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- Books I am reading in 2016: "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nicholas Buttler, "Love May Fail" by Matthew Quick," "Asian American" by Dale Talde, "In the Country," by Mia Alvar and "The Land of Forgotten Girls" by Erin Entrada Kelly, "Hyperbole and a Half" by Allie Brosh, "Juan Crisostomo Soto and the Pampangan Drama" by Juan S. Aguas, "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow, "Filipino Ghost Stories" by Alex G. Paman and " The Best American Infographic 2015" by Gareth Cook

- Favorite CD's of 2016: "Oh Inhuman Spectacle" by Mythel Ethel, "Music Complete" by New Order, "The Childhood of a Leader" by Scott Walker, "22, A Million" by Bon Iver, "Day of the Dead" a Grateful Dead cover song compilation, "Blindspot" by Lush, "Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites" by Mark Kozelek, "This Moment" by Soren Juul, "A Corpse Wired for Sound" by Merchandise, " Love Streams" by Tim Hecker "Not to Disappear" by Daughter, "ii" by Liima and LNZNDRF

- 2016 Travel Destination: Honduras and Mexico

- Books I am reading in 2015: "Visceral Pleasures" by Rick Poynor, "Gun Dealer's Daughter" by Gina Apostol, "Barkada Ng Lima" by Ninotchka Rosca, "In the Country" by Mia Alvar, "The Caprices" by Sabina Murray, "This Rimy River" by Vaughan Oliver, "Ghost Stories" by Hampton Sides, "Bruce" by Peter Ames Carlin and "Pontton" by Garrison Kielor

- Favorite CD's of 2015: "Another Eternity" by Purity Ring, "Platform" by Holly Herdon, "Universal Themes" by SunKil Moon, "Woman" by Rhye and Red House Painter's new vinyl box set

- 2015 Travel Destination: Costa Rica and France

- Favorite Movies of 2015: Brooklyn and Star Wars The Force Awakens

- Books I am reading in 2014: "Facing the Other Way" by Martin Aston, "The Snow Queen" by Michael Cunnigham, "The Mango Bride" by Marivi Soliven, "Uncertain Justice" by Laurence Tribe, Morrissey's autobiography, "Morphine Dreams" by Donald Brown, " Ode to the Heart Smaller Than a Pencil Eraser" by Luisa Igloria, "Dinner with the Smileys" by Sarah Smiley, "Eleanor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell and "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking

- Favorite CD's of 2014: "Singles" by Future Islands, "Tremos" by SOHN, Nikki Nack" by Tuneyards, "After the End" by Merchandise, "Blue Film" by Lo-Fang, "Seeds" by TV on the Radio, "Elpintor" by Interpol and "Soused" by Scott Walker & Sunn

- 2014 Travel Destination: Dominican Republic and the U.K.

- Favorite Movies of 2014: Selma and Birdman

- Books I am reading in 2013: "Monstress" by Lysley Tenorio, "Rat Girl" by Kristin Hersh, "The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes" by The Editors of McSweeney's, "In the Heart of the Canyon" by Elisabeth Hyde, "Our Whistle Blower" by Carol Anderson Pacun (illustrated by Faith Hyde), "Pacquiao: Winning In & Out of the Ring" by Jose Gamboa, "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz, "My Tribute to New York City" by Shigeru Okabayashi< "My Favorite Warior" by Eugene Gloria, "The Leftovers" by Tom Perrotta, "A Place for Me in the World" by 826 Boston, "Miss Perrerine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris, "Smaller and Smaller Circles" by F.H. Batacan and "Angel De La Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery" by M. Evelina Galang

- Favorite CD's of 2013: "Lost Sirens" by New Order, "Desire Lines" by Camera Obscura, "Trouble Will Find Me" by The National, "Ghost on Ghost" by Iron & Wine, "If You Leave" by Daughter, "Somewhere Else" by Indians, "No World" by Inc, "MVP" by My Bloody Valentine, "Adventures from Terra Firma" by Stornoway, Zomby's "With Love", The Breeder's "LSXX", "Repave" by Volcano Choir and "Bish Bosch" by Scott Walker

