Diem’s Blog #3 About the Artist’s Way and the Author

When people ask me what I do, I usually answer, “I’m a writer-director and I teach these creativity workshops.”

This book is what I do. For a decade now, I have taught a spiritual workshop aimed at freeing people’s creativity

— JULIA CAMERON, From the Artist’s Way Introduction

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Lea Salonga: Etiquette for Theatergoers

Lea Salonga-Chien, the Filipina icon who paved the way for our talents’ renown on the global stage and music scene, laments the unruly and disrespectful behavior a student audience exhibited during a performance of Repertory Philippines’ production of “Little Women” last Saturday.

I wondered if the teachers or school advisers gave their kids a little lecture on basic theater etiquette. It seemed not. Or if that lecture was given, no one was listening.

— Lea Salonga-Chien, Singer-Actress.

In her latest piece in her Inquirer column “Backstory”, Ma’m Lea relates the insufferable experience and shares some basic theater etiquette, which applies to watching movies too.

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Diem’s Blog #2 Open a Book, open a Path

“You cannot open a book without learning something.”

• Confucius

I didn’t mope on my problem of being emotionally exhausted and spiritually discouraged by my chosen vocation. Instead, I spent quality time with my family which would often cheer me up, or at least distract me from facing an issue that I felt I was either helpless or clueless to solve.

On a sudden shopping trip with my girlfriend last Saturday, I went to my favorite bargain sale bookstore that never failed me in offering a treasure-tome about Writing or Filmmaking.

There I found something that a part of me, the Optimist part, would like to think as God-send to my present predicament.

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Diem’s Blog #1: Crossing a Bridge

“Bridges symbolize coming to an emotional junction… also symbols of compromise, trying to heal some differences.”

• Dream Dictionary, unclesirbobby.org.uk

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Sinulog Poster-making Contest @Elizabeth Mall, 12/11

The Sinulog Foundation Inc. will hold its first on-the-spot poster slogan contest this December 11, 2 p.m at the stage area of Elizabeth Mall, Sangciako Street, Cebu city.

The contest is open to children, aged 8 to 12, who can use any medium in making the poster.

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