Unang Yugto: The First AWIT Alumni Concert

When I was invited and asked to take photos of the AWIT Alumni Concert, I did not hesitate. Back when I was in elementary , I used to play classical music too. I played the recorder and the flute. Later on in high school, my brother and I joined the AWIT Youth Orchestra. It feels wonderful to be able to play the classical pieces and play in an orchestra but it requires a lot of practice and discipline.

It was my first time to shoot a classical concert and it was quite difficult to shoot because of the dim lights (I cannot use flash photography). The place was also full so there was little room to move to take photos. Plus I had to be extra quiet because the audience was listening intently to every note of the music.

This was really a challenge but I had a great time watching my friends perform and it was also great to listen to classical music again. I was inspired to listen to classical music again. Perhaps sometime soon, I will pick up my notes and pieces and play my flute again.


Unang Yugto: The First AWIT Alumni Concert

John Owen Castro, flute
Geraldine Margaret Padilla, flute
Gabriel Allan Paguirigan, piano
Princess Faith Mariel Priel, soprano
Elaiza Jem Tangalin, violin

With collaborating artist:
Ms. Hannah Valdez-Sariego, piano

University of the Philippines – College of Music Mini Hall


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Gian & Sarah

My friends Gian and Sarah got married on the month of September last year. Indeed, time flies so fast! I cannot believe that August of the year 2011, we were organizing and already starting to finalize the details for their wedding. The bride and groom chose me to be their wedding planner and coordinator.

Planning a wedding, as some may say, is tedious. It is true but for me, planning a wedding is also fun. I have previously helped coordinate three weddings. It helped me a lot when we planned and organized the wedding of Gian and Sarah. Planning a wedding is not as hard when you know what the bride and groom wants for their wedding. The family choosing the suppliers and weekly discussions also helped a lot. Gowns, fitting, venue, decoration, food, lights, performers, speakers, guests, transportation, photographers, flow of the program and so much more! These are only some of the details that that one should take note of in a wedding. I spite of some of the stressful moments, the bride and groom remained cheerful. There is so much that you can learn from planning, organizing and coordinating an event.

Thank you to Gian and Sarah for this wonderful experience! It will soon be your first anniversary! 🙂

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Photos: Joash Maramara Photography

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