Friday, July 13, 2018

Purchasing Motorcycle Parts Made Easy

One of the things that people stress about after they have purchased a motorcycle is the fact that there are still other decisions that they have to make. Motorcycle parts do not last forever. If the motorcycle will be ridden for a long time, it would need some of its parts replaced at one point in time.

The good news is that there are a lot of products that can be purchase for a discounted price. For example, there are cheap motorcycle tires that you can purchase from the right stores. You just have to know some tips and tricks that will make purchasing the right motorcycle parts easier.

  • You need to find the right website to buy from. There are thousands of websites online that offer motorcycle OEM replacement parts. It may seem easy but it can be confusing when there are so many that are available. How will you know if the website can be trusted? Check out the reviews left behind by other people who have tried the website too.

  • Take note that when purchasing motorcycle parts, it is not only to replace parts that already need to be changed. There are some that you can buy to upgrade the performance of your motorcycle. Some parts can be purchased in order to enhance the overall appearance of your motorcycle. You have to be prepared to spend a lot of money on your new “baby.”
  • You need to be smart about the parts that you are going to purchase. It may be tempting to just buy a new part for your motorcycle because it can change your motorcycle’s overall appearance but this should not be the case. There are some motorcycle parts that will not fit in with your motorcycle. You may only end up spending more money in the long run.
  • You can also look for aftermarket parts if you want parts that are cheaper than most. Take note that these parts will not be available for new motorcycle models. There are some parts that can fit even newer motorcycles so you have to familiarize yourself with the parts you need to be sure.


With all of these things in mind, purchasing motorcycle parts do not seem to be too complicated anymore, right? You may want to use the same tip to purchase ATV tires for sale.




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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CCP Presents Band and Orchestra Festival 5th Edition

Over 700 young musical artists from 14 groups across are expected to perform at " Banda Rito, Banda Roon, " the Band and Orchestra Festival 2018 of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) which will run from 20 to 22 July 2018 at venues of CCP. For Chris B. Millado, CCP Vice-President and Artistic Director, “The festival is on a grand scale since this is national event. Beyond the scale and scope of the event however is the fellowship and camaraderie shared between and among young and veteran musicians. The festival is also a venue where they could exchange learning experiences from their own regions"

There are three main events: the Gala Concert of Orchestras on Friday, July 20 at 7pm at the Main Theater; the Youth Symphonic Band Concert I on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm at the Little Theater; and the Youth Symphonic Band Concert II on Sunday, July 22 at 4pm also at the Little Theater. Parallel events such as the Open Air Brass Exhibition will be on Saturday, July 21 at 4pm at the CCP Ramp and the Music Fair from July 20 to 21 at the Little Theater Lobby.

There are 14 Participating Groups In The Festival, Lasallian Youth Orchestra San Beda College Alabang Symphony Orchestra Seven Spirit Kids Orchestra (Cebu) Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra Taytay Youth Symphonic Band Banda Sampaguita (Laguna) St. Scholastica’s College Wind Orchestra Ang Musikero Batangueño (Batangas) San Marcos Band ’92 (Navotas) General Trias Youth Symphonic Band (Cavite) Sasmuan Band 31 (Pampanga) Marilao Community Symphonic Band (Bulacan) Philippine Baton Twirling Association (PBTA) PhilBanda.
There will also be small brass ensemble performances in the Little Theater Lobby during the Music Fair from July 20 to 21. For ticket and schedule information including block ticket sales may be obtained by calling CCP Box Office at 832-1125 or 832-3704.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

The search is on once again for Miss Silka-Palawan.

 
To celebrate different kind of beauty, the provincial hunt of Silka ambassador is once again on the roll, to find the best and most beautiful Palawena that will embodies the beauty with grace, intelligence and purpose in life.

The annual Search for Miss Silka Palawan 2018 is now looking for females 16 to 22 years old, born and raised in Puerto Princesa City or other municipalities of Palawan who are not title holders of any national pageants, and with no existing sponsorship's/endorsement deals with other cosmetic brands.

They must have a minimum of one year residence in the locality being represented, at least 5’3 in height, single, without a tattoo and with fair and smooth complexion. Applicants below 18 years old must present parents’ waiver. Screening will be at the Chinatown Center Palawan Activity Hall on July 13 and 14, with call back and final selection on July 15, all at 2-4 PM.

