Crammers’ Collective: A Fresh Take On Improv

Improv or improvisation is a form of theatre where everything that is performed is unplanned and unscripted. From the words of an improviser, “The process of improv is by virtue, unpredictable. Unlike being able to fall back on a script, improvisers have to go on stage and be able to just go forth. Ultimately, it’s like banging rocks together; persist and persist until you create the spark that sets the scene on fire.” It is completely spontaneous and it is an absolute treat to watch. One of the up and coming improv groups here in Manila is Crammers’ Collective.

Crammers’ Collective is an all boy improv group consisting of twelve members whose ages range from 15-19. Their group consists of the youngest people in the improv scene.
They have been performing for a year now, having regular shows and even performing at the Manila Improv Festival where improv groups from around the world went to Manila to perform. They will be having another fun-filled show on May 27, 2017 at PARC Foundation, 8 pm onwards. 

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A Piece of Peace in Keqiao, China

Tusita Temple or Dou Shuai Tian Gong in Chinese is a temple in Keqiao, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang China. “Dou” means old combat armor, “Shuai” means to command, and “Tian Gong” means the temple in heaven. When my friends told me that we were going on a hike, this was not at all what I expected. I expected trails and walking on grass and soil. Instead, there were smooth roads and cement stairs. This was definitely a one of a kind experience because the temple at the top was simply breathtaking.

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Exploring Art: Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum is a sanctuary in the city of Antipolo. It is a project of Silangan Foundation for Arts, Culture, and Ecology, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Philippine arts and culture. Neurologist Dr. Joven Cuanang leads this foundation. This beautiful museum is such a relaxing, and feel good place. With its white pristine beds and sofas spread throughout the lawn, white open buildings, and of course, gorgeous art installations, who wouldn’t want to escape the city life for a few hours?

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Disconnect And Reconnect- Calaguas, Camarines Norte


The Calaguas Islands can be found in the province of Camarines Norte. Its white beaches and crystal blue waters can rival the bigger and more popular beaches of the Philippines. Our adventure happened on Tinaga island, one of the two major islands.  Mahabang Buhangin beach is a virgin beach that has the advantage of it not being overcrowded and how staying here is a lot cheaper. There are plenty of activities to do on the island to get away from the toxicity of the city.

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Bolinao Is The Time To Explore- Bolinao, Pangasinan

Bolinao is a municipality located at the northernmost tip of the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. If you’re looking for a vacation spot that isn’t as crowded as the more popular beaches, and you don’t want to sacrifice the white sand and the clear waters, Bolinao is the place for you.
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5 Ways To Have Summer Even When It’s Not Summer

For many, summer has become synonymous to fun, happiness, rest, a sanity break, and more. With the recent academic calendar shift here in the Philippines, some students may be finding themselves faced with a certain dilemma. Now that the break is finally here, summer is gone. What now? Are we doomed to a break of staying indoors and not having fun? Is it time to say good bye to the fun, happy days of summer? Not yet. Here are 5 ways to attain that blissful state of summer even when it’s not summer.

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Exploring Art: BGC

Bonifacio Global City Highstreet is filled with picturesque spots. The place is beautiful and surrounded with trees and art installations. When going exploring make sure you dress comfortably and weather appropriate. Wear comfy shoes because you’ll be doing a lot of walking. As for me, I went with sneakers. I always make sure an outfit is convertible. By that, I mean I should be able to adjust my outfit according to weather so that I am still comfortable. Continue reading

Exploring Art: Parkfest PH

 

Parkfest PH is a weekend festival in Nayong Pilipino park located beside the National Museum, featuring the fusion of local art, crafts, Filipino flavor and music with a colorful twist. This is the description on Parkfest PH‘s facebook page. This description however, pales in comparison to the experience I had when I went last May 29, 2016.

Parkfest PH aimed to revive Nayong Pilipino through showcasing the works of local artists, and it did just that last May 28-29. Nayong Pilipino, a once forgotten park, was filled with all sorts of people. People came in and bonded with their friends and family as they appreciated the art installations of the various artists, listened to music, shopped from the various crafters. This embodied the Nayong Pilipino of the past.
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Newbie Dream Chaser

We all have dreams in life. This usually involves having a good job, being successful, having a family, and being happy. As we get older, this general idea becomes more specific, we choose what we want to be in the future, how we’re going to achieve that goal, what college we’ll go to, etc. However, along the way there are dreams that people usually just write off as hobbies, dreams that are sometimes seen as impractical or near impossible. Dreams we leave as dreams.

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