First Day Anthems

First Day Anthems

July 23, 2018 | Back to School

Summer is over. In other words, tapos na ang maliligayang araw ng mga pupils. Kailangan nang bumangon nang maaga to face new profs, meet new classmates, and accept a new set of assignments. At dahil diyan, we’re giving you a feel-good playlist that can help you start your first day on the right track. Enjoy and don’t be late!

1. First Day High – Kamikazee

Need we say more? It’s the official first day of school anthem. Question is which high are you? Ikaw ba si Brainy High, Sossy High, MVP High, Rebel High, or Nice Guy High? Please answer and explain in 3 sentences.

2. Sugar – Maroon 5

This song is perfect if you want to have your day to start sweet. With its kaindak-indak beats, you’ll definitely look forward na pumasok sa school along with your beshies or bros.

3. Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

With infectious guitar riffs and funky bass lines, sino ba naman ang hindi gaganahang pumasok sa school while this song is playing? This will definitely pump up your first day.

4. Bongga Ka ‘Day – Hotdog

This is for our ategirls. Imagine this on your first day of school: Mukhang bago ang uniform, you’re wearing your new leather shoes, dala-dala ang Herschel-like mong backpack, plantsado ang hair mo, and your kilays are on fleek. Tapos dadaan ka sa catwalk ng school niyo then this song is playing on the background with matching wind effect. Bongga ba ‘day?

5. Happy – Pharrell Williams

This one’s pretty obvious. Of course we want to make you happy and clap along if you feel like there is happiness in the truth that papasok ka na ulit sa school.

6. Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai

Though your digital caveman life has finally come to an end, you can still get hooked into this insanely funky track na sureball na makakapagpa-feel-good sa araw nang pagbalik mo sa school.

7. Superproxy 2K6 – Francis M., Hardware Syndrome ft. Ely Buendia

Ito ang kailangan mo. Kung gusto mong sumarap ang first day of school mo, ‘wag nang mag-atubili. Patugtugin na ang superproxy. ‘Nuff said.

8. All Star – Smash Mouth

For those who have bashers na naniniwala na hindi magiging maganda ang first day of school mo, this song is for you. Because hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play. Or in this case, study.

9. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Pop pop, it’s show time guess who’s back again in school? You. At least you feel fresh and hashtag blessed when you listen to this track with 24K assignments to do at the end of the day.

10. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

This is the song that you want playing on the background upon entering the school, right after showing Kuya guard your bag. Sa sobrang feel-good nito, feeling mo ‘di ka papasok sa school. If you don’t believe us, just watch.

Mga gasgas na New Years’ Resolution and how to actually make them happen

Mga gasgas na New Years’ Resolution and how to actually make them happen

December 8, 2017 | Kuya Tips

Year after year after year, we continue to create lists to live by with the hopes of changing ourselves to be better. Pero honestly, hindi siya madali. Kaya year after year after year, we’re stuck on the same list, the same New Years’ resolutions, and same old selves.

We know it’s hard and alam naming gasgas na ‘yang mga nasa listahan mo, so here are some tips on how to actually make them happen:

Gasgas na New Years' Resolution

1. “Exercise more, lose weight” – “fitness leads to happiness”, “health is wealth”, we’ve all heard that and that’s why palagi ding parte ng list natin ang pagpapapayat. Try enrolling in a fitness program and bring your friends with you para hindi na problema ang lack of motivation.

Gasgas na New Years' Resolution

2. “Stop procrastinating” – If you say you’ll wait for the New Year to do this, you’re already set to fail. To help you, here’s a task: read the next few articles NOW. Not on your next visit, not on the next one after that. Read it now. Hehe.

Gasgas na New Years' Resolution

3. “Spend less time on social media” – Social media sites are becoming more toxic and yet, it’s still hard to stop scrolling down Facebook at 2 in the morning. Even though we feel a great amount of joy from the cat videos we encounter every few swipes, spending that much time on social media is bad. Try turning off the Wifi a certain times of the day to get started.

