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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sorrys, Thank Yous, and Goodbyes for 2016

12/24/2016 10:09:16 PM


Don't get me wrong. I didn't write this post because I want to end the year right now (well, maybe at some point but sine I don't have the power to do so, sorry na lang ako, hahaha!). But since I am planning to do some massive revamps in my life by after Christmas, might as well write something very personal to cap the year.

While 2016 has been a rocky road in the world of news – from passing of the celebrities to passing the torch on politics – probably some people have felt the same way. It wasn't been a good year for them either. It was NOT the year.

The Rundown Slam: WWE Roadblock End Of The Line

12/30/2016 02:53:10 PM 



The World Wrestling Entertainment got their specials boosted up as they end the year with a RAW-exclusive pay per view (PPV) gig called Roadblock: End Of The Line. And frankly, it wasn't a bad show to culminate WWE's run this 2016.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Flick Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

12/26/2016 11:35:01 PM

Photo credits: joblo.com
To be honest, reviewing this film might be deemed unfair on both my end and yours. Well, in the first place, I am not really a fan of this galaxy-storified movie saga called Star Wars (But don't get me wrong; I don't hate it either). However, yours truly managed to watch this movie courtesy of my other task as a blog contributor for the entertainment startup Star Powerhouse and MySky. 

So I saw this movie last week and boy, this appeared to be different from the franchise itself. Well, indeed it is because Rogue One was aimed and delivered to be the first stand-alone movie from the Star Wars saga, with characters different from what has been familiar to me before. Apart from Princess Leila and Darth Vader, who else have at least ring a bell for me there? 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Upcoming: Docdefy IV

12/29/2016 10:45:41 PM



There are some yearend gatherings around the metropolitan, big or small. Sometimes, they would set them on the 30th of December, second to the final day of the year. And some of these final bang events would take centerstage on Marikina City.

That being said, the eastern side of Metro Manila will be the pinnacle point of the final Friday evening of 2016 as Docdef Productions will slate their anniversary gig afar from what has been the typical one. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

PlayBack: Yuletide Blends (album)

12/26/2016 05:49:06 PM

Since Christmas here in the Philippines runs from September to early January, it has been said that Christmas songs are very rampant; it is virtually present around every medium from traditional (radio and television) to the new ones (mobile and Internet). Musicians from their respective ages and genres do their respective covers in their own ways and means. 

While original albums like the vintage Christmas In Our Hearts do make a share of living, it is undeniable that a lot of singers belt their own cuts of those timeless holiday hits like Mariah Carey two decades ago (All I Want For Christmas Is You, O Holy Night).

That being said, here we segue to what has R & C Infinity Entertainment has been offering to everyone, dampening the spirit of holidays in what has been a grueling 2016 (well, so far). 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Change Is Coming (sa MMFF)?!

12/26/2016 03:05:30 PM

Photo credits: ABS-CBN News
Ito ang hirap sa mga tao dito sa Pilipinas eh. Gusto ng pagbabago, pero pag andyan na yung pagbabago, panay pa rin naman ang reklamo. Minsan, ang hirap lang lumugar.

Kung maalala, noong isang buwan ay inanunsyo na ang walong opisyal na kalahok sa ika-42 na Metro Manila Film Festival, bagay na umani ng samu't saring reasyon – pero isa sa mga ehekutibo ng kilalang film ang umangal. 

The Scene Around: Last Christmas, I Gave You My #Art

12/25/2016 11:57:29 PM

Apart from doing their weekly Monday gig, Pinoytuner organized a party just in time for Christmas, and it was as artsy popsy as fuck with the title Last Christmas, I Gave You My #art.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Scene Around: An Honest Mistake at ZILI

12/21/2016 02:39:50 PM 


As part of their recent visit in the country (their ninth, in fact!), Malaysian pop punk and rock band An Honest Mistake staged an intimate outing on a Sunday night in the Easternmost part – and a bit away from the nation's capitol Manila. And it's far different from what they had in their recent biggest gig Threadfest.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Scene Around: Yuletide Blends Album Launch

12/21/2016 01:16:36 PM

The past Saturday afternoon has sent the warm holiday spirit the cozy way as R & C Infinity Entertainment Management formally launched a compilation-album in time for Christmas titled "Yuletide Blends" Historia Botique and Bar in Quezon City.

