books, movies, music

  1. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  2. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal
  5. The Godfather 1 and 2 by by Francis Ford Coppola
  6. Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis 
  7. Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola
  8. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  9. Running on Empty by Jackson Browne
  10. The White Album by The Beatles

Garp made me realize what’s possible in literature. Cosmos confirmed my long suspicion that my religious beliefs are bogus, and, that there is no god. Mockingbird was the English book-report that transcended homework. Noli made me laugh and cry – Rizal was a genius. Godfather 1 and 2 – best movie, ever. Yes, I consider them as 1 film, and oh by the way, you can throw Godftather 3 in the basurahan. Groundhog Day, best comedy film in my universe, funny and soooo deep. Apocalypse Now is about how a director will go to the depths of his madness in pursuit of his passion. I can dig that. Dark Side of the Moon is THE concept album. It rocked my adolescent world and resonates to this day. Running on Empty is the soundtrack of my life. The White Album, the Beatles just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks. It’s an album about nothing but still makes total sense.


bilang parusa sa pagnanakaw niya ng hot pandesal sa panaderia, ikinulong siya ng hukom sa isang madilim na bodega. sa loob nito’y isang malaking telebisyon na walang tigil na nagpapalabas ng mga video footage ni steven seagal nung siya’y tinubuan ng pangalawang baba.

groundhog day

ano ba mapanood ngayon? parang gusto kong balikan ang groundhog day bilang parangal kay harold ramis. ang galing ng pelikulang ito – sa libro ko, siguro isa sa pinakamagandang comedy, ever. certainly, pinaka ok na pelikula ni bill murray. this and lost in translation.


Up, Up and Away!

kung sa pilipinas nag landing ang spaceship ni superman at ang nakapulot sa kanya ay ang mag-asawang jejomar at luzviminda cruz:

“it’s not an S,” he says. “on my world, it means sungaw.”

“why sungaw?” asked lois lane.

“because when i was ten, i went to the albularyo to be circumcised” said superman, “and the razor could not penetrate the foreskin. ayan tuloy – sungaw!”

“well, here it’s an ‘S’,” replies lois. “how about … ‘Sup…”

“supot?” said superman.

“not supot, gago” replies lois. “i was thinking why not… superman”