Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Landers Superstore’s Super Fuel Sale made even better this April





Landers Superstore offers Double Coupon Tuesdays for more fuel savings till April 30


It’s time to double the fun this April as Landers Superstore, the fastest growing membership shopping establishment in the country, brings Double Coupon Tuesdays where members can score double Super Fuel Sale coupons!

For the remaining Tuesdays of April, get twice the fuel savings for every minimum purchase of Php 3,000 at any Landers Superstore. Avail of exclusive fuel discounts at Landers’ very own Caltex gasoline stations by simply collecting coupons. Shop more to grab bigger discounts!

Present the coupons, along with your membership card, at any Landers-Caltex gas station, and enjoy a minimum of Php 7 off per liter on Platinum or Silver, and Php 4 off per liter on Diesel. Members may use one of his/her discount coupons to fuel up one car only.

Discount coupons may be used anytime within the year until December 30, 2019. Purchases made at Landers Central, Doppio, Federal Barbers, Capital Care and Landers gas stations are ineligible for fuel discount coupons. Regular discounts of Php 3 off per liter of Platinum and Silver, and Php 2 off per liter of Diesel are still applicable for members who simply wish to fuel up.

Double the savings, double the fun! Shop now at Landers Superstore to score bigger discounts on fuel!

Visit Landers Superstore at Landers Alabang West – Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City; Landers ArcoVia City - 1604, 99 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Pasig, 1604 Metro Manila; Landers Balintawak - 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City; Landers Otis -1890 Paz Guazon St., Paco, Manila; or Landers Cebu – 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor. Pope John Paul II Ave., Cebu.

For more information about Landers Superstore’s exclusive offerings, visit http://landers.ph/.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Freedom to Dream 2019 Summit: Inspiring the Filipino Youth to Dream






Viviamo! Inc., makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, is spearheading the first Freedom to Dream Summit on April 13, 2019 at the Red Carpet Cinema, Shangri-La Plaza. The event is meant to inspire and encourage the Filipino youth to discover their dreams, pursue their passions, and make a difference.



7 Out of 10 Filipinos Do Not Have a Dream: A Study
The Dream Project PH, a non-stock and non-profit organization, conducted a survey among teenagers across the country. According to the study, 7 out of 10 Filipinos do not have a dream in life. Reasons for this include discouraging words from others and lack of self-esteem, passion, and opportunities, and poverty.
Is it any wonder why many Filipinos don’t know who they are and what they should do next? Darlyn Ty-Nilo, president of Viviamo and creator of Belle de Jour Power Planner, hopes to change this. “We want to take action,” she shares, “by creating positive conversations on dreaming.” Through this initiative, Darlyn and her team hope to make a lasting change among the Filipino youth by giving them the freedom to dream.



Addressing the Needs of Filipino Youth
The Freedom to Dream summit has three plenary sessions addressing the barriers that contribute to the lack of dreaming.
The first plenary, Raising Self-Worth, aims to address the discouraging words spoken against the Filipino youth and the self-esteem issues that resulted from them. Raising self-worth means having faith in oneself and believing that they are worthy of living the life they want.


Dr. Gia Sison 

Participants hear from Dr. Gia Sison, a mental health advocate who hosts G Talks, a talk show in CNN Philippines, and Rezza Custodio-Soriano, a life coach and transformologist. Gretchen Ho, sports and lifestyle news anchor, joins them to share stories and advice on raising one’s self-worth.
The second plenary session, Igniting Your Passion, encourages participants to find the purpose and passion that excites them and invite them to have the drive to stand up and persevere despite experiencing day-to-day challenges.


Aimee Hashim

Prim Paypon, Filipino Dreamagineer and founder of The Dream Project PH, and Aimee Hashim, lifestyle consultant and founder of LoveLuxe Trading Inc., speaks for Igniting Your Passion.
Finally, attendees discover how to put their dreams into reality with Making it Happen, the event’s third plenary session. Participants learn how to maximize their resources and act on their goals, despite the lack of opportunities and abject poverty. Sherill Quintana, the multi-awarded entrepreneur behind Oryspa Spa Solutions Inc., educator, and advocate of the Filipino Brands Can, and Jessica Lopez, Maningning Miclat Art 2018 awardee who created artworks out of milkfish bones, are the speakers for this plenary.
Multi-awarded singer-songwriter Jose Villanueva III, better known as Quest, is one of Freedom to Dream’s keynote speakers. He envisions creating a culture of sharing positivity, harnessing his talents and influence to uplift the nation.
Apart from the plenaries, there are two fast talk sessions. First is on social enterprises with successful women entrepreneurs: Mots Venturina, founder of Cancervants PH, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, co-founder and president of R2R – Rags2Riches Inc. & Things That Matter, and Tai De Guzman, founder of Risque Designs. The second Fast Talk session is on creatives, with Abby Asistio, singer, songwriter, and Alopecia Awareness Advocate; Kooky Tuason, Spoken Word Artist and Radio Host, and Wiji Lacsamana, Designer of Tattoos, Books, and Illustrations. These women share personal stories on dreaming big and overcoming discouragements.



