Diving In – A Look at Immersive Theater in the Philippines

While our concept of theater might be the traditional plays and musicals, the reality is that the performing arts are constantly evolving. Technology is one aspect, with productions continually pushing the envelope when it comes to the technical aspects of the staging. However, much of that development also has to do with performances and direction. Immersive theater is a currently expanding frontier in the local theater scene, and it’s something for both longtime fans and new enthusiasts to take note of. Here’s a look at what exactly immersive theater means, and where you can try it out in the Metro.

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Five Filipina Women at the Tops of Their Fields

As the old saying goes, women hold up half the sky. So much of human culture, society, and economics wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the seen and unseen contributions of women throughout history. Even beyond creating new life, women have opened new frontiers in science, literature, the arts, and politics. Who can forget the work of Marie Curie, or the bravery of Gabriela Silang?

What women have done for society is impossible to quantify, but it’s important to honor them anyway. Thus, to close off March and Women’s Month, take a look at these five Filipina women who are making waves in their current fields.

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What’s Trending on Netflix Philippines?

Nothing has revolutionized entertainment in recent years quite as much as Netflix has. Watching television in years past involved paying expensive cable subscription fees, waiting for TV schedules, and annoying commercials interrupting your show. Netflix gives you thousands of shows and movies at the click of a mousewithout pesky commercials— for as low as Php 370.

And while streaming services have been around for a while, no site has had quite the same impact. CNN reports that Netflix is now at almost 140 million subscribers globally, with Philippine viewers part of that number after the site’s international launch in 2016. With a huge variety of available shows and movies, no wonder that  the conversation around pop culture is now so closely tied with its roster of available media. Keep yourself up to date by checking out what’s currently hot on the radar below!

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Prepping for Art Fair Philippines

If science and technology are the backbone of society, then art is its heart. From the first time humans made stories out of the sky and painted their hunts onto cave walls, art has been an indelible part of our psyche. And while before the fine arts may have been the province of kings and queens, art is now more accessible than ever.

There are tons of museums across the country that hold some of the best of Philippine art, but the field is ever evolving. With new materials, new ideas, and new faces coming up all the time, it can be pretty hard to keep track of who’s who in the Philippine art world. Art Fair is another way to keep up with some of the best up-and-coming artists in the Philippines. And for first-timers, here’s what you can expect from one of the biggest art events in the country.

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A Primer on Plus Size Clothing in the Philippines

When it comes to clothing, there are certain things that you just can’t compromise on. Color, style, price, quality— each of these things might be essential when it comes to picking the right piece for you, but at the same time, these all have a workaround.

Your shirt only comes in orange? Build the rest of your outfit’s palette around it. Those distressed jeans looking a bit too wear and tear for your liking? Move on to the next pair. That jacket you’ve been lusting after ending up too heavy on your wallet? That’s what membership points, credit cards, and deferred payments are for. The seams on that skirt looking a little lose? Luckily there’s another shop across the street that offers the same look at better quality for a decent price.

Every problem has a solution when you’re clothes shopping, but unfortunately some problems are a little tougher to fix than others. There’s nothing that feels more like a truly personal blow than walking into a clothing store, finding an outfit that hits all of the marks— perfect color, hip style, affordable price, and good quality— but misses one of the most important ones: size.

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Famous Filipinas – Nadine Lustre

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If you’re looking for a young, talented superstar, you can’t do much better than the gorgeous Nadine Lustre. The actress and singer has shown herself to be a force to be reckoned with in the past few years, and within less than half a decade has cemented her place as one of the great names in Philippine show business. With a quickly growing repertoire of blockbuster films and top-billed television appearances, over 5.5 million followers on Instagram, as well as a slew of different awards— Favorite New Artist, German Moreno Youth Achievement Award, Favorite Female Artist, and 100 Sexist Women in the World, to name but a few— Nadine is on the top of the world, and things look like they’re only going to get better from here. Read more