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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

High School Musical 3


Rating:★★★★
Category:Movies
Genre: Kids & Family

After rambling so much of my past obsession with that Jonas Brothers' song, here I find myself obsessing with yet another Disney madness: High School Musical 3.

Okay fine. I watched the entire High School Musical franchise so I know the entire story by heart. Go ahead and laugh at me. Deal with it.

Anyway, the movie is an ideal choice if you're set to just kick back and relax without the complicated plotline. And that's what I did even if it was weird for a 20-something female to sit at the back of the theater with a bunch of pre-teen girls in the previous row. Because not everything about HSM is for kids, but for adults too...and I'm referring to:



And because of that guy, I became territorial with that hot guy pictured above so I disliked Gabriella even more. LOL. :p

Anyway, I liked the soundtrack because the songs are catchy and can be classified as music for easy listening. Yes, it applies even if Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens' voice sounds canned. The dance sequences aren't that easy to imitate than that of the first High School Musical TV movie. I can't even remember the steps, dammit! It's such a shame that I know how to dance "We're All In This Together" and I don't know the steps to the last HSM. Tch.

And what's even more weird, I can relate to the story about Gabriella leaving East High for Stanford University and Troy. I thought I was in an alternate universe during Troy's emo phase. And I went neurotic again by thinking, "Hey Troy, COME TO MOMMA!".

I felt the happy-sad vibe at the end of the movie. I don't know if it was because it's the last HSM movie or because it's the last time I can have a really good excuse to ogle Zac Efron on a teeny-bopper movie. :p

To wrap this up, Zac Efron is L-O-V-E. The fangirl goes for the murderheffing win. Hehe.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Death Trap

Did you know that the latest innovation in shortening the life span of a person is this baby:

Because from the picture from above, it might end up like this:

Majority of the cases I've handled are related to motorcycle accidents. And based from my interviews and initial assessment, majority of the accidents are caused by plain stupidity. And plain stupidity involves:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol - Jeez, everyone knows that no one should drink too much and drive afterwards.
  • Doing motorcycle stunts without the proper safety gear and right motorcycle type - Seriously, you're not Evel Kneivel so wear the required safety gear.
  • Driving like the King of the Road - This pisses me off big time. It's the rule of thumb that the motorcycles should be those to adjust tot he big vehicles. But now, it's the other way around. These things can counterflow and get away with it. Talk about cheating death. And when they get hit, they'd demand money from you to finance their hospital bills even if it was entirely their fault.
  • Lack of safety gear - Substandard helmets cannot prevent major intracranial injuries, FYI. So wear the proper motorcycle garb, dammit.
  • Overloading - I often see 3 people on a bike and sometimes 4 even if it is pretty obvious that the capacity of a motorcycle is 2. The extra weight makes it difficult to control thereby making it prone to accidents.

Vehicular accidents, particularly motorcycle accidents can result into minor bruises and serious injuries like loss of an extremity. Even death. 

Although accidents happen even if you're being careful, it can be lessened. That is by following traffic rules. The riders are too much of a daredevil on the road but too much of a chicken wuss when it comes to intramuscular injection of anti-tetanus medications. Talk about raising the moron bar up a notch.

"Miss, masakit yata yan", "Miss, dahan-dahan lang", "Wag mong sasakitan ang turok" are the usual pleas from these daredevils. Ngek. In the first place they should've been more careful so they don't have to be writhing in pain and chickening out on an injection.

So if you're a rider and you're reading this, be extra careful, wear the proper safety gear and follow traffic rules. Kthxbye.

* photos from here and here

Sunday, 19 October 2008

The Name Game

I'd play the name game that started from here.

Teh rules iz simple: Share the names that different people call you.

But first, I'll bore you with my name history. My dad really likes the name Kristine Anne. My older sister was supposed to be cursed with that name but my mom beat him into naming her. So when I was born, the name fell on me since it was appropriate to name me as such as I was born a few days before Christmas. So in short, my name is seond-hand. Heh. So let's start the Name Game:

Kristine- This is my "First day name". Whenever I introduce myself as Kristine Anne O. Cervales on the first day of school and/or work, everyone ends up calling me Kristine.

Anne- Only my parents and my relatives call me by this name. It'd be sooo awkward if someone from outside my family circle would call me Anne...I'd definitely ignore 'em.

