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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

YOU'RE LIKE SALVATION

YOU ARE LIKE SALVATION.
YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE ME BUT MY BODY SEEMS TO RESIST IT.

YOU ARE LIKE SALVATION.
AND I'M YOUR DOOM.

Monday, November 29, 2010

NECROMENTIA

5AM NANG GISINGIN AKO PARA BUMANGON.
KAILANGANG MAGHANDA PARA SA SEREMONYA NG PANUNUMPA SA KATUNGKULAN NG MGA BAGONG HALAL NA OPISYAL NG SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY AT SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN. MC. BANGAG NA MC. PARANG HINAHABOL PA NG LIKOD KO ANG HIGAAN AT HINAHANAP NG MATA KO ANG KISAME NG AMING BAHAY.

NATAPOS ANG PALATUNTUNAN DAKONG ALAS-DIYES KANINA.
TAS NAG MEETING. TAS NATAGALAN PA, BAGO KO MAKATIKIM NG MERYENDANG YUM BURGER. UNA KONG NATIKMAN ANG BIGAY NI MS JOAN NA JOLLIBEE PANCAKE AT HOT CHOCO. SARAP. SALAMAT.

NAGDRAFT AKO NG CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PARA SA MGA BISITANG KOREANO, INALAM ANG MGA PANGALAN NG SAMPUNG BISITA, GUMAWA NG PANGALAN PARA SA PALABUNUTAN NG MONITO-MONITA AT NAG-LAYOUT NG TARPAULIN PARA SA CHRISTMAS PARTY.

AKALA KO KASE, MAMAYA NA ANG FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FOREIGN VISITORS.
AT NAGULAT AKO NANG MALAMANG NOV. 29 PA LAMANG NGAYON.
ANG BUONG AKALA KO KASE MULA PA KAHAPON, AY DEC. O1 ANG PETSA NGAYON.
BADTRIP. KUNG HINDI PA AKO NAGTANONG KUNG TULOY ANG SOCIALIZATION, MALAMANG PUPUNTA KO SA CWD MAMAYA, AT MALAMANG AY NAITEKS KO PA ANG ILANG MYEMBRO NA PUMUNTA RIN. BUTI NA LAMANG.

SABI NGA NG ISANG KAIBIGAN, "SUEY SUEY LANG". DI KO MAINTINDIHAN KUNG ANO YON. HINANAP KO PA SA GOOGLE KUNG ANO ANG DEPINISYON NG KATAGANG 'YON, NGUNIT ANG LUMABAS LANG NAMAN AY UKOL SA "CHOP SUEY".
IBIG SABIHIN BA NOON AY, ONTI-ONTI LANG ANG KILOS PARA DI MALITO.
DAHAN-DAHAN GANUN? EASY EASY LANG? ISA ISA LANG?

ITO ANG PINAKA-KAKAIBA NA NAENCOUNTER KO KANINA SA PAGHAHANAP NG "TULONG" SA INTERNET:

Necromentia - Mr Piggy's Song (Suey suey suicide)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke-18L2UP_A

WATCH IT NOW.

HINDI MO PALAGING MAKUKUHA SA INTERNET ANG TAMANG SOLUSYON NA KAILANGAN MO.

Friday, November 26, 2010

SARANGHAEYO

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING ANOTHER KOREAN DRAMA SERIES, "WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS", SINCE LAST LAST WEEK.
I DON'T GET TO WATCH IT EVERY NIGHT, COZ I HAVE SOME OTHER THINGS TO DO. THERE'S ALWAYS AN UNEXPECTED NEED TO GO OUT ON A "TRIP", AS YOU KNOW.

I GET TO APPRECIATE SOME OF THE KOREAN SONGS, BECAUSE OF HOW THEY ADD LIFE TO SOME SCENES IN THE SERIES. IN "WILL IT SNOW..." AND "EAST OF EDEN".

AND, OH, ON THE 1st & 2ndOF DECEMBER, WE WILL HAVE SOME VISITORS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEOCHANG JUNGANG, FROM THE PROVINCE OF GYEONSANG, SOUTH KOREA.

KOREAN. COOL.

OH, I RECEIVED TWO BARS OF IRISH SPRING DEO SOAP AS MONITO-MONITA GIFT. SOMETHING GREEN DAW EH. AYUN. SHOULD I GET OFFENDED?! HAHA. THANKS!

GALAXY TRIP

EVERYTIME I GET BORED WHILE ON A TRIP, I PLAY GALAXY BALLS, A GAME ON MY CP. PLAYING IS A TECHNIQUE IF YOU WANNA GET SLEEPY. IT MAKES YOU DIZZY OF COURSE AND IT MAKES YOU SLEEP EASILY.
OH, I GOT THE HIGHEST SCORE. 1355 PTS.
NAKAKAINIP DIN KASI YUN LARUIN.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

COOL NOTHINGS

I HAD FOURTEEN HOURS OF SLEEP SINCE 8PM LAST NIGHT. COOL.
BUT I STILL WOKE UP FEELING THAT LONG SLEEP ISN'T ENOUGH.
I'M A COUCH POTATO, RIGHT.


TODAY, WE HAD OUR LUNCH AND OUR BUNUTAN FOR MONITO-MONITA IN A CEMETERY. NOW THAT'S COOLER. I PICKED A FEMALE NAME. WE AGREED TO GIVE GIFT ITEMS WORTH P50 EVERY FRIDAY PRIOR DEC.12, "THE REVELATION NIGHT", (OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY) WHEN WE ARE TO GIVE P500 WORTH OF GIFT ITEM (NOW, THAT'S SOMETHING I DISAGREE WITH). ANG MAHAL NAMAN KASE. ISIPIN MO, YUNG LAMAN NG "SOBRE" NA MATATANGGAP MO ON THAT NIGHT AY BAWAS NA NG 500. HAHA. NOW THAT ISN'T COOL ;)


NOW BIG GAVE ME 2 PACKS OF ENERGEN SIGMAVIT CEREAL DRINK (CHOCO AND VANILLA), BRAGGING OF HOW DAINTY THE MIXTURE IS. I USED TO TAKE IN ENERGEN IN THE MORNING AND BEFORE SLEEPING BUT I NEVER TRIED TO MIXED TWO DIFF'RENT FLAVORS, SO I FILLED MY TUMBLER WITH HOT WATER AND STARTED ENJOYING THIS "ENERGY BOOSTING" MIXTURE. IT'S YUMMY. BUT OF COURSE, THE CALORIE CONTENT IS DOUBLED ;) OH, I THINK I MENTIONED IN A POST HERE, THAT ENERGEN ALSO HAS A MONGO FLAVOR. ANG COOL NO.


