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Friday, October 31, 2014

Throwback: This is It

10/21/2014 10:40:34 AM
I wanna take a look back on exactly five years ago, when news about the passing of this legendary-yet-controversial musician made waves. Yes, even beyond the trends of the modern world.

Michael Jackson's death instantly abrupt plans of making a huge comeback to the music scene via his worldwide tour This is It. And supposedly, it will have their kickstart on the O2 Arena in London on July 13 2009, just few weeks before his untimely demise on June 25.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Bioessence Experience

10/30/2014 04:24:05 PM

It's been a very long while since the last time I hit a beauty establishment. And I know, that ain't my type at all. It's just because I managed to earn some perks while attending some blogging/press matters such as Blogapalooza.

Just last year, on the very first time I hit When in Manila's annual business-to-blogger meet-up November 2013, I got a freebie from Bioessence, the two-decade old beauty and wellness establishment. Well, the perk actually offered me either a facial or a back massage. I chose the former, and that was also the very first time I have undergone such treatment. So aty least, I could say nothing but good words regarding that matter.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soldier Haunted By Love

10/23/2014 9:56 AM 
Why am I here?
Who the hell are you?
Are you some kinda ghost from the past?
Or somebody will haunt my future?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Flick Review: The Trial

10/26/2014 10:52:33 AM

Warning: some parts of this article could spoil your ass off.

It’s been a long while since I last dug a couch and watch a film that is not really my type: heavy drama, especially the family-catered ones. Considering these: the last time perhaps I hit a drama-related flick was Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila; but if we’re really talking about the movie for the family here, it was 1996 (then a Kinder 2 student) when I saw Ama, Ina, Anak at that Ali Mall cinema in Cubao. The Jose Javier Reyes-directed flick stars Edu Manzano, Maricel Soriano, and Angelica Panganiban.

Since then, we can only afford to see more romance-driven pictures from ABS-CBN’s film firm with the exception for the following: Tanging Yaman and Anak.

Ironically though after 18 years, I saw another Star Cinema drama product titled The Trial (and yes, in cinemas again).  

Talk about a mentally-challenged 27-year old Ronald Jimenez (portrayed by John Lloyd Cruz) facing a trial after allegedly raping her teacher Bessy Buenaventura (Jessy Mendiola), with broad complex plot obstacles in the process, including Ronald’s family background, his connection with a late young advocate, Bessy’s relationship , and her school’s reputation.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hell's Coming...

10/27/2014 08:50:02 AM

Looks like this year's Hell in a Cell would literally haunt everyone this coming Halloween season, eh? Take a look on this: double main event featuring the decade-long rivalry between John Cena and Randy Orton and the newcomers Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.

As much as I want to tackle other cards, I found most of them boring, especially with the clash of the Bellas earning me these words: funny stipulation, yet stupid match in the making. However, whatever the turnout may be, I had a fat chance to be proved wrong and that's okay anyway.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

RKO Outta Nowhere!

10/26/2014 11:52:47 AM

As much as I wanna stay away from writing any posts from wrestling (since I’m just a plain fanboy and I will not consider myself a smark neither a ‘mark’), I can’t help it... again. Well, I have yet to give my pre-take for WWE’s Hell in a Cell this evening (Monday morning Manila time) though this move has already gained mainstream attention. Well, I’m not really pertaining to mainstream media delivering this news (i.e. “Randy Orton influences the world with his RKO),” but moreover...

RKO memes are flying everywhere.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sixty Years in The Making

10/21/14 12:11:25 PM

Photo credits: Yahoo!
Isang malaking piyesa sa kasaysayan ng college basketball ang pagsunkit muli ng kameponato ng National University Bulldogs sa UAAP noong nakaraang Miyerkules. Isang historic na underdog victory, ika nga (kahit ang bulldog ay pang-siga) dahil matapos maolats sa Game 1, ay binawian nila ang kalabang Far Easter University Tamaraws sa Games 2 at 3.

Isang rally sa third quarter ang nagkita ng panalo para sa mga taga-Jhocson, 75-59, para kunin ang kanilang ikalawang titulo sa UAAP sa kasaysayan ng pagsali nito. Pareho silang mga orihinal na miyembro ng naturang liga mula noong naitatag ito noong 1930s.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Scene Around: Professional Blogging Summit 2014

10/23/2014 10:12:26 PM

It was Saturday afternoon, and DPOP together with E-Commerce Boot Camp held their Professional Blogging Summit held at the A. Venue Mall in Makati City.

