Kinky Boots Manila is proof you shouldn’t judge a musical by its title

At a glance, it’s easy to assume that the musical, Kinky Boots Manila, is all about LGBT and it can easily be taken as that especially if you have not seen the show and have only seen the pictures on social media and read some reviews. I’ve watched the show four times before I caught on with some of the dialogues because, well, it’s easy to get diverted to the fabulous entertainment right before you. But in my humble opinion, to say that it’s only about LGBT undermines the genius of playwright Harvey Fierstein. How do I put it? For […]

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Movie Review: Saving Sally

We went to watch Saving Sally to support this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. I’m very much aware at how low the sales has been this year compared to the previous years when they were showing mainstream Filipino movies. This year’s a whole lot different because this year, someone made a decision to give quality films the exposure they so deserve despite the risk of bombing at the box office. It’s quite dismal how moviegoers have responded to this holiday’s movie lineup, but I believe that if MMFF keeps at it, Filipinos will eventually find their way to those theater […]

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Book Review: All About the Philippines

We had the opportunity to review one of Tuttle Publishing’s books recently. The title of the book is “All About the Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts, and Games for Kids,”  authored by Gidget Roceles Jimenez and beautifully illustrated in watercolor by Corazon Dandan-Albano. It is the best supplementary book in Filipino history and culture for kids that we’ve used so far and let me tell you why. First of all, it celebrates the richness and diversity of our history, heritage and culture as a people in the most honest and colorful way. And the simplicity of the text and it being served […]

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Book Review: From Depressed to Determined

I recently finished reading the E-book “From Depressed to Determined, a 6 Step Guide to Thrive and have Personal Success” by Vivienne Bigornia. Vivienne is the same author of the book, 7 Things Every Wife should Know. It took me a while to read the book because I recently went back to working full time online for my former company (I’ll tell you all about it soon) and have adjusted my priorities over the past few weeks. In a nutshell, From Depressed to Determined is a 6-day guide in getting over yourself to making something of yourself. At first I […]

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Repertory Philippines’ Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

I came across Repertory Philippines’ production of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs musicale in one of my homeschooling communities. At first I wondered if it was just a workshop recital. Later on, I learned that it was one of the company’s official productions that open casted, and in which one of the young and talented homeschoolers in our community, Sophie Atienza, made it through the auditions to play one of the adorable dwarfs named Fred. Theater has always been close to my heart. You know that thing they say about love they call, “the one that got away?” Mine […]

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