We're now into the last part of our VOTEMNL48 project with the NICE ONES on board. Plus, a sneak peek into my first guest appearance on The Lily Cat podcast (see the full episode here). Happy long weekend!
For the first ever episode in a series of tentatively-titled VOTEMNL48 podcasts in line with MNL48's Second General Election, we talked to Ahdrian representing MNL48 Faith, and the Friends Fries fan club of Shaira and Shaina, perhaps the only twin idols in the AKB48 Group.
Next episode will be lively and full of joy in the clouds.
I learned the term "fishing" in the local idol context through my peers, and this is perhaps the focal point of my discussion with Stan Galupo of Back2Gaming's MNL48 Weekly. On this episode we talked about our thoughts before the MNL48 Living the Dream Concert, as well as mentioned the events which will be happening on the same day as the concert.
[Erratum] Jaydee has 3,000+ followers, Stan has told me, not 4,000.
This episode is so long it's spicy. Y'know, I was supposed to cut this into two parts but I decided against doing so as we won't get the message across. It has to be in one package.
Stan Galupo joins me in discussing the possibilities of what radical MNL48 fanatics can do to destroy the franchise itself, and what happens after. My message is clear: You've already been desensitized in rallying against the management that you forgot these possibilities. You're also alienating the casuals to leave the fandom. Let's not be like this, shall we?
I got Stan Galupo of Back2Gaming's MNL48 Weekly on the podcast, and before we delve on the meat of the matter which is MNL48 itself, we recalled the good times in the Cosplay community. Also, Stan gives us a peek on how he writes about the Filipina idol group.
This is like the calm before the storm. Next episode's going to be spicy.
With the 2nd General Election coming up this April, we're already at the point where tensions are high. On this episode, I talked to Ellie Nogami and Reginan Abang as well as discussed the said election straight from the horse's mouth as told by Anime Pilipinas on their bombshell story that made the fandom go nuts.
We're open for MNL48 fan clubs to campaign for their oshi and the 2nd General Election on this podcast. Check my Twitter for more details.
It's election season here in the Philippines, and with that are the news and conspiracies that run amok, confusing and (chances are) misleading people.
Aside from the National Elections, the MNL48 Second General Election is coming up, as well as the Pinoy Otaku Festival's Otaku Choice Awards. This episode puts more spotlight in the latter.
#VOTEkeepsakes. as your online media brand, as well as my endorsed nominees: Check the list here.
Just an hour after Otakufest 2019 has ended, we look back at one of Cebu's biggest events with Serena of The Lily Cat and the city's Cosplay Event Buzzer Gary Montejo. This is the second part, recorded from Jollibee at Super Metro Besak.
Just an hour after Otakufest 2019 has ended, we look back at one of Cebu's biggest events with Serena of The Lily Cat and the city's Cosplay Event Buzzer Gary Montejo. This is the first part, recorded from SM Seaside City Cebu.
From the Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal (aka NAIA Terminal 4), Serena from The Lily Cat and yours truly talk about the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, Phantom of the Opera, and Cebu's Otakufest 2019 just a few hours before we take flight going to the Queen City of the South.
I got Serena (The Lily Cat) back in this discussion about Wonder Festival Winter 2019, and we tried to get the relevance of this in the Filipino context while gushing on the announced figures as we try to imagine (or remember) it.
We're now on our 30th Episode! Thank you very much for listening all the way. I've got Anime Corner Philippines' Marlo Barcellano to talk about the possible impacts (if there are any) of the dissolution of the Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. (This segment has been edited for clarity after we experienced technical issues beyond my control.)
This also includes a brief chat with Sofia Abigaile Sanches, Student Category Winner of the 2018 Nihongo Speech Contest as we look forward to this year's contest (I've featured her on the online journal).
It's just a few weeks before Otakufest 2019 in Cebu, and I'm looking forward to see you all there alright.
As part of my 10th year in the anime/cosplay circle, I'm bringing back an old recording from 2011.
Meidolls Cafe was then the first maid/cosplay cafe outside of anime/cosplay events, and when the recording was done, they were at one corner inside Saunterfield Building in Cainta. After a month, they were able to move to a noticeable space in the same building, until they stopped operations around a year after.
More on this story from Reuters in 2011: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-philippines-maid-cafe/customers-pampered-at-manilas-first-maid-cafe-idUSLNE71602620110207
Our next episode comes from Bayanihan Center in Pasig where the first Anime Idol Convention (AICon) was held, gathering an estimated 300 anidol fans. You'll hear a lot from the people who are present there in this episode.
I asked Serena from The Lily Cat to recommend me Yuri anime, and as a trusted source on this matter, she gave me A LOT. Go listen to our casual Yuri discussion.
This will probably be the last podcast for the month, as I pursue other things - but I'll be back for more discussions next month from AICon 2019 as well as the Queen City of the South as I will be attending Otakufest 2019 from February 24-25. See you soon!
