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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

Boy Bands 101

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Every girl goes through a boy band phase, and anyone who denies it is lying. My nieces are crazy about One Direction, and the poor things think that they’re actually a boy band. Dear… Continue reading

If ‘Back to the Future’ Happened in the Philippines…

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  (Also, instead of a DeLorean, the time machine would be a jeepney.)

Persuasion – Jane Austen

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Mansfield Park was a test in perseverance. Emma was an enjoyable read, and revived my faith in Jane Austen. But Persuasion blows them out of the water. It’s the story of the noble Anne Elliott… Continue reading

The Chalet School Books and Why I’m Obsessed with Them

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Frühstück. Abendessen. The Speisesaal. Kafee und Kuchen. If you’re familiar with these words, chances are it’s because you’re as obsessed with the ‘Chalet School’ books as I am (or maybe you just know German). The… Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Concerts are More Fun in the Philippines

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5. We wait decades for our favorite artists to come here. The Killers had their show in 2013, 9 years after the release of their debut album Hot Fuss. The Gin Blossoms had their first… Continue reading

Ballet Philippines’ ‘Swan Lake’ – The Weight of Expectations

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I went to see Ballet Philippines’ production of Swan Lake, and it was an eye-opening experience. It was my first time to see this venerable ballet, but I didn’t do any research beforehand,… Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – The first and last five minutes were great!

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Here are the really nice things about the live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’: The opening title. It was a direct shout-out to the cartoon, right? The ending credits were also quite heartwarming,… Continue reading

Happy My Birthday!

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Because that face HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

We are still talking about the Oscars.

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The three of us (Sandy, Sam and Chloe) had an Oscar viewing party last week and we decided to live blog about the noteworthy moments. It started out so well but being who we… Continue reading

“Beauty and the Beast” – John Legend and Ariana Grande

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I did not expect to like this. But I did, because of those petals (you’ll see!) and the fireworks and John Legend! Basically if I could photoshop Ariana Grande and her ventriloquist’s dummy mouth… Continue reading

Ripcord – Keith Urban

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I found myself listening to a whole Keith Urban album the other day, quite by accident. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Keith Urban. But I was only looking for his duet with… Continue reading

Fences (2016) – “That’s the way that go.”

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I wrote a little piece about the Oscar noms for Theater Fans Manila (shameless plug) and one person commented that Fences and Moonlight were ‘boring and bleak’. Well! I felt challenged. I HAD… Continue reading

[Repost] Does Yoga Make People Happier?

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I want to share this article from BookYogaRetreats.com which is a perfect read for a Monday, I think. My resolution for more self-care this year has been kind of flagging, so this is also a… Continue reading

An Open Letter to James Taylor on his Cancelled Manila Concert

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Dear Mr. Taylor, You don’t know me. And I don’t know you. But I love you. I love you because of your music. I love you because your voice and your songs are a… Continue reading

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