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Which do you think is the Korean drama that has the best bibimbap scene?

There is no criterion except that maybe the scene made you wish you can get a metallic bowl, get those left-overs from the fridge and fix yourself some spicy bibimbap, too. 🙂

Your choices are….

A. Heading to the Ground (2009, MBC)

In episode 15, Cha Bong Gun (Jung Yun Ho) tries to get to know more about Kang Bae Hin (Go Ah Ra) over a late dinner of bibimbap and ramen. (Photo Credits: MBC)

B. My Lovely Sam Soon/My Name is Kim Sam Soon (2005, MBC)

In episode 8, Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) decides to forgo with her no-carbs diet for a day and binge on bibimbap and soju. (Photo Credits: MBC)

C. Full House (2004, KBS2)

In episode 7, Han Ji Eun (Song Hye Kyo) gets irked when Lee Young Jae (Rain) calls her bibimbap ‘dog f00d’ and ‘slop.’ (Photo Credits: KBS)

Vote now…


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What better way to know what lies ahead than to ask the almighty Magic 8 Ball?

Well, I got my answer… and the response is…

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Go-go-go, Manny! We’ll be rooting for you!

❤   Note: The boxing fight takes place Saturday night in the US and  late morning Sunday in my country.

It has been a long time since I last watched the 1993 movie, “Addams 12-07-2008_01-16-14Family Values.” It was shown again on cable in time for Thanksgiving, and I had to admit I still find it disturbingly hilarious and devilishly delightful as I did 15 years ago.

I terribly miss Raul Julia. He was a terrific actor who still had plenty to offer but sadly passed away in 1994. Rarely has there been anyone who can portray characters (such as Gomez in this movie) the way he way he did–with his unique intensity and fiery gusto.  Joan Cusack was in her comic element as the gold-digging nanny slash deranged black widow, Debbie, in low-cut white uniforms.  And I was surprised that there many talented actors in the movie who were doing bit parts, too, since apparently they weren’t yet well-known.  Some had roles so small you would miss them if you blink.  There was Nathan Lane (before Bird Cage) who portrayed a funny sarcastic desk sergeant.  Cynthia Nixon (pre- Sex and the City) was one of nanny applicants applying for the job.  Tony Shalhoub (pre-Monk) was a sailor in a bar, serenading Cusack.  David Hyde Pierce (before Frasier) was the doctor who delivered the new baby Addams.  Christine Baranski (before Bird Cage and The Grinch) and Peter MacNicol (pre-Ally McBeal) were the annoying waspy camp counselors.  Mercedes MacNab (before she was known as Harmony in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was the bratty kid, Amanda while David Krumholtz (pre-The Santa Clause and Numb3rs) was Wednesday’s ‘Mon Cher.’

Here are some of my favorite lines from Paul Rudnick‘s clever script:

Camp Counselor: Now, one of you will be the drowning victim and the other one gets to be our lifesaver.
Amanda: I’ll be the victim!
Wednesday: All your life.

Amanda: Hi, I’m Amanda Buckman. Why are you dressed like that?
Wednesday: Like what?
Amanda: Like you’re going to a funeral. Why are you dressed like somebody died?
Wednesday: Wait.

Gomez: He [Baby Pubert] has my father’s eyes.
Morticia: Gomez, take those out of his mouth.

Morticia: So… you still desire me after all these years? The old ball and chain?
Gomez: Forever!
Morticia: (smiles) I’ll get them!

Debbie: I just can’t tell, does he like me at all?
Morticia: Of course he does. He vomited.

[Pugsley hits a bird during archery practice and it falls in front of them–dead]
First Camp Counselor: (gasps) It’s an American Bald Eagle!
Second Camp Counselor: But… aren’t they extinct?
Wednesday: They are now.

Debbie: I’ll be leaving the country very shortly.
Ticket Agent: Will you be traveling alone?
Debbie: Yes, I’ll be a widow.

Gomez: [shouting] I demand justice! Someone has married my brother!
Desk Sergeant: [sarcastically] No!
Gomez: She took him to Hawaii!
DS: [cynically] Get outta here!
Gomez: They have moved into a large, expensive home where they make love… constantly!
DS: I hate when that happens!
Gomez: Arrest her at once, without delay!
DS: Who?
Gomez: Debbie. My brother’s wife, the temptress of Waikiki!
DS: (Loses patience) Who are you? What are you? Who moved the rock?

