lance: when it rains, it pours!

lance: when it rains, it pours!lance in his C-MEN cesa beachwear.

 

lance in action! "die, aalien robot, die!"
lance in action! “die, aalien robot, die!”

Maski pa binalewala ng isang beterano at de-kalibreng direktor ang kanyang “pangako” kay Lance Raymundo, look naman, inuulan ngayon ng offers ang guwapo at mabait na aktor.

Dalawang pelikula ang nakatakda na niyang gawin, aside from “Alaala ng Tag-Ulan” na may two last shooting days na lang, isang action movie, at isang romantic-comedy movie na pagsasamahan nila ni Nino Muhlach (yes, ang dating child actor na nagka-comeback ngayon sa movies).

Doon sa action film, akmang-akma ang present look ni Lance na mahaba ang buhok at rugged. Isang mountain climber ang role niya doon kaya mapapasabak siya sa mga daring stunts and extreme sports.

“I am a mountain climber in real life, Rob”, nasabi pa ni Lance sa blogger na ito over a wonderful pasta dinner at Teresita’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato Ave.
“I love nature. I love the outbacks. Kaya naman when the role was offered to me, I readily accepted it.”

Kaya din naman ang blogger na ito ay laging nasa GOOD side. And Lance is THE GOOD SIDE that we’re referring to. Ang mga mababait ay laging inaapi, pero nagtatagumpay din sa huli.
Huwag na nating banggitin pa ang pangalan ng beteranong direktor na ‘yun dahil baka magklik pa sa takilya ang film project na ipinangako niya kay Papa Lance pero biglang ibinigay sa iba ang lead role du’n sa movie na ‘yon (na nagkataon namang labs din namin ‘yung pumalit kay Lance).

Ilang months na nagpahaba ng buhok si Lance para sa character niya doon sa film na ipinangako sa kanya ng isang magaling at beteranong direktor. Tipong isang eccentric writer na nakakakita ng mga spirits and visions. Pero bigla, sa isang papasikat na theater actor nito ibinigay ang role.

Mas lalo pang nagtaka si Lance kung bakit tinanong pa siya nung direktor ng ganito: “Were you hurt, Lance, at sa iba ko ibinigay yung lead role ng movie ko?”

Natawa na lang si Lance, ayon pa sa kanya. Never naman kasing naging “bitter” si Lance. For years na nakilala na namin ang pagkatao ng guwapong aktor, never itong sumasama ang loob sa mga simpleng bagay. Lagi siyang sports at objective-minded. Kaya hindi niya maapuhap ang reason kung bakit tinanong siya ng ganu’n nung direktor na snobbish ang dating.

Anyway, masaya si Lance at sa isang theater actor napunta ang role niya. Alam niyang magaling na aktor ang pumalit sa kanya.

Ang mga taong madaling magbago dahil sa tagumpay at lalaitin pa ang mga taong kahit papa’no ay sumuporta rin sa kanila ng kaunti ay mare-realize din nila ang kanilang mga naging pagkakamali sa bandang huli. Si Lance, never siyang nagbago ng pakikitungo. Kaya naman labs na labs namin siya.

Bukod sa dalawang movie, may gagawin ding isang international project si Lance. We will leaving you guessing muna. Pero big project talaga ito. Kaya panay ang aral niya ngayon ng  judo-karate, in connection with that international project.

Nasa panig mo kami, Papa Lance.
GO! AND KEEP IT UP!

 

 

words by robert manuguid silverio

 

lance in his judo combat training
lance in his judo combat training
lance in pink wall back and pink bag props.
lance in pink wall back and pink bag props.

