Goyo Sneak Peek: My interview with Paulo + Angelito short film

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 Philippines’ decaying agriculture industry

I’m guilty. I’m blind. I’m unaware. I do not care. Barraged by my own adversities, vanities, fanaticism, goals, I forget about the bigger picture. Like the great dread of our plastic-impeded, corruption-riddled nation, a sector of our production is almost nearing its outmode, and that is Agriculture. In the 90s, Agriculture has contributed up to 44% of our country’s GDP, but today, it only accounts … Continue reading The Philippines’ decaying agriculture industry

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

Traxion: a blockchain app that empowers IPs and farmers

I used to count more negative ways on how Technology has impacted our lives. I’ve always been critical of technology and its effects on humanity. Aside from the fact that it may be a bit detrimental to our health, productivity, abilities, and overall well-being, Technology has somehow led us to chaos and lack of self-awareness. Of course, I’m also aware of technology’s aid in our … Continue reading Traxion: a blockchain app that empowers IPs and farmers

Davao’s first love, Nokia, and its new Android gems

Oh, Nokia! Nokia! My first love! HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, invited us to get the first dibs on the Nokia 2 and 3, which will later be launched here in Davao. I’ve been really curious about Nokia for the past few years, especially after they finally succumbed to the Android format. As most of us know, many people would’ve wanted to buy … Continue reading Davao’s first love, Nokia, and its new Android gems

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

Of Spells and Crystals: A Continuing Journey Part 1

Photo by Victoria Kure-Wu Intro I’ve always been open about my recent adversities in life. I’ve been blogging about it, and it’s actually the reason why I attempted to blog again. For the past 5 months, I’ve been trying to put my life into perspective, except that I cannot do an all “eat pray love” for important reasons. Luckily for me, my family, friends, and … Continue reading Of Spells and Crystals: A Continuing Journey Part 1

Unique is going solo: is it the right move?

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?

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