Correct me if I'm wrong but during my childhood in the 80s, Hong Kong was probably the top destination for most Filipino families who had a travel budget. If you had a bigger budget, I'm guessing L.A. would be a common destination too.
I'm not basing this on any statistics, just on the number of childhood photos (a.k.a. Pixelated #ThrowbackThursday photos on Instagram), obligatory HK plates taken in the key scenic spots, and magnets I've seen in friends' houses.
As a grown up, Hong Kong disappeared from my dream destinations since it was all about Esprit shops for me as a kid. Thankfully, cheaper flights and shows abroad brought me all around the world and I finally convinced myself to go back to Hong Kong as an adult! To stay true to theme, my trip back to my childhood required a stay at the Disney hotel.
Also by Karylle: I lived a forgotten dream!
The best part was waltzing in the huge garden where they played orchestra versions of all the beautiful Disney songs. I loved meeting and
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Correct me if I'm wrong but during my childhood in the 80s, Hong Kong was probably the top destination for most Filipino families who had a travel budget. If you had a bigger budget, I'm guessing L.A. would be a common destination too.Read More »from Back to Hong Kong and into Macau!
It's been a while since my last post. Despite my fatigue from my daily "Showtime" and rehearsals for the revival of "Rama Hari," the pop ballet musical that's opening Friday, Nov. 30 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, nothing could stop me from sharing what happened today.
Today, I lived my dream…well, sort of…
I danced on the CCP main theater stage. I sang most of the time but I was able to do my everyday twirls (if you know me, you'd know I randomly twirl several times a day) on "THE STAGE."
I even met the very handsome premiere danseur Nonoy Froilan. I found a way to dance with him as he corrected our little dance number to be more true to the original that he performed in 1980.
I wore my rotting ballet shoes and then my new Bloch pointe shoes when I joined the Ballet Philippines (BP) dancers. When BP founder Alice Reyes saw me, she giggled and asked me to go on pointe and she said "nice feet" to which I let out a super kilig sound which I cannot recreate in words.
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movie together together where in they pay tribute to the music of the APO Hiking Society. This is where we play connect the dots. TheEvery time Tito Gary has a concert, I always feel a #HEIGHtened excitement and make an event of it. This year, since I have been trying my best to support the OPM concert scene, I have vowed to watch one OPM concert for every foreign act that I watch. To my mind, it balances things out in the music world somehow. Going back to the concert, since our families have #HIstory, I made sure my mom @zsazsapadilla, sister @ziaquizon and I were in complete attendance for Tito Gary's concert. We don't simply call each other "family friends" but we do call each other "POF" or "Part-of-Family" since Mama and Tito Gary have been singing partners since the 80s. It was rather amusing that Tito Gary would suddenly talk to my mom during the concert about random things as if they were onstage together. They have been performing in concerts and are finally starring in a Read More »from #OnHIGHerGround the Concert
On Saturday March 10, Juris is celebrating her birthday with a concert in Music Museum.
Here's Juris inviting you all to her birthday party!
Here's a shout-out from her kababayan from Davao =)
Faye Alicarte - @shheeeboom I love Juris because she's a proud dabawenya! :)
And here are some tweets from her good friends from the music industry:
@aizaseguerra - siyempre favorite juris song is di lang ikaw and magkaibang mundo!:)
what i love about juris is her simplicity sa pag interpret ng kanta. Soothing voice.
@duncanramos - My fave Juris song?..The song I wrote for her previous album. Haha. I like"Di LangRead More »from Juris Fernandez Forevermore: A Birthday Treat
Love is in the air. Sometimes, it's nice to think of love in terms of metaphors. One of my favorite lines about love can be found in the Barbra Streisand classic Evergreen. She sings "love soft as an easy chair," to which rap group Salbakuta replies with the word "stupid" in their anthemic rap song "Stupid Love."
It was a bitter twist to the love song because a lot of love stories do turn sour. That's why this Valentine's day, I look to food to find love. Some pairings are traditional and some are strange, let's take a look at some perfect pairings from my friends on Twitter. Maybe we can apply some or most of these pairings to this day of hearts!
This is my own personal list of favorite food pairings:
1. French fries and caramel sundaeRead More »from Perfect pairs
2. Atchara and chicharon (I learned this from a family of Pampangeños)
3. Champorado and tuyo (This used to be our midnight snack in Lireo where we taped for Encantadia)
4. Chokolate and grilled Mary Grace ensaimada (I tried this in my Tita's house