Pinoy nga naman...

Kwentong pang-miyerkules.

Noong isang linggo, nakausap ko sa telepono ang isa kong kaibigan na CPA din. Sa totoo lang, magaling yun pagdating sa accounting. Kung magaling ako sabi ng iba, di hamak na mas magaling yun. Tatlong beses pa ata kaysa sa'kin ang lupit nun pagdating sa propesyon namin. Isa din yun sa mga idolo ko eh. Tapos, babae pa siya. Haha! 

Ngunit nakakairita lang nung huling pag-uusap namin nung isang linggo. Katunayan nga nyan eh, may balak kaming manood ng sine at ang panonoorin pa namin dapat nun ay Cars 2. Teka, bago muna 'yun, dun muna ako sa iku-kwento ko.

Lumipat ang usapan namin nun sa pelikulang Captain America kasi nga nabanggit ko ata 'yun sa kanya. Oo, napanood na din daw naman niya 'yun. Nang tinanong niya sa'kin kung napanood ko na ang palabas, sinabi ko agad na, "Oo, ako pa." At ayun na nga ang nangyari, inasar niya ako. Kaya ko daw pinanood 'yun kasi dahil sa aktor na si Chris Evans na gumanap bilang si Captain America. Ang laki daw kasi ng katawan. Sabi ko na lang sa sarili ko, "Parang bading ako ah." Oops, bago ka mag-kumento, hindi ako ganun. Ang layo at suntok sa buwan 'yun. Iyon lang talaga ang pang-aasar niya sa'kin. Pa'no ba naman kasi, para kasing babae ang mukha ko. Okay, ituloy ko na. Tumawa ako nung sinabi niya sa'kin yun pero pinagdidiinan pa din niya na 'yun lang ang ipinunta ko sa sinehan. Dahil sa katawan. Kaya para matapos na ang ganung kumento niya, sinabi kong, "Kaya ko pinanood 'yun kasi ang ganda ni Agent Carter". Tumahimik siya. Nag-isip. Sabay sabing, "Sino 'yun?" Ako naman, nagulat. Biruin mo, sabi niya ay napanood niya 'yun pero di niya kilala? Alam mo kung ano ang naging reaksyon ko nung nagtanong siya nun? Sarap batukan. Sobra. "Ha? Siya yung love interest ni Steve sa pelikula. Di mo ba alam 'yun?" Dinagdagan ko pang, "I have this thing for brunettes. That's why." Iyon, natameme siya. Hindi ko lang masabing, "Sino ngayon ang nanood lang nun dahil sa katawan nung bida? Sino sa atin ngayon ang nakaintindi ng kwento?" Hindi. Hindi ko sinambit syempre. Kahit na naiirita ako dahil dun, tahimik na lang.

Ang mahirap kasi sa mga pinoy ngayon, akala nila alam na lahat. Ultimo simpleng bagay ay hindi pinagtutuunan ng pansin. At hindi porket magaling ka eh magaling ka talaga. Dun ako sigurado.

Lumipas ang ilang mga araw at hindi na natuloy ang plano naming manood ng sine. Siguro nahiya sa'kin. Marahil ay ayaw niyang malaman ko na isa din siya sa mga pinoy na nanonood lang ng pelikula dahil maganda sa paningin pero ang pag-intindi sa kwento at mga karakter ay sadyang mababaw; o ang masaklap pa eh, hindi nila alam ang ginagawa.


Exuberantly Absurd (I think)...

Yahhhhhh! I'm mad and angry! Anyway...
I can't take it anymore.
Still attached to that Bioshock 2 ending. After all, Rapture's story was just the beginning. Gonna fly to Columbia next year because of Bioshock Infinite. Yay! 

I was amazed when someone from Stephen King's website stated that he finished a thick book entitled "Needful Things" for about two days. Damn!!! How fast is that! I remember last April where I finished reading "Under the Dome" under a week. It consists of like more than a thousand pages. If I assess myself, I'm kinda slow in reading books. That sucks!

