Hi Folks…

As we head further into the holiday season, make it a point to check out your favorite Buy Pinoy businesses and check for their sales/specials.  The CHOICE of WHERE you spend your money is completely yours.  YOU have the opportunity to support your own, or add more money to the profit margins of mega-corporations who do not give back to the community.

Now who can’t wait to eat some Turkey and Ham?

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Let’s face it; our lifestyles makes us no stranger to stress. We work full-time jobs, raise families, pay bills, fight traffic, find time to eat properly, deal with difficult people and all this can take a toll on our physical and mental health.

Our featured Buy Pinoy business is Breathe Bodyworks, owned by Jenn Tamera. For the past seven years, Jenn has been evolving her mobile spa business into a more diverse holistic health community.

Breathe Bodyworks started off as a mobile spa company, bringing massage therapy to homes, corporate businesses and community events. Breathe Bodyworks not only provided a service; it’s soul purpose was also to educate the community about holistic health, well-being and healing.

Breathe Bodyworks teamed up with visual artist, Alfie Numeric, and formed a healing arts festival to Downtown LA called Soul Space. In 2005 and 2006, they hosted a day-long festival at coffee house/art gallery Lost Souls Cafe featuring workshops, massage therapy, reiki, musical performances, yoga classes and a month long art show.

Soul Space was present in the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture 2006 selling art from featured artists and successfully booking the whole day with on-site massage therapy by licensed practitioners.

Jenn Tamera is also the developer of Isagaya Flow, her version of yoga and massage combined. “Isa” means one & “gaya” means reflecting which describes her style of yoga massage; what energy you put out will be returned back to you.

n this workshop you reflect upon oneself. Flow rollers are used to roll out tight muscles & sustain pressure points. You will be guided through various postures & by the end of the workshop you will have created a personalized therapy session that is a perfect reflection of you. You will leave feeling like you just experienced a deep tissue massage, a deep stretch, & energetic clarity.

Travel Yoga: Yoga for your Active Lifestyle now available on DVD in Amazon.com

One of Jenn Tamera’s latest endeavors is her yoga instructional DVD called “Travel Yoga: Yoga For Your Active Lifestyle.” This DVD teaches how to decompress from travel stress and how taking time for yourself is important for your health. You can purchase the DVD on Amazon.com.

If you are living in the Southern California area and you are interested in booking Jenn’s spa services, taking yoga or Isagaya Flow classes, want to learn about urban gardening or buying products regarding relaxation and health, connect with her at BreatheBodyworks.net . Currently she is offering Spring Detox and energy  sessions, yoga on the beach by donations (suggested $10-20 donation but nobody will be turned away by the lack of funds,) or interested in her monthly Soul Space Garden, go to her website at breathebodyworks.net for more information.

Or give Breathe Bodyworks a “like” on Facebook.

Breathe Bodyworks offers yoga on the beach by donation

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AMIGO Opening Night Premiere – Benefit for FilAm ARTS / FPAC 20


Location
Laemmle Monica 4 – Santa Monica

1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA


More Info
TICKETS/INFO: http://amigofilamartsbenef​itpremiere.eventbrite.com/
(Space is limited, advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.)

Benefit Tickets for Exclusive Screening, Q&A, and VIP Reception:
$30 by August 15, $35 after (until theater is sold out)

FilAm ARTS invites you to the Opening Night Benefit Premiere of
“AMIGO”
A Film by JOHN SAYLES
Starring Filipino acting legend Joel Torre and Academy Award ® Winner Chris Cooper
7:00pm – Film Screening with Q&A
9:30pm – VIP Reception with JOEL TORRE
(Refreshments will be served. VIP Reception not available to regular Laemmle ticket holders.)

