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Random Saturday…

Just came back from the supermarket and bought myself 1kg Kimchi, my staple dish/side dish/food…

Anyway. I was browsing IMDB, aside from the surprise of finding Maui Taylor in the Korean Film “THE TASTE OF MONEY”, also an entry in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (interesting entries this year…), I came upon this post. Someone made up a list of the most awaited films this year, it’s just interesting to see BLEACH in there.

I will make sure to check out these films when  they come out. I’m especially thrilled with Bleach & The Hobbit! Speaking of the Hobbit, the production was amazing! I wish I was there to watch the actual shoot. Not only the set design but the way they filmed the scenes in ‘3D’ from the get-go. I wonder how those cameras really work and how tedious they were to work with.

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
“ Well y not, after the first two installments of the series, my expectations are through the roof for this one. Besides the secrecy that surrounds the movie, and the story, has further pushed up expectations. ” – Jayesh Sinha
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.
Director: Peter Jackson
“ After the LOTR Trilogy I can’t really be blamed for having high expections from this one right, besides Peter Jackson at the helm and Gandalf, Legolas, and some other regulars from LOTR are back. I am sure it will be great. ” – Jayesh Sinha
3.
The Great Gatsby (2012)

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Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ The story is an all time classic, plus Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead……need I say more. Oh and did I mention Tobey McGuire ” – Jayesh Sinha
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The Secret in Their Eyes (????)

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A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later.
Director: Billy Ray
“ I consider myself privileged to have seen El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes), an Argentine Movie which was released in 2009 and which went on to win an Oscar for the Best Foreign Movie. This is movie is a remake of the movie in English, and I in no way overstate when I say that if this one is 30% as good as the original Argetine movie, then we are in for a treat. ” – Jayesh Sinha
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Cloud Atlas (2012)

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Six stories set in a different time and place become intricately related to each other. (164 mins.)
“ An internationally acclaimed director in Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Paris, Je T’Aime) teams up with the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix Trilogy, V for Vendetta), to direct Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon, in six different stories set in a different time and place which become intricately related to each other.

Can this movie possibly be a let down? Nah !! ” – Jayesh Sinha

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Lincoln (2012)

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The sixteenth President of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War.
“ Great Actors, a great story, and Stevan Spielberg as the director……seriously why should there be any doubts that this will be one of the stand out movies of 2012 ” – Jayesh Sinha
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“ Yes it doesn’t have a title yet…..but there is no denying the potential after the first movie, and I don’t think the cast will let us or the movie down…..sure to be a must watch ” – Jayesh Sinha
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Killing Them Softly (2012)

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Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ The plot of the movie seems incredibly gripping, an enforcer (Brad Pitt) who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.

Almost has an Ocean’s Elevenesque touch to it. Should be good ” – Jayesh Sinha

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Bleach (2014)

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The story of a boy who, after being attacked by an evil spirit, receives all the powers of the soul reaper who comes to his aid.
Director: Peter Segal
“ While I must admit I was never really hooked onto the anime, but in College I had many friends who were, and whatever little I saw of the series it seemed to have a rather gripping story, only somehow the mental block of watching anime was something I could never break down. I am aware of the potential and given the huge fan base around the world, I expect this one to have a good impact. ” – Jayesh Sinha
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The Avengers (2012)

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Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ A bunch of great actors and Superheroes, and the director who gave us Firefly…..I have high expectations from this one. ” – Jayesh Sinha
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Posted by on May 26, 2012 in movies, review anime

 

May’s about to end and I swear, after pigging out the entire summer, I’m going back to my regular routine of running and yoga. And then there’s swimming. I miss swimming… the training, the feeling of your chest exploding after holding your breath long enough to reach the finish line. I miss it, I want to join a swimming organization here in the Philippines if there’s any. I never realized how much I miss it until now (you never realize how much you love something until you lose it). I must have taken it for granted, ever since I was 5 I’ve been swimming, I love it, it’s fun, it’s always been there for me… although I hated training and coaches telling you to do a hundred more impossible laps, I’ve always loved swimming. Ehhh… is this called aging? Just turned 24 and looking back, my life has always been more fun because I have swimming (and sports). ^_____^.  mah, thinking of it makes me smile.

