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Piko : Larong Filipino

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Title:  Prinsipeng nagpipiko

Date:  August 23 2016

Camera: Samsung J1 2016

Location:  Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate School

Impression:

The whole month of August is for Filipino Celebration. One of the theme of our lesson is teaching kids how to play the traditional Filipino games like piko.🙂


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The Teacher’s Diary (2014) : Movie Review

Synopsis:

It follows the story of two lonely teachers, a male and a female. They were assigned at the same rural school but a year apart. The girl being assigned first, attempted to write her thoughts on a diary, being stuck out in boonies. One day she has to be transferred to another school and left the diary. The male teacher came by as a substitute and saw the diary, thus, falling in love with the unacquainted writer. He also wrote his thoughts on it. The guy also left and the lady returned and saw that there are added articles on the diary. She also fell in love with him but now having a hard time looking for the boy. Will the two ever meet? (source: http://www.imdb.com/)

Trailer:

Review:

Characters:

Sukrit Wisetkaew – Song

~ a former wrestler who is applying for a teaching position. He was rather sent in the house boat branch of the school as a teaching substitute. He’s not really good in teaching but has a good heart and diligent in the job.

Chermarn Boonyasak – Ann

~ She’s the owner of the diary. She’s the former teacher in the houseboat. The students shares good stories about her because she is a good teacher. She can be stubborn at times but real brave on the inside.

Cinematography: 

It’s so GREAT! Looking on the Direction of Photography, it’s classic for me . I mean visual wise I am like visiting a museum not just watching a movie. The camera always considers the best view in each scene. (different scene in the house boat) The artistic side on photography was also seen here.

Settings:

  • Floating Boat School
  • Main School
  • Song’s Apartment
  • Principal’s office

Comments and Suggestions:

I never thought of being a teacher. From the start, it’s been full of hardships. – Song

After watching Fabulous 30, I was curious what other films do Thailand has. I clicked the trailer entitled the teacher’s diary. The trailer itself amazed me. I watched it several times then I can’t get enough so I watched the movie already!

The Teacher’s Diary (2014) is an impressive, inspiring and heartwarming romance/teaching life film. It was really a masterpiece. (CINEMATOGRAPHY, ACTING, STORY and MUSIC = MASTERPIECE) I was overwhelmed. I can’t believe that I can watch a film this great again. It is possible to produce this kind of film these days I was now convinced that Thai movies are really good. My attention to Korean series seems shifting now to Thai. Haha! This movie made me laugh so hard and cry bucks at the same time. It made me look like crazy. I realized that I love this movie much when I am already watching BEHINDS THE SCENES (BTS), lead actors (Bie and Ploy) background, director’s job and keep playing the No Different (thai) Movie Soundtrack. I guess I have fallen in love already with the film.

Real Facts about the movie: (iamwannee.com)

  • The floating school is real. There is a floating school in northern of Thailand. Well, the one in the movie is the setting scene, not the real one.
  • The diary is inspired from the true story of a lady who found the diary on her office desk and she tried to find the owner. Finally, they met and got married.

Let’s dig in more into the film. As for me, it has a unique story. The DIARY is the key item connecting all things happening from different timeline. How it is possible? I admire the story flow. I didn’t confuse me what time line I am watching this and there. It was presented creatively. I don’t know the technique but I felt it as an audience. The two timelines are Song’s teaching year and Ann’s teaching year (1 year before). Song happened to read Teacher’s Ann diary due to loneliness. He was entertained reading and was able to know what kind of person Teacher Ann is.

Then, he was inspired to stay in the boat house to teach these less fortunate children (multi-grade classroom) as best as he can. Teacher Ann (Math teacher) is the better teacher because she was able to manage the children to get higher grades than Teacher Song (PE teacher). Even so, Teacher song seems to be better in convincing people, more adventurous and do practical things in the boat house as his strength. He’s the one who convince Chon to go back in school that teacher Ann wasn’t successful at.

