READ THEN WATCH: THE HOST

Last year was the first year that I’ve started to be engross in reading novels and E-books during my free time. Reading books is a very addicting thing to do that is why I promised to myself that I will watch those movies base from some of the novels I have read that will be produce this 2013. I never forgot to include this task in my bucket list for this year just to make sure that I will accomplish this as soon as the movies be release in big screen. First movie that was produce in my list is THE HOST by Stephen Meyer.

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I’m lucky enough to watched this in big screen on its last week of showing. Though as expected that the movie cannot justify the excitement and thrill the story send to me while reading the novel, still it’s a great production. Thanks for my sister for lending me her precious time to accompany me in the movie house to watch this :)

 

 

 

HEARTSTRINGS AND CITY HUNTER SOON ON ABS-CBN

Watching the SHOWTIME Grand finals a while ago and I just had the glimpse of ABS-CBN upcoming shows and watched their promotional advertisement of their new Korean drama series, HEARTSTRINGS and CITY HUNTER. I simultaneously watched these drama and I’m so excited for Filipinos to be able to see this! Watch out for these drama on ABS-CBN Channel 2 soon! ;)

My HEARTSTRINGS review: CLICK HERE

And for CITY HUNTER review: CLICK HERE

HAPPY WATCHING!!!!!

TV COMMERCIALS IN BETWEEN KOREAN DRAMAS

I’m currently following and enjoying the wait for the next episode of FLOWER BOY RAMYUN SHOP, one of the newest Korean drama currently airing in South Korea. I chose to wait for newest episodes of this drama in youtube.com and found this account where in the user downloaded each episode in full including it’s TV commercial. How clever she is right?! ;) Though I am left hanging for a while in each episode and having in my mind that I need to wait for the two other episode next week, I still want to watch it as soon as he publish the newest episode. Well for those who don’t know the system of airing the dramas in South Korea, let me share some of the details I know that differs from Philippine teledrama / teleserye / telenovela base on watching them. ;)

K = S. Korea        P = Philippines

K = A 16-28 episodes Korean drama is usually being aired in almost two-month long period of time

P = two months is far from 2 years! Oh, I’m just over reacting! Let’s make it 6 months to a year! (Oh my, but still!!!!!!!)

K =  Two (2) episodes where being aired in two (2) days for one (1) week with a minimum of 45 minutes each

P = Philippine drama will air our series  in five (5)  days a week (usually for my night vigils) for 30 minutes everyday! And you have to follow this for maybe a minimum of half a year for a complete finish! But swear, you can still do your duties and house chores while watching our drama! Trust me you can do it and you will need not to practice! ;)

Back from watching the videos of episodes from Flower Boy Ramyun Shop. If your from Philippines and if ever your thinking of watching it through same user account I had, I will tell you not to be deceive when episode’s TV commercial appear, for you will miss a whole lot of action, drama and “kilig” if you leave your seats. I’m saying it right! If your already get used of doing other stuff while waiting for say, 5-10 TV ads and commercials in between our teleseryes every 5 minutes, don’t do it while watching Korean dramas for they only have 3 to 5 commercials every episode! Say 45 minutes + 2 minutes for commercials! That’s a lot different. How I wish we can change this routine with our TELESERYES!

 

 

 

NICHKHUN OR MARIO MAURER

Mario Maurer just had his visit here in Manila, Philippine as a new model for Penshoppe and to somehow promote his upcoming movie  with Philippine actress Erich Gonzales next year. And while waiting for the availability of 2PM’s ticket for their upcoming concert here in Manila this November, Kpop fans are also waiting to see Nichkhun as a member of this South Korean band. Both originated from Thailand but now popular in Philippines for their talents and charm! CUTE :)!  Though Nichkhun was raised in California USA, he is famous in South Korea as 2PM member while Mario gained his popularity in the country through his movie CRAZY LITTLE THINGS CALLED LOVE. So who will you prefer, NICHKHUN or MARIO!???

