A Glimpse of Doki’s First Album

Doki Album Premier - Votre Bar

It’s been quite a while when I first watched Doki perform and I’ve been dying to hear the whole album well guess what, I got to hear the entire album during the listening party at Votre Bar in Quezon City. Fellow Scholasticans were also there to support Doki – Mabie, Jihan and Nikki.

So about the album, it contains 12 songs. They usually perform these during their gigs so I am a bit familiar with those. One that I am not familiar with is “Kartada Diyes”. I guess older generations and music enthusiasts will know that this is a song of Rico J. Puno. Yes, Doki ( I mean Dorica) will sing the revival of her father’s hit song back in the 70’s. Of course the band gave a modern and yet soothing approach of the song. Continue reading “A Glimpse of Doki’s First Album”

Upper Box Tickets Aren’t Bad At All: Gin Blossoms in Manila

My location during the Gin Blossoms Concert

Although we spent a lot of money for our trips this year, we still want to watch Gin Blossoms and nothing can stop us from watching this. I was really planning to buy but Karla surprised me and already bought the tickets. Our budget is really for Upper Box B tickets because Upper Box A tickets are expensive (around PHP 2,500 +). Since this is Araneta Coliseum, the view is much better because it has different levels.  Visibility of the band is impossible and you’ll be standing for more than 3 hours if you’re in SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Our seats weren’t bad anyway. We really planned to come early so that we can choose good seats. Continue reading “Upper Box Tickets Aren’t Bad At All: Gin Blossoms in Manila”

NU 107 Rock Awards 2010 – The Aftermath

Franco at the NU Rock Awards 2010 - 5Franco

This is it. The last NU Rock Awards happened last October 29, 2010 at the NBC Tent, Taguig. NU preferred to give away tickets by invitation only and the event became a private affair with no jumping Orcs , just like how the NU Rock Awards started back in 1994. I’m no VIP however I was able to score tickets courtesy of my colleague, Pax (you’re the best!) on the day of the Rock Awards itself. I wasn’t prepared to go but who could not resist those tickets??!!! Two of my motivations to go to the Rock Awards this year: 1) because this will be the last and I wanna be there and 2) I want to see my band photos on the AVPs for some categories (particularly Urbandub). This is the first time that my photos will be used in a big event like this 🙂 Continue reading “NU 107 Rock Awards 2010 – The Aftermath”