12 episodes

My name is Mikey. I made this podcast because I want to talk to people I respect and admire about things I am passionate and excited about.

Each episode is based on subject I care deeply about, featuring people I consider to be representative of these subjects in my life. Sometimes, ideally, we would end up developing the thematic truth of the subject—other times we'd probably just end up laughing at how seriously we're taking ourselves. It's meaningful or silly. Very 'Hurry Up the Cakes'.

The Hurry Up the Cakes Podcast Mikey Llorin

    • Society & Culture

My name is Mikey. I made this podcast because I want to talk to people I respect and admire about things I am passionate and excited about.

Each episode is based on subject I care deeply about, featuring people I consider to be representative of these subjects in my life. Sometimes, ideally, we would end up developing the thematic truth of the subject—other times we'd probably just end up laughing at how seriously we're taking ourselves. It's meaningful or silly. Very 'Hurry Up the Cakes'.

    2022 Philippine National Election Special

    2022 Philippine National Election Special

    This is for the cynic, the optimist, the disenfranchised, the rebel, and the Filipino voter.

    My anxiety and trepidation concerning the 2022 National Election (and the one from 2016, for that matter) have been bubbling to the surface recently, so I decided to hash them out with my dear friend Mia Marci. Mia is an educator, a writer, a cynic at heart, a foul-mouthed Christian, and one of my favorite people in real life and on the internet, where she chronicles her journey of “decoñofication” and, more recently, her thoughts and feelings about the pursuit of justice alongside the Laban ng Masa coalition. We talk about our struggles during the 2016 Election season, we articulate the journey of choosing her candidate in Ka Leody De Guzman and mine in Leni Robredo, and we attempt to process what it might mean if the villain wins next week. All of this and more in this very special one-off episode of the Hurry Up the Cakes Podcast!

    This episode was recorded on Star Wars Day 2022.

    Links

    On Voter’s Remorse, Democracy, and Hope — Hurry up the Cakes

    “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula Leguin — Wikipedia, Amazon

    Laban ng Masa

    Vice President Leni Robredo

    Ka Leody accepts the invitation to debate in enemy territory

    Leody de Guzman says he’s not invited to GMA-7 interview of presidential hopefuls

    Rebellions are built on hope

    Outro instrumental: “Chords For David” feat. Jlbrock by Pitx (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

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    • 2 hr
    10: 'I Feel Like a Megazord' with Maximus Finn

    10: 'I Feel Like a Megazord' with Maximus Finn

    This is for Max, 20 or so years from now.

    It’s the season finale of the Hurry Up the Cakes Podcast! Special guest Maximus Finn is the valedictorian of the Squishy Days Preschool, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and just such a trooper. He joins me on the last episode of the show to share some tips on how to protect yourself from COVID-19, and to really just be a goofball. Also, I tell the story of our COVID scare, and reflect on the adventure that has been this podcast.

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much.

    Links

    Sparky (Super Wings Wiki)
    This Tiny House Is Actually A Submarine! - Living Big in a Tiny House
    Dwayne Johnson says he and his family are on the mend from coronavirus (CNN.com)
    How to Protect Yourself & Others (CDC.gov)
    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public - World Health Organization
    @kookeeforest on Instagram
    Milk Tea Friday features Samosas by #CucinaDeBoni (Facebook)

    Outro instrumental: “Chords For David” feat. Jlbrock by Pitx (c) copyright 2011. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. 

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    • 45 min
    9: 'The Shallow End' With Jenn Lazo

    9: 'The Shallow End' With Jenn Lazo

    This is for the feminist, the ally, and the accidental misogynist.

    Special guest Jenn Lazo is a feminist in the truest sense of the term—she has taken on various roles throughout different stages in her life in which she advocates for gender equality. She is also endlessly entertaining, and one of the people that I always wish to hang out with more often. I’m so glad we got to do that in this episode. Jenn shares her journey as a feminist, and she shows me around the different battlefields in the fight for gender equality—helping me navigate my own battlefields in the process. Also, she introduces me to the BTS rabbit hole.

    Links

    Rude Mechs Theater on Facebook
    Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment
    Coffee Tonya
    Globe Telecom’s Parental Guidance Facebook Group
    Pastaleria Costa Brava on Instagram

    (The following are BTS-related links sent by Jenn, taken verbatim from her email which she sent immediately following our conversation.)
    I. Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) translation: Bulletproof Boyscouts

    • BTS English Single, Dynamite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdZLi9oWNZg • BTS, a history crash course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M40jsKiIcm8 • BTS 101/Get to know the members https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu0IfBvZMRs&t=140s • Fun stuff to watch/James Corden's Carpool Karaoke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4x7sDevVTY • WHAT GOT ME INTO BTS HOLY KAMOTE CHOREOGRAPHY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwMa6gpoE9I

