There are two types of bestfriends.
Number 1 :
The bestfriend who you’re so close too. You see them at least twice a week or more. You guys talk alot and catch up on everything.
Number 2 :
The type of friendship where you two don’t talk as much but deep down, you know that persons your bestfriend. Why? They understand you even if they barely see you.
Relationship tip: Don’t keep your girl waiting.
Don’t keep her waiting. If you’ve told her that you’ll be there to see her then you better be there to see her. When you tell her that she expects you to arrive at her doorstep and greet her with a big kiss and a long hug. If you don’t then of course she will worry. Give her what she expects if possible. You may just might make the relationship that much stronger. Don’t keep her waiting. If you’re running late or ran into some problems then be straight up and tell her. Don’t be ignorant and not reply to her texts/calls. Take the extra minute to let her know that you’re running late and she’ll give you the extra comfort and care you expect as well.
The Senior Year Experience
by Jansen Musico
Senior Year (2010)
D: Jerrold Tarog
S: Che Ramos, LJ Moreno, Ina Feleo, Daniel Medrana, Celina Peñaflorida
Senior Year is a sequel to Faculty, Jerrold Tarog’s short film centered on Joan (Che Ramos) and Ria (Bea Garcia), two teachers with two strong opposing views on education. The impactful short was well-recieved by both critics and audiences for its sharp dialogue and eye-opening take on the Philippine educational system. Viewers of Faculty would probably still remember its biting finale, which, this time, serves as the launching pad to this new full-length offering that takes us back to our last days in high school.
Now a teacher at St. Frederick’s High School, Joan finds herself shepherding a batch of graduating kids to be the future movers and shakers of society. One in particular is Henry (Aaron Balana), the batch shoo-in for valedictorian who’s finding a hard time mentoring his supposed stalker, the calm and quiet Sofia (Rossanne de Boda). She’s often staring into space admiring the beauty of Solenn (Nikita Conwi), the batch’s saucy queen bee who’s bestfriends with high school power couple Briggs (Daniel Lumain) and Bridget (Mary Lojo). Another couple, though not official, are the the anti-it pair of Chito (Eric Marquez) and Mitch (Celina Peñaflorida). These two serve as the all-knowing eyes of the school, often dispensing advice to the trio: the ever-protective Bunda (Francez Bunda), the secretly-admired Steph (Sheila Bulanhagui), and the out and proud Carlo (Daniel Medrana).
Now don’t think that this is another Dead Poets Society, The Breakfast Club, or even Aureus Solito’s Pisay. It’s not. Tarog’s version of high school is fresh, yet familiar enough for everyone to feel like they’re walking down the halls of their own alma maters, whether you’re still in or out of it. High school alumni would probably get a blast from the past as soon as the lives of the characters start playing out. It’s a disorienting onslaught of uniforms, teachers, names, libraries, classrooms, cafeterias, and gymnasiums. It’s as if we’re exchange students getting our first taste of the campus, but all of this fades away once all the introductions are done. Soon enough we start laughing and gasping as the all-too-familiar high school feelings start creeping in.
The film makes use of stereotypes; why shouldn’t it? High school, for a fact, is full of labels and people who wear them proudly. There are jocks, bullies, popular kids, and those who fall way out of the radar. Despite the restrictions of adhering to stereotypes, the seniors still burst out from being one-dimensional paper dolls into human beings. This can be attributed to the well thought out story. Each character in the film does not only put on stereotypes, they play real students who go through real problems high school kids face, such as finding the right college, discovering their sexual preferences, falling in and out of love, and the like. For this reason, it was the perfect decision by Tarog to assemble a cast composed of real students and indie heavyweights.
Che Ramos, so far, can do no wrong. Though her character is less serious this time around, she still fully embodies the enthusiastic educator she played in the short prequel. As for her students, all of them do well, but three, in particular, shine. The first one’s Nikita Conwi, whose take on your typical airhead Solenn was spot on. She’s that perfect Candy girl you just love to hate, but admire at the same time. The second solid performer is Daniel Medrana, who notably played Raymond in Pepe Diokno’s Engkwentro. In Senior Year, he does 180 to play the flamboyant, effeminate Carlo, and he just nails it. He’s able to adapt dramatically by switching from serious to hilarious. Whether he’s being tormented or exchanging quips with Bunda, he delivers. Rounding up the best teens is Celina Peñaflorida, who fully embraces the two sides of her character: apathetically cool and insecure.
Technically, the film is good. This does not come as a surprise since the people at the helm have always been consistent with their work. Mackie Galvez was able to carry over the visual feel of Faculty. By also adding raw footage of the students at school, he and Jerrold preserved a semblance of reality. Johnoy Danao’s songs were also a nice touch, gently cradling the movie at just the right points.
What separates this film from previous high school flicks is its unique glimpse of the future. The narrative seesaws from the batch’s senior year to alumni reunion, showing the progress of the characters’ lives. The parallelisms of past and present are all too revealing, not only of the changes in each of the students, but also of real life. The gaping differences effectively weigh expectations and ideals against realities. They give commentary on change and how change is carried out. To give the ending out now would be an injustice to those who have not had the chance to see this film. But just know this, if you thought Faculty’s zinger was optimistic, Senior Year’s last line will give you a lot to contemplate.
Senior Year will be in cinemas in March 2010. Do yourself a favor and save enough money to see it. Support quality independent Filipino films. Don’t just say you will, do it. There has been too much buzz on independent cinema but not enough moviegoers to match it. If audiences are really sick of the same generic offerings of the big studios, support this film and other quality indie films to start a change in our local cinema.
I hate being the one who has to wait. I hate being the one who’s always expecting something great to happen. I hate that I always assume. I hate how good I am with finding out things, only to find out things that would depress me.
At some point you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only next possible step to do is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It’s not like you’re giving up, and it’s not like you shouldn’t try. It’s just that you have to draw the line of determination from desperation. What is truly yours will eventually be yours, and what is not, no matter how hard you try, will never be.
To parents: Don’t question your kids about why they’re watching tv, or texting , or on their laptop all day when you guys don’t even bother letting them have a life and let them go out for once.
*Edit: This isn’t to blame parents, it’s to try to get them to be more understanding. If it comes off as blame, then that’s on your perspective, but that’s not the intention.
THIS. THIS. THIS. THIS. THIS. THIS. THIS. MUST. MUST. MUST. READ. READ. READ. READ. OKAY, THIS IS TOO MUCH.
Yet everybody is just a backstabbing person. One moment, they hang around you like you’re a really shiney object, but then they backstab you and pull themselves to the otherside instead.
Alam mo yung, every 2 seconds tingin ka lang ng tingin sa phone mo?
Ayokong maghintay. Gusto ko, pag nagreply ako, mabilis magreply yung katext ko. Demanding ko noh? Ako kase, pag may nagttext sa akin, mabilis ako magreply. So gusto ko, mabilis din silang magreply.