- 2013 Travel Destination: Peru and 20 state cross country free painting give away

- Books I am reading in 2012: "From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant" by Alex Gilvarry, "Manila Men in the New World" by Floro L. Mercene, "Leche" by R. Zamora Linmark, "Delivering Happiness" by Tony Hsieh, "Intorduction to Filipino History" by Teodoro A. Agnoncillo, "History of the Filipino People" by Teodoro A. Agnoncillo, "Beyond Idle Thoughts" by ML Munoz, "Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila: Family, Identity, and Culture, 1860s-1930s" by Richard T. Chu and"Before Ever After" by Samantha Sotto,

- Favorite CD's of 2012: "Visions" by Grimes, "Shrines" by Purity Ring, "Anastasis" by Dead Can Dance, "Piramida" by Efterklang, "Love this Giant" by David Byrne & St. Vincent, "Mature Themes" by ArielPink's Haunted Graffiti, "The Wild Youth and His Youg Heart" by Daughter, "Confess" by Twin Shadow "Future This" by Big Pink and "Blues Funeral" by Mark Lanegan Band

- Favorite Movies of 2012: Beast of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Looper, Cloud Atlas, Django Unchained and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

- 2012 Travel Destination: Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

- Favorite CD's of 2011: "Bon Iver" by Bon Iver, "Dedication" by Zomby, "Eye Contact" by Gang Gang Dance, "Whokill" by tUnE-yArDs, Iron & Wine's "Kiss Each Clean", Beirut "Riptide", Atlas Sound "Parallax", St. Vincent "Strange Mercy", Joker "The Vision", Throwing Muses "Anthology" and the This Mortal Coil box set

- Books I am reading in 2011: World War Z by Max, Brooks, App Savvy by Ken Yarmoush, Talking to Girls about Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield, Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice" Edited by Lolan Buhain Sevilla and Roseli Llano, The Common (Amherst College's Literary Journal), Brother my Brother by Bienvenido Santos, Spare Parts and Dismemberment by Josh Fernandez, 365 Days Until... Alexander and Ahesha Catlano

- Favorite Movies of 2011: The Artist, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Martha Marcy May Marlene and My Week With Marilyn

- 2011 Travel Destination: Paris and the U.K.

- Favorite CD's of 2010: Pixie's Minotaur Box Set (yes, I have the limited and signed version--only 3,000 were made!), Tindersticks's Falling Down a Mountain, Efterklang's Magic Chair, Sade's Soldier of Love, Massive Attacks's Heligoland, Serena Maneesh's No2: Abyss in B Minor, Tracey Thorn's Love and its Opposite, The National's High Violet, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's Before Today, Cocteau Twins Box Set 1, Stornoway's Beachcombers Windowsill, Brendan Perry's Arc, Interpol's "Interpol", Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest", OMD's "History of Modern", Blonde Redhead's "Penny Sparkle", Twin Shadow's "Forget", Broken Record's "Let Me Come Home"

- Books I read in 2010: Uanccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, Black Hole by Charles Burns, The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, True Cow Tales by C.R. Lindemer, Deep Economy by Bill McKibben, An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (my favorite book of 2010)

- Favorite Movies of 2010: Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Last Station, The Social Network and Exit Through the Gift Shop, The King's Speech, The Fighter

- 2010 Travel Destination: Belize and Bermuda

- 2010 Concerts: The National, Efterklang, Tune-Yards and Serena Maneesh

- Favorite CD's of 2009: Bon Iver's "Blood Bank," Mark Kozelek's "The Finallt LP", Beirut's "March of the Zapotec," M. Ward's "Hold Time," Dark Was the Night, "Reckwell" by Anni Rossi, "In Ear Park" by Department of Eagles, Max Richter (all of his CDs--I love them!), St. Vincent "Actor", Camera Obscura's "My Maudlin Career", Future of the Left's "Travels with Myself and Another", Deerhunter's "Rainwater Casette Exchange", Tune-Yard's "Bird-Brains", Broken Records's "Until the Earth Begins to Part", Bjork's "Voltaic", Atlas Sound's "Logos", The Mountain Goats' "The Life of the World to Come"

