Meet and Greet Belle at the SM Supermalls

Belle is coming to your nearest SM Mall this December! Welcome her in these dates and venues: A Disney Beauty and the Beast Christmas Mechanics: Event is open to the general public. First come, first serve policy applies. Participants must be at the event venue at least 30 minutes before the scheduled session. No food, […]

Toy Kingdom’s 10th Toy Warehouse Sale

Now on its 10th year, Toy Kingdom brings you the biggest toy sale! Happening this weekend at the SM Megamall, enjoy the best deals in Toy Kingdom’s Toy Warehouse Sale. Here’s what you have to know about the sale: FAQ about Toy Warehouse Sale Year 10 Question: What is the event? Answer: Toy Warehouse Sale is an […]

Korean Baritone sings Schubert’s Winterreise in debut recital

“Winterreise” In 1827, Franz Schubert produced his song cycle “Winterreise” based on Wilhelm Mullers poems from “The Posthumous Papers of a Travelling Hornplayer”. Winterreise is a perfect vehicle of musical expression for the male voice and piano, but the scope of its complexity elevates it to the level of a musical drama; in it, a […]

Barbie Dreamtopia Festival

My sister and I are certified Barbie girls, having a few Barbie doll collection as young kids. It is no surprise that my daughter likes Barbie dolls, too. And this event on the first two days of October was a great way to celebrate dreams coming true. Barbie’s Dreamtopia Festival celebrated Pink Power last October 1 and 2 at the […]

Toy Kingdom’s Amazing Toy Expo 2016

Hooray! Been waiting for this event. The toy lover in me cannot help it. And great that it happens in my side of town. See you there! Toy Kingdom once again brings the most amazing gathering of toys in the Philippines in its Toy Expo 2016 at the 2nd Level of the SMX Convention Center […]

Barista Course at Barista and Coffee Academy of Asia

Judging by the amount of coffee shops and other restaurants that serves good coffee, there really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. Now, if we are to look beyond those coffee beans and grounds we see in these coffee shops around town, and wanting to learn and […]

Musicartes Stages Opera Intima

Musicartes Inc. launched its Opera Intima series on July 22 with other shows on July 30, August 28 & 30  at the Mirror Theatre Studio, SJG Centre, Kalayaan Ave., Makati, featuring La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) with Soprano Kay Balajadia Liggayu and concert pianist Rudolf Golez.  Francis Poulenc-John Cocteau’s La Voix Humaine is the […]

Masflex Cookware: Celebrating 25 years For the Love of Cooking

The Masflex brand recently celebrated 25 years in the Philippines. I received an invitation to join Masflex’s celebrations, and it was an afternoon filled with food, cooking, and some surprises. Products were displayed all over the venue. I was seated near the cookware displays, so I took this video: A video posted by Em Alcantara […]

#galingNAMCYA: Humble Beginnings and Musical Excellence

I really like how the play of words came about in this upcoming concert of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists. It’s current yet shows NAMCYA’s authority when it comes to local classical music competitions. The concert will feature previous prizewinners who have made their mark in the local classical music scene. All of them I’m […]

Using the Theory of Probability to Find Happiness

They say there are only two certain things in the world: death and taxes. However, by spinning the main point of this statement, you can add a different kind of facet to the equation. It’s arguably safe to say that everyone wants to be happy; they are certain they want to be happy. Whether in […]