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August 28, 2008
posted by Nk. at 5:05 PM

I want to watch the Eraserheads concert this Saturday but I'm sorta having second and third thoughts because I've been hit in the head by a flying monobloc chair before in a Bamboo concert and I'm not really excited about getting whacked the second time around.

You know, I can take being hit by a 1-liter bottle (that was half-full -- yes, I'm an optimist!) of mineral water in the chest while screaming marriage proposals to Bamboo Mañalac (on hindsight that might have been the universe's way of telling me that no child, marriage material you are not) but the thought of getting whacked or squished to death while singing along to Tindahan Ni Aling Nena isn't exactly a very thrilling idea. Yeaaah, I know I know, it's a rock concert not a funeral so people are bound to get crazy. And it's the Eraserheads, not your granny's favorite chacha singer (where the hell did I get this) for crying out loud.

Well.

Maybe I'll just hang around The Fort Bonifacio grounds somewhere and be like, was there.

Maybe.

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August 27, 2008
posted by Nk. at 4:57 PM

The package from digiprint arrived yesterday and what an excited little girl I was, my first Holga shots!

when I was a kid I believed even inanimate objects had feelings,
that's why I almost wanted to take these cuties home, hehe



I was inspired by the lighting in the window for this shot =)


My first film was a 16-shot Fuji Superia 100 (which cost P250 a roll *cries*), and out of those 16 shots I failed several times, including shooting with the camera lens still covered! I know, I know, what a stupid, yes. Well you know what they say about first times, lol.

But nevertheless I'm quite happy with the shots I took (and tried to take), I just need more practice, and yes, more money, hahaha!


Can you guys recommend anyone (or place in Pasig) who sells cheaper films for a Holga 120CFN (which I named Boris, by the way, haha.) I'll really appreciate it, thanks thanks!

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August 23, 2008
posted by Nk. at 2:45 PM

Three years here and there are still times, like now, that I feel like the extra finger I first saw in an aunt's hand a long time ago. It's there but it doesn't really have a purpose, or function. I'm sure that aunt would have had her extra finger cut off if it weren't such an inconvenience to get it done. So I figure, she chose to just live with it.


The extra digit is most commonly an abnormal fork in an existing digit.


I thought being okay with what I do, being called something fancy, and being with people I liked was good enough. Never mind what I actually get for it. Now it's looking like I was wrong, again.

In the past, the slightest signs of unhappiness sent me packing and moving on. Why, despite of the heartaches and letdowns for the past three years I'm still here I'm surprised myself.

You can give it your best shot and how many percent of the time you still will miss.


Maybe it's time to choose another target.

Or another gun.


Or maybe I'm playing the wrong game.

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August 21, 2008
posted by Nk. at 7:20 AM

On the suggestion of my friend Art I watched Adam Sandler's latest flick, You Don't Mess With The Zohan, the other night. Before I say what I think about the movie let me first get it out of the way that I'm no Adam Sandler fan, the only movie of his that I'm genuinely fond of is 50 First Dates (and that's also mainly because Drew Barrymore is such an adorable). The reason I watched You Don't Mess With The Zohan was to check out whether our girl Mariah Carey indeed had a cameo in the film, and lots of appearances on Zohan's shirts. Oh yeah, boo, I know Mariah's a total ditz in the acting department (her performance, like in that movie Glitter -- yes, there was such a movie -- was just about as exciting as picking dirt from my toenails) but I still love her long time and have all her songs in my mp3 list. So sue me. But Mariah honey, please stick to singing yes?

Don't Mess With The Zohan was a chuckler -- it wasn't as funny or as enjoyable a comedy as one might expect a plot of an Israeli commando having the secret wish to be a hairdresser. Sure Adam Sandler did a lot of flashing in the movie, there was the smattering of politically incorrect humor (which is fine but it didn't quite work here), and Zohan's humping the geriatrics but overall I found You Don't Mess With The Zohan boring and quite forgettable. So unless you're big on Adam Sandler or just want to see how he carries on with a Mariah Carey shirt well, don't mess with this movie. It's not even half as funny as its poster.

Meanwhile, on the local front, I hear from Helga that tadaaa, our local showbiz is attempting "our" version of that hit TV series Gossip Girl (which I haven't gotten around to watching yet). Is anyone surprised? No? Truth be told people, we may have this paralyzing fear that if we so much as think of thinking of something original our brains will implode. That's how hard it is, so we Filipino citizens, should make do with remakes -- Marimar, Dyesebel (sure Marian Rivera's pretty but her acting skills? Oh I forgot, we're talking about escapist TV here. Right.), Panday (remember this one? It was okay in the beginning but went pffft somewhere in the middle and completely died a natural death in the end), My Girl (my friend Amber went hopping mad about the ABS-CBN people butchering our favorite Koreanovela), and so on (sa dami ng ni-remake I can't remember anymore) and counting (because there are more remakes getting planned, as we speak, that's for sure). This isn't to say that all remakes are bad or to say that all production people are stupids, but haven't we had enough of remakes and spin offs already?