These two has a committed romantic relationship they left while teaching in a boat house. Being distant with their boyfriend and girlfriend made things complicated. Nui (Ann’s boyfriend) complains that why she’s teaching there in the boathouse when she can teach in the city. Is it because of her pride? On the other hand, Song caught her girlfriend cheating. He decided to break up with her. Ann wrote about S.O.B. (School of Broken Hearts) in her diary which Song was able to relate too. They both jumped in the water. There’s always something mutual about them. I really LOVE HOW THEY CONNECT to each other when they haven’t met yet.

The wood (height measure) scene when they think of each other is also my favorite. Haha.❤. I was laughing at all the comedy scene in this film. There are so many unexpected humor here that I don’t see on other films. I think Song is really funny. Most of the scenes he has with the children made me laugh. I remember when there’s a snake in the classroom and he panicked to kill it. Also, when he is always thinking of Ms. Ann that he had a nightmare when he is going to meet her. Then Poof… the face is covered with paper. All the inconvenience staying in the boathouse had given a humor too. When I watched the BTS videos, the director keeps laughing on Bie’s acting. I also discovered Song (Bie) has really a good sense of humor even behind the camera. I think he’s cute! The children are also cute!

Setting aside the humor and romance, what I love about this film is the valuing part. The valuing part is usually forgotten nowadays in film-making. In this movie, the essence of teaching life was given emphasis. It was well balance with all the elements present in the film. Teaching is a noble profession.  I am a teacher right now. It’s the reason why I can relate with the main characters of the film. Teaching is about service. When I got to watch it, I realized that I am luckier because I teaching in a more decent place. I know that this kind of scenario really happens on some other places.

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Recently I had anxiety about the profession but when I was able to watch it, it felt like it’s a message from above saying “NEVER GIVE UP”…: D I feel relieved and inspired after watching this. Thank you Teacher Ann and Teacher Song.❤!~ This film really made me cry too.

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Eng Trans : NEVER GIVE UP!

If you are reading this review, I strongly suggest you to watch this film. It will teach you the value of education, challenges in a relationship (trust) and the possibility of true love through a diary. Overall, The Teacher’s Diary is really a fantastic and great film that I can recommend to anyone. You won me Thai movie!❤ I do hope Ph can make films like this too.

Thai

Is it possible to fall in love with someone you never met?

Rating : 9 out of 10 


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lost in wonderland

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Title:  red eyed bunny (lost in wonderland)

Date:  May 2016

Camera: Samsung J1 2016

Location:  Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate School

Impression:

I spotted Frosty the bunny when I checked the playground. He’s outside relaxing under the water tank. Bunnies are cute but they are very sensitive/fragile to be pets so I really don’t prefer to have one. The kids are amazed seeing Frosty everyday.🙂


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Me Before You (2016) : Movie Review

Synopsis: 

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Jo Jo Moyes, Me Before You tells the story of the unexpected relationship that blossoms between a contented small town Englishwoman and the wealthy, paralyzed Londoner who hires her as his caretaker. (source: rottentomatoes)

Trailer: 

Review:

Me Before You (2016) is a drama and romance British Film. A quirky small town woman and adventurous rich man falling in love. How can you measure love with time? Love is indeed timeless and beyond possibilities.

Characters: 

  • Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) – a 26-year-old woman who is creative, talented and funny but underestimates herself and has few ambitions. Her life changes when she begins working as a caretaker for a paralyzed man. Over time, she learns to harness her capabilities and step out of her limited comfort zone.
  • William Traynor (Sam Claflin)– a 35-year-old who became quadriplegic after a motorbike accident. He is intelligent and wealthy, but his impairment has left him moody, angry, and bitter. Unable to accept never being the active and adventurous man he once was, he wants to end his life.
  • Camilla Traynor (Janet McTeer)– Will’s mother who has a strained relationship with her son. She is severe and strict but she cares about her son’s well-being.
  • Steven Traynor – Will’s father who was mostly absent from his children’s lives; Camilla Traynor blames him for destroying their family. He wants to divorce Camilla.
  • Katrina (Treena) Clark  (Jenna Coleman)– Louisa’s younger sister who is a single mother, who works at flower shop. She has always been regarded as the most intelligent sibling. Even though the sisters have always been competitive, they support each other.
  • Patrick  (Matthew Lewis) – Louisa’s boyfriend who works as a personal trainer. He is obsessed with sports and diet.

