It’s what long weekends are for.
It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy
Hindi pa ako tapos, pero ang dami ko nang tawa. Parang
baliw matalik na kaibigan lang si Miss Bebang na nagki-kwento sa iyo ng mga kakaibang karanasan niya: noong naunang magka-regla sa kanya ang kanyang nakababatang kapatid (“It’s a Mens World”), noong “kinidnap” siya ng sariling ama (“Ang Lugaw, Bow”), noong akalain ng kanyang mga kamag-anak na nasugatan niya ang pekpek niya (“Hiwa”). Oo, pekpek. Diretsong magkwento si Bebang (o di ba parang close na kami). Walang hiya-hiya. Marami akong naalala habang binabasa ang mga sanaysay niya. Tulad niya, hindi rin kami mayaman. Pero hindi siya nagsusulat ng poverty porn (siguro medyo porn lang hehe). May kaunting muni-muni, kaunting hindsight, pero sa huli, gusto lang niya sabihin sa iyo ang naramdaman nya noong nangyari ang mga pangyayari. Ganun naman yun e; kapag bata ka, hindi mo naman maiisip na kawawa ka. Maiintindihan mo na mahirap kayo, oo, pero masaya ka pa rin. Na para bang lahat e laru-laro lang.
The Long Weekend by Adam David
I read this twice in one sitting. The quiet panels make the heartache and nostalgia hit harder. It’s available on Amazon; I recommend you read it.
Ed Brubaker. I love him. He’s an amazing crime writer. Here, he features the detectives of Gotham City’s Major Crimes Unit, who absolutely hate the Batman because he keeps interfering with their investigations goddamn it!
The story arcs and characters are so well-written that they could have killed Batman and I wouldn’t even care.
The Bourne Legacy
If you’re avoiding this film because you haven’t seen the three earlier Bourne films, believe me: it’s fine. I watched it for Jeremy Renner and the epic chase sequence across the streets of Manila (and Pasay and Binondo and Marikina…but let’s just say it all happens in Manila), and I was absolutely happy with the flick.
Here’s all you need to know: Jason Bourne and the CIA program that created him has been uncovered by a British journalist. There are now also video evidence in circulation on YouTube. So now the CIA has to shut down the program. Super-spies start dropping like flies. Aaron Cross (Renner), however, is still alive, snowed in and stuck in Alaska. But the enemy is closing in. And yes, from Alaska he ends up in Manila “you can’t drive there” Philippines.
Now sit back, shut up, and enjoy.
Burgoo food and Ice Cream at Swensen’s
Two dresses and a pair of shoes!
How was your weekend?