“SANA, MAGSAMA-SAMA MULI TAYO, MAHAL KONG SHOWBIZ” or feelings and thoughts for the coming new year of 2012 by sip & sip :-)

FRIENDSHIP IN SHOWBUSINESS STILL EXISTS.

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ANG MAHAL KONG MUNDO NG SHOWBIZ…
KUNG MINSAN, AKO’Y NASASAKTAN,
NASUSUGATAN,
NADARAPA,
NAGUGUPO…

PERO AKO’Y TUMATAYO,
ALANG-ALANG SA INYO.
MASKI BA AKO AY MAPULAAN,
MAKANTSAWAN,
PAGTAWANAN…
O KUTYAIN…

DAHIL SA AKING KALUNGKUTAN,
AT PAG-IISA,
SA TUWINA’Y KASAMA KO KAYO
SA AKING
MGA ALA-ALA…

SA AKING MGA KAIBIGAN SA SHOWBIZ…
AKING INALAY,
PAGMAMAHAL AT PAGPAPAHALAGA.
PASASALAMAT
AT PAGKAGALAK.

MASKI BA MINSAN, MAY MGA KABIGUAN DIN..
BILANG ISANG KAIBIGAN NG MGA ALAGAD NG SINING
NG MUNDO NG PELIKULA AT SHOWBIZ…
AKING NAKITA…
DALAWA NGA ANG KABUUAN NITO!
ISANG MALUNGKOT, ISANG MASAYA.
IYAN NGA DAW-
ANG DALAWANG MUKHA NG SHOWBIZ…

MINSAN,
MAY MGA PLASTIK…
PERO KADALASAN,
AY MAY MGA TOTOO RIN…
MAY MGA MAPAGMAHAL,
PERO MAY MGA MAKASARILI…
MAY MGA HANGAD LAMANG AY YAMAN SA SARILI,
PERO MAYRO’N DING HANGAD LAMANG
ANG MAKAPAGBIGAY
NG KANILANG PUSO AT KAKAYAHAN
SA KAPWA-TAO NILA…

SANA…
MABUO MULI TAYO.
SANA…
MAGING ISA MULI TAYO.
SANA…
MAGSAMA-SAMA MULI TAYO.

SA SHOWBIZ,
ANG MUNDO NG AKING…
PAGASA.

MALIGAYANG BAGONG TAON PO SA INYONG LAHAT!

MULA KAY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO 🙂
december 31, 2011

FROM SIP & SIP 🙂

“sama-sama pa rin po tayo sa 2012, ha!”– sip & sip.





“SINO KA BA, JOSE RIZAL?” : SOMETHING GOOD THIS WAY COMES….

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gerald proved his worth in "sino ka ba, jose rizal?"

christine joy: an amazing actress.

Not since the legendary ‘Superstar’ Miss Nora Aunor have I seen a small person stood so great, powerful and magnificent amidst the overpowering lights onstage. Not since the everlasting ‘Star For All Seasons’ Miss Vilma Santos have I seen a small human being abled to captivate the hearts of almost everyone when he smiled, when he cried, when he sang… And not since Miss Lea Salonga have I seen a stage performer carried-out a totally subtle but tremendous performance in a musical play.
The person I was speaking of, is no less than Gerald Santos. The young Pinoy Pop Superstar singing search contest grand winner a few years back, and now the talk of the town for his great performance in the play- “Sino Ka Ba, Jose Rizal?” by Bulwagang Gantimpala, directed by no less than Tony Espejo.
A new but great stage actor is born, in person of Gerald.
Gerald was so consistent all throughout the musical play. His own unique characterization on our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was something new and fresh to look at. With that, he deserved a standing ovation.
Giving Gerald one great support onstage was Christine Joy Mangahis who portrayed Josephine Bracken on that night of their performance at the Meralco Theater last December 28, 2011. Christine looked so amazing onstage. Her stage presence was overpowering. She delivered her lines with clarity and she sang so well, you could feel the depthness of her character in her eyes and great nuances onstage.
Our most favorite scene on the play was the last scene before the intermission break of Part 1, wherein “Pepe” (Dr. Jose Rizal) was being haunted by the characters of his novels. The music was tremendous, and the dark appearances of Sisa, Ibarra, Maria Clara, Elias, and the others onstage was presented in a foggy-effect-way, haunting and clamoring for Rizal’s attention that they should be given justice. Suddenly, Dr. Jose Rizal shouted and cried while singing on the very last minute, as the characters slowly disappeared. Totally a thought-provoking scene!
Another scene we found so cute was the “torpe” (shy guy) scene in which the young Rizal was so shy to court the love of his life- Leonor Rivera.

the cast ensemble of "sino ka ba, pepe?"- nominated for aliw awards.

