Fortunately, I was able to do a little shopping on the side and mix a bit of business + leisure...thanks to that conference hosted by Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of the Arts. I basically had a legitimate excuse to fly to Bangkok.
I may have said perhaps in passing that I rather dread that I'm so deprived of access to proper music here in Manille as 80% of the new releases here are K-Pop titles. Kindly, spare me of such reality but my ears and eyes can't just take such atrocity plus I'm also not so fond of the rude Koreans invading Manille. So, anything Korean would be the last thing I'd like to hear on my player. En plus, they could at least have some manners since they're moving to my country. D'ailleurs, somehow, thanks to my efforts going from one record store to another, I've gathered a satisfying amount of new records to enjoy most specifically when driving around Manille. Finalement, I'm just sooooo glad I went back to Manille with that Pulp album I've always wanted, the self-titled The Smiths record, and surprisingly too- Nouvelle Vague's Couleurs sur Paris (which would be so impossible to find in Manille). Maybe in the coming days, I'd get into that Sonic Youth album hoarding habit thanks to my friend Claire!!!!!!!!!!
1. The Smiths: The Smiths.
2. James Blake: James Blake.
3. Nouvelle Vague: Couleurs sur Paris.
4. Sonic Youth: Hits are for Squares.
5. Sharleen Spiteri: The Movie Songbook.
6. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake.
7. Foster the People: Torches.
8. The Drums: Portamento.
9. Pulp: His 'n' Hers.
10. Black Keys: Brothers.