There are tons of fitness fads that fade in and out of
popularity, but there’s one on the rise that looks like it’s here to stay.
Wall-climbing is an intensive, cardio-heavy sport that makes use of all your
muscle groups, so you get a full-body workout all at once. Climbers scale
vertical planes with the aid of grips or protrusions on the walls, holding
themselves up until they can find their next foot- or handhold. It’s definitely
not for the faint of heart, but it’s intense, fulfilling, and fun.
Health Fitness Revolution says that wall climbing combines cardio and strength into one workout, but that’s not the only reason why climbers climb. It strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and mental strength, and reduces stress, so if you’ve been looking for your newest workout, wall climbing might be the one for you. There’s also nothing like the feeling of pride after having accomplished a climb, which is enough to make enthusiasts come back again and again. Interested in capturing the experience for yourself? Check out this short list of places to get your wall-climbing fix in Metro Manila, strap on your gear, and climb!
If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few months,
you’d know that we’re only a few hours to the opening of one of the most
anticipated movies of all time. Philippine comic book fans, geeks, and casual
moviegoers all over the country are preparing to sit down to the final
installment to the current story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t
bought your premier ticket yet, are killing time until your showing, or really
have been living under a rock, then take a look below at this brief
backgrounder into the movie event of the season.
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 mouse— without 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!
Film brings together emotion, art, entertainment, and the
universal human condition. In addition, advents in filmmaking technology,
movies are bigger than ever, and there’s nowhere better to celebrate the magic
of moviemaking than during awards season. While every film award is of course a
huge honor, if you ask your everyman on the street what the biggest one is,
they’d definitely say the Oscars.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is one of the
biggest if not the biggest yearly event in the film industry. Awarded by the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this year the Oscars are 91. With
some of the biggest changes to the formula this year— no host, Netflix movies,
and more presenters than ever— let’s see what the 2019 Oscars have in store for
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.
For music lovers in the Philippines, there’s no event that stokes more anticipation than the yearly Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. Named for the Malasimbo Ampitheater, where the festival has been held for the past eight years since its inception, there are tons of new plans for 2019 that will make this year’s festival bigger and better. If you’re new to the Malasimbo scene, take a look at this primer and quickly brush up on its history, as well as get a peek at what might be in store for you when the festival runs from March 1-2, 2019.