The eight-tracked album comprised of various famous Christmas songs rendered by the seven of their finest artists – and also done in so many ways than one. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Starbucks Season

12/13/2016 09:33:57 PM

At kapag usapang Pasko, maraming kahulugan yan, either: kahulugan yan ng pag-silang ni Hesukristo na tinuturing na isang tagapagligitas at tinawag  na “emanwel”; isang araw na bagamat hindi ganun kasagrado sa mata nila ay nagpapakita lamang ng diwa ng pagmamahal sa sangkatauhan kahit sa isang araw man lang; o sa mata ng mga negosyante ay isa itong malaking peak season mula pelikula hanggang sale at kung anu-anong promo mula sa iyong mga paboritong brand.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Pre-Take: WWE Roadblock End Of The Line

12/14/2016 02:21:11 PM

Photo credit: heavy.com
I have a strange feeling that this second edition of WWE RoadBlock will look like just a bit extended RAW show in one way or another. Well, with seven matches – one on the kickoff show, expect half of them to be a bunch of extenders along the way with spiels and promo videos trying to do so help in an expected 3 ½ hour show to culminate the WWE PPV schedule of this year.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Scene Around: Revolver Duality (Heels & Faces)

12/14/2016 10:31:03 AM



In a middle of a busy weekend, I had another raket aside from covering the E-sports and Gaming Summit; so that speaks for the reason why I am still in the down southern part of Metropolitan Manila during that Saturday night as manning the gates of Revolver's monthly gig.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Scene Around: LRT 1 Soundtrack

12/15/2016 03:08:50 PM


LRT 1 Soundtrack just hit their third leg of a series so far this year, and it doesn't get any bigger than this with two instant crowd-drawers in the group of the up-comers right now.

The Scene Around: Calypso

12/15/2016 02:49:55 PM 


Docdef Productions teamed up with Jam 88.3 in cooperation with Locked Down Entertainment in a Friday night full of awesome music an packed of Pale Pilsen.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Scene Around: General Marcelo

12/14/2016 10:07:06 AM

It was a final night of November to remember as Red Ninja Productions staged a double birthday celebration for their photographer John Marcelo and host Patty General in what has been a Bonifacio day-like fashion titled General Marcelo.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

PlayBack: Oh, Flamingo! - Inconsistencies (Music Video)

12/08/2016 09:03:20 AM

Two music videos were released by this young and hip indie pop band Oh, Flamingo, with the second going as dramatic as their first song of their self-titled EP.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Rundown Slam: WWE TLC 2016

12/13/2016 10:42:47 PM



It is SmackDown's last hurrah to woo the competition for 2016 as we look forward to the Royal Rumble season afterwards. This is the World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) own version of what they called Demolition Derby called TLC – Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

StopOver: Route 196

10/25/2016 03:18:38 PM


When I first stormed by the indie music scene, this bar in the upper-terrain Blue Ridge was my first place-to-be. And why not? From my residence, it was just a mere 20-minute walk for me to reach there, unless I am lazy enough.

Established in 2006, Route 196 is tagged by many as the premier live music venue in the Northern side of Metropolitan. Located at just beside one the main gates of Blue Ridge Subdivision, it was barely accessible for every music lover, especially if a resident within the vicinity of Marikina-Project 4-Xavierville or studying at the Northern version of U-belt (UP and Ateneo).

Sunday, December 11, 2016

One Night Stand Gone Naught

12/08/2016 03:35:59 PM


It is barely three weeks since we have last seen one of the shocking moments in WWE this year. Just when we thought of Seth Rollins' return, Zack Ryder's WrestleMania moment, AJ Styles's Royal Rumble cameo, or a double cross by Triple H as the top moments that had made us talking, we were wrong.

It was at the 20th of November, during the 30th annual Survivor Series, we had a main event that was shorter than what we even expect from those kickoff matches. Bill Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar not only in absolute dominating fashion, but in an instant as well.

Heck, not even a quarter of the time they hyped this shit at all. 

