Saturday, November 29

Twilight the Movie review

6.5 out of 10. CATEGORY: COMEDY ayy, este ROMANCE pala.

Even though I'm a fan of the book, I can't help but give Twilight the movie a poor rating because of the following points:

1. Poor cinematography
Why? There were scenes that looked like it wasn't shot by 4-5 cameras. Instead, it looked like it only had one camera with poor quality. It looked low-cost and cheap. There were times when the camera was "magalaw".

2. Screenplay
Why? Even if I don't compare in the book, I would say that the story didn't give much justice to the Cullens nor were the characters in the movie introduced properly. I mean, a person who didn't read the book would be saying, "Ano? Bakit?" Questions that shouldn't be asked by viewers when watching a movie. The movie's screenplay should answer such questions, not leaving viewers saying those kind of things.

3. Dialogues
Good God. I was in the mood to cry already when I saw Bella in pain and Edward says, "I'm gonna make it go away..." Imagine my reaction when Carlisle said, "Edward, stop it. You're killing her." OMFG! What kind of dialogue is that? COMEDY???! Suckish, I tell you. I didn't get to have those heart thumping feelings whenever they said dialogues. I was most disappointed when I heard one of my favorite lines in the book. "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb." And I didn't feel anything. :(

4. Scenes
The hunt for James was really short, when in fact it was the climax of the film. I didn't get to see that Bella was really in danger. I didn't like what they did to the piano scene. Gawd. It was so dull. It lacked life. Bella's lullaby was one of the things I liked about Twilight. They ruined that scene. I didn't get to experience the feelings I had when reading the book that I would stop, close my eyes and take a deep breath meaning I was really into it. The vampires weren't given justice. They were supposed to be graceful and had such poise. Oh, and the kiss?! I always imagined Bella to be the aggressive one. It didn't look like it though. Ballet scene. I DIDN'T GET SHIVERS UP MY SPINE. Not like what I experienced in the book. It was normal, what I really was afraid of was the blood that I would see. I forgot to mention that one of my favorite chapters was the chapter of the meadow. They just lay there, looked at each other and then ...... NOTHING.

5. Rob's acting
He needs more acting lessons. BUT, I liked his expression when they were saying their goodbyes. :) He's Edward Cullen for Pete's sake. Do him justice with the way you act.

6. The Vampires
I was really disappointed when they weren't given emphasis. Plus Jasper looked constipated ALL THE TIME. Alice looked pretty as always. Rosalie looked fugly.

Good points:
A movie wouldn't be without good points. :)

1. Kristen's acting
A big bravo to Kristen's acting in the ballet scene. It was exceptional. She looked like she really was in pain. I really liked that part.

2. James' acting
He looked really cool. Especially when he was smelling the scent of Bella. Those eyes would roll and it really looked like he wanted to eat her. BRAVO JAMES! Hot and good! :)

3. Rob's HOT.
Especially when he puts on that hot shades of his. Gaaah.

3. Visual effects
I liked their visual effects. I never thought they could do the Edward-sparkling-in -the-sun scene, but it wasn't what I imagined. It spelled pretty good effort though. Cars moving fast were really good and the baseball scene was nice.

I continue to be disappointed as I write this. Even if I was expecting too much, the trailer spelled that it would be a great movie. Something that you wouldn't regret wasting your money on. But I guess the trailer was wrong.

I am giving it 3 stars. I'm disappointed with Meyer. She chose the wrong production company. This was what I feared: That I'd hate it. But, what's done is done and no, I wouldn't recommend watching it again. Good Lord. It could have been miles better. However if you're watching because of Rob, well then his face would be worth it.

You're better off watching Bolt. :)

Sunday, November 23

The Eye.

Imagine full on partying and dancing! That was what we experienced for our victory party. Because of our successful 2nd Pula't Gintong Maskara Festival of our theatre group Dulaang Kruhay, we were able to hold a victory party! It was so much fun and there were lots of food. The event started off with us posting with our respective partners. ( Mine was Gio and Robelle.) Our theme was a masquerade party with a black and white motif. We started the program with Sir Tinoy, our moderator and Zia, our vice president-external as emcees. And the winners were: (drumroll pleaseee!)

Best Production Design: Carla Rae Evaristo (Haplos ng Dahas)
Best Musical Score: It Might Be You (Pal)
Best Sound Director: Nathalie Blay(Pal)
Best Lights: Ynna Talaro (Traje de Boda-my play!)