The cast ensemble was totally terrific. Sorry for our “exaggerating” words to describe them. But truly, the people behind this great musical play shone their very best. The direction of Mr. Tony Espejo is fast-paced, well-choreographed and with perfect blocking. The voices of all the cast sounded in unison.
And the music! yes, the music! The music and the lyrics of the great Nonoy Gallardo (the husband of Miss Celeste Legaspi, former president of OPM), exhilirated all the audience. It was all too powerful.
“Sino Ka Ba, Jose Rizal?” Hmmmmm…. Something good this way comes. Before the year 2011 ends, we were so glad to be able to see and watch this play. Thanks to Miss Christine Joy Mangahis for inviting us.
It’s so nice to see a better perspective on the personal life of Dr. Jose Rizal. The brighter perspective, we meant.
Because our beloved Philippines would never be the same without him.

words by robert manuguid silverio

“AJ, IKAW ANG STAR NG PASKO!”

 

the “aj star”.

sabi nila,
ang bituin daw ang gagabay sa atin…
sa gabing madilim…


sabi nila,
ang bituin daw ang magtuturo ng tamang daan
na ating lalakbayin…
papunta sa isang hari ng bahaghari-
na isisilang
sa sabsaban…

sabi nila,
ang bituin daw ay pagasa,
pagmamahal,
kasiglahan,
at paghanga…

pero isang bituin lang
ang tunay na nagmahal,
tunay na nag-alay
at tunay na mabuti…

iyon ang bituin mo,
aj perez.
isang bituin na dalisay at tapat,
bata at mapaglaro,
nagniningning sa lahat ng panahon….

it was  your star…
shining brightly amidst the skies…
twinkling young and happy.
the ‘aj star’…

will shine.
forevermore.

 

 

PARA SA ‘BITUIN’ NI AJ PEREZ,

nilikhang mga salita ni robert manuguid silverio, disyembre 2011.

aj, forever.

SIP & SIP’s TOP 14 BEST-DRESSED MALE CELEBRITIES FOR 2011!

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Kung ang mga babae ay nagbigay ng mga alindog, kaartehan, kasabikan at kahali-halinang pagtawag sa tunay na kahulugan ng salitang KAGANDAHAN, ang mga lalaking ito naman na napili ko sa aking TOP 15 BEST-DRESSED MALE CELEBRITIES FOR 2011 ay nagbigay kakisigan, kagitingan at isang mas malalim na kahulugan sa salitang GLAMOUR.

Hindi tulad ng mga babae, ang mga lalaki ay simple lang kung manamit kaya mas mahirap silang piliin. Pero makikita mo yung mga mangunguna sa galing ng pananamit dahil sa kanilang mahusay na pagdadala sa kanilang kasuotan. Sila’y nakita ko sa mga iba’t-ibang showbiz functions and events, dili kaya’y nakasama o nakapanayam. Yung ilan na talagang outstanding ay sa mga larawan o telebisyon ko lamang nakita, pero nag-iwan pa rin ng kakaibang marka.

Sa pagtatapos ng taong 2011, sila ang aking personal choices. Nagbigay sila ng ibayong kinang sa mundo ng glittering showbiz world. Hinangaan ng mga tao, sinamba ng mga fans.

Paalala: Sila ay sarili lamang naming choices, not to be contested by anyone. Salamat.

sip & sip 🙂

So, here’s my list:

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gerald.

1.) GERALD ANDERSON- Napanood namin accidentally sa telebisyon si Gerald, sa isang episode ng daily teleserye niyang “Budoy” sa channel 2. Ang eksena ay nasa isang ball sila ng kanyang ka-partner na babae at nagsasayaw sila. Gerald was so enigmatic and powerful in that scene! And the way he carried his white Tuxedo outfit was so manly and elegant. Kung paano na-combine ni Gerald ang pagiging so well-dressed and poised, and at the same time, portraying an autistic character in that scene really amazed this blogger. With that, he landed on our number one slot as the best-dressed male celebrity!

borgy with gf georgina.

