06 March 2005

cantor culturati

poonyeeemasss naman itong reading ko kahapon...

"Libay cantor,
When life presents problems, you Bulls can become more determined than ever. Something is coming between you and your goal, and you are not ready to take no for an answer. You may be tempted to give up, but ultimately that's not your style. If you are truly willing to push into new territory, you will overcome whatever is in your way."

afraid.

but before i totally sank into muni-muni mode, biglang bawi ang reading for today...

"Libay cantor,
Your big ideas may need to be set aside temporarily as you deal with all the loose ends that have piled up. Even if you have grand ideas about how much you were going to accomplish today, don't get worked up into a tizzy if you feel that you are falling short of your goals. Instead, set a comfortable pace and just do the best you can."

o sige. sabi mo eh.

 

not that i believe every single word tarot.com generates for taureans like me, no. wala lang. natutuwa lang akong basahin yung mga ganito kasi, saka it's just strangely comforting that this site's readings all, as in ALL, somehow really say something about moi. kumbaga, minimal ang margin of error chuva. ah basta, ganun. kaya ayun. take it easy daw. o sya sige, sabi mo e.

 

took it easy talaga today. medyo stressful the past few days e. it started with wondering whether tuloy yung gagawin kong pagtulong sa women's film festival chuva ng upfilmcenter--- oops, UP Film Institute, excusez moi, sa pagsulat ng isang write-up dun sa iranian filmmaker na pupunta dito for the opening. ayun, natuloy nga. kaya kelangan maghabol ng oras para ma-interview siya. nanoon ako ng opening film na...e hehe tinakasan namin nung huli kasi i'm like soooo gutom, saka pare boring waaaaah. someone from UPFI agrees with me! hehehehehehe so ayos lang. pero anyway, hinabol ko rin siya sa filmmaker's forum the following afternoon so ayun. tapos doon ko siya na-interview. her name is pouran derakhshandeh and well, she has beautiful hair if only she removes her hijab. pero we saw that when she was left alone na by the embassy pipol. pero when she was with them pa, protocol kaya taklob. grabeh no? buti na lang walang hijab thingie ang pinoy. naloka siguro ako. well, unless it was in our culture... hm, cultural relativity or cultural diversity? there goes that question again...

oh well. ayun. tuesday 'ata yung opening, wednesday yung filmmaker's forum. tinapos ko article saturday morning na kasi punyemas ang transcribing, i need an interpreter for her interpreter!!!! 'lam mo 'yun!!! this huge hairy dude who obviously luuvs speaking in english pero ang english niya sooo heviiii with zee french accent i have no idea why!!! kakaiba! kaya sumakit ulo ko sa transcribing 'nyemas.

thursday i skipped watching films and returned on friday night. saw several friends there, too. interesting yung film, LAS CARAS DE LA LUNA. winner for someone into feminism chu and filmmaking ek, and being/feeling frustrated by both. **raises hands** basta. i didn't know what exactly i was feeling right after i watched it. the film had lots to say and lots of times, the film was really speaking to me e. grabe, iba ang tama niya. awakening baga, more than a nudge, it was a slap, man... well, it's kinda hard to tell the whole story of that here kaya i'll just leave it at that. anyway, medyo haywire pa utak ko noon kaya hiya naman ako sa friends ko who were waiting pala sa labas after the film. kakain sila sa trellis pero i didn't really feel like hanging out in a big crowd kahit friends ko sila (saka i didn't feel like eating at trellis with all those thoughts in my head, the clatter sound of the place is not conducive to thought processing e. sorry gals for changing my mind all of a sudden ha, after you bunched up in the britney car, este kay hugo pala hehe, to make room for us pa naman...). i had the feeling i needed to process the film's messages. arte ba pakinggan? no, i think those who know me will understand... i hope.... c was with me so i asked her to walk na lang with me as i process it and while we wait for a cab. ayos naman. lakad at muni, gandang kombinasyon. ayan...

it's good to articulate fears. it's also good to have a sounding board who talks some sense back. it's also good to hear reassurances interspersed with reality check lists. i got that that night. thanks very much.

 

hay... in other consumerist news... i skipped the afternoon movie marathon earlier planned yesterday and opted to go malling. this after i transferred parts of the video of the forum to vcd for pouran. i dropped it at the film center and sped off. decided to get a digicam, once and for all.

punyemas ang hirap pala maglibot with high hopes and medium budget. kaya goodbye canon powershots. i ended with the nikon coolpix. yung 3.2 megapixel lang. kasi nga i decided i really didn't need yet another bulky cam. defeats the purpose of going digital and just having the opportunity to snap away with quality pa rin naman at hindi lang point and shoot eklat. saka nga mas reasonably priced ito e. have to think of that these days.

saka wala namang prublema kasi nikon rin naman e. reputable camera brand. ayos. hapi na lola nyo! hehehe. :) pero di ko pa nase-set-up yung chuva na download sa computer ek kaya saka na lang ako share pictures. i just toyed with its features last night and today. :)

i really felt so exhausted walking around the mall. not exactly a mallrat anymore ano? i guess i really am growing old... hay. kaya naisip ko, since i had the chuvaness to make another purchase that same time, two in one ko na and i got myself a new phone na. dapat birthday gift ko to sa sarili ko e pero well, malapit na talaga bumigay itong isa soon! kaya wala na rin 'ata kuwenta ipamana sa iba. ewan. bahala na.

