Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sleepless with Spotify

spotify first anniversary

How many of those long nights did you spend with Spotify? Those nights when you listened to all the tracks under the "Songs To Fall Asleep To" playlist. Or when you thought you were Bridget Jones and listened to a loop of songs including Celine Dion's "All By Myself" which is filed under "Just Cry, Sad Songs."

Whatever your playlist and whoever your favorite artists are, you contributed to Spotify's record-breaking 2.5 billion streams during its first year in the Philippines. That means 4,757 people are streaming on Spotify in any given minute for the past 12 months! That makes the Philippines the second fastest-growing market globally as well as its biggest market in the Asia Pacific region. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Scenes from the Wanderland Music & Arts Festival

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival

The Wanderland was back for the third time and it proved to be the new biggest concert event in Manila. If you missed last night, there is still 2016... definitely! 

The full-packed Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati City was evident of how last night's fun crowd partied from 12 noon to 12 midnight and enjoyed the music of indie and mainstream acts like Austin, The Stranger Creatures, Sinyma, Kate Torralba, The After-School Special, YoungBblood Hawke, Similar Objects, The Jungle Giants, Fxxxyblnt, Lewis Watson, BP Valenzuela, Hale, Crwn, Augustuna, Crwn + Jess Conelly, RAC and Kid Cudi!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Manila Bay ''Hiro": Elmo Magalona's Coastal Cleanup Birthday Drive

elmo magalona birthday coastal cleanup in manila bay

My two lasting perceptions of Manila Bay are good and bad; that it has the world's most beautiful sunset and it is home to the dirtiest port in the country. Elmo Magalona, who recently played the character of "Hiro" in his primetime soap "More Than Words", has the same image of Manila Bay on his head. So, for his 21st birthday, he is doing his own little way of saving it by participating in a cleanup drive along a portion of Manila Bay's coast. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld

tokidoki exhibit at sm aura

Everyone fashion-savvy knows the name Karl Lagerfeld. The man who sports around his signature white hair, black glasses and high starched collars. The same person who emerged from a family whose business is to manufacture evaporated milk to become a fashion icon responsible for transforming Chanel and Fendi into global brands. As how Nigel of the "The Devil Wears Prada" puts it, Lagerfeld is "one of the greatest artists of the century." 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#WhiteAndBright at Juancho Trivino and Dominic Rocco's Birthday Bash

Juancho Trivino and Dominic Roque's Birthday

I've been so inspired with white spaces lately that I have started the #WhiteAndBright campaign on Instagram. I dedicated my entire Instagram page (@mj_deleon) to uploads that are dominated with, well, the shades of white.