NOW I WANNA SHARE A PICTURE I HAPPENED TO SEE ON THE NET.
NAKAKATAWA. I THINK IT WILL BE COOL TO HAVE THESE POLICIES IMPLEMENTED IN OUR WORKPLACE? HAHA

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ESCAPE TRACKED

THIS MORNING I CHECKED MY INBOX AND WAS DISAPPOINTED TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL TELLING ME THE DOCS WE SENT TO KSA NEVER REACHED THE 'RECIPIENT', WHEN THE COURIER SAID THE PARCEL WAS ALREADY DELIVERED ON THE 16th DAY OF LAST MONTH. IT SAYS IN THE EMAIL THAT WE SHOULD RE-SEND THE SAME DOCS. NICE ONE. I ESCAPED FROM THAT DARN INCIDENCE BY DOZING OFF.

WHEN I GOT HERE, I FOUND SOME MASKS, A HUNDRED AND TWENTY PIECES OF 'EM, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR AN UPCOMING MASQUERADE PARTY. I THOUGHT I'LL GET THE MASKS NEXT WEEK, BUT WITH A BUNCH OF MASKS HERE, IT TELLS ME THAT I SHOULD BE HERE AT THE OFFICE AS EARLY AS 8AM UNTIL SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER . WHY. COZ I'M IN CHARGE OF THE REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS. THEY WILL BE WALKING IN ANYTIME BETWEEN 8AM-5PM. THAT'S COOL. I'LL FIND A WAY TO ESCAPE FROM THAT CRAP.

NOW THAT I RE-VISITED MY INBOX, I BUMPED INTO A LINK WHERE I SAW A DOCUMENT I "PUBLISHED", WHEN I NEVER EVEN UPLOADED IT. ANUBAYUN.

YESTERDAY, SOMEONE FROM ANOTHER DEPARTMENT ASKED ME TO GIVE HER A COPY OF A CONTRACT WE USED 9 MONTHS AGO. I WAS CONFIDENT THAT I DO HAVE A COPY. I WAS ABLE TO HAND HER THE GUIDELINES, AND PROMISED TO GIVE HER THE DOC AS SOON AS I FIND IT (BECAUSE I'M TOO DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN THAT NO SOFT COPY IS IN MY PC, MAYBE IT BECAME ONE OF THOSE UNREKOVERED FILES).
THIS AFTERNOON, SHE REMINDED ME OF THE DOC AND IN LESS THAN A MINUTE I WAS ABLE TO FIND THE FOLDER FOR THAT FEBRUARY EVENT. AS I SCANNED SHEET BY SHEET, I REALIZED I JUST NEVER REALLY HAVE NO COPY OF THE CONTRACT, JUST THE GUIDELINES. HOW MUCH MORE MEMORY WILL ESCAPE FROM THIS RESTLESS BRAIN?

MY NEWS

LAST NIGHT, I WAS ABLE TO CATCH SOME NEWS BITS.
I WAS DISPLEASED BY THE REACTIONS OF SOME KABABAYANS CONCERNING THAT "PILIPINAS Kay Ganda" TOURISM BRAND. THEY ACTIVELY AND KNOWLEDGEABLY CRITICIZED THE BRAND, STATING THEIR OWN SELFISH VIEWS.
SOME WOULD ALSO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF A RECENT MASSACRE, IGNORING AND FORGETTING THE ANNIVERSARY OF A DECADE OLD MASSACRE. AND WHAT'S WITH ANNIVERSARIES. HAHA.

Monday, November 22, 2010

LIMITED.1

MARAMI PA AKONG KAILANGANG GAWIN.

SA TRABAHO.SA PAMILYA.SA KAIBIGAN.
SA SARILI.

MARAMI PA.

I ACQUIRED THE HABIT OF DOING OTHER THINGS FOR OTHERS, WITHOUT THINKING OF MYSELF FIRST.

AND BECAUSE, I HAVE BEEN CASTING MY TIME AND ATTENTION ONTO UNNECESSARY THINGS, I FEEL SO TIRED.
ALTHOUGH THE TRUTH IS, I HAVEN'T ACHIEVED SUCCESS YET.

AND BECAUSE I KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE EATEN UP FAILURE,
I NOW ASK MYSELF, "KAYA KO PA BA?".

Saturday, November 20, 2010

GNOME.5

PEOPLE CAME IN AND OUT OF ONE'S LIFE.
SOME STAY IN FOR GOOD.
SOME STAY AND LEAVE FOR REASONS.
SOME JUST DON'T GET INVOLVED WITH OTHERS' LIVES.

FOR SOME, THEIR HEARTS ARE THE ONES WHO CHOOSE WHERE TO BUMP INTO.
FOR SOME, THEIR NEEDS HANDCUFF THEM WITH OTHERS.
MAYBE FOR SOME, IT'S DESTINY WHO LEADS THEM TO OTHER PEOPLE.

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IN DESTINY, WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING.
BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE CAN CONTROL YOUR EMOTION.
ONLY YOU GOT A HOLD OF YOUR LOVE. 
THAT IS IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART.
PEOPLE MAY GRAB YOUR BODY FROM GETTING AWAY, 
BUT YOUR HEART MAYBE STRUGGLING HARD TO GET FREE.

YOU MAY FALL FOR SOMEONE, BUT THINGS GET IN THE WAY.
BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A LIVING WORLD.
A WORLD WITH COMPLEXITIES AND CRUELTY.
THERE ARE THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.
WE MAY THINK IT'S EASY TO JUMP OUT OF TRASH AND JUMP INTO A CLEAN WHITE CLOTH. BUT LIFE IS NOT LIKE THAT, WHEN DIRT FILLED YOUR LUNGS FOR SO MANY YEARS.

REASONS AND UNDERSTANDING ARE SOME OF THE MENTAL THINGS WE DEAL WITH EVERY DAY. AND EVERY NIGHT. SOME SEEK FOR THEM AT THE SAME TIME.
BUT SOME JUST ASK FOR REASONS AND DO NOT LEND UNDERSTANDING.
SOME JUST SIMPLY AND WHOLLY UNDERSTAND WITHOUT ASKING YOU TO ENUMERATE REASONS. SOME JUST FUCK REASONS AND DON'T GIVE A DAMN UNDERSTANDING.