The Scene Around: Jazz Night with Tom's Story

12/08/2016 02:34:50 PM

Barely a year after hitting their monthly dues at Mow's Bar, upcoming band The Modern Playground made a bold move in their usual gigs by inviting other artists to come over – at the same time, make their fans get some interest not just in their band but to the music they are offering as well. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

Meeting An Honest Mistake (Without the Need of Committing One, Literally)

12/06/2016 05:53:32 PM


Meet Darren Teh, Leonard Chua, Tomas Tam, and Ian Ng. They're four men from different cities and from different musical backgrounds who comprised An Honest Mistake, one of the top bands from the pop rock scene in Malaysia. And they just paid a visit to the Philippines for the ninth time since its formation in 2008 – first as talents of Universal Music Malaysia.

The band dropped by once again in the nation's capitol as the only foreign band to headline Threadfest Manila 2016, one of the biggest music events that held at B-Side, The Collective in Makati City on 22 November 2016. Apart from that, An Honest Mistake also held a special acoustic gig held the next evening at Zili Restaurant & Bar in Cainta, Rizal.

They were introduced by our local counterparts MCA Music Inc. (Universal Music Philippines) with formality to the much-wider audience. Asked about how things went on from indie to mainstream the band tells their whole story.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Scene Around: Raoul and The Wild Tortillas “Tribute To The Philippines” Album Launch

12/06/2016 09:00:48 PM


Raoul Imbach has taken his musical journey into another while level as The Singing Diplomat launched a record that served his collection of musings about a country whom he served for the past three years – a 14-track album from his group Raoul and The Wild Tortillas titled “Tribute To The Philippines.”

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Scene Around: LRT 1 Soundtrack

12/06/2016 11:26:23 PM

It was a rare thing to see musicians share their craft in front of the riding public for free. We have seen them before with Rock Da Riles, a project by RockEd Philippines and their stage usually situated at selected stations around the Metro Rail Transit Line 3.

This year, though, witnessed another similar emergence, with some of the upcoming bands from the indie scene perform in a random Friday afternoon at the Doroteo Jose station of Light Rail Tranist (LRT) Line 1 in Manila.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Visioning A New Strain

12/06/2016 04:41:27 AM

Photo by Roxanne Nebres
After one and a half decade in the stratosphere of Pinoy rock, band frontman Gabby Alipe has taken on a different challenge just like the rockstars came before him – being a solo artist. Barely a year after Urbandub went on hiatus, Alipe hit the notes once again – much apart from managing talents in Nemesis Music Group and focusing on his family as well – by releasing an all-new material, a six-track EP titled A New Strain.

The Scene Around: Gabby Alipe "A New Strain" EP Launch

12/06/2016 03:47:14 AM


It was during that fateful Friday night in November when one of the gems in the Filipino rock has solidified his status as a one-man act. And this time, Gabby Alipe wasn't the same old Cebuano rock star we all know.

While the famed front man took the helm of Urbandub for 15 years, being a soloist was a whole new different journey. After grueling process of song-making with producer Eric Perlas, Alipe released a six-track EP titled A New Strain, on November 11 and 12 at the A Space Gallery in Legazpi Village, Makati City. 

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Scene Around: Blogapalooza Charting The Uncharted Horizons 2.0

11/05/2016 09:11:42 PM

After five years of being successful, the second installment of this year's Blogapalooza lived up to their title – literally, they have shown horizons in charting the uncharted this past Saturday, 5 November 2016, at the Novotel Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.

The day was filled by enriching talks, depicting the How-Tos on being an effective influencer through blogging and social media.

The Pre-take: WWE TLC 2016

12/04/2016 07:15:30 PM

Photo credts: Forbes
It's that time of the year where Christmas is served here at WWE the barbaric way – as similar to what they called Demolition Derby. Though there is a Roadblock PPV after this one, let's say this is SmackDown's last chance to end the year with a bang as the blue-branded program will stage their exclusive event called TLC – that is Tables, Ladders, and Chairs, ladies and gentlemen.

Six matches were about to be slated in the special.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Rundown Slam: WWE Survivor Series 2016

12/04/2016 04:18:11 PM


Survivor Series has come big time as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) celebrated the 30th year of the event's existence with three Survivor Series matches between the brands RAW and SmackDown Live.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

The Scene Around: Who Is Wasted Wendy?

10/24/2016 06:29:49 PM



One question: Who is Wasted Wendy? That question was answered on Thursday, 20 October 2016, at SaGuijo Bar in Makati City as We Are The Underdogs Productions staged their seventh installment of the WAT UP Mix series.