  

MARIO MAURER

  

NICHKHUN HORVEJKUL

SARANGHAE MY TUTOR

I just read a post about this entry in CINEMANILA International Film Festival for Young Cinema Shorts Competition that will be held at Market Market Cinemas, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig  this November 11 to 17.

One from those Philippine entry from around 80 international and local films that will be screened in a span of 7 days, from the current toasts of the local indie scene to the award-winners and favorites of prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Sundance, and Pusan. SARANGHAE MY TUTOR is a short film entry by Victor Villanueva.

SYPNOSIS FROM DREAMLINE PRODUCTION:

Benjamin Fructoso Pilapil is a hopeless romantic, but he is more HOPELESS than a romantic.
He works at an ESL (English as Second Language) academy as an english tutor to Korean students in Cebu. His fate is about to change when he meets his new student, Mi-Ok, a beautiful Korean godsend to Ben’s life.
Can the language of love be taught? Or will it be misunderstood?

Hope I can watch this film soon! As Hallyu wave hits Cebu, Philippines, this short film is sure a big hit! :)

 

 

 

MY EDUCATIONAL TV SHOW

After my post about my favorite cartoons and their theme song during my childhood days, I decided to share also the song and lyrics of my favorite educational/short story TV shows. I can still remember those days that I will wake up in the morning just to watch this. Even in school, there were days that we’ll gather in a room to watch this educational show before or after our teacher’s lesson. I dedicate this post to all of my age and for those who have live and raise together with these shows. ENJOY!

HIRAYA-MANAWARI

 

click here to listen…

Gusto kong liparin ang tayog ng ulap. Gusto kong sisisirin ang lalim ng dagat. Gusto kong akyatin ang tuktok ng bundok, tuklasin ang hiwagang sa puso ko’y bumabalot.

*** Hiraya manawari, Hiraya manwari, mga pangarap natin ating abutin. Sa lakas ng isipan, mabusilak na kalooban. Hiraya manawari, ating abutin. ang kapangyariha’y nasa puso natin.hiraya manawari, atiiiing abutin.

Kaya kong pakawalan ang liwanag sa aking puso. Kaya kong hawakan init ng aking pangarap. Kaya kong isabog liwanag na aking taglay. Liwanag na magsisilbing tanglaw ko sa patutunguhan. (Repeat ***)

Since its almost November and I really love this song from one of the episode in HIRAYA MANAWARI’s Halloween special, I like to share this song too. Episode starring Emman Abeleda and Cherry Pie Picache.

Binigyan ako ng isang mamera, ibibili ko ng isang kandila. Ibibili ko ng posporo. Isa dalawa tatlo. Pag sinindihan ko, di ko malilimutan ang alaala ng aking kaibigan.

I love this! The whole story is awesome. Friendship, family and love. I miss how Emman say “NAYNAY” to address her mom and how he mentioned some of the scientific names of those flowers in the cemetery, from what he learned from his botanist mother. (Hope that there is someone who can relate to me hehehe…)

BAYANI

click here to listen…

Ikaw ang unang nagbuo ng bayang Pilipino. Ikaw ang unang lumaban sa pananakop ng dayuhan. Ikaw ang nagsindi ng ilaw, ikaw ang nagbigay ng liwanag sa kahulugan at katwiran. Sa halaga ng kalayaan. Bayani, salamin ng aking buhay (salamin ng aking buhay). Bayani, ang liwanag sa isipan. Bayaning tanglaw sa aking daan. Bayani…. Bayani…. Bayani….

 

PAHINA

click here to listen…

Tuwing pahina’y binubuklat nararating ko ang gubat. Naririnig ko ang himig ng dumadaloy na batis Hinahangkan ako ng hangin mula kung saang lupain.

