Music Club: Ourselves The Elves – Uncertainly

I’ve been listening to Ourselves The Elves’ EP Geography Lessons for months now. It only has 4 songs in it but I don’t mind having it on loop. I don’t mean to compare (but I will anyway because I mean it as a compliment hehe) but they remind me so much of one of my favorite bands, Tennis.

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The voice of Aly Cabral (sometimes known as Teenage Granny) just takes you to a time when everything was better. I love this band and their song Uncertainly is my absolute favorite.

Listen to it below:

♥,
Saab

Previously on Spell Saab

What’s Up: A Recap!

The past few weeks have been very hectic but in a good way.

Remember that smoke belcher we were discussing in the last Domestic Dispute episode? That was this PUV!

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We played at the Rappler Studio

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My Nihonbashitei cherry was popped: IT’S SO GOOD, GUYS!!!

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Lots of sleepless nights

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We kept going to SM Megamall to check on Linya-Linya’s first in-line store (cos their first 2 branches were kiosks).

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Contractor was taking WAYYYY too long to finish construction that we had to take things into our own hands just to get it over with haha

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Taught our salesgirl Tin how to paint so we could have more hands on deck.

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PURSIGE, Hindi Puro Sige

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Konting lambingan in the midst of stress hehehe (thanks, Ali, for the photo)

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After a very tiring day, we’d come home to this crazy girl

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And we’d wake up to get more kisses from her for good luck!

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The morning of opening, we were there at 6AM. Here I am helping seal their paper products.

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Super successful first day!!

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Went to Megamall a lot on opening week. Ate at the newly opened Bahn Mi Kitchen.

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Boys of Bahn Mi saw our post online and dropped by Linya-Linya in return hehe

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Linya-Linya moved to a new office space!

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Had a pizza party at the Bacarro residence

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Frank treated us to a Gilas game!

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Ive been devouring these Cassava biscuits given by Linya-Linya’s awesome intern Nica! SHES THE BEST. But she had to say goodbye because summer break is over. School always gets in the way…. JUST KIDDING. (They’re looking for new interns, if you’re interested: e-mail your CV to linyalinyaph@gmail.com. If you’re into graphic design and/or marketing roles!)

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More Japanese food at Marufuku with Jim!

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Tried on some fun eyeliners and eye shadows with Candy

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Had a gig at 19 East

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Picked up some glasses and sunglasses at Vision Express with Lauren

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Cheats played at a private birthday party for Manny Pangilinan but we have no photos from the gig. Haha! But I had my makeup done by Candy’s ate Jill!

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Joey’s been sick cos of the strange weather so she’s been using a nebulizer — poor girl

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Linya-Linya opened their 4th branch at Glorietta 1!!!

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Watched a basketball game with Kristia and her 5-month baby Noah!

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Went shopping last night!

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Also, I got my eyes checked again and I’ve got 20/20 vision but because I’ve been wearing glasses for so long, I’m finding my eye sight to still be a little blurry. Dr. Ang of Asian Eye Institute said they’re going to do an enhancement surgery on me to make me a little more far-sighted. I said, “I could just wear glasses, right?” and he said, “NO! You’ve come so far to wear glasses.” He’s right! So my surgery’s scheduled for today at 1:30PM! Wish me luck!

Promise to make more time for my blog. Thanks for always checking in, guys!

♥,
Saab

Listen to a Preview of Cube by Cheats

If you haven’t had the chance to grab a copy of the relaunched issue of our debut album, you probably have never heard our secret track CUBE.

Here’s a way to listen to it sooner than planned: vote for our song DRUNK on JAM88.3’s ALL GOOD RADIO and we’ll upload the whole song online by Thursday!

Our single DRUNK is currently at #2 on All Good Radio’s Top Ten Tracks. If we reach #1 by Wednesday, we’ll thank you guys by uploading CUBE online!

Here’s a preview of the song:

Simply tweet @allgoodradio that you’re voting for Drunk by Cheats!

No need to log in, no need to text, no purchase necessary — simply tweet to vote! Tweet as many times as you want to! THANKS IN ADVANCE!✨

♥,
Saab

Domestic Dispute 3: Boobs and Other Body Parts

DISCLAIMER: SOBRANG LABO NG EPISODE NA TO. #SorryNotSorry

SAAB: It’s our third episode

JIM: Anong nangyari dun sa last one?

Hindi ko type eh. So just say it again, this is more interesting than the last one we taped.

I mean..

