Jay Agonoy shares his thoughts on the things that he’s into: From Anime, Pop Culture, Events, Technology and even some of his personal journeys in this thing called life. New episodes every Monday at 9:00 am Manila time every two weeks.

68: Wonderland Hiraya (Quarantine Episode)
Apr 5 • 54 min
Hours before the release of their debut single “Wonderland,” I got Wonderland Hiraya’ Likha and Liway to sit down and discuss how they built their brand from the ground up, as well as the journey of two of its members. This episode has been recorded…
67: Otakufest 2020 Special
Mar 22 • 46 min
Thank you for listening to our discussion on BS in Esports course with Max Maquiling of Unity Productions - now let’s go to round 2, where we are joined by Cebu Cosplay Event Buzzer Gary Montejo. We talked about Otakufest 2020 at length, sharing our…
66: Esports in Cebu + BS in Esports with Unity Productions’ Max Maquiling
Mar 8 • 40 min
Tier One Entertainment partners with the Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila to establish the Bachelor of Science in #Esports course with a focus on Esports Management and Game Design. Lots of discussions about this popped up - some positive, some…
65: Marupok - I thought I will no longer talk about MNL48 again.
Feb 23 • 40 min
🎙️ On this podcast - Ryusei of Tokupinoy joins me at OtaCutE to talk about MNL48 - a topic that I can’t resist talking about, even after I graduated from the group’s fandom. (Listener discretion is advised) Trivia: The Tokupinoy guys listen to this…
64: Pop Culture Events in the Philippines 2019
Feb 9 • 50 min
I sat down with Chad Ramos of The Reimaru Files to discuss a recap of pop-culture and esports events in 2019, and what we can learn from other community events which have sprouted in the country. Also, I have a bonus clip from Otaku Expo 2020 that is…
63: Motorcycle Taxis (Angkas, JoyRide, Move It)
Jan 26 • 48 min
On this episode, we talk about Motorcycle Taxi regulation which stormed my news feed last week. References: Rappler: Pimentel wants Angkas CEO Angeline Tham declared ‘persona non grata’ ABS-CBN News: Angkas scores 72-hour TRO vs motorcycle taxi cap JJ…
62: Cosplay Matsuri 2019 + Best of 2019
Jan 12 • 32 min
Happy New Year! Welcome to the new decade. On this episode, I talked to Sho (Yuminty Fresh) as she spends her last con in the Philippines (perhaps for now). Also on the show, I got hold of the Magtibay brothers and they asked me my reactions on the…
61: 2019 Recap
Dec 15, 2019 • 34 min
It’s been a long year for us at keepsakes., and I’ve decided to cap off the podcast for 2019 with our 2019 highlights. Looking forward already to more discussions in 2020 - maybe we can start talking to cosplayers on Cosplay Week 2019, I guess?
60: Cosplay in Zamboanga with Scar Faeder
Dec 13, 2019 • 53 min
We’re going off-tangent with our usual podcast schedule to bring this recording from our Facebook Live at Dungeon Akiba in Mandaluyong City. I do admit that the sound was bad, but at best you take your sweet time listening to our conversation as we talk…
59: ARCHcon 2019 Post-Event
Nov 28, 2019 • 55 min
Gary Montejo, Chey Adamson and Serena of The Lily Cat join me in a wild discussion about ARCHcon 2019. We are recording this hour-long episode from Monster Grill in Cebu City.
58: Coslandia 2019 / Melody Road Anime Feature
Nov 24, 2019 • 34 min
We have a double event feature on this episode as we talk about Coslandia 2019 and the Melody Road Anime Feature.
