Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bob Ong's "ABA Nag-review Ka Na Ba?" is a Game Booklet

I was very excited when I found out that Bob Ong has released a new book under the title "ABA Nagreview Ka Na Ba?"

Apparently, this book is inspired from Bob Ong's previous Best Seller, the ABNKKBSNPLAKO. If you think this is another novel, you are wrong. The new book is actually a Game Booklet. The ABA Nagreview Ka Na Ba? comes in a neat box that contains a game booklet and 300 pieces of quiz and recitation card. I think this is a fun item, so regardless of whatever it is, I still want to buy and own one.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Trending Quotable Statements of 2013 in the Philippines

The year 2013 has been a roller coaster for the Philippines. We have celebrated for winning various beauty pageants, we have protested against the corrupt politicians who have taken advantage over their PDAFs and we have helped those who were affected by the strongest typhoon ever recorded in the world history. A lot of things happened to our country but we remain strong and hopeful for our dear Philippines.

The Social Media has played a vital role and a witness to the events that transpired in the Philippines over the course of the year. In fact, I learned first the important news and trending topics from Social Media than the television and other form of communications. So as far as my memory is concerned, I am listing here the quotable quotes that have trended in social medias as per the Philippine news and current events is concerned. Let's take a look at some of these famous quotes in political, business and entertainment industry as a way of recalling the important events for this year 2013.

1. "You Don't Do That To Me" - Willie Revillame

A what seems to be a joke has turned into a misunderstanding between Willie Revillame and Ethel Booba as the later had purportedly accused Revillame of disrespecting her in front of the camera during her performance in one of the segments of the defunct show Wowowillie. As a retaliation of the said accusation, the said host had expressed his sentiments over Ethel's reaction on national television. Apparently, Revillame doesn't like the way Ethel approached him backstage, hence the famous line "YOU DON'T DO THAT TO ME".

2. "'Di Ko Po Alam" - Janet Lim Napoles

I think the biggest news when it comes to the political arena is all about the PDAF scam. Some whistle-blowers have revealed the horror story behind PDAF and the name Janet Lim Napoles has resounded as the mastermind of all these PDAF scam brouhahas. However, the senate failed to corner Napoles to reveal the senators involved in the scam because she kept on answering "'DI KO PO ALAM" to almost all questions. The right to self incrimination saved Napoles from a disastrous situation, but the game is not yet over and we believe that justice will be served soon.

3. "I Can Buy You, Your Friends and this Club" - Anne Curtis

The famous statement that followed by a slap to the handsome face of John Lloyd Cruz. The tipsy Anne Curtis had turned from sweet and charming into a fiery dragon when John Lloyd Cruz and his friends tried to play prank with her in the club.

4. "Don't You Know Me?" - Mayor Junjun Binay

The most recent controversy in the political arena so far is the "Dasma Incident". Apparently, Mayor Junjun Binay and his team who were in a 4-car convoy attempted to exit in one of the gates of the Dasmarinas Village. However, as per the village's rule, the exit gate is solely for entrance use only after 10 pm as part of the security measure for the residence of the said village. The security guards were just doing their job not allowing anybody to pass through the gate, but Mayor Junjun stepped out and spoke to the village guards. The "Don't You Know Me?" statement of Binay has suddenly trended online because it sounds authoritative. He then got the security guards arrested just to let them know who he really is.

5. "Bahala Kayo sa Buhay Nyo" - Sec. Mar Roxas

The statement that made Sec. Mar Roxas looks stupid. A video went viral showing how Roxas talked to the local government of Tacloban after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. The issue is all about the City Mayor being a Romualdez and the President being Aquino. As a backgrounder, the Romualdez's and the Aquino's are in a political war. Then in the video, Roxas mentioned the line "Bahala Kayo sa Buhay Nyo" referring to the National Government could not longer help them anymore. Roxas defended himself and said that the video is just a spliced video, it does not show the whole conversation that could have explained what has actually transpired during the meeting.

