Sunday, September 6, 2009

Scud's Random Thoughts: Part VIII

I miss doing my random thoughts and since I have things in mind that I want to blog but too tired to do separate posts I might as well revisit this for the nth time. Here it goes...

*****

They were twins, born a week apart. One was extremely intelligent, the other a semi-retard. One was mean, the other lovable. One speaks with the head straight, the other angled to the side. They are Kimmy and Dora, played superbly by Eugene Domingo with the same title sans the and.

The film is a riot. I haven't laughed out loud over a non-festival Filipino film since Ang Tanging Ina many years ago. The Aiza Seguerra song at the end was pretty good too. And Miriam Quiambao is hot.

Watch this!

*****

Three years after the extremely gross and funny Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again with Bruno. This time he is a gay Austrian desperate to make himself famous or rather infamous based from what he was doing the entire 83-minute running time.

This film is a disappointment. The filmmakers were trying too hard to top Borat. Scenes that were actually funny - the Paula Abdul interview, the Jerry Springer-type show, the wrestling match turned into a gay makeout scene - were few and far between.

Don't pay your hard-earned P140 pesos for this. Eight minutes were cut from the original version. If you really do want to give it a try, buy the dvd. It costs a 100 bucks less.

*****

The US Open, the last tennis major for the calendar year, is underway. As I write this Roger Federer is down a set against Lleyton Hewitt. That is good news since I don't like the 15-time Grand Slam Champion. Bad news is that Novak Djokovic, the only person capable beating Federer before the Finals, is down a set against an American and crowd-favorite Widden. Dammit!

Here's hoping my bets on the men's and women's singles - Murray, Nadal, Djokovic, Sharapova, Clijsters - win the tournament. Magpapa-cheeseburger ako pag nagkataon!

*****

Speaking of tennis, the pact that I and three of my friends made last year to begin playing the sport finally pushed through. It was only this month that all four of us were free from work obligations.

We learned the basic strokes - forehand and backhand - and I tell you it ain't a walk in the park. My forehand sucks but my backhand, which a friend of mine envied, was pretty good. I did hit a lot of moon balls though. The trainer said I was using too much power and was flicking my wrist like I was playing badminton. Arrrggghhhh!

I need practice. More practice. Maybe I should give labs a ring and ask for some tips. Perfect timing too since she's turning 29 within the month.

*****

I don't like my new job. There. I said it. Finally. It sucks. Big time. The tasks are few. I don't get any development work. Documentation of resolutions to application issues are non-existent. My manager don't act like he is one. My lead is an ass. My teammates are a bore. Some of them anyway.

I'm not quitting though. The pay is good. And my finally needs me. This is not the time to be selfish.

*****

I arrived at the office on Friday and found a stress ball on my desk. Nobody knew who left it when I asked around. Someone must have sensed I was stressed for the past few days investigating a production issue and thought the ball would be of help. It didn't.

I only squeezed it once then immediately tucked it on the same place where I first found it. I was not, even remotely, interested in doing a little bit of sleuthing on who gave the ball. Maybe after that damned production issue is resolved.

*****

I was trying out a shirt at the Megamall when I heard a couple talking from separate dressing rooms. I heard a rustling of clothes. Then I heard the woman say out loud "I can smell myself in here".

My mind started working on overdrive. I wondered "What must she be smelling?".

20 comments:

engel said...

The lady might have smelled sour.

and i agree, borat was a bore. it was formulaic and predictable.

ShatterShards said...

I've yet to watch Kimmy Dora. Eugene Domingo is one of the very few local comedians I can tolerate. It's fun seeing her steal each and every scene on the movies that have her on a supporting role, it's about time she's given her own movie.

Borat didn't interest me, moreso with Bruno. They say Bruno was one of Sacha Baron Cohen's lesser known acts in his comedy skits, so it was rather surprising that it was given it's own movie.

Raft3r said...

you started playing tennis na?
laro tayo!!!
=)

Sonia said...

tip lang...to have good forehand and backhands (i.e. winners), the keys are practice practice practice, and not minding the audience.

And oh, whatever happened before "the smell" came on must've happened in an impossibly cramped place.

re: stress ball, Guess ko lang, an officemate from 3 cubicles away did it, ala secret admirer mode.

the donG said...

hahaha... pinanood mo pala kimidora. wala akong balak na manood niyan.

The Scud said...

engel > bruno ba dapat yan?

shattershards > nood ka. it may be over the top pero kakatuwa sya.

The Scud said...

raft3r > hindi pa ako marunong. magkakalat lang ako. hehe.

sonia > balik ka dito manila para maturuan mo ako. :D

The Scud said...

dong > dalawa na kayo na-surprise nanood ako ng kimmy dora. nyahahaha. nood ka. riot ang middle part.

Kevin said...

I wish I could play tennis too. Fuck it!

DRAKE said...

Maganda ba yang KImmy Dora na yan, mapanood nga! Tungkol kay Bruno, medyo natawa ako sa first part (yung kasama yung asian nyang assistant) ewan ko kung napalabas yun kasi medyo malaswa talaga.

Medyo tama ka hindi gaanong maganda yung bruno, parang pilit!hehehe

Ingat pre

prinsesamusang said...

sabi nga din ng nabasa kong column watch kimidora kaso no time eh hay nako. i think jobs are supposed to suck or else they would not be jobs diba? LOL

atticus said...

i haven't seen a filipino film in decades. but when even the smart people in my limited fb list started talking about it, i said it must be good.

i was clapping while laughing. and it's been soooo long since i did that in a funny movie.

and that it is not backed by any of the big film companies made it aaaallll sweeter.

theLastJedi said...

' yep.. borat is one big sore to the eye..
- as to the US Open.. go federer!!!! sweet 16!!!!!! burger sau, spaghetti sa akin!!!!!

The Scud said...

kevin > subukan mo mag-tennis.

prinsesamusang > i like your "jobs are supposed to suck or else they would not be jobs" comment. hehe.

The Scud said...

atticus > i wish they would make more films like these. yung comedy na halatang pinag-isipan. bibili ako ng original dvd nito. :D

lastjedi > it's a deal! nole, rafa, andy ftw! :p

Chyng said...

hindi kaya officemates tayo? haha
same sentiments eh..

pag wala ng ulan, pupunta ko sa pool, try ko kumuha ng shots using dicapac. ;D

Photo Cache said...

LOL--- did you not smell her?

P140 for a movie ticket, mura yan ah.

Raft3r said...

have you finally figured out who gave you the stress ball?
hehe

happy weekend, scud!

The Scud said...

chyng > malamang hindi. di kita nakikita sa opis. hehe.

photo cache > cheapest na yan sa Metro Manila. sa hometown ko 35 pesos lang ang sine. :D

The Scud said...

raft3r > hindi pa. saka na ako mag-imbistiga kung may mag-iwan ng pera. haha.