Though due to work, I managed to drop by at the venue midway through the program.

Despite being tardy though I still tried to learn and re-oversee what’s inside what I barely missed all throughout the afternoon. (well, according to some blog posts which I also read)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lookback: End of an Era

8/28/2014 9:14:25 PM

As much as WrestleMania 31 will be more than half-a-year away from now, I hate to do this, but I’d rather write another lookback on the recent WerstleMania matches as I watch some random videos (besides, WWE Network, which costs $9.99 as advertised, is not even available here in the country yet) around our popular video-streaming sites.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Playback: Thryo feat. Ron Henley — Litrato

7/12/2014 11:48:31 AM

I have to admit: I never listened much on any local version of “slow jam” the rhythm and blues (rnb) way, and specifically, the romantic themed ones since I got used on my homies’ sets of Curse One, Breezy Boyz (yes, they were spelled that way; so don’t be an elite spelling Nazi) and Republikan tracks; until I randomly browsed my YouTube channel, and found this thing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chivalry Your Face

10/20/2014 9:58:02 PM

Sa panahon ngayon, na nag-iiba ang orientasyon at ang pangkalahatang pangtingin sa sekswaliad ng tao, ito ang nakapagtataka: akala ko ba gusto ng mga tao ng gender equality, gaya ng mga lalakeng sumasabit sa pambasaherong jeep.

Ano ang ibig kong sabihin? Ang litratong ito, na pinaskil ng Top Gear Philippines, at orihinal na kuha ni Marvin Sy (ayon sa naturang photo credits galing sa naturang magasin). Makikita na dalawang estudyanteng babae ang sumabay sa jeep pero hindi nakaupo. Kundi nakasabit sila, gaya ng tipikal na set-up sa atin na karaniwang ginagawa ng mga lalake.

Photo credits: Marvin Sy, TOP GEAR PHILIPPINES Facebook Page

Oh, gender equality ba kamo? Eh bakit kayo umaangal ng pagiging gentleman? Bakit kayo umaangal ng “is chivalry dead?”

Ang labo yata ng pinaglalaban ninyo ha?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tirada Ni Slick Master: Basutusan sa Expo

10/18/2014 12:27:49 AM

Gusto ko lang ibahagi ang post na ito galing sa Facebook page ng Cubao Expo. Kung sakaling hindi mo alam ang Cubao Expo na ‘yan, o kung gusto mo ng mas modernong pangalan ay Cubao X, ‘yan ang dating Marikina Shoe Expo, isa sa mga tanyag na lugar sa Cubao commercial district sa Quezon City.

Bakit ito ang tinalakay ko, pansinin:

Sa haba ng kwento ng pinost ng admin ng Cubao Expo, na may pangalang Sandy ng isang shop dun na The Reading Room, isa ang pinuntirya nito: kawalan ng disiplina.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stunner (on RKOs and Losing the Voice)

10/17/2014 11:02:10 PM

As much as I do not want to give much attention on any of the WWE’s flagship programs (considering I always have a lot of backlogs and schedules posts), I can’t help it; well, maybe because I’m sick of both political and controversial world. And even if I posted some of my very unusual visits and other good stuff, I haven’t felt much enough.


8/23/2014 4:45:15 AM

Is racism very rampant in every aspect of our daily lives? Yes, and it even applies on the world of sports-entertainment. Perhaps, you can blame office (or in this case, backstage) politics on this.

Just a few months ago, the world was shocked in disbelief when the national Basketball Association (NBA) was put into the spotlight after raging discriminatory remarks from the Los Angeles Clippers’ ex-owner Donald Sterling, which led to his eventual ousting from his team of three decades.
Then there comes Alberto Del Rio’s firing from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Several combat sports beat outlet reports that Del Rio, or Alberto Rodriguez in real life, was ousted by the Connecticut-based promotion for being an “unsportsmanlike conduct to an employee.”

Friday, October 17, 2014

Switching Gears

10/14/2014 06:30:07 PM

So the news were finally confirmed as per report of Media Newser, the online portal which takcles news media here in the Philippines. Yes, they broke that one out weekend, causing stir mixes of cheers and jeers from legit observers and plain trolls.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Professional Blogging Summit 2014

10/15/2014 11:25:07 PM

So, the e-commerce camp together with #DPOP (yes, not just a hashtag but it’s actually a brand name), teamed up for a half-day event which will benefit the blogging industry as a whole.

