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City of Angels

Somethings are true whether we believe them or not...





This movie review may be a decade too late but hey, City of Angels is one of those timeless classics so let me share my thoughts on the movie, the metaphors, the quotes and the sad truths behind this simple but very symbolic movie.

NOTE: IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE 5 PEOPLE LEFT IN THE WORLD WHO STILL HASN'T WATCHED THE MOVIE THEN BE WARNED OF SPOILERS. lols!

I was still too young to understand this movie when I first saw it on T.V. and when I say "too young to understand" I mean it literally. I was about 9 or 10 years old and I was just about in 4th grade at the time and though I already knew how to read and write English at that time, capturing every words and absorbing them was still quite a challenge. I really didn't like the movie and I thought it was pretty boring because I was expecting to see angels--you know those ones with wings and complete package. I was really disappointed that Angels on this movie were noth…

Blagging vs Blogging

Blagging-noun; a term that describes an original form of writing meant to embarrass oneself due to
lack of mental capacity to understand the difference between writing and merely typing random letters on a keyboard forming words and sentences that makes no sense to the majority; a comedic form of writing which is often a product of one-sided, imbalance, inexperienced and close-minded thoughts; an easy-ticket to instant stardom by means of pathetic--often stupid means.

-a term that everyone should thank Arvin for because he invented this type of "blogging or writing" with seemingly no effort at all.



Paunawa: Ang kuwento pong ito ay mula lang sa isang mapaglarong imahinasyon ng may akda. Katulad ng mga iba pa niyang naisulat. Hindi po niya intensyon na makasakit ng mambabasa.


Mukhang Pera
Ni: Arvin U. de la Peña

Dati akong OFW. Nagtrabaho ako sa Taiwan at sa Saudi. Sa Taiwan ay isa akong factory worker. Ang hirap ng trabaho ko doon pero kinaya ko dahil kailangan ng pera. Sa Saudi na…

The Missing Link

Ala, halos isang buwan na rin pala ulit mula ng huli akong mag-post dito sa aking blog. Bakit nga ba parang missing-in-action ako lagi? May tag pala ako from Pam at may award from Ka-Blogs wala man lang akong kamalay-malay. 84 in-all na pala ang members ng Pinoy Cute Bloggers at higit sa lahat may bago na namang "something" sa blogosphere? Ang hindi lang ata nagbago eh iyong ka-kyutan ko?

Aktwali, hindi naman ako totally nawawala sa blogosphere dahil kahit papaano ay nagagawa ko naman masingit ma-check man lang ang blog ko at minsan kapag may sobrang oras at hindi pa ako masyado inaantok ay napapadaan at sumisilip naman ako sa inyong mga pahina. In fact, kailan lang eh naka-attend na ako sa kauna-unahan kong bloggers event na wala naman talaga akong plano puntahan kung hindi lang dahil sa ate ko na gustong-gusto makita si Dingdong Dantes. (Congrats nga pala sa winners ng Nuffnang/Goldilucks You're the 1 contest) I-deny ko sanang nagpunta ako doon kaso may nakakita daw sa …

Ordinary People

We're just ordinary people,
We don't know which way to go" -John Legend




I think it's more than just a severe case of last song syndrome, I've been singing this song (actually more like trying) for how many days now and maybe because more than just the fancy piano playing and the awesome vocals of John Legend--is the grand idea that no matter how much we'd like to believe in ourselves, is the fact that there will always be moment when all of us would be just like everyone else--ordinary people.

We are naturally vulnerable, imperfect, emotional, confused and most of the time clueless. Maybe that is why superhuman or superheroes appeal to us that much because we'd love to hold to the slightest thought that we can be super. Not in a sense that we can pick up tanks and throw them away when were mad or fly way above the clouds to escape our normal life but the mere idea of having a sense of control. We are smart and to some extent yes--we can control our life. Some…

You're The 1, Goldilocks!

"One day in your life, you'll remember a place...someone touching your face, you'll come back and look around"

-One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson

I guess glancing through old photos on a rainy afternoon with that song playing on the background is all took for me to act on this impulse to write this post. After all, I've been feeling a bit sentimental these past few days perhaps because I know that "one day" in my life is once again drawing near.



