Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Ariana Grande and John Legend debut new duet


Ariana Grande and John Legend debut new debut in final ‘Beauty and the Beast’ trailer. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) on March 10, 2017.

“Beauty and The Beast” opens in Philippine cinemas on March 16, 2017.

Watch the latest movie trailer here:

Disney’s final trailer for “Beauty And The Beast” gives a closer look at memorable scenes from Belle’s encounter with Gaston to her growing relationship with the Beast, all before the last petal drops. Watch the movie trailer here.

The trailer for Disney’s live-action film also gives fans a first listen of Ariana Grande and John Legend’s duet of the classic titular song. Continue reading “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Ariana Grande and John Legend debut new duet”


Chef Jean-Georges: Learn more about Jean-Georges academy


Chef Jean-Georges challenges the definition of the traditional American steakhouse by adding a strong dose of energy and world-class appeal. The menu at Jean Georges Steakhouse features the highest-quality meats and seafood, complemented by an innovative array of side dishes and homemade sauces.

Classic, simple cooking methods, such as grilling, braising, and sous vide, draw out the essence of the world’s best meats, while Chef Jean-Georges combines globally-inspired spices using his signature flair. The boldly modern space at Aria Resort & Casino is sectioned into a high-octane lounge, elevated dining areas, and two private dining rooms.

For further information or for sign ups, please contact Janel Simangan at +63917 540 72 54.


Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement: The State of the Filipino Plate, Why We Eat What We Eat


Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement in partnership with Treston International College and 7101 Culture-Cuisine presents ‘The State of the Filipino Palate, Why We Eat What We Eat, A Conference and Taste Workshop. REGISTER NOW!


Miss Universe 2017: Miss France wins plus questions and answers from Miss Haiti and Miss Philippines

Miss Universe is Iris Mittenaere from France
Miss France’s answer to Miss Universe Q & A portion
Miss Universe Runner Up | Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier
Miss Haiti’s answer to Miss Universe Q & A portion
The Philippines’ own maxine Medina made it to the Top 6
Miss Philippines’ answer to Miss Universe Q & A portion

Miss Universe 2017: My Top 6 picks and all the best for Maxine Medina!

‘Beat the odds and rise above the challenges.’ ~ Maria Mika Maxine Medina

‘Beat the odds and rise above the challenges.’ is our candidate, Maria Mika Maxine Medina’s motto. Barely a few hours before Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach gives the crown to another, let’s support and hope that Maxine will be that particular deserving woman.

My top 6 for Miss Universe 2017 in no particular order: Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Venezuela, Myanmar and Nicaragua. 👸👸👸

While watching please use hashtags: #Philippines #Maxine Medina


FDCP: To host Film Ambassadors Night, an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation


In honor and celebration of the strides and victories of Filipino films in the past year, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will host the Film Ambassadors Night at the end of the month at the FDCP Cinematheque Manila Open Grounds, Kalaw, Manila.

Dubbed as an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation, the Film Ambassadors Night will recognize the award-winning filmmakers of 2016 who have continued the proud tradition of Philippine cinema and have brought not only prestige to the country but also raised the level of awareness to the craft and art of filmmaking.

Among the recipients of the FDCP Film Ambassador Award include Jun Robles Lana and Paolo Ballesteros for their work in Die Beautiful. Brillante Mendoza, Director of Ma Rosa, Philippines’ entry to the Oscar 2016, will be receiving the FDCP Artistic Excellence Award. Continue reading “FDCP: To host Film Ambassadors Night, an evening of thanksgiving and appreciation”


MUST SEE: ‘Calado ‘ by Director Louie Ignacio


‘Calado’ is embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches. Type of: bordado, cosido, costura, labor. a creation created or assembled by needle and thread.

Now imagine that fine artwork coupled with the artistic strokes of multi-awarded director, Louie Ignacio. The result are stunning masterpieces which befit a collector’s gallery. Needless to say, it is a must-see because the sight of each of the paintings is an experience.

‘Calado’ is Ignacio’s 7th One Man Show to be showcased at Galerie Anna from February 07, 2017 to February 20, 2017.


