Friday, June 26, 2015

Seeties Intern2Play

I learned about Seeties Intern2play program in one of the Facebook posts of my good friend Senyorita Myx. Since I've just come back here and nothing's really keeping me busy at the moment, I've decided to join in the fun. I submitted my CV, answered a few interesting questions on the site, got shortlisted, and interviewed via Skype. A confirmation e-mail arrived two weeks later stating that I am officially one of the twelve Seeties interns from all over the country! Oh yes, we have representatives from Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Rizal, Manila and Pangasinan. Finally, it's time to meet my fellow interns and our mentor Zuzanna Chmielewska - a known Polish blogger. We spent an afternoon getting to know each other at Cafe7Gram in Greenhills. We've exchanged stories and quizzed about certain facts about our hometowns. Most of my fellow interns are still studying, a number of them from De La Salle and U.P., just to name a few. I'd say it's worth my five-hour trip from the province to the big city! 

I am now in my 4th week of internship and I am totally enjoying this fun experience. I especially love getting to know shop owners, their stories, and aspirations. Download Seeties app today! Discover hidden gems and enjoy awesome treats. Seeties is a mobile app perfect for foodies, travelers, tourists and locals who are always in the lookout for the best places to shop & dine! Plus, users get promo updates and can also write and upload their own recommendations. Seeties is available in six Asian countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. 

(From left to right) Patrick James Son, Rae Ca├▒ero, Ara Vergara, Juvy, Jessamine, Janina David, Ia Coca, Bria Vergel de Dios, Thomas Bienvenida, Sharry Lagmadeo, Rica Aquino, Lovely Grey and Zuza
Thomas and Sharry
Thanks for this photo Rica!
Patrick and Rae
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First batch of #SeetiesPH Interns
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"NABLOS" Art Exhibit

Biskeg Pangasinan is back with yet another successful art exhibit in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day entitled "NABLOS" which is a local term for the act of breaking free. The opening reception was held last Saturday June 20, 2015 at Liongoren Art Gallery, Tapuac District Dagupan City where I also met Patrick B. Fernandez, a self-taught artist who was inspired by exhibitions in Dagupan City's Pista'y Dayat Festival. He graduated from the Pangasinan State University with honors and has held various positions in corporations and local government before deciding to become a full-time artist and art instructor. Fernandez was a finalist in the 2009 GSIS National Painting Competition and a Semi-Finalist in the LRT Art Competition 2009 before being voted as the president of the Dagupan Artists' Circle and the AAP Dagupan City, Pangasinan Chapter. He is also one of the four founding members of APATIRA. I asked Patrick to give a message and a piece of advice to all aspiring artists and here's what he has to say,

"For young aspiring artists... its not easy to push a career in the arts.. passion is not enough to get you through.. you need dedication and hardwork to perfect your craft and master your creativity.. To be true artist is not just to learn the skill to draw or paint but to have the Discipline to create wether there is an urge or not. Artist live in the bliss of creation and should not stop creating arts even if inspiration comes or not."

There will be new art exhibits every month and it'll be open to public, follow Biskeg PangasinanArtcetera and my page LVLY GREY on Facebook for updates.
'Coming Out' by Cherry Lynn Aquino (leftmost)
'Paglaya sa Kabigatan' by Kevin Vila (left); 'Earnest Endeavors' by Ma. Grace Carpizo

'We started a joke' by Frenk Sison (left); 'Malaya' by Jojit Solano (Right)

'Conspicuous Mind' by Mark John Macaraeg (left); 'Let's pretend that everything is all good' by Patrick Fernandez (center); 'Pahinga' by Pemee Legaspi (right)