Thank God… Superman is back!

Superman3_2 My favorite superhero is back! The new generation will finally experience the greatness, charm and power of my favorite superhero.  I can still remember those childhood days when I was able to watch Superman in the big screen (starring Christopher Reeves).  The movie house was jampacked, I remember I sat on the floor aisle to get a good view of the movie.  I was so amazed and startled on how he came about and how he saved the whole world. 

Superman is my favorite hero because he is not a human being.  He is a creation outside of this world.  He is unlike other superheroes who are human beings who gained power because of mutation or a freaky circumstance of nature.  Another reason why he is my favorite is because he is so cleanly cut and doesn’t wear a mask.  Kids and old alike will definitely feel at ease when they would be face-to-faced with him.  Unlike other superheroes with masks or gross physical abnormality that kids usually get scared of (e.g. X-Men heroes with freaky hairstyles; Aquaman with webbed hands and toes; Batman with his dark robe/costume and horn-like pointed ears).

Superman2 Superman has the charm.  I’m sure with his saliva-dripping looks and wholesome appeal all mothers would want their daughter to marry him!  He definitely is a one-woman-man.

  1. The most amazing scene that will forever be tattooed in my mind was his ability to turn back the time by rotating the earth backward!  He need not require a brilliant mind to create a time machine to do this.  He did this with his physical power and full emotional impetus when he found out that the love of his life Lois Lane died.  For him to revive her from death, he flew the fastest way he can around the world on infinite number of times going against the Earth’s normal revolution.

Now that he’s back, I’m sure the world will be a better place to live in.  And now that I’m an adult, I will definitely queue on line again to watch this movie and live the experienceI had in 1978.  Even if there are no seats available I will be willing to sit on the floor aisle.

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doña aguida vs. doña menang…the movie!

When I was still a child, I would spend my late afternoons in the house of my Lola Teray (Nengkoy’s mom).  I can still remember when I would watch with Lola Teray on her black & white TV the soap operas ‘Flor De Luna’ (starring Janice De Belen) and ‘Gulong ng Palad’ (starring Marianne Dela Riva as Luisa).

The villains in these tearjerking and heart wrenching shows are Doña Aguida (for Flor De Luna) and Doña Menang (for Gulong ng Palad).

Doña Aguida is the wicked and merciless step-grandmom of Flor De Luna.  She is the mother of another villain in the show named Jo (but not as bitchy as Aguida, of course).  On the other hand, Doña Menang is the evil and ruthless mother-in-law of Luisa.  She is the mother of Carding, Luisa’s backbone-less husband.

I grew up fearing these two ambitious, hardnosed and pitiless doñas.  Their mere sneer and looks will make you run under your mom’s skirt.  And when they start speaking with curses like "Punyeta Ka!", you would wish the earth will open up and eat you for a while and spit you out when they would walk away.

These two of the greatest villains of Pinoy TV were out to ruin the lives of the main characters.  They actually added flavor, zest and color to the helpless "bidas".

I just wish a movie will be made featuring the cruelty and nastiness of these two doñas outdoing each other.  I wonder who would win… But one thing is for sure, that movie will be a great big hit!

Nate Berkus… I need your help!

Last Saturday, after their morning badminton game my mom with my 2 sisters suddenly appear in front of my apartment unit doing a surprise visit.  These three ladies did nothing but criticize the way my unit looks, how messed up my room was, and how ugly the whole apartment has been!

Nateberkus One big wish that I have is for Nate Berkus to make-over my apartment unit for free!  That would be the coolest!  It’s free to dream right? So might as well go for the big shot!

Nateberkus2 For those who don’t know Nate Berkus, he is the house and interior designer who frequents the Oprah Show everytime Oprah features a house that needs make-over.  His work were the coolest and super superb!!!  I loved what he did with Eva Longoria’s parents home, Jerry O’Connell’s bachelor pad, Kristie Alley’s mansion and the make-over of the ugliest room in America.

I guess I should start writing Oprah on this matter…

harder life now…?

Poor_3 It makes me wonder… TV interviews of typical and average Pinoys on the street when asked if life is harder today than a couple of years ago would state and say that definitiely life is harder now.

This same Pinoy answer to the same question has been going on ever since TV has been created.

However, if you will think harder, a couple of years ago not all or very few Pinoys own a mobile phone.  This item no matter how helpful it is, is not a basic need compared to food and shelter.  And yet, typical Pinoys own it.  Even the peanut vendor at J. Bocobo corner Orosa in Malate owns a cellphone.

Last month I went to a barber shop in one of the malls in Manila for a haircut.  While my hair was being fixed, I overheard the barbers asking each other on who won the past night’s ‘pusoy dos’  (a pinoy poker card game).  Amazingly, everyone answered they lost!  Everyone laughed when they knew that no one won. One barber say, "ibig nyo sabihin walang nanalo? nasan ang pera? aba’y magic!" ("you mean no one won? where’s the money? that’s magic!")

This barbers’ conversation is soooo Pinoy!  No one wants to present self as someone with better stand in life or at least being positive.

It’s like the sickening TV interviews of typical Pinoys when asked if they were living better now than the past year…

5 things…

Belgian_chocolates At this very moment, the five (5) things that I just want to dissappear from the face of earth are the following:

1.  roderick paulate singing rick astley song, ‘never gonna give you up’

2.  bananas in pajamas (are they still running or they’ve gone rotten?)

3.  fart smell

4.  world hunger

5.  belgian chocolates… because it’s evil!!!!