Thursday, March 19, 2009

Contemplathings XIII

1. My long-overdue Pene tribute. Nobody talks about the Oscars anymore, but a kudos post to someone like Penelope Cruz is perhaps always welcome; I just couldn't find the right mood to write decently and finish my blogpost draft. So I'm typing away randomly instead in an attempt to while away the hot afternoon hours.

2. Friends at the Collegian. I know I should not have reduced myself to being published in Inquirer's Youngblood. But I did, because I was bored, and now I have to live with the fact that Jerrie et al are disappointed with me. There's an unspoken but mutual opinion among them that I took the easiest way to write and get published, which is a polite way of saying I'm cheap. I'm afraid I don't entirely disagree. Lesson learned: do not ever do things out of mere boredom.

3. Last Order sa Penguin, by Chris Martinez. I just reread this Palanca-winning play, and I hope a theater house thinks about doing it onstage again. We could all certainly use a good laugh.

4. Rurouni Kenshin. I have liked anime well enough before, but when Naruto and a slew of other crass anime shows came into the picture, I lost my eagerness to watch more. I decided to watch Rorouni Kenshin (Samurai X) on DVD these past few weeks, and found out it was quite historically accurate to Japan's Bakumatsu period. Some even say most of the characters were patterned after real Shinsengumi members. I religiously followed the TV series back in high school, but I have never given much thought about it.

After I'm done with Rurouni, I'll hunt next for a copy of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also back in high school when I was following the series on national TV, I always thought Rei is hot. And then I started noticing Shinji is hot, too. LOL.


Anonymous said...

welcome back. it's been a while.

Mr. Scheez said...

Ooooh, si Batusai. I love that anime series (Samurai-X), fave namin yan ng sister ko.

At fave ko rin magsulat about Oscars. Sa Monday (March 23) may post ako about lead ponies for the 2010 Academy Awards. Indi nga lang in-depth. Hehehe =)

ShatterShards said...

I love Rorouni Kenshin. But most times, I like my anime to be on the silly side. That's why anime like Recca no Hono, Yuyu Hakusho, and yes, Naruto, are favorites of mine. hehe.

I have a disc of 3 Evangelion movies, but I haven't even started to watch it. The first ten minutes of "Death & Rebirth" were snippets of "10 years, 5 years, and 3 months ago" and I found it rather hard to grasp, as I can't focus on one character. Maybe given a bit more time (and a lot more patience), I can get back to it and maybe enjoy it. hehe

pie said...

there's a shop at the basement of makati cinema square called mango-manga. they've got evangelion and other popular titles sellin at 7pesos per episode..

robnuguid14 said...

I remember myself as a young boy who can't wait to watch another episode of that anime. Nice title, btw. :)

Victor Gregor said...

@narnian: yeah, it's been a while. been uber busy lately.

@mr scheez: i just finished rurouni this weekend. nakakatuwa yung "season" na ang kalaban nila kenshin e mga kristiyano. bilang mga buddhist. LOL.

@shattershards: never really finished evangelion because it was pulled out from national TV. pero first episode pa lang, mahal ko na talaga. hehe.

@pie: maligaw nga dun minsan. pagkasahod siguro. thanks.

@robnuguid14: you were a young boy at that time? you now must be, what, 16? hehe. first year hayskul na ko nung palabas yun eh. yata. hehe.

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Anonymous said...

wala akong comment sa anime.

i hate anime.hahahhaa.

what you love, i hate. and vice versa. =)