Friday, December 02, 2016

The Scene Around: Stanley Chi Pogi Points Book Launch (2012)

12/01/2016 11:31:45 PM

Photographed by Dennyl B. Venzon; obtained at Stanley Chi's Facebook page.
Talk about a holiday flashback. We go back to four years ago. It was the first of December 2012 at the branch of National Book Store in Shangri-la Mall in Mandaluyong City as Stanley Chi launched his book that set himself apart from being the Suplado guy we know.

Bars Fight: Loonie vs. Tipsy D (Isabuhay 2016 Semis)

11/09/2016 10:56:52 AM

Hindi na ako magtataka kung bakit napaka-classic ng laban na ito para sa mgayong taon. Imagine mo: isang hari ng tugma at ang isa sa mga magagaling na rapper mula sa Central Luzon, nagkasagupa sa semifinals ng Isabuhay tournament ng FlipTop. Pangalan pa lang, mabigat na. What more pa kaya ang performance nila.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Rundown Slam: NXT Take Over Toronto

12/01/2016 09:24:07 PM


Better late than never, as they say, but an NXT special just kicked off the historic Survivor Series weekend; and it just got the right blend to hit the WWE's last annual big weekend of the year with a bang.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PlayBack: Parokya Ni Edgar - Lagi Mong Tatandaan (Music Video)

11/08/2016 11:02:30 AM

When was the last time you have heard a very serious love song from Parokya Ni Edgar? As in from the theme itself to the tone of songwriting in such a rocking manner that a lot of us had been fond with?

Maybe the late 90s hit Halaga was considered as one. Your Song was light and good for the heart – and more poetic as it seems (English eh!). And Gitara is the second coming of Harana – but with more funny-yet-realistic approach.

Monday, November 28, 2016

PlayBack: Nanay Mo - Absent Mind (Music Video)

10/26/2016 02:25:47 PM

It sucks that I am not a fan of this band called Nanay Mo. But certainly this music video gives me some ideas and reasons to be part of the cult.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Scene Around: ESGS 2016 Day 3

11/09/2016 01:55:12 PM



Last weekend of October was one of the most busiest weekends I have ever had since being a blogger. Imagine being a part of one of the major media partners during the 2016 edition of one of the biggest gaming convention in Southeast Asia, a three-day event called E-Sports and Gaming Summit held 28-30 October 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia complex, Pasay City.

Curtain Call: Rom.com

11/26/2016 03:26:39 PM



Just when I thought na I have seen a lot enough para sa natatanging produksyon ng Dalanghita Productions na pinamagatang Tatlong Linggong Pag-Ibig, mali pala ako. May isa palang natitira nun na dapat kong panoorin, at yun ay ang likha ni George de Jesus na pinamagatang Rom.com

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Curtain Call: Ang Una at Comeback Album ni Pete

11/26/2016 02:21:45 PM


Mukhang promising ang play na ito ng kilalang spoken word artist na si Juan Miguel Severo, na pinamagatang Ang Una at Comeback Album ni Pete.

Curtain Call: Corazon Negro

11/25/2016 08:30:26 PM


Sa aking panonood ng lahat ng anim na play na itinanghal sa natatanging produksyon ng Dalanghita Productions na Tatlong Linggong Pag-Ibig, ito ang isa sa mga kinapanaibak at dapat kapapanabikan ng sinumang manunood nito – ang operetta na pinamagatang Corazon Negro.

Curtain Call: Mula Sa Kulimliman

11/25/2016 08:00:50 PM


Malamang sa malamang ay alam na lama mo na isa kang tagahanga ng mga obra ni Carlo Vergara kung malalaman mo na ang Mula Sa Kulimliman ay tunog thriller sa papel, ano?

Curtain Call: Isanlibong Taon

11/25/2016 07:29:59 PM


Ang musical na Isanlibong Taon ay ang likha ni Pertee Brinasa sa direksyon ni Guela Luarca. Kinatampukan ito ni RJ Santillan at Patrick Libao, at ang kwento na tila isa sa mga maituturing na pinakamatapang sa lahat ng mga play na kabilang sa Tatlong Linggong Pag-Ibig, ang natatnging produksyon ng Dalanghita Productions ngayong taon.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Curtain Call: Malapit Man, Malayo Rin

11/25/2016 06:56:06 PM


Isa sa mga magagandang kwentong nailahad sa produksyon na pinamagatang Tatlong Linggong Pag-Ibig ay ang Malapit Man, Malayo Rin. Likha ni Chris D. Martinez sa direksyon ni Melvin Lee.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

