Saying goodbye to Intercon (December 31, 2015 – January 1, 2016)

When I first got word that the InterContinental Manila (colloquially known as Intercon) was closing its doors at the end of 2015, my heart literally sank. It was as if I had found out that I was going to lose a distant relative—one with whom I had shared many precious childhood moments with. That wasContinue reading “Saying goodbye to Intercon (December 31, 2015 – January 1, 2016)”

Review: 10th Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015 (December 13, 2015)

This year’s Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015 at the SM Megatrade Hall 2 ended up being a simple pick up run[i] unlike in year’s past.  The lines on the last day were sparse–the likely result of rolling in a little past 10 am–and I wasn’t complaining.  If you’ve had any experience in these types of events,Continue reading “Review: 10th Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015 (December 13, 2015)”

Review: Komikon 2015 (November 14-15, 2015)

  For the first time since its inception in 2004, Komikon organizers decided to hold a 2-day event and all I can say is—it’s about time. The Filipino comic book community positively received Komikon 2015 and if you were present, you could certainly tell. There was a buzz surrounding the Bayanihan Center this past weekendContinue reading “Review: Komikon 2015 (November 14-15, 2015)”

Game Review: Being The Story: NBA 2K16 ( and Exclusive)

Two weeks ago, I was asked by the Philippine Star to write a piece on the latest installment in the NBA 2K series–NBA 2K16.  Below is a short excerpt of the article: MANILA, Philippines – If there is one moment that I look forward to whenever a new NBA 2K installment hits the shelves, itContinue reading “Game Review: Being The Story: NBA 2K16 ( and Exclusive)”

Review: Collecticon (September 26-27, 2015)

Now in its 8th year, the Hobbiworx and PinoyToyKolektor sponsored Collecticon has always–in my opinion–served as an appetizer for what is to come.  An occasion wherein we can ‘whet our proverbial palette’ prior to the the yuletide season. I have been going to the Collecticon for a number of years now and if there isContinue reading “Review: Collecticon (September 26-27, 2015)”

Product Review: Artline Stix

Simultaneously released during the recently concluded AsiaPOP Comicon and Manila International Book Fair by National Bookstore, Artiline Stix is a product for the young and mature.  It’s “connect and build” design reminds me a lot of Lego and it certainly works well from not only a creative and “play standpoint” but also from an organizational one. These Stix’sContinue reading “Product Review: Artline Stix”

Review: The 36th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)

With what has become an annual event, the #AntFam marched to the 36th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) at the SMX Convention Center with excitement in our eyes: Indy gushed at the overwhelming sight of all the books; Daryl made a bee-line for the nearest adult colouring books; while I headed for Fully Booked’s impressive graphicContinue reading “Review: The 36th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)”