SEPTEMBER 17, 2016


The Sunshine Place recently celebrated its Second Anniversary with art, music, and of course, lots of laughter and sunshine.

With its retro party theme, the anniversary celebration was a memorable get-together of the students, participants and instructors of Sunshine Place’s various classes and activities. Voice students Atty. Gil Cortez, Atty. Rogelio Vinluan and Elize Lirag shared their renditions of well-loved songs by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Anne Murray. Yeba students re-lived the 1978 American musical-romantic comedy, “Grease” in their dance number as Social Ballroom students performed with wonderful hits from the ‘80s.

Furthermore, members enjoyed Chair & Le Bran dancing, and a very special performance by Penthouse 7’s Sandy Hontiveros, Milky Evangelista, Pipo Liboro and Boyet Sison of The Penthouse Live dance party on TV of the 1970s.

One of the highlights of the event was an art exhibit featuring the works of Sunshine Place members in ceramic acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as Ikebana, memoir writing, Discover Writing and Phenomenal! classes. Special awards were also given to the Sunshine Place’s most active members during the event.

Mrs. Felicidad Sy was the guest of honor during the event, and was joined by Sunshine Place President Lizanne Uychaco, Painting instructors Fidel Sarmiento & Tere Buiser, Discover Writing/Phenomenal! instructor Barbara Gonzalez and Memoir Writing instructor Dr. Oscar Peñaranda.

Sunshine Place, a senior hub under the Felicidad Tan Sy Foundation, is a venue for adults to live actively, through engaging in recreational classes and age-appropriate physical training programs. It is the venue to be entertained, to socialize and to reflect; a place of happiness and wellness for one’s mind, body and soul.

The center offers a wide range of activities for its members and guests. There are Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) tutorials, writing classes, music & voice lessons; Yeba and social ballroom dance classes; and nutrition counseling & customized fitness training programs. One can also take time to reflect in the chapel that is open every day and holds a 12:15pm mass every Friday.

Mrs. Felicidad Sy with Sunshine Place President Lizanne Uychaco and class instructors Fidel Sarmiento & Tere Buiser for painting, and Oscar Peñaranda & Barbara Gonzalez for writing

Penthouse 7’s Sandy Hontiveros, Milky Evangelista, Pipo Liboro and Boyet Sison were special guests during the celebration.

A performance from Sunshine Place’s Social Ballroom class participants

Chair dancing led by Danny Vinculado

Sunshine Place voice students Atty. Rolly Vinluan and Atty. Gil Cortez rendered a song number during the event.

Ikebana class participant Imelda Elido

Mrs. Felicidad Sy with Ms. Sunshine Place awardee Harvey Chua, and Best in Attendance awardees: Nenita Tee for fitness, Rochie Botardo for dance and Atty. Rolly Vinluan for music, and best in retro outfit Cami Bolus & Philippe Lee

Mrs. Felicidad Sy with the Sunshine Place team

Memoir writing class participant Harvey Chua beside her work, “The Day I Was Born”

Best in retro outfit awardees Cami Bolus & Philippe Lee