For House MD fans

I've just finished watching the whole first two seasons of House on DVD the other night. And I must confess that I am raring to see more. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be seeing Season 3 here anytime soon. So, I got to sneaking peeks once more at the IMDB website about next season's episodes.

Guess what, I found a very funny thread on the message boards that I can't stop reading! I'm not even halfway through because it's so long but so darn addictive. Go see for yourself. It's under the "Dear Dr. Chase" thread. If you're a fan of House like I am, you'll enjoy the wit and humor of the members who posted those fabricated letters.

Oh, but you gotta register first (for free) before you get to read the boards. But that's easy enough anyway. So enjoy! :)


TV, TV, and more TV!

I have to admit, I’m a certified couch potato. I love to watch TV series such that my zealousness borders on obsession (I know, I know!). I am reminded a lot of times about that these past few weeks ... when I did a marathon of Grey’s Anatomy (2 seasons), Desperate Housewives’ (again 2 seasons) and now Dr. House (currently in the middle of the 2nd season) on DVD … and yeah, those glued-to-the-screen moments not-surprisingly sometimes extend until the wee hours of the morning.

Lately though, I don’t get to tune in regularly to current programs that are running on local channels. No time, too busy, especially when the kids are still awake and I have to see to the welfare of the whole brood (read: cook, wash dishes & clothes etc. etc.) during the daytime until early nightfall. No wonder I hog the midnight to early morning hours to myself.

Soooo, I guess this crazy “thing” I do is my way of unwinding from house chores, article deadlines and other what-have-yous that usually rattle my composure (and I’m not even a person with poise to start with! Waaah!) . Besides, I do get some empathy vibes from certain characters I came to love:

... like Lynette Scavo of DH – four kids, topsy-turvy house, daily uncombed appearance, the works! I am 80% Lynette.

... then there’s Piper Halliwell of Charmed (got to buy those DVDs soon! Argh!) with her adorable mommy expressions, eldest sister mannerisms (I’m a firstborn too), sternness coupled with paranoia at times plus mushy hugs & kisses with Leo ... I think I am 90% Piper. And yep, how I wish I also have the power to freeze and/or blow up annoying people hehehe.

Hmmm, ... can’t think of anyone else at the moment. But let me tell you who else I like on the small screen and I would say: There’s McDreamy of Grey’s (Patrick Dempsey) with his wavy locks, charming smile and gorgeous eyes ... and Dr. Robert Chase of House (Jesse Spencer – gash Inez, wag mo ko patayin! Crush lang ito hindi obsession gaya ng sa’yo hahaha) because his voice is oh so heavenly masculine. Again, I am reminded of his rendition of the song Molly Smiles (from the movie Uptown Girls) where I first saw him and fell :p

But my all-time TV crushes? Think back to the ‘80s and I am naming McGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) and Michael of Knight Rider (David Hasselhoff -- no I didn’t like him anymore in Bay Watch).

Anyhow, if you reached this part of my post, thanks for reading another rambling writeup. The thoughts just popped in my mind about an hour ago. But hey, if you’d like to share what your favorite shows on TV are, I’d love to hear about them too! :)


Camp, Play, Art Exhibit and Film Showing

Whew! It was a loooong weekend for us. Early Saturday morning, Joshua went off to camp with his cousin Lance in Caliraya. They joined CCF’s camp for Grades 5 & 6 students.

On Saturday afternoon, I brought Daniel and Leland to Fort Bonifacio so they can join in the fun at Nickoledeon’s Let’s Just Play event. They did have fun … and more! I got splashes and dots of pink-colored splats on my shirt from the water gun-squirting kids who ran amuck all over the place. Too bad I forgot to bring an extra shirt.

The two got mini-bag prizes from the Kzone’s Get Wired booth. They played that game where there’s a twisted wire and you have to pass a ring through it without the buzzer sounding. I was amazed that Daniel did it! For posterity, I even video taped the event on my mobile phone.

After waiting in line for almost an hour at the climb and traverse game, we gave up because a lot of kids in front were cutting in line. We proceeded to Salcedo Village where Leland was invited by his CCP art teacher Wayie Canoy to watch animated films from Germany and view the Goethe Institut Manila exhibit in Makati.

It took us a long time waiting for the The Fort bus and got on a taxi instead. We knew we would be late. Thankfully, we got there in time to catch the last seven of fifteen short films that were being shown. Each film has unique story lines that really tickled the senses. Although the audios were in German, English subtitles helped us understand each story and even laugh at the humor injected here and there.

As I stood near the door (because all seats were taken) I looked over at Leland and Daniel, who sat on the floor in front of all the seats in the tiny viewing room and saw their concentration and genuine interest. Afterwards, I was happy to hear my artistic firstborn say, “Thanks Mommy for bringing me here. I got lots of new ideas for my drawings.” I hope those films will really inspire him more. As for Daniel, he enjoyed having his picture taken beside the glass cases of the clay figures that were featured in some of the films.

It was nice talking to all the teachers of Pinoy Animagination. Wayie, in particular, wishes that more Filipino kids be exposed to these other kinds of animation, and not merely those anime and cartoons that are commonly seen on TV. I agree. Those German films, with their weird but thought-provoking storylines, would be great tools to jumpstart children’s imaginations.

The exhibit will run until Friday, Nov. 16 at the 5th floor of Adamson Centre, 121 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati.. If you want to request for a film showing, call 8170978 and do visit their website at www.goethe.de/manila.

Oh, and if you would like to take a peek at my sons’ artistic abilities, do see their digital drawings using Windows Paint here. Please leave a comment or two so we'd know you dropped by. Thanks!
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