THE SIXTH SENSE

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The Sixth Sense
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

The Sixth Sense

Directed by:  M. Night Shyamalan

Produced by:  Kathleen Kennedy
Frank Marshall
Barry Mendel
Written by: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Bruce Willis
Haley Joel Osment
Toni Collette
Music by: James Newton Howard
Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto
Editing by: Andrew Mondshein
Studio Spyglass Entertainment
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Distributed by Hollywood Pictures
Release date(s):
August 2, 1999 (premiere)
August 6, 1999 (United States)
Running time: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $40 million
Box office: $672,806,292
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a writer and director, and introduced the cinema public to his traits, most notably his affinity for surprise endings. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), a child psychologist in Philadelphia, returns home one night with his wife, Anna Crowe (Olivia Williams), after having been honored for his work. Anna tells Malcolm that everything is second to his work. The two then discover that they are not alone; a young man appears brandishing a gun. He says that he does not want to be afraid anymore and accuses Crowe of failing him. Malcolm recognizes him as Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg), a former patient whom he treated as a child for hallucinations. Vincent shoots Malcolm in the abdomen, before turning the gun on himself.
The next autumn, Malcolm begins working with another patient, eight year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), whose case is similar to Vincent’s. Malcolm becomes dedicated to the boy, though he is haunted by doubts over his ability to help him after his failure with Vincent. Meanwhile, his wife hardly pays any attention to him, and Malcolm believes that Anna may be contemplating a romance with a coworker who keeps coming around the house, although this elicits sadness, rather than anger. At the same time, he repeatedly has difficulty opening the door to his basement office.
Once Malcolm earns his trust, Cole eventually confides in him that he “sees dead people… walking around like regular people”. One that tries to hurt Cole is only heard as a voice who pleads with Cole to let him out of a dark cupboard, then yells that he didn’t steal “the Master’s horse” and threatens to attack Cole. Another ghost who appears to Cole is an overworked wife, abused by her husband, who has slit her wrists. A third ghost is a boy with a large gunshot exit wound on the back of his head who invites Cole to see his father’s gun.
At first, Malcolm thinks Cole is delusional and plans to drop him. Remembering Vincent, the psychologist listens to a session between them in 1987. On the tape, Malcolm left the room and when he returned Vincent was crying. Turning up the volume all the way, Malcolm hears a weeping Hispanic man and now believes that Cole is telling the truth and that Vincent may have had the same ability to perceive ghosts. He suggests to Cole that he should try to find a purpose for his gift by communicating with the ghosts and perhaps aid them with their unfinished business on Earth. Cole at first does not want to since the ghosts terrify him, but he finally decides to try it.
He talks to one of the ghosts, a very ill girl who appears in his bedroom and promptly vomits in his tent. He finds where the girl, Kyra Collins (Mischa Barton), lived and goes to her house during her funeral reception with Malcolm. Kyra died after a prolonged illness and funeral guests note that Kyra’s younger sister is starting to get sick, too. Kyra’s ghost appears and gives Cole a box, which is opened to reveal a videotape. When Cole gives it to Kyra’s father, the videotape shows Kyra’s mother putting floor cleaner fluid in Kyra’s food[2] while she cared for Kyra during her illness.
Learning to live with the ghosts, Cole starts to fit in at school and gets the lead in the school play, which Malcolm attends. The doctor and patient depart on positive terms and Cole suggests to Malcolm that he should try speaking to Anna while she is asleep. On the way home, Cole confesses his secret to his mother, Lynn (Toni Collette). Although his mother at first does not believe him, Cole soon tells Lynn that her own mother once went to see her perform in a dance recital one night when she was a child, and that Lynn was not aware of this because her mother stayed in the back of the audience where she could not be seen. He also tells her that the answer to a question she asked when alone at her mother’s grave, “Do I make you proud?”, was “Every day”. Lynn tearfully accepts this as the truth.
Malcolm returns to his home, where he finds his wife asleep on the couch with the couple’s wedding video playing, not for the first time. As she sleeps, Anna asks her husband why he left her. Then her hand drops Malcolm’s wedding ring, which he suddenly discovers he has not been wearing. Malcolm remembers what Cole said about ghosts and the psychologist realizes that he was actually killed by Vincent and was unknowingly dead the entire time he was working with Cole. Due to Cole’s efforts, Malcolm’s unfinished business—rectifying his failure to understand and help Vincent—is finally complete. Recalling Cole’s advice, Malcolm speaks to his sleeping wife and fulfills the second reason he returned, saying she was “never second”, and that he loves her. Letting her live her own life, he is free to leave the world of the living.

