‘Your Name’ : The twist and turns

 

Warning: Spoiler Alert

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After ‘5 Centimeters Per Second’made us cry and unconventionally hate trains, the writer Makoto Shinkai, did it again with his new Anime movie: ‘Kimi no Na Wa’ or ‘Your Name’ with the animation of CoMix Wave Films and distributed in by Toho. Was premiered at the Anime Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles, California on July 3, 2016, and later premiered in Japan on August 26, 2016.

 

I just can’t move-on of how ‘Kimi no Na Ka’ adds a whole new color on the commonly switching-souls story. The twist is so comprehensive that most viewers didn’t even notice what’s been layed by the writer even from the very beginning of the movie. Putting theme songs as to-make-the-story-short is also a new flavor.

It has full of twists and turns that will make you finish the movie but still asking how it happened. To help you, here are some hints that will summarize the whole story even if you don’t finish it.

Un-surprised grandmother
Ever wonder why the grand mother is not so surprised when her granddaughter Mitsuha acts differently every other day? It all goes way back from her ancestors. Mitsuha’s ability of switching soul with another person is a normal phenomenon on her family.

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Taki on rooftop
                Ever noticed why there’s a scene on the start where Taki’s outside watching the comet Tiamat as it splits, but the place seem different when he tried to call on Mitsuha on the night that the comet will suppose to pass the earth? He’s on top of a footbridge or some sort. Why? That’s because the scene where Taki is standing on a rooftop is three years ago. Their timeline is not same. That answers the question why didn’t they just exchange numbers so they call on each other every day.

Photos on the wall
Taki noticed a photo of Mitsuha’s town ___ on wall of memorabilia in the middle of his date with ___ at Photo Exhibition Nostalgia. Well yes, the photos hanging on the wall are the photos of Mitsuha’s town before it was completely devastated by a natural disaster.

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The string on Taki’s wrist
The mysterious red string on Taki’s wrist that he’s wearing every morning is actually the ribbon on Mitsuha’s hair. How did it happen? Coz it’s not Taki wasn’t the first one to think that he should meet Mitsuha on her place. Mitsuha, 3 years ago, tried to find Taki. And guess what, she found him inside a train. She even tried talking to him but Taki doesn’t remember her. Why? Coz Taki’s suppose to experience the switching three years after.

The News
The news of the incoming comet Tiamat is only shown on Mitsuha’s time, indicating that the phenomenon only happened three years ago.

2 comet craters
The 2 biggest hints I saw in this movie are these two giant craters. The lake is almost perfect circle, and just few kilometer hikes from this town is another crater. That means this area is actually a drop zone of meteorites ever since. It came to me when I saw the second whole they called the body of Miyamizu Shrine’s god. And this actually scared me because from that moment I knew there will be a third meteor strike like it always do every 1200 years.

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And boy! I was right. As Taki discovered what really happened, he suddenly realized that Mitsuha is in the undamaged shrine crater near town. He decided to drink Mitsuha’s sake and was given a chance to rewrite the future but will forget everything slowly and that’s how he turned the whole tragic story into a new chapter.

The feeling you know the person but you can’t remember the name, a story we all can relate with.

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Why Matobato’s story too good to be true

We all know that when a story is too good, you should ask yourself if the story is true.

Just recently today, a man named Edgar Matobato surfaced to be a witness for Extra Judicial Killings case in the Senate Hearing. The 57 year old self-proclaimed Davao Death Squad(DDS) member told Senator Leila De Lima everything he knows that he can remember and share for the public.untitled1

But as the interrogation gets deeper, the story seem to be more and more too good to be true. Here are some points that will give you hints that Edgar Matobato’s statements are nothing but hearsay.

  1. No basis. No evidences
    Mentioning names, places, and events are easy.
  2. Suspect Dead
    After confessing two of DDS’s members “Joel Tapales” and “Loloy Gabas”, he also said they were double-crossed and killed.
  3. Sali-who?
    Matobato mentioned a name “Sali Makdum” who’s apparently not in Google as searched by GMA News.

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  4. Alligators
    Yes, he said they fed someone to alligators.
  5. Miraculously Alive
    After depicting DDS’s actions almost heartless for killing swiftly almost anyone even the ones they don’t know and the ones who doesn’t fight back, he’s the only one who’s tortured for 1 week for the reason that he’s retiring and still alive.
  6. Yes-man
    frequently saying “Oo” (yes) whatever Senator Leila De Lima asks.

