Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.: Nostalgia potency at purest

Hello, my fellow (The) Smashing Pumpkins fans! I’m sorry for this late album review. To be honest, I was flaky about writing it. I have another album review coming up and I decided not to write that one unless I finish this. So here it goes. Reminiscent of their early-mid years, the album won’t disappoint fans with this fated Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy … Continue reading Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.: Nostalgia potency at purest

Hola, Catriona, my new bias and my thoughts to her winning answer

I bet everyone is celebrating now that the Philippines just won its 4th Miss Universe crown, care of Catriona Gray. I’m not a hardcore pageants fan but when it comes to the Miss Universe, I would support whoever the Philippines’ bet is. I would watch the show accordingly and also have my own bets aside from Miss Philippines. To be honest, I have not followed … Continue reading Hola, Catriona, my new bias and my thoughts to her winning answer

Thank U, Ari. Looking forward to your next!

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!

Goodbye, my activist sensibilities

There are times when I like to think that I’m a Purist. In fact, it’s far from the truth. Purism means that that way you should think and act adheres to what you believe in. Strictly unadulterated and transparent. No ifs, no buts. It’s all-or-nothing. So far in my living existence in this world, I don’t now of any human who is strictly following Purism. … Continue reading Goodbye, my activist sensibilities

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)

Don’t take anything for granted.

Don’t take anything or anyone for granted. It’s clichΓ©, but with every life cycle, we forget to remember the great people and things that happen to us–until adversity strikes our lives. For the past two months, I’ve recently had a lot of breakdowns (like that of Jaclyn Jose’s famous breakdown scene in Ma’Rosa) because there have been setbacks in my business which I have no … Continue reading Don’t take anything for granted.