Manila Bulletin : 2019-12-13

Lifestyle : 26 : D-2


Lifestyle Friday, December 13, 2019 D-2 GUIDE TO PICKING THE RIGHT PLANNER FOR 2020 2020 Belle de Jour Power Planner, ₱598 Packed with 192 full color pages, BDJ is a planner for every woman. This journal reminds women that they can achieve their goals and that “they are one with the universe.” 2020 Essentials, ₱390 If you love designing your own journals, this planner is the best pick for you. With dotted weekly pages, this is ideal both for bullet and creative journaling. It also comes with two cover designs, the classic and the pattern. NAVI, ₱598 Co-created with the help of 12 travel bloggers, NAVI is a planner for every traveler. With 172 full color pages, it also dedicates special pages to help users plan out their next travel adventure. Everything is Possible, ₱598 More than just a planner, Everything is Possible empowers its users by reminding them they are beautiful, gifted, and special. Its monthly dividers are decorated with “inspiring goals, questions, and prompts about goal setting.” Focus 2020 Journal, ₱525 Starbucks 2020 Planner Petit Planners, ₱350 Busy as we are, we might find ourselves having a hard time focusing on what’s important. Worry not—this journal comes to the rescue to help you concentrat­e on your goals. Its monthly dividers are crafted with “power words and suggested activities.” Line | 365 Days | 5 Years This sustainabl­e, eco-friendly planner is exclusivel­y available at Starbucks. It comes in two colors, frost gray and berry pink. It has become a yearly Christmas tradition to collect 18 stickers until Jan. 7 to get one. If you are not into bulky journals, this one is perfect for you. In 4.25” x 5.75,” it is a compact planner for those on the go. It also has zippered pockets that function as secondary wallets. This undated journal is every minimalist’s dream planner. In 5” x 6.25”, it is designed to last for five years as long as you only write one-liner entries every day. United in Songs CCP outreach brings the Sing Philippine­s Youth Choir (SPYC) Music Camp and Concerts to Bohol The Cultural Center of the Philippine­s (CCP) will hold the Visayas leg of Sing Philippine­s Youth Choir (SPYC) regional music camp with outreach concerts featuring the SPYC tour group of 2019-2020, in Bohol from Dec. 14 to 19. This project is through the CCP's Cultural Exchange Department (CED) and the Philippine Madrigal Singers (MADz), as well as the Andrea O. Veneracion Sing Philippine­s Foundation Inc. (AOVSPFI), in partnershi­p with the Negros Cultural Foundation and Holy Name University (HNU), one of CCP’s Regional Arts Center in Visayas, The SPYC project was launched in June 2014 by the MADz and the CCP CED. To date, the SPYC has 155 choristers/members from 72 provinces/local communitie­s across the country. The Sing Philippine­s movement brings to life the vision of National Artist and MADz founder of a nation singing in harmony and united in songs. The next strategic goals of the SPYC organizers is to further advance the music training (through music camps in the regions) of a pre-auditioned group from the three batches, present them in local outreach performanc­es this year, present them in an internatio­nal concert tour in 2020 and finally have them participat­e in one of the prestigiou­s choral competitio­n in Europe in 2020. Composed of 40 singers selected from SPYC batches one to three, the SPYC tour group members come from 24 provinces/communitie­s all over the country. The weeklong music camp in Bohol, which is the Visayas leg, will include sessions on singing and breathing techniques, enhancing capabiliti­es of the singer and enabling them to contribute strongly to their respective voice sections. The pool of trainors is led by MADz choirmaste­r together with MADz alumni. The outreach concerts will be held at the CPG Park in Tagbilaran City, 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 and in Talibon Cathedral, 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. These two concerts are co-presented by the Holy Name University, the Provincial Government of Bohol, the City Government of Tagbilaran, and the Diocese of Talibon. The Mindanao leg of the music camp is slated for March 9 to 14 nexty ear in General Santos City. Kaisa sa Sining Mark Anthony Carpio, Andrea O. Veneracion, CCP Cultural Exchange | (02) 8832 1125 | (02) 1708 1709.