Morticia: Good night, Debbie.
Debbie: Good night.
Morticia: Scream if you need anything.

Gomez: [to Fester] You’ll meet someone. Someone very special. Someone who won’t press charges.

Debbie: Where do you find these Addams men?
Morticia: It has to be damp.

Debbie: What a lady killer!
Gomez: Acquitted!

And I saved the best line for last: Wednesday’s memorable monologue during the Thanksgiving play at Camp Chippewa. It’s better if you watch it than to read it …it’s quite a rip-roaring riot (pun intended)! As Gomez would say: “(Here’s) to mirth…to merriment…to manslaughter!”

I never talk about politics in my blog. I do not even have an assigned color for it ‘on my palette.’ I never liked talking about things that I’m not really much into.

But it IS strange… In February of last year, when Obama just announced he was running for the Oval Office (but most of the whole world hasn’t yet known who he was), I mentioned in my egroup message to a friend (who has met Bush) in the US that Obama will be the next president of the United States … I even unearthed my long list of sent messages to see if i was mistaken, and I wasn’t. So here it is:

Feb. 28, 2007: Hello __! …So how was Bush like?…. (delete, delete) Hamo, paalis na yan. Si Obama na ang susunod na presidente…(Translation: Don’t worry, he’s leaving. Obama will be the next president….)

I meant it as a semi-joke. And now that it had come true–wow! Maybe i could pass off as the next Madame Auring or Jeane Dixon? Haha!

Joking aside, I admit I am not much of an Obama supporter (I was really rooting for Hillary). I am a fan of CHANGE, though. I do hope he can live up to his promises. And he is going to need all the help he can get.  I hope he can!

Anyway, speaking of Obama, I’m a fan of the adventure puzzle casual game “Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects” by Big Fish Games.  I play it during my spare time.  It is a good exercise to sharpen your skills in poring over small yet substantial details (yes, I justify the little mundane things that I do…).  Well, there was one thing that I noticed in one of the locations in the game (where you look for hidden objects) which was Rocco’s Newsstand.  I’ve been seeing this tiny detail for over a year now, and did not mind it much. But now that we have just seen ‘history unfolding’ in this recent US election, I thought someone might find this interesting:

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So what’s interesting about it? ‘Prime Suspects’ lets you find hidden objects in this location. Can you see the hidden garden trowel? The peppermint stick? How about Obama giving the thumbs up sign?

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A mag cover of Obama with his thumb up in the red circle (left) and a close up (above).

Funny thing is…this game was released in April of 2006 when Obama was (and still is, technically) a US senator for the state of Illinois.  Gasp! Did the makers of this game had a premonition just like I did in early 2007? Will there be other hidden cryptic images in all “Mystery Files” games that could foretell our future and the fate of the world? And while you go and ponder on that… I’ve got a croquet ball and two lizards to locate… TWO? Dang, lizards are the hardest to find…

Here are 5 LSS (Last Song Syndrome) songs stuck in my head…for now:

1. Final Countdown by Europe: a friend showed me a youtube of this weird guy playing this tune using a ukelele slash piano instrument.  Sing along with me and get a taste of my personal hell: We’re heading for Venus…(Venus!) / And still we stand tall! Ugh!

2. Dahil Sa Iyo. Don’t laugh but this Filipino love song is really a timeless classic.  Saw it sung by Pilita Corrales recently on the San Juan episode of Landmarks (a show which I admire-found in Net25).  Fabulous!

3. For the First Time by kc. We had our Dear Heart days. Now, today’s generation has this movie starring kc and richard. Cool scenic location but found it less impressive than her mama’s first movie. I had no idea she could carry a tune though.

4. All the darn ABBA songs from Mamma Mia! It has been two weeks now since i last watched the dvd copy of it, and I’m still belting them out like crazy.  Somebody should have warned me… it’s driving me nuts!

5. Song from the Algorithm March.  Pchie introduced me to this song (and Japanese dance ‘exercise’). Looks fun. Watch it if you dare– 🙂

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