GuitarNights: Liederabend, A Night of German Songs


Ayala Museum and IPAV, Inc. in partnership with Lufthansa, Official Airline, present
Liederabend: A Night of German Songs 
(An Ayala Museum GuitarNights Feature)
Featuring LIED DUO Knut Schoch & Carsten Linck
June 2, 2016 |  6:30 PM | Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby

In the 19th century, the ‚Äúgolden age‚ÄĚ of the guitar, songs with a guitar accompaniment was the most popular form of vocal music-making. Innumerable compositions for this combination ‚Äď not only in German ‚Äď appeared at this time, true masterpieces in a virtually inexhaustible repertoire of songs. It was only from the 1830s that this position on the ‚Äúpopularity scale‚ÄĚ was increasingly assumed by the piano, and the guitar song was gradually pushed into the background.

To this day, the wistfulness of the guitar, its sensitivity and delicacy, still reveal a very personal and rather intimate view of the songs of love, passion and death. The listener often finds these settings of poems dealing with romantic feelings or the descriptions of nature popular at the time to be more authentic, and especially in the quieter ranges, more subtle.


The concerts given by the LIED duo (Knut Schoch and Carsten Linck), are always received with enthusiasm by their audience on account of their freshness and intensity, demonstrate the value of reviving the treasures of the guitar song genre from this period. Their usual repertoires include both original compositions from the 1800s and original arrangements of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and Johannes Brahms.

The duo‚Äôs captivating concert appearances, enhanced by short introductions to the¬†works and their respective composers composers, give an unforgettable insight into rarely heard but exciting repertoires. In addition, transcriptions such as of the song cycle Die sch√∂ne M√ľllerin by Franz Schubert provide an opportunity to discover new perspectives to old familiar works.


For these song recitals, Carsten Linck plays a 19th century guitar replica by Johann Georg Staufer which has a very similar sound to a fortepiano of the period. As the guitar is played standing, the player can perform in an informal narrative style, creating a very lively performance for the audience.


GuitarNights is a new addition to the list of¬†musical experiences offered by Ayala Museum and Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc. (IPAV), gathering some of the country’s foremost and international¬†classical guitarists, bringing the familiar and beloved instrument to a whole new light.


P 700 Regular
P 560 Discounted Rate*
P 500 Senior Citizens
P 300 Students

Tickets available for sale at the Ayala Museum ticket counter, open during museum hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 AM to 6 PM.

* Discount applies to Ayala Museum Members, Ayala Rewards Circle, and AGC Employees.

Terms and Conditions for purchasing tickets:


  • Tickets are now available for sale at the Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati, open from TuesdaySunday, 9 AM to 6 PM.
  • Kindly present a valid ID to avail of applicable discounts.
  • Cash payment is preferred.
  • Limited seats available.¬†In the event¬†the¬†maximum seating capacity is already reached, succeeding¬†buyers will be duly informed of¬†standing room¬†only¬†status¬†and can purchase tickets at the minimum price (P 300).
  • It is best to call¬†759 82 88 local 31¬†or 35¬†to get the latest update¬†on¬†the¬†availability of tickets.

During concert date

    • Counter for unclaimed and/or unsold tickets (if any)¬†will open¬†on June 2,¬†2016.¬†Gates will open at5:30 PM.
    • Ticket holders who were guaranteed seats (purchased¬†before¬†reaching maximum capacity status) during the sale period may sit anywhere.¬†Please note that there are no seat assignments and that seating is¬†first-come, first served.
    • All tickets sold for the June 2,¬†2016 concert is valid¬†only during said date.

For inquiries and reservations:
CALL: 759 82 88 local 31


To Homeschool or Not To Homeschool? That is the question.

I have been battling with this question for half a year now. It started when I got this job as a Virtual Assistant. My first project was for the company’s grand event about homeschooling. As I go on and with work, I came to meet mommies who are homeschooling. I was very surprised that it was a big group. That here in the Philippines, many families are into homeschooling.

By then, my 3 year old was enrolled in our barangay’s day care center. I enrolled him because wanted him to become more sociable. As he grew up from a baby to a toddler he became more attached to me, became more shy and gets easily scared specially if left alone. He doesn’t want to go to school. Most of the times he was there he would just stare blankly at anything inside the room. He doesn’t like to join their school’s activity, doesn’t like to participate in class and sometimes he slept during class. Haha. But¬†even if he is always absent, he still recalls the lessons taught to him.

With this, i thought “Maybe I can homeschool him.” I then talked to hubby and explained to him our situation. He agreed and promised to support my decision. So, I started to homeschool at first it was OK, but then I got frustrated because I thought I may not be able to teach him well, that when I will be given a full work load I might forget my responsibility to teach him, and so many other thoughts that leaves me undecided.

There are times that when we have a heart-to-heart talk, he would agree to going to school. but most of the time he would say that he doesn’t like to go to school. Even his older sisters can’t convince him of going to school. Sigh. I am really having a hard time deciding on what to do. With my two daughters, I didn’t have a hard time. I think this is maybe because I got introduced to homeschooling. As the new school year is fast approaching, this thought is bothering me a lot. I basically have no idea how to homeschool. Where do I start? What should I teach a 4-year-old?