I have nothing but great memories of my childhood and if there is one person whom I know I should be thanking right now--it's my mom. I am the "bunso" in the family and was often the object of jealousy from my "Ate" and "Kuya" because I was a "Mama's Boy". I guess it can't be helped given that I was different, maybe she felt that I needed the attention more than my older siblings who were 7 and 9 years old already when I was born. Also, I think the fact that I …

STARTING OVER

Starting over--if you read my previous post which is already a month old (thanks to Smartbro), you'd know that's what I talked about. Finally, I was able to get back on my feet and move forward after being stagnant doing what I'd like to call soul-searching. Over six months of doing nothing--I realized that whatever that is that I'm looking for won't come so I had to go out--not necessarily to search for it but perhaps to just open up possibilities.

Hindi naman kami close ni tadhana pero hindi ko maintindihan bakit parating ako na lang iyong napapag-tripan niya? Alam kong kyut ako, pero hindi naman siguro sapat na dahilan iyon para ako na lang lagi ang napapansin niya.

Unang araw ng training, nagpakilala kaming lahat sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng isang short self-description. Bagama't alam naman nating lahat na hindi sapat ang ilang minutong pagpapakilala sa sarili upang malaman natin ang mga bagay tungkol sa isang tao at masabi nating kilala na natin sila ay s…

The Season Finale'

I just watched Greys Anatomy's Season Finale for the 3rd time, and still I'm in shocked how it ended. It's exactly like what Meredith Grey narrated on the onset of the episode..."When things begin, we generally have no idea how it will end" and that was true enough because i was as surprised as her when she found out that guy who jumped in front of bus to save a complete stranger was George O'Malley.

Alright, I know not all of you watch the show and maybe some don't even know what I'm talking about. I'm not really into any kind of T.V show series myself except Anime's and the only reason why I watched the show at first is because it's something about medicine so I figured If I watched it, then maybe it's something I can talk about with this girl I really liked in the past who just graduated and is now reviewing for the Nursing Board exam, pretty much like when I learned to play the guitar because my first love wanted to learn it and so…

An Ex-Expat's Story

The idea that he'd be away from home for an entire year didn't even hit him until he found himself in the middle of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport surrounded by what seemed like black and white colored giants. He was only 17 yrs. old and the longest he's been away alone in the past was just a week. He was literally just a kid when he left, but a only a year later he returned as man.

One night he woke up in the middle of dream--a dream in English instead of his native tongue Filipino. This isn't surprising considering that he hasn't spoken a word in Filipino since that flight from Washington D.C to his host state Michigan. He was the only Filipino exchange student in the entire state, in the school there were Filipino's but none of them knew how to speak the language so that didn't help much. Soon after, snow begun to fall and Christmas time was just around the corner, he was awed by the beautiful snow around but due to that he caught this th…

COMMERCIAL

Medyo naging busy ang ka-kyutan ko these past few days kaya naman hindi ako nakakabisita ng ibang blog masyado at hindi rin ako mismo nakakagawa ng post pero in-between takes sa taping (Taping=transfer of work location, NBI Renewal at RDO change and soon medical exam.) ko ay paminsan-minsan ko rin nasisingit ang pagbisita ko sa sarili kong blog upang basahina ng mensahe ng mga dumadalaw. Nais kong pasalamatan si RHODEY at TONIO para sa AWARDS at kay JASONIZERS na nagbigay ng kakaibang ngiti sa aking mga labi.

Una, Rhodey... maraming salamat sa iyong MY FAVORITE BLOG AWARD. Simple lang naman ang rules/criteria para sa Award na ito.





1. dapat lagi mong binibisita ang kanyang pahina,
2. inform mong meron siyang tag/award sa pahina mo,
3. acknowledge mo kung sinong nagbigay sa iyo.
4. pwede mong ibigay sa kung ilang blog na mahal mo, malapit sa puso mo, o kaya ay paborito mo.
5. Lagyan mo na rin nang link.


Kay Pareng Tonio, para sa kanyang "Blog na may Award" Award. Salamat sa iyong aw…

Moral of the Story

Lumabas na nga pala ang bagong libro ni pareng Bob Ong. Kapitan Sino gusto na kita makilala. Sana may mag-introduce sa aming dalawa. Showing na rin ang Angels and Demons. Hindi ko pa napapanood, paano ba naman iyong mga manlilibre sa akin eh nagpapakipot pa. Iyong iba naman kelangan may kapalit, virgin pa ako kaya ayoko.







