Best of: January

Friday, February 16, 2024


I feel that this thing has been gathering dust and no one seems around, including myself WHO created this website in the first place, to clean up the mess by just mere updating. I have to admit that I have taken this space for granted and I am not proud of it. At all. In fact, every sentiment here since then bore the same apologies and my intention is to turn things around by at least writing something here every month. At least one teensy lil update and that's all about it. 

This post is brought to you by my favorite Instagram feature- the archive.

The idea here is every month, I am going to recap the media I consumed.  Or even anything that I featured in my archive. This is partly inspired by Todd Doughty's book, Little Pieces of Hope. As this is a revenge post lol, I will try linking everything so you, too, will also enjoy the very stuff that made each featured month a little bit bearable. So enjoy and hopefully this will not be the last of this kind (as I am fiercely notorious of doing, and that included my hapless Substack newsletter). 

1. My new Traveler's Notebook journal for 2024. 

2. Ann Patchett's State of Wonder (might DNF this huhu, my fault.)

3. KT Tunstall's Suddenly I See from The Devil Wears Prada. 

4. Dan Levy's first directorial debut Good Grief.

5. Hoku's Perfect Day from Legally Blonde.

6. Letterboxd awarded my favorite 2023 film Past Lives as Highest Rated Romance, Highest Rated Directorial Debut, and Highest Rated Narrative- Women Directors. The deservancy! 

7. Tapestry album by Carole King

8. Miki Matsubara's Mayonaka no Door/ Stay With Me.

9. 25 Best Films of the Year by David Ehrlich

10. My new Frankie Magazine from my cousin who lives in Perth, Aus. 

11. Lana del Rey's A&W

12. The 'Background Singers' Tiktok account by Christopher Hall.

13. Crocheted Airpods case by my sister.

14. Hayao Miyazaki's swan song film, The Boy and the Heron.

15. White Lotus's Simona Tabasco collaged Emmy outfit made up of cut out flowers. 

16. Julian Sewell's Every Best Actress Intro. Paloma Diamond is my forever robbed queen. 

17. Natalie Imbruglia's Torn

18. One pagers from @nowsparkscreativity

19. Sophie Ellis Bextor's Murder On the Dancefloor.

20. The great Filipino author Butch Dalisay on why offering a Taylor Swift course is not such a bad idea at all. 

21. Kelsea Ballerini's Muscle Memory

22. Andrew Haigh's All of Us Strangers

23. Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast episode with the film critic Richard Bolisay

24. Vatican declared Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage an international shrine

25. Paloma Diamond making it to Vulture. 

What have you been enjoying media-wise this January?