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Monday, October 31, 2016

PlayBack: Tanya Markova - Ang Darling Kong Zombie

10/11/2016 04:34:54 PM

Mukha man silang gaya ng mga sinauna nilang musika (na medyo madilim, er, dark goth pop rock na whatever), tunog bago naman dahil sa panibagong single ito ng banda na kilala natin sa pangalang Tanya Markova.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

PlayBack: Autotelic - Papunta Pabalik (Album)

10/10/2016 10:18:58 PM

From making J-rock inspired pop music that turned every gig into an instant mosh pit session, Autotelic has evolved from being a heavyweight indie band to a pop-rock “iyak sayaw” musicians when they signed with the MCA Music, And just months later, things were moving to the fast lane as this six-piece squad just released their debut album under the major label – and it's called “Papunta Pabalik.”

The Pre-take: WWE Hell In A Cell 2016

10/29/2016 01:29:50 AM

Photo credits: Den of Geek
Basically, I shouldn't been doing PPV predictions since I end up having pre-takes for the RAW-exclusive events instead of both (largely, thanks to the cable channel since they have only those stuffs available).

But anyway, since one of my smarky friends swore allegiance to satisfy my cravings for professional wrestling... okay, might as well do this shit.

Hell is coming once again, and this time it was all red and exclusive as WWE's Monday Night RAW will be staging three matches inside the pay-per-view event we all liked to call Hell in a Cell.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Scene Around: Monster Indie Ground 2

10/11/2016 02:59:34 AM

Monster RX 93.1 is giving the country's music scene a much even stronger exposure courtesy of Indie Ground, a music program that gives several bands from the indies a chance to be heard in the metro-wide radio.

And that being said, Monster Indie Ground staged three bar tours during their anniversary month (August 2016). Yours truly managed to storm by Black Kings Bar at West Triangle in Quezon City for the second leg of the event.

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Shot

10/28/2016 11:36:28 PM

It was the shot that seeming neutralized what has been a bunch of negative hypes that surrounded the league for the past season. Imagine one crowd-favorite team has finally made it to the promised land – a bit earlier from what has been expected from them.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ipa-Suspend Daw?!

10/26/2016 05:41:21 AM

Sa totoo lang, as much as sinusuportahan ko ang ating pangulo, hindi ako fan ng babaeng ito. Kung bakit? Obvious naman eh. Baka awayin niyo lang ako sa kung anu-anong dahilan na masasambit rito. Ayos nga sana kung usapan o debate lang eh. Kaso malala na ang pagka-adik ng marami sa mga Pinoy sa social media. Feeling nila hawak na nila sa leeg ang ibang tao – lalo na yung mga sumasalungat sa kanilang opinyon.

Aba, ayos din kayo, ano?

Modern Virtual Cancer

10/26/2016 01:52:35 PM

Artwork by General Miss A
Sa totoo lang, hindi yata marunong magmove on ang mga tao sa Pilipinas. Nagbago na ang administrasyon, unti-unti na rin nagbabago ang mga kaganapan sa parehong pulitika at popular na kultura.

Pero ang kamalayan ng mga tao sa social media, parang tumatandang paurong e. Kahit makipagtalo ka pa na hindi na bago ang mga ito.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wrong Book(ing)!

10/26/2016 02:25:41 AM

Well, as we we saying in my previous blog post, we thought the hype invested in this feud will be a smooth road.

That was our prejudgment until someone screwed up; and certainly it wasn't any of Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, or Paul Heyman's fault. But not even the crowd inside Target Center, either.

Who's Last?!

10/26/2016 01:49:45 AM

I should've written this post a week ago, when the hype of a returning icon just came back. Perhaps as an answer to the challenge poised by the Beast Incarnate.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PlayBack: Ely Buendia X The Itchyworms - Pariwara

10/14/2016 03:45:22 PM

Since their rise to the mainstream in the 2000s, it was highly regarded by many that The Itchyworms were the heir apparent to Ely Buendia and his band – who we all know as – The Eraserheads.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Walking Dead Na! Eh Ano Ngayon!?

10/24/2016 09:36:20 PM

Photo credits: ComingSoon.NET
Lunes na naman. At para sa mga adik sa mga samu't sariling TV series mula sa Amerika, ito ang palabas na tinatangkilik nila; ang pinakapatok: The Walking Dead.

Isang horror drama na palabas na hinango mula sa komiks ni Robert Kirkman, na siya ring may gawa ng Outcast. Kasama ni Kirkman sa paggawa nito sila Tony Moore at Charlie Adlard. Si Frank Darabont naman ang nag-develop nito sa telebisyon.

Sa sobrang hit nito, naging isa na siya sa mga pinakatanyag na pangalan sa popular na kultura mula tauhan hanggang lugar. At maliban kasi sa drama, likas rin kasi na mahilig ang marami sa atin sa mga horror na palabas. Hindi man yung mga gaya ng multo o maligno pero at least yung hinahabol ka ng zombie.

