Video of the Week: Smashing Pumpkins “1979”

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Curiousity kills the cat, er, boy.

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I saw The Reader last week. I don’t have enough Holocaust-themed movie fix, so I lined up another movie in the same era. This time, the protagonist is a young boy.

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is a film by Marc Herman, based on the novel by John Boyne. It tells the story of Bruno, an 8 year old boy who befriends a kid of his age in a concentration camp near the house where they live. The friendship became tragic later. A small film with a big heart, and offers valuable lessons.

The princess looks good when she is bad.

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I love Anne Hathaway when she smokes. When she curse. When she joins peer group. When she fuck someone in their house underground. When she is an addict. When she is housed in an asylum. When she hates her sister. When she hates her mother. When she lied. When she pretends. When she cries.

Yes, she did all that in Rachel Getting Married. And she was noticed for her acting prowess by the Academy when she was nominated this year for Actress in a Leading Role.

Florence Nightingale welcomes you.

My younger brother is now a certified nurse after he pass the licensure exam given last year (2008). That’s his name below. My heartfelt congratulations!

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29103 PECAOCO, STEFANY KAYE LIAO
29104 PECHO, ARIANE MANANQUIL
29105 PECHO, ARLENE MANANQUIL
29106 PECHO, FELICIDAD DELA CRUZ
29107 PECHON, KEN JIM ROSALITA
29108 PECHON, ROGER LEO ANTEZA
29109 PECKLEY, BLESSY JEAN FERNANDEZ
29110 PECO, GENE ANDREW CRUZ

Pinoy Connection in LOST Season 5

Mabuhay Pilipinas

In the third episode of LOST Season 5, there was a scene with Pinoy connection. Desmond and his wife are in the Philippine soil, well, Philippine water to be exact. Their yacht, at least. At first, I thought, maybe they are in Southeast Asia because there are presence of tropical fruits, beach, palm trees, and gambling. Until I overheard two girls running blurting out the words “Laro tayo!”. And then Edmond shouts for “Efren Salonga!, Efren Salonga!” who is the village doctor. Desmond’s wife is about to gave birth. But what tops it all is the word Mabuhay and the Philippine flag in a veranda. Refer to the screen shot above.

 

The doctor is busy gambling.

 

If I remember, in Season 4 of LOST, the island is somewhere in the Indian Ocean near Indonesia. I remember it because the rescued group (Kate, Sun, Hugo, Sayeed, etc) were awashed in an Indonesian shore.

 

I know that LOST is filmed on location in Hawaii. And maybe, just maybe, the huge Pinoy community in the island state makes it easy for the producers to gather as much extra as possible to create a small Pinoy community for the episode.

 

Meanwhile, I am enjoying this current season. But it might turn off new audience who haven’t watch the four previous episodes, because this season vacillates from the future and the past, which introduces old characters from previous episodes.

 

The interconnection of relationships between characters demands good interplay and imagination. But based from the episodes I have seen so far, the writers has been successful in handling the interrelationships.

 

Now, I am excited how Kate and her group will return to the Island.