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Seven Reasons Why You Should Watch Ballet Philippines’ MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In February 2015, MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical wraps up Ballet Philippines’ 45th anniversary season. Since the conception of this much anticipated re-staging, people from the arts circle can’t wait to see the opening night. You see, MANHID: The Superhero Musical is an original dance musical written and premiered in UP back in 1992. Written for the…

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PETA's Arbol de Fuego
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PETA’s Arbol de Fuego

MANILA, Philippines –  Capping the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s 47th season is ARBOL DE FUEGO – Rody Vera and Loy Arcenas’ reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard. Multi-award winning writer Rody Vera, and world-renowned New York based designer-director Loy Arcenas work together for the second time on a Chekhov classic. The two has collaborated on the…

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Hiding Monsters (THE BABADOOK: 2014)

Having to cope with being a single mom to her boisterous, unruly son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), Amelia (Essie Davis) is already on the verge of giving up. Her husband died in a freak accident on the day Samuel was born. For seven years, she had raised him up and has been giving him all the attention that she can…

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Four Years with Flips Flipping Pages (part 3)

click here for part 1 click here for part 2 So apat na taon na kong Flipper. Sa apat na taon na yun, tatlo ang na-attend-an kong year-end parties. Dalawang beses akong dumating na naka-costume, isang beses na naka-get up. Kinakarir namin ang mga year ends na ito. Pinaghahandaan talaga. Huling hirit, e. Isang celebration ng isa na namang…

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Body with Another

Enuf said.

photo by Rhett de Jesus
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Four Years with Flips Flipping Pages (part 2)

click here for part 1 Noong 2012, naglaunch ng coffee table book si Ricky Lee kasabay ng premiere ng restored version ng HIMALA (1982). Noranian ako, alam n’yo yan. Siempre nandun ako noong premiere ng restored version. Nakapanood na ko ng sine, nakakuha pa ako ng limited hardback edition ng Sa Puso ng Himala ni…

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Four Years with Flips Flipping Pages (part 1)

Mantakin n’yo? Apat na taon na pala akong miembro ng Flips Flipping Pages! Dati rati, magisa lang ako kung magbasa. Ngayon, maingay na ang mga pagbabasa. May mga ka-inteact na ako. Hindi na malungkot. Kapag napangitan sa binasa, may madudulugan ng reklamo. Kapag maganda naman, may makakasama sa celebration. Kapag ok-ok lang, meron akong nakakasama…

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Bookish Year, Next Year…I Hope

2014 has been quite a year for me. It had its ups and downs. And because of the downs, the ups meant more.  But in terms of books, I had my share of really good titles that I can’t even think of any worst read this  year. Which, will be quite a challenge, come January 2015, when our…

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Question Fridays
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Question Fridays

It’s been a while since I started blogging. I have posted a lot of stories, film and arts reviews, and sometimes, I had shared here some of my academic papers. I have grown to love this site, and my readers have grown to love them, too. Occasionally, I’d get a messages from readers with questions on…

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For the Love of Lav

In Lav We Trust (A Lav Diaz Film Festival) Philippine cinema has reaped immense international honors in the immediate past year. With unsurpassed distinctions all bestowed on Lav Diaz leading the pack, the occasion calls for one more enviable encounter with the cinema of the master director himself only at the Cine Adarna of the…

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“Oi, Dancing Boy!”

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE! (A Review) Stephen Daldry opens BILLY ELLIOT (2000) with the young Billy turning on the tun table and jumping carelessly on his bed. Smiling at full close-up, and with T-Rex’s Cosmic Dancer playing at the background, one already knows that this is going to be the story of a boy and his bouncing battle against gravity….

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Gary’s Canvas

A good friend, and a fellow follower is starting to be known as an emerging contemporary portait artist in Manila. Gary Alonzo is a multi-talented artist who exercises his creativity in two different ways; Advertising Design and Portraiture. During the day Gary oversees the design for two major ad accounts Taco Bell and Dairy Queen in the…

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Cubao – Ibabaw (Tony Perez’ CUBAO MIDNIGHT EXPRESS)

Madalas kong iwasan ang mga bus na tinatahak ang Cubao Ibabaw. Sa helera ng Araneta, doon sa tumatahak ng babaan pagawing Farmers Market. Lalo na noong nag-aaral pa ako sa UP. Delubyo ang trapik doon. Masikip, matao, maalinsangan, kahit nasa aircon bus ka. Minsang mapasakay ka sa bus na may maling karatula, pihadong mahuhuli ka sa pupuntahan…

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