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Do we dare to believe again?

I cannot claim to have been a fan of the Azkals back during the time when there were only a handful (literally) of them supporting the team. I only got into football during the 2010 World Cup, and that same year, the so called renaissance of the Men’s National Football Team started with the Miracle in Hanoi. Wow, just looking at that statement made me realize it’s been five years since I started supporting the team. And by support, I don’t mean financial support. It means going to almost all their games, posting on social media about them, getting other people to start watching the games live, and yes, even so far as traveling where the team plays during big tournaments.

Those who aren’t football fans think we’re crazy, or worse, “groupies”. They don’t understand how a group of grown men and women would want to spend their own money (yes, contrary to what some other football fans are saying, we do spend our own hard-earned money here) just to go and cheer on these players, most of whom don’t even know our names or that we exist. But that’s because they don’t understand football culture. This is nothing new for the rest of the world. They follow their national teams and their clubs almost religiously whenever they can. Some do get support from the teams, but more often than not, they do so on their own dime as well.


I can probably spend a few hours telling you why we do it, but this post is not about that.


Just like with any relationship, there are ups and downs. And for the past few months, I can admit that I temporarily fell out of love with Philippine football. Maybe it’s because of the heartbreaking losses. Getting us to the brink of victory in the Suzuki Cup semifinals and especially losing the Challenge Cup finals to Palestine was truly disheartening. Maybe it was finding out things you were not supposed to know. Maybe it was discovering that your “heroes” were human and had feet of clay. Maybe it was all the politics. Maybe it was seeing some fans lambast other fans, when we are already such a small community and it was senseless to have in-fighting. Maybe it was frustration at seeing the lack of visible progress in terms of “marketing” not just the team but the sport. Maybe it was a combination of all of those things.


Some of our football friends decided to start an informal podcast. I was part of the core team, but honestly, I couldn’t muster enough enthusiasm or even interest in talking about something I didn’t even like anymore.


But then, the same group of friends decided to come up with a social media campaign to hype up the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. We brainstormed, researched, created the videos. I volunteered to be the one to post (the easiest job for me, promise). And somehow, just talking with these friends, reviewing past games, looking at past videos, there was a small, tiny spark that sparked again. Getting to do the podcast with Azkals captain Rob Gier and two of the new, young ones, Luke Woodland and Kevin Ingreso, made me excited once again. Getting to watch their practice match against the UFL All Stars got me hyped up again, as I also saw a new hunger and determination in the players, even the ones that only got to play a few minutes.


And suddenly, a tiny part of me started to hope that maybe I can believe again.


The politics are still there. The egos will always probably be there. The “warring factions” may still be there. Lack of friendlies before the tournament, some injuries, poor ticket sales, poor marketing, cynicism about what the team can achieve, pessimism about our chances – all of these are there and might get most people down.


But somehow, amidst all these, while looking at the words and images and videos we’ve made, there is that small voice whispering, “We still believe.”


I can now honestly say, whatever may happen, I am truly excited to once again cheer my heart out for our national team, on the eve of the celebration of our Independence Day.


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Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


I found some new fairytales! (Buqo YA Bundle 3 excerpts)

I’ve been posting for a while now why I have a love/hate relationship with Buqo. I love that you can pay for books through your Smart Prepaid or Postpaid SIM. But of course I “hate” it because it means I can’t stop buying ebooks and so I always get suprprised when my Smart bill comes along.


I’ve also been following the whole Buqo YA project and seeing all the writers’ interactions on social media and I knew I would be one of the first people who would buy and binge read when the bundles/stories would finally come out. YA will always have a special place in my heart no matter how old I get. But to be honest, I’ve never really had the chance to read YA written by homegrown writers. Well, now I (and you) have the chance to do so! I haven’t finished reading all the bundles, but what I’ve read so far is pretty interesting, and I am very hopeful about the future of books (whether print or digital) because we have a lot of darn, good writers.


