Sunday, May 20, 2007

Me Time Na!

Maio 14– 20
Me Time Na!

Soundtrack of the Week
  1. Makes Me Wonder [MAROON5]
  2. Walang Kapalit [AVANZADO]
  3. Upside Down [6 CYCLE MIND]
  4. Beautiful Liar [BEYONCé/SHAKIRA]
  5. Candyman [AGUILERA] <-- Aguilera + Big Band = Nice...
Movie of the Week: Shrek 3
  • Shrek, next in line as king of Far Far Away, sets sail to find young Artie so he could make him king instead. Princess Fiona is pregnant. Prince Charming rallies Fairytale Land's baddies to help him seize the throne, etc.
  • I think what some people did not like about this film is that there are a lot of cheesy scenes and drama-dramahan moments which are very Un-Shrek. For me okay pa rin naman kasi marami namang funny moments.
  • I don't know if this is the best or worst of the three Shrek films. Para sa akin kasi Shrek films should be enjoyed; not critiqued, compared, whatsoever. IMHO that's the purpose of a Shrek movie, make you laugh, let you be amazed with the CGI, etc.
  • As usual nakakatawa pa rin yung barkada nila Pinocchio, di talaga kumpleto ang Shrek pag wala sila. Ang kulit nung flashback scene ni Gingy tiyaka nung mga pinagsasasabi ni Pinocchio to avoid lying.
  • The best addition to the cast would be Merlin and Amy Poehler as Snow White. Ang kulit din nung medieval high school. Kung sa Shrek 2 e Hollywood ang parody nila, dito naman American high school kahit maikli lang yung scene.
  • Ang cute ng mga anak ni Donkey. Cute din yung mga anak ni Shrek. Parang masaya sila maging pets. Hehehe, ang sama, pets...
  • Masyadong maraming characters. Di ko lang alam kung strength or weakness ito ng palabas. Nag enjoy lang kasi talaga ako... hehehe.
  • Main villain is Prince Charming. Revenge story niya ito. I think isa ito sa mga weak points ng film. Nakakatawa naman si Prince Charming pero mas effective na kontrabida yung nanay niya tiyaka yung King sa Shrek 1.
The EL that Should have Been: The company has been receiving a lot of hate mails lately and I am one of the few who translate them so the bosses in the US would understand. After two “Oh my God’s” and a “Damn it” I finally admitted to myself that I loved translating those hate mails. And then I popped the question to myself, “Why the hell did I not shift to EL instead?’ There’s no use crying over spilled (spilt? English sucks...) milk but then again I can’t help but think. The BA European Languages story of my life is an interesting one and unfortunately it needs a separate article of its own which I will write this week. Let’s just say that when I transferred to UPD (Surprise surprise, I’m a transferee!) Nagparamadam na ang EL sa akin but I didn’t give a damn... back then. Pero gaya nga ng sabi ko wala ng sisihan ngayon. We can never change the things in the past. Nossa...

Academics: Lectures ended Friday. We only have Monday to finish the exam and then we’re done. Ang bilis ng summer term. E bakit nung nag Math 17 ako last year parang ang bagal ng summer? Boring kasi Math 17, hahaha. Nakapag report na rin kami na ok naman din. Pinaka ok yung sa Tuition Fee Increase na report, yung skit nila na hinahanap nung Freshie kung nasaan ang TBA, lol.

Election 2007: Eleksyon nung Monday. Di ako bumoto kasi di ako registered. Mukhang ok naman ang turn-out ngayon at naging mas matino pumili ang mga bumoto. Ni hindi nakapasok si Tito Sotto, Cesar Montano at Richard Gomez sa Magic 12 ng ABS-STI exit polls, which is good. Nangunguna sila Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda, at Noynoy Aquino. Nagbibilangan pa rin hanggang ngayon.

Work: The call center here is closing. It will cease operation as a CALL CENTER by June 15, 2007. However, it will remain as a DEPARTMENT of the company. Guess what? FRAUD DEPARTMENT. In short some people will stay and since there are many fraud incidents in Brazil, I am one of the eight being offered to stay. Here is the caveat: The shift would strictly be MTWThF 9 pm to 5 am. Wala namang problema sa schedule. Actually magagawan ko yan ng paraan kung gusto ko. Ang problema lang talaga is that I really have to take Economics 100.1 and 100.2 this semester or else I will be delayed for yet another semester. E ang arte arte ng schedule ng dalawang Econ subjects na yan kapag first semester. I don’t actually know how I will survive talking to Brazilian fraud victims/suspects in the early hours of the morning and then going straight to an Economics class right after. Ano ito, joke time? Therefore I have reached the conclusion that I will just STOP WORKING. It’s final. I will grab the separation pay and walk away. Kung si Carmina may Moo Time, ako may ME TIME: no work, no hassles, just academics and ME until October and then I will decide whether I want to work part time again or just wait until May next year. The 6-month Brazilian Portuguese immersion ends June 15. Great experience, will always be remembered. Done.

Languages: Here is a tip for those who want to learn Romance Languages: Spanish – Portuguese – French – Italian – Rumanian. Spanish will prepare you a big deal for Portuguese kasi halos magkapareho ang written tradition nila, mas complicated lang ang grammar ng Portuguese. Portuguese will prepare you for French because it will introduce you to the different sounds present in both languages like nasals and some grammar rules such as the position of objects and verbs in a sentence. French will prepare you for Italian kasi malaki ang lexical overlap, pagdating kasi sa cognates laging Spanish/Portuguese and French/Italian ang pairs. Italian will prepare you for Rumanian naman in a way kasi marami rin DAW words na pareho. But come to think of it, who wants to learn Rumanian? Buna dimineata. Ma numesc Dan... Multumesc... lol.

MSKM DVD: Advertisement muna. Bumili na kayo ng Maging Sino ka Man DVD’s! Available na hanggang Volume 3 sa inyong mga suking tindahan ng DVD, VCD at CD, in short Record Bars! Hindi ko alam kung available na rin sa Quiapo pero bili na kayo! Masaya mag reminisce lalo na’t one week na lang ay tapos na ang palabas na ito at medyo di maganda ang happenings lately...

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