2.) BORGY MANOTOC – He’s tall, slim, so sexy. The perfect male body figure to be a great male-dresser. At hindi naman niya sinayang ang kanyang good physical attributes dahil tunay namang kay galing niyang manamit. Lahat ng isuot niya ay “branded”. Siyempre, he can afford naman. Mapa-casual, sporty or formal- Borgy looks so good.

senator trillanes

3.) SENATOR ANTONIO TRILLANES- Naku, halos mapatili kami sa dalawang pagkakataon na nakasalubong namin sa Senate office si Senator Antonio Trillanes. Kung bakit ba naman lagi kaming pinagtatagpo ng tadhana everytime na pupunta kami sa Senado, ha. Una, nakasabay namin siya sa elevator and we managed to look closely on his so handsome face and gorgeous physicality. Panagalawa, sa lobby ng third floor sa mga offices ng mga Senators sa Senate House. Nakakaloka! Tunay namang carry na carry niya ang black American coat and tie na suot niya palagi. A perfect dresser. This former soldier will rock you high!

christian.

4.) CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA- The best si Christian kapag naka-formal wear. Very dignified and so manly. Kaya naman inaabangan namin sa tuwina ang mga sinusuot na formal wear ni Christian coz he’s such a best-dressed man. Tipong royalty ang dating niya kapag nakasuot ng pormal!

lance with lea salonga.

5.) LANCE RAYMUNDO – Landing on our top 5th position is no less than Lance. In our entire life, ngayon lang kami nakakita ng isang male filipino celebrity na very outstanding ang dating kapag nakasuot ng puting polo shirt! Everytime Lance wear a set of white long-sleeved polo shirt at baback-up-an niya ng white pants- OH MY!! Super to the max talaga ang kaguwapuhan niya. In two separate occasions ay nakita namin ng personal si Lance na nakasuot ng white attire. Una, sa isang press conference ng isang indie film niya at pangalawa, sa isang mall performance niya promoting his song “Fatanas”. Kulang na lang ay halikan namin sa labi si Lance sa sobrang kaguwapuhan niya!!!

jake.

6.) JAKE CUENCA- Nakasama namin this year si Jake sa series of mall tours niya promoting a film niya sa regal Films- yung “My neighbor’s Wife” which was shown middle of this year. Sa more than twice na nakasama namin siya sa mga mall events na yun, he left a deep impression to this writer with the way he carries his clothes. Ang galing-galing niyang manamit in rugged clothes. Lalo na kapag naka-maong siya na tight-fitting at bakat na bakat ang bilugan niyang mga hita at napakatambok ng “bulge” niya sa kanyang harapan. Hehehe… Sorry for my words, I simply want to entertain my readers. Haaaayyyyyy……..!

oyo with wife kristine.

7.) OYO BOY SOTTO – This young husband of Kristine Hermosa surely is a great dresser! No words could best describe how he carries his himself so well in all the public events he attended this year. Mapa-fomal o rugged- GRABE!!! At napaka-outstanding niya sa Star Magic Ball 2011 habang ine-escortan ang wife niyang si Kristine. So delicious!!!

senator revilla, jr.

8.) SENATOR RAMON ‘BONG’ REVILLA, JR. – Nung birthday bash this year ni Senator Bong Revilla namin siya napansin ng husto sa galing ng pagdadala ng damit. Naka-apat na palit kasi ng suot nu’ng birthday niya na ginanap sa Diamond Hotel a couple of months back. Una, naka-American coat and tie siya, then, nagpalit siya ng polo shirt, then t-shirt, then polo shirt again. At sa lahat ng sinuot niya, napa-wow kami sa kanyang kakisigan!

jm

9.) JM DE GUZMAN- Gustong-gusto naman namin ang sinuot ni JM na casual wear sa premiere night ng indie film niyang “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” sa Cinemalaya 2011, na ginanap sa Cultural Center of the Philippines main interior lobby grounds. Nagkaroon ng mini-stampede that night sa loob mismo ng CCP, and take note, JM never left us that night maski dinudumog na siya ng mga fans niya…Hayyyyyyyyyy…..!

boy

10.) BOY ABUNDA- Mawawala ba sa aming listahan si Boy Abunda, ang batikang TV host and Ladlad Senior Adviser. Nope, definitely not! Consistent si Kuya Boy sa pananamit ng maganda all-throughout this year, especially yung sinuot niyang black outfit with matching black cap sa anniversary ng Ladlad partylist na ginanap sa isang five-star hotel in Ortigas Avenue. Ang pagiging slim din ni Kuya Boy, not looking like a heavy man, added appeal on his nice personality.

jr

11.) JR EUGENIO- Wala pa sigurong nakakapansin kung gaano kaganda magdala ng damit ni JR. Yung pagiging tall, fit and sexy niya ay maihahambing kay Borgy Manotoc. Pero si JR, may sariling style. Kasi ay mas broad ang shoulders niya compared to Borgy. With that, mas iba ang dating ng kanyang pananamit. Napakagandang tignan ni JR kapag naka-coat and tie. What a man!

vhong.

