Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Flying Home

Over the Chinese New Year weekend, I had the chance to do a quick home visit. While quick home visits are something I do all the time, it is my first time to do so on a plane!

I documented the flight and the result is the video above. Pardon the iMovie stock music haha. I realized that it is also my first time flying northward from Manila. So the usual seas and islands I see during flights to Visayas and Mindanao were replaced by mountain ranges and vast farm lands.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rewatching Miss Universe 2015 (Part 3)

It's my third night watching this thing and oh my what a long Miss Universe show this is.

It's time for another Pia sighting, this time she's channeling all of us at awkward dinners when people go talk to each other and we cannot fake interest anymore so we just focus on the food.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Rewatching Miss Universe 2015 (Part 2)

Steve Harvey is back reminding everyone that a guy's reason for watching Miss Universe is the swimsuit competition and he goes on and on making this point. I think he's stalling while the IT guys are fixing the website that crashed because of the live voting.

He introduces the 4 judges - a comedian, a gossip blogger, a Miss Universe and an athlete. Hmmm, Miss Universe judging panels used to be so kilometric. The 5th judge of course are the voting public and Paulina Vega explains how to vote. Paulina's accent is the best.

More fillers and more videos. Like this one with Miss Bahamas and a sign behind her that says Rest in Peace.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rewatching Miss Universe 2015 (Part 1)

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is going back to her New York apartment today after her incredibly busy whirlwind homecoming tour around Manila. So I thought it would be nice to watch her winning night again, and possibly catch some things we didn't get to see when it first aired and we're all watching with hyperactive nerves and imagined shortage of oxygen. Plus, it would be nice for this historic moment to have a sort of documentation in this side of the Internet.

So without any more intro, let's get to watching and "live-blogging" the 2015 Miss Universe pageant "live" from Las Vegas USA !

The show starts with some of the 80 ladies saying things about themselves, and they're very random. One moment, one of them is saying she's not looking for approval and then you can imagine someone grabbing the mic to say "I am a doctor!". And then we hear a familair voice saying she's the breadwinner of her family. First sign of Pia!

"Ito ang Miss Universe!" she adds then we see split seconds of her red Oliver Tolentino gown.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Warehouses are for Tagalog Action Film Finales

I did not have plans of going to the National Bookstore warehouse sale that day. All I know is that I was going eat that day - the cheat day way (I think like this every day, so this wasn't really special). But I was going to have brunch with twins Fati & Thea - both bookworms since I met both of them in college.

"Let's meet around 11, after we go to the National sale," said Fati.

"The sale. I've forgotten about that," I thought. Then I texted back the grand plan. "Let's all meet at the sale."