Ayun. Sa wakas! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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This month, we’re making pop-cultural history in collaboration with the biggest band the country has ever known: the Eraserheads. 
Since their breakup over a decade ago, fans have despaired of ever hearing new music from these beloved icons, even as their subsequent reunion concerts here and abroad broke all attendance records. Now, we bring to you the Eraserheads of the 21st century, with two new singles: “Sabado” and “1995,” only available with the CD included in this issue. 
Also in this issue: Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo’s in-depth account of the Eraserheads’ London tour. Audrey N. Carpio voyages to the mighty Victoria falls in Zambia. And Jerome Gomez journeys to Japan. 
Rounding out this Travel issue: a former flight attendant fills us in on what really happens when you’re traveling 37,000 feet above the ground. Also: ever wonder what people get out of bed for in the more distant corners of the globe? A look at seven breakfasts, from Mexico to Suriname. 
Plus: new fiction from Luis Katigbak, a What I’ve Learned interview with the inimitable (and incorrigible) Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr., and an ESQ&A with acclaimed historian Ambeth Ocampo.

All this and more, this month on Esquire Philippines.
#EsquireEheads

Ayun. Sa wakas! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฑ —- This month, weโ€™re making pop-cultural history in collaboration with the biggest band the country has ever known: the Eraserheads.
Since their breakup over a decade ago, fans have despaired of ever hearing new music from these beloved icons, even as their subsequent reunion concerts here and abroad broke all attendance records. Now, we bring to you the Eraserheads of the 21st century, with two new singles: “Sabado” and “1995,” only available with the CD included in this issue.
Also in this issue: Editor-in-Chief Erwin Romulo’s in-depth account of the Eraserheads’ London tour. Audrey N. Carpio voyages to the mighty Victoria falls in Zambia. And Jerome Gomez journeys to Japan.
Rounding out this Travel issue: a former flight attendant fills us in on what really happens when you’re traveling 37,000 feet above the ground. Also: ever wonder what people get out of bed for in the more distant corners of the globe? A look at seven breakfasts, from Mexico to Suriname.
Plus: new fiction from Luis Katigbak, a What Iโ€™ve Learned interview with the inimitable (and incorrigible) Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr., and an ESQ&A with acclaimed historian Ambeth Ocampo.

All this and more, this month on Esquire Philippines.
#EsquireEheads

Alam nyo ba kung bakit inverted E yan ha? Abangan! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘Œ #esquirephilippines #september

Alam nyo ba kung bakit inverted E yan ha? Abangan! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘Œ #esquirephilippines #september

Welcome to Brgy. Ginebra, Rodney Brondial! #NSD #GinKings (at Robinson’s Ermita, Manila)

Welcome to Brgy. Ginebra, Rodney Brondial! #NSD #GinKings (at Robinson’s Ermita, Manila)

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.. #vaderselfie #plushtoy #imperialmarch

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.. #vaderselfie #plushtoy #imperialmarch

Exploring Life - Living In My Preferred Dimension

Cinemalaya X - A Decade Of Connecting Dimensions

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Itโ€™s been a week since Cinemalaya festival waved goodbye. I have mixed feelings as it reaches the end of the line.

I was so happy that Iโ€™ve been able to watch 7 full-length films & 5 short films, but at the same time sad โ€˜coz itโ€™s over & I havenโ€™t seen all the films I wanna see this year (if only I could avail the pocket-draining Festival Pass). Delighted, that it surpassed last yearโ€™s ticket sales & continued to stretch its arms to film lovers like me & recruit some more. Dismayed, by the online upload of entries for the last 2 years, which is more of a whack to our filmmakers than a high five to their magnum opus.

I attended the festival for four days. And I literally lived inside the venue for one day. Thatโ€™s the time I told myself, โ€œYou know what, I can do this foreverโ€.

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My 1st day (8/2):

So I came in late for the first screening, about 5 minutes late I guess, but I still enjoyed what was left for me on the first short film played.

SHORTS B
10AM -STUDIO THEATER

EYEBALL ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 2/5
Mind-blowing ending. Oh well, I mean, LITERALLY.

INA-TAY ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 4/5
Its beki designed script was pure fun! The crowd were bursting with laughter!

INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 3/5
Work of art. Iโ€™m not used to this element but it got me glued on the screen.

