Saturday, December 20, 2014

RIP Kuya Ronald

Last Thursday we received Christmas Bonus and well we were happy of course but sadly there was sad news because our longtime utility personnel Kuya Ronald passed away the night before due to cardiac arrest. He was 45. It was so sudden as he was still in the office just two days ago with no signs of health issues. We were not close but still he was nice to me and helped me when I asked for assistance. And for the 5 years that I've been with the company, he was one of the "constant' so I can't help but feel a void now that I won't be able to see him in the office anymore. I feel sad because he won't be able to see his only son graduate from college. He would always boast of his child's achievements and he really worked very hard to send him to college. The fact that he died days before Christmas makes this even more sad. Rest in Peace Kuya Ronald. I will pray for your soul

Friday, December 12, 2014


My Internet connection at home sucks. I can’t live on prepaid Internet stick for good. I need better one but I’m afraid to get a postpaid DSL or Broadband thing because the service might suck again and I have to make calls to the CSR and get template replies that does not help at all. I had enough of those already. What’s annoying is that the process of getting customer service for crappy Internet connection just sucks more so getting bill rebates for sucky connection.  All the ISPs available here in our town have all negative feedbacks when it comes to customer service. But I guess I have to find out which is the most tolerable one, gonna be a tough one.

I admit I’m having an off holiday season so far. I just console myself that at least this is not as terrible as it was two years ago. It’s so hard to be a shock absorber. I try my best to stay positive and be encouraging but damn their negativity can really get me at times. What’s worst the feeling of negativity lingers.  Just 1 3 days to go before Christmas I need to get my groove back on.

I don’t like looking myself at the mirror. I used to be okay with my weight but I’m now obese and I’m so embarrassed to say that I ripped a lot of my pants lately trying to squeeze my fat self. I need to lose weight but it’s hard. Food is my comfort especially how tough it has been for the past year. Not an excuse I know. I tried to eat little and deprive myself of some goodies but I failed because I crave easily. I have no aspirations to have abs or what but I really need to lose pounds soon.

One thing about my physical self that I’ll finally admit that's making me sad is my receding hairline. Only 27 and I’m already balding. It’s hereditary but my older brother was unfortunate to suffer through it as early as 18. My hair started thinning last year. I didn’t notice at first because I barely look myself in the mirror. I tried using one of those shampoos that say it can make your hair thick again but alas nothing happened and it’s expensive so I stopped using it anymore. I just resigned myself that hey this is it for my hair unless I get filthy rich soon so I can get Svenson’s treatments haha. So with a 40 waistline and receding hairline, I look older now than my real age. I used to not care about physical appearances and such but it’s different now.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Go Away Hagupit

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby once it enters Philippines) is expected to make a landfall and reports say it could be potentially as hard as last year's devastating Haiyan/Yolanda. Our area will not be affected as it will hit Visayas BUT STILL Yolanda was so terrible that I was really hoping no such typhoon will happen again this year.  I'm really hoping and praying Hagupit will not lived up to its name.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Well second consecutive day of posting here on my blog. Will this be a trend? Will I be able to get this blog active again? We shall see. Anyway, last night I was confronted with yet another problem which is not exactly my fault but because I care too much, I'm affected. I've been a little traumatized with poor decision making skills that I've witnessed for the last 2 years. I'm burned out to be honest. I never thought I will have this kind of problem because I'm disciplined when it comes finances but because of certain decisions of other people I need to step up and handle stuff I never thought I will deal with. But I guess that's part of growing up.  Still I'm glad I was able to get my act together and try to calm things down. I had a feeling I was being lied to earlier but I didn't point it out anymore because I know s/he was just trying to save face. I just said the best advice I could give. I see no point on whining about things anymore or join the blame game because well it will not accomplish anything. I just hope and pray s/he listened because I did my best to send the message across with no drama.

On other things, the next 2-3 weeks will be hectic at work as we will need to handle one rushed project that needs to be done before Christmas week. It's nerve-wracking but I'm preparing myself now because this is an important project. 

I bet on Lotto earlier. Lucky pick. Yes I went there. I'm that guy now. Trying my luck. The results are now out but I'll just check it tomorrow. Suspense, Yeah as if I'll win anything but who knows right?Even consolation prize will still be helpful with what I'm dealing right now.

Awards season started. Frontrunner Boyhood opens locally tomorrow. Yes I know there's a leaked copy floating online already but well aside from the fact that I have a sucky Internet connection at home, I have this thing that I'll wait til a movie is shown here (especially for the ones I'm interested it with) before resorting to that. I still believe the best way to watch a movie is on a theater. I'm more focused and Boyhood I feel is a movie that's deserving to be seen on  the big screen. It will be in limited theaters though so I hope I can find one convenient to me

Well I guess that's it.  Hope to blog again tomorrow.

Monday, December 01, 2014

One Year Later....

Hello there old friend!

Yes it's been a year since I last updated this blog. There's a lot of reasons why I stopped blogging but mostly because Internet at home sucked big time and I was too lazy to update it. Anyway, I haven't followed the charts closely this year but updates are still active at the Philippine Music Charts Facebook which is constanly updated by Chester who continued the chart listings there from Pinoyexchange to the FB which has a loyal following now. But well good news if anybody is still reading is that I will post and collect the year-end charts for 2014 here just like in the past. I will my other year-end lists as well. And I'm thinking reviving this blog for 2015 as well since well next year this blog will turn 10 years old so I don't want that just pass by. I hope I'll be able to maintain that promise :D

Anyway, so was my life for the past year? I've been busy at work. Got promoted (by default because someone resigned). I'm overseeing programming and scheduling on TeleNovela Channel. Sounds fancy eh? Not exactly since the channel is still finding its place on air but I must say we have a loyal audience. It's been 3 years and the channel went through a lot of challenges and we're still here. I hope good things will happen to the channel soon. I love TV and I'm glad I'm able to work on this industry despite the daunting tasks. I've learned a lot. 

As for my side gig, I continue to be movie reviewer and community associate at I love my PEx family both online and offline. I've been a member of this forum for 10 years already and I'm so happy that I'm part of the moderating/admin team for the last 3 years. It's a bonus that I earn income from helping out with the site. Social media has affected forum activity in the last few years but the message board is still alive and kicking as the site continues to evolve. I feel privileged to be part of it. 

As for my family, well I love my nephew a lot. He turned 6 year this year and I can honestly say that he is one of the reasons why despite the challenges we face this year, we're still solid it's because of this little guy. Yes, it has been a challenging year for us in the family, Our five year-old canteen business folded this year and it was a major blow to us, especially financially speaking. Two of my siblings devoted their time there for the last few years and now they have to go back from the start and be an employee. I assisted my sister to find job again and it was not easy especially because she's in her mid 30s already. I won't deny that there are times I feel so frustrated with what happened especially on the financial losses we dealt with. I helped paying some of the debts and it was so tough but as a family we need to support each other. I try my best not to dwell with that anymore because that's life, you win some, you lose some. But I'm very wary with my finances right now. I have savings and I'm so careful with how I spend my money right now. I'm starting to think about my future right now. I don't think I'll be independent anytime soon. I need to help my family although I'm no breadwinner and my parents have their savings as well, I need to help out with the bills and other needs. I'm glad to say we are nowhere near poverty or what but the financial loss we had was still major so we have to be extra careful. But I choose to think positive right now and I'm claiming it, 2015 will be a better year!

