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 unexpected pleasure of watching them just a few days short of their premiere. I find it really fulfilling that I could detect their political agendas–which … Continue reading DP2: How Wade came to be my favourite superhero

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 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 album review. Disclaimer: this blog is a mix of info from official socmed accounts of the persons involved and … 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 the months of 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 mallwide sales. During these months for the past years I almost only buy stuff online and on thrift shops (most … Continue reading I’m banned from shopping for 30 days!

Pedicab, Gaijin, Taken By Cars, DJ mon of TeamManila, and The Diegos GIG

Pedicab, Gaijin, Taken By Cars, DJ mon of TeamManila, and The Diegos will stop by Davao for their Excursion Tour this February 18, 2012, 7pm. It will be held at the new Davao indie music scene destination, Sa’Less Bar.  Tickets are now available for P250 each. You can contact me @ 09179777175 or 09228731278 for tickets. Let’s Party! See you there!  Continue reading Pedicab, Gaijin, Taken By Cars, DJ mon of TeamManila, and The Diegos GIG

Feeding my mind at a low price.

Today I’m introducing you to one of my most favorite online shops on Multiply: Surprises of out Boxes Bookstore! I found out about this shop through a person who added our shop (I usually check out their profiles and this particular person uploaded her collection). The moment I checked out Surprises of out Boxes, I knew it was a gift from the universe. I get … Continue reading Feeding my mind at a low price.