Long silence....







ayon, hindi na. So aun. May ticket na ako. Yehey!


Teka, ano ba topic ko ngayon? si Bob Ong? Angels and Demons? hindi ako ganyan kababaw. Mas may mahalaga pang dapat pag-usapan. Ilang oras ko rin binuo sa isip ko to. Ayoko rin naman ilabas ang galit ko sa kalokohan ni Hayden Kho (pre kung mapadaan ka dito, suntukan nalang kayo ni Pacquaio o kaya pakamatay ka na lang! kanta! kanta ka pa dian, mali naman lyrics lols!)

Ok, seryoso na.

Kilala niyo ba si Squidward? Iyong kontrabida sa Spongebob Squarepants? Oo, siya iyong kontrabida doon. Isa siyang octopus na sobrang sarcastic kaya sobra siyang nakakatawa. Pero sa tagalog version ah. Kasi hindi ako marunong ma…

Heto na naman...

Kung hindi mo pa rin nararamdaman mag-eeleksyon na sa kabila ng napakarami ng "advocacy ads sa Tv", mga naglalakihang billboards ng mga naka-pwesto sa gobyerno na biglang nagkaroon ng "Kuya" at "Tito" sa kanilang pangalan, mga mukhang nagpupumilit sumingit sa likod ng pambansang kamao tuwing lalabas ito sa TV, ang biglang naghihimutok na reaksyon ng mga politiko sa Scandal ni Hayden, sa mga mababaw at halatang pasikat na pahayag lang laban kay Chip Tsao sa kainitan ng isyu at syempre ang pinakabago--ang isyu ni Aleck Baldwin at ang Mail order Brides eh malamang tanga ka na.

Sang ayon naman akong wala sa matinong pag-iisip o ugali ito si Hayden Kho, hindi ko rin naman kinakampihan si Chip Tsao, natuwa rin naman ako ng manalo si Pacquiao pero tama ba na laging makisakay ang mga pulitiko sa lahat ng isyung in? Kulang na lang ligawan nila si Dionisia para nasa headlines na sila kinabukasan.

Kanina lang napanood ko sa balita ang mga senador na naghuhumutik sa g…

The Naked Truth about the Pinay Scandal Culture

There are three things that prompted me to write this post. First, my unusually long and extensive blog hopping these past couple of days to promote my Midnight DJ Blog Contest Entry. Second, The Katrina Halili-Hayden Kho Scandal that's been on the news and around the blogosphere and Lastly, my conscience and personal values that tells me something is terribly wrong.

During my recent blog hopping, I came across a post that enumerated the 10 Worst Countries to be a blogger. Personally, finding out that in some countries bloggers are jailed was not a surprised because there's still a bunch of countries out there where freedom is still a fantasy but still it's nothing short of interesting. In China per se the country that hosts the most number of Internet users in the world. The government controls ISP's (Internet Service Providers) to filter searches, block web sites, delete objectionable contents and even monitor email traffic. In some countries, bloggers plays the role…

The Presidentiables

I couldn't agree more with what the other bloggers are saying that it is too early for the POLITICAL/"advocacy" ads by some president wannabes. This may have been a good idea some some years ago but today, such acts may actually do more harm than good. Pero, ano ba magagawa natin? Marami silang pera at trip nila iyon, sakyan na lang natin at isa pa let's use this chance so we can actually examine these candidates. It's never too early to take a look at what the future might be like for the Philippines.

I just started blogging December last year, but even with that short span of time I learned that if you want to know more about a person then all you need to do is to visit their blog. Not only that you can read about their thoughts and their views about things but also you'll learn all sorts of interesting things from the widgets they have and the things they have on their sidebars that often reflects their interests and things about them that they want to show…

PINOY CUTE BLOGGERS

Naging hit ang Pinoy Cute Blogger ID na tulad ng makikita mo sa aking sidebar. (Tingin muna) At syempre sa aking header (Click mo iyong MEET THE BLOGGER). Lahat ng nasa Blogroll ko meron niyan, sosyal diba? hehehe Marami ang natuwa sa aking pakulo na iyan at talagang abot tenga rin ang aking ngiti sa lahat ng kanilang pasasalamat. Kailan lang ay may nakita akong bagong pakulo at sana makita ko kayo doon lahat. Hindi ba kayo nagtataka para saan ang ID na iyan? Pwes, gumawa ako ng isang SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE FOR ALL PINOY CUTE BLOGGERS para naman may silbi ang ating ID's. Lols!