I’m tasked here to share with you (with all my pleasure!) the excerpt from Buqo YA Bundle 3: Finding Fairytales. You’ll find below the short descriptions and a short expert from each of the six stories in the compilation. You can also check out the other blogs that are part of this week’s blog tour by clicking here.

And if you’d like to buy the bundle, head on over to Buqo and get it! It’s just P45! Be sure to check out the other bundles as well. There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post (Buqo’s giving away a powerbank for Philippine residents), so be sure to join.

To read the excerpts, click on this link 



Fall for Grace by Anne Plaza

Aso’t pusa, away-bati…

Sino sa inyo ang unang aamin?

Meet Grace Almeda—the darling of Luna East Arts Academy—maikukumpara sa isang artista sa hitsura, reputasyon, at katarayan. At heto si Jason Jacinto—the resident school genius—kilala rin sa pagiging go-to person ng mga estudyanteng problemado sa pag-aaral. Nang magkabanggaan ang kanilang maliit at magkaibang mundo, napilitan si Grace na hingin ang tulong ni Jason sa isang mala-life or death na sitwasyon. Mukha ngang pumuti na ang uwak dahil dumating ang araw na kinailangan ni Little Miss Spoiled Brat si Boy Genius. Pero ang hindi alam ni Grace ay may dahilan ang lahat sa likod ng pang-aasar at pambubwisit ni Jason. At sa ‘di inaasahang pangyayari, may isang mahuhulog ang loob para sa isang naghihintay lang ng tamang pagkakataon.

About the Author:

Si Anne Plaza ay mula sa Lungsod Quezon at nakapagsulat ng isang chick lit novella, ang In Over Her Head (2013). Ang Fall for Grace ay ang una niyang kathang YA romance. Nagtatrabaho siya bilang isang marketing associate para sa isang ad agency at malimit siyang nagsusulat kahit hindi pa tapos ang kanyang shift. Nakahiligan na niyang magbasa ng Tagalog romance novels (noong kapanahunan pa nina Helen Meriz, Jo-An Solis, Gilda Olvidado, atbp.) at nakapag- publish na rin ng apat na akda sa ilalim ng My Special Valentine.



Just the Way You Are by Kat Sales

Rica Valdez has always been one of the guys, so it was hard for her to find a prom date. When her new friend and crush Joshua Fernandez volunteered to take her to the prom, she wondered if he liked her back too, or was he just being nice?

About the Author:
Writer :: Thinker :: Problem Solver



Love in the Time of Viral Videos by R. Linea

Like. Retweet. Follow. Fall in Love?

They say that that the things we own tend to own us in the long run. Today, at a time when we’re connected 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, social media has helped shaped who we are, how we want to be seen and how we deal with other people. And if that’s the case, then who knows us better than our own social media accounts? This is the story of Patch and Sebastian who met in real life, as told by their digital selves. This is their story in the time of #hashtags, inspiration boards, and viral videos.



The First Time They Met by Ana Valenzuela
What’s making Mayumi anxious on her best friend’s birthday party?

Is it her long time best friend Marie? Marie is now in college, and Mayumi starts to doubt their friendship as Marie meets new people and gets closer to them.

Or is it this basketball player named Micah? A guy she recently met and who has turned into an overnight confidant.

About the Author:

Ana Valenzuela is a graduate of AB Literature from UST. She has written for several magazines and online news blogs.

The Path of Us by Cassandra Javier
Are our paths already laid out for us, or can we make them ourselves?

Can fairytales actually come true?

Clara has always been fond of fairytales and grand gestures. She always had a plan of how she’d like her life to turn out, and that’s why she worked hard to be on top of the class, and make sure that she has her real life Prince Charming to boot.

And then there’s Andrew.

Andrew’s always been the easy go lucky guy, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not smart and appealing; it’s just that he chooses to go through life in a fuss-free, no nonsense way.

