Angel and Phil celebrate, Japanese style
Phil Younghusband spent his birthday last Sunday in Japan with girlfriend, Angel Locsin. He posted their pic on his Instagram account (@philipyounghusband) with this caption: “My Love and I at the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. We are turning Japanese!”
The football star also posted a solo pic of Angel in costume and his caption goes: “My samurai! Don’t mess with me people. Look who’s protecting me.”
Sweetness overload! Not even all the cherry blossoms in Japan combined can match their love in full bloom!
I immensely enjoyed watching “Beauty and the Sweet,” top-billed by BB Gandanghari and John Lapus. Kudos to both of them, Direk Philip Lazaro, the entire crew and my dear friend, Pops Fernandez who produced the show.
BB and John were totally hilarious. Their show ought to have a repeat.
The highlight was BB’s aerial art dance which he performed so sensuously. It was so touching when Robin Padilla went up onstage to congratulate his brother-turned-sister, BB. Binoe said: “’Di ko kaya ’yang ginawa mong sayaw. Dahil diyan ipagpo-produce kita ng pelikula. Mahal na mahal kita. Mabuhay ang inyong rebolusyon!”
BB was misty-eyed as he dedicated the song, “And I Love You So” to his mom and siblings (who came in full force), especially Binoe who, he said, played a big role in the path he had chosen to take and was “the missing piece in his puzzle.” Finally, BB has gotten not just the acceptance of Robin but also gained his respect. They used to do fight scenes together. But now, Binoe will be BB’s knight in shining armor whenever he’s a damsel in distress.
Rufa Mae Quinto sheds her “Booba” image in Viva Films’ action-dramedy, “Ang Huling Henya” (opens on Aug. 21). The sexy comedienne undergoes reinvention as she plays Miri Alvarez, a brainy, kick-ass agent of an international organization that protects scientists and inventors from a tech-grabbing group. “It’s my first serious lead action role,” beams P-chi. “So I gave it my all. I attended a drama workshop with a veteran actor and I did rigorous training, Muay Thai and firing. It’s my dream movie.”
What about her dream man since she’s already ripe to settle down?
“I will just embrace my destiny,” she muses. “Guys could pin me down before but not anymore.”
Spoken like a true “Henya,” who has survived many love battles
Mark Bautista brings his new album “The Sound of Love” live onstage at the Music Museum on Friday at 8 p.m., with special guests Regine Velasquez and Anne Curtis. (Call TicketNet 9115555.)
His repertoire includes “When I Fall in Love,” “Strangers in the Night,” “All the Way,” “Love Story,” “That’s All,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Kailangan Kita,” “Love Without Time,” “Bato sa Buhangin” and more.
“I love old songs,” says Mark. “They were the first ones I learned while growing up. So during my shows, I would sing one or two. I got good feedback so I asked Viva if I could do an album of standards. That’s how, ‘The Sound of Love’ came about.”
These days, music is too loud. Let Mark take you back to the time when songs were like whispers of your heart.