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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Rundown Slam: WWE SummerSlam 2015

8/31/2015 6:16:56 PM
Say, SummerSlam just got better, as what the World Wrestling Entertainment claimed a few weeks ago? Well, they had packed cards (10 matches to be exact) on their four-hour schedule; ditching the preshow with mostly talks and bunch of trashtalks in the process. Perhaps they are telling a narrative prior to the game itself—in such a typical manner.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Playback: Autotelic – Close Your Eyes

8/22/2015 12:42:31 PM

I still remember that fateful night my college friend introduced me to their music. Since then, I’m all totally hooked-up.

And what’s the reason not to?

Friday, August 28, 2015

PlayBack: Farewell Fair Weather – Beyond

8/22/2015 12:57:23 PM

Say, does the single already told their story? Basing on the lyrics alone, there are two words which I can only utter: perhaps and indeed.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Scene Around: SiKuna

08/20/2015 05:33:31 PM

August 1, 2015 was a very busy day for me. I bought a book in the afternoon, let it signed by the author, had a gig at SaGuijo later that evening, and here I am at the Century Mall for an art-related event, as Para Sa Sining staged SiKuna, a collaborative art festival which showcased seven art forms and featured a lot of names on their respective industries, at the venue's Events Center during August 1.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Upcoming: Tagaytay Art Beat

8/22/2015 1:21:50 PM

What can you have when music and arts collide? Well, a very excellent combo. It’s kinda rare the public were given for this kind of treat, especially for the interested people.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Scene Around: One Night Stan

08/20/2015 05:21:04 PM 

It's been almost two years since I once dropped by at a book signing event of this guy known as Stanley Chi. His series of Suplado Tips and Pogi Points somehow tipped me enough on how to be drastically snob when needed, and to be gentle to the ladies at important times.

The Scene Around: You Are Here

08/20/201505:15:44 PM

No one really knows I have a fascination for emotional-driven ballads, too. And don't blame my being badass for that.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Anti-Dynasty Bill?!

8/22/2015 3:36:54 PM

Noong nakaraang buwan, narinig natin sa State of the Naiton Address ng kuya natin na dapat ay maipasa na ang Anti-Political Dynasty Bill bago matapos ang kanyang termino. Oo, sa kalagitnaan ng kanyang pagiging tikom ang bibig sa SAF 44 at Bangsamoro Basic Bill, nabanggit ang isa sa mga panukalang since time immemorial pa ibinabato.

Wow, anti-political dynasty, ipapasa na? Hanep! Panalo!

Pero.... asus. In our wildest dreams, no!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Rundown Slam: WWE NXT TakeOver Brooklyn

8/23/2015 9:40:26 PM
Say, the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) developmental firm had just got better, eh? A few months after a series of NXT talents underwent a tournament o have a representative on WrestleMania 31’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale, NXT had taken over Brooklyn, New York as a supporting gig to what we call

The Pre-take: WWE SummerSlam 2015

8/22/2015 12:17:06 PM
Okay, it’s the biggest SummerSlam ever, as The Authority claimed it, eh? Well, you have a match that is called “too big for WrestleMania (even if the root and angle of this feud sounds illogical at will),” then the now-retired talk show host Jon Stewart is this year’s special guest anchor, and all-in-all you have ten matches slated that the World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest party of the summer goes four hours. Yes, 240 minutes starting from 7 PM US Eastern time (or 7 AM Philippine standard time) on August 23, 2015 (24 in PH).

How about that, despite the sudden closure of the IZOD center?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Scene Around: Dusk Til Dawn

08/20/2015 05:08:10 PM

It was during one Gabi Na Naman Productions gig when one of their head approached me for another invite: the anniversary party of the music blog called Vandals on the Wall.

The Scene Around: MilesExperience Love Supreme Music Video Launch

08/20/2015 04:55:49 PM

MilesExperience launched their music video in a night where the then-long weekend approached closer. Route 196 was the place to be, as Docdef Productions and 9Roots Inc. present the music video a lot of their fans have been awaiting for a long time.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Beast vs. Phenom

8/21/2015 2:02:48 PM

I am fucking sold. 

Yes, I said this statement a lot of times again and I am saying it more. I am fucking sold on this one. 

The Scene Around: AMPLIFIIED

08/20/2015 04:48:18 PM 

It was July 11 when Amplify.PH celebrated their second year of existence in the local music scene, and it's called AMPLIFIIED.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

One More Sequel

08/20/2015 04:18:57 PM

Sa panahon na ang mga romantikong drama na lamang ang pinakaengrandeng porma ng entertainment sa atin, sa panahon na ang bitawan ng mga salitang hinugot sa damdamin ng isang tao, sa panahon na ang romantisismo ay hindi lang isang icon sa popular na kultura kundi isang epektibong stratehiya sa negosyo, tila ang One More Chance ay ang isa sa mga patok na pelikula sa nakalipas na dekada.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Uber-problem Solved!

8/19/2015 12:03:38 PM

Alam ko. Since time immemorial na ang isyung ito. Hindi masawata dahil siguro sa dami ng mga nagrereklamo at nakikialam, lalo na sa panahon na nagiging tampula ng mga balita ang mga reaksyon sa social media.

Buti na lang kamo, solved na ang uber-problemang ito kanina.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Playback: MilesExperience – Love Supreme

08/17/2015 11:56:14 AM

For such a-bit-long while I became a fan of a band called MilesExperience. Perhaps, just a few weeks since I immersed myself into the local independent music scene.

And can anyone persuade me to do otherwise? Nah, don't even dare.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


8/11/2015 5:42:21 PM

Naalala ko tuloy yung isang balita ukol sa pamilyang ito, na pinangalan ang anak nila sa isang klase ng ‘direksyon’.’ Pambihira, angas ‘di ba? Nakakasuya lang.

Maiba naman. Fast-forward sa dos-mil-kinse. 

Ano ang meron sa videong ito?

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Posted by John Brown at Fox 35 on Friday, August 7, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Playback: It's a Non-story!

8/11/2015 5:14:27 PM

Perhaps the world of news-gathering is changing; where as long as the element of being ‘prominent’ is there, and at the same time, adding the ‘controversy’ into the mix.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Hope-for-Hosts No More

8/8/2015 1:01:16 PM

Alam ko. Nadismaya tayo sa nangyari. Hindi tayo ang pinalad na mag-host para sa 2019 Basketball World Cup, ang pinakamalaking event ng FIBAmaliban pa sa taunang NBA Finals. At malamang, aabutin pa tayo ng ilang taon (o dekada, pero huwag naman sana) para mabigyan pa tayo ng pagkakataon na maghost ng torneo, na huli nating ginawa noong 1978 dito sa Manila.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

"True" SONA Kuno

08/06/2015 02:32:00 PM

Noong isang gabi, tinanong ko ang ermat ko sa opinyon niya ukol sa State of the Nation Address ni Vice President Jejomar Binay habang nagbabasa siya ng isang pahayagan.
Ako: “'Nay, naniniwala ka ba kay Binay?”
Si Ermat “Hindi, anak. Pare-pareho lang sila e.”
Tapos ang usapan; at nagsimula ang panahon para magnilay-nilay.