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The Big Bad Interview – Full Transcript

 I sat down to interview the folks behind the Big Bad Wolf sale for this article:  http://news.abs-cbn.com/life/02/22/18/5-things-big-bad-wolf-founders-learned-from-ph-book-sale [caption id="attachment_540" align="alignnone" width="525"] Thanks to the BBW Founders for the interview :)[/caption] i ended up with about 9 Word Pages of material from  Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng (founders of BookXcess, the...

Winds of Autumn

A fashion film editorial to present the work of four Montreal-based designers. Launched at the Montreal Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017. (more…)

Cindy Commencal Graces the Third CommencalPH Link

Cindy Commencal, from Andorran bicycle manufacturer Commencal Supervelos, was guest of honor at the third annual Link, an annual gathering organized by Commencal Philippines for dealers, members, owners and riders. Cindy is the daughter of founder, Max Commencal, and travels the world telling the Commencal story. The bicycle company, known...

Living in Europe

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Creating a Dress

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Nine Things To Do In Taipei

TAIPEI -- With the recent lifting of tourist visa requirements for Filipinos, Taiwan is sure to become a favorite destination for local travelers satisfying their wanderlust. And why not? With budget airlines having more flights to Taipei -- AirAsia, for one flies daily from Manila to Taipei and three times...

Restaurant With a View

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Noodles and Dumplings at Jing Ting, City Of Dreams

I knew I was in for a different Chinese culinary treat as soon as I stepped into Jing Ting, City Of Dreams’ new Chinese restaurant. The complex isn’t a slouch when it comes to Chinese food. It already has the upscale fine-dining Cantonese restaurant Crystal Dragon at the Crown Towers...

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Annika Zara

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Fall Outfit

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Godspell 2017

MANILA -- MusicArtes's production of "Godspell" returns for a limited run. First staged by MusicArtes last year, "Godspell" is a retelling of the Gospel with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwarz, the man behind "Wicked." The first act is a collection of entertaining, sometimes irreverent, interpretations of the parables, while...

World War II Tour around Bataan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija

April 9, 1942 was one of the darkest days in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The Japanese Imperial Army , led by General Masaharu Homma, landed in Northern Luzon and pushed back the combined forces of American and Filipino soldiers into Bataan. After three months of fighting, Bataan...

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Woodkid Iron

Yoann Lemoine is one of the more curious musical success stories of the year. A 30-year-old French-born, New York-resident video director, he has filmed acclaimed promos for artists including Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift before leaping the other side of the camera to record an album under...

Yosemite

Project Yosemite is a time-lapse video project set in Yosemite National Park and shot by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. We started it in January 2012 after meeting through Vimeo. The idea for the project came to us during our first overnight trip to Half Dome. We’ve been working together...

Exploring New York

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Vintage fashion

Not sure where to look while walking through world-famous Times Square? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. With massive digital billboards whose bright lights make midnight look like mid-afternoon; star-studded Broadway and Off-Broadway shows (and reduced – price tickets to see them available from the TKTS Discount Booth); people peddling...

Geeking Out On Saving Sally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUPkvvufHQk   I first ran across “Saving Sally” on Facebook with an appeal from its creator, Avid Liongoren, appealing for funds to finish the film’s post-production. A short trailer with unfinished special effects and at times, black and white animatics, gave funders a preview of the movie. Even then, it...

9Works Theatrical’s A Christmas Carol 2016

MANILA — The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has been staged countless times by local theater companies. And why not? It’s a timeless story that’s perfect for the Christmas season. Yet jaded theater fans would probably say “Bah Humbug” to yet another version of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with anticipation...

Nonna’s and Mama Lou’s in Nuvali

MANILA -- Ask a foodie from the south where to go for great food and Mama Lou’s, which first opened in BF Homes Paranaque, will be one of the top answers. Long known for homey Italian dishes, Mama Lou’s has opened further south along with its "daughter" restaurant, Nonna’s. Just...

Blue Man Group at Solaire

MANILA — When you get into your seat, look up! The laughs start even before the show starts with irreverent announcements discouraging texting, drone-flying, plerking, and cob-wobbling (whatever that means) that escalates quickly at the expense of several hapless audience members. Then the show begins in earnest with the acclaimed...

Pepita’s limited run at Cafe Ylang Ylang, Manila Hotel

MANILA -- Inspired by last year’s successful Filipino Food Festival, "Lechon Diva" Dedet Dela Fuente’s decadent Truffle Rice Stuffed Lechon and other dishes from her Pepita’s Kitchen Degustacion are once again the stars of the buffet at the Manila Hotel's Café Ilang Ilang. Back for a second year, the hotel's...

