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Forever After Days: The National, Live in Manila

By On March 1, 2014

Disclaimer: This blog entry is mostly for myself and includes a lot of “thinking out loud” and expository narration (lol), but it also has some fun Q&A action that’s clearly indicated anyway.… Read More

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On Seeing Explosions in the Sky

By On February 14, 2014

I wrote about h8ing festivals a few weeks ago, and I’ve held that belief for a while now, having been extremely exhausted at one of the Laneway festivals in Singapore (post here;… Read More


The Manila Review Issue 4 Launch in Pictures + Halik ni Gringo Launch

By On February 5, 2014

First of all, thank you to everyone who dropped by the launch of The Manila Review’s 4th issue. It was a long time coming. We are not v. good with deadlines, but… Read More


Trying to be Cool: Phoenix in Manila, 2014

By On January 31, 2014

Me & Sarie, pre-show. They kept playing this TV spot on loop and I just felt like they should have just played The Smiths or something, which is what they were doing… Read More

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Metric, Live in Manila

By On December 6, 2013

I’m not going to lie—this is going to be a post of mostly Emily Haines. I think you all understand. Anyway, I wasn’t supposed to watch Metric in Manila. I had already… Read More


Tegan and Sara, Live in Manila

By On November 26, 2013

Apologies for the onslaught of pictures that look like they are the same. Just kidding, I’m not sorry at all. So this time last night, I was in the presence of two… Read More