Monday, June 25, 2007

Over It

I'm currently taking a break. I'm studying all day (almost!) for my exam on Thursday and I am a little tired so I thought about taking a quick break by posting something here.

Last day na bukas ng Summer 1! Yehey! Ang bilis ng isang buwan. Sobrang bilis. Next month, I am positive that life would be better and happier. Actually, I am happy NOW but I know I would be much, much happier next month. :)

To The Cheesecakes: Ahaha! Sorry. Babawi na lang next time. Ahahaha! Pag nag-BDI uli sasama na ko.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Naiiyak ako...

...I miss Jollibee. Waaaaah! Waaaaah! Ang daming bago!!! Gusto ko umuwi. Waaaah!!! Gusto ko nung FROST BLENDS!!!

Hay. May exam ako next week. Finals. Tinatamad ako mag-aral. Hindi ako maka-concentrate (AS IN!!!) dahil may iniisip akong mas mahalaga. Nag-promise naman si Papa na kung ano man ang mapagdesisyunan after all the negotiations, babawi na lang siya (at kami) in a few years pag ayos na lahat at hindi na masyadong ngarag.

Oh well.

Kailangan ko mag-concentrate sa pagre-review. unofficial FIRST MAJOR ko ito (di pa kasi ako nagaapply sa Faculty) at kailangan kong pagbutihin. *wink* *wink*

Wahaha. May maganda ring naidudulot itong pagiging busy sa ibang mga bagay. Lesser time sa harap ng computer at more time outside. Masaya rin dahil madalas na ang magandang weather. Ang sarap maglakad-lakad. :)

Ooookay. Balik aral na. Kailangang magsipag. Ang dami kong tasks para sa UM-Sigaw right after this exam! Yay!

Saturday, June 16, 2007



Ang tindi maka-LSS nitong kanta ng Pinkberry. Hahaha!

Antok na ko pero gusto ko gumawa ng entry.
  • Lem, Jona, Cheree, and I went to La Grotta yesterday. Desserts galore! After nun, nagpunta naman kami ng Polo ni Lem.
  • Na-check ko yung Psyc2310 midterm exam pag-uwi ko. Ate Karen, thanks for the tips you gave us! :)
  • Kanina, sa ospital, kulang na lang ako ng 15 minutes para maging 100 ang hours ko. Ahaha!
  • "When you walk away I count the steps that you take" from Avril Lavigne's When You are Gone.
  • Beyonce will come here in September!!! Waaah! I want, I want! Sino ba mabait na magreregalo sa akin ng ticket? Ahahaha! Birthday ko naman nun e. Hahaha!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Just when you thought he is just another talent...

...he starts to sing and proves that he may look "common" but his voice sure is EXCEPTIONAL.

Paul Potts Audition
Paul Potts Semifinals

He is a mobile phone salesman and he sings OPERA.

(Grabe tong Britain's Got Talent lagi na lang akong naiiyak. Ahahaha! Sa ibang talent show naman kebs lang.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Once in a Lullaby

Britain's Got Talent
Connie Talbot - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

She sang so beautifully she made me teary-eyed.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Ang Pamana

Yesterday Sybil and I went to watch The Inheritance: Ang Pamana by Fil-Canadian director Romeo Candida at the Winnipeg Film Festival. The film is actually 165 minutes long (the website says it runs for 65 min) and is one of the festival's feature films. We arrived quite early and were the first ones to enter the theatre. Halata bang excited? Haha!

The movie marks the first appearance of a Filipino film in the Winnipeg Film Festival.


When the De Jesus Family gets word in Canada that their family Matriarch, Lola (Grandma) Nena has died in the Philippines, Johnny and his sister Anna are put in charge of representing their parents in Manila for the reading of the will.

Upon arrival in Manila, Johnny meets to his cousin Vanessa, a junior socialite who shares Johnny's taste for trouble. At the reading of the will, the three grandchildren of Lola Nena are awarded the deed to the family farm in rural Bulacan.