***Pahina ako’y iyong dalhin sa magaganda at malalayong lupain. Pahina sa akin ay iparining ang pintig ng pusong umiibig. Pahina sa akin ay ipaalam ang tamis ng pagmamahalan. Pahina sa akin ay ipadama takot at pangamba, sakit at saya. Na na na na na na…

Tuwing pahina’y sinasarhan buhay nama’y binubuksan. Handa na kong umibig at damhin ang saya’t sakit. Haharapin ko ang hamon Ng bawat sandali at panahon

Repeat***

WANSAPANATAYM

 

Wansapanataym sa aking buhay napawi ang lumbay napuno ng kulay. Mga pangarap ko doon ay nagkatotoo. Wansapanataym babalik ka kahit sa panaginip lang… (I don’t know the exact lyrics of this one hehehe =)

Well, these are the shows I really love and missed to watch nowadays. How I wish ABS CBN will be able to produce shows like this again to improve the Filipino values of our young generation. SINESKWELA, MATHENIK and others are also good educational shows, but above list are the best for me!

CARTOON THEME SONG

Just last night, me and my sister reminisced the days where in we are still capable of watching television before or after school. Years where assignments and projects are the things we have to finish after hours of lessons. Its just that, we missed the days when “WORKING TO EARN A LIVING” is not in our mind until we graduated in college. =)

Looking back starts from collecting and mentioning title of those cartoon series we had watch and singing while correcting the lyrics of their theme song. Its fun and we can’t help but to laugh while forcing our minds to remember all the song’s lyrics. So for us to have a copy and be able to remember it, I decided to put in here some of the lyrics of songs from our favorite TAGALIZED cartoon. hehehe…

GEORGIE

Nakita ko ang larawan mo at muling ngbalik sa akin ang lahat. Ang malambing na bulong mong ako ang nagbibigay ng musika sa mundo. Sinabi mong ako ang himig ng iyong biyulin, mga labi ko’y rosas na ginto. At ikaw ang pintor ng aking daigdig. Kinulayan natin ang mundo, parang bahaghari. At ang kagandahan nito’y naging makislap pa sa araw. Isang yapos na mahigpit mula sayo mahal at mgkasama tayong dalawa’y pinakabuhay.

*** Though I’m not sure of the last word…LOL

MARY & THE SECRET GARDEN (SI MARY AT ANG LIHIM NA HARDIN)

Hawiin mo na ang iyong luha, piliting tawanan ang problema, Habang bata ay magsaya, makulay ang mundo basta’t mangarap ka. Sa bawat pagsubok na makikita, wag mong hayaang madapa ka. Tibayan mo ang loob, pagkatapos ng unos ligaya ang dulot. Sadyang ganyan ang buhay kailangan magsanay. Mapaglarong tadhana susubukin ang tibay. Kaya’t kumilos ka mag-isip, mag-aral, magandang bukas sayo ay nakalaan…. 

*** Love the lyrics of this song! Very encouraging especially during our school days! I guess that’s 15 years ago! Hehehe…

MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH

Kami’y narito asahan nyong magtatanggol. Makikipaglaban para sa kapayapaan. Ang lahat ng nilalang dito ay may karapatan (sa magandang bukas). Kung merong gumugulo ay wag mag-alala. Kami ang dakilang tagapagtanggol niyo, sa lahat ng oras handa kaming tumulong. Ang aming mga kapangyarihan, alay sa karapatan. Kami’y narito asahan nyong magtatanggol. Makikipaglaban para sa kapayapaan at kaayusan, kami’y asahan niyo hanggang sa dulo ng mundo!

***Hehehe I miss POOH!

REMY, NOBODIES GIRL (AKING INA)

Aking Ina, mahal kong Ina, pagmamahal mo aking Ina. Yakap mo sa akin hinahanap ko. Init ng pag-ibig, duyan ng iyong bunso. Sa gitna ng pagkakahimbing, yakap mo ang gigising!