What more do I have to say? Ah romance.... well sadly there's nothing new happening in my life on that area. And because I've been so engrossed with work and family, I have no time to think about it that much. But I will not deny that thoughts of me ending up alone in later life scares me. I do want to have my own family. It does not help when I see my friends (especially my childhood friends) get married and start a family. I turned 27 this year, it's still young but you see the time is still ticking. But I know I'm not ready financially and emotionally. I know in my heart I will be a good father and husband but I know marriage and raising a family ain't easy especially at these times. Through helping taking care of my nephew for the last few years I had a taste of parenthood and while it's so rewarding and heartwarming, it's so tough. I just think of the cost of sending a kid to school and it scares me if I can afford it. I have friends who have to work abroad to give their children a better life. I'm still helping out things at home so this is not the time yet for me to have one of my own. I get scared at time what if it's too late? Of course finding the right woman is not easy as well. I gotta be honest, I also have the one "that got away". We're still friends and I still think what if I made the move back then. But then I realized with the things I've gone through we could have broken up eventually because I won't be able to devote enough time to nurture a good relationship. I think she's with someone now based on her social media posts (oh yes I checked her FB profile every now and then, how stalker-ish of me) but I never asked to confirm. Maybe I'm afraid to hear the answer. I just let things be. But one thing is for sure if she invites me to her wedding, i will not attend. I'm not a masochist.

Woah, I've written a lot. Sorry if I have typos or grammar issues. Too lazy to edit haha. Anyway, nice to see you again my dear old Forg Files. Sorry for neglecting you for the last 11 months. I'm back and hopefully I'll be as active as before. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chart Recap 2013 Year-end Charts

All these charts were gathered by the Philippine Music Charts Thread  team at


Jan 1, 11:55AM - Added 91.5 Big Radio and 93.9 iFM year-end charts

 Jan. 1, 2014 12:30AM - Added RX 93.1, Magic 89.9, Wave 89.1, Jam 88.3, Mellow 947, 97.9 Home Radio, 106.7 Energy FM and 107.5 Win Radio year-end charts

91.5 Big Radio Year-end Top 20 Countdown
January 1, 2014

20. Robin Thicke feat Pharrell and T.I - Blurred Lines
19. David Guetta feat Sia - Titanium
18. Sam Concepcio - Mahal na Mahal
17. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
16. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
15. Gloc 9 feat Rico Blanco - Magda
14. Yeng Constantino - Jeepney Love Story
13. Katy Perry - Roar
12. Beenie Man - Gimme Gimme
11. Daniel Padilla - Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat
10. Rihanna - Diamonds
9. Juana Cosme - Ibong Ligaw
8. Abra feat Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar - Gayuma
7. Fruitcake - Whoops Kiri
6. KZ Tandingan - Killing Me Softly
5. Pink feat Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason
4. 1:43 - Sa Isang Sulyap Mo
3. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
2. Jireh Lim - Buko
1. Basilyo - Lord Patawad

93.9 iFM Top 14 ng 2013
January 1, 2014

14. Hari - Gwiyomi
13. Jonalyn Viray - Help Me Get Over You
12. Ron Henley feat Pow Chavez - Biglang Liko
11. Bruno Mars - Treasure
10. David Guetta feat Sia - Titanium
9. Baauer - Harlem Shake
8. Fruitcake - Whoops Kiri
7. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
6. Ylvis - The Fox
5. Beenie Man - Gimme Gimme
4. PSY - Gentleman
3. Jireh Lim - Buko
2. Pink feat Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason
1. Basilyo - Lord Patawad

Jam 88.3 Top 88 Year-end Countdown
December 31, 2013

88. Jars of Clay - After The Fight
87. Avicii - Wake Me Up
86. For The Foxes - Son of a Gun
85. Strokes - All The Time
84. Plain White Ts - Haven't Told Her
83. Smallpools - Drawing
82. The Royal Concept - On Our Way
81. Nonono - Pumpin' Blood
80. Ra Ra Riot - When I Dream
79. Kings of Leon - Supersoaker
78. Hot Chip - Dark and Stormy
77. Peryodiko - Ayoko Na Ng Drama
76. Linkin Park feat Steve Aoki - A Light That Never Comes
75. Fun. - Why Am I The One
74. Carousel - Into The Night
73. The Cat Empire - Fire Empire
72. Phoenix - Entertainment
71. Imagine Dragons - Demons
70. Grouplove - Ways to Go
69. City and Colour - Thirst
68. Paramore - Ain't It Fun
67. Gaijin - Just Like This
66. Phoenix - S.O.S in Bel Air
65. Mother Mother - Infinitesimal
64. Fallout Boy - My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Them Up)
63. Noah And The Whale - There Will Come A Time
62. Said The Whale - I Love You
61. Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World
60. Passion Pit - Carried Away
59. WilaBaliW - Fahira
58. Muse – Panic Station
57. Paramore - Now
56. New Politics - Tonight You're Perfect
55. Moonwlk - Iris
54. Kate Torrabla - Pictures
53. Arctic Monkey - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
52. Beady Eye - Iz Rite
51. Atlas Genius - If So
50. Cold War Kids - Miracle Mile
49. Lorde - Team
48. Yolanda Moon - Pasensya
47. Dragonfly Collector - There is No Remaining in Place
46. Ciudad - You Know The Answer, Just Follow The Leader
45. Mounties - If The Dance Catches On
44. The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds
43. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilige
42. Cage The Elephant - Come A Little Closer
41. The Wombats - Your Body is a Weapon
40. Gold Fields - Dark Again
39. Young The Giant - It's About Time
38. Fitz and the Tantrums - 6AM
37. Parqued Courts - Stoned and Starving
36. Save Me Hollywood - Changes
35. Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier
34. Pearl Jam - Mind Your Manners
33. Bloc Party - Truth
32. Stars - Wishful
31. Portugal Man - Modern Jesus
30. Flying Ipis - Over and Over Again
29. 1975 - The Chocolate
28. The Postal Service - A Tattered Line Of String
27. Paramore - Still Into You
26. Fitz And The Tantrums - Out Of My League
25. Queens of the Stone Age - Smooth Sailing
24. Bastille - Pompeii
23. Arctic Monkey - I Wanna Be Yours
22. Beady Eye - Second Bite Of The Apple
21. Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted
20. The Killers - Shot At Night
19. Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
18. Portugal. The Man - Purple Yellow Red And Blue
17. Kings of Leon - Temple
16. Panic! At The Disco feat Lolo - Miss Jackson
15. Hellogoodbye - (Everything Is) Debatable
14. Two Door Cinema Club - Changing Of The Seasons
13. The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather
12. Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool
11. Empire of the Sun - Alive
10. Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
9. Fallout Boy - Alone Together
8. Echosmith - Cool Kids
7. Franz Ferdinand - Right Action
6. Tennis - Mean Streets
5. Queens of the Store Age - My God is the Sun
4. Beck - I Won't Be Long
3. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
2. Lorde - Royals
1. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know
December 31, 2013 (Tuesday)

