My Favorite Scary Movies

October 31, 2007 at 10:17 AM | Posted in Movies, Musings | Leave a comment

In the spirit of Halloween, here is a list of my all-time favorite scary movies.

1. Interview with the Vampire
2. The Blair Witch Project
3. The Ring (Japanese version)
4. The Others
5. The Sixth Sense
6. The Exorcist
7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
8. The Grudge (Hollywood version)
9. Van Helsing
10. Underworld

Special mentions:

1. Dracula (the one with Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman)

Frankly, I prefer the novel than the film adaptation. It was scarier than this film.

2. Gothika
3. Scream 1 – my favorite scene: when Drew Barrymore’s character was asked by the killer on the phone, “What’s your favorite scary movie?”

Rivermaya Gets a New Frontman

October 30, 2007 at 10:38 AM | Posted in Music | Leave a comment

I watched the finals of Rivermaya Bagong Liwanag last Sunday, October 28 on Studio 23 and saw the three judges — along with the band members picked Jayson Fernandez as the new frontman of Rivermaya. Though I’m not exactly sure if Jayson can successfully bring the band into a new level, I’m pleased that the judges chose him over the other finalist, Hans who I think did not fit the image of the band. Aside from the fact that Hans looked like a member of a boy band, he was also having a hard time hitting some of the notes and frequently catching his breath. Jayson had steadier vocals and brought a lot of energy while performing.

Watching the finals and seeing the other OPM bands perform some of the best songs of Rivermaya made me think how great this Pinoy band is. I’ve been a fan of Rivermaya since its Bamboo days. For me, their music speaks a lot about Filipino rock. The lyrics of their songs are not just about love or — as some people who hate rock would say “nonsensical,” but also speak of life, society, and values.

Honestly speaking, I loved Rivermaya better when Bamboo was still the lead vocalist. I loved the way Bamboo performed on stage and how he delivered the songs. In fact, most of the Rivermaya songs I love were the ones sung by Bamboo such as “Kisapmata,” “Awit ng Kabataan,” “Himala,” “214,” “Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo,” and many others. The Rivermaya sound during Bamboo’s time was more angst-ridden and distinctively rock than Rico Blanco’s time. When Bamboo left the band and Rico Blanco became the lead vocalist, the sound became different. In fact for me, it became pop-ish. Though I also liked Rico Blanco, in my opinion, Bamboo was still the best.

What’s in My Kikay Kit?

October 23, 2007 at 8:47 AM | Posted in Beauty, Lifestyle, Musings | Leave a comment

Okay, so I’m not really the kikay type. So these are the only things you can find in my beauty kit.

1. Neutrogena lip moisturizer

2. Careline lip gloss

3. Maybelline Watershine lipstick

4. Maybelline 2-way foundation

5. NYC lipstick

6. Avon Color lipstick

7. Comb

My Must List for October

October 11, 2007 at 7:13 PM | Posted in Books, Lifestyle, Movies, Music, Musings, TV | 1 Comment

1. Must-see Movie to Watch Out: The Jane Austen Book Club (starring Emily Blunt of The Devil Wears Prada and Amy Brenneman of TV’s Judging Amy)

2. Must-listen Album: Absolute Garbage (by Garbage)

3. Must-listen Song: “The Way I Are” (by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson)

4. Must-read Book: The Traveling Vampire Show (by Richard Laymon)

5. Must-watch New Show on TV: Private Practice (the spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy)

6. Must-visit Website: Poets’ Graves

7. Must-buy Perfume: Very Irresistible by Givenchy

8. Must-try Filipino Restaurant: Tsoko.Nut Batirol

9. Must-visit Filipino Boutique: Artwork

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