- Books I read in 2009 (most of the books I have been reading lately are by Filipino American Authors): Sleepless in Manila by Christina Pantoja Hidalgo, Love Walks In by Marisa De Los Santos, Oracles by Pati Navalta Poblete, The Power of Now, Our Crazies by Carol Anderson Pecun (Illustrated by Faith Hyde), Juan Luna's Revolver by Luisa A. Igloria, DreamEden by Linda Ty-Casper, Brother my Brother by Bienvenido Santos, You Lovely People by Bienvenido Santos, Filipino American Psychology by Kevin L. Nadal, PhD, The Solemn Lantern Maker by Merlinda Bobis

- 2009 Travel Destination: Philippines

- 2009 Concerts: Camera Obscura and the Big Pink

- Favorite Movies of 2009: The Hurt Locker, An Education, Inglorious Basterds and a Single Man

- Books I've Read in 2008: Giving by Bill Clinton (I really love this book), An Assault on Reason by Al Gore, Ginseng and other Tales from Manila, Strength for the Journey, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Krakatoa by Simon Winchester, Saarinen by Pierluigi Serraino, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Ruins by Scott Smilth, Love is a Mix Tape, The Secret Fool The World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies, Blindness, The Road by Cormac McCartthy, A New Earth, When You Are Engulfed With Flames by David Sedaris, In Our Own Image by Stanley Karnow, Sin by F. Sionil Jose

- Favorite CD's of 2008: Bon Ivers' "For Emma, Forever Ago" (everyone must get this cd!!!). Mountain Goat's "Heretic Pride", Sunkil Moon's "April", Breeders' "Mountain Battles", Portishead "Third" (my second favorite album of the year so far), Coldplay's "Viva La Vida", "Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaus" by Sigur Ros, "Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel" by Atlas Sound and "Chemical Chords" by Stereolab, "Dear Science" by TV on the Radio, "Fordlandia" by Johann Johannsson, "Afton" by Anni Rossi, "Microcastle" by Deerhunter

- Favorite Movies of 2008: The Wrestler, Under the Same Moon, Indy 4, Frozen River, Batman the Dark Knight, Bolt, MILK, and Iron Man

- 2008 Travel Destination: Scotland, Iceland and The Philippines

- 2008 Concerts: Bjork, Sigur Ros, The Cure and The Breeders

- Books I've Read in 2007: Collapse by Jarred Diamond, The Omnivore's Dilemma, A Brief History of the Smile, Viajero by F. Sionil Jose, Three Trees Make a Forrest, History by Elisa Morante, The Time Travellers's Wife, Power of the Soul, The Stranger by Albert Camus, The Tears of the Girraff, Rose of No Man's Land, Preacher's Son Momma's Boy, Filipino History by Teodoro Agoncillo, The Third Chimpanzee, The Rush of the River, Bangkok Haunts

- Favorite CD's of 2007:"23" by Blonde Redhead (my favorite cd of the year so far), Beirut's "Lon Gisland," Wolf & Cub's "Vesels", Idlewild "Make Another World," Stars of the Lid "And Their Refinement of the the Decline", Echo and the Bunnymen's "More Songs to Learn and Sing", "Our Love to Admire" by Interpol, "The Silver Tree" by Lisa Gerrard, "Watch the Fireworks" by Emma Pollock, "The Flying Cup" by Beirut, "The Modern Tribe" by Celebration

- Favorite Movies of 2007: Eastern Promises, Gone Baby Gone, Juno, Attonement and The Transformers

- 2007 Travel Destination: Italy, Spainand the Philippines

- 2007 Concerts: Interpol and Celebration

- Books I've Read in 2006: Sponsorship, The Fine Art of Corporate Sponsorship/The Corporate Sponsorship of Fine Art by Ryan McGinness, Shepard Fairey, God Made Dirt, And Dirt Don't Hurt by David Lee, Stylefile, Magrite by SFMOMA, Dalek, The Saddest Place on Earth, the Art of Camille Rose Garcia, Vinyl Will Kill, Giant, Rolito Boy Mini Book, Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz, Escape to Manila, Keith Haring, Naked Lunch, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, America is in the Heart (re-read), The Poisonwood Bible, Mama's Boy Preacher's Son, My Life by Bill Clinton, The Blue Afternoon.

