miz zafra

One time habang nag-iinuman kami nila Jepoy, YJ, Andy at Nil, may nagtanong sa akin, nagkatanungan kami kung sinong fellow bloggers ang gusto naming makilala nang personal.

Ang sagot ko, without missing a beat: "Jessica Zafra."

(OK so hindi lang sya blogger, accomplished and well-known writer sya, pero may blog sya so that should count.)

Bakit si Jessica Zafra? Para magmukha akong matalino kunyari, para intellectual ang sagot ko, kasi matatalino ang mga kausap ko? Nope, gusto ko talaga ang panulat nya.

Una ko syang na-discover sa Powerbooks a long time ago, habang nagpi-private reading. Wala akong pambili eh, bakit ba... Hilig kong buklatin yung book nyang 500 People You Meet in Hell, naghahanap ako ng mga kakilala ko hahaha. Impairness, marami, hihi.

Gusto ko rin yung Womenagerie, at yung Twisted Series. Bumili nga ako ng Twisted 8 1/2 eh at ipinang-regalo ko nung Pasko. Then I bought one for myself, as a gift.

Nung makita ko online ang blog ni Miz Jessica Zafra, natuwa ako kasi araw-araw syang nag-uupdate, at may natututunan akong bago. Gusto kong magpapansin sa comments section ngunit baka ma-snob ako eh. So nakuntento na lang ako sa pagbabasa ng blog nya.

Hanggang sa isang araw...

May pa-contest si Miz Jessica Zafra. Simple lang, just tell her a secret that you haven't shared with anyone yet. Ang prize, ang librong Postsecret ni Frank Warren, collection ng mga confessions ng maraming anonymous contributors.

So nagkwento ako ng isang malagim na secret...


















At nanalo ako.



Hindi ko na sasabihin kung ano yung secret kasi SECRET nga eh.

Basta... it involves death and a spoon.

Haizt, just to win this book and get the note, it's almost like meeting her in person and getting her autograph.



Miz Jessica Zafra, kung naghimala at napadpad ka sa aking pipitsuging blog, gusto kong magpasalamat for the contest, the book and your note. Yung book kong Twisted 8 1/2, pwede pong ipa-autograph? Hehehe jk baka-sakali lang...

(photo ni Miz Jessica Zafra hinugot dito)

movie review: clash of the titans

OK Kids! Ikwekwento ko na lang sa inyo ang buong movie, para wag nyo nang panoorin.

Remake ito ng classic na movie na Clash of the Titans, naalala ko ni-rent ko pa yun noon sa VHS nung high school pa ako at nakatulugan ko sya as in sound asleep, hindi kasi 3D yung VHS namin.

I know right? VHS, so provincial.

So story ito ni Perseus, na napulot lang palutang-lutang sa dagat. May mangingisdang nakapulot sa kanya. One day, napatay ng God of the Underworld na si Hades yung ama-amahan ni Perseus. Just for fun.

Syempre na-badtrip si Perseus. Magrerevenge siya, gusto nya sampalin si Hades, okay.

Timing naman, yung mga tao sa City of Argos, dahil makasalanan, eh paparusahan ni Zeus, God of the Heavens, hindi kasi sila nagpe-pray! So sa pag-uutos ng Zeus at suggestment ni Hades, sasalakayin ng Kraken, monster na anak ni Hades, ang Argos, naka-schedule in ten days. Para matuto silang magdasal muli.

So hinirang ng Argos si Perseus para patayin yung Kraken, isabay na raw nya sa paghihiganti nya kay Hades, multi-tasking ito. Kasi kung hindi nya mapapatay ang Kraken, kakainin ng monster yung Princess ng Argos na si Andromeda. Ngayon, pag sinabi kong "kakainin ng monster", literal na kakainin, hindi gaya ng kay Ate Powkie na iba ang meaning... mwah!

Tapos, just for fun, nalaman pa ni Perseus na si Zeus ang tunay nyang ama. Telenovela moment, right? Nabwisit kaya si Perseus nang very very nice. Demi-god pala sya, as in half-humanh half-god. Okay.

So ang goal nya na is: tirahin ang monster, sampalin ang Hades at umbagin ang buntiserong Zeus.

Sa paglalakbay ni Perseus eh tinutulungan sya ni Io, isang Demi-God rin. Etong si Io, malandiiii. May taglay na kerengkeng. Pasulpot-sulpot biglaan, may costume change pa at hair and make up, ang goal lang naman nya is akitin ang Perseus. At least may goal sya sa movie, empowered woman.

Para mapatay ang monster, kailangan ni Perseus ang ulo ni Medusa. Lahat kasi ng lalaking tumingin sa mukha ni Medusa, magiging tawas. So pinuntahan nila si Medusa, sa Underworld kasi sya nag-stay.

