Cat People (1942) – I honestly thought it was about people who liked cats.

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Be warned, spoilers ahead. *meow* This is about a woman who fears intimacy with her husband. She’s Serbian (her husband is American), and her fear stems from her country’s fables about how a… 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

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

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*River Song voice* Spoilers.  Shawshank Redemption is based on the Stephen King novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Why they removed the gorgeous Rita from their title still baffles me. I decided to see… Continue reading

10 Best Panic! At The Disco Songs

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Panic! At The Disco is a band that originated from Las Vegas and was formed in 2004 but became famous in 2005. It was first made up by friends Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith,… 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

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

Logan (2017) – “The end of an era.”

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*Mild spoilers ahead* I’m going to start off by saying I didn’t grow up reading comic books. They were and still are expensive and neither of my parents were into them. So I… 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

The 13 Best Lonely Island Songs

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Lonely Island, a comedy rap group responsible for multiple viral videos and dozens of Saturday Night Live sketches, is made up of members Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg. Their videos became… 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

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