crushes of yore, music

Crushes of Yore: That Guy from That Band

I’ve been following The Voice of the Philippines for the last few weeks now, which I’ve been watching with a group of girls from our dorm. We watch the show for the performances, and for the judges (let’s just say that Lea Salonga seems to be enjoying the same “special beverage” that Blake Shelton partakes of in the US edition)…

Read More

movies, music, satire and parody, screenplay

The Bourne Videoke

Over dinner with friends this past weekend (yep, same friends with whom I watched Les Mis), talk turned towards the unintended socio-political satire that was The Bourne Legacy. Yes, the ending was still unforgivable, but one of us had this really insane idea: What if, in the middle of that ridiculous high-speed chase around Manila, Aaron Cross had lost his footing…

Read More

in memoriam, movies, music


How apropos is it that the 100th post on my blog would be about Les Miserables? I never would have thought about it myself, but I watched it with my friends over the weekend, and we had so much fun with each other that I couldn’t help but share my joy here, even though I did spend a considerable amount…

Read More

holidays, in memoriam, music, squee

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 4)

In case “Driving Home for Christmas” didn’t already make you cry, here’s Whitney Houston doing one of the most definitive versions of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (One of the rarest times when I would have watched Jay instead of Dave for Christmas.) And if you’re still reeling from dearest Hawkeye singing and playing piano during his opening monologue on…

Read More

holidays, music, retro

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 2)

No holiday celebration chez Meimei is complete without a few entries from Barenaked Ladies, whose snarky takes on Christmas classics are always welcomed… at least by myself and my siblings, knowing that my parents would be horrified at what they might hear if we’d played these around them. First, their now-iconic take on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We…

Read More