Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man" [OPC10 2013.1.27]

Not much changes on this week's OPC10, but we do have two new #1s on the charts. On the Overall Picks, Carly Rae Jepsen finally lands a solo hit, and on top at that, with "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" ("Call Me Maybe" and "This Kiss" failed to chart), while Paramore leads all Popout Tracks with "Now". Meanwhile, here's Bruno Mars performing his latest single on Jimmy Kimmel Live, "When I Was Your Man", sliding down to #2 this week.


OPC10 Overall Picks
January 27-February 2, 2013
  1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm Getting Over You
  2. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
  3. Pitbull - Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)
  4. Yeng Constantino - B.A.B.A.Y.
  5. Avril Lavigne - How You Remind Me
  6. David DiMuzio - (You Can) Depend on Me (feat. Yassi Pressman)
  7. Hearts of Saints - Merciful God
  8. Britt Nicole - Gold
  9. Melanie Amaro - Long Distance
  10. tobyMac - Steal My Show
Popout Tracks
  1. Paramore - Now
  2. One Direction - Kiss You
  3. Mikey Bustos - Opo Pinoy Style
Pinoy Picks
  1. Yeng Constantino - B.A.B.A.Y.
  2. David DiMuzio - (You Can) Depend on Me (feat. Yassi Pressman)
  3. Mikey Bustos - Opo Pinoy Style
  4. Techy Romantics - New Frontier (with Somedaydream)
  5. Marlou Morales - Basta Pasar Lang
  6. David DiMuzio - Ulipon sa Gugmang Giatay (feat. Jade Kaye Cal)
  7. Julie Anne San Jose - Enough
  8. Sam Concepcion - You Always Make My Day
  9. Ney Dimaculangan - Kailan (with Yeng Constantino)
  10. Sarah Geronimo - Tao

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stop and Go: A Comparison

In our 2011 trip to Baguio, I saw these manually operated
Stop & Go signs on the road for their traffic:


Meanwhile, at the SM Mall of Asia, their traffic lights
already even indicate how many seconds are left:


Monday, January 21, 2013

Yeng Constantino, "B.A.B.A.Y." [OPC10 2013.1.20]

Yeng Constantino's new album Metamorphosis will be out on January 28, and its carrier single "B.A.B.A.Y." stays on its second week at #1 on the Pinoy tally on this week's OPC10. While this track won't be enlisted as my favorite (her previous songs are much better lyrically), it's a rather silly song that one could still get to enjoy. It also won't take away the fact that she's still one of my favorite local artists. And its official music video is nicely done! Take a look:


OPC10 Overall Picks
January 20-26, 2013
  1. Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
  2. Pitbull - Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)
  3. Yeng Constantino - B.A.B.A.Y.
  4. Britt Nicole - Gold
  5. Avril Lavigne - How You Remind Me
  6. David DiMuzio - (You Can) Depend on Me (feat. Yassi Pressman)
  7. Hearts of Saints - Merciful God
  8. tobyMac - Steal My Show
  9. Melanie Amaro - Long Distance
  10. DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)
Popout Tracks
  1. Mikey Bustos - Opo Pinoy Style
  2. One Direction - Kiss You
  3. Techy Romantics - New Frontier (with Somedaydream)
Pinoy Picks
  1. Yeng Constantino - B.A.B.A.Y.
  2. David DiMuzio - (You Can) Depend on Me (feat. Yassi Pressman)
  3. Mikey Bustos - Opo Pinoy Style
  4. Techy Romantics - New Frontier (with Somedaydream)
  5. Marlou Morales - Basta Pasar Lang
  6. David DiMuzio - Ulipon sa Gugmang Giatay (feat. Jade Kaye Cal)
  7. Sam Concepcion - You Always Make My Day
  8. Julie Anne San Jose - Enough
  9. Sarah Geronimo - Tao
  10. Ney Dimaculangan - Kailan (with Yeng Constantino)

50 Centavos Short

The sliced bread
from the bakeshop.
A loaf of sliced bread at the nearby bakeshop costs P33.00. Mom asked if I had P3.00 to add to her P30.00 so we could buy one. Here’s how our conversation went:

Mom: Naa ka’y P3.00 dinha, Poy?
Me: Kadali lang, Ma.
Mom: Aw, ayaw na lang. Kini na lang tibuok para ma-sinsilyuan.
Me: Kini lang. P3.00 ra man kaha? What do you think of me, poor?!

