NAMCYA stages #galingNAMCYA

Accomplished musicians who have proven their brilliance nationally and internationally are set to perform in a concert on July 16, 2016, to showcase works by Filipino and foreign composers and raise funds for the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

To be held at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the concert, titled #galingNAMCYA,  features past winners of NAMCYA, the country’s most prestigious music competition for the youth for more than 40 years.

The performers include:

  • Carlo Antonio Juan (Guitar)
  • Sara Maria Gonzales (Violin)
  • Christian Tan (Violin)
  • Kim Carl Mirandilla Ng (Viola)
  • Arnold Josue (Cello)
  • Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano)
  • Luci Magalit (Piano)
  • Myramae Tapia Meneses (Soprano)
  • Antonio Maigue (Flute)
  • Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano)
  • Reynato Resurreccion, Jr. (Oboe)
  • Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet)
  • Frenvee Andra (Bassoon)
  • Naomi Sison (Piano), and
  • Jay-ar Mesa (French Horn, guest horn player).

“We are very excited to have these NAMCYA winners perform and show that many of our world-class musicians were shaped by their experiences in NAMCYA,” said Renato Lucas, Secretary-General of NAMCYA, and who is also a past winner of the competition.

“We titled the concert #galingNAMCYA because we want people to know that these performers came from NAMCYA and that they represent the wealth of talent that NAMCYA attracts every year,” added Lucas.

“Before all these talent contests that we see today on TV, there was NAMCYA. It was where excellent musicians were discovered and nurtured to become world-class performers. NAMCYA continues to do that, and we want everyone to know that NAMCYA’s advocacy is to help our youth develop musical excellence and promote Philippine music.”

#galingNAMCYA aims to raise funds to help NAMCYA in its advocacy. Activities include the competitions and special performances in November, as well as outreach performances, workshops on Philippine music, and commissioning of new Filipino works.

#galingNAMCYA’s virtuosi will perform masterpieces of Filipino composers such as Nicanor Abelardo, Bayani M. De Leon, Manuel Velez, and Felipe P. De Leon, Sr., as well as works of foreign composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Dukas, and Francis Poulenc.

For more information, please call 836-4928 or email namcya@gmail.com.

Galing NAMCYA 2016 Poster Final wo Program 6-13-16

Hot Wheels Epic Race THE FINALS 2016

Summer’s over but our family still can’t get enough of our little boy’s Epic Experience. Few weeks ago I posted about our epic racing experience, now it finally came to an end.

Our little boy, was one of the 20 qualifiers for the EPIC RACE FINALS, along with 40 more kids from the South and the North of Luzon. My kiddo and I were very excited and even counted our number of sleeps before the Big Day.

During the semi-finals, kids were given a time to warm-up their cars by participating in various activities: building tracks, jumping on loops and racing with their friendly competitors.

The area was jam-packed! Parents and kids alike are excited and thrilled to once again try their luck on the Gravity Racing Platform.

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Give it up for our 35 finalists! They are moving on to the FINAL Round.

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We made it once again to the final round!!! Woohoo! Finalists are to be back the following day for the last and final round.

On the day of the big event, Toy Kingdom had a few more competitions for our kids and dads. The competition, named as Track Wars, is inline with the Hot Wheels’ new product The Track Builder System.

 Winners from the mini competition.

The 35 kids gave their very best for the Final Round. All hopes were up as they release their cars as the host shout for GO! But there can only be 1 EPIC Record breaker. Congratulations Richmonde Borja! 🙂

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*Photo credits to Make It Epic PH-Hot Wheels FB Page*

As the competition ended kids still can’t get enough of the tracks and displays at the Main Mall Atrium of SM Mall of Asia. The fun continues.

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Of course, we didn’t go home empty handed. We got these cool stuff from Richwell Prime. Thanks much guys!

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 Moms and dads, you may want to check out their new cars! The Monster Jam Trucks!

Once again, thank you for this event. It was one summer I surely know kids enjoyed.

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With his prize from daddy! A Monster Jam Dragon!