Thursday, February 11, 2016

Welcome the year of the Monkey to your home this 2016

Press release

Another roller coaster ride of a year has passed and it’s time to welcome the Red Fire Monkey as it heralds 2016 with full energy and enthusiasm. The joyful, curious and inventive Monkey meets the confident and impulsive energy of Fire. This is a perfect time to do a home makeover and ready your household for the luck to come.
With you in this turn of the year adventure is Electrolux, one of the global leaders in home appliances, sharing some pointers to welcome the Year of the Monkey in your home this 2016.

Clean up and de-clutter

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and everyone likes to start off fresh. It’s important to clean your home from top to bottom prior to the Lunar New Year. Cleaning the house symbolizes sweeping out any misfortune from the previous year that has accumulated in your home.


With the help of handy cleaning helpers such as the Electrolux ErgoClean bagless vacuum cleaner, you’re sure to get your home clean in no time. Its 4G Cyclonic Technology offers powerful suction to ensure your home is dirt and dust-free.

Refresh your look

Why not welcome the Year of the Monkey with a new look for your home? It’s the perfect time to rearrange, switch things up and see things from a different angle. You don’t always need to break the bank to create a new look. A few simple rearrangements at home can completely change the vibe of your space.


One way to refresh your décor is changing up your curtains and linens. Take out those special linens hidden in the closet. Make sure to wash them first to get rid of the musty closet smell or molds. The Electrolux UltraMix™ Washing Machine has a Refresh Cycle which is the perfect program to quickly revive and freshen fabrics. 

Prepare a sumptuous feast

The celebration for the new Lunar Year is a time for families to enjoy each other’s company over good food and have high hopes for the year ahead. Among the favorite food prepared in households are Tikoy, pansit, fish, and round fruits such as mandarine oranges, pomelos and suha.


With its spacious layout and powerful sealed burners, Electrolux Cooking Ranges are the perfect kitchen partners in preparing your New Year feast.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Pinay In Action football fiesta

The UAAP football season starts this weekend and to stay  in the spirit of the beautiful game, Pinay in Action, an initiative led by Sen. Pia Cayetano, is holding it's first all-girls 3 a-side football fiesta on February 13-14, 2016 at the Bonifacio High Street Open Atrium (in front of Slice and Jamba Juice).

Join us for the fiesta's opening ceremonies at 10am to kick off an awesome weekend of football fun with other activities on the side. Pocket activities include mini football games, Yoga Sessions by Beyond Yoga, and Spinning & Rowing Sessions by Saddle Row

Sunday, February 7, 2016

DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD SETS ASIAN PREMIERE FEB. 12-26

Press release

Twin Bill Theater proudly presents “ Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead ” as its maiden offering in the local theater scene beginning February 11.


            Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead ” by Bert V. Royal is a very cleverly written exploration of modern teen angst as seen by Peanuts characters.  As an “unauthorized parody, ” audiences will be taken on a journey by eight teenagers whose characters are so cruel, so harmful, and how they breathe a breath of reality on today's social issues of sexual relations and identity, bullying, teen violence, drug use, child sexual abuse, suicide, eating disorders, rebellion, tand more.

            In 2004, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” was one of the breakout hits at the New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production, as well as Theatermania's Play Award of 2004, the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Broadway production, Broadway.com's 2006 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Production and the 2006 HX Award for Best Play.

            The play revisits familiar characters from the Peanuts comic strip—Charlie Brown, his little sister Sally, Linus and Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Shroeder, the Little Red-Headed Girl, and Pigpen—grown up and in high school. All the characters go by different names, because the play was produced as an “unauthorized parody.” (Charles M. Shulz had nothing to do with it.) Van (Linus) is a stoner; Tricia (Patti) and Marcy (Marcie) are party girls; Lucy has been institutionalized for pyromania; CB (Charlie Brown) and Matt (Pigpen) are the popular kids at school, if only because they bully everyone else; and Sally and Beethoven (Shroeder) are mistreated, disliked outcasts.

