Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Got A HeadCut

I can't accept that I finished reading The Other Boleyn Girl. I. Can. Not. It's just that I really loved reading it - the story, the images it creates inside my brain, and the characters. Well, the movie characters are a bonus, having Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, and Natalie Portman (THE Anne Boleyn) portray the infamous characters in the story helped me picture the events better in my mind - imagining Natalie Portman speak French and curtsy before the king or Scarlett Johansson pull her hood back - all of them. I finished it while the attendee was chopping my hair off. (I went to the hair-chopping area after I woke up from deep slumber aka nap.) Let's count: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard (Anne Boleyn's first cousin, since well Anne was a Howard and a Boleyn. Oh, she was also beheaded for being accused of adultery. Cooool, and she was beheaded Feb13, my birthday, coool. Anne Boleyn's kins are all crazy about love, or lust, or whatever. Maybe they're hotwired to be like that.), and finally Catherine Parr. OK. Edward (Jane's son. Jane, who died after giving birth. She was lucky she died without being shamed.) became the king at a young age of 9.

Sidenote: I can't help overhearing the Pinoy Big Brother (I have my back against the TV again), PBB is NOT Temptation Island. That's a different (implied) reality show.

Back on topic (if there really is a topic), I thank Anne Boleyn for being the source of my desire to have my own Queendom. I am cursing Thomas Cromwell for bringing Anne Boleyn to her death, and Henry VIII for being, uhh, chubby, selfish, fat, freak, stupid, womanizer, did I say fat and selfish already? Thomas Cromwell was later beheaded for "pairing" Anne of Cleves (whom my teacher said to be fugly), I guess Thomas Cromwell had something going on with Annes. Anyway, I hate Henry VIII for this week and the coming weeks, or until I see the movie (calling pirates) and if it makes me change my mind; however, I believe I will stand by my decision and loathe Henry VIII. It's not like he's going to haunt me in my dreams. (Still fat, old, and a freak.) And I'm still confused, who was the one Henry VIII really considered to be his "true wife" because of love and affection, not because of birthing issues. I remember my teacher told me before it was Anne Boleyn, then now I read somewhere it's the freaking Jane Seymour (who is full of sweetness as written in the novel). Henry 8th was buried next to Jane Seymour at his death, so ok, that is 2 points for Jane, 1 point for Anne. Anne Boleyn produced the greatest monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth I and I still like Natalie Portman. Bleh. Mabuhay si Anne Boleyn, mabuhay!!

So of what relevance is this? Actually, I also don't know. Ask Henry VIII he seems to be that knowledgeable. Anyway, I got a haircut and while the employee was washing my hair, they have an adjustable sink or whatever you call that thing they use in salons. It adjusts on your neck and shoulders and hurts like hello (not hell). I was envisioning myself to be beheaded like Anne Boleyn, because I am charged with being scheming and all that. However, the sword did not come, I realized, I fell asleep. Dang.

Did I mention that while I was closing the book, my eyes were really pinkish? I thought people might think that I was going to cry because of the book. It was then revealed that someone was chopping onions inside the aircon-fed salon. What a great day to chop onions.


MORAL: Don't chop your onions when you're inside a salon. Read the book first before you watch the movie version.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tagalog Remake of a Fifth Grader

Noong nasa ikalimang baitang ako sa grade school, kailangan sa Music subject namin na gumawa ng "remake" ng isang kanta. Maaaring "i-tagalize", palitan ang lyrics, atbp ang mga awitin ayon sa personal preference ng mag-aaral. Exciting 'di ba? HINDI. Mayroon akong dalawang halimbawa. If may gusto kayong kanta na nais niyong ipabago, kumonsulta sa aking grade 5 na katauhan. My goodness.
(Hinding hindi ko makakalimutan ang mga ito. Para silang nightmares na pabalik-balik.)

Lucky

This is a story about a girl named Lucky…

Early morning, she wakes up
Knock, knock, knock on the door
It's time for makeup, perfect smile
It's you they're all waiting for
They go…
"Isn't she lovely, this Hollywood girl?"
And they say…

[CHORUS:]
She's so lucky, she's a star
But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking
If there's nothing missing in my life
Then why do these tears come at night

Lost in an image, in a dream
But there's no one there to wake her up
And the world is spinning, and she keeps on winning
But tell me what happens when it stops?
They go…
"Isn't she lovely, this Hollywood girl?"
And they say…

[Repeat CHORUS]

"Best actress, and the winner is…Lucky!"
"I'm Roger Johnson for Pop News standing outside the arena waiting for Lucky"
"Oh my god…here she comes!"

