Sunday, May 31, 2009
“Astig! Shit! Astig!” That was all I can say. While still on shock, I continued to munch on some more chips.
That was the moment I knew that Filipino director Brillante Mendoza (Serbis, Masahista, Foster Child, Kaleldo) won as best Director for his film Kinatay in this year’s Cannes film festival. A very proud moment, just knowing about his achievement.
Kinatay, was selected to compete with other films such as one of my personal anticipated films of 2009- Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. He didn’t just bested up and coming directors, but no less than Academy Award winning and well-respected directors from all over the globe.
I’m so proud of what he has achieved. I’m so proud to be a Filipino. I never lost faith in the talent of Filipinos, especially with people like Brillante who believes in the art notwithstanding the dreadful state of our current film industry. He has proven that Filipino talent is world class.
Truly, we can always achieve brilliance in anything and anywhere if we just believe.
“Uy uy uy, don’t forget your vitamins o. Bring it to your office na lang.”
“Hay naku, inumin mo na yan! Di naman nakakataba vitamins no.”
Almost everyday, my ever dearest mother never forgets to utter those words of care.
“Sige, I’ll take those later.”
I always replied.
I do take it, but not everyday. Sometimes.
Now, my unreasonable and senseless defiance has taken a toll on my health. I can’t really share what’s up with my health now, but it’s something worth being alarmed. Back when I was in high school, I suffered from a heart problem. I was hospitalized a couple of days. A really scary experience with some hardcore cardiac arrest action. Hehe.
According to the doctor I had a chat with recently, because I have a heart problem, I am now vulnerable to opportunistic infections. They have a term for it, Immunocompromised person. People who have other sickness in the past or if the sickness runs in the family (i.e. Diabetes, Hepatitis, Hypertension) are more likely to be easily infected by common diseases.
Hence, they should boost their Immune system by taking vitamins and the usual stuff like eating healthy and through exercise. I should do that. Really should. Really, really should. But it’s not that easy. Hehe.
I’m catching up with all the opportunity I lost of boosting my anti-bodies because I was too lazy to even get a glass of water and just take those vitamins. I’m also trying to get fit and shape up. I think so. Though things have already occurred beyond my control, I believe it’s not too late. I should just always be careful in everything that I do- really careful. For health’s sake.
We all have our priorities like our family, career but our health is as important. Too bad that it had to reach this point just for me to realize it.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Just want to share some of my new lomo photos taken in Bagiuo City during our visit last March 14-15, 2009.This one's my favorite. We went to Baguio to catch Panagbenga Flower Fest. Here's one captured moment during the festival.
This is Petra. We named her after the famous Roderick Paulate film. Hehe. She is one of the famous attractions in Mines View, Bagiuo. For 10 bucks, you can have a photo with her. Love the locks.
This one’s taken in Mines view- a great spectacle to behold. I believe two images merged on this one.
Let me introduce my best friend Jeng. This was taken during her birthday celebration. We’ve been friends for 11 years already and our friendship just keeps getting better. She is one of God’s gift that I truly treasure.
I’m not quite sure where exactly this was taken. All I know is that it’s a tricycle driver in Bagiuo.
Same with these. Hehe