LOLA ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 5/5
Badass granny! I liked how they roll the ending. Predictable, but good execution. (BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST DIRECTOR & AUDIENCE CHOICE)

NAKABIBINGING KADILIMAN ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 3/5
Nice actors. Started with light scenes and ended up heavy.


HARI NG TONDO ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 5/5
12:45PM -LITTLE THEATER
(Directorโ€™s Showcase)
This reminded me of the 90s vibe -the punchlines, the scenes, even the cliches! Mainstream release awaits this one. Not the best entry but it doesnโ€™t matter, I loved it! (BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS & SPECIAL JURY AWARD)

SEPARADOS ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 2/5
3:30PM -STUDIO THEATER
(New Breed)
Had a few laughs & good moments but it must have been submitted at the wrong festival. The film fits more appropriately at MMFF.

THE JANITOR ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 4/5
6:15PM -LITTLE THEATER
(Directorโ€™s Showcase)
Alex Medina. Heโ€™s in, Iโ€™m in! Haha! Alright, the gruesome torture scene is its strongest point. Okay, plus all the yummy guys. (BEST DIRECTOR, BEST EDITING, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR)

MARIQUINA ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 4/5
9PM -LITTLE THEATER
(New Breed)
Its subtlety captured me. Could have been too melodramatic if it landed on the wrong hands (thank goodness it didnโ€™t!). The Cinemalaya feels is strong in this one. (BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS)

My 2nd day (8/3):

#Y ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ 3.5/5
3:30PM -LITTLE THEATER
(New Breed)
A bit disappointed with the characters (or actors?) but the story itself pulled me back to my senses. I can relate with Mileโ€™s plight & incomprehensible views. There are some things in this life that are too personal to share & too difficult for others to understand. (SPECIAL CITATION FOR ENSEMBLE ACTING)

My 3rd day (8/5):

HUSTISYA ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 3/5
9PM -STUDIO THEATER
(Directorโ€™s Showcase)
Great performances mixed with weak storyline & everything else. But who cares? The Superstar will save the day. (BEST ACTRESS, NETPAC AWARD & AUDIENCE CHOICE)

4th & last day (8/8):ย 

1ST KO SI 3RD ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 4/5
9PM -MAIN THEATER
(New Breed)
Save the funny one for last. We laughed in unison at every โ€œLOLโ€ moments in the film which resonated around the theater. Packed with a liโ€™l dose of drama, but thereโ€™s more kilig & fun. A sure hit when released commercially. (BEST ACTOR)

And thatโ€™s it! I just wish DAGITAB could get a commercial release to see how it really did great to receive all the praises Iโ€™ve read & the awards they raked at the festival.

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Exploring Life - A Whirlwind Inside of My Head โ‡ข

iamyouasyouareme:

I still canโ€™t find the right words for an introduction that defined the greatest night Iโ€™ve had in this lifetime. Alright, cut the crap! Whhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

LINKIN PARK LIVE IN MANILA โ€“ LIVING THINGS WORLD TOUR 2013

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The band who managed to squeeze…

It’s been a year but I can still feel!

Shet. Exactly one year ago. #linkinparkliveinmanila #livingthingsworldtour

Shet. Exactly one year ago. #linkinparkliveinmanila #livingthingsworldtour

beatlesneveroutofstyle:

"When I was a Beatleโ€ฆ I thought "Weโ€™re the best fucking group in the goddam world." And believing that is what made us what we were. It was just a matter of time before everybody else caught on."ย 

-John Lennonย 

Gotcha baller! #cinemalayaX

Gotcha baller! #cinemalayaX

Cinemalaya X @CCP Part 2.

Cinemalaya X @CCP.

Jam-packed. (at CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino))

Jam-packed. (at CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino))

13 hours of madness. #cinemalaya

13 hours of madness. #cinemalaya

5 down, 3 more to go! #Y later! Yehey! #cinemalayaX

5 down, 3 more to go! #Y later! Yehey! #cinemalayaX

Cinemalaya 2013. First time to attend Cinemalaya Festival at CCP. Gala screening of Babagwa, Rekorder, Ekstra & Transit. ๐Ÿ˜ #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2013 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

Cinemalaya 2013. First time to attend Cinemalaya Festival at CCP. Gala screening of Babagwa, Rekorder, Ekstra & Transit. ๐Ÿ˜ #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2013 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

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