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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – This is not a review

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Here’s the thing: Bohemian Rhapsody was never going to be just a movie for me. How could it, when I waited for it for close to ten years? (I remember when they first announced… Continue reading

Prayers for Romey

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I am stunned and saddened and I don’t know how to process this.    

Bono’s Christmas Card

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Imagine being on this man’s Christmas list! It’s these small touches and anecdotes that, secondhand though they may be, cement my love for Bono. I’m feeling the warm holiday fuzzies!   From U2songs.com:… Continue reading

My 2018, Wrapped

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I love my personalized year-end playlist of Spotify favorites because it combines three of my favorite things: music, lists, and bespoke results. Also I love the word bespoke and will use it at… Continue reading

Why Chloe Hates “It’s A Wonderful Life”

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to watch all the feel-good Christmas movies! But for my niece Chloe, it also means time to hate on that beloved classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, as… 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

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…

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

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