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Always Be Prepared for a Literary Counterattack

Always Be Prepared for a Literary Counterattack

aLfie vera meLLa November 7, 2017 0

(On Being Openminded and Emotionally Strong in This Cyberworld) Marami akong kakilala na nasa Facebook na mahilig mag-post ng iba’t ibang uri ng hinaing at sentimyento. Okey lang ’yan. Walang masama r’yan. Subalit dapat

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’Yan ang Lodi Ko—Petmalu!

’Yan ang Lodi Ko—Petmalu!

aLfie vera meLLa November 7, 2017 0

(On Acknowledging an Ongoing Cultural or Linguistic Development) I find absurdity in those who comment against the use of the currently trending (in social media such as Facebook) colloquial words such as “lodi” (palindrome

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Ikaw, Sino ang ‘Lodi’ Mo? (On Codified Lingo and Other Language Changes)

Ikaw, Sino ang ‘Lodi’ Mo? (On Codified Lingo and Other Language Changes)

aLfie vera meLLa October 24, 2017 0

Kalat na kalat ngayon sa social media sa Pilipinas yung mga salitang kanto na gaya ng “lodi” (baligtad na baybay ng ‘idol’) at “petmalu” (jumbled syllabication ng ‘malupit’), at marami ang kumukutya rito dahil

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Focus On Filipino Music

Focus On Filipino Music

aLfie vera meLLa October 24, 2017 0

This issue’s article was written by guest contributor Christine Mazur, whose love for the Filipino culture extended to her having learned to speak Filipino, travelled the Philippines a number of times with his friend

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A New Appetite for Guns N’ Roses (Aug. 24, Investors Group Field)

A New Appetite for Guns N’ Roses (Aug. 24, Investors Group Field)

aLfie vera meLLa September 12, 2017 0

I had to attend to something important hours before the Winnipeg leg of Guns N’ Roses’ “Not in This Lifetime” Tour, which was held at the Investors Group Field, on August 24, the reason

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Video Killed the Radio Star? Not Really

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not Really

aLfie vera meLLa August 23, 2017 0

(On the Significance of Music Videos) In the Internet age, YouTube is perhaps the biggest source of music videos. Whenever a music fan wants to check out a new song by her favorite artists

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Sheeran at MTS: The Little Red-Haired One-Man Band

Sheeran at MTS: The Little Red-Haired One-Man Band

aLfie vera meLLa August 8, 2017 0

Born on February 17, 1991, in West Yorkshire, England, the award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran started his singing career as early as 2004, independently releasing collections of his original materials. He eventually signed with a

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Were You an Atari Baby?

Were You an Atari Baby?

aLfie vera meLLa July 25, 2017 0

(On ’80s Video Games) If you were a kid or a teenager in the late ’70s or the mid-’80s, then you were surely one of those who spent countless hours in that era playing

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Hey, You! Don’t Sing That Song!

Hey, You! Don’t Sing That Song!

aLfie vera meLLa July 13, 2017 0

(False Sense of Entitlement) Story #1: Justin Bieber covers the song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division. Many fans of the seminal English Post-Punk band protested, starting to ridicule Bieber; some even

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Remembering Filipino Backyard (or Street) Games (part 2)

Remembering Filipino Backyard (or Street) Games (part 2)

aLfie vera meLLa June 29, 2017 0

Most of what many Filipinos regard as traditional backyard games of their culture are actually just derivations from or variations of foreign games, which were handed down to the Philippine culture some generations ago,

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