Marites Allen: Chinese New Year 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster animal signs forecast and some lucky charms


Some lucky charms from FRIGGA CHARMED LIFE by the Philippines’ ‘Feng Shui Queen’, Ms. Marites Allen:

RHINO NECKLACE (white & silver) – for protection against robbery, accidents, enemies, office politics, business competitors and backstabbing; for strength and courage

ELEPHANT NECKLACE (white & gold) – for those who want to have a baby; for protection against robbery, accidents, enemies, office politics, business competitors and backstabbing

COIN NECKLACE WITH MYSTIC KNOT (gold) – gold coins for prosperity in business and career; mystic knot is a combination of 6 infinity symbols for wealth, protection and everlasting love

VICTORY BANNER EARRINGS (black & gold) – for success in dealings and business; to triumph over competitions, obstructions, obstacles and enemies

MYSTIC KNOT EARRINGS (white & gold) – for wealth and prosperity; a combination of 6 infinity symbols for wealth, protection and everlasting love

5 ELEMENT PAGODA NECKLACE (gold) – for protection from accidents and financial loss

WU LOU NECKLACE (red) – for enhancers for health and longevity; absorbs sickness energy

RED APPLE NECKLACE (red & silver) – protection for quarrels; for peace of mind, greater prosperity and harmony

PIYAO NECKLACE (violet) for health and longevity; to enhance fortune; to ward off evil spirits

I’m a Roman Catholic but also follow feng shui. I believe that life is comprised of 1/3 faith in God, 1/3 feng shui (time/date of birth) and 1/3 free will (hard work & courage). We have innate knowledge of good & evil so whatever instinctively brings us to what is good and harmonious, then that is the right path.


RAT – (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Good family relations and a lot of social interaction. Career might take some time to move forward but do not be lazy as this will affect your progress. Sleep well and be relaxed at all times. Attend happy celebrations such as birthdays and weddings. Continue reading “Marites Allen: Chinese New Year 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster animal signs forecast and some lucky charms”


Burrrap_Burrito Masarap: More than just burritos and definitely masarap!

Was supposed to visit the opening of Burrrap_Burrito Masarap at Love Craft Food Park during the latter’s slated opening but it being a December, schedule and traffic was really crazy! Anyways, visited a couple of weeks ago after errands with my cousin. We traversed E. Rodriguez looking for the food park (don’t just rely on the maps online) and almost missed the place (its the building beside the BLTB bus terminal). Here’s what we tried!

Burrrap_Burrito Masarap | Chicken Inasal Quesadilla | All rights reserved

Chicken Inasal Quesadilla – it might look like your regular quesadilla but this version first off, the tortilla is not burnt but warmed just right; second the ingredients do not overpower each other; and third, their sauces taste fresh and also flavorful. This one goes to my comfort food list, being its great for those lazy to cook days, rainy days, movie marathon days or simply I’m craving for Mexican food days!

Burrrap_Burrito Masarap | Echos Nachos | All rights reserved

Echos Nachos – straight up their version is one of my favorites (walang echos ‘yan!). For me what sets it apart is that their tortilla chips are very light and crunchy to the bite, its not yellow like most tortilla chips and some are curled in a way you can scoop the ingredients in for a full bite. Couple that with the generous medley of cheese, olives, tomatoes (sans onions, we opted it out) and ground beef …heaven! Oh, their serving is good for 3-4 persons also! Continue reading “Burrrap_Burrito Masarap: More than just burritos and definitely masarap!”


‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’: Will Cielo find what she’s looking for? In cinemas nationwide on Feb. 1, 2017

‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’ poster | All rights reserved

‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’ – A series of mysterious hand-illustrated postcards take a young woman on a journey throughout the Philippines in search of its anonymous writer.

Starring: Alessandra De Rossi, Pepe Herrera, JC Santos, Teri Malvar, Jay Gonzaga, Lesley Lina, Elijah Canlas, and Hiraya Plata.

Direction & Screenplay: Ice Idanan
Written by: Ice Idanan and Petersen Vargas
Produced By: Melanie Entuna, Patrick Ostrea, Anina Rubio, Ice Idanan

CineFilipino Film Festival 2016 awards:
1st Runner up for Best Picture
Best Director – Ice Idanan
Best Cinematography – Ice Idanan
Best Actor – Pepe Herrera
Best Editing – Hannah Espia
Best Sound Design – Raffy Magsaysay
Best Musical Score – Mon Espia

Synopsis: Continue reading “‘Sakaling Hindi Makarating’: Will Cielo find what she’s looking for? In cinemas nationwide on Feb. 1, 2017”