Year: 2014

Last night, the sweet baby Jesus appeared to me in a dream. I’m pretty sure I heard his tiny, infant voice while I was asleep, though it mostly consisted of cries. These cries I was able to translate into Adultspeak, because it was my dream after all, and your dreams make you all-knowing and mad with power. Anyway, the sweet baby Jesus told me this:  “Hi, Ju! I am about to be born soon! On the contrary, your online column is dying!!” That last sentence actually came in the form of a high-pitched wail, so I assumed sweet baby Jesus was talking about death. So yes! This online column is about to pull a 30-ish (no-longer-a-baby-but-is-now-resurrected-though-still-sweet) Jesus, and it’s only appropriate that I attempt to pair Christmas with your hearts through this volume of One (un)True Pairing: THE CHRISTMAS MIXTAPE!!!Julian Casablancas – “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

The first order of business come Christmas day: allow yourself to be filled with all that holiday spirit! I am giving you permission to wallow in your misery and be insufferable for the next 365++ days as long as you do your best to keep it attractive, but Christmas is just a one-time thing that you should try to enjoy as much as you can. How can you not enjoy it with all that wine pouring from left to right? That sumptuous ham waiting to be placed inside your mouth? The sight of your Tito Boy throwing up on the kitchen counter after drinking like a fish? It’s not so hard to have a happy Christmas, if you think about it. Plus points if you celebrate it in an ugly sweater. Still finding it hard to get it on with the holidays? Here is The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas to give you that much-needed optimism, you grump.

Hanson – “Merry Christmas Baby”

Merry Christmas, baby. This one is self-explanatory. (Note: I was actually torn between two Youtube versions of this happy Hanson yuletide song: version one is Tolerable Quality Hanson with Beards and version two is Super Horrible Quality Hanson without Beards. In the end, yours truly wasn’t able to resist pubescent Zac Hanson bangin’ the drums to a Christmas track.)

Dr. Dog –  “Christmas Party”

Surviving Christmas parties with family is easy, if you have Dr. Dog playing somewhere in the background. If worse comes to worst, e.g., forgetting your six-year-old godchild’s name as she kisses you on the cheek after you’ve had your sixth drink (like me), you always have that option of locking yourself inside a restroom with a bottle of wine and this mixtape. Don’t forget your phone charger. Bring a small pillow to put on the toilet so you’d pass out comfortably several hours later.

Dent May – “Holiday Face”

You know you’re doing your “Holiday Face” right if you experience the following:

– Tired face muscles from too much chewing

– Patting your stomach even if not pregnant

– Burping every three minutes

– Blurred vision triggered by carbohydrates

– Blurred vision triggered by beer poured into your glass by previous Tito Boy who is again, drinking like a fish

– Going outside to pass gas peacefully, within safe distance from your crush

If you experience these things, congratulations! You ARE doing your “Holiday Face” right and making Dent May proud.

Parenthetical Girls – “Last Christmas”

Some people dislike the idea of Christmas because they are nursing broken hearts. I’ve been there a few times, so I felt this way too, at some point. BUT! Fear not. There will always be someone special waiting to accept your bleeding heart wrapped in bubble wrap soon, when you’re ready to give it out as a present. I believe this sincerely.

Bright Eyes – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Bright Eyes’ frontman Conor Oberst sounds sad and/or angry most of the time. His version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is no exception, but Conor being Conor—the end result is, as always, a gloomy kind of beautiful.

Sufjan Stevens – “Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance”

I’ve no idea how to dance the “Elf Dance” up to this day, but the glee-filled pianos and tambourines on this Sufjan track make it easy for me to bob my head, sway my hips, and shuffle my feet even without the help of an alcoholic beverage.

The Polyphonic Spree – “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”

“So, this is Christmas. What have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun.”

I hope you’ve all done nice and great things this year. Happy holidays and wishing everyone a safe and a great year ahead!

Now available in PULP HQ!

Get your hands on these awesome titles for only Php 400.00!

For order inquiries email or call  727-4957.

Winners of the Best Rookie Award from the Seoul Music Awards and New Artist of the Year from the Melon Music Awards in 2013, the Bangtan Boys are coming to Manila!

PULP Live World proudly presents BTS Live Trilogy in Manila: Episode II The Red Bullet!

More details about the show here.

Watch the video below!

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BIG Live in Manila Pre-Show and 4+1 PROMO

Catch the Mr. Big pre-show at Tiendesitas in Pasig City this Saturday, October 11, 2014 FOR FREE!

And that’s not even the best part, if you and your friends want to catch Mr. Big Live in Manila on October 31, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena then take advantage of the 4+1 promo!

That’s right, buy four tickets within the same section and you can get another ticket completely free!

