Thursday, December 27, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things

My personal favorites from 2007.


1. The Sumilao farmers
2. The monks of Burma
3. You, you know who you are
4. Quentin Tarantino
5. Al Gore
6. Benazir Bhutto
7. Fr. Ed Panlilio
8. Amy Winehouse
9. Melinda Doolittle
10. KC Concepcion


1. Luciano Pavarotti
2. Ingmar Bergman / Michelangelo Antonioni
3. Rene Villanueva


1. Global warming
2. Suppression of freedom
3. Crooks not being brought to justice (or just being freed)


1. Trillanes' coup-lelat
2. Shitbomb in Glorietta
3. The Ruffa-Yilmaz marital violence issue - the media attention probably gave Kris Aquino sleepless nights; also, ensured Ruffa's continuous showbiz career


1. Namfrel Operation Quick Count 2007
2. Cinemalaya Film Festival 2007
3. Cinemanila International Film Festival 2007


1. Indian Thriller

2. Japanese prank shows

3. Prison Thriller


1. Multiply
2. Google
3. CNN

BLOGS (aside from mine)

1. Jessica Zafra's Jessica Rules The Universe
2. vintage vinyl audio blogs, like this and this and this and this
3. Sari-Saring Sineng Pinoy

MOVIES (2007)

There are still a lot of movies I've got to see and a ton of DVDs yet to be played. I'll come out with a list in a couple of months but here are my top 5 so far.

1. Pisay (Auraeus Solito)

2. Grindhouse: Planet Terror and Death Proof (Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino)

3. Ratatouille (Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava)

4. Zodiac (David Fincher)

5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)

MOVIES (Catalogue)

1. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
2. Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
3. Riles (Ditsi Carolino)
4. Fellini's Roma (Federico Fellini)
5. Pink Flamingos (John Waters)


1. Saturday Night Live (syndicated)
2. Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 - hi hi hi (Go Gaby! Go Ruben!)
3. 30 Rock

SONGS (2007)

1. Amy Winehouse - REHAB

2. Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - UMBRELLA

3. Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I WANNA LOVE YOU

SONGS (Catalogue)

1. Nais Ko - Basil Valdez
2. Una Kaya / Kahimanawari - Pinikpikan
3. S'werte S'werte Lang - Joel Navarro
4. Let's Do The Latin Hustle - Eddie Drennon & BBS Unlimited
5. Corazon de Melon - Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado


1. Pinikpikan
2. Lakbay Lahi / Unitiima
3. Kadangyan


1. Carol Bello, Pinikpikan
2. Bhava Mitra, Kadangyan
3. Wawi Navarroza, The Late Isabel


1. The 3rd Backdoor Ventures Arts & Music Fest (SM Megatrade Hall, August 24-26)
2. Fete de la musique (Malate, June 23)
3. Pinikpikan in SaGuijo (September 1)


1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - I still haven't read a single Harry Potter book!
2. Crocs - the ugliest shoes in the world, ever
3. Emo - perennial


1. SM Megamall pa rin talaga
2. TriNoMa
3. SM Mall of Asia - Do we really need a mall this big? Apparently, yes.


1. Quiapo and Binondo - perennial
2. A couple of stores in (location withheld) - nye-he-he
3. The Sikh temple in UN Avenue - for Bollywood CDs and DVDs (and also Indian classical music)
4. mag:net Cafe / other rock joints / some booths during university fairs - Pinoy indie music CDs


1. Extremely rare, near-mint Eraserheads 45rpm vinyl - for freaking 10 pesos!?!
2. Recycled bag from a booth at the UP Fair
3. The garlic buttered potatoes I shared with you, you know who you are
4. Vintage Califone 1010AV record player
5. Vinyl copy of Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado's "A Touch of Tabasco"


1. The T-Shirt Project's Ang Bagong Barong series
2. Happy Days' artista shirts (Bella Flores, Ike Lozada, Rene Requiestas, etc.)
3. The T-Shirt Project's Malisya series


1. Still my favorite Indian grocery stores (Assad, Uncle Ed's, etc.) in UN Avenue for samosas and gulab jamun; Kashmir (now at Rustan's Makati supermarket!) for samosas and dal
2. Asian Delights at Robinsons Galleria supermarket
3. 'Yung maliit na restoran sa palengke ng San Juan na nagbebenta ng sobrang mamantikang adobo. Oh my god.
4. Ubiquitous deep-fried calamares stands - worthy successor to kwek-kwek
5. Baliwag chicken combo meals


1. Doing graduate studies in an Ivy League school
2. Seeing the peak of Mt. Everest outside plane window
3. Playing the djembe for a Pinoy band
4. Photo op with Quentin Tarantino
5. secret!


1. Unearthing dusty gems at my favorite secret store (which will remain nameless for now)
2. Climax of any Pinikpikan show
3. Those rare times with you, you know who you are


1. To finally be able to go back to school
2. More opportunities for travel
3. Hmmm...yes, 'yun.

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