The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra goes onstage on October 17, Friday, 8 pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), to be conducted by Herminigildo Ranera with trumpet player Rommel Reyes as guest soloist.
Don Moen, the singer-songwriter-producer who gained worldwide recognition for his hit praise-and-worship songs that interpret closely the words of the Bible, is scheduled to return to Manila for an evening of contemporary Christian music on October 17 at the new CCF Center, Frontera Verde Ortigas Ave. in Pasig City.
Efi Tabuena Taylor grew up cooking in the kitchen of her grandmother, Nieves Lagdameo Aguilar Tabuena. Her lola, an exceptional cook, patiently taught Taylor the rudiments at a very young age, including going to the wet market in Tagkawayan, Quezon, to look for the freshest ingredients.
It was a busy, bustling Saturday when shoppers caught sight of a giant maleta sitting by the fountains of the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Highlighted by a mysterious blue button, few of the mallgoers attempted to check out the maleta — but it wasn’t until sometime later that a brave soul mustered up the courage to press the button at its center.
Here’s a thought for prospective buyers of condominium units in the many thrusting new skyscrapers in the city: A tall building is actually less preferable than a short one, unless you’re willing to pay the dizzying prices for an upper-story floor.
Judging the sinigang (sour soup) entries at the recent National Food Showdown, we looked for the right timpla (taste mix) of sour and salty. We also pierced and shredded the ingredients to determine if they were properly cooked, not under or over, and looked at the outcome to see if all the elements were presented well.
Malaysian chef Alvin Fabian Emuang warmly greeted me as I walked through the door of his new restaurant, Truly Asia, at Fisher Mall. This is his second restaurant after the success of his Baguio venture, Chef’s Home.