Tin/Tin-tin- The generic nickname for those with the Kristine/Christine name. People rarely call me Tin in the fear of insulting me because it is obvious that I'm Miss Fat Ass. *ROTFL* Ok, I take it back 'cause that was a lame joke and I'm the only one laughing.

Kristine Anne/Tin Anne- This is what my friends and classmates in Child Jesus used to call me way back in our Elementary years. When people got tired of calling me by my whole first name, some genius removed a syllable to try to shorten it. From there, "Tin Anne" was born.

Ann-ann- The Fungal Name my mom thinks is the best nickname for me. As I was telling in Anna's blog, my mom used the dreaded Fungal Name when she enrolled me in the Capt. Shakey's Birthday Club. So the people in Shakey's Biñan actually sent me a birthday greeting using Ann-ann.

Kristina- The Rage Name. My mom and dad calls me by this name whenever they get pissed off or get raging mad at me. Kristina isn't complete without the angry tone and the emphasis at the second syllable for me to get the "You're seriously screwed" vibe.

Cervales- Some people who I'm not close with during my high school years have this surname calling tendencies just to identify me from the sea of Kristines in our class.

Celine- This is one of my high school names. It originated from a green joke I cracked in freshman year. Jon (Valdueza) and Aaron (Valencia) got a kick out of the "selinyador" punchline and ended up calling me that. After a few days, they shortened it to Celine. The name stuck until now.

KC- Another high school nickname that stuck until now. Verna was the one who christened me with the nickname because I was calling my then-crush "Troy". Since the Montero siblings were popular back then, Verna decided to call me KC "para hindi obvious na pinagpapantasyahan mo si Kuya Imo Flat". Ok, I'm seriously laughing while typing this. Anyway, because of this nick, I get a lot of questions like "Anong ibig sabihin ng KC?" or "Kamusta na si Ate Shawie?".

Kermit- This started in sophomore year Biology class, after the frog dissection disaster. I didn't put too much effort on my frog anatomy drawing, thereby attracting the attention of Felipe, who said that the frog looks like a speedboat while LOL'ing in between. He's the only one who calls me Kermit until now.

Donya- My RLE groupmate, Riz started this Donya thing. We were on our way home from our duty in PGH-Ward 9 and we were all laughing like crazy about Kai and the ramp at the OBAS. I was laughing so hard when Riz noticed that I laugh like an evil Donya who throws money up in the air. I just added a few details to describe the evil Donya further and we ended up laughing until we went out of the UPCM gate.

Dyosa- Only my colleague, Mariel calls me so. Since we employees are neurotic, we christened her as Dyesebel (and Dr. Sy is Fredo...lol). Mariel wants to spread the neurotic love and picked me as her telenovela counterpart. She thought of a character whose boob cheeks are visible on TV, as Dyesebel. She chose Anne Curtis' centaur form in Dyosa. Nyeh. Tikbalang.

Nurse- Patients who don't know me or try to pacify their fractured kid call me that. Hello, Captain Obvious.

Ganda- The people over at Jazzy's store across our clinic call me that whenever I buy from them...even if they know my name. Smart marketing strategy boosts sales. Lol.

Ate- The bystanders in the store call me Ate even if some of them are actually older than me. They are the unofficial security guards in our clinic so even if I don't know them personally, I greet them back.

So now, I pass on the name game to: Jen, Cors and Ronnel.

Because I'm Tagged...

I'd play the name game that started from here.

Teh rules iz simple: Share the names that different people call you.

But first, I'll bore you with my name history. My dad really likes the name Kristine Anne. My older sister was supposed to be cursed with that name but my mom beat him into naming her. So when I was born, the name fell on me since it was appropriate to name me as such as I was born a few days before Christmas. So in short, my name is seond-hand. Heh. So let's start the Name Game:

Kristine
This is my "First day name". Whenever I introduce myself as Kristine Anne O. Cervales on the first day of school and/or work, everyone ends up calling me Kristine. 

Anne
Only my parents and my relatives call me by this name. It'd be sooo awkward if someone from outside my family circle would call me Anne...I'd definitely ignore 'em.