I hope I'll be able to finish Different Seasons in the next couple of days because I got three more books to read. The books are The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Just After Sunset, and Needful Things. Good luck to me, my friends. =)

Remembering Final Fantasy IX

The man in the silver dragon
WHAT IF those fictional places you've always keep dreaming of suddenly passed the fine line that separates fantasy and reality? Your reaction would be what? Happy, right? Yours truly is a very imaginative person. Sometimes, I can't help but think about the places I read, watched, or even played, hoping that someday I'll go there and have a picture with each landmark behind me, or even towering me. However, that's a downside of being fantasy: Intangible. They will only exist in our mind as a main product of what the experts call imagination.

It's been been a decade since I played Final Fantasy IX on the Playstation. As I fairly recall, one of my friends gave me the game as a gift for Christmas. I was in my first year in high school back then and thinking of it now after so many years puts me in a state of disenchantment and insanity (that isin a good way); that no matter how I bind myself to a different world, reality will nevertheless kick in and strangle me back undeniably. Reality sucks, so they say. Even so...

My imagination takes me to some places which in real sense, it is unmistakably impossible. Impossible for me to step my feet and walk around, nurturing the feeling of incomparable happiness and contentment. That makes me sad. If only those places are real. If only those places exists. If only fantasy is reality. If I were to travel another world, it would be the beautiful planet of Gaia in Final Fantasy IX. Why, you ask?

Grab my hand. Let's take a walk.

Why didn't I bring my umbrella?
Almost all places in the whole Final Fantasy universe has its own sense of uniqueness and intrigue. Some can really capture someone else's heart in a flash. Burmecia, for instance, has been one of them. Outside Gizamaluke's Grotto lies the realm of eternal rain -- Burmecia. Believe me when I say so that it's kind of literal. The rain never stops enticing the ambiance of sadness and sorrow to whoever that sets his foot into this faraway land. Aside from the never-ending drops of water from the sky above, the way doors open in this unique town is somehow magical yet simple. You'll open locked doors by way of using bells. Yes, bells. The sad part, however, is that after ringing one for a certain door, the bell will shatter into pieces -- like a memory that is to be forgotten.

A paradise inside a sandstorm
Next stop on my list would be the glorious settlement of the cleyrans. Cleyra is one of the jaw-dropping sites in FFIX. Being a gigantic tree that is enveloped with a magical twister/sandstorm in the Mist Continent, Cleyra is definitely a must-seen landmark. This said sandstorm actually protects the tree's inhabitants from harm and chaos. Basically, if there's such a peaceful place, Cleyra would be it. Unfortunately, in the game where the Queen of the Alexandrian kingdom summons the eidolon Odin, the tree was ultimately destroyed leaving a mushroom cloud in its wake. Wanna watch it? Click the video below.

The tree of souls
Moving along, yet another tree challenges Cleyra. The Iifa tree is, in my own humble opinion, the popular tree in the planet Gaia. This said tree is not ordinary like the other trees. Even Cleyra cannot match the significance and role of Iifa in FFIX. It's actually a tree... a tree of souls. Yep, you read that part right. It's a tree that filters Gaian souls and hinder them to go forth the planet's core thus destabilizing the planet's cycle. The tree is also called a sanctuary because newly-wed couples, as part of their marriage ceremony, will journey to the tree to inscribe their names and let the ancient souls witness their undying vows.

The Dark Tower of FFIX
Last but not the least would be the place where memories are contained and relived -- Memoria. Memoria is like a database for all the memories of the planet Gaia since time immemorial. Every Gaian soul has their own memory that Memoria can capture and store. Crystals represent these memories. And like some 'planetarium' where you can see heavenly bodies, Memoria has its own version. The very beginning of the planet's life can be viewed and studied. The somehow 'fusion' of both planets Gaia and Terra is also showcased. Memoria is not only a record-keeper place but also a tremendous landmark suitable for reflecting, meditating, and yes, visualizing.

In the end, like I said earlier, it's impossible for all of these to be visited. But actually, we can. Use the right-side brain.

Thank you for reading. 

Grave Encounters: Movie Review

When I see movies which are filmed with the perspective of a first-person, I can't help remembering movies like The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, or even Cloverfield. And having viewed them in that simple perspective give us this type of fear that's unexplained and controversial. It's kind of a real thing, basically. A true event. 

