December 30, 2008
Ang tuktok ng parola'y
sa mga kaluluwang dala
ang pusyaw ng
habang ang ilang
karit ng alaala
ng aking diwa
and tuktok ng
Edited by Randel Urbano
December 28, 2008, 11:28 PM
Kuhang larawan ni redmark sa Tanay, Rizal
December 23, 2008
I thought the cocoon shape thingie was a flower vase misplaced on the table. I later found out it's the trophy from CNN APSA.
I went to the "Sa Likod ng Himala" event in UP Film Institute's Ishmael Bernal Gallery, Dec 16 and saw Ricky Lee, The Ricky Lee of Philippine Cinema standing infront of me.
Ricky Lee wrote the screenplay of "Himala ('Miracle') which was gloriously adapted to the big screen by the late National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal.
The Institute paid tribute to the 1982 flick for bagging the CNN APSA Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of all Time last month in Queensland, Australia.
The UP Film Institute also screened behind the scenes footage of Himala that ran for some 20 minutes. At some part, the grainy documentary had the feel of an actual eye witness account of a shooting incident. The spritely filmmaker Bernal was so moved, he was heard commenting "ang galing ng ano... realistic!"
Screenwriter Ricky Lee and producer Bibsy Carballo in an open forum said they felt "vindicated" with their work being proclaimed "best film" not by an award-giving body but by nameless individuals of cyberworld who felt the movie deserve such distinction.
"Himala" failed to please most critics when it was first shown in 1982 citing the work was "ahead of its time." [Vilma Santos was cannonized on that awards season as Grand Slam Best Actress for the movie "Relasyon," same director-writer tandem]. Critics however saw the light and embraced the beauty of "Himala" in later years.
The best film which "tells the story of Elsa, a barrio lass whose visions of the Virgin Mary changed her life and caused hysteria in a poor, isolated village" bested cinematic heavyweights like Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Wong Kar-wai and Ang Lee (...such names so often seen on pages of Time magazine) from a list made by CNN critics and industry insiders.
December 13, 2008
|Start:||Dec 16, '08 7:00p|
|Location:||Ishmael Bernal Gallery, U.P. Diliman|
Hinugot mula sa UP Film Institute Archives.
Retro screening of the movie-in the-making documentary feature on HIMALA in honor of the big win for the landmark film by National Artist Ishmael Bernal starring superstar Nora Aunor as CNN Online Poll’s Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time on the occasion of the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
December 5, 2008
Isang potograpo ang bahagyang nasugatan matapos hindi nito nakita ang nakaharang na alambre sa kanyang dinaraanan habang ito'y pumipitik sa pagsisindi ng mga pailaw sa Valenzuela City hall kagabi.
Kinilala ng kung sino mang manunulat na ito ang biktimang si Mark Lester Cayabyab, 26, binata at nakatira sa Krus na Ligas, Quezon City.
Ayon sa ulat, nagko-cover ng pag-iilaw ng Christmas tree ang binatang potograpo sa nasabing bulwagang panlunsod nang hindi niya napansin ang nakaharang na alambreng sumusuporta sa mga streamers sa labas ng bulwagan. Dagliang napatigil sa pagtakbo ang biktima saka ito napatilapon sa damuhan dahil sa lakas ng pagkakapatid sa kanya ng alambre.
"Medyo nahilo ako dun ah! Parang may nakita pa akong kumukutikutitap na star sa ibabaw ng iilawang tree," kwento ng pinagpapawisan at nanginginig na potograpo sa redmark.multiply.com
Dahil dito, isang sugat ang iniwan ng alambre malapit sa pagitan ng mga mapupungay na mata ng biktima.
Agaran namang humingi ng tulong si Cayabyab sa kanyang mga kasamahan sa hanap-buhay at tumuloy pa rin sa pagpiptik habang tumatakbo (no pun intended hahaha!) ang programa matapos lapatan ng lunas.
December 1, 2008
At the beginning hours of twilight, the night pulled off a stellar spectacle that pressed the world's texting capital to a frenzy of group messages telling everyone to see the Smiley formation some degrees above the southwest horizon.
Space agency NASA on its website describes this phenomenon as a "spectacular conjunction of three Moon, Venus and Jupiter." This night of December 1 would be the peak of the alignment of these celestial bodies.
"The now-15% crescent Moon moves in closer to form an isosceles triangle with Venus and Jupiter as opposing vertices. The three brightest objects in the night sky will be gathered so tightly together, you can hide them all behind your thumb held at arm's length," the website explained.
On the other parts of the globe, bloggers waxxed poetry and expressed sentiments reflecting their current issues...
In Thailand (http://eslblogs.englishclub.com/english/curiosities/smiling-moon/):
Blogger A: What does it mean?
Blogger B: The Smiling Moon did say something and I wish Thailand, the land of Smiles, have its people united.
In Mumbai (http://www.nowpublic.com/world/smiling-moon-hope-shines-down-mumbai-tonight-december-1-2008): Ravi Dixi said, "it seems that the moon aided by the two stars was trying to give a message of hope and assuaging the injuries that the entire population of this bruised city suffered in the last few days."
At the homefront: nothing but sweet smiles and sparkling eyes punctuating THE conversation that embraced the art of letting go.
Shape of things to come.
Photos taken along Ortigas Avenue extention bridge in Pasig City.
-Mark Lester Cayabyab