Friday, February 26, 2010
Join the HOTEL ELIZABETH (Baguio!) Contest NOW... Or Else!!!
"Two nights of Baguio breeze
in a Deluxe Room good for two!!!
Includes complimentary wifi internet and breakfast for two!
This is perfect for the upcoming summer season! HOW? Look below!"
"just make Muni-Muni in Manila"!!!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Must Watch, Can't Miss MOVIES on DVD!!!
It's a lovely, poignant, heartbreaking, thriller of a movie
that will make you forgive her for everything
that happened in HEROES after Season 1....
and never got around to watching it...
so much so that I even forgot what it was about;
I really thought it was some sort of docu about tattoos!
And so, without consulting Amazon.com or IMDB,
I popped this low-budget "indie" it into my player and...
One of The Best Films of 2009.
No spoilers here; suffice to say,
and the first few minutes will CHALLENGE you;
but please stick with it, and you will be RICHLY REWARDED.
The last film of this genre that left me as dazzled? THE MATRIX.
Best VAMPIRE Films are NOT from the U.S.A.
a thoroughly perverse take on the bloodsuckers,
as original and myth-exploding as "LET THE RIGHT ONE IN".
Thirst is from KOREA, and Let The Right One In, from SWEDEN.
I'm sure the Philippines can make a vampire movie just as unique.
Paging BRILLANTE MENDOZA!!!
the big surprise in "Thirst"?
a Pinay in the cast...
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
LED ZEPPELIN in MANILA!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
KRISPY KREME opens in my part of the city : SM SAN LAZARO!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
MANO-A-MANO, Aquino vs. Villar... or knowing Manny, make that One on Three!!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Kris Allen Live in Manila : FALLING SLOWLY / WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
I knew there was a reason
I really wanted him to win American Idol,
despite the overwhelming charisma/drama of
eventual runner-up Adam Lambert;
a couple of weeks back,
and the song(s) that completely enraptured
his audience was a mash-up of two modern Irish ballads:
the Oscar-winning song from the film ONCE,
seamlessly merged with
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU,
by those other buskers from Dublin, U2!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
One Weekend Only: D'Original BORACAY CHORIBURGER!!!
What's the BUZZ???
> like my most wholesome friends, Anton and Rache,
(and baby Raphael!) you can buzz about your kids;
I don't have any of my own yet, or at least,
none that I know of or have been revealed to me,
so I'll be posting pics of my nephew above, BONO!!!
> buzz stuff like this awesome photo of MANILA Bay,
taken from way up high in space by a Japanese Astronaut.
By the way, that's the Pasig River seemingly flushing all
the pollutants and detritus of all of MetroManila into the bay.
> speaking of pollutants, you can also buzz about politics,
including all the GARBAGE that we see on TV and hear on radio.
> express your inner cheesy emo/senti/romantic side,
with immortal QUEZO de Bola lines like:
"Dalawang beses lang naman kita nais makasama eh...
Now and Forever."
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
GOOD for the SOUL...
GOOD for the HEART...
Never Get Lost in BINONDO Again!!!
five thousand steps and
fifty-thousand calories in a making!
The Brand New
BIG Binondo Food WOK Map,
the souvenir/companion guide to Ivan Man Dy's
signature WOK-ing(and eating!) tour of Chinatown!!!
It's a handsome and handy D-I-Y map
which will bring you to the best of
Binondo's cultural/culinary experiences.
It contains restaurant and shop listings,
a heritage trail, discount coupons, freebies, and more!
The map is given for free to everyone who joins
the BIG Binondo Food WOK tour starting 2010,
at the following selected retail outlets for only P100.00!!!
Bahay Tsinoy Museum
La Monja Loca Store
Silahis Arts and Crafts
Libros Filipinos Bookshop
(Filipinas Heritage Library)
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Roll out the "Gourmet Bakkwa", a.k.a. PORTABLE BACON!!!
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Why this latest Philippine Production
of RENT is quite a disappointment:
1. Most of the cast seemed to have a lisp,
or were eating their words most of the time;
(was it a mic/sound system problem or bad enunciation?)
major major problem for a play
with a lyrically-dense book & music.
2. Barely any hint of actual Sexual Chemistry
among the couples who are the leads in the show;
disappointing for a musical that's all about Lust for Life.
(as my director Bernardo Bernardo would say: "Walang Libog"!)
3. A general lack of energy and verve and sheer joy
among most of the cast;
La Vie Boheme & the showstoppers
turned out to be snoozers,
many actors seemed HIV-lethargic.
4. And you dummies in the audience seated at the 1st row?
When a show starts at 8pm,
be in your effin' seats 5 minutes before,
and don't skulk in like gaddem senators and cabinet secretaries,
A suggestion for the RENT fans
who really love the show's songs?
Imagine that you're just watching a concert,
since there are a lot of good singers in the cast.
Watch it for Nicole Asensio as Mimi Márquez;
enjoy her performance,
but not in the P1,700 seats : )
The show date information's all here:
Our Awesome Planet's Complete Guide to RENT
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The Week in New FOODIE Discoveries
C2 Green Tea
now with L-CARNITINE...
and something called "EGCG"!!!
C2 "ENVIDIA" has all the great Green Tea taste you ♥
(in Mixed Berry, Pine-Orange and Apple flavors)
plus 300mg of that fat burning L-Carnitine,
plus 25mg of anti-oxidizing EGCG,
at only 10 calories and
with 0 g of sugar!!!
I'm already addicted to the Pine-Orange flavor...
and best of all,
RATING the FROZEN YOGURTS:
1. The White Hat Italian Frozen Yogurt
>absolutely the BEST TOPPINGS EVER (cheesecake! granola!)
and a close second to Cold Spoon in its classic yogurt taste
2. Cold Spoon
>still the best tasting Original Tangy flavor,
but needs to work on the variety & freshness of toppings...
bring back the crushed BUTTERFINGER candy bars!!!
3. Golden Spoon
> the newest frozen yogurt really tastes like
>♥ the sheer variety of Yogurt Flavors (cake batter! peanut butter!)
and the Hot Toppings (caramel! butterscotch! pecans in syrup!)
become a fro yo fan:
GOLDEN SPOON on FACEBOOK
Shangri La 470-3837
Best YEMA Ever!!!
each, a towering THREE INCHES TALL,
with the perfect balance of crispy outer shell
and smooth and creamy melt-in-your-mouth filling,
these babies retail for P7.00 each in my neighborhood's
overpriced convenience store; I hope to buy boxes at the source : )
Chocolate, Durian, Coffee, Langka, and Stawberry flavors!!!
These are "imported" from Davao,
so if you want to find out where else in MetroManila
you can find these spectacular golden treats, contact:
Eng Seng Special Tower Yema
long distance landline:
(082) 305-2263 or 305-5587
opens in SM North EDSA, right beside IMAX...
featuring the "ELVIS" sandwich:
Peanut Butter, Bananas, & BACON!!!
PEANUT BUTTER COMPANY on FACEBOOK
HAPPY BACON brings you "BACON TRUFFLES"!!!
1. PEANUT BUTTER BACON
2. CHILI CHOCOLATE BACON
P200 for a box of 6.
The Perfect gift for your loved one,
even if your loved one is yourself :)
*Please allow 3 days lead time*