Thursday, 29 July 2010

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

the chronicles of oil price... entry 35 - Php 46.80

it's a good sign... hope they keep it up... ^^

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Thursday, 8 April 2010

movies movies post #16

another bulk of the movies i've watched in the past couple or so months... (rephrasing some imdb synopsis because i've forgotten about the stories of most of these...)

little ashes - 2/5
synopsis: two, young spanish boys wishing to be pioneers in the field and then ends up in a very weird, passionate love...
- the only highlight of the film: seeing robert pattinson as the weird and gay salvador dali... he's still quite a handsome chap for me...

ong bak - 3/5
synopsis: young martial arts dude kicks tons of azz to get the God idol back...
- cool muscles and action scenes but the dude is... meh...

ong bak 2 - 2/5
synopsis: young prince dude kicks tons of azz to get his rightful throne back...
- i was really surprised that it was in no way related to the "prequel" movie...
- it had some cool action scnene but the first movie made more sense...
- i ended up missing the muay thai action in the first movie... there was none of that in this movie...

state of play - 2/5
synopsis: couple of reporters overstep their boundaries as they chance upon leads to a murder leading to something else more...
- had to check imdb for this... meaning, it's not a really memorable movie...

inglourious basterds - 4/5
synopsis: group of nazi killers... a vengeful girl... and a very basterdly german... quentin tarantino does it again...
- christoph waltz kills as landa... a very, very deserving win...
- it wasn't as action-y as i'd expected... (it is a does have a war setting, after all...) but it's still all good with mr.tarantino's clever dialogues...

the boat that rocked - 3/5
synopsis: rock and roll is banned! but that doesn't stop these rebels from launching at pirate ship pirate radio...
- some very cool music was featured (as far i as remember...)

whip it - 2/5
synopsis: a loser girl in a loser town finds her calling in rollerball...
- not really as amusing as i thought...
- ellen page's still pretty cute (she'll always be juno for me, though) and zoe bell was a suprising (and cool) extra...

julie & julia - 3/5
synopsis: julia child stumbles her way into being the cooking legend... julie powell tries to get something done for once in her life by blogging about getting through julia's cookbook...
- pretty cute movie... pretty cute meryl streep role...

the hangover - 4/5
synopsis: 4 friends hilariously picks up the pieces of their wasted night in vegas...
- brandon cooper... *swoon*...
- the chinese dude was hella funny!

observe and report - 1/5
synopsis: a deluded head of security in a mall goes beyond his job description in capturing a flasher...
- referred to imdb again...
- quite a tasteless movie, really... meh...

400 blows - 2/5
synopsis: a really bad boy deliberately goes out and screws his life over... really bad parents too... tsk tsk...
- damn, the boy is pretty cute too...

adam - 4/5
synopsis: a really weirdly intelligent man finally attempts at making something of his life when he falls in love with his neighbor...
- i'm only giving this a 4 because it didn't end quite as i wanted it too... boo...

the blind side - 4/5
synopsis: a homeless boy finds shelter from a woman and an equally supportive family...
- i didn't get why sandra bullock won all the best actress award for this movie... she did play it well, though... it's that that i don't really get it...
- nice family movie...
- there's surprisingly only a few football scenes, though...

brick - 2/5
synopsis: a man investigates the death of his former lover...
- i would've rated this higher if i could just understand it... there was just too much jargon to even understand it...
- i even had to google the whole summary of it... am i really that slow? ^^

all about steve - 2/5
synopsis: an eccentric crossword puzzle maker goes out of her way for her "true love"... and the "true love" goes out of his way to avoided the weird chick...
- it stared out okay at first... and then, it was all weird by the end...
- still, brandon cooper... *swoon*...

avatar - 3/5
synopsis: pocahontas + fern gully + 3d + future stuff = avatar... ^^
- watched this in imax and visual wise, it's awesommmmmmmmmmmme...
- story wise, kinda meh...