It turns out, I only had P2.50 worth of coins. I spoke too soon. Moral of the story: Don’t be too cocky — you might have to eat your words.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mikey Bustos, "Opo Pinoy Style" [OPC10 2013.1.13]

Yeng Constantino may have taken a break from the OPC10 last year, but she's definitely back with a bang this year. "B.A.B.A.Y.", the latest single off her upcoming new album Metamorphosis, debuts at #1 on the Overall and Pinoy lists this week. Meanwhile, Mikey Bustos has released a parody version of Psy's "Gangnam Style", and it's currently our top Popout track. On the spotlight, here's "Opo Pinoy Style":


OPC10 Overall Picks
January 13-19, 2013
  1. Yeng Constantino - B.A.B.A.Y.
  2. Britt Nicole - Gold
  3. David DiMuzio - (You Can) Depend on Me (feat. Yassi Pressman)
  4. Avril Lavigne - How You Remind Me
  5. tobyMac - Steal My Show
  6. Melanie Amaro - Long Distance
  7. DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)
  8. One Direction - Last First Kiss
  9. Marlou Morales - Basta Pasar Lang
  10. Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath
Popout Tracks
  1. Mikey Bustos - Opo Pinoy Style
  2. Techy Romantics - New Frontier (with Somedaydream)
  3. One Direction - Kiss You
Pinoy Tracks
  1. Yeng Constantino - B.A.B.A.Y.
  2. David DiMuzio - (You Can) Depend on Me (feat. Yassi Pressman)
  3. Marlou Morales - Basta Pasar Lang
  4. Mikey Bustos - Opo Pinoy Style
  5. Techy Romantics - New Frontier (with Somedaydream)
  6. David DiMuzio - Ulipon sa Gugmang Giatay (feat. Jade Kaye Cal)
  7. Sam Concepcion - You Always Make My Day
  8. Julie Anne San Jose - Enough
  9. Ney Dimaculangan - Kailan (with Yeng Constantino)
  10. Erik Santos - Pangarap Ko ang Ibigin Ka

Sunday, January 13, 2013

1th and 2th


 Meanwhile, at a store having a raffle promo, you can win these major prizes:
Firth: With this Samsung LED TV,
you can now watch what you one-th.

Secoth: With this gas range, cook
all-you-want and satisfy your sweet two-th.

Update (January 20): Eventually, they corrected the
ribbon labels and here's how they currently appear:


Saturday, January 12, 2013

David DiMuzio, "Gugmang Giatay" [OPC10 2013.1.06]

David DiMuzio has been steadily inside the OPC10 in the past two years. "Naiisip Mo Ba" topped the charts in 2011, while "(I'll Do Anything) Para sa 'Yo" featuring Top Suzara went to #1 in 2012. Could David once again reign this year? Well, this could be a good start for him. He currently rules our Popout Tracks list with a Cebuano song originally by The Ambassadors. Check out our featured video of the week: "Ulipon sa Gugmang Giatay" featuring Jade Kaye Cal of Ezra Band. You can also download the MP3 for free at Soundcloud.com.


OPC10 Overall Picks
January 6-12, 2013
  1. Britt Nicole - Gold
  2. Avril Lavigne - How You Remind Me
  3. tobyMac - Steal My Show
  4. Melanie Amaro - Long Distance
  5. DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)
  6. Marlou Morales - Basta Pasar Lang (School Version)
  7. Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath
  8. Girls' Generation - Dancing Queen
  9. OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself
  10. Kris Allen - Better with You
Popout Tracks
  1. David DiMuzio - Ulipon sa Gugmang Giatay (feat. Jade Kaye Cal)
  2. Brent Wilson - 15 Fairytales
  3. Pink - Try
Pinoy Picks
  1. Marlou Morales - Basta Pasar Lang
  2. David DiMuzio - Ulipon sa Gugmang Giatay (feat. Jade Kaye Cal)
  3. Julie Anne San Jose - Enough
  4. Sam Concepcion - You Always Make My Day
  5. Ney Dimaculangan - Kailan (with Yeng Constantino)
  6. Bea Binene - Urong Sulong
  7. Erik Santos - Pangarap Ko ang Ibigin Ka
  8. Moonstar88 - Ligaw
  9. Gloc-9 - Bakit Hindi (feat. Billy Crawford)
  10. Shehyee - Suplado (feat. Juan Tamad & Thyro)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

USB Drive


While on the road, I finally found a real USB drive! Pila kaha ni ka gig?
But wait, USB is supposed to be a bus! And this vehicle isn't. Oh, well.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

OPC Top 40 Songs of 2012

Happy new year, everyone! Before we go full-speed for 2013, let's first look back and recap the previous year in music with OPC's Top 40 Songs of 2012. Six Pinoy tracks make it to the overall list, eight artists return from the 2011 year-end chart, while one entry is a non-mover! The Top 3 maybe a unique selection, but these are the songs which had the most impact and significance on this side of the web. US pop/rock quintet We Are Leo ranked 7th in 2011, but this time, they improve and advance all the way to #1 with "Supernova Sunrise." Way to go, guys! And if you do happen to read this, does Andrew have Filipino blood? Hehe.


