The True Story of Arnel Pineda’s Visa Journey

The adjucating officer’s story: Months ago a band shows up at my window. It was Lemons and Oranges, or something fruity….I asked about their music; looked at their posters, CDs, etc. At the end of the interview, they were saying, “come out and see our show...
Arnel’s Wall

Arnel’s Wall

Our messages to Arnel – and his messages to us – through the years.

Noel D. Gomez: My Story

Noel D. Gomez: My Story

2004: Seeing Arnel sing for the first time I was not a fan of rock. But it was at Remy Field, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority in Olongapo City where I saw the rock band 9MM for the first time. They fronted my favorite band, South Border. 9MM started singing...
“Plokker” Etymology

“Plokker” Etymology

The root word plok is derived from the sound of the legacy Chatango shoutbox posts. “Plokkers” wasn’t always the term used for us. Earlier versions were plokstars and ploksters. Then around a year ago, Ttango threw in “plokkers” during a...