La Soiree at Solaire

MANILA -- “La Soiree” is French for “the party” -- and what a party it is! It started as a midnight cabaret 11 years ago and has since been performed in Paris, London, New York, Stockholm and other global centers of culture. “La Soiree” in Manila, which opened Wednesday, marks...

Nobu Preview at Magallanes Village

MANILA -- Nobu, the famed restaurant of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, is set to open at the City of Dreams entertainment complex before the end of the year. The restaurant, with its legendary menu that fuses South American and Japanese culinary traditions, will be the centerpiece of the Nobu Hotel, the...

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Rep’s 76th Season Preview

My love of theater started with Repertory Philippines a good fifteen (or so years ago). It was with a little play called “Noises Off” which that old movie with Christopher Reeve, Carol Burnett, Mark-Lynn baker was based. An evening in the theater turned into a lifetime fascination with the stage....

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When Pink Is The New Green…

Very late last year, I decided to take money management more seriously. This started with a really bad injury whose very expensive treatment was not covered by the company HMO. My finances took a big hit. And that's when I decided to really study alternative income streams. I discovered that...

A most entertaining RIVALRY

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkFvFILZpZs&w=420&h=315] When I first heard that someone was producing a musical about the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry, I thought that the folks behind it were a little bonkers. And with that, wished them a whole lotta luck. The reason was that the other original Filipino musicals with English lyrics I’d...

Onstage in 2012

I haven't been collecting as much info as I should regarding the theater scene this year. But from the little info I have, these are productions that will be making a dent in MY credit card bill this 2012. You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (9Works Theatrical) - After scoring...

Beyond The Barricade, Is There A World You Long To See?

It really wasn't a good start to 2012. I was down in the dumps partly because of a really long recovery period from an injury. But really, my sad state was really because of a series of related questions that I couldn't find any convincing answer to end 2011. The...

Boracay Beach Run

Ever since the running bug bit me a year ago, I've been trying to find new places to run in and different people to run with. During the TM 2011 district convention in Manila, I got a couple of Toastmasters to run an easy 5k on Roxas Boulevard. See http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150172880323402.314288.690398401&type=1...

Go run and watch “Thelma”

I unabashedly admit that I watched Thelma because it's a movie about running. I was  feeling pretty down when I saw this but came out of the theater having a little more hope for local cinema. Thelma is loosely based on the story of Elma Muros. The first act is...

The Cycle Of Opportunity Resolution… 2011

The Cycle of Destruction of 2010 for me has ended. And it WAS a violent and depressing cycle. End of Destruction. Beginning of opportunity. If there's something I took away from the ReaderCon yesterday, it's that I really need to get this blog out there. Not for anyone else, but...

Wasn’t “Noli Me Tangere” written more than a century ago?

I was dazed coming out of the CCP after catching Tanghalang Pilipino's "Noli Me Tangere". But what struck me is how much of the power of the musical came from how relevant the core content still is. Don't get me wrong. The musical is awesome! Shades of the dark setting...

Paciencia y Fe!

I went into Atlantis Productions "In The Heights" blissfully ignorant of the play. I thought that it was just another West Side Story clone. I was wrong, dead wrong. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvVgm4imyj0&w=560&h=345] Without giving much away, "In The Heights" has more in common with Rent than West Side. There was even...

Nothing’s nothing! (or what I enjoyed about “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank”)

"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" is an award winning indie-mockumentary following the production of an indie documentary "Walang Wala" [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqDG_P96Rb0&w=420&h=345] Let me get this out of the way: It's one of the best Filipino movies I've ever seen. One of the Filipino movies I really enjoyed was "Juan Tamad"...

Run For Brooks

[caption id="attachment_55" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="My tortured Adrenalin Xs.Virtually no heel wear!"][/caption] I was 90 pounds overweight when I started running. Because of this, I was really careful, bordering on paranoid, on choosing equipment. Particularly with shoes. It took me a long time to finally decide what running shoes to get. ...

Drooling Over The New Mizuno Prophecy

Nope, this isn't a Japanese doomsday prophecy. Rather it's the new droolworthy shoe from Mizuno. Master Sports, the Philippine distributor of Mizuno was showing this off during the blogger's event for the 2011 Mizuno Infinity Run. I've always been a big fan of the Mizuno Wave cushioning system. I've always...

Around The Walled City and Through History…

A run around the Walled City instead of the Global City? Awesome! Sign me up! KAISA, the Filipino-Chinese civic group who put this thing together ought to be congratulated for putting up one hell of a run. The Intramuros Heritage Run really should be an annual event. Aside from the...