YES. SOMETIMES... LOVE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH.
GOOD THING THERE'S FRIENDSHIP, WHICH IS ALSO AN ACT OF LOVE.
YES. WHEN LOVE JUST CAN'T BE. THERE'S FRIENDSHIP. 

  youtube.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WEIRD SLEEP

WHEN I ARRIVED HOME AT 10AM, I THOUGHT OF GETTING BACK TO SLEEP.
AND I DID. MINUTES LATER WHEN I WAS IN DREAMLAND, I FELT SUDDENLY AWAKE.

I JUST FELT IT. MY BODY, MY  LIMBS NEVER MOVED THE WAY THEY SHOULD, 
LIKE I FROZE. I WAS CONSCIOUS BUT I COULDN'T MOVE MY BODY.
IT'S AS IF I WAS SUDDENLY PARALYZED.

I STARTED EXPERIENCING THIS WEIRD THING SINCE 2004. 
SINCE THEN, I BATTLE WITH IT ONCE IN A WHILE.
I AM SOMEHOW USED TO IT, BUT EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS, I GET A BIT SCARED.
WHY? BECAUSE MY LIFE MIGHT JUST END THEN AND THERE.

AND IT FEELS AS IF I'M HELPLESS, ALL I COULD DO IS SCREAM!
BUT MY SCREAM ISN'T AUDIBLE ENOUGH THAT IT WOULD JUST COME OUT AS A "MOAN". A MOAN THAT'S HARDLY AUDIBLE, AND I WILL JUST MOAN LOUDER SO SOMEONE CAN COME WAKE ME UP.
BUT THEN, I WOULD FEEL AS IF SOME NERVES IN MY NECK ARE GONNA BREAK IF I'M GONNA FORCE MY MOANING ALOUD.
WHEN IT HAPPENS, SOMETIMES I WOULD FEEL SOMEONE WAS COMING. THERE WERE TIMES I WOULD HEAR FOOTSTEPS LIKE SOMEONE'S RUNNING TO ME, BUT THEN THERE WAS ACTUALLY NO ONE . 
SOMETIMES, THE SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS WAS SO SLOW, THAT I WOULD JUST GET MAD. WORST THING WAS, IT SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF ME MURMURING WORDS I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND, AND I WOULD JUST FEEL SO ANGRY.

THERE WERE TIMES I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET SOME RESCUE.
MAYBE I WAS ABLE TO MAKE THEM HEAR MY CLAMOR FOR HELP.
AND THEN THERE WERE UNFORTUNATE TIMES. I WOULD JUST STOP MOANING AND WOULD WAIT FOR WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT. THE TIME WAS LIKE SO SLOW, THAT I WOULD UNEXPECTEDLY JUST GET BACK TO SLEEP.
THAT'S SO WEIRD.
SLEEP PARALYSIS.
 










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HUNGRY ME

TOMGUTS NA KO.
I WAS WORKING ON SOMETHING WHEN MY STOMACH CRUNCHED.
YES, I WAS DEFINITELY HUNGRY.
I WAS STARVING. I MISS YOU.
I DONT WANT EVERYTHING TO GET WASTED FOR NOW.
I GOT SO MUCH THINGS ON MY MIND, THAT I CANT SWITCH MY ATTENTION ON YOU NOW. STILL SO HUNGRY.

Monday, November 15, 2010

PIT AND CLIFF

I FEEL LIFE, WHEN YOU'RE AROUND.
I CAN DO EVEN THE MOST FOOLISH THING IF THAT WILL BRING A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.
EVEN FOR JUST A SIMPLE SMILE, I CAN DO EVERYTHING.
IT FEELS LIKE EVERYTHING CAN BE ALRIGHT WHEN YOU'RE HERE.

BUT I'M JUST A DEADLY PIT AND YOU'RE ON A HIGH CLIFF.
YOU DONT DESERVE ME. COZ I DONT DESERVE MYSELF EITHER.

I GOT SO MANY THINGS IN MIND THAT IT'S ODD TO HAVE AN UNEXPECTED DREAM THIS MORNING. YOU WERE THERE WALKING WITH ME IN THAT FAMILIAR PLACE.

PLEASE LIVE WELL. FOR ME.

EAST OF EDEN: BRAVO

NOW, I'M DONE WATCHING THE ENTIRE SERIES. I FINISHED DISC TWO AT 2:12AM.
LAST FRIDAY, I ALMOST WATCHED THE FINALE OF EAST OF EDEN, BUT I CHOSE TO WATCH JUST 8 EPISODES AND CHOSE TO SLEEP  SO I CAN WATCH THE LAST THREE EPISODES OF THAT KOREAN SERIES WITH A GOOD MENTAL CONDITION (NAKS). I GOT SO DIZZY KASE WHEN EPISODE 54 STARTED SO I DECIDED TO DOZE OFF.

OH, I MENTIONED BEFORE THAT THE TRANSLATION OF THE SECOND DISC IS POOR. BUT IT'S NOT. YOU CAN ONLY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE CAPTIONS OF THE LAST 6 EPISODES. THE SECOND DISC SHOWS SOME MORE EAST OF EDEN'S HIGHLIGHTS. HOW THE SWITCHING OF THE TWO BABIES BROUGHT SO MUCH PAIN AMONG AND BADLY AFFECT THE LIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE TWO FAMILIES.

IT'S IN THE SECOND DISC WHERE SOME UNWISE ACTS OF SOME OF THE CHARACTERS WERE REVEALED. YOU'LL GET ANNOYED BY HOW THE CHARACTERS FAIL TO RESPOND SOONER SO AS TO EXPLAIN THEIR SIDE, SO THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED GETTING INTO TROUBLE. PARANG ILANG EKSENA SA MGA TV SERIES NG PINOY. BUT OF COURSE, THE STORY WOULD HAVE NOT ENDED THAT WAY IF THEY ACTED WISELY ü EH SA 'YUN ANG NAKASAAD SA ISKRIP EH.

I WOULD AGAIN SAY THAT THE MAIN CONFLICT OF THE STORY WAS GIVEN EMPHASIS. THE SENTIMENTS OF EACH CHARACTER REMAINED CONSISTENT TIL THE FINAL EPISODE.

