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Talking Apples Pop-Up Cafe


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Last Saturday, January 10. It was the 2nd day of my rest-day from work and the plan to go Ice skating with some friends got cancelled on the last minute. With nothing much to do at home and I was urging to go out, I came across an Event happening on the same day from my Facebook account. The event was named “Talking Apples January POP-up ^_^ Cafe” hosted by Talking Apples of course.

Anyway, the location was set at 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant, Allegro Center along Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati. It’s not that hard to go there since I’m kind of familiar with the road anyway.

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121 Bar and Grille Restaurant

Upon arriving to the venue and entering the glass door, the customer’s were greeted gracefully by one of the staff. All of the staff were on their Cosplay outfits as they serves customer while in character based on who they’re cosplaying. On the front desk, I was greeted by the god “Yato” from Noragami as he [the staff are female but I’ll just address their gender depending on their character] asks what would be my order and will be served in exchange for P5 as an offering to fulfill my request. I ordered 1 “Talking Apple Cupcake” and an OmuRice Set. Then I was escorted to an available seat near the entrance.

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While waiting for my order, I was greeted by “Himura Kenshin” from Rurouni Kenshin (Ms. Raine De Guzman / Yuuko Ichihara) and also the owner/host of the popup café. I then took the opportunity to ask her some questions about Talking Apples and the initiative behind the idea. She said that the reason behind it was that the staff needed work experience of atleast 250 hours before the official business be put up Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City [I hope this gets a branch around South like BF Parañaque perhaps]. The staffs are dressed-up as Anime characters such as Rei Ayanami from Evangelion, Captain Levi from Shingeki no Kyojin, Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail as they serve the customers. There are also some customers cosplaying characters such Saber from Fate/Prototype and Chōji Akimichi from Naruto. I also asked Ms. Yuuko if we can have a little chat later on so that she can tell me more about Talking Apples which I think she agreed and if we can talk more over beer some other time.

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After a short while, my order arrives and It was delivered by “Eren Jaeger” from Shingeki no Kyojin (Max) and also asked if I would like him [again the staff are female but I’ll just address their gender depending on their character] to draw/write something on my OmuRice using Catsup, and I agreed on with a smile. [I wish I could have taken a picture while she does it for referenced but I really tend to forget these things as they happen “I’m a failure as a picture-taker”]. She then ask me if there’s anything I need, so I took the opportunity to ask some questions most especially on the food they’re serving. One the things I asked was what is their best seller so far, he then answered that last time, of some unknown reason, their best seller was coffee, but then it was taken out from the menu on that day [now I’m curious, I wonder what kind of coffee was it?]. Then I asked if they have any recommendation and he said that it would be their cupcakes. Afterwards, he asked if I need anything else, but since my food was already delivered, might as well start eating. He also told me if I need something just ask. I then proceed on consuming my meal.

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As I look around there’s also an Art For Sale corner near the entrance and the comfort room.

Talking about the food I ordered,

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Cookie-ception!

 

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OmuRice Set

 

  • OmuRice Set. P250.00 | Composed of OmuRice, a glass of Ice Tea, and a Cookie
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Talking apple Special Cupcake

 

  • Talking Apple Special Cupcake. P95.00 | Somewhat spongy, with a taste like peanut buttery and of an apple pie. Not too sweet which I’m ok with it.

After eating, I roamed around the venue to take some picture. I would like to know more about Talking Apples, but unfortunately, by the time I finished my food, Ms. Yuuko has gone out to buy some ingredients/supplies so I guess maybe some other time.

All in all, the visit was good and I like the idea and I hope it gets official soon. I’ll try to go back next month if I have spare time and maybe bring some friends with me.

Next one will be on February 28 with the theme of “Bloody Valentine” and still will be at 121 Bar and Grille Restaurant, Allegro Center.

 

 

 

 

To know about Talking Apples, you can visit their Facebook pages:
* https://www.facebook.com/talkingapplescoffeeshop
* https://www.facebook.com/talkingapplesmanila
* https://www.facebook.com/talkingapplescafe

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Eiga Sai 2014: Japanese Film Festival


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Once again, we are reeling with excitement for one of the most captivating film festivals of the year.

With this year’s theme of the “Family”, The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is presenting 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families.

– Homeland –

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The opening film “Homeland” (original title: Ieji) involves a broken family seeking for light and hope in the midst of injustice and desperation. The film was shot in Fukushima which was one of the provinces severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The film was an official selection of the Panorama section in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

– Reunion –

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REUNION” (Itai Asu e no tokakan) features the story of a man engaged in the funeral business who volunteered his services at the temporary morgue in a high school gymnasium after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

– Tamako in Moratorium –

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Starring AKB48’s Atsuko Maeda as Tamako, a lazy young woman who graduated from a Tokyo university, but when she couldn’t find a job she was forced to return to her father’s home in Kofu and does nothing all day but lounge around and eat.

