Touringkitty Writes: Sisa

Since 2016, I got into writing Filipino haikus and accompany them with a nice photo of a place I am in. Check out my simple (and I hope not so trying hard!) Haikus on Instagram (search for hashtags #HAInaKU or #Touringkittywrites).   Last month I have been meaning to post something for Women’s Month, and […]

What’s EUr Story: An EU Essay Writing Contest

You’ve got EUr story to tell? Then join the European Union Essay Writing Contest! Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines What’s EUr story? Essay Writing Competition Mechanics 1. Eligible Participants This contest is open only to Filipino citizens aged 16 – 35 years old. Employees of the Delegation of the European Union in the […]

#galingNAMCYA: Saludo ng Kabataan sa Araw ng Kasarinlan

CONCERT: #galingNAMCYA: Saludo ng Kabataan sa Araw ng Kasarinlan In celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, our young winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) embrace and reminisce our hard-fought freedom with music. Music has been a potent mode of expression since the colonial times in the assertion of Filipino nationalism. It […]

Touringkitty music: Ave Maria by Caccini

So happy to be back on track! This year started with my well-received performance as Sisa in Noli Me Tangere the Opera (read a review of my performance here). Recently, I had several singing engagements as a soloist. #goals for a soprano mom like me. Here is one of those performances, which I really truly treasure. And made […]

Relive the Battle of Manila through the Transitio Festival

Know more about the Battle of Manila through this day-long festival, right at the heart of where it happened–Intramuros! See, hear, feel, smell, and even taste what 1945 was in this historic event. Relive that long forgotten battle in the Manila Transitio Festival 2017. Press Release: THE 8th MANILA TRANSITIO FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 26, 2017 SUNDAY BALUARTE SAN DIEGO, SANTA […]

#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 […]

Women guitar power in a classical guitar concert

RAFFLE: Read up to the end of this post to WIN tickets for this concert! Women guitar power in this upcoming concert dominates. Japanese Sachiko will be joined by rising female guitar trio, Triple Fret. See more below. — In celebration of the 60th year of Philippines-Japan Friendship The Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc. together […]

Ariadne the Ballerina

I am a frustrated ballerina. Up to this point, I still wonder what if I took formal ballet as a child. I will never forget my ballet presentation in school, where we had a show in Folk Arts Theater, no less. My daughter, meanwhile, loved ballet, that it took us three years to ensure she […]

Philippine Proverbs: A golden book of wisdom

“May kasabihan po tayo…” (We have a saying…) This is a familiar line to our generation. A local television noontime show has this motto-memorization, er, mini-beauty pageant for little girls giving nuggets of wisdom as they introduce themselves. Words are wisdom, and these are compiled in one book called Philippine Proverbs. National Book Development Board head, […]

#KoristaAko: Jimmy Chung

Welcome to another #KoristaAko post. Just to get things more fun, I have an exciting raffle at the end of this post, so read on. I still can’t figure out how adult colouring books came into mainstream here in our country. It was all of a sudden and your local bookstore shelves are filled with books […]