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An Interview with Dodo Dayao: Director, Film Critic, Writer

As far as I know, writer, director, and film critic Dodo Dayao first set out to make a horror film about two years back. That film was about a police precinct besieged by a strange force threatening to ruin everything and everyone in its path. It didn’t make the cut for that year’s CinemaOne Originals, but Dodo went back to the drawing board and retooled the first story.

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Newly-unboxed Mi In-Ear Headphones

The Family Mi Review Part 3: Mi Pistons or In-Ear Headphones

After my great experience with Xiaomi’s Mi3 and 10400 mAh Power Bank, I decided to complete the Mi Family by buying their very own in-ear headphones. And with Mi Philippines’ recent announcement of a Mi Pop-up Store in SM Megamall happening on the last week of October 2014, perhaps this last article in the Family Mi series will help you decide if you should pop up for a visit and drink the Xiaomi Kool Aid.

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Mi 10400 mAh Power Bank

The Family Mi Part 2: Mi 10400 mAH Power Bank

If you read the first part of this Mi review series, you would know that I have been impressed with the Xiaomi Mi3 – my current daily smartphone. So impressed I am with its built, performance, and price tag that I decided to soak up the Mi experience some more by buying one of their power banks – the 10400 mAh variant.

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Xiaomi Mi3 Android smartphone

Mi3: A Review of Sorts (or, The Family Mi Part 1)

A little backgrounder to start things

For somebody who has always been interested with tech news and developments, I was fairly late to the smartphone party. In 2012, I finally bought one – a diminutive and seemingly-great-bang-for-the-buck Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini. As I have always been a practical buyer, my first Android Phone seems to be a wise choice: good reviews, decent specs (1 GB of RAM, okay screen), decent camera (a 5 MP snapper with HD video recording), and upgradeable to Android 4.0. And all these for the low, low price of PHP 6,400.

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Topper Fabregas as John in Cock

Play Watch List: Rak of Aegis and Cock

cock-250x250My taste in theater is neither eclectic nor tasteful – or at least, I wouldn’t describe it as such. Rather, I think it’s random more than anything else. There was Defending the Caveman and Love, Loss and What I Wore (both from CTE Productions at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza) and last year, there was Sa Wakas (from Culture Shock Productions and FringeMNL at the PETA Theater). This year, I have two plays in my must-watch list.

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Volkswagen Club of the Philippines (VWCP) Car Show 2013

28th All VW Classic and Custom Car ShowSo last December 8, the VWCP (Volkswagen Club of the Philippines) hosted the 28th All VW Classic and Custom Car Show. We went to the Quezon City Hall on a cloudy Sunday morning to celebrate our collective love for the iconic Volkswagen. Like last year, the order of the day was to ogle at the various forms of VW love, and I didn’t think it was possible, but this year’s show was crazier than the last. Continue reading

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