Words are very powerful. Once you said something, it can't be undone and it can even mark a permanent damage. I think what we can learn from this is that we should be careful with what we are saying because every word we say will ricochet. But thanks for this statements, they make 2013 memorable for the Philippines.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Walking Dead Season 4: Questions Left Unanswered

INTENSE is an understatement. The mid season finale of The Walking Dead Season 4 is so far the most intense scene since the show has ever started. I was really glued on this episode because I don't want to miss a single scene. And just when the momentum of the show is about to hit, it ended with so many questions left unanswered. The bad news, we will have to wait until February 9, 2014 to find out the answers to these questions.

For those of you who are waiting for the next episode of The Walking Dead, here are the key points we need to find out:

1. Is the Governor finally dead?

When Lilly pulled on the trigger to the suffering Governor, did she really hit him? Remember that Lilly is a nurse, she can help the Governor survive. Eventhough we saw the Governor almost on the edge of dead, there is still a possibility that he is alive.

2. How about Baby Judith? Is she dead too?

I think there is a big mystery behind the empty and bloody stroller. It does not necessarily mean that the baby has been attacked by a walker. Maybe somebody deeply injured, like Michonne or Beth, got the baby out of that stroller, hence the blood.

3. Who is the psychopath?

The very last scene before the attack of the Governor in the presence is a hint that somebody is not on his/her right mind. Who fed the walkers with dead rats? Who is the psychopath?

4.What will happen to each character of the show?

After the chaos at the prison, each of them venture their own journey outside the prison. What will happen now? Can each of them survive alone in the wood?

5. What's next with the Father-son tandem of Rick and Carl?

Probably this is the biggest question now. Now that both of them are suffering emotionally and physically, what will they do next? What adventures are waiting ahead for them.

While we are waiting for February to come for The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 9, let's just content ourselves with this short promo.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The 9 Superstitious Beliefs Associated With Wakes Based from the Movie PAGPAG- Siyam na Buhay

Filipino are very superstitious when it comes to death and funerals. I have already shared before the Filipino Folk Beliefs on Death and Funeral (Based on the Movie "Deds na si Lolo"). Here is another upcoming movie that tackles superstitious beliefs associated with wake. The movie is entitled PAGPAG- Siyam na Buhay topbilled by Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. It is a story of group of friends who accidentally visited a funeral and violated the 9 Forbidden things to do during a wake. As a consequence for disrespecting these ancient beliefs, each of them will suffer a sinister death.

What are these 9 beliefs? They are the following:

1. It is forbidden to go directly home from a funeral.

2. It is forbidden to sweep floors in a wake.

3. It is forbidden for a teardrop to fall on the dead's coffin.

4. It is forbidden to use mirror in a wake.

5. It is forbidden to bring home food from the wake.

6. It is forbidden to go to a funeral with a wound.

7. It is forbidden to wipe tears from the dead's casket.

8. It is forbidden to spend money intended for the dead.

9. It is forbidden to accompany visitors to the door as they leave.

Watch the official movie trailer of PAGPAG- Siyam na Buhay.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Video Compilation of Trumpet-Like Sounds From the Sky

Over the past few months, a lot of people have reported about the mysterious sound from the sky. It is somehow a sound of a trumpet. The sound is so eerie that people who have heard it were terrified. Could it be a sign of an alien invasion?

Watch the video compilation of this strange sound from the sky:

 As of now, there is no clear explanations as to how this trumpet-like sound has been generated from the sky. The million dollar question now is: Where does this sound come from?

One thing is for sure, this phenomenon is written in the Bible:

Jeremiah 25:31-35

Amplified Bible (AMP)
31 A noise will come even to the ends of the earth, for the Lord has a controversy and an indictment against the nations; He will enter into judgment with all mankind; as for the wicked, He will give them to the sword, says the Lord.
32 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold, evil will go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirling tempest will rise from the uttermost parts of the earth.
33 And those slain by the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented or gathered or buried; their [dead bodies] shall be dung upon the ground.
34 Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and roll in ashes, you principal ones of the flock. For the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions have fully come, and you shall fall and be dashed into pieces like a choice vessel.
35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal ones of the flock any means of escape.