90. Alicia Keys – Die Without You
89. Chris Brown feat Lil' Wayne, French Montana & Too Short – Loyal
88. Will.I.Am. feat Miley Cyrus, French Montana & Wiz Khalifa – Feelin' Myself
87. Jordyn Taylor - So Unpredictable
86. Eric Bellinger feat Problem – I Don't Want Her
85. Ariana Grande feat Big Sean - Right There
84. Sage The Gemini - Gas Pedal
83. Drake feat 2 Chainz & Big Sean - All Me
82. Destiny's Child - Nuclear
81. Mario feat Nicki Minaj - Somebody Else
80. Calvin Harris - Thinking About You
79. Robin Thicke feat Kendrick Lamar - Give it 2 U
78. Rihanna feat David Guetta - Right Now
77. Sean Paul- Other Side of Love
76. Sean Kingston feat Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa - Beat It
75. DJ Khaled feat Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - No New Friends
74. Jay Sean - Mars
73. Tyga feat Chris Brown - For The Road
72. Bone Thugs N Harmony feat Ty Dolla Sign -Everything 100
71. Q-York feat Kat Lopez - Lead The Way
70. Timbaland - White Wedding
69. Jay Sean - Where You Are
68. Pusha T feat Kelly Rowland - Let Me Love You
67. Ashanti - I Got It
66. Nelly feat. Nicki Minaj, Pharrell - Get Like Me
65. The Cataracs feat Sky Blu - Alcohol
64. Estelle - Call These Boys
63. feat Miley Cyrus - Fall Down
62. Abrina feat Baby Bash - Fallback
61. Kelly Rowland – Kisses Down Low
60. Dev feat Sage The Gemini - Kiss It
59. French Montana feat Nicki Minaj - Freaks
58. Cher Lloyd feat T.I. – I Wish
57. Travie McCoy feat Jason Mraz - Rough Waters
56. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - White Walls
55. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
54. Chris Brown feat Aaliyah - Don't Think They Know
53. B.o.B feat 2 Chainz - Headband
52. - Geekin'
51. Major Lazer feat Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic – Bubble Butt
50. Nelly – Hey Porsche
49. Chris Brown - As Your Friend
48. Ariana Grande - Baby I
47. Ciara - Body Party
46. Amber - Paralyzed
45. Wale - Tired of Dreaming
44. Claude Kelly – Baddest Two
43. Alicia Keys - Tears Always Win
42. Rihanna - Pour It Up
41. Justin Timberlake - You Got It On
40. Drop City Yacht Club feat Jeremih - Crickets
39. Mica Javier & Jay-R – Tonight
38. J. Cole Ft. TLC - Crooked Smile
37. Bridget Kelly ft. Kendrick Lamar - Street Dreamin
36. Eve - Make It Out This Town
35. Chris Brown feat Nicki Minaj - Love More
34. Rihanna - What Now
33. DJ Felli Fel feat. Ne-Yo, Tyga & Wiz Khalifa - Reason To Hate
32. Nelly - Heaven
31. Miguel - How Many Drinks?
30. RedFoo - Bring Out The Bottles
29. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us
28. Alicia Keys - Brand New Me
27. Daft Punk - Lose Yourself To Dance
26. Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz - Talk Dirty
25. Rihanna - Jump
24. Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement - Get Up
23. Eminem feat Rihanna - The Monster
22. Far East Movement - The Illest
21. Ke$ha feat - Crazy Kids
20. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
19. Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko - Stay
18. Ariana Grande feat Mac Miller - The Way
17. Drake - Started From The Bottom
16. Lupe Fiasco feat Ed Sheeran - Old School Love
15. Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z - Suit and Tie
14. Chris Brown - Fine China
13. Mariah Carey feat Miguel - #Beautiful
12. Ne-Yo feat Future - Luxurious
11. John Legend - All of Me
10. John Legend feat. Rick Ross - Who Do We Think We Are
9. Jason DeRulo - Marry Me
8. Bruno Mars - Treasure
7. Zedd feat Hayley Williams - Stay The Night
6. Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home
5. Robin Thick feat Pharell & T,I - Blurred Lines
4. Daft Phunk feat Pharell - Get Lucky
3. Jay Z feat Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail
2. Zedd feat Foxes - Clarity
1. Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo - Tonight
RX 93.1 All-Hit Yearender Countdown 2013
December 31, 2013

40. Passion Pit - Carried Away
39. Ed Sheer an - Give Me Love
38. Before You Exit - I Like That
37. Justin Bieber - Right Here (feat. Drake)
36. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
35. Zedd - Stay the Night (feat. Hayley Williams)
34. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
33. Maroon 5 - Love Somebody
32. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
31. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
30. This Century - Slow Dance Night
29. Jessica Sanchez - Plastic Roses
28. Lady GaGa - Venus
27. Maroon 5 - Daylight
26. Rihanna - Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
25. Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie (feat. Jay-Z)
24. Zedd - Clarity (feat. Foxes)
23. Ariana Grande - The Way (feat. Mac Miller)
22. Paramore - Still Into You
21. Paramore - Ain't It Fun
20. Avril Lavigne - Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)
19. Disclosure - Latch (feat. Sam Smith)
18. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
17. Mika - Popular Song (feat. Ariana Grande)
16. Mariah Carey - #Beautiful (feat. Miguel)
15. Jay-Z - Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)
14. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll
13. RadioDriveBy - Go All Night
12. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
11. Britney Spears - Scream and Shout (feat.
10. Lorde - Royals
9. Jessica Sanchez - Tonight (feat. Ne-Yo)
8. Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)
7. Katy Perry - Roar
6. Pink - True Love (feat. Lily Allen)
5. Bruno Mars - Treasure
4. Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up
3. Lady GaGa - Applause
2. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I)
1. Pink - Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess) 

December 31, 2013 (Tuesday)

20 – Green Day – The Forgotten
19 – Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
18 – The Script feat Will.I.Am. – Hall Of Fame
17 – Passenger – Let Her Go
16 – Zedd feat Foxes – Clarity

15 – Colton Dixon – Never Gone
14 – The Lumineers – Ho Hey
13 – Mika feat Ariana Grande – Popular Song
12 – Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z – Suit And Tie
11 – Taylor Swift – 22

10 – Ciara – Body Party
9 – Pink feat Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
8 –  missed it
7 – Avril Lavigne – Here's To Never Growing Up
6 – Lorde – Royals

5 – One Direction – Little Things
4 – Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
3 – Katy Perry – Roar
2 – Kris Allen – Better With You
1 – Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man

106.7 Energy FM Year-end Countdown
December 31, 2013

20. Banda ni Kleggy - Discolamon
19. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
18. One Direction - Best Song Ever
17. Ylvis - The Fox
16. Myrtle Sarrosa - Mr. Kupido
15. EB Dabarkads - Chachacha Dabarkads
14. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
13. Robin Thicke feat Pharell and T.I - Blurred Lines
12. Silent Sanctuary - Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin
11. Katy Perry - Roar
10. Julie Anne San Jose - For Everything
9. 1:43 - Sa Isang Sulyap Mo
8. Yeng Constantino - Chinito
7. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
6. Pink feat Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason
5. Beenie Man - Gimme Gimme
4. Daniel Padilla- Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat
3. Baauer - Harlem Shake
2. Jireh Lim - Buko
1. PSY - Gentleman
December 31, 2013 (Tuesday)

