[Malaysia] A Day at the Islamic Arts Museum

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My family and I love to visit museums. It’s just a nice way to spend the day, especially if you live in a tropical country where the outside heat can be brutal. My husband and I have visited a lot of museums in Malaysia but the Islamic Arts Museum is my top favorite. Here are some photos I’d like to share.       The highlights would be the impressive mosque replicas from around the world.                               Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Jalan Lembah Perdana, Tasik Perdana, […]

[Malaysia] Celebrated My 30th Birthday with Coffee & Art

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In 2015, I celebrated my 30th birthday in Malaysia. I’ve always been a fan of coffee and arts. So what better way to celebrate it than attending a coffee and arts festival in one of the malls here. Jet and I went to Publika Mall and checked out Nescafe’s Coffee & Art Fringe Festival. Personally, I think the festivals (or mall events) in the Philippines are staged better. More fun, really. But we enjoyed the day and had fat, juicy, delicious burgers at Fatboy’s The Burger Bar. It was a fun day to be out and about. Free entrance to […]

[Malaysia] Band’s Short Stint as Random Adobo [With Audio Files]

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Trivia: I had piano, voice, and theater acting lessons as a teenager. I had recitals at malls and sang an M2M (forgot the title, but I remember the chills) and an OPM hit (Dadalhin by Regine Velasquez) for two recitals. The first one was held at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall activity center and the second recital was held at the UP Theater. I think we had pictures, even videos. But the videos were already destroyed, hahaha. Seriously, I don’t know where they are now. But I remember, fondly, that I wore a nice, black evening gown for the UP […]

Manila is Alive with “The Sound of Music”

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Review by Katherine C. Eustaquio Published in Balikbayan Magazine     Under the direction of Roxanne Lapus and Musical Director Maestro Rodel Colmenar, Resorts World Manila’s production of the iconic play—The Sound of Music—not only brought to life a classic but transported the viewers to a time when innocence, courage, faith, integrity, and love are ways of life. Resorts World Manila’s world-class cast is composed of internationally-acclaimed theatre veterans, starting with Joanna Ampil, who played the lead role of Maria Rainer, and “King of Philippine Theatre” Audie Gemora, both of whom performed during the December 23, 2011 run. Having to […]