Love, Actually

All kinds of love mashed into one movie.
The movie is just fine. Its just refreshing to see \’Severus Snape\’ as an ordinary guy character. And the guy in the picture reminds me of some guy in our dormitory.

127 hours

Like a version of Castaway…only better.Franco did a very good job on this assignment. It\’s no easy task of talking to yourself and a camera most of the time.

Moral of the story: Tell your family or close friends as to where you are going. So it you won\’t cost you an arm.

Transformers 3

I like this better than the 2nd installment movie.

  1. It\’s a Battle of the Hotties:  Josh Duhamel and Patrick Dempsey.
  2. The special effects are crazy! 
  3. There\’s more humour to it. 
  4. T3 shows Sam Witwicky\’s growing up pains. From an awkward high school student, a new kid in college and an unemployed college graduate.
  5. Fight scenes are a drag. It shows too much of everything. 
  6. Sam\’s girlfriend is very simple yet elegantly sexy. 
  7. The Autobots are cool dudes!
  8. The scene where Bumble Bee was about to get killed was heart wrenching. Imagine a friend or a love one is being killed and you can\’t do anything about it.
  9. Ang kulit nung dalawang maliit na robot tska yung robots na gumawa ng spaceship.
  10. Simmons and his assistant are hilarious. 
  11. If I\’m a car lover, I would ogle at the pre-transformation vehicle of these robots. Not to mention the collection of cars that\’s owned by Dylan Gould.

Shops and Restaurants that I want to see @ NAIA-1

Shops and restaurants in NAIA-1 (after renovation) should have a global and local appeal. So both tourists and pinoys could relate. Prices for the shops should be tax-free, to encourage people to buy. Most of the time goods in airport are overpriced. I sure hope someday its possible.


  1. McDonald\’s
  2. Burger King
  3. KFC
  4. Sakae Sushi
  5. Starbucks
  6. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  7. Pizza Hut
  8. Shakeys
  9. Goldilocks*
  10. Red Ribbon*
  11. Krispy Kreme*
  12. food court – something like what you see in SM food courts
  13. Big Chill
  14. Jolibee
  15. Fruitas
  16. Kenny Rogers\’ Roasters
  17. Secret Recipe

* The goods from these stores are the most requested wanted pabilins from fellow kababayans. It would be nice to just hand-carry it.

1. Team Manila Store – For that lovely \’souvenir\’ shirts.
2. Bench Pinoy Lab
3. Penshoppe – Since they have Ed Westwick as the endorser.
4. Handicrafts souvenir shops.
5. A mini supermarket where they could buy some things that travelers forgot to pack in the bag.
6. New and improved Duty Free store.
7. National Bookstore (they have one at NAIA-3)
8. Powerbooks

As for the others go figure.

NAIA-1: To see is to believe

 NAIA-1 to undergo renovation 
By Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star) Updated June 20, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (21) 

MANILA, Philippines – Airport authorities disclosed that the 28-year-old Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA-1) would be renovated in August after an architectural and engineering firm was picked to conduct an assessment of the project.

For the full article click here.

I\’ve been coming back and forth to Philippines since I worked in SG. Been to several airports here in Southeast Asia.  I realized, we are totally behind our neighboring countries. Not a hint of  world-class standards and appeal, when Department of Tourism is promoting our country globally. Don\’t tell me not to compare blah-blah. I remit my hard-earned dollar and pay taxes. I have every right. 
Please take note that almost all of the major airlines are stationed in that terminal. Meaning every foreign  visitors passes through this rabbit hole. Ask anyone who\’ve been in some country (that has nice airports) they would be in awe and  the comparisons would start. We should want that admiration as well. Something we could proclaim our own and stand unique among the rest. This is one way of boosting our tourism too. In one way or another it helps.

Here\’s a list of things to ponder for NAIA-1:

  • Is there anyway that the travel tax and terminal fee be eliminated? What is it for anyway? I know we OFWs are exempted from this but what about the others.
  • To build an actual space for the Duty-Free shop and to have more variety of duty free goods
  • Isn\’t it having shops inside also means income for the airport? 
  • Well sanitized toilets please.
  • Comfy lounge and waiting areas.
  • Some employees are downright unprofessional. I don\’t know if any customer-service seminar could do a remedy for this.
God Bless NAIA…