Oh well. today is a new day, cease it.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Movie watch:

Watching:

looking forward to:

Maleficent

The “Sleeping Beauty” tale is told from the perspective of the princess’ evil nemesis, Maleficent.
Director: Robert Stromberg
Writers: Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton (screenplay)
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and India Eisley

The Hobbit

So many awesome movies this year and more awesome upcoming projects, to name a few (aside from the ones above) there’s the shocking Hollywood adaptation of: BLEACH by Tite Kubo. (!!!!!!) Warner Brothers is in charge of the adaptation. They were supposed to film AKIRA first, as they bought the rights to adapt it 5 years ago, but then they decided to hold it and put Bleach up first. (oh boy… i shouldnt have mentioned Bleach in this post)

I know! It’s like you want to watch the ‘live-action’ version of it, at the same time you cringe thinking of the possible ruination of the masterpiece. Basing from past references, Hollywood has a knack for screwing up anime-pieces *dragon ball*cough*last air bender*. But I bet Tite Kubo-sensei is thrilled, as a mangaka it would be a dream come true for a work to be translated into the big screen.

Other anime adaptation that Warner Brothers bought are: Akira, Death Note (What!), Ninja Scroll.

As an anime fan since birth (♥), I’m excited that anime is getting the attention it deserves. I’m thrilled i mean, it’s about time! Ever since I was young people always said I’m weird and childish for watching anime, for liking it more than ‘normal’ TV Series and obsessing over it, for loving it. That anime is stupid and for children. I’m stupid for defending anime to nay-Sayers all the time. To think that they have no idea about people far-obsessed than I am! But then again, in a society revolving around politics, materialism, image and commercial/mainstream entertainment I would be considered ultra weird for talking about anime as my inspiration and roots.

But then, the point that people don’t get is that anime isn’t just cartoon, it’s an art made by geniuses (as i called them when i was little) with rampant imagination and unparalleled passion for art, history, stories and life. Some people developed automatic perception that anime is like Batman, Superman, or Spiderman. Although I love these masterpieces as well, and other graphic novels like ‘The Sandman’ by Neil Gaiman, Japanese Anime just holds a bigger place in my heart.

It’s not only for children, we no longer live in the 1980’s, or 90’s where technology is limited and cartoon/animation was in its experimental stages and development. Now that I think of it, Japan being an advanced nation knew that and took advantage of it in every way possible. Even their stories were advanced in ideas, wisdom and humor…

Looks like Hollywood took notice of the brilliant ideas people behind anime had, but then, I can’t help but think: why buy stories from another country? What do you pay your writers for if not to form their own story concepts??? Isn’t that the reason why they entered the industry in the first place? The idea that they get paid big for re-writing another person’s genius idea put me off. If it werent for the added popularity it would bring towards the anime-art in general, I wouldn’t be rooting for a live-action adaptation, I’ve been a Bleach Fan ever since 2004 (Manga came out in 2001-ongoing), I love it, I love it, I spaz over the art, the story, the music when the anime came out, AND I would hate it if they ruin its image. I dont know how to explain it, but I guess people would understand. It’s like when you’re a kid you believed in Santa Claus so bad you think you know him and everything about him is so vivid to you and then you reach that age when it all pops to nothingness, believing that Santa exists is meaningless and the color just disappears. I’m afraid Hollywood might give the art and passion that Bleach has that kind of faded-commercial-stiff-material effect.

I want anime to be on the same level as Hollywood Movies, for the world to see it and get sucked into the vortex of color and story. For people to talk about the idea behind the scene and come up with their own interpretation. Anime in general just do that to people, I bet to anyone, if some weren’t so stuck up and close-minded.

