This is not a film review, but a reflection essay written for my HUMAART class during our sessions on film appreciation. Thought I should put it up here. YOJIMBO , dir. Akira Kurosawa I was feeling a little indifferent coming into this film since samurai films are actually not my cup of tea. But as… Continue reading [Film] It only takes a lone wolf to shake things up in ‘Yojimbo’
Love You to the Stars and Back [2017, dir. Antoinette Jadaone] // 4.5⭐ // Never been this invested about two people in a film, and their well-deserved happiness. Just… beautiful. This review is originally published through my Twitter thread (x).
Lately, I am in a weird state where I am craving for something to change in my life. I remember telling myself in high school that I will never leave the Philippines, and no matter how good the offer overseas or whatever kind of opportunity it is, I will not take it. I told myself… Continue reading Wanderlust, and a nostalgia for what-is-yet-to-be
A little surge of rambling after seeing this analysis (see photo; credit to the rightful owner) I never noticed this before, but realized this as well as I am currently re-reading Goblet of Fire the last few days. I sometimes find myself agreeing with Ron every time he tells Hermione off about the house elves.… Continue reading Out of comfort zones and privileges
Fleeting. We like to describe moments in life like sand constantly slipping away from our fingers. In each passing second, those little grain drop from our palms and when we try to pick them up again, we are never really sure if that small mound still contains the same ones we have lost. And yet… Continue reading I’ll never forget
This was something I’d written more than a few weeks ago, at a phase where everything just feels dark and I was alone, dealing with all the emotional bullshit on my own. This blog has always been a sort of online journal, and I feel bad neglecting it for a while now. I find that… Continue reading Let it all go, let it all out
This is probably the last time I am ever writing anything about politics. It’s been such a messy campaign period. I saw how some friends cut off ties over a political disagreement. Some people call other “bobo” and “not thinking” if they find someone’s choice of candidate not to their liking. I saw a rise… Continue reading #PHVote: Allow me to say this one last time–Think again