Sunday, March 21, 2010

Double Vision

Two things:

1) Went to Corregidor last Wednesday for the launch of HBO’s new World War II miniseries The Pacific. I was one of about 40 people invited to the event; it was only an hour and a half away via a Sun Cruises boat. Corregidor Island is a beautiful place, a breezy, sight-filled destination that’s also rich in history. Our tour guide was witty Armando, who gave us important information on the once-besieged island. We attended an educational 30-minute light-and-sound show about the momentous conflicts in the area at the Malinta Tunnel. In one of the site’s dark corridors, we sat down to watch behind-the-scenes clips of the show and interviews with co-producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and the show’s actors. After lunch at the Corregidor Inn, we visited ruins, a museum, and different scenic spots. On one hill, the buildings of Roxas Boulevard can be seen. After hours of exploring Corregidor, we headed back home, tired but giddy. I’m thankful to HBO Asia and Virtusio PR for this wonderful opportunity to learn more about the place, which I only previously knew from textbooks, postcards, and short TV-magazine stories.

2) A message from Mae Vecina:


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With the Dolby Digital Cinema technology in place, viewers get an improved theater experience with its high quality image and sound. It delivers vivid colors and a sharper, clearer image from every seat in the house. Excitement is heightened as pictures are enhanced. And with the latest 3D technology, moviegoers get to see life-like amazing sense of depth, making viewers feel as if they are in the midst of the scenes happening on screen. Complementing this highly advanced visual treat is the theater’s captivating sound system. With all these state-of-the-art technology and the distinguished Ayala brand of customer service, moviegoers are in for a blockbuster experience.

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