12.) VHONG NAVARRO- Maski ano’ng ignore ang gawin namin dito kay Vhong, napapansin at napapansin pa rin namin ang kanyang magaling na pagdadala ng damit. Lalo na yung sinuot niyang very trendy black jersey coat and tight-fitting pants sa Star Magic Ball 2011, for us, he’s the best-dressed guy that night, ha. Maski sa noontime show niyang “Showtime”, ang galing ng mga suot niyang rugged clothes. Indeed, a star!

ian.

13.) IAN BATHERSON- Nakita namin ng personal itong si Ian Batherson sa launching ng Black Book ng GMA Artist Center sa may Resorts World. He was wearing then a very nice formal wear na siyang nagpa-attract sa blogger na ito para lapitan siya. He looked like an angel.

victor.

14.) VICTOR ALIWALAS- Victor was wearing a very simple shirt while we interviewed him in a fabulous Thai restaurant in The Fort. Pero we couldn’t understand why he managed to look so good on that very simple beige-colored shirt! So amazing! His very masculine upper torso is perfect for every kind of shirt. Definitely, the best man to look at!

A RAINBOW IN THE SKY

 

 

have you ever seen a rainbow?
a complete rainbow…. a full rainbow that extends beneath the sky?
i did.
it was wonderful.
so beautiful…
so magical.
it was him.
i knew.
it was him.

he finally let me see him…
as a rainbow.

as a new hope
in my independent existence.
to give me shine…
to give me warmth,
happiness.
and love.

maybe he heard my cries…
but he had to go…
a lady was calling him…
far beneath the skies.

the rainbow…
he told me not to worry…
he told me,
we’ll be seeing each other again sometime…
he told me,
i just have to be the way i am…

as i sipped coffeee
in an early morning break…
something invited me to to walk outside
and see life’s good gifts
of a Sunday in October.
and there,
i saw THE RAINBOW.
a rainbow to the sky…

i knew he was already there.
and it was a sign
that he has finally left forever.

but i could somehow imagine his pictures
smiling back at me
amidst the skies…

whatever will happen to me…
the rainbow guaranteed me.
that i will be safe…
that i will be happy.
that i will be loved.

“i never wanted you to go”, he said.
but they told me i had to let you go…
love is letting go…
love gives me freedom…
love is carefree, love is warm…
love is a wind that embraces the earth.

as i looked at the rainbow
i knew that it was you.
i knew that you’ve reached the skies.
and forever you’ll stay
with our BELOVED PARENTS UP ABOVE.

tell them
i love them, too.
tell them,
thank you.
for giving me
the riches, not of material wealth
but riches of what
i felt
and shared them
to everyone.

see you when i get there.
i will relax, as what you’ve whispered  to me.
i will stay the way i am,
as what you’ve wanted me to be.

within the end of the rainbow…
you will be there.
waiting.
as a FRIEND.
WHO NEVER LEFT AND ALWAYS STAYED.
to guide me-
FOREVER.

 

 

a personal essay by ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO

 

SIP & SIP’s CHOICES OF BEST-DRESSED FEMALE CELEBRITIES OF 2011!

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MULA KAY SIP & SIP 🙂
Sila ang ang mga nakita naming outstanding talaga in terms of class, feminity, grace and poise. This year, sa iba’t-ibang showbiz events, parties, TV appearances, film festivals and the likes- nakita namin ang aming mga top choices for BEST-DRESSED FEMALE CELEBRITIES OF 2011!

We simply want to point-out na ito ay sarili naming choices, and not to be contested by anyone. Napili namin ang labing-anim na naggagandahang mga aktres at showbiz personalities na ito dahil sa kani-kanilang outstanding outfits at presence nang makita namin sila sa personal o sa telebisyon man, at hanggang sa mga larawan.

Sila ang nagbigay ng GLAMOUR, PRESTIGE, CLASS & SOPHISTICATION sa mundo ng makikinang na ilaw ng kamera sa taong 2011!

MISS KUH LEDESMA: MY NUMBER ONE BEST-DRESSED FEMALE CELEBRITY.

1.) MISS KUH LEDESMA- She definitely topped our list because we saw her in many different occasions dressed-up so great and so wonderful. Bagay din kay Kuh ang coat and pants, she could carry them so well. When she appeared in an Oliver Tolentino fashion show, she simply looked so amazing, so natural, so real!!!

anne c. in her michael cinco gown in new york!

