Ininda niya ang sakit ng mga tuhod malagpasan lang ang trapik sa Buendia. Mabilis niyang tinakbo ang masikip na kalsada, nakikipagkarera sa oras, makarating lang sa pinag usapang oras.
Alam niyang mahuhuli siya ng ilang minuto pero sya’y determinado.
Hawak ang isang basong kape, malalim ang kanyang iniisip, pansamantalang humihiwalay sa mundong ginagalawan, pinipilit sagutin ang mga tanong na gumugulo sa kanyang isipan.
Ilang senaryo na ang kanyang ginamit, pero wala siyang nagugustuhan sa mga kinalalabasan. Siguro nga mas madali kung mangyari nalamang ang lahat sa tunay na buhay.
Matindi na ang kanyang pananabik, hindi na siya makapag-antay.
Dalawang minuto bago ang alas-otso ng umaga. Siya’y hingal na pero di sumusuko. Nagliwanag ang kanyang mukha ng makita niya ang sinisinta, nasa harap ng kanilang opisina, hawak ang kapeng binili para sa kanya.
Isang minuto nalang at makakausap na niya sa wakas ang babaeng gumugulo sa kanyang isipan.
Ngunit tila bumagal ang lahat. tila hindi siya makalapit sa kabila ng napakaraming hakbang. Bigla siyang pinaglaruan ng kapalaran.
Abot tanaw na niya ang lalaking pinakahihintay, inaasahang masasagot na ang kanyang mga katanungan.
Hindi siya makatulog matapos silang mag-usap.
Nagkasagutan ang dalawa.
Ang tanong ng isa ay di masagot ng diretso ng huli.
Nadismaya ang nagtanong, wala siyang nakuhang sagot.
Tumahimik ang dalawa. Ilang oras silang nakaupo sa harap ng opisina, kapwa blankong nakatingin sa kalsada ng Ayala.
Natigil ang dalawa nang wala nang dumadaang sasakyan. Alas-dos na nang umaga, kailangan nang umuwi’t ipahinga ang isipan. Isipang maghapong nagtratrabaho. Oras narin para ipahinga ang kanilang mga puso.
“Ano ba tayo?”, ito ang tatlong salita na di nagpatulog sa dalaga.
Sa likod ng tatlong salita ay isang libong katanungan. Limang daang senaryo. Pero iisang kasagutan lang ang kailangang bitawan.
Isang tawid nalamang, makakausap na niya ang dalaga.
Tanaw ang isa’t isa.
Nangungusap ang mga mata, kapwa nanabik, kapwa naguguluhan, kapwa naghihintay ng kasagutan.
Oras na upang tumawid ng kalsada. Napangiti ang binata, gayundin ang kanyang sinta.
Ngunit mapagbiro ang tadhana.
Nanlaki ang mga mata ng dalaga. Nabitawan ang kape, napasigaw at napatakbo papunta sa kalsada. Pinigilan ito ng kanyang mga kakilala.
Lahat sa paligid ay sa isang iglap, nagising. Sa umagang iyon, hindi sila tulad ng dati.
Nagkalat sa kalsada ng Ayala ang dugo ng binata, halos di na makilala dahil sa sinapit. Isang dipa mula sa kanyang katawan ay ang sasakyang umararo sa kanya. Nakatayo sa gilid nito ang drayber, di makapaniwala, nagiisip, napapaiyak. Para sa kanya, di na siya tulad ng dati.
Wala na ang sinisinta. Naglaho kasama ang sagot sa kanyang katanungan.
Sa kabila ng nangyari, biglang nakahinga ng maluwag ang dalaga. Hindi na kailangang magisip pa. Isang libong posibleng senaryo, kakalimutan.
Uuwi syang sugatan ang puso ngunit wala nang gumugulo sa isipan.
Akala lang niya iyon. Paano kung sa gabing iyon mismo sinagot niya ang tanong ng binata.
Just watched Avengers and my main goal is still the same, to be an Iron Man. For me, Iron Man is the best Avenger of all. (Screw that genetically altered Captain America. He’s the first avenger, yes, great? neh.)
I know you’ll come up with some arguments to defend your favorite avenger but I think I am prepared for this.