Applicants should come on time on July 13, in heels, short white dress or white blouse and white shorts with very minimal make up.  This year’s winner will take home P30, 000 cash and to represent the City or province in the national pageant of Miss Silka.
The Reigning Miss Silka Palawan is Reyna Michelle Ruhen who was recently crowned Mutya ng Palawan 2018. Imelda Schweighart  won the said title in 2010, Sandrine Stoelzaed in 2012 got the second place, and Kathreen Grace Ahorro is Miss Silka Philippines 2014. For inquiries and application form, contact Cleo 09057910812/09283888498.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Artist Playground Presents First Original Pinoy Musical.

 Originally presented as a straight play at the CCP Virgin Labfest in 2005 and a short film produced for Cinemalaya in 2006, the characters of Gee-gee and Waterina returns onstage this time as a musical. For their 4th Season, Artist Playground's first Original Pilipino Musical, " Gee-gee At Waterina, Ang Musikal " will debut on August 18, 2018 at Arts Above, Artist Playground II, located at 112 West Venue Bldg., West Avenue, Quezon City.
Based from the story, book and lyrics by J. Dennis C. Teodosio, choreography by Lezlie Dailisan and direction by Andrew de Real, will feature an all-new original musical compositions by Jesse Lucas. Roeder Camañag plays Waterina, a comfort gay during Japanese Occupation and Norman Peñaflorida plays Gee-gee, an entertainment actor, radio host and Pasay City councilor. 
Supporting cast includes Bench Ortiz, Joseph dela Cruz, Nel Gumalog, Romeo Palma Jr. and Sean Nolasco. Follow Gee-gee and Waterina, the soon to be famous comfort gay, as they mull over the prospects of their newly acquired wealth where they launch into a comfortable tirade with their flaws and frailties through lines, songs and dances. All performances starts at 7pm every Saturday and Sunday, August 18 - 19 and August 25 - 26. 
For inquiries about the current season, please cal or text Kimberly Somoza at 0975-919-3179. Follow Artist Playground on: Facebook: @artplayg Twitter: @artplayg Instagram: @artplayg YouTube: Artist Pacquired

Text and photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Guadalupe, Patron Saint Of The Philippines Now A Musical

The series of unexplained miracles and events that changed the world forever is the basis of the stranger than fact and fiction, GUADALUPE: The Musical. The incredible true tale and miraculous stories of the our Lady Of Guadalupe is a brand-new theatrical musical production in english comes onstage at The Meralco Theater from 28 September to 14 October 2018, which is presented by the Julie Borromeo Performing Arts Foundation.

“The story of Juan Diego of Guadalupe is practically a musical already,” quips Borromeo, who is both producer and choreographer of the show along with Rose Borromeo. “But what makes this story different is all the supernatural elements in it that simply can’t be explained.” Of these there are many, and all a matter of public records: the painted images on Juan Diego’s now famous tilma(or apron), which show no evidence of any brushstrokes, and whose pigments come from a source unknown to nature; the seeming impenetrability of the cloth from which it was made; the mysterious recovery of Juan Diego’s dying uncle; the list goes on and on. But although it deals in the miraculous, GUADALUPE: The Musical, which stars stage icon Cocoy Laurel as Juan Diego, is not a conventional faith-based show.
“It’s not a ‘religious’ musical as such,” declares theater legend Baby Barredo, who directs the piece. “It’s a powerful piece of theater that just happens to contain religious elements.” It’s an important distinction, and one that drove the creation of the show from the start. For scriptwriter and lyricist Joel Trinidad and composer Ejay Yatco, the creative task was to use factual, historical events as a backdrop for a true story that contains some fictional elements. “Some of the most popular musicals in the world combine fact and fiction this way,” shares Yatco. “MISS SAIGON, EVITA, LES MISERABLES… The list goes on and on.” But how can GUADALUPE audiences tell fact from fiction? “You’ll see some things in this show that seem completely implausible,” says Trinidad with a smile. “Those are the ones that really happened.”

In 1531, Spaniards have claimed Mexico after thirteen years. Administered by the kind Archbishop Juan de Zumarraga, Aztecs had been converted into Christianity. However, under the vicious ruler, Governor Nuño Beltran de Guzman, native Christians and Pagans bristle in the conquered land. He believes that violence can happen any time even though Christianity brought peace. Middle-aged peasant, humble mat-weaver and recent convert, Juan Diego visited the argumentative archbishop and the governor whom Diego revealed about an apparition by the Blessed Virgin Mary and that a church should be built to honor her name. Zumaragga, considered the apparition is a way that Spaniards and Aztecs can be united and the once broken land can be healed.
For fundraising opportunities, please email Ria Pangilinan at riapangprojects@gmail.com.