Alright, hi guys, welcome to episode 3 of domestic Dispute. We are currently stuck in traffic. As yush. And we’re on our way to our gig for Rappler and Jim just out of the blue asked me how it felt to have boobs. So I thought it was interesting enough to be a topic for our podcast. What were you saying, Jim?

Well, I think it’s so funny cos guys think that boobs are the greatest thing ever and I agree. I mean, boobs beat anything.

Boobs beat…

Anything.

Basketball?

Yeah!

Hahaha

Definitely

Okay

The world is.. The world is… The world REVOLVES because of boobs.

Hahaha

Seriously!

That’s tweetable.

Industries, decisions made by government officials, can all be altered by the power of boobs.

Boobs or women?

Of course

Well boobs are attached to women

Kasi I always say, diba: women are divine. Women are the best thing ever. They’re supposed to rule the world but unfortunately someone made a sick joke and made men who are stupid apes have most control which is stupid

Hahaha

Yun. So…

I like where this is going.

No, it’s really true kasi any major decision in the history of everything has been altered or was affected by boobs. Yes, women, yes. Behind every great man is a great woman, diba?

Mmmhmm

Pero I wanna specify the boobs

Hahaha okay, wait, wait, before we start talking more about boobs… How we got here was: we were talking about bras. Jim said, “how does it feel to wear a bra?” I said it sucks! Sabi niya, “how does it feel to have boobs that are heavy?” I said it sucks especially going down the stairs, mabigat siya and parang may pasa ka especially when you’re about to get your period. It just sucks but of course I LOVE my boobs. But it’s just kind of funny how men love boobs when [actually] boobs hurt. Hahaha labo

I’ve never said BOOBS this much

Hahaha

Pero anyway, bakit for guys, like kunwari I don’t.. Of course we feel there are stuff hanging, diba?

…Whaaat?

No, no, no, I’m trying to compare that diba kayo boobs are… hanging.

Hahahaha

Diba? Guys: balls are hanging

Oh God

I know and it’s so ugly diba, parang, did you ever hear a girl say, “FUCK! ANG GANDA NG BALLS NI…”

EWWWWWWW

Diba? They don’t… It’s so stupid, again back to the domination thing.

Teka lang that would be so funny cos kunwari girls tend to show off their boobs and their cleavage. What if guys did the same with their balls? Gross

Yun lang, parang it’s so weird that the world is dominated by guys who carry such ugly things while girls carry like the greatest thing. Like, they’re better than mountains.

Hahhaa! But did you know that — well, you probably know this cos I’ve said this so many times, but for the sake of our podcast followers: the reason, I think, men are attracted to women with big boobs and a big butt is because nga it’s our natural instinct of–

FUCK

Oh sorry wow there’s just an amazingly…

Grabe

Wow, that was distracting

That was…

A smoke belcher here right in front of us. This is an Isuzu Crosswind–

I don’t think that’s him

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I don’t think that’s him, it’s the truck

Ok sorry, well then scratch that anyway well back to our– WHOA SEE, IT’S HIM!

Oh it is!! It is!!

GOSHHHH TAKE A PICTURE OF THAT GUY. I-Viber mo talaga!! Sorry, sa likod niya nakalagay
TEXT/VIBER HOTLINES” MY GOODNESS

El Shaddai pa (he had a sticker)

Gosh. Try to take a video. Pang Top Gear yan. Hahaha we got distracted. Okay, pause. This is more important.

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Okay, anyway, we’re back. That was a total fail. Anyway, what I was trying to say is that the attraction to boobs and a nice fat ass is man’s primal instinct to go for a woman who will carry their child a.k.a. having child-bearing hips and a big bosom to feed their child

Oh!

Oh, have I never shared that with you?

Really?

That makes sense, right?

It’s like a subconscious thing.

Parang subconscious na parang you’re choosing the woman who will bear your children

Yeah it’s more of a subconscious thing..

Yeah, cos guys.. don’t WANT to get a girl pregnant hahaha

I don’t know how many guys wanted Pamela Anderson pregnant

That’s.. UGH. Okay, so it IS a subconscious thing

Yeah

DI NGA! Sinasabi ko hindi naman necessarily na gusto mong ma-pregnant yung girl!

Oo ngaaa I’m saying lang

The attraction comes from

Kayaaaa ngaaaa

*RECORDING GETS CUT*

So, Candy called so it got cut. We’re back again. Any more things you wanna say about boobs?

Hahahaha here’s a thing. I’ve been meaning to ask you actually these past few weeks.

Can you, um.. Project towards the recorder?? Hahaha

Is there something about other people that you always remember? Like kunwari like a feature, like their hands?

