Tuesday, August 28, 2007

my own version of Heroes

thanks to my local dibidi man, i am able to watch the tv show Heroes in full, minus the unnecessary commercial breaks and the agony of waiting for the next episode installment.

after about an entire day of watching these special people exhibiting powers of different kinds with the goal of actually saving the world i would drift off and hope that someday somehow we could have these abilities too and make fighting off evil easier. but i look back and around me and realize that i am actually amidst people who in their own ways are striving to make a difference. people who seem ordinary like the rest of us but actually posses better visions of themselves and the world.

take for example Sir Daryl, he can't fly like Peter Petrelli does. But he would scour the mountains of Bukidnon searching for indigenous communities that need education. he doesn't have the gift of healing but he would brave the perils of the jungle trekking, climbing for hours even days on end to reach these places.

Dr. Ato of Bacolod can't read minds like Matt Parkman can but he can examine and empathize with his patients suffering from eye problems. they don't have to tell him they badly need their assistance, he readily gives his support and operates on them mostly for free.

Miss Monica of Dumaguete opted to stay and teach in what used to be called as the "no man's land" of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. she doesn't have the power of rapid cell regeneration but she is strong and compassionate enough to the once armed rebels of the area that she does not have to fear for her life or worry about being caught in crossfires.

it doesn't really take modern gadgets and electronics to civilize men and make life easier like what Micah Sanders powers rest on. but for JR, leaving her family to teach basic education, hygiene and livelihood to the natives of Palawan proved to be way helpful for their advancement. she only needs to care and reach out to them and she is able to alleviate poverty and improve their over all sense of well being.

there are still a lot of others out there whom we have met along the way. they all never failed to give us enough inspiration to look for more.

the big difference i guess is that whereas our Heroes characters has this magnanimous goal of saving the world...our very own heroes are only thinking of doing their share through their own little ways. but considering how wicked our world has become, a little thing could indeed go a long, long way. yeah, little things do pile up.

i go out and think of how scary it might be meeting the Sylars of this world but is somehow relieved that it is all but fiction. I feel more secure and moved that these unassuming people in their own world out there are actually doing their share in fighting evil. i'm not being all true romantic about it, i'm just one of those who are lucky enough to have actually met people who still have the hearts for their fellows.

nah, this is not some shameless plug for our project, nor some good excuse for me blogging at work...i just can't help but compare and feel hope for all mankind. :)

i haven't thought of any other character for Hiro Nakamura as i find him too cute to be real.:D

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


yes, you are right,

i am happy now.

but i'll be happier

if you just leave me alone...

salamat po.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


oops, no drama here..not even a sniff. bleh!

the past long weekend has found me transfixed in front of my pc...as if i'm never ever..

a friend of mine sent me a link where i could watch movies for free wow! i checked it it out and boy, i'm glued...at least i got something to do for the long weekend.

the first movie i searched of course was Neil Gaiman's Stardust...i'm still quite disappointed as to why it's still not shown here in the Philippine cinemas...not even the trailer...haaay so third world! but then am sort of not that satisfied with the movie. sure, Michelle Pfeifer looks gorgeous in here. Claire Daines and the noobie Charlie Cox look good together. sad to say i barely noticed Sienna Miller, nor Robert de Niro and even Peter o Toole...and yeah, fine, memorable details from the book were changed ayayay! let's see if i'd still want to watch this on the big screen though.

then i saw Ratatouille...totally entertaining!

Because I Said So (Mandy Moore is hot! and Diane Keaton is still gorgeous.)

Goal 2 (so many eyecandies, so-so story)

Ocean's 13 (hmmm...i miss the girls!)

Bourne Ultimatum (not so good copy pa so i didnt finish it as i'd still see people standing up and walking around haha!)

Apocalypto (wow, felt queasy during the entire film i'd almost wanna stop watching it but my niece told me she's seen it so many times over i just had to at least see it once. but yeah, it's a good one even if i had to skip so many gory scenes)

License to Wed (after Apocalypto i knew i just had to watch another feel good movie and what could it be but anything Mandy Moore, so there!)

Black Snake Moon (whoa, Cristina Ricci is half naked in more than a half part of the movie. and there's her steamy sex scene with Justine Timberlake on the first two minutes of the film. I'm sorry but it's kinda hard seeing JT as an actor as i could almost imagine him spontaneously belting out our doing his dance moves hehe...what i recall most though is that Samuel Jackson could actually come out as great sexy blues artist. ;) )

Donnie Darko on youtube (Jake Gyllenhall must be the best thing in this movie and the soundtrack of course)

there, about 10 films in three days..and yeah, i got to jog, had my peds, had a wax session, went to the ukay, read almost halfway through of Laura Esquivel's Malinche, and even watched more of One Tree Hill season 4 and the Wonder Years biography and pilot episode all on youtube.

