One Goal: Education for All

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Black Panther


**ang hirap manuod kapag sunod sunod na maganda**

1. This is not your ordinary superhero film. Andaming tinamaang social issues!
2. ‎Black women empowerment ‎plus this movie offers plenty of insights on leadership.
3. ‎Surround yourself with people you trust. I cannot imagine a leader without a trusted counsel.
4. ‎T'Challa's father made sure he is prepared to be king. Prepare people to lead, don't just appoint them to be 'kings'. Leadership is not only about being intelligent there's so much more to it.
5. ‎Leaders know what they value. It's risky to bring the wounded agent to Wakanda but saving a life is more important.
6. ‎We cannot let other people decide who we ought to be.
7. ‎Is it really hard for a good man with a good heart to be king? I think it's difficult to be good and to have a good heart.
8. Madalas napipilitan tayong itago ang ating mga kakayahan dahil abusado at mapanghamak ang lipunan
9. ‎There is always a tendency to require people to prove themselves.
10. ‎Inosente ang bawat bata but sadly sila palagi ang sumasalo sa mga pagkukulang at pagkakamali ng mga matatanda
11. ‎Being motivated is highly encouraged.  But what if anger is the motivation.
12. ‎I'm moved by the commitment of the general to her country. Everyday we all face the same situation standing firm on our commitment, which largely determines our decisions.
13. ‎Kinilig ako sa pagluhod ni W'kabe kay Gen Okoye na ikinatigil ng labanan. Love wins!
14. ‎Ang ganda ng symbolism na Africa ang tutulong sa US.
15. ‎I'd rather die free than live in bondage. A very powerful closing for this beautiful film. Indeed, death is freedom!

Andami ko pang gustong sabihin pero baka nakakagalit na haha!

P.S. Family enjoyed the film hindi lang ako hehe

Friday, 16 February 2018

The Greatest Showman

1. Mula sa Wolverine to The Greatest Showman lalong tumaas ang respeto ko kay Hugh Jackman. Sobrang ibang iba siya from LesMis to this film.
2. We don't need everyone to love us. Mahalagang may constant sa buhay, at alam natin kung sino ang constant because in the darkest moments of our lives people will desert us.
3. Celebrate humanity. In giving each person a space to discover their strengths we give them their life back. Focusing too much on weaknesses will make us miss great things in life.
4. The effect of touching someone's  life is compounding. Every act of kindness may change the life of this person kaya nga siguro ang tagubilin ay never get tired of doing good
5. Your good deed will speak for itself kaya nga ba do good things in secret kasi malalaman din naman kahit hindi ipagsabi
6. Life will have its way of showing us of the "too-much" that we do. Ayon sa nasusulat, all is permissible but not all is beneficial. Sana mapagtanto natin ito hindi sa masakit na paraan.
7. It's totally human to be driven by dreams and ambitions but this may not be the constant for the rest of our lives else we'll just drag everyone.
8. Our childhood experiences and memories, especially the most painful ones will influence our desires, motivation and passion.
9. Barnaum's children influenced him to rethink his business idea. Children can really be great sources of novel ideas, let's keep listening to them.
10. Fear prevents us from being free --- freedom to love and be loved, freedom to be us

*This film reminded me of the essentials in life and I felt that I did myself a favor in watching this. Napapanahon ang palabas na ito, lalo na sa kasalukuyang kalagayan.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

HIDDEN FIGURES (2016)

Apt year-ender film!

