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Ako Mismo, San Basilio

So I was watching that video from that 1981 Lito Lapid hit “San Basilio,” and I figured that all the commitments made at AkoMismo – sincere and patriotic as they are – are small fry.  See, if this country will ever have progress, we all need to  be Julio Valiente.  All these small-fry promises we’ll […]

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X-List: 3 PM Infomercials

If you’re like me, you spend much of your life in front of a computer or watching TV.  I never really did anything as a kid except read, play computer games, and watch a lot – and I mean a lot – of television.  If memorizing entire lines of dialogue from Cow and Chicken or […]

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Indy 1017

“1017: Sa Paglaya ng Aking Salita” Espejo Productions, 2009 Starring: Kristofer King, G.A. Villafuerte, Rain Rosario, and Khalel Urdaneta With the special participation of: Benji Garcia, Cris Aldaba, Tiya Pusit, and Tata Pido Written and directed by: Zig Madamba Dulay I’m not a movie reviewer (heck, I didn’t review Watchmen), and I’m not a big […]

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Meeting BB Gandanghari

OK, this is a long entry, and the only reason why I’m keeping it long is because it’s difficult to write about it. It’s not like I was starstruck, that I was totally interested, or that I marked out on Rustom Padilla movies.  I cannot claim to be completely free of prejudices and biases, and meeting […]

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Iñaki and Bianca

Now would be a good time for me to give some political opinions here and there: Gilbert Teodoro being the “dark horse” of 2010: Red Horse if he does. The shenanigans taking place in the Legacy Group issue: Failure by design. The allegations hurled against former SEC Commissioner Jesus Martinez: Lifestyle check. Automated elections: Slaying […]

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Wolfgang: Two Sides Live

On March 19, 2009, at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan, darkness falls upon us once again.  Step by step, we march ahead.  Arise, without falter, as the greatest hard rock band in the history of original Pilipino music returns to the bandstand for one night only: Basti Artadi, Manuel Legarda, Ramon Legaspi, and […]

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Cruel Spectacle

Thus the function of the wrestler is not to win: it is to go exactly through the motions which are expected of him…  Wrestling offers excessive gestures, exploited to the limit of their meaning.  In wrestling, a man who is down is exaggeratedly so, and completely fills the eyes of the spectators with the intolerable […]

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Jason F'n Statham

If there’s anything I like about commutes, it has to be bus movies.  When it comes to bus movies, Jason F’n Statham is king. I will now make a mental note to myself to refer to Jason F’n Statham’s name with the “F’n” modifier. I don’t know how many times I watched “Transporter 3” in […]

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Boy Vs. Vicky

Let’s deal with matters of great importance. All I’d like to say is, if you want to look like Boy Abunda , go to Calayan.  But if you want to look like Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual, come to Belo. – Vicky Belo, Showbiz Central, February 22, 2009 Vicki, if you are watching, alam mo […]

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