What’s Up: September 28-30, 2012

This week, expect a lot of food, party, shopping and social good!

September 28, Friday

Tomorrow is your last chance to shop till you drop and enjoy fabulous prizes. There’s no way you can’t miss it since, hey, it’s payday and it all starts at 8:00 p.m., when you’re completely (hopefully) done with work.

Who will say no to good food? Better yet, you’ll surely give this Chinese feast a huge nod of approval. Dine on the sumptuous Chinese buffet prepared by no other than culinary geniuses Chefs Gene and Gino Gonzales.

Want unlimited roasted calf, lechon, and drinks the entire day? Then don’t miss the relaunching of Port Restaurant, one of the best buffet restaurants in the metro. Lunch (11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) is Php 229+, dinner (6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) is Php 299+, and late-night fare (10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.) is Php 149+.

 

September 29, Saturday

Be a “professional chef” for a day. Attend the Open house of American International Culinary and Hospitality Institute this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Make your Saturday night one that you’ll never forget. Party like it’s now or never with the hottest tunes, awesome DJs, and cool people. This is open to all BBM, Android, and iPhone users.

SM Consolacion will make your one-hour trip all worth it. Win the latest gadgets, be treated by awesome entertainment, and enjoy up to 50 percent off when you shop.

 

September 30, Sunday

 

All the ladies out there, learn how to love yourself more through early detection of breast cancer. Usher Pink October by having your breasts checked for free.

 


10 Happy Things for Tonight

Now it can be told: the Philippines is known for its wet and very wet seasons.

I do love the rainy days, but as they say, too much of something is bad. A case in point: Last Sunday, I began to feel claustrophobic while being trapped inside a taxicab, moving in a turtle’s pace, thanks to an insufficient drainage system. What used to be a 30-minute happy drive to SM Cebu turned into more than hour of “I’m so willing to dive deep into the water if I need to.”

And the almost-incessant rain is making me feel so depressed!

But we shouldn’t let the wetter days ruin the rest of our year, should we? So I am thinking, maybe it will help brighten my mood tonight if I come up with the top 10 things that make me happy. Well, there are a lot, but I could not waste all my night writing them down. So I will just list  those that will come instantly in my head.

Ready

Set

Go!

1. Tea with honey (I am not a coffee drinker, by the way)

2. Chuck

3. Apartmenttherapy.com and BHG.com

4. Audrey Hepburn

5. weekend lunches and dinners with my family

6. books, books, books

7. old music

8. Alaska Evap

9.  painted toenails

10. crepes

There. Now, I’m all smiles and giddy thinking about them. At least, for a moment, I couldn’t care less about the roof leak.


Mickey Mouse and His Gang Are Coming to Cebu!

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions  as Disney Live! comes to Manila and Cebu City for the first time with its newest stage show Mickey’s Music Festival.  Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams.  Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival brings the biggest concert experience to hit live family entertainment.

 

“One song can touch millions of people around the world and Disney has been at the beat of this concept for years by making music a main ingredient of storytelling,” said Producer and CEO of Feld Entertainment Kenneth Feld.  “In Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival we are celebrating with the Disney characters to a soundtrack of the latest sounds and chart-topping hits. We want our guests to walk away with lasting memories and singing these unforgettable melodies long after they leave the show.”

 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters,   begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour.  Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie.  Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm. And, family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style.  Anyone can be a member of the band as giant-sized balloons fall from the ceiling in one scene and then in the next, Disney characters are dancing in the aisles.

 

“We’ve created an environment where audience members will be able to connect with the Disney stars,” said Alana Feld, Producer and Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment. “Within each concert moment are elements of personal interaction and they will be harmonizing, dancing, laughing and having an outrageously good time with the characters right there in their city.”

 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival was built with a global audience in mind and a goal of being as universal as its featured music.  The father-daughter production team, Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld, has hand selected award-winning creative talents whose credits span from working with Madonna to winning a Latin Grammy®  Award to designing hundreds of costumes for Disney theme park shows:

  • Director/Choreographer Fred Tallaksen is the award-winning choreographer of Madonna’s “Sorry” video and the finale of her Confessions World Tour.  In 2008, he earned a Latin Grammy® in the Best Video category for Juanes’s “Me Enamora.” Tallaksen was also skating choreographer for “Austin Powers III-Goldmember”
  • Writer Jeremy Desmon’s credits include The Girl in the Frame, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Storybooks and Curious George Live! He received the 2007 Kleban Award for excellence in Musical Theatre Bookwriting, and is also a recipient of the Dramatists Guild’s Jonathan Larson Fellowship
  • Scenic Designer Rick Papineau is the vice president of Scenic Elements at Feld Entertainment and is credited for leading the creation of life-like versions of the characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars that move on ice for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
  • Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom designed costumes for more than 15 original dance shows in Downtown Disney from 1996 until 1999 and is credited for designing costumes for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
  • Lighting Designer Sam Doty is eager to work on his second Disney Live! show after Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show put him in the spotlight
  • Music Director Stan Beard has arranged and written the musical score for numerous domestic and international Disney On Ice productions; has worked in the recording studio with such luminaries as Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra

 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is presented in the Philippines by Vivre Fort Entertainment Inc. and is set to be staged this year at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel from September 23-25 and at the Araneta Coliseum from October 5-9. For Manila shows, tickets are exclusively available at Ticketnet (911-5555) located in SM Department stores and at the Araneta Coliseum. For Cebu shows, tickets can be purchased at SM Tickets (032-231-3876) located in SM Cinemas, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel (032-232-6888), Ayala Center Cebu and also at Ticketnet. For more details, visit http://www.disneylive.com.ph or call Vivre Fort Entertainment at (02) 470 6956.

Note: The press release was provided by Vivre Fort Entertainment. Now to tease you even more, look at the fun, gorgeous images below:

 

 

 


This Made Me Cry This Morning

Okay, I do cry over almost anything, but flash mobs–or majority of them–hold a softer spot in my heart.


Style Origins: Fashion and Music Go Together


End your weekend with a big bang and lots of style. Watch Cebu’s best models strut the upcoming spring-summer collection for this year from some of the best local and international brands in the metro:

  • Loalde
  • Nautica
  • Accessorize
  • Filippo
  • Giordano
  • Girbaud
  • Penguin
  • Puma
  • Sketchers
  • Speedo
  • WAGW

Jam too to the live music of no less than Mr. Rico Blanco. All these–and definitely way more–are happening on May 8, 7PM, right at Ayala Terraces-Cebu.