Browsing Category : Art and Culture

Out and About: Color Run, Nutcracker, Stax Cookie Bar, and Mamma Mia!

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It was a crazy week overall, in addition to it being Thanksgiving week. But boy, it was fun! Weekend Shenanigans Saturday started off early with The Color Run in Huntington Beach. I didn’t actually run in “The Happiest 5k on Earth, ” but I did enjoy documenting the happy faces, costumes and colors of the participants. Right after the Color…

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Passion Project : Saving Sally – a Film Worth Saving and Sharing

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UPDATE!!! It’s been three years since I wrote this blog post, ten years since the movie started production. Finally, “Saving Sally” a romantic sci-fi fantasy, is hitting the screens on Christmas day in Manila, Philippines as part of the annual Metro Manila FilmFest. Congratulations to director Avid Liongoren and his team! —- Originally published October 9, 2013 Long ago in…

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David Bowie: To Infinity and Beyond

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I woke up to the news that David Bowie had died. It was on my Facebook feed, friends were talking about the Bowie concert they experienced and their favorite songs. I wondered why and made sure it wasn’t one of those death hoaxes on the internet. But it was true, David Bowie had lost a battle to cancer. Like many,…

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A Summer Tradition: Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

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The Festival of Arts is held from July 5- August 31, 2015 in Laguna Beach. The festival is open daily for visitors to enjoy work of exhibited artists, demonstrations and art workshops. This year, the Festival unveiled a new fa├žade and entryway, designed by Bauer Architects. You will experience daily on-site exhibitions and demonstrations on the grounds. Special events include…

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Conversation with Actor-Artist Keegan Allen

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“Everyone wants to fit in and be noticed. Everyone is searching for something, every day, every hour.” – Keegan Allen, life.love.beauty Keegan Allen is a young actor on the hit show “Pretty Little Liars (PLL).” He is also an artist and has quite the social media following Over 1 million followers on Twitter and 2.3 million on Instagram! What draws…

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Gustafer Yellowgold Creator on Creativity and Social Media Matters

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Gustafer Yellowgold is playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend. Well, technically Gustafer isn’t – he’s a cartoon alien from the sun, after all – rather his creator Morgan Taylor will be performing. I bought a DVD/CD of Gustafer ages ago when my boys were younger and really into the kiddie rock music scene, back when Nickelodeon…

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Kababayan Today with G Tongi Part 2

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Here are the next two segments of my guest television appearance on Filipino-American show, Kababayan Today, hosted by the beautiful G Tongi. After getting over my nerves, it was easy to talk about anything! Naturally talked turned to two things I am passionate about: blogging and social media. The segments are appropriately titled: Growing Trend of Blogs about Fil-Am Motherhood…

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Kababayan Today TV show with G Tongi – Part 1

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We met many years ago, another lifetime ago, across the world, back in our Motherland, the Philippines. We moved in the same circles. I had my magazine and radio circles, she had her tv and movies. But Manila is small and everyone seems to know everybody. It was an exciting time to be young and full of promise. Flash forward:…

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Celebrating at Alegria Cocina Latina in Long Beach

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The International Motorcycle Shows made a stop at the Long Beach Convention Center last month and I was tasked with finding a venue for an after-show party for the filmmakers behind “Why We Ride,” a documentary film about the passion of motorcycling. Full disclosure: Why We Ride is a client of the agency I work for, Acorn Woods Communications. The…

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How One Cup of Coffee Turned Into Two Books

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Over cups of coffee, I chatted with fellow blogger and author Sonia Marsh about writing, marketing and motherhood. These coffee chats were part socializing, part brainstorming and it was during one of these sessions that I suggested she crowd source stories for her blog. At the time, she had just finished writing her memoir “Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year…

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