Darwin of Dive Funatics presented at the PechaKucha Night Cebu Volume 9 last November 11, 2014 at Politics Cafe in Escario Central where he talked about Dive Funatics’ 1001 initiative. It was an interesting night and the place was packed with intellectuals attentively listening.


PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps – just about anything, really – in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along with the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February, 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo.

Dexter Sy presented “BOMBA PRESS”, an independent record label operating in Cebu City, dedicated to giving great acts from the local indie scene some well-deserved exposure. He also talked the publishing aspect of BOMBA PRESS which mainly featuring local literary talents in both Bisaya and English language, and how they eagerly work with other arts groups in the city to promote an environment of symbiotic creation.

Angelica Manlunas who describes herself as a reader and an ‘accidental writer’, told a story of how she came to be a professional writer in her presentation “Looking for money in writing”.

Dr. Henry David Dimaano, Orthopedic Spine & Joint surgeon talked about the 10 things he learned from mountain biking, shared a few insights which he learned from actively participating in this sport/hobby, insights which apply very well to life in general.

Finally, Cattski, on of Cebu’s famous musician/singer-songwriter/record producer as well as an entrepreneur shared her accounts and highlights of her first American cross country music adventure in her presentation “It All Ends at The Bitter End”.

I enjoyed the presentations as well as my crab cake over a couple of bottles of cold San Miguel premium beer with the company of Kae and Atty. George.

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