Martial law manga

Other than Voltes V, Mazinger Z was my childhood favorite. Along with Daimos, all these super robots were very popular during the martial law years (1972-1981) under the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos. And if you’re a martial law baby like me (I was born a few days after it was declared), I’m pretty sure you won’t forget missing out on some episodes as most of these anime series were either cancelled or banned. All I remember is that they went off air for fear (by the government) that kids watching were being taught or encouraged to rebel.

Yes, I remember joining the “rebellion” with playmates – badgering our parents why episodes were in constant replay and then suddenly disappeared and replaced with Tagalog shows. We’re missing out not only on Mazinger Z, but also his robot-girlfriend of sorts, Aphrodite A, who ends up bosom-less after going on a battle, whose attack “joga” must’ve started that slang term you can still hear today. Well, funny that I got to see the complete/final episodes of some of these shows when I was already working as an adult. Still, I have a lot of manga-catching up to do, so many I’d really like to read/see again, though some I couldn’t remember the titles anymore hahaha. continue reading »

What’s a long weekend for staycationers without the customary DVD marathon? If you’re a Harry Potter fan (I am, and of movies with awesome prequels and sequels) here’s a retrospective YouTube video squeezing in the highlights of all the films, from the first to the eighth, in just 13 minutes.

The long wait will be over this December 2012, as the movie version of the epic musical Les Misérables has been completed, with its director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) giving it a different flavor by filming the actors actually singing, whoa!

Apple now offers music and movies in the Philippine iTunes Store

Yep, what used to be a semi-open Philippine iTunes Store, with which we can only buy apps for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, today Apple makes available music and movies in the online media offering. TV shows and paid books are still missing though.

The Philippine iTunes Store has dedicated a section for Original Pilipino Music (OPM), though it currently features only a few artists. While there might possibly be issues on copyright and label conflicts, this hopefully should provide more opportunities for our Pinoy musicians. I might be wrong but I can’t find local movies in the lists – if ever a big push for our film industry, and how I wish I can finally buy my favorite Chiquito titles.

This is really great news because you can now buy music and movies directly using a locally-issued credit card. What I used to do is buy iTunes cards online and use the credits to shop at the US iTunes Store.

Let’s see if most, if not all, titles are now available, though after a quick check on some sections, such as music videos, items available for purchase are still disappointingly limited.

Read Apple’s Press Release.

Apple now offers music and movies in the Philippine iTunes Store

Yep, what used to be a semi-open Philippine iTunes Store, with which we can only buy apps for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, today Apple makes available music and movies in the online media offering. TV shows and paid books are still missing though.

The Philippine iTunes Store has dedicated a section for Original Pilipino Music (OPM), though it currently features only a few artists. While there might possibly be issues on copyright and label conflicts, this hopefully should provide more opportunities for our Pinoy musicians. I might be wrong but I can’t find local movies in the lists – if ever a big push for our film industry, and how I wish I can finally buy my favorite Chiquito titles.

This is really great news because you can now buy music and movies directly using a locally-issued credit card. What I used to do is buy iTunes cards online and use the credits to shop at the US iTunes Store.

Let’s see if most, if not all, titles are now available, though after a quick check on some sections, such as music videos, items available for purchase are still disappointingly limited.

Read Apple’s Press Release.

Apple now offers music and movies in the Philippine iTunes Store

Yep, what used to be a semi-open Philippine iTunes Store, with which we can only buy apps for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, today Apple makes available music and movies in the online media offering. TV shows and paid books are still missing though.

The Philippine iTunes Store has dedicated a section for Original Pilipino Music (OPM), though it currently features only a few artists. While there might possibly be issues on copyright and label conflicts, this hopefully should provide more opportunities for our Pinoy musicians. I might be wrong but I can’t find local movies in the lists – if ever a big push for our film industry, and how I wish I can finally buy my favorite Chiquito titles.

This is really great news because you can now buy music and movies directly using a locally-issued credit card. What I used to do is buy iTunes cards online and use the credits to shop at the US iTunes Store.

Let’s see if most, if not all, titles are now available, though after a quick check on some sections, such as music videos, items available for purchase are still disappointingly limited.

Read Apple’s Press Release.