KUNG kami’y mamamatay: My problem with ‘Aba Ginoong Maria’

At around 2 am last Friday, Mama woke up upon hearing me recite "Hail Mary." Why was I praying, she asked, to which I denied as I was asleep then. What could have I been praying, I thought. The morning after, out of the blue I recited mentally the prayer, both in English and in… Continue reading KUNG kami’y mamamatay: My problem with ‘Aba Ginoong Maria’

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My reviews on the Cinemalaya 2017 entries

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! Note: To avoid confusion, glowing stars show rate given. This post will be updated as soon as author watches every Cinemalaya entry. 1. Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) Francis Arcenas, or Kiko (Noel Comia, Jr.), was left to the care of his nanny Diday (Yayo Aguila), to the point that he was… Continue reading My reviews on the Cinemalaya 2017 entries

On the mess that Uber, Grab and LTFRB created

Image by Rappler. Netizens in Metro Manila are currently losing their minds over the impending crackdown by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) against alleged "colorum" cars handled by car-booking mobile apps Uber and Grab. The LTFRB previously fined P5-million each on Uber and Grab for allegedly allowing their drivers to provide public… Continue reading On the mess that Uber, Grab and LTFRB created

Boracay vacay with parents: Musings

Our (my parents and I) first time spending vacation in Boracay Island from July 5 to 7 was indeed memorable for all of us, but I must admit that it was also a tough one. Being with senior citizens, I had to bring a lot of patience and utmost care. First of all, we had… Continue reading Boracay vacay with parents: Musings

Food Hive: A satisfying first try eating at a food park

It was my first time exploring further my sense of taste at a food park, and I can say my experience at The Food Hive - found along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City and open from 12 noon until midnight - was filled with so much pleasure. The Food Hive offers unique and exciting flavors for… Continue reading Food Hive: A satisfying first try eating at a food park

Where the sun rises: Notes from a #TraBaler

2017.02.26-28. In Aurora, a coastal province east of Luzon island that is roughly seven hours away from Manila, everything is beautiful where the sun rises. Growing up a city guy, it always feels exciting going to a place that boasts natural wonders, and Baler and its nearby towns are surely a tick off the bucket… Continue reading Where the sun rises: Notes from a #TraBaler

On Mocha Uson being a columnist of The Philippine Star

As Ricky Lo in his Entertainment column at The Philippine Star announced that the paper would welcome Mocha Girls lead Mocha Uson as its Opinion columnist, seems like all Hell broke loose. What is wrong?   Being a reporter for the said paper, I would like to think that we were not informed about this… Continue reading On Mocha Uson being a columnist of The Philippine Star