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  7. “What-are-you-saying?” face of Bato
    General “Bato” Dela Rosa doesn’t even know who this guy is.
  8. The details
    As Senator Leila De Lima ask questions, the story gets more detailed.
  9. Duterte was there
    Started a story how his team attacked and over-killed NBI Agent Amisola and suddenly, Duterte came and emptied two magazines of Uzi to this “Amisola”.
  10. Bravery Bias
    Bravely mentioned names involved with killings but can’t mention the person brought him in the hearing.

Senyales na kinain ka na ng sistema

Nakatanggap ka na ba ng komentong “Kinain ka na ng sistema, bes”? Kung oo, wag ka matuwa dahil bukod sa senyales ito na lalayuan ka na ng kaibigan mo, pinaparating pa niya sa lahat ang pagiging mang-mang mo.

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Ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin pag sinasabing “nilamon ka na ng sistema”? Oo, nilamon na nang tuluyan. Past tense. Sila yung mga taong hindi lubusang alam ang nangyayari sa kasalukuyan ngunit nakikisali sa kadahilanang ito ay uso. Madaling malaman ang mga taong ganito dahil madalas napapatunayan ang pagiging ganito ng isang tao base sa pino-post nila sa social media sites gaya ng facebook at twitter. Kapansin-pansin ding binabase nila ang kaalaman nila sa isang trending base lamang sa maliit na empormasyong napadaan lang sa newsfeed nila.

Wag ka mag-alala, heto ang ilang mga senyales na tuluyan ka na ngang nilamon ng sistema:

1. Sheep mentality. Ito ang pinaka-obvious na senyales. Dito nagsisimula ang lahat. Isipin mo ang sarili mong kasama ang grupo ng mga taong hindi mo kilala at sabay sabay silang nagtaas ng kaliwang kamay, itatas mo rin ba ang kaliwang kamay mo?

2. Hindi ka nahuhuli sa uso. Ginagawa mo yung mga trending kahit di mo lubusang alam ang pinanggalingan o dahil nito. Kung nag-vape ka dahil uso at palusot mo lang na dahil mas healthy ito kaysa totoong sigarilyo, sino ang niloko mo? At kung ito man ang totoo mong dahilan, paki-iwasan nalang ibuga sa mukha ng tao. Hindi ho nakakatuwa.

3. Hindi mo alam yung pinapasok mo.Sige ka lang ng sige. Dahil socially accepted akala mo maganda o tama na? Hindi mo alam yung pinagkaiba ng tama at mabuti. Hindi mo alam pinaglalaban mo. Para kang si De Lima, me-ma lang.

4. Hindi mo nagawang mag-gwiyomi dati at pinagsisihan mong hindi mo yun. Yung usong-usong gwiyomi video na nag-pulbo ka pa pero hindi natuloy kasi pumasok sa kwarto yung ate mo at nahiya ka.

5. Hindi mo man nagawa ang gwiyomi, sinigurado nagawa mo na ang mag snap chat sa pagkakataong ito. lahat, ultimo aso nyong nananahimik sa tabi nilagyan mo ng caption.

6. Kasama sa budget mo ang Starbucks. Dahil daw feeling sosyal talaga pag may hawak kang venti sized mocha frappe. Binanggit mo ba ang nasabing produkto like how their barista say it upon getting your order? choz!

7. Araw-araw kang nabibiktima ni Scroll-down. Madalas din ito tawaging “nilalamon ka na ng scroll-down.” Lalo na kung kelan kailangan mo na talagang magtrabaho at saka mo naisipang sumilip ng”bahagya” sa Facebook mo…and scroll down, scroll down, scroll down…(repeat forever)

8. Speaking of forever, sino ba namang hindi nakaka-alam ng sikat na #WalangForever? Hanggat wala namang naire-report na namamatay sa sikat na hash-tag na ito ay hindi ito matatawag na delikado. Ang pangit lang, yung malakas ka mag-sabi nito pero wala pang 1 week ang break-up nyo ni bae, e may bago ka nanaman.

9. Yung iba naman, suporter ng #WalangForever pero may kasintahan. Kung tinatanggap mo ang mga katagang ito in a literal way gaya ng kung paano tinatranslate ng Google ang salitang “Kinain ng Sistema”, wala namang problema doon. Pero huwag nalang banggitin upang hindi mag-dulot ng misconceptions. Mapapa-away ka pa sa social media.

10. Buy now, pulubi later. Malakas gumastos hanggat may pera. I-treat ang sarili hanggat may pagkakataon. Bumili hanggat kaya. Mga ganitong pag iisip ang dahilan kaya’t madalas nauuwi sa…

11. Isa ka sa mga gumagapang 5 days before payday. Walang pera at gagawin ang lahat upang magkaroon ng pamasahe. May emergency escape flight kapag nagka-yayaan na sa Jollibee.

