Monday, June 28, 2010

Philippine Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake

For the nth time, the ever gorgeous and generous Kumiko Mae is giving away a fabulous gift and she would be raffling off not one, not two but three tickets to the most-awaited show this coming month of July. Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT) restages Tchaikosvsky’s Swan Lake, one of the best-loved classical ballets of all time, at the CCP Main Theatre.
Well, come to think of it, who would think of watching Swan Lake in an era of flash mob dancing and Lady Gaga? What can Swan Lake offer? As for me and my baby girl Maia who loves dancing the Barbie version of Swan Lake, I'd prolly say, Swan lake works! Although it may seem like just plain fluff and feathers, there's some real substance in the story that Maia and I both love. I'm pretty sure Maia will love it!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

CATS in Manila

FYI, I love cats but the CATS in Manila is the best ever... :)

CATS, the second longest-running musical in Broadway history, will have a limited run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) beginning July 24, 2010. This production will feature Tony winner Lea Salonga as Grizabella, and an international cast that will primarily come from Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Needless to say, I am such a huge fan of Ms. Lea Salonga who will be playing Grizabella.
CATS, which features a larger-than-life junkyard set, colorful make-up and costumes, ‘80s choreography, and often eclectic array of music, has been toured around the world. Just like another British import LES MISERABLES, it has been translated into more than 20 languages.

The musical was shot to video in 1998 and aired on television worldwide.
I just can't wait to see this musical!

Performances starting July 24
For a strictly limited season
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP

Ticket Prices:

Matinee
SAT (3:00pm)
SUN (2:30pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 PhP1000

Evenings
TUE, WED, THU (8:00pm)
SUN (7:30pm)
PhP6000 PhP4500 PhP3000 PhP1500 PhP750

Evenings
FRI, SAT (8:00pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 Php1000

Ticket Prices are exclusive of Ticketworld fees.

SHOW DATES (as of April 2010)
SAT July 24 Matinee
SAT July 24 Evening
SUN July 25 Matinee
SUN July 25 Evening
TUE July 27 Evening
WED July 28 Evening
THU July 29 Evening
FRI July 30 Evening
SAT July 31 Matinee
SAT July 31 Evening
SUN August 1 Matinee
SUN August 1 Evening
TUE August 3 Evening
WED August 4 Evening
THU August 5 Evening
FRI August 6 Evening
SAT August 7 Matinee
SAT August 7 Evening
SUN August 8 Matinee
SUN August 8 Evening
TUE August 10 Evening
WED August 11 Evening
THU August 12 Evening
FRI August 13 Evening
SAT August 14 Matinee
SAT August 14 Evening
SUN August 15 Matinee
SUN August 15 Evening

Now, that's a lot of shows to choose from. Be a fan on their Cats in Manila fan page or catch 'em in Tumblr. I just can't wait to see them LIVE! :)





Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rock and Run... and Rain! :D

Last night, I joined my first ever fun run.. my first 5k.. my first night run and it was RAINING mamhen for almost an hour.. actually, t'was a downpour! I never had so much fun running in the rain with my fellow bloggers slash rockstar runners! DESPITE a deluge of rain, 4000 strong runners braved the cold and storm like rain to participate in Rock and Run for a cause..I'm glad there were no scary lightnings and thunderstorms.. the heavy rains and strong winds made me want to have a defy-your-limits moment aka RUNNR mode ON. I was not, however, prepared for how running 5k in soaking wet shoes would feel. So the first half of the run was more of like just speed walking/ walkathon LOL :D Still, I'm so glad that I was able to finish the 5km run without any running exercise or preparation beforehand. It really didn't matter to me how slow I ran, what matters most is how much fun I had and that I was able to finish it with a smile! :)
Here's a pic before the run started.. we're all fresh and glowing!
and a few minutes right after taking that pic... freshness pa din but soaking wet! hahaha

and this wunner was like a silly wuffy wabbit wunning wapidly down the woad in the wain. =) woot!

FYI I LOVE the rain!! Even with rainy runs like that, I’d rather be outside than chained to an extremely boring treadmill in the gym. The run was even more fun because I had the most fun-loving and highly motivated running buddy ever. Thanks Vannleih!
Like what a friend told me, it was definitely LOVE at first run.. I love feeling the drops fall off the tip of my nose, my anemic, pruny looking fingertips and toes, loved feeling it on my skin.. Soaked to the skin! Here goes a photo of my soaking wet shoes and wet feet with blue toenails to boot! It's tough on the shoes though!


