:: hitch, 500, promo ::

As this year progresses, my online journal entries would probably dwindle by the day. Or it might show a different side of me. Something despicable as those parents who constantly post their “ultra personal stuffs” on Facebook.

Yes. Stuffs. Go cringe and die.

A follow-up on this, of course, is my so-called update to the summary of my 2012. I’d probably go hipster and all. As I might post it on February or even the latter week of March. Case in point, a very late and unmade entry on my Sagada trip back in October. Just like that MLTR song, “two” months too late.

“Boy I miss your kisses. All the time we misses…. two months too late.”

And with that, you might abhor this site during its first quarter run. I am going to post our plans for “our” special event. I’d be cryptic with the details but I still want to write about it since I want to read this on December 2013. I ponder on nostalgia at times. Why? Well, usually, nostalgia is all that we have.


To start it off, last New Year, choir-mates (yes, I was a member of a choir. and I really don’t mind if you don’t believe me) had the annual “puyatan” during the turn of the year and of course, we told them of the date of the special event. One choir-mate told me that they are planning theirs too. He told me that his budget for food is 1000 to 1500 per head.

What? Say what? Are you feeding them twice the serving of a Yakimix buffet?

I don’t know. Is it just me or the food during these events are often times overrated? If not, it feels that if you over book the caterer, you are going to take home butt-loads of food. Honestly, I don’t usually bilge in such occasion. I really find it off if we go “the Wendy’s Salad Bar way”. I know it’s a banquet but sometimes we’d rather just eat the exact amount of food, tasty and good food. An extravagant one feels like it’s overrated, in a way. Besides, I rarely enjoy the food in such occasion just because of the program.

Also, this is a killer for the couple’s budget. It sucks. I know.

If ever you attend ours, I hope you’re satisfied with our food, even if we didn’t get those famous caterers.

This author does not know where exactly he is headed with the discourse. Pardon the idea fart. Next time, large chunks of thought crap would follow through.

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Back in 2011, I tried to delve in something ridiculous. Coined by a member in a Pinoy film group, we tried to do this: The 500 Film Challenge. The idea is quite simple, you just have to watch 500 films in a year. You have to create a responsible critique on the side. And that’s it. You’d get to win a potato if you achieve it.

Potato. Couch. Gets?


I am trying this again but without the formal film review. I guess it would be easy for me to track down all the films that I have watched; much more if I am planning to do the 50 film finds for this year.

I’d like to start it off with the following films:

1. Sometimes They Come Back (1991) [dir. Tom McLoughlin]
This is perfect for any movie that has the Shake, Rattle, and Roll structure. Ergo, the film was too long. If they do a season 2 of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, they can do a remake of this story.

2. Just Peck (2009) [dir. Michael A. Nickles]
A coming of age film that tries to get its point across but fails along the way as it still wants to stick with its PG rating. Quirky at times and it tries to flick your tickle-bone but suppresses it at the same time.

3. Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (1974) [dir. Lino Brocka]
Re-watch. A better re-appreciation of this timeless classic. It still breaks my heart to see what happens to the outcasts of the small town.

4. Sleep Tight (2011) [dir. Jaume Balagueró]
Despite a slight predictability for its epilogue, I really enjoyed the composition of the thriller elements and it is truly effective in the hands of our so-called fake protagonist. Reminds me of those days when I am still excited to watch and say, “dali dali dali ayan na!

5. [REC] 3: Genesis (2012) [dir. Paco Plaza]
These guys are running out of ideas. Stop with the franchise already. I have a feeling that the fourth one would be a dud. It’s called the fourth episode curse. Yes, it tried to be scary. As a fan of the franchise, it failed me and the billion of my brain cells. It would have been better if they would’ve just continued this one with the last [REC] entry.

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Oh, for book fans out there. Here’s a promo: http://almeldiel.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/new-year-giveaway-mythos-academy-2-3-by-jennifer-estep/#comment-632


~ by targrod on January 4, 2013.

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