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Artist Erwin Mallari has turned chaos into art.
Erwin Mallari was just a regular office worker when he started painting the daily struggles of commuters in Metro Manila. In a series of paintings, he depicted the different traffic situations in the city using watercolor.Mallari showcases his mastery of the medium with ...
 
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Filipinos don’t joke about karaoke.
In the Philippines, karaoke is king. Every barangay is equipped with 10 or so karaoke bars, each of which is alive until well into the early morning. But karaoke isn’t complete with alcohol, and when you add a couple of drunk—and off-tune—Filipinos ...
 
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This is the world we live in, folks.
The power of influencers is something that continues to boggle people who aren't, well, influencers.But what exactly are influencers? The short explanation is that influencers are bloggers, vloggers, and other content creators on social media sites such as Instagram, YouTube, and more ...
 
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You wouldn't want to miss this six-day sneaker sale.
Got some exciting holiday travels lined up? Whether you're exploring a new city or hiking through exotic terrain, you'll need a few travel essentials to keep you going. The right shoes are a must-have for any destination—they'll go with you everywhere and ...
 
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Lucerne's Emerson Yao adds the 2019 Chicago Marathon to his list of many finishes.
What are the very interesting hobbies of very interesting men? What do they like to do on their downtime? Out of Office features CEOs who are sneakerheads, architects who love big bikes, and creative directors who are into indoor gardening. This week, ...
 
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Our Father, who art in iCloud.
Jesus just went digital.The Vatican has announced the launch of its new digital device: the “Click to Pray eRosary.” The smart device is similar to a smartwatch, only it’s synchronized with the Click to Pray eRosary app, and together, the device and ...
 
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It has radar sensors, and better camera, and more.
Google Pixel owners: The (very) few, the proud, and perhaps the smartest smart phone owners among us. When the Pixel 3 was released last year, it came with big brains and the best phone camera on the market. And in the run-up to ...
 
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Glorietta’s new and improved Food Choices just reopened with a new look and lineup.
Let’s be real. Food courts are not the most desirable food destinations, but Glorietta’s revamped Food Choices is challenging the way malls put together a bunch of food kiosks. Its makeover alone is enough of a talking point (remember the neon lights and ...
 
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Vince Gilligan's 'Breaking Bad' movie asks us how bad we should really feel for Aaron Paul's character.
Spoilers for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie below.In the final stretch of Breaking Bad, it felt like Jesse Pinkman existed only to suffer. Once an endearingly naive and lively character (yeah, bitch) Jesse had been hollowed out over the course of five seasons by ...
 
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Here's how this could change the ending of the Rise of Skywalker.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a badass dude. He chopped Darth Maul clear in half. He ripped all six lightsaber-wielding arms of General Grievous apart. And not even Anakin Skywalker, an angry Sith convert at the height of his youthful vigor and rage, could ...
 
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Here's a compelling case for how Robert Downey Jr.'s character is backed up to the cloud.
Is Tony Stark actually dead? For all the enduring mysteries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that's a question Avengers: Endgame seemed to answer quite definitively in its very tragic and misty-eyed finale. I mean, we saw the guy's gravestone. It doesn't get much more ...
 
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Prepare your tissues.
Before we get started, let’s get this straight: Real men cry. Granted, not a lot can achieve this, and only a few things are surefire ways to incite tears: Tony Stark’s death, UAAP finals, and of course, dog films. We’re celebrating male ...
 
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Photographers, graphic artists, and illustrators are deeply divided about this issue.
When it comes to the best photo editing app, there are two names that definitely stand out: Snapseed (by Google) and Lightroom (by Adobe). It should come as no surprise that the two tech goliaths should come up with the best apps ...
 
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A quick primer on Jimmy Hoffa, Frank Sheeran, and the Kennedy brothers.
Martin Scorsese's return to crime—making films about it, he's not stealing anti-freeze from Halford's like Franco Zeffirelli used to—with The Irishman is very exciting. Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino and a saga spanning decades? Hook it to our veins.Given that it's ...
 
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So much talking, not enough action.
The premiere screening for Gemini Man was held at Evia Lifestyle Center, a mall located some 25 odd kilometers south of the heart of Metro Manila. Sitting in the middle of seemingly nowhere as soon as you exit Susana Heights on SLEX, ...
 
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The photo allegedly shows Antonio Luna after being hacked to death by Katipuneros from Cavite.
A black-and-white photo has resurfaced on social media, with claims that it was taken moments after Emilio Aguinaldo’s men hacked General Antonio Luna to death. If rumors are to be believed, the general allegedly refused to die, and took many blows to ...
 
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Is this the start of the next golden age of cinema?
Every film buff knows the name: TBA Studios (Tuko Film Productions Inc., Buchi Boy Entertainment, and Artikulo Uno Productions), the masterminds behind critically acclaimed local films like Heneral Luna, Goyo, Bliss, Birdshot, Neomanila, and Smaller and Smaller Circles. Now, the film outfit ...
 
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Thirteen short stories by Filipino-American writer Noelle Q. de Jesus paint a picture of diaspora.
Palanca award-winning writer Noelle Q. de Jesus navigates the theme of diaspora in her second book of short fiction, Cursed and Other Stories. In 13 tales, de Jesus, who was born in the U.S., raised in the Philippines, and now lives in Singapore, ...
 
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How will it stack up against Microsoft's Project Scarlett?
Sony dropped an info bomb on us this week and our heads are still spinning. We now have an official name for the next-gen console, a vague release date and news about the updated Dualshock 5 controller, and we are still more than a ...
 
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And why you shouldn't miss it.
Seven years ago, the film industry’s best and brightest gathered together to birth a safe space for up-and-coming Filipino filmmakers. Less than 10 years later, QCinema International Film Festival has grown beyond expectations to become a leading international film festival in Southeast Asia. ...
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