Amazing Show @ Manila Film Center

Last February 5, 2015, my daughter joined school field trip for the second time. The first one was during her kinder days. She enjoyed the first field trip, reason why she wanted to join again. Since she’s only in grade 1, I need to go with her. Four places were included in the trip; Amazing Show, Yexel Toy Museum, MMDA and Enchanted Kingdom.

Amazing Show said to be the first theatrical variety show in the Philippines. They feature wholesome family entertainment from young to old audiences. Normally, an hour show that features Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Indian production numbers, Broadway and Off Broadway musicales, Philippine Traditional dances, comedy, modern acts and other performances that viewers will surely entertain.

When we visited Amazing show, they prepared five different performances.
1. Sand Art
2. POI Dance
3. Face Mask Changing
4. Laser Legacy Dance
5. Tron Dance

My daughter and I enjoyed the whole program; sadly they prohibited to take pictures or videos while the show is going on. They only allowed taking pictures after the show.

The first on the line was sand art. I think, I first saw sand art on Showtime. One of the contestants performed this kind of art and admired the performance. Now, I personally saw how this sand art performs. Usually, sand art interprets one particular song. Since pictures and videos were not allowed I didn’t remember all the songs interpreted. I can’t even write notes because it was dark inside.

What I remember, the performer showed first the beauty of the world, later on it became polluted and damaged because of the wrongdoings of people. Lastly, the performer interpreted “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson. The performer did a great job and looks handsome as well.

POI Dance – Based on what I researched, this kind of dance was used many years ago by the native Maori people of New Zealand. This kind of dance performs to increase flexibility and strength in hands and arms as well as improving coordination. POI dance used balls attached to flax strings. In what we saw, they used balls with LED light and attached to strings.

Face Mask Changing – Its like magic. The performer changes masks quickly while dancing with dramatic music. With just swipe of fun, a movement of head and wave of the hand, the performer easily change his mask into something new.

After these three performances, the children allowed to go to the stage and let them tried sand art and POI dance. My daughter tried both.

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On the second part of the program, the performers showed Laser Legacy Dance and Tron Dance. I didn’t enjoyed Laser Legacy dance that much and find it boring while Tron dance was fun. Both are using LED light and provide an amazing visual impact of lights that are surprisingly amusing because of its different approach in the choreographic movement.

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Amazing Show is located at Manila Film Center, CCP complex, Pasay City.

Saxophone one of the hardest instruments to play

For me one of the hardest musical instruments to use/play is saxophone. I haven’t tried this instrument ever but I said this because looking at those musicians blowing this kind of instrument in order to create music, I find it difficult. Well, I think it’s difficult for me because I have never tried it but for sure for those musicians using this instrument, I’m sure it’s easy for them, especially if it’s already their hobby. Anyhow, if any chance you are looking for excellent baritone sax, you might want to see the site I browsed earlier. They have a huge collection of musical instrument available online.

Loboc Floating Restaurant and the Powerful Voice

It’s really hot in our place; I guess summer is already here. Sounds like I should be ready in summer getaway. Last time the family went to Cebu and Bohol. In the latter we enjoyed floating restaurant wherein the guests cruise Loboc River. There were also sumptuous foods that these floating restaurants have in store for all the guests. The guests also serenaded by the band and play a variety of songs and requested songs asked by the guests.

It’s been a year since we experienced this floating restaurant but still I remember the voice of the female vocalist. Her voice is like an angel and so relaxing. Aside from the powerful voice of the lead singer the member of the band were using different instruments but I wasn’t familiar with them. I don’t even know if jazz guitar has been used. Anyway, I hope to visit Bohol again because we enjoyed this place for just short period of time.