Angelica, Sam and John Launch Bright Bulb Productions

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Had the chance to drop by the launch of Bright Bulb Productions and "Malaya"(Free) which is the new MTV of talented singer Moira Dela Torre. This has been part of a soundtrack for a movie they did a couple of months ago but they didn't have a music video with it and they started it off. Sam Milby has been good friends with Moi, John and Angelica so they decided to make this their first official venture under their new production company.Moira is definitely the talk of the town because of her songs which recently gained airplay plus "Malaya" climbed up the Billboard Philippines charts so they felt it was just the right time.

John Pratts directed the shoot with a single camera on hand and he says "While editing it we felt that the emotions was right, this was Moira's personal story, a song that was for her Grandma. Freeing someone is hard, but you have to let go even if it's painful. It was easy to direct them because you can tell them what your vision is and they give it in one shot. It wasn't sad during the shoot. I think on the scenes, I caught them on the most vulnerable parts of their lives. I want to make them a part of the cast and make a concept that would be perfect for them. It was just awkward at first but since they are involved in production they gave it all and more because they are invested in it."

Angelica had a hand in the creatives and says the process was pretty easy since she was working with people she already knew, she adds "For me if you love someone, you have to fight for it but never force it. If they don't want you, it's not real love if you don't give them their happiness. I was a bit shy when those kissing scenes happened but it was inspiring to actually do that. When I started kissing him I didn't want to stop. It was addicting. (Then they laughed) The scenes in Moira's MTV was more of an open ended wide conceptualized thing so in a nutshell we just did it without any scripts. We just talk and execute. We didn't use any personal experience or talk about it otherwise we would have all gone home and packed up the shoot. The things we do elsewhere, it was raw and people could relate to that. It was just good to do it. I didn't have an awkward phase but just followed their direction because I know how to put up a wall between professionals and friends."

Sam Milby was in good spirits, he gamely answered he plethora of questions about love and letting go asked by other people in the small talk and says "It must really be that way, if you love someone you have to laugh about things. It would be more okay to free them if you value yourself. I don't know where to cry, I was just sad there and on the scene you just have to be mum. If you are guilty you just don't have to say anything just like what happened there. For me it was awkward at first because I never worked with him in that setup, but since it's a music video it was light even if the song was so sad. It came out fine because we could communicate easily. We know our own strengths and we work quite nicely and I even do tech, so I suggest things. That's how we work together."

For those who want to see the video, here it is as posted on their Youtube channel:

Saw this already earlier and I think it was awesome. It had that raw feeling that takes you in the situation, Angelica and Sam both had us engulfed at the flames of their pain, his eyes of guilt included. You'll see more of this and their future works because by the looks of it, this is just the start. Perhaps soon, they'll get to do short films, full length ones and release it in movie houses.

They assured us they will.


IMPOSSIBLE at the Araneta this Christmas

Monday, November 20, 2017

You've already seen Ben Hart on my earlier article about this show but today we're delighted to see another guy who's monicker explains it all, he's Magical Bones!

He hails from the south of London, known for his antics about street magic and conjuring. The title bestowed upon this chap is The World's Best Hip-Hop Magician that stems from his capability to mix magic tricks, break dancing, sleight of hand and a whole lot more. So from December 25 to January 3, make sure you get tickets to the show with the biggest and most breathtaking performances, the greatest magic show on earth!

"As a magician, I like other street magicians like David Blaine and other UK based street performers. I think it's all about practice, sitting in front of a mirror and it takes a while perfectinga trick, you can always improve. You might take a long time doing it because it's a skill but the wonder and astonishment is real. We do have a lot of death defying tricks in the show, life threatening but you'll see that during Christmas. I did a couple shows with really big stars but we focus on doing our job. Everyone has a segment on the show and we all have the same amount of time in the show. Maybe when the internet came out, it may have had the kids enjoy figuring it out but what I do is different. Dancing and magic happened in London, during breaktime in the sets I just came up with it like a natural progression. It's just doing me, who I am, my taste, in different hiphop tracks. There's only a few, I may be the only one doing this so I'm the best. We have dancers in London that are Filipino, amazing but quite a few. It's fun doing what you do, you'll see Crunchy, my signature act. You'll see the best magicians too aside from me, and you've got variety, different ranges of magic throughout the show and each is unique, you won't see any other acts like it in the world. Maybe, maybe, you'll get to see us all in one act, that's a secret. We also will have our team's Christmas dinner here so I'm excited and really looking forward to that!"

