Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tag: September 26

Mockery of separation of church and state

ACCUSING Justice Secretary Leila de Lima of being behind the criminal complaint filed by expelled Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) minister Isaias Samson Jr. against the INC leadership for alleged illegal detention, tens of thousands of the sect's members took to Edsa and surrounding streets to demand that the case be withdrawn, that De Lima stop meddling in the affairs of the INC, and for the government to respect the separation of church and state.

Thomasian puts up ‘Harry Potter’-inspired cafe

YOU DON’T need a port key, floo powder, Knight Bus, or Hogwarts Express to experience Hogsmeade and have a taste of the famous Butterbeer.

Nicole Guanio, a Business Economics graduate of 2014, came up with a Harry Potter-themed café called The Nook Café on the famous Maginhawa food strip last July which continues to leave Potterheads spell-bound with all of its quirky charms.

Butterbeer, a frothy drink that was adopted from the Three Broomsticks pub in Harry Potter, is the signature drink of the Nook Café, which allowed it to gain the favor of many Harry Potter fans in and out of the metro.

Theses turn into businesses

SAAN tayo kakain?

For the College of Commerce and Business Administration, finding the answer to this generic question has been one of the objectives of some Thomasian entrepreneurs.

Students under the entrepreneurship program were required to establish businesses as part of their theses and, true to their objective, were able to hit this sweet spot.

Not ‘just’ a thesis

Thomasian gourmets may start to recognize stores at a glance, and even formulate "food plans" before ever entering their chosen establishments. From a diversity of meals and price ranges, a prospective Thomasian may either try new meals or simply choose their “usual.”

CTHM alumnus: bartender extraordinaire

This UST graduate is a world-class bartender.

Kenneth Bandivas, who obtained a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 2011, was named winner of the “Around the World” challenge of World Class 2015, the cocktail industry’s most prestigious mixology competition.

Bandivas bested 53 other bartenders with his drinks “Bitter Felipe,” an ampalaya infused cocktail mixed with lime, and “My First Float,” a Marula flavored cocktail with rum and syrup.

Aiming to pay homage to the Filipinos, Bandivas’ “drinks with a twist” relived all-time favorite drinks, but cream liquors provided extra twists to his pieces.

World Class 2015, hosted by Diageo Reserve bar in South Africa, was held last Sept. 4.

Works of Thomasian artists fetch high bids at Leon auction

WORKS by top Thomasian visual artists such as National Artists Ang Kiukok, Arturo Luz, and J. Elizalde Navarro, and Ramon Orlina and Romulo Olazo fetched high bidding prices in the Magnificent September Auction of Leon Gallery last September 13.

“Seated Figure” by Ang was sold for P10 million, the highest bid among his five other auctioned works. The expressionist painting shows a nude human figure with arms clasping the knees and with the skeletal framework highly prominent.

Luz’s “Desert Architecture” was sold for P800,000. It shows a carnation-pink geometric landscape of ancient Asian temples.

Luz’s three-piece mixed media “Collage” also rose from the pegged price of P100,000 to the final hammer price of P500,000.