Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

I had an error of judgment. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a Mindanawon. But no, I commit this error once more. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a bold and willing one. When they first announced that Brillante Mendoza’s new production was entitled “Mindanao,” as a Mindanawon myself, I was thrilled. I thought to … Continue reading Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

98 Degrees will grace 3 Philippine cities on Valentine’s month

90s Kids! Are you ready once again? Another beloved boyband is gracing Davao City, Cebu City, and Manila to bring us nostalgia! This time, it’s ballad boyband, 98 Degrees! The complete line-up of Nick Lachey and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons, and Justin Jeffre will serenade us with their greatest hits. Presented by Big Hit Events Management and is staged to perform at the following: February … Continue reading 98 Degrees will grace 3 Philippine cities on Valentine’s month

Y ARA, the Indie-Pop band to watch out for in 2020

Happy New Year, everyone! As a new year’s gift, I have something for the music junkies out there. Introducing Y ARA, just in case you haven’t heard of this duo. Composed of real-life couple Jhay and Gillian, Y ARA is an indie pop band hailing from Davao City, Philippines. They are already enjoying 6-figure monthly streams on Spotify from all over the Philippines and around … Continue reading Y ARA, the Indie-Pop band to watch out for in 2020

MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is a run for the buck. As any film buff would notice, there’s an eclectic mix of the eight films that would be featured, which can be compared to the MMFF of the Golden Age of the Philippine Cinema where the greats such as Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and Ishmael Bernal each have their own entries. Undoubtly one … Continue reading MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

Black and Pastel Graciousness

We all know that black is not really a color–at least that’s what I learned in my Art History class. Apparently, it happens to be backed up by Science. According to this website, Black and White are not considered colors because they don’t have specific wavelengths, unlike other colors. They are called monochromes. Since mixing and matching colors is quite tricky, many people would not … Continue reading Black and Pastel Graciousness

My boyfriend asked me to play Ragnarok: Eternal Love, and here’s what happened…

I’m not ashamed of it. I’m playing Ragnarok Mobile: Eternal love because of LOVE–at least during the first month. While some people find love on the Role-playing game, I found it way before Ragnarok’s re-release, in my ever-so-sweet and worthy gamer boyfriend. He wished to be able to play his beloved RPG with me. Hence, to deepen my long-distance relationship with him, I complied. That’s … Continue reading My boyfriend asked me to play Ragnarok: Eternal Love, and here’s what happened…

The only reason why we should vote (from a cynic’s point of view)

Unrealized expectations. Broken promises. Cheating. Trusting and un-trusting politicians is like realizing you have come to your senses and have come from a bad place–only to have returned again and again. I know that we shouldn’t believe anything on the internet, but at this point in time, especially in the free media, the one making us alive are not just the readers, but most importantly, … Continue reading The only reason why we should vote (from a cynic’s point of view)

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LG Makes its Mark in Mindanao

LG Electronics, in keeping with its tradition of giving back to the community, recently paid a visit to The House of Hope in Davao. The House of Hope Foundation, located inside the Southern Philippines Medical Center compound (SPMC), is a charitable group that provides temporary shelter to children with cancer. SPMC is the only hospital in the whole of Mindanao that offers free cancer treatment to children. … Continue reading LG Makes its Mark in Mindanao

The Ph movie industry on decline: an economic standpoint

Subsequent news regarding the Filipino industry’s declining movie industry has been flocking several of our social media’s newsfeed. This started when Erik Matti shared his sentiments about hundreds of movies being made in a year but with very little support from the audiences. His post was supported by resident filmmakers Quark Henares and Mike de Leon. On his Facebook post, Matti opened up several questions … Continue reading The Ph movie industry on decline: an economic standpoint

Celebrification 101: My First Experience with Browhaus’ Eyebrow Resurrection

Pictures by Clea B. Blog. There were moments in my life when I tried to pull-off an Alicia Keys (barefaced anywhere, every day) due to my best friend’s challenge. I was half-hearted, but I still did it! I tried being confidently beautiful barefaced. However, for someone like me who has thin brows (close to no hair strokes), pulling off an Alicia Keys was not suggested. I … Continue reading Celebrification 101: My First Experience with Browhaus’ Eyebrow Resurrection