Now I've heard a lot of people raving about the Gabby Concepcion comeback soap opera Iisa Pa Lamang (did I get that title right) being a great remake. So far I've only managed to catch one episode and well, what can I say, Claudine Baretto and Angelica Panganiban are two of the better actresses their generation out there. And Gabby? I can understand why uh, Sharon and half the female population in the country went berserk for this guy in the 80's but I wanted to snap snap my fingers to his face while he was reciting his lines in that particular episode. What's up with the wooden acting, man? But then again, maybe he just wasn't feeling it that time huh. These actors, they're only hoomans too, right? Riiiiight.


So that's Philippine TV for you these days. Nothing new.

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You guys remember sitcom Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata? That was a gas! Also that talk show with Jessica Zafra, Mo Twister, Cher Calvin, and my crush daddy Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr.? (Okay, that wasn't a sitcom or series I just had to mention that because 1. I'm a fan of Ms. Zafra, 2. I schoolgirl crush Teddy Boy, and 3. I liked that show.) Remember that ABS-CBN series which starred Robin Padilla and Judy Ann Santos? I thought it was a good enough attempt to veer away from the usual nawawalang tagapagmana fairy tales we have. Sure it was no CSI (they're having Laurence Fishburne in the next season!) but at last that one didn't just go aiming for our tear ducts. So come on Philippine TV people, give us something new! (speaking of new, that Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz starrer, A Very Special Love, was a cute movie. Was actually surprised that I enjoyed it -- except for Sarah's ugly wig and what's with the movie song title these days?? Geez.)

So how about a collaboration with either Taiwan or Korea, since we're pretty much crazy about their telenovelas? If you guys are running out of ideas my friend Amber has a fantastic idea for a storyline. Darn, I have ideas! Give us something to talk -- no, to rave about. Surprise us. Bewilder us. Play with our heads. Overwhelm us with emotion. Tickle us good. Challenge our beliefs. Make us think twice. Excite us!


How about you guys, what would you like to see on Philippine TV (or movie)?

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August 19, 2008
posted by Nk. at 5:06 PM


Finally, I got myself my bangs! I wasn't really planning to get more abuse (read: relax, reborn, straightening etc. etc.) for my already damaged hair (not to mention that I'm not really a fan of straight, everything in place hair or die but that's another story) but I figure, there's no way around it -- I wanted bangs, and unless I was going for the loony with the kinky bangs on the forehead look, I had to "abuse" my poor hair.

So, this weekend off I went to Azta Urban Salon (the branch in Metrowalk) to make my Girl With Bangs ambition come true. I almost expected my newfound fave (my daw o, feeling, haha) hairstylist, Nelson to talk me out of it (because all the others did) but, surprise surprise! He got down to business and gave me my new look, without the hurt or harm to my hair.


So now I'm a happy, banged up girl, lol. ^___^

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August 14, 2008
posted by Nk. at 5:00 PM

What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it?
~Jenny DeVries



Today is my sister's birthday. Yes, we are referring to She Who Hasn't Spoken To Me In Eight Months.

Well, that is, until today.

I sent her a birthday message via SMS and finally, She Who Hasn't Spoken To Me In Eight Months replied, with a "thank you very much!", and a smiley.

Not really a grand reconciliation for eight months of not talking to each other, but nevertheless, it made my day. =)

an old photo
(this was before we became a little ugh, estranged, lol)



Bati na tayo okay? I know we can both be a bitch but it's more fun if we bitch together! Admit it, the power of two rite? Riiiigght! Besides, I miss having somebody I can shop for shoes and fail with, wander aimlessly in malls without complaining with, walk into bookstores with glee with, discuss and hate politics with, rant about life and love with, make that leap with, gossip with, eat like a pig with, share stuff with, have intelligent conversations with (god, not too much of this lately), quarrel about trivial things with, and a million other things to do that only a sister can, or will do with.


Happy birthday, Yen.

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August 9, 2008
posted by Nk. at 6:31 PM

Thanks!

Finally, a Holga for me!

I know, I know, I've been away for a while (but what's two weeks of missing my nonsense ramblings anyway? lol) -- I've been busy, yes, yes.

The New Toy is a Holga 120CFN, and it's waiting for me to start shooting. Heehee.

But first, where to easily get films? In Pasig area. Because I'm a lazy. ^__^V

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