Isn't she lucky, this Hollywood girl?
She is so lucky, but why does she cry?
If there's nothing missing in her life
Why do tears come at night?

[repeat chorus twice]

// Version ng grade 5 student, ihanda ang sarili:

Masuwerte

Ito'y isang kuwento tungkol kay Lucky...

Berso:
Isang umaga, gumising siya
katok, katok, katok, sa pinto
Magmake-up na at ngumiti
Ika'y hinihintay ng lahat
Sila'y...
"Hindi ba't siya'y maganda? Itong Hollywood girl?"
At sinabi'y..

Koro:
Siya'y masuwerte, siya'y bituin
Pero siya'y umiiyak, at nag-iisip na
Kung wala nang kulang sa kanya
Ngunit bakit may luha sa gabi

Berso:
Nawala sa imahe, sa panaginip
Ngunit walang gigising sa kanya
Ang mundo'y tuloy ang ikot, at siya'y nananalo
Paano kapag ito'y huminto?
Sila'y...
"Hindi ba't siya'y maganda? Itong Hollywood girl?"
At sinabi'y..

[Ulitin ang Koro]

Tulay:
"Best actress, and the winner is…Lucky!"
"I'm Roger Johnson for Pop News standing outside the arena waiting for Lucky"
"Oh my god…here she comes!"

Hindi ba't siya'y masuwerte, itong Hollywood girl?
Siya ay masuwerte, ngunit bakit umiiyak?
Kung wala nang kulang sa kanyang buhay
Bakit ba may luha pa?

[Ulitin nang 2 beses ang Koro]


// Siyempre hindi paaawat, may isa pa

Mirror Mirror

Mirror mirror lie to me
Show me what I wanna see
Mirror mirror lie to me

Why don't I like the girl I see
The one who's standing right in front of me
Why don't I think before I speak
I should have listened to that voice inside me
I must be stupid, must be crazy, must be out of my mind
To say the kind of things I said last night

Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back, bring my baby back to me

Mirror mirror lie to me
Show me what I wanna see
Mirror mirror lie to me
Show me what I wanna see

Why did I let you walk away
When all I had to do was say I'm sorry
I let my pride get in the way
And in the heat of the moment I was to blame
I must be stupid, must be crazy, must be out of my mind
Now in the cold light of the day I realize

Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back, bring my baby back to me

If only wishes could be dreams
And know my dreams could come true
There would be two us standing here in front of you
If you could show me that someone that I used to be
Bring back my baby, my baby to me

Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back, bring my baby back to me

Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back, bring my baby back to me

Mirror mirror lie to me
Show me what I wanna see
Mirror mirror lie to me
Mirror mirror lie to me
Show me what I wanna see
Mirror mirror lie to me

// Huling hirit na

Salamin Salamin

Alingawngaw:
Salamin dayain mo ako
Ipakita mo ang mga nais ko
Salamin linlangin mo ako

Berso:
Hindi ko gusto nakikita ko
Babaeng nakatayo sa harapan ko
Hindi iniisip ang binibigkas
Nakinig sana sa boses sa loob ko
Ako'y hunghang, ako'y baliw, at nasiraan ng bait
Para sabihin mga nawika kagabi

Koro:
Salamin salamin nakasabit sa dingding
Hindi mo na kailangan sabihin sino ang timang
Salamin salamin sana'y magsinungaling ka
At balik ang sanggol ko, ibalik ang sanggol ko (oh-oh)

Alingawngaw:
Salamin dayain mo ako
Ipakita mo ang mga nais ko
Salamin linlangin mo ako
Ipakita mo ang mga nais ko

Berso:
Bakit hinayaang lumayo
Dapat sinabi ko na lang ang 'sorry'
Humarang ang kahambugan
At ang dapat sisihin sa nangyari ay ako
Ako'y hunghang, ako'y baliw, at nasiraan ng bait
Para sabihin mga nawika kagabi

[Ulitin ang Koro]

Tulay:
Sana'y maging panaginip
ang mga pangarap ko
Dalawa na tayong nakatayo sa harapan
Kung mapapakita mo sa akin ang dating ako
Ibalik mo ang sanggol ko, ang sanggol ko sa akinnn

[Ulitin ang Koro nang dalawang beses]