Hail to the internet and long weekends!

am sorry, i barely even remembered it's supposed to be Ninoy's day..well, bless him na rin

Sunday, August 19, 2007

football mania

i grew up being exposed to football back in grade school. we used to have a wide enough football field in our school. my earliest crushes were varsity players hehe...i would come home with my shoes pudpod because we'd kick balls before going home...

thus imagine my excitement upon seeing the trailer of Goal 1 in star world...too bad i was not able to watch it in full though.

good enough i got to watch Goal 2 in the internet. it stars Kuno Becker (lemme just say he's hot! hot! hot!) who now gets to play with legendary players as David Beckham and Zinidine Zidane...though the plot is quite shallow and lackluster, you'll get entertained just watching the eyecandies haha!

i'm not quite excited with the third part though, except for the mere fact that i'd like to find out how it ends. but that's just it.

i don't really mind if Xan gets to be a football star one of these days to. whoa!

unfortunately, football stories also remind me of Russell. sigh...

Monday, August 13, 2007


finally got to watch the movie, yey!!! and i hafta say that i love every minute of it! thanks, ron for accompanying me and for having our pics taken shameful as it may have been...but then it was the last full show and no one was really watching hehe....and yeah, we waited till the end of the credits!

P.S. got to watch the trailer for Nancy Drew too, is it just me or what, but i think she looks so girly in there. my, i thought she was sort of tomboyish or nerdy looking back then?? hmmm....

and there was the trailer for Fred Clause with Vince Vaughn...you mean it's gonna be Christmas soon??? waaahhh!

how sinful am i???

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!

You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate.

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Moderate
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

LOL...i actually read and made a report on this for a high school senior english class and got myself lost in limbo explaining the levels of damnation...but i believe i got hooked on Dante and Beatrice since then. :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Kite Runner (the movie!)

sweetbejeezus! a movie has been made and it's gonna be out soon!!!

if you haven't read the book, i highly suggest you go grab it. it's one of the most moving books i've read. lemme just copy paste a short synopsis here..kinda busy to recall and compose my own haha:

The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do Pashtun boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan through the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the Taliban regime.

i bought the book for like 400 bucks and my friend, Sugar (starring na pod ka, mam) got a hardbound copy at a sale in National Bookstore-Bacolod (yeah, during our trip there, May!) for like 60 bucks. boo, woe is me!

just the same, go get the book or wait for the movie...prepare your Kleenex! ;)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

can anyone stop the rain from falling??

i dread the rains...

it makes me feel all the more gloomy and melancholic.

i remember as a child when i'd be forced to take afternoon naps on rainy afternoons, i'd wake up crying for no reason at all. i'd feel all so sad and there seemed to be something so heavy deep inside of me. i'd be inconsolable. no matter how my mom would rock me back to sleep i'd still sob all the more.

and here in manila rain seems to be at its worst. i've never really seen rain pouring this hard. casting dark shadows everywhere. enveloping us all in gloom. i've never seen rain this angry. as if it wants to tear our roofs down. trying to shake us all out of our beings.

it is on rainy moments as this when i'd feel like pouring my heart out. i'd feel like wanting to wash off every crevice of my being with sweet salve. i could rock in sobs for no reason at all. it makes me want to retreat all the more from the world that gives us pain and misery.

and i feel for all the homeless kids out there. i hope they will be kept warm just the same. times like this make me think of them and wish them well. and i could do nothing but utter a silent prayer. because it is adding up to my gloom too.

i really hope the sun comes out soon.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

goodbyes and reunions

i've been meaning to write this for quite sometime...but i've been having such a deluge of things to do and think about that i consider it untimely to just post it yet...and yeah, somehow we need some time, a longer time even to process whatever it is we are feeling...

sigh...the past days have been a series of goodbyes and reunions...and more goodbyes. i wanted to keep quiet and hopefully let the sadness just go away...but i also find it in me to revel..and be hopeful of what's gonna come next.

i went home last week and met up with my family and friends once again. i guess it has become some sort of addiction. i need to see them at least once in a while. and each reunion is nowhere near the same. Xan is so much bigger now, with a lot more cute antics. it makes me wonder how long this has to go on. i know someday i'll have to stay by his side and not leave him anymore.

when i left him (for the nth time) he was at the door wanting to cry out...and yes he did...that heartbreaking cry no mom would dare want to see on their little kids...and yeah, he knows how to call me mommy now. he knows who mama, my mom is, and who mamay, his ate Mai is also...my little kid is not so little anymore.

i met up with my best buds too. and though we keep on talking about almost the same things each time, every moment is always precious. Sugar came home from Cebu too and we were lucky enough to have met up right before we have to go back to our own destinations again. each meeting though fleeting is always sweet.

Sugar is currently taking her review for a specialization/licensure exam. she's US bound i guess and yeah, just the tought, selfish as it may seem, is actually breaking my heart...but then again, it's the same feeling i've had when my other friend, Lala left for New York a few years back...but of course, she's back here now and is even staying near my place in Katipunan. so much for my dramaness hahaha! yeah, people leave and though the distance leaves some void in our hearts it helps to realize that they do, in due time, come back. that's what reunions are for anyway.

and thank heavens for ym and conferences, the world indeed is just getting smaller each day.

because yeah, i think about you too...all the time.

You say the word
You know I will find you
Or if you need some time
I don't mind
I don't hold on
To the tail of your kite


oh, i'm kinda sad..i miss blogging and it seems i can't think of anything to blog about. not that there's nothing to blog...more like there's a lot to tell...just dunno which one's need to be told first hmmm...

back at yah, later! ;)