I was in the middle of organizing my Photo Gallery this morning when someone — someone I haven’t spoken to in a little while — sent me an instant message. I’ll save you some slack so here’s what we’ve talked about:
raaevangelista: huy bata
raaevangelista: labas tau
blitz_krieg47: hmmm… siguro sawa ka na kasama mga bata mo noh?!
raaevangelista: hindi ako sawa… gusto ko lang kasama ung JM tuazon ng buhay ko
blitz_krieg47: dinadaan mo na naman ako sa matamis mong dila…
blitz_krieg47: har har har
blitz_krieg47: ron tatak mo na yan anukaba
blitz_krieg47: di mo na ko maloloko…
blitz_krieg47: har har wala…
blitz_krieg47: nyways… so… musta lyf?
blitz_krieg47: next week na camp nyo ah!
raaevangelista: anu? d kita maintindihan?
raaevangelista: sama ka sa camp!
blitz_krieg47: oi sabihan mo yang si jason ah!!! indi nag-re-reply to confirm sa POSTDAYS!!!
blitz_krieg47: har har har…
blitz_krieg47: sama ko sa camp? yoko… i have more WORTHWHILE things to do
raaevangelista: anu ka ba!
raaevangelista: nagpalit na yata ng number yung sponsoran mo!
blitz_krieg47: sinabi mo na ba sa kanila about the POSTDAYS?
raaevangelista: yep.. alam nila un.
raaevangelista: anu labas tau?
raaevangelista: meron tau mahalagang talakayan
blitz_krieg47: naks naman
blitz_krieg47: mahalaga ba talaga yan?
blitz_krieg47: hindi ba pwedeng dito na lang sa YM?
raaevangelista: mahalaga for me
blitz_krieg47: kung labas tayo… san naman tayo punta?
raaevangelista: kc its bout you
blitz_krieg47: atsaka 120 lang pera ko!
blitz_krieg47: naks naman… kinabahan daw ako bigla
raaevangelista: kasya na yan.
blitz_krieg47: dito na lang sa YM…
raaevangelista: ako na bahala
blitz_krieg47: o gusto mo sa fone na lang?
raaevangelista: gusto kita makita….
raaevangelista: punta ako BIR today
raaevangelista: samahan mo ko!
raaevangelista: tas diretso tau mall!
blitz_krieg47: naks pa-BIR BIR ka na lang ngaun ah!!!
blitz_krieg47: artista ka na rin?!
blitz_krieg47: o sige… ano oras?
raaevangelista: meet ko c parayno
raaevangelista: punta ka d2 haus ngaun na!ü
raaevangelista: d nga…
raaevangelista: punta ka d2.
raaevangelista: go tau quezon ave
blitz_krieg47: anlayo naman ng meeting place…
raaevangelista: cge na…
blitz_krieg47: wede ba dyan na tau maglunch? ang layo eh… adventure!!!
raaevangelista: oo… kain tau labas.ü
blitz_krieg47: kain tau labas?
blitz_krieg47: tsk tsk ililibre mo ba ako?
raaevangelista: basta ako na blaha.
blitz_krieg47: naks naman ngaun ko lang narinig yan ah…
blitz_krieg47: buti na lang may archives ang YM…
blitz_krieg47: har har… mamamatay ka na ba?
raaevangelista: erase mo tong usapan after!
raaevangelista: para alang proof
blitz_krieg47: haha sira…
blitz_krieg47: o wat tym tau meet?
raaevangelista: ngaun na… antayin kita
blitz_krieg47: haha teka
raaevangelista: logoout ka na
blitz_krieg47: kakagising ko lang eh…
blitz_krieg47: wait lang…
blitz_krieg47: may ginagawa pa ko noh!!!
raaevangelista: ngaun na as in.
blitz_krieg47: indi ka nagpunta sa anniv ng vesseL!!!
blitz_krieg47: alam ko kung sino mga kasama mo!!!
raaevangelista: explain ko mamaya…
raaevangelista: pumunta ka na d2
raaevangelista: wala ako kasama
raaevangelista: sa iskul ako nun
blitz_krieg47: gabing gabi nasa iskul ka!
blitz_krieg47: sandali nga may ginagawa pa ko!!!
raaevangelista: ano ba gawa mo?
blitz_krieg47: photo gallery
raaevangelista: punta ka na agad dito
raaevangelista: ngaun na.. bukas mo na gawin yan!
raaevangelista: as in ligo ka muna ngaun
raaevangelista: tas alis agad!
raaevangelista: nagahahabol ako tym.
raaevangelista: tym para masilayan ka ng mgtagal
blitz_krieg47: hay o sya sige na nga…
raaevangelista: d nga!
blitz_krieg47: ang bolero mo talaga
raaevangelista: anu ba ayan!
raaevangelista: totoo un bro
blitz_krieg47: palagi mo na lang ako niloloko…
raaevangelista: mahal kita anu magagawa ko
raaevangelista: alis na!
Long story short, I accompanied Ron today. I went to his place to have lunch then we proceeded to BIR. He ran into some problems with his requirements (dunno the whole deal, I was watching Star Wars: Attack of the Clones at the waiting area!) and so he didn’t accomplish what he went there for.