When Andrew and Clara’s paths meet, things don’t exactly go easy. They hated each other with a passion, but then they got to share unexpected moments, and end high school with a memory that they’ll never forget. In college, they lose each other, and Clara has to go through the hardest things on her own–until a trip back home sends them to each other’s paths again.

Will they ever be able to understand their role in each other’s lives?

Or will they just get out of each other’s lives for good?

About the Author:

Cass is a cat lady who graduated with a degree in Broadcasting and has worked as a copywriter, a researcher in an IT company, a call center agent and was even a trainee for a time in a television network. She writes articles for a living. When not writing articles, she writes novels, fanfiction, short stories and whatever she may think of. She loves TV series, movies, music, and is a very big bookworm. She’s also addicted to butterflies, faeries and Ice Cream.



When Cocoy Became Kikay by C. P. Santi

Cocoy’s not-so-secret dream is to one day become a gun-toting, ass-kicking secret agent. But she has another dream—and this time, even her best friends don’t have a clue—she dreams of being with someone.

Problem is, she finds out that Jaime Arguelles—a.k.a. the guy she’d been secretly crushing on for years—likes girls who . . . well . . . like pink.

To Cocoy’s logical mind, there’s only one solution: it’s time to go girly. After all, how hard can it be?


About the Author:


C.P. Santi is a Filipina author based in Tokyo, Japan. She is a wife to an engineer/musician/jokester and a full-time mom to two energetic boys. She loves cooking and baking, and enjoys feeding people, gorging on chocolate, watching J-doramas, belting it out in the karaoke box, and running around the house playing tickle tag. She also loves dreaming up stories about the people she meets.

In another life, she is also an architect and academic.

Her first book, Be Careful What You Wish For, is a contemporary romance based in Tokyo.


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Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized


Winter is almost here again! (I mean Game of Thrones okay?)

Winter is almost here again! (I mean Game of Thrones okay?)

Anyone who knows me well enough (or who happens to glance at my Facebook or Twitter feed every once in a while) know that I am a huge Game of Thrones (TV show) and A Song of Ice and Fire (the book series) fan. The wait in between seasons (and between book 5 and 6) can be so long that I re-watch and re-read and go through fan sites and all, just to keep me busy, Westeros-wise. And while I may have issues with some liberties that the tv show has taken (I will never forgive them for how they treated the rape, which they said wasn’t rape, scene from last season), I would still devour every single episode, behind the scenes videos, and even Vine and IG clips from the stars and the show.

So when I was given the chance to attend an advanced screening of the first episode of Season 5, wild direwolves couldn’t drag me away. The event was even more special because we were among the first in the whole wide world to watch this episode. My officemates who were fans of the show as well, hated me the entire Wednesday (I hope that day only) when I told them I was one of the privileged few to be invited. Hurray HBO Asia!

Of course I will not spoil anything here (unless you message me and beg me to spoil you!) but here are the non-spoilery things I observed after my heart calmed down and the end credits rolled. Some of these things have already been remarked upon if you’ve read the previews of the season.

  • This episode features the first ever flashback in the entire TV series. And if you’ve read the books, you’d immediately recognize the scene. But it was cool to hear some people gasp during the transition from flashback to the “present” timeline
  • A fan favorite does not show up in this episode and some will probably complain about it
  • Fans of Daario Naharis/Michael Huisman will be pretty happy, if you know what I mean. Wink wink
  • If you’re expecting non-stop action, big twists and turns in the premiere, you might be disappointed. Instead, there is character development, great dialogues between some favorite characters, and over-all, a pretty quiet (by the show’s standards) but nonetheless meaningful and great build-up to the rest of the season.
  • Did someone die? If you know your Game of Thrones, you’d know the answer to that.
  • I can’t wait until we get to Dorne and meet the Sand Snakes!

