Taking Flight

Last night, I saw Sab Jose take flight. I met Sab during No Filter. She's partners with Toff in The Sandbox Collective and when we were working on No Filter, she handled all the marketing and PR and she was the assistant director and acting coach for the play. We got close, of course, like…Read more Taking Flight


Music and Drama at The Ruins

I saw the poster on Facebook and I was so excited because I have seen Sheila Valderrama-Martinez on stage several times already and I know she's absolutely amazing. She made me cry when I saw her in Dani Girl two years ago and having her do a concert here in Bacolod just made me feel…Read more Music and Drama at The Ruins

Twice in a Row

I missed Kylie Minogue when she performed in Manila sometime around 2011. I think it was 2011. I was in Bacolod, recuperating from a near-death experience from meningitis, complications due to my HIV status. I had tickets already to that concert. I just had to fly to Manila (and I had already bought the plane…Read more Twice in a Row


I've been bingeing on musicals lately. I went home to Bacolod and ripped a lot of my CDs of Broadway musicals and my Dad's collection as well. I got Ragtime, Secret Garden, Follies, A Chorus Line, Once on This Island, and Pacific Overtures. Someone stole my Dad's copy of Assassins, but I found it online…Read more musicals

Losing My Mind

Coming home, I was excited to show my brother the Candide concert with Paul Groves and Kristin Chenoweth and he was equally excited to show me the 80th Birthday Concert for Stephen Sondheim. Back-to-back, it was an amazing night of gorgeous music and terrific performances. But more importantly, it was that evening that I was…Read more Losing My Mind

watching Candide (the 2005 concert)

I was lucky enough to happen on a copy of Candide's 2005 Broadway revival concert and with my Dad, we holed up in our living room, blankets around us (as it was so cold), and watched with absolute glee to this amazing production. I fell in love with Candide as far back as the 80s.…Read more watching Candide (the 2005 concert)

the arts & HIV awareness

There are still a few more World AIDS Day (Week) activities and programs that are ongoing until Saturday but last night was my last for the year. I'm tired. I'm exhausted shuttling from one event to the next. Malu Marin of NSAP and Bai Bagasao and Miss Ced of UNAIDS probably go to more events…Read more the arts & HIV awareness