Nakakatuwa at bago ko pa talagang na-i-post ang tungkol dito ay mayroon nang dalawang blogistang naki-join sa pakulo kong ito. Salamat kay Mike at kay Rhodey for joining. So bakit kailangan (oo KAILANGAN mong sumali). Since it's a social networking site like Friendster, Facebook at kung anu-ano pa, makikita mo rin dito ang lahat ng basics ng isang sosyal networking sites. You can add friends, invite, post…

MIDNIGHT DJ-What are you most afraid of?

Ano ang una mong naiisip kapag umuulan kahit mataas ang sikat ng araw? Nagpapasintabi ka ba mga engkanto tuwing mapupunta ka sa kagubatan? Ano ang agad pumapasok sa iyong isipan kapag nabanggit ang Balete Drive? Kilala mo rin ba ang anak ni Janice?

One of the many interesting things about the Philippine Culture is the fact that the wide majority of the population believes in the supernatural be it local myths, scary creatures,ghost stories or even things as basic as the "pamahiins". Some may even argue that this is a bit odd considering that we are a predominantly catholic nation where creatures like that don't exists in our Bible, but on a deeper thought, is that really a contradiction?



I notice that much of the urban legends I grew up with actually is connected to our faith in one way or the other. One good example is the story about the "Tiyanaks", you know...usually unborn and victims of abortion, these babies turns into monster to seek revenge and kill peop…

Won't Even Start

Hindi ko maiwasan ngumiti ng halos mabaliw-baliw na ngiti sabay na may kasamang pag-iling ng todo ng makita ko ang Official Music Video na ito ng isang korean Youtuber na sikat na sikat na ngayon si David Choi.

Dahil sa paghahanap ko ng mga Pinoy Youtubers, hindi ko maiwasan paminsan-minsan maka-encounter ng mga talentadong Youtubers na hindi Pinoy, isa na rito ang super astig na si David Choi. Maliban sa sobrang astig na pinoy Youtube cover artists Sigevalee, kay David Choi lang ako talaga nag-spend ng ilang oras at halos hindi na makatulog dahil sa ganda ng mga original compositions niya. Anyway, I think i've already my point.

Isa sa mga paboritong kanta niya ay ang "Won't Even Start", dahil sa magandang musika, at lyrics ng kanta na medyo tinamaan ako at naging dahilan ng isang malaking bukol sa aking ulo.





Wont Even Start

What happened
after last summer
when we broke up
in September

I havent seen you
Feels like a long time
Sometimes it still hurts
But I always get by

I still …

PEBA BADGE ENTRY

I am just recovering from a flu which I had to endure during the weekend. (Wag kayo mag-alala hindi ito swine flu, Yes...I still call it swine flu kasi naman ang dami-daming ipapalit na pangalan eh may number pa, ayoko pa naman ng number na may letter...hindi ko maiwasan maalala iyong lintek na algebra na yan. So i'd rather call it swine flu or ewan flu para madali). Anyway, medyo ok na ngayon. Kaya naman halos wala na akong oras gumawa ng kahit ano pero syempre, para sa PEBA eh gagawa ako ng oras at pipilitin ko gumawa ng badge para sumuporta sa isang napakagandang proyektong ito.

Kanina lang, naglibot ako ng konti sa blogosperyo at meron akong tatlong napuntahang blog na nakagawa na ng kanila designs for the PEBA Blog design Contest. Na-inspire ako sa mga gawa at sumuporta ng mga kapwa natin blogista tulad nila Lord Cm,A-Z-EL at ni Nebz. Sigurado marami pang iba iyong gumawa eh pero hindi ko pa nakikita kaya ito lang na-post ko.







Dahil sa mga badge na yan, at syempre sa talagang c…