#YourSuccessStory is a clever campaign for UP Job Fair 2014

Before the UP Fair hits during the Diliman month of February, the University Job Fair does. On its 25th year it made quite an impression that I don’t believe has been done before. #YSS isn’t just a bunch of event announcements with posters that look good. It’s a proper campaign that encourages graduating UP students to not only find a job, but more importantly, to aim for success. And possibly […]

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Overheard / Illustrated / Filmed

I encountered this meme several years ago, back when Overheard.it was still up, and prefacing tweets with “OH:” was just starting out. Now there are blogs and discussion groups as location-specific as can be. Narinig ko sa UP is one of the more recent incarnations, and it’s a hit. Such that Jesie Castro made comic strips of the best ones. Revelry Films also shot short films, which in turn reminds […]

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Screen: Macbeth

The extended run of Screen: Macbeth is from March 11-13. It’s a shame that there aren’t more tickets because this is a must-see, must-experience. The production merges live performance with film and draws on traditional shadow theater to create a world where Shakespeare’s poetic language meets with a heightened visual environment. It responds to the quest for a contemporary analogue to the supernatural and finds it onscreen. Screen: Macbeth turns […]

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Information for Foreigners

Sometimes art isn’t just an imitation of life, but a phenomenon that blurs the lines between fiction and fact, the humane and unjust, creating a whole new reality unto itself. Information for Foreigners is quite indescribable in that regard. It’s not entertainment (it’s not enjoyable at all, really). It’s not performance art for the sake of art (“Why scream? Why pretend? When no one can really open his mouth, why […]

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Lessons from the 1st Form Function & Class Philippine Web Design Conference

An unapologetic, uncensored list of lessons learned from the <form> function() & class Philippine Web Design Conference last July 10 at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati—because if we have to figure out how we can improve next time, we might as well start with ourselves.

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Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating mga Anak

“Enjoy the show—if you can,” the director himself warned the audience. Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating mga Anak is a painful storytelling of the lives of the most vulnerable yet most abused members of society. Through children’s stories penned by the late Rene Villanueva, Anton Juan Jr. conceptualizes, writes, and directs the very first play of Dulaang UP on its 33rd season and UP’s centennial year.

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Orosman at Zafira

Watch Orosman at Zafira. It’s beautiful, powerful, moving, inspiring. And it shows how a classic by the great Francisco Baltazar can remain so vibrant with today’s modern sensibilities. It’s perhaps the best play I’ve ever seen, considering every single play performed by the Dulaang UP is spectacular. More importantly, you will enjoy it. You will be struck by it.

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The UP Centennial Celebration Kick-Off

Yesterday marked the beginning of the UP Centennial celebrations, and it was a blast. No, it was crazy! If you don’t have enough heart—and I mean both the love of UP and the will to wade through the crowd—you wouldn’t enjoy it as much. It’s easy for students and alumni who have been harassed by the pressures of college life to undervalue UP, but as someone who has lived and […]

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Real(ly Long) Names, Short Nicknames, and the Consequences of Your Online Identities

I have a long name. Three first names: Adelaida Sophia Marie Three-syllable middle name: Figueras Three-syllable surname: Lucero It is exactly the reason I have a very short nickname, Ia. Though some people have difficulty pronouncing or spelling it. In elementary school, I grew up writing “A. Sophia Marie” as shorthand for my first names so it would be quicker. Plus I knew at least two classmates who also had […]

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