Aside from that Awesome iron Suit. Here’s a collection of facts (or should I say snippets of awesomeness) about Iron Man
• Tony is a Geek. By the age of 15 Tony had enrolled in MIT (The Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated at the top of his class at age 19 with double masters in physics and engineering.
• At the age of 21 his parents were tragically killed in a car accident. Afterwards, Tony inherited Stark Industries, an unparalleled mega-conglomerate that mostly manufactured weapons for the United States military. One of his first projects as the new CEO was to purchase the manufacturer who designed his parents car and have the faulty brake system, which was seemingly the cause of their deaths, redesigned in order to prevent any further incidents, thus saving lives.
• He is into renewable energy. Every suit has a self-contained environment, assorted onboard weapons systems, enhanced strength, flight, and various communications arrays and sensors (such as radar and radio). Furthermore, they typically have multiple power sources including a secondary solar energy collection function in the event that conventional recharging methods are unavailable. (just in case you guys over at Greenpeace looking for an advocate)
• Iron Man and makes narcissism pretty interesting.
• Uhmmm…He has this inevitable sense of humor. (and those one-liners.)
• He Makes physicists and engineers cool and chick magnet (better than those guys from TBBT)
• The sole avenger who declared war against The Hulk. I mean check out World War Hulk #1.
• He was not only a founding member but probably the most vocal and proactive towards forming and maintaining the team. Several times he did the job of approaching current or new members to talk with them, etc basically what Cap did on the start of New Avengers
• Sure, but he’s the guy who has the best pragmatic mind to sense & counter threats. Adding to his scientific mind, through his business sense he knows how to face the opposition with unconventional strategies. He’s the one who can hack back SHIELD if SHIELD ever wants to hack the Avengers system.
• Uhmm, creating and having J.A.R.V.I.S.? I think that would be valid (cool) enough
• Tony Stark’s superpower is not money, it’s engineering (and physics)
I watched Iron Man 1 and 2 and recently, the Avengers and I shamelessly admit that I felt like a kid again watching Tony Stark fly across the devastated New York City by just boosting kets thru his palms. And Iron Man made me watched a movie as a movie goer, not a film critic, Special effects Nazi that I used to be. I forgot to be technical while watching Iron Man fights those aliens. Can’t wait for iron man 3 (if there is).
(disclaimer : this is just a post by an Iron Man fanboy)
So that’s for now guys.
So Till Then and Godbless 😀
Nope. not about the band HelloGoodbye, just play on words.
I got frustrated with special features on Philippine TV these days. dont get me wrong, they’re informative, yes but do we have to tackle the same topic a hundred times? Yes, I do watch (and love) our documentaries, but do we need to witness poverty again and again?
Thank God there’s cable (well, torrent…) again, cable.
it made a wide and different array of interesting shows to people (mostly nerds and geeks) like these shows I’ve been watching these past few days, informative yet entertaining.
Zombies: A Living History | History Channel
Despite of credibility issues caused by conspiracy theory themed shows, History Channel won’t stop producing shows that entertains ideas from the pop culture. From their past series like Nostradamus Effect Season 1 and 2, Ancient Aliens season 1 and 2 and their disturbing Life after People series, they’re always successful in creating shows for the geeks and conspiracy theorists (like me)
True enough, they created a documentary chronicling the history of zombies. from being part of ancient legends all over the world up to their current representation in the movies. I like how they got these resource speakers who are zombie apocalypse experts on their own way.
Interesting perspective on general emergency preparedness with surprising incite from government officials on Zombies. Worth it to see some of the genre’s authors like Maberry and Brooks!
Also, what made it more interesting/fun to watch is the “How to Fight a Zombie” segment by Roger Ma
Man, he can do it with everything, from Katana sword to crowbar to an ordinary snowplow…oh by the way, he also presented a hand to hand combat wit a zombie, seems legit 😀
I must say, I witnessed one of the most well-rounded documentaries on zombies. I really appreciated how far back the History Channel went to try and find the origins of the zombie story. The production value was as superb as the research, recreations and zombie actors. And it somehow reminds me of Simon Pegg and Shaun of the Dead 😀
When Aliens Attack | National Geographic
Surprised that National Geographic is finally producing shows about the extra terrestrial and even declared an alien invasion month for their specials about ETs. NGC already have this reputation of producing clear and well researched specials so I must say, they can go with the trend without anything at stake 😀
When Aliens Attack starts with a question “What if an extra-terrestrial force attacked Earth?” then followed by series of never ending thoughts like “What might that look like and how will the people of Earth respond?” NGC Consulted a cast of world-renowned scientists and survival experts and defense experts
This two-hour special, Alien Invasion explors this frightening scenario. Experts reveal what could motivate alien invaders to attack Earth, and speculate on how the attack might play out — the strategy alien invaders might use and the most effective ways for humans to respond. Well turn to science and history to figure out what works. Well show how humanity can survive this
If we’re all geared up for a zombie apocalypse, why not prepare for another kind? You may get a lot of ideas from this NGC special, from communicating to aliens with mathematics up to mobilizing ticking bomb out of diseased infected people.
