Cinderella And Four Knights – My Romeo – OST by Jessi

I am soooo loving these Korean Dramas. Something that I have loved watching since the early 1990s.
I recently finished watching Cinderella And Four Knights featuring one of my favorite Korean actors, ♥♥Jung Il Woo♥♥ who’s super oozing handsome in all scenes here! Yes I am so biased when it comes to my Il Woo. Please bear with me.

I also love one of its OST’s — My Romeo — sung by the funky Jessi. Great song gurl! |

Have a listen and I am sure you will also fall in love with it and the entire KDrama itself!

Your thoughts? Tell me what you think? ☺☺

Einstein the “Genius” Series on Nat Geo Channel

 You are of course familiar with the man and the genius behind the formula E=mc2 right?

Although his scientific achievements still inspire us, few know the full story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon Albert Einstein. National Geographic’s new 10-part series GENIUS – the channel’s first fully scripted series – explores Einstein’s extraordinary professional achievements along with his passionate and complex personal relationships. The mini-series in the Philippines, premiered on National Geographic last Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and every week thereafter.

With GENIUS, National Geographic is taking a revolutionary step to becoming an original content creator, ready for battle on the scripted TV landscape. GENIUS follows Einstein’s journey from an imaginative thinker of humble origins, to fleeing the Nazis during World War II, to attaining global celebrity status for his scientific endeavors. National Geographic’s first-ever fully scripted series reveals the untold story of the man behind the mind, delving into Einstein’s happiness and heartbreak as he struggles to be a husband, a father, and a man of principle. Entertaining as well as educational, GENIUS will help viewers learn more about how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos in a significant historical era spanning two World Wars.

A start-studded cast and behind-the-camera team join GENIUS. The fully scripted series stars world-famous Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Einstein, while prestigious English actress Emily Watson (War Horse, The Theory of Everything) plays Einstein’s second wife. The GENIUS executive production team includes the multi Oscar-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer; and Howard also makes his scripted television directorial debut with the first episode of GENIUS. Other GENIUS stars include familiar faces from Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and more.

The series begins in Einstein’s teenage years, when he argues with his father and drops out of school in Germany to go to University in Switzerland. Einstein encounters romance, political drama and unexpected personal struggles, but he manages to make a name for himself as a rising scientific mind. As relief at the end of World War I turns to fear at Europe’s rising tide of anti-Semitism, Einstein seeks sanctuary in the United States. Here, he struggles to balance his identity as a lifelong pacifist and a remarkably talented scientist who is the only one in the world potentially capable of stopping the rise of Hitler.

Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, says, “GENIUS is an evolution of National Geographic programing. Already the global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programing, National Geographic is now firmly establishing itself as an original content creator bringing the best in education and entertainment to audiences in Asia and around the globe. We are delivering on the National Geographic renewed vision to take people one step to the edge of impossible and then, further. GENIUS is not only a global mini-series entertainment event – it is also a brand new way for National Geographic audiences to explore the past and learn the truth behind the legend of famous historical figures like Albert Einstein.”

The “Everyday Genius” Contest

 I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

 Are geniuses born or made? Was Einstein destined from birth to become a brilliant scientist, or was his genius all down to hard work? To commemorate the launch of GENIUS, National Geographic is challenging viewers across Asia to harness the power of their minds and accelerate their genius.

Join the “Everyday Genius” contest by submitting your brilliant ideas – the ones that could solve an everyday problem, and the ones that could change the world – for your chance to win exclusive access to the National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington D.C across June 15-18, 2017. This exciting annual event brings together the world’s most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers together in one place to share their latest discoveries and ideas.

Find inspiration for your entry in the long history of innovation in Asia; from silk cloth, to the umbrella, to the magnetic compass, to gunpowder and more. Visit www.everydaygenius.asia for more information and to submit your ideas from now till May 7, 2017. Vote on who you think should be named Asia’s “Everyday Genius” from May 12, 2017.

GENIUS is a National Geographic original scripted series produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television and OddLot Entertainment. National Geographic is also partnering with the SNOW app, where users can use the face filter to look like Einstein.

I love Albert Einstein and how I wished I have some of his genius brain cells. Definitely adding this series in my precious list!

Catch this must watch series  at 8 p.m. every Wednesdays, on National Geographic Channel.

My Fascination With Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Scarlet Heart Ryeo 
Moonlight Lovers 
Airing in Manila, Philippines
Since March 2017
Starring:
Lee Joon Gi
IU
Kang Ha-Neul 
I have gotten hooked further with Koreanovela’s particular with this Goryeo historical drama. And it’s all because of Lee Joon Gi and Kang Ha-Neul in the lead. 

Gitana Film Productions presents HIGANTI The Movie


HIGANTI
Directed by Rommel Ricafort
Produced by: Gitana Film Productions



Are You Ready for Ballet Manila’s “Don Quixote”?

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Ballet Manila Opens 2017 with a Classic Masterpiece

I personally always look forward to every shows and productions mounted by one of the country’s premiere ballet company, Ballet Manila. Most especially their year opener of a well loved classic—- DON QUIXOTE which I haven’t seen or watched in full on the ballet stage.