Are you trying to tell me you remember girls by their boobs??

NOOOO NOOO no I’m saying, if you mention someone’s name, I might know his or her.. hands.

OH COME ON

YES

You mean boobs

No no no not boobs! I don’t see that much people naked. [Note: I totally didn’t hear this part when we were talking but now that I’m transcribing it HAHAHA tawang tawa ako dito]

Hands??

Ako ganun ako

Like whose hands? Ako siguro, [I remember someone’s] face?? Hahahahaha

Ako kasi I have a very deep memory. Like kunwari I can even remember how my… Cousin’s feet… My cousin who I haven’t seen in 15 years, I can still remember.

So you’re into body parts?

It’s not that I’m INTO it…

Not creepy at all

Wala kang ganun??

WALA

Like kunwari I mention someone’s name, hindi mo alam itsura ng ears?

…NO

Hindi??

No. Like, I know my little sister Clara’s ears are cute and weird [but no one else’s]

You can’t recreate his or her feature in your memory??

I can with eyes.

Yun! Oh!

Yun nga, sabi ko nga FACE NGA

IBA NAMAN ANG FACE SA EYES KASI MALAMANG OF COURSE KUNG SINABI MONG, “KILALA MO SI GANYAN?” “OO ALAM KO YUNG FACE NUN”

Yeah but eyes are like… Normal. Hahahaa

Like, I don’t know anyone’s eyes.

Oh come on

I know!

Kunwari, bandmate natin, si Jason! You know his eyes.

I know his face, I don’t know his eyes. But I know his hands and his feet.

Actually, I know Jason’s facial expression.

Then it’s not his eyes

Maybe it’s the expression

Kay…

WE’VE GONE TOO DEEP

Hahahaha

Going back to BOOBS though… Hahahaha. Ummmm… Best boobs in Hollywood?

Best boobs in Hollywood?

Kate Winslet?

No

In Titanic?

No

GANDA KAYA NG BOOBS NIYA DUN

No. Probably Scarlet Johansson.

San mo siya nakitang [labas ang] boobey?

Well, [even when she’s wearing] clothes.

Oh okay so you don’t have to see an actual nipple?

And she had a movie when she was naked.

Nude scene? Saan?

Yeah. She’s an alien?

Can’t remember the movie but you can remember her boobs, huh?

Hahaha ummm top 3?

Yeah

Scarlett… Ummm..

I think Katy Perry’s boobs are great.

They’re good. Okay, magpalitan tayo.

Yeah, Katy Perry.

Okay, mine would be…

OH DITA VON TEESE

Who?

She’s a burlesque dancer, stripper

Okay. Uhh.. Demi Moore?

I don’t see it

You haven’t seen Striptease?

No

Angelina Jolie?

No. But I do love her. You know she took out her boobs, right?

Yeah. Okay.. Top 3 balls?

TOP 3 BALLS????

Hahahaha! Christian Bale?

HAHAHHAA YES! HAHAHAHA! Tom Hiddlesworth! Hahahaa HiddlesWORTH

Bakit Hiddlesworth?

I dunno I was gonna do HiddleSWIFT and then….

Aaahhhh… OKAY. GONNA EAT A LOT OF PEACHES! Move into the country gonna eat a lot of peaches!

BUT– for the record?

Yes.

*death stare*

YES. Of course ikaw ang favorite boobs ko

HAHAHHAHAHAAHA that’s twisted but thank you. Hahahhaa alright, hope this short but sweet episode was… moving

Move in to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches….

I guess, yeah, we’ll think of more serious topics next time. But enjoy. Bye!

♥,
Saab

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♥,
Saab

New Lipstick: Colourpop Ultra Lip

As a child, I always went through my mom’s makeup stash to see what new items I hadn’t tinkered with yet. I used her colored mascara on my hair for fake highlights. I’m real lucky to have a mom who’s into makeup because I get to road test different shades that SHE buys before I purchase them for myself!!?
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So this post isn’t really a review because I literally just tried on 5 of her Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip shades and took photos of myself. I still have a box of her Colourpop orders — held hostage until I get to try them all hehehe. THANKS, MOM, LOVE YOU!!

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Just so you can see what my lips look like when they’re bare.

COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIP: LAX

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What Colourpop’s website says about the shade:

You’ll be super chic in this vampy blackened red whether you’re landing in LAX or JFK

It’s a great color although as you can see from the photos, it was hard to apply evenly. I don’t know if it’s my lips? But I kind of like the marble effect if that’s what they were going for. Great way to add color to your face when you’re feeling very IDGAF.

