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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

December 3, 2012


Last Wednesday, November 28, I was blessed to have enjoyed a break. This was really welcome after weeks of stress, due to a smorgasbord of meetings and presentations at work.

I was invited to an event entitled "It’s Time to Bond" which was an appreciation night and anniversary celebration of the Southbend and Goldlink security companies.These two companies are the security service providers for our company as well as that of other Lopez Group companies. 

The Invite

The Venue
Entering the venue, which was the Rockwell Tent, I would have wished to have worn something more dapper as the event was truly inspired by the Agent 007 persona. There were free  flowing wine, good food  and  silhouettes of sexy dancers in the shadows.  Even the boss man of the security companies dressed and moved like James Bond (Pierce Brosnan vintage).

The live entertainment was  music,  dance and presentation  inspired by all those  Bond movies from the 1960s to this early part of the 21st Century. And the talents were excellent: El Gamma Penumbra, Daddy’s Home and KZ Tandingan. They are fairly new, all of them recently discovered gems from   X-Factor Philippines and Pilipinas Got Talent. But the audience, including myself, were impressed and very much enjoyed their elan and moxy on stage. They are living proof that the pipeline of impressive Pinoy talent is decades long, just like the pipeline of the James Bond movie franchise.

El Gamma Penumbra

Daddy’s Home


BP with KZ
Thank you to Jie Jie and the Southbend/Goldlink team for the invitation. 

An enjoyable event indeed.


  1. like the pic with KZ sir Vic!

  2. Thanks Ernie and Anonymous. With or without the BP, you would have liked the picture. hahahaha..........