Archive for March, 2009

1?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2009 by Rica Cristina Baldomar

I am in a state of shock. Someone pinch me. Maybe I’ve watched too much porn or something. I think I just got a 1 in one of my classes.  That ant be right… right?

Last Song Syndrome

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2009 by Rica Cristina Baldomar

“Steady as the beating drum… blah blah blah blah…” Damn. Last song syndrome. I’m suffering last dong snydrome and it’s “Steady as the Beating Drum” from Pocahontas. What kind of person, in their right state of mind would have a Pocohomtas song for a last song syndrome?

A sick one.

I don’t know why but I seem to be experiencing constant last song syndrome.

List of Last Song Syndrome songs I remember having since last Friday:

Mulan’s “I’l make a man out of you”

Hakuna Matata

Ringa Ringa

Phantom of the Opera

Happy Ending by Mika

Still Doll

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Happy WOrking Song.

All of them are soundtracks. I have no idea why I’m suffering. Damn.

A Friendster message about Jesus

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2009 by Rica Cristina Baldomar

Just went through my Friendster inbox. I found this forwarded message about a supposed miracle in Egypt. It was how a man killed his wife and then burried his 8 year old and 5 month daughters alive, together with his dead wife. 15 days later, when the police were able to locate the place and dig out the bodies, they found the girls to be alive. The little girl told everyone about how a man in shiny white clothes with holes in his palms and feet would come everyday dig her and her sister out, give her bread and water, and wake her mother up to nurse her baby sister. Afterwards, the two would be returned to the hole. The man told the girl not to be afraid because they were safe and they would soon be able to permanently leave the hole.

Cool. From the way it was told, you would think it a heartwarming tale of a miracle and how Jesus (the guy in white) came and succored the girls until they could be rescued. Unfortunetly, its not as rosy as a picture as it first appears.

The man supposedly killed his wife because she was reading the bible. The man was muslim. I cant help but think that this as a form of labeling propaganda wherein we (Christians) have this thing for glorifying our religion by using Islam (or whatever other religion is conviniently available) as the bad guys.  It’s sad that we like to think of ourselve as the good ones and the rest of the world as heathens. It’s unfair because when you think about it, we all worship a divine being, it’s just that said being has different names and different traditions. I didnt like the way wherein the message made it look like muslims will kill their family for reading the bible. That’s just a load of crap. Heck, I dont even think the message was real. More likely than not, it’s a form of urban legend.

The message said to forward it to show that I have time for God.

I didnt. I have time for God but not for bullshit.

Where were the twins?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2009 by Rica Cristina Baldomar

The other night I had nothing to do so I went over to my friends to borrow some movies. She lent me this VCD entitled “The Twins Effect”. Two things struck me when she gave me the VCD:

1. It had a huge picture of Jackie Chan on the cover and when I watched the movie I found out that the guy had a vey, very, very, very, very minor role in it.

2.  The title was “The Twin Efects” but there was nothing ever said about twins in the movie. Heck, I didnt see any of the characters who looked like they were related to each other.

After i finished the movie I decided to peruse the CD case and found out the reasons for my earlier observations. Jackie Chan’s face was all over the cover because he produced the movie. Which goed to show that when you have a name, you try to use as much as you can. SO even though it wasnt relevant for him to be in that movie he was in it all for the sake that more people will watch it because it has Jacie Chan in it.

After looking at the back part of the CD case I also found out why it was called “The Twins Effect”. It seems that these so called Hongkong pop sensations called “The Twins” (I can’t tell which of the main characters the twins were because it wasnt in the credits. I guess that whoever is in charge of these things thought that “The Twins” are popular enough so they don’t need an introduction. They thought wrong.) were the star of the movies, hence the title “The Twins Effect”. Again, this is another sad attempt to bolster viewing with thde use of some famous (or not so famous) name.

The movie was one of those vampire ones and I have this feeling that it must be based on some obscure anime or manga out there. I have a feeling though that the anime or manga must have been a lot better because honestly, the movie sucked. It tried to incorporate anime money shots but they failed at it. The weapons which would have looked cool in anime or manga form just looked bulky and akward in live show. Another thing about the movie is that it reeked of low budget in a really sleazy way.

Just goes to show that having a couple of hot shots in a movie does not make it a hit. X.X