Monthly Archives: July 2011

Simplest Guy in the Planet

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That is not mine, lol. That is from Alexei Villaraza of All That Shnazz.

It was quite some time when Divasoria’s Simple Girl Index hit the features and really was a talk of (blog) town. Much more in Twitter. I’m pleased to find a guy version (and I’m sharing it with you in a Sunday morning, what a meditation) and finally, now you can gauge yourself if you’re really as simple as you think. I haven’t done it myself (I like sleeping for that matter, thank you) but I already accepted it that I am complicated.

So how do you do it? Simply download the Simple Guy Index and grade yourself according to the parameter in the left side. Put your comments if you like to. Then LOL at the results. I had fun reading Alexei’s SGI! You should have fun yourselves too.

So there. Happy Sunday everyone! Back in the sheets, zzzzzzzzz…

Awesome Weekends!

Just because:

It’s weekend, and I’m working.
It’s still awesome (I’m with PdP on weekends.)
Look oh, it’s SAAB!
THIS IS NOT SPONSORED! LOL!

Have a fun weekend everyone!

Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters

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Alice in wonderlandThis one is my favorite. You wouldn’t know though why is it crescent moon if you still haven’t read/watched Alice in Wonderland.

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the pied piper

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If I will have a design aesthetic, I will say that I am a minimalist. These posters by Christian Jackson are just superb. The utter lack of elements is the presence of design itself.

Status: Empire State of Mind

You know how Status Magazine throws parties like that! I won’t miss this!!! Will be taking photos, so just in case, pose for me, won’t yah?

Thank you Status for the invite! Watch out for another blast of awesomeness from their August issue! COMING VERY SOON!

GUEST POST: Ang Ulan at Ang Iyong Damdamin

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Pagsablay by Patricia San Jose

Aminin mo. Kapag umuulan ang sarap mag-emote. Pakiramdam mo nakiki-iyak sa iyo ang himpapawid, perpekto ang hangin na sinlamig ng iyong puso, at kasing lumbay ng paligid ang iyong kinabukasan. Wagas na wagas. Patanaw-tanaw sa bintana, pahiga-higa sa kama. Sa bawat pagtulala, parang inililipad ng maulang panahon ang iyong hinuha.

Kung mahusay ka at nais mong ipagpatuloy ang ganitong gawain, narito ang ilang mga awitin na sa tingin ko ay mas lalo pang wawasak sa katinuan mo:

1. Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka by Basil ValdezHanep na panimula ito sa iyong rainy day soundtrip. Ididikdik pa lalo sa iyong isip ang estado ng paligid mo, sabay banat ng mga hanep shits tungkol sa pagsinta. Pagkatapos mong pakinggan ang kanta, hindi mo maiintindihan kung kikiligin ka ba o malulungkot dahil sa mga naalala mo. At oo, ‘yung version talaga ni Basil Valdez ang nirerecommend ko dahil mas may dramatic effect talaga ang mga lumang ballads.

2. Chasing Cars by Snow PatrolAng kantang ito ay iimbitahin kang humilahod sa sahig at doon gumawa ng sariling monologue. Moda lang ng moda habang nakahiga sa semento. Parang ‘yung ginawa ng singer sa video. Tipmag-planking habang pinakikinggan ang awit na ito (mas extreme na shit, mas mahusay).

3. Love Is A Losing Game by Amy WinehouseIsang pagpupugay sa diyosa ng mga lasengga na si Amy Winehouse! Ang awit na ito ay talaga namang para sa mga sawi. Mainam na sabayan ng alak ang malungkot na melody ng kanta, tutal nakasalampak ka narin naman sa sahig dahil sa Chasing CarsTip: Maglasing tulad ng singer para sa full effect.