OPC Top 40 Songs of 2012
  1. We Are Leo, "Supernova Sunrise" [VIDEO]
    #1, MARCH 2012; SCORE: 99.1
    This song was a perfect fit as it was released at a time when I was taking a turn to a new path. Indeed, it's beautiful to wake up and say hello to a new beginning and a new hope. Burn, burn, rise.
  2. Json feat. Mikeschair, "It's Alright" [AUDIO]
    #1, THREE WEEKS; SCORE: 94.6
    A lot of words in this song just spoke personally to me. It encouraged me, and it reminded me that whatever difficulties and setbacks I encounter, it will be alright for the Lord sees my every need.
  3. Avril Lavigne, "Push" [VIDEO]
    #1, 1ST QUARTER OF 2012; SCORE: 84.4
    As Avril visited the Philippines for her Black Star Tour, The Godsends flew from Cebu all the way to Manila just to watch her in concert. It was a very
    fun and memorable experience. Details here.
  4. Kris Allen, "Better with You" [VIDEO]
    #1, NOVEMBER 2012; SCORE: 72.9
  5. Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" [VIDEO]
    #1, TWO WEEKS; SCORE: 72.6
  6. Plumb, "Need You Now (How Many Times)" [VIDEO]
    #1, 3RD QUARTER OF 2012; SCORE: 71.0
  7. Owl City with Carly Rae Jepsen, "Good Time" [VIDEO]
    #2, 3RD QUARTER OF 2012; SCORE: 70.3
  8. Cher Lloyd feat. Becky G, "Oath" [VIDEO]
    #1, 4TH QUARTER OF 2012; SCORE: 69.9
  9. TobyMac, "Steal My Show" [LYRIC VIDEO]
    #1, DECEMBER 2012; SCORE: 67.7
  10. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone" [AUDIO]
    #1, THREE WEEKS; SCORE: 66.1
  11. MariƩ Digby with Jericho Rosales, "I Do" [VIDEO]
    #1, 2ND QUARTER OF 2012; SCORE: 65.9
  12. Go Fish, "Shackles (Praise You)" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 64.4
  13. Quest, "Sige Lang" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 64.1
  14. Boys Like Girls, "Be Your Everything" [VIDEO]
    #2, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 63.3
  15. Jason Mraz, "I Won't Give Up" [VIDEO]
    #2, JANUARY 2012; SCORE: 62.7
  16. Christian Bautista feat. Angeline Quinto, "In Love with You" [VIDEO]
    #1, APRIL 2012; SCORE: 62.6
  17. MercyMe, "The Hurt and the Healer" [VIDEO]
    #2, TWO WEEKS; SCORE: 61.7
  18. Building 429 feat. Dawn Michele, "Right Beside You" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 60.1
  19. Britt Nicole, "Gold" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 60.0
  20. Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side" [VIDEO]
    #1, JUNE 2012; SCORE: 60.0
  21. Meredith Andrews, "Not for a Moment (After All)" [VIDEO]
    #1, FOUR WEEKS; SCORE: 59.4
  22. Jeremi and Amy Richarson, "Ancient Wells" [BUY]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 56.9
  23. Group 1 Crew feat. Chris August, "He Said" [VIDEO]
    #1, SEPTEMBER 2012; SCORE: 56.1
  24. Jason Castro, "Only a Mountain" [VIDEO]
    #2, FOUR WEEKS; SCORE: 56.1
  25. Krissy & Ericka, "12:51" [VIDEO]
    #1, FEBRUARY 2012; SCORE: 54.9
  26. MariƩ Digby, "3 AM" [VIDEO]
    #1, OCTOBER 2012; SCORE: 54.6
  27. Matchbox Twenty, "Overjoyed" [VIDEO]
    #2, NOVEMBER 2012; SCORE: 54.3
  28. David DiMuzio feat. Top Suzara, "(I'll Do Anything) Para sa 'Yo" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 53.7
  29. Hot Chelle Rae, "Honestly" [VIDEO]
    #3, APRIL 2012; SCORE: 48.6
  30. Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee, "A Thousand Years (Part 2)" [VIDEO]
    #1, TWO WEEKS; SCORE: 48.5
  31. Plumb feat. Dan Haseltine, "Drifting" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; #31 LAST YEAR; SCORE: 47.9
  32. One Direction, "Little Things" [VIDEO]
    #3, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 47.8
  33. Kerrie Roberts, "Finally Home" [AUDIO]
    #1, JULY 2012; SCORE: 47.1
  34. Emmanuelle, "Happy" [VIDEO]
    #1, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 45.9
  35. Avril Lavigne, "How You Remind Me" [BUY]
    #1, TWO WEEKS; SCORE: 44.8
  36. Jessica Sanchez, "Change Nothing" [BUY]
    #2, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 44.6
  37. Big Daddy Weave, "Redeemed" [VIDEO]
    #4, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 44.4
  38. B.Reith, "Simple Days" [LYRIC VIDEO]
    #5, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 44.2
  39. The Cab, "Endlessly" [VIDEO]
    #7, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 43.8
  40. Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul, "Summer Paradise" [VIDEO]
    #5, ONE WEEK; SCORE: 43.7