– Until the Break of Dawn –

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Until the Break of Dawn” (Tsunagu) is a heartwarming fantasy adapted from the eponymous novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Tsujimura Mizuki. A young man becomes an apprentice “Tsunagu,” an emissary who can reunite the living with the dead for one time only, and grows through learning about the bonds between people.

Also featuring 2 Animated movies such as:

– Wolf Children –

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Animation film “Wolf Children” (Ookamikodomo no Ame to Yuki) is a feature animation directed by Hosoda Mamoru, whose “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “SUMMER WARS” won numerous awards in Japan and abroad. It follows thirteen years in the lives of a mother and her “wolf children.”

– Symphony in August –

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Based on the life of singer-songwriter Ai Kawashima, following her life after her mother’s death. The story revolves around her journey to make her dream come true to be a singer and, among other things, how she used to perform for free on Tokyo’s streets.

All films will be shown with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 (July 3 to 13), Abreeza Mall Cinema, Ayala (July 25 to 27) and FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City (July 29 to August 3) and Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 6 to 10).

SHANG CINEPLEX CINEMA 2
SHANGRI-LA PLAZA, EDSA
MANDALUYONG CITY

JULY 3 (THURSDAY)
Homeland (家路) —————————————————————– 7:00 pm

JULY 4 (FRIDAY)
Hospitalité (歓待) ————————————————- —————— 1:30 pm
Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子) ——————– 4:30 pm
Momoiro sora o (ももいろそらを) ———————————————– 7:30 pm

JULY 5 (SATURDAY)
Until the Break of Dawn (ツナグ)  ————————————– 1:30 pm
Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) —————————– 4:30 pm
Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) ————————————- 7:30 pm

JULY 6 (SUNDAY)
The Kirishima Thing (桐島、部活やめるってよ) ————————– 1:30 pm
FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! (飛べ!ダコタ) —————————————– 4:30 pm
A Story of Yonosuke (横道世之介) ——————————————– 7:30 pm

JULY 7 (MONDAY)
Kokoro o hitotsuni (心をひとつに) ——————————————— 1:30 pm
Casting Blossoms to the Sky (この空の花 -長岡花火物 語) ——— 4:30 pm
Symphony in August [ why is this on a Monday 😦 ]
(8 月のシンフォニー ―渋 谷 2002~2003)
————————— 7:30 pm

JULY 8 (TUESDAY)
Things Left Behind (ひろしま 石内都・遺さ れたものたち) ———— 1:30 pm
Momoiro sora o (ももいろそらを)  ———————————————– 4:30 pm
Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子) ——————– 7:30 pm

JULY 9 (WEDNESDAY)
Symphony in August [ why is this on a Wednesday 😦 ]
(8 月のシンフォニー ―渋 谷 2002~2003)
—————————- 1:30 pm
Tug of war! (綱引いちゃった!) ————————————————– 4:30 pm
A Story of Yonosuke (横道世之介) ——————————————— 7:30 pm

JULY 10 (THURSDAY)
FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! (飛べ!ダコタ) ——————————————- 1:30 pm
Casting Blossoms to the Sky (この空の花 -長岡花火物語) ———– 4:30 pm
Hospitalité (歓待) ———————————————————————- 7:30 pm

JULY 11 (FRIDAY)
Tug of war! (綱引いちゃった!) ————————————————— 1:30 pm
The Kirishima Thing (桐島、部活やめるってよ) ————————— 4:30 pm
Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) ————————————— 7:30 pm

JULY 12 (SATURDAY)
Tamako in Moratorium (もらとりあむタマ子) ———————- 1:30 pm
REUNION (遺体~明日への十日間~) —————————————- 4:30 pm
Homeland (家路) ——————————————————————– 7:30 pm

JULY 13 (SUNDAY)
Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) ——————————– 1:30 pm
Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる) —————————————- 4:30 pm
Until the Break of Dawn (ツナグ) —————————————– 7:30 pm

For complete details, check out the Eiga Sai Flyer

The 2014 “Eiga Sai” is presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-la Plaza and Film Development Council of the Philippines, and supported by WAO Corporation, Akira, SumoSam, Shu Uemura, ClickTheCity.com and Net25 TV and Radyo Aguila. The Eiga Sai  is part of the “ Philippines-Japan Friendship Month” celebration.

Genesis goes to Friday Eiga Night


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Last Friday night, we went to see a free film viewing hosted by The Japan Foundation. It was a live-action movie entitled “Quartet!” Directed and Produced by Junichi Mimura and was a part the special screenings of the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival on 2011.

