Ballet And Ballads Combo, Why Not?

Ballet Manila’s 22nd performance season is set to close with the most star-studded installment of “Ballet & Ballads” yet. With final preparations underway, the audience should also prepare for a full showcase of the company’s storytelling prowess and mastery of the Vaganova technique.

Ballet Manila CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde shares that it’s almost like a tradition in the performance season repertoire. Not only that, but also this format of combining a singer and ballet numbers makes their style of storytelling more appealing and more accessible to the audience. “It’s all about what the audience enjoys and what they would love to go back to,” shares Lisa.

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra has accompanied us in many past productions. And it is always a joy to perform with them.

Snapshots of a recent rehearsal of the orchestra with the singers. For Ballet & Ballads, the orchestra plays under the baton of guest conductor, Maestro Joshua Dos Santos.

Other guest performers are Christian Bautista, international baritone Andrew Fernando, scholars of the Klassikal Music Foundation, special participation of tenor Dr. George T. Yang.

“Ballet & Ballads” goes onstage at the Aliw Theater, Pasay City with the following remaining shows:

February  17 6:00 p.m.
February   18 3:00 p.m.

Tickets available at all Ticketworld outlets, call ‎891 9999 or online at




Cine Lokal Celebrates All Kinds of Love in February

Happy Love Month is just around the corner…♥♥♥

This February, Cine Lokal features a set of incredible films exploring this concepts which are all set to screen in eight (8) SM Cinemas.

Included in the lineup is a 2016 Sinag Maynila suspense thriller film “Lila” directed by Gino M. Santos starring Janine Gutierrez, Sherry Lara and Enchong Dee. The film is about a woman who tries to escape a past that haunts her and moves into the house of a warmhearted landlady, seeking atonement and a fresh start — the house, however, has other ideas.

directed by Gino M. Santos
Opens February 2
1:00pm3:30pm6:00pm and 8:30pm

Followed by the romantic drama film “4 Days” directed by Adolf Alix Jr. starring Sebastian Castro and Mikoy Morales. 

4 Days tells the story of two college friends who slowly realize they mean more to each other than either had initially realized. 4 Days joins Derek and Mark in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day over the course of a few years- charting the blossoming of a friendship in to something much more enduring as time goes on – and challenging both to question who they thought they were and who they truly want to me. Painting a moving picture of how an abiding friendship can sometimes lead to love – and how we sometimes have to wrestle with our own demons to find their true self, 4 Days is achingly romantic and delicate.

Directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
Opens February 9
1:00pm3:30pm6:00pm and 8:30pm

Completing the list of February films is the 2nd ToFarm Film Festival’s 2nd Best Picture drama film “What Home Feels Like” directed by Joseph Abello which won the Best Actor and Actress awards for Bembol Roco and Irma Adlawan,  together with Rex Lantano and Bianca Libinting. It tells the home life of father and seaman, Antonio, who is forced to spend most of time at home upon learning that he can never aboard a ship again. Facing struggles as he doesn’t know what to do next, he follows the footsteps of his parents and buys a farm using their family savings.

What Home Feels Like
Directed by Joseph Abello
Opens February 23
1:00pm3:30pm6:00pm and 8:30pm

Catch all films at these dates and time at SM Manila, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Southmall and SM Bacoor.

Have fun at the movies!!!


Congrats 2017 MBC Drama Awards Winners

What a year 2017 has been for the many Korean Dramas produced and watched over at MBC. And most of them I have personally seen and enjoyed.

The 2017 MBC Drama Awards was recently held December 30, 2018 and the evening was graced by the best and brilliant actors and actresses Korean television has to offer.

Congrats to all the nominees and especially the winners who took home a trophy and lovely bouquet of flowers from MBC.

I am biased with the win of Yoo Seungho, one of my favorite Korean actors who began his career as a child actor and at only 25 has already seemed to accomplish a lot of film and KDrama adventures. I have watched most of his KDramas to date. So happy and proud of his latest win, a deserving award to a very hardworking and passionate actor of his generation. Saranghae, Seungho!!! ♥

Top Excellence Award – Best Actor in a Miniseries
Yoo Seung-ho – “Ruler: Master of the Mask”

Ha JiWon, I am also fond of your acting and beauty onscreen. Happy and proud as well of your latest recognition for your medical portrayal on “Hospital Ship”. You and CNBLUE’s Kang MinHyuk really look cute and adorbs as well as the rest of the exciting/funny cast.

Top Excellence Award – Best Actress in a Miniseries
Ha Ji-won – “Hospital Ship”

Since watching you in another network’s KDrama, you have captured my attention to your liking and how teasing you can be on your roles. Kim Jung Hyun I hope to see more of your handsome face on TV!

