100 FIDDLERS

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(Photos for this blog are from CPO facebook page, Andrian Sevilla and supportive friends who were really kind to take great photos! Thanks!)

Last May 19, 2013, A grand recital composed of 100 fiddlers (violinists to be specific) was held  at SM City Cebu, Northwing. This was spearheaded by talented professionals of Cebu Philharmonic Orchestra as stated in the article above from Sunstar! 🙂

The program started with  classical and contemporary songs rendered by different students from their respective studios. Later on, all students joined in to play classical pieces from Suzuki’s Volume I and II books. It was quite an experience for me since it’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed these pieces such as The Witches’ Dance, Two Grenadiers, and Bourree. We ended the concert with the most basic piece, Twinkle Little Star and Its’ variations proving that we should never forget the basics! I guess it’s a humbling moment for me then, also for the more advanced players in this group! 🙂

The ever supportive Doctor Ingrid Santamaria was there to witness the whole event. She also gave opening and closing remarks, pointing out, once again that Music moves the hearts of men. I guess it did, because just look at the crowd!

100 fidd 5Will you look at that? Who needs mikes with a 100 and more fiddlers playing beautiful music? 🙂

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Not only Stringed instruments were involved but winds as well!

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Serious mode!
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100 fidd 8Of course, these events wouldn’t be as much fun without my ever supportive group of family, friends, and music lovers alike! Thanks so much guys and hope to see you in other concerts/recitals!

100 fidd 10There is talk that another grand recital like this would happen soon! Who knows? We’d probably reach more than 300.. That would totally be a blast!

‘Till next post! 😉

BOHOL, BOHOL

Oh blog, I have missed you so!

Pardon the drama.

 I’ve been so swamped with so much work that it’s overlapping my hobbies a bit.Such is the busy life of a career woman……. Eew! See what work is doing to me! (Panic mode)>.<

To make up for the silence, I’d like to share about the biggest event of my highschool friend’s life. She just tied the knot in Tubigon, Bohol and invited my other pals and I to join her in this grand celebration!

BOHOL DAY I

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My pals with the beautiful bride… Her concept was somehow crafty, that is in my own words.. Normally brides are always dressed in white… Instead, she let her guests wear white so that she’ll be the star of the show… Haha! Gotcha, didn’t I? It was a cool concept though and she does the steal the spotlight, don’t you think?

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Here I am doing my duty (Haha!) Thank God for my pal’s talented husband who accompanied me… I’d probably sound like a strangled cat without his masterful playing!

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The creative and talented couple planned a Greek gods and goddesses theme and it turned out quite great! Love the decors and little details!

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This is what you call, “Cowboy” style… Riding tricycles at night, no matter how high our heels! LOL! (In the end though, some of us were able to hitch a ride with the bride’s generous relative who took pity on us “Tourists” Thanks so much!) It was tiring, but we had fun all in all!

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Not wanting to miss out while we were in Bohol, we decided to take a day tour before we go home.

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First stop was Sagbayan Peak where we could get a great view of the world known “Chocolate Hills”!

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It always amazes me how God could come up with creations such as these!

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Pine Trees!

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He’s got spidey senses for me!

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My favorite green guy!

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Iron Man!

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Next stop was the Butterfly Farm… Our guide was loads of fun describing the different species of butterflies and moths.

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Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar!

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DSC05078These are moth Cocoons….

DSC05079while these are Butterfly cocoons…  Those shiny golden things? Yep, they’re real! We thought that they were just painted that way! Aren’t they cool or what?

DSC05082Lunchin’ on some pollen!

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DSC05086Isn’t it beautiful?…. especially the one holding the pretty thing?  ahem… Okeeeeeeyyyyy… movin’ on!

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Next stop was the famous Man-made forest…. It was a sight to behold!

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Off we went to the Tarsier Sanctuary and we met up with our distant relatives once again!

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The cute bums were hanging around and slept all day. They’re nocturnal creatures after all. Totally sounds familiar to me! 😉

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We were supposed to go on a river boat cruise but because of the many lines, we had to wait our turn. While waiting, I decided to try the well known “Malunggay”  homemade Ice Cream while my friend on the side went for Chocolate. It truly did not disappoint! It’s probably one of the highlights of the trip… If given the chance to go back, I’d gulp it all down in a heartbeat!

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Next off, we went for this hanging bridge….

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…and I spotted two carabaos cooling off on the side! Awesome!

We then rushed to the port on our way back to our hometown. It was a short but memorable trip with my buddies and I hope that we get to do something like this again.

Even though I had to get back to the daily grind at work,  I’d have to say the trip was totally worth it to take your mind off life’s troubles for a while.

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So if you’re longing to take a break from the hustle and bustle of your busy life, take a side trip to Bohol, and just take in the serenity of nature and God’s creations! You’ll be glad you did!

Have a peaceful week you guys and To more trips and adventures to come! 😉