When things go bad
Grave Encounters tells about the story of a crew of some ghost-hunting reality TV show where their next prospect for the show's series would be an abandoned psychiatric facility. With a crew of four for their latest reality episode, Lance Preston (Shawn MacDonald) leads his fellow ghost hunters to have an 8-hour lock down inside the premises. Sophisticated gadgets (not only of a standard camera) such as infrared cams, UV flaslights, a common tape recorder for EVP, a geiger counter -- are some of the devices to capture and verify the unknown spirits, if any, that roam in the facility's realm. With a prior briefing about the place, certain hot spots (as I personally call them) were pinpointed and located because, as the common plot suggests, there were ghosts occurrence. And, yes, weird anomalies are of the issue, too.

Simple plot but could have been better if the story was not that predictable. Watching it for a few minutes made me enthusiastic about it. As I can see it in my own perspective, mental institutions are one of the few scariest places here on earth. It's like living in an another world where those admitted have also their own world. How sick is that? 

From left to right: Matt, Sasha, Lance, and Houston
The movie was fair and all. Not that great like its predecessors but it can live up the hype. The cast were well fit for them -- especially Mackenzie Gray playing as Houston Gray. He's so funny. I can't stop laughing with him making faces. Perhaps it's just me but heck, he's worth to watch in the movie because of the comic relief he gives. 

Some scenes which I duly noted are comparable to what happened in the ending scenes of Cloverfield and Quarantine. They're very much the same. The directors of Grave Encounters must've ran out of ideas. Tsk. Another thing is the Silent Hill theme. I bet you'll notice that one too after watching this one.

Fan of horror flicks? You might give Grave Encounters a try. 

My rating of the movie --> 7.5/10

Cowboys & Aliens: Movie Review

Can you imagine a scenario where a bunch of cowboys fight a horde of an alien race? Well, the movie Cowboys and Aliens shall give you that one. And it'll also give you one or two remedies to fight the urge of sleeping your way throughout the movie. Pun, intended.

I want to have that!
In every movie where there's a war element on it, count me in. People fighting for survival has been the most common plot in the movie industry today. As we've seen from zombie-based movies like Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Resident Evil,  and alien-based flicks like Cloverfield, Battle: Los Angeles, and even the Alien anthologies, movie-goers such as myself tend to extract and digest the same thing, same idea, same cliche, over and over again. I mean, are there no more concrete ideas out there to withstand and innovate this type of genre? Or is it really the same junk we've all been watching since then up to now?

Cowboys & Aliens is a slow-paced movie. Jake Lonergan (as played by Daniel Craig) finds himself in the middle of the desert with some metal bracelet attached to his left wrist. With no memory of his own, he ventures to a town called Absolution to aid his wounds and bruises, and ultimately, to find clues regarding his own identity. But, as the common plot goes, chaos strikes the town where beings not of this world starts to bombard the area and takes locals for only-god-knows what reason it is (but if you watched Ancient Aliens on History Channel, you'll correlate them to the Annunaki's). And as Colonel Dolarhyde (as portrayed by Harrison Ford) decided to have an alliance with Jake Lonergan to rescue the town's citizens, series of events happen that will help the latter remember who he was, and what he's capable of with the bracelet-turned-gun making him the mysterious gunslinger of the Old West.

To be truthful with the movie, I dozed a little when I sat there in the movie house. My eyes were peeled in the first few minutes because I wanted to dissect the identity of Daniel Craig's character as the story goes. But sad to say, I got bored as minutes flew away like birds in the open. Too many loopholes in the story. Like in the case of Ella (Olivia Wilde). It's truly vague for me. Then, the alien creatures were kinda ugly (of course they are!) that one might say that they're not fully polished like an "alien" is supposed to be. Another thing is the conflagration effects. It's the same old thing I keep seeing with the kind of movies in genre.

In the end, it's still entertaining thanks to Harrison Ford. I can't stop laughing when he make-face in some of the scenes in the movie. All he need is Chewbacca and off they go to traverse the galaxy in Star Wars fighting Vader's stormtroopers. But, unfortunately, that won't happen. He's stuck on Earth with Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, pesky cowboys, ugly aliens, and of course, a forgettable story.

