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10 Things I Hate About You

Remember this?

I hate the way you talk to me,
and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car,
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots
and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick,
it even makes me rhyme.
I hate the way you’re always right,
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh,
even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around,
and the fact that you didn’t call.
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,
not even close,
not even a little bit,
not even at all.

One of my favorite high school movies (way before I knew of treadmills) was 10 Things I Hate About You, mainly because Larisa Oleynik played Bianca, the younger sister. I was such a big fan of her that I’d watch The Secret World of Alex Mack religiously, and try to catch her one episode appearance in The Adventures of Pete and Pete. 10 Things was one of the movies that I don’t think I’d ever tire of watching even if it’s already how many years old.

And boy am I glad to know about this:


Yes, it’s a 10 Things I Hate About You TV series! I can see so many familiar faces in the series: Lindsey Shaw (from Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide — it’s Jennifer Moseley!) who plays Kat, the older Stratford sister; Meaghan Martin (from Camp Rock, Tess the Diva) plays Bianca, the younger sister;  and Nicholas Braun (from Minutemen and Sky High — he plays the glowing sidekick in the latter) as Cameron, the geek who crushes on Bianca. I’m kind of not used to Lindsey being not Moze, but I think it fits her.

The pilot airs on July 7, 2009 on ABC Family. Guess who’s definitely watching this show. :P

Here’s another sneak peek of the show:


That McDonald's Commercial

I’m sure by now everyone has seen this commercial:


If you haven’t…well, you should. It’s McDonald’s newest commercial featuring childhood, first and (possibly) unrequited love. Shari explained the storyline quite well in her post about the same commercial, and I echo the entire “awww” factor even if I can’t relate fully ((HEP! The operative word here is fully. That doesn’t mean I can’t relate to it in some degree :P)) to the commercial. It’s probably the cutest and most bittersweet commercial that McDonald’s has ever made. :”>

Of course, when my teammates and I watched this yesterday, they all had these thoughts about how it might have been better if the two of them got together in the end…but that’s not the point of the commercial! It’s bittersweet! It’s unrequited first love! It’s love too late! It’s supposed to touch us in the parts that make us go “awww” and think of how it must have felt in the guy or the girl’s shoes. Like, how much did he love his first love? Did he pine for her all his life? Or maybe he’s also committed to someone already? Or what about the girl, did she feel regretful when she saw her old guy friend again? Did she ever wonder if he’s going to go for her or not and decide to move on when she realized he won’t?

Okay, someone was a bit too enthusiastic there, like she’s been seeing the effects of Solo Slim and raving. Heh, the sawi in me speaks. :P

Plus the commercial was tons better because of song they used. I’m not a really big Eraserheads fan, but the song is one from my tween’s, and it spells sentimentality that it makes me “Awww” even more. :P

The commercial was so poignant that I ended up writing a piece about it in Wordplay. It’s not a retelling in the girl’s point of view (although that’s a good idea for another Wordplay entry — must take note!), but something based on the idea of seeing old friends after a long time of not seeing them and wondering if there was something only to be slapped with reality. Aha, I know it’s so emo, but don’t we love these things? At least to some degree. ;)

Anyway, I better get to finishing today’s Wordplay entry. After a series of emo pieces, I think it’s time for something non-fiction and a bit more cheerful. :D

On Oscars, and books becoming movies

So I woke up late again today because I slept early this morning, and the first thing I saw on TV was the Oscars on TV, which I ended up watching for the last one and a half hours in the comfort of our leather home theater seating (…which is how I liked to imagine it). :P Now, I’m not really much for foreign actors and actresses (heck, even local) as I’m not much of a movie watcher who remembers who the actors and actresses were unless I really loved the movie…so it wasn’t such a big thing for me. But I enjoyed watching the show, especially during Jon McLaughlin’s performance of So Close (Enchanted! ♥).

This made me remember my younger years when the “best” writing I can do was all done in scripts. I used to write Sailormoon episodes in script format back in elementary, where I made sure their new powers came out in my stories. When I stepped in high school, I became the default scriptwriter for our Ibong Adarna, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo plays and the Florante at Laura video. I loved doing it even if it required me to read ahead, because I get to deliver the story in dialog, which our books totally lacked back then. In college, we had a video production class, where I wrote a 25-page script for class, and then another one for our finals. I think that’s one of the reasons why I have a hard time writing descriptions in my novels. All the dialog in the scriptwriting made me rely on dialog. :P

I think that’s also the reason why I can see some — if not all — of my stories being filmed. At least in my imagination. Complete with soundtrack. Haha. I can imagine scenes that seemed to look better when done live than on paper. Or maybe that’s just my lack of descriptive powers (as of now) that’s making it like that.