This movie got me reflect on social relationships, leadership, values and sticking to and achieving your dreams. Plus siyempre women empowerment :)

"Separate and equal are two different things" (Hidden Figures, 2016)

- Andami kong heart check moments while watching.
- Many people at the background are geniuses. But they remain unseen.
- ‎Sometimes we are only after what people should deliver forgetting that these are humans --- they have needs, struggles, feelings, ambitions, dreams, families
- ‎People will try to close doors for the qualified simply because they don't want them
- ‎Stereotyping is systemic and there has to be a collective and sustained effort to put an end to this. "We all pee the same color!" (Hidden Figures, 2016)
- ‎I love how Katherine made reason prevail over emotion pagdating sa pag-ibig! Hindi siya nagpapatinag sa mga lalaki!
- ‎At hindi hadlang ang galing at career sa love life! But the right person and timing are always important :D
- Men should apologize to women for underestimating them, and may I add, vice versa hehe. No one should underestimate anyone.
- ‎Our work is not just about us bringing money to our homes or satisfying ourselves, it could also be about making history or creating a better life for others
- ‎Do your job well in a way that people will never forget!
- ‎Gusto ko yung "call your wives and tell them what it's gonna be". Because work commitment is not just about the husband, it's about both of them, again add ko lang hehe same is true with the wife. Work life is never separate from personal life :)
- ‎Women have dreams, too! Andami kaya naming gustong gawin :D
- ‎Husbands will have an important role to play in affirming their wives and pushing them to achieve their dreams
- ‎Don't let fear interfere with your dreams. Society may not be prepared for your dream so you have to fight for it!
- ‎The leader should take a stand for his people no matter how inconvenient and unconventional that could be.
- ‎Protect your people, bring them to the direction you're going, champion them.

At madami pa, ito lang kinaya ko :)

P.S Naiyak ako dun sa proposal pero mas nakakaiyak yung acknowledgement sa galing ng kababaihan!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

PAGLIPAY (Crossing)


Sa wakas napanuod ko din!

*In a world full of Lloydie and Empoy, I'll wait for my Atan :)

*Napakapersonal ng pelikulang ito sakin. Nung Grade 1 ako matapos pumutok ng Pinatubo nagkaroon ako nang pagkakataong makasama sa isang bubong ang isang Aeta. Biglang nag flashback lahat ng aming mga usapan. Napagtanto kong yun ang unang pagkakataon na nagtanong ako tungkol sa kalagayan ng mga kababaihan sa lipunan . Sabi nga ni Ani, buti ka pa may choice ka.

1. Akala ko sobrang seryoso ng pelikulang ito hindi pala. Marami siyang masasaya at heartwarming na eksena. Andaling makarelate sa pinaghalong comedy at drama.

2. Bilang lumaki malapit sa ilog na niragasa ng lahar, nadama kong muli ang mga alaala ng will to survive ng mga kapatirang Aeta at ng iba pang naging apektado ng pagputok ng Pinatubo. Sabi nga Atan, sanayan lang.

3. Nasaksihan ko din ang pakikipagpalitan nila ng kalakal upang maitawid ang pang araw araw na buhay at mapunan ang kanilang mga pananagutan.

4. Bagamat nawala ang kanilang kabuhayan at ari-arian alam kong hindi nawala ang kanilang respeto sa kultura at kalikasan. Hindi nabura ng lahar at kahirapan ang dignidad nila sa sarili.

5. Maraming pagkakataon narinig ko ang pagkukumpara nila sa mga unat. At dama kong dama nila ang pagtingin ng mga unat sa kanila. Bagamat maraming efforts na matanggap at marecognize ang mga Aeta sa lipunan, may pressure pa rin to become acceptable lalo na sa mga taga lowlands.

6. Ilang palabas pa kaya ang gagawin upang marinig ang panawagan na maraming nawawalan ng kabuhayan dahil sa mga pagsasamantala sa kalikasan?

7. Andaming paalaala sa pelikulang ito. Nasalamin ang pagkakaiba sa paghandle ng emosyon ng mga naninirahan sa urban at rural. Kita din ang madalas nating insensitivity sa katahimikan ng komunidad.

8. Lahat ay daranas ng kalungkutan pero hindi ito permanenteng kondisyon. At lalong higit ang buhay ay nagpapatuloy lamang anuman ang sitwasyon. Ngumiti ka upang ngumiti din ang mundo sayo.