12. Naniniwala kang nagtrabaho ka ng mabuti nung weekdays upang mabuhay ng weekends. Friday na, inuman na! -sa kadahilanang ginagawa ito ng karamihan.

13. Naaalala mo ang isang produkto base sa artistang commercial model nito. Naalala ko yung lola kong nag-utos saakin bumili ng kape. Hindi niya maalala yung brand pero naalala nyang si Daniel Padilla at Kathryn Bernardo ang umiinom nito. Note: Nung sinabi kong “Nescafe creamy white?” hindi daw yun yon.

14. Naniwala kang ang demokrasyang dilaw ay makatao talaga. Oo, kahit hinain na sa harapan mo at isusubo mo nalang ng mga taong totoong nagbuwis ng buhay para lang masabi ang totoo, ipinikit mo parin ang mga mata mo kasi akala mo pag sinabi ng media na 3 ang sagot ng pangulo sa tanong na 1 + 1, paniwalang-paniwala ka naman.

15. Nung sinabi ni ex-President Noynoy na dapat tinutupad ng isang presidente ang mga salitang binibitawan niya, nakalimutan mong binanggit nyang magpapasagasa silang dalawa ni abaya sa tren.

16. Tiwalang tiwala ka sa mga nababalitaan mo sa Facebook. Baka nakakalimutan mong halos kalahating porsiyento sa internet ay kalokohan.

17. Mayroong mga kantang ‘closer’ by Ching Smokers, ‘Nobody’s Better’ by Fetty Wap, ‘Trumpets’ at ‘Running Man’ sa playlist mo. At nagagalit o natatawa ka sakin kasi akala mo nagkamali ako sa pagsulat ng Ching na sa halip ay Chain Smokers. Obvious ka, teh.

18.  Mahilig ka mag sabi ng “dapat” kahit wala namang basis. Kahit wala ka sa katayuan para sabihin yan. Gaya ng kung paano ka mag-comment sa status ng kaibigan mong broken-hearted, wagas pero nganga ka rin nman pag nangyari sayo.

19. Gaya ni De Lima, me-ma ka din. (me-masabi lang). Yoon bang talagang wala kang alam sa mga pinag-uusapan pero kating-kati ka na talaga mag-comment. Ayan, mali na nga grammar mo, anlayo pa ng sagot mo sa pinaguusapan.

20. Pokemon-Go.

Siguro naman hindi yan lahat nasa iyo. Ngayong alam mo na, wag mo nang subukang gawin yan lahat. Wag kang maging mang-mang.

Media intentionally misleading people?

Netizens are so fed up with internet and its madness. Some even believe that half of what the internet say is fake. A journalist named Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman made it clear in her blog titled ‘50% of the Internet is Fake”. In her blog she gave examples of how a simple tweets can made the internet lost their minds. You can’t entrust your life in the internet; You’re asking for a death wish.

There’s a rumor that the Philippine Broadcasting Companies have been misleading people by feeding them wrong information using the internet, television, radio, and newspapers. And today, we all have witnessed one:

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On September 5, Monday, the Internet ones again set on fire as the recent news reported ‘Duterte called Barrack Obama a Son of a Whore’ in a conference.

If you still remember, Duterte promised he will control his mouth and cannot be rude because he will be representing the Philippines. As true citizens of the Philippine Republic, we are all well aware of how the corrupt people uses money to control things. even the leading broadcasting companies seem suspicious. We are also aware that our President is fierce and expressive. He is known to be very foul mouthed and vulgar with his words.

Now it all comes down to this question: Did the President REALLY called Barrack Obama a “son of a whore”?

If you just heard this gossip, read a couple of articles, and already concluded that he disrespected Barrack Obama, then I have a bad news for you. You have just been manipulated by our media, sir!.

If you missed a lesson back in your English subject, I’m pretty sure it’s the how to use comma -part. In his speech, he clearly said “You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum.”

Did he meant Obama, or did he meant anyone who dares disrespect him with questions?

But in the medias’ reports, they’re saying as if the “son of whore” part was meant for Obama. If you missed the comma on his speech you can watch the video again and see for yourself.

Do you still remember the video of Claudine Barretto when she accidentally slipped and said the same magic word in a concert TV show? Did she intentionally meant the floor-directors for making the stage so slippery? Or the shoes perhaps? No, it’s an expression meant to be added on your statement. It is often caused by sudden burst of feelings. We Filipinos are just sometimes exaggerating things, while some are being payed to intentionally exaggerate them.

20 Reasons why you can’t beat a classic

In the world where almost everything is rapidly changing, there are still things that we can’t simply outwit.