Visit and get tickets at TicketNet or the Araneta ticket booths that's open office hours. Your kids would enjoy this as much as you!

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Golden Fiesta Kicks Off Heart Healthy Camp in Nuvali

I think I've written about this activity which was slated a few days ago, good thing the weather cooperated so they got to have the Heart Healthy Camp which was initiated by the people from Golden Fiesta. Solenad 1 in Nuvali Laguna is a mixed use property so you've got a combination of BPO, regular office, school and residential areas, people who come from different walks of life who want to at least get breakfast, have an activity and Golden Fiesta Canola Oil is making it even better.

They've worn their exercise gear as early as 6AM and through the Heart Healthy Camp, they're doing different excercise routines and regimen in this strength and conditioning themed fitness camp. Families, groups, friends all came from different parts of the city and joined the fun trying different excercise and workout routines, and boy did they have fun!

Mind you they were no joke because the workout activities included Plyometric Box Jumps, Low Hurdles, Agility Ladders, Fitness Band, Kettle Bells and Ropes. After whetting their appetite, Chef Jose Sarasola prepared hearty meals for them later on so they also get schooled also about using Canola for their everyday cooking and use it for Salads, Frying, Savory dishes and just about anything you would want to prepare in the kitchen. If you didn't know, Canola oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which could aid in making your heart healthy. If that won't be a reason to enjoy it after working out all day, then I don't know what will.

If you want to join their other Golden Fiesta Heart Healthy Camps, they'll have another one at the Track 30th in Bonifacio Global City come November 26 (Sunday). They'll also have another one at Eton Centris on December 3 (Sunday). If you want to join and check out updates from the event, like their Facebook page at because they plan to do more in the future!


The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Plans from Smart

I was one of the few who stayed up late and waited for the reveal of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to know if it'll fit me because honestly, I am in dire need of a phone because my current one is in need of an upgrade. Well, almost. This has been with me for years already and it still works, my other phones have already given up on me but I still do a lot of things with my 5S and 5. I could still function lol.

Just recently though, Smart has come out with the plans for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. If you've never heard of it yet, then I bring good news.

Their iPhone 8 plan only costs Php 2,699 a month which include 12GB of data, 1 free app (so it doesn't get counted over that), unli text 70 minute calls to all networks, plus a month free of Gadget Shield so you're good if ever something happens to it. If you prefer the iPhone 8 Plus, just shell out a couple more bucks which means you can pay Php 2,999 a month and get the same data allowance, calls, texts and one free month for the Gadget Shield too.

What this means is that you can get the phone without that huge CASH OUT that everybody's afraid about... and just pay it monthly like it's included in the bill. You'll pay less if you finish the whole 24 month period which gets you the phone, so head on to now if you want to know more and avail it. I might be doing that in a few! Imagine this lovely phone with the best camera and processor to boot, if I'd be getting one it'll definitely be Smart!



Friday, November 17, 2017

It looks like you wanna know what's about to happen tomorrow at Bench Under The Stars, so I'll begin by taking you to the press preview we had a few weeks ago. This is part of Bench's 30th Anniversary celebration so in a nutshell, expect MORE than the usual fashion show. Imagine being under the stars at night, confidently being in your skin and donning the best quality Bench underwear and denim.... giving it your all!

Your favorite stars, your favorite models, will all join in the fun and make you feel it's just YOU and them under the stars. The band called PULSO started things off with model Rob Mananquil on vocals, he's the boyfriend of Maxene Magalona. He's actually pretty good , a great prelude for what's about to happen in the show. Yes it's going to be sexy, it's expected to be undeniably good. In this show you'll also see first timers, some artists from both ABSCBN, GMA, even international models. You'll be seeing Sanya Lopez, Beauty Gonzales, Bianca King, Addy Raj, Bruno Gabriel, Kiko Estrada, Albie Casiño, Kim Domingo, Marco Gumabao, Jodilly Pendre, Miss Universe Maxine Medina and a whole lot more!


Kris Aquino Still Winning At Her Game!