the chronicles of oil price... entry 32 - Php 46.80

aaaaaaaaaaand... it's back up again... :(

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

...my jacket collection...

hmmmmmmmmmm... all i've been blogging about lately is the gas price... and now i'm bored... boredom makes you blog about something else entirely...

jacket #1...
it started when i saw this artwork jacket when i was reviewing for the ece board exam in cebu... it was so brit-like and old school that i fell in love with it... i had to buy it...



jacket #2...
now this was bought for its purpose, not for fashion... (i do like the simple design, though...) having 1 good jacket was no good for working in a cold office... so i had to buy a backup...



jacket #3...
saw this at facebook... the supplier is davao based and by boy, is he hard to reach... the small size is effin big! even the extra small is a little hip-hoppy but the cloth is really warm and soft... and oh, by the way, i'm a loyalist... ehehe...



jacket #4...
saw this in an adidas x star wars... and i've never been so in love with a jacket my entire life... i wanted it so much that i posted a picture of it in facebook and lo and behold, my aunt bought it for me... how cool is that? and this is definitely, by far, the coolest jacket i have... even has a detachable cape and hoodie... way cool... ^^



for my jacket #5, i'm thinking of getting a replica of the late, great michael jackson's beat it jacket... mmmmmmmmmmmmm... ^^

Saturday, 27 March 2010

the chronicles of oil price... entry 31 - Php 46.55

doesn't really make that much difference...

Friday, 5 March 2010

the chronicles of oil price... entry 29 - Php 45.80

good thing my faja's sponsoring my gas allowance... ^^

Monday, 1 March 2010

happy birthday, ayachan!

my first time blogging about my birthday... well, it's been a good year and i hope i have more good years to come... i'm having family and friends and acquiantances over... since i got a job, i've had 2 birthday gifts for meself... last year was the chucks and this year is the adidas bowling bag... it's really nice...

the chronicles of oil price... entry 28 - Php 44.80

i seem to be only blogging about oil prices... and damn, it went up again...

Thursday, 18 February 2010

the chronicles of oil price... entry 27 - Php 43.80

what? this is my first entry for feb '10? oh well... at least, it's good news... ^^

Sunday, 31 January 2010

roger roger #4

wew... it's been a while for this topic...

a momentous day for good ol' roger federer...

he was up against andy murray in the men's finals of the australian open 2010... tight game even though federer won in straight sets... murray broke him a couple times but roger was able to break back and break some more...

roger was very much in form... he hit a lot of good shots and had very few shanked shots... i noticed he kept pounding on murray's backhand and although they kept having these long, long rallies, the gameplan worked...

now, the 3rd set tiebreak was the main highlight of the whole match... very very tight because it kept going back and forth to setpoint for murray and championship point for federer... murray's serve was getting better too and it made it even harder for federer... roger had match point but missed the passing shot (the banana shot - rafa term)... then he had another match point but misjudged murray's passing shot and let it go because he thought it'd go long... but roger, the champ that he is, really hung on and fought! finally, on his serve, murray hit the net and roger federer finally won his 16TH GRAND SLAM and FIRST GRAND SLAM AS A FATHER!

"i can cry like roger... it's just a shame i can't play like him...- andy murray in his acceptance speech... boy was he breaking down... he was about to thank his support group but couldn't continue... i really felt for him... poor fella but very much a trooper...

"you’re too good of a player not to win a Grand Slam, so don’t worry about it..." - roger federer thanking murray during his acceptance speech... roger looked teary at some point after the match but he was more happy than teary... he thanked the tournament people, the crowd and his group... mirka was all smiles and even looked tingly looking at him... then, the two players had their picture taken and roger walked around the court showing off his number 16...

oorah, roger! allez! ^^


Sunday, 17 January 2010

the chronicles of oil price... entry 25 - Php 45.30

weee! a record breaker! it's the most expensive it's ever been... sigh...

