Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah just won US$100,000 in “Amazing Race Asia”
Posted on

The Philippines does it again, as AXN crowned Filipino beauty queens Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah as winners of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5.
In the gripping final episode, Maggie and Parul arrived first at the pit stop in Bali with just minutes to spare, having survived challenges in six countries, 12 cities and over 12,000 kilometres, beating 10 other teams to claim the ultimate US$100,000 cash prize.

Maggie Wilson and Parul Shah

Malaysian beauty queens Chloe Chen and Lee Yvonne arrived in second place, with Filipino fan favorites Eric Tai and his wife Rona Samson arriving in third.
The exhausted but jubilant finalists were welcomed to the last pit stop by series host Allan Wu, and the eliminated teams.

“We warmly congratulate Maggie and Parul on winning this season of The Amazing Race Asia. It was our toughest race yet with several surprising twists and some extremely challenging conditions. All 22 racers should be super proud of what they achieved during their journey. Their determination, camaraderie and sense of humor ensured that The Amazing Race Asia was the top program in its time slot among all English general entertainment channels in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing.

“It was such a relief to win because the money can help my family, especially my Dad who suffered a stroke,” said Parul Shah, who won Binibining Pilipinas Tourism in 2014. “He taught me to never give up in life and I did this to prove that no matter what life throws at you, never give up,” said Parul.

“We played the game really well and climbed the ladder ever so slowly. We didn’t want to come in first in any of the legs because we didn’t want to have a target on our backs. Who would have thought that two beauty queens would win! I’m pretty sure we’ll be talking about this moment for decades!” said an ecstatic Maggie Consunji.

AXN fans across Asia tuned in every Thursday night to watch the latest drama and hijinks unfold as the 11 teams competed in a series of physical and mental challenges against diverse geographic backdrops. Connecting fans to the racers, AXN hosted Facebook Live sessions immediately after each episode where fans could ask questions and post messages of support to the eliminated teams. The 18 Facebook Live sessions collectively reached 9.5 million fans and garnered over 2.7 million views to date.

The NORDLYS/P-NOiSE in 1st Manila Contemporary Dance Edition
Posted on

To commemorate 70 years of Danish-Filipino relations, a Nordic assemblage of contemporary dancers of high magnitude will perform in Manila this December 15-18, 2016.
NORDLYS/P-NOiSE Contemporary Dance Edition will bring together Nordic and Filipino artists in an interaction of space, performance and audience in a unique cultural experience.
NORDLYS (Northern Light) is a collective of artists from Denmark, Sweden Norway, and Finland. Their walking performances take the audience with them in an exploration of bodily, emotional and spatial relationships.


Watch a sample of their work here:

P-NOiSE serves as a platform for challenging yet-to-be known Filipino and Nordic artists to showcase and express their artistry and vision.
Art performances and a debate by artists Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Tanelli Törmä will also be held.
This event is made possible through the support of Statens Kunstfond, Kulturkontakt Nord and Nordiska kulturfonden.

December 15, 2016 at 7 PM
Opening night at Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
Debate, art performances by Antoinette Helbing, Tanelli Törmä and Russ Ligtas, and film screening featuring the works of Karolin Kent (SE), Sarah Armstrong (DK) and Baijie Curdt-Christiansen (DK) (“Nordur”), and Ali Abbasi, Gry Raaby and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (“Locomotion”), and art works by Nikolaj Kleist Burkal (“Movements Measured”).
Tickets: Php 400

December 16 and 17, 2016, 6 PM
Opening of Nordlys at The Metropolitan Theater in Ermita
Dance and walking performances by NORDLYS: Sebastian Lingserius (“D ANCER”); Ingvild Isaksen, Maren Fidje Bjørneseth, Elisa Vassena and Masako Matsushita (“People); Ellinor Kristina Ljungkvist and Georg Kammerer (“I Dwell Upon People”); Valterri Raekallio (“Where Does The Light Go?”); Raymond Roa (“Phantom Muse”)
Final destination of walking tour is Fred’s Revolucion in The Hub
Tickets: free

December 18, 2016, 7 PM
Closing Night at Pineapple Lab, Makati
Art performances and debate with Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Tanelli Törmä. Live music by
‘Beats across Boarders’
Official closing party will feature live vocal & DJ performance by P-NOiSE co-founder Andy Roda featuring members of Sinosikat. (Venue to be announced)
Tickets: Php 400

To know more, go to

Hello Kitty comes to Manila this December!
Posted on

Guess where Hello Kitty’s spending the holidays?
In Manila, of course, in a musical titled Hello Kitty Live: Fashion & Friends.
Made possible by Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc. and Zen Tiger Live, Hello Kitty—Fashion & Friends will have a two-week run (total of 16 shows) at the Meralco Theater from December 20 to January 1, 2017.

Hello Kitty live

Set in modern-day London, Hello Kitty is full of dreams and ambitions for her future. But before she can get there, she is faced with challenges ahead. Luckily, Hello Kitty is not alone.
With the help of her twin sister Mimmy, best friend My Melody and boyfriend Dear Daniel, she takes on an amazing opportunity that will change her life forever.
The story portrays friendship, respect, kindness, hard work, talent and a passion for creativity.
Also featured are troublemaker Bad Badtz-Maru and the easy-going Pom Pom Purin.

Hello Kitty show

Making Hello Kitty Live more exciting are costumes designed by lifestyle brand Tokidoki, plus songs by Clean Bandit, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Flo Rida, Echosmith, Bruno Mars, and more.

The creative team of Hello Kitty Live–Fashion & Friends is comprised of Adam Stafford, director and actor of dozens of shows and West End musicals; Richard Lewis, creative director of productions including Peppa Pig Live and Lazy Town Live; Del Mak, choreographer of Got to Dance; and Lorenzo Ceccoti, director of The Dark Side of The Sun and creator of the visual novel Golem.

Hello Kitty Live—Fashion & Friends is a production of Zen Tiger Live and Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc.
Get a chance to have a photo opportunity with the cast after the show when you secure a Red Bow Access available at the venue.
For tickets, call SM Tickets (470-2222), Ticketworld (891-9999) or Ticketnet (911-5555).

Hello Kitty Live–Fashion & Friends is supported by Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas (official residence of Hello Kitty and friends) and Warner Music Philippines.
For more information, call (0906) 418-0786 or (0918) 497-2121.

Mich Dulce open house sale this weekend
Posted on

Milliner and corsetière Mich Dulce will hold an open house event this weekend from December 9 to 11, 2016.
Mich Dulce is in town and will be selling hats at wholesale prices ranging from Php 3,000 to Php 12,000.

Mich Dulce hats
Mich Dulce hats
Mich Dulce hats

She will also accept orders for hats and corsets. Corsets start from Php 28,000 and a 50% downpayment is required to order.
Open from 11 AM to 10 PM at Penthouse 1 and 2
Pacific Place, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Centre, Pasig, Metro Manila.

Mich Dulce
Mich Dulce in corset

Ciara Sotto wears Mich Dulce's corsets
Ciara Sotto in corset