57: #iBlog15
Nov 9, 2019 • 35 min
The Philippine Blogging Summit (iBlog) is perhaps the only reason why I go to UP Diliman, and with that ending on its 15th run, I may need to find another reason to do so. I have Mike Abundo (Fintech Philippines Association) and JC Cuneta with me as we…
56: The Cosplay Effect
Oct 25, 2019 • 42 min
I moderated a Cosplay panel at Cosmic Con 2019 last October 19, 2019 at Ayala Malls South Park in Muntinlupa City. The panel includes Raven of, the ever-active cosplayer Jayson Tabuzo and Cosmic Con 2019’s international guest Hanabi all the…
55: Cosplay Recommendations
Oct 12, 2019 • 36 min
A few days ago I asked Facebook to Recommend me local cosplayers that you want me to follow. This in turn led me to do a podcast based on this thread. I am very much eager to share my experiences with most of the recommended cosplayers, so here’s to 30…
54: Paid Photoshoots in Cosplay Events
Sep 22, 2019 • 85 min
On another lengthy but insightful episode, I got Chad Ramos and Allen Silva of The Reimaru Files with me to discuss Paid Photoshoots in Cosplay Events, its concerns & possible long-term effects and possible solutions and approaches to it. Spend your 1 and…
53: Weathering with You
Sep 15, 2019 • 32 min
Hi guys! We’re back with another podcast - this time, it’s about the latest Makoto Shinkai movie “Weathering with You.” Also, I gave hints about keepsakes 2.0 in this episode. I made sure that this will go on for 30 minutes or so - we’ve had longer…
52: Cosplay Tanabata 7
Aug 27, 2019 • 31 min
This episode features Cosplay Tanabata 7 - the last of its namesake in Baguio City…let’s call this as my guide to Baguio, just in case there’s a cosplay event coming up (there’s one next month) and you’re coming from either Manila or somewhere else.
51: World Cosplay Summit 2019
Aug 5, 2019 • 120 min
Recorded and first streamed live on Facebook, this is Episode 51 - with Visayas-based Cosplay Buzzer Gary Montejo and Mindanao-based resident Yuri consultant Serena of The Lily Cat. On this two-hour special episode, we talked about the aftermath of the…
50: The Big 5-0 Nostalgia Episode!
Jul 19, 2019 • 58 min
Recorded live on Facebook from Dungeon Akiba in Mandaluyong City, this is episode 50 - with JM Cruz of Project:Materia, Tito Natz of CH4U, Tito Dann Avellano and Tito Ferrari Lacson of Dungeon Akiba. In celebration of recording and doing 50 podcast…
49: Cosplay Incidents in Malaysia / Piracy and Content Addiction + More
Jul 15, 2019 • 64 min
Recorded live on Facebook from Dungeon Akiba in Mandaluyong City, this is episode 49 - with JM Cruz of Project:Materia, Tito Natz of CH4U and Tito Dann Avellano. We talked about the recent incidents in the Malaysian ACG community where foreign cosplayer…
48: Geass, Blinks and ACX
Jun 9, 2019 • 34 min
Just a quick episode drop before I get to ACX Day 2 - I talked about the Code Geass Re:Surrection movie (spoilers ahead), Blinks vs Shopee, and my thoughts before entering ACX Day 2. As a bonus, I have a few unreleased recordings from Pinoy Otaku Festival…
47: Casual Discussion on Anime & Cosplay
May 29, 2019 • 31 min
I recorded this podcast on a different location, hence the different kind of setup than usual. This is to show my friends how I create content. Serena joins me in this discussion about the simultanous anime film screenings held at SM Megamall last…
46: Pinoy Otaku Festival 2019 Idol Special
May 19, 2019 • 31 min
Finally, a new episode after two weeks. On this episode, we will feature the Idol Panel I did with Wiljanz, Tanchikon, Yonette (Lorenzo), and Trina (from Ivy! Musume), as well as a brief chat with SeikaON (Chiyo, from Asterism) and her sub-unit SeKiSei…
45: Kurosawa won’t tell the big picture
May 2, 2019 • 89 min
To celebrate the 45th episode, we took it to get more fans involved on a live chat that is broadcast on Facebook. Vinny of 48G Philippines, “Woken Matt” Feito Primus, “Faithful” Ahdrian, “Cloud Niner” Jaycee, CH4U’s Tito Natz, and Idle Talks’ Ellie Nogami…
44: MNL48 Second General Election (Rant)
Apr 27, 2019 • 30 min
Let us cry together as we reflect on the stuff that has just happened.
43: Nice (VOTEMNL48) / Sneak Peek into How I do things
Apr 18, 2019 • 31 min
We’re now into the last part of our VOTEMNL48 project with the NICE ONES on board. Plus, a sneak peek into my first guest appearance on The Lily Cat podcast (see the full episode here). Happy long weekend!