She's been called names, problematic, she failed a lot of times, switched different networks but she never backed out of a battle. Now she's doing it on her own. She's Kris Aquino and you like her, and sometimes you just don't want to admit it. I like her a lot and follow her story profusely. Her insane decision to actually go digital must have been a gamble, but now she's bearing the fruits of her labor. She's donning a Hollywood film (which the world is eagerly awaiting, I think there's another one after Crazy Rich Asians), she's had countless brands still believe in her and have her endorse it including iFlix, PLDT and Smart. 

If you remember that time when she was just starting to make content for her Facebook page, you must have watched (together with a couple million people eh?) that National Book Store video when she physically went to a branch and shopped for our love, Bimby. You could see how human she was, how she made an effort to choose the best pieces, get affordable ones and see how a rightfully pretty Mum wanted to shop for her own son's school supplies through the campaign they called "Kris Faves and Finds". It would have been weird to see a star of her stature actually do that but as in all those other things she does, we all relate to it in more ways than one.This was the work of KCAP Productions and people from The Huddle Room Media Inc. and true enough it didn't really come unnoticed.

Look at what Ms. Kris posted a couple days ago:

They heard great news that their efforts in doing that campaign just got them a Bronze Winner Award at the BERLIN NATIVE ADVERTISING AWARDS for Best Use of Influencer. It's their first ever recognition from a European institution that recognizes media companies, brands, organizations, companies, agencies and studios engaged in producing native advertising around the world. That's something to celebrate about! Imagine how she bested a ton of other ones from other countries.

She's achieving so much in a span of a year, she's doing more and will still hold the title of Queen of All Media. Pretty soon, you'll see her back on TV, doing the things she loves because she's destined for it. Congratulations Ms. Kris! Congratulations to your KCAP Team and Huddle Room! You've done the country proud!

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Bubble Gang Stages Musical On Their 22nd Anniversary

Has it really been that long? Yeah, I feel old all of a sudden. It's our favorite Gag show's 22nd anniversary, if you count that alone it's like an adult already but they're still dishing out jokes, skits, entertaining numbers every Friday on GMA. They must have felt it's time to actually do something different, something that they all have never done before, and this Friday they'll tell you a LAUGH story with the use of the songs of Parokya Ni Edgar who has encompassed and been loved by generations of Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y, Xennials, Millenials and just about anyone in the Philippines. We were there when they taped this two part episode a few days ago. 

Let me just tell you first, this was absolutely an awesome show! I saw Michael V, Kim Domingo, Paolo Contis, Mikael Daez, Betong Sumaya, Diego and the rest of the cast sing and dance all throughout the performance treating it like they've been doing theater already. If you see this all later, you would probably be one of the many people who would want to see this staged.

I also saw that Michael V was a big part of the production, he even made changes to the script and seeked the help of real theater directors in order to put this out there. We were not really allowed to take videos inside the studio but trust me, all these photos don't do justice with the show they're about to broadcast later at 10PM. Parokya Bentedos is also about a love story, but I don't want to spoil things so make sure you watch the first part later!

I extremely like Betong's character here as Michael V's Mom, his antics portraying that just had us laughing everytime she sings. The kind that would almost make you pee in your pants lol!

Juancho Trivino, Antonio Aquitana, Mikoy Morales are also in this musical. You might hate or love them in the end.

Please make sure you watch their show later this evening as Bubble Gang presents Parokya Bentedos: A Laugh Story on the heart of Asia, GMA!

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HOLIDAZE A Shang Fashion Show

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

You've been here and seen the difference with different malls in the country, the lifestyle fits you and if there's something that you want to do when you're at the Shangri-la Mall, that's shopping. The choices for fashion is endless, and what better way to showcase that but with HOLIDAZE, a Shang Fashion Show. Set at the mall's Grand Atrium, they brought out the best of the best clothing, shoes, fashion items from some of the best brands they carry inside Rustans for example, I could talk about it lengthily but I'd rather show you the ware. 

The holidays are indeed for the whole family and to start off, they got kids to model for the brands they have. If you like Adora, Joe Fresh, Debenhams, Old Navy, Porsche Design, Paul & Shark, Repetto, British India, Stradivarius, Zara, Gap, Marks and Spencer, Arrow, K & Company, Daniel Hechter, Anne Klein, Van Laack, Brooks Brothers, Mico Boutique, Styled, The Park and others, you're in for a treat because the divided collections into two shows and we've covered the 7PM event. Feast your eyes on these!

(Oh yes you're going to see the whole show! Enjoy!)

