General Luna

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“Set during the Philippine-American war (1898), Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine history’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.”

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The movie is based on the story of our National Hero Antonio Luna, a Filipino General who wasn’t afraid to fight for the sake of Inang Bayan’s real independence, set in the war between Americans & Filipinos.  The movie showed some common truths about the futility of politics too, that has been passed on from generation to generation. The rest, as the story goes, is history.

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“Business or Freedom?
Country or Self?
Choose!”

A question from General Luna when he tried to stop the greediness for leading a plan to prioritize the state of the nation rather than negotiating for better profit.

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“Brothers, we have an enemy bigger than the Americans: OURSELVES.”

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“That freedom cannot be won by protecting their love ones.”

Indeed, to protect your love ones, you must protect your country first.

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“General Luna was killed and suffered over 30 wounds from bolos, bayonets and bullets. A lesser man would have died instantly from half of his wounds, but the general was able to stagger out of the building, cursing his murderers, before falling lifeless on the church patio.”

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“Manila, June 13. [7.35 p.m.]— General Luna, lieutenant commander of the Filipino army, has been assassinated by order of Emilio Aguinaldo (Officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines.)

“Antonio Luna was ready to die for his country from the onset. He knew what was at stake. He gave up a life of comfort and complacency to fight for his country’s freedom. General Luna was a loving and loyal son to Inang Bayan and he expected that same love and dedication from each Filipino. Why? Because he knew that’s the only way for the Philippines to be free.” – Is it time to have another leader like Heneral Luna?

Dear Alex, Break Na Kami. Paano?! Love, Catherine (book 14)

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(Dear Alex, We broke up, How???)

I like the writer, she’s very funny & witty watching her on screen so I was a little bit curious to read her first book published in the Philippines.
Well, this book is not only for broken hearted, but also to those who are in a relationship and single. There were parts where I got bored, but overall it’s a good book.

Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako – KZ Tandingan

P-pop first price winner.

This year’s Himig Handog was themed “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs.  Himig Handog is a multimedia songwriting and music video competition in the Philippines. The organization is operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation and Star Records, the music subsidiary of ABS-CBN. The contest ran from 2000 to 2003 and was later revived on 2013. The theme of the contest has been based around love songs ever since 2002.

49 days VS Pure love

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Pure love is currently aired in Philippine television series loosely based on the Korean drama 49 days. Maybe some people are comparing the two, which would be the best.

I have seen already the 49 days and still currently watching also the pure love. I know the whole story, it’s all fresh in my mind, but I am just curious to know what it would be like in Filipino version.

Honestly, there are differences. A slight movement of the plot, from casting to the acting and the hearty magnet scenario. When you are fond of watching Korean drama you will know what I am talking about, even just music and an eye to eye scene will make you cry. That makes them incomparable.

But I am not telling that Filipino version is not good at all, of course it is good. They have their different style and catchy moments. To mention also, I like the main actress, Alex Gonzaga, she just simply fits to the character.
So to all Filipinos out there, let us keep supporting our very own even though is it just an adaptation or whatever. For me, I will always be a fan of Korean drama but will never forget where I came from.

Rate 8/10

STARTING OVER AGAIN (tagalog movie)

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STARTING OVER AGAIN

Starring: Piolo Pascual / Toni Gonzaga / Iza Calzado

“How to keep what we have and treasure what we must.”

 

“Ours began in a most unexciting way, as friends. Now, our love may be quiet and boring but it is sure. With the right amount of trust and love, and even an allowance for mistake. “

“My love is bigger than you failures.”

AFRAID FOR LOVE TO FADE

I can’t let you pass me by I just can’t let you go.

But I know that I am much too shy to let you know.

Afraid that I might say the wrong words and displease you.

Afraid for love to fade before it can come true.🎶 🎼🎶 🎼

I don’t think I am alone in this genuine confession of my perplexity.  In my case true love is fraught with such pressure. I have to present myself with frankness as a task, the unflattering side of my story and wonder how anyone could love me.

When is the word “I love you because you are exactly who you are, and no one else” I can grip of?

Sometimes I am afraid of showing who I am, that love will fade before it can come true.