Monday, July 31, 2006

dream systems on fhm

the purplechickens' new music video "dream systems" is now available online. the song is included in their album "here's plan b".

i love the song. and the video is great, too. it's worth the 2+ years that they worked on it.

watch it. ;0)

Saturday, July 29, 2006


to all the kids who were born in the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play Stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no HBO, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, pagers, blackberries, palm pilots, no Internet or Internet chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents (they were "accidents").

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TODEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them!


You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

PS -The big type is because your eyes are shot at your age.

Monday, July 24, 2006


NANAY: Bobo ka talaga! 1 to 10 lang di mo kayang bilangin?
ANAK: Mas bobo si Tatay Nay, kasi narinig ko minsansabi, "tama na Inday, hanggang tatlo lang kaya ko."

Letter to OFW dad:"Luv, tnx sa padala mo, hapi c nene kasi tobleron angbaon sa skul. ung nike suot na ni jr. next tym wag kana padala NIVEA MILK. di nila type pait daw, ako tloy ang umubos."

MISTER: ano ang pagkain natin?
MISIS: nasa mesa, bahala ka na pumili!
MISTER: isang pirasong tuyo?ano pagpipilian ko?
MISIS: pumili ka kung kakain ka o hindi!

IDD call from US
HUSBAND: hon musta ang tindahan?
WIFE: dept store na!
H: ang tuba-an?
W: KTV bar na!
H: and mga trickad?
W: taxi na!
H: ang dalawa kong anak?
W: LIMA na!

Sweethearts watchin' da sky
GUY: ano ang horoscope mo?
GIRL: anong huruskup?
GUY: yung bang kapalaran mo, katulad ko, CANCER.
GIRL: ah, sa akin ALMURANAS!

TITSER: who can make a sentence then translate it intagalog?
PUPIL: my titser is beautiful, isn't she?
TITSER: very good, translate it in tagalog.
PUPIL: ang guro ko ay maganda, maganda nga ba?

DONYA: bilang bagong katulong, tandaan mo na angalmusal dito ay alasais empuntu!
MAID: walang problema donya. kung tulog pa ako sa orasna yun, mauna na kayong mag-almusal!
philippine airlines

Once upon a time in Chinatown, there lived a happy couple, Mr. & Mrs. Chan with their 3 lovely daughters; Elin, Enya & Ella.

The 3 daughters were brought up in a prim-and-proper way and when they reached 20, they were still virgins.

Years passed, and it was time to get them married. So, the parents found them the most suitable "leng chais"(handsome guys).

They got married and were preparing to set-off on their honeymoon. As 'concerned' parents, Mr.& Mrs. Chan were curious about their daughters' first-night experience.

So, before the daughters went on their respective honeymoons, Mrs. Chan told them, "Your father & I want to know about your 1st night encounters and whether you are satisfied. Write a letter to us, but as not to raise your husbands' all must use a code to describe your experiences".

So, the excited daughters were off. A week passed.

Mr. & Mrs. Chan got the first letter. It was from Elin.

They opened the letter and found the word STANDARD CHARTERED.

They immediately took the newspaper and looked for the Standard Chartered advertisement.
Ah! here it is!!!!, exclaimed Mr. Chan. The motto for Standard Chartered was "BIG, STRONG & FRIENDLY." Mr. & Mrs. Chan were happy.

A week later, they got another letter. This time it was from Enya. The content was simple. "NESCAFE".

So, again they took the newspaper and looked for the Nescafe ad. Ah! here it is.
'NESCAFE: PLEASURE TILL THE LAST DROP'. Mr. & Mrs. Chan jumped in joy.

Another week passed. A month passed. 2 months passed. There was still no letter from Ella.
The Chans became worried. Finally, the letter came. It was scribbled and could hardly be read, but Mrs. Chan managed to figure it out.


Mr. Chan, confused on why she chose Philippine Airlines, rushed to the nearest store and got a newspaper.

He flipped the pages frantically. Aah! Here it is!!! Mrs. Chan grabbed the page and read aloud. Before she could finish. THUMP!!! She fell off her chair.

The Airlines motto was... "7 TIMES A WEEK... 4 TO 6 TIMES A DAY... NON-STOP".

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

3rd german silent film festival

Film screenings
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2006
Venue: SM Megamall
Free Admission
Tel.:+ 632 8405723 to 24 / 8170978

Film Screening Schedule
Date and Time Film Title / Artists Venue

August 3 (6:30 pm) Official launch of the festival
The Podium – Chill Area

August 10 (8:00 pm) ASPHALT, music by Cynthia Alexander
SM Megamall Cinema

August 17 (8:00 pm) THE GOLEM, music by Drip
SM Megamall Cinema

August 24 (8:00 pm) TABU, music by Bo Razon
SM Megamall Cinema

August 31 (8:00 pm) The CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, music byRadioactive Sago Project
SM Megamall Cinema

One of the country's most unique film festivals is back! Watch four different bands each take on the task of scoring a German silent film live. This year's series gives audiences a little horror, some suspense, and even a love story. To be screened are "The Cabinet ofDr. Caligari", "Asphalt", "The Golem" and "Tabu".

