Mayo 6, 2008
Last week’s night out is the closest thing I could think of of a summer getaway. It’s already the month of May and I haven’t been to any resort (beach, pool or spring). I went to the beach too early (February). 😀 My time—or should I say, mine and my officemates’ time—is occupied by the routine at work. Maybe all of us were too busy to notice that summer is slipping away, fast and unnoticed, and the thought of some summer adventure only occurred to us in passing. Haay…
Abril 1, 2008
In celebration of April Fool’s, I’d like to share some works of art by a colleague. The initial creation is a product of a misheard term and the last two sprung from a series of hilarious discussion with other co-workers. So, without further ado, may I present “Smelly Ps”, created by Conrad. I hope they’re good April Fool’s surprises. 😀
Introducing ‘Yagit’ (orphan) — the character that started it all.
Marso 14, 2008
The first time I saw this during a commercial gap, I was laughing so hard afterwards. It’s really funny. And brilliant! Very creative. Enjoy watching and tell me what you think.
Some of my friends said that this ad
is too intellectual for the Masang Pinoy.
Partly true. One, it’s not hard sell. Two, there are no dialogues
. Most Pinoys utilize commercial gaps to do other things or accomplish a chore
. Three, the viewer
is required to watch it from beginning to end or you wouldn’t understand the whole thing. Lastly, you have to read the sentence that appears before the last scene
to have an idea
is being advertised (product is only shown once — the last scene).
Still, I love it. It’s one of the good TVCs I’ve seen this year
. Congratulations to the team
who created it.
Pebrero 19, 2008
Did you know that colors have sound? Five musicians created songs inspired by a color. Five directors also made music videos for the songs. Among the compositions, my favorite is Marie Digby’s “Paint Me in Your Sunshine.”
Paint me in your sunshine/ Wake my sleepy eyes/ Round me in your comfort/
Stay with me for all of time
Reach your hand/ I’ll follow/ Darken clouds for your rays of hope
So paint me in your sunshine/ Walk with me, stay by my side/ Fill my head with stories/ For love and war and glory
Reach your hand/ I’ll follow/ Light the path that will lead me home/ Oh, oh, Home
One day the world will grow colder/ Everything we’ve come to cherish crumbles/ And only then will we turn back and remember your glow
Paint me in your sunshine/ Leave the part of you behind/ Tell me where I’ll find you/ And send me off to another day/ Till we meet tomorrow
Reach your hand/ I’ll follow/ Hold me close till the day that I grow old/ Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh/ Mm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm
Discover the sounds of other colors here. Enjoy!
Enero 8, 2008
I watched some of the film entries in the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival
(MMFF). What really caught my attention was the trailer of the full-length animated film Urduja
that was being shown before the featured film. Here’s a glimpse to this upcoming movie:
According to legends, “Urduja
” is a 14th century warrior-princess who ruled the Kingdom of Tawalisi
. She was famous for leading a group of woman warriors who were skilled fighters and equestrian. Historical reference to Princess Urduja can be found in the travel account of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim
traveler from Morocco
. He stopped by Tawalisi
on his way to China and had known Princess Urduja.
Urduja will be in theaters some time this year. I will definitely see this one.
Disyembre 4, 2007
Sending a Christmas card is one of the oldest practices associated with the Holiday Season. I still do that until now. And greeting cards are becoming more and more interesting each year. They’re more than just greeting cards now. Like the ones I saw when I bought Christmas cards for friends and family abroad.