Kaya nga pumatok ang larong Plants vs. Zombies sa atin, 'di ba?

Eh Season 7 na pala ng The Walking Dead kaninang umaga.

Eh Ano naman ngayon?

The Scene Around: Locked Down Night

10/11/2016 05:42:39 PM

It was a rainy Thursday night, and I just came off from a team meeting at The Collective. While it;s a bit bearable to travel on my way home, I decided to take a walk and check out what's happening at one of the best nightout spots in Makati City (aside from my personal agendas).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inside The Pages: The Best In The World At What I Have No Idea

10/11/2016 03:55:36 PM

For over two-and-a-half decades, it is safe to say that Chris Jericho has become a worldwide entertainment phenomenon. And he has done it in the world of performing arts, sports, music, and even acting. A metal-head and a sports entertainer – should we rather say, wrestler – this on-screen villain has done the documentation in two books; which gives him another distinction more than just a thousand plus holds – being an author.

Friday, October 21, 2016

PlayBack: Maude - Habol

10/07/2016 02:16:54 AM

I only heard Maude live only once, and that was barely ten months ago.

And two years after releasing the 11-track Pelota Court, this pop-rock band has been rolling with that helluva music video from their single Habol.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


10/20/2016 08:50:00 AM

Wala na sigurong mas nakakaloka pa kesa makita ang insidenteng ito sa Facebook kahapon. Actually, mas matindi pa siguro kung nasa Maynila ka pa siguro.

The Scene Around: Health Junkie X Not Your Ordinary Mum's Feature Writing Workshop

10/18/2016 02:37:38 PM

It was barely a year ago when I traveled to Alabang, Muntinlupa City for a writing workshop. Well, much to my surprise. One of the event organizers invited me to go there despite having some personal shenanigans earlier that day.

That was also my first time to travel to the southern part of the metro alone, as bloggers Health Junkie and Not Your Ordinary Mum teamed up to organize a workshop intended for feature writing, and it's all held inside the Hog's Breath Cafe in Festival Supermall, Alabang.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PlayBack: Rico Blanco - Wag Mong Aminin

10/07/2016 02:38:33 AM

It's raining day, you're getting emotional, and suddenly, you spotted this music video on YouTube.

Nothing but a classic product both by musician Rico Blanco and director RA Rivera. The veteran was on point from the main storytelling to its divisions – different scenes but depicting the same plotline – heartbreaks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Scene Around: Disposition

10/07/2016 02:57:59 AM

September has marked the debut of Jess & Pat's Rooftop Cafe in the business, and they opened the evening with bang as they, together with Docdef Productions, teamed up for a rooftop party titled DISPOSITION.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

10 Months of Botched Runs

10/11/2016 01:41:18 AM

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It was saddening that one of my favorite wrestlers in the WWE only stayed for 10 months; much to everyone's disdain.

The Rundown Slam: WWE No Mercy

10/15/2016 02:19:24 AM

It's kinda strange to see the order of how things took place at Sacramento, California, during the staging of the WWE's second Smackdown Live-exclusive pay-per-view event called WWE No Mercy. They kicked off with a main event and end the night with a supposedly-main event show but seemingly not enough to be tagged as one.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pulling the Punches

10/14/16 07:34:34 PM

I just want to put up a quick rundown on this fight, since one of my friends are apparently spoiling me out (just kidding, Gab!) during that online conversation we have last Sunday morning. And i'm talking about Michael Bisping going successful in his first title defense against Dan Henderson in UFC 204.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Newsletter: E-Sports and Gaming Summit 2016

10/14/2016 06:41:27 PM

Author's note: One of the biggest e-sports/gaming conventions in Southeast Asia is back in the country, and it just got bigger as Gariath Concepts and PLDT Home Fibr will stage E-Sports and Gaming Summit at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. 

Now staged as a three-day weekend affair, ESGS will showcase some of the biggest names and tournament in the industry, as well as the guesting of one of the notable game producers, plus gamefest, cosplay competition, and a whole lot more in store this coming 28-30 October 2016.

More of the details in this press release.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Go To Hell?!

10/11/2016 02:44:21 AM

As much as sinusuportahan ko ang administasyon ng presidente natin, kaso kailangan yata maghinay-hinay ang Kuya natin. Kailangang may magsa-ayos nito sa kanyang lipon sa communications office. (Sorry, Martin Andanar, ngunit kailangan mong maghigpit sa pananala ng impormasyon at pagbibigay nito sa madla.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


10/18/2012 12:23 PM

Pre-script: Ang lahat ng mga quoted na statement na nilahad ng awtor sa akda na ito ay hindi sa eksaktong paglalarawan ng mga salita.

