Thursday, October 29, 2009

wag ka matakot

Hindi yan masakit.


Monday, September 21, 2009

New Moon - advanced screening ticket sales

According to Yahoo news, tickets for the advance screenings of Twilight's follow up film
New Moon
is already selling like Crocs (before the recession).
Nine weeks prior to the movie's release.
I never understood the thrill of having to watch a movie a few hours ahead of everybody else.
For a totally new and unreleased film, I kinda get it.
You wanna be one of the first ones to know how the story goes and how it ends.
But for "New Moon"?
What's the point?
You already know the story.
You already know how it will end.
What do you get from seeing it ahead?
Bragging rights that you already saw it?
Which lasts only a couple of hours?

If the producers add in a little incentive for advanced screening versions like a new twist, or a
different outfit for Bella or a couple of extra scenes with werewolf sex, then maybe I could understand the clamor for the tickets.
But no.
It's exactly the same movie everyone else will see the next day!
So why the rush?

Will I go and see it?
As soon as I get a delayed screening ticket.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Have you ever noticed how some people's name perfectly fit them?
Its called aptronyms.
As in "aptly named".
Whether it's a coincidence or destiny, I'm not sure.
I just know how awesome it could be to have
a name that matches the thing that you do best.
For example:
Tiger Woods - is a champion golfer
Usain Bolt - is the world's fastest man
Alto Reed - is an international saxophonist
Eugene Torre - is the 1st Asian Chess Grandmaster
Dr. Russell Brain - is a well-known brain surgeon
Pretty cool huh?
My son's name is "Kydlat".
It's the Filipino word for "lightning".
It's not a nickname. It's his given name.
I wonder what he's going to be when he grow up?
A Nascar driver?
A racehorse jockey?
An electrician?
A kickboxer?
Who knows.
But whatever is fine.
I just hope he doesn't become a snatcher.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Staying Awake

Gaano katagal ang pinakamatagal mo na gising?
Ilang oras?
The last time i stayed awake for more than 24 hours was in college.
Many ages ago.
During a thesis week.
I remember it being fun.
Puyat at pagod pero masaya.

Unlike last week.

I stayed awake for more than 38 hours.
At hindi lang basta awake na nakatunganga.
Or nagpe-Playstation.
Gising na gising...
Habang naghuhukay ng utak...
At pinapagalitan buong magdamag.
Every one and a half hours, sinasabihan ng "WRONG!"
Sa buong 38 hours na gising, walang libreng sandali para magpahinga.
Tuloy tuloy na impyerno.
Walang oras para man lang mag lunch.
O mag meryenda.

Minsan napapaisip ako, ganito ba talaga ang gusto kong buhay?
Nagpapakahirap para mag benta ng mga bagay
na hindi naman talaga kailangan in the 1st place?
Tatanda ba ako ng ganito?
Dugo, luha, bituka ang pinipiga para lang sa isang 30 second na patalastas.
Tapos pag labas sa TV, ni hindi man lang pinapansin.

Tatlumput walong oras na walang tulog.
Kapalit kalahating minuto sa TV.
Buti sana kung mukha ko yung nakalagay dun, at least sisikat ang mukha ko.
O kaya may disclaimer na "This komersyal was lovingly conceptualized by someone who did not sleep for almost two days just to beat the deadline."
Pero wala naman eh.
Ano bang nakukuha ko dito?
Kasikatan? Ayoko nun.
The joy of seeing your finished work?
Sa iba na lang ako maghahanap ng joy.
Art? Fuck it. This is not art.


Malaking sweldo?


Fine. Back to work. May deadline pa bukas. Bawal ulit matulog.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Erap will back down.
Noli will chicken out.
Bayani will moderately fail.
Gibo will epic fail.
Jamby will be forgotten.
Villar will put up a good fight.
Noyoy will winz.
NJ will lose 15 pounds.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Are we Homo Sapiens Ver 2.0?

According to scientific theories, if humans suddenly disappear on the face of the planet today, it will only take 10,000 years for mother nature to erase all of the traces of our existence here on earth.

