May 24, 2004

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Yahoo!:) I got a 1.25 in my Film 100 class. I mean, wow. I’m so happy!:) I’m a certified geek! I’m so Tracy Flick in Election! Or I’m so Neri of Star Circle Quest. LOL! :) I love you Ma’am Gigi Alfonso! I’m all ready to enroll now for next semester! Wow. Can I say that again? Wow. :)


Argh! I don’t like it when I’m too happy. After hearing the good news, I don’t know what got into me, but I bought seven (that’s 7!) 99-peso hardbound novels on sale in National Bookstore! To think I don’t even have time to read these novels. In fact, my good friend Sanda has been texting me to return her novel Prague which I borrowed last year and which I still haven’t read. The novels are all good though (rated A by the book critics of EW) and the fact that they’re on sale made the situation more irresistible.

I bought the following books:
1. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
2. Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
3. Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
4. Random Family (Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx) by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
5. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber
6. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
7. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

I just hope they live up to the good reviews coz’ they pretty much are what I’ll be reading for the rest of the year. Actually, I’m encouraging you to check the on-sale books in National Bookstore. There are really lots of good ones like Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, Joseph Kanon’s The Good German and Carl Hiaasen’s Basket Case - all for 99 pesos only. Hardbound too.

After the impulse buying, I proceeded to watch Shrek 2. The movie’s “two thumbs up” for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has good visuals but more importantly, it has a very smart screenplay which subtly critiques societal stereotypes and faux definition of happiness. Whew! :) I also like the tongue-in-cheek humor of the movie.


All My Life didn’t get any rating from the Film Ratings Board. I’m so sad. I still don’t know why it didn’t get any rating. (I’m going to research tomorrow). Nevertheless, I’m also beginning to be even more proud with My First Romance. LOL. :)


My brief appearance in The Making of All My Life special in Cinema 1 is not doing me any good. Many people actually believe that I’m so rich now because I was the movie’s assistant director. God, how I wish their assumption is true. I’m as poor as a rat. The money left in my bank account can’t even afford me a plane ticket back home. I’m not exaggerating. And I wanna go home. I miss home. I miss my family. Huhuhuhu! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations on your film class grade. That's fantastic! Galing naman. Considering you were out so often and no doubt had to miss so many classes due to work schedule conflicts.

I'm blown away by your reading list (although I have read the Nanny Diaries already). I haven't been reading a lot of books this year (although I normally read a lot)... I think it has to do with the fact that I'm mostly reading blogs these days. :-P Anyway, hope they issued you a couple of P50 rebate coupons in National. If I remember correctly, every P500 purchase entitles you to one P50 coupon that you can use on your next purchase.

I haven't seen All My Life yet (don't hurt me!) so I'm not able to compare it with My First Romance. Although what I have to say about movies is rarely noteworthy, anyway. ;)

~ CarlaFans

Anonymous said...

which national bookstore? i frequent second hand bookstores now since the books that i usually want now cost 319 to 400 bucks. :(

beatlebum said...

Thanks. :D Kahit ako nasurprised din sa grade. Andami ko kayang absences last sem. :D

Hindi ako binigyan ng rebate. :( Pero may Laking National ID ako so baka nga dahil dun. :)

Wednesday pa showing ng All My Life. At hindi sila ka-compare compare. Sobrang drama naman kasi ang All My Life eh. :D

beatlebum said...

National Bookstore SM City. :)

Miaka said...

Even if youre a Laking National member, they still give out the 50 peso rebate for every 500 peso purchase. The Nanny Diaries sound promising though m a bit wary about this genre. :)

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beatlebum said...

Ngek! I accidentally deleted Carla_fans post! Sorry. :D

So nadaya pala ako. Sayang. :D