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COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIP: DR. M

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What Colourpop’s website says about the shade:

Kick some a$$ in this deep blackened green.

It reminds me a lot of my Nagini (yes Lord Voldemort’s snake from Harry Potter) L.A. Splash lippie, a gift from Candy which we both wore at Wanderland so we’d look like aliens. Green lipstick is always fun especially for gigs and special events. You’re always sure to stand out. I do remember L.A. Splash’s formula to be VERY drying. Can’t really tell if this one’s the same but from my previous Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip experiences, they’re not as bad. Like I said, THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. Haha!

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COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIP: TEENY TINY

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What Colourpop’s website says about the shade:

A little name with a lot of heart you’ll love this deep greyed out plum

Obvs, instant fave! It’s the type of color you can wear day and night. It’s sweet and tough at the same time.

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COLOURPOP ULTRA MATTE LIP: GUESS

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What Colourpop’s website says about the shade:

Put on your tightest jeans and rock this dark blackened violet.

Ay, taray! Tightest jeans?? Eh I might turn violet na rin kung ganon? Waley. Seriously though, this one’s an awesome go-to dark color for my feeling-goth nights. I think this would be a great small-talk repellant.

COLOURPOP ULTRA SATIN LIP: PETIT FOUR

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What Colourpop’s website says about the shade:

Don’t let the name fool you. This deep charcoal grey is anything but dainty.

Oooooh. Definitely a different color. I feel like it would best work if you’re wearing full-on makeup as well. Not for the safe ones. Still definitely a head-turner!

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So which one did you like best?? Thoughts?! My mom bought her lippies from the actual Colourpop website. If you know tried and tested re-sellers, feel free to share them in the comments section below!

♥,
Saab

Domestic Dispute 2: Stuff We Learned From Our Parents

SAAB & JIM

We’re in the car right now, welcome to the second episode of Domestic Dispute. I hope this is clear but don’t worry because we’ve decided that for the next consecutive episodes of Domestic Dispute we’re gonna do a transcription of the podcast because —

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Because I feel like —

Move into the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

Alright. I feel like my readers are.. just that: readers.

Yeah

So I think you would enjoy a transcript of things that transpire.

So kanina we were talking about, ano, “what are things that drove you crazy when you were kids?”

Are we doing that now? Okay, sige.

And, like, which of those crazy things that your parents did would you like to…

Partake?

Impose

Ay, partake. Mali.

Impose to your future, our future kids.

I think it’s a good topic of discussion kasi, especially for newly married couples, right?

Yeah

Or if you’re in a srss relationship — SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP — ok, I’m trying to speak clearer now. And also, even if you’re not in a relationship, I think it’s a fun topic of conversation.

Yeah so kunwari, this actually started kasi my dad is very anal

HAHAHA I hope he doesn’t hear this

Hindi, kaya he was so successful – because he was extremely OC. He grew up, like, when he would wake up he would have to garden and then he’d be forced to do piano lessons… Basta parang he’s —

He followed a schedule

Yeah he has a strict schedule and he’s a firm believer that no minute or second should be wasted in a day. So parang he’s not a couch potato. There’s no couch potato gene in him.

Grabe and that’s why he so successful.

My mom naman is more free-spirited. She’s relaxed na, (copies mom’s voice) “Ah, okay lang yan!” ganyan. So yun, I think I got a good mixture. So anyway, growing up, one thing my dad would always do is parang kumbaga if there is a plan na we go from POINT A to POINT B — anything that will mess up that POINT A to B will be…

Chaos!

Chaos na! For example, buong grade school/high school life, mass namin was at 10AM on Sundays and the church was 3 minutes away, walking distance from our house. If 10AM yung mass, we would have to leave the house at 9:30.

To get good seats! I get him!

Yeah, to get good seats, pero OA sa good seats. As in wala pa yung pari nandun na kami. So I think that’s one. Ikaw?

So you have to be awake by 9?

Hindi! 8:30! He assumes na 1 hour and 30 to get ready. Kahit ako: guy. Ako, it takes me what? 5 minutes to get ready. So gigisingin niya kami ng 9:30

Oh gosh

And then matutulog ako ulit and then pipilitin ko talaga matulog but isang katok lang niya, as in my whole world will be like “SHIT OH MY GOD I OVERSLEPT.” Ganon.

And you kinda got that, right?

Yung pagiging OC sa time?

Yung pagiging anal haha

Yeah

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