Syempre matapos ang mahaba-habang fight sequence kay Medusa, nakuha naman ni Perseus ang ulo, ngunit time's up! Ten days na ang nakalipas.

Eh malayo ang Argos sa Underworld, tatlong sakay, talo sa pamasahe. Dumating ngayon ang Pegasus, yung kabayong may pakpak, very bakla. So sakay si Perseus dun, papuntang Argos. Naabutan nya yung Kraken, kakainin na si Andromeda!!!

So itinapat nya yung mukha ni Medusa sa mata ng Kraken. As expected, nanigas ang Kraken at naging bato, namatay. Tapos binalik nya sa ilalim ng lupa si Hades. Tapos nag-thank you sa kanya si Zeus at may job offer pa sa Mount Olympus, with matching relocation allowance, na hindi nya tinanggap.

Lahat ng goals, check, check, check.

OK, the end.

Wala masyadong challenge panoorin ang movie at medyo may kulang, wala kasing mga mabibigat na lines, tinalo pa sila ng One More Chance. Ito yung tipo ng movie na paglabas mo ng sinehan eh limot mo na.

Isa lang ang memorable line, coming from Zeus:

"Release ang chismosang Kraken!!!"

Yun po ang movie review, sorry for wasting your time.

a cinderella story

Lahat naman siguro tayo, kahit yung lumaki sa uber-liblib na barrio, eh pamilyar sa kwento ni Cinderella, ang babaeng inalila ng kanyang stepmother and stepsisters, na nakilala ang isang prinsipe nung palihim syang umattend ng ball...

Sa pagtakas nya, naiwan nya ang kanyang sapatos... na napulot ng prinsipe at ginamit nya upang mahanap sya and they lived happily ever after...

Maniwala man kayo o hindi, ang pangyayaring iyan ay nangyari sa aking kaibigang si Rose Marie.

Pramis, mamatay na ako kung nagsisinungaling ako, lahat ng nangyari kay Cinderella, nangyari rin sa kanya. Saktong-sakto.

Well, OK, hindi masyadong sakto, pero nandun ang similarities... Narito ang mala-fairy tale nyang buhay...

The Fairy Tale of Rose Marie


Once upon a time in land far, far away (V. Luna bandang Fairview), there lived a kind and sweet daughter named Rose Marie. Her mother is a wicked witch (kasi kinukuha lahat ng sweldo nya, pati 13th month pay).

Everyday, Rose Marie travels to a far off land (Mandaluyong) to work as a slave-girl (Accounting Department sya) in a beautiful kingdom (Dunkin' Donuts Head Office). All day everyday she works, and at night she goes home to bring back the goods to her mother...

"Oh Mother, my dear Mother, here I come," Rose Marie announces as she comes home.

"My poor child, I have waited all day for bread..." ("Pahingi pambayad ng tubig at kuryente"), her mother cries...

To please her mother, Rose Marie worked hard, every day, without rest.

One day, before Rose Marie left for work, she decided to put on her best shoes (step-in na kulay blue).

"This day is going to be different," Rose Marie thought, as she waited for the carriage (MRT) that will bring her to the kingdom...

Rose Marie had no idea of the tragedy that lay before her...

As the carriage approached, Rose Marie found herself in the center of a crowd, a bustling and noisy crowd, all waiting for the carriage to come... The carriage can fit only a few people, and everyone was rushing toward it...

The carriage stopped in front of Rose Marie, and as the wave of people gathered, aiming to fit into the carriage doors, Rose Marie was carried away in a tide of bodies.

Alas! As she was swept into the carriage, one of her shoes slipped off her dainty feet and lay there on the ground... The carriage doors closed, its wheels turned southbound, and Rose Marie's shoe was left there on the pavement, alone...

A long, long way Rose Marie travelled, keeping here stockinged, yet bare, foot behind her other leg so the people inside the carriage will not notice... When the carriage reached the outskirts of the Kingdom (Shaw Boulevard Station), the carriage doors opened and again, Rose Marie was swept into a tide of people rushing out...

Her left foot wearing a shoe, the other foot bare...

She felt the crowd looking at her with cruel eyes, and with the last of her strength, Rose Marie ran and ran, half-shoe, half-barefoot, until she found a small cart (tricycle) on which she road to the kingdom.

On that night, Rose Marie, as she left the kingdom, visited the shoemaker at the marketplace (EDSA Central) and bought for herself a new pair of shoes.

And she lived happily ever after. The End.




What a heartwarming story. As in, kuhang-kuha ang Cinderella fairy tale. Kulang na lang ng kalabasa...
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