A random journal on nearly everything

Ang Pulo’t Dulo ng Uso: The #IceBucketChallenge

Kabi-kabila ang mga makikita mong buhusan ng malamig na tubig sa Amerika. Nakakatuwa, nakakatawa, kasi nga naman, mga kilalang tao ung iba. Si Wintor, si Seacrest, pati sa George Bush nakisali din.

Share tayo ng share. Kadalasan, mas benta kapag palpak ang pagbuhos. Kapag naaaksidente ang magbubuhos. Kapag inaabot ng siyam-siyam ang bubuhusan, na parang nag-iisip ng dalawa, tatlo o sampung beses bago sabihing, “Go!”

Pero alam ba natin kung bakit ito sinimulan? Alam ba natin kung ano ang nasa likod ng mga kasiyahang dala ng mga nakakapasong buhusan ng nagyeyelong tubig? Ano ba talaga ang pakay nito?

Ito ay para sa pagsuporta sa isang di gaanong kilalang karamdaman na kumakalat ngayon sa mundo. Ito ay ang Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, o mas kilala sa tawag na ALS. Una itong tinawag na Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It’s a disease that attacks the nerve cells and the spinal cord that causes its victim total paralysis. Hindi na nakakagalaw, hindi pa nakaka-function pati mga internal organs.

Yes, pati ang mga internal organs….kaya sa kalaunan, hindi na sila nakakahinga.

Tulad din ng ibang malalang karamdaman, magastos magkasakit ng ganito. At higit sa lahat, nakamamatay ito.

Nagsimula ang mga Ice Bucket Challenges sometime mid-July. Darating din ang araw, Read more →

CCP Celebrates its 45th with Musikal!

The Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrates its 45th anniversary with Musikal!

On September 5 and 6, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will take us to a night of celebration as we remember the best of 22 Original Filipino musicals.

For inquiries, you may contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704/06 or call Nikki Dionisio directly at 832-1125 local 1801 (Tues to Fri) or at 0929-7848783 / 0917-5221274. Read more →

Recapping Cinemalaya X

So there goes another Cinemalaya year for me. After seeing 15 Full Lengths and 10 Short Films, napagod ako, nagutom at naduling. Pero OK na OK lang. Ibang klaseng amats ang naibibigay ng mundo ng pelikula. Salamat sa Cinemalaya 2014 – Year 10

Para sa mga nagtatanong ng aking top 5 for this year, narito na. Pinaghalo ko na ang mga entries from the Director’s Showcase, and New Breed Categories:

DAGITAB (New Breed Category)
CHILDREN’S SHOW (New Breed Category)
THE JANITOR (Director’s Showcase) Read more →

On Suicides and the Young (#Y: 2014)

#Y begins when Miles (Elmo Magalona) is about to jump off the roof of a building in Makati. He then recalls a month and a half ago when he first decided that he wanted to die. Miles is carefree, fun loving, and faithful, yet he can also be solitary, introspective and suspicious. He reviews his understanding of death, and how adventurous and heroic it might be. The film follows him in his nightly parties with his friends, and the drugs that make him a part of their group.

I myself was surprised to have enjoyed #Y (2014). Though its thesis covers a generation that I now see only from afar, its presentation of a world of the rich and the young is captured effectively through Director Gino Santos’ lens. It explores a much ignored issue of teenage suicides and creates an argument that even in their boundless lives, they are chained in their own social limits. Santos Read more →