Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ube Ba 'Ika Mo?

According to Wikipedia, The Color Purple is a 1985 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the eighth film directed by Spielberg and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. The film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie and shows the problems faced by African American women during the early 1900s; including poverty, racism and sex discrimination. The character Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.

It stars Hollywood big names (then almost virtually newbies) Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, and Oprah Winfrey. With such a powercast, you would think these actors would try to "outdo" each other...but the entire ensemble makes the story work so seamlessly that you don't think of them as Whoopi or Oprah but as the very submissive Celie or the emotionally explosive (er...even implosive) Sofia.

This movie almost didn't win any award--especially in the Academy Awards. But to hell with those award-giving bodies. In my heart of hearts, this movie is one of the most moving, emotionally-contagious, and edge-of-seat-gripping movies I have watched. And thanks to the ever-dependable uTorrent client, I was able to grab hold of an über-crystal-clear copy of the DVD.

Here are the links for download--in iPod Movie format. Enjoy!

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ang Tunay na Copy-Cat

Since I've been posting versions of popular songs or timeless classics, I figured, what the hell...might as well post the more contemporary, alternative, funky covers of recent and not-so-recent hits--all with spunk and a kick in your gut.

Here's my collection of the best hits from BBC Radio's Radio 1 Established and Live Lounge (massive collection from different volumes which I've gathered all this time), which I aply called BBC Radio 1 Explosion (enter Menudo..."...My love for you.. Lalalalalalalala"). Tracks included in this "Best Of" collection are:

Athlete, If I Ain't Got You
Biffy Clyro, Umbrella
Bloc Party, Say It Right
Corinne Bailey Rae, Sexyback
Daniel Beddingfield, Somebody Told Me
Foo Fighters, Band On The Run
Franz Ferdinand, What You Waiting For
Girls Aloud, With Every Heartbeat
Gossip, Careless Whisper
Groove Armada, Crazy For You
Hard Fi, Toxic
Jamelia, Numb
Just Jack, Lovefool
Keane, Dirrtylicious
Keane, Under Pressure
Keane, With or Without You
Klaxons, My Love
Klaxons, No Diggity
KT Tunstall, Get Your Freak On
Maximo Park, Like I Love You
Mutya Buena, Fast Car
Natasha Beddingfield, Somewhere Only We Know
Natasha Bedingfield, Chasing Cars
Natasha Bedingfield, Ray Of Light
Natasha Bedingfield, Scientist
Orson, Push the Button
Paolo Nutini, Rehab
Pigeon Detectives, The Power Of Love
Razorlight, Englishman In New York
Stereophonics, Nothing Compares 2U
Stereophonics, You Sexy Thing
The Automatic, Love in this Club
The Enemy, Father And Son
The Feeling, You're So Vain
The Kooks, All That She Wants
The Streets, Your Song
The Zutons, Valerie
Will Young, Dontcha
Will Young, Hey Ya!

My personal favorites include those of Natasha Bedingfield, Keane, Corrine Bailey Rae and Jamelia.

Download here:

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You're Nothing But a Second-Rate Trying Hard Copycat!

Reposted from Maita's Email. BWEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE (pa-intro lang ng "Because if it's from Seiko, it masss be gooood!")


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The Top Twenty Signs That You're Watching A Pinoy Movie

1. Sasayaw sa likod ng puno ng buko pag nasa beach yung scene. Alternate pa 'yung mga ulo nila.
2. 'Yung kontrabida yayakap sa bida, sabay taas ng kilay at ngingisi.
3. Uuwi ang bida na may dalang pancit sa kanyang nanay na si Anita Linda. Tatawagin nito ang mga bata para kumain, at kakamustahin ng bida ang pag-aaral habang kumakain ng pancit. Biglang may titigil na sasakyan sa harap ng bahay at pauulanan ng baril ang pamilya! Mamamatay si Anita Linda, at sisigaw ang bida ng "Inaaay!" at mangangakong ipaghihiganti ito. Moral lesson: Ang pansit nagdadala ng malas - nakakamatay.
4. Pag may magkaribal na babae, yung mabait deretcho ang buhok at may bangs. Yung salbahe, laging kulot.
5. Sa pinoy action movies, ang bida hindi nauubusan ng bala.
6. Sa pinoy action movies, kapag tumakbo ang bida, sa lupa lahat ang tama ng bala ng kalaban.
7. Kapag may angry mob na pupunta sa bahay-kubo ng manananggal, si Vangie Labalan ang laging lider.
8. Alam mong moment of truth na ng bida kapag sinabi na niya 'yung title ng pelikula.
9. Ang tawag ng kontrabida sa mga goons niya, "Mga bata."
10. 'Yung nakababatang kapatid ng bida habang naglalaro ng bola, mabibitawan at mapupunta sa gitna ng kalsada. Tapos may darating na sasakyan, tapos itutulak siya ng bida. 'Yung bida naman ang nasa gita ng kalsada. Biglang may sasakyang darating. Ang bida, ico-cross lang niya arms niya covering his face tapos sisigaw 'yung kapatid ng 'kuyaaa!' ... Next scene nasa ospital na sila. Simula na ng drama.
11.. Kapag bakbakan, hindi nasasaktan ang bida, pero umaaray siya pag ginagamot na siya ng leading lady, at kasunod na ang love scene.
12. Kapag sinabi ng kontrabida ang masama niyang plano sa bida, ang sasabihin ng bida: "hayop ka!"
13.. Ang bidang babae, pag katulong ang role, siguradong magiging anak ng amo niya sa ending.
14. Ang nanay ng mayaman laging may pamaypay na pangmayaman, at ang nanay ng mahirap laging naka duster.
15. Ang hideout ng kontrabida, parating mansion na may chicks sa pool.