2.) Anne Curtis- Tila ayaw magpatalbog ni Anne kay Lovi. Humanga naman kami sa isang event na isinuot ni Anne ang isang gown ni Michael Cinco- isang New York-based na designer. It’s so fabulous on her!

gretchen fullido

3.) Gretchen Fullido- This female newscaster looks so great on TV! Napakaganda niyang manamit every night na magre-report siya sa Magandang Gabi, Bayan ng channel 2. Kay gaganda ng mga damit niya every night, and she carries them so well! She put back a lot more glamour in TV news reporting!

carizza c. in cinemalaya 2011 (with janna tiangco posing beside her).

4.) Carizza Cortez- Who sez na ang mga chubby ladies ay hindi puwedeng maging best-dressed? They are wrong! Sa isang Cinemalaya 2011 event, kung saan ay premiere ng movie roon ni Carizza na “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank”, nakasama at nakita namin ang pagiging best-dressed niya for that night. She carried her gown so well! To the maxxxx!!! Naka-black gown siya nu’n at talaga namang she’s so lovely!

mutya laxa buensuceso

5.) Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso- Isang very simple na sleeveless green gown ang suot ni Mutya nang makita namin siya sa Ester Garcia beauty salon habang inaayusan siya roon. She looked so stunning. Siya naman ang pregnant woman na napakagaling pa ring manamit and every inch a beauty queen! Maski buntis siya, talagang napamangha kami sa kagandahan niya!

heart e. in starmagic ball 2011

6.) Heart Evangelista- Consistent si Heart sa pananamit ng maganda sa lahat ng big events na dinaluhan niya this year sa showbiz. With that, pasok na pasok siya sa aming list! Pero outstanding din si Heart sa isinuot niyang gown sa Star Magic Ball 2011. Maski ayaw ng mga taga-channel 7 na nagpunta-punta pa siya roon! Hahahayyyy….

miss azenith briones: a classic best-dresser!

7.) Miss Azenith Briones- Napamangha naman kami sa napakagandang casual wear na isinuot ni Miss Azenith Briones sa isang event para sa yumaong kaibigan nilang si Rudy Fuentes na ginanap sa God’s Love Catholic Community. Every inch a lady with a class si Miss Azenith. Siyempre naman, dati ring naging ramp model and beauty queen si Miss Azenith bago siya naging aktres.

ang walang kamatayang tiger skirt ni maribel at ipinamana pa sa kanyang anak na si mara!

8.) Maria Isabel Lopez- Dahil sa pagiging very fit, slim and sexy pa rin ni Mama Maribel this year of 2011, pasok siya sa list namin. It’s a must for every beauty queen na ma-maintain nila ang kanilang slim figure, and Maribel is a good example. Kaya naman sa lahat ng showbiz events na pinuntahan ni Maribel this year, head-turner pa rin siya at siyempre, best-dresser!

janice hung

9.) Janice Hung- Nung biglang lumitaw ang female athlete-singer na ito sa stage ng Sta. Lucia Mall ay napamangha kami sa kanyang pagiging best-dresser. Isang simpleng mini-gown ang suot niya habang kumakanta, pero na-carry niyang i-project to the maxxx ang gown na suot niya. With that, pasok siya sa aming best-dressed list!

gretchen b.

10.) Gretchen Barretto- Consistent. Forever glamorous! Breathless! Gretchen was so outstanding sa suot niyang gown sa Star Awards for TV 2011!

gloria r.

11.) Miss Gloria Romero- Isang simpleng red gown ang suot-suot ni Miss Gloria Romero, the veteran actress, this year nung dumalo siya sa Golden Screen Awards for Movies 2011 this year. But it was unforgettable! At her age, still a best-dresser!

dawn z. : goddesss

12.) Dawn Zulueta- This lady never failed to amaze us. She always looked like a goddess everytime we saw her. She looked so great sa isang Cinemalaya 2011 event where she attended kung saan nominated siya as best Actress. With her at that time was her husband Anton Lagdameo!

vice ganda

fanny tf serrano

13.) Vice Ganda/Fanny TF Serrano- Yes, ladies din naman sila, divahhhh??? At tie sila sa 13th slot ng pagiging best-dressed. Maski hindi sila tunay na mga babae, dito sila nararapat dahil puso nila’y babae rin, no??? Consistent glamorous-looking sila palagi everywhere they went. They added a lot more class sa mga kabadingan!

ruffa g.

14.) Ruffa Guttierez- The best ang mga damit na suot niya palagi sa kanyang Paparazzi TV show sa channel 5. Wih elegance, sophistication and style!

rhian ramos: ms. controversial.

15.) Rhian Ramos- Need we say more?