FLESH AND BLOOD RELATIONSHIP, LOYALTY AND DISLOYALTY, MAKING A FIRM STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, JUSTICE SYSTEM OF KOREA DURING THE 90s, VENGEANCE CAUSED BY LONG TIME ANGER WERE ALL PRESENTED CLEARLY.
DIRTY MONEY AND DRUGS ALSO PROVED SIGNIFICANT SINCE IT WAS SHOWN THERE HOW BRIBERY STARTED AND HOW DRUG SYNDICATE PENETRATES INTO THE COMMUNITY.

THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT GUK DAE HWA WAS DRAMATIC AND PLEASING.
MIN HYE RIN LEFT TO STUDY SOMEWHERE, AND YOU WONT SEE HER IN THE LAST 5 EPISODES, I GUESS. BY THE WAY, SHE IS THAT KOREAN ACTRESS WHO MIMICKED THE ASIAN WAY OF PRONOUNCING ENGLISH. I HEARD HER EXPLANATION AND SHE GOT ME ON HER SIDE. YEAH RIGHT.
THE DEATH OF SHIN TAE HWAN, THE VILLAIN, WITH REBECCA (NURSE YOO MI AE, WHO SWITCHED THE BABIES) WAS ENOUGH ALSO.
KUDOS TO THE ACTRESS WHO EXCELLENTLY PLAYED THE ROLE OF LEE DONG CHUL'S MOTHER. A GOOD THING IN HER CHARACTER IS THAT SHE SOON REQUESTED THAT HER SONS FORGIVE THE ONE WHO CAUSED THEIR FATHER'S UNEXPECTED DEATH.


THERE WERE TIMES I GOT SO MAD BECAUSE LEE DONG CHUL SHOULD HAVE JUST KILLED SHIN TAE HWAN  AND THE OTHER ENEMIES BUT HE ALWAYS FORGIVES THEM, BECAUSE HIS FATHER TOLD HIM THAT A REAL BRAVE MAN CAN CARRY THE TAE BAEK MOUNTAIN AND FORGIVE HIS ENEMIES. BADTRIP YUN. HE WOULDN'T HAVE DIED. THE MAN WHO GUNNED HIM DOWN WAS AN ENEMY WHO BETRAYED HIM FOR THE THIRD TIME.

SOME OF YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT THE DEATH SCENE OF LEE DONG CHUL ISN'T MOVING ENOUGH TO EQUAL THE TEARS WHICH YOU WOULD HAVE SHED IN OTHER PREVIOUS TEARJERKING SCENES (THAT'S IF YOU'RE TOO SENSITIVE, THAT SAD TV SHOWS CAN EASILY TURN YOU INTO A BALAT-SIBUYAS, SOAP-SUCKERS).

HOW ABOUT THE ENDING. YEAH IT HAS AN ORDINARY ENDING. THE LEAD CHARACTER DIED AND THE TWO FAMILIES WERE UNITED. ALTHOUGH I WOULD BE MORE SATISFIED TO SEE DONG CHUL MAKE THE HAND GESTURE HIS FATHER TAUGHT HIM. IT WAS A HAND GESTURE THAT MEANS "I LOVE YOU LARGER THAN THE WORLD". THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.

I SALUTE  THE FOLLOWING ACTORS FOR GIVING OUT THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE SERIES: SONG SEUNG HUN, YUNG JUN HOON, LEE MI-SOOK, LEE YEON HEE, HAN JI HYE, JO MIN KI, AND THE YOUNG STARS WHO PLAYED YOUNG VERSIONS OF THE BROTHERS.

WHY DO I BOTHER TO DO THIS. BECAUSE EAST OF EDEN KOREAN DRAMA IS A MASTERPIECE.
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Grand Prize (Song Seung Hun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Top Excellence Award (Lee Mi-sook)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Male Excellence Award (Jo Min Ki)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Excellence Award (Han Ji Hye)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Male Newcomer Award (Park Hae Jin)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Female Newcomer Award (Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Park Geun Hyung)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Yoo Dong Geun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Shin Eun Jung)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: PD Award (Yun Jung Hoon)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Special Child Actor Award (Park Gun Tae, Shin Dong Woo, & Nam Ji Hyun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Song Seung Hun & Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Popular Actor Award (Song Seung Hun)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Popular Actress Award (Lee Yeon Hee)
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year Award (Na Yun Sook)
     REF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_of_Eden_%28TV_series%29

TOMORROW, I WILL RETURN THE THE DVDs WHICH I JUST BORROWED FROM A FRIEND. I THOUGHT OF LENDING IT TO A FRIEND, BUT SHE WILL BE TOO BUSY THIS SEMESTER AND I DONT WANT HER TO GIVE TIME TO IT, JUST BECAUSE I BRAGGED ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE PLOT IS. MAKAKA-ABALA LAMANG, MAH MEN. I CAN BORROW THE DVDs AGAIN IF YOU WOULD INSIST ON SEEING THE SERIES.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

EAST OF EDEN (KOREAN DRAMA): A BRIEF, PARTIAL REVIEW

I posted this on Nov. 1, 2010, and I just felt a need to re-post this.

THIS KOREAN SERIES HAD MOVED ME SEVERAL TIMES.
IT MADE ME LAUGH, GIGGLE, CRY AND GOT MAD.

WATCHING IT GETS ME SLEEPY.
ONE THING I HATE IN WATCHING NON-ENGLISH OR NON-TAGALOG SERIES IS THAT I EASILY GET SLEEPY BY LOOKING SIMULTANEOUSLY AT THE CAPTIONS (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) AND THE SCENES.I WOULD NEVER WANT TO MISS A SINGLE LINE. WHAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT IS THAT THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT.

I STARTED "REWATCHING" EAST OF EDEN AT AROUND 5PM 
AND I'M DONE WITH THE 1ST DISC. 
IT'S AMAZING. EVERY EPISODE WON'T BORE YOU.
THE TRANSPOSITION OF LEE DONG CHUL, THE MAIN CHARACTER, FROM A LITTLE CHILD TO A YOUNG MAN AND TO A FULLY GROWN MAN IS REALLY SOMETHING SO SIGNIFICANT. THE CONSISTENCY OF HIS GOAL OF REVENGE FOR HIS FATHER'S DEATH IS GREAT. EACH PART OF THE STORY HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE MAIN VILLAIN, SHIN TAE HWAN --HIS CHILDHOOD, HIS FAMILY, COMRADES, HIS BUSINESS CONNECTIONS AND LOVE INTEREST.

