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:: Fun ::
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
John Pasquin
Shangri-La Cinema 4
2200h - 26 March 2005

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

:: Chaos ::
Daddy Day Care
Steve Carr
2255h - 25 March 2005

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

:: Confusion ::
Mike Nichols
@ my room
9PM or so - 25 March 2005

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

:: Recent Times ::
If you've noticed, I haven't been blogging lately. This entry is a feeble attempt at getting started again - I guess I'm still too lazy to really write anything now. This is basically a recap of whatever I remember about the past few days, weeks, or however far back I can remember. Oh, and just for fun, I'm sneaking in bits of "news" that are totally fabricated, entirely fictional, absolutely false, and basically untrue.

  • I have, in recent times, discovered the joys of watching Lost and The Contender on AXN. In related news, since I'm now home most week-nights, I've reverted into TV junkie mode.

  • I've sprained my ankle. I finally played ball after several weeks without exercise, and it looks like I'll be waiting another several weeks to hit the courts again.

  • I've put my foot just a bit closer to my mouth. Details on this will be saved for another entry.

  • I've lost my camera.

  • I've learned that Superman is a dick. I think you should look into this too. Check out superdickery.com

  • I've shaved my head.

  • I've neglected my deviant art page.

  • I've... I've... I'm tired. I think I'll just go watch TV.

  • 3.19.2005
    :: Numb ::
    Garden State
    Zach Braff
    @ my room
    8PM or so - 18 March 2005

    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

    :: Random ::
    From Discovery Channel: "We are all mutants. It's the differences that make us who we are." The idea is just stuck in my head.

    CSI: Las Vegas, as I've said before, is just a joy to watch.

    I love theatre.

    Speaking of theatre, the run of Clytemnestra is now over. Now I'm bored, and I don't know what to do.

    Still on theatre, I really want to watch Avenue Q.

    Even more on theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar as directed by Gale Edwards rocks. This isn't the 1971 JCS that opened on Broadway, nor is it the 1973 movie. I didn't watch the former, and I barely remember the latter, but I do know that this is very different from either one of them. Forget the 70's versions and watch this.
    note: The DVD mentioned here is a filmed version of the stage play.

    I want a new camera. The Canon EOS 350D would be nice. The 20D would be even nicer.

    Do you want to create your own South Park character? Follow me.

    Rides on Discovery is... I don't know. I just want at least one of the rides there for my own.

    I'm tired.

    :: Telling Stories ::
    On one of my regular visits toThe Sassy Lawyer's Journal, I came across an entry on J. K. Rowling and her latest book. In her first paragraph, Sassy made a distinction between a writer and a storyteller.
    Someone (a big shot book editor doing a review in a major U.S. paper, no less) once said that J. K. Rowling was not a writer; she was a storyteller. I beg to disagree. Granted that she may have been just a storyteller when she wrote the first Harry Potter book, she is much, much more today. She is both a gifted writer and a gifted storyteller. While a good storyteller merely writes events in their correct sequence, a better story teller writes events in their correct sequence in an enticing manner. But a gifted writer and storyteller will not only write events in their correct sequence in an exciting manner but will also imbue the story with personal touches that add depth and substance into the plainness of the words. That is what sets the excellent apart from the mediocre. And J. K. Rowling is by no means mediocre.

    For some strange but compelling reason, I had to react.
    This might turn into a battle of words, or rather, a battle of semantics, but I just have to react to your definitions of storyteller and writer. I'm not sure what the 'big shot book editor' meant by calling J.K. Rowling a storyteller, but to me, that is higher praise than being called a writer.

    "A writer only makes the pen weep. A storyteller makes a woman shed tears." This is one of the lines in a play I was in a few months back, and it has stuck with me since. I guess this is part of the reason I'm reacting now... but let's go to something more basic. What, in my opinion, is a writer? What is a storyteller?

    A writer is basically somebody who writes for a living - somebody whose job it is to commit words to paper. A storyteller is somebody who can weave different ideas and events together into... I don't know... something magical. Ok... a writer knows how to put words together; a storyteller knows how to move people. Hmm... didn't I just paraphrase the line I just quoted earlier? Oh well...