20 – Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos & Quest – Dati
19 – Ezra Band – Walang Iba
18 – Toni Gonzaga – Kahit Na
17 – 1:43 – Ikaw At Ako
16 – Bayang Barrios – Gising Na Kaibigan

15 – Rivermaya – Malayang Magmahal
14 – Banda Ni Kleggy – Discolamon
13 – Krissy & Ericka – 1:43
12 – Bugoy Drilon – Nagmamakaawa
11 – Juana Cosme – Ibong Ligaw

10 – Myrus Ramirez – Pusong Lito
9 – Chito Miranda & Rico Blanco – Panahon Na Naman Ng Harana
8 – Sarah Geronimo – Tayo
7 – Jireh Lim – Magkabilang Mundo
6 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito

5 – Jireh Lim – Buko
4 – Gloc 9 feat Rico Blanco – Magda
3 – Daniel Padilla – Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat
2 – Abra feat Thyro & Jeriko Aguilar – Gayuma
1 – Basilyo – Lord Patawad
Magic 89.9 | Magic Pop 30 Yearend Countdown
December 31 2013

30 Tonight - Jessica Sanchez ft Ne-Yo
29 Dati - Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest
28 Still Into You - Paramore
27 Stay - Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko
26 My Life - 50 Cent ft Eminem and Adam Levine
25 Here's To Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne
24 Endlessly - The Cab
23 Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
22 True Love - Pink ft Lily Allen
21 Royals - Lorde
20 Stay the Night - Zedd ft Hayley Williams
19 Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
18 This Kiss - Carly Rae Jepsen
17 Six Degrees of Separation - The Script
16 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke ft Pharrell and T.I.
15 I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
14 Roar - Katy Perry
13 Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
12 Ain't It Fun - Paramore
11 Just Give Me A Reason - Pink ft Nate Reuss
10 Holy Grail - Jay-Z ft Justin Timberlake
9 Crazy Kids - Ke$ha ft Will.I.Am
8 Can't Hold Us - Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis ft Ray Dalton
7 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
6 Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake ft Jay-Z
5 When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
4 Popular Song - Mika ft Ariana Grande
3 Die Young - Ke$ha
2 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
1 Clarity - Zedd ft Foxes

December 31, 2013 (Tuesday)

100. David Guetta & GlowInTheDark feat Harrison - Ain't A Party
99. Nikki Williams - Glowing
98. Eminem and Rihanna - The Monster
97. Pitbull and Ke$ha - Timber
96. Afrojack - As Your Friend

95. Drake featuring Majid Jordan - Hold On, We're Going Home
94. One Direction - Story of My Life
93. Lawson - Juliet
92. Jessie J. - It's My Party
91. Avril Lavigne featuring Chad Kroeger - Let Me Go

90. Daughtry - Waiting For Superman
89. Flo Rida - Let It Roll
88. 30 Seconds to Mars - Bright Lights
87. Justin Timberlake - Take Back The Night
86. Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang

85. Ciara - Body Party
84. Ellie Goulding - Burn
83. 5 Seconds of Summer - Heartbreak Girl
82. Fall Out Boy - Alone Together
81. Linkin Park - Castle of Glass

80. Katy Perry - Unconditionally
79. Rihanna featuring David Guetta - Right Now
78. Carly Rae Jepsen - Take A Picture
77. Will.I.Am featuring Miley Cyrus - Fall Down
76. Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin' On

75. 50 Cent featuring Eminem and Avril Lavigne - My Life
74. Britney Spears - Ooh La La
73. Sean Kingston featuring Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa - Beat It
72. Nicki Minaj - Va Va Voom
71. Matchbox 20 - Our Song

70. One Republic - Counting Stars
69. Dia Frampton - Walk Away
68. Sean Kingston featuring Cher Lloyd - Rum and Raybans
67. Goo Goo Dolls - Rebel Beat
66. Jonas Brothers - Pom Poms

65. Nelly - Hey Porsche
64. Anna Kendrick - Cups
63. Will.I.Am feat Justin Bieber - #thatPOWER
62. Panic At The Disco - Miss Jackson
61. Icona Pop feat XCX - I Love It

60. Ariana Grande feat Nathan Sykes - Almost Is Never Enough
59. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat Mary Lambert? - Same Love
58. Jason DeRulo - The Other Side
57. Train feat Ashley Monroe - Bruises
56. One Direction - Kiss You

55. Cher Lloyd feat T.I - I Wish
54. Chris Brown - Fine China
53. Justin Bieber feat Ludacris - Right Here
52. Alesso and Dirty South - City of Dreams
51. The Saturdays - What About Us

50. Lawson - Learn To Love Again
49. Swedish House Mafia feat John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
48. Jay-Z feat Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail
47. One Direction - Best Song Ever
46. Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love

45. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us
44. P!nk feat Lilly Allen - True Love
43. Pitbull feat Christina Aguilera - Feel This Moment
42. Karmin - Acapella
41. Avicii - Wake Me Up!

40. Lawson feat B.o.B - Brokenhearted
39. Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
38. Imagine Dragons -Demons
37. Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko - Stay
36. Paramore - Ain't It Fun

35. Lady GaGa - Applause
34. Mika feat Ariana Grande - Popular Song
33. Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran - Everything Has Changed
32. Bruno Mars - Treasure
31. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop

30. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
29. Jason Mraz - The Woman I Love
28. The Script - If You Could See Me Now
27. Maroon 5 - Love Somebody
26. Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm Getting Over You

25. Zedd feat Hayley Williams - Stay The Night
24. Paramore - Still Into You
23. Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo - Tonight
22. Taylor Swift - 22 (what a coincidence)
21. Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll

20. Demi Lovato - Heart Attack
19. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
18. Ariana Grande feat Mac Miller - The Way
17. Ke$ha feat Will.I.Am - Crazy Kids
16. The Script - Six Degrees Of Separation

15. Selena Gomez - Come and Get It
14. Daft Punk feat Pharell Williams - Get Lucky
13. Robin Thicke feat T.I and Pharell - Blurred Lines
12. Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z - Suit and Tie
11. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble

10. Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
9. Mariah Carey feat Miguel - #Beautiful
8. Maroon 5 - Daylight
7. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
6. Lorde - Royals

5. Katy Perry - Roar
4. Zedd feat Foxes - Clarity
3. Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up
2. Sara Bareilles - Brave
1. P!nk feat Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason

December 24, 2013 (Tuesday)

10 – Miley Cyrus – We Can't Stop
9 – Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines
8 – Rihanna – Diamonds
7 – Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
6 – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

5 – Maroon 5 – Daylight
4 – Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
3 – Katy Perry – Roar
2 – Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
1 – Pink feat Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason

December 20, 2013 (Friday)