PlayBack: Sponge Cola - SINAG

10/11/2016 01:52:09 AM

Rock band Sponge Cola released a supposed-to-be one album, but it turned out to be a split into a dual EP records, with SINAG taking the upper half.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PlayBack: Parokya Ni Edgar – Pogi Years Old (Album)

10/22/2016 01:41:52 PM



Six years from releasing their eighth studio album, Parokya Ni Edgar is back with a bang in the country's music scene after releasing their latest all-original record titled Pogi Years Old.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Scene Around: ESGS 2016 Day 2

11/09/2016 11:21:19 AM

Last weekend of October was one of the most busiest weekends I have ever had since being a blogger. Imagine being a part of one of the major media partners during the 2016 edition of one of the biggest gaming convention in Southeast Asia, a three-day event called E-Sports and Gaming Summit held 28-30 October 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia complex, Pasay City.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Scene Around: Docdef 1??

10/25/2016 03:14:35 AM 

Seems since In D' Flow, Docdef Productions has seemingly lost count of their number of gigs slated, eh? No wonder they have put up the 1?? a  la slot machine. But without pun intended, it was a last ditch decision on my end to swing by Route 196 after storming by Black Kings Bar for the Monster Indie Ground tour.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Scene Around: Kabuhayan Expo 2016

11/15/2016 02:43:33 AM


For the 15th time, the Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated (CSFI) has set the Kabuhayan National Livelihood and Travel Expo 2016 held at the Megahall Trade 1 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City during 10-13 November 2016.

Friday, November 18, 2016

PlayBack: Anj Florendo – You Are Here (Album)

09/20/2016 02:54:57 PM

Anj Florendo seemingly took what she really wanted on her music – that is to make more #hugot-driven music through alternative ballads. And it looked like a new chapter of her book with those pieces of art.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

PlayBack: Anj Florendo – Undress (EP)

09/20/2016 01:28:30 PM

When this lady performed during a random Docdef gig a year ago, there's something beneath her words and music that makes it as special as it is. Well, frankly, every craft has its unique essence at their own right; but Anj Florendo's songs comprised of various angst and drive of emotions – something most of us know by now as hugot with the hashtag. Be it in melody or in lyrical form.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Scene Around: Erotika Night 3

10/06/2016 08:12:26 PM

I was running bit late from the horrendous traffic from Mandaluyong all the way at Makati to catch up with We Are The Underdogs as they slate their third edition of a barely-mature evening full of sexy tunes (and musicians too), and medyo R-18 everything in between (that includes green tito jokes).

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Scene Around: Route 196 10th Anniversary

10/24/2016 01:45:48 AM

Route 196, the Metro Manila north side's favorite live music place, celebrated their 10th anniversary last Saturday, 22 October 2016, the massive way!

While some of the early attendants were in for a treat (that includes yours truly, by the way), the show kicked off at 9:30 PM with Lions and Acrobats. Next came the crowd darlings Jensen and The Flips. And I think it wasn't really a bad set despite some technical difficulties surrounding them.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Patawad

11/14/2016 03:23:44 PM

This is something I wrote a few minutes after I had a recent heartbreak. Well, just to be clear, I didn't mean to pull off a Taylor Swift here, especially when I had a liter of beer already in my system. 

Unang-una sa lahat, gusto kong humingi ng paumanhin.
O patawad,
Pasensiya na.

The Scene Around: Red Ninja Productions Birthday Bash

10/06/2016 08:39:51 PM


It was like 3D all over again at Route 196 as Nicole of Red Ninja Productions celebrated her birthday last 27 July 2016 at Route 196 in Quezon City. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

PlayBack: At The Moment - Home (Music Video)

11/06/2016 10:24:50 PM

Barely three months might have been longer than the usual to see a music video finally got some online exposure to the public, especially at the instant gratification-driven generation of people wherein they missed the live viewing party and resort to online streaming.

But I think it was worth the wait if you're a fan of this indie garage band called At The Moment. And more evidently, their craft changed drastically. The last time I knew, their single Home was a medium-to-fast paced track. Now, it gone slower, with their first line somewhat earning a recall that only their cult followers could impersonate the most than vocalist Vince Agcaoili. ("WHAT YOU GOOOOOOTTTT, GIIIIIIIRRRRRL?")