16. Ang mga bida sa drama, pag nakatanggap ng masamang balita, laging may pinto sa likod nila para puwede silang sumandal habang nagi-slide dahan-dahan pababa, tapos todo iyak with matching uhog.
17. Pag di nahuli ng mga goons ang bida, sasabihin ng boss sa kanila, "Mga inutil!"

18. Laging nakakapulot ng baril na may bala ang bida kapag kinakailangan niya.
19. Laging mas maganda ang yayang bida kesa sa kontrabidang anak ng amo niya.
20. Pag ang ending ng movie ay song and dance number sa beach o resort, ang huling frame, tatalon ang buong cast... sabay freeze.
PWEDE BANG PADAGDAG???
eto.....eh yong bidang gurl maliligo sa beach...ng naka-blusang itim! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Adik sa Pinoy Movies

Reposted from Maita's Email. BWEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE (pa-intro lang ng "Because if it's from Seiko, it masss be gooood!")


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The Top Twenty Signs That You're Watching A Pinoy Movie

1. Sasayaw sa likod ng puno ng buko pag nasa beach yung scene. Alternate pa 'yung mga ulo nila.
2. 'Yung kontrabida yayakap sa bida, sabay taas ng kilay at ngingisi.
3. Uuwi ang bida na may dalang pancit sa kanyang nanay na si Anita Linda. Tatawagin nito ang mga bata para kumain, at kakamustahin ng bida ang pag-aaral habang kumakain ng pancit. Biglang may titigil na sasakyan sa harap ng bahay at pauulanan ng baril ang pamilya! Mamamatay si Anita Linda, at sisigaw ang bida ng "Inaaay!" at mangangakong ipaghihiganti ito. Moral lesson: Ang pansit nagdadala ng malas - nakakamatay.
4. Pag may magkaribal na babae, yung mabait deretcho ang buhok at may bangs. Yung salbahe, laging kulot.
5. Sa pinoy action movies, ang bida hindi nauubusan ng bala.
6. Sa pinoy action movies, kapag tumakbo ang bida, sa lupa lahat ang tama ng bala ng kalaban.
7. Kapag may angry mob na pupunta sa bahay-kubo ng manananggal, si Vangie Labalan ang laging lider.
8. Alam mong moment of truth na ng bida kapag sinabi na niya 'yung title ng pelikula.
9. Ang tawag ng kontrabida sa mga goons niya, "Mga bata."
10. 'Yung nakababatang kapatid ng bida habang naglalaro ng bola, mabibitawan at mapupunta sa gitna ng kalsada. Tapos may darating na sasakyan, tapos itutulak siya ng bida. 'Yung bida naman ang nasa gita ng kalsada. Biglang may sasakyang darating. Ang bida, ico-cross lang niya arms niya covering his face tapos sisigaw 'yung kapatid ng 'kuyaaa!' ... Next scene nasa ospital na sila. Simula na ng drama.
11.. Kapag bakbakan, hindi nasasaktan ang bida, pero umaaray siya pag ginagamot na siya ng leading lady, at kasunod na ang love scene.
12. Kapag sinabi ng kontrabida ang masama niyang plano sa bida, ang sasabihin ng bida: "hayop ka!"
13.. Ang bidang babae, pag katulong ang role, siguradong magiging anak ng amo niya sa ending.
14. Ang nanay ng mayaman laging may pamaypay na pangmayaman, at ang nanay ng mahirap laging naka duster.
15. Ang hideout ng kontrabida, parating mansion na may chicks sa pool.

16. Ang mga bida sa drama, pag nakatanggap ng masamang balita, laging may pinto sa likod nila para puwede silang sumandal habang nagi-slide dahan-dahan pababa, tapos todo iyak with matching uhog.
17. Pag di nahuli ng mga goons ang bida, sasabihin ng boss sa kanila, "Mga inutil!"

