Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the MFC Bar memories

It broke my heart upon hearing that the MFC Bar would be shut down early this year. I simply told my Korean manager that it's up to you guys simply because I knew that that was part of my sanction at the time.

The MFC Bar was originally conceived so that our performers and staff could have a hang out and unwind place after work. We have so many fond memories at the MFC Bar and the bottom line is that we never lost money operating the place. Only that our Korean manager in-charge of running the place left for Japan and that left no one wanting to run the bar.

These days, no one stays after work. Everyone just heads out for home or hangs somewhere else... that's a bit sad. So I asked the Chairman if I could give it a shot to re-open the place and have someone operate it for us and he said yes.

Soon enough I hope, the MFC Bar will be back... better than before, bringing life back to the Manila Film Center.

Images from my Sony Alpha230... photography (mostly) by Casie Villarosa



photography by Jerry Santos













photography by Santos Soriano






photography by Santos Soriano

photography by Santos Soriano

photography by Santos Soriano

















photography by Santos Soriano

photography by Santos Soriano





Amazing Show pictures from my Sony Alpha230


Ms.Amazing Philippine Beauty 2009 Bembem Radaza at the lobby of the Manila Film Center before show time; photo by Jerrica Javier

the Christmas Finale segment; photo by Eugene Barona

Ma. Christina Dandan and Cindy at the lobby after showtime; photo by Eugene Barona

company call at the main theatre; photo by Jerry Santos

PA Michael with Koji at the backstage before showtime; photo by Mica Villarosa

the backstage during showtime; photo by Mica Villarosa

performers at the backstage before showtime; photo by Mica Villarosa

Jake and Chrissy at the lobby after showtime; photo by Eugene Barona

performers at the lobby after showtime; photo by Eugene Barona

performers at the lobby after showtime; photo by Eugene Barona

Bonsai Sardido for curtain call at the lobby after showtime; photo by Eugene Barona

Bembem Radaza performing "Diamonds"; photo by Eugene Barona

Ma. Christina Dandan performing "Wa Ai Ni"; photo by Eugene Barona

Donita Gauten performing "Daya-Daya"; photo by Eugene Barona

Philippine Traditional Dance performance; photo by Eugene Barona

Bonsai and Esmer performing "Uta Hayaku"; photo by Eugene Barona

Jamby Madrigal and Patrick Passion peforming "Phantom of the Opera"; photo by Eugene Barona

Amazing Show cast at the lobby; photo by Eugene Barona

Phantom of the Opera; photo by Eugene Barona

with guests at the lobby; photo by Eugene Barona

company call inside the main theatre; photo by Eugene Barona

batten operators; photo by Mica Villarosa

Asia at the lobby of the Manila Film Center before show time; photo by Jerrica Javier

Ms.Amazing Philippine Beauty 2009 Bembem Radaza at the lobby of the Manila Film Center before show time; photo by Jerrica Javier

the traditional new year's eve "shot" with the VP at the lobby after showtime; photo by Jerry Santos

Dandan, TL and Jaytee at the traditional new year's eve "shot" with the VP at the lobby after showtime; photo by Jerry Santos

Jaytee Castro at the traditional new year's eve "shot" with the VP at the lobby after showtime; photo by Jerry Santos

Showtime "finale"; photo by Casie Villarosa

Showtime "finale"; photo by Casie Villarosa

the main theatre of the Manila Film Center before showtime; photo by Casie Villarosa