Best New Actor Kim Jung-hyun
 – “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
MyungSoo, just keep on doing what is best when it comes to your singing and acting career. But I also hope to see and watch more of your doing another period drama, and perhaps a romcom and mystery drama. Fighting!
Best Character and Popularity Award Kim MyungSoo — Ruler: Master of the Mask

2017 MBC Drama Awards Honor Roll:

Kim Sang Joong – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

[Serial Drama]
Actor: Go Se Won – Return of the Lucky Pot
Actress: Kim Mi Kyung – Person Who Gives Happiness

[Monday Tuesday Drama]
• Kim Ji Suk – 20th Century Boy and Girl
• Jo Jung Suk – Two Cops
Actress: Lee Honey – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

[Weekend Drama]
Actor: Jang Hyuk – Money Flower

Actor: Yoo Seung Ho – Ruler: Master of the Mask
Actress: Ha Ji Won – Hospital Ship

[Serial Drama]
Actor: Kang Kyung Jun – Sisters-in-law
Actress: Song Sun Mi – Return of the Lucky Pot

[Monday Tuesday Drama]
Actor: Kim Sun Ho – Two Cops
Actress: Chae Su Bin – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

[Weekend Drama]
Actor: Jang Seung Jo – Money Flower
Actress: Jang Hee Jin – You Are Too Much

Actor: Shin Sung Rok – Man Who Dies To Live
Actress: Han Sun Hwa – Radiant Office

Actor: Kim Myung Soo (L) – Ruler: Master of the Mask
Actress: Kim So Hyun – Ruler: Master of the Mask

[Serial Drama]
Actor: Ahn Nae Sang – Golden Pouch
Actress: Song Ok Sook – Person Who Gives Happiness

[Monday Tuesday Drama]
Actor: Jung Bo Suk – The King In Love
Actress: Seo I Suk – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

[Weekend Drama]
Actor: Ahn Gil Kang – Bad Thief, Good Thief
Actress: Shin Dong Mi – Father I’ll Take Care of You

Actor: Oh Jung Se – Missing 9
• Kim Sun Kyung – Ruler: Master of the Mask
• Jang Shin Young – Radiant Office

• Nam Da Reum – The King In Love
• Lee Ro Woon – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

Villain Award :
• Choi Tae Joon – Missing 9
‘Most Wounded’ (lol due to fight scenes :p) Award
• Kim Myung Soo (L) – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Comedic Character Award
• Jung Kyung Ho – Missing 9

Hwang Jin Young – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

• Kim Sun Ho – Two Cops
• Kim Jung Hyun – Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

• Seo Joo Hyun (Seohyun) – Bad Thief, Good Thief

Credits:  Thank you to Sleepless Alliana and HanCinema.Net


Must Go To: Urban ChicK Restaurant

Thank You 2017…Buckle Up 2018!

Thank you for the many adventures 2017, whether pleasant or not…LIFE goes on…
We learn some…we learn more and more…

Here’s to a more pleasant and bountiful, and joyous and stress-free 2018!
More opportunities to come, please?!

Your Happy Camper wishes you all a very Happy and Fabulous NY 2018
See you all next year!

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Quid Pro Quo Wins the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 North Luzon Qualifiers

The third qualifier of Asia Pacific Predator League 2018, the region’s biggest world-class gaming tournament, ends as Quid Pro Quo emerges as the victor taking home PHP 30,000.00. Held in TNC San Fernando, La Union, a total for 35 teams competed, with SG Dragons and Jhazchloe coming in at 2nd and 3rd place.

The brainchild of gaming giant Predator Gaming, the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 is a brand new DOTA:2 league and the most anticipated eSports competition. The Philippines joins the action together with 6 other countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, where the final round will be held.

Quid Pro Quo
, the victor of the recently concluded North Luzon Leg in the Philippines, was formed only in September 2017 when the team’s current manager decided to take players from other existing gaming teams to form an all-new team. A previous winner of the TNC Cup Marikina Branch Qualifier, Quid Pro Quo is currently in Muntinlupa for its boot camp.

Congrats guys!!! ☺☺☺

The North Luzon Regional Qualifiers is one of 4 Regional Qualifiers in the Philippines, which will last for approximately 3 months until January 2018. Each with a prize pool of PHP 30,000.00, the Regional Qualifiers are held in various areas of the country, namely Mindanao (Bukidnon), Visayas (Bacolod), North Luzon (La Union), and NCR (Marikina). Winners of these qualifiers will move on to compete at the National Finals. The victor of the National Finals will then represent the Philippines in the Predator League final round, and will compete against the national winners of the other APAC countries for the total prize pool of $150,000.00.

In the Philippines, the Predator League 2018 eliminations are done with THENET.COM (TNC), the gaming company’s regular e-Sports partner. Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 is also supported by the Philippine DotA pride, TNC Pro Team – DotA 2.


For further information about Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 campaign, visit








Contest Alert: Join the Ever Bilena Make Up Video & Win Big

Explore your creative side, step into the new wave of glam by creating your own makeup tutorial video and get a chance to win P100,000 in this year’s “Ever Bilena’s Big Beauty Challenge”.

Now on its second year, Ever Bilena encourages vloggers, aspiring and professional makeup artists residing in the Philippines to produce a makeup video using Ever Bilena products and following the specified weekly theme. The video must run from one to three minutes and must show participants applying makeup on themselves. No models allowed.

The weekly theme will be posted every Friday on the Ever Bilena Cosmetics Facebook page. Participants have seven days to create their videos. All entries must be uploaded by Thursday 11:59 PM on the participant’s Facebook page with the hashtags  #EBBigBeautyChallengeYear2 and #everbilena. Participants can submit as many videos as they wish.

One winner will be chosen every week and will receive P15,000 cash. All weekly winners will compete in the grand finals. The contest will run from December 15 until February 22, 2018. This year’s Big Beauty Challenge winner will receive P70,000 cash and P30,000 worth of Ever Bilena Products.

Criteria for judging are:
Ever Bilena products used in the video, 20%; creativity, 40%; makeup executions and skills, 20%; and most number of views and shares, 20%.

To know more about Ever Bilena and “The BIG Beauty Challenge,” visit  and Facebook page,


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