Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and granddads out there! This may be the only occasion when fathers get full attention and gratitude for their hard work and patience.
It’s extra-special for my hubby Dennis because we celebrate our silver wedding anniversary next week. It also marks 25 years of fatherhood for him since I came with a “plus one” when he married me.
We’re excited for our eldest son Bryan Prieto to be a father when he and Tinkay make their plans. The downside is it means that Dennis and I will be labeled grandparents. But the upside is that we’ll have a new baby to spoil!
In the meantime, we’re enjoying the granddaughter of my brother Dr. Andrew Prieto. Myda, his wife, continuously posts photos of cute baby Mave, and is busy with welcoming their entire family back from summer break in the United States.
Myda is a member of the board of Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV) Philippines Manila Chapter— which is sponsoring “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on June 28, 8 p.m. at the Meralco Theater in Pasig. The show is highly recommended for kids of CISV age, 11 years old, as well as older kids and parents.
Proceeds will benefit Happy Forest Kids, an after-school care program among indigenous children and other community children of the Matigsalug tribe who attend the Nangalid Elementary School in Datu Salumay, Marilog District, Davao City. (For tickets, contact Joy Adarme, tel. 0917-8339933.)
This Father’s Day, we took the dads in the family to the gala night of “Swan Lake,” the grand ballet event of the year, whose cast includes stars from the renowned Bolshoi Ballet.
Principal dancer Alexander Volchkov and prima ballerina Nina Kaptsova take on the lead roles in the story, widely considered as the ultimate ballet fairytale.
“Swan Lake” runs at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City, until June 22. The music is by legendary Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
It’s a four-act tale of tragedy and romance between the charming Prince Siegfried and the cursed Princess Odette, or the Swan Queen. Under a sorcerer’s spell, Princess Odette is forced to live her days as a swan swimming in a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful, human form. The curse may be broken only by a man’s pledge of true love to her.
“Swan Lake” premiered in 1877 at Moscow’s prestigious Bolshoi Theater, regarded as one of the Russian capital’s landmarks and home of the Bolshoi Ballet, a company founded in 1776. Dancers Volchkov and Kaptsova have been with the company for over two decades, with repertoires including “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker,” and many more.
“Swan Lake” is made possible through the support of Philippine Tatler, along with The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessMirror, ANC, CNN Philippines, Fox Life and NYXSYS Philippines, with Crossover 105.1 as official radio station partner.
Tickets are available at Ticketnet and Ticketworld, with discounts for students, seniors, PWDs, groups of 30 and more, and MasterCard holders.
Kenneth Cole Reaction 2019
If you’re looking for a gift for Dad, and the father in your home is not into ballet, I suggest browsing through the latest Kenneth Cole Reaction 2019 watch collection.
The timepieces combine athleticism with an urban edge. Drawing inspiration from love of sports, the watches show off complementary colorways, texturized silicone straps, bold hues and intricate dials.
As a limited-time offer, each Reaction watch can be personalized with customizable cases and straps only until June 17 at SM Makati. Create unique timepieces to suit every style, mood, and occasion, and make every watch your own.
The Kenneth Cole global brand is known for its cool, casual vibe, combining urban style and a downtown New York attitude. It’s the watch of choice for the creative class who are always ahead of the game.
Sporty guys can opt for the “Jones,” with a 46mm jet-black casing that contrasts against the bright-blue dials and silicone strap.
For an understated style, the “Bleecker” and “Dyer” are suitable, with screw detailing on the bezel set against a pastel gray or deep blue backdrop.
The range is quite extensive, with names like “Fulton,” “Bowery,” “Park,” “Broadway,” and many more. Going through the Kenneth Cole Reaction watch collection is an exciting way to bond with Dad.
Crate & Barrel special sale
For dads who like home interiors and love to cook, check out the Crate & Barrel special sale on June 19. Inspired by the success of our Ruby Project Scholarship Program last week, my Assumption High School Batch ’81 has partnered with Crate & Barrel Philippines for the special sale to raise more funds to send more scholars through high school.
On June 19, our charity programs and scholarship projects will be the beneficiary of “Crate Gives Back” at the SM Store Makati. There’s a 20-percent discount on all regular Crate & Barrel items sold from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To make your shopping convenient, you can go to the Crate & Barrel Store in SM Makati starting today to reserve your items and avoid the rush on Wednesday.