Pick your Thrill Sunday

If you are born in the era of  "choose your own adventure" books here are today's options to either end your weekend or start your week right. There are no right or wrong answers just pick your thrill.

Turn to Page 8 for untried, untested, and unstaged plays: Watch Virgin Labfest 8

Today is the last day of Virgin Labfest 8 and they usually save the best for last. Today you have the choice of watching Set B at 3PM with a line up of 3 different short plays which includes Mar Anthony dela Cruz's Hayop, Em Mendez's Ang Unang Regla ni John and Isa Pang Soap Opera by Reuel Medina Aguila. In the evening at 8PM there is the last staging of Set A with Symposium by UZ Eliserio, Aizel Cabilan's Pagsubli and Digital Divide written by Dingdong Novenario who also wrote last year's Kafatiran that is included in this year's VLF Revisited set.

If you want to make the most out of the day and decided to watch both sets you should check out the writing fellowship program showcase that you can conveniently watch while waiting in between the two sets at 6PM for free at Bulwagang Armado Hernandez (also within the complex).

Tickets per set costs 300. More often than not if you come early the box office might tell you they are sold out but spare some patience and line up promptly before the curtain call and you may still avail of a ticket.

To get there:
Via train you can ride the LRT and get of at Vito Cruz Station and walk towards Rizal Stadium where there are orange shuttles that can bring you to CCP.
Via Jeep ride jeeps from Buendia, Divisoria, or Mabini (these routes go along Roxas Blvd.) and get off before Cultural Center of the Philippines and walk to the entrance at the left side of the complex. Huwag po tayong bumaba sa intersection. Bawal ang pasaway kay Mareng Winnie.

Turn to page 55 and stumble upon a treasury of books: Burn Baby Burn Sale!

Bookayukay celebrated their 4th anniversary last night with a jamming session of books and booze but its not too late to join the post-celebration sale. Today is also the last day for Bookay-ukay's Burn Baby Burn Sale!

If you want to score books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Haruki Murakami, Chuck Palahniuk, Franz Kafka, local-hard-to-find publications and international best sellers this sale calling out to you. I checked it out last Friday and the prices ranged from 300 to 10 its practically a steal! 

Bookayukay is located in Maginhawa St., UP Village Q.C. To get there
coming from SM North Edsa or Quezon Avenue, take a Jeep going to Philcoa or UP Campus. Then get off at Philcoa your landmark is Mini Stop where there is a tricycle waiting shed. Ride a red tricycle and tell them you want to go to #55 Maginhawa.

It is also easily accessible via private transportation however there is limited parking space. Take a skateboard instead and you can probably meet a couple of skater boys in the area while you're at it.

Turn to page 25, and you're turning Japanese!: Eiga Sai film festival

Join my search for the "best things" in "The best things in life are free". This being one of the popular ways to not spend a pretty penny on a good thing. Watch Japanese films at the Eiga Sai film festival at the Shangri La mall. Three films are lined up this Sunday: Colorful at 2PM; In His Chart at 4:30PM; and Abacus and Sword at 7PM.

Just a tip for the Jpop fans, Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow's Joe) starring Yamashita Tomohisa, In His Chart starring Arashi's Sakurai Sho and Peak- The Rescuers with Shun Oguri are included in this year's film festival. Let me hear thy spazz!

Its best to come early because its a first come first serve policy for securing seats. Click here for film synopsis and schedules.

Turn to page 99, Have a happy cake day!: Akiba Cafe cakes at 99 a slice
This just in! Compliment your turning Japanese adventure with cake at The Akiba Cafe located at SM Megamall 2nd floor building A. Their 99 per cake slice promo going on until September. Their cakes may be somewhat pricey at 120 a slice but if you want to add a new flavor to your palette why not give it a go this afternoon around 1PM to 5PM and have yourself a happy Japanese cake day for 99.

Akiba Cafe opened July last year and is expanding with a new branch at Whitefield ave. If you like their cakes like them on Facebook too.

Turn to page 100, walking dead end: Stay at home
Sometimes there just so many things you can do in a day that you can't decided which one to go to so you end up sitting in front of your monitor reading this post (why, thank you). Then again there is no wrong or right answers that is why its a Pick your Thrill Sunday.

Whatever thrills you, go and have fun. Happy Sunday, folks!

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