Friday, September 20, 2013

Christmas in September

Because, after 2 and a half months in transit, our package finally arrived! I was so happy I'm gonna do this more often. Oh wait, I'll save first.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Joking Bad: A Breaking Bad Parody

Ozymandias basically left me devastated after Vince Gilligan (with his army of equally genius writers) and Rian Johnson (master director, Looper, Brick) showed to us how Walt lost all control that led to his self-destruction. Yes, I rooted for him even after all the awful things he did and the motions he set to get to where he is now. But I know evil when I see evil and Walt did more than evil. 

When Walt spat out to Jesse how he watch Jane died, I heaved a sigh of relief. At least that one's been taken care of. I, we Breaking Bad fans now have a proper closure on whether Walt will ever tell Jesse what happened that night. But the circumstance on how it was revealed was too painful to watch.

To quote James Poniewozik of Entertainment Time "If each remaining episode intensifies this much more than the last, I am going to burst into flames." Exactly my sentiments.

In lighter news, this Breaking Bad parody by Jimmy Fallon totally made my Tuesday. Everything was spot on, the casts' mannerisms and the pink bear! Oh the pink bear. I love the surprise at the end so better wait for it :))

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Breaking Bad S05E13: To'hajiilee

Genius Vince Gilligan and his army of equally brilliant writers' foreshadows bring me so much terror more than what actually happened/will happen on the characters in this series. You have an idea of what's going to happen but when it does, it doesn't make you feel any better.

Watching the last 7 minutes of To'hajiilee was dreadful. The handcuffing. Hank's call to Marie. The shootout. Literally weakening.

I love you Vince Gilligan but you are one cruel bastard. 

Warning: spoiler pictures ahead.

Breaking Bad S05E13: To'hajiilee

Breaking Bad S05E13: To'hajiilee

Breaking Bad S05E13: To'hajiilee

PS: We are now left with the last 3 episodes of the series I can't even.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Singapore 2013 Series: Singapore Art Museum

I was quite lucky because the week when I was in the Lion City also happened to be the Singapore Art Week. It was a week filled with visual art events from left and right, Singapore was practically buzzing with excitement. Although I wasn't able to catch everything, especially the paid ones (haha), I am pretty satisfied with the ones I saw. One of the places I was able to visit is the Singapore Art Museum or SAM in Bras Basah Road. 

A little flashback before I continue. When the Cheese and I were on Singapore last February 2012, a melting Superman met us in front of SAM.

Fast-forward to January of 2013. A new installation artwork, designed by Gerald Leow, inspired by the famous Greek statue Laoco├Ân and His Sons will welcome you.

Singapore Art Museum
Snakes by Gerald Leow

Entrance fee was waived that day as SAM participated in the week-long art week events. Yay!

Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum

My mobile snapshot of lower right painting does not give justice at all to its beauty because it absolutely is. It was so simple yet mesmerizing. My friend Ten and I both fell in love with it!

Singapore Art Museum

Photography inside the museum shop is not permitted which, obviously, I found out too late because I was able to catch a quick snap of these notebooks with witty statements.

After taking in the sights inside the main building, we walked a bit and crossed the road to get to SAM at 8Q, an extension of the Singapore Art Museum. There's a bit of trivia on how Sam at 8Q got its name. The more obvious one is its location. It is located at No. 8 Queen Street near Bras Basah Road. As for the not so obvious one, it is said that SAM at 8Q is roughly 88 steps away from from its mothership SAM. I don't know about you but I find that really cool!

A close-up of above's art. Akala ko nung una spaghetti with lots of cheese art hahaha!

Wall doodles as seen on the stairs leading to more arts.

I'm gonna have a bit of bias here when I say that I liked this installation mainly because it was by a Filipino artist named Leslie de Chavez. Reprezent!

Governators by Leslie de Chavez

Thank you Singapore Art Museum for a lovely and stimulating afternoon. I had so much fun! I can't stress it enough, Manila need more museums, museums with nominal fees easily accessible to the public.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

On The Job Nails The Job

If you are a Filipino you should be watching, if you haven't already, On The Job. Forget The Conjuring, forget Jobs, FORGET The Mortal Instruments. On The Job is the one Pinoy movie you shouldn't dare miss.