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The Singing Diplomat, pays tribute to the Philippines.

Tag as the Singing Diplomat from the Swiss Embassy in Manila, Mr. Raoul Imbach is not stopping in introducing his music, like in his past country assignment Imbach usually records songs from his heart as a gesture of acknowledging his new found home.
Imbach is the Deputy Head Mission of Switzerland Embassy, he is living while working in the Philippines for the past three years, and recently he revived his band “The Wild Tortillas” to accompany him not just for gigs, but for his 11th album that comprise of 14 track under the title of “Tribute To The Philippines”.
His first ever USB album is officially launch last November 19 at The Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas Center. At the very early age, Imbach said that singing is his passion but he clarify that he is not after the fame or money rather an expression of his talent, and to give back. The proceed of the album he donate it to charity, like this time it goes to Carmelite Convent of Pink Sisters in Batangas City. Imbach originally writ…

From the Buwan and back, to the war and to love.

A new Filipino musical is about to unleash via a newly formed theatre company that will hit us with their brand new style of theatre presentation. That’s one of the aims of Black Box Productions that will revisit their “Mula Sa Buwan” production this December at Irwin Theater in Ateneo De Manila University.
Based on the play Cyrano De Bergerac from French poet Edmond Rostand, “Mula Sa Buwan” will showcase sweet and bittersweet young love during post war era of Manila.  Patrick Valera conceptualized the play along with William Elvin Manzano which was first performed in 2010 at the University of Asia and the Pacific under Dulaang Rock Opera Company.
Valera admits during its launching that this was just an introduction for its grand restaging early 2017. Thus it will only have a limited run from Dec 2, 3 and 4. Though he guaranteed that it will be as majestic as it will be by 2017.
The music and lyrics are remarkable and the pool of artists included is handpicked by Valera based on their …

A mistake that was honest, a story from a band in Malaysia.

Crossing boarders in music, this Malaysian band is the latest MCA Universal artist that was getting perks of being introduced here in the Philippines, and in the rest of the region in Asia. An Honest Mistake headed by Darren Teh is not new in the Philippines, as a matter of fact it’s their ninth time here and been performing back and forth in Manila and in Cebu.
During its introduction recently at the Handle Bar in Makati City, Teh who handle Rhythm Guitar explain that the band originally was form January of 2008 with its first set of members, eventually after getting a deal for recording the band members change, that according to Teh is he outsource his new band mates from different cities in Malaysia, from various music forums and of course some old friends.
An Honest Mistake got its name from a dialogue delivered in one TV sitcom that Teh is watching, and since then it was called like that, but he clarify its not a mistake in terms of music since all songs he and other members w…

Team Building locations near Manila and some tips.

Working in BPO industry for the past seven years, takes me to many places with the people you are seeing almost every day, bonding and strengthening the work ethics and Teamwork is always a goal to hit for any team or group you’re in. As they it is a toxic job to deal with, and this Team Building rewards system is a relief for this people that were now tag as the new heroes of the economy in this country.
I’m talking about Team Building events, wherein a certain Team of your peers mostly group of 10 or more, go out of break, mostly out of town either overnight or more to get to know each other, talk about weaknesses and strengths of individuality, on how you can contribute to the Team and prosper it to achieve more greatness needed by the Company.
Team Building to any BPO company is a prize to catch, based on the performance and evaluations that you and your officemates are giving the company, and in return you go beyond your usual office chores, activities includes aside from vacation…

Returning this November, Bonifacio, Isang Sarsuwela.

The well love production of Philippine Stagers Foundation,.Bonifacio: IsangSarsuwela is making a comeback this November, just in time for Andres Bonifacio’s 153 birthday this coming November 30.
During its preview recently, Director Vince Tanada reveal that this musical production is the one closest to his heart, he believe that Bonifacio is the President that we never had and his story is somewhat the new generations should know, it is ideally the revolution in the Philippines made sense during Bonifacio’s time.
The play with a Sarsuwela concept or dialogue usually sung by actors, gives hint to Bonifacio’s colorful life and his heart for the country. But Tanada who also play the said title role dismiss the notion that it glorify Bonifacio and put another hero, Emilio Aguinaldo in bad light, it is base on his research and understanding as an artist and as a theater thespian.
The return of Bonifacio for a limited show features Stagers of then and now, such as Patrick Libao, Cindy Leper, K…

Celebrate Christmas with Carol in Theater.

Christmas in the Philippines has many reasons and colors, a longest festivity as well, but this coming yuletide seasons, a new but old tradition is about to start once again in Philippine theater, this is through with 9 Works Theatrical along with Globe Live in presenting the award winning and long running acclaimed show “A Christmas Carol” of beloved Charles Dickens classic.
Director Robbie Guevara long wanted to direct the said play especially with 9 Works, and with partnership with Globe they are aiming to do it every Christmas and make it a tradition for theater goers in Manila.
“Even though it set in London, England in mid-19th Century, the story is very universal, there will always be Scrooge in every country, and there will always a family that will represent what the purity and innocent of Christmas time means for them, regardless of income level.” Guevara said.
A Christmas Carol is going to be stage at the Globe Iconic Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City, and…