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

movies movies post #15

been doing a lot of watching lately... and too little posting... so here's the big bulk of the movies i've recently watched...

my sister's keeper - 3/5
synopsis: a family deals with a cancer stricken daughter...
- if i were dying, it'd be so cool to meet a good guy...
- if my body parts were being harvested for a sake of a dying sibling, i'd be cool with it...
- nice twist at the ending...
- quite the tear-jerker, i must say...

the deer hunter - 4/5
synopsis: two men's simple lives change forever after being sent off to war...
- robert de niro quite the charmer here...
- the first russian roulette scene was one of the most absorbing scenes i've ever watched...
- one of those slow starting films... and then it just leaves you shaken by the end of it...

wall street - 1/5
synopsis: a lowly stock dude works for the big guy and suddenly gets more than he bargained for...
- i would've rated this film better if i just understood it...
- michael douglas' performance was pretty good, though...

the maid - 2/5
synopsis: a filipina maid hired by a couple with very freaky secrets gets spooked in singapore...
- this got a higher rating than wall street just because alessandra de rossi's in it... ohoho...
- but to be honest, the story's pretty bleh...

12 angry men - 5/5
synopsis: a boy's fate is changed that started from one vote of "not guilty"...
- one of the most absorbing movies i've ever seen...
- simple set, simple scenes, great acting, great story, great screenplay, great movie...

2001 a space odyssey - 2/5
synopsis: human that now live in space discover some kind of rectangular thing... and then a computer thingy goes berserk...
- another stanley kubrick movie that made me go "WTF?!"...
- i've never been so scared of a robot voice before...

requiem for a dream - 5/5
synopsis: 4 people experience the ultimate high and the ultimate low with drug use...
- not all movies get a happy ending... this is one of those movies... oops spoiler...
- jared leto so young...
- great great performance by Ellen Burstyn...

the big lebowski - 3/5
synopsis: a case of mistaken identity turns into one heck of a shitfest...
- the main dude drank so much white russian in the movie, it makes me wonder what it tastes like...
- the nude scene of cate blanchett was... was... erm...

alien - 3/5
synopsis: an alien specie hops aboard and goes on a killing spree
- ripley is one bad ass mutha!
- i envy the cat... he got it easy...

aliens - 3/5
synopsis: as the title suggest, it's not one, not two but a whole lot more salivating creatures!
- it's like starship troopers but less poppy and more darky...
- as expected, ripley kicks ass and saves the day!

banlieue 13 - 5/5
synopsis: the government wants to blow up the district run by society's cast-offs... a couple of guys has other plans...
- parkour in a movie! coooooool...
- David Belle's hot...
- Cyrille Raffaeli's just so-so...

twilight: new moon - 2/5
synopsis: the sequel of twilight... a breakup... a new "friend"... werewolves and more vamps...
- one of the most awkwardly acted movie's i've seen... kinda disappointing really since i'm really a fan of the books...
- twilight was way better...
- great soundtrack, though...

banlieue 13 ultimatum - 2/5
synopsis: the parkour boys are back because the government still wants to blow up the district...
- David Belle's not so hot no more...
- another case of the first-movie-was-better-by-a-mile...

basic instinct - 4/5
synopsis: a man gets stabbed to death and who do they blame? the hot chick... they blame her but still fuck her anyway...
- now i know why the legs scene was "legendary"...
- another michael douglas movie...
- at the end of the movie, i still didn't know who the killer was... ^^

confessions of a shopaholic - 2/5
synopsis: a shopaholic gets a column about how to save money while being in huge debt herself... no matter, she gets the hot guy in the end...
- Isla Fisher is cute no matter what...
- the story, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired...

dance of the dead - 2/5
synopsis: zombies find the local school mouth-watering and crash in the on prom night...
- not another zombie movie!
- it was kinda weird how the characters were acting like it's not big deal that people around them were dying... then again, it's just a movie...
- rock and roll makes the freakin zombies subdued! what an idea!

