YES! I still can’t believe that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is now playing in Manila!
It’s on top of my Broadway musical bucket list ever since I missed watching it in Broadway and West End. Watching it in Manila was extra special because it was more relatable with the Manila cast, and we witnessed Kyla Rivera, whom we watched In the Heights (2011), bloom into Carole King’s lead role (2019).
Best to watch it raw, without reading any reviews and in the company of your musical-lovin’ friends. Grab the last remaining shows of the first Meralco Theatre run that’s only until July 7, 2019.
Having said that, here’s why it is sooo beautiful to watch…
ALAMAT BF, a Filipino Bistro by Chef Niño Laus and southern partners, is the restaurant version of the famed Alamat Pub in Poblacion. Paulo Sayo transformed this old Aguirre St. house into a beautiful glass bahay kubo restaurant.
Alamat is a story of Filipino Pride championing Filipino Food (with focus on tribal and ancestral) and Craft Drinks now in the South.
Since most of the food was good, we had to go back twice to check out everything. Here are our favorites and what we recommend.
Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
240 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque City
Open Daily for Dinner 6.00pm to 2.00am (except Mondays)
Mobile: +63 917 625 8451
Facebook: Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
It was our first time to stay at Maxims to celebrate Father’s Day with the kiddos. They enjoyed the experience because of the luxurious feel of the room, the pool experience and the relatively fast internet access.
For non-casino goers, here are some tips to maximize your celebration/staycation at Resorts World Manila.
The family is loving crabs these days and the best place to indulge in these is at Seascape Village paluto market.
We tried the crab and seafood feasts in two restaurants: Binondo’s Golden Fortune vs. Dampa’s Lola Ina’s. Here’s our experience.
First Things First
Seascape Village, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall with 13 Filipino/Asian paluto restaurants, is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area located beside Sofitel and Manila Film Center.
During my recent #OneBHSEats food tour, most of the participants were raving about how good the steak was at Wolfgang’s. We recently visited the resto with the family for an awesome steak brunch experience in BGC.
Here are some tips on what to order from the menu, how much the items for consideration are and how best to enjoy the experience.
First Things First
Wolfgang Steakhouse BGC is the 3rd and flagship branch of the Wolfgang Zwiener joint venture with Raymund Magdaluyo in Manila.
Ideally, Wolfgang wanted to open first in BGC, but it took a while to find a perfect corner spot fronting a garden with a street view of Bonifacio High Street.
This is the best Wolfgang Steakhouse branch because of its young contemporary ambiance perfect for that NY-Steakhouse Brunch vibe in BGC.
It has all the classic Wolfgang Steakhouse elements: alabaster chandelier, mosaic tiles ceiling, wooden floors and chairs plus a touch of contemporary elements—cove lights, banana plants and floor to ceiling windows.
I didn’t know what to expect when we watched this show. After the monologue, your mind was stimulated, but still it needed time to process the depth of storytelling and theatre artistry of Abner and the Black Canvas team.
This is the kind of show that we need to talk about now before another friend passes away.
It took me a few days to reflect on what it meant. It was approachable but profound, the kind that would touch your heart and change your perspective on the weight of every word we speak (and not speak).
I highly recommend that you do not miss the Pineapple Lab run, and I also hope that they have more and more theatre run extensions. (If you are watching the show, best to read this reflection after watching it.)
Here’s why you should watch #BlackCanvasWOW…
Weight of Words (WoW) PARC Foundation Blackbox on May 31 (8PM), June 1-2 (4PM & 8PM), and Pineapple Lab on June 15 (5PM & 8PM) and 16 (4PM & 8PM). For ticket reservations, contact Pineapple Lab at [email protected] or Ticket2Me at www.ticket2me.net Facebook Page: Black Canvas Hashtag: #BlackCanvasWOW
Aqua Boracay is the best Day Pool Club in Boracay not only because of its Pool Party events but because it serves one of the best Spanish-inspired beach cuisines by Chef Chele Gonzales of Gallery by Chele fame.
Most people miss out on Aqua because they think it’s an exclusive private club where there’s nothing to do if there are no pool party events. Some think it is closed for construction. What they don’t know is that this is, in fact, one of the best places to eat and enjoy a pool party in the New Boracay.
Here are the secrets of the best day pool club in Boracay…
First Things First
It is easily accessed via e-trikes (₱120 special trip) passing through the back end of Balabag Lake at the back of D’Mall.
The Day Pool Club is open but the rooms are still under construction.