Sunday, August 10, 2008

Catch Up

August 9, 2008

California never fails me!

I've been in OC/Dana Point/Laguna from Tuesday to Friday and it was actually a great trip.

Monday I went up to OC to see my lovely friend, P! I had to wait for her to get done with work so I killed time by bugging V&V until then.

P and I decided that for a Monday night, a random choice and a strong drink were in order. We scoured the internet to see what there was to do on a Monday. So far, there were a lot of karaoke bars listed. I have this irrational fear of karaoke so we chose this random spot called Johnny's Saloon. I'm not gonna lie, we were a bit intimidated to go in as we didn't think we met the tattoo and piercing quota, but we grew the balls to go in. It was pitch dark...except for the minimal red lighting. It had all these black and white paintings/photos all over the place and midgit dummies hanging around. Pretty creepy, really.

I found this picture off their MySpace, lol. I have no camera for the rest of summer (can't find my charger). Fortunately, the bartender, Bruno, was awesome. He gave us free drinks and mixed up a concoction which can only be compared to a Peachy Keen...he said he just mixed his own though, so unfortunately I don't think it can be replicated. =( Relatively strong, no overpowering alcohol taste and no hangover from it, so it's an A+ to me.

We decided to leave after some sketchy drunk guys kept talking to us. We talked with them for a while but they started getting dull so we escaped to our haven (the ladies' room) and then snuck out...only to find them outside smoking, lol.

Tuesday I drove down to Dana Point to meet up with my family. We decided to go see Pageant of the Masters down in Laguna where they were having this huge art festival. I have to admit, being once an avid painter, their art was AMAZING. So inspiring, I wish I kept it up.

If you don't know, Pageant of the Masters is:

Ninety minutes of "living pictures" - incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind.

And honestly, I'm not surprised. I couldn't believe that what I thought were huge paintings and statues were actually people! It's totally worth going, even if you're not into art or whatever, just seeing something like this is just mind boggling for anyone.

The rest of the time was spent having beautiful dinners along the coast, going to cute shops and boutiques, lounging by the beach with my family and just having a mini vacation. Nice.

Sorry for the long, dull summary, this blog is for me, you know. =)

August 3, 2008
Many people have been asking for clarification about my plans and my internship in the Philippines so I thought I'd just summarize quickly:

It's at a film production company called Bigfoot Entertainment which was founded in 2004 in Cebu, Philippines. It's new, but they have a film academy there and have already filmed quite a few movies with notable actors.

My internship is broken up into two parts: for the first two months I'll basically be their slave working on film sets and pre/post-production stuff. It consists of long hours and days, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Jealous already? lol jk.

If after the first two months they like my work and I want to stay, they will extend my contract for another 4 months. Hopefully, I'll be in their marketing/pr/creatives for marketing their movies and such. That was I can build up a portfolio and maybe get a job in the industry after the internship. I'm not sure though, so we'll see.

So the reason I chose this kind of arrangement instead of 6 months in the marketing internship is because I didn't want to commit 6 months right away to the Philippines. This way, if I really don't like it I can leave after 2 months. =) Also, they pay for my flight there and back, give me a small stipend to survive and housing. So if anything, I'm not losing money (I hope). If you're interested in this internship (there are a lot of different departments...even real estate!), you can go to this webpage: and read through it briefly. Their interns are pretty qualified for what they do though so be sure to brush up your resume if you apply. =) I think I just got lucky.

So I hope that clarifies a bit...what are you guys doing now?


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home