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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review (Throwback Edition): Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata

7/31/2013 2:20:55 PM

(At present, the sitcom airs on Jeepney TV; and also, Studio 23 was reformatted and renamed as ABS-CBN Sports + Action as of January 18, 2014. )

You know, every time I hear that tune, I already know what program is that.

One of the best satirical sitcoms ever produced on Philippine Primetime Television was the Tuesday evening regular named “Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata.” One of the ABS-CBN’s finest earned an award at one international contest in 1991. Seems like Jose Javier Reyes was a hell genius in creating this series, alongside Johnny Manahan’s direction, eh?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Anyare?!: EDSA After 29 Years

2/25/2015 12:34:40 PM


Bente-nuwebe anyos na ang rebolusyong nagdikta ng bagong republika sa bansang Pilipinas. Ang tinaguriang People Power Revolution na naganap sa kahabaan ng Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue, o sa madaling sabi, EDSA.

Oo, tao nga ang pangalan ng kalasadang yan. Tapos minumura niyo? Kapal niyo rin e no?

Pero 29 years after EDSA, anyare na?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's On!

2/22/2015 4:02:58 PM

Philippine News
Sa wakas, matapos ang sandamukal na patutsada sa isa’t isa, tuloy na tuloy na raw ang pinakahihintay ng lahat. Ang megafight. Sa sobrang blockbuster nito, ang tila “usap-usapan” lang sa pagitan ng dalawa sa mga pinakatanyag ng boksinergo sa kasalukuyang panahon ay mas mainit pa sa kumukulong lava.

Oo, ang sagupaang Floyd Mayweather at Manny Pacquiao, sa Mayo a-2 na ng taong ito magaganap! (Mayo a-3 oras sa Pilipinas; at take note: ang tatlong malalaking TV network ay nakipagsainib pwersa sa Solar Sports para i-cover ito.)

O tapos, ano na?

Friday, February 20, 2015

War For Peace?!

2/1/2015 12:49:03 PM


“Kung ang hangad ay kapayapaan, bakit kailangan pang makipagdigma? Kung ang kagustuhan ay pakikipagsundo, bakit kailangan pang dumanak ng dugo?”

Sa panahon na isinusulat ko ito, dalawang bagay ang naalala ko sa isipan ko: ang pelikulang “Bagong Buwan” ng yumaong director na si Marilou Diaz-Abaya, at ang tugtuging “Cotabato” ng Asin.

Kung bakit, hindi ko rin alam. Basta, ang malagim na salpukan sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao noong nakaraang Linggo ay isa sa mga napakasalimuot na kaganapan sa taong ito.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PlayBack: Autotelic – Misteryoso

2/7/2015 8:19:16 PM

I’d like to give my take on this track I’ve been addicted on listening recently.


Thanks to my good ol’ college friend who performed on one of the gigs recently at Route 196, now my jukebox just got expanded – the indie way.

Wild Night in Brooklyn

2/18/2015 9:35:37 AM

The All-Star fever in the NBA may be over, with records shattering anew in the historic Madison Square Garden. The West won for the first time after five contests slated at the New York City-based venue, 163-158.

However, in Brooklyn, things are getting historic of their own. Look on this epic performance by Stephen Curry in the championship round of the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout.


Monday, February 16, 2015

(Re)Welcome To the World Six Feet Below the Ground

2/7/2015 8:06:05 PM


“Dear Nightlife,
It’s been four years, seven months and almost twenty-seven days since the last time I had a time with you.

And now, I do really miss you so much. Hope to bump fists with you soon!

Your long-time friend,
SlickMaster”


Okay, let’s move on.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Snappy Answers to Stupid Lovelife Questions (The Pre and Post-Valentines Edition)

2/15/2015 9:59:27 AM

Alam ko, sa panahon na sinusulat ko ito ay halos sampung oras na mula natapos (sa wakas!) ang isa sa mga PINAKAMAHALAGANG holiday sa ating mga Pilipino, ang Valentine’s Day.

Ngunit sa totoo lang, halos lahat naman ng mga holiday ay may hangover sa ating isipan e. Aminin natin, at pustahan pa tayo: bukas, malamang yan ang numero unong usapan. At ang ating pambugad na tanong sa ating mga kaeskwela/kaopisina ay “Kumusta ang Valentine’s Day mo?”