its not that i believe into aliens but I am sort of fascinated on our ideas if they were real.
from History Channel and National geographic, lets jump to…
How Beer Save the World | Discovery Channel
This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.
I suspect some of the claims made in this show exaggerate the importance of beer. Was barley made exclusively for beer and not for bread? I do not know, but it seems a bit odd. Even the theory of how beer was accidentally discovered relies heavily on speculation.
But overall, it is pretty decent with real experts explaining things about beer’s history that are not well known. it is fun to watch and entertain the fact that without beer, Pyramid would be impossible, that refrigeration wouldn’t be invented and we will not know what an ice cream is. Some claims are little bit exaggerated but still, it entertain a nerd like me Did it “save” the world? I do not know. I mean, sure, beer was safer to drink than bacteria-filled water… but clearly other societies thrived besides the Europeans. The world was not “saved”.
so there you go geeks. cheers! here’s to zombie, alien or whatever apocalypse we’re anticipating’ 😀
So that’s for now guys.
So Till Then and Godbless 😀
After the traffic, the hype, and not to mention special coverage of 24 Oras, I think we deserve to see how their production here in the country turned out.
Being the fourth installment of the Bourne Film Series, The BOURNE LEGACY is an upcoming 2012 film based on the Jason Bourne Novels of Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader.
Yep the trailer is out and i think this is not fan made, (still having some doubts) but still, it’s frustrating that there’s still no sign of Manila. I think they’re reserving it for the main trailer. Oh well. I’m excited to see the Rachel Weisz clinging on a spinning jeepney like what some production peeps are saying.
(btw. their production took place in Sta Mesa last Saturday, kaya yun walang klase 😀 another things, thanks to Sir Anton of PusangKalye.net for the awesome find. I literally jumped when I saw this. )
So that’s for now guys.
So Till Then and Godbless
(mga) Rason kung bakit ka pa single. hehe 😀
Ang tamaan, tumakbo sa malapit na ospital o tawag na kay Dr. Love ng DZMM 😀 Salamat Hana Banana for this awesome find
What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion.
What if I told you voting republican really wasn’t his mission.
What if I told you republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian.
And just because you call some people blind.
Doesn’t automatically give you vision.
I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars.
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor.
Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce.
But in the old testament God actually calls religious people whores.
Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice.
Tend to ridicule God’s people, they did it to John The Baptist.
They can’t fix their problems, and so they just mask it.
Not realizing religions like spraying perfume on a casket.
See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core.
It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores.
Like lets dress up the outside make look nice and neat.
But it’s funny that’s what they use to do to mummies.
While the corps rots underneath.
Now I ain’t judgin.
I’m just saying quit putting on a fake look, Cause there’s a problem.
If people only know you’re a Christian by your Facebook.
I mean in every other aspect of life, you know that logic’s unworthy.
It’s like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey.
You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me.
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography.
See on Sunday I’d go to church, but Saturday getting faded.
Acting if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted.
See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness.
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness.
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean.
It’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken.
Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin.
Because it doesn’t depend on me it depends on him.
See because when I was God’s enemy and certainly not a fan.
He looked down and said I want, that, man.
Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools.
Don’t you see so much better than just following some rules.
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the bible, and yes I believe in sin.
But if Jesus came to your church would they actually let him in.
See remember he was called a glutton, and a drunkard by religious men.
But the son of God never supports self righteousness not now, not then.
Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention.
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrum’s.
See one’s the work of God, but one’s a man made invention.
See one is the cure, but the other’s the infection.
See because religion says do, Jesus says done.