*** Repeat the whole lyrics two times (2x) =)

BLUE BLINK

Habang nabubuhay may pag-asa, kahit may pagdurusa, kahit kay hirap pa. Huwag mag-alala, manalig ka lagi kang may kasama, may kaibigan ka. At kung ikaw ay nalulungkot at kung ikaw ay natatakot, wala kang gagawin kundi ako’y tawagin. Ako si BLINK! Sa bawat oras nariyan, tutulong sa nangangailangan ako’y maaasahan.

*** This a combination of opening and the closing theme song but I guess it’s the the exact song.

SAILOR MOON 

Ikaw ang laging kong hinahanap, kasama kang lagi sa pangarap. Ang gusto’y lagi kang nakikita, marahil nga ay mahal kita. Liwanag ng buwan sa kalawakan, hinahatid ka sa king isipan. Paano ba kita makaka-usap, ikaw sa akin ang lahat. Sana bawat saglit laging kapiling ka. Pag-ibig mo sana’y madama. Tuwing kasama kita sa pangarap, nadarama’y wala ng katulad. Ligayang dulot nito sa king puso, sana ay di na magwakas. Sana’y di na magwakas!

*** First song that I love from my first love anime!!! TUXEDO MASK this song is for you! Hehehe

AKAZUKIN CHA CHA

Tibay ng loob, tiwala sa sarili mga katangiang taglay. Pag-asa at katatagan para sa payapang sandaigdigan. Busilak ang kalooban, lahat ng bagay makakamtan basta’t ito’y para sa kabutihan. Busilak ang kalooban, lahat ng bagay makakamtan basta’t ito’y para sa kabutihan. (PAG-IBIG, KATATAGAN AT PAG-ASA!!!!)

*** In parenthesis is the lines from the man cast: LIAN, SHINE and CHA CHA =)!

JULIO AT JULIA (KAMBAL NG TADHANA)

Kapag bumilog na ang mundo, iikot din ang buhay ng tao. May saya at mayroong dusa wag lang tayo magpapatalo. Kung ikaw ay nag-iisa sa landas na ‘yong tinatahak, wag mawawalan ng pag-asa sa mithiing pakikibaka. Si Julio at Julia Kambal ng tadhana. Di susuko sa pagsubok. Kapag umikot na ang buwan, bago pa sumikat ang araw, bagong pag-asa’y matatanaw tadhana na ang siyang pupukaw. Kapag bumilog na ang mundo, iikot din ang buhay ng tao, bagong pag-asa’y matatanaw tadhana na ang siyang pupukaw. Bagong pag-asa’y matatanaw tadhana na ang siyang pupukaw.

*** I remember that when I watch this, I wish to have a twin! hehehe

CINDERELLA

Ngunit hanggang kailan, hanggang kailan ito mananatiling panaginip. Sabik na ko sabik na ko sa yong yakap at halik. Kailan, kailan ko malalaman ang itatawag sa isang mukhang walang pangalan. Sabik na akong ikaw ay makilala ko. 

*** This is just the closing and opening song. Wish ABS CBN produce the whole tagalog version of the song!

Base with these cartoon, I can only say that I was raised with cartoons from ABS CBN. Except from Sailor Moon which I guess has been aired in Chanel 5 during my days, Channel 2 is the best station for me when it comes to choosing cartoons. How I wish “CEDIE: Ang Munting Prinsipe” and “SARAH: Ang Munting Prinsesa” also have their tagalog opening and closing theme! Right???!

5 REASONS FOR UNFINISHED TELESERYE

TELESERYE is the word for Philippine Drama Series. Growing up with no cable TV connection to watch foreign films, me and my family would kill time watching local teleserye on a day to day time to time routine in our daily life. It’s not that I hate Philippine drama series that much.  Actually, there is also a lot of dramas I really love to watch again and again through online internet. Even before TELENOVELAS (Mexican Drama Series), Meteor Garden from Taiwan and now HALLYU WAVE Korean Dramas heat our television by night because of their non-stop airing, lots of TELESERYE I’ve watched were left unfinished because of the following reasons I can’t take no more!!!