i got this one. been wanting to get this ever since it was released and saw it displayed sa nokia service center kung saan pinaayos ko itong ire-retire ko nang 6310i.

yeh dis is the exact color i got. wetaminit, how come i don't have earphones???? pouch lang. hm... it's that textile-covered design eklat. i wanted the grey blue sana pero witekla available. saka near phase out model na 'ata ito kaya cheaper (parang yung coolpix i wanted, and the powershot model i wanted, pa-phase out na sila e hehe). saka magaan. i actually compared it dun sa phone ni rosa that i wanted (yung metallic looking foldable model rin) kaya lang mas mahal (at nagoyo ka 'ata drew. 18k lang yun sa megamall. bat 21k sa glorietta?). with 2k+ additional, i just get some high tech thingies i'm sure i ain't gonna use evah and triband system, pero i ain't going to japan or da US naman soon kaya who needs a triband phone? the 6310i i have right now is actually nokia's first triband model na my tatay suggested i get kasi triband. eh di naman ako napunta 'merika o canada kaya wit lang ang triband. nag-tribade lang ako oo nyehehehhehehhhhee pero not travel to countries na may pasaway na mobile phone coding system (bat kasi ayaw sumunod sa asia at europe at rest of da world eh nyemas na G7 countries to) kaya baka sayang lang. pinambili ko na lang ng extra camera accessories ang natipid ko sa phone.

happy na naman ang gadget freak in me hihihi. :) kaya kahit totally exhausted from roaming around megamall trying desperately to look for a brand new cheap canon A95 or A85 and settled na rin for this coolpix...ayun, hapi pekpek pa rin lola nyo. hihi. c+o were hanging out that night to watch spy kaya sumunod ako for a quick nightcap (yeh, the gimlet helped. sarap tulog ko) and to just unwind while listening to live music for a short while (panalo ever talaga yung rendition ng mercedez benz ni lola joplin ha hehehe ayos!). saka i tried out some night shots na rin there. ayun, nakaabot na 'ata ako ng 200 shots kagabi hehehe. sarap ng may digicam!!!! :)

will post pix soon. pramis.

 

hahaha was just reading fellow writer and co-online workshopper veronica's blog entry, i think i can relate to this:

Anyways, it struck me—in a sort of pathetic way—that I rely on this here activity to lend a bit of structure to my day. Without it, I feel like I'm wearing two different black shoes and walking around with my shirt inside-out. I wasn't willing to admit it before, but it's now painfully clear: I am BlogDependent.

she was speaking about having house renovations and the contractor wanted to send her out of the room na but she was still blogging. hahaha. naku, i can really relate to that! sabi nga ng isa diyan, masipag ako mag-blog; bakit hindi ako magsulat ng kuwento??? opo, nagsusulat na po. eh mas image-conscious ang lola mo these days e kaya mas nagti-tripping in da neighborhood with da coolpix. hihi. :) siguro nagre-rebel ang mind ko sa paglabas ng salita kaya imahe ang hinahanap. info overload sometimes does that to me. eh with the kind of work i'm doing these past few months di ba, can yu bleym meeeeh? hay... need to get out of da city sheeet. pero wit, i've decided not to. veg out na lang ako sa holy week to catch up with my watching movie requirements (and with the recent purchases, 'ala na pang-trip). kaya have to dvd-hunt soon. pagbalik ni len from nooyawk, ayain ko sha. naku, musta na kaya siya dun with all the lolas around? hm. hope she can also have fun later when the csw is over.

looks so boring in da UN, man. i hope len is alright. saka nyemas na US yan ha, nangkukuyog na naman ang mga fotah...

 

oh btw the reason why i chose megamall to be the venue for unleashing gadget freak-me is to pick up this freaking long overdue reserved book THE HOURS. nyemas nanalo na't lahat sa oscars, ngayon lang dumating. after 2 years. 2 years, mother? mother, what about our other dyuuuuutieeees. ngyak, tapos ang cover pa yung movie poster na. kaya pala, ginawa munang pang movie/tv tie-in section ang ponyeta bago nila nireprint ulit... parang yung CONTACT ni carl sagan pero yun, hapi ako na si jodie foster my love ang nasa cover.

speaking of books, i just finished this one days ago...

gusto ko sha. one review said it was a "fictional memoir." oks, no? i think i like that. hm.. it's a guy author writing about a woman, half-american half-lebanese ang bida. galing ng structure kahit di ganun ka-spectacular yung story. pero keri pa rin, engaging kasi nga siguro of the structure. saka ngayon lang 'ata ako nakabasa ng lebanese-highlighted fiction (hm teka, ano ba si rushdie? sheet short term memory na akesh). i always like form experimentations sa fiction kasi i want to learn lagi how to tell stories in new ways. metafiction chuva, or basta going beyond postmodernism siguro. kaya when i browsed through THE HOURS, mukhang keri din ang structure niya. hm, simulan ko na ba to? i have yet to get over picturing the characters as meryl streep, julianne moore and nicole kidman. hm. niwey, thanks drew for lending the divine one. happy sha. soli ko when i finish the ellen vcds after holy week.

ala-una na pala. sige tulog na muna ko. may 10a staffmeet nga pala. hay.

later.

 

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