TM Manila Convention 2011 Sunday Run (aka The Jorjames Sajulla Run 2011)

During the 2011 Toastmasters District convention in Manila, Division C (as in CEBU) governor Jorjames casually told me he brought running gear and wanted to run while he was in Manila. So we did what any good host would do and closed down Roxas Boulevard just for this running addict...

Reliving SENIOR YEAR

I didn't know what to expect from Senior Year. I'm not really a fan of mushy local movies. The movie projectionist made a gaff by showing the UI of the digital projector. It looked a lot like one of those home DIV/X players. After several minutes of fiddling (with snarky...

My Personal Top Places To Eat

I define a favorite place to eat as somewhere I'd go back to again and again. It's somewhere where I'd drag people to go particiularly if they've never been there. It's that fine balance of price, taste, quality and quantity that earns it it's place in this list. Will keep...

Running For The Land Of The Rising Sun

When GREENTENNIAL RUN announced the RUN FOR JAPAN, I just knew I was going to run in that event. I was a photographer with the PIJazzFest crew when they did the JAM FOR JAPAN early April at the Ayala Museum. A benefit concert for our Japanese Kindred that raised 13Million...

Brooks Loomis, DTM: In Memoriam

[caption id="attachment_27" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Brooks During this 80th... errr.. 79th birthday"][/caption] The following is an article (with some personal excerpts) I wrote for the 2011 District Convention souvenir program honoring the Makati Toastmasters beloved Mentor, Brooks Loomis. Farewell, buddy. You will be remembered and you will be missed. When I...

HYUNDAI RUN FOR A CAUSE 2011 – The Best Runs In Life Are Free!

You can't get more inexpensive than the HYUNDAI Run. It was FREE! It was organized to celebrate Hyundai's 10th year anniversary here in the Philippines. As expected, runners from all over joined in droves. For a run with no entry fee, the organization was kick-ass. First, the singlet sizes were...

Lactobacilli Shirota Strain!

My uncle mentioned in passing that he saw that there was a Yakult run in the papers. I love Yakult. And so I set out to find more. Turns out that the main event was a 10-mile run and it was NOT going to be held at Bonifacio Global City....

Kinetic Shakespeare

I was able to catch Anton Juan's Screen: Macbeth this weekend and I wasn't expecting much. It's Shakespeare... It's Macbeth... Now where'd I put my pillow? I was really expecting a snoozefest given that I had yet to see a decent staging of a period drama hereabouts. I'm happy to...

Run United 1 2011 aka RunRio showing off

Runrio is the country's premiere running organizer. Period. No Erase. If there's one thing that Run United 1 was, it was a showcase for RunRio's bells and whistle that makes their runs totally stand out. World-Class even. I almost forgot to register for this run. I ended up signing up...

Running On EDSA was too good to be true

Running on EDSA was too good to be true. Well, it was too good to be true. I thought that this run would run a significant length of EDSA. White Plains to Robinson's Galeria is NOT a significant length of EDSA!!!! But still, any route outside of Bonifacio Global City...

Skyway! Ba-bleah!

I trained for the Condura run. I really did. I was increasing mileage as early as December. I was supposed to run my first 10k in March of 2011. But then moved it up to Feb because I thought that a 10k Skyway run was going to be a very...

That Pacq-ing book…

I got this book with the intention of passing it on to one of my uncles. My uncle is a devout fanatic of Congressman Pacquiao and I thought he'd get a kick out of the book (he did). I got a kick out of the book too. The book, as...

A Love Letter To Philippine Geeks

Let's get this out of the way. The last time I really raved about a local movie the Juan Tamad/Mongolian Barbecue movie a long time ago. It was an under-appreciated satire on Philippine politics.  That was waaaayyyy back in college. Since then, nada. Some really minor blips, but that's it....

“The Food Wars” is No “No Logo”

The blurb by Naomi Klein made me want to read this. I'm a big fan of “No Logo”, her shocksposé on the unethical practices in the third world of the leading consumer brands. I was expecting something akin to that book. The Food Wars is not exactly like No Logo....

15 Plays

Just felt like doing this after that  Facebook 15 Films meme. Consider this a self-indulgent way of sifting through memories NOT better left forgotten. I cite these, not only for the plays themselves, but really for the whole experience of watching the live performance. To friends in the world of...

The Day I Shot The Dream King

This all started with a snarky comment on a friend's FB status message. She said she was interviewing Neil Gaiman in person. I jokingly remarked "If you need a photographer, I'll shoot for free." Last Monday, I was really surprised to get an SMS from Ida saying "Are you serious...