Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2019

Sagisag media, hoping to spread proper manner in content delivery

There is a new portal which is Philippine-made and run by young professional Filipinos, Sagisag Media is the newest player in giving information, news, entertainment and fresh content in the world wide web. Started around June of 2019, Sagisag is now up with visions divided into three patterns, share, search and shape.

During its official launch last August 10 at the Activity Center of Glorietta Center in Makati City, Sagisag introduce themselves as an independent media company, targeting mostly millennial audience who want a fresh attack on all media content.  
“I am doing other businesses like co-working space, most of the funding is coming from my own pocket because this industry is where I would really want to invest a long time ago, for the longest time we need a platform that is clear what they want you to provide and recently social media are getting a lot of fake news, so this is the answer for those negative stuff, instead of spreading false news, we will be there to filter …

Dani Girl, its beautiful and heart breaking.

The much awaited Dani Girl, A musical about hope by The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical is the most beautiful local produced theater musical so far for 2019, it gives you a lot of realization about life, those simple things that we go beyond in daily grind yet we fail to recognize its effort.
Dani Girl is a journey of cancer patient Dani and her friend Marty, on how they accept their fate of living limited because of a deadly disease,  with the help of their guardian angel they try to find answer, why all people its them who need to suffer, why all people in the whole world, they are the one who have this disease that cure is not a sure win. This year’s re-staging is really great, with the inclusions of visuals such as videos and graphics, it was more beautiful than you can imagine, of course all the music put together are superb to listen and well choreograph to please the audience. The part that Dani needs to say goodbye to her mom after being in coma is such a heartbreak…

John Denver Trending Is Named Best Film In Cinemalaya 2019

Cinemalaya Full-length movie John Denver Trending is the major winner in this year’s festival, taking home 5 major awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for its lead Jansen Magpusao, Best Original Music Score, Best Editing and NETPAC Award.

JDT is about a 14-year-old farm boy whose life is upended when a video of him brutally attacking a classmate went viral, John Denver Trending also scooped up five awards.  As per citation “for its highly relevant subject matter, its highly convincing characters and effective ensemble acting by a cast of non-professional actors; for the nearly epic sweep of its masterful use of the resources of cinema to depict a boy’s entrapment and doom; and for its coruscating critique of social media as an engine of lies, hate, and destruction.”
Thop Nazareno’s Edward, whose lead character comes of age, as he is left alone to take care of his father in a public hospital, is the Special Jury Prize winner, the film also bagged the awards for Best Supporting A…

The grand buffet at District 7.

Going to Puerto Princesa City soon, have this in your list of restaurants to visit, District 7 Grandeur Buffet is the cheapest and affordable eat all you can in the whole City, it opens from 11am up to 10 in the evening. This 80-seating capacity resto offers a wide variety of cuisines from Filipino foods, Japanese food, Italian and Chinese cuisines, all presented in 7 settings representing the 7 districts of food.  They are famous for their own produce doughnuts that gain following from their regular customers. Buffet at any time starts at P388. What good thing about District 7 is not about its affordability, but the quality of the food they serve, I must say its really worth of your time, the problem sometimes in buffet experience is you find all the food in similar taste, but District 7 you can find its distinct taste in every food you will put in your plate. District 7 is located at the 2nd floor of Goland The building, Along National Highway of Brgy. San Miguel, in Puerto Prince…

After The Wedding, the drama begins. Movie Review

You're about to receive a big money for a cause your managing, but you need to fly around the globe to get it, and to your surprise, your attending the wedding of your daughter and meeting the man you love before, that you’ve never seen for many long years.
That’s how the plot for this movie After the Wedding, a remake or the Hollywood version of Danish movie in 2006 of the same title, the 2019 version change the characters of two leading man to ladies that center the story, still they maintain the India orphanage as the starting of the film.
Director Bart Freundlich version of the film is melodramatic, weepy for instance, but all praises for him for bringing out the best both for Julianne Moore especially Michelle William, who give subdued acting, from her looks to all the nuances, you could feel her character resonates from the silver screen.
One distracts me is the opening scene where Williams character is seen doing yoga surrounded by Indian kids, that bother me and have t…

Chaolongan in Manila.

The Vietnamese Chaolong in Palawan has now gone a long way, being the most favorite foreign dish that is cooked and serves locally, it became the past time and most requested noodles to spend time for homecoming vibes, for vacationing Palawenos.

