The 12th Annual Los Angeles Comic Con brings 122,300 + attendees

The 12th Annual Los Angeles Comic Con drew an impressive 122,300 plus attendees, making my second attendance equally enjoyable. The event was well-organized, from acquiring press badges to attending panel discussions and photo ops. To save on parking costs, we chose a spot 20 minutes away from the convention center, allowing for a reasonable fee. […]

Belinda Carlisle’s Triumphant Show “Decades” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

I’ve seen Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go’s so many times. This is the second time I’ve watched her at the beautiful Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. On November 2 Belinda Carlisle, the vocalist of the most successful all-female rock band of all time, The Go-Go’s, scorched the Segerstrom stage. The crowd growled […]

Philippine Hitmakers Four Kings and a Queen

The music of Hajji Alejandro, Marco Sison, Nonoy Zuniga, Rey Valera are the soundtrack of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who grew up in the Philippines. Filipinos are known to be gifted with music whether a lyricist, a music producer or a musician. Singing is considered to be a major hobby in the Philippines. As […]

Honoring women in all facets of the music industry at the 2022 She Rocks Awards at The Ranch in Anaheim

I started covering She Rocks Awards in 2015, 2019 and then this year. The event has never failed to inspire me. Honoring female entrepreneurs and artists in the music industry has brought significant impact on society especially to us women. With its 10-year-anniversary. Laura Whitmore, founder of The Women’s International Music Network said, “It’s really […]

The First Oscars Night at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Last year I covered the first public opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and on Sunday, March 27th was the inaugural Oscars Night at the museum. It was an epic evening filled with glamorous people who are movie buffs. Driving from my hometown of San Clemente to Los Angeles was such a commute […]

Frieze LA 2022 in Beverly Hills

On Feb 17th (invitation-only preview) – 20th after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 , Frieze LA art fair returned to a new location in Beverly Hills from its previous site in Paramount Studios. The new venue is located on Wilshire Boulevard adjacent to the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It has been a tradition of mine […]

Oustanding in the Field at the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA

It was an absolute delight to witness alfresco dining in my neck of the woods. This has been on my bucket list for so long and now I can finally check it off. Outstanding in the Field is a roving restaurant without walls. In other words, they bring their kitchen to you to experience an […]

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to the Public on Sept. 30

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been a movie aficionado. When I was a teen and was still living in the Philippines I would ask my mom if we can see a movie when we went to the mall, whether a Filipino or Western movie. I would watch on our Betamax player […]

A Summer of Sing for Hope Pianos in Beverly Hills

On February 5, through an integrated partnership with the City of Beverly Hills and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Sing for Hope Pianos placed 16 pianos designed by local artists in front of The Wallis Center. Sing for Hope is one of the world’s largest annually recurring public art projects bringing joy […]

Alfresco Opera Through the Seasons at Casa Romantica in San Clemente

It has been more than 15 years since I last saw an opera at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. On May 14, it was a spur of the moment when I decided to see an opera with my husband at Casa Romantica in San Clemente after all the venue took place […]