7 – Zendee – Runaway
6 – Parokya Ni Edgar feat Gloc 9 & Frank Magalona – Ang Parokya
5 – Zia Quizon – Pasakalye
4 – The John Sung Band – The Sinker
3 – Bamboo – Carousel
2 – Chito Miranda & Rico Blanco – Panahon Na Naman Ng Harana
1 – Luigi D' Avola – Take A Chance

December 15, 2013 (Sunday)

10 – Rita De Guzman – Dugong Dugong
9 – Julie Anne San Jose – Enough
8 – Chicser – Hello I Love You
7 – Kimpoy Feliciano – Right Next To Me
6 – Jireh Lim – Magkabilang Mundo

5 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito
4 – Kuh Ledesma – One More Try
3 – Jonalyn Viray – Help Me Get Over
2 – Abra feat Thyro & Jeriko Aguilar – Gayuma
1 – Jireh Lim – Buko

December 22, 2013 (Sunday)

10 – Major Lazer feat Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic – Bubble Butt
9 – Ryzza Mae Dizon & Jose Manalo – Look Up
8 – The Wanted – Walks Like Rihanna
7 – David Guetta feat Sia – Titanium
6 – Ylvis – The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)

5 – Beenie Man – Gimme Gimme
4 – Bruno Mars – Treasure
3 – Baauer – Harlem Shake
2 – Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines
1 – Psy – Gentleman

December 29, 2013 (Sunday)

10 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito
9 – Kuh Ledesma – One More Try
8 – Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
7 – Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines
6 – Jonalyn Viray – Help Me Get Over

5 – Psy – Gentleman
4 – Katy Perry – Roar
3 – Pink feat Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
2 – Abra feat Thyro & Jeriko Aguilar – Gayuma
1 – Jireh Lim – Buko 

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December 22, 2013 (Sunday)

10 – Luigi D' Avola – Take A Chance
9 – Moonstar 88 – Gilid
8 – Kjwan – My Axis
7 – Rico Blanco – Burado
6 – Sandwich – Back For More

5 – Jay-R & Marié Digby – Falling For You
4 – Up Dharma Down – Turn It Well
3 – Chito Miranda & Rico Blanco – Panahon Na Naman Ng Harana
2 – Quest – Saludo
1 – Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos & Quest – Dati 

December 28, 2013 (Saturday)

20 – Six Part Invention – Two Steps Behind
19 – Yeng Constantino – Sandata
18 – Kris Lawrence – Ikaw Pala
17 – BBS feat Ney, Dello & Kleggy – Darating
16 – Julie Anne San Jose – Bakit Ngayon

15 – Six Part Invention – Time Machine
14 – Silent Sanctuary feat Ashley Gosiengfiao – Meron Nang Iba
13 – Eurika – Paligaw Ligaw Tingin
12 – Daniel Padilla – Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat
11 – Myrus Ramirez – Hiling

10 – Kimpoy Feliciano – Ikaw Lang
9 – Liezel Garcia – Alipin Ako
8 – Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos & Quest – Dati
8 – Callalily – Pansamantala
7 – Sam Concepcion – Mahal Na Mahal

5 – Jireh Lim – Buko
4 – Davey Langit – The Selfie Song
3 – Jireh Lim – Magkabilang Mundo
2 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito
1 – Silent Sanctuary – Bumalik Ka Na Sa 'Kin 

December 26, 2013 (Thursday)

40 – Daniel Padilla – Sabay Natin
39 – Avril Lavigne – Here's To Never Growing Up
38 – Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
37 – One Direction – Little Things
36 – Six Part Invention – Two Steps Behind

35 – Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo – Tonight
34 – Yeng Constantino – Sandata
33 – Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
32 – Kris Lawrence – Ikaw Pala
31 – Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko – Stay

30 – BBS feat Ney, Dello & Kleggy – Darating
29 – Julie Anne San Jose – Bakit Ngayon
28 – Rihanna – Diamonds
27 – Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
26 – Silent Sanctuary feat Ashley Gosiengfiao – Meron Nang Iba

25 – Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
24 – Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
23 – Eurika – Paligaw Ligaw Tingin
22 – Myrus Ramirez – Hiling
21 – One Direction – Kiss You

20 – Taylor Swift feat Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed
19 – Six Part Invention – Time Machine
18 – Daniel Padilla – Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat
17 – Taylor Swift – 22
16 – Liezel Garcia – Alipin Ako

15 – Bruno Mars – Treasure
14 – Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos & Quest – Dati
13 – Callalily – Pansamantala
12 – Sam Concepcion – Mahal Na Mahal
11 – Katy Perry – Roar

10 – Kimpoy Feliciano – Ikaw Lang
9 – One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
8 – Jireh Lim – Buko
7 – Davey Langit – The Selfie Song
6 – Paramore – Still Into You

5 – Jireh Lim – Magkabilang Mundo
4 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito
3 – One Direction – Best Song Ever
2 – Silent Sanctuary – Bumalik Ka Na Sa 'Kin
1 – Pink feat Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason

December 27, 2013 (Friday)

40 – Ke$ha feat Will.I.Am. – Crazy Kids
39 – Karmin – Acapella
38 – Eminem feat Rihanna – The Monster
37 – One Republic – If I Lose Myself
36 – Demi Lovato – Let It Go

35 – Bruno Mars – Gorilla
34 – Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos & Quest – Dati
33 – Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko – Stay
32 – Sara Bareilles – Brave
31 – Paramore – Still Into You

30 – Avril Lavigne – Rock N Roll
29 – Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)
28 – Avicii feat Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up
27 – The Script – Six Degrees Of Separation
26 – Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man

25 – Icona Pop feat Charli XCX – I Love It
24 – Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
23 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Ray Dalton – Can't Hold Us
22 – Taylor Swift – 22
21 – Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines

20 – Pitbull feat Ke$ha – Timber
19 – One Direction – Story Of My Life
18 – Mariah Carey feat Miguel – #Beautiful
17 – Goo Goo Dolls – Rebel Beat
16 – Taylor Swift feat Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed

15 – Lorde – Royals
14 – Miley Cyrus – We Can't Stop
13 – Jay-Z feat Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
12 – Mika feat Ariana Grande – Popular Song
11 – Katy Perry – Roar

10 – Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
9 – Katy Perry – Unconditionally
8 – One Direction – Best Song Ever
7 – Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo – Tonight
6 – Zedd feat Hayley Williams – Stay The Night

5 – Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
4 – Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
3 – Pink feat Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason
2 – One Direction – Kiss You
1 – Zedd feat Foxes – Clarity

December 28, 2013 (Saturday)

15 – Will.I.Am. feat Britney Spears – Scream And Shout
14 – Anna Kendrick – Cups (When I'm Gone)
13 – Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z – Suit And Tie
12 – Avicii feat Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up
11 – Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball

10 – Miley Cyrus – We Can't Stop
9 – Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
8 – Lorde – Royals
7 – Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
6 – Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko – Stay

5 – Katy Perry – Roar
4 – Justin Bieber feat Big Sean – As Long As You Love Me
3 – Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
2 – Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
1 – Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines


December 28, 2013 (Saturday)

20 – One Direction – Story Of My Life
19 – Lorde – Royals
18 – Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
17 – Lawson – Learn To Love Again
16 – SHINee – Everybody

15 – CNBlue – I'm Sorry
14 – One Direction – Kiss You
13 – Britney Spears – Work B**ch
12 – Avril Lavigne – Here's To Never Growing Up
11 – Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball

