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

American Psycho (2000)- “I like to dissect girls. Did you know I’m utterly insane?”

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Spoilers! The movie stars Christian Bale as Patrick/Pat Bateman, an intelligent, good looking Wall Street guy who is indistinguishable from his other buddies. He’s a wealthy guy but he harbors a very dangerous… Continue reading

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

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

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

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