Puppet Theater Manila’s Puppet Workshop

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Puppet Theater Manila brings you an awesome Puppet Workshop!

The puppet workshop is a three-day affair, and is great for aspiring and professional performing artists (i.e. theater actors) who’d like to know more about working with puppets, as the workshop will be conducted by Marvin Choa and Sam Fuentes– both of whom taught puppetry to the cast of Avenue Q Manila & Singapore.

Happens from March 25 to 27, 2014, from 7pm to 10pm at the AAK Martial Arts Studio, Level 5 of SM Megamall Building B.  Fee includes your own puppet kit–that’s everything you need to create your very own training puppet!  For more details, contact Steven at (+63 932) 200.9721.

“Lights Out”, a Horror Short by David Sanberg

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Are you afraid of the dark? In this excellent gem of a horror short film we found online, director David F. Sanberg (with Lotta Losten) shows us why it’s so much more fun with the… “Lights Out”.

Lights Out – Who’s There Film Challenge (2013) from David F. Sandberg on Vimeo.

The horror short “Lights Out” was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with a Tokina 11-16, F2.8.

About David F. Sanberg

David F. Sanberg is an animator and filmmaker from Gothenburg, Sweden. David won ‘Best Director’ in the Bloody Cuts Who’s There? Horror Challenge of 2013/14.

(from David F. Sanberg’s site)

“When I’m not helping companies explain ideas or sell products with the help of animation, I make short films, TV-series and documentaries that end up on TV or film festivals around the world.” 

Check out his official website here, and the link to his Twitter account here.

Horror-tastic Goodness with Renzie

You know what movie genre I enjoy the most?  Horror.  Nothing like a good horror story to fire up your imagination, get you all pumped up, and if it’s really good, it stays with you long after you switch off the lights, and you’re all alone in your room.

I grew up with plenty of horror and sci-fi, thrown in with a great appreciation for mythology, the paranormal, and great story-telling. Which means I’m always on the lookout for some good horror.

Thanks to the internet, you get all sorts of awesome stuff out there.  Sure, you have the good old classics– like The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror, The Ring and Salem’s Lot, and even newer stuff on TV, but now you have a wide variety of independently-produced horror short films, horror games and even works of literature meant to give you a good little scare.

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Visit View Park Hotel in Tagaytay City | In and Around Tagaytay

In & Around Tagaytay, with Renzie Baluyut

This is an article I put together for Bridal Cars Tagaytay, as part of a series showcasing all these must-visit spots in Metro Tagaytay: hotels and bed & breakfasts, restaurants and coffee shops, even churches, wedding venues, resorts and spas.  You could view the original post here.

One of the newer, better hotels in Metro Tagaytay is View Park Hotel, which had recently made it into Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Hotels in Tagaytay (2013).

View Park Hotel offers some of the best value-for-money accommodations in the area. Right along the main road, and just in front of Picnic Grove, the hotel is easily accessible, whether by car or public transportation.

Fairly close by are Metro Tagaytay’s restaurants and tourist attractions, as well as the Ina Ng Laging Saklolo church, and People’s Park in the Sky.

Click here to check out our list of Tagaytay restaurants.

View Park Hotel is also a popular choice for wedding receptions. In fact, the hotel has a number of venues available for all sorts of events: the Conference Hall, the Roof Deck, the Poolside Area, the Gazebo, and even their Garden Area.

The hotel conveniently has its own restaurant– the Red Lemon Grill, as well as its own open air coffee shop, Adam’s Cafe. They also offer spa services, party packages, and tours of Metro Tagaytay.

Photo Gallery

The front desk of View Park Hotel.

The Premier Room at View Park Hotel

Dine at View Park Hotel’s very own food establishments– Red Lemon & Adam’s Cafe.

One of View Park Hotel’s spacious conference rooms.

Leisurely chill by the poolside.

An even better view of the poolside area.

Pamper yourself at the spa with a relaxing massage.

The hotel has a number of venues ideal for special occasions and celebrations– from birthdays, debuts, weddings and anniversaries, to proms, theme parties and wedding receptions.

All photos on this post are found on the View Park Hotel website.

More photos of the hotel facilities and amenities may be seen on the official View Park Hotel website, or on their Facebook page (links found below).

How To Get To View Park Hotel

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Contact View Park Hotel

Address: 3500 Calamba Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay 4120
Phone Numbers: (+63 2) 724.6057
Click here for View Park Hotel’s official website
Click here to view their official Facebook page

Click here to check out our directory of places to stay in Metro Tagaytay: Tagaytay hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and other accommodations in and around Tagaytay.

Getting Into The Business of Weddings | An Infographic

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Over the last several years, we’ve seen more entrepreneurs get into the business of weddings; not just in the area of Metro Tagaytay, not just here in the Philippines, but in pretty much the entire world.  Noticed how many wedding fairs are being held in Metro Manila alone?  How many wedding magazines are out there now?  Or even new wedding-centric websites and apps, for that matter?

No doubt about it, weddings make for good business.  So if you’re considering setting up your own operation, here are a few things you should know:

Key Take-away Points:

Weddings are a year-long business. While peak seasons happen in Christmas all the way to summer (at least in Metro Tagaytay), weddings, engagements and proposals happen all year long.

Weddings are an online business. A vast majority of soon-to-wed couples use the internet to plan their wedding– using a combination of search, frequenting wedding websites and interacting on social media.

Weddings are a lucrative business. In the Philippines, an average wedding can set back a newlywed couple Php500k to Php700k in total wedding costs, many even breaking the Php1M mark. While considerably lower than the average cost of weddings in the United States, there’s still a lot of money to be made here in the Philippines, or even in Tagaytay, as far as weddings go.

Event Management with Renzie Baluyut

Renzie has had extensive experience handling events. From theme parties and bar tours for Metro Manila’s top radio stations, to international concert production, and now weddings, private parties, and other corporate events.

Renzie got married in Tagaytay (in July 2013), and continues to be an active member of the Tagaytay wedding vendor and small business community, regularly dealing with wedding venues, hotels and restaurants in and around Metro Tagaytay, as well as fellow wedding suppliers and event planners.

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Fun With Infographics!

While the infographics I regularly feature on this blog usually paints the picture for the US market,  a great deal of information presented in these still apply to the Philippine market.

  • Click here to check out more wedding infographics on my blog.
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