I can still remember the day I discovered the magical world of Harry Potter. It was 1997 and I was browsing for something new to read at a bookstore in Alabang Town Center. I saw a promotional shelf brimming with copies of The Sorcerer’s Stone and was instantly intrigued by its cover: a small boy on a broom, trying to catch a tiny golden ball with wings. I got a copy and was hooked. Fast forward to 2019 and I’m obviously still a fan, because I had so much fun watching Potted Potter.
My palate for alcohol has become more sophisticated as I grew older. In my teen years, I would down anything that would get me drunk in the fastest amount of time. As much as I hate to admit it, I drank to get wasted, and I downed shot after shot of neon-colored drinks that tasted more like sugar than alcohol. I soon graduated to finer liquor, such as wine, rum, and whiskey. Now, my poison of choice is tea but when I crave for something with a punch, I now turn to Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Fried chicken may have built the house of Max’s, but there’s more to the restaurant than this delicious dish. Just recently, they launched 11 new dishes that are worth checking out: Max’s Rice Bowls.
Eleven rice bowls may be a lot, but it’s for all the moods we have on the emotional spectrum. The way we feel affects what dishes we’re craving for and if we’re talking about moods, 11 may not be enough!
We all know glutathione, the antioxidant that’s popularly known to whiten skin. To be honest, I use it every now and then, not because I want to achieve a fairer complexion, but to even out my skin and bring back my color after a trip or prolonged periods of sun exposure. But did you know that gluthatione’s whitening effect is just a bonus?
I’m not a big fan of summer but one of the things I look forward to during the season is Art in the Park, the country’s most-awaited affordable art fair. It’s held every year at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, and it’s a great way to explore the Philippine art scene in the refreshing space of a park. Entrance is free of charge so everyone is welcome!
This year’s run will be just as special with a good mix of art, food, special exhibits, and music. Here are things you should look out for at Art in the Park 2019 on March 17:
One of the most enduring classics of Broadway is The Phantom of the Opera, the musical that reveals the perils of love and obsession. I missed it the first time it was staged in Manila but I’m glad they returned. I fell in love with the story, the lush production, and the powerful cast. I had chills the entire evening!
One of my favorite travels is my trip to South Korea. I went there during fall so I got to experience the cold (which completely bothered me) and the brilliant colors of the season. A trip to the convenience store is instantly Instagrammable because of the vibrant reds, golds, and browns of autumn. Another highlight? The food!
I fell in love with Korean food and all its flavors. I loved samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly), gojuchang (red chili paste), jabchae (noodles), and all the side dishes they serve in every meal. Ever since I returned to Manila, I’ve been on the hunt for meals that would remind me of my trip. Guess what? I found it in Midas Hotel’s Midas Café.
Repertory Philippines is giving us a play that examines the shared journey of a family in the most relatable way. Father’s Day is a fitting tribute to imperfect families, so prepare yourself for a fresh and unique theater experience.