Gasgas na New Years' Resolution

4. “Learn a new skill/hobby” – That old classical guitar sitting in your living room won’t come to you and teach you how to play it. Pick it up and ask Kuya to teach you how to play.

Gasgas na New Years' Resolution

5. “Save money” – Looking forward to your dream house for a long time? You’ve probably had this on your list for years. There are many money saving tricks and hacks online. Try it all and find out what works for you!


There you have it. May you have a wonderful 2018. Share your New Years’ resolutions with us at

How to make the rainy season productive

How to make the rainy season productive

August 24, 2017 | Kuya Tips

The long, hot, and punishing days of summer are gone and we’re facing a new antagonist: the rain and the flood that comes with it. But who doesn’t like the thought of cold, lazy afternoons, a cup of coffee, and the almost deafening sound of heavy rainfall?

However, just like the summer heat that prevents us from being active outdoors, the freezing winds of the rainy season works the same as it encourages us to be lazy indoors. That said, why don’t we think of ways to make the rainy season productive?

Learn to cook
I don’t know the science behind it but a bowl of Lomi or Bulalo tastes 678 times better during a rainy day. Learn the art and satisfy your midnight cravings.

Clean the house
In summer, the excuse was: “Ang init! Mamaya ko na gagawin yan, mamaya ko na gagawin to”. Now, take advantage of the cold weather!

Store some food
You’ll never know when it’ll happen, but when the streets are impassable, you’ll be thankful if you have food stocks.

Read something
Be it work/school-related, or transcriptions of interviews with your favorite basketball teams, it’s always good to keep it sharp.

Binge watch
Hey, it’s not being lazy. As they say, “time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”. And besides, watching, geeking out, and theorizing about your favorite shows is also a way to exercise the mind.

See? There are a lot of things to do indoors. It’s okay to give in to short naps (by short I mean hours) at certain times of the day but it’s better to make good use of your time.

How do you spend the rainy days? Tell us about it at

Baha Survival Tips for Waterproof Employees

Baha Survival Tips for Waterproof Employees

July 14, 2017 | Kuya Tips

It’s rainy season again. And that means students get to enjoy the great indoors, while employees continue to journey into the wild flood-prone areas of the metro. Yes, unfortunately, employees belong to the waterproof species of the urban jungle. With that, we’ve prepared a few tips for all our magiting na manggagawas, especially when the tide reach its highest.

1. Stay Updated

For once in your life, makinig kayo ng AM radio to know the happenings around the metro. Lalo na kung passable ba ang daan papuntang office niyo o hindi. Mahirap ang umasa sa wala.

2. Prepare your Baha Gear

It’s time to release your inner boy/girl scout dahil daig ng handa ang hindi. Bring extra clothes, slippers, boots, and of course, an umbrella. Sabayan niyo na rin ng lakas ng loob. You’ll never know when you have to swim.

3. Have Alternate Routes Going Home

In most cases, the hardest outburst of rain arrives when you’re about to leave the office. Then a few minutes later, you’ll find out na baha na sa usual way niyo going home. Badtrip ‘no? Well, if that’s the case, dapat wais ka sa daan. Find alternate ways to reach home or else stuck ka sa office.

4. Stockpile Baon

Speaking of getting stuck sa office, when this happens dapat may baon kang crackers, instant noodles, and other easy to prepare and eat food. That’s the only way to combat your hangryness.

5. Save Local Hotlines

It’s important to have your crushie’s digits saved in your mobile phone. But it’s more important to have emergency hotlines on your speed dial. Hindi ka naman maliligtas ni crushie sa panahon ng sakuna. Not unless member siya ng search and rescue operations troop ng gobyerno.

There you have it. We hope na makatulong ang iilang survival tips na ‘to as you dwell into the rainy abyss. If you want to add more in our list, share niyo lang sa Facebook at