As many Palawenos move and back to the island the past many years, the clamor of having a Chao-Long in Manila is a request by many, there are few who try to make it a business but majority of them didn’t survive, for the reason of lack of supply. The rice noodles and French bread are manufactured in Puerto Princesa, and being shipped by plane in Manila.

But this game changer, D’Master Chaolong haus is paving the way to satisfy far away Kababayan who miss the authentic flavor, who want to eat their favorite food after a hefty drinking spree, right in the heart of Espana in Manila.

Owner Mj Jimenez told us that its been three years since they started operating D’Master Chaolong Haus, from its original address near University of Santo Tomas they…

More horror in Sindak 1941. Theater Review.

Philippine Stagers Foundation, Inc is identified in producing grand spectacle theater play that is base on history that shapes our nation, mostly watch by different schools, State Colleges and Universities throughout the Philippines, their latest production, Sindak 1941 is an added laurel to their growing list of hits. In Sindak 1941, is the newly enhance and complete story of their previous play entitled “Filipinas 1941”, a story of two brothers trying to earn a living in a time there is no God, a time the Japanese occupy The Philippines with no mercy. Sindak or scary stand to its title, it did show a lot of scary and miserable things experience by Filipino in the arms of the Japanese military, the unforgettable Bataan Death March, the comfort women issues and mass killing, and the so-called hero of World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The play is so brave in pointing out some wrong notion, in correcting some historical facts that its writer and director, Vince Tanada is standing o…

Titser ko si La Salle. Theater review.

Being a Teacher is one noble profession, they are the true unsung heroes of what we achieve in life, they are the first people who give us the foundation to face the world, and be competitive to whatever life may bring.

Harlequin Theatre Guild of De La Salle University latest production of “Titser Ko Si La Salle” is a tribute for teachers, in line with Tercentenary Celebrations of St. La Salle’s Legacy, it’s a trilogy of short play presented in one show, The first act is “Ang Projector Ni Ma’am” a family over passion story of a Teacher who wants to elevate his teaching style using technology but lacking funds to support it, this is for a fact that her own son needs money for medical care. Written by Dr.Genevieve Asenjo is light to watch since it was presented with musical numbers, however, the ending part is confusing because it was abrupt and the main issue is not resolved. Next one is “Tser”, a teacher to the barrio story that was inspired by her students and vice versa, this is …

Bandang 90’s Concert, the perfect finale for Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino 2019.

It rains hard that night of July 31, the last day of the month but like music, its unstoppable and didn’t dampen our spirit to catch Bandang 90’s concert, one of the two shows to close the weeklong celebration of “Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino 2019” celebration at Historia Bar in Quezon City.

Head by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit with National Commission for Culture And Arts, the festival aims to promote awareness and appreciation of all forms of Filipino music through many platforms, it started last July 20 and it covers different music venues nationwide from Metro Manila up to Davao City. Bandang 90’s feature four OPM icons of my youth, the band we look up and that music who give us joy and inspiration back in the days, Wency Cornejo of the band After Image, Color It Red and Cooky Chua, Dong Abay of the band Yano, and Barbie Almabis of Barbie’s Cradle. First to perform is Wency, with his opening song Mangarap Ka, it brings goosebumps to all the audience that night as we sing…

Filinvest Mimosa to host the first Oddisee Music and Arts Festival.

A whole new music festival is set to premier in the north of Luzon come August 24 at the Filinvest Mimosa in Clark field Pampanga, billed as Oddisee Music and Arts Festival organize by Docdef Productions, the group handling the annual Tagaytay Art Beat since 2016, and the recently concluded Fete De la Musique.
“Oddisee is a music festival happening up north, it’s crazy because the vibe is different, usually it’s in Tagaytay Art Beat but now we are bringing the music scene up to the north like Pampanga, a growing City and growing culture for music, and music lovers are all there, what we are doing there is providing indie musicians in the north.” Said by Reuben Pascual, Host of the upcoming music fest. The one day festival is expected to draw around 3,000 people,  featuring almost 20 local artists and bands from the indie circuits, the confirm bands are The Ransom Collective, Munimuni, Leanne & Naara, Oh, Flamingo!, Carousel Casualties, Allen&Elle, Basically Saturday Night, L…