Daily Archive: July 9, 2018

Review: Photographer Todd Gray traces African roots

The strongest work in Todd Gray’s latest exhibition at Meliksetian Briggs is one of the least complex. Like all the other works in the show, it’s a combination of layered, framed photographs — the artist’s signature technique. But it radiates clear exuberance around a core of calm.

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“NO FILTER: Sweet Sister: The way Sofia Andres dotes on her brother Bryan will warm your heart”

 

Marami ang di nakakaalam kung gaano kalambing bilang ate si Sofia Andres sa kanyang kapatid na si Bryan. Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon ang PUSH na masaksihan ito sa isang interview sa magkapatid. Na-diagnose with Down Syndrome si Bryan at 12 years old na siya ngayon. Pagmamalaki ni Bryan malapit na daw ang birthday niya at ang gusto niyang handa ay, “fries, nuggets, coke zero.” 

Sa kahit sinong pamilya, hindi madali ang pinagdadaanan kapag may kapamilyang may medical condition. Ayon sa ndss.org, kung ang isang tao ay merong 46 chromosomes, ang tao namang may Down Syndrome ay may 47 chromosomes at dahil dito ay, “they may look and learn differently.”

Ayon naman sa medicalnewstoday.com, nasa kalahati ng mga taong may Down Syndrome ay mayroong congenital heart defect. Si Bryan naman pinanganak na may butas sa puso. Ayon kay Sofia, “nung una may butas siya sa heart. Nag-heal pala by itself. Tapos yung mga buto niya sobrang lambot, so kailangan alalay talaga.” Ayon kay Sofia, may “mild autism” din si Bryan.

Kinuwento din ni Bryan ang pinagdaanan niya ng maoperahan siya sa buto sa hips. “Cast. Sakit. Iiyak ako kay Daddy. Buhat ako sa ospital.” Sa kabila nito, nanatili ang tapang sa kanya, “Hindi ako takot sa x-ray.”

Dahil sa kondisyon sa buto, alam din ni Bryan kung anong mga pagkain ang dapat para sa kanya. “Gatas and saging. Pampalakas buto. Ubas. Papaya,” sabi ni Bryan.

Kahit na may mga challenges pagdating sa kalusugan ni Bryan, “suwerte” si Bryan para sa pamilya niya. “It’s a blessing,” ani Sofia. At alam ito ni Bryan. Nang tanungin ni Sofia kung suwerte siya, ang sagot ni Bryan ay malakas na, “yes!” 

Proud si Sofia sa mga talents ni Bryan. “Sobrang talented ni Bryan. Sumasayaw si Bryan, kumakanta.” In fact, nakita namin sa interview na very smart nga si Bryan. Makuwento siya at matandain. Paborito din niya ang character ni “Lakas” sa Bagani at ni “Cardo at Ador” sa Ang Probinsyano.  Ginagaya din niya ang pre-game ritual ni Lebron James.

Kilala din niya sina Buzz Lightyear, Woody at Jessie ng Toy Story, mga character figures na binili sa kanya ng kanyang Ate Sofia mula sa kanyang recent trip sa Hong Kong. 

Sinubukan ng PUSH tanungin si Sofia tungkol sa pagiging ate niya kay Bryan, pero mas pinili niyang ibida ang kapatid niya, ang mga alam ni Bryan, ang mga talents ni Bryan, ang mga ngiti, mga yakap at mga lambing niya.

Malinaw na isa itong pamilya na sine-celebrate si Bryan. Hindi nila tinitingnan kung ano ang naibibigay nila kay Bryan kundi kung ano ang naibibigay sa kanila ni Bryan. Lalong-lalo na si Sofia na kinwento na magkatabi pa sila natutulog ni Bryan. “Magkatabi kami matulog kasi sobrang sweet niya. ‘Ate, tabi tayo.’”

Malaking tulong din si Bryan sa anxiety na pinagdaanan ni Sofia kamakailan lang kasi ramdam daw ni Bryan kapag malungkot siya. “Nararamdaman niya pag kunwari sad ako. Sasabihin niya, ate, what’s the problem? Tapos nagha-hug siya.” 

Totoong happiness nga daw si Bryan ng buong pamilya. “Kahit sa family, siya talaga ang ano namin, happiness. Promise. Kasi pag nakita mo siya parang wala ka ng problema. Tapos sobrang lambing pa. Tapos pag nag-aaway sa bahay, ‘’Wag na kayo away, Ate.’” 

Dahil sa mga medical conditions na meron ang isang tao na may Down Syndrome, takot sila Sofia na magkasakit si Bryan o may mangyaring masama sa kanya. “Yung magkasakit siya. Kaya now tina-try naming pakainin ng gulay.” 

Mensahe din ni Sofia para sa mga tao na may kilala o may kapamilyang may Down Syndrome, “just accept who they are. Saka just treat them as like they’re normal lang. Tsaka alam din naman nila na they’re very sweet… Mahalin lang talaga.”

Dahil sa interview na ito kay Sofia at Bryan, naiwan sa amin ang impression na sentro si Bryan ng saya ng pamilya Andres. Bukod dito, napagtanto namin na katulad ng marami sa atin, uunahin ni Sofia ang kapakanan ng kapatid niya, bago ang kanyang sarili.

