The Dawn Trenta: The Repeat

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Jett Pangan and Carlos Balcells

The Dawn celebrated a repeat of their 30th anniversary at The Music Museum last night. I missed the first one that was held at the Craft BGC last September. I’m glad that I didn’t miss this one 🙂

Yes, this was certainly our party. We stood up after a few songs were already performed by the iconic Pinoy rock band The Dawn. Some were drinking beer while singing with the band while I was drinking my Rhum Cola and was taking photos in between.
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I want my Chilli Garlic Buttered Shrimp

Just yesterday, we were tuned into Jam 88.3 and a Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas song caught our attention. Yes, the title is Chilli Garlic Buttered Shrimp. It’s a feel-good song that would make you hum or sing along with it instantly. True enough, I kept on singing it while we’re at the grocery which made Sha so annoyed. 😀

Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas is:

Wendel Garcia -Drums and Vocals
Francis De Veyra – Bass (Musical Director)
Nikki Cabardo – Keyboards
Kakoy Legaspi – Guitars
Wowie Ansano – Trumpet
Pards Tupas -Trombone
Roxy Modesto -Baritone Saxophone
Joseph Cabanero – Alto Saxophone
Jeric Sta. Ana – Trumpet
JJ Pimpinio – Vocals

Resident Guest Singer:
Mike Luis

20 Years of Jagged Little Pill

This album by Alanis Morisette is one of the first CDs that I bought. I remember, I was on a vacation with my Dad in the US when I bought it. I was around 14 years old at the time if I’m not mistaken. It was probably one of the most played CDs at home because we loved listening to Jagged Little Pill. It came to the point that we can no longer play it due to the scratches it has sustained.

A few days ago, a colleague at work was playing Ironic. Of course, I had to remind her that it has already been 20 years since the album was released. I was in 1st year high school then.

Last Saturday afternoon, I find myself singing You Learn randomly. It is this song where Jagged Little Pill, the name of the album, was mentioned.

Who cannot relate to the song You Learn? We all make decisions. Sometimes, it’s a poor one but we all have to learn from it somehow right?

That’s So Random iOS Game Review

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One of That’s So Random start up screens

Since I’ve started playing Words on Tour by Zynga on iOS, I haven’t explored any new games lately. Suddenly, my friend Vanessa introduced me to That’s So Random. The game was developed by UglyBread Games, an indie game development studio based in Toronto, Canada.

Based from the name of the game itself, you play various mini-games at random. These are the types of game that you would usually play when you want to kill time. Here are some of the mini-games I was able to play:

Math problem solving
Card matching
Colour equations
Pattern Matching
Colour Wheel
Shape Counting

Game Play

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Card matching, screenshot from the details page of the app

As soon as I tapped on the icon. It shows a slideshow of different renditions of That’s So Random. I tapped on the start button to proceed with the game.

After pressing submit for each game, it shows a random slideshow of lomo pictures. If you weren’t able to solve any of the puzzles, you only have 3 chances to finish it. You may also opt to skip a mini-game if you want to.

Game Options
You can skip the game and turn off the music and sound effects.

Overall Experience

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Actual Game Screenshot

My first comment is the screen size. I’m currently using an iPhone 6. Although I didn’t have any display bugs encountered during the game, I feel that the space on the screen wasn’t maximized. The Skip and the Options button could have appeared on the area that wasn’t used.

As for the music of the game, this is probably the only game in my phone that I would turn the music on. Music used in the game is by Modulo Geek. Modulo Geek has collaborated with various local artists such as Squid 9, Outerhope, and Itchyworms. Check out the music of Modulo Geek on my Soundcloud playlist.

The photos that were being shown in the game were shot by Louie Nucup.

Download That’s So Random for iOS on the App Store. For those who are using Android, you may download it on the Google Play Store as well.

Urbandub’s Farewell Concert

And so, it happened last May 9. I was actually thinking of joining the Nike Women’s run (happened on the same night). Since it’s their farewell concert, I certainly did not want to miss the opportunity to watch them live.

Check out my recording of their performance of “Soul Searching” (from their album “Influence” that was released in 2003).

Haven’t heard of Urbandub’s music? Listen to their music on Spotify.