Hmmm… anyway, I’m getting out of my head on this post, I’m just beginning to control myself around anime because I am no longer 15 or 20. Even though I don’t like the thought of leaving anime/ watching anime in moderation as I’ve never done before, ah… see, i dont know what to say after that thought! Thing is, my generation was born in this era, where anime, technology and movie-culture has become a big part of our lives. So would it be weird if I’m 50 years old and still loving anime?

No.

And even if it is. Screw haters and nay-Sayers. anime is love. muwahaha. 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in movies, quotes

 

Journal: Cornered

I lost my mojo.

Reminds me of the movie: Austin Powers Gold Member. Sigh. How should I begin? It’s been a while since I blogged about moi. Something propelled me to go back to my own writing style and just blog about everything without limit. Family, events in my life and those little moments that I consider magic.

Blogging has been a part of my life but for some reason I chose to stop blogging completely and deleted my precious blog dreamer sanctuary.

I was young, i wanted to be a writer, a great writer without going through the starving artist phase, but also without relying on my parents, without relying on connections, just me, my pen and ideas.

I miss my crazy self, but if there’s one thing i learned over the past few years, acting frivolous, cheerful, unpredictable and happy wont make people take you seriously. In a way i was way too honest for my own good. I thought if you did your best and did your job you can be yourself. But then, the up side was that I began to think about other people’s feelings now that I understand people more. It’s just that I can’t blurt out words randomly anymore, it’d seem too childish- like “HONTOU!?” “KAKKOI!” “AWESOME!” “EVIL!” “COOL”.

My mentality back then was to dream, pursue your dream and just be cool. Enjoy the short life God has given you and get away from all the negative elements of the world. Sooo… I played tennis, did running, yoga, swimming, cooking… but then I realized that I wasn’t going anywhere, I learned new things as a person but in terms of career, I wasn’t pushing forward. I was enjoying being 20-22 way too much forgetting about my dream. Sure, I traveled with friends telling myself that it’s inspiration for a movie, a story… but that’s just me deluding myself, making myself feel less guilty for enjoying.

When in reality I missed what it was that made a story delicious. Because I had it easy, because I always stayed on the safe side, always thinking that all the mishaps are part of the adventure, I missed what it was like to feel.

To feel.

I deleted my blog, the one i love  so much ever since its birth in 2006 (but saved a copy in my hard drive), because even though it’s an album of my past and it reminded me of how I perceived things and how I was able to give 110% energy all the time, it’s time for me to consider some things that I didn’t even think was worth my time of day. I am just human after all.

I have to get my mojo back, I wasted enough time and enough brain power on useless things. But I am still weighing my options, I have to keep in mind that I am still that ‘dreamer,’ that ‘soul saver’, that ‘adventurer’. That girl who loves raw/smackdown, who loves nba and pro-tennis, who listens to jrock/jpop when she wakes up in the morning. Who stays up late at night to finish a good book. Who will go to places alone and meet new people. Who will swim whenever/wherever she feels like it.

Am I worried about the future? I would be lying if I say no, but then if I say yes I would sound cowardly and not-myself (hah?), but then I am no longer my old young self no matter how much I tell my mind otherwise, so yes, I am worried, mostly of people and what they can say and do, but what didn’t change is that I am still excited. What will happen next?! What am I going to learn? Make?

And then there’s one member of the audience who really matters and who’s always been watching my every move, and he’s always been my guiding force, I always apologize to him whenever I’ve wronged or erred… But I now know that nobody, especially me, should settle in that forgiveness that he always gives when we ask for it.

For me, It’s time to make God proud.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2012 in journal, thoughts

 

FEED YOUR FAITH AND STARVE YOUR DOUBTS

FEED YOUR FAITH AND STARVE YOUR DOUBTS

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Movie Watch: Judas Kiss

 HOT TO BOOT. Michio Kaku mixed with Boys Love. Mmmm… Is the director Filipino??

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

“You can’t demand change, you have to inspire it.”

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in movies, quotes