By Yoshke Dimen

My Top 100 All-Time Favorite Love Songs (Part 3)

On with the third batch! If you missed the first two parts, simply click here and here. Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that affected me immensely, became an anthem of a certain period of my life, or just personal favorites. Click the title to see the music video …

Andre and the Passersby

SM Megamall Andre, Shy Guy and I were walking around looking for a place to have dinner at when we passed by Petit Monde. The store’s facade is covered with huge posters of Carmen Soo. Yoshke: Nagagandahan ba kayo kay Carmen Soo? Shy Guy: Oo. OK lang. Bakit, ikaw? Yoshke: Oo naman. Ikaw, Andre? Andre:…

My Top 100 All-Time Favorite Love Songs (Part 2)

OK, moving on. If you missed the first part, simply click here. Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that affected me immensely, became an anthem of a certain period of my life, or just personal favorites. Click the title to listen to the song. 85. The Pussycat Dolls –…

My Top 100 All-Time Favorite Love Songs (Part 1)

After compiling my favorite films of all time, now it’s time to list down the songs that are memorable to me.  However, this chart is limited to love songs for I am also planning to feature other types on a separate list. Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that…

Barako No More?

I spent most of my years in Batangas and although my Dad was from Masbate/Palawan, I’ve always considered myself a 100% Batangueno. I’m your typical Batangueno — great and proud of his roots. In Tagalog, magiting at mayabang. Joke lang. Pero half-meant. After all, wala pa akong nakitang Batangueno na hindi proud na taga-Batangas. Gaah,…

Typical Andre

A Typical Text Message from Andre Just when I thought I had escaped the z00-reminiscent insanity of my friends for the holidays, I received a message like this: “Waaa. Kumusta naman yung nagdeliver ako ng ham. Sabi nung customer ‘Thank you.‘ Ang sinagot ko ‘Good luck.’ Wahaha. Ang tanga ko lang.” Wahaha, agree, agree. A…

Dirty Fruits and Veggies

In the movie and TV industry, it is common for people to use metaphors when talking about things that we should not talk about (or at least, that’s what MTRCB says). So to avoid vulgarities, people use vegetables to refer to body parts that must not be named. Talong for male genitalia. Pechay for female.…

We Grew Over It, Didn’t We?

When I was young, my mum and my sister fed me ideas that I ingested and digested until I realized I had been Punk’d. Wag ka lulunok ng buto ng santol, tutubo yan sa loob ng katawan mo. I understand the intention. But hey, I actually bought that. I even went telling my classmates about…