The 1919 film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", directed by RobertWiene, is a horror classic and landmark of German expressionism in cinema. It is also widely considered one of the most influentialsil ent films ever made, since traces of the film can be seen in the likes of later masterpieces suchas "Metropolis", "Nosferatu", "Faust", and "Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler"among others. Wiene's opus showcases a nightmare realm in whichlight, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which ademented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetuate a series of murders in a small community. Complementing the strange world of Dr.Caligari will be the unique score done by avant-garde groupRadioactive Sago Project

"The Golem", subtitled "How He Came Into the World", is directorPaul Wegener's third and most ambitious film on the golem, a popular figure in Jewish folklore. In the film, Rabbi Loew creates a golemto protect the residents of 16th Century Prague's Jewish Ghetto from being expelled from the city. The Golem saves the Jews from expulsion, but the lumbering creature is not easily controlled and when he runs loose, the whole of Prague is in danger of destruction.The live music score for "The Golem" will be provided by Drip.

Director Joe May is mostly known as the man who helped start Fritz Lang's film career. His 1929 film "Asphalt", a love story set inBerlin in the late 1920's, is considered one of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era. Starring the delectable Betty Amann in her most famous leading role (as a thieving femme fatale), Asphalt is a luxuriously produced classic where tragic liaisons and fatal encounters are shaped alongside the constant roar of traffic. Cynthia Alexander will be providing thescore.

"Tabu", to be scored by Bo Razon, was director F.W. Murnau's last film. The director died tragically just seven days before itspremiere in 1931. The film, an unusual collaboration with renowned documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty of "Nanook of the North" fame.was filmed entirely in Tahiti, Bora Bora and Morea. In the film,expert diver Matahi and the lovely Reri fall in love, just beforeReri becomes their tribe's "chosen one," making her off limits ("tabu") to all men. Matahi and Reri decide to run off together, but encounter all kinds of hardship.

Each film will be accompanied by a live musical score by one of thecountry's best groups. Films will be shown every Thursday of August,8 pm at SM Megamall. Admission is free. For more information, pleasecall the Goethe-Institut Manila at 817 0978 or visit

Monday, July 17, 2006

youtube superstars

watch these clips at to make your day.

pantanggal ng pagod. hehehe :0D

this is alyssa alano's first song to become popular on the net.
since it was uploaded, it has had hundreds of thousands of hits.
pure genius.
keys me

as if the adulation of dazed fans over keys me weren't enough, she goes back to the stage to stage another coup:

and when it feels good, why stop?
whenever wherever

and two of michael fajatin's journalistic acrobatics that left the audience confused, and made the credibility of gma7's news nosedive.
womyn's nyt
penguin jul19 w/music, stuff, ideologies

an email from a very good and very talented friend, libay.

BANDIDA ka ba?
sawa na na ba kay MARIAH?
gusto mong MAKARINIG ng ibang musika?
gusto mo bang TUMULA?
gusto mo bang MAKI-JAM sa mga bagong kakilala?

pwes, punta ka na, bilis!

WOMYN'S NIGHT SA PENGUIN july19 wednesday 9pm
iconic penguin café/gallery, the only relic of a once-bohemian malate, turns into a safe and cozy space for women who just want to chill out, have good (but cheap) drinks and food while listening to alternative groovy and thought-provoking music by today's truly talented crop of young women musicians.

guys are welcome, too, as long you support or embody these ideals :). why not.

musical performances by

(candid records philippines jazz artist)

(pinikpikan's carol bello heads this all-female groupwith former agaw agimat guitarist teta tulay, UP-based musicians dibayn leaño and kwame biasbas, former UP kontra gapi member jhen gamboa, and malou matute who also plays percussion for cynthia alexander/joey ayala)

open mic follows. feel free to read your literatureor perform your composition. got an announcement to make or a manifesto to share? tara! sell your stuffand ideologies. it's a grand marketplace of ideas. intellectual and courageous wares very much needed, especially in this day and age.

so come!

the entrance fee of 150pesos gives you one free drink.

the women behind komikera comics will sell their stuff. women-focused/ women-produced works are also welcome.grab a table and make it your stall. it's that relaxed.just email leaflens at gmail dot com for more inquiries. penguin café is located at remedios in malate(along the newly opened remedios circle, look forchangku resto in one corner. penguin café is two doorsdown that place. hard to miss.)

to see the event poster, please visit

Saturday, July 15, 2006

planet mars sighting

i don't really know if this is true. but i'll be looking up in the sky come august.

lots of things like this have been happening in the last few years. like in december 22, 2000, the full moon on that day was supposed to have been the biggest in the last 2 millenia--if i'm not mistaken. or that in the last several years, all the planets in our solar system alligned, etc.

anyways, this is what i found in my emailbox.

planet mars will be brightest in the night sky starting august. it will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. this will culminate on august 27 when planet mars comes within 34.65M miles off the earth.

be sure to watch the sky on august 27, 12:30 AM. it will look like earth has two moons.

the next time the planet mars will come this close is on the year 2287. share this info as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see this phenomenon again.