You Can Now Use the Starbucks App to Pay For Your Drinks!

It’s no secret that I spend a lot of time in Starbucks. It’s where I go to work, read, or hang out with my friends and family when I’m out of the house. Because I’m there a lot, I’ve had many instances when the barista is patiently waiting as I look for my wallet in my bag and then look for cash or my Starbucks card. And as a firm believer of productivity, what I do is wasted time.

Thankfully, Starbucks launched its new mobile app so I can conveniently pay for my drinks just by scanning my smartphone!

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“Mamma Mia!” Returns to Manila This September!

I remember watching Mamma Mia! when it was first staged here in 2012. The music was beautiful (I am a huge ABBA fan) but I couldn’t see much because I was seated in what is fondly called the nosebleed section. Oh, how I wished I was closer so I could see the colorful costumes and the grand set. Luckily, a film adaptation was already out by then so I could fully appreciate the musical.

Now, I can relive the magic of the stage version because Mamma Mia! is returning to Manila on September 29 as part of their international tour!

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Art in the Park 2018 Opens This Weekend!

After the success of Art Fair Philippines comes Art in the Park, an affordable and outdoor art fair set in the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village. It’s meant to be more casual than AFP and allows collectors, patrons, supporters, and first-timers to explore the local art scene for free in a laidback atmosphere. This year’s run will be on April 15 and I’m super excited to see what’s going to happen this weekend!

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“Arsenic and Old Lace” is a Comedy About Elderly Aunts… With a Taste For Murder

Repertory Philippines’ Arsenic and Old Lace starts out innocent enough: we are introduced to Abby and Martha Brewster, two elderly sisters who live in a quaint and cozy home. On the outside, they look like the sweetest of sisters, always looking out for other people and joining their local church’s charities. But what people don’t know is that they have a taste for death. What follows is a rip-roaring black comedy about madness, mayhem, and murder.

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Starbucks Launches the Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha Frappuccinos!

For me, one of the best ways to enjoy the summer is with a Starbucks Frappuccino in hand. Summer isn’t my favorite season so I’m always looking for ways and excuses to stay indoors where there’s airconditioning. But because I’m an active guy who moves around a lot, I need an ice-cold and delicious drink. This makes me a regular in Starbucks stores around Metro Manila.

This summer, my drink staples would be Starbucks’s newest offering: the Tea-ramisu and the Midnight Mocha Frappuccinos! I got to try the drinks before its April 11 launch and fell in love.

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“The Lion King” Musical is a Visual Spectacle That Will Bring On Nostalgia

Many of us grew up watching The Lion King, the Disney classic set in the Pride Lands, where the cub Simba flees into exile after he thinks he is responsible for the death of his father, the king Mufasa. The film achieved box office and critical success but for us, we remember it for its story and its songs, like “Circle of Life” and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King.”

So imagine everyone’s surprise when it was announced that the musical adaptation, which is the highest-grossing Broadway production of all time, will be visiting Manila. I watched during the gala night and was blown away by the set, the costumes, and the song numbers. Suddenly I was five years old again, watching the animated film on VHS.

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The “Deception” Pilot Promises a Dazzling Show About Crime and Illusions

Deception begins with an intriguing start: we are introduced to Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott), a superstar illusionist who describes what magic is. He goes on a monologue about how magic is an illusion while doing card tricks (that work). While his speech may be something we’ve heard before, I was drawn in because of his charisma and the show’s promising story: he works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and uses his tricks to help solve cases.

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