History Channel: Life After People

^very interesting and plausible theories

Then i happened to stumble upon some infos about impossible fossils.

a spark plug embedded inside a 500,000 year old rock, a human hand print on a 100 million year old limestone, a human footprint on a 300 million year old shale deposit, etc...

Which led me to believe that it is VERY possible that some form of intelligent creatures (not aliens) lived here on planet earth before us. They were a technologically advanced beings like us. But somehow, they became extinct. Mother Nature erased the traces of their existence and allowed the next tenants to evolve into us.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Cory Magic

I knew there's going to be people on the street.
But I never expected it to be that many.
It was awesome.

The entire workforce in Makati froze.
People left their airconditioned cubicles and waited under a scorching midday sun.
CEOs and janitors stood side by side waving a laban sign.
There were no class barriers.

We were just common Filipinos paying our last respect.
To the woman who made the very democracy we are enjoying today possible.
There was so much love in the air.
And when her remains stopped by Ninoy's monument for a few minutes,
a couple of tears fell on my cheeks.

I experienced Cory's magic for the first time.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cory Aquino is Dead

I don't get why so many are "shocked" by this news.
It's been expected.
For over a month now, actually.
So why get surprised when you know it's bound to happen pretty soon?
And the people praying for her recovery...
What do they have to say now?
Your prayers didn't work.
What does that say about your faith?
It simply means that prayers doesn't work.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Jamby Madrigal For President

Unti-unti nang naglalabasan ang mga patawa
Wala na.
Nagkagulo gulo na.
Sasali pa tong papansin na 'to.
Ano ba nagawa nya?
At ano naman ang magagawa nya?
Kung kelan naman kailangan nating seryosohin ang pagbabago,
ngayon pa naki halo ang mga clowns na tulad neto.
Jamby Madrigal,
Pinagisipan mo pa nyang lagay na yan ha?
Di nga?
Goodluck.... pinas.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Marian Rivera's Darna: Kailangan ba talaga?

May bagong Darna nanaman pala. This time, si Marian Rivera naman. Paulit ulit na lang. Ano nanaman kayang mediocre na treatment ang gagawin dito? How do we expect to see a reinvented and new version if the people behind this project is the same? Or ganun lang ba talaga ang mga Pinoy? Kunento na sa mediocre? Sa mababaw. Sa panget na palabas. Na-try mo bang manood ng mga lokal fantaseryes from 2-3 years ago? Basura. Ginagawang bobo ang mga manonood. Ang pinaka naaalala kong worst ay yung Dyesebel. Sa mga underwater scenes, parang High School play lang yung set. Nakakabwisit panoorin. Mas gusto ko pa yung "Computer Man" ni Eric Quizon nung 90s. At least noon, alam natin na campy ang treatment. Eh ngayon, seryoso. At pano mo naman seseryosohin ang panonood eh mukhang tanga ang production values.

So ang tanong: Anong bago ang maidadagdag sa Marian Rivera Darna na ito?
Hula ko: Wala.

Previous Darnas...

Rosa del Rosario in "Darna" (1951) and "Darna at ang Babaing Lawin" (1952)
Liza Moreno in "Si Darna at ang Impakta" (1963) and "Isputnik vs. Darna" (1963)
Eva Montes in "Darna at ang Babaing Tuod" (1965)
Gina Pareno in "Darna at ang Planetman" (1969)
Vilma Santos in "Lipad, Darna, Lipad!" (1973), "Darna and the Giants" (1973), "Darna vs The Planet Women" (1973) and "Darna and Ding" (1980)
Chiquito in "Terribol Dobol" (1974) - first male Darna
Lorna Tolentino in "Darna" (1977 TV Series)
Brenda del Rio in "Darna Kuno?" (1979)
Dolphy in "Darna Kuno?" (1979) - second male Darna
Lotis Key in "Darna Kuno?" (1979)
Rio Locsin in "Bira, Darna, Bira!" (1979)
Sharon Cuneta in "Captain Barbell" (1986)
Nanette Medved in "Darna" (1991)
Anjanette Abayari in "Darna Ang Pagbabalik" (1994) and Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko (1994)
Regine Velasquez in "Captain Barbell" (2003)
Angel Locsin in "Mars Ravelo's Darna" (2005 TV Series)
Katrina Halili in "Mars Ravelo's Darna" (2005 TV Series) - first Black Darna