18. Laging nakakapulot ng baril na may bala ang bida kapag kinakailangan niya.
19. Laging mas maganda ang yayang bida kesa sa kontrabidang anak ng amo niya.
20. Pag ang ending ng movie ay song and dance number sa beach o resort, ang huling frame, tatalon ang buong cast... sabay freeze.
PWEDE BANG PADAGDAG???
eto.....eh yong bidang gurl maliligo sa beach...ng naka-blusang itim! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Monday, January 12, 2009

RECIPE: Cheesy Egg Turnover Omelette

Noooo, you haven't seen the last of the kesong puti experiments. And here's another one--a new twist to an old recipe: the omelette (aka Pinoy torta).

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You will need: eggs, milk, kesong puti, mozzarella (or any quick-melt) cheese, parmesan cheese, ground lean beef, eggplant, ripe tomatoes, onions, garlic, alagau (or any other herbs like basil, rosemary, or tarragon), vegetable oil, sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste


Slice the eggplants into diagonal strips, about a quarter of an inch thick. Do the same with the tomatoes. Chop the onions and garlic (cut for sauteeing) and your herb of choice (leave some for topping later). Sautee all ingredients (except the first five) in a hot Teflon pan using some vegetable oil and sesame oil (for taste) until tomatoes and eggplants are almost wilted and the beef brown. Set aside.


Beat eggs and milk until fluffy. Pour mixture into pan and cook until one side is golden brown. Flip. As the other side is cooking, layer all the ingredients in the middle part of the scrambled egg. Top with kesong puti, mozzarella and the remaining herbs. "Tuck" the filling inside the eggs by folding both ends--one over the other--and pressing tight to the pan. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


Serve hot with my ice-blended apple-and-calamansi (How to make it? Blend apple slices and calamansi juice with shaved ice in a blender. Serve in tall glasses and swig until you get brainfreeze!). 


Use either ketchup or sweet chili as dipping sauce. Enjoy!

RECIPE: Baked Eggplant with Kesong Puti

Drove to Lumban, Laguna with Adel, Noel and Bebe last January 2. Why? For two reasons: to look for really cheap authentic piña barong tagalog, and buy kesong puti. After about close to an hour drive from San Pablo (and nonstop laugh trip), we finally managed to make it in time before the stores closed. Adel was such a sweet one and gave us two small containers of kesong puti. I started drooling over ideas of what to possibly make out of this cheese.

This recipe is quite similar to something I ate in Crepes and Co. in Bangkok. Of course the cheese(s) used would be different--but the concept is exactly the same. So, there. I'm not claiming ownership of the original recipe...but the twists are solely mine. ;-)

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Ingredients: medium to large eggplants (preferably young), ripe tomatoes, kesong puti (preferably the spreadable variety), mozzarella (or any quick melt) cheese, olive oil, chopped fresh (or dried) basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste.


You will also need: an oven, baking sheet (or double-layered aluminum foil, greased), and some heavy duty burn ointment in case you get scalded by the Muthaf**ka hot pan.

Pre-heat the oven to 250degrees while assembling the ingredients. Slice the eggplants into round/oval shapes about 1/3 to 1/2inch. Do the same with the tomatoes.

Place the sliced eggplants on a baking sheet/foil. Add kesong puti. Add the tomato slice. Top with all the remaining ingredients (mozzarella, basil, pepper/salt) and drizzle with olive oil.


Bake for about 10minutes or until cheese has melted beautifully.


Keep in warmer till it's time to serve. Best served hot!

Variation: Turn this into a bruschetta by slicing a baguette (or pandesal) into round, 1 to 1.5inch-thick pieces. Toast lightly. Use this as the "crust" of the eggplant before putting everything in the oven. Use of tomato sauce and olives/capers optional.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Aysus! Antukin...

Para sayo na walang ginawa kundi matulog ng matulog sa tabi ko...at manggising ng madaling-araw... ;-)

SLEEP.
by BigBadRed

At this very moment
I am watching you sleep.
Lovingly. Quietly.

You-
Sleeping like a child
Your fetal curl appealing for security.
And love.

I look at you
All so calm and worry-free;
Not mindful of our chores tomrorow morning.

You dreamily, almost inaudibly
Mumbled something in your sleep.
It sounded like a name.

What was that?
Oh.
Mine.

All of a sudden your eyes start to flutter
Almost as if about to wake up from a dream.

I stroke your short, almost-boyish hair;
Gently kiss you on the forehead
And you instantly get pacified.

Ah--
My beautiful little angel.

I can watch you sleep forever.

Aysus, Antukin!

Para sayo na walang ginawa kundi matulog ng matulog sa tabi ko...at manggising ng madaling-araw...  ;-)







SLEEP
by BigBadRed

At this very moment
I am watching you sleep.
Lovingly. Quietly.

