How do you know if a movie is a good movie? Do you have standards and guidelines to know whether one is a masterpiece or a mediocre movie? Some people who have studied and mastered filmmaking, critiquing a movie has become their source of income and they have my utmost respect. But for an ordinary person, like myself, the greatness of a movie is subjective. It really depends on one’s standard and taste.Continue Reading
It may be human nature that almost everyone is interested in hearing stories whether stories with factual basis or some stories that are merely heresay or rumor. We have this insatiable apetite for stories that would challenge our imagination and judgement. That is why, we all love to hear and read conspiracy theories no matter how ridiculous one story may be. Some conspiracy theories have been around for years now, and you cannot help but wonder why the stories never die of natural cause, could there be some truth to it or some people are just imagining things? Many theories were already been debunked, but the persistence of the conspiracy theorists were unwavering. Which led me to think that, we will see what we wanted to see and we will believe what we wanted to believe.Continue Reading
Reading books wasn’t a hobby of mine until I started High School, I wasn’t one of those kids who adore books from a very young age. Back in high school, I was only limited to books available in our school library or to my friends’ book shelves since neither did I nor my parents have extra money to buy our own. Biography of Adolf Hitler, George Eliot’s Silas Marner and Animal Farm by George Orwell were some of the first few books I’ve remembered reading. But it was Harry Potter that has got me into loving books. Harry Potter books have paved the way for my introduction to a whole lot of books of different genre and I have to attribute this interest to JK Rowling who had brought me to a different world through my imagination of her writings. In college, I discovered Grisham, John Grisham’s books are my comfort books, even with my sporadic moods his books are my go-to-books any time, any day and any circumstance. Books in general have the power to move me, to influence me, to inspire me, to make me ponder on things, and to bring me to places I’ve only dreamt of going. That is why Martin, Rowling, Tolkien, Grisham, Larsson, King, just to name a few are those I considered heroes.
There are two types of OFWs; the first type are OFWs who go out with friends anywhere on their rest day and can usually be spotted at the park, at the beach, at the bar or any place where their co-Filipinos usually frequent. After a very long week of tedious jobs, sometimes unappreciated, they choose to unwind and go anywhere to relax and have a good time. The second type are those who just want to stay at home, wake up very late and just watch TV or movies at the comfort of their flat/apartment. Continue Reading