With the resurgence of the local street scene, the fourth installment of the Escolta Block Party celebrated the glory days of old Manila with art, music, and dance last August 26.   The towering facade of the First United Building glorified the landscape of the gathering. Nowada... Read More

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Gestures reflect more than just mere movement; constant shifting of weight shows nervousness, covering of face depicts shyness, and even no movement may reflect fear. But when accompanied with rhythm, these gestures collectively create dance. Hence, dance is then simply not just collective moveme... Read More

Poetry found a fresh way to resurrect itself through a different platform: the new underground artform slowly but steadily making waves in the local scene called spoken word or slam poetry. The reinvented expression of poetry, which found its audience in the youth with some older folks checking it o... Read More

Tuesday 14 February 2017

With people being infected by the Hallyu wave—be it through Kdrama or Kpop—Korean boys are now seen as the new “crush ng bayan.” Armed with their signature boyish charms and clean looks, girls can’t seem to not giggle when they spot one. But there’s a particular Korean boy who’s defyin... Read More

Monday 30 January 2017

Society views motherhood as both a responsibility and a privilege. However, single mothers seemingly do not enjoy such lenience, often being shamed by their mistakes. Despite their shortcomings, they are still mothers who only want the best for their children. This story is shared by countless women... Read More

Saturday 31 December 2016

The internet has dubbed 2016 as the worst year ever—and for good reason. From the consecutive deaths of notable icons to the public outcry surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump’s US win, 2016 has zero chill indeed. Despite the disappointment and roller coaster ride of other emotions, we a... Read More

Monday 17 October 2016

Before Pablo, the famous Japanese cheesecake specialist, hit stage at Robinsons Manila, a gooey avalanche of social media hype already had the brand running the loop for quite some time. Piqued by the brand’s stunning appeal and our own curiosity, we tried the “best cheesecake in the world” fo... Read More

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Here’s a challenge: count all the gay films you’ve watched. Didn’t use more than one hand? That’s probably because they don’t even scratch the surface of the mainstream. Classics like Brokeback Mountain have achieved mainstream success, but gay cinema is way more than two cowboys and that ... Read More

Wednesday 15 June 2016

In the widely popular and globally celebrated Fête de la Musique, aka World Music Day fest, that showcases talents from all around, people from all ages come together to enjoy and listen to the same language we all speak—lyric and melody. The vibrant sounds and beats of the awaited annual event w... Read More

Wednesday 24 February 2016

If a treasure has been lost to us, chances are that we are ought to embark on a journey to seek it again. Eager to regain the Manila Metropolitan Theater’s luster, the National Commission of Culture and Arts, launching METamorphosis, a clean-up drive sets the pace for the theater’s recovery. ... Read More

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