42: Ash / Joyce (VOTEMNL48)
Apr 13, 2019 • 30 min
We are now on the second episode of our #VOTEMNL48 series - this time, fans speak about Ash and Joyce and why they are worthy of your votes in the 2nd General Election.
41: Faith / Shaira & Shaina (VOTEMNL48)
Apr 11, 2019 • 34 min
For the first ever episode in a series of tentatively-titled VOTEMNL48 podcasts in line with MNL48’s Second General Election, we talked to Ahdrian representing MNL48 Faith, and the Friends Fries fan club of Shaira and Shaina, perhaps the only twin idols…
40: Idol Fishing?
Apr 7, 2019 • 33 min
I learned the term “fishing” in the local idol context through my peers, and this is perhaps the focal point of my discussion with Stan Galupo of Back2Gaming’s MNL48 Weekly. On this episode we talked about our thoughts before the MNL48 Living the Dream…
39: Unpopular Opinion and Theories about MNL48
Mar 24, 2019 • 106 min
[Erratum] Jaydee has 3,000+ followers, Stan has told me, not 4,000. This episode is so long it’s spicy. Y’know, I was supposed to cut this into two parts but I decided against doing so as we won’t get the message across. It has to be in one package. Stan…
38: Nostalgia Trip (plus how Back2Gaming’s MNL48 Weekly came to be) with Stan Galupo
Mar 23, 2019 • 43 min
I got Stan Galupo of Back2Gaming’s MNL48 Weekly on the podcast, and before we delve on the meat of the matter which is MNL48 itself, we recalled the good times in the Cosplay community. Also, Stan gives us a peek on how he writes about the Filipina idol…
37: To MNL48 we started talking, To MNL48 we shall keep talking.
Mar 21, 2019 • 42 min
With the 2nd General Election coming up this April, we’re already at the point where tensions are high. On this episode, I talked to Ellie Nogami and Reginan Abang as well as discussed the said election straight from the horse’s mouth as told by Anime…
36: It’s Election season - #VOTEkeepsakes.!
Mar 17, 2019 • 34 min
It’s election season here in the Philippines, and with that are the news and conspiracies that run amok, confusing and (chances are) misleading people. Aside from the National Elections, the MNL48 Second General Election is coming up, as well as the Pinoy…
35: Otakufest 2019 [Part 2]
Mar 2, 2019 • 31 min
Just an hour after Otakufest 2019 has ended, we look back at one of Cebu’s biggest events with Serena of The Lily Cat and the city’s Cosplay Event Buzzer Gary Montejo. This is the second part, recorded from Jollibee at Super Metro Besak.
34: Otakufest 2019 [Part 1]
Mar 1, 2019 • 28 min
Just an hour after Otakufest 2019 has ended, we look back at one of Cebu’s biggest events with Serena of The Lily Cat and the city’s Cosplay Event Buzzer Gary Montejo. This is the first part, recorded from SM Seaside City Cebu.
33: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, Phantom of the Opera, pre-Otakufest 2019
Feb 27, 2019 • 40 min
From the Manila Domestic Passenger Terminal (aka NAIA Terminal 4), Serena from The Lily Cat and yours truly talk about the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, Phantom of the Opera, and Cebu’s Otakufest 2019 just a few hours before we take flight going to the Queen…
32: Project Materia
Feb 20, 2019 • 34 min
It’s a privilege to have JM Cruz of Project Materia on this podcast, as he shares the story of the band and its plan to come up with a major project that they can call as their own.
31: Wonder Festival Winter 2019 Discussion
Feb 15, 2019 • 34 min
I got Serena (The Lily Cat) back in this discussion about Wonder Festival Winter 2019, and we tried to get the relevance of this in the Filipino context while gushing on the announced figures as we try to imagine (or remember) it.
