The Hangover 2 as a Freudian psychoanalysis.

The Id.

The New Yorker, through its writer David Denby wrote a film review about The Hangover 2 and relate it to Freudian allegory. For those who saw it, including me, I have to agree. The writer made a good parallelism there.

“The two movies (1 & 2) offer a comedy of types, a kind of Freudian allegory, with Bradley Cooper enacting the ego, Ed Helms the superego, and Zach Galifianakis the id. Or, to put it more simply, aggression, caution, and stupidity. Part of the fun in “The Hangover” is the men’s amazed discovery of one another’s capabilities. This time, however, there’s little surprise in Cooper’s double takes at Galifianakis’s enraging, naïve-child responses. And, though no one could have predicted the exact nature of Stu’s misadventures in Bangkok’s sex underworld, we already knew from the first movie that he has a thing, when drunk, about whores. Stu, as the man who most completely embodies ordinary male confusion, is the center of the two films, and Helms is at his frenzied best when he tries to exert logic in the most chaotic situations, and then, giving up, stiffens his back, whirls his arms, and shrieks in frustration. Looking at him, you understand Todd Phillips’s idea that every man buries within himself, and wants to liberate, a lord of misrule. In obedience to this alleged need, both movies plunge precipitously through levels of taste, morality, common sense, and caution, finally reaching a subterranean miasma of infantile need, flesh, organs, and drool. When you’ve seen the bottom, in the roll of photographs running next to the credits at the end of each movie, you’ve seen more than you want to see. Though, somehow, I think it unlikely that the spectacle will stop anyone from trying to go even lower.” Full article here.

Ego, super ego, and id.

Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho is young, like 11 years old now but when you hear this new CD, you think an angel has come down from heaven to sing for all of us. She became famous when she joined America’s Got Talent season 5, and emerged first runner up.

Her new album is #1 in Amazon.com and that made me curious to download the whole CD. Her music is currently on my playlist, and has been my lullabye for days. I think it will stay that way for some time.

Rexona Run 2011

This will be my next 21K, the Rexona Run 2011. Tired of BGC area, so Mall of Asia/Roxas Blvd area for this new run then.The route here.

Bring it on.

DETAILS (Source: Runrio.com):

REGISTRATION PERIOD AND VENUE:

Online registration period is from June 8, 2011 to July 3, 2011 only. Delivery of race kits will start on June 17, 2011.

Regular In-store registration period is from June 8, to July 3, 2011 only at the following venues:
• RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (12nn – 8pm,Tel # 4031787)
• Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Mall, Roxas Blvd., Manila(12nn–8pm, Tel # 556-0445)
• Planet Sports Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City (12nn – 8pm, Tel # 8177896)
• The Athletes Foot Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
• Planet Sports Trinoma – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City(12nn – 8pm, Tel# 9167451)
• The Athlete’s Foot Robinsons Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City(12nn – 8pm, Tel# 6363162)

Late registration period is from July 4, to July 10, 2011 at the following venues:
• RUNNR, Bonifacio Global City
• Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
• The Athletes Foot, Robinsons Galleria.

REGISTRATION FEES

Race Category Registration Fee Race Features
3k Php500 Race Kit, (Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate,Free photo
5k Php600 Race Kit, (Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate,Free photo
10k Php600 Race Kit, (Singlet, D-tag, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate. Free photo
21k Php750 Race Kit, (Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Certificate, Free photo

 

La Paz Batchoy

A friend posted something about La Paz batchoy yesterday in her Facebook wall. Since then, the Ilonggo food pre-occupied my mind. To think that Manila is rainy due to Tropical Depression “Egay,” which is all the more reason to eat the dish!

When I wake up Sunday morning, and find the outside surrounding still wet from the rain, I have no other excuse to not eat batchoy for lunch. After a quick bath, I went straight to SM Mall of Asia, specifically, Ted’s La Paz Batchoy.

This is one of their stores in Manila (the others being in Southmall and Ali Mall), which is a cheaper alternative than flying out to Iloilo just to get the real thing.

It is best partnered with puto, a local rice cake. I guess it’s the Ilonggo palette or just simply reminiscing my stay in Iloilo city during college days that makes me think and crave for it. But whatever it is, I have to satisfy the cravings because otherwise is never an option.

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

I have been wanting to eat Hainanese Chicken Rice for a long time, after Wee Nam Kee opened its first overseas store in Manila. This Singaporean national food is just so damn good-looking in pictures.

Last week, while looking for a place to eat in Shangrila Plaza Mall, I decided to choose Penang Hill. It is an Asian restaurant, and they have Hainanese Chicken. So I ordered one.

The presentation looks lovely; it is what I imagined from the pictures. And when I got the first bite, I never look back. Extra Hainanese rice please!!!

And this weekend again, my dinner is, you guess it, Hainanese Chicken rice. But I tried another restaurant—Sing Hainanese Chicken House. The chicken is not as good as Penang’s, but they have better Hainanese rice! As usual, extra rice again!

Getting fat again because of eating. No, over-indulgence with eating. That’s more like it.

Anyway, what will I crave next week? I hope it’s not Hainanese again. ‘Til next eating engagement.

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