9. Minsan sa ating kalungkutan nakakaladkad natin ang iba. Sa kagustuhan nating maibsan ang sakit na ating nadarama nagiging unfair tayo sa iba bilang hindi natin nakokonsidera ang epekto neto sa kanila.

10. Para sa mga sunset lovers na tulad ko sobrang refreshing ng mga shots lalo na sa ganitong maulan na panahon.

11. Umiwas po tayo sa mga lalaking nagsisimula sa letter "J" dahil mga seen lord sila. Pero iwasan din ang mga babaeng nagsisimula sa letter "R", ang hirap hirap nilang mag move on. Kawawa naman. *labyoo friends*

12. Lahat tayo ay dumadaan sa Paglipay na bahagi ng ating buhay at may kanya kanya tayong paraan para makatawid.

**Dahil sa Paglipay bumalik ang mga magagandang alaala ko kasama ang mga kapatirang Aeta. Salamat Zig Dulay sa obrang ito at sa mga susunod pa!

Sa mga hindi pa nakakapanuod, SAYANG!

Friday, 4 August 2017

FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE

DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND,

No pressure. Take your time. Be the man that God wants you to be.


Your future wife


*Sinubaybayan ko ang istoryang Laida at Miggy pero para sa pelikulang ito, binitawan ko muna ang alaala at kilig ko sa kanilang dalawa dahil ayokong mag-compare.

*Umaandar ang soksay thoughts ko sa gitna ng luha at kilig.

1. Kinilig ako sa soksay flavor. Fake news, trolls, media mileage, conditioning, sensationalising: mga gawaing umiiral upang paglaruan ang persepsyon at imahinasyon ng masa.

2. Minsan sa pagnanais nating mapagtakpan ang ating kahihiyan at kumita ng salapi, kinakasangkapan natin ang iba.

3. Ang paglaya sa sakit na dulot ng nakaraan ay nagsisimula sa pag-aming nasaktan ka at kasunod ay ang kagustuhan magpatawad.

4. Sa kagustuhang manatili ang mabangong pangalan minsan pinaniniwala natin ang mga tao na ayos lang ang lahat hanggang tayo mismo hindi na din natin alam ang mismong kalagayan natin.

5. Lies have consequences and these are compounding.

6. Matindi pa rin ang kilig ko sa #AshLloyd. Humusay si Sarah G. Mukhang nakatulong na may lovelife na siya hahaha. At si JLC, soooo JLC, ayun na!

7. Generally conservative film, as usual.

8. Nakarelate ako sa kwento ni Gian, sa family background niya at mga sakripisyo sa pamilya. Naluha ako, mga tatlong patak to be exact.

9. Minsan hindi hadlang ang galit at sakit ng nakaraan para magmahal.

10. Gaano ka man alipustahin ng lipunan, ang mahalaga may pamilya kang matatakbuhan.

11. Nakakainis ang gumanap na Randy! Kinikilig na dapat ako kay Gian eh!

12. Tinamaan ako sa work-life balance. Buti na lang nagsimula na akong magbagong buhay.

13. Sometimes we invest our time and energy on the things that will not really matter at the end of our lives.

14. Yung mga product endorsements nakakasira ng moments!

Kung manunuod po kayo tapusin ninyo hanggang credits may dagdag pakwela pa dun.

Tawa-kilig-iyak. #AshLloyd namiss ko pero si Laida Magtalas!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WONDER WOMAN

*I spent three consecutive nights reviewing the Hunger Games films before watching Wonder Woman (yes, andami ko pong time :D). So I sat at the cinema expecting an advocacy film.

I thought the movie started well but once I've seen the action parts I understood why Gal Gadot managed to film while five months pregnant because it is largely effects. Kinulang pati sa acting, cute lang siya ganun.