Happening on February 24 and 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and on February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater, Don Quixote is known in the ballet world as one of the most technically challenging pieces ever created, with some of the choreography raising the already high international standards when it first premiered in 1869at the Tsar’s Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. It is especially known for its compulsory quick and strong movements, high vertical takeoffs, one arm lifts, quick fouettes, quadruple pirouettes, and Kitri’s signature move, the Plisetskaya head-kick.

Don Quixote is the closing act for Ballet Manila’s 21st performance season.Set in Spain, the story tells the tale of Don Quixote,who decides to become a knight and embark on a journey to find Lady Dulcinea, a lover that he has only made up in his head.  The ballet places special focus on the love story between Kitri and Basilio, a pair he encounters during his adventures.The production combines great acrobatic feats, lively music, colorful sets and costumes, and a lot of comedic elements. Specially for this run, Ballet Manila will bring in Kremlin Ballet Theater star and principal danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, to play Basilio.

“Our 21st performance season, Revenge of the Classics, has allowed us to mark so many milestones not just for Ballet Manila, but for the country as well,” says Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila’s CEO and Artistic Director. “Therefore, we only find it fitting to close it with a true classic—one that’s opulent, captivatingly elaborate, and serves as a true testament to the strength, passion, and skills of our dancers, who are all trained in the Vaganova Academy Style of dancing.”

She continues, “Don Quixote is kind of like my signature ballet. It’s the ballet that reallybrought me to the spotlight, and Kitri is my most performed role. I’m so excited for this production because I feel like this is me handing down the role to Ballet Manila’s next generation of principal dancers.” Alternating for the role of Kitri are Katherine Barkman, Pia Dames, andDawna Mangahas, who will be partnered by Martynyuk,

Lisa adds that the public should also watch out for the ballet’s production elements. “We are revamping some elements of our staging from previous ones. We are going all out with stage designs, props, and costumes. We’re not holding back for Don Quixote. Everyone should really watch out for it.”

Don Quixote is co-presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City, and Aliw Theater. Other sponsors include ACS Manufacturing Corporation, First United Corporation, Papa John’s Pizza, Hot Star Chicken, Oasis Paco Park Hotel, Microtel Wyndham Hotels, Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas, City Garden Suites Malate,Island Rose, and Philcom. Official ride partner is Grab Philippines. To learn more about it, visit http://www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tickets are also available through all Ticketworld outlets. Please call 8919999 or visit http://www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information.

Mystical Action “Kung Fu Yoga” Is Latest Jackie Chan Starrer

In time for the Chinese New Year 2017 ushering in The Year of the Rooster, our ever favorite and legendary martial artist and natural comedian Jackie Chan has collaborated with his consistent director Stanley Tong and came up with the Sino-Indian movie, “Kung Fu Yoga”. What an exciting film title and premise right?
kfAlthough this is not the first it ever happened Jackie has previously starred opposite Bollywood actors. And now he’s back with some of India’s superstars like Malika Shewarat, Disha Patani and Sonu Sood who have very high regard and respect to Jackie’s iconic reputation.
jackie-chan-as-jack-1-1aarif-rahman-as-jones-1The film follows celebrated Chinese archeology professor, Jack (played by Chan) as he searches for ancient treasures scattered all around the world.aarif-rahman-02As with a Jackie Chan film, expect lots of fun and humorous moments in “Kung Fu Yoga” plus JC’s signature action and death-defying stunts and a lot of action-packed road scenes. 
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06-amyra-dasturReportedly spending 65 million, this film that took a year to make will take you almost around the world, I am personally excited for the scenes filmed in Iceland, Dubai, most parts of China and of course mystical India. Jackie will even sway and dance to a famous Bollywood number choreographed by Farah Khan. 
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jackie-chan-as-jack-2Kung Fu Yoga also stars Lay Zhang and Aarif Rhaman so watch out for their action scenes and hilarious moments with Jackie. Perfect movie date bonding with family and friends. Will definitely not miss this! Big JC fan here ☺ Love you, Jackieeeeeee!!!  ♥♥

Save the date, here in the Philippines, Kung Fu Yoga opens in theaters nationwide February 1st and distributed by Star Cinema.

 

Happy 40th Papa P !!! ♥♥♥

pioloForever heartthrob and my forever favorite hunky actor Piolo Pascual celebrates his 40th birthday today January 12 with a lot of gratitude from Up Above and to showbiz where he has been part of for the past 20 years or so. Papa P started at the prime of his youth.
But before this happy occasion, we bloggers met up with the one and only Papa P to look back and excitedly find out his awesome plans this year onwards. 
piolo2We shall be seeing him again very soon on the big screen with newcomer actress Yen Santos in the film, “Once in a Lifetime”. More details to be shared once more updates gets out.
piolo4Papa P is also thankful for the gift of great health and he also proudly shared he is already “pensionado” thanks to his life insurance that he has been with for two decades. He also stressed the importance of one having insured whether it be medical, dental, accident and the likes. The benefit is very essential and one gets to have a source of funding when the need arises. Piolo likewise thanks his Sun Life Insurance family here in the PH. 
piolo3Papa P is also on the cover of Star Studio Magazine wherein he allowed public camera to shoot and feature his man-cave bachelor pad somewhere in Makati. A rare treat that we all can share and see on print!

More and more activities from Papa P as the months roll on…I am also grateful that I met him some years back due to sports in the wonderful world of running! Love love love you Papa Piolo !!!!!! May blessings be more abundant to you from this day forward… ♥♥♥

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