Cast 

Bruce Willis as Dr. Malcolm Crowe
Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear
Toni Collette as Lynn Sear
Olivia Williams as Anna Crowe
Donnie Wahlberg as Vincent Grey
Glenn Fitzgerald as Sean
Mischa Barton as Kyra Collins
Trevor Morgan as Tommy Tammisimo
Bruce Norris as Mr. Stanley Cunningham

 

Chin-Chin Gutierrez now a nun?!? (news item courtesy of YAHOO OMG!)

Chin-Chin Gutierrez now a nun?!? (news item courtesy of YAHOO OMG!)

“Chin-Chin Gutierrez now a nun?”

By Luigene Yanoria | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom
http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/chin-chin-gutierrez-now-a-nun–014514389.html

 

 

chinchin: very beautiful, talented, magical... but she preferred her llove to nature. ms. guttierez, can we join you in your crusade?
chinchin: very beautiful, talented, magical… but she preferred her llove to nature. ms. guttierez, can we join you in your crusade?

Has actress-turned-environmentalist Chin-Chin Gutierrez entered the convent and become a nun?

Her friend and former manager Angela Ureta doesn’t think so.

“The answer is NO, she is not a nun. She is an ecological lay worker who collaborates with many religious institutions as part of her advocacy,” Ureta posted in her Facebook account on Tuesday, May 28.

“To be called “Sister” does not necessarily mean being a nun, it is widely used in church-based community work as a sign of confraternity,” she continued.

Ureta clarified that she didn’t want to comment on reports confirming that the two-time Asian TV awardee is now Sr. Lourdes of the Carmelite Sisters convent, in Tagaytay City since their business relationship has ended when Chin Chin left showbiz. But earlier reports needed some clarification.

“Well, even as she earlier suggested that she wanted to follow in her late mom’s footsteps who was an ex-nun, the story is not true,” Ureta added.

Focused on environment

Chin-Chin, who was hailed Time Magazine Asian Hero in 2003 and TOWNS for the Environment in 2004, is now a full-time environmentalist doing talks on ecology and conservation.

This is consistent with Alaga LAHAT, Inc., an organization she founded in 2006, that promotes ecological wellness and sustainable lifestyles.

In 2009, various reports suggested that Chin Chin was taking her causes too far since she was seen talking to plants and butterflies.

“Bakit magiging ka-weirduhan ‘yun? People nga talk to their pets, e. ‘Di ba weird ‘yun? May pangalan pa nga, e. Dinadamitan pa,” Chin Chin defended herself.

 

chinchin guttierez: you're not alone in talking to butterflies...
chinchin guttierez: you’re not alone in talking to butterflies…

from sssip 🙂

MS. CHINCHIN CUTTIEREZ, HINDI KA PO NAG-IISA SA IYONG “KABALIWAN”? DAHIL HINDI NAMAN TALAGA KABALIWAN ‘YAN, EH. LIKE YOU, THIS BLOGGER ALSO TALKS TO TREES AND BIRDS. IN FACT, TUWING UMAGA, KAPAG BUMIBILI AKO NG PAN DE SAL, PUMIPITO ANG KAIBIGAN KONG IBON SA AKIN ARAW-ARAW. … MS. GUTTIEREZ, YES, NATURE SPEAKS. IT SPEAKS IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE, WAY INTO YOUR HEART AND FLOWS INTO OUR VERY SOULS. THIS BLOGGER WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOU IN YOUR ADVOCACY, MS. GUTTIEREZ. ALAM KO, HINDI TAYO NAG-IISA!

(robert manuguid silverio)

THE ELEVATOR

 

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AN ELEVATOR THAT GOES UP AND DOWN…

AND ETERNITY LIES THERE.