10 – Lady GaGa – Applause
9 – Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
8 – Taylor Swift – 22
7 – Miley Cyrus – We Can't Stop
6 – Girls' Generation – I Got A Boy

5 – EXO – Growl
4 – One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
3 – Katy Perry – Roar
2 – EXO – Wolf
1 – One Direction – Best Song Ever


December 28, 2013 (Saturday)

20 – Quest – Saludo
19 – Jonalyn Viray – Help Me Get Over
18 – Up Dharma Down – Luna
17 – Bamboo – Carousel
16 – Enrique Gil – OHA (Kaya Mo Ba 'To)

15 – Sam Concepcion – No Limitations
14 – Abra feat Arci Muñoz of Philia – Ilusyon
13 – Yeng Constantino – Sandata
12 – Parokya Ni Edgar feat Gloc 9 & Frank Magalona – Ang Parokya
11 – Gloc 9 feat Rico Blanco – Magda

10 – Jireh Lim – Buko
9 – Chicosci – Raspberry: Girl
8 – Callalily – HKM (Hindi Kita Malilimutan)
7 – Banda Ni Kleggy – Discolamon
6 – Sarah Geronimo – It Takes A Man And A Woman

5 – Yeng Constantino – B.A.B.A.Y.
4 – Callalily – Pansamantala
3 – Sarah Geronimo – Ikot-Ikot
2 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito
1 – Daniel Padilla – Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat


December 29, 2013 (Sunday)

20 – Sarah Geronimo – It Takes A Man And A Woman
19 – One Direction – Kiss You
18 – Britney Spears – Work B**ch
17 – Avril Lavigne – Here's To Never Growing Up
16 – Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball

15 – Lady GaGa – Applause
14 – Yeng Constantino – B.A.B.A.Y.
13 – Callalily – Pansamantala
12 – Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
11 – Taylor Swift – 22

10 – Miley Cyrus – We Can't Stop
9 – Girls' Generation – I Got A Boy
8 – EXO – Growl
7 – One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
6 – Sarah Geronimo – Ikot-Ikot

5 – Yeng Constantino – Chinito
4 – Daniel Padilla – Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat
3 – Katy Perry – Roar
2 – EXO – Wolf
1 – One Direction – Best Song Ever

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Hot 100 for 2013

My Favorite Songs for 2013 
 1. Dati - Sam Concepcion & Tippy Dos Santos feat Quest 
2. Just Give Me a Reason - Pink feat Nate Ruess3. Ikot Ikot - Sarah Geronimo 4. Counting Stars - One Republic5. Wake Me Up - Avicii feat Aloe Blacc6. If You Ever Change Your Mind - Marion Aunor 7. Gorilla  - Bruno Mars8. Clarity - Zedd feat Foxes9.  Mirrors - Justin Timberlake10. Buko - Jireh Lim11. Magkasama Tayo Sa Kwento ng Pasko - Various Artists 12. Turn It Well - Up Dharma Down13. Royals - Lorde14. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat Pharell & T.I15. Chinito -  Yeng Constantino16.  Let It Go - Idina Menzel17.  Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift feat Ed Sheeran18. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars19. Little Things - One Direction20.  Roar - Katy Perry21. Say Something – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
22.  Treasure - Bruno Mars
23. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark - Fallout Boy24. Get Lucky - Daft Punk25. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus26. Brave - Sara Bareilles27. Ho Hey - The Lumineers28. Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin - Silent Sanctuary29. Rebel Beat - Goo Goo Dolls30. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Ray Dalton31. Our Song - Matchbox Twenty32. Kahit Na - Toni Gonzaga 33. Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa - Aiza Seguerra 34. Still Into You - Paramore36. The Way - Ariana Grande37.  Love Somebody - Maroon Five38.  Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo - Zia39. Scared to Death  - KZ Tandingan40. Magda - Gloc 9 feat Rico Blanco 41. Holy Grail - Jay Z feat Justin Timberlake42. Kung Di Man - Ney Dimaculangan43. Saludo - Quest44. Luna - Up Dharma Down45. Segundo - Yael Yuzon46. Discolamon - Banda ni Kleggy47. Bakit Lumuluha - KZ Tandingan 48. Love is An Open Door - Kristin Bell & Santino Fontana49. Carousel - Bamboo50. It Takes a Man and a Woman - Sarah Geronimo51. Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat Mary Lambert 52. Sa'yo Na Lang Ako - Karylle53. Sometimes That Happens - Ace Libre  54. Story of My Life - One Direction
55. All of Me - John Legend
56. Alaala - Yeng Constantino
57. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
58. Underneath The Tree - Kelly Clarkson
59. For The First Time in Forever - Kristin Bell & Idina Menzel
60. Stay - Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko
61. Papel - Joey Ayala feat Gloc 9 and Denise Barbacena
62. Magkabilang Mundo - Jireh Lim
63. Panahon Na Naman ng Harana - Chito Miranda and Rico Blanco
64. Here's to Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne
65. Tonight - Jessica Sanchez feat Ne-Yo
66. Cups - Anna Kendrick
67. Stay The Night - Zedd feat Hayley Williams
68, Best Song Ever - One Direction
69. In Summer - Josh Gad
70. Juliet - Lawson
71. #Beautiful - Mariah Carey feat Miguel
72. Gilid - Moonstar 88
73. Work Bitch - Britney Spears
74. Carry On - fun.
75. Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
76. Popular Song - Mika feat Ariana Grande
77. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
78. Six Degrees of Separation - The Script
79. Timber - Pitbull feat Kesha
80. Balita - Darryl Shy
81. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
82. Unconditionally - Katy Perry
83. Suit and Tie - Justine Timberlake feat Jay-Z
84. 22 - Taylor Swift
85. Pasakalye - Zia
86. I Love It - Icona Pop
87. Slowly - Klarisse De Guzman
88. The Monster - Eminem feat Rihanna
89. Bound 2 - Kanye West
90.  True Love - Pink
91. Gimme Gimme - Beanie Man
92.  Time Machine - Six Part Invention
93. Mahal na Mahal - Sam Concepcion
94. Old School Love - Lupe Fiasco feat Ed Sheeran
95. The Selfie Song - Davey Langit
96. Gentleman - PSY
97. The Fox - Ylvis
98.  Do You Want to Build a Snowman - Frozen Cast
99. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
100. Hanggang Wakas - Juris

My Hot 100 for 2012
My Hot 100 for 2011
My Hot 100 for 2010
My Hot 100 for 2009
My Hot 100 for 2008
My Hot 100 for 2007

My 10 Favorite Sitcom Episodes of 2013

Just like last year I will run down my top 10 favortie episodes from 10 sitcoms that I watched this year. I limited it to one episode per show only so that there will be variety :D.Anyway, let's get on with the list