THE CHARACTERS ALL HAD BEEN EXCELLENT IN PORTRAYING THEIR ROLES. THEY HAD SHOWN RIGHT EMOTIONS AT THE TIME YOU’D EXPECT THEM TO DO SO. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL TIMES WHEN YOU’LL SEE THEM WITHOUT ANY EXPRESSION, LIKE WHEN A CHARACTER IS ALONE, AND YOU EXPECT HIM TO SPEAK OUT HIS THOUGHTS. MAKIKITA MO LANG, MUKHA SYANG AANGA-ANGA.

THE MOTHER-SON RELATIONSHIP, FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP, EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERHOOD AND CLOSE FAMILY TIES, ALL ARE PRESENTED CLEARLY AND REAL. THE CULTURE OF SUCCESSION IS WELL SHOWN. BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS PROVED RELEVANT TO THE PLOT AND ARE SIGNIFICANTLY INCLUDED, TOO. THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE MOTHER. BASTA, HER PRESENCE IN THE STORY IS SO SIGNIFICANT.

HUMAN SUFFERING AND WRATH CAUSED BY SINS AND MISFORTUNE ARE TACKLED WELL. EACH CHARACTER HAS HIS SENTIMENTS AND DREAMS WHICH ARE EXPOSED TO EXPLAIN HIS ACTIONS. A CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILDING AND CATHOLIC IMAGES ARE SHOWN TOGETHER WITH THE PRIEST WHO IS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT CHARACTER, MAYBE TO REBUKE SINS AND TO RECOGNIZE CONSEQUENCES CAUSED BY SINS.
 
IT HAS ALL THE ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL IN A SERIES INVOLVING A FAMILY AND EVERY ISSUE THAT POOR FAMILIES AND RICH FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FACING, EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERHOOD AND FRIENDSHIP, INCONCEIVABLE ROMANCE BETWEEN A HARDWORKING MAN AND A RICH LADY, ASPIRATIONS OF THE RICH AND THE POOR, THE PLOT’S RELEVANCE AND CONNECTION TO REAL EVENTS IN KOREA.

THIS IS ACTUALLY MY FIRST TIME TO WATCH A DVD OF A KOREANOVELA, WHICH IS WHY I MADE THIS BRIEF REVIEW EVEN BEFORE I FINISH WATCHING IT. DISC ONE PA LANG AKO. HAHA.

BADTRIP YUNG DISC 2, NAKITA KO NA SOBRANG NAKAKAWINDANG YUNG ENGLISH CAPTION. IBANG CAPTION GROUP NA YUNG GUMAWA NUN, KASI NAG-IBA SPELLING NG NAMES.LEE DONG CHUL, NAGING LI DONG ZHE.
SIGURADONG CHINESE, MAS MAHIRAP INTINDIHIN ANG TRANSLATION NILA.

AT KAHIT PARTIAL PA LANG ANG NAPAPANOOD KO, BIBIGYAN KO ANG EAST OF EDEN NG 5 STARS. FIVE OUT OF FIVE YUN HA.
AT KAHIT PA, BADTRIP AKO NANG SINABI NI MAMA NA MAMAMATAY SI DONG CHUL, DAHIL PINANOOD NA NYA YUNG BANDANG DULO NG DISC 2, 5 STARS PA RIN.
5 STARS PARA KAY MAMA. TOINK.

DAPAT KO RIN BANGGITIN NA HINDI MAGALING ANG DUBBING NG TAGALIZED EAST OF EDEN. SANA MAI-AYOS PA ITO. 3 STARS FOR THE DUBBING. ONE THING, KASE HINDI MAAMO ANG PINAY VOICE NI GUK JA (GRACE), VERY OPPOSITE NG ORIGINAL VOICE NYA. TSK, TSK.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

STUBBORN CLUTTER

STILL GOT SO MANY HARD COPY FILES AND UNNECESSARY PAPERS TO ORGANIZE. I THINK HALF OF THE CLUTTER HERE ARE REAL TRASH. CANT FIND ENOUGH DRIVE AND TIME TO HAVE THIS CLEANED UP.

I WENT HERE THIS MORNING TO DO IT, BUT I JUST ENDED UP COVERING NEW BOOKS. JOLOGS NO. I WOULD JUST FIND MYSELF DOING THINGS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I PLANNED. MAYBE BECAUSE, IT'S REALLY NOT MY HABIT TO PLAN. YEAH RIGHT.
I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE I DO NOT PLAN AND DO NOT THINK BECAUSE IT'S STRESSFUL --SEEING THINGS IN DETAIL AND DEFINING WHAT STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN FIRST OR LAST, HOOH. KAPAGOD.
I AM NO GOOD IN PLANNING, ALTHOUGH I KNOW THE FACT THAT IT JUST BECOMES MORE TIRING IF ONE WOULD JUST JUMP INTO SOMETHING WITHOUT A PLAN. WE SHOULD KNOW THAT BY FAILING TO PLAN, WE WILL JUST FIND OURSELVES DOING OTHER TASKS. YEAH. MORE TASKS PROVIDE YOU WITH MINIMAL TIME TO DO THE ESSENTIAL TASKS. 
FAILING TO PLAN CAN PUT "PRIORITIES" LAST IN THE LIST.
YOU START WORRYING AND THAT ADDS TO STRESS.
YOU GET THE PICTURE, RIGHT.

I'M STUBBORN. AND I'M NATURALLY LAZY.
I JUST DO TASKS TO EARN, BECAUSE I REALLY NEED TO EARN.
IF I CAN ONLY HAVE A JOB THAT WOULD YIELD 15K A MONTH,
THEN MAYBE I CAN EXPERIENCE A LIFE THAT'S SIMPLE. 


INAANTOK NA KO. BEAR WITH ME, IF I WOULD ERASE THIS POST THE NEXT TIME I BLOG. BAKA KUNG ANU-ANO NA MABANGGIT KO RITO. MY MIND TELLS MY BODY THAT I SHOULD SIT IN MY CHAIR AND COMMANDS MY FINGERS TO PRESS THE ALPHANUMERIC KEYS AND PLAY WITH THE MOUSE. I SLEPT 945 LAST NIGHT AND GOT AWAKE AT 3AM, AND HADN'T GOT BACK TO SLEEP SINCE.

