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Untitled: Drama and Music


I think I’m back writing some shit about anything pero I’m not sure if kaya kong i-sustain ba. A lot of things happened between my last post in 2015 and today. More than two years, eh? May masaya, malungkot, nakakainis, nakakatakot; name it and I’m sure meron akong mahuhugot. But one thing is certain, I am grateful for everything I’ve been through. Those things made me stronger, more understanding and open-minded. But most importantly, I had the chance to choose to be quite content with everything. Not in the sense na kuntento na lang habambuhay but limiting myself sa mga bagay na hindi kailangan in the long run, whether people, things, or situations.

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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in MUSICgasm, Rants and Raves


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Because Monday is All About Blues

Minsan, magpakatanga naman tayo.

— Issey. Dagitab (2014)

There are things you shouldn’t have done or things you wish you’re able to do. Because most of the time, my mind is full of unnecessary shit and unheard/unwritten thoughts, I have a theory that I fucked up some certain things. Things I thought are not important or best way to describe it: ‘not part of my system and not used to it’.

Been thinking a lot the past few days and it hurts. I still don’t have any resolutions but I want to patch things up. I really want to but I don’t know how or where to start.

Just this weekend, I’ve watched some indie entries from Cinemalaya. Films are part my escape plan but at the same time, they drag me to quiet moments and think over the things I have done lalo na ‘pag alam kong tinamaan ako sa istorya. Sometimes, not only the stories but the accompanying songs and music. I feel like they’re talking to me, saying something I should listen to.

The Players: Shoemaker feat. Karen Gaerlan (Mariquina. 2014)

I wish that all of us were better at playing the game.

Until it feels like the only solution we know is to go.

Broken Strings – Karen Gaerlan (Mariquina. 2014)

Following footsteps returning to silence.

Sparks – Champ Lui Pio (Dagitab 2014)

If only we can start.

Start with something stupid.

And maybe we can start with something beautiful.

Mula Rito Hanggang Kalayaan – Noel Cabangon (Dagitab. 2014)

Kahit pag-ibig ay tatalikdan.

Way of the Heart – Mon Espia (Dagitab. 2014)

Just forget about your foolish pride.

The only way to go is to follow the way of the heart.

Tinamaan nga ata ako ‘don sa mga kanta. Been listening to them since seven in the morning on Monday. Hanggang doon na lang siguro.

“Kung napapagod ka na, hindi mo naman kailangang umalis. Kailangan mo lang magpahinga.”

— Jimmy. Dagitab (2014)


Posted by on August 11, 2014 in MUSICgasm, Rants and Raves


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Sugarfree Feels

It’s been two weeks since I downloaded Sugarfree’s album Live with The Manila Symphony Orchestra. Two weeks ago, I was in the mood (as always) to listen to some OPM melodramatic slash good vibes tunes like Monobloc and Dianetic by Pupil. After the fulfillment I had with Pupil’s music, I shifted to more drama songs from Sugarfree. Sugarfree’s music is always on my playlist – whatever my mood is – and merely hearing the band’s name makes me want to listen to them right away.

No, Sugarfree’s music is not always for the heartbroken. In fact, I still listen to their music even if I’m too happy. There’s a magic to Ebe’s words and lines plus the melody that band induce to those beautifully written words. If you’re a Sugarfree fan, I’m sure you know how their music can be so fuckin’ depressing most of the time. This band will always make sure to make you feel the PAIN. The inevitable pain we’ve been pushing away.

Nakakaiyak sa ganda,” the line I said to someone. When I heard the whole album, I can’t help but shed a tear or three (maybe). Ang daming feels! It made you feel those unwanted feelings and started to go back from something you want to get rid of.

Well, I’m just in the mood of drowning myself with memories and sentiments. So, listen to the songs, ok? Cheers! 🙂

Sugarfree + orchestra = Overdose of beautiful words and calming melodies.

Here’s the track list of the album.

