I follow Ebe Dancel on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts and his former band Sugarfree helped me to appreciate Filipino music even more. As I listen to their musicality over the years, I can say that this band was an expert when it comes to melancholy and sad songs, deep diving into your heart with gloomy lyrics. But I don’t know with you, I enjoy them even more.
After two cancellations because of weather and sickness, we finally set foot at Rizal’s Mt. Mapalad on January 12. For someone who’s just a casual hiker, I had to rely on social media to know the easy and “budgetarian” mountain to climb. From one of my rare Facebook browsing activities last December, I discovered Mt. Mapalad through my college friend’s Facebook photos. I inquired and from there, I started a conversation with another friend about organizing a hike there.
Thankfully, my other friends approved this hike. It was originally scheduled for December but life happened. Kidding! But not all my friends were able to join, but of course, there’ll be more of that in the near future.
We were five in the group. I’ve got Anna, Jovs, and her friends. It was my first time to be with other hikers who are not my friends. But hey, they are friendly and nice. My 50 percent introvert self was delighted to know other people through this fun and knee-shaking activity.
(Photo credit: Cinemalaya Foundation)
Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. celebrates its 12th year with nine full-length and 10 short films. This year’s theme is “Break the Surface,” providing films that go beyond with all kinds of narratives that may either comfortable and typical or straight-in-your-face for Filipino viewers.
Have you tried giving a love letter to your significant other on a very special occasion like birthday? If not, maybe it’s about time that you make one. A letter that will reflect your appreciation, inner cheesiness, and love. Take a cue and be inspired from this fictional love letter of Candy for her special someone.
First, let me greet you a happy birthday! I hope that you enjoy this special day of yours.
I don’t know how to start this letter but let me tell you one thing, I’m grateful that you’ve gained another year. Not because you’re becoming older and even wiser, but it means that I’d be able to spend the next 365 days with you. Although all we have is just some video calls and chats, it’s fine because that’s the closest thing I could get just to see your smile and hear your crazy stories. [Read more…]
(c) Cinema One Originals Facebook event
Cinema One Originals’ theme for its 11th year is Kakaiba Ka Ba? with nine full-length features in competition. The film festival will be shown shown at selected film theaters around the metro, running from Nov. 9 to 17.
Aside from the competing films, the festival will also include 10 short films in exhibition, 12 foreign films, four restored classics and two special presentations.