Proceeds benefit FilAm ARTS, a Los Angeles nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, and its programs such as the 20th Anniversary Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC 20) on September 10-11, 2011

Please join FilAm ARTS for an exclusive screening of a Philippine-American co-production – the acclaimed new film, AMIGO, produced by Maggie Renzi, and written and directed by pioneering independent filmmaker John Sayles, the Oscar-nominated writer/director of such films as “Lone Star,” “Matewan,” “Passion Fish,” and “Eight Men Out.” It features a stellar cast that includes such Filipino acting greats as Joel Torre, Bembol Roco, Rio Locsin and Ronnie Lazaro– along with veteran American actors like Chris Cooper (Oscar-winner for “Adaptation”), Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, and Yul Vasquez (a current Tony nominee performing on Broadway).

AMIGO is that rare important film, as it addresses the Philippine-American War in 1900, a long forgotten chapter in our history. Writer-director Sayles—who researched and read over a hundred books on this subject in various languages—acknowledged the reality that the Philippine-American War is a little-known event and not properly chronicled, even in the Philippines itself. As such, AMIGO is a film that’s more than just entertainment—it can serve as a viable educational tool, one that can enlighten and edify Filipinos and Americans of all ages, from students to seniors, and in the process, bridge the understanding between two cultures and across generations, past and future. Shot in Bohol and already endorsed by the Department of Education in the Philippines, AMIGO opens on Friday, August 19th across major U.S cities.

The screening / Q&A will be followed by an exclusive VIP Reception featuring renowned Filipino acting legend JOEL TORRE (plays the lead role of “Rafael”) and other special guests, to be held at Thai Dishes, Santa Monica (walking distance from the theater). Refreshments will be served. (VIP Reception available only to FilAm ARTS Benefit ticket holders.)

website / trailer: www.amigomovie.com
Joel Torre: http://www3.amigomovie.com​/about-the-film/cast/joel-​torre/

FilAm ARTS: www.filamarts.org

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LA18 LUNAR NEW YEAR, Pt.2!!!

January 12th, 2011

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Dual Launch Party for the “Generation ILL” EP & BakitWhy.com 3.0

Deep Foundation, Hydroponikz, & BakitWhy.com
present the Dual Launch of:

The “Generation ILL” EP + BakitWhy 3.0

Dual Launch party time for the Pil-Am community (+friends)! We’re celebrating two big launches: the East Coast’s Deep Foundation & Hydroponikz’s “Generation ILL” EP launch, and your SoCal-grown BakitWhy.com version 3.0 launch! Whether you’re a real hip hop head, community champion, tech geek, or everywhere in between, join us in bringing the noise toe Downtown Los Angeles.

WHERE:

Señor Fish
422 E. 1st Street (Alameda & First)
Los Angeles, CA

WHEN:
Friday, October 29, 2010
9pm – 2am

Live performances by:
Deep Foundation & Hydroponikz
Music provided by: DJ Mike Intellect and DJ Orion
$5 before 11pm, $10 after
21 and over with valid identification

**BakitWhy.com will donate proceeds from the event to FilAmARTS.**

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TAYO RELEASE PARTY

Join TAYO Literary Magazine supporters, artists and writers at our annual release party at Ragazzi Room in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 23rd from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. After a successful inaugural year empowering our artistic community through our 1st annual issue, online community, and events/workshops, TAYO is extremely proud to be releasing its 2nd annual issue.
Along with showcasing the 2nd issue of TAYO, the event will feature open mic performances, a silent art auction, and refreshments. Admission price also includes one complimentary issue and light hors d’oeuvres. Pre-sale admission is $15, door-sale admission is $20.
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE:
INTERESTED IN PERFORMING OR SHOWCASING YOUR WORK?
ABOUT TAYO
TAYO Literary Magazine aims to empower and bring together Filipino American youth through the many different forms of creative art.  By gathering differing expressions of Filipino American identity, from high school students to full-fledge adults, TAYO paints an intricate anthology of the Filipino culture and community.  Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities are still available.

In solidarity,
Team TAYO

TAYO Literary Magazine
Issue 02 | 2010-2011

www.tayoliterarymag.com

Follow @TAYOLiteraryMag on Twitter!
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A friendly reminder about The TNParty tomorrow!  Get your tix presale or buy at the door!  It’s going to be a great show.  Come support your local artists and see what you’ve been missing on Tuesday nights…but this time on a SATURDAY!