4. Nothing by The Script. Kung nalasing ka na habang pinakikinggan ang kanta ni Amy Winehouse, dito ka na sa The Script babagsak (kung hindi ka pa lasing matapos ang Love Is A Losing Game, ginagarantya ko na matapos ang kantang ito, aakyat lahat ng alkohol sa ulo mo). Isa ang The Script sa mga banda na kayang magpaluha kahit opening lines pa lang ng kanta (masyadong malupit ang album nilang Science and Faith; sinisisi ko ito sa pagkakaroon ko ng depresyon). Paalala: Iwasan ang paghawak ng cellphone, landline, o kung anumang kagamitan na maaaring maging daan sa pakikipag-usap mo sa iyong ex o kung sino mang “significant other”. Pigilan ang sarili. Ipagpatuloy ang udyok ng kanta kung nais mong mamatay sa kahihiyan.

5. Someone Like You by Adele. Tutal nasa realm na rin naman tayo ng break ups at pagkasawi, narito ang isang kanta na sadyang isinulat para sa mga taong pa-move on effect pero deep down inside ay nais namang maglupasay at magiiyak sa tuwing mauungkat ang kanyang tunay na nadarama (or kapag bumabagyo, at bored).

6. Here I Am by Air SupplyPustahan, hindi ka na makakaalis sa estado ng pagmumuni-muni tungkol sa nakaraan, at habang nariyan ka’t inaalala ang iyong mga kahapon, the best ang sabayan ito ng pagbirit ng Air Supply, ang bandang supplier ng pinaka bentang cheesy songs mula pa noong dekada otsenta. Sa sobrang cheesy na kanilang mga kanta, pwede na itong toppings sa pizza.

7. Save Me by QueenYou are on the roll baby! Naguumapaw ang 80′s sa mga awiting mainam sa pag-eemote tuwing tag-ulan. Habang pinakikinggan ang kantang ito ay mararamdaman ang presensya ng isa sa greatest rock stars na si Freddie Mercury (maaalalang siya ay namatay sa AIDS noong 1991; ano pa nga ba ang mas romanticized pa kaysa death ng isang rockstar?).

8. Let It Be by The BeatlesAt this point, alam kong stoned na stoned ka na. Tamado na pati ang iyong kaluluwa, at maaaring nakakakita ka na ng kung anu-anong aparisyon dahil sa iyong kalasingan (sa alak o sa kalungkutan/kasawian?). Sundin ang payo nila Paul McCartney at John Lennon. Let it be. Tip: Follow the light.

9. Emotions by Samantha Sang & Bee GeesKung sinundan mo ang ilaw, malamang sa puntong ito ay hinahanap mo na ang iyong minamahal, at siya ay iyong matatagpuan, at kayo ay magyayakap… Ngunit magigising ka sa katotohanang ang yakap mo ay ang iyong unang basa sa luha (o ng kung ano pa mang likidong pangkatawan, depende sa iyo). Jologs, pare.

10. You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi. Sa puntong ito ay kailangan mo ng magising. Sampalin ang pag-iisip sa pamamagitan ng makabasag-eardrum na awitin. Mag head bang. Iwaksi ang espiritu ng alak at ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. Ipagpatuloy ang paghe-headbang hanggang sa bumalik ang katinuan. Bumangon, tigilan na ang kalungkutan, at gumawa ng mga bagay na kapakipakinabang. Paalala: Nakaka-stiff neck ang matagal at tuloy-tuloy na paghe-head bang. Maaaring sa puntong ito ay hindi mo maramdaman, ngunit kapag nawala na ang alak sa iyong nervous system ay isusumpa mo ako dahil pinilit kitang kalugin ang iyong ulo. Kaya naman maghinay-hinay sa naturang pagkalog. Kung hindi mapigil, mag-antabay ng ibuprofen sa iyong tagiliran.

** Final message: Kung anuman ang iyong pinagdadaanan, kaya mo ‘yan. Hindi excuse ang ulan para ika’y manlumo sa kawalan. Malaki ka na.

Otherwise, mag-post ng comments sa ibaba at tayo’y sabay na magmoda. Happy Rainy Days! – PSJ

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O di ba? Panalo lang ang playlist ni Patring na mahilig mag-moda-modahan! ALAMOYAN! Pero heto at umuulan pa. Hala, sige, monologue pa. On repeat mo pa. Ngawa pa. Keri lang yan, teh. Walang pipigil sa ‘yo. Sabi ko naman sa ‘yo ang booking ay booking, at hindi iniiyakan!!!