Named as the Professional Blogging Summit, The E-Commerce Boot Camp headed by Janette Toral will pilot the afternoon full of informational and insightful talks sponsored by Island Rose, Profriends and the official venue A. Venue Mall.

Photo credits:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pusa Lang Yan?!

10/12/2014 11:16:17 AM

Kahit pito ang alaga naming aso sa bahay, hindi ko ikakaila sa sairili ko: isa akong cat lover.

At para dun isang isyu na kinasasangkutan ni Yeng Constantino at ng kanyang alagang pusa? Oo, tahsaan kong kinokondena ang mga mokong at lokang nagsasabi na “pusa lang yan.”

Photo credits: When In Manila

Mga tarantado, alam niyo ba yang mga pinagsasabi niyo?

Pero teka muna: paano nga ba naging mainit ang kuwentong ito?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ang UAAP Finals na Parang Tunay na UAAP Finals Lang

10/09/2014 11:50:58 AM

Photo credits: Rappler

Sorry sa mga fans ng dalawang kilalang squad, ha? Alam ko, nagkaroon kayo ng panahon na kayo ang nasa itaas ng mundo ng UAAP basketball. Ngunit sa puntong ito, maiba naman ang ihip ng hangin.

Ito lang yata ang pinakakakaibang UAAP finals na nasaksihan ng inyong lingkod. Walang Ateneo o ni La Salle sa Finals. Sa madaling sabi, walang pamilyar na koponan, o mas pamilyar na rivialry ang naging dominante sa duluhang bahagi ng season na ito.

Monday, October 13, 2014


10/12/2014 10:44:11 PM

Masyado na yatang baliw ang mundo, ano? Basta kahit saan, naglipana ang mga mapagsamantala. Akala mo sa mga pampubliko lang mambibiktima, yun pala nasa sarili mong bakuran mismo ay harap-harapan kang titirahin. Pag hindi nga makluha ang gusto nila mas dadaanin pa sa dahas eh.

Parang itong nangyari sa Caloocan: isang batang nagbebenta lamang ng pandesal, aba’y hinoldap pa!

Mukhang nakakamangha ba?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Playback: Marked

10/09/2014 01:35:38 PM

A friend of mine here in the workplace once asked me to critique this video.

It's a short video made by the Archdiocesan Commission on Youth (ACY) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila. Their premier actually titled Marked.

At first, I had doubts whether I am doing this or not considering one of the philosophies I adhere in life, both as a blogger and an expressionist in real life: don't make any statements or arguments when it comes to religion. Why did I say so? Well, do I need to explain more, ladies and gentlemen? Once you argue with somebody who has a “close faith” and mind you, the dialogue between the two of you will never stop even if the clock already made its full round turn.

But anyway, here's that three-and-a-half-minuter.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Flick Review: Rurouni Kenshin the Legend Ends

10/09/2014 10:36:57 AM

I was never an avid fan of Rurouni Kenshin, or known ehre in the country as Samurai X. Maybe because I never managed to keep my eyes glued on the program when I was a kid, especially during those era where I only get a regular hold on Zenki, Hell Teacher Danube, Monster Rancher Dragon Ball, Magic Knight Rayearth, Lupin III, Ranma ½ and even Yaiba; and rare times on the likes of Samurai X, as well as the popular Naruto, Detective Conan, Gadget Boy.

Perhaps if these mentioned Anime toons had all in common: is that they're all adventurous in terms of plot maps.

I never even had a chance to watch Kyoto Inferno which I believe is an instant hit, considering Warner Brothers backed them up in terms of producing this trilogy (yes, thanks to my friends whose more FBIs than the typical program researchers, the first film was made in 2012, before the two-part epic brought to life this year).

Apparently, some friends of mine, Otakus by nature or just plain fanboys and fangirls, told me RK TLE was as beautiful as shit. In another hip-hop lingo, sick as fuck.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Flick Review: Lupin III

9/28/2014 12:13:26 PM

Okay. So the hype of Lupin the Third the movie came just during the much hyper (and according to my friends, much-acclaimed and more appealing), Ruroni Kenshin, huh?

Here’s the problem: as Rurouni’s widely recognized by otakus inside and outside Japan, Lupin III appearance rolls as if on a wrong timing basis. Despite this, I found their trailer appealing.