I think it would be really cool to have your written works on screen…even if they sometimes butcher it. Heh. My friend Chris did that to one of my works in high school, which I never got to watch so I didn’t know how it turned out. ^^; But seriously, I’d love to have anything I’ve written be acted out. It doesn’t even have to be in Hollywood — it can be just in our local cinemas. Fall Like Rain? Whee.

But first, I have to finish writing that. :D

Enough of the daydreaming; I should get ready. Shopping with mom in a while! :)

Side comment: Ack, I feel like my writing is so…disorganized. I feel like I can’t gather my thoughts correctly and write them down on the blog. Eh, this is what stress does, I knew it.

From the top of my head

I’ve been out all day and I am so tired. I woke up early to hear the mass with my family, then met up with Happy so we could go fetch Tuesday from the airport. Then we went to Tuesday’s house for lunch, and we looked at all the stuff she brought home from her vacation (thank you for the funky notebooks and the Ikea container :D), and hung out at their place all afternoon to laugh at her sleepiness, oooh and ahh with all the random trinkets she brought home as she unpacked her luggage sets and read. On the way home, Happy and I stopped over at Bonifacio High Street to check out the iSkin that Happy is buying for Tuesday. Happy and I then had dinner at Binalot, then went to Krispy Kreme in time for their hot light and bought half a dozen doughnuts each, and then went home. Now I’m home, finished watching CSI:NY’s latest episode and I’m hitting the sack in a few minutes since it’s back to work tomorrow (and again, I’ve said this a million times: I love how I’m not dreading Mondays anymore :D). What a loooong day, and it was fun (though it’s funny how we were all lazy to take photos — so much for documenting these stuff ^^; ), and I love spending it with my girls. :)

Before I finally go to dreamland, let me write a few things from the top of my head which I shall probably write about sometime soon and am writing here because I am simply too tired to write them down on my offline journal:

  • I’m not much of a Krispy Kreme fan because it’s too sweet, too expensive and too far away for me to get some, but when I got the free, freshly baked one earlier, I was…blown away. Yes, I’ve never had a Krispy Kreme doughnut that is hot like that. Heh. Yummeh. =P~ I now have half a dozen of it to share with my family. :)
  • I’ll be taking a day off from work on Tuesday to spend with la familia. I hear we’re going to Tagaytay, which means (late) lunch at Josephine’s, and I’m thinking of sharing some part of the bill if we do eat there. And take lots and lots and lots of photos. :)
  • As much as hanging out with these two girls is always the highlight of my week/month, I can’t help but feel sad about something about someone. I feel like I’m losing a friend. A little effort is all I ask, is that so hard? Hay.
  • It feels weird typing on Aslan with a keyboard protector. Plus it still looks like my keyboard is kind of greasy. I should get a new microfiber cloth and clean Aslan.
  • I read an old friend’s blog a little earlier and it makes me feel sad that there’s a lot of things I don’t know about her anymore. Well, maybe I’m just not updated. She just feels so…faraway. And I miss her. Hmm.
  • Ugly Betty Season 1-2! Yay! Can anyone lend me House, please?
  • If I want to finish 50 books this year, I better finish the two books I’ve started..like soon. And post a progress bar here so you guys can bug me about it.
  • I really should sleep.

Rest well, everyone. :)

Things You Learn While Watching CSI #1

I’m still on my CSI watching mode, and I have recently concluded that you get to learn a lot of things ((Things other than crime pays or you should clean up well after committing one or simply just not committing one)) while watching this series.

I am now on Season 1 Episode 9 of the original CSI, and it’s this episode where they found a dead guy inside the first class coach of a plane. There are 9 witnesses, but each has a different story. In the end there were five culprits, but none of them were charged (see entire episode recap here) and our CSI team is discussing how they should be in jail vs. they did it because of human instinct. Gil Grissom silences them all with his own answer, which is something I have written about twice in this blog. And I quote:

You all have different opinions, but you’ve taken the same point of view. You’ve put yourselves in the shoes of the passengers, but nobody’s put themselves in the shoes of the victim. That’s the point. Nobody stopped to ask Candlewell if he was all right. They just assumed because he was kicking the back of Nate’s seat he was a jerk, because he was pushing his call button he was bothering the flight attendant, because he was trying to get into the lavatory he was making a scene, because he was going back up and down the aisles, he was posing a threat. He turned into a threat. It didn’t have to be that way. People make assumptions. That’s the problem. You just did. And I think those passengers made the wrong assumptions. And now this guy’s dead…If one person had taken the time to look at the guy, to listen to him, to figure out what was wrong with him, it might not have happened. It took five people to kill him. It would have taken only one person to save his life.

I knew from experience that assuming is bad, but in this particular episode, it shows that assuming can actually kill. Interesting (and also a bit morbid/terrifying) thought. Something to think about.

I still want a DVD of Season 1, by the way. I’ll take it season by season so as not to go overload. :P