Philippine Ballet Theatre’s The Merry Widow

I think the last time I’ve gone to the Cultural Center of the Philippines was when I watched The Phantom of the Opera. But I’ve always been at awe of this theater and cherish every opportunity to watch performances there since my first time. I’m not sure how old I was, but the show was Giselle, featuring Lisa Macuja and Nonoy Froilan. Last Saturday, July 28, was my kids’ first time to visit CCP. We came to watch Philippine Ballet Theatre’s The Merry Widow, featuring guest artist, Berlin State Opera’s Martin Buczko as Count Danilovitsch or Count Danilo, and 11th USA […]

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Ballet & Broadway: A Grand Ballet Recital

It’s been more than a week since the boys participated in Twinkle Toes Ballet & Music Academy’s Grand Recital, Ballet & Broadway. If you read my previous post on ballet, you’d know that I was only expecting the boys to probably just do some running around the stage and some arm movements here and there. And Jay and I would be sitting in the audience taking pictures with our phones and waiting for the show to finish so we can go to Max’s for our usual recital celebratory dinner. (READ: Boys in Ballet) But that didn’t happen, haha! Ballet & Broadway […]

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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: Is Genesis History?

Note: This giveaway is officially closed. Winners have been announced. The concept of Old Earth versus Young Earth, which was discussed in the documentary film, Is Genesis history? was sort of introduced to me by a self-proclaimed atheist friend of mine years ago. He was challenging me on my faith and while I could explain much of the Bible verses in context, I cannot defend it on apologian scale. A lot of it is my fault, really. I have the materials and resources available, I even bought myself a few books, and friends have been throwing me some of theirs as […]

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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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