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Archive for December 2008

The overkill of Pinoy singing exports

December 29, 2008

(First of 2 parts) IF you’re a fan of Charice Pempengco and Arnel Pineda, you might think I’m making fun of your heroes; so to be safe, skip this column and proceed to the Horoscope section. If you’re still there, it’s nice to know we share the same irritation with anything that devours talents like […]

Vamos, pastores

December 22, 2008

In elementary, I was a member of a children’s choir that performed only during Christmas. We were different from other choral groups in that we didn’t sing the usual Christmas carols. Instead, we performed a number that was almost 30 minutes long, complete with choreography that required a lot of stomping of the feet and […]


December 15, 2008

I love judging choral contests because they are funny. Gone are the days when choir singing was a serious business reserved for the musically gifted. Today, anybody with the musical intelligence of a frog can join a choir for those mandatory daygon contests in schools or the workplace. It is fun, like Christmas should be. […]


December 13, 2008

Books for Colonia

December 10, 2008

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Smiley in the sky

December 8, 2008

WHICH takes more effort, smiling or frowning? Experts say it takes more muscles to smile than it does to frown. In that case, I’m suffering from facial muscle fatigue since I’m what you may call a frown person. Admit it, you’re a frown person too. You know there’s more reason around you to frown than […]


December 5, 2008

One good thing about working in a newspaper… … is that you get featured every once in a while. 🙂

Who’s writing the songs, who’s singing them

December 5, 2008

EVERYTIME Mr. Ryan Cayabyab opens his mouth, the country’s music buffs listen. They know that if they don’t, there’s no more reason left to respect each other. “Hey, we just snubbed Ryan Cayabyab. Now let’s snub Levi Celerio, too, and Jose Mari Chan, and Rey Valera.” And so on, and so forth, until the younger […]

Ahem… FAMAS :)

December 1, 2008

The 2008 FAMAS Awards was held last Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Manila Hotel. Katas ng Saudigrabbed most of the awards, followed by A Love Story, Ataul for Rent and Resiklo Here are the official list of winners from the 56th FAMAS Awards!