Roma Concepcion Realtor~

December 14th, 2010

Happy Holidays from Roma Concepcion Realtor~

“Property is still available. please send me your friends and family whos thinking of making a move. 6054 John Ave

Thanks, Roma”

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Marlou Colina Salon

December 14th, 2010

Happy Holidays from Marlou Colina Salon:

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That’s right ya’ll, early bird notification for you FPAC’ers.

The Mega-20th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture!~September 10-11, 2011, Pt. Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA!

Stay tuned for major headliners set to be scheduled.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Confirmed Headliner for FPAC 20, the legendary Joe Bataan:

ARTISTS, VENDORS, FOOD VENDORS, SPONSORS, DONORS…please visit www.filamarts.org for more information.  We will be establishing early sign-up’s, deadline’s, and updating all information throughout the year (yes we are starting early)!  So stay tuned~

Look forward to the big 20th celebration of this long running legacy…FPAC 20 will be bigger than ever!

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Project PSA/FAN-E LA Wrap Party

December 3rd, 2010

Wednesday night at the Blu Monkey…

Great wrap party, culminating about a month of work between filmmakers and non-profit organizations.  PSA’s were turned into the FAN-E L.A. organization.

Stay tuned for a Feb/Mar 2011 Project PSA viewing party and see the BUY PINOY PSA!

A big thanks to FAN-E L.A. for organizing the project, a big thanks to Philip Buiser of Two Penguins who selflessly donated his time to do the PSA, and a big thanks to everyone who showed up to network.

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Project PSA Holiday and Entertainment Networking Party! [hosted by FAN
Entertainment]

with special musical guest “Genesis Ian” &  TapaBoyLA Food Truck

…Come out to celebrate with Fil-Am filmmakers and non-profits for the
completion of their joint PSA’s for FAN Entertainment’s Project PSA filmmaking
initiative:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
8PM-12AM

BluMonkey Bar & Lounge
5521 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028. (in between Western & Garfield Place)
no cover, but suggested $5 donation to raise money for the PSA screening in the
spring. Support your Fil-Am filmmakers and community organizations!

Drink Specials:
8-10PM Happy Hour-$4 beers & $2 off drinks
After 10PM-TBD shot and cocktail specials

8PM-9PM- Core social hour for participating non-profits & directors, promotional
photos, interviews
9PM- General guests welcome
9PM-12AM TapaBoyLA Food truck: http://tapaboyla.com/
10PM Genesis Ian performs live!

Special Musical Guest “Genesis Ian”
Fresh from a performance at the Viper Room.
Check out the link below for his bio:
http://www.ourstage.com/profile/genesisian
http://twitter.com/genesisian

Parking:

There is a Red Line stop across the street. They have a large parking lot in the

back and meters around Garfield Place, Hollywood Blvd & Western. Parking in the
back lot is $5.00

Participating PSA’s:
FilAm Arts
TAYO Literary Magazine
Pro People Youth
Mariposa Center for Change & Gabriela Network
BuyPinoy.org
Filipino Artist Network
Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts
Filipino American Library
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

We are taking donations for the screening. With every donation to the screening
fund, party guests receive entries into the fundraiser raffle. When you receive
your ticket and stub be sure to write down your name and the non-profit you
support on the back of the stub and turn it in. They will get credit for your
screening fund donation.

Donation Breakdown
$3 = 1 raffle ticket
$5= 2 raffle tickets & one free DVD (while supplies last)
$10=4 raffle tickets & two free DVDs (while supplies last)

Prizes include:
Gift certificate for 200 wings at the Hooters in Burbank, CA (Over $100 value)
$50 certificate for American Apparel
$40 certificate for The Body Shop
Plus gift sets and other miscellaneous items

*The non-profit with the most screening donations credited to them will get
special recognition. If you donate $5 you are automatically entered in the
raffle.

Raffle/Promotions:
The 20th and 40th persons who RSVP for this event will receive a prize when they

attend the party. More RSVP contests will follow.

For more info contact arlyn@fanla.org.
We thank you for your support. Come out and have fun!

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Busy Weekend~

November 8th, 2010

Last Friday night was Bambu X DJ Muggs Live-In Store at Backside Records in Burbank.  The mixtape titled “The Los Angeles, Philippines Mixtape” was released that day.  Pnoy Apparel was also there for a special offering of the limited edition snapback, t-shirt, and sweatshirt for the mixtape.  Great show, crowd came through to see Bambu and DJ Muggs go off with the new material.  Cop the mixtape!  As always, Bambu is giving you something to think about with his lyrics and subject matter…this time laced with beats by DJ Muggs (of Soul Assassins/Cypress Hill fame).

This past Saturday marked the premiere of “Amigo”, by director John Sayles at the Mann’s Grauman Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.  John Sayles once again gives us a beautiful character-driven film, this time against the backdrop of the turn-of-the-century Philippine-American War. The able cast is led by Oscar winner Chris Cooper as the American colonel, Garret Dillahunt as the earnest lieutenant and Joel Torre as village leader Rafael. Imbued with the subtle dignity that makes Sayles’ films so engaging, Rafael is the moral compass around whom the film revolves. In a war that is in many ways similar to the one we are fighting now, Rafael faces the unwelcome challenge of how to keep his people together under occupation. Ultimately he decides that cooperation with the Americans is the best way to protect the village welfare, but his compliance is considered betrayal by his brother who is a leader of the rebel fighters. Refusing to judge any of its characters, the film explores how in war all sides make compromises and no one’s innocence remains intact.

If you have comments about either event, please leave it with us here on BUY PINOY.

Get ready for Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito next week, November 13.  Another busy weekend!

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It is the month of October, Filipino-American History month.  What special events do we have going on this month?  What special sales do our BUY PINOY businesses/artists have available?

Check in with our online community on the comment line…thanks!

YOGA WORKSHOP~NITA FLORES

October 5th, 2010

Here’s a special notification from one of our BUY PINOY participants.  Get healthy!

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BUY PINOY will be in SAN DIEGO, October 2nd 11a-6p for the FIL AM FEST!

Will you?

Please come visit the FilAm ARTS booth to sign up your business!  We also have sign ups for PAN (Pilipino Artist Network), so all you artists come check us out and sign up as well!

See you in beautiful San Diego!

Visit www.filamfest.org for more information!

RECAP: 19th ANNUAL FPAC 2010

September 14th, 2010

A gorgeous weekend, this year’s 19th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture went extremely well this past weekend (9/11-9/12, 2010).

I’d like to thank Jonathan, Malou, and rest of the staff for manning the BUY PINOY booth at FPAC!

Welcome to the new businesses added and we hope to hear from more of you who need to sign up!

We will show pictures of FPAC once we get them from our photographers.

Congrats to FilAm ARTS for a successful event!

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