My rating of the movie --> 7/10

It is better to give than to receive...

Magandang araw!

Ito ang kwento ko ngayon. Di ba alam mo naman yung kasabihan na "It's better to give than to receive"? Totoo talaga! Masaya kasi ako 'pag nakakatulong ako sa iba -- kahit di ko pa kakilala yung pagbibigyan. Basta, masarap sa pakiramdam. Kung tutuusin, totoo din pala yung "The best things in life are free". 'Di ko na kailangan pang bumili ng kung anu-ano pang mga materyal na bagay para lang sumaya ako. Kahit nga yung simpleng makakita lang ako ng magandang binibini, masaya na ako. Kakaiba, ano?

Okay, ito na talaga ang kwento ko. Noong isang linggo dito sa opisina, habang may binili ako sa labas, lumapit sa'kin yung isang matanda na laging nakikita ko sa tuwing papasok ako at sa tuwing uuwi na ako. Matanda siyang babae. Basta, kahit ganun itsura niya, pakiramdam ko ang bait niya. Biruin mo, 'pag umaga, babati siya sa'kin ng "Good morning" tapos kapag uuwi naman ako, "Oh, uwi ka na? Ingat ah". Tapos, lagi pa siya nakangiti kahit na mahirap lang siya. Ayun nga, nakasalubong ko siya nun tapos humingi siya sa'kin ng dalawang piso. Eh, dahil sa nagmamadali ako, nabigyan ko siya ng limang piso. Simpleng bagay lang yun pero kita ko sa kanya na tuwang-tuwa siya. Ang gaan talaga sa loob nung mga panahon na yun. Pero para nga akong ewan nun eh. Limang piso lang ang ibinigay ko samantalang 'di lang naman yun ang kaya kong ibigay. Iba talaga ang epekto pag accountant na, masyadong matipid.

Ops, di pa dun nagtatapos ang kwento ko. Nung biyernes ng umaga habang tinatahak ko ang Shaw Blvd., nakasakay ako sa dyip. Siguro naranasan mo na din ito. Yung mga batang paslit na umaakyat ng dyip tapos may mga dalang sobre para manlimos? Naaalala mo ba yun? Lagi ako nakakasakay ng ganun pero nung umaga na yun, naawa ako dun sa umakyat na dyip. Batang lalaki na kuba. Talagang kuba. Payat. Di pa talaga kumakain, ang wari ko. Ako naman, may binili ako sa isang convenience store ng ham and cheese sandwich na dapat yun ang almusal ko kasi ayaw ko pang gumastos ng malaki habang di pa natatapos ang inaasikaso ko nung araw na yun. Kaya yun, kahit di pa ako nag-almusal, binigay ko dun sa bata. Tuwang-tuwa siya. Nakatingin nga sa'kin yung ibang mga pasahero nung dyip eh. Ewan. Parang mas mukhang may kaya pa sila kaysa sa'kin pero di nila tinulungan yung bata. Ganun pa man, masaya ako dun sa ginawa ko. 

At yun nga, nakatulong ako sa dalawang di ko kakilala.

Ang pabuya? Sa totoo lang, di ko naman naghangad ng kapalit eh. Pero masyadong misteryo para sa atin kapag ang Diyos ang gumawa ng paraan.

Nag-enroll ako para sa isang certification program para sa career ko. Ang mahal ng bayad kahit na nakatipid pa ako. Bale, isang buwan na puro sabado ang klase ko. Tapos, buong araw pa. Noong isang araw yung unang araw ko. Oo, madali naman para sa'kin kasi nga sanay na sa mga ganung accounting problems eh. Tapos, nung uwian na nung klase, tinawagan ako ng tatay ko. Kasama daw niya yung kapatid ko. Kaya ayun, pinuntahan ko sila sa isang mall. Pagdating ko dun, nakita ko ang isang bagay na di ko akalain na magkakaroon ako ngayong taon. Isang digital piano. Walang biro. Isang itim na piano. Sorpresa daw pala sa'kin ng tatay ko yun. Ewan ko kung pa'no niya nalaman na gusto kong magkaroon nun kahit na di ako marunong tumugtog. Marahil sinabi sa kanya yun ng kapatid ko. Kaya ayun, nagpasalamat ako sa kanila. Nagulat kasi talaga ako. At hindi lang yun, binigyan din niya ako ng bagong relo. Aaminin ko sa'yo ah, gusto ko talaga ang mga relo. Talagang hindi yun nakakalimutan ng tatay ko. 

