Thursday, October 19, 2017

PATAK - A Benefit Concert

Patrick Donald Teng had an amazing vision in life. He dreamt of becoming a neuro surgeon and took up medicine at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. Not known to his own family, he supported charities while attending college and at the same time, offered much of his time doing volunteer work for different organizations and one of them was Hearts at Play.

Patrick was also an active member of The Company of Ateneo Dancers and was President of the Ateneo Medicine Dance Group. He brought joy to a lot of children through dance and even encouraged many of his group members to offer their time to make these children happy.

Unfortunately, all his amazing efforts had to take a side step when diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare type of brain cancer, which ended his dream of being a doctor. Despite his condition, his contagious positive outlook in life remained and Patrick continued his volunteer work even while in a wheelchair. He bravely fought for his recovery, but sadly, time dictated that he had to leave everything behind to join our Creator – gone too soon at the age of 25.


But as they say, everything has a season and a reason. Patrick’s parents were devastated and thought it best to continue what their loving son has started. In May 2017, the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation was founded in memory of their beloved son.

PATAK represents how a single drop in the water can create ripples in the ocean. It is a force, much like Patrick was. The concert will introduce the foundation by showing Patrick’s life and struggle with brain cancer, the lives he has touched, sharings by his doctors, and dance performances by various groups – all with the end goal of continuing what Patrick has started.


PATAK, a Benefit Show for Patrick Donald Teng Foundation is happening this  October 21, at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University at 6:00PM.

For more information on tickets for PATAK, and to support the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation, please like Patrick Donald Teng Foundation on Facebook or call 0917 8390200.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Chan Lim Family Exhibit

Chan Lim Family of Artists will celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival at SM City East Ortigas with an exhibit of 135 hand painted fans.  The exhibit is joined by 42 artists showcasing their culture and artistry. This is a very beautiful way of encouraging the creativuty and artistic side of anyone. Chan Lim Family Exhibit  will run from August 27 to September 24, 2017.


The Chan Lim Family of Artists is best known for their Asian-themed art with particular focus on Chinese brush painting.  The family has been actively engaged in the arts for more than half a century to date.  The three generations of the Chan Lim Family use a multitude of media, styles and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern art.  They continue to get involved in the arts by actively developing and promoting Chinese brush painting in the Philippines and abroad

For Chan Lim, the family patriarch, originally dabbed mostly in Oil and Watercolor.  Most of his art are on canvas.  He recently ventured into other types of media such as ceramic and porcelain plates. Asian lanterns and fans to blend Western and Eastern techniques. The second generation of Chan Lims, Alex, Felix, Rolex, and Jolex, are all engineers by profession and are engaged in leadership position with multinational companies.

The Chan Lim family of Artists has traveled extensively across the Philippine Islands to conduct numerous art exhibits, classes, workshops, seminars, and on-the-spot painting demonstrations.  Several thousands of people have attended these activities.  The entire family have joined several art exhibits locally and internationally.  The third generation of Chan Lims reveal in exploring different types of modern techniques, such as digital media and apps, and incorporate these into their art.

The Chan Lim family aims to create art that does not exclude any media over the years, they have continuously pushed the envelop on the type of media used for the Chinese brush.  Their arts subject have included flora, fauna, landscape, even portraits.  These themes can be seen in the most of the family’s art, as well as their students.  The family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today, and is sought after in the field.  Art classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig City.  Their painting can be found in private collections across the globe.

For more info: www.chanlim.com

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Email: chanlim@yahoo.com

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