30: Theories on Crunchyroll-Funimation debacle
Feb 12, 2019 • 31 min
We’re now on our 30th Episode! Thank you very much for listening all the way. I’ve got Anime Corner Philippines’ Marlo Barcellano to talk about the possible impacts (if there are any) of the dissolution of the Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. (This…
29: Meidolls Cafe, revisited
Feb 2, 2019 • 48 min
As part of my 10th year in the anime/cosplay circle, I’m bringing back an old recording from 2011. Meidolls Cafe was then the first maid/cosplay cafe outside of anime/cosplay events, and when the recording was done, they were at one corner inside…
28: Anime Idol Convention 2019
Jan 26, 2019 • 32 min
Our next episode comes from Bayanihan Center in Pasig where the first Anime Idol Convention (AICon) was held, gathering an estimated 300 anidol fans. You’ll hear a lot from the people who are present there in this episode.
27: Yuri Talk with The Lily Cat’s Serena
Jan 19, 2019 • 37 min
Hey guys! I asked Serena from The Lily Cat to recommend me Yuri anime, and as a trusted source on this matter, she gave me A LOT. Go listen to our casual Yuri discussion. This will probably be the last podcast for the month, as I pursue other things - but…
26: Casual discussion with Cebu’s Cosplay Event Buzzer
Jan 12, 2019 • 42 min
Maayong buntag (from this Tagala right here - Good morning!) I talked with Cebu City’s Gary Montejo, and asked him about the tasks, the challenges and the greatest keepsakes he has so far as the city’s Cosplay Event Buzzer who spreads the word on upcoming…
25: Shonen Jump and Con Fatigue with Anime Pilipinas’ JM Melegrito
Jan 6, 2019 • 39 min
Happy New Year! Welcoming the first podcast of 2018 is Anime Pilipinas Executive Editor JM Melegrito as we discuss the Shonen Jump digital service (which is available in the Philippines) and its importance for Filipino manga readers, as well as continuing…
24: Cosplay Matsuri 2018 and more
Dec 30, 2018 • 30 min
This episode features my experience at Cosplay Matsuri 2018, as well as the deets on the Anime Idol Convention which will be held on January 13, 2019.
23: The last event weekend of 2018
Dec 26, 2018 • 31 min
What’s happening before the year ends, and what’s in ot for the podcast this 2019 - that’s our episode 23. (It’s been a long time since I did this, so inevitably I’ll forget the episode count again.)
22: Here at Camp DIFTA…
Nov 28, 2018 • 30 min
As I celebrate Protektor’s birthday just before the crowd gets to his place, I talked to him about his recent journey to Taiwan and his perspective on local aidorus in 2019. Also, I mentioned upcoming events for December.
21: Games AND Wrestling
Nov 18, 2018 • 32 min
The latest episode of the podcast is recorded from High Grounds Cafe in Quezon City, during the sidelines of MIA Online Mobile’s launch. I’m joined by KLAGER (, Storm…
20: The correlation of idols in my life
Nov 4, 2018 • 35 min
How my life has been after getting immersed to MNL48 and independent idols? After this podcast, I will be on a break to focus on my work. I shall get back to you soon with the biggest project I will do for this year.
19: Marketing Tactics, Strawless Restaurants, Barangay 143 and more Idols
Oct 23, 2018 • 41 min
This episode spans 5 segments recorded all throughout the month - some segments are on Facebook live, some can only be heard only in this podcast. I shared what grinds my gears about marketing self-published books, my thoughts on strawless restaurants and…
18: Cosplay Mania 2018
Oct 7, 2018 • 34 min
Less on Cosplay, more on the other segments: This is my Cosplay Mania 2018 experience, with my thoughts on the recently-held Cyalume World Dance Battle.
17: Cafeterium Chaldeas, MNL48, Otaku Musika 2018
Sep 26, 2018 • 37 min
I tried doing an audiobook, I got a clip from MNL48’s radio debut, and post-birthday Otaku Musika thoughts.
16: “Con Fatigue,” Radio Debut and more
Sep 19, 2018 • 45 min
The latest episode of keepsakes. podcast includes my guesting at another podcast, my casual chit-chat with a notable fan, and my debut in radio in 2015.
