For traditional Spanish cuisine, foodies head to Alba Restaurante Español. Now, those living and working in Pasig have a new place to dine because the Castilian restaurant opened its latest branch in Estancia, Capitol Commons.
There’s a sudden surge of interest in our history. Maybe it was the success of Heneral Luna but we’re beginning to see more stories set during our country’s pivotal moments. And it’s great because we have a rich past filled with fascinating tales and characters. The latest in the entertainment landscape? Repertory Philippines‘ Miong, a musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo, the country’s first president. Here’s my Miong review.
When it comes to lechon, one of the most iconic names is Rico’s Lechon. People outside Cebu make it a point to stop by the Mactan Promenade branch just to try their succulent offering, already a feat when you consider that the province is the lechon capital of the Philippines. So when they opened their first branch in Manila in 2018, everyone was excited.
The thing is, I never got to try it when it opened. In fact, I only tasted it when it opened its fifth branch at SM Mall of Asia. Their store is along Seaside Avenue in the back, which means diners can get a stunning view of the Manila sunset as they dine.
You don’t have to be born in the ‘70s to appreciate Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! You can be born in the ‘80s, the ‘90s, and even the ‘00s and still appreciate the story of the musical, where seven college students join a song-writing and singing contest during the time of Martial Law. The musical is set to the songs of APO Hiking Society, a legendary Filipino band.
It also doesn’t matter that you weren’t born when the band first released its singles. APO’s songs are such a classic that those born in later decades will still recognize them. And what a great repertoire to create a story from.
The current state of Philippine politics is in limbo. Outrageous statements are dropped like bombs, suspicious alliances are formed, and shady dealings are brought into the light. How do we react to it? We answer with laughter, the same way we respond to things that are out of our control. PETA’s Charot takes advantage of this quirk by turning it into a musical and it is entertaining.
One of the things I looked forward to this year is Art Fair 2019. It’s the biggest art event in the country, inviting 52 galleries to exhibit the best of Philippine and regional art at The Link Carpark in Makati. From February 22 to 24, you can see the breadth of local art and all its styles and movements. If you’re strategic about it, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed trying to see all the pieces spread across five floors.
It’s hard to believe that The Powerpuff Girls has been around for 20 years! Cartoon Network’s all-time favorite series follows the life of three super-cute, but super-fierce little girls made from sugar, spice, and everything nice – with a splash of Chemical X. For two decades, the show has proven that it can empower everyone and anyone, regardless of age.
Here are some of the best moments on the show where Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and even their long-lost sis, Bliss, gave us the ultimate girl power feels!