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Arielle Agasang Celebrates Homage to Fashion Legendary

 Presented by Philippine Academy of Aesthetic and Age Management Medicine, Inc. (PAAAMI), Skinnovate, Allencabs Writing Lights, Fernando’s Bakery, VJ Original Kojic Soap and Holistic Integrative Care Center, A-list Filipino fashion designer Arielle Agasang celebrated his 50th birthday with a two hour fashion show that showcased and emphasized his trademark in the field of fashion, last June 14, 2018 at the Resorts World Manila Newport Plaza.
The muses and mannequins of both gender, graced and paraded wearing both new and classic collections and creations from the House of Agasang Haute Couture tailored into three segments ( Ang Alamat Ng Masikap, Ang Alamat Ng Sining at Alamat Ni Malakas At Maganda), "Ang Alamat Ng Limampu," a tribute to Filipino greatness, who made contributions to society whether publicly or silently, even ordinary Juan dela Cruzes who became his partners in promoting style and grace through his clothes over the years and the people who have a rightful claim to be called legends in their own right.
Jed Madela
In attendance at the strictly by invitation show are real life couple Tonton Gutierrez and Glydel Mercado, World Champion singer Jed Madela who slayed the night with his powerful rendition of "This Is The Moment" from the musical Jekyll & Hyde, actor Rafael Rossel, thespian Ima Castro, Gail Blanco-Viduya, Ana Ramsey, Shanaia Gomez, 5th GEN, Mutya Ng Pilipinas President Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, former Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Mrs. Philippines-Globe 2016 Dra. Fritzie Lexdy Noche, Jam Ventosa, Bene Tan, Nico Raymundo, Gerome Bongco among others.

Text by Gilbert Kim Sancha
Photos by Edmund Chua

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cabugao Daco Island: One of Iloilo’s Gem.

Exploring the province of Iloilo is not complete without a visit at Isla Gegantes, these chain of beautiful islands in the town of Carles is all breathtaking, beautiful and has a lot of stories to tell. Like the island of Cabugao Dako, unknown to many this bigger version of Cabugao Gamay has a lot to offer.
Taken from a Ilonggo word for “Suha” or Pomelo fruit, Cabugao daco or Big Pomelo is such a pristine island with beautiful view of on top. What best to do here is explore the island in a minutes or hour, be a mountain hiker, do rappels and be an adventurer to its wonderful cave, or be brave in cliff diving.
Melinda Bung-Ao of Phamels Beach Resort.
According to Melinda Bung-ao, the resident owner of the island, their caves has a lot of stories to tell way back Spanish era, it was used to be a hiding place for some and of course, a relaxing place to forget the troubles of the maddening City.
The entrance to Cabugao Daco Cave.
The Cave needs to be research more, its stalactites and stalagmites formations can be something else’s, Mam.Melinda is open to that.  In less than 5 minutes you can explore the cave from down up to the top, but let me warn you that you really need to hold on tightly especially going on top, the other side of it offers a good view of sunset.
Inside Cabugao Daco Cave.
Cabugao Dako has a small and soon to rise resort, it’s called Phamels Beach Resort that offer overnight stay and food that is arrange, they also offer boat transfer from Bangkal in Carles, it’s about 45 minutes boat ride.
But take note that the accommodation they offer is just a tent, no permanent structure as of this time in Cabugao Dako. Phamels beach offer a package prize of P1,199 inclusion of all for overnight stay. Carles can be reach via bus or van from Iloilo City that is almost 3 hours ride.
Day tour is also welcome, an entrance fee of P30 is a must, and if you wish to stay for a night it’s a P250 per head and you can share the tent also. Please book your tour a week ahead at least to prepare everything.
The view from the top.

Island Hopping and other activity can be arrange by Phamels, you may send (Melinda) her a message via Smart Mobile Nos. +63938.270.9151. Or if you want to explore more of Isla Gegantes, you may contact Ms. Nonoy Puerselo of Gegantes Sur at Smart Mobile Nos. +63950.873.8068. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Arielle Agasang to mark 50th Birthday with a show.