Naalala ko bigla yung mga natulungan ko, tapos biglang sambit ko sa sarili ko na may balik din sa'kin. Ten-folds pa! Masaya ako, siyempre. Masaya dahil may bago na akong relo. Masaya dahil nagagamit ko na ang piano ko at malapit ko ng ma-perpekto ang isang kanta na gusto kong tugtugin. At huli sa lahat, masaya ako dahil nakakatulong ako -- kahit simpleng bagay lang.

Friday Quiz II

Now, now, for our Friday Quiz! Boom!!

  1. Will I finish the story I'm currently writing?
  2. Did Diamella really fled my line of vision? If so, why?
  3. Will I ever get another Mcdonald's meal from Lea?
  4. Am I weird enough that's why girls never give a damn or two to recognize and notice me? Yeah right...
  5. I wonder, when can I practice world conjuring?

Theory of Bad Traffic

Sometime December last year and I think a few more days before Christmas, I find myself riding an FX in which I am stranded in a highly congested street along España Boulevard. I was on my way that particular day to Megamall because we're about to buy this Home Theater System my brother and I is dreaming to have for our gaming and movie habits. Yep, we did buy the system and still enjoying it up until now. But, that's not what I'm going to discuss although a part of me is urging me to write it. Oh well.

A man keeps looking into his watch... 
A pretty girl asks him, "Why always keep checking the time? 
Are you in a hurry? 
Don't you want to stand down and cherish this moment with me?"

I have this negative feeling for bad traffic. Well, who would not? I bet all of us hate being trapped in a situation where the vehicle you are in suddenly stops, uhm, not by a red light but by a devastating, mind-irritating traffic that would last for an hour if luck's present or if not, it would take a lifetime (that is, to exaggerate the point, of course).  You know what I'm thinking? If life's a bitch as they say, then bad traffic's her life-sucking whore disciple --  an entity which consumes too much of our time. And that's a bad thing, no? 

Recalling that particular day where I was stranded, the feeling of being immobile and being stuck invaded my mind. I even saw different signage that I read and read...yup, and read, for me to think that time's moving and did not end. And so I keep checking my watch if it's still working or not: Time check! Eventually, I'm gonna say, "Good grief! I'm still alive." because of that. I'm an 'always-on-the-go' type of guy. I don't want to be in delay in whatever I'm doing, or wherever I'm going. Patience is a virtue? My ass! If experiencing bad traffic is a test of patience, flunking it with a red mark of hatred and insanity would be the most probable result.

What I feel when this particular situation comes, additionally for what I said earlier, is that the world actually ended. Time stopped. All things immobile. And I am stuck in the middle of such chaos -- sweating really hard, and abandoned by Pandora herself. Time is a crucial thing in this world. As my professor back in high school told us in class, "We are all slaves of time". Thanks for the tip, Sherlock. Many, many thanks. If only I can compute the present or future value of such thing, I would have avoided it. But I can't! It's not accounting. It's a freaking horror train with no brakes!

Another thing I truly don't like is the fact that nostalgia strikes me down hard. Real hard. I don't now if it's true or not but the idea that when someone's near to die, all his/her memories accumulates and starts to absorb your sanity releasing a blinding light; you know, like making you cry with matching melancholic piano pieces even if it's a good memory? -- I relate it to a bad traffic. It may sound a little bit off and a bit of a long-shot, but I honestly connect it with what I'm experiencing in a bad travel day. Yep, somehow it connects.

Bad traffic. Time. Memories. Nostalgia.

The man did not say anything at first,
his eyes meet the lady's ; 
then he says, "I don't belong here, love."
"I do not."