    II. BTS and Gender Equality/Gender discourse

    • https://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/42565/1/bts-gender-fluidity-teen-angst-column#::text=Because%20BTS%20takes%20a%20different,pants%2C%20women's%20and%20men's%20clothes. •

    III. BTS and Social Good

    https://www.soompi.com/article/1405305wpp/watch-bts-delivers-moving-speech-for-youtubes-virtual-graduation-ceremony?fbclid=IwAR0q0-PDMEGM_eV1D31vrWzQ3KrykUXv3F6NEBi2l5Qrx3I6ZY8MEjMq4EA

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52960617

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/all-the-times-bts-donated-to-causes-they-care-about.html/

    IV. My BTS Media Exposure HAHAHAHA

    A reporter friend mentioned me in her Inquirer article hahaha https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/363477/bts-start-two-week-birthday-celebration-tomorrow/

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    8: 'Wrestling Is Stupid' With Romeo Moran

    8: 'Wrestling Is Stupid' With Romeo Moran

    This is for the wrestling fan, whatever that means.

    Special guest Romeo Moran is the wrestler formerly known as SANDATA, the Editor-in-Chief of SmarkHenry.com, and still actually one half of the current Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) Tag Team Champions, despite having recently left the promotion . We explored the experience of wrestling (pun intended) with his identities as a wrestler, a fan, a journalist, and a human being, and we inspect the narratives of the recent fallout across the Philippine wrestling industry. Plus, we argue about whether or not wrestling is evil!

    Links

    Smark Henry — The voice of the Filipino wrestling fan
    The Wrestling-Wrestling Podcast Ep. 353: SANDATA, Unmasked
    Mass Exodus: PWOGs, MSG, and Staff Leave PWR
    WWF War Zone (Wikipedia)
    WWF Attitude (Wikipedia)
    @edgeratedr on Instagram
    @therock on Instagram
    @thisis.daily on Instagram
    The Jurassic Park film series (Google card)
    Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
    Fully Booked Online (This is where we ordered the book)

    Chapters
    0:00 — Opening theme 

    0:27 — Introduction 

    6:20 — The unmasking experience 

    18:48 — Getting into wrestling 

    28:27 — Wrestling and identity 

    37:45 — “Doers” and “Non-Doers” 

    49:59 — The state of Philippine wrestling 

    1:04:39 — What is the dream now? 

    1:09:22 — Putting ourselves over 

    1:17:07 — Outro

    1:18:20 - "I'm a T-Rex!"

    • 1 hr 18 min
    7: ‘Shakespeare Would Be My Friend’ With Samantha Andico and Meira Furuki-Chua

    7: ‘Shakespeare Would Be My Friend’ With Samantha Andico and Meira Furuki-Chua

    This is for privileged kids, the teachers of those kids, and anyone engaged in international education.

    Special guests Samantha Andico and Meira Furuki-Chua were in the first group of students I ever taught in a formal education setting. I’ve had the privilege of teaching wonderful people through the years, but Sam and Meira stand out not just because they were in my first class, but simply because they cared—about being excellent, being honest, and making a difference. It made my tumultuous rookie years easier than they should have been.

    Sam and Meira share their stories of how their fancy International Baccalaureate education—and my involvement in it—helped (and didn’t help) them in becoming the kind, wonderful, and difference-making women that I see them as today. In the process, they also let me share my stories (and screwups) as a rookie teacher. I'm grateful that Sam and Meira redeem them.

    Links

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
    IB DP Theatre
    Language A: Literature (SL/HL)
    Southville International School and Colleges
    Australian International School

    Bing-Bing’s Condiments on Facebook
    @Plantatays on Instagram



    Chapters

    0:00 — Opening theme
    0:27 — Introduction
    3:28 — It’s been…
    6:31 — So what are you?
    10:20 — First Class
    23:11 — The IB takes over your life
    39:00 — Advice for teachers of future Sams and Meiras
    49:12 — Highlights and lowlights
    1:09:08 — Outro
    1:10:26 — Head, Shoulders, Knees, and…

    • 1 hr 10 min
    6: ‘A Guest at the Banquet’ With Bebo Bharwani

    6: ‘A Guest at the Banquet’ With Bebo Bharwani

    This is for the ‘unchurched’, the Christian, the seeker, the LGBTQ community, and their allies.

    Special guest Bebo Bharwani is the pastor of Arc: a Church of Cross and Table. He walks me through the mind and soul work he experienced to become the man I see him as: vulnerable, truthful, wise, incredibly humble, and a staunch ally of the LGBTQ community. This one hits close to home. It’s my bleediest episode yet.

    Links

    @church_arc on Instagram
    Bebo’s Instagram post
    ‘How the Station of the Cross became a yearly tradition at Bonifacio High Street’ — ANCX
    Bebo’s Conversation Cuisine
    Konmari — The Official Website of Marie Kondo
    The Moment Group
    Super Potato's Theme
    GrabMart

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    • 1 hr 10 min