Advocacy Expo and Mini Concert
Participants have access to an advocacy expo to raise awareness on a wide range of advocacies that Viviamo! Inc. supports. In fact, 100% of the net proceeds will go to their chosen charity organizations. Apart from this, eventgoers are in for a musical treat, with a mini concert after the plenaries. The concert is led by Quest, Krystle, and Abby Asistio.
Through this event, Viviamo! Inc. aims to spark positive conversations on dreaming, breaking barriers, and empowering Filipinos to live their dreams.
The summit is co-presented by The After Six Club, ChinoyTV, and BraveWorks. Major sponsors include Manulife, MyTown, UNILAB, and Wacoal. Minor sponsors include Ace Water Spa, Boocha Mama, Brownroots Creatives, BrowHaus, Celeteque, Curves, European Wellness, Fitness Gourmet, Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings, Jollibee, Qrated Crates, SM Parisian, Serenitea, Spaces, Strip Manila, StyleGenie, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The Farm at San Benito, The Red Crab Alimango House, Tokyo Finds, Witty Will Save the World, Co., and Zenutrients.
Our media partners include Blogapalooza, PageOne Media, Wheninmanila.com, MEG, and OneMegaGroup. Official Cable TV partner is DIVA channel.
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The official summit video is uploaded here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4bowbfGunU&feature=youtu.be

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sweet Scents from Perfume Dessert London!


Raspberry Smoothie

Did you know that you can wear your favorite dessert? Many of us are fond of wearing perfumes because It doesn't only make you smell good but It also boosts our confidence and enhances our mood!

This summer, you don't have to worry because you can still smell fresh and sweet with Perfume Dessert London! They have a lot of dessert and fruity sweet scents to choose from that you’ll surely fall in love with!

Here's the list of scents from Perfume Dessert:

Raspberry Smoothie

Orange Mimosa Sherbet

Fruit Tart

French Macaroon

Cake Pops


Apple Pomegrante Salad


Strawberry Shortcake 


Black Raspberry and Vanilla Icecream 


Cucumber Melon Cooler


Peach Bourbon Popsicle 


Sakura


Gumdrops 

Aside from the lovely sweet scents of these Perfumes, what I also love about it is the elegant packaging because they're great not only for personal use but also for giveaways or gift for loved ones. it's really an effortless, no need for extra wrapping or extra packaging.

Their perfumes are guaranteed 100% from UK! No fakes! You can check it by the first 3 digits of the barcode, they do indicate the country in which the company is based, or the manufacturing company is headquartered, Perfume Dessert's first 3 digit is 506, and U.K's barcode is from 500-509.

Its cheap for its quality and appearance, because they import it directly and in large quantities and was not bought from trading companies, or international distributor, unlike the majority of the other perfume brands. Perfume Dessert only buy from a legit distributor or trading company.

Eau de parfum (also referred to as EDP) offers a 20-30% percent concentration of oils. These tend to have plenty of ‘waft’;  staying power of anywhere from four to eight hours is a reasonable expectation. Because it can still be quite strong, apply lightly for a day – and more generously when you’re dressing up.


Perfume dessert comes with 30 ml and crimped bottle and comes with a whooping price of Php 250.00 per bottle. The design is so simple and handy, no complicated bottle design or luxurious cap, that's why its cheap, but the oil is 100% high quality!


All of their scents are great and smells so nice but my top three favorite scents are Sakura, Fruity Tart and Cake Pops! I super loooove these three! Whenever I go out, I make sure to have one inside my bag!

Good thing to know that Perfume dessert serves as a natural aphrodisiac, because of its gourmand notes, and it contains pheromones, which really have aphrodisiac properties. It explains why you get attracted to someone because of these kinds of perfume. And everyone wants to be attractive!

