Italian Film Festival Moviemov

Italian Film Festival Moviemov: November 9-18, 2011 at Greenbelt, Ayala Center, Makati City.

MOVIEMOV is a traveling festival supported by the General Direction for Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture, in collaboration with the Italian Embassies in Bangkok and Manila, and by a consortium of public institutions and private partners which effectively contribute towards implementing a program of films and events for the cultural promotion of new Italian cinema in Asia. Therefore, Asia becomes a great opportunity as well as a testing ground for this attempted expansion into new markets and search for useful synergies, in an attempt to compare contemporary Italian cinema with the history and work of great Italian maestros and film masters of the hosting countries. We have chosen the free entry to all screenings, workshops and review meetings in order to boost participation among school and university students. A dense and multi-voice dialogue that - as we hope - will become a perpetual cultural event for audiences of so ancient and sophisticated artistic traditions and able to meet the offer of a new generation of writers, actors and producers who bode well for the renewal of Italian cinema.

The Dreamers

Habemus Papam







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Young Market Masters Awards

Mansmith and Fielders, Inc., an advocacy-based company that aims to uplift the level of marketing practice among young professionals in the Philippines, announced that the search is on for the new batch of nominees who will vie for the 7th Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (Mansmith YMMA) 2012.

The 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 is open to Filipinos 35 years of age and below with at least 2 full years of service with a company at the time of nomination and who is described as an innovator.

There will be three categories: “marketing,” “sales” and “entrepreneur.”

The “marketing” and “sales” categories are open to marketing and sales achievers, whether they are marketing managers, brand managers, trade marketing managers, account managers, sales managers, business development managers, etc., and were responsible in uplifting not only their company’s status against its competitors but also built the sustainability of the brand.

The entrepreneur category, on the other hand, is for the owner or part owner of a business considered as the catalyst of the business. The business should be an innovative and pioneering enterprise that offers either a new product or an enhanced product but nonetheless should be out-of-the-box and inventive.

The independent judges for the 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 are all recognized experts in the field of marketing. The official awarding ceremonies for the 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 will be held on February 9, 2012.

The Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards was conceived in order to encourage and inspire today’s young marketing professionals to become innovators and catalysts of change for a progressive Philippines. Awardees are chosen based on how they create and implement ground-breaking, responsive and creative marketing and sales approaches that help build businesses and brands and achieve greater heights.

The Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards 2012, supported by its learning partner Abenson, and officially endorsed by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), with TNS and Kantar World panel as research partners, is an advocacy project of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc. The group was founded and established in 1989 by industry leaders led by Chairman and Chief Marketing Strategist Josiah Go, and is composed of successful practitioners and entrepreneurs who specialize in the fields of marketing and sales, strategy and innovation training.

Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2011. For inquiries, call (02) 584-5858 or (02) 584-8989 or email info@youngmarketmasters.com. Entries can also be sent via fax at (632) 722-2318 or 412-0034.

For more details about the 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 and to download nomination forms, go to http://www.youngmarketmasters.com.

Winners of the  6th Young Market Masters Awards for 2011


Designs for Sweets and Yummies

Designing up a good menu design is not that easy as eating pasta and steak. Sometimes it will take for about 2 days to one week to come up a good one.  As an artist myself it's a tough challenge for me on how to make the food more presentable, yummy and satisfying even just in matte printed paper only.

Chefs needs do the tasting, cleaning, choosing the appropriate plate to use and even calculating the time in serving the dishes to their guests from the kitchen all the way to the dining table are their main concerns.

Photo/s by Patisserie Manila Pavilion
Concepts and Designs by Lance

Artists does almost the same thing too, in designing such menu for food like this we (artists) see to it that we have the right/good photos (from a good photographer  of course) as our main ingredient, following and arranging grids, measurements and applying colors  as a background must always be observed and needs to do the trial and error in  printing and sometimes bring this to a panel discussions if needed before printing and give it away to the guests or to your target market.

For food artists / chefs its always the smell that comes first. And for the design artists, It's always the colors that matters.


Life from UP and Down Under

BORACAY -  A great vacation and relaxation, together with my friends.  It was my first time having a simple yet kinda romantic vacation in the said island. We stayed at one of the hotels in station 2 for three days. I have three memorable experiences to share.

1.  During the landing of the plane in Kalibo International Airport I was amazingly staring at the window with my camera ready to take some birds eye view shots, I was so surprised when I saw a green field from above mid air like farm ville  so fresh to my eyes, so calm and I can even feel the simplicity of life. 

2.  Island hopping, like most visitors / tourists do when in Boracay,  we did our group date Island hopping, we were able to visit from one island to another, swim and play with the colorful fishes in some of the undestroyed Islands. 

3. Walking Under The Sea, we spent 15 minutes down under interacting with some sea creatures  face to face, feeding them like  cheerful babies. There's this one thing I observed some corals are dying and  destroyed, why? because of the high number of curious visitors diving in one day (just in one spot/place) .. (sigh)

Overall  the Island is still awesome, and offers unlimited happiness.

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