It’s already midday Tuesday in Manila before night time falls in California. Does this means that we in Manila needs to be more patient and takes more time to wait before we could watch the next dance routine of JT and Robert?
a magical tandem
this cute boy is a great storyteller
That’s exactly what I thought when I patiently waited for the airing of SYTYCD: The Next Generation season after they were gone for 2 weeks to give way to the airing of the Summer Olympics. And when I saw the phenomenal Mr. Jobangles routine, my impatience just suddenly vanished. It was worth the wait!
JT and Robert on the dance floor are simply magical! They’re the best thing I’ve ever seen on SYTYCD! Their partnership is something so joyous. Their routines week after week speaks volumes! Their routines are no longer about the technicality of their dance moves. It’s no longer about their having good lines and flexibility. It’s already about awesome and touching storytelling in which happy chemicals are emitted by the people who sees their dance performances.
Now watch and be touched…
Ninakaw ng dalawang ‘to ang puso ko.
If you were reading a book and midway you realized it is about your life, would you finish the book or stop? Why?
One observation that I realized while playing Pokemon Go is that there are two categories of players. One category are those who are simply lucky while the second category are those players who needs lots of perseverance so as to level up in the game.
Those I consider fortunate are the ones whose place of stay are within the range of a Pokemon Stop or Pokemon Gym. While those who has to struggle by walking or driving around to locate a Pokemon stop or gym are the ones who were not blessed enough by the heavens of Pokemon gods. It can therefore be deduced that playing Pokemon Go is simply like L.I.F.E.
Some were sanctified with the divine providence and need not endure the labors and struggles of life. These are the same as the Pokemon Go players who seem bored with the game for it posts very simple challenges because Pokemon Stop or Pokemon Go ranges are placed right above their roof.
slowly but surely
wow! that was a long walk
On the other hand, others needs to battle it out with life’s circumstances so as to achieve fortune, prosperity or even simple joys that life has to offer. These as the same Pokemon Go players who needs endurance to walk around and be exposed to various environmental elements so as to locate a Pokeon Stop or Pokemon Gym. And I guess, these are the same players who cherish every Pokemon characters that they find so as to add up to their Pokedex.
It’s unfortunate though that in both domain – that is the Pokemon world and the real world – I am ill-fated to fall in the second category. I live in a place where I have to walk far so as to reach a Pokemon Stop or a Pokemon Gym. And I am part of the world’s population who has to scuffle, battle and tussle with life’s circumstances so as to achieve what I need to achieve.
This makes me realize that in the category that I belong, playing Pokemon Go is difficult but finding a Pokemon and levelling up in the game is definitely sweeter. And just like in my real world and in the true game of life, my achieving and winning if compared to those who were born richer and wealthier is definitely sweeter!
I have always believed that a superb art no matter what medium it is should be something that emits emotion subject to the sensors’ perception. It should be an art that is open to the subjective interpretation by the people who experiences it.
This precept is especially true of the Filipino film entitled Tuos, an official entry in the 2016 Cinemalaya Film Festival presently running at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The conduct of the story as well as the moods of each of the characters in the film are all subject to the interpretation by the viewers.
Directed by Derick Cabrido, I consider Tuos as one of the most exotic Filipino film from among the Filipino films that I have seen. Though the movie has the tendency to get quite dragging, some of the rich colors of the Filipino customs and culture were shrewdly presented.
And aside from the impeccable acting of the legendary Filipino actress, Nora Aunor who plays Pina-Ilog in the movie, what particularly impressed me by Tuos were the additional layers of art that were fittingly mixed in the story. The landscape presented in a modern visual art and the haunting old folklore of a song mixed together during the animation portion of the movie were pure brilliance. These layers of art added up to the already rich texture of the movie.
When the movie ended and was already rolling its credits, I was left s mystified, stunned and thinking. With my limited cerebral capacity, I tried interpreting the scenes and the narratives that were presented. And there’s one last thing that I realized about Tuos, that it is indeed one exotic and powerful movie that only the smart and brainy human beings would be able to appreciate.
Sori na lang sa mga bobo, pang matalino lang ang pelikulang ito.
It is official! I am part of the world’s population who has been bitten by the Pokemon Go bug. And my avatar is aptly called Nengkoy (of course!).
It’s my third day of playing this massively popular game. And at this early point in time, I can already identify three major benefits of playing Pokemon Go.
stylish pokemon go avatar… appropriately named NENGKOY
First, playing Pokemon Go entails lots and lots of walking. Thus, I will be consuming lots and lots of unwanted body fats and calories so as to search around for those lots and lots of elusive monster Pokemons. As a matter of fact, according to my Samsung S Health isometric app, I was able to achieve my walking goals on the first 2 days of my joining and playing this game.
a PIDGEY found inside my unit trying to fit my Marc Jacobs slippers…
Second, playing Pokemon Go requires the use of mobile phone’s Global Positioning System (GPS) as well as the aptitude in reading maps. Aside from, being able to appreciate the architectural, historical or cultural value and significance of sites chosen as PokeStop, my poor navigational skills will have no choice but to improve and be sharpened so as to search for those hard-to-pin-down Pokemons.
Lastly, it’s fun! This I guess need not be explained. Pokemon Go will not be explosively popular worldwide if it ain’t fun at all!
Magtago na kayo! Let da geym begin…