Let the Christmas Marathon Begin!

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Originally posted on mister beebop:
Every year at Christmas I alternate between a full-on Scrooge mode where I hate everything about the holiday, and a Tiny Tim persona where I love everything and…

Three Little Words (1950) – “You’re A Dope!”

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There are some movies that are just fun to watch, from start to finish. ‘Three Little Words’ is one of them. It’s based on the story of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Albums

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It’s time to start listening to holiday tunes! My friend likes to tell the story that one year he asked me for Christmas songs to put on his iPod and apparently I surprised… Continue reading

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949) – The newest addition to our Halloween tradition!

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I thought my Disney education was complete, but I was so wrong! I’d never even heard of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow until this week. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out for… Continue reading

Switchfoot: “The hiatus is over!”

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They’re back and I’m so happy. Switchfoot just released a video, a sort of love letter to the fans, to announce that their season of home is over. As with everything Switchfoot does,… Continue reading

[Reblog] What Is the Most Nostalgic Song of All Time? | Village Voice

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  It’s all there in the songs.   This is a beautiful piece on the power and magic of songs. I have to share this so I never lose track of it. (Also… Continue reading

Band of Brothers (2001) – Finding comfort in courage

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There are two things I remember about the time Band of Brothers first came out in 2001: I was working at a job I hated, and the show seemed to be an EVENT because… Continue reading

“No Erasin'” – Steve Perry

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Five things to be thankful for today: Steve Perry Steve Perry’s voice A new song from Steve Perry A new album from Steve Perry Being alive at the same time as Steve Perry… Continue reading

Ready, Freddie?

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Yes, yes, we are ready! November 2nd can’t come soon enough. That is the day when Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, comes out in theaters. The movie trailer is simply… Continue reading

Rock is not Dead!

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These past few months I’ve been quietly mourning the death of my beloved rock music. First there was the news that Gibson filed for bankruptcy. Then I read a New York Times article… Continue reading

[VIDEO] “Cycles” – Frank Sinatra

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I’ll keep on tryin’ to sing but please, just don’t ask me how   This is not exactly a feel-good song. Sometimes there are dark times that you can’t snap out of. This… Continue reading

“The only way we can thank you is to keep coming back!” – The Script Live in Manila, 14 April 2018

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The Script had their first show here in the Philippines in 2011, seven years ago. Seven years! And they’ve kept coming back, God bless them, never failing to include us in their world… Continue reading

My Mom’s Favorite Classic Hollywood Actors

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I’ve been trying to record as much of my mom’s stories and memories as I can lately. Since she’s the person who introduced me to classic movies, I decided to ask her who… Continue reading

Cheers to remote workers!

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Last November was my third anniversary at my current company. It’s an online travel agency based in the Netherlands, with staff working from all over the world. For the last three years I… Continue reading

Holy Week Movies

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We spent a quiet Holy Week at home, so we decided to have a movie marathon – one religious movie every day from Holy Monday to Good Friday. The whole country practically grinds… Continue reading

Birthday Tea at the Writers Bar-Raffles Hotel

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I celebrated my birthday recently. I made plans to go to my favorite Spanish restaurant, which serves the best paella and callos, with free birthday brazo de mercedes to boot. But I sadly learned that they… Continue reading

I just watched “It’s A Wonderful Life”…

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  … last night. In the middle of March. Yes, I know it’s weird. But I was feeling inexplicably sad and needed a boost that my usual feelgood movies could not provide. I… Continue reading

Black Panther and What It Means To Me

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Somewhere around Ant-Man, I became a fan of the entire MCU. I wasn’t just picking and choosing which movies I wanted to watch – I understood and fell in love with this cinematic… Continue reading

[VIDEO] BBC Music’s “God Only Knows”

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Oh look, another old video that I only just discovered! I’m four years late, but I’m thankful that I stumbled upon it anyway. It’s the promo for the launch of BBC Music, and… Continue reading

The Greatest Showman (2017) – All for the love of Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman really is The Greatest Showman. We’ve all known he’s the classic triple threat, but somehow it’s his performance as P.T. Barnum that shows us what that really means. His voice is soaring… Continue reading

The Poetry of Switchfoot

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I’ve been trying to write about Switchfoot and how much I love them for a while now. At first I wanted to write about my Top 10 songs, but I couldn’t keep it… Continue reading

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