Arielle Agasang.
To celebrate his 50th birthday, Filipino designer Arielle Agasang is paying his homage to Filipino creations and masterpieces through a fashion show. Happening on June 14, the strictly by invitation one night show dubbed as " Ang Alamat Nang Limampu " will be a gathering of more than 50 beauty kings and queens, actors and actresses and executives, politicians doctors and lawyers at Resorts World Manila Newport Plaza for just one night.

The show is expected to showcase Filipino greatness for the last 50 years. A fashion legend himself, Agasang has been a recognized name in the fashion industry since 1995. Born to a middle class family in Lavezares Northern Samar, Agasang finished his BS Clothing Technology degree from the University of the Philippines and with beadwork training from India.

Since, he has slowly established his name as a designer and has mounted fashion shows in Asia, Middle East, United States and United Kingdom. He has dressed numerous local and international celebrities, and his creations was worn at red carpet at the Oscars. “I have truly been blessed all these years. So I’d like to thank and pay tribute to the world that welcomed and loved me through this fashion show,” he said.

Among the celebrities, muses and beauty queens, expected to grace the show are real life couple Tonton Gutierrez and Glydel Mercado, Jed Madela, Rafael Rossel, Ima Castro, Gail Blanco-Viduya, Ana Ramsey, Shanaia Gomez, 5th GEN, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, Jam Ventosa, Bene Tan, Nico Raymundo, Gerome Bongco among others.

Text by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Cognizant Trainer bags first ever Ms. BPO Queen Title.

Stephie Venize Cabahug won the first ever Ms. BPO Queen 2018 Title .The statuesque stunner beat 24 other hopefuls for the said title with the pageant being held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last May 29, 2018.Thirteen BPO companies participated in the said pageant. Nicole Silvestre of Concentrix emerged as first runner up and Khole Candy of Eperformax got the 2nd runner up placement respectively.
BPO Queen is a pageant made for trans genders working in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry in the Philippines. The pageant aims to promote Gender Equality and Inclusion and also targets to promote awareness about the LGBTQ Community. Twenty five contestants vied for the title. The number was trimmed down to top 20 after the Swimsuit Competition.
The 20 candidates went on to battle it out on the Evening gown portion as they were serenaded by Edgar Allan Guzman and Joross Gamboa. From there the 20 candidates were trimmed down to the top 10 and a Q and A portion takes place. The top 10 were then trimmed down to 5.From 5 there was another Q and A round that determined the top 3 who went on to battle it out for the final Q and A portion.
The final question was, ”When does your strength become your weakness to which Stephie’s winning answer was, “Too much of something is bad enough as the Spice Girls song goes. Being confident is strength but when you overdo it, it comes across as being arrogance; it then becomes a weakness thereafter. Her answer drew cheers from the crowd and secures her win on the said pageant. Other performers in the said pageant included Jake Zyrus, International DJ David Callum David and Stephy Francisco. Mark Bautista hosted the pageant.
Text and Photos by Antz Cabrera. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Celebrate 50 Years of Philippine Printmaking at The CCP.

The Printmakers Association of the Philippines paved the path for the acceptance of the art of the fine print in the country and the modes through technique, technology, repertoire, subject, artistic vision, public reception and critical evaluation before becoming a material.
To celebrate its 50th milestone, patrons can look back at its history and its pioneers, revisits its archives and the lineage of practices and reflects on the issues that confront the practice of printmaking through an exhibit. TIRADA, curated by Patrick Flores honors the achievements of printmakers of varied persuasions and charts a course for the future of the art.
"Tirada" is a term among printmakers that signifies a strike: to pull off or pull out a piece of work in a series of multiples. It also means effort and labor, a decisive action. It is a fitting term for this commemoration for the organization founded in 1968 and was built around a range of concerns:
* The aesthetic integrity and intelligence of the work of the print
* The status of the printmaker as an artist
* The validity of appropriation within the artistic system of the print
* The capacity of the print to respond to socio-political reality
* The self-consciousness of the print as a medium
* The place of the print in art history
* The processes by which the print plays out in the ecology of the popular The 50 Years of Philippine Printmaking from 1968 to 2018 are on display from 19 May to 15 July 2018 at Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery), Pasilyo Vicente Manansala and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (2nd and 3rd Floor Hallway Galleries). Viewing Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm with an extended hours until 10pm when an evening performance at the CCP Main Theater is on-going.
Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.