Major Awards:
Best Supporting Actress: Kathleen Amora (MA-TE)
Best Supporting Actor: Markee Lansang (Sa Ngalan ng Ama)
Best Actress: Jameela Malicdem (Bubungang Lata)
Best Actor: Justin delos Reyes (Asawa)
Best Stage Manager: Leizl Buensalido (Asawa)
Best Director: Raechell Aberin (Sa Ngalan ng Ama)
BEST PLAY: Sa Ngalan ng Ama

Special Awards:
Campus Ministry Award: Jameela Malicdem
Moderator's Choice: Ken Chan
Best Performer(Female): Rose Ann Catalon
Best Performer(Male): Justin delos Reyes

Congratulations to all who won! You deserved it!

We took the time to party after dinner and had pictorials. Look at our pictures!
*Andrew, Danica, me, Arnold, Nathalie on the stage

*Pat, Ikay, me, Arnold, Nathalie, Kathleen and Kuya Kevin

FAMILY PORTRAIT: Nathalie, Mowder Pat, Fowder Markee and me

Ang taray ko!

Ikay and me. (Serena and Blair...)
"Uhh, hair and makeup by Dorota." HAHAHA


"As ONE we CAN!"

Wednesday, November 19

On the Verge

I was on the verge of breaking down and crying in school. For Pete's sake, because of my absence, I have been constantly copying notes and scratching my head, wondering if that will help me in understanding the lessons better. However, that endeavor was to no success. Even though there are lessons that I do understand now, (say hello to TLE!) I still think I'm gonna fail the Monthly Test which is 2 days away.

The hectic schedule almost made me cry. Imagine, I left late today because of the stupid pictorial that we had for the delegates of CMLI, which was not sensible after all because we were incomplete. We had to go through all the trouble bringing our semi formal attires and having to wear it, only to find out that there will be another pictorial on Friday. One thing that bugs me this week too, is when we are late. We had a quiz in Trigonometry, 15 minutes late for Social Studies. Because we were dismissed 15 minutes late from English, we only had 15 minutes to take our lunch break which is really short, especially to us who haven't passed yet our Monthly Test in Computer and thought that we could do it smoothly in our break time. This resulted to Raechell, Nathalie and me almost missing our Research class. This did not please me at all because I was so behind on notes already that I didn't want this to add to the burden. But what can we do about it?

Tomorrow, we'll be presenting to the high school department our winning piece (Talent Variety Show) in CMLI. (Yes, we won 1st place! 3 years in a row, baby!) This really makes me nervous kahit na ginawa na namin. I didn't practice today. I admit I slept, but you see I needed rest. I came from an illness. I exuded the feeling of confidence that I'll be able to do it tomorrow, but now, I guess I'm not so sure. Help me, good Lord! Please help me not to make a fool of myself tomorrow. Let me portray my character well and please forgive the clothes,(lack thereof) that I'll be wearing tomorrow.

I guess that will be all for today.


Saturday, November 15


Love is all we need.
Nada Surf

I guess that's true. And judging from my blog entry for the past weeks, I guess I should just be happy that we're still friends even though I have this feeling. I know it hurts helluva bad, but I guess it's for the best. I mean, there are a lot of fish in the ocean and it isn't like me to stick to this one person. Yes, I want to move on. Besides, it wasn't even love so I'm not holding back anymore.

My smile is from ear to ear and yes, I'm happy. I guess it's enough.

Now I'm ending my senti moments and depression. I know it sucks and it just sucks the life out of me. Nobody wants that! Especially me. The life of the party!

Speaking of parties, I have one next Friday. It'll be a victory party for the success of out Maskara Festival and I have got to say, it really is gonna be fun! We're gonna dress up and have a masquerade ball. See? I love the idea already.

I have to get a dress. Gosh. What'll I wear?


David Cook


It's November and from the speculations and interviews that I have been hearing, David Cook is set to release his album in the middle of this month. I can't wait. And while I was browsing his site, I saw this!


01 Declaration
02 Heroes
03 Light On
04 Come Back to Me
05 Life on the Moon
06 Bar-ba-sol
07 Mr. Sensitive
08 Lie
09 I Did It for You
10 Avalanche
11 Permanent
12 A Daily AntheM

The Time Of My Life

I'm gonna buy 10 copies! WAHAHAHAHA. I'm excited!

Sunday, November 9

Tired of being sick. :(

Because of several different illnesses, I wasn't able to attend Kruhay's weekend shows and the fieldtrip. My last fieldtrip. It's not fun being stuck in my room breathing the same air over and over again. It's not fun having your food brought to your room because you're too sick to go down. It's not fun having to do nothing at all except toss and turn in your room and if there wasn't a TV there, you're sure you'll rot somewhere and die of boredom.

My fever's letting up already. However, the various illnesses, oh they're not going away. ERRR.

I gotta go. I have stomach aches.