10. How I Met Your Mother - "Something New" (Season 8 Episode 24)


 The 8th Season finale was so special mainly because of the final scene where we finally meet The Mother! I didn't know we would see her on this episode so I was caught off guard when she appeared! I seriously had goosebumps when they finally showed her face! The 9th and Final Season is so far a mixed bag and I really wanted to see more of The Mother but the midseason finale is (hopefully) setting up a compelling final arc. I haven't really enjoyed HIMYM that much for the last 2 years but this show every now and then knows how to pull the heart strings so I'm hopeful the final arc will be great.
9.  Awkward - "Cha-cha-cha-changes" (Season 3 Episode 1)

 I stopped watching midway this season because the show's teen soap elements is predominant now and I'm just too old for that. However, I will always love the season premiere because of the fantastic first scene of  Jenna's creative writing teacher Mr. Hart (played by Anthony Michael Hall). His entrance was just unforgettable and delivered a killer speech about writing that really got me. Here's an excerpt:

"Some of you may think that you're good writers. Because you write witty musings about taking a dump on your Facebook wall. Or you whine about your feelings on your blog. That.... is not being a writer! Writing is about conquering you f**king fears! It's about putting on to paper....the thing.... that you are most afraid.... to share"

8. 30 Rock - "Last Lunch"  (Season 7 Episode 13)

The series finale of 30 Rock closed the show in such a good way.  The episodes leading to the final episode were also good but the final episode is special to me because of the talk between Liz and Tracy in the bar where Tracy took her in the first episode of the show. It's about how hard it is to say goodbye and I really like what Liz said that maybe in the future they won't be close friends anymore because people naturally drift apart but the time they spent together were great and she will cherish it despite all the things he put her through. It was so sincere and heartfelt.There was also a good scene between Liz and Jack where Jack indirectly says how he valued his friendship with Liz. More than funny cutaways and pop culture jokes, 30 Rock stood out because it valued its characters so much and the relationships they formed

7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Thanksgiving" (Season 1 Episode 10)

One of my favorite new shows this year! Brooklyn Nine-Nine stood out because of its snappy writing and great ensemble. I chose the Thanksgiving episode as my favorite because it showcases that with just 10 episodes, the show is already fully formed. Non stop laughs from start to end and it's impressive how they were able to give each a character a moment (even the side players Hitchcock and Scully) while working a case and at the same time ending it on sweet note that isn't too sappy at all. A lot of shows takes time to find its footing but this show found it quickly.

6. Mom - "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast" (Season 1 Episode 7)

I was really quite surprised how Mom turned out. I'm impressed with the stuff they're trying to pull under the multi-camera sitcom format which is known for its safe and traditional humor. In this episode, Allison Janney (who is such a hoot to watch week to week) completely brought the house down. The way her character Bonnie dealt with menopause was just hilarious but the episode also had a deep turn as we learn more about Bonnie's inner struggles. I'm impressed with the show as it is not afraid to go dark and yet not lose the humor.

5. Parks and Recreation - "Recall Vote" (Season 6 Episode 7) 

Last year my favorite episode was this show's The Debate episode where Leslie Knope delivered an amazing speech which ultimately led to her win in the elections. In this episode, Leslie deals with the ongoing voting to get her out of office and the aftermath of the results. What really impressed me in this episode is how it tackled disappointments. Leslie's "I peaked" meltdown speech was both funny and heartfelt. I just like how it tells that despite our best efforts, things will just will not go the way we want it to.

4. The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Resonance" (Season 7 Episode 6)

I'm really liking the 7th season so far but this episode, which actually would have been a perfect episode for Valentines, is for me a future classic.Howard's song to Bernadette is both hilarious and romantic!. The scene where Howard and the gang were singing the song to Bernadette is really just a lovely moment. And the last scene with Amy's imagination was such a hoot as well.

3.  Modern Family - "Suddenly, Last Summer" (Season 5 Episode 1)

  The 5th season premiere of Modern Family remind us why this show is an audience favorite and awards magnet. This episode features scenes that will make you laugh out loud and scenes  that will get your eyes all misty! Just thinking of some of the scenes make me laugh (The Jay-Manny talk outside the court which is full of same-sex couples getting a marriage license), smile (Cam & Mitch saying "Yes" at the same time) and teary eyed (Phil telling Claire romantic stuff while he sets up Mitch's proposal venue). There are few shows I watch who can pull mixing laughter and tears as seamless as this show does. 

2. The Middle - "Halloween IV: The Ghost Story"  (Season 5 episode 5)

Just like last year I had a hard time choosing which episode of The Middle to pick because I just love this so much and it delivers week to week.  My first pick was the 100th episode but then I remembered the Halloween-themed episode that followed it. I picked this one ultimately because of two memorable scenes. First one was the Hecks coaching Brick on how to ask a girl  out online where the execution and the acting  were so perfect, ultimately capturing why this show has succeeded! The second one was towards the end when Sue was telling Mike about the ghost that she may or may not have seen and that scene took a surprising philosophical turn in the end which was really thought-provoking. I'm always amazed how this show can still surprise me from time to time.

1. The Office - "Finale"  (Season 9 Episode 24/25)

I stopped watching The Office midway of Season 8 because the show became a chore to watch since Michael Scott left and the very annoying Andy was promoted to his position. I  came back for the final season because I just want to see how it ends. It was quite a struggle to watch it but got better when Andy was off for a couple of episodes but when he returned it sucked again. It was such a rollercoaster watching the show's final season but the final episode was just flat out amazing. The way they concluded the show  was just so good that whatever ill feelings I had for the early part of the season disappeared as I watch the final episode of the show. There were so many things to love in this episode from Dwight & Angela's wedding, Dwight calling Pam his best friend,  Michael Scott's return and final "That's what she said" to the final interviews of the documentary crew to the Dundler Mifflin employees. It's one of the most memorable series finale I've ever watched and oh yes I cried ;)

My Top 20 Favorite Movies of 2013!

Let's start my annual year-end lists with my favorite movies! I'm once again limiting my list to movies I've seen in the theater. There's also one movie included which is a 2012 release overseas but was only shown here this year. My basis for the ranking is basically the movie's  impact to me. There are movies in this list that have major flaws but the positive side is stronger so they still made my list. As a recap here's my list for 2012 and 2011. So without further adieu here are the twenty movie that I loved for 2013!

20. This is The End

I'm not really a fan of the actors of this movie so I was hesitant to check this out but good thing I watched this because this is one hilarious movie! Danny McBride stood out for me and it was surprising because I really hate his douchebag antics in his previous movies but his douchebag character here was so much fun. Aside from the crazy humor, I quite like how they talked about friendship and how sometimes people drift apart because of their personal issues. Plus points for featuring Backstreet Boys!

19. Purok 7

One of the few movies I saw in Cinemalaya this year and the movie's sweet tone over a tragic incident won me over. The lead kids in the movie were really great and they captured the sibling bond perfectly. It's also a beautiful movie with lush cinematography capturing the lovely atmosphere of small town life. 

18. Pacific Rim

I really love the concept of this movie where two people "uniting" their brains electronically to control a giant robot figthing monstrous aliens! The battle scenes were also spectacular! It also features one of the most emotional flashback scene I've seen ever. The humanity that scene delivered is the biggest advantage this movie over the other big budget blockbusters of 2013. 

17. Ilo-ilo

Singapore's entry to the Oscars tells the story of a Singaporean family who hires a Filipina nanny during the 1997 Asian Financial crisis.I like that there are no big dramatic scenes here but it's nonetheless affecting as the movie properly developed all 4 main characters without going overboard. 