Kung hindi pa ako nag-backread, hindi ko pa malalaman na may meet-up ang ilan sa mga kagrupo ko na mga kapwa ko din na blogger sa Definitely Filipino. 

Message ng isa sa amin: “Slick,*3 other names withheld for their privacy* kailangan daw tayo magkita ni MommyJoyce sa 11, 3 pm.” Bagamat hindi ako naging matalak masyado sa pagrereply, nasa isip ko na “sige, puntahan ko nga ito.” Iyan ay sa kabila ng katotohanan na naubos na ang salapi ko sa kada paglalakad sa mga interview na inaapplyan kong trabaho.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Upcoming: Westworld

10/07/2016 11:31:03 AM

From the epic Game of Thrones to other screen hits Ballers, Silicon Valley and The Newsroom, another TV series will be premiered on the popular general entertainment in cable television as HBO brings you Westworld.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Newsletter: Autotelic Releases Major Label Debut Album "Papunta Pabalik"

10/07/2016 10:02:30 AM

Author's note: From being a big-named band in the indie scene, Autotelic lived up both to their name and the expectations from their cult followers as the pop band is now poised to be the next big thing in the music industry after being signed by the major label MCA Music Inc.

And barely months later, Josh Villena and co., has been making waves in such a shorter-than-expected span of time. They released a new single Gising in the major platforms in July; weeks later, their music video has been launched and gained massive reception from the audience by making it to the Myx Daily Hit Chart (Pinoy Edition) and amassing the top spot at All Good Radio of Jam 88.3 later on.

And this past Saturday, 1 October 2016, Autotelic launched their album titled “Papunta Pabalik,” turning themselves from the what has been a indie and dance pop rock band into something they now called as “Iyak Sayaw.”

More of the details in this press release.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Upcoming: Ampalaya Monologues 1st Anniversary

10/06/2016 10:21:44 PM 

There will be an Amapalaya Day before the midway of the BER season, as Theater in Alternative Platforms will be slating the first anniversary of the popular program Ampalaya Monologues at the PETA Theater in Quezon City. 

Friday, October 07, 2016

The Scene Around: Autotelic "Papunta Pabalik" Album Launch

10/06/2016 03:07:26 PM

Almost two years ago, when I first hear them live in a gig at Route 196, I already had made a prophecy in mind. This band will be the next big thing in the pop music scene soon. (At least, if not right now.)

And with a music market and an anniversary gig happening around Makati City, these dudes will ne the standout for the evening. And why not? It's true enough.

It was a night to remember last Saturday at B-Side at The Collective as MCA Music presents the Autotelic's Papunta Pabalik album launch.

The Rundown Slam: WWE Clash of Champions

10/07/2016 12:52:09 AM

WWE Monday Night RAW unleashed their first brand-only PPV of the new era, and despite the complications of the SmackDown having their own championships, the evening was still called Clash of Champions where all of the five RAW Championship will be contested.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The Scene Around: ONE Championship Open Workout

10/06/2016 06:27:06 PM

Things are going well here at the mixed martial arts scene here in the country. Just when one thought the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will stage their Fight Night Manila tour again here in barely a week time, the Asia's biggest mixed martial arts firm just had their open workout here at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

The Rundown Slam: NXT TakeOver Brooklyn II

09/19/2016 04:10:03 PM

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As SummerSlam weekend approaches by, so was the WrestleMania-like of the NXT, and it was staged at Brooklyn; with all the strong and glorious fashions the WWE has ever made for its prospects.

May Bagong Sex Scandal! E Ano Ngayon? (v. 2016)

10/05/2016 11:56:55 PM

Sa kaliwa't kanang patutsadahan, sa kani-kanilang mga krusada, may isang anggulong lumabas: sex video diumano ng isang senadora na sa sobrang tanda na ay hindi naman na chix ang datingan.

At seryoso ba ang mga to? Hindi ba nakakaasiwa na makakita pa ng mga ganitong bagay?

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Salamat at Paalam

10/05/16 05:12:46 PM

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Salamat, Senadora. Paalam.

Bagamat halata naman sa mga nakaraang pagtatalo ang estado ng iyong kalusugan ay lumaban ka pa rin. Napakabihira lang ng mga ganyang klaseng tao sa mundong ito, lumalaban para sa bayan.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

PlayBack: Apartel - Is It Hip?

09/23/2016 04:22:43 PM

Since the time Eraserheads became a dormant status band, Ely Buendia has become a man of many experimental sorts in the music industry, from Pupil to the Oktaves, back to Eheads (well, just for the limited times) and even going solo.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Scene Around: Sagana

09/20/2016 11:16:30 AM

After being postponed twice in over the span of almost two months, the biggest gathering of OPM artists finally took place – though in a different venue, and it all happened on a (thank goodness) calmed weather of that Saturday afternoon.

OPM High Sagana took place last Saturday, 11 September 2016, at the Estancia mall in Capitol Commons, Pasig City.