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A Tennis Ball and Yoga Mat Brought Me Back

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I missed my blog! For the past three weeks I’ve been struggling with terrible shoulder and back pain, and though I want to say that it’s because of a cool reason like a… Continue reading

U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Adventures: How To Survive the GA

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The GA (General Admission or floor section) at U2 shows has always intimidated me. It seemed like a world unto itself, with its own lines, rules and leaders, kind of like a street… Continue reading

Ocean’s 11 (1960) – “The odds are always with the house, with the house!”

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The best part about¬†Ocean’s 11¬†is the ending. Which is not to say that the movie is bad, but there is a long, slow build-up before anything starts happening. That closing scene of Sinatra… Continue reading

Christmas Trees in July?

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I went to the mall recently and was surprised to see a Christmas setup. Can you believe that? It’s JULY.   What the hell? I cannot handle this pressure!    

“In the Silence” – JP Cooper

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I love the feeling of “discovering” a new old song and connecting with it immediately. Case in point, JP Cooper’s “In The Silence”. He sounds so bluesy and soulful, reminiscent of one Mr.… Continue reading

“Venus and Saturn are now in alignment.” – Call The Midwife 1×01

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I loved Downton Abbey and I loooved recapping it, so when it ended I felt more than a little distressed. Where was I going to get my British comfort binge-watching fix now? Thankfully,… Continue reading

Now Overplaying: “Look Away” – Chicago

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You know how you get obsessed with one song, like a new one you heard for the first time or even an old one that you just discovered, and you play it incessantly,… Continue reading

U2 (Rogers Centre, 11.07.11)

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U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Adventures: Of Shuttles and Ubers

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I naively thought that stadiums in the US are like the ones here in the Philippines: located in the middle of a commercial center, surrounded by malls, shops and restaurants. In other words,… Continue reading

My Meal Plan Experience with Plan:Eat

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No, I’m not on a diet. I did not try a meal plan delivery service to lose weight. I literally just needed something to eat. I don’t cook, and since my mom’s favorite… Continue reading

Adam Clayton’s MusiCares Honor: “Thank you for letting me be in your band.”

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Adam Clayton usually doesn’t get much solo recognition. Most of the attention is focused on Bono, so Adam’s recent Stevie Ray Vaughan Award from MusiCares is such a welcome (and well-deserved!) tribute. I… Continue reading

U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Adventures: The Beginning

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So this is what I did last month: I traveled to California to see U2 on their Joshua Tree Tour! It was an unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I have so… Continue reading

Happy Take Your Dog To Work Day!

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It’s Take Your Dog To Work Day today! How lucky am I that every day is TYDTWD for me. I work from home so my baby potato is always with me. He’s been… Continue reading

“The Man” – The Killers

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The Killers have finally released a new single! The verdict: It’s vintage Killers without sounding derivative. I like it! The new album has a lot to live up to because I adored their… Continue reading

My Top 10 U2 Videos

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I have set myself a near impossible task – to choose only ten of U2’s videos for this list. I may come up with a second volume at some point. But it’s an… Continue reading

Thanks For Waiting, Dad! #LoveKitaPa

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Thanks for waiting, Dad! Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads! And kudos to McDonald’s for this perfect ad.

Ten is Rafa

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So happy for the unbelievable Rafa Nadal and his historic achievement! 10 French Opens! 10! Who wins any tournament 10 times, let alone a Grand Slam? And just when people (sadly, maybe even… Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Voices in Music

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10. Glenn Shorrock I only know one Little River Band album – and it’s their Greatest Hits. But my brother used to play that incessantly and the record sleeve was always prominently displayed… Continue reading

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