16.  The Heat 

My favorite Hollywood comedy this year. It started a little off me with too much swearing from Melissa's character but once she and Sandra Bullock's character finally interacted, it was nothing but pure entertainment. 

15.  Ekstra

As someone who loves TV and is fascinated with the TV production process, this movie is such a treat! It makes you understand the plight of not just the bit players but everyone from the production team. It makes you understand how this world is working and how people will have to make compromises along the way.

14. Iskalawags

One of only two movies I've seen in this year's Cinema One Originals Film Festival and what impressed me about this movie is the "voice" of the narrator. It's distinct and such a compelling story teller. The film tells a story of a group of friends in a province in the Visayas. The movie is set in the 90s and the era was also a character in this movie. The movie truly captures how friendships form and last with a group of kids in a small town. 

13. Four Sisters and a Wedding

This star-studded movie won me over because of its portrayal of the complex but loving relationships of siblings as they grow older. Sure there is a dramatically -staged confrontation set piece towards the end but the insecurities and issues each of the sibling experienced are realistic and relatable.

12. Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin

A very funny but heartwarming story of a relationship between a Filipina and an American. I like the mockumentary format as it was used quite effectively with the punchlines. But beyond the jokes, the movie was also successful in telling that despite the social stigma of a relationship that started online, true love can truly blossom.

11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  I liked last year's The Hunger Games but Catching Fire is just on another level with its compelling story and  strong central performance from Jennifer Lawrence. The movie is over 2 hours but unlike other movies with that  long runtime, my mind never wandered even for a second as I was totally glued to the screen scene per scene

10. Rush

 I'm pretty confident that most F1 racing fans will like this film but the movie greatly succeeds in telling a sports drama even if the viewers have no idea what the sport is all about. It also excelled in making the audience care for a true-to-life story of people that you never knew before.

9. It Takes A Man and  A Woman 
 A romantic-comedy series is not a common movie franchise simply because most love stories told in this format follows a template and there's not much really left to say after the girl and the guy gets together in the end. However, It Takes a Man and a Woman manages to find new grounds in the Laida-Miggy love story that's so strong that you just can't help but fall for its charm all over again

8. Frozen

I grew up watching the 90s Disney animated classics so it's really great to see the animation studio reclaiming the magic that somehow got lost in the past decade.  With its fantastic music, engaging characters, and amazing visuals, this movie will surely melt the hearts of viewers of all ages.

7. Captain Phillips

True-to-life stories are not easy to pull off in the big screen especially if the viewer is unfamiliar of the real story but thanks to strong direction, Captain Phillips offers the viewer a pulse-pounding thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat.  It also features one of the best performances of my all time favorite actor Tom Hanks

6. Life of Pi

Visually gorgeous but most importantly this film is food for the soul with its inspiring story that will make you reflect about life.

5. Transit

This year's Cinemalaya New Breed winner and our country's entry to the Oscar is one of the most impressive directorial debut I've ever seen. The film is so strong on all accounts but the way it deals with issues of identity left me amazed because it's so succinct and affecting.

4. Before Midnight

Usually movies will get the viewers' attention with its flashy effects or showy scenes with scenery-chewing performances but the "Before" series is just about a couple talking and talking and yet it's so absorbing, The third movie is just a worthy entry to the series. I just like the rawness that this movie delivers and Before Midnight simply hits it right out of the park. If this is truly the end of the "Before" series then it ends on such strong note.

3. Sana Dati

The winner of the Cinemalaya 2013 Director's Showcase tells a love story which encompasses a variety of emotions from bliss, to pain and finally acceptance. It told a story how an unexplainable connection to a person will make you do things you never did before. More importantly, it presents a love story that isn't perfect or ideal but it doesn't mean it will not work anyway.

2. Gravity

Gravity is one hell of a ride. More than just a story, it is an unforgettable experience. This is definitely one of the most immersive films that I've ever experienced and I'm pretty sure this film will be remembered in the years to come. It's simply a masterpiece.

1. On The Job

OTJ is just outstanding. With a timely topic especially during the time it was shown, OTJ will just make you ponder about the justice and political system of the country. We are quite aware of what's going on for a long time already that we tend to just shrug it off because it will never change anyway but OTJ will show you ugly it really is and we really should not just let this be this way. OTJ reminded me that movies is not just about escapism as it can be a powerful tool to get to your senses and make you think about the world we live in.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I know it has  been a lousy year for me this year on this blog! I will make it up to 2014, I promise! Anyway, after Christmas expect my year-end lists (movies, TV and music) and of course my chart recap may have stopped but the Year-end charts of 2013 will be posted here :)


May you all have a great holidays ahead :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Returning Soon

Yeah the hiatus took way too long. This is probably the longest time I didn't post a single thing in this blog. but this blog will return this month :D  I miss doing it and well I was just way too occupied with work the past few months and well twitter for my instant musings and all! But I won't let this blog die :D

The supposed new site where the my chart recaps will go to was postponed indefinitely so sorry for that. I will try to make it up all to you.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: The Heat

The Heat is mixing up the buddy cop genre by having women taking the spotlight this time around. It does not really revolutionize the genre but it got one key element right that made The Heat a hoot to watch.

Aiming for a promotion, straight-laced and methodical FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is on a mission to track a ruthless drug lord in Boston. But this mission will not be easy as she is forced to team up with Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), a well-meaning but brash undercover street cop who puts off a lot of people around her. The duo must find a way to work together despite their contrasting personalities.

There’s nothing groundbreaking with the plot, it’s standard “catch the criminal” story with two clashing personalities forced to work together. We all know that trouble will ensue before the characters bond and eventually friends. The Heat could have been a bore as we already know what to expect but the movie nailed the very important element to make this type of movie work: Casting the right people.

The first few scenes of The Heat struggled to set the tone right. McCarthy was just doing a version of her breakthrough role in Bridesmaids while Bullock felt like she was just phoning it in. But when the two finally got a scene together, it got better and funnier. The chemistry between McCarthy and Bullock is terrific that watching them do just about anything together is pure joy. There are a lot of been-there-done-that jokes and setups but the two actresses make it work.

The movie is Rated R-13 and even without the excessive profane language, the rating is justified as the movie is quite violent. You would be surprised of the amount of blood that you would see here and there were some scenes that may upset squeamish people. Some of those scenes have comedic bent on it while some are of the procedural kind. Unfortunately, there are those scenes that don’t have a purpose but to shock viewers just for the sake of it (watch out for the choking scene which for me was a bit too much). I do like that the case they were working on has real meat on it and not just an excuse to see our heroines in action and do silly fun stuff together.

The Heat undeniably follows a template and there are parts that don’t work or were just too long to make a biting punchline but one thing to the movie’s advantage is that it never loses momentum. If one comedic setup does not work it will be followed by one hilarious moment after another that the aftertaste of weak spots will not linger on. Yes, The Heat is nothing special overall but it’s a movie that will make you laugh ‘til your hearts content.

Rating: 7/10
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy
Director: Paul Feig

The Heat is now showing in theaters nationwide!

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