You can only avail of this promo at the pre-show so make sure you go!

Call 727-4957 for more information.


1. Purchase A PAIR of VIP 1 or VIP 2 tickets to Mr. Big Live in Manila from October 14 to 27, 2014 at any SM Ticket outlet nationwide.

2.Go to

3.Fill out required fields (full name, contact number, address, date of purchase, and ticket transaction IDs) and submit online form as it will serve as your official entry to the raffle promo.

4.Deadline of submission is on October 27, 2014, 10pm.

5.Winners will be drawn on October 28, 2014, 5pm at the PULP Headquarters with the presence of a DTI representative.

6.Winners will be announced on PULP Live World’s Facebook page and will be notified via registered mail.

7.Prizes can be claimed at PULP Headquarters (284 E-Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City) within sixty (60) days from receipt of notification.

1st Prize – Signed Mr. Big Posters (6 winners)

2nd Prize – Signed Big, Bigger, Biggest!: The Best of Mr. Big album (9 winners)

3rd Prize –Big, Bigger, Biggest!: The Best of Mr. Big album (10 winners)


1.To claim prizes, winners must present a valid ID, and the tickets at the PULP Headquarters (284 E-Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City) for verification.

2.Tickets should be in mint condition. Serial numbers must be legible and not tampered with.

3.A person can only win once. If a name is drawn more than once, he or she gets the prize of higher value.

4.Prizes not claimed 60 days from receipt of notification will be forfeited with prior approval of DTI.

5.Employees of PULP Live World Production and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from this promo.

6. Provincial winners will receive their prizes via courier.





Reservation in Paradise

November 7, 8 & 9, 2014

Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines, in partnership with Bacchus International Inc., invites you to an unforgettable weekend in Boracay Island overflowing with the finest food, wine and leisure options offered exclusively by “Reservations in Paradise” from November 7 to 9.

This three-day epicurean journey is now on its fourth season. The festivity will feature a series of wine pairings in surprise venues around the resort. Featured wines will come from the well-loved wine houses Marchesi Antinori and Champagne Billecart-Salmon. These renowned wineries have provided us their carefully selected collection of wines, while our international chefs will create innovative dishes to enhance the beverage flavors.

Expect an elegant feast for the senses on the first night, offering a delightful medley of gastronomy and music through an intimate performance by the sensational 2CELLOS, followed by an equally glorious seaside dinner and after-dinner party.

It will be our pleasure if you can join us in this different luxury holiday experience on the island of Boracay.

Your weekend itinerary

Day 1: Friday, November 7

Your exciting journey begins today when you arrive at Caticlan. The resort staff will meet you at the arrival hall and escort you to the resort’s exclusive Mabuhay Center lounge where you will board our private speedboat for a 15-minute cruise to Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa.

Upon arrival at the resort’s boat jetty, you will be ushered to your room or villa. You may enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Everyone will convene for cocktails before sunset, then ushered to an oceanfront setting where 2CELLOS will perform their compelling artistry. The concert will be followed by an indulgent plated dinner paired with our exquisite selection of wines. Surrender to an endlessly wonderful night as the party continues with cigars and a nightcap under the stars, on shore.

Day 2: Saturday, November 8

Start the day with a champagne brunch in the company of 2CELLOS. Have a lovely morning affair with a wide spread of fresh breakfast selections and mid-day favourites available at live stations whilst enjoying a free flow of champagne in a relaxed environment.


Spend the rest of the day with your choice of leisure activity. Have a spa treatment at CHI, The Spa, play golf at Fairways & Bluewater Resort, take an introductory dive course or be a chef! Join the cooking class with one of the resort’s master chefs.

Day 3: Sunday, November 9

At the end of your gourmet island retreat is a Farewell Breakfast set in a dramatic location. When you depart from the resort, we hope you have experienced one of the most memorable vacations and bring home with you a new Boracay story of tasteful wonders.


Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music. They are best known for re-imagining pop and rock tunes performed on their cellos.




2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour. They have released two albums – 2CELLOS and IN2ITION – which are available on Sony Music Masterworks.

They were the first instrumentalists to ever be featured on “Glee” and have appeared on several primetime talk shows in USA. The duo has collaborated with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and George Michael. They have also worked with T-Bone Burnett and Humberto Gatica, and legendary film composer James Newton Howard.

In consultation with Vernon Go of PULP Live World Production, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa exclusively presents the first performance of 2CELLOS on Philippine shores.

“…Go and see them live, because it really is astonishing! I can’t remember seeing anything as exciting as them since I saw Jimi Hendrix live back in the 60’s…”

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Friday, November 7

Cocktails before Sunset

Salmon collection

with dill, paprika or pepper, your choice of butter.