1: MNL48, Conditional Access on Digital TV and more
Sep 14, 2018 • 29 min
If you’re keen enough to notice, Episode 1 has gone missing because some of the files were lost, but thankfully I got a backup of this one. I was talking about MNL48 and the Conditional Access on Digital TV. Enjoy the first episode that started my…
15: Post-Manila Idol Matsuri 2018 Discussion
Sep 5, 2018 • 38 min
(You may hear me saying this is Episode 16 but I lost count, my apologies.) The latest episode of keepsakes. is taken from a streamed discussion of Jay with Daddy Faith himself, considered the father of ISDB-T in the Philippines, Mr. James Santiago after…
14: Preparations for Manila Idol Matsuri 2018
Sep 1, 2018 • 39 min
This episode is taken straight from the live audio broadcast on Facebook Monday, August 27. Details may vary.
13: The World Cosplay Championship
Aug 8, 2018 • 66 min
The 2018 World Cosplay Championship is over with Mexico getting the top spot, and joining me to summarize the Championship is Serena of The Lily Cat ( This is the 4.5-hour WCS Championship summarized in just an hour.
12: World Cosplay Summit 2018 Special - Team SeKai
Jul 26, 2018 • 35 min
This is a special podcast featuring our Team Philippines for World Cosplay Summit 2018. All the best para sa ating kababayan!
11: Life, Gambles, Business and Politics
Jul 24, 2018 • 34 min
10: Where will I be at next?
Jun 27, 2018 • 35 min
It’s been a month since I updated the podcast, so I’ll be sharing the events where I will be at, plus the anime that I’m catching up to and my thoughts on the implementation of Closed Caption. Listen to the podcast if you have 30 minutes to spare.
9: Pinoy Otaku Festival 2018 bonus chat and MNL48’s First Fan Meet
Jun 4, 2018 • 39 min
On the latest episode of this podcast, I’ve talked to Mr. Lucha and Tala Haliya of the Manila Wrestling Federation, as well as Kang of Seishun Kakumei.
8: What am I watching now, Produce48, Google Assistant and more offline activities
May 14, 2018 • 30 min
On this episode, I will share what I am watching this season, as well as my thoughts on Google Assistant, Produce48, and my presence in events in the metro. Music: Kalimba (Mr. Scruff) 慰めの永遠亭 TOHO BOSSA NOVA 6 (Shibayan Records) Office MOON SIDE (Eromanga…
7: MNL48 General Elections and my Davao journey
May 2, 2018 • 53 min
The latest episode features my Davao journey, as well as more discussions on MNL48 (especially that it has just held its General Elections) and local idols. This podcast contains audio recorded from April 27 to 30, 2018. Music used: Church of 8 Wheels /…
6: No idols, only tech bits
Apr 13, 2018 • 14 min
Quickest podcast to date because I didn’t talk about Idols. Post-Facebook inquiry effect for Developers, 10th Birthday of GitHub, Spotify and more.
5: Indie Idols, Data Privacy and Cryptocurrency.
Mar 30, 2018 • 33 min
The latest episode talks about Indie Idols and the reactions to it, the value of Data Privacy in midst of the Flying Colors Foundation controversy and the Economy of Value that is aimed to be exemplified by Cryptocurrencies. Record your thoughts via the…
4: NatsuMatsuri 2018
Mar 24, 2018 • 34 min
Recording from the Ateneo de Manila University, Jay talks to the Gothic Lolita Community, Tanchikon (whom I refer to as “Chemistry Aidoru”), Do it for the Aidols’ Protektor and more.
3: The latest happenings, plus a year-old column
Mar 19, 2018 • 29 min
On the third episode, I talked about a year-old article from a seasoned journalist talking about anime on local TV, upcoming events in Quezon City, Pasay City and Manila, as well as the 8th week of MNL48 and a few guesstimates. All of these, unedited,…
2: Thought Leadership, MNL48, Food Con and Yaoi Con (of all places, Jay? Really?)
Mar 17, 2018 • 28 min
My reaction on MNL48’s Top (not Final) 48, the food I sampled and ate at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair, plus my two cents on Thought Leaders vs Thought Followers. Segments are recorded unedited in different places in different times. Some statements…
2020 Podcast Trailer
Mar 16, 2018 • 0 min
Here are some of the best conversations we had in the podcast in 2019. Looking forward to more in 2020! Thank you for listening.