Chos!!!

Basahin ang iba pang nakakalerkey na bloggey ni Patricia San Jose sa http://pagsablay.wordpress.com. Ipinapangako namen ang kaligayahang hahanap-hanapin mo! Karnal pala?! Chareng, alam ko na nasa isip mo! HAHA!

O sya, sige na, chururus na!!!

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THIS HAS BEEN ONE BECKY BLOG POST. 

Bow.

Temptation Island x Chatime Tweetup

No, this is not a paid advertisement for the Joey Gosiengfiao remake, and that does not need any, haha.

But yes, we’re milk tea loving people. AND yes, we’re screening the original 1980 Temptation Island!

Catch this FREE screening (we’re playing an original DVD) and avail of free upgrade from our partner – Chatime! Come one, come all. This is for everyone, and we don’t even care if you have a Twitter username or not! Just come and have fun with us (or you can be peaceful with your lovely tea and watch purposefully.)

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I’m gonna try Yakult Green Tea next!

Don’t you just love the interiors?! 

So drop anything for a break! Milk tea with us and watch Temptation Island! BE TEMPTED TO GO OUT! (fail tagline, LOL!)

Tweetup is at Chatime Pioneer Centre (see map below,) July 28, Thursday, 7:30pm. Free drink upgrade for everyone! Screening starts at 8pm. Please sign up here, so we know that you’re coming.

Cinemalaya 7 Winners

NEW BREED AWARDS

BEST SOUND 
Mike Idioma for Amok

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
Christine Muyco & Jema Pamintuan for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

BEST EDITING
Lawrence Fajardo for Amok

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Laida Lim for Niño 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arvin Viola for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa 

BEST SCREENPLAY
Chris Martinez for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTOR
Art Acuña for Niño

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Shamaine Buencamino for Niño

BEST DIRECTION
Marlon Rivera for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTRESS 
Eugene Domingo for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTOR
Edgar Allan Guzman for Ligo na U, Lapit na Me

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Niño 

BEST FILM 
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY

BEST SCREENPLAY
Emerson Reyes for Walang Katapusang Kwarto

BEST DIRECTION
Rommel Tolentino for Niño Bonito

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE  
Hanapbuhay

BEST FILM
Walang Katapusang Kwarto

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Walang Katapusang Kwarto

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE 

BEST SOUND
Diwa de Leon for Busong

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE  
Diwa de Leon for Busong 

BEST EDITING
Benjamin Tolentino for Isda 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Rodrigo Ricio for Bisperas

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roberto Yñiquez for Bisperas

BEST SCREENPLAY – NO AWARD

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTOR  
Jaime Pebanco in Patikul 

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julia Clarete in Bisperas

BEST DIRECTION
Auraeus Solito for Busong

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTOR  
Rafael “Bembol” Roco in Isda 

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTRESS
Raquel Villavicencio in Bisperas

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – NO AWARD

BEST FILM
Bisperas

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Patikul

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Didn’t catch them at CCP? Here’s your chance to watch them on UP Film Institute! Buy your tickets there and watch, there’s a film every 5pm and 8pm, plus a talk from the directors every after the film. Catch it from July 26 – 29, and August 2 – 5. Schedule here. Then maybe after, you can drop by my favorite place in the UP area!

I hope the films will be available in DVD! I’d love to buy them all!

Char! Dame kong pera! HAHA!

PURE by Paradigm Shift

PURE is the latest collection from my friends Karl Leuterio and Mike Magallanes androgyny brand – Paradigm Shift.

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I’m so proud of my friends! They’re really committed into getting their brand stronger. I like how white this latest collection is. It’s my favorite shade and it really is easy on the eyes. (I’m tempted to say that Goldmon Aquino reminds me a college crush, infarct! HAHA!)

There you go! Paradigm Shift keeps on wow-ing us every collection! Be sure to keep tuned in for more!