I’m really happy that HBO Asia will be airing the season premiere and the rest of the episodes at the same time it airs in the US. So that means if you don’t have school or work on Monday, April 13, 9AM, then tune in to HBO and catch the start of what should be another great Game of Thrones season. There will be an encore telecast at 9PM the same day.

Oh, and for those asking, the Iron Throne will be going to a different venue (it was at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street until today) starting tomorrow until April 23. I’ll let you know where so you can have your own 5 (or 10) seconds, feeling like the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

Game of Thrones will air every Monday on HBO at those times mentioned.

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite viral GoT related clips from the past few days. Enjoy!

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Posted by on April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Belated Wish Wednesday: My Material (non-grown up) Christmas Wish List

(yes, let me be clear that these are material wishes, and so I don’t want to hear any “Tsk tsk tsk, Christmas isn’t about gifts blah blah blah”. As they say, wishing is free, and these are things that I wish to have someday, not necessarily as gifts. And yes, I am defensive)

(oh, but if I do receive any of these as gifts, I will be much grateful of course)

D&G Light Blue

I HATE perfumes. They make my nose all itchy and if I haven’t eaten anything that day, they make me nauseous. But the moment I smell that citrusy aroma of Light Blue, my bad mood immediately evaporates. But because I’m a cheapskate when it comes to certain purchases, I only buy myself this once in a blue moon.


It doesn’t have to be that uber expensive Cambridge satchel thingamajig. I bought my one and only for 800 bucks in Cole Vintage and it has become my current favorite. It can be both formal and informal that’s why I love it. I wouldn’t mind having two or three more of those babies

Lost Complete DVD Box Set

While I do have all the (barely legally obtained) episodes, it would still be awesome to have a complete set, complete with all the behind the scenes, easter eggs and bonus features. And it would be much easier to go through my favorite episodes whenever I feel, uhm, lost

Record player/phonograph device

Or whatever the modern term is nowadays. Although collecting vinyls is a bit expensive, nothing beats listening to records in their purest form. Plus, I like the scratchy sound it makes before each song. It brings back memories of listening to The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Glenn Miller, etc on those “ancient” devices

Nestle Nespresso Machine

But before I get one, I have to make Nestle Philippines swear on their founders’ grave (not literally of course) that they will never run out of the coffee capsule thingamajigs, because otherwise, this machine will lose its sense and purpose

Hard-bound copies of the following book series (Most of these I have in e-book and actual book form, but the hard-bound ones would look really nice on my future bookshelf)

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Complete works of JRR Tolkien
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Millenium Trilogy
  • Complete works (so far) of Margaret Atwood
  • Percy Jackson series

And in the very far future…my ultimate wish is of course to have my own, personal, private library with kick-ass shelves and all kinds of comfy seats, cushions, beanbags. It should also have an awesome surround sound system, with my aforementioned phonograph and nespresso machine. I would probably never leave that room.

What’s on your material non-grown up Christmas list?

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things I Learned from Switchfoot

I warned you right? Most of my posts will be about my 3rd favorite band since they will be coming here in 10 days!!!! Wooohooooo. Can you tell that I’m really excited?

Here are ten things I’ve learned in my love affair with Switchfoot

1. No matter how sappy/cheesy/corny the movie is, given the right soundtrack, you can endure it.
Case in point: A Walk to Remember or that movie that featured Dare You to Move, Learning to Breathe and You (which are 3 of my fave SF songs, plus a Jon Foreman duet with Mandy Moore)

2. Not all guy bands who cover girl songs suck. You can either be irreverent or serious or both
Case in point: Switchfoot covers Beyonce’s Crazy In Love

3. Not all rockstars’ “encounter” with policemen have to end in violence or swear words.
Case in point: A policeman forcibly removed Jon Foreman during an impromptu aftershow parking lot performance. The policeman was being an a** but Jon was too nice to actually “make patol”.

