Each year, the whole world celebrates Fete de la Musique, a music festival spanning 800 cities and 120 countries, with simultaneous concerts in different venues for different musical genres. The best part? The performances are free since the goal is to make music accessible to anyone, anywhere. In the Philippines, Fete has been celebrated for 24 years, and this year’s lineup is set to become more exciting!
T o celebrate the Philippines’ 120th independence, Starbucks launched the Island Series collection, a line of mugs and cards that showcase the colors and symbols of the three island groups in the country.
Lately I’ve been watching a lot of sci-fi content so I decided to rest my overworked brain and go for something light. Suddenly I craved for a fun romantic comedy that doesn’t demand much from my brain cells, like the stellar Lost in Space (review soon!) and my catch-up of all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And just when I needed something to warm my cold heart during the rainy season, Set It Up was made available on the streaming platform. It was just what I needed.
Technology has become so ingrained in our daily lives that there are people who use it to stalk and manipulate others. This concept is what drives You, an upcoming Netflix series starring Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley and Pretty Little Liars‘ Shay Mitchell.
I grew up watching the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (later shortened to Queer Eye), a fun reality show that followed five gay guys as they gave makeovers to clueless straight men. So when it was announced that Netflix was rebooting it, I thought they were going to keep the light-hearted spirit of the original. What I got was so much more. Netflix’s Queer Eye was heartfelt and empowering, and I found myself crying in many of the episodes.
There was a point in time when people living in the north would scoff at the idea of driving down south for a meal (or even a visit to their southern friends). But the area has become a full-fledged dining destination with unique restaurants offering delicious and mouthwatering food. Now, no one blinks when someone suggests visiting a quaint eatery in BF Homes or Alabang. And as someone who has lived in the south for more than 20 years, I am happy.
A new restaurant has popped up in the south and is set to join the great dining scene here. It’s called Akrotiri, (Greek for peninsula) and it focuses on Eurasian cuisine, with dishes from Asia and Euro-Greek cultures.
In Quezon City, one of the most frequented eat-all-you-can restaurants is Quezon Buffet Restaurant, an eatery known for its Fil-Hispanic cuisine prepared by executive chef and partner Kalel Chan. The price points don’t hurt, either: meals are affordably-priced at P499 per head during weekdays and P599 during weekends.
Now, Quezon Buffet Restaurant goes healthy with its partnership with Doña Elena, using its olive oils, canned tomatoes, and olives.
I’ve always looked up to Atom Araullo. Apart from his devastatingly good looks and his charming smile, he’s an intelligent newscaster who is dedicated to delivering the news, whatever the circumstances. We’ve all seen his harrowing coverage of Typhoon Yolanda, where he bravely stood in the middle of the storm just to show what was happening in Tacloban.
Just to show how he’s always ready to rise to different challenges, he’s going to do his own stunts for his upcoming commercial for Cherifer Premium for Adults. I got to visit him on set and see what he’s going to do.