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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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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