Monthly Archives: August 2013

Films for July and August

Sadly I was not able to post an entry on the films I’ve seen last month. Now, I have to patch things up on this category. Here we go.

1. Before Midnight by Richard Linklater. 2013.


2. Must Be Love by Dado Lumibao. 2013.


3. Meet the Robinsons by Stephen Anderson. 2007.


4. Porno by Adolfo Alix Jr. 2013.


5. Brutal by Marilou Diaz-Abaya. 1980.


6. Kiki’s Delivery Service by Hayao Miyazaki. 1989.


7. American History X by Tony Kaye. 1998.


8. My Rainy Days (Tenshi No Koi) by Yuri Kanchiku. 2009.


9. RPG Metanoia by by Luis Suarez. 2010.


10. American Gangster by Ridley Scott. 2007.


11. The Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai. 2013.


12. Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino. 1992.


13. 5 Centimeters Per Second by Makoto Shinkai. 2007.


14. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol by Brad Bird. 2011.

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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Movies & Television


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I Read

And for the past 4 months, I’ve been juggling time reading these two books. Since I am more into watching films and some lakwatsa these days, I seldom fix my eyes into reading. But of course, I’m proud to say that I’ve finished them, matagal nga lang.

1. I managed to read a lot of sensible short stories, articles and of course the script for Himala. Buti na lang Ricky Lee decided to put his (previous) works into a book. I definitely recommend this one.



2. I became interested with the psychopaths and crime stories when I read this: Five Terrifying Serial Killers in Recent History. Since then, I continue to read some horrifying murder cases like The Black Dahlia and Issei Sagawa story. And from time to time, I search for some new crime stories. I’m kinda interested with the behavior of these people and somehow, I get the gist slightly. A friend of mine learned my interest with this stuff so he gave me his book about Psychopaths. (Big Thank You!) Actually, it was given to me around 2011 (if my memory serves me right) but I just started reading it this year. My father borrowed and read it for a year. Mas mabagal syang magbasa sa’kin.


Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Books


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1. Starstruck: Adjective

  • Particularly taken with celebrities (as movie stars)


2. Starstruck: Adjective

  • Fascinated by or exhibiting a fascination with fame or famous people


3. Starstruck: Adjective

  • When you meet someone you are very fond of, like a celebrity, movie star, etc. and you get completely overwhelmed, paralyzed and/or speechless by the experience.



Though it was too rainy during the last week of July (approaching August), I was determined to go and see a film or two at CCP. It’s great that I chose to see (I watched it alone) Brutal (directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya) than watch the basketball game of my friends in the office that day too (sorry boys!). Well, this has been my plan since I learned about the schedule for Cinemalaya and I bought the ticket in advance. My friends were persistent on asking me to watch the game. So, nagda-dalawang isip na ‘ko nun. 80% for watching the film and 20% for the basketball game. Pero buti na lang talaga malakas ‘yong hatak na manood ng film. Too thankful for my decision because I met…


Ricky Lee!


Well, si Ricky Lee (Ricardo Lee) lang naman ang nagsulat ng HIMALA. Kung napanood mo na ‘yon, sigurado akong nagandahan ka rin. Among his works are Para Kay B and Trip to Quiapo. And recently, I purchased his Si Tatang at Mga Himala ng Ating Panahon (collection of reportage, short fiction and screenplay) without any hesitation.

Actual caption of this photo (from Facebook):

Na-starstruck talaga ‘ko nung nakita ko si Ricky Lee. Tumalikod pa muna ko kasi talagang kinabahan ako. Pagharap ko after 1 minute, wala na sya sa pwesto nya. Akala ko nawala na. Buti na lang andun pa sya. Kakabakaba pa ‘kong lumapit at nauutal habang sinasabi kong ang ganda nung “SiTatang at Mga Himala ng Ating Panahon”. Tas nakamayan ko pa sya. Thank you, Sir. Your works are really great. 🙂


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