Monday, April 28, 2008

my sassy girl, US remake

i didnt know that there will be a US version of this asian (taiwan, korea?) drama. i remembered i finished watching my sassy girl... everyone thought it was great, but i didnt. it felt short of what i was expecting. i got sooo irritated with the girl, how she makes kawawa the guy, to the point of over acting.. for me. hmm, does that make her all the more effective?

anyways, im not raring to see this US remake but it would be out of curiosity if i do watch it.. streaming, that is. haha

Friday, April 25, 2008

ghost whisperer: dead reckoning

ive been watching reruns of ghost whisperer. besides loving jennifer love hewitt, im into the supernatural (read NOT horror) thingy. the story basically revolves around melinda, who can see earth-bound spirits, talk to them and help them crossover. good thing, she has the full support of his husband, jim (yummy david conrad!) a paramedic in their small town, grandview. that's it. simple as the plot is, it is complicated by the lives of the people she helps.

at first, il be a lil scared mainly coz she has to deal with ghosts, ergo ghastly faces, morbid getups, etc. but then in the end, the story redeems itself coz melinda gets to help the spirit move on into the light. performance-wise, i would be biased coz i favor jen (close?!!) BUT there are times that her character just irritates me. pakialamera, to an extent. but who wouldn't when you have to talk to family of the dead and help them face their issues? it would be a refreshing plot when she would just have to let the situation be. not interfere with the lives of the living and dead.

i've finished season 1 and thankfully, i liked the finale. a wee bit different from the other episodes. im now into season 2, and just like the other episodes in season 1, it's "aight". came across S02E12, dead reckoning. melinda is being haunted by the spirit of person in a coma. he's trapped in this plane coz his family wont let him go -- physically, emotionally, spiritually. he has already accepted to himself that that's all there is in his life, that he's not meant to go further. with melinda's help his family came to acceptance and submission.

if im family, of course it would be hard to let go that easily. it's ok to grieve for a loved one but wallowing in that pain too long would also make it hard for the soul of our departed to move on. also, i wouldnt want to have someone to have "unfinished business" with me, vice versa. life is too short for regrets.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

to mama

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!!

i opted to text her an emo message... because i didnt have to tell it to her face.. and start to sound weepy or something. haha feels good opening up to my parents in that way. something that we're not used to. somehow, regrets of not being able to thank them, tell them we love and care for them is lessened. i'm still learning the ropes in this aspect. it's really weird how saying "i miss you", "i love you" to friends is easier than telling my family.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

getting my own chucks

my very recent purchase is my converse "chucks" all-stars. most people here in hk own a pair, or at least something like it. i believe it's high time that i bought rubber shoes coz it's been ages since i last bought one. the one im using now is a nike owned by rose. pathetic haha besides being uso here, it's also cheap. i bought the leather kind, as what my fwend said. i didnt know it was that basta i went for quality and design lang. well, the price got steeper as it moves up that scale.

the next day, i had a break-in and it works well for me. took it for a LONG walk and twas all good. the following afternoon though, it rained and so i had it all wet with my denim jeans staining it with color on the all-stars logo at the back. *sigh*

Monday, April 7, 2008

jdrama: hana kimi

Hana-Kimi, known in Japan as Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (“For You in Full Blossom”) is a shōjo manga series written by Hisaya Nakajo.

Hana-Kimi centers on Mizuki Ashiya, a Japanese girl who lives in the United States. One day, she sees a track and field competition on TV, and becomes attracted to one of the competitors, Izumi Sano, competing in the high jump. She begins to idolize the young athlete and eventually transfers to Japan to attend the same school that Sano attends. There is a catch, however—Sano attends an all-boys high school, named Osaka Gakuen, and Mizuki must disguise herself as a boy to enter. The majority of the series happens during Mizuki’s second year at Osaka (from Volume 4 onwards), although her first year was significant for her being able to remain in Osaka.

hanazawa rui from hana yori dango stars as sano, the athlete whom mizuki is trying to help (or stalk). he still has the same passive emo look that you saw in HYD. i loved the dramedy in this series especially when elicited by nakatsu, sano's bestfriend. i sooo adore nakatsu! cute and funny. the way he struggles with himself... coz he feels he's falling in love with mizuki, knowing he's a guy! hahaha he refuses to believe it.. not wanting to be dubbed a fag. however, the heart has ways that you can't understand. so he admitted his liking for mizuki, in spite of the consequences.

i heard there's a taiwanese version too. abs-cbn airs the jap version while gma shows the taiwan version. just great eh?

