Final Girl: The Perfection

In the latest episode of Final Girl, we take a deep dive into the scary, sexy psychological thriller The Perfection. Plot twists abound, all set to an odd but somehow appropriate combination of classical scoring and rap tunes. I won’t give too much away, as you really need to see the movie to appreciate it. Once you’ve done that, you can listen to the episode … Continue reading Final Girl: The Perfection

Breaking Down Feminism and Feminists on The Scale of It All

In my seven years of working in broadcasting, I had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. Radio attracts a variety of folks, some of whom aspired to be disc jockeys since childhood, others who “fell into” the profession on a whim, or out of curiosity. When I met Josh – a trainee at the station in Baguio at the time … Continue reading Breaking Down Feminism and Feminists on The Scale of It All

Final Girl: The Haunting of Bly Manor

You know what’s perfectly splendid? Recording a new episode of Final Girl after a totally unplanned hiatus! In episode five, for the first time, we talk about a series instead of a movie. In particular – The Haunting of Bly Manor. We also touch on the lockdown and men’s changing relationships, both romantic and platonic. Listen to the episode here: You can also check it … Continue reading Final Girl: The Haunting of Bly Manor

Final Girl: The Babadook

It’s time to get Babashook! In episode four of Final Girl, we talk about The Babadook. If you want to be scared but you’re not into jump scares and gratuitous gore, then you need to watch The Babadook. Underneath the creepy, unsettling exterior of the visuals is a different kind of horror – a story about loss, depression, and the drastic things they can push … Continue reading Final Girl: The Babadook

Final Girl: mother!

Episode three of Final Girl tackles one of the most divisive movies of 2017: mother! Part Biblican allegory and part psychological thriller, mother! is a rollercoaster of a film, and I recommend erring on the side of caution if you’re sensitive to gore, or idolatry, or both. Listen to the third episode of Final Girl here: As always, you can also find the episode (and … Continue reading Final Girl: mother!

Going (and Staying) Zero-Waste in the Middle of a Pandemic

This is the condensed version of a paper I wrote for a class on women, gender, and the environment. If you wish to read the full version, leave a comment or send me a message. The landscape of our daily lives is changing. Since the announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Philippines in late January, safety measures have been put in … Continue reading Going (and Staying) Zero-Waste in the Middle of a Pandemic

Final Girl: Us

Yesterday, I launched my latest passion project: a mini-series podcast about feminist themes in horror movies and TV shows. The first episode tackles Jordan Peele’s Us, privilege, and solidarity. The title of the podcast, Final Girl, comes from the popular trope in television and film that refers to the “last woman standing” or sole survivor, typically in a slasher film. According to the TV Tropes … Continue reading Final Girl: Us

Do I Have to Report to Work During a Natural Calamity?

The January 2020 eruption of Taal volcano shook Southern Luzon, and the resulting ashfall reached as far as the National Capital Region. Classes were quickly cancelled in most schools in affected areas. In Metro Manila, work was suspended for the House of Representatives and some private offices. At the same time, in Santa Rosa, Laguna, a mere 20 kilometers from the volcano, several BPO firms … Continue reading Do I Have to Report to Work During a Natural Calamity?