However after seeing the flick for over two hours, I had a conclusion: it’s funny yet horrible. It’s entertaining yet also a disappointment. In other words, I can tell it’s beautiful, yet also had a lot of flaws.

Thursday, October 09, 2014


10/09/2014 09:16:20 AM

Ang kultura ngayon ay parang isang patatas. At ano ang patatas na tinutukoy ko, maliban sa isang gulay na minsan ay ginagawang sahog sa ilang mga putahe't paborito nating ulam?

Hindi ko alam. Pasenysa na, nakiuso ang din ako tutal national, este, worldwide throwback day ang Thursday, ang araw kung saan sinulat ko ang post na ito.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Rocking Return

10/08/2014 09:48:54 AM

I haven't seen WWE RAW for almost two weeks (the last time I watched this show was during the replay by FOX on the evening of my birthday—something I kept secret after all. Haha.) and perhaps the most possible time to do so will be this coming Friday evening.

But heck, I can't myself wait for Friday to come, especially last morning (Manila time) when suddenly, a huge surprise came along: Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock” just literally rocked Brooklyn on his appearance on Monday Night RAW.

Just in time after Rusev taunted The Big Show on his absence, his music popped from the speakers, his video played on Titantron. You know what this means, especially if the words “If you smell what the rock is cooking,” suddenly banged out of your consciousness, and there goes the former Florida college football player-slash-pro wrestler-slash-action star, donning that black Brooklyn jacket as he entered the ring.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Rise of the Wattpad Stories?!

9/21/2014 5:20:47 PM

(Sa panahon na isinusulat ko ito ay kasalukuyang nagaganap ang Manila International Book Fair, ang pinakamalaking pagtitipon-tipon ng mga mahihilig sa libro sa SMX Convention Center sa Pasay City. Kaso kahit may libre akong access pass ay hindi natuloy ang inyong lingkod dala ng mga pangyayaring dala ng bagyong Mario)

Sa panahon ngayon, hindi na makakaila ang mga tulad nila. Dinaig pa nga yata nilaang Precious Hearts Romances sa paggagwa ng mga libro.

Kung gusto mo maging sikat, hindi mo kailangang umakot na para bang tanga sa mga palabas. Ang kailangan mo lang ay malawakang bokabularyo, malawak na imahinasyon, at kompuyter. Oo, love story ang tinutukoy ko, at ang Wattpad ang pinakavenue ng lahat.

Monday, October 06, 2014

The #MiriamMondays Experience

10/02/14 04:06:20 PM

Earlier last month, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago treated her fans and followers all over social media (to date, there are over 2 million likers on her Facebook page, and 930 thousand followers on her Twitter account), to a question-and-answer portion called #MiriamMondays. The interaction is also known as another hashatag #AskMiriamAnything.

Say, it appeared more than just either a Formspring or forum, aye?

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The Hit With a Thousand Words

9/21/2014 4:58:53 PM

It doesn’t really look rare when rappers tend to speak more in their songs than the typical hitmakers, even if they used to instil that “spoken word style.” At one point, we remember Twista for spitting the most number of syllabicated words in a single minute.

Then, we noticed this just a few weeks ago, when Eminem’s hit single “Rap God,” made him a rap god in both literally and figuratively ways.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Bigyan ng Internet!

10/02/14 09:58:23 AM

Matapos ang samu't saring serye ng mga pangyayari sa ating bayan, mula sa pagkalugmok natin sa basketball at baha, hanggang sa paghahahanap ng gintong medalya sa Asian games, hanggang sa audio (ops, hindi) sex scandal ni Daniel Padilla, hanggang sa kuwestiyunableng gusali sa Makati ni dating mayor at ngayon'y bise-presidente Jejomar Binay, may libreng internet na raw sa Pilipinas.

Ows, di nga?

Oo nga, free interenet daw.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Rundown Slam: WWE Night of Champions

09/27/14 12:59:29 PM

So the WWE had done it again. Cena versus Lesnar in a rematch, while there are three title switches happened Sunday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tenessee. Yes, this is the Night of Champions, where every WWE title is on the line.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Rampa Dito, Rampa Doon

9/28/2014 1:50:16 PM

Dalawang gabi ng rampahan, nangyari sa loob lamang ng isang linggo. Ano ang pagkakapareho nila? May mga kontrobersyal na eksena lang naman.