OH, I AM STUBBORN. I GOT NO STRENGTH TO GET THE E-FAN. I JUST TURNED THE ACU ON SO I CAN ENJOY A COOL AFTERNOON HERE. YES, THE CHILL MAKES MY EYES SO HEAVY. 

HOWEVER, I STILL NEED TO ATTEND THE RC DISTRICT ACTIVITY IN PASAY CITY FOR NEW RC MEMBERS. I'LL GO THERE WITH OTHER RTNS. I ALMOST FORGOT THIS APPOINTMENT. FLO RIDA CAN'T GET ME ENERGIZED. KAHIT PA ENERGEN, HINDI TATALAB SAKIN NGAYON. KAPE NGA KAILANGAN NANG I-OVERDOSE PARA UMEPEKTO.

MANG BEN, NASAN KA PO BA? PUMUNTA KA RAW PO SA BASE.
I HOPE MANG BEN READ THIS POST AS SOON AS NOW.
HE HAS HIS BLOGGER ACCOUNT NAMAN. I CAN CHAT WITH HIM SA FACEBOOK KASO HINDI NAMAN SYA ONLINE, IBIG SABIHIN HINDI SYA NAKA-LOG-IN. SA TWITTER NAMAN, FLOODED LAGI ANG WALL NYA KAYA HE WOULDNT NOTICE MY TWEET. SAME IS TRUE WITH HIS PLURK PAGE, KASO HINDI NA NAMAN AKO NAGPEPLERK. MANG BEN, PUNTA KA NA RAW PO ROON AGAD.

I REMEMBER, ONE NIGHT WHEN I WAS ALONE HERE IN THE OFFICE. MANG BEN SUDDENLY SHOWED UP AND SLAMMED THE GLASS WINDOW AT MY LEFT SIDE. NAGULAT AKO NUNG MAKITA KO SYA. KAYA NAMAN I GRABBED HIM IN AN INSTANT AND THREW HIM OUT AND DOWN TO THE GROUND FROM THE BALCONY. ANG GALING KO NO, AT MABABAW KAYO KUNG PUMATOK NA NAMAN SA INYO. KASE PANGALAWA NA ITO. 

AYUN SI MANG BEN. PUMASOK SA MAIN ENTRANCE NG OPISINA. NAKAPUNTA NA RAW SIYA SA BASE AT NAKAUSAP NA SYA NI MAM.
AYUN SI MANG BEN. PARANG ANG LAYO NO. HE'S METERS AWAY FROM ME. DI KO NGA LANG ALAM KUNG ILANG METRO. 

SA OPISINA KASE, DALAWA ANG MAIN ENTRANCE. MAY FRONT MAIN ENTRANCE AT BACK MAIN ENTRANCE. HAHA. KUMBAGA SA PANTALON, HINDI MO MAINTINDIHAN KUNG LONG SHORT PANTS O SHORT LONG PANTS. 
AT NASA HARAP KO ANG BACK MAIN ENTRANCE. GANUN NA RIN YON, KAHIT PA SI "FATHER" ANG BUBULAGA SAYO PAG PUMASOK KA RITO SA BACK MAIN ENTRANCE.

KISS ME THRU THE PHONE.
ASTIG ANG KANTA. KASO UMAY SA PANGALAN NG ARTIST. SOULJA BOY.
AAMININ KO, NANG MAMAYAGPAG SA ERE ANG MGA HITS NYA, AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS KO PA NALAMAN NA "SOLDIER" BOY PALA YUNG PLAIN NAME NYA.
BADTRIP. DI KO AGAD NAPANSIN, KASI NGA UMAY TINGNAN YUNG SPELLING. AYOKO NA ITAYP ULE. SIGURO NAAALALA KO LANG SI SOUL DIVA JAYA SA SPELLING NG NAME NYA.

ISA PA. SI FLO RIDA. FLOOR RIDER. PERO HINDI AKO NA-UMAY NANG MAKITA KO SPELLING NG NAME NYA. SIGURO DAHIL ASTIG TALAGA HITS NYA. 

ANG TOTOO, TUMAKAS AKO SA DUTY NGAYON.
DAHIL NGA ANTOK AKO.
AT DAHIL TUMUTOK LANG AKO SA PC, HINDI PA RIN IMIS ANG SANDAMAKMAK NA MGA PAPEL DITO SA PWESTO KO.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

NIGHT & DAY & NIGHT

GOT DRUNK LAST NIGHT. THE PUNCH WAS GOOD.
HAD SOME SHOTS OF TEQUILA AND MANAGED TO WALK MY WAY HOME.
I DON'T KNOW HOW I GOT HOME, WHEN I WAS INCAPABLE TO FEEL AND THINK.
BECAUSE I GOT SO NUMB AND, I GUESS... DUMB.
I GOT HOME AND SLEPT.

THAT'S HOME.
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIND YOUR WAY BACK TO IT, EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL NOTHING.
BECAUSE IT IS WHERE YOUR BODY SHOULD BE.
UNKNOWINGLY, YOU FIND REFUGE IN IT.

I WOKE UP 5AM AND HAD NO TROUBLE WITH "HANGOVER". SURPRISED TO SEE SOME SENT ITEMS WHICH I HAVE DIFFICULTY REMEMBERING I ACTUALLY SENT.
I WATCHED EAST OF EDEN WHILE I AND MY BRO DIPPED HOT PANDESAL IN HOT KAPE.
I ALSO RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM MADAM AT 6AM.

CAME 7AM AND I PREPARED MYSELF FOR MY 9AM MEETING WITH THE "TREASURERS".
I HAD EARLY LUNCH AND WENT TO GSIS. AGAIN, I HAD SEEN NOTHING IN MY CARD. BAKA RAW DELAYED ANG POSTING. "WALA PA REN" SABI NUNG MACHINE.

WE GOT BACK HERE PAST 2PM. I DESIGNED A 4X7 SQ.FT. TARP FOR THE PACQUIAO-MARGARITO FREE SHOWING WHICH I FINISHED JUST NOW USING SOMEONE ELSE'S PC, COZ THE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP IN MY PC HAS SOY SAUCE. NAGTOTOYO. TOINK.

MEETING NG ROTARY NGAYON.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

CLOUD 9 BERRY BURST


CLOUD 9 BERRY BURST

SMOOTH AND LIGHT STRAWBERRY YOGURT-FLAVORED NOUGAT WITH CARAMEL AND RICE CRISPIES IN RICH CHOCOLATE.