Yeah boyeee, it’s the weekend!

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Long Beach, California- Dream Jungle Tattoos and Beatrock Artist Kollective present “Portraits of the Proletariat”, an artshow curated by Manila Ryce.

The show debuted in June and is closing the month-long run on July 24th, 2010 with a special live performance of Los Angeles lyricist Bambu and a live set by hip hop live band Rhythm Natives.

The art show showcase a few members of the Beatrock Artist Kollective which includes stuter, Mark Canto, Patrick Strand, Manila Ryce and Alfie Ebojo aka alfie numeric.

One of the highlights of the night is winning the ORIGINAL ARTWORK made for Bambu’s album “Paper Cuts” created by Manila Ryce. Imagine winning an art piece worth over $1200 by one (or a few) $5 raffle ticket!

The event takes place at Dream Jungle Tattoos owned by Aleks Figueroa, a long-time  tattoo artist dedicated and specializing on Babayin script and Filipino tattoo designs, both classic and modern. Dream Jungle is also a member of the BUY PINOY Campaign.

Free Event! Prints, shirts, products, and CDs of the artists will be available for purchase.

Come out and check out the art! You know you want a framed Manny Pacquiao print for your sala!

Date:           
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time:
 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
 Dream Jungle Tattoo
Street:
724 East Anaheim Street
City:
Long Beach, CA
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Los Angeles prides itself in being one of the must richly diverse metropolitans in the nation. This weekend holds the 32nd Annual Lotus Festival presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

This festival is FREE and family-oriented so bring the whole family and celebrate the beautiful Asian Pacific Island cultures (which according to the laparks.org site) include 

Japanese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Chinese, Samoan, Tongan, Hawaiian, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Tibetan, Laotian, Bangladeshi and Hmong.

And a word to the wise: Parking can be a bit tricky there so please watch for the street signs.

Have a wonderful weekend!

WHAT: 32nd Celebration of the Lotus Festival Sponsored by L.A. Lotus Festival, Inc. and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
DATES: Saturday, July 10, 2010 – 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 11, 2010 – 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.
(Dates coincide with the anticipated blooming of the Lotus Flower)
LOCATION: Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California, is located on Park Avenue between Glendale Avenue and Echo Park Boulevard, just north of the Hollywood (101) and Pasadena (110) freeway junction, near Dodger Stadium. (FREE ADMISSION)
MISSION: The mission of the Lotus Festival is to develop, promote and create an atmosphere of understanding in which Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Southern California are brought together for two (2) days of cultural sharing. The Festival also seeks to preserve and enlighten the public with a sampling of distinctly different and unique Asian and Pacific Islander culture and traditions through cultural displays, art, music, dance and food.
HIGHLIGHTS Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 12:00 p.m., to earmark the celebration of the 32nd Lotus Festival, which includes live music, dance and entertainment from a variety of performers representing many of the diverse countries of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  This year, the Festival will highlight the people and cultures of China. Asian and Pacific Islander personalities from the media and its communities will act as emcees/hosts during this two-day event.

Artisans-at-work will be on hand to demonstrate their skills on the beautifully decorated Flower Island Pavilion.  Their artwork illustrates their spirit, tradition and pride of the Asian and Pacific Islander handiwork.  This includes: paper-cutting, hand painted scrolls, calligraphy, plant and flower expertise, fish, birds and other Asian artifacts.

The Health Fair will feature educational lectures on holistic fitness.  Other services to be provided include: free screenings, health information and referrals.

The Community Services will feature a variety of organizations offering free information, assistance and referrals in areas of employment, social services, immigration, legal services, education, housing and translating.

The Boutiques will offer a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander items and gifts for sale including clothing, jewelry, artwork, hand-made crafts, incense, body oils and much more.

