Monthly Archive: October 2005

Inside Kuya’s House: What’s Really Behind Reality TV?

Let’s throw away the endless barrage of telenovelas on TV, be it Pinoy, Mexican, Korean, Taiwanese or what have you. Andrew Niccol and Mark Burnett’s pack are right. Niccol’s “The Truman Show” could be the future and it is well starting to be the present thanks to Mark Burnett and his cohorts’ ingenuity—these times have become the Age of Reality TV. In the 21st century, …

Breaking The World Of Glass

In Jo-Ann Maglipon’s “Juice” column published in the Inquirer last April 2, she wrote about showbiz reporters who “believe they do entertainers a favor by inventing quotes for them.” She also exposed that “the practice of inventing quotes is also quite the norm – for sports, lifestyle, business, and politics” and warned guilty parties “in the end, this is all about duping the reader.” In “Shattered …

Limampu At Lima

SULAT Araw-araw kong inaabangan ang liham na ipinadala niya sa akin, subalit wala pa ring dumadating. Kulang na lang ay tanungin ko ang kartero. Pero tuluyan na yatang nawala. Nakakapanghinayang. Hindi bale, pero sana hindi siya magsawang sumulat sa akin. Baka kasi sa huli ay mawala rin ang pag-ibig niya tulad ng sulat na ipinadala niya. SELDA TREINTA Y OCHO Nakakasawa na ang paulit-ulit na …

The Ultimate Man Movie

BAM! OOOF! POW! KABOOM! This is one genre of movie that men really flock to see. An ultimate effects-fest of fights, chases, shooting and explosions, the type of movie with a lot of bitchin’, scorin’, swearin’ n shootin’, the kind where the guy gets the girl and kills his enemies. We’ve also got the OOOHH! AAAAAH!!! UGHHHH! WHOOOPPEEE! genre men watch that satisfies very base, …