4. It’s okay to get emotionally attached to songs. You can even cry everytime you listen to it, even if there’s no reason, other than the fact that you just love a song so much and it speaks to your soul
Case in point: Learning to Breathe and You

5. Sometimes, you wish you were actually in love just so you’ll be able to sing a particular song to someone. Or that someday you’ll get married just so you can play this song during the reception.
Case in point: Head Over Heels

6. It’s okay to still like a song even though 80% of the band’s fans name it as their favorite SF song
Case in point: the ubiquitous Dare You to Move

7. It’s sad when people think that you covered a certain song by a popstar when in fact yours was the original and that said popstar borrowed it from you
Case in point: Oh, you all know what I’m talking about

8. You need not be all hymn-y and serious when writing a song about one of the most renowned faith writers of the 6th century
Case in point: Something More (Augustine’s Confessions)

9. This generation is not about just living a simple, mediocre and uneventful life. There will always be music to challenge that way of thinking
Case in point: Meant to Live, This is Your Life, American Dream

10. He loved me enough to let me go. And that’s grace and love that I will never exchange for anything else


Are you ready for SWITCHFOOT?
That’s right, the multi award-winning American band is coming to Manila this April 30, 2011! For those who missed their 2007 concert, this is your chance to watch Switchfoot LIVE for their second visit to the Philippines!

Date: APRIL 30, 2011
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: PhilSports Arena

Ticket Prices:
VIP – 3,500
Courtseat – 2,500
Ringside – 1,800
Lower Box – 1,500
Ringside II – 800
Gen Ad – 500

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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in Top 10 Tuesday, Uncategorized


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35 Movies of 2010

All of these are in no particular order


Inception – I’ve seen it 3 times already and it still amazes and confuses me. I haven’t seen that other Oscar frontrunner, so this is still my pick for Best Picture

Deathly Hallows – next to Prisoner of Azkaban, this is my fave of the HP franchises. It would have been more awesome in 3D and if they actually showed the rockstar Weasley aka Charlie

The Kids Are Alright – anything that has Annette Bening and Julianne Moore has my vote. But then a brilliant script just blew me away. Oh and: Mark Ruffalo. ‘Nuff said

Shutter Island – Leonardo + Scorsese = magic. Oh and Mark Ruffalo again. Sigh. But fangirling aside, brilliant script, cinematography, music

Toy Story 3 – do I even need to explain? Crying at animated characters imminent (but of course) impossible death is a winner in my book



The Social Network – it’s getting all the Oscar buzz so I should probably see if it is indeed better than Inception

Scott Pilgrim – It’s not my fault that i didn’t get to see this because some stupid distributor thought that it wouldn’t click here in PH. Why??? Do you think we’re boring and “uncultured” people?

Despicable Me – I wanted to see the “It’s so fluffy” girl in 3D

How to Train Your Dragon – side note: the son of a former boss of mine was looking for the book in National Bookstore and the saleslady says “Ay sorry, wala po, meron lang training books for cats, dogs, etc”.

Kick-Ass – all that blood and gore on a moviescreen would have been awesome


The Last Airbender – how could you M Night???

Devil – and again, what the hey M Night? Saw this on the bus earlier today and I was laughing, then I realized it wasn’t a comedy

Eclipse – I barely saw the first two films and what I saw made me shudder, so why the heck would I watch this?

Percy Jackson – since I loved the book too much, if I saw this in the theater, I would have thrown something at the screen

Valentine’s Day – all those stars and you couldn’t invest in a decent script???


Alice in Wonderland – maybe it’s coz it’s my favorite childhood story or Johnny Depp is in it or Tim Burton directed it or Anne Hathaway was charming or Helena Bonham Carter was awesome, but I really dug this movie

Clash of the Titans – forget the 3D which was utterly laughable. Sam Worthington rocks

Iron Man 2 – It’s Robert Downey Jr for crying out loud!

