It was nice to see Vaidi Gaa smiling and looking happy, unlike last week.
It was nice to see Vaidi Gaa smiling and looking happy, unlike last week.
Ang ganda. Total defense/attack mode talaga ang ABS-CBN Kapamilya. I have nothing against them — it’s just weird. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Do not let a corporation (like ABS-CBN or GMA) dictate WHO you are, what you should like and how you should think. Hi my name is Pipay — I’m a “kapamilya”. Hi, I’m Popoy — I’m a “kapuso”. Hahaha. You are what you are, and you should make decisions for yourselves. I’m encouraging everyone to be independent thinkers. Who the hell cares if ABS-CBN or GMA is #1. Pinapakakain ba nila kayo? If ABS-CBN is #1, does it elevate your position in Philippine society somehow? Terrible news for the kapamilya: no.
What some of the posters on the Pinoy Big Brother post don’t realize is, that show is just a blip in the greater scheme of things from where I am. I’ve only posted about it once, and yet there have been many replies, pro-GMA and pro-ABS with a generous amount of personal attacks on my person. Some may think it is a sign of popularity, but all it means is: napaka-fanatic ninyo. Kahit nananahimik ako rito sa blog ko, nanggugulo kayo.
It has come to my attention that some of the kamilyas have done research and have been posting bad things across my different blogs. I know who you are — I know the types of people who visit me. Obvious kayo. This saddens me, because only when I talked about the Philippines (and the Pope — hahaha) have I been attacked with this much fury. I understand that not everybody is like this, but the “Kapamilya-fanaticism” signature is clear as day.
I think this is Episode 3…
OMG – all the subplots, but it was just pure magic. I really have to watch this everyday…
Finally, I have names! First to Graciela (Amy Austria), mother of the alay: to compound her misery (to say that she’s been through a lot is an understatement), she gets hit by a car while wandering the streets grieving her lost baby. At the hospital bed, we discover that she has conveniently lost her memory! Good for her. The guy who bumped her then brings her to his house and his nephew names her Helene.
SEVEN YEARS LATER!
Amelia (played by Lorna Tolentino), mother of the sugos (though she only has one with her since the other was taken by Ariel Rivera, et al. in the last episode) has successfully kept Miguel (one of the sugos) away from the clutches of her evil mother Delia (Boots) for seven years. We are now given hints that Miguel (who is played by this really good child actor — give him an award) is going blind. He has a loving relationship with his mother.
Meanwhile, the other sugo, Amante, is busy protecting the fake alay, Rebecca, from other kids.
Meanwhile still, Adan is being trained by his father to be the sugo since Delia can’t find the real sugo.
And then one of Delia’s henchmen/women kidnaps Miguel (who is losing his vision)! Delia is so evil! Nooo!
Amelia cannot find her son, and eventually goes to her mother’s compound to demand her son. Did I compliment LT already? Ang galing-galing niya! (Give her an award)
And so Delia now has Miguel… at magulo na ang aking mundo. Miguel sits on the steps and fantasizes about playing with his mother again. (I am on the verge of tears.)
And then we get treated an amazing sequence that was heart-breaking and uplifting at the same time: Miguel stumbles in the woods, confirming once and for all that he is indeed blind. This goes on for a bit and then we get introduced to a girl singing “Ngayon at Kailanman”. Miguel hears this and it makes him happy. The girl’s brother calls her home to her lola (another evil one), but not after muttering her name which Miguel hears: Isabel. Of course we know who she is: she’s the real alay!
Back with lola, Isabel is dressed in a bird costume to promote another GMA show Mulawin.
Blind Miguel is now the subject of teasing led by cousin Adan. This does not deter Miguel however from going to the perya. Miguel is tripped by one of the kids, and then Isabel comes to Miguel’s rescue! OMG – this is perfect! Miguel thanks Isabel by name which surprises her. “Paano mo alam ang pangalan ko?” “Narinig kitang kumkanta sa may ilog.” (Something like that.) Isabel then shows Miguel her ibon costume then sings in a birdcage as the “human bird”.
Some psuedo-romance thing happens with Isabel and Miguel. And then my recording stopped for some reason so I have to wait for the next episode to see what happened.
Love this show. I am now emotionally bound to the characters.
Yay – a super-complicated plot to get things started!
So, the alay is not really the alay… and the sugo will not know he is the sugo because he will be the protector of the alay. Nice. There’s more: the real alay, after surviving a couple of close calls including an arbitrary boat sinking (!!!) gets kidnapped by the grandmother of the impostor alay. Sweet. And the sugo’s twin brother (yup it gets better) who could actually be the real sugo is blind and might not know he is a sugo (although the preview shows that he actually gets captured by the sugo people).
