Maine Mendoza joins the clique of phenomenal non-singing stars to release an original single

It’s been more than a year when they announced that Maine Mendoza is set to have a musical project under Universal Records. I was stunned, for I’ve seen what Maine’s singing capabilities are. Why would she yearn to release an album despite her limitations in the musical front? It has been commonplace in the Filipino entertainment industry to bank on phenomenal actors and actresses to … Continue reading Maine Mendoza joins the clique of phenomenal non-singing stars to release an original single

Unique lets us in the deeper layers of his psyche through his sophomore album, Pangalan

Unique has gone deeper into psychedelia. Listening to Pangalan has transported me into the deep-seated psychedelic stream of his consciousness–sounds of isolation, clutter, disturbance, struggles. Mysterious as he is, he gives us a chance to see through him in Pangalan. That is, if we puzzle out his every stance. The 8-track sophomore album won’t be an easy feat to his usual bubblegum pop-loving fans unless … Continue reading Unique lets us in the deeper layers of his psyche through his sophomore album, Pangalan

Itaewon Class: Your inside guide to oligarchs

Jang Dae-Hee (wonderfully played by Yoo Jae Myung), owner of the Jang Group, and the main villain of the Netflix Korean Drama, Itaewon Class lets us in on how an oligarch thinks, based on the current status of our world’s class divide. I’ll be honest. I’m only on the second episode of this Park Seo-Joon starrer drama. However, it’s like I’ve already completed its episodes … Continue reading Itaewon Class: Your inside guide to oligarchs

#SundinAngPuso with Pepsi

On March 7, 2020, Pepsi Philippines held the third leg of its #PEPSITASTECHALLENGE with its campaign, #SUNDINANGPUSO, in Davao City. It was a whole day of fun games and surprises. Pepsi brought some of the hottest acts we have today: Jinho Bae, Matthaios, and SB19, and influencers Mimiyuuuh, Laureen Uy, and Alyssa Valdez. Unbeknownst to a lot of Filipinos, Pepsi is the go-to chaser for … Continue reading #SundinAngPuso with Pepsi

Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

No one can ever write about an actor as vividly as his close relations, co-actors, and directors, or perhaps a fan who has been following his work for many years. However, I am quite enamored by Max von Sydow, not because of a necessary tribute, but because as good an actor he was, I found a little space for him in the cinephile division of … Continue reading Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema