Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Listen to Live@Penguin

Listen to the various bands that played LIVE, LOUD and RAW at Penguin

Monday, July 6, 2009


I am a lazy boy/man.
I have not updated this blog.
I have a thousand and one reason(s) not to do it.
I am not a writer,
I just pretend to be one.
but being lazy is not an excuse...

but hey I updated my july schedule....
just click...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Did you Join the Earth Hour??

At exactly 8:30 pm March 21, 2009 Penguin Gallery decided to pull the plug and joined the rest of the planet in celebrating Earth Hour... Too bad I had forgotten my camera to show any proof. But sad to say I noticed as I walk around the Remedios circle in Malate ours was one of the very few establishment, including the Havana and Cafe Adriatico who decided to join the exercise.

The rest of Remedios circle's establishment including the circle itself was well lighted and continued using lights and electricity. Oh well...

Really not sure if the Barangay Captaing or whoever captain there is (Captain America or Captain Barbell) is aware. I also noticed that most of the not so affluent neighborhood around had their lights on, together with the rest of the restaurants and bars, which is mostly Korean.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shibari - The Way of the Rope

Some interesting show this November 21. The Penguin Gallery will present a photo and performance exhibit of Shibari - the art of Japanese rope tying, bondage to the western world. While the word bondage strongly suggests some rather sensual and perverted image to the ordinary viewer, to the Japanese, specially during the Samurai period, rope tying is used primarily to identify among others the rank and specific crime committed by the the person being tied. The way a person/prisoner is being tied gives a clue to that person's status and place in the military hierarchy among others. Of course you can trust the strong Japanese aesthetic sense to elevate even such mundane things such as tying into art.

Viewer discretion is advised This is not for the timid. We suggest an open mind to view the performance. Show wil start around 9:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baptism... Well Sort of.

Here is a video clip I stumbled in YouTube...
Penguin regulars Ronnie Lazaro, visual artist Dante Perez and one of Penguin's in house band Kadangyan in what looks like a baptism ceremony of some sort. Ronnie is acting (or is it acting) like a priest of some sort. I have to say I cannot help but simply share it. It's one of life's rare moments when you suddenly realized life is indeed one big performance art. ENJOY