng Araw ni Balagtas tuwing Ika-2 ng Abril taon-taon.


Nilalayon ng timpalak na lalo pang pasiglahin at pataasin ang uri ng panulaang Filipino sa pamamagitan ng pagkilala sa mga batikan at baguhang talino.

Mga Tuntunin:

1. Bukas ang timpalak sa lahat, maliban sa mga kawani ng KWF at kanilang kaanak.

2. Ang lahok ay kailangang orihinal at nasusulat sa Filipino, hindi salin mula sa ibang wika at hindi pa nalalathala sa alinmang publikasyon. Hindi patatawarin ang sino mang nahuli at napatunayang nagkasala ng pangongopya. Kakanselahin ng KWF ang ipinagwaging lahok nito sa timpalak at hindi na muling makasasali pa sa alinmang timpalak ng KWF.

3. Ang paksa para sa Makata ng Taon 2015 ay tungkol sa kabataan. Tatalakayin ng tulang ipapasa ang kabataan bilang hinaharap kaugnay ang tema ng Araw ni Balagtas 2015 na “Si Balagtas at ang Kabataan.” Ilalahok ang mga tulang may sukat at tugma na nasa antas tudlikan pataas. Ang mga taludtod ng tulang ilalahok ay hindi bababa sa apatnapung (40) taludtod.

4. Apat (4) na kopyang makinilyado o kompiyuterisado, gagamit ng font na Arial 12pt, doble espasyo sa 8 ½” x 11” na bond paper na may palugit na isang (1) pulgada sa itaas at ibaba at sa magkabilang tabi. Kinakailangang notaryado ang ilalahok na gawa bilang katunayan na orihinal ito. Kinakailangang magtatagalay lamang ng sagisag-panulat (pen name) at hindi tunay na pangalan ng kalahok. Ang tulang ipapasa ay ilalagay rin sa isang CD.  Ilalakip ang mga kopya ng tula, kasama ang CD, sa isang brown envelope.

5. May hiwalay na pormularyo sa paglahok na mada-download sa www.kwf.gov.ph. Lalakipan ng 2 x 2 retrato ang Talaang Ginto pormularyo sa paglahok. Ilalagay sa hiwalay na selyadong sobre ang pormularyo kasama ang biodata ng makata. Isasama ang selyadong sobreng ito sa brown envelope na ipapasa.  Hindi tatanggapin ang lahok na ipadadala sa pamamagitan ng email.

6. Ang mga gantimpala ay ang sumusunod: una, P30,000 at karangalang maging “Makata ng Taon 2015”; pangalawa, P20,000.00; pangatlo, P15,000.00. Lahat ng lalahok ay tatanggap ng Katunayan ng Paglahok.

Ang lahok ay maaaring dalhin nang personal o ipadala sa koreo sa:
Lupon sa Tula 2015
Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
2/F Watson Bldg., 1610 J.P. Laurel St.
San Miguel, Manila

8. Ang huling araw ng pagsusumite ng lahok ay sa 27 PEBRERO 2015. Hanggang 5 n.h ang oras ng pagpapasa. Hindi na mauurong ang araw ng pagsusumite. Ang mga lahok na ipinadala sa pamamagitan ng koreo ay kailangang matanggap ng KWF nang hindi lalampas sa petsang nabanggit.

9. Ang pasiya ng inampalan ay pinal at hindi na mababago. Lahat ng lahok, nanalo man o natalo, ay hindi na ibabalik sa mga kalahok at angkin ng KWF ang karapatang mailathala ang mga nagwaging lahok nang walang royalti sa mga makata.

10. Para sa karagdagang detalye tumawag sa telepono blg. (632) 736-2519

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