Foie gras collection

with apricot, fig or apple marmalade

Mediterranean petit farcies collection

In the symmetry of the spoons, enjoy the flavour of the Mediterranean countries

Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio, Antinori, Sicilia, 2013

Seaside Dinner by Chef Thibaut Pouplard

featuring the wines of Marchesi Antinori

Sea tartar in textures

Oyster fin de Claire, tiger shrimps, scallop and Oscietra caviar

Bramito del Cervo, 2011

“The Forest”

Quinoa, Porcini mushrooms, truffles and parmesan cream

Marchese Antinori, Chianti Classico Riserva, 2008

Wild pigeon

In sea weed and spices

Badia a Passignano, Riserva, 2009

Char grilled Wagyu beef tenderloin

Duck liver and sesame sauce

Pian Delle Vigne, Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva, 2007

Selection of European Cheese

Hibiscus soup, White chocolate crumble, red fruits and yoghurt sorbet

Lemon tart – new generation with meringue sorbet and Brittany biscuit

Antinori, Vin Santo, 2009

Marchesi Antinori will be represented by Mr. Jacopo Pandolfini

After Dinner Party

Cigar Lounge Experience

Enjoy Tabacalera’s premiere cigar selection

with fine chocolates, Vin Santo, Port Wine and Armagnac.

Antinori, Vin Santo, 2009

Delord Armagnac XO

Graham’s Late bottled Vintage Port 2008

Warre’s Otima 10 YO Tawny Port

Saturday, November 8

Billecart – Salmon Brunch

A feast of the Chefs

Signature omelettes, eggs Benedict and eggs to order

The original hash, lobster hash, steak n’ eggs hash

Selection of freshly baked pastries with jams

Traditional French toast, blueberry or banana pancakes and Belgian waffles


Breakfast salads

Sandwiches, burritos and wraps, croque Monsieur and morning pizza

Beef tenderloin, beef strip loin

Chicken and beef bacon shawarma

Cumberland sausage, Lincolnshire sausage, pork sausage, bacon selection

Home made longaniza, beef tapa, smoked fish and steamed rice

Wok station with a selection of noodles, meat and seafood

Banana split, red fruits sundae and hot fudge sundae

Billecart-Salmon, Brut, NV

Billecart-Salmon will be represented by Mr. Sebastien Papin



The weekend package includes a two-night accommodation in a hotel room or villa for two persons,

two concert seats to 2CELLOS, participation in the full itinerary of gourmet activities and leisure offerings.

Guests who wish to avail the Reservations in Paradise package may choose from these room and villa categories.

Rates are inclusive of taxes and service charge.



Deluxe Seaview Room

Situated at the upper floors of the building, enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and the Boracay sunset.

Weekend Package: Php 85,000 nett

*Only PhP 59,000 nett for full pre-payment and confirmation

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Treehouse Villa

The Tree House Villas, perched on a hillside are two-level accommodations offering a secluded sanctuary with butler service. The villa has sweeping ocean views. The lower floor serves as the bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. The upper floor is a spacious living area with a Jacuzzi on the balcony where guests can enjoy the breathtaking sunset, a perfect lovers’ getaway.

Weekend Package: Php 115,000 nett

*Only PhP 90,000 nett for full pre-payment and confirmation

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Pool area of Pool Villa

Pool Villa

This luxurious accommodation offers an exclusive oasis in the heart of paradise. This one-storey villa is located in the central grounds of the resort. Each pool villa has a private pool, outdoor garden, spacious living area & master bedroom. Pool Villa guests are guaranteed first row, middle seats.

Weekend Package: Php 165,000 nett

*Only PhP 130,000 nett for full pre-payment and confirmation

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For reservations, please contact: Ms. Lian Adornado


Telephone: (63 36) 288 4988 extension 6002

We know how much you wanted to immortalize Anberlin’s Final Show here in the Philippines. So here you go, feel that nostalgic rush again in this recap video we made just for you.

Don’t forget to grab a copy of PULP Magazine September Issue and read PULP’s exclusive interview with the band! Full list of where you can get the physical copy here. You can now also get PULP Magazine in your smartphones! Download the Buqo App and key in PULP Magazine in the search bar. Getting your hands on PULP’s glorious pages has never been this easy! Click here for more details.

So much for that, now enjoy Anberlin’s Farewell Show Video Recap below:

American Pop Punk Band Man Overboard’s upcoming EP “Passing Ends” will soon be available at PULP Live Records and Astroplus Outlets on October 28, 2014!

You can now pre-order “Passing Ends”!

Email or call 722-9622 for more information.

Man Overboard brought the pop punk love to Manila last December 19,2013. If you want to hear more of this amazing band, pre-order their album now!

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