Thank you for reading, everyone. May you have a great day ahead! Minus the traffic, of course. =)

Theories: An Introduction

Barely a year ago, I read Stephen King's collaborative work entitled "Everything's Eventual". In that book, different short stories and/or novellas are present. Even the 2007 horror film "1408" about a terrifying room in a fictional hotel can also be found in that precise book under the same title. To tell you guys honestly, I bought the book because I watched the film. For two-hundred bucks, I brought it home.

For you to know upfront, this is no book review. I'm simply fascinated by one short story in that book. That story affected me too much because, surprisingly, it's not a horror story in totality (though in the end, it turned out to be one) but rather humorous, funny, and believe it or not, an utterly tearjerker story. I like it much as I like "1408". The short story's title? L.T.'s Theory of Pets. Mysterious, right? Well, as the title implies, it's about a man's theory with pets; particularly dogs and cats in consonance with his marriage. Believe it or not, my dear readers, that theory is right after all. Moreover, the story gave me an idea. 

Being an observant type of guy, I managed to collect my own theories for me to share and post here in my blog. Hmm. I have a few, indeed. I will post my first theory tomorrow so please support me. I beg of you! Hahahaha!

Have a nice day!

Needless to say, I highly recommend you to read the above-mentioned short story. 
You won't regret reading it. =) 

Mixed emotions...

Uhm, I want to write this now as far as I remember. You know dear readers, there will always be a time for everything in our lives. A time for joy and laughter, a time for sad and sorrow. Yesterday was a blessing for me. I now have my PRC license as a CPA, my application for a freelance writing company was initially approved, and another job offering for me although I'm working now. Pretty cool, right? Not only that, there's a girl I just met which I really like. Love interest, eh? Who knows...? I'm so happy.

Like I said earlier, there's also a time for the sad part. I dunno if that's how our great Creator manage things and put things in its proper place. I don't give also a damn about it anyway. It's just so unfair.

I pity one of my friend. Well I should be. Given the situation that her younger sister is now diagnosed with dengue puts me into chaos -- one side being happy and one side being sad. Additionally, my friend's aunt died last night (midnight I assume) because of cancer. Who wouldn't be shocked to hear that thing? See, that friend of mine is religious, goes to church every Sunday, an active choir member, etc. I believe even her family is also the same. But why such misery? 

I really feel sorry about her aunt. Still, I hope for the better for her younger sister. 

Let this be my prayer... 
Soul of the mind -- key to life's ether,
Soul of the lost -- withdrawn from its vessel;
Let strength be granted so the world might be mended... the world might be mended. 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A short review

Apes will rise
I'm no fan of this franchise. As a matter of fact and with all honesty this world has to offer, I did not expect too much in this movie. Why? Come on now, bunch of primates. Had a little stereotyping for the movie itself calling it a film for monkeys and chimps. But yes, I was wrong yet again. I did watch the trailer once in the past and find it very common. You know, an extraordinary ape leading a revolution here on Earth -- that was my impression the first time I saw the teaser. But by reading dozens of  good feedback for it, I told myself that I should watch it and give it a chance, although a steep one. The result? It was worth it. No joke.

The story revolves around Will Rodman (portrayed by James Franco) who miraculously found a cure for tons of brain-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cerebral Palsy, etc. The thing is, Will, with their company's protocol, have been instructed to use The Cure (famously known in the movie as ALZ 112) to test it first to a primate. Of course, it's been a success. The ape showed exceptional results -- solving the tower puzzle numerous times with no single mistake. It's supposed to be a revolution in the field of science and for the world but unfortunately the ape showed a minor (uh uh, a major one) glitch -- the ape went wild. The reason why the primate acted like that is that she (yep, a female) is trying to protect her offspring. With that being said and done, she was killed but Will took the ape's son, nurtured him, and even named him -- as Caesar.

It's a heart-warming film and although a little bit depressing in some parts, Rise of the Planet of the Apes delivered  an outstanding story. James Franco as Will was not that great but he was good enough for the role. On the other hand, Andy Serkis playing as the ape protege Caesar was nonetheless great in totality. Musical score on a side note really fits the scenes in the film especially the scene where Caesar climbs a tall tree symbolizing his "coming of age". Additionally, camera angles on most of the scenes were spectacular.