Religion says slave, Jesus says son.
Religion puts you in bondage, while Jesus sets you free.
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see.
And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans.
Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man.
Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own.
Not based on my merits but Jesus’s obedience alone.
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face.
He took what we all deserved, I guess that’s why you call it grace.
And while being murdered he yelled. “Father forgive them they know not what they do.”
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you.
And he absorbed all of your sin, and buried it in the tomb.
Which is why I’m kneeling at the cross, saying come on there’s room.
So for religion, no I hate it, in fact I literally resent it.
Because when Jesus said it is finished, I believe he meant it.
Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” YouTube sensation has garnered almost 16 million views and thousands of comments since its Jan. 10 release.
The 22-year-old shared that this video was “not as big as it looked” – that it was the collaborative product of his poetry and a friend’s video production skills. However, the emotion behind “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” was Scripture-based,
“My heart behind the video and the lyrics really has to do with just reading the Scripture and seeing a staunch juxtaposition that Jesus would always do in regards to highlighting people who are only about the external not the internal,” Bethke said.
the said video sparked debates across the world of web. bashful comments from those who didn’t enjoyed it. Praises for those for those who listened.
Isn’t it ironic how everybody who watched the video is arguing for religion? This really shouldn’t bother anyone, it’s a great lyric of his own story…that’s all. It’s not a theological debate. It’s not a claim of “new revelation” or prophecy. It’s just a young guy’s song. That’s all.
You know… we are all missing the point. I know he is young, but his words speak volumes of wisdom. Again, he is not bashing the Church, he is not bashing Christ… He is speaking of religion. He explains the misconception of the Church when he states:
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It’s not a museum for good people; it’s a hospital for the broken
Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin
He is speaking to those evangelicals that exclude based off of a persons transgression. It is not the Church that does this, it is religion. He is pointing out our flaws. He is Muslim, he must burn. He is Christian he must die. He is a Jew, he must pay. Religion is the issue.
Christianity is not absolved of its transgressions, but Christianity is not always what Jesus taught. Jesus’ word was to embrace the other religions, the sinners, your brothers and sisters. Love he thou he does not want to be loved. Acceptance of diversity and praising God for the life we all have. We are supposed to be living testaments to the word. Yet religions builds these huge churches (in the physical sense) with money that should be for caring for the poor and the weak. Did Jesus take on pious men as followers? No Jesus took on fishermen, tax collectors and poor men. He took the hated of Jewish society. The same ones that many religious zealots push out today. Is this Christianity? Is this Jesus? No, it is religion
If you are using my video to bash ‘the church’ be careful. I was in no way intending to do that…The Church is Jesus’ bride so be careful how you speak of His wife. If a normal dude has right to get pissed when you bash His wife, it makes me tremble to think how great the weight is when we do it to Jesus’ wife. The church is His vehicle to reach a lost word. A hospital for sinners. Saying you love Jesus but hate the Church, is like a fiancé saying he loves his future bride, but hates her kids. We are all under grace. Look to Him.
Hope this made us think
So that’s for now guys.
So Till Then and Godbless
While having breakfast, my friend introduced me to this film. She fell in love with that movie even though it’s a claymation. She knew that I’ll be curious to check that one out because it’s animation. I love animation but I’m sort of connoisseur when it comes to my preferences. So I gave it a try, I trust my friends a lot when it comes to movies. As soon I got home, I looked for copies and I was surprised that I found myself in front of the screen, spending an hour and a half eavesdropping on characters’ life as if they were real.
I must say that “Mary and Max” touched me like no other claymation did to me before. Yes, I’m a fan of Aardman Animation, Wallace and Gromit , Coraline and Tim Burton claymation films but this one got the lonely person out of me. Each scene are made and shown with sadness.
The story starts with a narration, telling us the characteristics, dream and anxieties of the main characters. Mary Daisy Dinkle is a lonely 8-year-old living in Mount Waverly, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia in 1976. Her mother Vera is a slovenly alcoholic, and her father Noel is a stoic taxidermy enthusiast. While on the other side of the world, Max is a depressed, overweight, 44-year-old New York City resident. He has odd mannerisms that make it difficult for him to relate to others. He lives in a small apartment with an assortment of pets, and his only socialization is his weekly Overeaters Anonymous meetings. The only thing they have in common is that they don’t have real friends. Mary made her friends out of chicken bones and scrap while Max grown up with his imaginary friend.
