Music: Filipino Talent x OPM

I’m the definition of mainstream trash with hipster garbage on the side (has anyone ever cared to define that aesthetic ever?); my musical tastes are limited to (American) Top 40 hits and the occasional female indie solo artist. I don’t go out of my way to look for new things to appreciate in music, and I…

Short Impressions: Bamboo Manalac’s No Water, No Moon

A couple of seasons late, and I discovered Bamboo Mañalac’s first solo album No Water, No Moon. I’m quite happy I did. On the Album: Quirky arrangements. Interesting instruments, second voices, and other noise sometimes pop out of the tracks. It felt like listening to art all throughout somehow. Relaxed melodies. Sometimes there’s a buildup, or a break, and…

It’s me and a set of keys

During the week-that-never-was (i.e. Hell Week Version N), our flat Bora saw a lot of friends come and go to relax and/or to study. One of those days the resident keyboard was whipped out. And then after everyone left, I put myself to the task of playing in my natural mediocre fashion. I can only play maybe…

A study break featuring 1D

Involves me reading up on this promising review on One Direction’s latest album, and just. It’s 3AM and I’m so proud of them. This: We’ve come to expect a few years of bombast from groups like this, then a soft slope down toward a break-up, followed by D-list name recognition punctuated with the occasional guest…

Paint: First Artwork for the Year 2012.

Hello. :) This is my first “real” artwork for the year, and so it seems largely unpracticed and messy. Haha. It’s just a “Happy Day! (No Occassion)” gift for a friend who likes Star Wars, Math and Music, so I suppose it doesn’t have to be perfect. Finished over three hours (including the time spent…