            Directed by Steven Conde, the various roles will be essayed by the most promising new breed of young actors namely Nelsito Gomez, Sarah Facurii, Gab Medina, Vince Lim, Maronne Cruz, Kathleen Francisco, Brian Sy, and Camille Velicaria.
            Produced by Twin Bill Theater as its first official play for their first season, the founders led by theater professionals Joseph and Francis Matheu noted that their goals are focused primarily on stirring up the public’s interest to rediscover, love and preserve our historical, cultural and spiritual values through theater; and to make quality, thought-provoking productions more accessible to the non-theater going public. The company also aims to produce shows that explore and challenge issues faced by today’s society.

            The artistic team of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead are as follows: Bert V. Royal (Playwright), Steven Conde (Director), Francis G. Matheu (Choreographer), Joseph G. matheu (Lighting Designer), Jay Pangilinan (Musical Scorer), and Winter David (Video Animation).

            The Production team includes: Josephus Gayona (Production Manager), Bryan Ladim (Stage Manager), Micky torres (Assistant Stage Manager).

            The Marketing Staff includes: Rianelle Alba, Ivan H. Panganiban, Micky Torres, Jiano Magdaraog, LJ Z. Galvez.

            Check out the following social media:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/twinbilltheater

Twitter: https://twitter.com/twinbilltheater

Instagram: https://instagram.com/twinbilltheater

Website: http://twinbilltheater.weebly.com

            For tickets, Call or text: Kiko at 0927-4604652 or Email: twinbilltheater@gmail.com.

            The playdates of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” are as follows: February 11, 12, 13, 14 and 26 at 8PM and February 14 at 2:30PM.

            Venue: Staple and Perk, Ground Floor, Eco Plaza Bldg. Don Chino roces Avenue Extension (P.Tamo Ext.), Makati City.
           
            Advisory: Recommended for ages 15+ due to strong language, and sexual references.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Discovery Channel February Lineup

Press release

Josh James is a hardcore hunter from the backwoods of New Zealand and Matt Tebbutt is a British chef who lives for fine food and loves foraging for wild ingredients.

Photo courtesy of Discovery


They couldn’t be more different, but these two unlikely buddies have set themselves an ambitious goal – to travel to some of the toughest environments on earth and prove in just seven days that they can make incredible food from the most unlikely of ingredients.

They’ll be travelling to some of the most remote regions of earth, from the river valleys and cloud forests of Mexico, to the ancient forests and arctic wastes of Europe. And to make their quest even more of a challenge, they’ll be trying to hunt and forage for everything they need to survive with the barest minimum of equipment.

But will the struggle to tame the wild push them and their skills to the limit? Follow them on Kings Of The Wild airing February 9, Tuesdays, at 8 PM.

Follow adventurers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters as they attempt an epic ski expedition to the North Pole. Over the course of their journey, they contend with dangerous storms, hungry polar bears, fuel and food shortages, injury, and rapidly thinning ice.

They do this all unaided and unsupported, meaning they must pull everything needed to survive in two 300-pound sleds with only their own manpower. Less than 250 people have ever traversed the Arctic from land to the geographic North Pole and of that small fraternity, only 50 have done it unsupported and unaided.
With global warming pushing the summer thaw earlier into the spring, the trip must end by May 5th. Wherever they find themselves on then is where they end their journey, North Pole or not. This sense of urgency parallels another reason for doing this trip right now. Catch the new one off Melting: Last Race To The Pole as it premieres February 28Sunday at 8 PM.

Friday, February 5, 2016

DANCE AND CONTEMPORARY ART COLLIDE IN BALLET PHILIPPINES’ “OPERA” ON FEBRUARY 13-16

Press release

Enter the world of Gabriel Barredo’s acclaimed creation in Ballet Philippines’ season ender, “Opera”. This production brings a synergy between artists and art forms, with French choreographer Redha transforming the groundbreaking installation into a contemporary ballet premiering at the CCP Main Theater on February 13 & 14, with a Fundraising Gala on February 16 at 8:00PM.