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The free film viewing was held at The Japan Foundation Manila Office inside Pacific Star Bldg. located at Sen. Gil Puyat cor Makati Ave. whereas onlya maximum of 60 people can see the movie due to the limited space available.

The movie was about a dysfunctional family. A son who aims to be a professional violist, a daughter who is in bad terms with her parents, a mother who tries to manage her family, and a father who is unemployed. They decided to create a Family Quartet with the hopes that it will bring their family closer again through music. A heartwarming story of a family full of music. The filming took place at Urayasu City where there was severe damage due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami back in March of 2011 whereas staff ans civilians worked hard to finish the film.

 

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The place is a “no pictures zone” so we didn’t really get any pictures of the place, but inside there was a library where we loitered around. They have a lot of reading materials such educational books, novels, magazines and an awesome collection of manga with such famous titles.

with my friend and photographer Ralph

with my friend and photographer Ralph

All in all it was awesome and a nice watch. We would like to thank The Japan Foundation for hosting the film viewing. We would love to come by and watch again sometime.

2014 Nihongo Fiesta Film Mania


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In celebration of the 2014 Nihongo Fiesta, the first ever Film Mania will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014, at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City.

The 2014 Nihongo Fiesta Film Mania will be a 2-day festival featuring the following films:

Miyazaki Hayao’s Howl’s Moving Castle

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Brave Story

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King of Thorn

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The Voices of a Distant Star

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ROBO-G

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Admission to the event is for FREE!

Check out the screening times:

February 22 (Saturday)

11:00 a.m.   Howl’s Moving Castle (119 mins.)   Shang Cineplex, Premiere Theater
01:30 p.m.   Howl’s Moving Castle (119 mins.)    Shang Cineplex, Premiere Theater
04:00 p.m.  Howl’s Moving Castle (119 mins.)    Shang Cineplex, Premiere Theater
07:00 p.m.   Robo-G (111 mins.)                         Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1

 

February 23 (Sunday)

01:00 p.m.    The Voices of a Distant Star (25 mins.) Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
02:00 p.m.    Brave Story (111 mins.)                         Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
04:30 p.m.    King of Thorn (109 mins.)                       Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
07:00 p.m.    Robo-G (111 mins.)                                Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1

 

The JAPAN FOUNDATION, MANILA aims to promote: Cultural and Arts Exchange; Japanese Language Education; Japanese Studies; and Intellectual Exchange

http://www.jfmo.org.ph
https://www.facebook.com/jfmanila
http://www.jfmanila.wordpress.com

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Genesis lists Karnabal Festival line up


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Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s REENACTMENTS
Nov. 20 (Wed) 6pm, & Nov. 22 (Fri) 5pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck, Intramuros
1 hour
Blank-ticketed
REENACTMENTS is a performance of new works devised from national events that have been forgotten by the public, made visible again via performance. Devoid of the formal literary structure of narratives/emplotment, it offers what its title promises—reenactments of recent pasts and forgotten presents that are easily erased from our national memory as one news and internet fad after another buries last week’s headline.

To view more about Sipat Lawin Ensemble, click this.

Anino Shadowplay Collective’s ARKIPELAGO
Nov. 20 (Wed) 9pm, & Nov 23 (Sat) 7pm
@ NCCA Lobby, Intramuros
1 hour
Php100 students, Php150 regulars
*Fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda
Arkipelago is a mash-up of Anino‘s productions that distillate the contemporary life and history of an archipelagic, sometimes fractious, people (Filipinos). Presented as a creative and symbolic non-fiction, the shadowplay showcases the myths and concerns of different cultural communities within, alongside the cultural influences coming from without. Arkipelago thus underscores the life of a nation awash in an increasingly globalising world.

Shaharazade Theater’s Story #15
Nov. 21 Thu. 7-8pm; 22 Fri. 9-10pm
NCCA Auditorium, Intramuros.
Php150

A story is born in the mind. It is a manifestation of one’s own consciousness. A character created is always a part of the writer’s own identity. A setting described in detail reflects the writer’s own memories and desires. The crafted plot is but an inward journey the writer takes himself. A story is merely a dream we share with the world.

What if writers were given the opportunity to dream together – to let their various characters cross paths; to allow their conceptions of time and place to merge; to entangle their different beginning-middle-and-ends?

As Shaharazade tells its 15th story out of the 1,001 that it will eventually share, the company will go n a mad experiment, wiring together the minds of actors, designers, writers, and directors in a shared-dream. The result of this orgy of thought and ideas could give birth to something beautiful and spectacular, or something monstrous and obscene. This is Story #15.