Tinanong namin si Mommy Monette kung kumusta si Sofia bilang kapatid at ito ang masasabi niya. “Sobrang lambing nila sa isa’t isa. Basta naglambing si Bryan, may hinihiling or gusto, ibibigay ni Sofia. Si Bryan lagi yung gusto niyang katabi sa pagtulog lalo after taping. Yayakap na agad siya sa kama. Lahat gagawin niya para kay Bryan. Nung naaksidente si Bryan, hindi talaga siya mapakali. Nagbabantay siya hospital hanggang kaya niya. Sobrang maalaga talaga si Sofia when it comes to Bryan. Magkasundo talaga silang magkapatid.”

“Ellen Adarna’s lawyer confirms she already gave birth”

 

Atty. Rebo Saguisag confirmed that his client Ellen Adarna already gave birth in Cebu and for this reason the actress could not attend her cpurt hearings in Metro Manila at the moment. "Mahirap ibiyahe eh, it's a matter of days pa lang, mahirap ibiyahe 'yung sanggol," the lawyer said in an interview with the media. 

Ellen Adarna was a no-show for the third time at the hearing for the child abuse and cyber crime cases filed against her by Myra Abo Santos, the mother of the 17-year-old girl, who was accused by the actress as a paparazzi on social media.

“Pelikula nina Bela Padilla, Sue Ramirez at Erich Gonzales kasali sa 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino”

 

Ipinakilala na ang walong opisyal na kalahok sa ikalawang taon ng Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) na isa sa mga proyekto ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).  

Unang pelikula sa listahan ay Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi ni Jun Robles Lana mula sa The IdeaFirst Company. Isang romantic comedy, kasama sa mga bida si Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake, Markus Patterson, Kiko Matos at Yayo Aguila.

Sumunod naman ay ang Bakwit Boys ni Jason Paul Laxamana para T-Rex Entertainment. Isang romantic- musical, bibida naman ditto sina Vance Larena, Devon Seron, Nikko Natividad, Ryle Santiago, Mackie Empuerto, at Kiray Celis.

Ang Madilim na ang Gabi ni Adolfo Alix, Jr. ang entry naman ng Deux Lux Mea Films. Bida sa drama flim sina Gina Alajar, Phillip Salvador, Bembol Roco at Felix Roco. 

Pinay Beauty ni Jay Abello ang entry ng Quantum Films at Epic Media. Kwento ito ng isang barkada road trip at bida naman sina Chai Fonacier and Edgar Allan Guzman. 

 Isa pang kalahok ay ang Signal Rock ni Chito Roño para sa Cape Signal Rock (CSR) Films PH, na ang bida naman ay si Christian Bables.

 Ang ikawalawang entry naman ni Jason Paul Laxamana na The Day After Valentines ay mula sa Viva Films. Bida naman dito sina Bela Padilla and JC Santos.

Unli Life ni Miko Livelo ang para sa Regal Entertainment. Isang comedy adventure na bida sina Vhong Navarro, Winwyn Marquez at Joey Marquez.

Last but not the least ay ang We Will Not Die Tonight ni Richard V. Somes para sa Strawdogs Studio Productions. Isang action drama, bida ditto sina Erich Gonzales, Alex Medina, Maxine Eigenmann at Paolo Paraiso.

Mapapanuod ang walong opisyal na kalahok sa Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino simula ngayong August 15- 21 sa mga sinehan nationwide

“LOOK: Lucy Torres’ throwback photos flaunt her ageless beauty”

 

Richard Gomez never fails to surprise his followers with throwback photos of his beautiful wife, Leyte Cong. Lucy Torres. In an Instagram post, Richard posted an old photo of Lucy with the caption, “My beautiful Lucy back when she was in college. Look at her beautiful long, black hair.  #kayanganabaliwakosakanyatingnanmonamandiba #20yearsofblissfullmarriedlife”  

 

Earlier this year, the model-turned-politician uploaded another photo of herself when she was just 18 years old. She shared that her husband has kept the picture all these years saying, “He says he has kept it all along, and that I look beautiful. And if indeed I do, my love, it is only because I was looking at you.” 

 

 

I never knew this photo existed until I became his wife. This was taken in 1993, in Lake Caliraya where we shot the second storyboard of our Lux Shampoo TV commercial. Here, I am all of 18 years old, in a long white dress, and totally in love with him (well, since I was 12, actually😂). The latter, of course, no one knew except for my sister Caren who was with me as my chaperone. Anyway. This was Day 2 of our shoot, the morning was hot but the wind was cool, the lake sparkled like a bed of diamonds under the golden sunlight. I remember seeking shade under some tree during the break, and people from the production house and agency were taking behind-the-scenes shots. And somewhere far away from the crowd, there was Richard —— tall, dark, handsome, and perfect, in khaki shorts and a shirt, his professional camera with him. I looked towards him, and seeing that his camera was pointed somewhere in my direction I smiled for him, never mind if I did not know for sure it was I who he saw in those lens. Years later, in 1998, I married him to live happily ever after, and as a very new bride organizing our things in our home, I saw this photograph in a drawer. He says he has kept it all along, and that I look beautiful. And if indeed I do, my love, it is only because I was looking at you.♥️ @richardgomezinstagram

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