The original “Opera” exhibition was first presented at Silverlens Galleries in January 2015, and was recently toured to Singapore last November in time with the opening celebrations of the National Gallery Singapore. For the ballet, Barredo is creating a staggering array of new sculptures, which will comprise the production’s set design.

Redha’s choreography will guide us along a journey into a new experience of art. Envisioning his dancers on bare feet, pointe shoes, and stilettos, he is set to present a work that is stimulating, sensual, and groundbreaking. “Being part of this production is a great thrill for me,” shares Redha. “Meeting Gabby [Barredo] and seeing his work up close was very inspiring.”

“’Opera’ is shaping up to be one of the most innovative productions that Ballet Philippines has produced in a long time,” muses BP’s Artistic Director, Paul Alexander Morales. “We invite everyone to support it and to catch its limited performance run.”

Barredo’s installation evokes an opening up, inviting us to view the body itself, asking us to confront the mortality of the corpse, to contemplate upon its passing and empathize if not make sense of its beauty. The libretto explores a man’s journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and rebirth.



Gabriel Barredo studied Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas. His 30-foot installation entitled Asphalt was one of the highlights of the inaugural Art Fair Philippines in 2013. His awards and recognitions include: the gold medal at the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual Competition in 1981 and 1982; the gold medal at the Metrobank Foundation Annual Art Competition in 1985; the 1st Grand Prize at the Philippine Art Awards (1994); and, the Juror’s Choice at the ASEAN Art Awards held in Singapore in 1994.

Based in France, Redha has choreographed for several of the world’s leading dance companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The National Ballet of Cuba, Le Jeune Ballet de France, The Het Nationale Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet. He has had his own dance company since 1981 and nowadays literally works all over the world, from Africa and Europe to the Americas and Asia. He has created choreographies for feature films of Costa Gavras, Roman Polanski, Alain Delon and Francis Ford Coppola.

Presented by Ballet Philippines and Silverlens, “Opera” features a libretto by Yvette Tan and Erwin Romulo, original music by Malek Lopez, lighting design by John Batalla, and costumes by James Reyes. This production is in cooperation with the Embassy of France.

“Opera” will be staged at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) on February 13 & 14 at 1:00PM and 6:00PM, with a Fundraising Gala on February 16 at 8:00PM. For inquiries, visit www.ballet.ph, send an email to info@ballet.ph, or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003. For tickets and reservations, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Major sponsors of Ballet Philippines’ 46th Season include Globe Platinum, San Miguel Corporation, and Belle Corporation.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/balletphilippines
Twitter: @balletph
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph


To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use our official hashtags: #balletph, #dancespring, #operaballetph

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Shop N' Fly to Hong Kong Disneyland with SM Malls

For 10 years, Hong Disneyland attracted more tourist not just for shopping. It also provided more opportunity for our performing artists to work there. Now, is the best time to plan your next trip as Hong Kong Disneyland celebrate it's tenth year of magic.

SM Malls joins the celebration as they will give the families an opportunity to fly to Hong Kong and join the festivities. One of their newest programs in Disney's Storybook Theater is "Mickey and the Wondrous Book" where Mickey and Goofy discovers the Wondrous Book and unknowingly summons Olaf from Disney's Frozen.

Mickey and Goofy starts the journey through the Wondrous Book to help return Olaf home before he melts. The adventure takes them to different literary adaptations of Disney animation. Another event that you will enjoy at night is Disney In The Stars. There will be fireworks and and the new lighting and new video projection will be presented. Not only that, To add on that, the debut of new Disney characters from Inside Out and Big Hero 6.

For more Hong Kong Disneyland activities and how to join, simply visit your nearest SM Malls. For more updates, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.