Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Four Some

Because AJ (“Bakla Ako, May Reklamo?”) tagged me as “THE McVie!” (all-caps and exclamation point his), I’m compelled—not pressured, don’t worry—to go on all fours for him. Oooh!

APAT NA!

FOUR JOBS I HAVE HAD
• Staff assistant for theater arts department at the Cultural Center of the Philippines
• Advertising copywriter
• TV promo specialist
• Tour coordinator for a theater production—we brought a play to Iloilo and Roxas City

FOUR MOVIES I HAVE WATCHED OVER AND OVER
Ever since high school when I was allowed to watch a movie by myself, I’ve made it a point to watch a movie more than once. The first time is to enjoy it; the second time is to study it. So I’ve watched a lot of movies over and over again. The following are those that I still wouldn’t mind watching again until now.
Clueless. Alicia Silverstone was just sooo cute and adorable. The whole movie was cute and adorable.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. At that time it was Spielberg’s best work, combining his technical virtuoso with a story that had more depth and heart. In fact, it had a huge, beating heart at its center. The first movie that also made me teary-eyed.
Indiana Jones series. Relentlessly exciting, smartly executed, with great characters and edge-of-your-seat action set pieces. Only “Temple of Doom” was a misstep, but the first and the third more than make up for it.
Lan Yu. I watch it again and again because of Liu Ye. You actually see his penis in one scene. But more than that, he always breaks my heart whenever he darts his sad puppy eyes sideways, too meek to demand what his heart longs so much.

FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED
• We lived in an apartment building in Cambridge Street, Cubao, until 1970.
• We moved to SSS Village, Marikina in 1970. And we’ve been there since.
• Bilar, Bohol. My mom’s house is also the house we stay in whenever we go home to Bohol.
• In my head. I often daydream.

FOUR TV SHOWS I LIKE TO WATCH
• Heroes
• The Sopranos
• Frazier (certain seasons)
• Entourage

FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON VACATION
• Baguio
• Bohol
• Subic
• Hong Kong

FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS
• Pizza!
• Hamburger!
• Barbeque!
• Fried Chicken!

FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
• In my bed
• In Bohol
• In Puerto Galera
• In somebody’s arms (secret!)

FOUR PEOPLE WHO WILL ANSWER THIS MEME
• Bahala na kayo, you’re old enough.

2 comments:

Baklang AJ said...

Have you seen Episode 19 yet? Mapapa-Omaygad ka!

heheh
and yes, ikaw ang the one, the only, THE McVie! hahaha

joelmcvie said...

Omaygad! I must watch episode 19! :-)