1.) LONG(EST) AIRING TIMELINE!

Really! This is the number one reason I can’t finished a drama series. Most of the good dramas are now being aired during night time! Everyday lack of sleep just to follow the next half-hour scene (with I guess 2, 3, 4, 5, commercials in between) is not a good habit to practice! LOL… I just learned that Korean drama with a usual minimum 16 episodes are being aired in Korea one episode  per day twice a week! A very short period of time for almost two months compared to teleserye’s hmmmm six months or so!

2.) TOO MUCH CAST IS A CROWD

Main cast with supporting actors and actresses is a key for a good show. But too much “EXTRAS” makes me sick! Why should there be antagonist having hundreds of enemies and those enemies having their thousands of friends with their own motives to threaten the life of the poor protagonist? Why should the main cast have their brothers/sisters best-friend’s and mortal enemy love affair exists in a horror drama? Sometimes, it doesn’t makes any sense at all but just to complicate things even more.

3.) DE JAVU! I’VE SEEN THIS SCENE BEFORE

Same storyline again! A plot that will went like this accordingly depending on its genre: ROMANCE – Couple’s meet-hate-saving-falling in love storyline. HEAVY DRAMA – Poor protagonist’s tiring life living in a slam areas with his/her father or mother anger soon to be found herself/himself a legal heir of a multimillionaire’s  inheritance! WOW!

4.) SAME FACES, SAME ACTING

It’s not really a matter whether the drama is from any of these biggest network channels in the Philippines. But this one is a reason why I will start a drama but when I see same faces of actors and actresses who lead a just finished teleserye leading AGAIN on the screen, I will automatically look for the remote control to change the channel. Is there no other talents out there! Give me a break!LOL.. (I mean, give other talents a break to show their potentials!)

5.) TWISTED EFFECT ENDING

All dramas have this twisted scenes to excite the viewers! But most of the time, dramas now a days lacks this excitements because of same twisted ending viewers had seen hundred of times! Writers should wake-up and broaden their imagination to come up with a great ending. A finish product where followers will get mad at them for making us believe for something that isn’t true in the end! I’m not talking here about a character who died in an incident just to pop-up sometimes in the climax revealing the dark secrets of whoever Poncius Pilate!

And what is the reason behind the drama title with its original soundtrack, OST? I don’t have any idea but often times, the title of the song is same as the title of the drama! I guess it’s just fine and a part of drama or song promotion, but having one or a couple of songs for the entire series is a kind of redundancy. I can still remember how I become addicted to Meteor Garden phenomenon when it was first aired in local television. I research all the song meanings and had a hard time to sing a tune with unknown Chinese lyrics (Except the BROKEN VOW by LARA FABIAN). And now, imagine millions of people (count me in!) singing Korean songs from Korean dramas. Why can’t we have such songs in our teleseryes? As I said before, I don’t hate Philippine Drama. It’s just that someday, I wish to watch a teleserye that is worth to follow. A drama of our own and not a remake or import from other country and putting it in the last time slot for viewers to watch the teleserye ahead of it. Though this is just my opinion according to my own observation, many of my friends will stay late at night waiting in front of their television to be able to watch their favorite Korean drama. And again, thanks for those people doing english subtitle translations online I don’t have to stay late at night like them just to watch Korean dramas. 감 사 합 니 다!!!

DoWn With lOve

After the phenomenon of Meteor Garden, Dao Ming Azi is back with Taiwan fine Star Ella Chen. Down With Love…

I finished this drama through internet. The story is just a typical one! Kakakilig lang talaga si Jerry Yan umarte, simply just because he’s a good actor! That’s why I love to watch her drama series eversince my high school days during the METEOR GARDEN PHENOMENON! Ella Chen is a nice actress, so their tandem is a win! Even though I know their true age in real life, they can still move me with their cute looks and the way they deliver their roles!! A really good drama to watch! Worthy na pagpuyatan talaga!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I’m Down with love for both of them!!!!