Cinematography:

I like the scene where Lou needs to go to work everyday with different kind of clothing per day. There’s a fast pace of video there to show the routine activity. It simply shows that Lou is bored with her job.

Settings: 

  • Will’s House/Mansion
  • Horse racing
  • Classical music concert
  • Lou’s house (birthday scene)
  • Hawaii

Comments and Suggestions :

Loving can hurt…Loving can hurt sometimes… And, it’s the only thing that I know. (Photograph – Ed Sheeran.) “Me Before you” is my bet Romantic Film of 2016 ever. I am never wrong when I saw the trailer in Youtube. I knew by that time that it’s going to be worth watching.

I am glad I’ve got to watch it. My mom became overly addicted to it.  The soundtracks are so ED SHEERAN.  I mean most song used in the film is Ed Sheeran’s song like Photograph and Thinking out Loud. It suits the British romance. Haha! Yes, I love the British accent going on the entire film as I remember my Harry Potter days.MATTHEW LEWIS (Neville Longbottom) of Harry potter is playing Patrick in this film. It surprised me!😮

Let’s go story-wise! Emilia Clarke (Louisa Clark) and Sam (Will Traynor) has a good chemistry together. The relationship between the two characters would be impossible if the accident didn’t happen at all. That’s where destiny enters. Clark became the caregiver of Will because she needs a job badly. The first meeting was really off as they hate each other. It changed when Will wants Clark to get fired. I love the way Clark defend herself. “You can’t fire me. I was hired by your mother not you. I also need money that why’s I am here!”, she said. I like how honestly blunt she is. I know the feeling of just being practical that’s why you need to do the job. People who are born rich will never ever understand that. Starting that day Will realize that Clark has a point. Maybe, she is right. He just let her stay as his care giver.

Eventually, they got to know each other through watching movie together and more conversations happened. The funny thing is Will even know what will make Clark happy on her birthday than her longtime boyfriend. Will’s birthday present made her jump for joy. Yes, she has a long time boyfriend named Patrick. I just realized that it’s not about the longevity you will measure a relationship but I guess it’s about the chemistry or special connection. (6 months vs.  7 years) Speaking of relationship, Will’s girlfriend breaks up with him after the accident. I don’t like that his ex girlfriend keeps visiting him with his bestfriend. He congratulated them without them saying that they are a couple already.  They get married and even invited Will. That sucks.

I love Louisa Clark’s  personality. I like her passion for fashion.

She’s an interesting person who knows what she wants and will never give up. Will needs her. He changed positively when they have become closer. This movie will make you cry bucks because of Will’s decision about his life. Watch it and you’ll understand everything. (T.T) Bucketlist!

Real men do want making a woman they love happy no matter what the situation is. If your happiness becomes his happiness then that’s it. Have no doubts. This movie made me believe that love comes not always with a sweet package. There are sacrifices and bitterness as a part. But, I guess that’s real love all about. Two thumbs up for this film!

Rating : 8 out of 10 


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Like a Child (#OOTD)

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Model: Lovely del Mundo

Make up: Lovely Del Mundo

Photography: Canon Power Shot SX120 IS

Location: My Aunt’s pink bedroom 

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Jump suit is a child – like fashion style. It’s comfortable and has youthful vibes. It’s also versatile  because I can wear it with my minion shirt and white blouse too. Wearing this will make you look younger. You can use this look in going to tea parties, high school friends reunion or amusement parks.

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It was fun to try this style. My mom chose this from the thrift shop because she thought it will suit me. Sometimes, I like my mom’s fashion sense. By the way, I used self timer for this photo shoot. I had fun doing it.🙂

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