Which, by the way, gave us more time to spend for ourselves. We headed straight to the MRT Station then off to Megamall. Ron texted two of his “bata” so that we would have more company. We went straight to Power Books to wait for them. 2:30pm was the meeting time.
It was 1:55pm. With nothing else to do we roamed around for a very short while then I thought of doing Kokology with Ron. There were no seats available for those who want free reading (poor people like us), but JAVAMAN was open although we found it disrespectful to just sit there and read books without even purchasing anything from the cafe. Ergo, we ordered a bottled water to serve as passport to one of their tables. Talk about being poor BIG TIME.
And so we got comfortably seated in one of their tables doing KOKOLOGY. We had many rounds of reading scenarios and answering questions that we didn’t notice we have finished the entire book already! Har har… we had so many laugh trip moments but the best one was this:
Scenario: You bought a music box from a novelty shop.
1. How long until the music box stops playing (in other words, get broken)?
Ron’s Answer: 6 years
My Answer: 2 months
Interpretation: That’s until how long you think love will be able to endure pain/suffering/trials.
2. What is your reaction to this situation (the music box getting broken)?
Ron’s Answer: Oh, Okay… nasira… >_^
My Answer: Shet! Ang cheap ha!!!
Interpretation: That will be your reaction after you have ended a relationship.
Nyahaha panalo yung sagot ko!
Anyways… after doing some more Kokologies Ron got hungry and so we bought a chocolate cake to share. We kept on texting Jason and Iggy, our two companions and two of Ron’s “bata”, because they were taking quite a while already (we’ve been doing Kokology for an hour and they’re still not in the perimeter!). I grabbed another Kokology book and we did it again for about 15 minutes or so until the two arrived.
After around an hour and a half of waiting, the two arrived and so we went to McDonald’s to eat. But Ron thought otherwise, and had us check the times for the movies since he wanted to watch one. We went to SilverScreen, initially planning on watching Amytiville Horror but the next screening’s not after two hours. Jason suggested House of Wax, but I contested strongly enough because it was an R-13 movie, and I had an experience before of having us show our IDs to prove we’re over 13, but unfortunately we don’t have them and so we weren’t able to watch the movie (House of the Dead; stupid policy!). But because Ron looked old enough, we were able to buy tickets without further questioning. >_^
After buying tickets for the 5pm screening of House of Wax, we proceeded downstairs again to eat. Ron and Jason treated me and Igy to McDonald’s, since the both of us didn’t have enough money to cover for further expenses. I just couldn’t believe this day, because during our prior gimmicks with Ron he never ever, AND I MEAN NEVER EVER, treated us into something. This day is extraordinary. >_^
After eating we went inside the movie theater already. The movie hasn’t started yet but we had our usual pre-movie entertainment: TRAILERS. After a short while, the movie started playing.
*** SPOILERS RIGHT AHEAD ***
HOUSE OF WAX
House of Gross!
I thought House of Wax was just like any other scary movie out there that utilizes booming sound effects to scare off people. Well, it is, for once, but that’s not the whole package.
Story. One word: cliche. This type of storyline (we get into a town, we struggle to get out of it) has been used over and over again by many Hollywood films before that I can’t even single out a movie that shares the same theme because there are so many of them! (Lame excuse…).
House of Wax starts off with six people (I forgot their names already) inter-related with each other. There’re two siblings, the boyfriend of the girl sibling, the best friend of the girl sibling, the friend of the guy sibling, and the boyfriend of the friend of the girl sibling who happens to also be the friend of the friend of the guy sibling. It’s complicated, I know, don’t even ask. Anyway, they were out on a road trip to catch a football game, THE football game of the season, in some faraway state. In the attempt to get there on time, they looked for a shortcut to take that led them to a deep forest. They had to camp out because the sun set out on them.
While camping out, they encountered a man driving a huge pickup truck near their campsite. It had its headlights fully lit on them, and the man driving the pickup was utterly silent he didn’t even answer their question on why he was there until he drove away.
The next day, the fan belt of one of the cars (they had two) got broken that led them to look for a nearby gas station. They ended up in a little town famous for its House of Wax (oh, what a give away). The first encounter with a townsfolk was strange enough, and boy, so are the others (let’s just leave it at that).
What really puzzles me with the story is the lack of background for each of the characters, including the serial killer, which led to a few misunderstandings of the plot and an all-out guessing game for who’s who and why he did that.
The real score of the story is its gruesome factor. I don’t want to waste your 82 pesos because this factor really made the expense worth it.
Acting. Few Words: If the story was gruesome enough, Paris Hilton being there is even grosser. She’s really just for the preppy-kikay type of appearances, not for drama nor even comedy or whatever. The rest, though, hands down.
Production and Technicalities. I can say it’s a big-budgeted film, with what all the wax people/places burning down to the drain, I guess you kinda need a lot of money. Cinematography-wise, it was fantastic, including some Blair-Witch-effect of the video camera. But still, Paris was disturbing. VERY disturbing.
Rating. All in all, I give it a 3/5 that could be accounted for the production and the way the story was delivered. It could’ve been 4 if not for the gruesome parts (that left me and Ron hanging for dear life wishing the movie would end already) or even 5 if not for Paris Hilton. >_^
After the movie (which left Ron and I struggling for our guts that almost fell out of our bodies), we ate at Jollibee (still Ron’s treat, could you believe that?!) and went home.