I can’t contain it. I just really love this girl, Ariana! As an older millennial (okay I admit it), I grew up listening to bubble pop, mellow, boyband and girlband pop, grunge, soul, and r&b. That’s farfetched from all the EDM tunes and even the synth-pop, electronic/soul haze, and folk-pop music that are currently dominating pop music. This trend makes me deviate from what usual … Continue reading Thank U, Ari. Looking forward to your next!
Each of us certainly has the DNA that always makes us yearn for something new and different. Such a trait has a lot of marketers snag up their game. An example is the food and restaurant industry wherein according to insiders, people tend to grow out of a revered establishment in just a matter of 3 years. The businesses would excite us in the beginning, … Continue reading Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival
I love showbiz. Unlike a lot of the people with my same demographics, I don’t consider showbiz as a guilty pleasure. I simply am a huge fan of the industry. Everyone knows that my bias is the ALDUB loveteam, among other mainstream actors and indie/character actors. One of my trusted websites when it comes to seeking showbiz news and commentary is Lionheartv. I am so … Continue reading LIONHEARTV 2018 RAWR Awards Complete List of Nominees
The film Goyo has been all the buzz since it was shown. Just like its predecessor, Heneral Luna, social media was of great help to improve its popularity. I have been following the film’s hashtags and several people on social media have been promoting it and giving their two cents. They can’t get over its story. There are people who even watched it 5 times … Continue reading My Goyo Realizations
After the box-office success of the indie film Heneral Luna comes another epic tale about one of our venerated heroes during the Filipino-American war–General Gregorio del Pilar, entitled Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. Gregorio del Pilar already became a prominent figure during the revolution against the Spaniards even before the battle in Tirad Pass (vs. the Americans). After the Philippines got liberated from the Spanish rule, … Continue reading Goyo Sneak Peek: My interview with Paulo + Angelito short film
The lost boy, the musical genius, the hypothalamus, the too-old-for-his-age millennial/baby Z, the Paquito look-alike–these are only some words that people associate the former IV of Spades frontman with. Many fans still wish that he would be the Prodigal Son of IVOS. Now, he’s all over the internet, with countless memes made to ridicule or flatter him. Even before IV of Spades’ full album comes … Continue reading Unique’s Grandma, a quintessence of an old soul
This blog post is for my fellow Aldub fans and to all the people continually being brainwashed and trapped by industrialization and the evil that is advertising. I’m a hypocrite, yes I am, and it will further show in this post that me, you, and everyone else cannot escape from this prison. Last Friday, August 2, the new Mcdonald’s commercial was released. They ought to … Continue reading Aldub’s Tayong Dalawa commercial: An Emotional Rollercoaster for Aldubnation
Update: Last August 9, Unique and Kean guested on Tonight with Boy Abunda on ABSCBN. Unique was still mum about the reason why he really left the band. However, he said that he got musical freedom upon going solo. He released his first album, Grandma. I wrote an album review. The cat is out of the box. Unique T. Salonga left IV of Spades last May … Continue reading Unique is going solo: is it the right move?
I recently had another ukay-ukay haul with my sister and a friend. This time, we budgeted 500PHP each, and it took us 3 hours to be able to use up our money. In the Philippines, ukay-ukay (thrift shopping) was derived from the term hukay, which means to dig or to turn over and back either in search of something. Most used clothes are imported from … Continue reading 6 Reasons why I buy used clothes (and the impending rise of fast fashion)
I was really excited to watch Citizen Jake because first of all, one of my favorite directors from what I believe the Golden age of the Philippine cinema is (during the 70s to 80s), Mike de Leon, directed it. It’s his first film after 18 years, the last one being Bayaning 3rd World, which is one of my favorites. Among the greatest directors in the … Continue reading Citizen Jake: on Activism, Pessimism, and the Corleones