18 July 2007

walang magawa mode

was with faculty friends last night checking out housing situations in UP. and we came to the conclusion that indeed, UP has no housing plan for us. old faculty members who retire are kicked out of their UP homes. so many vacant spaces but the applications are not yet processed. gagawa nga ng dorm for junior faculty pero 3 in 1 ang room. those who availed of housing do not actually live in the houses and they rent it out because they have their own houses outside. sucks.

majorly depressing.

buti pa ateneo may pa-rent to own na pala daw. no wonder some colleagues are migrating there. hm.

hay, depressing thought...

makes me rethink of the whole system... hm.

ewan.

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so kung depressed, mag-blogthang!

Never Date a Gemini

Uncommitted, unfocused, and more selfish than they let on - a gemini is a full time project you don't want to take on.
You may be attracted to a Gemini's wit and energy, but you'll be exhausted after an hour!

Instead try dating: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, or Capricorn


haha ayuz. funny ito. nakita ko sa blog ni jovan. so i should date mga ka-sign ko pala, bilang taurus? hmmm. lethal yun, lalo na't year of the ox din sila. multiplier effect ang mga toro hehe. pati torohan? nyahahahaha. chos.

cancer yata di pa ko nakaka-date...o di ko maalala. yeah, scorpio and capricorn na-try na pero no luck. mahirap for a beast of burden like my sign...trust me. pero dapat ang award dito ay pisces. dated a piscean before and it was the worst of all time. swear. masyado silang...matubig. sa hindi magandang paraan.

figure that one out.

hm bigla ko tuloy tinext yung dine-date ko lately at tinanong ang sign niya hahaha. natawa ko. sinagot naman niya. so i explained why when she asked why i wanted to know. and i like what she said "so we're okay."

hahaha yeah, we are. we truly are.

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naaaliw ako sa feedback sa NAPOLEON DYNAMITE review ko. daming nag-defend. yeah, kia i think it's more of a cultural thing. at that point in time, i wasn't really looking for a film like that. pero what made me stick was i wanted to see what kinds of characters they will become. yeah geeky mode na simple na patawa nga siya, pero i guess wala ako sa mode na yun when i watched it. okay naman.

as for KALELDO or summer heat, maganda siya. yung slowness there worked well. parang na-capture niya ang mood sa semi-rural pampanga during summer at nag-a-unfold ang mga pangyayari sa isang patriyarkal na pamilya. interesting, not to mention good cinematography. i think so far, this is the filmmaker's best film yet. although i have a beef about the staging of the lesbian sex scene, pero i forgive the gay guy. pero magaling si cherry pie dito, at saka revelation lang si criselda volks. i knew this gal way back sa premiere productions pa before in '96, artista namin siya, mga starlet on the side baga. pero okay siya dito sa film na to, pero ayoko ng naging character development niya.

try catching ROME AND JULIET there mare. and let's exchange notes hehehe.

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haha funny ito o, bagsak ako. mula sa blog ni ene.

52%The Movie Quiz

FilmCritic.com - Movie Reviews



sobrang trivia naman na kasi, as in OC trivia type.

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hm, since nasimulan na, mini-review na rin.

REKADOS

written and directed by paolo herras, this is a film about women's containment in philippine society as represented by their usually designated societal role of being cooks in the household kitchen. spans three generations of cooks, from lola boots anson roa to daughter eula valdez to apo meryll soriano.

three great actresses from three generations of philippine cinema and media. i'm impressed. i just love eula's kikay mode here. pero i always love eula anyway kahit ano'ng gawin niya. hello sa BAGETS pa lang inlab na ko sa kanya no as the palengkera gf ni uber-cleancut-siguro-gay-sha raymond lauchengco. sayang lang at na-trap siya sa mga roles na kapatid ng bida, tita ng bida o kaya kontrabida. love to hate her sa BUKAS LULUHOD ANG MGA TALA nung winawarla-warla niya si megastar. achieve! kaya labs ko mga nakaisip na gawins iyang amor powers sa PANGAKO SA YO soap which relaunched her career in a way. achieve! at pretty pa rin siya! tanga tanga tanga tanga ko lang dahil hindi ko pa rin napapanood siya sa stage musical adapatation ng ZSA ZSA ZATURNNAH.

meryll naman is good here. her character is good. hindi siya jaded (sa overall way that life is treating her), hindi siya cynical (dahil sa poor siya at hindi bombshell), hindi siya apologetic (sa mga decisions niya sa pang-araw-araw na pamumuhay), hindi siya damsel in distress at lalong hindi siya nahihiyang kamutin ang libog. i love the characterization. she carries it well. at maganda ang acting-sparring nila ni mario magallona dito ha. for the first time, i like this dude on cinema. chaks kasi ng iba niyang nilalabasan e. pero bet ko siya ever sa mga teatro stagings.

at syempre walang ibang maasabi kay miss BAR kundi galing. okay din yung character niya, simpleng lola na naghirap etc. maganda ang treatment niya, subtle at hindi siya hysterical whatsoever. okay din yung development ng character niya mula pa nung younger days na si ana capri ba yun ang nag-portray. ayuz din. although kadiri lang yung magluto ng dinuguan na hahaluan ng patak ng unang regla niya ha. kakaibah! only in da pilipins... peo okay ang uniqueness na yun. kaya siguro nagustuhan sa india. may sasalihan kasi si pao na fest doon.

ang beef ko lang dito ay yung overall story treatment. okay yung may magic realism touches siya minsan a la COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE saka yung ie-enumerate yung ingredients ng dishes sa screen. pero i'm not sure if the voice overs work. i don't think it does. i think he has to rewrite it in such a way na it won't appear like the characters are overly-intellectualizing or "over-philosophizing" (kung may word mang ganto) yung state nila sa life at the moment. insights ito oo pero awkward yung pagkakalagay e. feeling ko if it remained as a quiet movie, baka mag-work pa better than have the characters narrate to us their inner thoughts chenes. look at what happened to BLADERUNNER when ridley scott scrapped the VO totally. nag-iba yung mood and mode! baka it'll work din with this film. awkward kasi minsan e. pilit baga. but well, knowing pash, ganyan siya minsan kasi.

pash is pao's pseudonym sa '98 o '99 ba yun na UP writers workshop. met him there the first time i worked as a "workshop slave" doing photo and video doc. he's but, what, 17 ba o 16 at that time? the kid's totally gifted. and i'm glad he's writing still, and continues his art now in this medium. happy for him.

more digifilms next week at the cinemalaya. kitakits.

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Your Social Anxiety Level: 12%

You have low social anxiety.
You don't have any social anxiety. In fact, you love being social.
You're well adjusted and likely quite outgoing. Your social skills put others at ease.


hahaha sabi nga ng friend ko, minsa kelangan ko nga ng preno. socially. hahhaha.

again, the golden rule lang ang aandar diyan: kung diva ka, mas diva akoooo!

at eto pa

You Should Be a Painter

You have the vision, patience, and skill to bring your unique visions to canvas.
And you're even tempered enough not to cut your ear off in the process!


hahah ayuz. matagal ko nang tinago ang mga paintbrushes ko at watercolors kaya masaya na ako sa occasionaly doodlings ko with my pen and ink. lights and shadows are my new tools kaya i do photography na lang as a visual art release.


1 comment :

  1. that sucks, I'm a Gemini. That means you'll never date me! didn't know I was exhausting, but then again, they always fall asleep on me...hehe.

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