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Celebrating 10 Years of BEAST’s Fiction and Fact Album

On this day of 2011, Beast (now Highlight), the now-defunct K-pop boy group, released their first full-length album, “Fiction and Fact.” Topping the album was the hit song, “Fiction,” which made the group a household name in K-pop. Beast’s Fiction and Fact was an explosion upon its release. Many k-pop and even non-k-pop fans flocked over it. Thus, it became the 5th selling album in … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Years of BEAST’s Fiction and Fact Album

Meet ALAMAT, the Most Inclusive P-pop Boy group in Mainstream OPM

In light of the rising of K-pop internationally and the unexpected reception of K-pop-like boy bands in the Philippines like SB19, Viva Entertainment recently introduced their first k-pop-like OPM boy group, ALAMAT. Viva is slowly promoting their new boy group, about ten years after they attempted to follow in the footsteps of K-pop group Super Junior with the boy band XLR8. However, the said boy … Continue reading Meet ALAMAT, the Most Inclusive P-pop Boy group in Mainstream OPM

ATARASHII GAKKO!–a Girl Group that’s Breaking Stereotypes

ATARASHII GAKKO! or Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders (新しい学校のリーダーズ; lit.: New School Leaders) is the girl group that will make you take a second look, despite their unsophistication and ruggedness. Anyone from my generation can attest to the enormous gap between high schoolers today versus high schoolers from the 90s to the early 2000s. Many of us older generation girls have had our unpretty, unkempt, and rugged days. We … Continue reading ATARASHII GAKKO!–a Girl Group that’s Breaking Stereotypes

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Everyone is still Caught Up with D’Angelo’s “Untitled” after 20 Years Except the Philippines

I chanced upon a video of R&B singer Brandy singing along spontaneously to D’Angelo’s Untitled (How does it feel) while I was browsing my Twitter feed. I have caught myself being in the same situation a thousand times. Now it occurred to me that it is this year that the sexy track would celebrate its 20th anniversary, as well as D’Angelo’s seminal album, Voodoo. Untitled (How … Continue reading Everyone is still Caught Up with D’Angelo’s “Untitled” after 20 Years Except the Philippines

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Max von Sydow Tribute: One of the Kingpins of World Cinema

No one can ever write about an actor as vividly as his close relations, co-actors, and directors, or perhaps a fan who has been following his work for many years. However, I am quite enamored by Max von Sydow, not because of a necessary tribute, but because as good an actor he was, I found a little space for him in the cinephile division of … Continue reading Max von Sydow Tribute: One of the Kingpins of World Cinema

i belong to the zoo interview

Getting to Know I Belong to the Zoo

Interview footage by OC-Craft. As one of the breakthrough artists of 2019, I belong to the Zoo (Argee Guerrero) has a lot going on in his career. He has had several collaborations, one of them being Moira dela Torre, and currently Mayonnaise. With Argee’s sad and poignant songs, one would always be curious how those creations came to life. In August of last year, me … Continue reading Getting to Know I Belong to the Zoo

Alessandra de rossi tribute review

Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi Goes, we will Follow

One of the predicaments in our country today is the supposed non-renewal of the franchise of the biggest media broadcasting corporation, ABS-CBN. While I have no business about the issues the media giant is facing (I believe it would be impossible for them to go off-air), I lie if I say I won’t be curious if ever they lose in the end. I mean, what … Continue reading Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi Goes, we will Follow

Hyun bin tribute review

The Third Rising of Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin’s acting career has been a hell of a roller coaster with its ups and downs, but he always manages to come back to the superstar that he is. His breakthrough role was in My Name is Kim Sam Soon, along with Kim Sun-a, which remains one of the Korean dramas with high ratings. He then moved on to eclectic roles, from mainstream to … Continue reading The Third Rising of Hyun Bin

George mckay tribute review

George Mackay Feature: An Actor You Cannot Downplay

For every feature of #ThePopBlogCrush, the question lies in whether I write about a charismatic and popular personality, or a serious and grim personality heavily perused in their craft. I’m always torn between the two, but I almost always choose the latter. I love character actors, the underdog (or subtle) heroes of film and tv. In the 16 years that he’s been in the industry, … Continue reading George Mackay Feature: An Actor You Cannot Downplay

Lizzo tribute review

Lizzo, the Grammy Winner Some of You Might Have Not Heard Of

Whether the Grammys is a rigged game or not, there are some artists that deserve their nominations, to say the least. And one of them is Lizzo. Lizzo bagged 3 awards: Best Pop Solo Performance for the song Truth Hurts, Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Jerome, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe). Some of you have not heard … Continue reading Lizzo, the Grammy Winner Some of You Might Have Not Heard Of