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Upcoming: Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig

11/12/2016 11:12:50 AM


Dalanghita Productions will stage a series of plays that will surely make you reminisce all those first-time experiences you had for love – be it date, kiss, quarrel, heartbreak, or heck even *toot* (whichever that word really means), and it's set to grace starting this weekend!

The Scene Around: Kings Of The North

10/06/2016 07:35:07 PM 

We Are The Underdogs Productions has stormed up North as they staged their WAT UP MIX #4 gig called Kings of The North at Exile on Main Street in Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

PlayBack: Oh, Flamingo! (EP)

09/20/2016 03:50:10 PM

Oh, Flamingo as been one of the young and exciting bands we have in the scene right now. And their participation at the Wanderland isn't just a solid proof to answer those why questions; their EP is another.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

PlayBack: Ninno - TCK

11/09/2016 09:50:18 AM

I have seen this kid a year ago, at the 2015 Fete dela Musiquie indie stage. Along with Curtismith, this guy really sounded new to me as the last time I checked myself I was digging some other dope locals like One3D, Plazma, Skarm, and Cameltoe.

The Scene Around: Eurythmic

10/11/2016 06:07:36 PM

Docdef Productions staged their monthly gig at Route 196 in Quezon City; and it promised to be a heck of a Friday night to, at least, remember this September. This time, it was called Eurythmic.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Curtain Call: Boy by Anna Ziegler

11/08/2016 10:27:31 PM


Tanghalang Ateneo opened their 38th season titled De/Constructing Narratives with a bang as they staged the first international premiere of a thought-provoking Boy by Anna Ziegler.

The Rundown Slam: WWE Hell In A Cell 2016

11/08/2016 04:59:44 PM


We got triple main event matches that make this RAW-exclusive PPV as historically big as it gets. And why not? They were staging the 2016 edition of WWE's Hell In A Cell at the epic TD Garden in Boston, the place where the dominating Boston Celtics lives on.

But is it really epic or just plain dragging, considering the entire program lasted for five freaking hours; almost equalizing SummerSlam for that matter. They had an hour for the pre-show, 3 hours and 16 minutes for the main program and around 43 minutes for the fallout-like RAW Talk. While the programming has been making drastic changes (thanks to the WWE Network), five hours of wrestling in a Sunday can be really dragging, unless it's WrestleMania time.

Anyway, let's just slam the rundown, shall we?

Monday, November 07, 2016

PlayBack: An Honest Mistake - We're Alright

10/07/2016 12:39:55 AM

One of my friends from the synth pop known as Paranoid City tipped me into this. This is one of their friends they met in that big event held at Cebu City a few years ago. And later on, they were doing gigs both on the countries Malaysia, Philippines and even South Korea – in the recently Zandari Festa.

An Honest Mistake is a punk rock band from Malaysia. And they were rocking their homeland since 2008. But it was only this year when they released a single under major label Universal Music Malaysia.

Flick Review: Baka Siguro Yata

10/07/2016 01:18:44 AM 

Baka Siguro Yata is one of the first films I have seen here at Cinema '76. This 2015 Cinema One Original entry featured one of the best comedy flicks fit enough for family viewing. Talk about depicting love in multiple and more than romantical aspects, somewhat we might have seen in some of the mainstream rom-com movies. 

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Scene Around: Parokya Ni Edgar Pogi Years Old Album Launch

10/22/2016 11:51:40 AM



It was a rocking Sunday evening at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Quezon City as Universal Records Philippines staged the formal launching of Parokya Ni Edgar's first studio album in six years titled Pogi Years Old.

Friday, November 04, 2016

PlayBack: Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (Album)

10/10/2016 11:56:54 PM


Perhaps, it's no surprise why the French duo Daft Punk has been making exceptionally-good music since 90s. And certainly their recent work Random Access Memories was a living testament to it; winning the top accolades for the 2014 Grammy Awards such as Album of the Year and Record of The Year for their carrier single Get Lucky with Pharrell Williams.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Flick Review: Ma'Rosa

10/07/2016 01:32:24 AM



I admit. I wasn't really a fan of the renowned director Brillante Mendoza nor have seen some of his works in reel form (unless you count the State of the Nation Address as one).

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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

Sagasa

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

Photo credit: goliath.com
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

10.11.12.

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.

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