It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap?

It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap? Cheap, that is pertaining to taste, like in film or music. In Filipino terms, it means “buki,” “baduy,” or something that has “no class” or something that’s of “bad taste.” I recall a conversation with a friend in 2012 regarding K-pop, and how she is so annoyed by her little sister’s qualms on the now-defunct boy group … Continue reading It’s 2020. Who still thinks K-Pop is cheap?

Japanese Box Office Hits abound in Japan Film Week 2020

Minasan, Konnichiwa! Are you ready for another Japanese film festival? The Japan Foundation, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, brings the Philippines another Japanese film week. The first leg is in Davao City that already started today, with the showing of Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai. The film week will run from today until January 31, 2020, at Cinematheque Centre Davao. … Continue reading Japanese Box Office Hits abound in Japan Film Week 2020

98°, our favorite soulful boyband and the songs we want them to play in their upcoming Ph tour

98° was one of the boy bands that breakthrough during the mid-late 90s. But as a 90s boyband, they were a bit different from the rest. They didn’t dance; they mostly relied on their vocal abilities to serenade their fans. The members are also more masculine and “big” compared to other boy bands’ members. Most notably, they formed the group themselves, wrote their own songs, … Continue reading 98°, our favorite soulful boyband and the songs we want them to play in their upcoming Ph tour

Here’s what you should do to have better luck in 2020, according to your animal sign

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 2020 is the year of the White Metal Rat and will run from January 25, 2020, until February 11, 2021. According to Feng Shui expert Maritess Allen, in her interview with Boy Abunda in The Bottomline, the prospects of this year are very exciting. The Year of the Rat is always the start of the 12-year cycle and it means that … Continue reading Here’s what you should do to have better luck in 2020, according to your animal sign

5 Reasons why I watch Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental + Commentary

Disclaimer: My positive thoughts only go to the writers, the guests, and to how the hosts do in the game (not the entire segment). I am not oblivious to the issues that some of the hosts are accosted to. In fact, I disdain them for it. Since this segment has taught a lot of its viewers certain lessons on empathy and open-mindedness, it’s worth featuring. … Continue reading 5 Reasons why I watch Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental + Commentary

Radiohead just launched their Public Library and I got my membership ID!

Radiohead, one of the most significant rock and experimental bands in our generation, never fails to surprise us. In their usual wit and quirk, they announced on their Instagram that their Digital Public Library is now open. It only took a few seconds for me to be mesmerized by the whole thing. View this post on Instagram Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. … Continue reading Radiohead just launched their Public Library and I got my membership ID!

Song Kang Ho, the male muse of South Korea’s most prolific directors

I am going against the flow. Instead of featuring cute or chiseled Korean Hallyu actors and idols, this week’s Pop Blog Crush is Song Kang Ho, Korea’s King of arthouse films. Song Kang Ho is the only Asian actor to have won Locarno Film Festival’s Excellence Award. He’s also trending these days because his starer film, Parasite, is up for six Oscars, including Best Picture … Continue reading Song Kang Ho, the male muse of South Korea’s most prolific directors

10 Sarah Geronimo songs that deserve your attention, other than Tala

I have the worst case of last song syndrome to Sarah Geronimo’s Tala. Who doesn’t? Unless you’re an alien who never goes out of the basement, without an internet connection, your chances are very slim. Tala was released in 2015 and made waves, but it wasn’t until in December of last year when the hit song reached its tipping point after Sarah’s performance at the … Continue reading 10 Sarah Geronimo songs that deserve your attention, other than Tala

I’m on an (usual white-male) Oscar high! The Oscars 2020 Nominees

I’m on an Oscar high! The Academy announced its final nominations just today (Philippine time). 24 Oscar categories are coveted this year, with Warner Bros. Joker bagging the most nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and Best Director for Todd Philipps. As usual, there are a lot of issues circulating in The Academy again. There are only a very few females that … Continue reading I’m on an (usual white-male) Oscar high! The Oscars 2020 Nominees

EA Guzman, the underrated chameleon

Be it singing, dancing, acting, or whatever talent in the arts he may also possess, Edgar Allan Guzman can deliver. What started as a grand championship in Eat Bulaga’s Mr. Pogi would grow into a stable career for EA. He would star in several indie and mainstream films as lead and support, with Cinemalaya’s Ligo na Ü, Lapit na Me being one of the memorable … Continue reading EA Guzman, the underrated chameleon