graphic artist. love food.love films. love music. I'm not a writer so pardon my english.
Barry Braverman held a seminar today for Panasonic: Panasonic camera and storytelling workshop, a workshop I almost missed. I thought it’s just a little event where they showcase some Panasonic products like TV’s and cameras then there would be salesmen who will conduct some demos so I discarded the email that had the pre-registration form, by the way the email notice is crappy cause they didn’t even gave a background profile of the guest speaker, then a friend mentioned that he used to work with National Geographic, that’s when I realized it might be worth checking out, but if I had known early on that he worked with Wes Anderson I would not hesitate to attend the program. Luckily its a free seminar and someone from the office reserved quite a number of slots for those interested, so I got a ticket in the nick of time. I did my little research and it’s not the first time for Mr. Braverman to set foot on Philippine soil, last year he was also a guest speaker in Fast Forward and some months before that he also held a workshop in SMX also sponsored by Panasonic, some of his works includes
Moonrise Kingdom which according to the gullible host starred Bruce Willis and Edward Nolan - wait wha..who? It’s Edward Norton Mr. Host! and Darjeeling Lmtd. and he says at one point he was the very first to give advise or mentor Wes Anderson when he was still starting as a filmmaker, maybe that’s why he had a special thanks credit in Bottle Rocket. Though the talk is more for producers, filmmakers and videographers, I also learned a thing or two that I find helpful or of use in my line of work. I also enjoyed his small stories or gossips and personal chit-chats with Wes Anderson. One thing’s for sure though, he knows how to sell a product, cause after his sales talk, people started to have interest on the product while some even mentioned wanting to buy the camera. After a half-day of feeding our brains with information, we concluded our workshop at Nanbantei of Tokyo to feed our hungry tummies. :)
Marlon was a finalist for Beyond the Box Paper Bag Design Contest, out of more than 200 designs he was one of the top ten finalist, YEY!
A big thank you to all our relatives, friends and friends of friend who willingly and forced to vote, LOL and to those who truly appreciated his artwork, though he didn’t get the peoples choice, we wholeheartedly appreciate those who clicked to like his work on instagram. The awarding was held in Umami Rockwell Grove, Pasig call time was 2PM if we had known that they’ll be serving food we could have skipped lunch and had a light snack instead at home. Umami was a small cozy place, as we entered the shop I immediately spotted a toy goomba- a character from the Mario Bros. on their shelf, they also have Naruto plush toys, the walls were decorated with anime posters and print icons ranging from well-known japanese manga characters like Totoro to cute ordinary icons like an octopus and the funny youtube japanese guy, hard gay, its a fun cozy shop, I would imagine it to be frequented by teenagers or those who are young at heart. The shop is a japanese hamburger house, really such a shame we didn’t get to try their hambaagu they all look so yummy, however I decided to have dessert instead and tested their deconstructed tiramisu, which really stood out from their menu because of its presentation.
The presentation was very cool they have a small silver pot with coffee grounds in it somehow it is like a small brewer that was on top of the cup then they pour hot water over it and let the coffee drip over the tiramisu, really neat. It was composed of powdered graham crackers with cream and coffee, the taste however did not fare with me since I missed the chiffon style with a little liquor, for some refreshment I tried their dancing latte,
I didn’t notice the syrup at the bottom of the cup I immediately sipped on my latte using a straw, then drank half of the syrup-gah! so I finished a cup of unsweetened latte, sad. If given another chance I would love to try their hamburgers the other participants had nothing but nice things to say about the burger meals, and they also serve ramen.
Also present in the ceremony were the 2 judges Rob Cham and Dan Matutina and for my friend, who once mentioned he admires Matutina’s work, I had this photo of Dan taken for him. :)
Me: (upon reading some article) meron na gamers themed wedding sa pinas *wow* pag nagrenew tayo ng vow mag theme din tayo
Me: big bang theory! ako si sheldon ikaw si penny
Mars: ayoko gusto ko Star Wars, ako si Darth Vader
Me: cge ako c princess lea kaya lng incest
Mars: syempre ikaw si queen Amidala
Me: di ko cya masyado gusto, si chewbacca nlng ako
Mars: haha cge si simone Ewok
I’m claiming that am an angel and yes I lost a very good sleep earlier this morning 3:30 am to be exact. I woke up with an itchy nose then followed by some heavy sneezing. Sigh. As I lie in bed with a stuffy nose and as the cold weather blanketed me, all I could think about is food, and isn’t it just sad. My thoughts were full of comfort goodies like a cup of hot cocoa, a bowl of warm spicy ramen with kimchi and a set of sinangag (garlic fried rice), fried eggs with daing or tuyo paired with squashed tomatoes and salted egg. I prefer my tomatoes squished by hand bringing out all the sweet tangy juices of tomatoes that I would pour on top of my sinangag. I started to feel a little hungry from all the thinking but since I was too lazy to get out of bed and get me something to eat, I just indulged myself with a visual feast by watching Julie & Julia for the 4th time, also in the hope that by watching my eyes would get tired and I would fall asleep, but alas. I must say Meryl Streep’s performance as Julia Child is spot on with the voice imitation and body language, although Ty Burrell is also in the running for best voice Julia Child impersonator in my list, got to love Phil Dunphy.
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By 5 in the morning I gave in to my hunger so I got up and made breakfast comprised of sinangag and since we don’t have tuyo and we still have mapo tofu I just deep fried some good ‘ol spam,-crunchy spam, mapo tofu and sinangag, YUM! Then a little side salad and freshly brewed coffee,
GOOD MORNING indeed! And just like Julia - Bouuuunnnn Apetiiii! (bon appétit) ;)