Plot is not remarkable, the transition seemed hasty and I thought the ending is cheap. Hindi ko talaga alam kung anong sine celebrate nila at kung anong pinaglalaban ni Ateng.

Mukhang women empowerment ang package kay ateng but looking closer ginamit lang siya to cover up the weakness of men. Pinaniwala nila ang lahat na ending the war is her cause but no lovelife pala bes. To add to that, there was no manifestation of respect nor recognition of her contribution during the war, except yung palakpakan sa village.  Ang madalas napapansin ay maganda siya. So ganun pa rin mukha at katawan, the usual ways of marketing women. Secondary palagi ang kakayahan.

Andami kong negative feels sa film na to. Tas iniisip ko magdamag sana Moana na lang lagi. Pero salamat sa aking sponsor at least nakapag-isip ako habang nanunuod :D

SPIDERMAN

*I watched Resident Evil: Final Chapter night before watching Spiderman: Homecoming* Hindi ko po ito sinadya.

Disclaimer:
I watched almost every single Spiderman movie from Tobey Maguire to present. I don't remember in detail the comics version of the story. Hindi ako nagbasa ng kahit ano about this film before watching.

While Amazing Spiderman is great, I didn't expect a lot from the Homecoming because I know It'll be another version from Tobey's and for sure there will be new twists to the story. I tried not to be disappointed haha. Susubukan ko sa abot ng aking makakaya na maging kalma lang sa pagreview haha. I'll insert my SokSay thoughts na din dahil mas nangibabaw ito while watching

So here it goes:
1. The inherent power/ability was taken away from Spidey throughout the story. I understand that they needed to highlight that Tony Stark line but Spidey has his own gift, which was undermined in this film. Pati yung sapot niya parang hindi na biological. Major issue ito sakin bilang "great power comes with great responsibility" haha, which brings me to my 2nd point.

2. Hindi ganun ka responsible si Spidey sa film na ito. He is enjoying his superpowers and wanted to do more but not really understanding what it takes to be a superhero. He wanted to become a superstar and not necessarily a superhero bilang feel na feel niya talagang Avengers siya. *soksay thoughts ON!* Madalas ganun din tayo, we prematurely use our talents and skills because of anxiety; because sometimes we thought only us can save the world.

3. I watched Tom Holland sa The Impossible. Sobra ko siyang nagustuhan dun. Pero bilang Spiderman parang hirap na hirap akong magustuhan siya. Mukhang wag na siyang mag action film, please.

4. Natuwa ako na meron ng friend si Spidey at Asian siya hehe. However, nawalan ng role si Aunt May. Supposedly siya ang takbuhan ni Spidey. This is reflective of today's condition, sometimes we choose to engage people outside the home in facing our concerns and miss out the wisdom our families could offer.

5. I admired Tony Stark all the more sa film na ito. He's mentoring Peter but at the same time allowing him to learn on his own by letting him experience mistakes and failures.

6. Nakakatuwa na hindi masyadong highlighted ang love life dito. Yun lang bow.

7. Mas nakakatuwa na black at mas matangkad sa kanya ang love interest ni Spidey this time. Meaning we are really moving outside the typical idea na ang maganda dapat maputi, blonde etc.

8. Yung costume niya after TS took back his gift, mukhang pajama lang! Eh pinag-aralang mabuti yun ni Spidey after he discovered his ability! Major deviation.

9. Nakakatuwa yung detalyeng nagpapalit siya ng costume. Matagal ko ng gustong makita yun eh. At least sa part na yun taong tao siya.

10. What I really love about Spidey films is the story on how villain character develops. This helps me to become more sensitive to others.

11. May isang twist na sobrang nakakatense. Hindi ko na susulatin para sa mga manunuod na yun :D

12. Generally, maganda naman siya basta hindi particular sa detalye ng Spiderman story. Also, sa mga batang manunuod may mga detalye na posibleng hindi ayon sa inyong values. Mainam na magprocess afterwards.

Spidey will return daw.