Pianist wants help organising a concert in the UK

Tom Tañada, who says he’s the resident pianist at the Walt Disney World, would like help organising a fund-raising concert. Please see his message below and contact him directly if you’re interested.

My name is Tom Tañada, the resident pianist at the Walt Disney World
Dolphin Hotel, a Starwood Resorts and Hotel in Orlando, Florida for more
than 20 years. I do concerts around the USA and Canada and have performed
around the world. Last year, I did a concert in Vienna, Austria, before
that was at the Hilton Hotel on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt.

I would like to do a fund-raising concert for the Filipino Community in
Uk. I play selections from the broadway musical, popular classic, movie
themes, old and new songs, hometown favorites in a pop-musical approach,
music for the people.

Please visit my website for further info. at : www.tominconcert.com

Regards to our kababayan,
Tom Tañada
tom@tominconcert.com
Tel. 407-361-5573

Note: Phil-UK is in not associated with Tom Tañada in any way. I’m just re-posting his message by request.

Filipino-British Society Summer Festival

The Filipino-British Society wants to let you all know about their Summer Festival, 15th & 16th August 2009, 8am to 6pm. It will be held in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

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Simple Little Pleasures – Finding ways to save money

Most people think that students spend huge amounts of money on going out. Honestly, partying is the furthest thing from my mind after a long day at university and part-time job. When I get home, all I want to do is wrap my hands around a calming mug of tea and read through my favourite websites.

In these difficult times people are starting to enjoy staying in rather than going out. And why not? It’s fun doing things in the comfort of home. I’ve invited friends over for movie nights with popcorn and games, or for quiet dinners with home-cooked food. The other night it was a pot-luck dinner party, so everyone bragged about each of the dishes they brought, whether it was a fudgy chocolate cake or creamy macaroni salad.

Another great thing about staying in is the online shopping, simply because it’s extremely convenient and oftentimes cheaper. No more braving crowds on grey drizzly streets. While looking for films on sale to add to my collection, I stumbled upon VoucherCodes.co.uk (http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk). It’s a website that features discounts from high street retailers, and provides extra benefits on top of the usual NUS student discount. Basically, they do tie-ups with online shops to give you discounts. When you have your discount code, all you need to do is use it at the checkout when buying books, clothes, CDs, and DVDs online.

It feels great when I can save a little on the things I really enjoy. Even with minor purchases, every little saving counts. Maybe I’ll have enough put away for that well-deserved holiday.

Katerina has a blog at http://the-raincloud-project.blogspot.com/