The Phantom of the Opera Musical Comes to Manila!

Excited mode. I want to watch The Phantom of the Opera next month! This Manila invasion of the longest-running musical in Broadway is brought to us by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions in partnership with local companies such as Philippine Airlines, Smart Telecommunications and Citibank, among others.

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According to the news, The Phantom of the Opera runs from August 25 to September 30, 2012 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Ticket prices start at P1,820. Must.save.up.for.this!

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Pacquiao Vs. Bradley Boxing Match

This Sunday is going to be special. At least for my hubby who’s been supporting Pacquiao’s every boxing match since time immemorial (kidding!). He subscribed to paper view for the Pacquiao-Bradley boxing match so I’m expecting some loud noise in our Bacoor home come Sunday morning. My FIL will be with us so two men shouting on TV would be quite something.

But no, I’m not complaining. It’s all fun. Even I watch Pacquiao matches though I don’t get too engrossed over it. I still think it’s a guy thing to be hooked on boxing. Haha. If I get bored watching, maybe I’ll just surf the net and try looking for new business ideas (I want some extra income!). Perhaps, I could start by browsing through business must-haves, something like a vonage business phone service or a faster internet connection (than what we have at present).

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A Halloween Party

Any plans for a Halloween party? The long weekend is just around the corner and if you don’t feel like organizing a Halloween party for your family and friends, why not just get them together to attend Patio Carlito’s version of a crazy-scary parteeeeh happening on October 31:

Patio Carlito & White House on the 84th Halloween Party

For P300, you get door entrance plus two cocktails and the entire night to celebrate Halloween to your heart’s content. This is one exciting night that you should not dare miss. I might just drop by together with my fave blogger friends and we might just bump into each other in the venue!

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Why I Got Hooked on Amaya (The Epic Series)

GMA 7’s first epic series (epicserye) Amaya has been getting positive reviews lately so I decided to find out what the fuss was all about. I started by watching the first few episodes of Amaya via uploaded videos from Pinoy24.tv. Amaya, by the way, had its pilot episode last May 30 only. What can I say? I think Amaya has a good plot and an ensemble cast. I think I’m now hooked on it.

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Amaya poster

Amaya is said to be GMA 7’s biggest production ever. It is an original story by Suzette Doctolero. Directed by Mac Alejandre, Amaya is a historical fiction. It is a tale of a girl, born a princess but fate turns her into a slave, and later on becomes the most powerful woman of her time. She rises to save her people from the hands of a ruthless male ruler in Central Visayas during the pre-Spanish colonial period (early 1500s). Did you know the production is aided by the expertise of two respected UP historians to make sure everything is accurate and relevant to the depicted time? Yes, from the language spoken to the costumes worn by the actors and the props used on the set.

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OPM is Great and Fun

Last night, I had the chance to watch an Original Pilipino Music (OPM) concert at the beautiful and well-manicured Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati. It was sponsored by Avida Land, a company belonging to the Ayala Group. Outstanding Pinoy performers and bands in the likes of Arnee Hidalgo, Sitti, True Faith, 6CycleMind, 143, Jim Paredes and a lot more graced the stage and performed Pilipino originals to the delight of the big crowd.

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scene from the concert

Indeed, Filipino music has gone quite far. Thanks to these people who continue to promote OPM in the country despite the tough competition against foreign music brands (hello K-Pop and Western tunes). But there is still so much to do to ensure OPM is passed from one generation of Pinoys to the next. I can only think of the power of the internet to ensure we keep the flame of our love for OPM alive.

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