Mommies, can you help me out? What do you suggest? I only want the best for my kids.


The Askable Parent: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexuality, Love, & Relationships

There’s no place like home for value-centered sexuality education.

1 Children want parents to be their primary and most important sexuality educator. Unfortunately, most parents feel that they lack the confidence and competence to dialogue with their children about sexuality-related concerns.

2 With parents’ delay and embarrassment in discussing sex, intimacy, relationships, and other related issues, children typically seek answers from other sources like their peers and the Internet. This parenting workshop aims to:

  • Explore personal attitudes, beliefs and values about sex and sexuality;
  • Define sexuality education and debunk myths and misconceptions about it;
  • Enhance awareness about the sexual behaviors of Filipino youth and the specific challenges they face in making a healthy transition from adolescents to adults; and
  • Provide tools that will equip the modern-day fathers/mothers become Askable Parents.

July Event

1. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is an age-appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sexuality and relationships by providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non-judgemental information (UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO. 2009. International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education).

2. According to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS, 2013), the proportion of 15-24 year-old youth who ever discussed sex at home while growing up has declined in the last 10 years from 15.4 percent in 1994 to 9.7 percent in 2013.


Coach Pammy

Pamela a.k.a. ‘Pammy’ Godoy is the author of the book ‚ÄúSex, Virginity, and Relationships: What I Wish I Knew in College‚ÄĚ where she shared about her story, struggles, and lessons learned as a teenage mom. This is such a timely book as twenty four (24) babies are delivered by teenage mothers every hour (according to the 2014 report of the Philippine Statistical Authority).

Given our highly sexualized environment, kids’ easy access to pornographic materials, and the persistent discomfort to discussing sexuality-related issues, Pammy Godoy is on a mission to equip parents to become their children’s primary sexuality educator. She hopes to create a movement of Askable Parents who are able to create teachable moments on love, dating, and relationships. She believes that when young people are empowered with positive values, life skills, and knowledge with regard to their wellbeing and sexuality, they can make conscious, healthy and respectful choices about their sexuality and relationships.

In her capacity as a United Nations Officer since 2008, she worked with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the inclusion of adolescent reproductive health through life skills-based education for in-school and out-of-school youth. She collaborated with the Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization for the development of the National Standards of Adolescent-Friendly Health Services. She worked with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Commission on Population on its programs on ‚ÄúParenting Adolescents.‚ÄĚ

Pammy has been working with the DSWD, Philippine Commission on Women and NGOs to address the issue of violence against women and children in both development context and post-disaster settings.

Prior to joining United Nations (UN), she taught Gender Studies and Women‚Äôs Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU) ‚Äď Manila and St. Scholastica‚Äôs College, respectively. She created awareness among call center agents about HIV and AIDS in partnership with MTV Asia and DKT Philippines. Pammy holds a Masters degree, major in Communication and minor in Women‚Äôs Studies, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman.



DATE: July 23, 2016

TIME: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM



Early Bird Rate (per person):                         PHP 1,000.00

Early Bird Rate (per couple):                          PHP 1,800.00

Regular Rate:                                                      PHP 1,200.00

Regular Couple Rate:                                        PHP 2,000.00

VIP (front row seating with FREE book):     PHP 1,900.00

*Inclusive of snacks.

To register click HERE

CONTACT:     Veni Anabo

0927-2816651 / 0925-8956740

Musika sa ISLA

The Sound of Music

Classical music takes center stage in Marinduque’s ¬†3rd Annual

“Musika sa Isla”

BOAC, MARINDUQUE‚ÄĒSymphonies are due to wake the sleepy town of Boac,¬†Marinduque as the city holds its third ‚ÄúMusika sa Isla,‚ÄĚ the country‚Äôs only classical¬†music festival, on May 18, 19, and 21. Premier musicians from Asia are gracing the¬†three-day event.

‚ÄúMusika sa Isla‚ÄĚ gathers a diverse roster of musical talents, ranging from pianists to¬†seasoned singers. This year, Franz Chen of Indonesia and Tomoyo Kobayashi from Japan are playing the piano. Japan‚Äôs Kazuki Yamamoto is the festival‚Äôs lone violinist,¬†while Ivan Jenzer is representing the Philippines on the cello. Filipino soprano¬†singer Arlene Escultero and baritone singer Joseleo Logdat are joining as well.

The festival will take place in the capital’s storied attractions. On May 18, the International Concert starts at 6 p.m. at the St. Raphael Parish. On May 19, the Grand Gala starts at 6 p.m. at the Boac covered court. Watch out for the additional concert on May 21 at the Moriones Arena and Park.

But the better news is, good music is finally affordable. Tickets sell for P200 for each event; students even get 50% off for one.