Meet Jelai Espino

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We ventured all the way to the east of Manila to take a glimpse of Jelai Espino, an up and coming artist from this side of town. She's on her grade 7, studying at San Beda College Taytay Rizal and her parents Butch and Bing Espino couldn't be more proud to see their daughter getting traction on her latest single "Huwag Mong Biruin" which was written and composed by Vehnee Saturno. She was able to undergo music lessons with the veteran and prolific composer and did several acting workshops including ones under Star Magic and Ogie Diaz. At 15 years old, most teens probably are just still playing but she's serious avout what she wants to happen with her career and she's not holding up!

She was under the weather but she wanted to do this. She was overwhelmed about getting to do a single with Vehnee Saturno. Jelai says "Eversince we met she was always  kind, she gave me a lot of advise. She saw me in a different way, and Ms. Aiai kept me under her wing. I would like to try drama, but after doing a ton of workshops with Sir Ogie, Star Magic and Ms. Aiai. She also introduced me to Vehnee Saturno and they really tested me, had several meetings and that's how I ended up with the single. My genre is mostly childish, the kind of puppy love who wants attention, so it's like cute love song. I like Ms.Vilma and I would like to get to know her if possible. Her kind of acting is what I would like to emulate. But if I'd be in a love team I wish to also get to work with Daniel Padilla or James Reid. If needed, I could also adjust my schedules studying and a career in showbiz. I have done modeling stints and in a nutshell I've done several already in the past which made me have a little more confidence, even in commercials and brands that believe in me. I take care of myself, drink lots of water and take care of my skin. I also take lots of sleep if needed. I want to take up law, medicine if my schedules permit it. I know it takes a long time to succeed. I also sing, I do ballet but I want to do a lot in show business. I also love KPOP, and if ever I'll perform in the future I'll have something in that nature. Maybe if all else fails, I will still have a few things I could work on including a brand that my family also has in Glomar Herbal Philippines. I am ready to face the consequences because Ms. Ai already told me how to handle negative feedback and constructive criticism. In the workshops, I already learned how to deal with people, and in a way I don't honestly know what opportunities are in my way. But if it's going to work, I can sacrifice a lot of things just to get there. I want to also get to sing with Sarah Geronimo, if that happens I'll be happy."

She's very promising, very cute in person. She wishes to have a movie very soon and if the stars align for her, I'm sure even her family will be happy. Her single is available for download at digital stores, Astroplus, Astrovision and via Mr. Vehnee Saturno. She's got a lot on her plate and she's got the time to work on this career. You may follow her journey on her social media accounts. 

We wish her well!

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CinemaOne Originals Festival 2017 at Ayala Malls

I was surprised to see tons of people watch one of the Cinema One Originals Festival 2017 entry "Si Chedeng at Si Apple" starring Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa and Ms. Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz. It's one of several films that will be shown until November 21. So if you haven't seen any of the entries, now would be a good time to watch these films. 

Trinoma was grand, I could imagine watching these too in Glorietta or in any Ayala Malls. Trinoma has dedicated Cinema 2 while Glorietta has Cinema 4 which will show these CinemaOne Originals Festival 2017 entries. So if you're raring to see other films like "The Third Member", "Cain at Abel", "L'Amant Double", "Nay", "Nervous Translation", "Paki", "Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane", "Changing Partners", "Throwback Today", "Historiographika Errata", other previous remastered entries, some foreign films who also joined the screenings, and other short films, make sure you look up schedules in Trinoma and Glorietta. I like the movie "Si Chedeng at si Apple" most because of it's plot. The dramedy film really had some really serious scenes and you'll love how the banter between Chedeng and Apple show the values of friendship, love, second winds and relationships. Gloria Diaz became a little unfiltered, capable of being funny at times and completely having the audience hooked on their journey to find a lost lesbian love. I wouldn't want to spoil things for you so you better watch this film made by directors Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red.

Ms. Elisabeth Oropesa was impressive, fully immersing herself with a character that's full of flaws, but completely happy and contented with life, never even looked back after hooking up with a stranger (a fine looking man too). You'll love her and Chedeng, as they tick off things on their bucket list, you'll be eager to do the same thing with your life. Or maybe find a lost love in the process too.

The movies will be shown up until the 21st of November in Trinoma and Glorietta. It starts 12:20pm and screen the last ones around 9:50pm. Hurry because I've seen tickets got sold out last night with this one and the film Nay.

Watch them all this week please! :) 

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