Friday, July 24, 2009

Falling Slowly

I was recently introduced to this beautiful song called "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. It was featured in the film, "Once", and won an Oscar for Best Original Song in the 80th Academy Awards. Below is a video of the song with clips from the movie. Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

61st EMMY Nominations

The list of nominees for the 61st EMMY Awards are out. You can check the list here. I am rooting for the following nominees from my favorite shows:

Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Neil Patrick Harris (HIMYM) - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Monday, July 6, 2009


It was revealed recently that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had a boob job 20 years ago. This came to light after it was reported that there was a leak in the implants and PGMA had it fixed at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang. This was allegedly the real reason why PGMA was confined at the said hospital and not for a self-quarantine which Malacañang officials initially announced. Of course, there was a strong denial when the report about the breast implants broke out. But just hours later, Malacañang turned around and admitted that the President did have a boob job in the 80's. They added, however, that it was not true that the President had it fixed. The real reason for PGMA's confinement was to take out a cyst in her breast. The mass was biopsied and turned out benign.

I have no problem about the President's past actions, but I do have a problem about the lying. It seems like it has become second nature to President Arroyo. What makes this issue more newsworthy is the possibility of public funds being used for the hospitalization. Don't you think that the people have the right to know where their tax money goes?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Long Live the Fearless Man

This video won the top prize in the recent Youtube Democracy Video Challenge. It was made by Filipinos Aissa Peñafiel and Miguel Ocampo. Peñafiel is a Film student at UP Diliman and she was a student of my former classmate, now UP instructor, Libay Cantor.