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

6 Reasons Why I Don't Drive

too many assholes on the street

It has been scientifically proven that for every 10 drivers in the Philippines, 8 are retarded.
The other 2 are either a reincarnation of Attila the Hun or a descendant of Jack the Ripper.
And simply put, I don't wanna be a part of it.

i don't trust my instincts
I can't tell whether I'm going fast or slow enough. I wouldn't know when to shift up. I don't react fast enough. I brake too late, or too early. I can never do a decent reverse park. I just don't trust myself controlling a machine I cannot carry. You know that saying "the car is the extension of the driver's body"? I don't feel it. I'm me. The car is the car.

drinking and driving
I'm a drinker. And I would have hated to be forced to stop drinking because I'm going to drive.
That's what taxis and "friends" are for.

i can daydream
Don't you wish you could just stare outside the window during long drives in the country? Enjoy the beautiful views? The scenic Bob Ross mountains, the majestic cloud formations above, the enigmatic ravines below? Don't you wish you could just smile foolishly while everything zooms past you? Never having to think. Never having to care. Just you and the forever moving world?

That's right, you can't. Because you're too busy driving.

too much video games
Gran Turismo, Need for Speed, Driver, Wipeout.
Those are the only driving I've ever done that i enjoyed. With my oversimplistic mentality on the concept of driving, I'm afraid I might subconsciously apply it in the real world.

I like being utos-free.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton in Wonderland

The eccentric director teams up once again with the eccentric actor.

For the 7th time, storyteller Tim Burton takes out his favorite puppet, Johnny Depp, from his chest of toys. This time, for a re-imagining of Lewis Caroll's Alice In Wonderland.

I know what you're thinking... Another movie with Johnny Depp in an over the top makeup made by a director with a track record of overdoing his visuals. Right? Same old thing right? Boring right?


Its Alice in F*cking Wonderland!

If there's one story most fitting for this two freakishly odd artists, it's gotta be this.
An LSD hallucination inspired tale of a girl trapped in a dream. With characters so off beat and sequences so far out that is almost not suitable for children. A queen who orders heads chopped off at whim, the demonic cheshire cat, and of course, the crazy hatter, which is going to be played by...
Just look at that picture and tell me you're not excited. You can't. It's impossible not to get excited.

Word is, except for a few character photos, Burton's visual style for this film is under a very tight secrecy cloak. He said he can't tell exactly what the look is going to be like because there's absolutely nothing like it ever done before.

The story will not be a remake of the previous movie. Nor an interpretation of the 2 books. It will take place a few years after the 2nd book ("Through a looking glass"). Which means Alice is now a (hot) teenager. Although the main plot is not yet revealed, it will revolve around Alice going back to the wonderland and meet again with the weird creatures she saw the last time.

Tim Burton has created some of the most memorable worlds in cinema's history. Edward Scissorhands, Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Beetlejuice, and Batman. And Johnny Depp has become some of the most extraordinary icons ever. Edward, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd and Jack Sparrow,

Each one of those world was amazing.
And Each one of those characters were addicting.

I can't wait to get inside this Wonderland.

Monday, June 22, 2009


I must admit, the trailer looks awesome.
The details are amazing.
I've never seen CG effects this realistic on any movie ever before.
Kahit sa youtube mo lang panoorin, mapapanganga ka sa ganda ng visuals.

But then again...

Jusko naman! Roland Emmerich? Are you kidding me?
Remember 10,000 BC?
The trailer also got me excited.
But alas! The movie was trash.

Still, panonoorin ko pa rin 'tong 2012.
Kahit alam kong pangit ang storya.
Keso ang dialouge.
Dumbed down ang characters.
At predictable ang magiging ending.
Anyway, I can always switch off my intellect and just gawk at the mind blowing CG effects.

Go Roland! (The poor man's Michael Bay!)