So If you love perfumes like me, Perfume Dessert is perfect for you! You can smell delicious and fresh all day without breaking the bank, because these perfumes are pocket friendly! You should try them now!

For more details follow Perfume Dessert London on:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Perfume-Dessert-London-720410571416583/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/perfumedessertlondon/

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mega Prime helps moms make the most out of summer with its third Prime Mom Club workshop


Are your kids bored now that summer vacation has started? With school over, moms are faced with the challenge of finding activities that would make good use of their kid's creative energy and let the learn at the same time.

Always ready to lend a helping hand to mothers, Mega Prime held the third  installment of its highly anticipated Prime Mom Club Workshop on April 13 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong. The workshop showcased Mega Prime's strong commitment to be a steady partner of moms, inside and outside of the kitchen.


The third Prime Mom Club workshop aimed to let moms hear about other mom's experiences on how they make summer extra fun and educational for their children. The participants were treated to a cooking demo, trial workshops, and fun talks by Prime Mom Club's panel of mom
experts.


Joining the panel facilitated by pre-school teacher and personality Celine Cornejo are bloggers and businesswomen Ginger Arboleda and Denise Rayala and celebrity Chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco. Mega Prime's invited panelists come from different backgrounds and have different interests, but are all passionate about being mothers. Knowing that summer is one of the busiest seasons for moms since the kids are on vacation, the panelists shared tips on how to find fun and educational summer activities that families can enjoy during the break. Of course, they also talked about favorite recipes to whip up during summer for the family.


The talks were followed by a short workshop for the moms, first about the importance of playing in the development of  children facilitated by Teacher Celine, a preschool teacher and kiddie events host. Her advocacy is to teach learning through play to parents and kids, which ahe demonstrated through an interactive storytelling session and a music and movement activity.


After the insightful sessions, an interactive cooking workshop by the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) gave moms and kids an opportunity to bond and learn how to prepare recipes such as sweet coolers to beat the summer heat. During this activity, they learned how to make Overnight Oats and Mocha Jelly with Mega Prime's summer products namely the Whole Kernel Corn and Nata de Coco variety using kitchenware from their official partner, Masflex.

To make this activity possible, Mega Prime also partnered with companies that share a passion for helping moms.



To make sure every priceless moment was captured, NicePrint photographers roamed around the venue and took beautiful photos of guests as they bonded over the activities prepared by Mega Prime.

"Summer is always a great opportunity for moms to learn new skills that they can take home to their kids, which is why this Prime Mom Club workshop combines cooking and activity tips - all of which will help moms come up with something for the family this summer," says Marvin Tiu Lim, VP for Sales and Marketing of Mega Global Corporation.


Prime Mom Club is a growing community that aims to help moms by enabling them with tips and delicious recipes using Mega Prime's products, all made of premium ingredients that transform everyday dishes into unforgettable meals.



A product of Mega Global Corporation, Mega Prime has been a steady partner of mothers and homemakers over the years. A testament to the company’s goal of providing Filipinos with innovative, high-quality and value-for-money products, Mega Prime offers easy-open canned vegetables such as Whole Mushrooms, Pieces and Stems Mushrooms, Whole Kernel Corn, Cream-style corn, Green Peas, Garbanoz and canned fruits and sweet preserves to the lives of Filipinos. To make meals even better, their newest products include the Mega Prime Choices which includes Vermicelli Noodles, Oyster Sauce and Sweet Chili Sauce. Each can contains carefully selected, high quality ingredients that are processed to preserve the authenticity of their taste and flavor.




Join the Mega Prime Mom Club and be treated to a wide range of privileges, including access to Mega Prime exclusive events featuring experts, member-exclusive newsletters, rewards and special gift items and products from Mega Prime. Visit https://primemomclub.com/sign-up/ to sign up. For more information and updates, like and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @megaprimequality.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Celebrity moms imbibe the “takumi” spirit


Christine Jacob-Sandejas 


Celebrity moms Christine Jacob-Sandejas, Daphne Oseña-Paez, and Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2016 Margarita Fores joined the launch of Toshiba’s latest line of state-of-the-art home appliances held at the Whitespace recently—imbibing the “takumi” spirit, a craftsman’s approach to work in his relentless pursuit of perfection, that they posses.

