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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lionel Richie at the Araneta Coliseum

Lionel Brockman Richie is an American soul singer, songwriter, record producer and saxophonist. Some of his most famous songs are Endless Love ( 1981 , duet with Diana Ross ), We Are The World (written by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson ), All Night Long ( 1983 ), Hello ( 1983 ) and Say You, Say Me and Truly.

Lionel Richie will be bringing his “All The Hits – All Night Long” World Tour to Manila on Saturday, April 5 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Dangerous Tour Before You Exit

Though the three brothers in Before You Exit are just in their teens, they had the talent, sophistication, and confidence to find their distinct pop-rock aesthetic through writing with such songwriting heavyweights. Before You Exit’s forthcoming album is a heartfelt and hook radio-ready debut.

The Dangerous Tour: Before You Exit Live in Manila 2014. American pop rock band, Before You Exit, returns to Manila for one night only.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


The kare-kare is a Filipino stew flavored with ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter,  broth with various vegetables, oxtail and occasionally offal or tripe. The meat can be exchanged for goat or (rarely) chicken. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes with peppers, and sprinkled with calamansi juice. Traditionally Philippine holidays (especially in the region of Pampanga ) are not complete without kare-kare.

There are several stories about the origin of this relatively unusual but distinctive Filipino dish. One is coming from Pampanga. Another, which has its origins in the majestic mulberry elite dishes that once it was established in Manila before the Spanish arrival (interestingly, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi the kare-kare is still a popular dish).

Saturday, October 5, 2013


The mechado is a stew of beef originating in the Philippines. The use of soy sauce and calamansi juice to marinade gives this recipe its distinctive Filipino character.

The traditional dish uses a Spanish culinary technique consisting provenance lard or through lean beef with pork bacon strips to make it more tender and less dry. Hence evidently derives its name. The pieces of shredded beef marinated then in vinegar, soy sauce, juice of calamansi, garlic crushed, black pepper and bay leaf. Quickly brown them on all sides in hot oil and then braised slowly in the marinade, adding broth, sliced ​​onion and tomato sauce, until meat is tender and the liquid is reduced to a gravy thick and tasty.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hinuatan River

The Enchanted River takes its name from the many mysteries surrounding its breathtaking beauty. The locals have a lot of legends associated with the river, many of which involve a various supernatural beings. Some stories about people getting lost in the river or strong swimmers drowning in its depths, never to return.

Formally known as the Hinatuan river, the River Enchanted is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Surigao del Sur and the rest of Mindanao. This beautiful river is said to be shrouded in mystery and supernatural events in a way that has earned the reputation of being enchanted. There are many unexplained mysteries and features that this beautiful river has to offer to keep you guessing.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Tarlac and Calauan Laguna

Although Isdaan Floating Restaurant is a place of inspiration Thailand, with all those statues larger than life Buddhas, little monks and sirens, they even so handled to include a impress of Filipino tradition in their stores.
A floating restaurant that take guests into a different world in the Isdaan floating restaurant Calauan, Laguna. In addition, another site Isdaan is located in the northern part of Luzon - Girona, Tarlac. They have the same atmosphere so it will be just a matter of how close you are to these two sites in terms of deciding which branch you choose and visit.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Architecture in Helsinki

Architecture in Helsinki is a musical ensemble of Indie pop - avant-garde Australia , from the suburbs of Northcote, in Melbourne. The group consists of Cameron Bird, Gus Franklin, Jamie Mildren, Sam Perry and Kellie Sutherland.

Most of its members can play multiple instruments. Music Architecture in Helsinki is characterized by a great variety of sounds, obtained through electronic means and by experimenting with lots of instruments including wind instruments-metal , flutes , analog synthesizers, samplers a glockenspiel (also known com Lira), one tuba , one clarinet , one trombone , trumpets and more frequent instruments like drums, guitar and bass. Their second album, In Case We Die ( 2005 ) was recorded with 41 instruments.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hillsong United Live in Manila

The Hillsong United band is an Australian band pop- rock and praise, and is part of the Youth Ministry of Hillsong Church , Hillsong United. Their music is a contemporary style of praise and worship with an alternative rock.
The band was formed by friends within the Youth Ministry of Hillsong Church, originally called 'Powerhouse Youth', led by Donna Crouch for many years. The band played in the youth meetings of Powerhouse, the band's music was sung in the Hillsong Church and other ministries of music, sometimes members contributing to the group and their albums (Darlene Zschech was in the youth group before enter the Hillsong church).