Unique’s Grandma, a quintessence of an old soul

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

Aldub’s Tayong Dalawa commercial: An Emotional Rollercoaster for Aldubnation

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

Unique is going solo: is it the right move?

Update: Last August 9, Unique and Kean guested on Tonight with Boy Abunda on ABS-CBN. 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?

6 Reasons why I buy used clothes (and the impending rise of fast fashion)

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)

Citizen Jake: on Activism, Pessimism, and the Corleones

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

DP2: How Wade came to be my favourite superhero

This blog post contains spoilers, but don’t worry, each sentence/paragraph has a warning. I am no comic book superhero fan. Nor do I ever put their movie franchises on a pedestal. I even criticize them, to the point of finding the unexpected pleasure of watching them just a few days short of their premiere. I find it really fulfilling that I could detect their political … Continue reading DP2: How Wade came to be my favourite superhero

Vote in the Barangay Elections

It’s quite unfair that we prioritize our national elections than our barangay election when it all starts micro and small. You might not know what’ll happen to your street or household that need barangay help. 2 yrs ago, a strange man had been lurking around our residence at around 12mn for 3 consecutive days, with a flashlight in hand. A week later, he came back … Continue reading Vote in the Barangay Elections

So long, Unique; and the ways we unlock the mystery behind the IV of Spades’ lead vocalist’s departure

Update: Last August 9, Unique and Kean guested on Tonight with Boy Abunda on ABS-CBN. 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. Disclaimer: this blog is a mix of info from official social media accounts of the … Continue reading So long, Unique; and the ways we unlock the mystery behind the IV of Spades’ lead vocalist’s departure

I’m banned from shopping for 30 days!

I am riddled with guilt. I don’t know what it is during June and July that my whole spirit makes me go online or to the malls to look for stuff to buy. I tell you, it’s not only because of the mall-wide sales. During these months for the past years, I almost exclusively buy stuff online and on thrift shops (most of which aren’t … Continue reading I’m banned from shopping for 30 days!