DISCLAIMER: I haven’t been commissioned by any of these shows/groups. I’m just really excited for them and I want you to be excited too! Just click on the links for the official sites
There was a time when I was young that I watched The Sound of Music almost everyday and I could quote to you every scene and I would gladly sing to you any of the songs from the movie. My mother and brother are huge fans too, and so when we heard that there was a local production (Joana Ampil!!!), we knew we couldn’t pass this up. So yeah, tickets secured and we’re good to go on Nov 20!
I always love attending Ayala Museum events coz they’re very informative and interesting. This time around, it’s a talk by Spanish filmmakers Carlos Casas and Martha Atienza on filmmaking and its social impact. Should be another good one and something I can use in the classes I teach. If you’re going to be there, say hi to me coz I’ll be alone 🙂
I’ve always been a huge fan of Stomp and I think I had around 5 DVDs of theirs (and whoever has it, please return it to me!!!) so I’m really psyched that I can finally watch them live! They’re a percussion group, but instead of using actual drums and stuff, they use everyday things like brooms, cans, barrels, etc. I can’t really explain it, but here, just watch
I know some people find it weird that I love everything Spanish (football, food, men, the country itself and of course, films) since they were our conquerors for 300 years, but I just have a fascination with them. And yes, this year’s film line-up looks great. And yes, I will probably be able to watch only 1 or 2, but that’s okay with me, as long as I get to watch!
I so regret not being able to catch this the first time around, so I will take advantage of this, even if I have to watch it alone. And judging from what my friends are saying, i will probably be bawling my eyes out the first 10 minutes or so. It’s about a woman struggling with bi-polar disorder and depression, so something I can relate to somewhat. Haha. Oh and it has Jett Pangan, one of my eternal crushes
Lisa Macuja in Romeo and Juliet, dancing for the last time on stage. Bound to be nostalgic and beautiful. I’m so there. Anyone want to watch with me? I will probably cry too
7. Jason Mraz Live in Manila
Even though I’m Yours was overplayed to death and made me lose a little love for him, Jason Mraz is still one of my fave pop singer/songwriters. And this concert is promising to be an intimate special acoustic evening (although how you can be intimate in Smart Araneta is another matter altogether). Again, anyone planning to go see this?
8. Walking Dead Season 2!!!
One of my surprise fave shows from last year was this post-apocalyptic romp through zombieland. I love it not just coz of its scare factor and the awesome grossness of killing zombies, but because it has heart and a great script and deep characterization. Whoever thought that zombie killing can actually make me cry? So psyched for the second season! Oh and if you didn’t know it yet, Deputy Grimes is the guy who was in love with Kiera Knightley in Love Actually 😛
9. THE AVENGERS TRAILER!!!!
Yes, all caps! I trust Joss Whedon and all the actors to not screw this up. Oh, and Hawkeye!!! And first look at Mark Ruffalo (another eternal crush) as The Hulk. Squee!
Captain America: Big man in a suit and armor. Take that away and what are you?
Iron Man: A genius, billionaire, playboy philantrophist
10. Liverpool v Manchester United derby on October 15
Okay, not strictly pop culture, but a big deal for me. Last season wasn’t too great for Liverpool, but this season is shaping up to be a good comeback, so bring it on Red Devils! The Reds will never walk alone!