driving lessons - 4/5
synopsis: a young boy finally learns how it is to live when he began working for a washed up actress...
- for some reason, Rupert Grint looks like Bi Rain...
- Julie Walter's delivery of Evie is so so nice...

ebola syndrome - 3/5
synopsis: a man contracts the ebola virus after raping a native african and then proceeds to infect all those around him...
- the main dude is way more gross than the virus itself... i tell you...

law abiding citizen - 4/5
synopsis: when justice failed him, he takes revenge on everyone...
- i would've rated this a 5/5 if it weren't for the ending... meh...
- Gerard Butler sure like to show off his ASSets... ^^

(500) days of summer - 5/5
synopsis: boy meets girl... boy in love but the girl is kinda not into it...
- it definitely is not a love story... (spoiler alert - it would've been if they ended up together in the end...)
- the 2 main characters are soooo cute...
- great soundtrack too...
- the main dude is so pathetic, you'd want to come in the screen and give him a big hug...

fatal attraction - 4/5
synopsis: an affair turns into a nightmare...
- Glenn Close really kills the villain role, especially the pycho bitch one...
- another Michael Douglas film... (lucky guy... he gets all the hot girls...)
- if you don't want your dude to cheat on you, let him watch this...

Eight and a Half - 1/5
synopsis: a director looks back on his life in the making of his latest film...
- i'm surprised i was able to make a synopsis for this when most part of the movie made not much sense...
- i have a crush on the main dude's look, though... an aging man in brushed-up hair and coke-bottle glasses is one, hot man...

friday the 13th - 1/5
synopsis: jason's at it again and again and again...
- i hate slasher flicks... i effin hate it...
- i don't know why i ended up watching this movie...
- the only unpredictable thing about slasher films is the order of the killing... meh...

gabriel - 3/5
synopsis: an angel is sent to save the other fallen angels and bring light to the darkness and shit...
- i like the main dude's eyes and voice... he's hot...
- one of those action movies that use too much dialogue than action... meh...
- the ending leaves much to be desired...

he's just not that into you - 3/5
synopsis: a film about the adventures of people interconnected by the social tango that is love...
- there are surprisely quite a number of good dating pointers here...
- after watching zack and miri make a porno, i found it difficult watching Justin Long as a straight guy... he's way more effective as a gay guy...

how to be - 5/5
synopsis: a very depressed boy seeks the personal services of an author of a self-help book...
- Robert Pattinson as a pathetic guy is a breath of fresh air...
- he plays good too...
- i found it cute that some scenes that were supposed to be serious had this very comedic background music...

zombieland - 4/5
synopsis: a dude shares his pointers on how to survive zombieland... and gets some pointers as well on how to land a chick...
- i have to write down those pointers...
- the bill murray scene was the LOL!

i love you man - 3/5
synopsis: the groom-to-be has no friends... and so he must go on man-dates to find it best man...
- it's so funny how to bro-mance could be so gay on some scenes...

irreversible - 4/5
synopsis: a man seeks for revenge for the brutal rape of his lover...
- told in a Memento style manner...
- i would've given this a 5/5 if not for the swirling camera movement...
- Monica Belluci is hot hot hot... and then she gets raped real real real bad...

lesbian vampire killers - 2/5
synopsis: a couple of losers have to save the world from being run over by lesbian vampires...
- hot lesbian vamps... and no hot dudes at all... meh...
- the cock sword... oh yeah...

happy new year, 2010!

yay! new year! new year! 2009 was a good year for me... got a job, earned my own money, treated my family with my earnings, met new people, got reconnected and become closer with slimpig, puked from drinking too much, created and properly updated a blog... really, really good year... hope 2010 will be better... anything's cool really as long as i still have the Lord on my back... thanks to everyone who's supported me... year of the tiger, baby! it's mah year! mazeltov to all!