Category Archives: Arts

Leni Robredo The Soprano To Grace Night Of Symphony In Los Angeles

IMG_1453LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles, Los Angeles Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo refuses to just sit around waiting for something to happen to the president.  She’s been jetsetting.

But who knew Robredo was an accomplished soprano?

On June 17, 2017, the VP will be the guest performer during the Filipino American Symphony Orhestra (FASO)’s gala event to be held at the Edwin & Lani Raquel Residence (formerly the Mary Pickford Estate) in Los Angeles.

FASO is the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines.

Dubbed “A Night of Symphony,” the event will be highlighted by the debut performance of a new, comissioned work, “Sa Dulo Ng Laylayan,” to be sung by Robredo.

The Adobo Chronicles has just learned that the event is sold out, and that the only tickets available are those from scalpels, if one can locate them.

Do we hear a “Bravo?”

 

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First IKEA Store Soon To Open In The Philippines

IMG_9638MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – IKEA, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture and home appliances giant, will soon open its very first store in the Philippines, as confirmed by Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries.

But Fries said the Philippine store will be like no other.

In an effort to utilize indigenous materials and promote products that reflect the true identity of the Philippines, IKEA will be showcasing and selling do-it-yourself items that include:

  • Bahay Kubo
  • Giant Spoon and Fork Woodcarved Wall Decor
  • Woodcarved Giant Hand Chairs
  • Rice Dispenser
  • Last Supper Wall Frames
  • Easy-to-assemble karaoke machines

IMG_9689IKEA said it will continue to explore items that it will be showcasing, including furniture, appliances and home accessories made of sea shells, bamboo, rattan — even leather shoes and flipflops made in Marikina.

It’s more fun in the Philippines.  IKEA will make it all the more fun!