Lea Salonga feature in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
Q: Glee has scored a lot of amazing guest stars so far. Who would you like to see guest star on Glee?
A: As a Broadway enthusiast, my vote would have to go to someone like Hugh Jackman or Sutton Foster. With our mutual Filipino ancestry, perhaps Lea Salonga could play one of Howard’s relatives.
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A Sanrio song sang by Lea Salonga (1978)
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MANILA – Our fortnight in Sydney was an enjoyable one. It was great that I was able to bring my little girl with me on my first visit to Australia. Last week, I wrote about my first week of rehearsal. The second week went more or less the same way, save for a few dinners with friends and new acquaintances, a round of publicity with members of the Philippine press and seeing “Cats” one last time before finally going home.
Big school … I barely remember when it was my turn to go, although my mother can’t forget that moment of initial separation. According to her, as I was walking toward the school building (an old Angeles City house converted into classrooms and a playground), I turned toward her and said, “I’ll be okay, mom, you can go home now.” She made sure I had memorized my phone number (all four digits!), and stayed near the premises to make sure I was okay. I didn’t see her or her car but, to this day, she says she was nearby.
Flashes of preschool
It’s now Monday night, and flashes of preschool are going through my mind: Materials that I was free to explore and manipulate to my heart’s content, learning practical life skills like washing a hankie and shining my shoes, learning the seven continents using a puzzle map, the parts of a flower, various polygons, the difference between an island and an isthmus, and how to read. I had many moments of sheer joy, as well as the almost required skinned knee and bruises.
Now, it’s my daughter’s turn. And we are extremely excited for her. We have all her requirements laid out – school bag, little fork and spoon, a hankie and a little towel, plus a change of clothes, everything labeled with her name written in black industrial ink.
I’m hoping that she makes some new friends, isn’t intimidated by the materials and that she comes home with a smile on her face from having a great time. Alas, I can only hope …
Yes, I am indeed a little anxious, but I’m also very excited!
It’s now Tuesday morning. Rob and I have dropped Nic off at school (she was giving much attention to a pair of baby rabbits and birds, and Rob was taking a phone video of “the drop-off” on this big day) and headed back home for breakfast. It is so quiet at home without Nic here. We have a leisurely repast, with me reading the paper and Rob checking out the Internet. At about 9:30, I decide to do a walk-run on the treadmill. Then we headed back to the school at close to 10:30 (with Rob video-shooting “the pickup”).
Nicole’s teacher gives us some really good feedback, which only encourages us for the rest of her time there. The teacher says Nic did great for her first day.
Day one is done … only the beginning of at least 13 years of school.
World-renowned pianist Cecile Licad, hailed as a “pianist’s pianist” by The New Yorker, is flying in for a concert with Gerard Salonga and FILharmoniKA.
The concert, titled “Cecile Licad with FILharmoniKA,” will be the pianist’s debut performance with FILharmoniKa and Salonga.
It will feature two pieces by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla: “El Sombrero de Tres Picos” (The Three Cornered Hat) and “Noches en los Jardines de Espana” (Nights in the Gardens of Spain); and Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and Charles-Camille Saint-Saens’ “Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22.”
It will be held July 2 and 3, 8 p.m. at the PhilAmLife Auditorium, UN Avenue, Manila.
Call 8919999, 5269250 or 8074433.
To all dads out there, have a fantastic Father’s Day! I know where I’ll be on Sunday – watching the US Open golf championship on TV, or mining the Internet for golf-related news.