Daphne Oseña-Paez and Anton Diaz


Jacob, mother to five kids, Olympian, and co-anchor of New Day on CNN Philippines, served as the event’s host. Oseña-Paez, mother of three, TV host, author, and entrepreneur, was seen admiring the appliances on display. Last but not the least, Fores, through her Cibo di Marghi Signature Caterer, provided the scrumptious and fabulous Japanese cuisine served during the event.

Much like the takumi spirit, these celebrity moms give their all in everything that they do, especially in raising their children, striving to be the best they can be.


Margarita Fores 

With its impressive line of state-of-the-art appliances, Toshiba brings to our shores the distinctive “takumi” spirit, cognizant of the needs of sensible Filipino consumers who seek nothing less than superior Japanese reliability, durability, and harmonized design.

Toshiba’s state-of-the-line of home appliances include the signature T-07 Washer and the flagship T-07 Washer/Dryer, the 3-SystemOrignFRESH™ Refrigerator, and top-loading water dispensers, all designed, engineered, and manufactured with an uncompromising attention to detail—boasting superior Japan quality, design, safety, and reliability—a perfect fit for contemporary lifestyle needs.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Maxicare launches HealthHub and PCC in Cebu





Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, recently launched two new facilities designed to offer convenient access to top-notch healthcare service for members in Cebu.

The Maxicare HealthHub is a three-step self-service healthcare facility that features cutting-edge technology to simplify the process of going for a medical consultation, while the Maxicare Primary Care Center offers outstanding services through its state-of-the-art medical facility and a list of highly qualified physicians.

Members can avail of services such as consultation, laboratory test, X-ray, ECG, and Ultrasound, among many others, in as fast as 30 minutes. You can find the newest Maxicare Primary Care Center at the Cebu Business Park and the Maxicare HealthHub at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

Photo shows Maxicare chief marketing officer Archie Rillo, chief digital & transformation officer Sylvia Stolk, chairman of Equicom Group Antonio Go, president and chief executive officer Christian Argos, and chief medical officer & medical director Dr. Erlinda Tiuseco.

For more information, visit www.maxicare.com.ph.


The importance of family togetherness as told by the Muhlach family in newest Jollibee Chickenjoy commercial





Sharing a meal with the people you love the most is an incomparable feeling—especially for the Muhlach family.

In their latest Jollibee commercial, the celebrity family once again reveals a side that many Filipino families can relate to. We see Aga, Charlene, and their twins Andres and Atasha sharing a bucket of their favorite Chickenjoy while talking about their day and what truly matters for them: the love of family.





This newest commercial strengthens the brand’s message of family togetherness, with quality bonding time made even more special with the crispylicious, juicylicious, walang kasing sarap Chickenjoy.




Jumping off from previous ads highlighting Aga and Charlene’s sentiments as loving parents, this commercial captures a heartfelt moment in the Muhlachs’ dinner meal, each member sharing why it’s best when they’re all together as a family.

“They make me feel like everything will be okay,” says Andres in the commercial. His twin sister Atasha agrees: “In our family, we support each other.”


“We are all familiar with the deep love and care that Filipino parents feel for their children,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee AVP and Marketing Head for Flagship Category. “Having the children appreciate and live out the lessons their parents imparted on them, like Andres and Atasha do, is such a refreshing and equally heartfelt take to this much-beloved series of commercials.”



The best gift for family

For Charlene, the best gift for her family is not necessarily expensive—or even material.

“The best gift that we, as parents, really give our children is quality time,” shared the actress-host. “Like in each milestone in their lives, we make sure to be there all the time!”

Even as teenagers with their own busy lives, Andres and Atasha still love hanging out with their parents; the result of their relatively “normal”, tight-knit upbringing.

“Whenever we spend time together, there’s never a dull moment. We always enjoy each other’s company, even if it’s just being in the same room for hours just talking,” Atasha shared. Their favorite family moments are usually derived from simple conversations enjoyed over delicious food, especially the best-tasting Chickenjoy.


A true-blue Jollibee family

Aga has been part of the Jollibee family, with endorsements and advocacy projects for the country’s number one fast-food brand since 1991. Having his wife and children join him for family-centered commercials brought special joy to the actor.

“The time we spent together in the shoot was precious also. Being together the whole day doesn’t feel like working,” Aga said.

“But it’s also nice because at least the kids get to see what we have been doing, and now they’re part of it,” agreed Charlene.

