sachmis

In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet or Sachmis was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. Was sometimes connected with snakes too.

Sekhmet was also a Solar deity. She was created by the fire of Sun god’s Ra’s eye. He created her as a weapon of vengeance to destroy men for their wicked ways and disobedience to him.

Sekhmet’s name comes from the Ancient Egyptian word “sekhem” which means “power”. Not only was she associated with violence and blood lust, but also intense sexual passion and a powerful feminine sexuality definitely frightened many people. She also represented menstruation. picture

Weekly Goddess Inspiration: Sekhmet

I am just returned from three amazing days in the Texas Hill Country, where I attended Texas SpringFest, a Goddess spirituality event. I am refreshed and renewed after spending time in a woman-centered, explicitly feminist space, communing with my Goddess and my sisterhood and the reawakening Earth. I’ll be writing more about SpringFest in the next days, as I slowly return to my regular life rhythms.

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SATCHMI VINYL DAY 2015

Despite the scorching Saturday heat, music fans flocked the BGC Ampitheatre for the third Satchmi Vinyl Day on April 11! 

For it’s third year in a row, Satchmi celebrated another successful Vinyl Day event— an annual celebration for the love of collecting and bringing back vinyl in all its glory and timelessness whileat the same time showcasing all that our local music scene has to offer. This year, Vinyl Day was all about combining the good old days with the present, something Satchmi has always stood for. You could get a record of The Beatles in one corner and Taylor Swift’s 1989 on the other. Sachmi as a lifestyle brand has been growing its collection since 2011 and every year host a mas-sive record selling culmination activity in the form of Vinyl Day. “We wanted a way for people to experience crate digging the Satchmi way.” says Janna Estrada, part of the Satchmi Team. Edric Chua, co-founder adds “We started out as a bunch of people who loved vinyl and we created an online  store  with  all  the  records we  could get  our hands on. Vinyl  Day was just  something  we thought of doing to share that love we have for crate digging and finding the record you’ve been looking for. We never expected such a positive and huge response.” All three Vinyl Days were held in Bonifacio High Street. “Instead of just online shopping, we wanted a nice environment where people could actually hold a record.” says Ronald Sy, another co-founder of Satchmi.

Discounted records from different genres, Motorino vinyl players, and treats from different sponsors were enjoyed by the audiophiles present. Plus they get to listen to the awesome performance of the independent local bands invited that day – The Cohens, Ourselves the Elves, Tandems ‘91, Jensen and the Flips, BP Valenzuela, Ang Bandang Shirley, Autotelic, Imago, Oh, Flamingo!, The Diegos, Cheats, and Pedicab!

Here are snaps from Satchmi Vinyl Day!

The Cohens officially open Satchmi Vinyl Day!

Crates and crates of vinyls on discounted prices! Some of these record enhusiast have been at the venue as early as 2PM!

The most charming barista a.k.a. BP Valenzuela with Sam, Jimbo of SUD and Degs of Tom’s Story!

Vandals On The Wall’s Ian Urrutia with guests.

Ourselves the Elves was the second band who performed.

Ourselves The Elve’s Aly Cabral.

Jam 88.3 DJs hosted the event!

Founders of Satchmi being interviewed by ETC!  “We wanted this year to be all about giving thanks to those who have supported us over the years.” says Satchmi co-founder Aislinn Chuahiock

Tandems ‘91.

Jam 88.3 DJs gracing the stage with their coolness.

Smooth music delivered by Jensen and the Flips!

BP Valenzuela: ‘This is the biggest crowd I’ve ever performed for.’

Ang Bandang Shirley’s Selena Salang and Jam 88.3’s Russ Davis

Rob Cham with The Strangeness’ Shinji Manlangit and Francis Cabal.

Ang Bandang Shirley before hitting the stage! 

Ang Bandang Shirley performed new songs at the Satchmi Vinyl Day stage!

Ean Aguila,  Ang Bandang Shirley

Marc Inting, Ang Bandang Shirley

Kai Honasan, Autotelic

Josh Villena, Autotelic.

Autotelic

Miko Villena, Autotelic.

Neil Tin and Josh Villena, Autotelic.

Autotelic.

Spotted Jason Caballa of Pedicab with an [Indie] Manila sticker on his pedalboard! :3

Mayumi Gomez, Imago.

Myrene Academia, Imago.

Imago.

Zach Lucero and Tim Cacho, Imago.

Backstage is packed with cool peeps!

Oh, Flamingo!

Howard Luistro, Oh, Flamingo!

The Diegos.

The Diegos brought their own record collection and spin some sick tracks!

Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona-Bacarro, Cheats.

Saab Magalona-Bacarro, Cheats.

Candy Gamos and Jason Caballa, Cheats.

Jim Bacarro, Cheats.

Pedicab closed Satchmi Vinyl Day!

Raymund Marasigan, Pedicab.

Jason Caballa and RA Rivera, Pedicab.

Raymund Marasigan, Jason Caballa and RA Rivera, Pedicab.

Straight from Vinyl Day, the Satchmi Store will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 18 with a week long celebration from April 13-18 at the 4F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. You can expect  acoustic  performances  from local  artists, discounts on  their  records  (as  if  Vinyl  Day  wasn’t enough!) and lots of coffee.

To learn more about Satchmi you may visit their website at www.satchmi.com or e-mail/call them at experience@satchmi.com / 401 6905.