A fan of the franchise or not, this movie will simply catch your heart and help you reflect things not only of  science and our dreams but ultimately about the real concept of both family and home. Needless to say, at the end of the movie, you'll definitely say: "All hail Caesar!"

Friday Quiz I

Ngayon ko sisimulan ang naisip kong ideya na tatawagin kong Friday Quiz. Siguro parang mga repleksyon ko ito sa nagdaang linggo para pag-isipan ang mga bagay-bagay na bumabagabag sa aking isipan o sadyang napapansin ko lang sa mga bagay na nakapaligid sa'kin. Maaring kakatwa o kakaiba, ngunit kung sadyang gusto mong sagutin ang ilan sa aking mga tanong, pwedeng mag-kumento po kayo sa ibabang bahagi ng aking blog. Maraming salamat po!

At narito na nga ang aking mga katanungan para sa linggong ito. Ta da!

  1. Bakit ang kuripot ko na ngayon? Dati-rati naman ay gastos lang ako ng gastos.
  2. Bakit walang matinong anagram sa pangalan ko? Common kasi ng pangalan eh.
  3. Kailan kaya ako magiging State Alchemist?
  4. Matatapos ko na kaya mamaya yung Orbit na libro? 5 pages na lang ata eh.
  5. Bakit ako nagagandahan sa boss ko? Weird naman.
  6. Bakit ang daming pinoy na tanga? Kinuha na nga ng manager ng isang fastfood chain ang order mo tapos pagdating sa counter, tinanong pa ulit. Eh nakasulat na nga sa papel.
  7. Bakit puro love story ang konsepto ng mga programa sa telebisyon at pelikula dito sa pilipinas? Di ba yun nakakasawa? Wala na bang ibang ideya?
  8. Bakit laging epal ang simbahan? Hindi ba talaga nila maiiwasang makialam sa isyu ng bansa?
  9. Bakit ako asar na asar kila Kris Aquino at Mariel Rodriguez?
  10. At bakit sa lahat-lahat ng nakita ng boss ko, eh ako ang gustong pagawain ng thesis para sa pamangkin niya? Badtrip...

The funny side...

The archenemy of the dark knight
The last time I went to an amusement park seems like eons ago. The fun and excitement it can give to us is our top benefit from it. Seeing kids laughing and running around the park actually makes us remember of how great it is to be a kid again. No worries. No problems. No commitments. And no mind-bugging numbers. Being inside an amusement park festooned by colorful banners and balloons is an escape although only for a few hours thwarting the personal and career issues that reality is denying us to give. Yep, there are things money can't buy. But as far as practicality is concern, there is no 'free' nowadays -- not even for an amusement park ticket. Hmm. Come to think of it, my good old friend Ben did treat me for my ticket. I humbly thank him for that.

His looks killed an army of ants
For many something years, our friendship still lasts. After meeting him in the undergrad where he asked me if I'm good in accounting and eventually saying that I am (emphasis not included, hahaha!), we became partners in crime. Looky here readers, we're alive and kicking yet again. The bond between us is somehow rare and unusual. I see him as an elder brother, nonetheless. With constant tips and advises that helped me numerous times in pursuing my accounting career, he's always there. A true friend for me; minus the fact that he's also weird as me. Here comes the weird word again... God! Kidding aside, he's exceptional. Too kind, too trusting, too religious, and too hardworking -- sad to say but it's all in him. The one thing that puzzles me about my friend is of him not getting married in the coming years. Given his age of 26 I think, no woman would dare to ignore a BDO auditor, a CPA (add the CIA in the future), a magna cum laude, and his looks -- the looks that killed an army of ants. LOL!

The White Knight

What truly amazes me whenever I go out with Ben, girls tend to avoid me because they shift their attention to him. Hahahaha! But, I am thankful that he's my friend, my soul brother, and my mentor. Good luck to your CIA program, Ben!

Here's our picture taken from the Jungle Log Jam. Sorry for the pic though. The scanner is kinda irritating. Gonna fix it in a couple of days.

Thank you for reading! =)

Food for thought...