Robin Hood – Yes, some parts were sleepy, but for me to actually like a Russel Crowe movie is a very rare occurrence, so something about this movie must have been good

Daybreakers – five words: Ethan Hawke as a vampire


Avatar (included in 2010 coz they re-released it) – 3D effects aside, be honest, did it actually have a decent story and script?

The Karate Kid – pales in comparison to Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita

Salt – not even the charms of Angelina Jolie can save this movie for me

Eat, Pray, Love – not even the charms of Julia Roberts can save this movie for me

Shrek Forever After – the franchise stopped being funny for me after the 2nd movie


Somewhere – Sofia Coppola hasn’t failed me yet (yes, i was one of the few who liked Marie Antoinette) and I had a huge crush on Stephen Dorff before

Never Let Me Go – Carey Mulligan. Kiera Knightley. Andrew Garfield. Directed by Mark Romanek. Based on one of my favorite books by Kazuo Ishiguro. This should be legendary

127 Hours – Although I might faint in that infamous scene, I still want to see this badly

Black Swan – Darren Aronofsky is another one of my favorite directors who hasn’t failed me yet. And Natalie Portman is apparently Oscar-worthy here

The Ghost Writer – Roman Polanski may be a fugitive but you can’t deny he’s a great director. Oh, and Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Swoon


Winter’s Bone – Jennifer Lawrence is my bet for Best Actress. And this is her first major film!

True Grit – the Coen Brothers do it again. I’m not a fan of Westerns, but this is just powerful for me

The Girl Who Played With Fire – see it before they show the Hollywood remake! And also see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo first or you might get confused

The Town – Ben Affleck is shaping up to be a good director. His first film Gone Baby Gone was just as awesome

Let Me In – Hollywood remake of Let The Right One In. I absolutely adored the original, and this one is almost as good






Posted by on January 4, 2011 in Pop Goes the Culture, Uncategorized



Top 10 Things I Fell in Love with (and re-loved) in 2010

1. God – I wasn’t really a heathen for the past years, but I did put Him in a box and set Him aside for a few years now, not because I didn’t believe in Him, but because of various reasons I made myself believe. But this year, after I set aside the “youthful and immature” emotions about God that I’ve accumulated over the years, and I started re-learning and learning new things about Him, then eventually falling in love all over again, but this time (hopefully) with a deeper and more mature sense of who He really is.

2. Football (that’s soccer to Americans and Filipinos) – Okay, I have to be honest and admit that I only started watching because of the hot men, but somewhere along the way, it stopped being about that (although I still ogle them, much to my guy footie friends consternation) and became about the sport that the rest of the world is crazy about. Good luck getting me out of the house on a Saturday night when the Premiere League games are on. And yes, my sleeping hours have been considerably lessened because of a stupid thing called time difference. And I’m ecstatic that a lot of Filipinos are starting to at least be interested in the sport coz of the Azkals.

3. Being home – ever since I was in college, I’ve lived away from home, except for weekends and the occasional bout of homesickness. But ever since I’ve made the decision to move back in with my Mom, brother and Lola, I’ve been excited to come home everyday, in spite of the traffic and the commuting hassle. As Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home”

4. DIY Scrapbooking – Out of boredom and joblessness, I started to make a few scrapbook pages, and all of a sudden, I was addicted to it, sometimes doing nothing else the whole day. But since scrapbooking materials are too expensive, I made do with recycling old planners, magazines, newspapers and postcards. It is nostalgic and therapeutic and I highly recommend it if you wanna let out your creative monster.


5. The Walking Dead. Arcade Fire. Inception. Deathly Hollows. Blue Bloods. Erwin McManus. Esperanza Spalding. Toy Story 3. Sherlock. Fernando Torres. Shutter Island. Black Keys. Xavi. Justified. Beach House. Donald Miller. FC Barcelona/Spain NT – I will be doing different posts on my favorite movies, TV shows, music, books, football teams/players. Pop Culture rocks!

