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“Beauty and the Beast” – John Legend and Ariana Grande

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I did not expect to like this. But I did, because of those petals (you’ll see!) and the fireworks and John Legend! Basically if I could photoshop Ariana Grande and her ventriloquist’s dummy mouth… Continue reading

Ripcord – Keith Urban

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I found myself listening to a whole Keith Urban album the other day, quite by accident. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Keith Urban. But I was only looking for his duet with… Continue reading

Fences (2016) – “That’s the way that go.”

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I wrote a little piece about the Oscar noms for Theater Fans Manila (shameless plug) and one person commented that Fences and Moonlight were ‘boring and bleak’. Well! I felt challenged. I HAD… Continue reading

[Repost] Does Yoga Make People Happier?

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I want to share this article from BookYogaRetreats.com which is a perfect read for a Monday, I think. My resolution for more self-care this year has been kind of flagging, so this is also a… Continue reading

An Open Letter to James Taylor on his Cancelled Manila Concert

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Dear Mr. Taylor, You don’t know me. And I don’t know you. But I love you. I love you because of your music. I love you because your voice and your songs are a… Continue reading

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

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This piece took me a ridiculously long time to put together because of all the ambivalence the revival stirred. From excitement, to disappointment, on to hope and then disgust. I was wildly excited when… Continue reading

Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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It’s been so long since I last saw The Doctor that I felt compelled to write about the Christmas Special. The last two seasons were a pain to get through because I am decidedly not… Continue reading

Introducing…Pinoy Street Food

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Happy New Year, everyone! My sister-in-law prepared this Pinoy (Filipino) street fiesta for us over the holidays, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to share with all of you a… Continue reading

The Hamilton Mixtape: A Track-by-Track Discussion

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1.  No John Trumbull (Intro) by The Roots This intro by The Roots captures the essence of the musical and these “inspired-bys and  covers” that make up the mixtape, all in less than a… Continue reading

Grease 2 (1982) – So wrong, but it feels so right!

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Okay, it’s time to come clean. My family – unironically, genuinely – loves Grease 2. As my niece puts it, we are probably the only people in the world who voluntarily watch it… Continue reading

Oklahoma! (1955)

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I had never seen Oklahoma! and it finally seemed like a good time to get into it. The DVD was just lying there on the shelf, so I dove in. It’s a story… Continue reading

Jersey Boys – “Four guys under a street lamp…”

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I never realized until now that Jersey Boys may be my favorite musical. You know why? First of all, the music. Man, oh man! I know it’s a jukebox musical, but what a catalog to… Continue reading

“Say You Won’t Let Go” – James Arthur

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Guys. Sometimes it still pays to listen to the radio. I was in the car when I heard this song by James Arthur and immediately fell in love with it. When I got… Continue reading

Emma – Jane Austen

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I am so glad I read Emma after Mansfield Park. It restored my faith in Austen and was a refreshing change in many ways. Not only did I love the story, the characters, and the pacing, but I… Continue reading

“I think I love him now.” – James Bay in Manila, 18 August 2016

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Passionate music fans love to say they liked an artist before anyone else. “Oh I was listening to him before he became mainstream,” or, “My new favorite singer is someone you’ve never heard… Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

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Daddy Long Legs is the story of philanthropist Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) and his relationship with the orphan he puts through college, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). The story gets started with Jervis’… Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (THERE MAY BE SPOILERS)

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I want to talk about this book so bad! I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but I know things might slip, so go on only if you have already read… Continue reading

“This Is It” and “Calling All Angels” Mashup – Kenny Loggins and Pat Monahan

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Look at this! A mash-up of two of my favorite songs, by two of my favorite artists! I never thought Kenny Loggins and Pat Monahan would ever share a stage, but here they… Continue reading

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