Category Archives: Books+Music

Les Miserables Manila

So this Saturday, we went to see the musical play ‘Les Miserables’ at The Theatre in Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila. We got the cheapest seats but Solaire’s theater has a well thought out seating design that, even at our area on the balcony, we could still clearly see and appreciate what’s happening on…

10 Things I Learned from Lourd de Veyra’s Little Book of Speeches

One day, while my sister was busy buying her toiletries at Watson’s, I saw Lourd de Veyra’s Little Book of Speeches. I grabbed it, went to the checkout counter, and paid for the book with the last PHP 200 in my wallet. I’ve seen him on TV5 before and, maybe, I’ve watched one or two…

My Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge: Read 20 Books

When I was finally able to buy my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader last March 2014, I decided to take on GoodReads’ 2014 Reading Challenge. What you do is you set up a target number of books that you want to finish reading in a year. Other participants where putting in 100 or 200 books,…

Quick Flick: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I don’t know why movies about socially awkward children have become a big hit in the film industry quite recently. I remember watching “August Rush” back in 2007. It’s a story about an orphaned musical prodigy who finds both of his musician parents through his musical escapades and misadventures. And there’s “Hugo,” which was released…

Purpose My A**

I get a headache every time I encounter the word "purpose." Even more so when stated in the interrogative form of "What’s my purpose here on Earth?" It’s a question more than 16 years of matriculation fails to answer. And I find it quite  frustrating when I hear people say things like "The very first…