“A Different Playground” by Karylle (2015)

2015 is proving to be a fruitful year for my favourite Filipino musicians. June Marieezy surprised her fans with a Valentine’s Day EP Throw Away Love Songs, Bamboo Ma├▒alac returned to his rock roots with Bless This Mess. B.P. Valenzuela came out with The Neon Hour and Sam Concepcion released 1Sang Daan. Also came areContinue reading ““A Different Playground” by Karylle (2015)”

“30 Days Dry” by Robert Eric Shoemaker (2015)

Being an artist myself, I guess I’ll always be partial towards art therapy. I find the process of writing my thoughts down, throwing it all on music and even scribbling my frustrations down on sketchbooks until they become little pieces of art very therapeutic and a more effective release of negative energy. Those inclinations wereContinue reading ““30 Days Dry” by Robert Eric Shoemaker (2015)”

My Top 5 Haley Reinhart Songs

Haley Reinhart will always remind me of the kind of summer where golden sunlight blasts through closed eyelids, your psyche drenched in a beer buzz and everything is fun and carefree. Her singing voice is both creamy and meaty at will, it can twist and turn on itself and she’s got the songwriting talent toContinue reading “My Top 5 Haley Reinhart Songs”

“Leaving Soon” by Yolanda Moon

Another gem by this Manila duo. The song captures both the heartache lingering from a crumbled romance and the heat and the summer vibes of the Philippines, elements which I long for since I returned to London. Yolanda Moon shows here their musical consistency through the melancholic lyrics and upbeat yet chill tunes, which isContinue reading ““Leaving Soon” by Yolanda Moon”

Foodtrips: Manila Bound

Once upon a time, I didn’t like eating. I grew up in Manila not having double rice and indulging myself in street foods (except BBQ and hotdogs!), and that’s why I grew up in a white sando and very thin. Like tooth-pick thin. That’s a picture of six year old me all ft. my sistersContinue reading “Foodtrips: Manila Bound”

#nowplaying Bands! Groups!

I’ve been immersing myself in music the past couple of months since the Christmas season, and I’d thought to share with you guys just where my money went thanks to iTunes. Here’s a load down of the albums currently on top of my Most Played list on my iPhone. Okay, I never really look atContinue reading “#nowplaying Bands! Groups!”

“No Water, No Moon” by Bamboo (2011)

Sa buhay na ito, tayo’y manatili, huminga ng malalim, huminga ng malalim. There’s only so far two musicians whose work has managed to spiritually and emotionally move me away from the ground and into oblivion: June Marieezy and Bamboo. Before fully diving into his musical world, I’ve only really heard Bamboo sporadically through countless replaysContinue reading ““No Water, No Moon” by Bamboo (2011)”

“Virgo” by June Marieezy (2013)

While her first EP “Heavy Eyes”┬áleans towards more of an urban sound, a perfect soundtrack for the midnight city dweller, June Marieezy’s second collection of songs sounds more like the creative outlet of her soul, a soul that is pure and carefree, means well and can take you to places that only the power ofContinue reading ““Virgo” by June Marieezy (2013)”

‘Lucy’ by Scarlett Johansson, Luc Besson (2014)

There is a burst of action, bloodshed and visual poetry in the 2014 film ‘Lucy’, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Synopsis: The movie starts off with a clueless Lucy (Johansson), who, while nursing a hangover, gets in trouble with a drug lord and his cronies who use her (literally) to transport a synthetic drugContinue reading “‘Lucy’ by Scarlett Johansson, Luc Besson (2014)”

Daniel Wellington

Now, I don’t usually write about things regarding fashion and style, but this has just got to be given a short post. Enjoy! For so long, I’ve been looking for a wristwatch that isn’t too hard to look at, no extra colours and details that distract my eyes from what drew them in the firstContinue reading “Daniel Wellington”