Rommel Real, your all-around melophile

Rommel, our playlist sharer this week, is one of the few people I know who has a varied taste in music. Let’s see which playlist he shares.šŸ˜ 1. Please introduce yourself. Hi. My name is Rommel Real, from Davao City. I am currently a Ph.D. student and used to teach in a university. I love making puns related to music, politics, and my surname. 2. … Continue reading Rommel Real, your all-around melophile

The Pop Blog just made it to Feedspot’s Top 20 Pop Culture Blogs

Running a blog is no easy task. The basic hardships are writing, photography, multitasking, content brainstorming, and everything that my co-bloggers at the Davao Bloggers Society are good at. However, it doesn’t stop at that. Even if you have great content, it doesn’t mean that people are gonna find out about you or if they do, it doesn’t mean that they will be converted into … Continue reading The Pop Blog just made it to Feedspot’s Top 20 Pop Culture Blogs

The Third Rising of Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin’s acting career has been a hell of a rollercoaster with its ups and downs, but he always manages and comes back to the superstar that he is. His breakthrough role was My Name is Kim Sam Soon, along with Kim Sun-a, which remains one of the Korean dramas with high ratings. He then moved on to eclectic roles, from mainstream to esoteric characters, … Continue reading The Third Rising of Hyun Bin

The impact of rom-com films based on your relationship status

Let me tell you a story. I’m friends with a couple who has a minor issue in their relationship. Let’s call them Bonnie and Clyde. It seems like Clyde always takes Bonnie for granted.Ā  I know that Clyde has his type of girl in mind, and that is, “the cool girl,” but I thought that he was over it since he fell in love with … Continue reading The impact of rom-com films based on your relationship status

Of Melophiles and Melomaniacs: Paul Ramirez

Hello, readers. This week, I’m introducing a talented zoomer (Generation Z) to share his playlist with us. 1. Please introduce yourself.šŸ™‚ Hi! I’m Paul Ramirez. 20 years old. 2. What do you do? Iā€™m a second-year AB Communication student at the Ateneo de Davao University. I’m a singer-songwriter, and I also like to dance. In my spare time, I create vlogs, but sa karon, super … Continue reading Of Melophiles and Melomaniacs: Paul Ramirez

The Strokes just announced their new album + four new songs (watch/listen)

I have a lot to talk about the relationship between music and politics, and I tell you, I already started a 3-paragraph essay about it, but it departs from my main topic, The Strokes. HELL YES! The Strokes are united once again! Just a few hours before this blog post was published, The Strokes performed at Bernie Sanders’ Political Rally and made a big announcement. … Continue reading The Strokes just announced their new album + four new songs (watch/listen)

I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards

I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards just wrapped up. This might be the best ceremony by far, at least for Parasite’s win. I could ask for more, but for now, I am celebrating! Nominations As usual, there are a lot of issues circulating in The Academy again. There are only a very few females that have been nominated, and the best director … Continue reading I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards

George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

For every feature of #ThePopBlogCrush, the question lies in whether I write about a charismatic and popular personality, or a serious and grim personality heavily perused in her/his/their craft. I’m always torn between the two, but I almost always choose the latter. I love character actors, the underdog (or subtle) heroes of film and tv. In the 16 years that he’s been in the industry, … Continue reading George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

Unique’s Bukod-Tangi music video is a 360-degree whimsy

As expected from our favorite boy Unique, his recently released music video for Bukod Tangi, which is directed again by himself, is whimsical and quirky. It is the first OPM music video to explore the VR/360Ā° type. If we turn and movie our phones, we see eight Uniques, clad in different suits and glasses, with one whose hair is messy. Unique was also in charge … Continue reading Unique’s Bukod-Tangi music video is a 360-degree whimsy

Of Melophiles and Melomaniacs: Baian Valdez

They say that Playlists are very personal. You get to get a glimpse of a person’s character of feelings through his/her/their playlist. Every week, we’ll have some of our friends and idols share their playlist and a little bit of their character and journey through the music they listen to. Our first-ever sharer is a friend and co-melomaniac. 1. Please introduce yourself.šŸ™‚ Hello, everyone! Iā€™m … Continue reading Of Melophiles and Melomaniacs: Baian Valdez