May sagot din ako d’yan. Abangan nyo na lang mamaya. Meantime, ito ang ilan sa mga istupidong tanong at nararapat na sagot kapag sa sususnod na taon ay may bibira sa’yo. Salamat sa isang astig na romcom movie (na hindi ‘chick flick’)na pinanood ko kahapon; isama na rin natin ang ilang mga banda sa indie na pinakinggan ko, at libreng beer sa isang music and coffee bar dun sa Fashion Hall ng SM Megamall (yung katabi ng Fully Booked), at sa tropa ko na naging kaututang dila ko mula komiks hanggang sa mga pelikula ni John Lloyd, hanggang sa pagbasa ng body language ng bawat lalake at babae, hanggang sa kung anu-ano pang bagay na nananatili sa baliw na mundong ibabaw.

Para sa mga may hang-over.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hugot Pa More!

2/8/2015 1:46:43 AM

Ang EMO nung kamakailanlang, HUGOT na ngayon.

Dahil buwan ng pag-ibig (daw) ngayon, malamang, marami na naman ang magiging emotra’t emotero. As in lahat na lang ng bagay na may kinalamn sa pag-ibig ay may kinalalagyan na pinanggagalingan na kung tawagin ay #hugot.

Valentine’s Day Na! E Ano Ngayon? (v. 2015)

2/1/2015 11:37:13 AM



Babala: Ang artikulong ito ay naglalaman ng mga kurokuro at wika na hindi angkop sa mga (alam mo na) tatanga-tangang matatamaan na mambabasa. Striktong patunubay at gabay ng mga mature na nilalang ang kailangan.
Q: Ano ang meron #SaFebruary14?
A: Malamang… SABADO!
Sa pagkakataong ito, sadyang sinulat ko na ang piyesa na ito halos dalawang linggo bago mag-Valentine’s Day, dahil baka sa panahon na yun ay busy na rin ako… hindi nga lang sa pakikipagdate o pakikipaglandian sa mga single kong kaibigan o kakilala; kundi sa trabaho at ultimo ang pag-aayos ng sarili kong buhay, este, kwarto.

Sa totoo lang, hindi ko alam kung bakit nagawa ko pang magsulat ng panibagong rendisyon ng isa sa mga artikulo na nagsilbi sa akin bilang papansin, at nagpainit naman sa ulo nyo noong panahon na yun. Pero pakialam niyo ba?

Friday, February 13, 2015

This Means War? (Huwag Naman Sana)

2/8/2015 4:54:57 PM

Dahil sa terorismo, muli na namang nagising ang kamalayan sa takot ang ilang mga tao sa mundo. Lalo na sa mga serye ng video na naglalaman ng brutal na pagpatay sa ilang mga inosenteng nilalang.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Scene Around: Bloggers Ng Pinas' Workshop on Canva, Etc.

2/8/2015 1:12:33 AM

As time runs out for the Bloggers ng Pinas basic photography seminar last October, the organizers made up for it by setting up a sequel-like meeting which tackled the use of Canva and also the proper usage of social media when it comes to promoting you blog entries. 

And that formally took place nearly a month later at the Globe Plaza in Makati City.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

1 vs. 44

1/31/2015 12:33:43 PM

Isang mabuti at masamang balita ang gumalantang noong nakaraang linggo: Isang terorista ang napatay. Pero tila ang kapalit naman nito ay 44 na magigiting na mandirigma. 

Mga mandirigmang ang adhikain ay ipatupad ang batas. Mandirigmang naglalayon lang ng kapayapaan at kaayusan sa ating bansa. Mandirigmang hindi inalintana ang malagim na kakahinatnan ng kanilang misyon; basta alang-alang sa bayan.

The Unfollowed Silence

2/8/2015 12:49:10 AM

Hmmm, ano pa ba nga bang bago? Kada kilos o salita ni Kris Aquino ay paniguradong news item. 

Oo, kahit sa usapin ng pag-unfollow sa mga tao sa social media.

Bakit ganun? Malamang, dahil maliban sa utol ng president natin na at anak ng yumaong president Corazon Aquino at Senador Ninoy Aquino; ay siya lang naman ang isa sa mga pinakamabokang personalidad sa larangan ng showbiz sa Pilipinas.

Kamakailanlang, sa pagiging apketado niya sa mga batikos ng publiko kay Pangylong Noynoy Aquino, nag-unfollow siya ng mga taong sinusundan niya sa kanyang Instagram account. Naglabas pa siya ng isa pang post na tilamay pasaring ukol rito.

At sa palabas niyang Aquino and Abunda tonight, ay may sinuot siya na statement shirt.

PNoy Resign?!

