BEING SOFIA: Ikarus’ First-Ever Desktop Film Series (A Review)

I miss watching local theater in Manila, and I can still remember the last show we watched, Next to Normal by Blue Rep. Being Sofia is not a live performance but more of a film series shot with the pandemic in Manila as setting, featuring the aspirations and socially distanced relationships of the younger generation. … Continue reading BEING SOFIA: Ikarus’ First-Ever Desktop Film Series (A Review)

10 Ways to Help the Environment at Home

We cannot afford to be apathetic anymore about the impacts of climate change on our environment and the kind of world we are leaving for future generations. As Bill Gates said, “COVID-19 is awful. Climate change could be worse.” What are you doing to fight climate change? Here are 10 ways to do it at … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help the Environment at Home

And the Best Home-Based Food Businesses in Manila 2020 are… #UTT2020Winner

Presenting… the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test 2020 Masters Edition! Most people say this was the “Best UTT (Ultimate Taste Test) Ever” because of the awesome home-based entrepreneurs who mastered their craft while on lockdown and throughout the quarantine. This was also was the most challenging because of the safety protocols we needed to … Continue reading And the Best Home-Based Food Businesses in Manila 2020 are… #UTT2020Winner

Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 2020 (Masters Edition)

As part of our mission to promote the food industry and home-based entrepreneurs in Manila, we are organizing the Ultimate Taste Test 2020 Masters Edition on December 15, 2020, Tuesday at Gallery MiraNila by The Blue Leaf! About the Ultimate Taste Test Legacy For the past 12 years, Our Awesome Planet’s “Ultimate Taste Test” has … Continue reading Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 2020 (Masters Edition)

Hamilton Musical Review (Disney+ Movie vs. Theatre Version)

Awesome to watch the Hamilton Musical on Disney Plus performed by the original cast led by Lin-Manuel Miranda as the author and lead actor to celebrate the American Independence Day weekend. Hamilton is a theatre hip hop musical about the story of the United States Founding Fathers particularly Alexander Hamilton. We watched Hamilton at the … Continue reading Hamilton Musical Review (Disney+ Movie vs. Theatre Version)

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020!

The city of Manila is gearing up to ring in New Year’s Eve 2020! If you love to eat good food, spend staycations with the family or are more into the club scene here’s a list of New Year Eve’s parties and packages happening around the Metro… Our party-planning guide won’t be complete without a … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020!

Haunted Manila Halloween: Official Festival Guide!

Buy your Festival Tickets Now! (with promo code: OAPxHMF) Here’s the official guide for the first-ever Haunted Festival Manila! See you there! About Haunted Manila Haunted Manila Festival offers 6 nights of festivities simply because one night is not enough. #HMF2019 celebrates Filipino culture with music, film, and adventure with a jam-packed schedule of events … Continue reading Haunted Manila Halloween: Official Festival Guide!

HIMALA Isang Musikal: Must-Watch Iconic Filipino Musical!

One of my regrets in 2018 was missing the maiden run of “Himala: Isang Musikal” which eventually won 8 awards in the 11th Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards (the equivalent of the Tony’s in Manila). I finally watched it last weekend. It is the kind of show that will resonate with you in understanding the Filipino … Continue reading HIMALA Isang Musikal: Must-Watch Iconic Filipino Musical!

And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

This was literally the best Ultimate Taste Test ever! Thank you to our Lord for making the event memorable and successful. Thank you to all the purveyors, foodies, blogger friends, industry partners and sponsors for making the UTT 10th Anniversary Edition a historic success. And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition … Continue reading And the Winners of The Ultimate Taste Test 10th Anniversary Edition are…

Dani Girl Manila answers “Why Cancer?” and “What is Hope?”

Dani Girl is an enlightening tale of 9-year old Dani Lyons’ battle against cancer. At some point in our lives, we get a first-hand experience of cancer and how it affects our families. The musical is about the child-like hope needed to battle against the dreaded Big C. I’ve always admired the work of non-profit organizations … Continue reading Dani Girl Manila answers “Why Cancer?” and “What is Hope?”