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An answer to your nostalgia.
Every house has a box full of film negatives collecting dust in the corner. It can be pretty expensive to scan film negatives in this day and age where film is considered a luxury. But here’s an answer to your nostalgia: FilmBox, ...
 
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Jose Rizal wrote of the bridge in El Filibusterismo.
In the quiet town of Majayjay, Laguna, there is an old bridge that was never finished, but its beauty and elegance were so legendary that it found its way in the pages of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo.In the first chapter of the ...
 
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What is a contronym anyway?
Just when we thought English couldn’t get anymore confusing with all its antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, and the blasted silent “e” (honestly), we’re introduced to the bloody contronym. Like the word suggests, it refer to words that have two contradictory meanings that are ...
 
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Consumption trends in Southeast Asia reveal an emphasis on community and positivity.
“Conscious consumer is one of the top 10 global trends,” says Devi Attamimi, institute director of the Hakuhodo Institute of Life and Living (HILL) ASEAN. She describes “conscious consumers” as “people who want to positively contribute to environmental and social causes when ...
 
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Plot: An insurance agent investigates the kidnapping of a jai alai player involving a female death squad.
Throughout the back half to the 20th century, the Philippines was an established location for low- to medium-budget B movies. With scenic vistas and beaches and a cooperative, English-speaking workforce, an ecosystem existed that allowed scores of Hollywood productions to quickly shoot ...
 
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No acting experience necessary.
Legendary actress Cherie Gil is teaching an online master class in drama.No acting experience necessary.“All you will need are a pen and a notebook. And your trust and commitment to do the work,” says Gil. “What’s acting, anyway? But reliving lives.”Gil has ...
 
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Actor Jack Bannon plays the superhero’s mentor and butler in the prequel TV series.
“We were encouraged from the beginning to think of it as a stand-alone thing,” says Jack Bannon, who stars as Alfred Pennyworth, a former British special forces operative who will become the butler of the Wayne family and serve as a father ...
 
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Meet Roger Fuckebythenavele. Real name, by the way.
Fuck. It turns out we might have been wrong about the age and origins of everyone's favorite word. While it's pretty fucking hard to pin down the exact lineage of the word—sources point to its first usage in the late-1500s to late-1300s—a historian ...
 
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Sunsets in Uranus are far dreamier than those seen on Earth. 
Thanks to NASA, you can now stare into the gloaming of faraway skyscapes in Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. In preparation for a future flight to Uranus, planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva of the Goddard Space Flight Center ...
 
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The rattan peacock chair is a powerful icon used throughout the decades.
In 1914, the El Paso Herald, a newspaper in the United States, published a photo of a woman with her child sitting in a rattan peacock chair."A Jail Bird in a Peacock Chair," Bilibid Prison (1914)The identity of the woman in the ...
 
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You can view the lighting led by Mayor Isko Moreno on Facebook Live.
At exactly 6:30 p.m. this evening, June 24, Manila City will light up in tribute to Filipino frontliners still battling the COVID-19 pandemic.Top Story: Sofia Andres' Boyfriend Daniel Miranda Is an Old Money ScionToday marks the 449th Araw ng Maynila, and the lighting ...
 
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As an immigrant in the U.S., Hamilton strove to leave a legacy despite being an “orphan son of a whore.”
Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton started as an experimental musical, drawing heavily from hip hop, R&B, and soul. When it launched in 2015, it became an instant sensation. Around the world, Hamilton sparked conversations about race and history.Today, Disney released the official trailer ...
 
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The actress, do-gooder, and superhero deserves your respect.
The Internet can be a scary place. We woke up today to hear that social media has been unkind to Angel Locsin. After photos of the actress looking fuller popped up on the web, keyboard warriors wasted no time shaming her appearance.   That’s ...
 
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Just for shits and giggles.
FaceApp is trending again, and because we need a dose of humor in these times of gloom and doom, we put the app to the test by using a series of old Esquire photoshoots with the Philippines’ most famous (and infamous) politicians. ...
 
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To Jo Koy, Filipinos need cultural touchstones they can claim as uniquely theirs and, as a Filipino, he must contend with creating them.
Joseph Glenn Herbert, more popularly known as Jo Koy, has found himself in the enviable position of being famous and successful, but not after a long fight. “Comedy is all about timing. I had several opportunities to break… development deals that fell ...
 
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She identified her rapist only as '#rhymeswithwrong.'
Disc jockey Kat Alano has proven that wearing a woman's clothing has nothing to do with risk of rape. Kat, 34, is the latest celebrity to take part in the #HijaAko movement on Twitter.In a tweet on Monday morning, June 15, she ...
 
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The similarities are eerie.
Released in 2005, V for Vendetta is a dystopian thriller that has become a pop culture icon, symbolic of the people’s struggle against government oppression. But V for Vendetta is hardly a hero film—it’s morally murky at best with all its brutality. ...
 
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The award-winning actress talks about the acclaimed HBO drama, I Know This Much Is True, the creative process, and diversity in the industry.
“The very first scene we did, which was about 18 to 20 pages long, we didn’t even rehearse it. We didn’t line-run it, we didn’t even discuss it. We just shot it. I think that was the first time Mark [Ruffalo] even ...
 
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You will be surprised where the word ‘Abuchikik’ comes from.
Long before Willie Revillame, Bayani Agbayani, and other celebrities made novelty songs, there was Yoyoy Villame and his catchy songs, which dominated the airwaves in the ’80s and ’90s. Among his most popular hits are “Mag-Exercise Tayo” and the nonsense classic song ...
 
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Dance artist Jose Jay Cruz creates spaces that immortalize space and time.
If the pieces in Jose Jay Cruz’s apartment look familiar to you, it is probably because you’ve seen them before in the home of the late Jacques Van Den Huevel, as featured in top (and now defunct) local design magazines.Top Story: Why Texas ...
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