‚ÄúMusika sa Isla‚ÄĚ is set in the quaint but bustling city of Boac in Marinduque province.¬†The heart-shaped island takes pride in its scenic landscape, rustic charm, and other¬†natural wonders. Its near zero-crime crate and impressive agri-based economy are¬†attracting curious wanderers as Marinduque poises itself as a budding tourist¬†destination. Once dubbed as the country‚Äôs ‚Äúforgotten paradise,‚ÄĚ it‚Äôs time for us to¬†remember the beauty we‚Äôve always had, the beauty we need to recognize. An easy¬†bus trip away, JAC Liner even includes the RORO pass with their advanced¬†reservations now available online.

The third annual classical music festival is supported by AGREA Philippines, a local social enterprise that hopes to revitalize agriculture in the island of Marinduque.



Mirra Reyes
0917-535- 1501, (02) 507-8575


Bringing MUNI to NUVALI on May 21

What to expect from the one-and- only MUNI Market for 2016

When they first started the MUNI Market, their goal was to keep growing the community,¬†and continue bringing their message of mindful living to more people around the metro,¬†the country, and the world. And so, this coming May 21, they’re conducting a happy¬†experiment with the first ever MUNI Market in Nuvali!

They are bringing their existing community of conscious, purpose-driven merchants and supporters to a new and vibrant location in the south of the metro, while also discovering and welcoming new folks from the south into their community as well.


Now on its 5th run, the only MUNI Market in 2016 will be popping up at Solenad 3 in Nuvali with the merry band of mindful merchants selling healthy, local and eco-friendly products from food, home to fashion items, some educational workshops and demos, and some musician friends setting the vibe for a fun and relaxed atmosphere, true to MUNI Market fashion.

What To Expect from MUNI Market 2016

Some of the folks from their tribe of cause-driven entrepreneurs include:¬†Bayani Brew,¬†Down To Earth PH, Food Source PH, Gouache Bags, Gugu, Holy Carabao, Jertie’s Kitchen,¬†Katch PH, Kuwero, Lemontastic, Nipa Foods / Nipa Brew, Picole, Pizza Morena, Risque¬†Designs, Silly Monkey Clothing, The Green House Project, The Superfood Grocer, Theo &¬†Philo, Thirsty Turtle, Tinker Knot, Treehugger World, V&M Naturals, and Yadu.

The MUNI Market program for that day includes:

  • Coloring & storytelling activities for kids c/o Katch PH & Treehugger World at¬†11AM, 2PM and 4PM
  • Healthy food demos c/o Holy Carabao & Jertie’s Kitchen at 2:30PM
  • Yoga c/o Life Yoga at 4:30PM
  • Live music performances by Toni B, Gentle Universe, Paola Mauricio, Mellow¬†Submarine¬†starting at 5PM

All throughout the day, they will also be introducing you to our merchants through interviews to share their stories and their products.

A Technology-enhanced MUNI Market Experience

They will also be introducing a payment system that will give event goers a unique user experience through an easy one-time payment at designated cash-in points that allows you to navigate from merchant to merchant with a quick and easy swipe of a card. Read more about it here.

Editor’s note: Check out some of their confirmed MUNI Market Nuvali merchants who¬†joined them for a¬†MUNI Meetup on Mindful Life + Work¬†last April 19, 2016 at A Space.¬†And¬†see what their tribe of cause-driven entrepreneurs have to say about their community.¬†

Keep up to date for more information, activities, merchants and performers and follow the MUNI Market Facebook event page, and sign up for MUNI Mail.

See you then! ūüôā

For more inquiries and partnership opportunities, you may contact them at




Summer’s last hurrah! For kids in the South – Let your kids join our 4-day SUMMER FUN ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP on

Date: May 23 – 26, 2016.
Time: Batch 1 10:000AM – 1:00PM
Batch 2 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Venue: Manna Bakery & Cafe 3/F SM City BF Paranaque

Click to register today!

Sunshine Poster Manna

Gift of your Hair 2016

YES! I did it! ūüôā

It was a very exciting day for me. I was overjoyed and full of excitement as I am on my way to Makati Medical Center. I never had second thoughts of having my hair cut of up to 8″. On my way to the auditorium, people already know that I am on my way to the Auditorium to give my hair. And people are very happy upon hearing that ‘yes. I am.’ At the auditorium, people will be greeted by two tables for registration.



Upon registration, we are asked to have our BEFORE shot, showing our long hair and then wait for our turn for the haircut. There are atleast 10 stylists from David’s Salon.


Finally, my turn! ūüôā


There goes my 8″.

After cutting 8″ from my hair, the stylist (Gem), asked me what haircut I want.¬†But I don’t know what would look nice on me. She suggested layered cut. So, layered it is.


Thank you to my stylist Miss Gem. I love my new look.


They line up the collected hairs, to show others how grateful they are to those who gave a part of them, to share to people who are battling the big C.

Every participant were given a certificate and a bag of goodies!

The experience I had was nothing beyond compare. My emotions are all mixed-up from happiness, sadness, thankful, excited and blessed. I vowed to myself that I will support this movement yearly. Makati Medical Center started this advocacy last year and yes, they are planning to do it again next year.

To my fellow mommies, hopefully you will join me next year. Keep your hair healthy and long. ūüôā