On the 7th of May 2010, a group of friends got together and, after sharing a lot of experiences, feelings, and memories with each other for quite some time, decided to call themselves a family. A family, for they feel as if they truly are one. From that day forth, they were known as Pakepamilya. After sometime, Pakyepamilya, like most families, grew in number. New people from all walks of life who shared the same passions with other members were wholeheartedly welcomed into the family. They then become acquainted with the others and eventually become friends and sometimes even closer, just like a real family.
But like in some families, however, some of them barely know the others.
KEYHOLES aim to give the opportunity for other family members, as well as other people, to take a peek on a day in a Pakye’s private life. To get a glimpse on the other side of these wonderful people and how they face the daily challenges that await them. The expected result of this project would be a documentary of each participant showing what they usual activities are within a period of a day up to a week. The participants are to answer questions from people.
These guidelines are subject to change upon and after approval of the project by Pakye.
Everyone form Pakyepamilya is highly encouraged to participate in this project.
The video must have a sub-theme (i.e., THE LOVE THAT REMAINS BY CHESKA MANUEL) that may best describe the participant.
The participants must work on this project with the smallest amount of money possible.
The participants are to create a 15-20 minute video showcasing a day/week in their life. Routinely performed activities (i.e., work, studies) must be included in the video.
The videos must be as raw yet as creative as possible. Special effects may be included but are encouraged to be kept at a minimum. Photos may also be used.
Participants may help each other in the creation of the documentaries.
The questions to be answered must come from the participants’ followers in Tumblr and must be randomly selected. It is of course the participants’ prerogative as to whether or not to answer questions that they think intend to harass, abuse, or invade their privacy. Answering such questions, however, is highly discouraged.
The participants are encouraged to answer only a maximum of 5 questions aside from the ones that they are required to answer. It is their discretion to answer more if they wish.
Only a maximum of 5 minutes must be allotted for the interview portion and may be inserted at any given time into the video.
The videos may be uploaded at any site as long as it’s embed code can be posted at tumblr. Youtube and vimeo are recommended sites.
All videos will be first posted at the participant’s tumblog, the project head’s tumblog, and/or at pakyepamilya.tumblr.com. Reblogs are allowed. *wink*
At the end of the video, the participants are REQUIRED to answer the questions, “What change has PAKYEPAMILYA brought to you?” and “How do you stay positive?”
If already available, a short version of the PAKYEPAMILYA “Station ID” (Karl Apolinario’s idea) must be placed at the very end of the video. (KAYA DAPAT SANA MERON NA HAHAHA)
For any further inquiries, please ask the project head, James Vergara.
The participants are to make use of their own funds since this project requires minimal expenditures as stated in the guidelines above.
The project should last from at least seven months up to a year after the proposal has been approved by the majority of Pakyepamilya. The majority is half of the total number of family members plus one. Extension of the project may be possible if extremely necessary.
The UST Salinggawi Troupe's summer audition/training for NEW APPLICANTS starts on April 12-14, 2011. 9am-12nn at the UST PE ANNEX. For inquiries, please contact: 09063777080, 09063226520. Spread the word. Posters and Teasers will be posted soon. *Bring rehearsal clothes, dancing/rubber shoes and water.*
This post is going to be about the ones that should be mentioned and praised every day – real friends! They are out there and I’m sure each and every one of you has at least one, however, these a fore mentioned foes often distract us, making it hard for us to see who are real friends are.
A true friend is..
1. Happy for you
If you are successful, happily in love and can afford to buy whatever you please, you can count on a lot of jealous, hateful comments coming from people who used to be all nice and sweet. However, only a true friend will be truly happy and interested to know more about your successes and those happy moments. A true friendship is the one where friends keep their fingers crossed for each other and do whatever they can to contribute to the positive outcome.
2. Not competitive
Friendship is an emotional bond, not a popularity contest so, if friends see each other’s successes as a great opportunity to celebrate, you can bet there’s nothing but true friendship going on there. You should be happy for your friend even when your own life isn’t all perfect at the moment and he/she should demonstrate the same type of behavior towards you. Being competitive isn’t a bad quality at all as long you don’t let it affect your friendship – it can help you both be more successful and motivated or ruin you both if you start finding new ways to trip one another.
Let’s not mix honesty and brutality, please. I’m just trying to point out that friends should be honest enough to speak their minds but kind enough not to make their opinions sound hurtful. Real friends do give each other all kinds of advices and that often includes comments about new boyfriends, outfits, lifestyle and careers, so, if there is something you’re doing wrong, you can rely on your friend to point it out. However, a true friend will compliment you too as opposed to a foe, that’s going to turn a “blind” eye and comment only when he/she has a chance to criticize.
LOL! I know this doesn’t sound like the best way to describe a friend but please, just try to think and understand what I mean by this word. :)
5. Ready to help
Friendship is not all fun and games and a real friend know that there will be times when you’ll need him or her for something that’s not related to partying, gossiping or anything like that. So, a friendship in which both sides are willing to offer everything from a shoulder to cry on to physical or material help, is definitely a real one.
6. A good listener
You can’t expect to be the only on doing the talking but, when you really need to get something off your chest, you can count on your friend to be there and just listen. Hell, a good friend will listen even if you don’t have anything interesting to say and it’s on you to return the favor and never try to abuse this quality.
7. Ready to adapt
Childhood friends are very hard to keep simply because people change and after some years they just don’t have anything to talk about. Great friends, in the other hand, the ones that truly care for each other, will always find a common ground. They will adapt and try to fit in each other’s lifestyles enough to have at least one thing to talk about. Like Sex and The City ladies – each one of them is different and they all lead different lives and, yet, they are always there for each other and only a hurricane could stop them from making to that Sunday brunch every week.
“If nothing else, I’ve realized who I can count on. The friends who can read my mind and finish my sentence. who call me in the middle of a text message, or answer my question before I ask it, who tell me what’s going on in my crazy head.”—(via eletheowl)
“A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.”—Pam Brown