Princess Urduja – The First Filipino Animated Film

Congratulations to Producer Tony Tuviera (of Eat Bulaga fame) and Director Reggie Entienza for Urduja! It is “the first-ever Philippine full-length digital and traditional animation film” that showcase Filipino talent and animation capabilities (see more info: Life is an Animation) This is history in the making. Who said that the Filipino film industry is dead?

OAP Readers Survey


*** June 19 Update: *** 250+ responses and counting. We are so thankful for all the support! I am reading each of the comments and listening to each one of them. You gave me a lot of good ideas on how we can take OAP to the next level. I will wait for a few more days before I close the survey. Salamat!

Have a Piquant Dinner before Watching Avenue Q


With an engaging name like Piquant, expect the food to offer sharp and distinct taste. Piquant menu offers low fat diet meals, and Atkins/ South Beach diet-friendly dishes. Most of the food are either grilled, roasted, baked, broiled, poached, steamed or dry-sauteed. Brown rice, whole wheat bread and whole wheat spaghetti are readily available anytime of the day.

Carla’s Avenue Q

Carla’s performance was really something else on opening night. It is indeed like watching an entirely new show. We are glad to introduce the show to people who never watched it before. Every Filipino in Makati should be watching this world-class show. If US has Broadway in New York and Europe has West End in London, Asia has Manila as the capital of world-class musical theater shows. I am so proud of our theater guys!

West Side Story


After it’s highly successful staging of Footloose (2005) and Disney’s High School Musical (2007), Stages Production Specialists Inc. launches its 3rd and most ambitious production yet – West Side Story! Touted to be the best musical of all time with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and original choreography by Jerome Robbins, this … Continue reading West Side Story

Fluke, a Stroke of Luck


FI must admit that the name of the restaurant is catchy but it has a negative connotation. Fluke (pronounced as flook), literally means a stroke of luck. It is usually used to describe a one-hit wonder or in Filipino, I guess the closest word I could think of is chamba. From a home-based Miniatures Bakeshop and catering service, the Palanca family decided to setup their first restaurant at the A.Venue Mall along Makati Avenue.

Havaianas: Flipping for the Beach Judging


I was happy to be one of the judges for the “Havaianas Flipping for the Beach” contest. Thanks to all OAP friends for all your support! I learned a lot as a judge and I want to share my learnings with you.