Monthly Archives: December 2009

I Should Be Working But…

So I’m supposed to be working on spiels for a golf tournament, an article about balance scorecards and a blog entry about different avifaunal species to be found on this property,

But here I am sitting on the poolside, watching longingly as people who are not employees are swimming around, wishing I was allowed to do also.

And dreaming about purchasing one of the precious few house and lots they’re selling that will allow me to retire in this paradise and wake up each morning with the fantastic view of the South China Sea saying good morning to me

And thinking about what it would take for me to actually afford to live here, part-time because of course i would go crazy living here permanently, so far away from the so called “Manila civilization”. As John said, maybe we should start shitting money by tomorrow

Until then…I will dream for a few minutes more, then go back to the “real world”. At least I have the best view possible right now


Posted by on December 18, 2009 in Uncategorized


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10 Shows I’m Watching That You Might Not Be Watching But Should Be Watching

(aka Why It’s So Hard for Me to Sleep Early and Get Up Early)

Modern Family
If you happen to sleep in the same room as me and you hear me laughing in the middle of the night, chances are I’m watching this. Nuclear family + Gay family + May-December family = numerous chances for intelligent, situational and yes occasionally pratfall comedy

Better Off Ted

It’s Fringe meets The Office and 30 Rock. Ted is a handsome and suave guy-next-door who works for an insane R&D company called Veridian Dynamics that makes up the craziest inventions. Hilarity and office hijinks ensue

So You Think You Can Dance

The dance cousin of American Idol, but for me, way way better and more addictive. Hiphop, classical, contemporary, ballroom, and yes, even tapdancing. It’s a mixed bag of dancers and choreographers all trying to outdo each other every week. And yes, I am very much a frustrated dancer, hence the appeal. Oh, and did I mention the hot guys (and girls)?


Arguably, the funniest crime procedural on TV right now. When the real detectives wear a police vest, mystery writer Richard Castle wears a writer vest when tagging along on a police bust. And of course I will watch anything that has Nathan Fillion on (Buffy, Firefly, Serenity, Dr Horrible, heck, even The Waitress)

Lie to Me

Even if the idea of human lie detectors may seem legally incredulous, this is still addictive tv. You learn something new about non-verbal communication every episode and you get to see Tim Roth as a good guy for a change

The Mentalist

Simon Baker is gorgeous. The Red John case is riveting. Simon Baker is gorgeous. The CBI team has great chemistry. Simon Baker is gorgeous. The show has the perfect blend of quirkiness, violence and intelligence. And lastly, Simon Baker is gorgeous

Make It or Break It

What Friday Night Lights did for football and One Tree Hill did for basketball, this show is hoping to do for gymnastics, complete with over-the-top acting, token gorgeous guys to support the gorgeous girls, and of course, the obvious body doubles during the actual gymnastics. In other words, guilty pleasure


JJ Abrams (Felicity, Alias, Lost), together with Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse) and Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood) form my triumvirate of TV gods. And Abrams’ newest masterpiece, the grandson of The X-Files is no exception. And he made me forget that Joshua Jackson was once a Mighty Duck

Flash Forward

The concept is simple enough. According to Wikipedia, A mysterious event causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for137 seconds, during which people see what appear to be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future—a global “flashforward”. But getting to the how, why and who of the premise is almost like a Lost-type head trip. I said almost. Nothing can beat the Lost head trip. Oh, and Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Penny and Charlie from Lost are here. And Harold from Harold and Kumar


One of the most indelible images from my childhood is watching this TV show where Diana, the gorgeous leader of the “friendly” alien race visiting the earth rips off her human mask and reveals herself to be a….okay, I won’t spoil it for you, just watch the remake, which has the potential to be just as exciting as the original. And Juliet from Lost is here, woohoo


Posted by on December 1, 2009 in Pop Goes the Culture, Uncategorized


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