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My Top 100 All-Time Favorite Love Songs (Part 3)

On with the third batch! If you missed the first two parts, simply click here and here. Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that affected me immensely, became an anthem of a certain period of my life, or just personal favorites. Click the title to see the music video  or listen to the song. Links will lead you to YouTube. I’m also posting lyrics to the songs. 70. All Saints – Never Ever I love All Saints. I was at the front line on All Saints’ side during the height of their rivalry with…

Andre and the Passersby

SM Megamall Andre, Shy Guy and I were walking around looking for a place to have dinner at when we passed by Petit Monde. The store’s facade is covered with huge posters of Carmen Soo. Yoshke: Nagagandahan ba kayo kay Carmen Soo? Shy Guy: Oo. OK lang. Bakit, ikaw? Yoshke: Oo naman. Ikaw, Andre? Andre: Oo namaaan. Iba kasi eh. Simpleng ganda lang. Parang… parang… parang ako. Hala. Maganda daw sya! Trinoma Days after the Carmen Soo incident, Andre and I found ourselves in Trinoma. I forgot why we were there (but I swear it wasn’t bird-watching). Anyway, this time,…

My Top 100 All-Time Favorite Love Songs (Part 2)

OK, moving on. If you missed the first part, simply click here. Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that affected me immensely, became an anthem of a certain period of my life, or just personal favorites. Click the title to listen to the song. 85. The Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu I first heard this song when it hit no. 1 in Top of the Pops. The Pussycat Dolls performed it. And I was so blown out of my chair not because the performance was amazing but because I could not believe it was a…

My Top 100 All-Time Favorite Love Songs (Part 1)

After compiling my favorite films of all time, now it’s time to list down the songs that are memorable to me.  However, this chart is limited to love songs for I am also planning to feature other types on a separate list. Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that affected me immensely, became an anthem of a certain period of my life, or just personal favorites. Click the title to see the music video  or listen to the song. Links will lead you to YouTube. I’m also posting lyrics to the songs that I…

Movie Review: Milk (2008)

Genre: Drama; Director: Gus Van Sant Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. Well, the film is about that. Oh yeah, it’s so timely. With Obama now the President (not that Obama is gay) and the Proposition 8 issue and all. And since it’s a biopic, you know what to watch out for — acting performances. And man did Sean Penn deliver a divine one. It’s probably his best ever. His every twist and turn is so swishy convincing, even…

Movie Review: Revolutionary Road (2008)

Genre: Drama; Directors: Sam Mendes Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon Suburbia. Boring as it seems, suburbia is a deep well of materials for film and TV. The loneliness and grief found in suburbia, as shown in films such as American Beauty and The Safety of Objects, make me wanna thank God I’m living a cosmopolitan life despite EDSA and MMDA. Wala lang, nabanggit ko lang. Revolutionary Road is about two people who are trapped in a predicament called “family.” Personally, I know so many people who call that walled place they stay in a “prison,” rather than a…

Movie Review: The Reader (2008)

Genre: Drama; Director: Stephen Daldry Stars: Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes “What would you have done?” “Is that kinder?” These questions may not have an impact on you now but watch The Reader and you’ll see. And the funny thing is, the movie does not answer these questions. It just asks. And it’s up to you to find answers for yourself. Only two emotions get the better of me: shame and guilt. Director Stephen Daldry and screenwriter David Hare (people behind The Hours) explored these emotions gracefully in The Reader. You can just imagine how much this film affected…

What’s Up With Me

Because updating Twitter and Plurk every whatever hour is too grueling a task for me (yeah, I’m lazy like that), why not deliver updates all at once every week? Wahaha. February na! Birthday season. Hahaay. Most of my friends are Februarians. And as I said before, unlike January which I have a love-hate relationship with, February is ALWAYS kind to me. And I know this year ain’t gonna be different.  😀 Kelly Clarkson is baaaaack! Although I actually think that My Life Would Suck Without You isn’t one of her best singles, I’m just ecstatic she’s back on top, making…