Their lives are sad but I was changed when Mary did an experiment, she randomly picked a stranger’s address in the directory and sends that person a letter. The thought is cute and innocent but it got interesting when the stranger from New York, Max answered back the letter and thus they began exchanging thought about everything. One of the outstanding topics they talked about is where are babies came from. Mary wrote to Max that babies in Australia came from Beer mugs, she later asked max where babies came from in NY, Max answered, “Unfortunately, in America, babies are not found in cola cans. I asked my mother when I was four, and she said they came from eggs laid by rabbis. If you aren’t Jewish, they’re laid by Catholic nuns. If you’re an atheist, they’re laid by dirty, lonely prostitutes. “
The script is witty beyond imaginable. The different thoughts of an old man and a kid didn’t clashed but rather collaborated in discovering things. Max and Mary continue to exchange letters, offering creative solutions to each other’s problems, and contemplating the uncertainty of everyday life. Mary struggles with self-esteem issues, and is too shy to speak to her neighbor Damien, on whom she has a crush. Max wonders about the strange people he encounters, and why no one seems to understand him. Max begins to get anxiety attacks when he receives letters from Mary, and one is severe enough to land him in a psychiatric hospital. He is unable to write to Mary for eight months, and she is shocked at the unexplained loss of her friend.
Max is finally released, and writes to Mary again. He explains that he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, and that it causes him to see the world in a unusual way than most people. Mary is overjoyed to hear from Max again, and begins to study disorders of the mind to learn more about his condition.
Several years later, Mary is a teenager and still writing to Max. Mary’s retired father dies in an accident, and leaves his daughter enough money to pay for university. Mary majors in psychological disorders, hoping to find a cure for Max’s problem. Her crush, Damien, attends the same school, but Mary is still shy. Her mother dies a year later (from accidentally drinking embalming fluid in a drunken stupor). Mary bonds with Damien, who comforts her, and they eventually marry.
Mary conducts promising research in the field of mental disorders, and even publishes a book on the subject. She sends Max the first copy, but he is outraged and confused at the “exploitation” of his condition. He expresses his anger to Mary, who falls into a deep depression. After developing a drinking habit and enduring months of sadness, Mary loses interest in her former passions. Damien leaves her, and Mary attempts suicide. Miraculously, she is saved at the last minute by her elderly neighbor, a World War II veteran, who had recently conquered his agoraphobia.
Mary apologizes to Max, who forgives her. Her depression begins to lift, and it is revealed she is pregnant with Damien’s child.
A year later, Mary and her baby travel to New York to visit Max at long last. Mary enters Max’s apartment and finds him dead, sitting on the couch and staring up at the ceiling with a content expression. After the initial shock, Mary looks upwards and sees every letter she had written to Max, taped to the ceiling. Realizing he had died while happily looking at her letters, Mary weeps with joy and sadness for her only friend.
The ending is sad but you feel that the characters are fulfilled. The characters are lovingly crafted with so much personality. The characters emotions are shown in different montages. I must say writer-director Adam Elliot did a good job with the storyline and scenes used. The film concept are so simple but I think the way how they add different qualities to the characters stretched the storyline into somewhat interesting to film as a full length feature.
I love how they shown Max anger by simply pulling out the letter M out of his typewriter and sending it to Mary, letting her know in that gesture that “I’m mad, I don’t want to talk to you anymore”. Also the “Que sera sera” sequence wherein Mary contemplates while she decides to commit suicide. As far the whole production was designed, it is good for the film to use some simple character design to minimize the tension and sadness of the characters. The utilization of CGI at some point made some scene special, making us detached to the thought that we’re watching claymation. I love also the film noir look they used for Max and New York City and the Sepia tone for Mary and Melbourne.
MARY and MAX : casts : Toni Collette as Mary Daisy Dinkle, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Max Jerry Horowitz, Eric Bana as Damian Popodopoulos, Bethany Whitmore as Young Mary . Created and Directed by Adam Elliot. narration by Barry Humphries. The film premiered on the opening night of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film won the Annecy Cristal in June 2009 from the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in November 2009.
So that’s for now guys.
So Till Then and Godbless
[Thanks to Wikipedia for helping me out with the synopsis]