    I guess that's a sign I'm rambling already. I can't seem to get my own words together; and on that note, I will end this.

    I also had to comment a second time... probably because I felt the need to cover my ass.
    I'm not trying to refute anything you said here. In fact, I myself love reading the Harry Potter books, and I believe that J. K. Rowling is a fantastic... umm... my pickiness with words is going to do me in someday. I believe that J. K. Rowling is a fantastic author. She has a way of luring her audience into her stories and making them forget just how long her books are.

    There. Oh, and on another note, Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite in the series. I've only read Order once though, so that might change if I get a chance to read it again. For now though... ok, enough rambling.

    I'm crazy. I obviously have this penchant for blurting out the thoughts in my head before they are fully formed. Oh well...

    :: Blatant Hints ::
    Check out my Froogle Wish List.

    How self-centered can I get?

    Hey... it's a wish list. I'm just broadcasting it, and it doesn't mean you have to get me anything. I'm just being... well... let's just say I'm currently in one of those moods where I'd like to believe that the whole world revolves around me. I'll snap out of it soon enough, but right now, I'd just like to indulge myself.

    Anyway, as some sort of disclaimer or waiver, here are some notes:
    Some of these things are really just things I want - this is a wish list after all.
    Some, I've really been looking for... I just haven't found them yet.
    Some of these items are really useful.
    Some, I admit, are totally... umm... there's a word in Filipino for it - luho.

    If you are seriously considering granting any of my wishes, here are a few more notes:
    All of the things would be appreciated.
    None of the items are necessary.

    I still can't believe I'm posting this.

    :: Twenty More Questions ::
    I've posted about wanting to see Twenty Questions and missing a staging of it before. Now I'm at it again.

    The Juan Ekis play Twenty Questions is now officially in pre-production. The last staging doesn't really count, if only because Ekis only found out about it a few days before the show. That isn't the case this time. Details are still sketchy, but I'll be posting updates as I get them.

    :: Clytemnestra ::
    I haven't been able to get online for quite a while, so this is a bit delayed. As of this post, two of the shows are already over. Anyway, here I go...
    Be one of the first to watch CLYTEMNESTRA, Kultura's 10th year season-ender and, incidentally, also its 10th major theatrical production. The first show will be this Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m., Dizon Auditorium, UA&P.

    Written in Filipino by UA&P alumnus and Palanca award winner Christian R. Vallez, and directed by Tinette Villanueva, CLYTEMNESTRA is a retelling of Aeschylus "Oresteia." Set after the Trojan War, the play recounts how Clytemnestra murdered the victorious Agamemnon as he arrives home and how Orestes, their son, murders Clytemnestra to avenge his father.

    We've had shows on the 26th of February, and earlier this evening. Upcoming shows will be at 8:00 PM on the 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th of March at the Celestino Dizon Auditorium in the University of Asia & the Pacific. Please check the poster or scroll down for more details.
    Frankie Pascua, RJ Torres, Carlo Jimenez, JR Magboo, Jose Miciano, Alessa de Rivera, Elaine Tan, Shara Jacinto, Eds Agapito, Wanwan Rapisora, Angel Santos, Tricia Fermin, Powie Espineli, Katt Manso, JJ Rimando, Jardy Adolfo, John Montoya, Roni Balbieran

    February 26 (Sat.), March 1 (Tue.), March 3 (Thu.), March 5 (Sat.), March 9 (Wed.), March 10 (Thu.), March 11 (Fri.), March 12 (Sat.)


    Celestino Dizon Auditorium
    University of Asia and the Pacific
    Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
    * You may avail of FREE PARKING along Pearl Drive, or use UA&P's pay parking lot along Escriva Drive (formerly Amber).

    Free admission for UA&P students, faculty and staff. Tickets for non-UA&P guests are sold at Php 150 each.

    For inquiries, please contact Ms. Marie Puyat at
    637-0912 loc. 380, 0922-4959340, or