The 19-hectare property, miles away from the comforts of the modern world, is vast and lush, but things are anything but placid in this provincial landscape - supernatural forces are at work on the land and the crazy stories Johnny's Lola told him in his childhood are real. Are there truly duwendes cursing them?


I think the strongest characteristic of the movie is the visuals. The shots are beautiful, the cinematography is superb. The locations they chose suited the story well. Lola Nena's ancestral house is indeed eerie and the farm is, well, a farm with huge, scary trees. I also like the way they showed the supernaturals. There are only a few glimpses of the kapre, the voices of the duwendes, and a few minutes of the manananggal in action. There are less prosthetics, less blood in this movie than the average Filipino horror film. Even when one of the characters died, the audience only saw a bloody hand - no actual scene of the death, no screams. However, this technique also worked against the movie as I will discuss later.

The story, on the other hand, is simple and almost typical. What I like about it though is that it isn't "preachy" about being Filipino and being Canadian. Johnny's character has doubts and questions about the folklore but those are not linked to the fact that he is raised abroad. The bad part? There is no solid conflict that the main character has to solve. The big secret of the story does not even concern him. Johnny has personal issues but the weight of it is almost the same as any of the other characters'.

Being a horror/thriller film, I suppose that the primary aim of the movie is to frighten the audience but I think it failed to truly give THE scare. There are some parts that surprised/scared me like Lola Nena's ghost appearing everywhere but that's about it. Like I said above, I actually like the subtleness of the way they showed the scary forces but I think horror movie fanatics would be disappointed. It lacks the scary factor. It is not the kind of movie that will haunt the audience even after they left the movie house and for that, I think, it came short.


Sybil and I are quite surprised for most of the cast members are veterans when it comes to acting - not to mention being active in the indie film circuit. Jaclyn Jose, Tirso Cruz III, Alan Paule, Nonie Buencamino, Susan Africa, and Angel Aquino are some of the artists who appeared in the movie. Most of them only have bit parts but they still delivered well as expected.

Darrel Gamotin, who played Johnny, is also good for a relatively new actor.


  • Nice visuals
  • Good cast
  • Not for Horror fans
  • Weak story


I like the movie because I am not a fan of Horror movies and I am a sucker for great cinematography and nice visuals. 3 STARS out of 5

FlashNews of the Week

  • Nakabili na ko ng Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows kahapon habang nagiintay kami ni Sybil para sa screening ng Pamana. Yeeeeaaaahhhh!!! Exciting! Okay, that was so nerdy-geeky,-dorky but I don't care. Hahaha! HP excites me. Actually, mixed-up talaga to. As you all know, the 7th book is the last for the HP series. Sad. Naku kailangan talaga ng withdrawal sessions pagtapos nitong Harry Potter. Hahaha!
  • Kahapon lalo namin napatunayan kung gaano kaliit tong lugar namin. Ahaha! Tawa kami ng tawa nung na-realize namin ang mga pangyayari.
  • I'm too damn lazy to study for our Psyc midterm exam on Friday. Wala. Wala akong nagawa today. Ewan ko nga kung tamad lang talaga ko o talagang pre-occupied lang talaga sa ibang mga bagay like,um, LIFE itself. Sometimes it's easy to forget reality. O ha! Lalim.
  • Good news: Di na ko masyado inaantok sa klase. Yesss!
  • Ganda ng weather ngayon! Sana ganito na lang lagi.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


After more than a month of good vacation, I'm back in UM for Summer classes. Waking up early is a struggle, staying awake in class is much, much worse. The class is not that bad. If my body clock isn't going bonkers I will probably enjoy it.

Anyway, UM-Sigaw had a meeting this afternoon. We have full year ahead of us and it's exciting.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Share lang...

Si Rico Blanco pala ay aking kababayan.
Bakit ngayon ko lang to nalaman?
Wahahaha! Na-excite ako.