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Teleserye lines we can't forget

Angelica Panganiban as Scarlet in Iisa Pa Lamang

If there are unforgettable movie lines, there are teleserye lines that are memorable. If there are classic Pinoy movie lines like “You’re nothing but a second-rate trying hard copy cat!” (Cherie Gil in Bituing Walang Ningning) and “Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao! Ang himala ay nasa puso nating lahat!” (Nora Aunor in Himala), there are also catchy teleserye lines like the following which I read on the Internet:

If Jasmine bellows “Tira, Tira” in My Girl, Vivian screams “Aja, Aja” in Lovers in Paris.

Who could forget the acerbic or comic exchange of dialogues by famous characters in a series? Like Scarlet (Angelica Panganiban) and Catherine (Claudine Barretto) in Iisa Pa Lamang: (Scarlet) Magsu-swimming ka lang naka-diamonds ka pa. (Catherine) Syempre, diamonds are forever. In Tayong Dalawa, Agot Isidro as Ingrid: Are you stalking me? Without batting an eyelash Cherry Pie Picache as Marlene answered: No, I’m not talking to you! Assunta de Rossi is comical in Lovers in Paris. Maricar Reyes (as Karen Roxas): What do you take me for Eunice, stupid? Assunta (as Eunice Gatus): What I take you for? I take you for . . . (long pause) granted! Talk to the hand! (with her palm facing Karen).

The beautiful Gretchen Barretto is now making waves with her impressive portrayal of Victoria in the top-rating teleserye Magkaribal. Will you retreat from her if she challenges you, “If you want war, I’ll give you war”?

How will your react if Sam Milby as the handsome JB Berenguer in Maging Sino Ka Man said to you, “I never said that I love you!”?

Angel Locsin as Lyka said in Lobo, “Hindi sa Tala sa Langit, kundi sa Buwang nakasilip, ibigay ang hiling ng matang nakapikit.” She also professed her undying love when she said, “Kung sakali mang mawala ako bukas, gusto ko lang malaman mo na naging kumpleto ang buhay ko... kasi nakasama kita.. nakilala kita... at minahal kita.” And her leading man Piolo Pascual as Noah promised, “Kahit saan ka magpunta... kahit saang dilim pa yan, hahanapin kita, kahit sa impiyerno pa yan susundan kita. Hindi ako papayag na mawala ka na sa akin. Pangako yan.”

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Award-winning pianist performs in Manila

The only woman to win the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition — Sofya Gulyak — will perform in Manila on Oct. 14, 8 p.m. at the Philamlife Auditorium.  The concert is a presentation of the Heritage Institute Center, ROS Music Center and Philamlife Insurance Company.

Gulyak was awarded the first prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal at the 16th Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2009,  becoming the first woman to ever do so since the competition began in 1961.  The Leeds, as the competition is informally called, is acknowledged to be among the world’s Top 10 piano competitions including the Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rubinstein and America’s Van Cliburn.  Staged every three years, The Leeds is held in the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.  

Gulyak has won many prestigious piano competitions such as the William Kapell International Piano Competition in USA (first prize);  Maj Lind Helsinki International Piano Competition; Tivoli Piano Competition in Copenhagen;  Gyeongnam International Piano Competition in South Korea; San Marino Piano Competition; Busoni Piano Competition in Italy (second prize); and Marguerite Long Piano Competition in Paris (thrid prize). She also served as a jury member at the international piano competitions in Italy, Serbia and Greece.

Gulyak is a native of Kazan (Russia) where she studied in a Special Music College, and then in Kazan State Conservatoire under Prof. Elfiya Burnasheva. She graduated from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot with the highest distinction.  She later studied at the Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestri” in Imola, Italy, with Boris Petrushansky and in Royal College of Music with Vanessa Latarche.

For ticket, please call ROS Music Center at 440-1021 and 0917-5077343 and the Heritage Institute Center at 453-7918 and 0919-8324020.  Tickets may also be purchased before curtain time on at the day of the concert at the Philamlife Lobby.

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