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The Power of Nature

by on Sep.26, 2017, under Society, Travel & Culture

… and the horrors wrought upon her by man.

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Terrific Pacific

by on Sep.25, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Pacific Rim was a sleeper hit of 2013, and its long-awaited sequel is finally coming in March 2018. My only major complaint is that Charlie Hunnam is nowhere to be found (due to scheduling conflicts), but I’ll make do with the also-gorgeous Scott Eastwood. John Boyega’s also cool, as proven in Star Wars, and Rinko Kikuchi’s returning, to boot.

Meanwhile, please, producers. Someone get the right to Voltes V and Daimos. A Godzilla crossover would also not be frowned upon.

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Simon & Garfunkel would approve.

by on Sep.24, 2017, under Music & Theater, Society, Travel & Culture

Sometimes, satire really bites with hilarious (and yet sad) truths.

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Trek Back In Time

by on Sep.23, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Discover the past of the future as a new crew comes to life in this upcoming prequel series, set about a decade before the original series. It’s scheduled to be released tomorrow, 24 September 2017 (US time), via the new CBS All Access streaming service

Are you looking forward to it? I am.

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A Hot Weekend

by on Sep.22, 2017, under Queer, Travel & Culture

And these, dear friends, are for a great weekend ahead… because we all deserve the treat, wherever we may be in the world.

Brazil, one day, I’ll be back, and this time, it wouldn’t just be in transit.

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Respect for Fellow Men

by on Sep.21, 2017, under Society, Travel & Culture

I can’t wait to finally visit Japan.

Also, that escalator example is quite the (unintended?) #shade for Pinoys. Hahaha.

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The Kingsmen may have to wait.

by on Sep.20, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Kingsman: The Golden Circle finally opens today in the Philippines (along with the UK and other territories). Unfortunately, due to conflicting schedules, I might be able to watch it towards the end of next week. Bummer. Still, we may have some time tonight before we fly out for a vacay. We’ll see.

But regardless, Taron Egerton deserves all my patience. If not tonight, then I will definitely get to see you next week, babe.

In the meantime, here’s the second trailer to tide me (and anyone else) over.

Update: so we did manage to find time early Wednesday evening to watch it. Will post a review next time as there’s a lot going on as we prep for travel.

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Shape of Thrones

by on Sep.19, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Music & Theater, Snark

Because, like the creators of this Star Wars gem, some people really just have a whoe lot of free time on their hands.

And thank goodness for that, or else we wouldn’t have this other gem.

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Never Give Up

by on Sep.18, 2017, under Society, Travel & Culture

Something absolutely inspiring for the week ahead.

Happy Monday!

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Aurelio Postscript: Mabuhay ang Tanghalan!

by on Sep.17, 2017, under Literature, Music & Theater, Society, Travel & Culture

Because I enjoyed it so much, I watched Aurelio Sedisyo: A Rock Sarswela again. I basically book-ended the experience, having first seen it during opening night and now capping it with the closing show. And while opening night was great, the production has definitely found its footing and is even more polished.

I’ve spoken previously of the wonderful performance of the cast members, but this time I was able to watch Baron Geisler as Tikbalang. Just like the rest of the cast, he is excellent onstage. Despite the occasional difficulty of being heard (it might have been his mic), Baron has a powerful presence, perhaps more so than his alternate, that truly helps embody the personification of American Imperialism. His is an imposing antagonist, one that is disturbing, hilarious, and frightening all at the same time – a portrayal deserving of the character.

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