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Life Lately: No Shave November

Life Lately: No Shave November

How’s life lately? Another life lately post about November 2017, sharing how has it been and how I wish it will be. So join me in this post!

How’s Life Lately This No Shave November?

This year’s November has been quite a roller coaster. From all the suspensions to work days and school days, it’s truly quite challenging to have so much on your plate. There are times that we just have to let go of some and find that time for ourselves. Recharge and rejuvenate because after all, it’s us who tires ourselves.

Life is a big ball. There are times you’re up and running. Then, you’ll just roll down the slope and feel bad at everything that you do. It’s a vicious cycle that needs trimming.

However, I’m looking forward for some shows that quite interests me. These are theatrical shows that will happen in my alma mater. So before I go into detail, I’ll sharing some of the greatest things that happened this No Shave November.

If you’re wondering what’s with the title, it’s similar to what other entertainment sites connote about November. Men are challenged not to shave their mustache or beard. For ladies, I don’t know what we’re supposed not to shave but I haven’t waxed my legs yet. I’m guessing, that’s my challenge. Right?

That Leap of Faith

As the partner who does most of the external affairs, we (at Maarteng Letra) took a leap of faith and applied for #CommonRoomPHAndCo to become part of their art exhibit. Before, we were afraid and scared of even applying for an art exhibit but now, we conquered our fears!

It was one fateful night when I stumbled upon the application link and confided with the whole team. Consequently, we agreed to try applying and trying our luck. We threw all our fears to the universe and let the heavens above give us the sign if this was right. Days after, I woke up with an email stating that we were given space and the chance to join the art exhibit!

There and there I realized. Even if sometimes we feel scared about something, we just have to take that leap of faith and throw everything to God and the universe.

Plus, a mental note of:

[bctt tweet=”If it’s meant to be, it will be. If you stop trying, then that’s the time that you have failed.” username=”Mariaisquixotic”]

So, we are excited to share that we will be joining the art exhibit that Common Room PH is putting up this holidays. It will be from December 1 to January 31, 2018 at Alabang Town Center.

We hope that you’ll be finding your way there and eventually see the creativity we have and hopefully pass the passion to everyone there.




Pamantasang Hirang

Pamantasang Hirang Poster

This is a theatrical show that will keep us to stay woke. Lately, there have been a lot of talk about brotherhood and sisterhood. If you’re updated with the current events, especially in our dear country then you’ll know what I mean.

The Arts Management Program of the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde stages Pamantasang Hirang (Sa Dilim Man) written by Palanca Award-winning playwright Tim Dacanay this November 23 – 25, 2017 at the Benilde Black Box Theater under the direction of Tuxqs Rutaquio.

Pamantasang Hirang (Sa Dilim Man) first premiered at the Virgin Labfest 4 in 2008. It is a one-act play focusing on brotherhood and coercion as expressed in the narrative of a fictional fraternity at the state university.

I am truly excited by this since it’s very timely. The show dates are nearing so I hope we see each other there!

To tell you its synopsis:

Tim Dacanay’s Pamantasang Hirang (Sa Dilim Man), under the direction of Tuxqs Rutaquio, is a satirical, one-act play focusing on brotherhood and coercion as expressed in the narrative of a fictional fraternity at the state university.

In an attempt to help his panicking roommate, Raji, Dan learns that an initiation rite is going to be conducted in their dorm room. This same fraternity was the one he had left 15 years ago. He later discovers that the frat alumnus regulating the activity was his college buddy and now congressman, Chok Villanueva. Their reconnection reveal a dark history as the unfinished initiation of Dan into Alpha Mu Tau unfolds.


  • 1:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM


  • Priced at Php 150.00
  • Can be purchased by the visiting our ticket booth at the 9th floor elevator lobby of the School of Design and Arts Building or
  • By contacting Yentl Desuyo at +63929 398 9949 or +63906 943 0232

For updates and/or further inquiries, feel free to browse their Facebook page.

Director Tuxqs Rutaquio and cast3Director Tuxqs RutaquioRea Molina_ Theo Dacanay_ Tim Castillo

Hope to see you there!

ASEAN Long Weekend

November is full of long weekends that really gave us a break from all the stress that we get. From the long weekend due to All Saints’ Day to ASEAN, I honestly wish that this month was just suspended.

It was a good break to recharge and rejuvenate and I just wish this could be a yearly thing. However, there were some news clippings and rants that others gave.

But, I just have one thought about the whole traffic thing though. They gave so much convenience to the other leaders or VIPs but caused a lot of inconvenience to us, peasants and commoners. It’s true that they met for a reason. That is to talk about how to make the world a better place but if they reap and use what we work hard for then, that’s just unfair.

Lastly, it was a bittersweet long weekend and eventually, month!

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How about you? How’s your life this November?


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  • Reply
    November 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Reading the title, I thought you were really referring to a lady beard or something. lol I don’t shave my legs and I also don’t get it why we should do it. Maybe because of society stereotyping women to do so? But going back to your post, I really love those art your shared from instagram. I hope I’d be able to do exhibit of my own someday.

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    Berlin | Momi Berlin
    December 15, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    I like that leap of faith. Recently, I just tried to email a babywearing company. They had a launch months ago. I attended and covered it in exchange for a few token. Since then, I fell in love with their ring slings and wraps. I was quite disappointed I didn’t get to bring home a new sling or wrap. But I was still grateful to Have known the brand.

    Nway, as mentioned, I emailed the brand. I told them I am a great fan and would love to make a review of their product. Lo and behold, I got an emaul back. Then a week after that, I got not just a ring sling but a wrap as well.

    I believe, if you need, ask. Or it may take that leap of faith to get what you want.

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    December 15, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    So nice that November was full of long weekends for you! As for long weekends, December will be a way better month for me :). A good thing to throw away your shame! Well done! Inspiring quote! That’s what I needed. Just keep trying. Today I felt like quitting for something. Because I had tried it several times and each time it was a disappointment. And yesterday there was a new opportunity coming by and I was just wondering if should even try it. But I will!

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