What’s up? This week, the team is heading over to DLSU for a field day with the young ‘uns and we’re also going to learn from the masters this Saturday (holler at us for tickets. It’s a good deal). Some of you saw some of our faves already at Instagram and Snapchat (@scoutmagph) so here’s the full list:
PEPI, Editor in chief, @roiswar
Marvel’s Luke Cage — I can understand if this doesn’t go over well because of how African-American the narrative is, but it’s really, really great. It’s not your average superhero series the way Daredevil and Jessica Jones were, but I am really loving it so far. Iron Fist has its work cut out for it; Luke Cage really is one hell of a show to follow.
A Seat at the Table — I know Bruno Mars just put out a fire new single, but Solange’s new album is the low-key best release of the past week. It just hit #1 in the Billboard charts, and for good measure: it’s both highly personal and political, and in an age where people would rather put out homogeneous club bangers, the younger Knowles dropped a supremely-crafted personal and political work of music. I daresay it’s this year’s Black Messiah.
Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 — It’s the sexiest modern running shoe with a throwback silhouette. I just personally can’t wait for the flyknit trend to be over, though, no matter how comfy it is.
GRACE, Art Director, @graceyyd
How To Get Away With Murder – I AM STARTING TO GET SO HOOKED ON THIS CRIME SOLVING STORIES. All caps for emphasis. #Colliver forever!
Vaseline Lip Therapy lip balm – It’s almost Christmas, meaning the weather’s going to be crazy again and whenever that happens, my lips are chapped like a desert. And this lip balm does the trick for me.
Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water – Next best (healthy) thing to lemon water there is.
DENISE, Editorial Assistant, @denibeans
W – For the first time, I was actually forced to watch a Korean drama–and more ironically, by my best friend who doesn’t normally watch Korean dramas in the first place. But wow, this show is intense as fuck! I’m only a few episodes in but it sure knows how to give some good cliffhanger endings. The budding chemistry between Han Hyo Joo and Lee Jong Suk is phenomenal.
Uniqlo Striped Shirt – Only god knows how much I love Uniqlo. I’ve been hoarding long sleeved tops for my upcoming trip abroad. As I’ve mentioned to my brother when I bought it, I really like this shirt because it’s so…cartoony? I feel like I’ve stepped out of a Hey, Arnold! episode whenever I wear this.
LEX, Editorial Assistant, @lexcereal
Full Circle: Grime in Japan – I fucking love UK grime: Skepta, Stormzy, Section Boyz, all that. This documentary about a Grime scene happening thousands of miles away from its origin is mind-blowing. Manila Grime where you at?
Strepsils – Shout out to Strepsils for helping me cope with my sore throat and aching gums last week.
Drone, by Allan Popa – I’m not good at poetry; writing it, understanding it. But I still read poetry from authors my friends recommend, and I end up reading Drone again and again. Here’s an excerpt from one of the poems:
In the skin of what I fear
I warm my blood. I live
within the hollow of sockets eyeing
the animal that did not flinch
to see me at my most alive.