2/7/2015 8:54:52 PM

Dahil sa samu’t saring mga pangyayari sa pamahalaan na nagpapakita ng pagiging incompetent ng administrasyon, lualawak ang mga panawagan na dapat ay magresign na si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino.

Ganun?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Year's Resolution Kuno

1/24/2015 4:57:48 PM

(This is a late post.)

Kung tutuusin, hindi ako naniniwala sa New Year’s Resolution. Dahil para sa akin,para lag itong isang papel na minsan mo lang babasahin, tapos ipapasa kay titser, at hindi mo naman maiisip yun masyado kinabukasan (at kung sakali mangibalik sa iyo ng titser mo ang papel mong naglalaman ng mga “New Year’s Resolution ay baka itapon mo lang din sa basurahan ito ke perfect 100 man ang marka mo o isang tumataginting na palakol).

Nakakapagtataka nga kung bakit pa tayo gawa nang gawa ng mga ganitong bagay samantalang hindi naman natin nasusunod ang mga ito? Maliban na lamang kung isa kang napakadisplinadong mamayan. (Dyan, hanga ako.)

Niloloko lang naman natin ang sarili natin eh.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Flick Review: That Thing Called Tadhana

2/7/2015 9:28:07 PM

That Thing Called Tadhana movie banner. (Photo credits: starcinema.abs-cbn.com)

I first noticed them as part of the Cinema One Originals late last year. Though unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch them, nor any of its other entries. It was only earlier this year when this film penetrated the mainstream shores, thanks to their film distributor Star Cinema, which also helped films like On The Job, and Hari ng Tondo expand beyond the independent scene by terms of having nationwide releases.

This time around though, I watched a movie with a group of officemates; something different considering that I usually go to cinemas alone; or in case I have a companion, it’s always been my ex-girlfriend. Perhaps, it was a perfect way to set-up a Friday night out; taking an early weekend breakaway from all the stress of the previous four working days.

Also, it’s the first time this year that I watched a movie inside the real venue itself.

That Thing Called Tadhana, a motion picture which stars Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman, tackles a certain Mace Castillo’s soul-searching sojourn off a break-up. Wanting a new start away from Rome, she went back to the country and spent days in Baguio and Sagada as she desperately tried to move on from the mishap.

Hide and Seek?

1/24/2015 4:25:02 PM

Sinasabing ang pinuntahan ni Pope Francis dito sa bansa ay yung mga mahihirap.

Pero,ano nga ba ibig sabiin nito? Parang may mali.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The Scene Around: DocDef 061

2/7/2015 10:00:06 PM


I randomly spotted through the news feed of my Facebook when one of my college friends (who, by the way, is an indie musician) posted a photo containing an event poster: it’s DocDef 61 held 8 PM of January 24, 2015 at Route 196 bar in Quezon City.


That seems interesting as my first impression; considering it’s been a very long while since I attended an underground gig; but actually it felt like first time. Plus the venue was just a mere walking distance from my residence.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Scoring Bombs

2/7/2015 12:08:19 PM

It’s been weeks of scoring explosions yet again here in the NBA. Looks like some players really carve their names regardless if they will end up being in the All Star roster or not (which, by the way, will be coming second weekend of February in New York City).


Yes, after Mo Williams scored a season-high 52 points earlier this season (that, by the way, sets highs on his career and franchise as well), how about this—NBA-record 37 points in a single quarter from Klay Thompson?

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Scene Around: Bloggers ng Pinas' Basic Photography

1/16/2015 3:18:26 PM

It’s that one fateful Saturday afternoon in October at the U-View of the Full Booked Bonifacio High Street branch when Bloggers ng Pinas, a group comprising of different bloggers based around the country, made a two-hour summit possible intended for Basic Photography.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Rundown Slam: WWE Royal Rumble 2015

2/1/2015 11:05:29 AM

wrestlingnews.co

From Pittsburgh (and the end-game disappointment), the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) first annual pay-per-view (PPV) offering moved a bit closer inside the Pennsylvania state, as Royal Rumble awaits the return of Daniel Bryan, the eventual emergence of Roman Reigns, and moreover the triple threat match for the most coveted WWE World Heavyweight championship.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Colonial Crab

2/1/2015 12:03:26 PM

Isa sa mga nabalita na may kinalaman sa dahilang (what?!) hindi nanalo si MJ Lastimosa sa Miss Universe noong nakaraang linggo ay ang kontrobersiya naito: ang kanyang national costume na pinagawa raw ni Stella Marquez Araneta sa isang Colombian designer.

Bakit nga ba ganun?

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