You-
Sleeping like a child;
Your fetal curl appealing for security.And love.

I look at you
All so calm and worry-free;
Not mindful of our chores tomorrow morning.

You dreamily, almost inaudibly
Mumbled something in your sleep.
It sounded like a name.

What was that?
Oh.
Mine.

All of a sudden your eyes start to flutter
Almost as if about to wake up from a dream.

I stroke your short, almost-boyish hair;
Gently kiss you on the forehead
And you instantly get pacified.

Ah--My beautiful little angel.

I can watch you sleep forever.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh, Pee 'Em Muna


Tamang OPM itu.... para sa inyo... Sir Edu, wag pooooooooooo!!!!! Hehe...buy the original CDs kung may extrang moolah, hokey? Naman. Click the links to download the files

Charlie Green. Kekyut at kehusay na bata! At magalang pa. Goood boy! This boy's got a future--it's so clear, it's crystal. ;-)  Personal favorite: Smile...and Dahil Sa Yo (hehehehe)




Ella May Saison.  Where Jaya Ramsey is now (or was) is where Ella should've been. Kegaling na singer...bad management, though. Nawalan ng career. Ngek.  I love Now That You're Gone, and of course the classic Till My Heartaches End. Hehehehehe



Download HERE


Kyla.  This girl is HOT. And I'm not just talking about her body. Hehehehe...may manyak moment itu. This CD has good remakes. I particularly like Old Friend and Ribbon in the Sky.


Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Yon Lang!

...or directly translated in english, That's All.

Yep. This 1959 Bob Haymes-Alan Brandt-Johnny Mathis original (and cover na rin hehe) has been covered many times, and these are just some of the versions:

• Anders Vercelli Quartet, That's All
• Dina Blade, That's All
• Fred Viquela, That's All
• George Graham, That's All
• Jessica Williams, That's All
• KT Sullivan, That's All
• Leif Garrett, That's All
• Michael Buble, That's All
• Nancy Kelly, That's All
• Nicole Henry, Thats All
• Olive, That's All
• Paolo Di Sabitino, That's All
• Rick Nelson, That's All
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• Thee Midniters, That's All

Pssst, para sayo to. Uhm....that's all. ;-)

DOWNLOAD LINK

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tag-ina Mo Rin!

Tagged by Davey.

Rules:
1. List the names that you are called by and name the people who call you by these names.
2. Tag ten others to do the same thing, paste the link of your entry on their guestbooks.
  • Ben - my officemates, (new) acquaintances, any business contacts
  • Dek (or Dick...ugh) - my Mom, Dad, sister, Tita Lita <--- though they're "migrating" to Ben
  • Bentot - Perry Gurl, Dennis, Chrissie, Dinggoy, Klat and most Astrokids
  • Bentong - Angko, Burns, Moimoi
  • Benny - Davey, Badang, Jong
  • Benito - InternalComm gurls
  • Bench - Ned Legs, Vevey, Ging
  • Sweetie - Sheila, Casy
  • Masanting - Erik
  • Idol - Dondi, Arvin
  • B**s - Adel, Alexis, Dada
  • Pechay - E-nal
  • Munchkin - Harry Ford
  • Daddy B/Hubby - model friends
  • Mister Red - students from the US
  • Bebe - si Bebe
  • Benedict - mga pormal-pormalang tao
  • BigBadRed - most online sites
  • Tanginamo - yong kaaway ko sa kanto
Now....I'm tagging Allan, Perry, Bon, Chrissie, Davey, Erik, Ira, Jaybee, JM, and Lara!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Putukan Na!!!!!!

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy New Year To All!

Wow...New year, new life, new opportunities, new beginnings.

And here are two of the best new year "forwards" that I got hours or minutes before the putukan started...

My Wishes for you for d year 2009:
1. Sunrise after the darkest of nights.
2. Friends who bring out the best in you.
3. A love that makes you smile.
4. Belief that anything is possible.
5. Courage to finally do what u've been putting off.
6. Time for yourself.
7. Promises that are kept.
8. An answered prayer.
9. A heart that forgives.
10. A happy feeling everyday.
11. A soul that heals &
12. A wonderful life & perfect health.

and of course.....and pinakapanalo sa lahat.....

Para di malasin ang ,NEW YEAR hwag mo isali sa handa ang bilog na prutas na may itim na buto tulad ng pakwan, chico atbp. Wag ka rin maghanda ng ice cream pra di matunaw ang swerte at higit sa lahat hwag maghanda ng apat ang paa, baboy, baka, at kambing, at baka tumakbo ang swerte. Wag din mga isda at laman dagat at baka malunod ang swerte. Wag ka maghanda ng my pakpak 2lad ng manok o pabo at baka lumipad ang swerte. Wag k n kayang maghanda!

Hehehehehehe. Cheers 2009!