Got the chance to play second shooter at a piano recital in UP Diliman.
Believe it or not, this guy isn’t a music major at all. He recently graduated Magna Cum Laude, BS Math (MATH! That dreary, accursed subject that I still have nightmares of). He only plays piano on the side, and a mean piano at that. Talk about multi-talented!
Gabriel Miguel C. Medalla, or Gim, as he is fondly called by family and friends, belongs to the family of former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Felipe Medalla – hence those wicked smarts in numbers – and has been playing the piano since he was seven.
He played, if I am not mistaken, 8 pieces in all. I especially enjoyed Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op.3 no. 2.
I’ve been hankering for a landscape shoot for some time now – it’s an itch that’s just begging to be scratched. I’ve been stuck, landscape-wise, since that trip to Layag-Layag (more landscapes from that in future posts). This is why in a fit of desperation, I set up my tripod at the back of the Folk Arts Theatre and took a shot at an overused (in every sense of the word) Manila Bay.
It was overcast that day, the ground still wet from the rain. I was going for a minimalist approach and was definitely looking to shoot in monochrome, since conditions were pointing to shots that would look better in black and white.
Anti-social misfit that I am, I’ve always wanted to try out shooting interiors, since well, the interaction with others is limited. LOL. Anyway, I got the chance to do just that when I was “commissioned” to shoot the interiors of a high-end Japanese restaurant in Bonifacio Global City.
TOKI: Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining prides itself in being one of the most authentic Japanese fusion restaurants in the Metro, with Japanese chef Shinsuke Yonekawa at the helm in the kitchen. Food is a bit on the expensive side, so prepare you wallet if ever you decide that you want to try this place out.