Good Ol’ Review: GMA Network’s Engaging and Refreshing Onanay Succeeds In Spite of Unintentional Efforts to Undermine It

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
WARNING! MAJOR spoilers, with warning, though also including possible spoilers in video thumbnails.

GMA Network’s Onanay is both an engaging and frustrating drama series. Engaging because it was a refreshing take on the usual Filipino soap opera. But it was also frustrating because the solid foundation it had built up for story was undermined by the network’s jerking it around with last minute extensions. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 3 – “I really need a carrot.”

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 3 – End of the Road

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 3

Nate shows Zoey the Morph-X-powered bike he built based on her designs. She hops on and rides right to where Mayor Daniels is overseeing the beginning of construction for a road that’ll cut right through a forest. Continue reading

Recap: Super Sentai Strongest Battle, Final Battle (Episode 4) – Heading Towards Tomorrow!

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Marvelous tells Yamato, Kagura and Stinger he’s fine in Gaisorg’s helmet and he will use it to find Luka. He takes off, but Yamato tells Kagura to follow and make sure he’s alright. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Zi-O, Episode 26 – Geiz Revive! 2019

Kamen Rider Zi-O 26

Sougo and Hiryu battle. They deliver finishers at each other and Sougo is forced to dehenshin while Hiryu disappears. Watching from the sidelines, ShiroWoz tells Geiz he is disappointed that his heart doesn’t seem to be in it. The Geiz Revive Watch not activating shows that. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 2 – “Let’s kick some robot butt!”

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 2 – Evox’s Revenge

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 2

Blaze and Roxy are welcomed to the Cyber Dimension by Scrozzle who introduces himself as the ruler. He summons Tronics to force the two to bow down to him, but Evox pops out, zaps the Tronics away and demands Scrozzle bow down to him instead. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Zi-O, Episode 25 – Another Zi-O 2019

Kamen Rider Zi-O 25

Pointing out how quiet it is while he and Sougo have breakfast alone, Uncle Junichiro perks up when KuroWoz pops in with some news. Former contract holders who became Another Riders are all being attacked once again. Continue reading

Recap: Super Sentai Strongest Battle, Episode 3 – A Secret Revealed

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Marvelous is shocked to see Takaharu under the helmet. Takasorg shoots at Marvelous, forcing him to demorph. He puts his helmet back on and walks away. Continue reading

Some Useful Tips for Traveling Through Manila International Airport and the Philippines in General


So my parents and I had to go on an unexpected and sadly bittersweet trip to the Philippines last January. Having to plan a trip to the Philippines in just two weeks and during the Christmas holiday was certainly a new experience for me when usually we’d have months to prepare everything, from packing to logistics and all that. And that’s all to help keep things as smooth as possible because traveling to the Philippines (at least, the actual traveling part) isn’t always the smoothest experience.

Interestingly enough, this ended up our smoothest trip to the Philippines ever! And I decided I should share some tips that might help both first time and return travelers to the Philippines. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 1 – Beasts Unleashed

Power Rangers Beast Morphers

Today is the day Coral Harbor Mayor Daniels will be flipping the switch on Morph-X, a new clean power source derived from the Power Rangers Morphin Grid. But there are concerns this could be a dangerous idea. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Zi-O, Episode 24 – Best Friend 2121

Kamen Rider Zi-O 24

Sougo is back asleep and in 2121 just as Rento has now turned into a human-hunting Humanoise. Rento as Kikai chases after Sougo and completely pummels him. Continue reading