Big Sky Mind: Drinks, Food, Music

Anywhere with cheap beer/food and good crowd + music should be considered a great place. An example would be Big Sky Mind in Quezon City. It's been around for quite some time (1999, to be exact) so don't be surprised to see crowds in their mid-30s especially during weekdays. It's a place where you could relax with a cold bottle of beer after a long tiring day at work. Please, don't expect a fancy place, hotel-like restroom, or speedy service. Go to Encore or something.

Big Sky Mind Quezon City
Big Sky Mind: Since 1999

Going there early, say 7pm, would only disappoint you as you will be greeted by a CLOSED sign. The staff usually come in at around 8:30-9pm so it's safe to drop by at that time. It stays open until 5am, Tuesdays-Sundays.

Upon entering the 2-storey bar, you'll see several chairs, tables, bar stools, and fluffy couches. If you have sensitive skin, stay away from the couch else you'll end up with red spots all over your arms. Well, not really. But I hope you get the idea.

Big Sky Mind Bar
During music events, that couch is moved to make way for the band setup

2008: OBS

Bar area

Wall en route the restroom

the 2nd floor doubles as an art gallery

When the place is not packed, a staff will come up to you with a menu in hand. During gig nights and/or weekends, just go straight to the bar area and get your order directly from the bartender. Shouting could also be an option. Local beers cost around Php35 to Php50 a bottle which is really really cheap compared to Makati bars, even Cubao X. Non-beer drinkers, on the other hand, should not worry because Big Sky has an extensive reasonably-priced cocktail & shooters menu--including Absinthe. Yeah. The Green Fairy.

I want that 'Bartenders are Gods' shirt!!!

Big Sky Mind Bar Menu
Beer and Hard Drinks Menu

Mixed Drinks Menu

Absinthe at Php230/shot

Flipping the other side of the laminated blue menu, you'll see a long list of different food offerings: appetizers, rice meals, burgers, omeletes, pizzas, plus other items rarely offered in a bar. Mixed fries (Php125) and Chicken fingers (Php125) are my favorites!

Big Sky Mind Food Menu
Mixed Fries + Pale Pilsen = My Ideal Value Meal

Cheese, BBQ, Sour Cream: Good for 3-4 people


Get Free Tickets to Urbandub's "Alive Out There" Online Concert from Globe Tattoo

It's heeeeerrrreeee! The much-awaited Urbandub's anniversary online concert "Alive Out There" (AOT) is already online for every dubistas to watch. So please please please visit Pelicola.tv now and start streaming Udub's awesome vids.

Now you ask, how do I watch "Alive Out There" concert? It's simple, really. Just choose between concert passkey or season passkey, each priced at Php60 and Php150, consecutively. Below are the complete details:

Concert Passkey: 60 pesos, single concert pass
You must use the pass within 2 weeks of purchase. Single concert pass allows 48 hours unlimited access to a concert.
Season Passkey: 150 pesos, season concert pass (3 concerts)
You must use the pass within 6 months of purchase. Season pass allows 72 hours unlimited access to each concert.
How to get the Urbandub Online Concert Pass?
  • Via Mobile To Buy a Concert Passkey text ALIVE60 URBANDUB to 2363 (Globe subscribers)
  • To Buy a Season Passkey, text ALIVE150 to 2363 (Globe subscribers)
  • Buy a Season Passkey Via Credit Card (great for international viewers) and G-Cash Pay through myAyala.com
BUT WAIT! Thanks to Globe Tattoo, I'm giving away AOT passkeys to four (4) lucky Dubistas! Just join our simple contest, no purchase required!

How you could get FREE tickets to Urbandub's Alive Out There concert:

1. Post any of the Official Teaser videos or posters on your blog / social network. (e.g. Facebook, Multiply, Myspace, Friendster, blog, etc.)
2. Include a link to http://Pelicola.tv/AliveOutThere on your post.
3. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to to your post to validate your entry.
4. By May 3, 2010, I'll be raffling off AOT online concert passes to 4 lucky fans! Astig, di ba?

Here's the official [hair-raising] teaser video of AOT:

Meanwhile, here's a teaser video I took during the live concert shoot--thanks again to Globe Tattoo and Koi Busalla of Sonic Boom Production for the invite! <3

Urbandub - First of Summer

Oh, and did I mention that you could watch the whole thing in different camera angles?! Like, how cool is that? So check out the site and purchase your pass now! Grab a beer, invite your co-dubista friends over to your place, and enjoy this anniversary concert. I swear, it will blow your mind away!