While the run was the main event of the night, there were plenty of other activities available to keep the runners entertained... the raffle was fun and rockers who were rocking their costumes really rocked the night away!

Though we missed the rockband part 'cause the stages were very unsafe for any sort of performance and the organizers said there's a big danger of electrocution, not just the runners but the bands as well. S0 the rock part was missing because there should be bands rockin on route and the lights and sounds had to be shut down. Still, I enjoyed having those cheerers and drummers on the band stages cheering us on!!
No one beats a runner with high leather boots and a spankin' guitar running around with a tremendous heavy rain with a big smile on his rocker-inspired and painted face.

So is there any good running in the rain?

Well, I'll say.. Hell yeah! Like, seriously. Because there's...

no heat exhaustion. no overheating!

no dehydration.

rainwater smells better than sweat. it's refreshingly good!

free-flowing refreshment! unlimited water station, there's unlimited shower stations too! LOl!

no awkward looking tan lines

you run faster to stay warm. (more oxygen please..)

best of all, it's hella fun! Don’t we all wish we could go back to the time when we were kids and would run and jump like there was no tomorrow?

Nothin’ like a good run in the rain to make you feel five years old all over again. Playing in the rain and jumping into puddles. Aww I miss those good ol' days with my brothers and sister...

the disbelieving looks from on-lookers, by-standers and non-runners. "check out that nut! running in this heavy rain like kuh-ray-zay! Silly wabbit! haha It makes it even more worth it.
Last but not the least, I got a reason to call my favorite masseuse, Ate Delia, for a relaxing and soothing therapeutic massage!

As for me, rain is good.. but running in the rain was even better. =)

This picture surely shows the "fun" part of our fun run..

“Rain is just liquid sunshine”. It was so much fun! I will defo be doing it again!

So what's the secret in having fun while running in the rain?

"I guess, the secret is to run between the rain drops. " =)

-from a runner with race number 5120

Lesson learned:

I definitely appreciate the need for a running shoes that will be able to grip the slippery roads. Thanks to Adidas Supernova Sequence shoes! It ain't called a Supernova for nothing! :D

Also, next time I need to know when it is raining too hard to run because running with soaked clothes and shoes is just like running with added weights and I'm a few pounds heavier!

Caps/hats/raincoats/windbreakers= a MUST!

Run lightweight 'cause it's kinda hard to run while I carry my stuff( digicam and iPhone in a plastic bag) while on the run. The peeps on the baggage counter won't let me leave my stuff inside my bag because they are not held liable for valuable things like wallets, cellphones, etc if these were lost or broken. That said, thanks to a random runner who gave me that miracle plastic bag! Truly a lifesaver, my iPhone and digicam made it in one piece and are still working after the run. :) So yeah, bring plastic bags! Lots of it! Both for your stuff and for your wet clothes.

Lastly, bring a change of clothes so that when you are done running you can change quickly into dry clothes. It's a good thing I brought mine! YaY!

Here's a pic taken a week before the run at Runner, BHS where we registered for the run...and here's another one after the 5k run..



Thanks to Kumiko for the exhilarating yet extremely fun rock and run experience.. kudos to the organizers and thanks also to the sponsors Runnr and PRC. It may have rained hard, (it poured rather) but the rockers/runners ran harder. Epic run! We rock! :)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kumiko Mae's Super Mid-Year na pala Contest!

Once again, the gorgeous and uber fab Miss Kumiko Mae is giving away the coolest stuff ever for her Super Mid-Year na pala Contest!

and that would be... Plains and Prints and VNC Gift Certificates and Hushpuppies Discount voucher! :)

so, I'm trying my luck again... thanks to miss K for letting me join again.. hoping to win again hahaha

Being a kikay mommy, I uber love dresses and shoes so here's just a few of my fave dresses.. my four seasons of happiness..
and here goes my fave shoes..
i heart them..

:)

So what are you waiting for lovelies?? If you're just itching to join (like me?!), click here! Join na!