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The charm of The Pillowman. Theater Review.

Egg Theater Company stages the dark comedy The Pillowman at the Pineapple Lab, translated in Filipino and directed by George de Jesus III. The play is originally written by Martin McDonagh. Set in an unidentified totalitarian state, fiction writer Katurian is interrogated by the police with the similarities of child murders in their town and his macabre stories. Katurian draws inspiration for his writing from his dark past, killing his parents for torturing his mentally ill brother. He does everything he can to save his works. His younger brother Michal is also grilled for admitting the numerous incidents of child killings.
This is supposed to be a comedy. As some parts of the play may make you laugh, most of it will make you disturbed and breathless. This is the effect of the masterful acting of the cast. Gabs Santos plays Katurian while Paul Jake Paule and Paolo O’Hara alternate for the younger brother Michal. The investigator Tupolski is effortlessly done by Renante Bustmante wh…

My Cambodian quest for Starbucks Mug and Tumbler.

My recent travel to Cambodia has another story to tell, this is regarding my quest to buy a Starbucks mug and a tumbler in Phnom Penh. Two of my friend commission me to buy their well love collections of mug, however in my arrival in Siem Reap from Manila, I found out that there is no Starbucks store, and the only Starbucks Coffee shop is in Phnom Penh, and upon my research online, the said store is in Cambodia International Airport, but I miss the part that it is only inside the departure lounge, meaning you have to be a passenger in order to buy coffee or the said mugs. Below is my statement chronologically.

Last Feb 17, 2016 I travel all the way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh via bus, this is after I learn that Starbucks is only located in the Airport of Phnom Penh,  but I was not inform that it is situated inside the international airport. I have list of orders for two of my friends who are Starbucks Mug and tumbler Collector, it is a heaven for them to have mugs with different cou…