  1. Because -it is- classic. classic
  2. Elegant. It maybe old, but till classy.classy.jpg
  3. Because it’s nostalgic. The sentimental feeling is always there. nostalgia2
  4. It’s overwhelming. Concerts today can’t match the concerts before.koncert-queen-v-kharkove-430kb.jpg
  5. It always work. Maybe not as fast compared to modern techniques, but it works.it-works
  6. Old School. Parokya Ni Edgar still sounds better than any Philippine disco remix. old-school
  7. Almost as tough as a tank. Try dropping your Laptop and your typewriter 3 ft from the ground. collage
  8. Simply perfect. If you’re too complicated, try to be simple. It’s easier and perfect. simplicity-1-728
  9. Classic men. Always nailing your 20 year-old pop idols. johnny-depp-dior-1.jpg
  10. Classic women. Sexy in their own ways.women.jpg
  11. Classics can be modernized. We can’t modernize something modern, can we? collage2
  12. But we can turn modern into classic. 246723382.jpg
  13. The classic way is the most prescribed by experts. prescription
  14. And also the best described choice.  4009926052_e8c0433095_z
  15. The classics bring back memories. memories_hd1
  16. When the days was good and simple. 11786_Old-house-in-the-middle-on-the-green-field-Fresh-air.jpg
  17. And the classic courting style is sweet. 521256385c18339d02aeaf89ad942c30.jpg
  18. Classics are legends. elvis-presley-1973-performance-billboard-650
  19. Always remembered and never be forgotten. And lastly,Super-Michael-Jackson-Wallpaper.jpg
  20. Because you just can’t.

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So, are you a classic person?

 

CHAOTIC MELODIOUS: The one-of-a-kind music of JOIN THE CLUB

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Chaotic yet relaxing. That is how you will describe Join the Club’s songs. Or maybe that’s what they really want you to feel?

Join the Club’s infamous “post-punk, pop, folk wave, and even psychedelic” way of music is no doubt the only one in the country. But it’s not just the unique melody of this band that made their way to popularity. Their music videos are like fragments from 90’s Filipino film. Their seemingly deep Filipino lyrics leave a mark to every hearts and minds. Who are they really and why can’t we get enough of their songs?

Join the Club

Often heard and seems common, the band name actually came from misheard lyrics of a foreign punk band song, thus ‘Join the Club’ was born.

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How they joined

Believe it or not, this 4-man band started way back 2001 as young lads from Valenzuela. Biboy Renia, the long haired vocalist who also plays guitar. Congie Lulu plays on Bass. Migs Mendoza, the second voice, who plays guitar and synthesizer. Lastly, Louie Dela Cruz is the band’s drummer then changed to Pao Santiago, Biboy and Migs’ fellow music buddy in their college days at College Of The Conservatory Of Music at the University of Santo Tomas. Later enter Brian Lotho, their colleague, replaced Pao, to this day.

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Post-punk, something-something

Post-punk, pop, psychedelic, folk wave… You must be asking how they come-up with that genre. Well, it’s not that post-punk-something-something before. It was actually colloquial punk that later evolved into the only psychedelic folk wave in the country. I know what you’re thinking right now, “What on earth is psychedelic folk??” Nope, it’s not the dizzying colorful aftereffect of drugs. Psychedelic folk is a type of music that originated in 1960s until its decline in 1970s. The term psychedelic is thought to have been by the New York-based folk group ‘The Holy Medal Rounders’. Its revival is hardly felt that only ‘Join the Club’ is the only one of its genre in the Philippines.

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Most popular song

‘Mahiwaga’ is JTC’s first single album Join the Club E.P. dated 2003. The song, like how they describe themselves, will make you jam and slam with the confusion… it sounds like a normal rock, but why is it kind of different? These boys never fail to confuse everyone with their distinctive play. It doesn’t have a music video yet, though they play it on their gigs. Maybe that’s just how they keep their first song’s value.

‘Nobela’ is one of their most played and most requested song with a million of views in Youtube since its release in 2005. The song was featured on Philippine TV and used as a tagalong OST on an Asianovela.

Their next hit single that reached a million of views is ‘Lunes’ which was released earlier than ‘Nobela’ in the same year. The music video of this song was directed by the Philippine RAP King Francis Magalona.

My most favorite would be ‘Paano Sasabihin’. I can’t explain why exactly. It’s just that it keeps on playing in my head after I heard it once. I’m sure you already heard this song too. If not, listen to it, and you’ll know what I mean.

Where are they now?

Join the Club have performed in many band competitions, Bars, concert halls, and played as guest in many events. Feeling the hype to catch Join the Club performing up-close? They will be performing this Friday (September 2, 2016) at The Quarry Beer Garden, Las Piñas together with bands Rockalyt and THE EXESS. Don’t miss the chance to see Join the Club.

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