Alingawngaw na Pagtatapos:
Salamin dayain mo ako
Ipakita mo ang mga nais ko
Salamin linlangin mo ako
Salamin dayain mo ako
Ipakita mo ang mga nais ko
Salamin linlangin mo ako


MORAL: Mas masaya maging bata, dahil iba pa ang takbo ng isip. Iba pa ang pamamaraan ng pag-iisip, at minsan, walang isip. Huh? Alam ko, magulo di ba? Eh ano naman, Earth Day ngayon eh! Dapat araw-araw Earth Day. Mabuhay si Mother Earth! Mabuhay!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Evolution of Nothingness

There was a time when the abacus was the most high-tech thing ever, aside from the wheel. Yes, this is true. Would you believe people worshipped the fire?! (I watched this in Spongebob Squarepants so you don't have anything to add to that.) There also used to be a time when people predicted that we won't need computers (and he must be eating sand everyday in the present times). And Taglish April continues with this entry.

Before when children say "Laro tayo!" they would scamper and go outside to play hide-and-seek or run around like crazy, sweat profusely until they develop banil or 'yung mga matitinding libag na gumuguhit na ng kapalaran ng ibang mga tao. Then magkakaroon sila ng bungang araw tapos magpapalagay sila ng Fissan sa likod or wherever na may prickly heat shizzles sila. Today, when kids ask that question, they would turn their computers on or run to the nearest internet/computer shop, and play MMORPG or LAN games. No wonder most kids today are obese. Joke.... but half-meant... and is a serious issue today, like global warming and animal cruelty (this is serious for me).

Before, "Ang slow mo naman," ang isinasabi sa mga hindi nakage-gets ng joke or anything else. Today, "Ano ba yan, O(n^3) ang utak," OR, "Ay nako, parang Celeron processor mo ah." @_@

And it gets weirder...

Survivor: Philippines

I want to write in Filipino again since it's April (because I had my Filipino writing class last year April), but not the strict Filipino grammar that I want. Ugh, taglish na nga lang. Summer classes. Start of the clay court season for tennis freaks. But I'm just plain lazy to go online and write. I still write using pen and paper, however it takes too many calories to scribble your thoughts, but nothing can ever beat the experience of dotting your i's, crossing your t's and putting the period at the end of sentences, 'yung tipong bumabakat 'yung tuldok sa next page. Ano ba nangyari sa akin this fake summertime... Fake because we have summer classes and are compelled to go to school. Binabayaran ako ng mga magulang ko para pumasok, in the form of baon/allowance. Mahal ang matrikula. Yeeaah.

I like the Nike commercial because: 1.) Cristiano Ronaldo is plain hot.



2.) Two tennis players were featured. 3.) Kobe Bryant is there. 4.) Oh, may Pinoy pala roon. Cool noh.



I read the 4 books of James Patterson, the Maximum Ride series originally a trilogy. However, due to popular demand, the author excreted another book. Lesson learned? Madali magsuccumb sa peer pressure si James Patterson. The story is fun with all the mutant thingies and action parts, but the real good thing there is the pace. The book won't bore you to death like the uhh, (insert title of a boring book you know). I borrowed the first book from a friend, and was able to buy the third and fourth book in Greenhills. The second book was a drag. I found it in Naitonal Bookstore in Cubao, and almost hugged the lady because of pure bliss. Anyway, I finished them in 4 days. I was distressed with the thought that I spent a thousand in four days. So I finally finished Citizen Girl and was looking forward to reading Atonement or The Other Boleyn (you pronounce it as "Bullen") Girl. Btw, heard that Maximum Ride will be turned into a movie to be released by the end of 2008. Then Christmas and New Year na naman. Gosh.

I played Virtua Tennis 3 in PSP instead of reading Atonement, slept at 5am because of it and my fingers were so sore they really hurt. I was forced to lie to my piano teacher. Baaad. I still played the game the next day. Haha.

I would die if I get bored. I want to play tennis again, and my goal to write in Filipino is obviously in the dirt. It feels awkward (right now) to post an entry in Fil; however, I chat in Tagalog. Pointless.

Summer Classes start tomorrow. Noooooooo... (It's not the sound cows make.)


MORAL: This summer's hotness (not the Cristiano Ronaldo / Marat Safin type of hotness) is frying my brain cells. Earth Day is on April 22, watch the scariest movie ever, on HBO same day - An Inconvenient Truth. Ang init. Dang.