Filmography 2010: "You have part of my attention, you have a minimum amount."

No, I wish I had all of my attention for films. My heart actually aches that I've only watched a small fraction of this years great films. My heart bleeds that I could only watch a small fraction of the greatest films of all time. I could also say the same to all of The Arts - music, architecture, painting, theater, nature, the world, everything. Ugh! If that's not depressing enough.


Holiday Post: I saw Santa Claus kissin' The Grinch.

This doesn't make sense any longer, this noche buena feast, I thought to myself, as we were preparing the table for our small Christmas Eve dinner. Eating a rather exuberant meal at Christmas midnight only makes sense when coupled with the Catholic tradition of the midnight mass (which actually happens around 10p.m., but everyone's still calling it that anyway, for dramatic effect, I suppose). I mean why a full, full meal at midnight? Can't it be something light? Or heavy - the word's booze. But I digress, this post is not about noche buena


I'm just gonna keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe

Best scene in one of my all-time favorite Christmas/Rom-Com/Feel-Good films - Love, Actually. Feels like drinking a nice, warm chocolate drink drizzled with marshmallows and dark chocolate shavings.


I still think Hubert Webb, et al are guilty.

Today, the Supreme Court of the Philippines acquitted the suspects of one of the most controversial criminal cases in the Philippines, the Vizconde Massacre, thus overturning the earlier decisions of the appellate and lower courts convicting Hubert Webb, et al of the crime and sentencing them to life imprisonment.

The 1991 crime, most brutal and savage, involved the killing by multiple stabbing of three females: a mother and her two daughters, one is but a child. The older daughter was gang-raped. The father and husband, Mr. Lauro Vizconde, has come to be a prominent figure and voice for the victims of vicious crimes.

This is it, the SC has the final say. And I dissent.

My heart weeps with Mr. Lauro Vizconde. #

Link to the SC decision written by Justice Roberto Abad: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2010/december2010/176389.htm
Link to a concurring opinion by Justice Conchita Carpio Morales: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2010/december2010/176389_carpio-morales.htm
Link to a dissenting opinion by Martin Villarama, Jr.: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2010/december2010/176389_villarama.htm


We Are Anonymous. We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship. And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.

Operation Payback (is a bitch), this is the Internet, we run this. An open message from Anonymous to the governments of the world and their legal leeches regarding the motivation of the cyber protests.

Corrupt governments of the world, we are anonymous. For some time now, voices have been crying out in unison against the new ACTA laws. The gross inadequacies of the new laws being passed internationally have been pointed out repeatedly. Our chief complaint is that such measures would restrict people's access to the internet.

In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it. To threaten to cut people off from the global consciousness as you have is criminal and abhorrent. To move to censor content on the internet based on your own prejudice is at best laughably impossible, at worst, morally reprehensible.

The unjust restrictions you impose on us will meet with disaster and only strengthen our resolve to disobey and rebel against your tyranny. Such actions taken against you, and those you out source your malignant litigation too, are inevitable, unavoidable and unstoppable.

We Are Anonymous,

We Are Legion And Divided By Zero.

We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship

And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.

We Are Over 9000,

Expect Us!