Comic geek or not, just about everyone knows that certainly the biggest movie event of 2016 will be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, coming out in just a few days! My kids grew up on the Justice League cartoon (and this big kid watched with them), and the wait to finally see the beginnings of a live-action Justice League forming on the silver screen has been almost unbearable.
No doubt about it, watching Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be awesome. However, the experience will be even better if it’s for a cause. Read on.
I hope you all are having a great Holy Week / Lenten season. As for me, it’s a staycation (staying home vacation) where I just simply rest—which I badly need—and catch up on good books and chilling with family.
One of the highlights of my Holy Week was watching the true story of Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza on TV yesterday. She was a good, very innocent, teenage girl: never had a boyfriend, never been kissed, etc. But then a group of thugs broke into the family home, tied up her siblings (their parents were away), stolen their goods…and then the worst nightmare happened: they (7-8 of them) violated her innocence by raping her. That’s not the end of this tragic yet amazing story, because from rape and tragedy comes forgiveness and victory.
This indeed is the true to life Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza story, and I’m so glad I found the video on youtube. It’s divided into four parts, and I will feature all of them here. WATCH IT!!! I know the story even before the TV reenactment of it, but it’s here where we see where the impact to the family, even many years later, is still so evident and poignant. Enjoy—and prepare to be moved to the very core, as this is one of the greatest examples of the adage that God uses even the most horrible of events for great good.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the very awesome Air New Zealand flight safety video, inspired by the upcoming The Hobbit film:
Such a great idea this is! Whoever thought of this should get a promotion five times over!
This leaves me with two questions:
1) What other sci-fi, fantasy, or fiction would make a great airline safety video like this?
2) For Filipino readers, the same question applies but for our local shows (Can you imagine a Darna version of this? Haha)
I’d love to see your comments.
I’m sure this Hobbit inspired airline safety video would not be the last of its kind. Others would jump in the bandwagon. I can’t wait to see them.
Oh, and if you think my hiatus is over, sorry, but not yet. Soon, but not yet.
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Tell me this is a bad dream. There must’ve been some mistake.
Seriously, I can’t believe what I have just seen. The two best performers in The X Factor Philippines had to fight to survive elimination tonight. AKA Jam and Daddy’s Home in the bottom two? And AKA Jam was eliminated? Seriously? SERIOUSLY??
They are two of the very best in the show! Not in a million years would I imagine either AKA Jam or Daddy’s Home anywhere near the bottom two this early in the game. Heck, if you ask me they should be going at it in the Finals (or at least one of them against KZ).
In fact, when they sang their survival songs, it really felt like it was the finals of the show. They were so much better than the guys who got in. I mean, really, what’s Kedebon still doing in the show? Allen didn’t have her best night either, and neither did that young guy in Martin’s team (sorry, forgot the name; he never struck me as super impressive so I never bothered to learn it)
After watching such a controversial decision, I can only think of two scenarios:
It's a sad day for those of us boys who grew up in the 80's. Ernest Borgnine, one of the stars of my favorite 80's TV show, Airwolf, died of renal failure at the ripe old age of 95. Truly, a part of my childhood died with his death. Long live Dominic Santini!
Since I'm home, sick, and have time to kill, I went on a nostalgic Airwolf Youtube rampage. Allow me to bring you to a trip back memory lane and show you the unforgettable Airwolf intro as well as some of the favorite scenes I found there in Youtube.
I don’t watch too much TV, but the show that I try very hard not to miss is X Factor Philippines…and last night’s episode was a doozy. There were so many great performances, but the best one of the night was definitely Jeffrey “Osang” Soliven. Whoa, that ridiculously talented gay man had all of us fooled…and he tore down the house! Check out the video of Osang’s X Factor Philippines (update: a better video quality, yay!!). Martin Nievera’s shocked look is gold!!
Honestly, when he came out (unintended pun, I assure you!) I was expecting some Diana Ross or Donna Summer number. You know, the stereotypical drag fare. Then BAM, Osang belted out a rockin’ heavy metal screamer…and all our jaws hit the floor. After the judges heaped praised, the crowed clamored for another song, the Shaggy classic you saw in the video (and I love Bombastic).
Seriously, the two songs from the dude who looks like a lady (that’s an intended Aerosmith pun) had more testosterone and more swag than all the other male performances put together. It’s nuts!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’d probably know my views and you’d deduce my stand when it comes to the gay issues and all that. But, that still won’t make me stop praising talent when I see it, and I definitely saw it in Jeffrey “Osang” Soliven. He’s definitely one of my favorites, if not THE favorite, among the many great performers I’ve seen in X Factor Philippines so far.