Trolls

Not the cute ones though.

Okay, I’ll let you into a little secret.

I loved tonight. I only wanted to try it but it sucked me further and further when I felt that I had power.

Then it came to me, why didn’t I do it before? Why did I discover the excitement I am getting from it just now?

I wish I knew it sooner because the satisfaction was amazing.

Trolling. On social media. Not the bad one.

 

I was actually going for a sensitive topic on efficiency and airport management. Somehow, others were thinking on a shallow perspective and that was where the disconnect started.

Then it turned ugly for them since they launched personal attacks which I was able to avoid but not without having to control my own feelings. I still got affected but not in the way that I could resort to using ad hominem attacks too.

In the end, I felt like it was a success. I was able to bury 3 people in the mud made out of their own logical fallacies.

Although it was enjoyable. It was also exhausting.

 

Would I do it again? Definitely. But not in the near future.

Defendant (피고인)

Synopsis

Park Jung Woo (Ji Sung) is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself locked up inside Woljeong Penitentiary. He is suffering from temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. Now, he must struggle to prove his innocence.

Thoughts

I am a fan of Ji Sung’s acting ever since I saw him in Kill Me, Heal Me. In this series, he picked it up a notch. He is a supremely gifted actor and some of the younger actors today couldn’t even compare. He gives a lot of emotion and dimension to the role he is portraying.

As for the other cast, I couldn’t find fault. Although, I must confess that the female lead isn’t much of a factor in progressing the story. Honestly, she could be removed from the series and there wouldn’t be a lot of difference.

And one thing I like about detective dramas is the retribution in the end. It’s just so satisfying to watch. Although, I couldn’t recommend to watch it in one sitting because the series is just so heavy.

Norse Mythology (Gaiman, 2017)

I must admit that I am only familiar with Roman and Greek mythology. And I know of Thor and Loki because of the Marvel cinematic universe. Neil Gaiman opened my imagination to a new world of interesting characters, places, and events.

I am glad to have read this book and happy that Neil Gaiman made the stories easy to understand. I could actually recommend this book to grade school and high school students looking for a new thing to read.

This book got me interested in Norse mythology and had me looking for stuff on the internet before continuing to read. But, it made me realize that different civilizations believed in the same gods but they are represented in their own specific and unique ways.

This book is an easy and entertaining read. But it doesn’t veer away from the usual quirky, imaginative, and fun way Neil Gaiman writes his books.

 

2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten

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credits to the owner of the poster

I am not sure about what the movie wanted to convey. Am I thinking too much? Or was it meant to be digested by merely face value?

Although it was a bit confusing to me, I could relate to it. It was my youth. And if you live in a sleepy town, anything out the ordinary will be enticing and cool for you. Something that stood out of the crowd will be totally unforgettable. I related to it too much because I was a wallflower in high school. And I believe that, given the same situation, I would have been sucked into the world that’s so different from my mundane routine.

There were two things good about the film. I commend the inclusion of Kapampangan. I love movies that indirectly promotes the diversity and beauty of Philippine languages. I was a bit turned off, though, by the exaggeration of the stereotypical, H-abundant, and airy way Kapampangans (demonym for those living in Pampanga) speak.

Second, it was really the story of the times. There are a lot of half-breeds in that part of town. Those were the times when evil spirits possessed students’ bodies. People were trying to rebuild their lives after the Mount Pinatubo explosion. However, it seemed a little disconnected and, at times, unnecessary.

Over-all, the movie is so-so. Khalil Ramos’ acting won me over. Actually, the acting is the best thing about the film. The story was a bit dark and I couldn’t believe that there are people who could think that way. They have the opportunity to develop the story into something more profound and Maxim’s character could have been explored to do so much more.

Spontaneous or Reckless?

I couldn’t imagine how impulsive I was in terms of travel this year. Would you look at that line-up:

  • Seoul, South Korea (December 28 – January 7) – because Winter Wonderland.
  • Seoul, South Korea (April 11 – April 15) – who can get enough of cherry blossom? Also, my friends need international travel stamps for our planned trip to Italy.
  • Taipei, Taiwan (May 19 – 22) – have achieved a new high, spend a weekend abroad
  • Boryeong, South Korea (July 20 – 25) – mud festival! Hooping to see more of Korea’s beaches
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 27 – September 2) – SEA Games, here we come!
  • Busan, South Korea (November 3 – 8 ) – ready to experience the fall foliage

Imagine. I’ll be visiting South Korea in all of its four seasons – winter, spring, summer, fall.

Let’s see how everything will go.