We are so thankful to Ensogo for releasing discounted tickets for Fuerza Bruta. Without the discounts, my friends and I would not be able to experience this out of the box show. And it was indeed, an out of this world experience. A bit short but the music was so good and scenes are worthy of WTF / awwwwww / ooooohhhh moments that the Php1,450 cost per head will do. Anyway, as I mentioned on my Facebook wall, it’s really hard to describe this show. You need to experience it for yourself in order to fully appreciate it.
This is one of the coolest things that happened to me this year. I can still remember how numb my hands were because I couldn’t stop clapping. I even wanted to go on stage, give the acrobats a pat on the back one by one and giddily tell them how much I enjoyed their show. I wanted to shout GREAT JOB!!! on every act but I was afraid my husband and daughter will claim that they don’t know me.
But let’s be serious now. I’ve read plenty of reviews that Varekai in Manila is somehow a bit watered down (no pun intended) compared to their recent performances. I don’t care though because it’s still f#@$% amazing to me! I’ve always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show and although the ticket prices are too high, I had the convenient excuse of celebrating my birthday. And I’m so glad I did. I can’t believe I’ve ever been this happy – not including my wedding and giving birth to my girls. The Flight of Icarus almost brought tears to my eyes. The way he fell and how his feet resembled falling in slow motion. The sad music as he moves and twists his body inside the net. It seems you could feel his pain and fear when he lost his wings and suddenly find himself in a foreign land.
The first part was great but the 2nd part was purely magical. It’s all I can do not to jump on my seat and shout “OH MY OH MY OH MY!”
Sandy came with us and she loved the show too! She even got sad in the end knowing they are saying goodbye. She is now bugging me to get her a book about Icarus or research YouTube for more Varekai videos. Check out some of the videos here.
If you haven’t seen it, please do! You are giving yourself a huge favor.
It’s only February and yet the Husband is already planning on what he would like to buy on this year’s Black Friday sale (9 months to go!). He saw a very cool wii game so he’s torn between a PS3 or Wii. I can’t help him decide because I’m not too crazy about video games. But if I have one input, it will be that it has to be kid friendly. After all, we have two girls who will no doubt share some playing time with him.
Speaking of games, I’m actually looking for a Love and Berry game for Sandy. So far, they only have it for DS Lite so I hope Walmart will have another price drop on their DS items. She loved playing with it at Rockwell but you need to have plenty of cards to be able to enjoy. Which is why I’d rather she play with it at home with a DS console. Much cheaper in the long run.
Sometimes, you just want a break. Being a parent can be hard work. Though a vacation usually sounds great, it can be a lot harder to actually do. Coming up with the money, getting the time off work, and doing all the planning for a trip can be frustrating. So, instead, most of us tend to take mini vacations. Whether this is zoning out in front of the television or a video game, or playing some online casino games, taking mini vacations can be a great outlet, and they don’t have to cost much (or anything at all!).