Couple of outtake shots of singer-songwriter Martina San Diego from her debut album cover shoot. I didn’t include these photos in the final lineup that I presented to the record label because, as you can see, they didn’t exactly fit the agreed upon theme of “girl going on a rural road trip to retrace her […]Read more "This Girl is On Fire: Martina San Diego"
When Martina San Diego, towards the tail end of summer of last year, decided to pack her bags and leave her adoptive hometown of Lorton, VA, so she could spend a year in the Philippines, she thought she was going to be turning her back on music for a while. For one, she was going […]Read more "The Girl Who Fell to Earth: Martina San Diego"
So, OK, my friends have been asking me what my favorite thing about this year was, and, gosh, and I don’t even know where to begin! Aside from the fact that the world didn’t end like they said it would last December 21, so many major stuff top my list, like finally meeting my baby […]Read more "A Holiday in the Sun: Edgar and Gwen"
Wanna hear a funny/sad story? Alrighty then, here it goes: Where were you when the nearly 7-magnitude earthquake hit Cebu (and the neighboring island of Negros) some eight months back (I think it was on February 6)? Me, I was in bed, watching Pearl Harbor from 2001 for, like, the 50th time—it’s one of those […]Read more "Just Like in the Movies When the Action Begins: Eric and Godday"
There are those who let their so-called achievements, however insignificant, get to their heads. And then there are those who, no matter the high places their career has taken them, keep their feet firmly planted in the ground. Go ahead and count the model Fretzel Buenconsejo in the latter category. Modest to a fault—i.e., to […]Read more "Trust Me, It’s Paradise: Fretzel Buenconsejo x Gracie Q"
How popular are Oyo Sotto and Kristine Hermosa’s engagement photos (by the great Nelwin Uy) to the just-got-engaged/to-be-hitched set these days? I swear, I must have had four or five couples come up to me and gush about them. And who can blame them, really? I myself (and I am not getting engaged or married […]Read more "If You’re Young at Heart: Chito and Tuesday"
“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” So wrote the celebrated American travel writer and fictionist Paul Theroux in The Washington Post (date unknown), in an effort to debunk the myth that the act of traveling was a sophisticated one—having journeyed through Asia by train for four or so months, and having lived to tell of […]Read more "The Great Escape: Rey and Sheryl"