“For me honestly, this opportunity is special because not everyone can say they can experience this moment. Not everyone can say that they have done a commercial with their whole family! And it’s enjoyable because we’re all together, just bonding in every way,” added Andres.

“What makes the Chickenjoy commercials with the Muhlach family work is that they truly embody the value of togetherness that we want to support and promote,” said Capati. “If you see them working together, joking around and having fun, you’ll see that the warmth and closeness they exude on-cam is genuine—and the love that they have for Chickenjoy is genuine, too!”


Like the Muhlachs, give the best to your family and make bonding moments more special with the best-tasting Chickenjoy. Indulge in the crispylicious, juicylicious goodness while basking in the love of family. Prices start at PHP 75.00*.

For more information on Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

*Prices may vary across locations.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Belle de Jour Inspires Filipino Youth to Dream with Freedom to Dream 2019 Summit


Viviamo! Inc., makers of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, is spearheading the first Freedom to Dream Summit on April 13,2019 at the Red Carpet Cinema, Shangri-La Plaza. The event is meant to inspire and encourage the Filipino youth to discover their dreams, pursue their passions, and make a difference.


7 out of 10 Filipinos do not have a dream---study

The Dream Project PH, a non-stock and non-profit organization, conducted a survey among teenagers across the country. According to the study, 7 out of 10 Filipinos do not have a dream in life. Reasons include discouraging words from others, a lack of self-esteem, lack of passion, lack of opportunities, and poverty.

Is it any wonder why many Filipinos don’t know who they are and what to do next? Darlyn Ty-Nilo, president of Viviamo and creator of Belle de Jour Power Planner, hopes to change this. “We want to take action,” she shares, “by creating positive conversations on dreaming.” Through this initiative, Darlyn and her team hopes to make lasting change among the Filipino youth by giving them the freedom to dream.




Addressing the needs of Filipino youth

The Freedom to Dream summit will have three plenary sessions, addressing the barriers that contribute to the lack of dreaming.
The first plenary, “Raising Self-Worth,” aims to address the discouraging words spoken against the Filipino youth, and the self-esteem issues that resulted from this. Raising self-worth means having faith in oneself and believing that they are worthy of living the life they want.

Participants will hear from Dr. Gia Sison, a mental health advocate who hosts “G Talks,” a talk show in CNN Philippines; Rezza Custodio Soriano, a life coach and “transformologist,”; and lastly, sports and lifestyle news anchor Gretchen Ho will share stories and advice on raising one’s self-worth.

The second plenary session, “Igniting Your Passion,” will encourage participants to find the purpose and passion that excites them and invite them to have the drive to stand up and persevere despite experiencing day-to-day challenges.

Prim Paypon, Filipino Dreamagineer and founder of the The Dream Project PH, and Aimee Hashim, lifestyle consultant and founder of LoveLuxe Trading Inc., will be speakers for “Igniting Your Passion.”

Finally, attendees will know how to put their dreams into reality with “Making it Happen,” the event’s third plenary session. Participants will learn how to maximize their resources and act on their goals, despite the lack of opportunities and abject poverty. Multi-awarded entrepreneur behind Oryspa Spa Solutions Inc., educator and advocate of the Filipino brand Sherill Quintana; and Jessica Lopez, Maningning Miclat Art 2018 awardee who created artworks out of milkfish bones will be speakers of this plenary.

Multi-awarded singer-songwriter Jose Villanueva, better known as “Quest,” will be one of Freedom to Dream’s keynote speakers. He envisions creating a culture of sharing positivity, harnessing his talents and influence to uplift the nation.

Apart from the plenaries, there will be fast talk conversations with successful women entrepreneurs and artists who’ll share personal stories on dreaming big and getting over discouragements.


Advocacy expo and mini concert

Participants will have access to an advocacy expo, to raise awareness on a wide range of advocacies that Viviamo! Inc. supports. In fact, 100% of the net proceeds will go to their chosen charity organizations. Apart from this, eventgoers are in for a musical treat with a mini concert after the plenaries. The concert is to be led by Quest and other special guests.

Through this event, Viviamo! Inc. aims to spark positive conversations on dreaming, break barriers, and empower the Filipino youth to live their dreams.

The summit is co-presented by The After Six Club, ChinoyTV and BraveWorks. Major sponsors include Manulife, MyTown, UNILAB and Wacoal. Minor sponsors also include  Ace Water Spa, BrowHaus, Celeteque, Curves, Fitness Gourmet, Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings , Qrated Crates, SM Parisian, Serenitea,Strip Manila, StyleGenie, Witty Will Save the World, Co., and Zenutrients.