Maayong buntag (from this Tagala right here - Good morning!)
I talked with Cebu City's Gary Montejo, and asked him about the tasks, the challenges and the greatest keepsakes he has so far as the city's Cosplay Event Buzzer who spreads the word on upcoming events in the city.
As soon as you see this, i'm already at AICon at Bayanihan Center Pasig - see you there!
Happy New Year!
Welcoming the first podcast of 2018 is Anime Pilipinas Executive Editor JM Melegrito as we discuss the Shonen Jump digital service (which is available in the Philippines) and its importance for Filipino manga readers, as well as continuing a discussion on "Con Fatigue" coined by The Reimaru Files (in which I was a guest panelist for their RF Talks Episode 16).
I also checked in with JM on what's happening to Anime Pilipinas as they are changing their brand for 2019.
As I celebrate Protektor's birthday just before the crowd gets to his place, I talked to him about his recent journey to Taiwan and his perspective on local aidorus in 2019. Also, I mentioned upcoming events for December.
The latest episode of the podcast is recorded from High Grounds Cafe in Quezon City, during the sidelines of MIA Online Mobile's launch. I'm joined by KLAGER (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqd6Gmqni35MnYYeMrfl4GA/about), Storm (http://www.brentertainment.tv/), Mr. Lucha of the Manila Wrestling Federation and Louis from The Reimaru Files (reimarufiles.com) among others. the first half is about games and the state of gaming streamers in the country in a nutshell; followed by discussions on wrestling including from heel/face to John Cena and Roman Reigns.
How my life has been after getting immersed to MNL48 and independent idols?
After this podcast, I will be on a break to focus on my work. I shall get back to you soon with the biggest project I will do for this year.
This episode spans 5 segments recorded all throughout the month - some segments are on Facebook live, some can only be heard only in this podcast. I shared what grinds my gears about marketing self-published books, my thoughts on strawless restaurants and habit-forming, Barangay 143's pre-TV screening and a few segments from the September JYA JYA FAIBO WAIPA Facebook live, all recorded this October.
If you're keen enough to notice, Episode 1 has gone missing because some of the files were lost, but thankfully I got a backup of this one.
I was talking about MNL48 and the Conditional Access on Digital TV. Enjoy the first episode that started my podcasting activities all over again.
(You may hear me saying this is Episode 16 but I lost count, my apologies.)
The latest episode of keepsakes. is taken from a streamed discussion of Jay with Daddy Faith himself, considered the father of ISDB-T in the Philippines, Mr. James Santiago after the recently-held 1st Manila Idol Matsuri 2018 at the TIU Theater in Makati City last Sunday, September 2. This podcast discuss the debut of Aidoru Sozai as well as behind-the-scenes action that has happened during the said event. Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the host and guests are theirs only unless otherwise stated. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
The 2018 World Cosplay Championship is over with Mexico getting the top spot, and joining me to summarize the Championship is Serena of The Lily Cat (thelilycat.com). This is the 4.5-hour WCS Championship summarized in just an hour.
It's been a month since I updated the podcast, so I'll be sharing the events where I will be at, plus the anime that I'm catching up to and my thoughts on the implementation of Closed Caption. Listen to the podcast if you have 30 minutes to spare.
On this episode, I will share what I am watching this season, as well as my thoughts on Google Assistant, Produce48, and my presence in events in the metro.
Kalimba (Mr. Scruff)
慰めの永遠亭 TOHO BOSSA NOVA 6 (Shibayan Records)
Office MOON SIDE (Eromanga Sensei OST)
萌ジャズ - Dreamer (BOSSA NOVA ver)
The latest episode features my Davao journey, as well as more discussions on MNL48 (especially that it has just held its General Elections) and local idols.
This podcast contains audio recorded from April 27 to 30, 2018.
Music used: Church of 8 Wheels / Special Ed / Diskofunque (all taken from the YouTube Audio Library)
The latest episode talks about Indie Idols and the reactions to it, the value of Data Privacy in midst of the Flying Colors Foundation controversy and the Economy of Value that is aimed to be exemplified by Cryptocurrencies.
Record your thoughts via the Anchor app and I'll be picking one that will be shared on future episodes.
On the third episode, I talked about a year-old article from a seasoned journalist talking about anime on local TV, upcoming events in Quezon City, Pasay City and Manila, as well as the 8th week of MNL48 and a few guesstimates. All of these, unedited, recorded in one go, from an undisclosed location in Pasig City.
Record your voice reactions via the Anchor app and I will pick one on the next episode.
My reaction on MNL48's Top (not Final) 48, the food I sampled and ate at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair, plus my two cents on Thought Leaders vs Thought Followers.
Segments are recorded unedited in different places in different times. Some statements may be triggering to some audiences, listener discretion is advised.