TALA + WAKA WAKA | Jamming at Steak Street's 8th Anniversary

Mar, Chona, Eddie, Chey, and Me

Just sharing with you our fun jamming at Steak Street and Fusion Sushi Restaurant's 8th Anniversary -- the last fun thing that Power Couple Travels did before the lockdown began.

Donned in our face masks, we traveled by bus going to Angeles City in Pampanga for a day trip... errr, night trip rather. We left Manila at 6PM and arrived at Dau Bus Terminal at around 7PM, bought some goodies at Susie's, then headed to the restaurant on a trike. Since it was a Sunday, the restaurant was filled with regular customers and supporters to celebrate the restaurant's anniversary. Our 
friends MariaChona Delosreyes and Eddie Mistiko Romantiko of Sonata Duo provided entertainment and made it a fun jamming evening until 12 midnight. 

Thank you Chey Eve for inviting us and for the yummy food and for the fun evening!

Guys, when you're in Angeles City, do drop by there for a great gastronomic experience! 

CHILLIN' WITH THE CRAZY FAMBAM (Day 9 of Quarantine)

The Crazy Fambam

As the whole Philippines goes to a halt just like the rest of the world, we are all stuck at home. While some do some WFH (Work From Home), people like us find ways to get on with life day by day. So last night, we all got bored and decided to do live streaming on hubby Marl's Youtube channel. It turned out so much fun! Watch and make sure to subscribe and hit the bell button - for notification when we go live next time!

ATMOSPHERE 360 RESTAURANT AT KL TOWER MALAYSIA

Atmosphere 360 Restaurant at KL Tower is a must to visit when you're in Malaysia. Had the privilege to have a lovely afternoon hi-tea buffet with hubby Marl while enjoying a 360-degree city view of Kuala Lumpur at the revolving restaurant on top of the KL Tower. Shoutout to Mr. Kabir Khan, Tourism Ambassador for Malaysia, for this wonderful experience! SIMPLY AMAZING!


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KUALA LUMPUR'S MUST-GO PLACES FOR SHOPPING & FOODTRIP

Check out this new vlog from The Singing Wanderer wherein we'll take you to these tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur:



  • Central Market (Pasar Seni)
  • Petaling Street (Chinatown)
  • Jalan Alor (Food Street)


We were joined by our daughter Selena Marie. ENJOY WATCHING!





TALA DANCE COVER CHALLENGE in Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Here's my take on the newest dance craze in the Philippines - TALA by Sarah G. All shot in Cameron Highlands during our recent adventure there. Enjoy!



CAMERON HIGHLANDS MALAYSIA --- MUST-SEE PLACES

New travel vlog from hubby - The Singing Wanderer! 😊




Cameron Highlands has always been a great escape from city life due to its scenery and cool weather. We love going there whenever possible but this time, we went to Cameron Highlands so that you also can see how beautiful these places are:



★ Boh Tea Plantation

★ Bonus: TALA DANCE CHALLENGE!

★ Mossy Forest

★ Raaju's Strawberry Farm

★ Bee Farm

★ Kea Market

★ Cactus Point

★ Time Tunnel

★ Sam Poh Buddhist Temple

★ Tanah Rata Bus Terminal









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New Year's Eve Countdown Party 2020 with the URB Band at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 🎉

Since we've been doing New Year's Eve Countdown Parties for Shangri-La KL since 2002, I've actually lost count how many times already. But since we came back on the road in 2015, we have done the New Year's Eve Shows for the past 4 consecutive years. It's that one day in a year that I've always been looking forward to where they let me conceptualize the show to unleash our best onstage. It's that one day that often takes weeks of preparation, sometimes even months.

This year, we did it again at the posh Lobby Lounge of the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. The way they turned the whole lobby into a mini-concert hall is really amazing. This year was slightly different from the past years because they have set up an LED wall as our backdrop onstage. My 8 backup dancers are from 2Twenty2 Studios this year headed by the choreographer Zaidy and it was a breeze working with them. I had 2 outfit changes and I managed to sing one of the songs I've been wanting to do for the longest time - the Queen Of The Night / Fifth Element Aria Mashup. Everyone had a good time and that's what's important for performers like us.

Anyway, this year, since Marlou has been doing vlogs and was so eager to vlog about the evening, I let him edit the video. Check out his New Year's Eve vlog below and please subscribe to his Youtube channel - The Singing Wanderer!


DANCE MONKEY by Sarita | URB Band at Shangri-La KL

I first heard this song on the radio sometime in October 2019 while I was sitting inside a Grab car in Kuala Lumpur. I couldn't distinguish who's singing it but I was wildly guessing it's Sia Furler. Then I used the Shazam app on my phone to find out the title - which never failed. Hmmm... Dance Monkey... but where is the title in the lyrics? Then when I Googled for the name of the singer "Tones and I", I thought it was the wrong singer or maybe I searched for the wrong song because I was expecting the singer to look like Lady Gaga, Ava Max, or maybe Billie Eilish. So I thought Shazam failed for the first time ever over the past years.

But no, Shazam didn't fail. It was accurate. So I got curious and went on to Goodle. When I read about Tones and I's biography how Toni Watson, the singer's real name, got discovered from being a busker or street musician in Australia and how young she is, I felt a sudden admiration for her and her talent despite her young age of 19. She's actually a year younger than my daughter!

This song "Dance Monkey" turned out to be a smashing hit song, not only in Australia but around the world. The song stayed in the UK Charts for 11 weeks, breaking the record for the longest-running #1 single by a female artist! Then it only reached the US soil and debuted in the US in December 2019. And now it's all over the world!

Then the song got stuck in my head over and over again, that I knew I had to sing it. Been singing it since December but I never get the chance to ask for the videos taken by our guests. Luckily for me, my friends Judy and Steve Hursey dropped by one night and took a lot of videos of us! Thanks Babe Judy!

Anyway, enjoy my "Dance Monkey", performed at the Lobby Lounge of Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur!


Jalan-Jalan in Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor // Testing My Stabilizer

Another treasure in the trash - this was a video that I totally forgot to post! This was originally taken on Christmas Eve in 2017 when we went to meet our friends in Jalan Alor for a late supper after work. But the Grab car couldn't go through Changkat Bukit Bintang as the road was closed. So it was a perfect chance for me to test my then-brand new stabilizer, which is the Zhiyun Feiyu Smooth Q Stabilizer, which I even didn't know how to use at that time because I just unboxed it! LOL! Anyway, it's still the perfect season to repost this coz it's December now.




BATU CAVES in KUALA LUMPUR - Is It Worth Climbing?



Been to the Batu Caves for the nth time but it's my first time - in the past 23 years we've been here in Malaysia - to actually climb it, as what they say "DO IT FOR THE VLOG". And since hubby is starting out as a vlogger, I accompanied him way up to the top and inside the temple cave. Was it all worth climbing for? Check out the video.


Perfect/If I Ain't Got You/Shallow

Some snippets of the following songs taken on a normal night by our friend Dev Kumar. I was actually sick that night but the show must go on... and it did. Enjoy!




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