Wednesday, June 30, 2010

the 15th chapter

This is my take on Aquino and Binay's oath taking ceremony at the Quirino grand stand. From what I know the actual rites would happen at 11:45, because at 12nn Noy will be whisked off to the wild evil yonder of Malacanang. These are basically tweets, since I can't find a better way of sharing them on my site sa blog posts per se. I couldn't find any good video of the ceremony on youtube, so let's just settle for the one I posted. Tweets are in reverse chronological order.




I agree that we are at a crucial point in history where we can begin to undo what has been so wrong with our country for the past decade or so. But of course, the eyes are still on Noy as he will try to make good on the promises of the country. Where we go from here is practically his call. Let's keep our fingers crossed then...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Harry's conclusion

I'm having goosebumps all over! I can't wait for the second part and it frustrates/excites me that July 2011 will also be the month i'll take my board exam. I just hope the movie will come after the at least i have something to celebrate. haha. After 10-ish years, Harry Potter is still at the top of my favorites list.

Friday, June 25, 2010

done with Pathology

No, not the subject but the movie.

Since I don't have anything to do for tonight because the classes I have tomorrow are actually the first meetings with my teachers, I decided to finish watching "Pathology", the med school gone wild movie starring Milo Ventimiglia, who played Peter Petrelli from Heroes.


"Gifted med student Ted Grey (Milo Ventimiglia, HEROES) arrives at a major Washington, D.C., as an intern, where he is met with suspicion and resentment by the tightly knit group of fellow young pathologists-in-training. Soon, though, Ted is accepted into their circle---where they each take turns committing a murder so that the others may prove their mettle by figuring out the cause of death and celebrate with drug-fueled orgies among the dead bodies in the hospital. Things change for Ted, though, when his law student fiancée, Gwen (Alyssa Milano), moves to the city and helps to scare him straight. Soon, crazed Wallace Stevens-quoting leader Jake Gallo (Michael Weston) turns on Ted, putting both Ted's and Gwen's lives in serious jeopardy."

Yeah it's full of scenes where obviously the good doctors have broken moral compasses, and I would definitely recommend this as a supplement for my Philo and RS class (haha). The story line is basically linear, with more shifts going on with their sex positions than in the plot. There's not much going on in depth. But the last medically related movie I watched was "Unrest" (which was bullshit from beginning to end), so I was pleasantly surprised at how mildly entertaining it was. Yes, the keyword is entertain, so I didn't expect my life to change after watching that. Toy Story 3, on the other hand......

watch Toy Story with me!

I wanna watch this so bad. I'm frustrated that we had the time kanina but we used it eating takoyaki (yucky it is) balls from Samurai, this Japanese food booth along Mindpro's escalator.


Monday, June 14, 2010

My golden day

I'm writing my last entry for the summer. And freakishly enough this sounds like THE LAST entry I'm ever going to do, but no...I know I'll fill this blog with whatever rant, rave and photograph that will mark something special in my last year of college.

My last year of college.


10 years ago, if you would tell me I would make it through college intact, I would laugh and tell you it's going to be a long time until that happens..or probably I think I might die during that 10 year period thus I wouldn't make it this long.

But I made it. Bruised, injured, tired...but intact and alive. I could go on and on about how I still remember my first few days in the Ateneo high school, or my JS Prom, HS graduation, and my first day of college but I think I will need more inspiration for me to come up with a more cohesive entry. Honestly I just want to blog about how the optimism is so palpable right now.

I'm more excited than any other feeling. I'm excited because I know my days in the Ateneo college are almost over. And i'm not underscoring it...blink for a second and you're in college. Blink again and you're graduating college. That's how I feel right now.

Excited as I am for my senior year, the anxiety of what happens afterward is palpable as well. I still have no clear idea of what I want to do after I graduate. I'm pressured as it is to come up with a plan, because I don't want to be the person without one. I made that mistake in high school, I won't make that mistake again.

But like Harry still having a golden day of peace to enjoy with Ron and Hermione (the end of book 6), I'm reveling in the sweetness of the moment right now. Days like these are hard to come by once every thing falls into place. But times like these make me secretly wish that the universe would conspire and make this year, MY year.

I don't need to fill this entry with mantras (though I've been collecting them for my consumption), so I'll just end with my own promise that I won't go down without a fight, because my Personal Legend awaits.

and yes, I've been reading Coelho.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Apple fritters

I made apple fries today! Actually this was my second attempt. The first one I made in a rush because I had to meet my mom and her office mates to go bowling. This time, I made sure I took pictures of the finished product. Strangely enough I had more control over what I needed to do this time (read: last time was a fiasco in the kitchen). And I managed to speed up my apple peeling on the second try using an apple peeler. But I stand by my ground when I say peeling apples is demonic.

They still came out kinda soft though, not like the ones i saw on Yummy magazine (June 2010) which looked like real fries. Hence, I just called mine apple fritters because some were irregularly shaped. But I'm still pleased with the results. :)





Friday, June 11, 2010

140 characters

As much as I try to toughen up and have a thick skin...there will always be somebody whose criticisms will hurt so much, time and time again

(And I wanted to blog this even if it just reached the maximum number of characters on twitter because I'm sad/pissed more than usual today)

Sunday, June 06, 2010


So it's been a few weeks since I bought my camera and lately I crossed the bridge to understand aperture, shutter and exposure more. It's pretty good that I did though, because at least it gives me more confidence to use my camera, plus the great shots don't hurt.

Anyway, yesterday Riez, Jam, MJ and I watched Prince of Persia, and I don't know if it's because I read the reviews first, but I thought the movie was entertaining, though I'm not sure if it's the most intelligent movie I've watched. It didn't really have a point in the end, and it had too many turns that I was actually confused as to the point behind the Sands of Time. Yeah, I was THAT confused.

But what we did afterward made the day even better. We drove all the way to Pasonanca and ate at Myrna's. I tried their new BBQ Chicken pullover panini and I thought it tasted GREAT.


To take the edge off our heavy bellies, MJ drove us farther up Pasonanca. Instead of taking the usual road to Abong-Abong, MJ took us up a different path that led us to a point higher than Abong-Abong! There's nothing there but a stretch of road that leads God knows where, and the mountainside where we parked. The view was amazing and the pictures we took made me love my camera even more!




I definitely need to work on my angles more, but I think I'm on my way. Anyway, we also went to the Pasonanca's hanging bridge and ended the night with dinner at Jam's place. But that trip up the mountain made my day. Traveling is definitely something I would like to do more in the future. There's just something about being yourself in a totally new place, discovering the extraordinary in the mundane that makes it so....inspiring.