AN ELEVATOR TO GOD

AS HE CARRIES IN HIS ARMS THE THREE CHILDREN HE LOVES.

IT WAS ST. THERESE’S ELEVATOR…

AND SHARED IT TO HER TWO FRIENDS

AN ELEVATOR THAT CARRIES HIGH

TO THE FARTHEST REACHES OF THE SKIES-

AND THE STARS…

 

FOREVER.

 

words by robert manuguid silverio

st. therese of lisieux
st. therese of lisieux

2 boys one girl

“I wanted to find an elevator that would raise me to Jesus.”— ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX

(The elevator, she wrote, would be the arms of Jesus lifting St. Therese in all her littleness).

 

 

 

robert pattinson and the girl who reads…

robert pattinson and the girl who reads...

Robert Pattinson Quote :

“If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable.”

from sssip 🙂
Whoa!

SSSIP’s “A.W.E.”!!!

awe2awe3awe4awe5awe6awe7

 

 

The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck – by @JasonSilva
from Jason Silva 

Follow me on twitter! @JasonSilva – twitter.com/JasonSilva

This video was created by Jason Silva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas:
1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of “THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK”. Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive…
“Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent… this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success–
Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.”
“We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..”
Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure… and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard..

2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being:

3) Ross Andersen’s rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: “At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision.”

 

AWESOME QUOTATIONS BY FAMOUS PEOPLE ON “AWE”, BELOW:

“Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.”
Immanuel Kant quotes (German Philosopher one of the foremost thinkers of the Enlightenment. 1724-1804)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
Albert Einstein quotes (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

“I don’t try to imagine a God; it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it”
Albert Einstein quotes (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
Albert Einstein quotes (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

“The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience.”
Henryk Skolimowski quotes

“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”
St. Thomas Aquinas quotes (Scholastic philosopher and theologian, 1225-1274)

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?”
Kahlil Gibran quotes (Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
Albert Einstein quotes (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

“Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

“The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.”
Napoleon Hill quotes (American author, 1883-1970)

 

from sssip 🙂
AND THE QUOTES ABOVE WERE THE REASON WHY THE TITLE OF THIS BLOG IS- SSSIP’s “A.W.E.” (Attic of White Ethereals)!
IT MAKES ME “AWE” AND WONDER… AND SO ARE YOU.
THIS BLOG DOESN’T MEAN TO EDUCATE OR TO ENTERTAIN,
IT MEANS TO “AWE AND INSPIRE”.
WITH A LITTLE SHOWBIZ NEWS HERE AND THERE TO ‘SPICE’ YOU UP…
SSSIP’s “A.W.E.”
STAY WITH US, FRIENDS…

FOREVER.

 

 

a home at the end of the world

 

 

“look at how the wind blew…
a storm is coming through…
and i just want to be right here with you…”

 

home

 

goes the lyrics of an old song used as a background music in the COLIN FARREL Hollywood film made in 2004, in which, he had to kiss his gay lover in the said film. Oh, my.
Anyway, that song was so wonderful. It reveals an imparting storm, or rain, or NEW LIFE…

 

A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

A FAMILY CAN BE WHATEVER YOU MAY WANT IT TO BE.

 

It’s not just the bloodlines…
A FAMILY IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO CAN ACCEPT YOU AS WHAT YOU ARE,
WILL LET YOU FEEL YOU BELONG TO THEM…
WHO WILL NOT CRITICIZE YOU UP TO YOUR BONES OR SINCE THE DAY YOU WERE BORN THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO STOP
A FAMILY?
RATHER, IT’S A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WILL BE HAPPY FOR WHATEVER LITTLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU MAKE OR GOOD DEEDS YOU DO, AND WILL LOVE YOU SINCE THE DAY YOU WERE BORN.
ACCEPT YOU, EMBRACE YOU, AND NOT FEEL JEALOUS OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO LOVES YOU, TOO, LIKE, YOUR FRIENDS!
THAT’S THE TRUE FAMILY FOR ME.