KANINA KO LANG ITO NATIKMAN. ANG SARAP. I FINISHED IT OFF IN 5 BITES.
BITIN. PERO YUN NGA, MASARAP.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

JEEPNEY


JUST CAME BACK FROM A FRIEND'S WAKE.
WE RODE ON A MULTI-CAB TO AND FRO THE VENUE.
THE MULTICAB EMITS AN UNPLEASANT SMELL, MAYBE BECAUSE THE WINDOWS HAVE THAT PLASTIC COVERING WHICH DOESNT ALLOW THE "FRESH" AIR TO FREELY GO IN. AND THE SMOKE FROM THE EXHAUST PIPE JUST TENDS TO GET INSIDE.

WHILE AT THE WAKE, I TOLD KUYA JO THAT THE CEILING OF TERRACE LOOKS GOOD.HE SAID IT LOOKS LIKE THE CEILING OF THE MAGELLAN'S CROSS IN CEBU. KULANG NA LANG NG PAINTED STATIONS OF THE CROSS. THEN, I REMEMBER SEEING NAMES OF PEOPLE PAINTED ON THE CEILINGS OF JEEPNEYS.


JEEPNEY OR "JEEP" IS THE MOST COMMON PINOY PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLE, NEXT TO BUS AND TRICYCLE. 



I REMEMBER, WHEN I WAS A CHILD,
I USED TO SEE PAINTED ON THE CEILINGS OF JEEPNEYS, THE NAMES OF FAMILY MEMBERS, PARTICULARY THE NAMES OF THE DAUGHTERS OR SONS OF THE JEEPNEY OWNER.

I ALSO REMEMBER, THE CHEAPEST FARE THEN, DURING MY CHILDHOOD YEARS, 
IS WORTH A PESO AND FIFTY CENTS.
THERE ARE JEEPS WITH STRINGS ON THE CEILING, WHICH YOU CAN JUST PULL TO SIGNAL DRIVER TO STOP (IT TRIGGERS A RINGER LOCATED AT THE FRONT SEAT). THERE ARE THOSE WITH NO STRING, AND YOU NEEDED TO SAY "PARA" (IN CEBU CITY I THINK IT'S "LUGAR") OR KNOCK ON THE JEEPNEY CEILING TO STOP.


I GET MAD WHEN THE DRIVER DOESNT HEAR ME AFTER SEVERAL TIMES I SAY "PARA" AND EVEN I KNOCKED ON THE CEILING, THAT I JUST STOMP MY HEAVY FEET ON THE METAL FLOORING OF THE VEHICLE.
THAT WAY, I FIND REVENGE BY MAKING THE DRIVER MAD, TOO. HAHA.
KASE, PAG "BAYAD" NARIRINIG AGAD, AND IN AN INSTANT, YOU'LL SEE HIS HAND REACHING OUT TO THE MONEY IN YOUR HAND, KAHIT NASAN KA PA, WALANG TINGINAN, ALAM NYA KUNG NASAN KA. HAHA.



WHEN IT RAINS, PASSENGERS WOULD AUTOMATICALLY HELP ONE ANOTHER IN BRINGING DOWN THE COVER OF THE WINDOW (FOR JEEPS WITH NO WINDOW FRAME). AND THERE ARE ALSO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WOULD CHOOSE TO IGNORE THE RAIN AND JUST LET THEMSELVES GET WET.

WHEN IT RAINS, DO NOT GET THE FIRST SEATS BEHIND THE DRIVER, BECAUSE EVEN WHEN THE ROAD GETS A LITTLE WATERY, YOU MIGHT GET A FREE WATER SPLASH CAUSED BY A FAST APPROACHING "SOUTH BOUND" VEHICLE. I EXPERIENCED IT ONCE. NOT ONLY HAD I GOTTEN A FREE SHOWER, I ALSO GOTTEN A FREE DRINK. COZ I WENT LIKE "WAAAAAAAHHHHH!" CHING LANG.

EVERYONE ALSO HATES IT WHEN THE DRIVER WOULD INSIST THAT 9 PASSENGERS CAN OCCUPY WHAT REALLY IS AN 8 SEATER JEEP. ANG THE DRIVER WOULD "NICELY" SUGGEST "O, IPIT ITLOG MUNA KAYO DYAN". ANG COOL.


ONE GOOD THING NOWADAYS... THE TWO FIRST SEATS (FROM THE ENTRY & EXIT), WHICH SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIOR CITIZENS. ASTIG.


THE NO SMOKING SIGNS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PRESENT; THAT KNITTED "GOD BLESS OUR TRIP" NEVER FAILS TO GREET ME ALSO; THE "BARYA LANG PO SA UMAGA" IS LIKE POSTED EVERYWHERE EVEN IN HOSPITAL WALLS. WHOAH! JEEPS THAT ARE MORE ASTIG AND VINTAGE ARE THOSE WHICH HAVE HORSES OR TRUMPETS OR EAGLE ON THE TRUNK.


NOW PLAYING ► ANGELS by ROBBIE WILLIAMS (ACOUSTIC VERSION)


Jeepney Photo Ref: http://www.alvinjimenez.info/2009/10/22/email-marketing-in-the-philippines/

FAREWELL KUYA TEYONG


KUYA TEYONG HAS GONE AWAY.
HE IS NO LONGER WITH US BUT THE MEMORIES HE SHARED WITH EVERYONE WILL FOREVER BE KEPT AND WILL AT TIMES BRING SMILES.
HE WAS ONE PERSON I WAS ABLE TO SHARE MY WORK-RELATED WORRIES WITH.
HE'S APPROACHABLE, AND HE LENT ME HIS EARS WHENEVER I WANT SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO ME. WHETHER YOU JUST WOKE HIM UP FROM A NAP, HE WOULD LISTEN.

I CONVERSED WITH HIM LIKE HE'S MY TATAY.
HE ALSO LIKED SHARING HIS THOUGHTS CONCERNING OUR JOBS.
I WOULD MISS HIS LAUGH.
I WOULD NEVER FORGET THE WAY HE STARED AT ME, WHEN WE TALK. IT'S LIKE HE REALLY CARED ;)





Monday, November 01, 2010

REAL LEAF

IN A WEEK, I CONSUME AN AVERAGE OF 4-5 LITERS OF REAL LEAF GREEN TEA.
HONEY APPLE, HONEY LYCHEE AND HONEY LEMON, ALL TASTE SO GOOD.