Friday, April 4, 2008

ching ming holiday

today is ching ming holiday. one of the 2 holidays that people in hk remember their dearly departed. the other is cheung yeung, which falls on october, i think. it's the same as all soul's, all saint's day in pinas. hongkongers offer prayers and food to their dead. and when i say food, i mean, suckling pig or roast pig. a kilo i think of this cost around 400hkd. higher than previous prices. but as they said, this is a non-issue for them as this comes only once (or twice) a year.

the cemeteries are usually located atop a mountain or somewhere on higher ground as they believe that the closer they are to the heavens, the easier for the souls to move on.
the view from our office is facing the cemetery and it's even higher than a 20-storey building. i'm not sure if there are buried bodies there or just the ashes. no idea.

high-tech mausoleum
saw in the news that in guangzhou, china -- to avoid getting the ashes of another dead person, they devised a small chestbox with microchips inside. you just need to scan it through the reader and wallah it displays the information. no more fighting over whose remains are who. ASTIG!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


1. Minamalat na naman ang puso ko..
*** Paano kasi, laging sinisigaw ang pangalan mo..

2. Ikaw ba may-ari ng Crayola??
*** Ikaw kasi nagbibigay ng kulay sa buhay ko..

3. Uy picture tayo!!
*** Para ma-develop tayo!!

4. Kung ikaw ay bola at ako ang player, mashushoot ba kita??
*** Hinde, para lagi kita mamimiss..

5. Can i take your picture??
*** 'Coz i want to show Santa exactly what i want for Christmas!!

6. Exam ka ba??
*** Gustong gusto na kasi kitang i-take home eh!!

7. Lecture mo ba ako??
*** Lab kasi kita..

8. Centrum ka ba??
*** Kasi you make my life complete!!

9. Miss pwede ba kita maging driver??
*** Para ikaw na magpapatakbo ng buhay ko..

10. Mahilig ka ba sa asukal??
*** Ang tamis kasi ng mga ngiti mo..

11. Pinaglihi ka ba sa keyboard??
*** Kasi type kita..

12. I hate to say this but... You are like my underwear..
*** 'Coz i can't last a day without you!!

13. Ibibili kita ng salbabida..
*** Kasi malulunod ka sa pagmamahal ko..

14. Pwede ba kitang maging sidecar??
*** Single kasi ako eh..

15.Me lisensya ka ba??
*** Coz you're driving me crazy eh..

16. May kilala ka bang gumagawa ng relo??
*** May sira ata relo ko.. Pag ikaw kasi kasama ko, humi­hinto ang oras ko..

17. I'm a bee..
*** Can you be my honey??

18. Am i a bad shooter??
*** Coz i keep on missing you..

19. Naniniwala ka ba sa love at first sight??
*** O gusto mong dumaan ulit ako??

20. Mabilis ka siguro sa mga puzzle noh??
*** Kasi kakasimula pa lang ng araw ko, pero nabuo mo na agad..

21. Excuse me.. Are you a dictionary??
*** Because you give meaning to my life..

22. Bangin ka ba??
*** Nahuhulog kasi ako sa'yo..

23. Pagod na pagod ka na noh??
*** Maghapon at magdamag kana kasing tumatakbo sa isipan ko eh..

24. Me butas ba puso mo??
*** Kasi natrap na ako sa loob, can't find my way out!!

25. Anung height mo??
*** Pano ka nagkasya sa loob ng puso ko..

26. Hey, did you fart??
*** Coz you blew me away!!

27. Sana "V" na lang ako..
*** Para i'm always right next to "U"

28. Nde tayo tao..Nde tayo hayop...BAGAY tayo...BAGAY tlga tayo...

29. Ako ay isang exam...kaya sagutin mo na ako...

30. Mag empake ka...sama ka sakin....punta tayo home for the aged......
*** Kasi i wanna grow old with you......

31. Alarm clock ka ba?
*** Kasi ginising mo ang natutulog kong puso.....

32. Alam mo bang parang 7-11 ang puso ko?......
*** Kasi 24 oras bukas para sayo.....

33. Nung mahalin kita.....daig ko pa ang na traffic sa edsa......
*** I can't move on....

34. Nakalunok ka ba ng kwitis?
*** Pag ngumiti ka kc...may spark....

35. "Pag ako gumawa ng planeta, gusto ko ikaw ang axis ko..
*** Para sayo lang iikot ang mundo ko.."

36. You look like someone I know
*** My next Girlfriend

37. Ako na magbabayad ng tuition fee mo!
*** Basta pag-aralan mo lang na mahalin ako.

38. Feeling ko mouse tayong dalawa...
*** You know, we just click.

39. Excuse me, tatanong ko lang kung didiretsuhin ko bang daan na 'to,
*** O may ibang shortcut sa puso mo?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


i was signed in to yahoo chat one lazy lunch time. i buzzed my cousin out of sheer boredom (haha) i really wasnt expecting any reply since it's bed time for her. surprisingly, she did message me back... with the opening line "didnt you know you're gonna be an auntie?"

i was like... "huwattttt?!!" i couldnt believe what i read. choking on my food in my mouth i hurriedly replied. SO many things were going on in my mind. AS IN! 3 of my closest cousins were abroad, all girls and only 1 has a boyfriend.

"at sino ang may sala?!!!!", i asked. she didnt answer but went on saying "i didnt know until 2 weeks ago" i thought, 2 Weeks?!!! and you didnt even bother to tell me?!! i restrained myself from flooding her with my replies. and just waited. "i hope you wont get mad.. i love you." i was feeling nervous by then, thinking that she's pregnant. i would've called if i only have the means. that's how affected i was. "happy april fools day!" ARGH!

i felt SO stupid la! hahaha im not used to 'fooling' around people on april 1. not anymore. if i tried it here, they won't just get me. and i have to explain it pa. pathetic! haha i just joined her laughing.. this time she called me already. and rationalized that it's not april 1 here anymore. hehe well, at least she had a good laugh before going to slumber. just too bad at my expense.


Happy birthday, Rona!!!