I am confused! This is a lot of information to absorb in 30 minutes. Which is probably why I will watch. Hahaha. For clarity.
Although this show clearly teaches us one very important lesson: Our lives are miserable because of our parents. Hahaha. Ang gulo-gulo nila.
Okay this was a good show I have to admit. It was nice to see Jonalyn Viray sing. Of course, since I’m all about the beautiful people, I am quite happy that Vaidi Gaa won this week. Her eyes were very intense. Pinoy Pop Superstar would be wise to get her into the grand finals.
I’m quite happy that we’ve been having some ‘discussions’ on the various shows I’ve posted recently. It’s getting a little heated (just a little) with my trashing of Star in a Million (ABS-CBN) and boycott of Jaya (GMA). Yay, we’re controversial. However, the ABS-CBN fans are quite fanatic. They really defend their network at all costs! Kahit pakainin pa sila ni Kris Aquino ng damo ok pa rin sa kanila. Hahaha. At ok-na-ok sa kanila, get my drift… Anyway, none of the arguments of the ABS-CBN guys really hold since they are defending some really indefensible shows, and attacking some really good ones. All it shows is that they are incredibly loyal to a corporation. Amazing. My suggestion is to hold off until ABS-CBN creates quality shows that they can revolve their programming around — such as the Noli de Castro-hosted Magandang Gabi Bayan and TV Patrol which were completely untouchable. Right now, all the kapamilya outrage sounds like attack dogs defending air.
Yes, it’s all personal. Until Danny Laureano gets justice (and makes it to the grand finals somehow), I will boycott Jaya for bad taste! Hahaha.
My judging criteria of course is dating first, then singing second. And let me explain. It is assumed that a majority of Filipinos can sing — we love to sing, and a good number of us can sing well — it’s a given. So there has to be a way to distinguish one equally talented singer from another. Besides, if I were judging a strictly singing contest, none of these contestants will make it since I think opera singers are the best — not everybody can sing opera and yet ANYBODY can sing pop (so sino ang mas magaling sa vocal calisthenics?) When I look at these singing contests on TV, I am looking for people I like to WATCH and not just listen to. Danny Laureano was very entertaining and great to look at — pumi-piyok-piyok pa siya and all that (which adds to the cuteness factor I think). Majella? Joyce? Boring. Channel turners. No matter how much build-up the judges do for their “favorites,” kung walang dating, walang dating.
Though I’m basing it solely on comments on this blog, I was surprised that a lot of viewers thought Danny was robbed, like I did. So, in short, may dating talaga si Danny (yay), and Jaya and judges are somehow blind to that fact. I think I’m justified in my boycott. The judges cannot see the x-factor. Hahaha. Either that or I’m obsessed. Boycott pa rin!
It’s pretty obvious that the show is looking for a female grand finalist. For as long as this Joyce girl sings good enough and not completely screw up in the next two weeks, she has a free ride to the finals. Although I can’t still get over the fact that judges didn’t give any word of praise to Danny Laureano when he lost, and yet they’ve praised both the winner and loser for two weeks now. Uggh.
Nagumpisa na pala ang Pinoy Big Brother. It is currently not airing on TFC. Sayang. I probably would have lambasted it.
While looking for the schedule of TFC, which was so user unfriendly I just wanted to throw a stone at ABS-CBN, I found some forums for the Kapamilya channel. I was shocked to find some ABS-CBN fanatics (!) who absolutely hate GMA. What the @#$!? I actually think the “noisy” members are planted in the forums since no one in their right mind could actually think that ABS-CBN is better. Encantadia on its own blows away any series that ABS-CBN pits against it.
There was even an idiot who wrote that GMA was gaya-gaya because they might make StarStruck into a Big Brother format. Hello? Isn’t Pinoy Big Brother just a copy of Big Brother? Since when was ABS-CBN an originator? World-class my ass. Besides, Big Brother 6 isn’t even a Top 10 show in the U.S. now — what are they bragging about? The only reason BB6 is making a dent in the ratings is because the reality heavy weights: American Idol, Survivor and the Apprentice are on hiatus. The reason ABS-CBN took Big Brother is probably because it was the cheapest to franchise. Some people just need literally a reality check.
Anyway, according to the schedule I found on the TFC website, there is no Pinoy Big Brother airing on TFC, so I’m out of luck.
Pinoy Big Brother on Yugatech
Diyos ko, I really hate Jaya, Floy and Danny. Apparently they really liked Majella, so even if she was the “loser” they encouraged her not to give up and compliment her. Did they do that for Danny Laureano??? No! Nothing. I’m so bitter. Majella was so horrible singing Angels Brought Me Here, she did not deserve words of encouragement, and yet Jaya had to make special mention of it. How biased. Hmmp!