072211 is Meiday Heyday

So I have this friend. I’m only able to make her go out when it’s Meiday. We rarely see each other outside of Meiday, and her being a corporate slave really drives me mad when I need to see her and she can’t because she’s stuck with work. So kudos to Meiday for bringing me and my friend, Pate Salonga, closer. And also for bringing in these cool bands — something new to put in an iPod! And of course, thanks because every MEIDAY is free!!! Check how dope Meiday is —

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Ok, I can’t help it! Ali Alejandro of DeLara!!! Gawd such a cutie!

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DSC_0548Mei Bastes, the brain behind these mind-numbing events. 

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Mr. Pen Medina with my friend Pate. It was Ping’s brithday salubong also that day (sarreh no photo.) Pen is such a hippie spirit!!! He was dancing to the beats!

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Bee Eyes

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My best shot of a musician… EVER! I think his name is Idris Vicuna

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The reason why I was sober that night — MOONLEAF TEA SHOP was there to keep me from drinking alcohol, LOL!

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Paparazzi x Apparition shot of Mich Dulce

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My keeper for the night. I love this photo.

Outerhope also played that night (I love them since I heard them play at LRI) but sadly I was too stumped to take any more photos.

That’s it for now, keep ’em coming Meiday parties! The bitch has it all – Mei Bastes, ikaw na, YOU ALREADY! Teehee!

Movie Fag

So there’s this contest again, for the premiere night of Captain America tomorrow that ended on 10pm, and I read it just now. So yeah sucks. And yeah this is me trying to snag a free movie and watch it before everyone else does. Haha, I’m bitchy like that.

And how can I just saw it 30 minutes past deadline! ARGH! Chris Evans is so salty (new term to describe hot men that I got from RJ, haha), I can’t believe I’m not getting this (post-contest stress disorder, haha.) Oh well, better be done with it anyway. I’ll watch even if I pay – gird your loins Captain!

I’m really addicted to these superhero movies! Well, mostly from the Avengers group, since they will have a somewhat reunion film. Though I really think I would watch them because of the hot men! LOL! I mean look at this Amazing Spiderman remake (damn, it’s on 2012 pa) ANDREW GARFIELD IS LOVE! Keme kung fayatola si kuya! I just hope he gives justice to Toby Maguire’s Spidey.

Still on the superhero hype, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises is the conclusion to Nolan’s Batman trilogy. I am thankful that they really got Christian Bale for this, because he is really a nice action actor. My favorite role that he played, though, was on American Psycho. Plus he really has nice abs! So win-win!!! Hotness meter just blew off! HAHA! Oh why all these movies are showing on 2012, and not this year?! The world would end with these superhero movies. Oh how ironic! LOL!

Then there’s the cheeky movies, but still with hot people of course! In Friends with Benefits, there is an amazing chemistry between not-a-hunk-anymore-but-still-kickin’ Justin Timberlake and smoking momma Mila Kunis. I first saw them together on the MTV Movie Awards, and yes the groping got into me, and this movie is a must-watch. Kill me, the guy who said indie is the way to go, but I never said I don’t like mainstream. They’re mainstream, and I enjoy them. Serving their purpose right!

EEEEEEEP! Now this is a family favorite! And another salty hunk — TOM CRUISE! I haven’t watched the complete Mission Impossible series. But this fourth installment is definitely a must-watch. I’ll have to snag free tickets for me and mom, it’s definitely a date!!!

* I really have more movies to put here, but let’s leave it to that first! I wish, wish, wish that I get free tickets for these movies. YES, I’ll do anything for free movies, haha!

This is a little off the topic, but I think Amy Winehouse really deserves a mention. She just died, but her music will live forever! I am not that of a fan, but I like some of her songs, especially Rehab. She’s definitely a loss from the music industry. I laughed when I saw this tweet from my friend Anne:

I BET #amywinehouse IS DOING SHOTS WITH GOD NOW. YOUR LOVELY VOICE WILL BE MISSED.

RIP Amy. Your long awaited rehab has come.