My husband and I watched Rent at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts last Friday. It got a standing ovation from most of the audience – me included. I usually like watching plays with beautiful stage designs and elaborate costumes like Phantom of the Opera, Wicked or Les Miserable. Rent’s stage had a very grungy […]
I love how lighting can transform a scene. Changing the color of light changes the mood of a place. Light can create awe, wonder and serenity. The Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest of Light installation is a testament to this. Lighting elevated an already beautiful place into something amazing!
My husband and I took my sister to see the Science Behind Pixar exhibit at the California Science Center. The ticket included admission to see the space shuttle, Endeavor. It was an awe-inspiring exhibit that moved all of us. My husband must have thanked me a dozen times for planning the little excursion. The space […]
My husband and I went to see Sherlock, Holmes, and the Consulting Detective last Saturday at the historic Santa Anita Train Depot. It was produced by Unbound Productions in cooperation with the LA Arboretum. It was really more of an enhanced script-reading than a finished play. They call it immersive theatre because it’s not set […]
My friend, Stewart, gave me a copy of his new book, The Bug Boys, today. It’s a thank you gift for helping him with the project. I didn’t do much really: threw out some story ideas, did a little proofreading and gave a lot of encouragement. I loved hearing about every step of his writing […]
My friend called it the big 4-0, to which I replied that it was just a number. A coworker turned forty two years ago, looked back at his life, and decided to write his novel. I guess 40 is that milestone where you reflect on what you have done with your life so far and act on […]
I went to watch Wicked last night and ran into my old female coworkers from the Cathedral. It was a Wednesday night, which meant tickets were cheaper, and we love getting great deals on performances. Plus, Wicked always had great reviews and we all love a great show! Great minds think alike definitely applied to […]
My husband and I went to watch the movie, Heneral Luna, with our friend last weekend. It is the Philippines’ entry to the Oscars 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film. I don’t usually write movie reviews, but the movie made me reflect about the concept of Filipino patriotism – or the lack of it. When I asked my […]