Boho Av, Adobo Magazine to use local indie films for Cervical Cancer advocacy

Coming this weekend is a unique festival-slash-night market that is bound to be the hippest and trendiest place in the metro. Boho@8th Avenue or Boho Av., located in Bonifacio Global City Taguig, is a collaboration of like-minded people who appreciate art, coffee, and concepts. It's a venue that will showcase Filipinos' innate creativity through entertaining street shows, bazaars, and galleries.

Joining Boho Av's opening is local advertising resource publication Adobo Magazine, with its first ever Adobo@night Film Festival to be held at the On Cue Roving Studio. Set on April 23-24, 2010, the event features award-winning independent films and a decade-full of advertising reels, all carefully handpicked by some of the country's industry heads.

Screening schedules are as follows:

April 23, 2010 FRIDAY
0630PM Top TV Ads of the Decade (by invitation only)
0700PM Pepe Diokno’s Engkwentro (by invitation only)
0900PM Eric Matti’s The Arrival 11PM Richard Somes’ Yanggaw

April 24, 2010 SATURDAY
0600PM Best of Cinemalaya Short Films 2009
0700PM Raymond Red’s Himpapawid
0900PM Brillante Mendoza’s Kinatay
1100PM Jerrold Tarog’s Confessional

Tickets are sold at Php200 each. Event proceeds will be donated by to Sahara Network, a foundation that seeks to educate women of their health and to empower them to stand up against cervical cancer

Boho Av The Fort map

The Adobo@night Film Festival is spearheaded by Adobo Magazine in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline together with BBDO/Guerrero Proximity with event partners EON The Stakeholder Relations Firm, Tangerine, Boho@8th Avenue, Outpost Visual Frontier, Cinemalaya and Creative Guild of the Philippines.

For more information about this event, go to http://www.adobomagazine.com/adoboatnight/


Blog4Reviews.com supports the fight against cervical cancer. Please visit http://saharanetwork.com.ph/ to know more about Sahara Network and how you could help.


Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 coming at the Rockwell Tent this April

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Havaianas, the first flip-flops brand to offer pair customization, celebrates the original things we can create with our hands in the Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH) 2010 happening on April 22 to 26 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati.

This yearly event has always inspired flip flop fans to unleash their creativity and let their imaginations go wild. The fifth installment will offer a new line of stylish and options. Silver letter pins, Swarovskis, Glow-in-the dark straps, and a Philippine-designed Commemorative Sole/Pin are just some of the items you could use to flaunt your unique Havaianas personality.

For event map and other details, visit http://havaianasphilippines.com/myoh/. You may also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, Multiply, and Friendster for up-to-date MYOH announcements.


XShot Camera Extender: For the Cam-whore in You

The XShot is a lightweight, telescopic camera extender that holds your camera at a distance to capture great pictures and films when no one is around to take your picture.

xShot It extends over 3 feet (37") to capture the subjects and the background or a group shot, closing to just 9 inches and weighing only 5 oz. Built with a durable metal shaft and high quality components, this item is great for making films and video diaries. In addition, you are always in the frame since the camera is pointing at you. It’s like having your own personal camera man! Perfect for travelers, families and anyone that loves to take pictures and capture special memories. Also, for camwhores like meeee! <3

Extend, Aim, and Smile with Xshot.


Win a Paramore Live in Manila official shirt c/o Little Asia Restaurant

Want to win this Paramore Live in Manila official shirt?
photo by superbong.tumblr.com

Just follow this link to join my Facebook raffle! Simple mechanics, no purchase required! :)

Contest deadline is on 11:59pm of April 16, 2010. Special thanks to Little Asia Restaurant!

AFest 2: Asian Music Festival

AFest2 (Asian Music Festival) is set next week! We really enjoyed last year's event, I think we went for 2 nights. <3

Everybody Loves Irene @ Saguijo, A*Fest 2009 (photo by Kin)

AFest 2 Schedule

April 14- CLUB DREDD
April 15 - ROUTE 196
April 16 - SAGUIJO

Amberhaze (SG)
Ang Bandang Shirley (PH)
Bottlesmoker (ID)
Brian the Sun (JP)
Mohd Jayzuan (MY)
The Dorques (PH)
The Standards (TH)

*Featuring music documentaries by Brooklyn-based director Torsten Meier



Entertainment shopping site Winila to Launch in IP e-Games Domination IV

Bringing you the best of online shopping, e-Game’s partner WiniLa invites everyone to its grand launch at Domination IV–the biggest online gaming event in the Philippines.

Winila is a new and exciting online auction offering daily discounts on the hottest gadgets and accessories in the market. Developed and maintaned locally, the site allows bidders to receive up to 80% savings on technology and lifestyle brands such as Playstation 3, Wii, XboX, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod, Mac Mini, Apple TV, Sony digital cameras, and Nokia mobile phones.

