26 November, 2008

What I Could Fit Into Ten [or the latest ten things in my head]

I haven't done one of my TEN THINGS blogs in a while, so here we go...

10.) TRUE STORY: [saw this on an interview on cable tv]
There was a boy named Ryan, he was the fourth child to a very happy mother whose life was devoted to her children. When Ryan was around 10 years old, his mother got pregnant again. They learned that it was a boy and named the new baby Michael, even before he was born. And every morning thereafter, Ryan would excitedly as his mother, "Is Michael here yet?"
He could not wait to have a baby brother.

But three months before Michael was born, Ryan accidentally drowned in the family pool and died.

Ten years later, when Michael was about the same age as Ryan, he then asked his mother, "Mom, can we talk about heaven?"

To which his mother responded, "Sure, what do you want to know?"

"I think those who love us are really up there," he said.

"Really?" the mother asked with much surprise and curiousity.

And Michael said, "I saw him, Mom. He was running so fast and there was a bump, then a splash of water. I tried to hold his hand. I tried to save him."
then Michael said in almost a whisper "And then this light came and he said I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL. And he was gone."

All those years, they never actually told Michael how his brother Ryan died.

9. ) I saw this movie called "The Kite Runner" a while ago. I remember watching a feature on the BBC News Channel about this film. I found it quite touching and depressing at the same time. Of course it had this premise about "everyone has the chance to be good again" but i can't bring myself to rave about it.

8.) Is it just me or does it NOT feel like it's the "-ber" months already? I mean it's already November, but I haven't felt any "Brrrrrr" in the humid air at all... Then again, I'm in Panay island...

7.) I'm praying to God that the blown glass apothecary dome i saw in Rustan's is still there when I return.

6.) ULTRAMAN MAX!!! Sorry, I just had to do that... I don't have the HERO channel on my cable back in Santa Rosa, just Animax. When I stay at my abuela's house, I literally just stay in the house. Ergo, the television keeps me occupied; and I've been watchin Ultraman Max lately. Formulaic as each episode has been since its previous incarnations, the latest one is just amusing. Even the monsters are getting on my good side.

5.) Looking around at how much Filipinos love celebrating Christmas, don't you ever wonder how they decorated say Christmas 1890, before the advent of tinsel, tivoli lights, and capiz parols? I wonder how they made it look a lot like Christmas...

4.) Sharing this quote from THE LOVE OF SIAM

"If we can love someone so much, how will we be able to handle it the one day when we are separated? And, if being separated is a part of life, and you know about separation well. Is it possible Tong,that we can love someone and never be afraid of losing them? At the same time, i was also wondering. Is it possible, that we can live our entire life without loving anyone at all? That is my loneliness."

~ Di ba naman? Di ba? Di ba? Di ba? Di ba? Di ba?

3. What is it with the rain effects in Filipino movies? Predictably, it pours when lovers kiss, run after each other, or when the movie is just about to end. But they don't get it right; the way it pours, the way it looks, the way it just is... Oh well...

2.) Nothing beats vintage episodes of SHAIDER...the nostalgia it evokes...

1.) The latest season/episodes of "Kyo Kara Maoh" [God(?) Save Our King] rocks!!! I love it!!! All the while, I thought they ended with episode 78, but here we are with episode 90+

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