Review: The Bluebird of Happiness

 

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Manila, Philippines, October 4, 2013. A long-delayed follow-up to 2009’s N.O.A.H. (No Ordinary Aquatic Habitat), Trumpets’ new production “The Bluebird of Happiness,” a musical adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck’s play of the same name, featuring music by Rony Fortich and book and lyrics by Jaime del Mundo, tells a story set on Christmas Eve, at the height of the frustration of siblings Mytyl and Tyltyl over not having the material things they think would make their lives better. It is a scene that is familiar not only among children but even adults. Mytyl and Tyltyl’s frustration is a reminder of lives that are driven by making ends meet or by achieving material wants that makes us lose sight of the very things that should have made us happy in the first place.

In the season of giving, it is ironic that this is also the time when people’s discontent and despair seem to manifest the most. And as these kids go on a quest to find true happiness through past and future, through greed and luxury, and through darkness and light, we go along with them realizing our own penchant for always wanting more than what we have. Through wondrous music and a spectacular production, “The Bluebird of Happiness” reconnects us with simple joys that provide more meaning in our lives than any material possession can offer.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available for digital downloads

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After almost forever in gamer years of being pulled out due to unprecedented demand, Final Fantasy XIV is finally available for digital downloads today, 9/16/2013.

Sales have initially halted this August after FFXIV’s re-launch due to server instability. Those who were lucky enough to get a copy have been suffering through log-in restrictions and other emergency measures placed to keep the servers from exploding.

Digital downloads for FFXIV are now available at Square Enix or Amazon for $29.99 only. If you do not have a credit card, you may easily set-up a GLOBE GCASH American Express® Virtual Pay account and use it for hassle-free online purchases. Alternatively, you may get the boxed copy (price could be a little bit higher from your friendly-neighborhood Datablitz), but I hear that one is perennially out of stock. Click here to learn more about GCASH American Express® Virtual Pay.

Joyce Ramirez talks PR strategy, INTERXN and her big switch to GLOBE Telecom

High profile public relations practitioner Joyce Ramirez, who enjoys as much popularity, celebrity status and following as the brands and endorsers that she has handled, talked to us about her latest digital media management venture, her strategy in handling the infamous black ops in social media, and her big switch to GLOBE Telecom after a quick but memorable stint with the competing network.

Joyce has three (3) agencies to date: PR ASIA – the mothership agency which handles traditional and digital PR with offices in Manila & Bangkok; Creative Media Group – a Los Angeles based unit that brokers entertainment deals such as Hollywood endorsers (as well as overseas production shoot management); and most recently INTERXN – a digital media management group that handles some of the biggest digital influencers in the country today.

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Latest online steal: Logitech G700S Rechargeable Gaming Mouse

September 2, 2013

Sale Season is once again up as the US celebrates Labor Day. The good news is, you don’t have to be in the US to take advantage of huge discounts as you can always shop in the convenience of your own homes with GCASH American Express Virtual Pay.

Here are 3 big Labor Day Sale offers that you can check out:

7” Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet, from $199 to $159. Make sure you check out this special page on Amazon dedicated to the Labor Day Sale!
Extra 50% off select sale items on Forever21.com (until Sept. 2 only)
Extra 40% off select styles on Gap.com (until Sept. 2 only)

Also, check out the article below and see how you can get huge savings simply by shopping online.

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Less than a month ago, I posted about how I was able to get an item that was no longer available in PH stores by shopping online using GCASH American Express Virtual Pay. Not only was I able to get a hard-to-find item, I also saved almost 50% of how it was supposed to cost locally by getting the best deal online. (Check out details here)

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Cinderella (Preview Photos)

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, the King and Queen cooked up a plan to marry off the free-spirited Prince. At a time devoid of Facebook and dating sites, a ball in his honor seemed like the wisest choice to get him in a room with the fairest maidens in the land.

The Prince is giving a ball!!!

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This got the ladies shrieking and screaming…

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Online Shopping with GCASH American Express Virtual Pay

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Over the last couple of weeks, I have been checking the local Kenneth Cole shops for a very specific model of a watch that I saw on their website. Unfortunately, this elusive model was either out of stock or was no longer sold here in the country that I decided to give up on it and started scouting for alternatives.

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The Kenneth Cole KC1885 as listed in the brand’s own website

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