Just register for FREE at www.Winila.com to avail these features:

* Choose from different bid-credit packages that suits your budget
* Engage auctions that start at a price of zero
* Buy an item outright without bidding
* Use an automated Winbroker to do the bidding for you
* Ease of use with multiple bid windows
* Earn free bid credits for every friend referral

You may also experience WiniLa at the Domination IV happening on April 10, 2010 (Saturday) at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. To celebrate its grand launch, a special live auction will be held at the Winila booth for its registered users. Up for bid are i-Pods, Skullcandy headphones, Samsung 19” LCD, Sony Playstation 3 Slim, PSP Go, and other cool items.

Winila–Spend small, Win Big!

See you there!


Registration for Domination IV is still open. Visit domination4.e-games.com.ph for more information.


Rucksack Inn Singapore via Hostels.com

UPDATE: Read my Rucksack Inn review with photos here


I already booked a room for our Baybeats Singapore trip on August. We don't want to stay at those fancy and EXPENSIVE hotels so we had our eyes on affordable inns/hostels/guesthouses. Also, we need to reserve ample funds for vodka/beer money.

So while searching the wawawa for places near Baybeats' venue (Esplanade Drive), I came across this new place called Feel at Home. The room rates are affordable with breakfast AND free wifi! Showed it to my friend Kin, but she said it's quite far from Esplanade. She then pointed Rucksackk Inn, since it's more accessible to Esplanade Drive. After checking the rates, reviews, and their official site (it's so cuuuute!), I decided to book early via Hostels.com. A 10% downpayment plus SGD2 transaction fee are required for the online reservation. If you sign up as Hostels.com member (email address required), the transaction fee will be automatically waived.

Paid a downpayment of PHP1,568.97 <3

Our 3-night accommodation totaled PHP15,689.74 or SGD462. We got a quad-sharing private room and a space in the 28-bed mixed dorm. It's a bummer that an extra bed for a quad-room is not allowed. So one of us--that would be me--would have to share a room with 27 other strangers. Good thing the rate already includes breakfast and wifi so I guess I'll just update my Facebook while on bed. Another option is to crash inside the room when I'm already drunk so there's no need to *mingle* hihi.

I still don't know who will be this year's foreign band, but the first 8 Baybeats bands were already announced. Jesus, I really can't wait to get drunk in SG. Please be August already!

Globe and Touch Mobile make ‘tingi loading’ a summer breeze

Everyone says that summer is the season of firsts: First crush, first kiss, first barkada beach trip, and more. Well, imagine being able to buy cellphone prepaid load for the first time ever in a jeepney on your way home, or from the fishball vendor who sells you merienda everyday. So instead of having to hunt high and low for prepaid load, the load now comes right to you.

This summer, Globe, Globe Tattoo and Touch Mobile gives you a first you’ve never had before: The first-ever 10 Peso Tingi Load, greeting you almost anywhere you turn. So you can buy P 10 Tingi Load on your daily bus ride, over the counter at your favorite fastfood, and even from the takatak boy on the street corner.

Sold in easy-to-use and ultra-secure scratch cards, Globe Tattoo’s P 10.00 Tingi Load is available on buses, jeepneys, FXs, and also from street vendors, train stations and selected restaurants. Just scratch off the protective film and use your Tattoo mobile phone to key in the PIN you see there, and you’ll be all set.

Globe’s marketing chief Menchi Orlina explains, “This summer, we’ll make being Globe-connected a breeze. Summer is a busy time for everyone, and with so many exciting things going on, who wants to wait for prepaid load? Now you can get loaded in a flash just about anywhere. Our P 10 Tingi Load gives you an affordable, easily available option, so you can load up when you board the bus to the mall, or when you buy your snack from the corner jolly jeep. With Globe Tattoo, now the load comes to you.”

As the mercury rises, you can stay cool knowing you’ll always be connected to your friends, and summer adventures are just a call, text or instant message away only with Globe, Globe Tattoo and TM’s P 10 Tingi Load.

The P10 Peso Tingi Load card is exclusively available for Globe Tattoo, Globe Prepaid and TM users. To know more, call (02) 730 1000 or visit www.globe.com.ph/tattoo.


Digital PEP Space [dot] com

So I revived my old wordpress blog and upgraded to a new domain, http://digitalpepspace.com. I chose the word PEP because when I was still with a PR agency, we send out press releases to the PEP (People, Events, Places) section because it's where all the announcement stuff & photo releases go.

contact me!


This is a totally *wala lang* move but I enjoyed creating the header. It's simple but aylaykeeet. Pls pls pls notice the cute <3 in red!


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