- Favorite Movies of 2006: The Fountain (my favorite of the year), The Pursuit of Happyness (my other favorite movie of the year), Children of Men, An Inconvenient Truth, V for Vandetta, Thank You for Smoking, Cars, and Cache

- Favorite CD's of 2006: "Post War" by M Ward (the best album of 2006!), "Puzzles Like You" by Mojave 3, "Eyes Open" by Snow Patrol, "Obliterati" by Mission of Burma, "Warnings/Promises" by Idlewild, "Collected" by Massive Attack, "Tiny Cities" by Sun Kil Moon, "Get Lonely" by the Mountain Goats, "The Drift" by Scott Walker, "Return to Cookie Mountain" by TV on the Radio, "Gulag Orkestra" by Beirut (my second fav), Plague Songs

- 2006 Concerts: Mojave 3, Hector on Stilts and PSB

- 2006 Travel Destination: Hawaii

- Books I read in 2005: The Disinherited, Persepolis (1 + 2), Same Difference and Other Stories, Monsters by Klaus Haapaniemi, Too Fat Can't Fly, Alphapbet City (Out on the Streets), So Crazy Japanese Toys, Created in Darkness By Troubled Americans, Eight Million Gods and Demons, The Kite Runner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Living to Tell the Tale (Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude are two of my favorite books of all time), How to be a Mystic in a Traffic Jam, Into the Wild, The Best Short Stories of Jack London, Dry, Goodbye Columbus, The God of Small Things and The Botany of Desire

- Favorite Movies of 2005: Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, Match Point, Mano Po 2, Syriana, Walk on Water, Murder Ball, Star Wars (Revenge of the Sith), Cinderella Man, and The Great Raid

- Favorite CD's of 2005: Death Cab for Cutie's "Plans" (my favorite album of the year so far), The Mountain Goat's "The Sunset Tree", Cass McComb's "Prefection", New Order's "Waiting for the Sirens Call", Beck's "Guero", Minotaur Shock's "Maritime", Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust", "Mysterious Skin" soundtrack and Bloc Party's "Silent Alarm"

- 2005 Concerts: Keane + Coldplay

- 2005 Travel Destination: Alaska

- Books I read in 2004: When the Elephants Dance, Life of Pi, Tipping Point, Once Removed, Running with Scissors, Davinci Code, First They Killed My Father, Guns Germs and Steel, Dress My Family in Denim and Curdoroy, Dream Jungle, Borstal Boy and a whole bunch of art and business books

- Favorite Movies of 2004: Hotel Rwanda, The Motorcycle Diaries, Birth, Imelda, Crying Ladies, Being Julia, Sideways, Kinsey, House of Flying Daggers, Spanglish, and The Incredibles

- Favorite Magazines: Filipinas, New Yorker, Giant Robot, Super 7, Art Business News, National Geographics and Juxtapoz.

- 2004 Concerts: Pixies, Elefant, Julia Fordham, Tanya Donelley, TV on the Radio, The Faint, Blonde Redhead and Rachel Goswell

- Favorite CD's of 2004: Snow Patrol's "Final Straw," Tanya Donelly's "Whisky Tango", Interpol's "Antics", The Faint's "Wet from Birth", Blonde Redhead's "Misery is a Butterfly", Elefant's "Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid", TV ON The Radio's "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes", Bjork's "Medula", Pixie's "Best of... Wave of Mutilation", Julia Fordham's "That's Life", Le Tigre's "This Island", U2"s "How to Dismantel an Atomic Bomb", and Franz Ferdinand's "Franz Ferdinand". As you can tell, I am partial to 4AD music and anything that sounds like New Wave music from the 80's.

- Favorite Bands/Singers of all time: The Smiths, The Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Filipino pop groups, New Order, Everything But the Girl, The Style Council, Dead Can Dance, Bjork, and the Red House Painters.

- Favorite TV Show of all time: Leave it to Beaver

- 2004 Travel Destination: Thailand and Cambodia

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