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ruffa (and gretchen)

this is going to be my first entry after my hiatus from “met”-blogging. life has been hard and work has occupied so much of my time. forgive me for i haven’t posted some entries and forgive me for posting this entry. pardon me, it’s for entertainment purposes only, okay? hehehe :-)

everywhere i go, i hear people talking about these two women. read more after the jump.

ZsaZsa Zaturnnah

Zaturnah.jpg The superheroine is back on stage! This is the fifth run of the highly successful musical based on the award winning book created by Carlo Vergara. Eula Valdez will still play ZsaZsa Zaturnnah. K Brosas will serve as alternate. If you haven’t watched this yet, better run now for ticket reservations.

Show Dates:
June 15-17, 21-24, 28-29, July 1 (8 PM)
June 16-17, 23-24, 28, 30, July 1 (3 PM)

Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, :Podium 4, Yuchengco Tower 2, RCBC Plaza, Makati City

A Legend About the Sun in Ayala Museum

SOL at Ayala Museum

Farley del Rosario showcases paintings for a children’s story written by CANVAS winner Agay Llanera at the Ayala Museum. The story of “Sol” was a finalist in CANVAS’ very first storywriting competition. The show runs from March 20 to April 2, 2007 at the Ayala Museum.

More information:
Ayala Museum”
“Sol” at CANVAS

The Bird Cage goes local

Remember that movie with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as “alternative parents”? Yup, The Bird Cage which was based on the Tony award musical “La Cage aux folles” is going broadway in Manila! Repertory Globe Theatre will be showing “Gay Birds” starting today until April 1. Check out the schedule at

More Information – Gay Birds Schedule

300 grosses P28 Million in it’s first week in Manila

The epic action packed movie 300 grossed over 36.4 million pesos in it’s first week according to Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. Philippines. The R-13 flick is still showing across the Metro and if you haven’t seen it, you still have time to catch it.

Who would think that an R-13 film would get P28-million gross, making it the second biggest debut for an R-13-rated film in history. The record for biggest debut is still The Matrix Reloaded with P45.3-million. So far, 300 Is holding the highest opening for 2007 just behind Ghost Rider and Night the Museum.

Sources: – ‘300’ Grosses P36.4-M, Opens at No. 1
Yehey – “300” grosses P36.4-M, opens at no. 1 in RP

PBB 2 is out?


who’s gonna win? find out in 18 weeks!

Jazz Fest Scene Stealers

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Sitti who?

The on-going mall tour of the Philippine Jazz Festival has been a wonderful musical experience. While Sitti did play, other bands and artists are also showcasing their unique stuff to bring the local brand of jazz to the limelight. New movers and shakers, as they say.

Solas (“Alone”)

Tomorrow at the Instituto Cervantes in Manila, the film “Solas” (“Alone”) will be screened at the Cine en el patio. The 1999 film is about a young girl named Maria who leaves her family – specially her strict father – to embark on her new life in the city. Her dreams of living the life in the city starts to fall apart after having difficulty with her job and her boyfriend leaving her preagnant. The story then proceeds to a classical prodigal daughter.

The movie written and directed by Benito Zambrano, shows at 6PM. Check out Instituto Cervantes for more information.

Donne del cinematografo italiano – Italian Film Festival!

2007 Italian Film Festival – Women in Italian cinema

Italian movies are showing monthly starting this January 24 courtesty of The Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Italian Embassy in Manila and the Philippine-Italian Association. This year’sItalian Film Festival 2007 will be showing the 1950 classic La Ciociara (Two Women) which stars Sophia Loren.

You can call the Philippine-Italian Association secretariat (Lina Lorenzo) at (+63 2) 815 1310 for more information. La Ciociara will be shown at the CCP Dream Theater today at 4pm. Admission is Free.

Dell Rocks!


Dell? That company with sleek desktops and shiny laptops? What do they have to do with rock music? And as an American company, what do they have to do with the local music scene?

Apparently, Dell has long been itching to rock. It’s now adding music to the mix.

As one of the best-known technology brands in the world, Dell is eager to prove that they’re not all caught up in the midst of a cold digital sphere. Dell Philippines is rolling up its sleeves and loosening its tie, and is preparing itself to launch “Dell Rocks” – one of the first big rock music events of the year. Rock on with the rest of Manila this January 25 to 27, 2006 at Central Plaza in Eastwood City, Libis. If I am not mistaken, admission is free. And – not coincidentally – Eastwood City is where Dell’s next site will operate (the first is in Mall of Asia).

The concerts, which the organizers say will coincide with Dell’s contact centre recruitment efforts, feature three of the hottest bands in the local scene today: Up Dharma Down (my personal favourite) on the 25th, Orange and Lemons on the 26th, and Rivermaya on the 27th.

Now I don’t know about the connection in all this, but in much the same manner as Dell probably stands in the Philippine services industry, these musicians, indeed, have what it takes to be number one.

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