YOU... GRAB A BOTTLE OF REAL LEAF NOW!

http://oks.ph/health/honey-in-real-leaf-green-tea/

PAPERS CAN FLY, TOO

I TURN OFF THE ACU AND USE ELECTRIC FAN EVERYTIME I STAY IN THE OFFICE BEYOND REGULAR WORKING HOURS. GOOD THING THERE’S AN ELECTRIC FAN THERE.
5 NEW UNITS OF TERMINATOR ELECTRIC FAN WERE DELIVERED THERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

I DO NOT KNOW THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF ENERGY CONSERVED WHEN E-FANS ARE USED TO REPLACE USAGE OF ACU. BUT I KNOW ONE DISADVANTAGE OF USING ELECTRIC FANS IN OFFICES. PAPERS TEND TO FLY AND YOU SEE YOURSELF PICKING UP PAPERS FROM THE FLOOR AND PICKING “DOWN” PAPERS FROM THE TOP SHELVES… OR WORSE, FROM YOUR BOSS’s HEAD.


EAST OF EDEN


A BRIEF, PARTIAL REVIEW

THIS KOREAN SERIES HAD MOVED ME SEVERAL TIMES.
IT MADE ME LAUGH, GIGGLE, CRY AND GOT MAD.

WATCHING IT GETS ME SLEEPY.
ONE THING I HATE IN WATCHING NON-ENGLISH OR NON-TAGALOG SERIES IS THAT I EASILY GET SLEEPY BY LOOKING SIMULTANEOUSLY AT THE CAPTIONS (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) AND THE SCENES.I WOULD NEVER WANT TO MISS A SINGLE LINE. WHAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT IS THAT THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT.

I STARTED "REWATCHING" EAST OF EDEN AT AROUND 5PM 
AND I'M DONE WITH THE 1ST DISC. 
IT'S AMAZING. EVERY EPISODE WON'T BORE YOU.
THE TRANSPOSITION OF LEE DONG CHUL, THE MAIN CHARACTER, FROM A LITTLE CHILD TO A YOUNG MAN AND TO A FULLY GROWN MAN IS REALLY SOMETHING SO SIGNIFICANT. THE CONSISTENCY OF HIS GOAL OF REVENGE FOR HIS FATHER'S DEATH IS GREAT. EACH PART OF THE STORY HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIS THE MAIN VILLAIN, SHIN TAE HWAN --HIS CHILDHOOD, HIS FAMILY, COMRADES, HIS BUSINESS CONNECTIONS AND LOVE INTEREST.

THE CHARACTERS ALL HAD BEEN EXCELLENT IN PORTRAYING THEIR ROLES. THEY HAD SHOWN RIGHT EMOTIONS AT THE TIME YOU’D EXPECT THEM TO DO SO. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL TIMES ALSO WHEN YOU’LL SEE THEM WITHOUT ANY EXPRESSION, LIKE WHEN A CHARACTER IS ALONE, AND YOU EXPECT HIM TO SPEAK OUT HIS THOUGHTS. MAKIKITA MO LANG, MUKHA SYANG AANGA-ANGA.

THE MOTHER-SON RELATIONSHIP, FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP, EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERHOOD AND CLOSE FAMILY TIES, ALL ARE PRESENTED CLEARLY AND REAL. THE CULTURE OF SUCCESSION IS WELL SHOWN. BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS PROVED RELEVANT TO THE PLOT AND ARE SIGNIFICANTLY INCLUDED, TOO. THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE MOTHER. BASTA, IT'S SO SIGNIFICANT.

HUMAN SUFFERING AND WRATH CAUSED BY SINS AND MISFORTUNE ARE TACKLED WELL. EACH CHARACTER HAS HIS SENTIMENTS AND DREAMS WHICH IS EXPOSED TO EXPLAIN HIS ACTIONS. A CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILDING AND CATHOLIC IMAGES ARE SHOWN TOGETHER WITH THE PRIEST WHO IS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT CHARACTER, MAYBE TO REBUKE SINS AND TO RECOGNIZE CONSEQUENCES CAUSED BY SINS.
 
IT HAS ALL THE ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL IN A SERIES INVOLVING A FAMILY AND EVERY ISSUE THAT POOR FAMILIES AND RICH FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FACING, EXCEPTIONAL BROTHERHOOD AND FRIENDSHIP, INCONCEIVABLE ROMANCE BETWEEN A HARDWORKING MAN AND A RICH LADY, ASPIRATIONS OF THE RICH AND THE POOR, THE PLOT’S RELEVANCE AND CONNECTION TO REAL EVENTS IN KOREA.

THIS IS ACTUALLY MY FIRST TIME TO WATCH A DVD OF A KOREANOVELA, WHICH IS WHY I MADE THIS BRIEF REVIEW EVEN BEFORE I FINISH WATCHING IT. DISC ONE PA LANG AKO. HAHA.

BADTRIP YUNG DISC 2, NAKITA KO NA SOBRANG NAKAKAWINDANG YUNG ENGLISH CAPTION. IBANG CAPTION GROUP NA YUNG GUMAWA NUN, KASI NAG-IBA SPELLING NG NAMES.LEE DONG CHUL, NAGING LI DONG ZHE.
SIGURADONG CHINESE, MAS MAHIRAP INTINDIHIN ANG TRANSLATION NILA.

AT KAHIT PARTIAL PA LANG ANG NAPAPANOOD KO, BIBIGYAN KO ANG EAST OF EDEN NG 5 STARS. FIVE OUT OF FIVE YUN HA.
AT KAHIT PA, BADTRIP AKO NANG SINABI NI MAMA NA MAMAMATAY SI DONG CHUL, DAHIL PINANOOD NA NYA YUNG BANDANG DULO NG DISC 2, 5 STARS PA RIN.
5 STARS PARA KAY MAMA. TOINK.

DAPAT KO RIN BANGGITIN NA HINDI MAGALING ANG DUBBING NG TAGALIZED EAST OF EDEN. SANA MAI-AYOS PA ITO. 3 STARS FOR THE DUBBING. ONE THING, KASE HINDI MAAMO ANG PINAY VOICE NI GUK JA (GRACE), VERY OPPOSITE NG ORIGINAL VOICE NYA. TSK, TSK.