I've been thinking nowadays about the blogs I follow. It seems strange that I got a long list of these blogs but doesn't have the full time of reading them. Time constraint, it is. Most of them contain lots of pictures from their travel, or from a new restaurant they have gotten to eat, or from some random album they keep. Some of their write-ups were in fact good and a few were spellbinding, making me fascinated. Now I think what the quotation, "Tell me who your friends are, I'll tell you who you are" really means. 

Somehow all our likes and dislikes to other people are in consonance with ourselves. I remember back in school when this professor of ours in philosophy is constantly saying that when we like or hate other persons because of their inner attitudes and traits, we saw ourselves to them. Example, I like individuals who wear white especially the ladies because I like myself whenever I'm in a white attire. Clean. Pure. Soulful. Pretty simple, huh? Another example, on the negative side. I hate hopeless romantic persons and I find them irritating. The connection to myself? At first, I don't think I'm one of those people. But after contemplating it a bit, maybe I'm also one of them. Hard for me to say though, but I am. Oh  man!

I never imagined blogging my way to what? Stardom? Nah, it's my way of satisfying myself -- to know other things outside my radar. Read some blogs, reflect on it, say a comment. Reading is good thing, after all. New ideas. New concepts. New memories. And new friends.

Hey guys, is it really okay if I do not show some pictures here more frequently? Camera shy here. =)

Inside the moviehouse...

Okay! It's raining again but then again, it is alright! That makes me happy if you'll ask me. Are you not happy when it's raining? Maybe you're not as hydrophilic as I am. If that's the case, bring an umbrella or rather stay home to avoid being sick. After all, prevention is better than cure. 

Anyway, I watched Captain America yesterday with my brother at a local mall near our home. The movie is so freaking great! Having been able to watch Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor in the past, Captain America s is the catalyst that links all of them as one, maybe prepare the movie-goers for The Avengers which is scheduled next year. A big fan of Marvel? Go watch it! One word of advice though, watch all the movies I mentioned earlier. It will help you understand Captain America. Got that?

But the main course for this entry will not be for the movie itself. It's about the things that I usually notice when I'm inside the moviehouse that keeps me irritated, angry, and mad. I bet you know what I'm talking about and I'm so sure you already experienced it. To cut the story short, here are some of do's and don'ts when watching a movie. Happy reading!

  1. Do not eat whenever you are watching a movie. This not actually conclusive and only an opinion. In my own experience, it can distract other viewers for they tend to focus on what you are all watching. If my memory serves me well, there is this one time where a group of people watching a film have this plastic of junk foods that they keep passing around for their colleagues. Logically speaking, chewing chips creates too much noise in a quiet environment especially the foil and the plastic holding them. The outcome? Others might shift their attention to you instead. Come on now, you're there to watch not to eat. Have a thing for existentialism for crying out loud.
  2. Do turn off your cellphone or if that makes you uneasy, make it 'silent' and avoid using it for the time being. No emphasis should be given to this one. It is, in all aspect, res ipsa loquitur. On a sidenote, having this one manifests being an ethical and professional.
  3. If possible, minimize your trip to the powder room. As your eyes are fixed to the giant screen in front of you, some of us cannot withstand the urge of going to the bathroom and pee. Given the situation, take a pee before the film starts rolling or if it's a medical concern for you to constantly going to the sacred room, have your seat near them. 
  4. Do not bring a child inside the premises. Please and for the love of God, leave your child at home and have a babysitter for him/her. Some of us inadvertently bring a child or two ages 8 and below inside the moviehouse and for what reason, if I may ask? To have fun? No. It is to annoy people because they usually cry. They cry because it's dark and for some reason 'only-God-knows-what'. And besides, what would an 8-year old child understand to a movie not actually suited for them? Gosh, man!
  5. Do not comment on something if in all honesty, yours is a misleading and an impetuous statement. I often experience this when I watch a film or two and that sucks. For example, some Filipinos always talk and talk during the movie. It's as if they know the whole plot, script, etc. But when some scene is on the screen, then they comment on it while there are others who actually know what's going on, they'll look like a bunch of idiots pretenders who regard themselves as the 'know all' type of person. God forbid and heaven forbid,  they're disappointing others especially themselves. Better for them to focus their eyes and ears on the story and not only for the eye-candy special effects. 

Have a nice and fruitful day! =)





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