Skip to main content

Kanina sa Ticketnet outlet...

Tagalog naman ngayon para maiba naman (salamat kay Bob Ong... binabasa ko kanina yung isa sa mga librong nilathala niya).

Nakabili na ako ng ticket para makapakinig sa talumpati ni Al Gore sa Leadership Conference Series 3 na hatid ng SM Prime Holdings (Yehey!). Sa Ticketnet Outlet sa loob ng SM Makati ako nakabili. Bago ako bumili, kailangan muna syempre malaman kung may nabibili na nga ba... 

Rochie: Nagbebenta na po ba ng ticket para sa "Al Gore Live in Manila"?

Tindera sa Ticketnet: Oo, mayroon nang ticket. Ito ang seat plan. (iniabot sa akin ang isang papel)

Rochie: Magkano po ang pinakamurang ticket? Ito pong bronze?

Tindera sa Ticketnet: P1,056 ang isang ticket sa bronze. P5,280 naman ang silver. Ang mahal naman ng platinum ticket, P15,840! Sino ba si Al Gore? 

Rochie: Dati pong bise-presidente ng Amerika si Al Gore. 

Tindera sa Ticketnet: May concert siya? Anong kinakanta niya?

Rochie: Naku, hindi po! May lecture po siya kaya siya pupunta sa Maynila; hindi po concert.

Oo nga naman, ang pamagat kasi ay "Al Gore Live in Manila". Kung hindi mo kilala si Al Gore, natural na aakalain mong concert ito. Parang "David Cook and David Archuleta Live in Manila" at "Kris Allen Live in Manila and Cebu" lang yan e.

Tindera sa Ticketnet: Pero paubos na ang ticket. May isa pang bakante sa harap. Gusto mong kunin?

Syempre, kinuha ko na. Front-seat ticket na mura lang. Nasa gilid nga lang ng lecture hall, pero pwede na... nasa loob pa rin. Sa wakas, matutupad din ang kagustuhan kong makapanood ng lecture ni Al Gore. Sa susunod, sana mapapunta naman nila sa Maynila si Steve Jobs, and CEO ng Apple. 

Popular posts from this blog

my top 10 life lessons from Suits season 1

I enjoy watching this series on TV called "Suits". It follows a strong mentor-mentee relationship. Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht), one of the best lawyers in the city, gives valuable lessons to his associate, Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams), the lawyer without the law degree. I find myself taking notes (and tweeting them) as I watch the different episodes.
While waiting for the July 1 premiere of the second season of Suits on Jack TV, I list down the top ten lessons that I gleaned from watching the first season of series. It's not surprising that many of them came from the great Harvey Specter. There are few things in there that came from Mike and Harvey's arch-nemesis, Louis Litt (played by Rick Hoffman), as well.
NOTE: if these sound like a lecture, it's because these are notes I write to myself for when I need them... and to whoever is reading this list.

Here we go:
1. "First impressions last. Start behind the eight ball and you'll ne…

Federico de Vera's brand of beauty at the Ayala Museum

On my latest visit to the Ayala Museum this year, I was able to catch the exhibit curated by Federico de Vera. I haven't heard of him, most likely because I'm not part of the art circles. I'm just an occasional museum hopper who likes to visit beautiful art pieces. This time, I was about to learn what beauty is, in the eyes of famous curator de Vera.
I was blown away by how he presented art pieces he picked up from other art collectors. Some of these pieces I've seen in other museums before. BUT, these are presented in a more striking manner... Instagrammable being the first word that comes to my mind. Spot lighting and subtle backgrounds really make the artworks pop. Walking through the different sections of the exhibit, I kept saying wow to myself. I liked the way that the curator presented every piece... he succeeded in putting the best face of each piece on display. There was a sense of meticulousness in the detail... not just dumping pieces together on a table or…

tinikling

Back in college, I used to play with the UPLB Ethnomusemblia, a group of students who liked to play traditional Filipino music as live accompaniment to the UPLB Filipiniana Dance Troupe, those students who performed Filipino local dances. Tribal music was what I learned with the group: music filled with textures of the sounds from kulintang and agong; the resonating sounds of simultaneously beaten gangsa; and the deep tones from the dabakan. However, I never learned how to play stringed instruments that are part of the rondalla. I attempted the banduria but to no avail. That's why I never learned to play the music for the tinikling; instead, I contented myself with listening to the rondalla people play the lively song.

Tinikling is the national dance of the Philippines. In this lively dance, the man and the woman imitate the movements of a tikling, a bird found in the country, over two parallel bamboo poles set horizontally on the floor. The dance is made more challenging as the b…