Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Anyway, I was able to visit Manila and be with my family who spoiled me. I asked for seafood and I got a seafood dish a couple of hours after.
But I want to tell you about my niece Danica Mejia. I know I am not an uncle who is slanted because she is my niece but she is a special child. She loves to talk and she cannot keep her mouth shut even for five seconds. She is only 3 years old and yet she can communicate in complete sentences and enunciate every syllable correctly.
Here she is singing karaoke. You have to watch the ending of this one.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
As a child, I was a big fan of the cartoons. I knew the main characters when they were still all two-dimensional cartoons. My mother could not afford to buy me the original toys but I had a few similar toys. Like any other kid, I wondered what would happen if toys could talk.
But then this latest Transformers franchise crushed every good memory of what I have. The story is—well, I am not sure if there is one. I thought it was going to be about the Autobots leaving earth. Then the Autobots stayed and Shia’s character was having this vibrator-in-my-ass fits which did not really develop into anything.
Shia LeBouf is a good actor but he really cannot save this movie. Megan Fox looks good but that is all. I do not think she will last a long time in this business as she has no talent. There were far too many robots to relate to any of them.
The action sequences were just way too confusing. Sometimes, I do not know which one is a villain and which one is a hero and which one is the human that got crushed. I honestly fell asleep during the desert battle scene. I was desperately waiting for it to end.
I am sure there will be a Transformers 3 but this franchise has already lost its magic.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I have been living in South Australia for 8 months but I have not made friends with any aboriginal. Perhaps, it is because I am surrounded by white Australians and the animosity between the two groups is still alive. This movie presents a probably realistic portrayal for what it is like to be un-Westernized amongst the dominant Westerners. It also shows how aboriginal life fits the country and how odd it is to have these Westerners in their country.
The male lead Rowan McNamara has yet to learn more about acting but the story is so good that he can be forgiven. But Marissa Gibson is very powerful and beautiful as the more mature half of the pair. Mitjili Napanangka Gibson as Delilah's nana is endearing and memorable.
The contrast between the big towns and small settlement areas is very stark. But the pair's refuge is not even with their own families but their own world.