Tin/Tin-tin
The generic nickname for those with the Kristine/Christine name. People rarely call me Tin in the fear of insulting me because it is obvious that I'm Miss Fat Ass. *ROTFL* Ok, I take it back 'cause that was a lame joke and I'm the only one laughing.

Kristine Anne/Tin Anne
This is what my friends and classmates in Child Jesus used to call me way back in our Elementary years. When people got tired of calling me by my whole first name, some genius removed a syllable to try to shorten it. From there, "Tin Anne" was born.

Ann-ann
The Fungal Name my mom thinks is the best nickname for me. As I was telling in Anna's blog, my mom used the dreaded Fungal Name when she enrolled me in the Capt. Shakey's Birthday Club. So the people in Shakey's Biñan actually sent me a birthday greeting using Ann-ann.

Kristina
The Rage Name. My mom and dad calls me by this name whenever they get pissed off or get raging mad at me. Kristina isn't complete without the angry tone and the emphasis at the second syllable for me to get the "You're seriously screwed" vibe.

Cervales
Some people who I'm not close with during my high school years have this surname calling tendencies just to identify me from the sea of Kristines in our class.

Celine
This is one of my high school names. It originated from a green joke I cracked in freshman year. Jon (Valdueza) and Aaron (Valencia) got a kick out of the "selinyador" punchline and ended up calling me that. After a few days, they shortened it to Celine. The name stuck until now.

KC
Another high school nickname that stuck until now. Verna was the one who christened me with the nickname because I was calling my then-crush "Troy". Since the Montero siblings were popular back then, Verna decided to call me KC "para hindi obvious na pinagpapantasyahan mo si Kuya Imo Flat". Ok, I'm seriously laughing while typing this. Anyway, because of this nick, I get a lot of questions like "Anong ibig sabihin ng KC?" or "Kamusta na si Ate Shawie?".

Kermit
This started in sophomore year Biology class, after the frog dissection disaster. I didn't put too much effort on my frog anatomy drawing, thereby attracting the attention of Felipe, who said that the frog looks like a speedboat while LOL'ing in between. He's the only one who calls me Kermit until now.

Donya
My RLE groupmate, Riz started this Donya thing. We were on our way home from our duty in PGH-Ward 9 and we were all laughing like crazy about Kai and the ramp at the OBAS. I was laughing so hard when Riz noticed that I laugh like an evil Donya who throws money up in the air. I just added a few details to describe the evil Donya further and we ended up laughing until we went out of the UPCM gate.

Dyosa
Only my colleague, Mariel calls me so. Since we employees are neurotic, we christened her as Dyesebel (and Dr. Sy is Fredo...lol). Mariel wants to spread the neurotic love and picked me as her telenovela counterpart. She thought of a character whose boob cheeks are visible on TV, as Dyesebel. She chose Anne Curtis' centaur form in Dyosa. Nyeh. Tikbalang.

Nurse
Patients who don't know me or try to pacify their fractured kid call me that. Hello, Captain Obvious.

Ganda
The people over at Jazzy's store across our clinic call me that whenever I buy from them...even if they know my name. Smart marketing strategy boosts sales. Lol.

Ate
The bystanders in the store call me Ate even if some of them are actually older than me. They are the unofficial security guards in our clinic so even if I don't know them personally, I greet them back.

So now, I pass on the name game to: Jen, Cors and Ronnel.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Mess = Perfection

Jewel was talking about a Happy Hollywood Halloween, where she'd like to dress up as MK. I agree to what she said about MK being a gorgeous mess. The look is effortless and comfortable...that's why I love it.

But others don't.

I want to be as laid back as possible. I don't know why in this suburban place I call home, hindi matanggap ang staticky hair and unusual ensembles. Usually I get weird looks and eye rolling from the conformists.

Hello, ang saya kayang maging dugyuting weirdo! Look:

Gorgeous staticky hair

Pirate boots + girly skirt = Fantabulous

Although people tease me that it seems as if I don't take a bath, I don't care because I can last the day looking messy. Although I squirm when I get sweaty since I feel so stinky when I do, I rarely fret over making my appearance perfect. It's all about making it work.

Kaya sa mga umirap sa akin sa super market: Betcha didn't think of the shorts/wedge sandals ensemble. Wag umirap kasi di ko pinakialaman ang boring shorts/flip-flop combo ninyo.

Yakkk. Feelingera.