The International Food Booth area will provide a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine that will feature enticing delicacies and exotic beverages which are traditional to the Asian and Pacific Island Cultures.

FESTIVAL CONTACT: L.A. Lotus Festival, Inc.
Leo Pandac
2001 W. Beverly Blvd. Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: (213) 413-1622Email: lepandac@aol.com
DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lotus Festival
Department of Recreation and Parks
3900 West Chevy Chase Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (213) 485-1310; Fax: (213) 485-8746Email: Lotus.Festival@lacity.org

Website: www.laparks.org/Calendar/Lotus/lotus.htm

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Set for the same day of Make It Funky. I know. But great things happen in the City of Los Angeles. Maybe you can support both by going to Make it Funky in Chinatown earlier in the day and then head over to Little Tokyo to close out your July 31st summer night?

Tuesday Night Cafe is LA’s longest running free arts showcase, completely running on the love of the community. No grants and no corporate funding. For 12 years, they have been showcasing the nation’s talented artists – spoken word, dance, theater, improv, comedy, visual art, film, cuisine- you name it, TNC showcased them.

But it’s that time of year where they have to raise funds in order to keep going for another 12 years.

Please come out and support the arts, our people, and the community but attending this outdoor concert and arts party!

Pinoy artists involved are:
-Harlem Lee (winner of 2007 show Fame)
- Mister Cookie Jar (music)
-Bambu (music)
-Rocky Rivera and DJ Roza (music)
-DJ Ant and DJ WaxStyles (music)
-alfie numeric (visual arts)
-Park’s Finest BBQ (cuisine
and many more!

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Tuesday Night Project & JACCC Present:

The TNParty
Annual Benefit for the Tuesday Night Project

Art + Music + Food + Dancing + Community under the LA sky

Raising funds to keep Tuesday Night Project and the 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe going strong!

July 31, 2010
5pm–11pm

JACCC Plaza, Little Tokyo
244 S San Pedro St
(Between 2nd and 3rd St)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets on sale NOW: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111899
$15 Presale/Students/Seniors
$20 General Admission (at the door)
12 and under free!

Tuesday Night Project (TNP) celebrates its 12th year of bringing together thousands of people to live performance, music, poetry, short film, live-stream broadcasts and an eclectic gathering of Los Angeles art+community through its “1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe” series in Little Tokyo/Downtown L.A.

On July 31st, 2010, TNP & JACCC present “TNParty: annual benefit for the Tuesday Night Project” in the JACCC Plaza from 5PM to 11PM. It will be TNP’s 2nd annual fundraiser underneath the Los Angeles summer skyline, with an outdoor plaza full of DJ’s spinning, live music, a silent art auction, video projection, and live painting. Everyone is welcome, from long-time supporters of Tuesday Night Cafe to past performers to people who are new to TNP.

Join Tuesday Night Project at the TNParty and support one of the longest running free public art spaces in Downtown L.A.!

With performances by:

-Mista Cookie Jar
http://mistacookiejar.com/

-Progressive Taiko
http://progressivetaiko.wordpress.com/

-Bambu
http://bambu.la/

-SueJin w/ Jenny San Angel
http://www.myspace.com/suejinmusic
http://www.myspace.com/jennysanangel

-Rocky Rivera & DJ Roza
http://www.rockyrivera.com/

-Durwood (Golda Inquito & Gertie Meza) & Applesauce (David Tran)
http://durwoodmusic.net/
http://www.myspace.com/worldofapplesauce

-Dawen
http://www.dawen.us/

-Shin Kawasaki
http://www.shinkawasaki.com/

-Harlem Lee (winner of 2007 show Fame)
A sample of his performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3RB-vAzOLM

And more to come!

More info about performers, vendors, and other details about the TN Party to come! To keep updated on all the news, keep your eyes on:

http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org/

Become a fan at: http://www.facebook.com/tnproject
Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/tnproject

And RSVP to our YELP event! http://www.yelp.com/events/los-angeles-the-tnparty-annual-benefit-for-the-tuesday-night-project

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