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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

A Month of Lessons

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I can’t believe it’s July already. I still haven’t recovered from the chaos that was May, which carried over into an equally turbulent June, and now we’re in the second half of the… 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

[VIDEO] “This Is Me” – Keala Settle

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This is my new anthem, you guys. I always say that songs (whether old or new) come to you when you need them most, and the universe must be telling me something, because… Continue reading

Dream Casting ‘The Silmarillion’

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Amazon is going to develop a Lord of the Rings television series. There are no details yet, but my fervent wish is for it to be an adaptation of ‘The Silmarillion’, the history… Continue reading

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

Finally! Bon Jovi Will Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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I’ve never spoken about my love for Bon Jovi because I’m a bit embarrassed about it – they’re not exactly critical darlings – with songs like ‘Always’, I totally get it. Eep. But it’s… Continue reading

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