Our media partners include Blogapalooza, ChinoyTV, PageOne Media, Wheninmanila.com, and OneMegaGroup. Official Cable TV partner is NBC Universal’s DIVA channel.

For more information on the Freedom to Dream 2019 Summit and how to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/FTD042019 .

Friday, April 05, 2019

Summer is made more fun with Everyday is Play Day Year 3





A kick-off of summer fun and the biggest collaboration of best-loved global toy and children’s brands, brings to everyone Everyday is Play Day on its 3rd biggest year, launched at SM City North EDSA, that will surely showcase series of exciting shows and festivities for both kids and kids at heart in many of your favorite SM Supermalls from March to October 2019.

This year’s campaign is particularly extra special as SM Supermalls is partnering with UNICEF, and together, they are set to promote and instill every child’s right to play, relax, and indulge through a holistic approach on both their artistic and recreational activities. Through this team up, they promote their shared advocacy to bring more smiles to children’s faces across the country.

“SM brings back Everyday is Play Day with kiddie character meet-and-greets and interactive play that aims to help develop their confidence and social skills,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing.

Through a showcase of a new found wonderlands filled with real-play and digital experiences while also featuring toy collections, play machines and giant interactive displays, SM Supermalls also pride in delighting everyone with over 30 global brands including Toy Kingdom’s biggest such as Barbie, Hatchimals, Paw Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Pokemon, Shopkins, Beyblade, My Little Pony, and many more.

A reach beyond every kid’s imagination will also power up the launch with some memory games and scientific experiments from Nutty Scientist, a colorful ball pit plunge from Ball Pit City, and special performances and appearances from previous winners of The SM Little Stars, the Concio sisters, celebrity Supermoms, and mascots from participating toy brands.

Don’t forget to let your kids #EatPlayShopInTheCity this summer at these participating malls:

SM City North Edsa, SM City Fairview, SM City Novaliches, SM City San Jose Del Monte, SM City Manila, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Sta. Mesa, SM City East Ortigas, SM City Taytay, SM City Angono, SM City Marikina, SM City Masinag, SM City San Mateo, SM City BF Paranaque, SM City Sucat, SM City Bicutan, SM City Las Pinas, and SM Center Muntinlupa.

For more information, visit SM Supermalls’ official website at www.smsupermalls.com, or its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts: @smsupermalls


Thursday, April 04, 2019

A fun mishmash of modern and classical ballet



L-R: Costume designer for The Winding Road Jeffrey Rogador, Ballet Manila CEO and artistic director Lisa Macuja and Winding Road choreographer Martin Lawrance



Ballet Manila recently closed its 23rd performance season with double header Deux—a fun mix of modern classical ballet set to the tunes of The Beatles and Chopin, held at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex.

The first chapter of the show opened with classical vignettes featuring “Les Sylphides” also known as “Chopiniana” in Russia, a romantic white ballet that depicts a lone danseur (The Poet) surrounded by his muses—white-clad sylphs or air spirits dancing in the moonlight. While there is no plot, its lingering music by Frederic Chopin and lyrical choreography by Michael Fokine evoke the illusion of ethereal weightlessness which characterized the romantic era of ballet where technique is the focal point, especially the intricate pointe work of ballerinas. Other classical vignettes included Pas De Action and Diane et Acteon.




From this trance-like ambience, the second chapter of the show highlights the thrilling contemporary number of The Winding Road set to the tune of The Beatles. Choreographed by Martin Lawrance, both young and old surely enjoyed The Beatles hits such as as I Saw Her Standing There, Here, There and Everywhere, Something, The Long and Winding Road, She Loves You, and many more!




“Our 23rd performance season has been a series of highs, kicking off with Tour de Force and ending with our newest double header Deux,” said Ballet Manila CEO and artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. “We are very thankful for everyone’s continuous support for Ballet Manila and we are very thrilled to see everyone again on our 24th performance season.”

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Ballet Manila is The Philippines’ Premiere Classical Dance Company. Under the leadership of Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Ballet Manila has brought the magic of classical ballet to the farthest-flung regions of the country, as well as the important ballet capitals of the world. Ballet Manila also continuously innovates to provide its audience, clients, and business partners with a myriad of shows and performance options.

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