1. Overture (2:34)
2. Prom (4:48)
3. Hari Ng Sablay (5:18)
4. Kwentuhan (5:04)
5. Kwarto (6:08)
6. Telepono (5:19)
7. Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin (4:06)
8. Still Fighting It (4:45)
9. Tulog Na (6:58)
10. Mariposa (5:18)
11. Huling Gabi (5:05)
12. Unang Araw (4:09)
13. Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (5:35)
14. Kailan Ka Ba? (5:19)
15. Ikaw Pala (6:15)
16. Burnout (4:18)
17. Makita Kang Muli (4:54)
18. Batang-Bata Ka Pa (5:45)
19. Dear Kuya (6:10)

Most of my favorite tracks were included. So, I’ll share some of the lines that I religiously love:

May panyong ilang ulit nang niluhaan
Isang patak sa bawat beses na tayoy nasaktan

Malabo na ba ang linya sa ating dalawa | Managinip ulit tayo sa sarili nating mundo

Alam mo naman kung saan ang bahay ko
Baka sakaling magbago ang isip mo please

Nagsisising gigising sa katotohanan ‘di ka naman talaga akin

Ito na ang ating huling gabi
Hagkan natin ang bawat sandaling nalalabi
Ng gabing kailanma’y di malilimutan

Kailangang masanay na muling nag-iisa

Kapit ka sa akin, kapit ka sa akin
Di kita bibitawan

O kay tagal kitang mamahalin

If you want to listen to the album (I hope so), you can download it from 1 Happy Place. Ah, the power of internet, I’m in love with it.

So, if you’re feeling down, Sugarfree’s music is just right for the injury. Hehe. 😀


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Posted by on June 19, 2014 in MUSICgasm


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The Unavoidable (Wedding) Playlist

At first, I really don’t want to tell the whole world that I actually have a wedding playlist. It’s tough for me to blatantly show to online people that I curated some of my favorite songs into a playlist which can only be used on that BIG DAY. But hell no, I decided to share it anyway. I always believe that music should be shared and be appreciated. I can be a little selfish but what the heck, it’s music and I’m not the only person who thought that Hey-This-Song-Is-Good-For-My-Wedding. In fact, when I blogged about it in Manillenials and shared it on Facebook, I instantly got answers like, “May parehas/pareho tayo“. You get what I mean, don’t you? One of my friends is really protective of her BIG DAY playlist and I really understand her. But I just did the opposite and gone public. I just want people to make happy. 🙂 Ang chos nung sagot ko!

You know what’s more tough curating all these good shit? It’s when you don’t have anyone who could appreciate these songs because you thought about them while happily and carefully choosing the best eargasm music. Not just anyone but someone you think is important and can be crazy as hell like you. What the fuck am I blabbering about? Shit. Sorry. Sugarfree’s saddest lines are creeping in since Holy Tuesday. That’s the magic of music – it makes you high, sane and insane at the same time. 😀

Yes, I’m sorry. But you know, you can always skip the blabbering part and check the list of songs. It has 50 songs and I’m still in the middle of adding more. There’s a lot of songs I want in the playlist. My friends and I are joking that instead of doing the BIG DAY, why not start a wedding music festival just like any various music festival we know these days (Coachella, 7107 Int’l Music Festival, Summer Siren). Sounds good, right?

Anyway, check the initial list of songs and you can hear them at my 8tracks profile:


wedding playlist

Screenshot from 2014-04-22 13:38:46

Screenshot from 2014-04-22 13:38:53


For the last three songs, I’m serious about it. 😛

Thanks for listening! 🙂


Posted by on April 22, 2014 in MUSICgasm, Rants and Raves


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Volume Up

And when you feel like sleeping and everything’s blurry for awhile, you just can hit the volume up of your playlist and feel the rhythm in your head. Sometimes, good music can be a possible therapy for inevitable laziness and frustrations.

For three consecutive days, I have been listening to these songs. I feel like dancing. It’s proven and tested (in my case) that listening to music can ease the tension inside your head and well, makes you calm. Here’s the screenshot of the playlist and some videos that you may find interesting.


Hello to John Mayer

Some music videos. 🙂

Happy Thursday! 🙂


Posted by on March 20, 2014 in MUSICgasm


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