Ea Torrado’s NGA-NGA
Nov. 22 (Fri) 7pm & Nov. 23 (Sat) 7pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck, Intramuros
1 hour
Php100
nga-ngá png pag-nga-ngá [Bik Kap Hil Iba Ilk Mag Mrw Pan Seb ST War]:
pagbuka ng bibig; AKASANGÍ

Watch Nga-nga on November 22 (7PM) and 23 (8PM) 150/ticket at the rooftop of The Manila Collectible (Behind Manila Cathedral) in Intramuros. Support Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s KARNABAL: A Def. Defying Festival.

Dancers: Christopher Aronson, Erick Dizon, Jomelle
Era, Sabrina Gacad, Brian Moreno, Ea Ea Torrado

Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT)

Nov. 21 (Thu) 9pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck
2 hours
Blank-ticketed

Nov. 23 (Sat) 9am
@ Paco Market

Nov. 23 (Sat) 4pm
@ The Manila Collectible Roof Deck, Intramuros
1 hour
Blank-ticketed

SPIT is the premiere improvisational theater group in Southeast Asia. With close to five hundred performances in 10 years, SPIT has delighted local and international audiences with their unscripted unrehearsed and totally spontaneous shows.

Transitopia Contemporary Dance Commune’s REHEARSAL FOR DISASTER – A DANCE ON CAMERA SCREENING
Nov. 22 (Fri) 6pm, & Nov. 23 (Sat) 8pm
@ NCCA Auditorium, Intramuros
1 hour
Blank-ticketed

Rehearsal for Disaster – A post apocalyptic silent dance movie.

On the night of January 2013, 3 weeks after the Christian Calendar’s New Year and a few more weeks before Chinese New Year, a group of survivors found themselves miraculously together. Faithfully following a kind of an energetic frequency which they thought was just a traumatic reaction from their recent tragic experience of massive grief and loss, they went through a corpo-spiritual boot camp and declare to defy reliance on all content systems of conflict, control, and separation frequencies. This mystery corporeal laboratory allowed them an experience to understand the shift from an isolating and low energy matrix of two way bi-directional interference to an accelerating frequency oscillation of nonlocal multidimensional level that can help transform a new operating system of consciousness and help rebuild an entire nation.

Isabelle Martinez’ APPROPRIATE KISSING FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Nov. 23 (Sat) 6pm, & Nov. 24 (Sun) 3pm
@ The Manila Collectible Conference Room, Intramuros
20 min
Blank-ticketed

Kissing is a skill that people just assume they’ll acquire naturally, that they’ll pick it up automatically just by doing it a few times. Some people think that as long as they’re not clashing teeth, they’re doing it right. Truth be told: there are a lot of terrible kissers out there. Join renowned Intimacy Coach, Toni Espinosa, as she leads you to a place of understanding about the reality behind what makes a make out worth making out.
The belief that human beings deserve to fully enjoy their intimate encounters drives much of Toni Espinosa’s work. Espinosa is a research scientist at University of the Philippines Public Health Department, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and sexual health educator. The author of five books about sex and love, her latest is “Have Heaps of Sex All The Time Starting Right Now and Not Stopping” (Running Press, 2012).

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Genesis Second Anniversary Celebration ~ !!!


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Hard to believe 2 years has passed since this humble group has started.

Since the our anniversary coincided with Cosplay Mania; we decided to host a fabulous promo: Kinder Egg Hunt

kinder-joy-special copyWe are very thankful to all our wonderful friends who joined. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the eggs.

1395877_582001951837358_213807710_nWe area also proud to announce the launch of our cosplay service: Gen>Gears.

gglogoWe are looking forward for another great year and we hope for your continued support.

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Author: RAMIPON

 

 

Genesis at Cosplaymania 2013


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Genesis sneaks into the crown at Cosplaymania last October 5 and 6 at SMX Convention Center !!!

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sneak in… then sneak out… or whatever comes first

With years of experience in events management, Cosplay.ph has become the premiere organization for the management of Cosplay Events, employed by the largest anime, gaming, toy, comic book and collectibles conventions in the country to handle their cosplay segments. As such, they have garnered a reputation for providing creative Cosplay activities, detailed and concise rules and guidelines, excellent crowd control, and an orderly registration system.

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More than that… it is also Genesis.ph second anniversary! We decided to celebrate such infamous day by launching our kinder joy giveaway promo. Click here for more info.

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also the debut of our new banner

We would like to say our heartfelt gratitude for those who participated. We are happy to spread the cheer of kinder-joy to one and all ^_^

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Our top pics for this con are:

Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin
Characters: Female Form Titan

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Game: Metal Gear
Character: ???

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Comics: Batman
Character: The Joker

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Game: Kingdom Hearts
Character: Ven and Terra

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TV Show: Power Rangers
Character: White Ranger

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Find the rest of the pictures linked bellow.

Cosplay Mania 2013 Day 2 – Cosplayers

Also check out photos from our affiliates:

VANity Pictures – DAY1 CosplayMania 2013

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PhotosNYKE and YUUKI