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    Addie Cukingnam and Maurie Lim at the Exhibit by Eight
    Addie Cukingnam and Maurie Lim at the Exhibit by Eight

    It was my most respected friend Ateneo professor Maurice Lim that introduced me to the thought of visiting the works of a group of Filipino-Chinese visual artists presently on exhibit at the Artes Orientes Gallery in Serendra in Bonifacio Global City.

    Opened as their 4th annual group exhibit, the exhibit features this group of eight (8) visual artists: Charlie Co, Seb Chua, Elena Coyuito, Addie Cukingnan, Margarita Lim, Ronnie Lim, Meneline Wong, and Rudy Yu.

    The lucky number eight is an auspicious number in Chinese culture, thus one can only guess why the group is composed of eight artists who exhibit their artworks in various galleries to celebrate the Chinese New Year annually.

    At the opening of the exhibit, some notables among the guests and collectors were: Edwin Valencia, Armando Tentangco, Maurice Lim, Marie Pe, Angelino Boyet Fajardo, Atty. Rogelio Quevedo, and Loli Sy.

    The exhibit runs till Jan. 28 so you have the time to visit and support this group of eight talents.

    Make the effort….it certainly is worth the time you may spend on traffic to get there!!

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    Birthday greetings to Justice Manuel “Lolong” Lazaro who is celebrating his birthday today at the grand ballroom of the Okada Hotel and casino in the new entertainment City by the Manila Bay.

    Josep Pascual, Ronnie Lim, Meneline Wong, Romeo Gutierrez, Seb Chua, Elena Coyuito, Armando Tentangco, Addie Cukingnan, Rio Ambrosio, Al Perez & Margarita Lim
    Josep Pascual, Ronnie Lim, Meneline Wong, Romeo Gutierrez, Seb Chua, Elena Coyuito, Armando Tentangco, Addie Cukingnan, Rio Ambrosio, Al Perez & Margarita Lim

    After having attended Justice Lazaro’s annual birthday celebrations in the past, we have forgotten to take note as to how old this gentleman is. All we know is what we see. Justice Lolong is “alive and kicking”….and we wish him more meaningful years to come !

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    ArtPostAsia, the source of beautiful reading materials, in cooperation with the Philippines Sports Commision, is launching “Deco Filipino – Art Deco Heritage in the Philippines” by Ivan Ma Dy and Gerard Lico on Saturday, February 1 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum Lobby.

    A program has been prepared during the event which begins at 3pm. This will be followed by a tour of the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Ummmmmm!

    After all these years, visiting the Rizal Memorial Coliseum really sounds like a good idea, indeed!

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    The lyric opera, “LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR”, by Gaetano Donizetti, will be presented at the Cultural Center of the Philippines for the first time in more than 40 years. There will be two performances at the CCP Main Theater, the Gala Night on Friday, January 31 at 8 pm, and a Matinee on Sunday, February 2 at 3 pm.

    Filipino Tenor Arthur Espiritu and Manila-based Korean baritone, Byeong-In Park head the fantastically talented Philippine cast. French Soprano, Melody Loudedjian, heads the international cast.

    Supporting the opera is Italian contingent headed by the Conductor Maestro Alessandro Palumbo, Italian Director Vincenzo Grisostomi Travaglini, Assistant Director Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong, and finally, Lighting Director Giovanni Pirandello.

    “LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR”, by Gaetano Donizetti be a fantastic evening.

    Don’t miss it!