6. Relevant Magazine – I keep raving and reposting stuff from their website and a lot of my new musical discoveries are courtesy of their recommendations. It still is my dream to put up something like this locally, and hopefully, it will come to fruition soon.

7. Early mornings with myself – I dunno if it’s coz I’m just getting older, but suddenly I’m evolving into a morning person (although I’m still a work in progress). The mornings where I find myself alone, sipping coffee, reading a book, physically writing, or just staring into space, are very precious to me.

8. OMF Literature – I can truly say that I love everything about my job, even the most difficult, tiring, painful parts. What the movement stands for, the books, the people, the devotions, the lunch break chikka minutes, the food, the coffee, the heart, the passion – these are just some of the things that I love. Probably, this is one of the best things that happened to me in 2010.

9. My techie combo of a notebook, blackberry, ipod touch and C3 – And no, I’m not boasting that I own all these things, but I really love the fact that they’ve made my professional and personal life all the more connected and fun, whether it’s updating my social networks, answering emails on the go, playing PvZ and Angry Birds, working and writing in a coffee shop, listening to music and podcasts.

10. The Wednesday Group – you know who you are so I won’t name names. You were the ones who didn’t give up on me even though I was lost. And now you are standing with me as we all together strengthen our faith. And the food every Wednesday ain’t bad either.

What (or who) did you fall in love with in 2010?


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Posted by on January 2, 2011 in Top 10 Lists, Uncategorized


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Music Monday: The Black Keys

For someone who’s almost always updated with the alternative/rock/indie music scene, it took me a while to discover the joys of The Black Keys. And because I am very much a relevant magazine groupie, any artist that they rave about, I listen to

Pop culture has been taking notice of this blues-rock outfit, using their songs for such diverse moments, like Fifa 11, Lie to Me, a Victoria’s Secret commercial, Guy Ritchie’s RockNRolla and a whole lot of other alternative-loving TV shows and movies

So if you’re into the whole White Stripes meets Jimi Hendrix vibe, listen to them (if you haven’t yet). They’re up for several Grammys, but I’m kinda sure they won’t win coz as someone said, intelligent artists normally don’t win Grammys

So here are some of their famous songs

From Fifa 11 and The Vampire Diaries

From the Victoria’s Secret and Sony Ericsson commercials

Featured in Friday Night Lights and Zombieland

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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in Uncategorized


Finding an Unseen God by Alice Britt Chloe

I am still in the process of reading one of the simplest but most beautifully written non-fiction books I’ve ever read (so far). I cannot yet fully express how much her writing has affected me, in just a few short chapters. So while I’m still not yet done, I’ll let her words speak for her first. (and yes, she was a former atheist, which makes her even more awesome)

“In many ways, it would be a relief to once again chalk these atrocities up to the human condition alone; to return to a worldview that would deliver me from wondering where God was and what prayer does. But for me, and other sincere people of faith, the tension remains.

Over the years though, I have experienced a glorious discovery. There is treasure in the tension. The struggle is a doorway. Sincerity in the quest ushers us mysteriously across the threshold and on the other side is – not answers – but knowing. On the other side is intimacy.”

Alicia Britt Chloe, Finding an Unseen God

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Posted by on September 6, 2010 in Uncategorized


Top 10 Things I Wish I Could Do Right Now

1. Close my eyes and teleport our entire apartment and its contents into our new apartment so we don’t need to go through the actual pains of moving

2. Have a cup of coffee with several good friends (you know who you are)

3. Write an actual honest to goodness blog entry and not Top 10 lists or microblogging

4. Sleep. And I mean really sleep

5. Be sane

6. Finish reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Salman Rushdie’s Grimus and Good Omens

7. Finish writing pending articles without actually writing them

8. Make sense

9. Make that semi life-changing decision that I’ve been putting off the past few weeks. And actually have the balls to see it through

10. Be in a bar where Bono, Sting, Dave Matthews and Kristin Chenowith are jamming together

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Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Top 10 Lists, Uncategorized

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