The Lion King Musical

We were able to watch The Lion King musical at the Solaire Theater last week.


It was truly an amazing feat to watch!  It was awesome to see how they brought the animals to life on stage and to hear the familiar songs that we all love was an experience worth remembering!

I was so glad that they finally brought his musical to the Philippines! We don’t need to go to other countries to enjoy this much talked about musical.


The show is still on going,  so don’t miss it!!

The Greatest Showman Movie Review


My daughter and I went to watch The Greatest Showman because I have heard great reviews about the film. I basically knew nothing about it except that this is a musical, Hugh Jackman is the main character and that many people were praising the film.

After the credits rolled out, I was very much entertained. The songs had me wanting to sing along and I was inspired to face the world and not be ashamed of who I am and to go and contribute to the world.

I’d like to share some quotes from the movie …

  • No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” – P.T. Barnum
  • A man’s station is only limited by his imagination.” – Jenny Lind
  • You don’t need everyone to love you. Just a few good people.” – Charity Barnum

The songs that I really liked were “A Miliion Dreams”, “This is Me” and “Rewrite the Stars”.

It has been a month ago when we saw the movie and my daughter and I still talk about the movie  now and listen to the soundtrack… it definitely is a movie worth watching again.

Intramuros Cut and Fold Model Fort from Tahanan Books

My son is currently studying Philippine History. We read through the Philippine Revolution and when I saw the Intramuros Cut and Fold Model Fort from Tahanan Books, I knew it was a perfect project for him.

It came as a book. Complete with instructions and it has several pages to be cut, folded and glued! Though the instructions said that it is for 8 years old and up, I thought that it should be for a bit older kids like 10 and up because of the amount of work that one needs to do.

It took my son roughly one week to finish the whole project. He enjoyed cutting, folding and gluing the pieces together. It was a project that he really worked hard on and hopefully, he remembered most of the parts of Intramuros.

I bought this book at 295 pesos from Pumplepie books & Happiness. 

Tuttle Publishing’s A Geek in China Review

Tuttle Publishing’s A Geek in China is written by Matthew Christensen for all of us who wants to know China a little bit more. As someone who has Chinese blood, I would like to know more about China. I have been studying China from the history books and I’ve been to China once – but that isn’t enough for me to know about its culture and life. So, I was pretty excited to look through this book to get a glance of what modern China has to offer!

There are 6 chapters in the glossy magazine type book. Chapter 1 – China Past and Present, Chapter 2 – Chinese Culture and Food, Chapter 3 – Chinese Character and Society, Chapter 4 – The Face of Urban China, Chapter 5- The Chinese at Play , Chapter 6 – Visiting China.

China is one of the world’s oldest nations and has a very rich culture.

As I read through the different pages of this magazine, I can’t help but be amazed how this country has transformed through the years and how much of their traditions are still preserved today. Food, family culture, history and urban china are some of my favorite topics!

It is true that this book only gives us a glimpse of life in China- but it is a worthy resource guide, especially for those who want to experience China and understand its culture.

This book contains over 300 color photos and 144 pages which comes in paperback format. The pages are glossy and looks like a magazine. More information can be found here: http://www.tuttlepublishing.com/books-by-country/a-geek-in-china-paperback-with-flaps

 

Tuttle Publishing’s My Awesome Japan Adventure Review

Written and illustrated by Rebecca Otowa, My Awesome Japan Adventure is a very interesting and fact-filled book written for 10 years old and above. If you are planning a trip to Japan soon or simply want to know more about Japan, this book is for you! The book is written in a  diary format, using the language of a 10 year old who visited Japan for a couple of months.


The book shows an overview of the culture, food, family traditions, school scenarios and the Japanese language. I learned so much and the book is easy to read. I am also asking my kids, ages 13 and 10, to read the book to learn about Japan too! Who knows, we might just be blessed to visit Japan soon.

My Awesome Japan Adventure is a hardcover book with 48 pages. It is available from Tuttle Publishing and in bookstores nationwide like Fullybooked.