 

WHETHER THEY ARE YOUR BLOODLINES OR NOT,
AS LONG AS THEY SEE THE GOOD IN YOU…
A FAMILY IS WHATEVER YOU MAY WANT IT TO BE.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

 

below are some infos about the film “A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD”, one of COLIN FARREL’s lesser-known but most-cherished film. We did love COLIN in this film!

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A Home at the End of the World (film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Home at the End of the World is a 2004 drama film directed by Michael Mayer. The screenplay by Michael Cunningham was adapted from his 1990 novel of the same title.

Plot synopsis

The film focuses on a trio of disparate individuals who struggle to create a family of their own. Bobby Morrow’s life in suburban Cleveland has been tinged with tragedy since he was a young boy, losing first his older hippie brother (who gave him LSD, talked to him about sex, and taught him the beauties of his surroundings) to a freak accident, then his mother to illness, and finally his father. As a rebellious teenager, he meets the conservative and gawky Jonathan Glover in high school, and he becomes a regular visitor to the Glover home, where he introduces his friend – and his mother Alice – to marijuana and the music of Laura Nyro. Jonathan, who is slowly coming out as a homosexual, initiates Bobby into adolescent mutual masturbation during their frequent sleepovers. When Alice catches them both masturbating in a car, Jonathan, embarrassed by the incident, tells Bobby he is going to leave as soon as he finishes high school. Alice teaches Bobby how to bake, unintentionally setting him on a career path that eventually takes him to New York City, where Jonathan is sharing a colorful East Village apartment with the bohemian and somewhat older Clare. Bobby moves in, and the three create their own household.
Although Jonathan is openly gay and highly promiscuous, he is deeply committed to Clare and the two have tentatively planned to have a baby. Clare seduces and starts a relationship with Bobby, and she eventually becomes pregnant by him. Their romance occasionally is disrupted by sparks of jealousy between the two men until Jonathan, tired of being the third wheel, disappears without warning. He re-enters their lives when his father Ned dies and Bobby and Clare travel to Phoenix, Arizona for the services. The three take Ned’s car back east with them, and they impulsively decide to buy a house near Woodstock, New York, where Bobby and Jonathan open and operate a cafe while Clare raises the baby daughter she and Bobby have had.
Jonathan discovers what appears to be a Kaposi’s sarcoma lesion on his groin and, although Bobby tries to convince him it’s simply a bruise, others soon appear. Although initially happy in her new home before the baby was born, Clare begins to feel left out, seeing the happy relationship Jonathan and Bobby share. One day, she takes the baby for what ostensibly is a brief visit to her mother in Philadelphia, but Bobby and Jonathan accurately suspect she has no intention of returning and Bobby decides to care for Jonathan during his last days. On a cold winter day some months later, they scatter Ned’s ashes in the field behind their home, and Jonathan (who now visibly appears to be ill) lets Bobby know he would like his own ashes scattered in the same place, following his now inevitable early death from complications due to AIDS.

Cast

Colin Farrell ….. Bobby Morrow
Dallas Roberts ….. Jonathan Glover
Robin Wright Penn ….. Clare
Sissy Spacek ….. Alice Glover
Matt Frewer ….. Ned Glover
Directed by: Michael Mayer
Produced by: Tom Hulce
John Hart
Pamela Koffler
Katie Roumel
Jeffrey Sharp
Christine Vachon
John Wells
Written by Michael Cunningham
(Based on his novel)
Starring: Colin Farrell
Robin Wright Penn
Dallas Roberts
Sissy Spacek
Music by: Duncan Sheik
Cinematography: Enrique Chediak
Editing by: Andrew Marcus
Lee Percy
Distributed by: Warner Independent Pictures
Release date: July 23, 2004
Running time: 96 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $6.5 million

 

from sssip 🙂
“We do have a home … and it’s a home at the end of the world.”

 

boys and a girl