SUGARY MUSINGS

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JAD’s STUFF AND GIFT SHOP: GREAT BUYS | Text by Hannah A. Papasin | Photos by Julius D. Mariveles

This Little Shop at the (not quite) Corner can be found at the ground floor, right side, of JP 227 Residences, that sleek new building along BS Aquino Drive at the Shopping Area right beside the Tile Center. All you have to do is look for the main entrance of the building (where a lone guard stands watch). Continue reading

REMEMBERING: THE GENIUS OF ELY SANTIAGO | SUGARY MUSINGS by Hannah A. Papasin

I remember how two disembodied heads are talking to each other about practically anything under the sun, even the sun itself. I remember the snark. I remember the sarcasm of the guy on the left (always on the left) as he comments about the idiosyncrasies of life and the idiocy of the people running it. Continue reading

FOUR SIGNS THAT YOU ARE STUCK IN A SLASHER FILM | SUGARY MUSINGS by Hannah A. Papasin

You’ve seen how it is in horror movies. The victim is running for her/his life, practically sprinting over obstacles and outrunning ostriches, emus and Usain Bolt. All the while, the killer carries on in his usual pace, you know, promenading, smelling the flowers and petting small animals along the way. Continue reading

PIRATES VERSUS HINILAWOD HEROES | SUGARY MUSINGS by NegrosSugar

The last time, NegrosSugar compiled four dream match-ups by pairing up an X-Men character (villain or otherwise) with  his/her counterpart in pre-colonial Panay literature.  This time, with the furor over that pirate not entirely over, NegrosSugar has decided to pair this time heroes or villains from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise against their counterparts … Continue reading

FOUR REASONS WHY PHILIPPINE MALLS (ESPECIALLY SM) SUCK | SUGARY MUSINGS by NegrosSugar

The malls have always been the refuge of the middle class, or at least those who are pretending to be.   But lately, my experience with the malls here  — especially the one located near the Reclamation – had made me re-think  my Saturday routine. Here is a short list why. I. Guards checking trunks for … Continue reading

FOUR REASONS WHY THE LAST HARRY POTTER FILM IS NOT FOR KIDS | SUGARY MUSINGS by NegrosSugar

I. A whole lot of deaths.  There’s a reason for the “death” in Deathly Hallows. Hedwig, Dobby, Mad-Eye Moody and George’s ear were just for starters.  For those of you who have not read The Deathly Hallows – and that’s about, um, the 13 people out there – JK Rowling pretty much decimated everybody: Tonks, … Continue reading

OPEN LETTER TO MANNY PACQUIAO

Dear Mr Manny Pacquiao: First of all, forgive us. We don’t know how to address you.  “Mr Pacquaio” sounds to encyclopedia salesman-ish; “Pacman” is a little too informal especially for a Representative in Congress; and a “Dear Manny” would make  this seem like a Dear John letter. Anyway, we write to wish you luck on … Continue reading

X-MEN VS. HINILAWOD: DREAM MATCH-UPS TO DIE FOR | SUGARY MUSINGS by Hannah A. Papasin

This generation’s fascination with anything different – oooh, sparkly vampires! – has spurred it to embrace this cool group of outcasts who can control the weather, pass through walls, or have self-healing powers.  But how would they fare compared to the inhabitants or Mt Madyaas, those divine inhabitants with not-so-divine libidos and startlingly-human like flaws. … Continue reading

TOP FIVE ACTORS WHO OUGHT TO RETIRE | SUGARY BITES by NegrosSugar

5. Al Pacino Dear Al. Acting with Keanu Reeves must have trautamized him – and hard. Really, how could you explain his career choices for the past 10 years? Quick, give me one, just one effing movie that he starred in where he is not channeling a crack addict from Hell’s Kitchen. I understand actors … Continue reading

IF I WERE A MUTANT (OR THE TOP 5 MUTANT POWERS I WISH I HAD) | SUGARY BITES by NegrosSugar

BATMAN | Katulad kay Superman, ang brief ara sa gwa | Kahuya ang kabangdanan kon ngaa nag-gamit sang maskara kag nagpalaba pa gid sang kapa | Wala gid bala kamo namangkot kon ngaa may kapa sila nga duha? | Ladlad kapa bala sanday Batman kag Superman? | Image from http://bit.ly/jRT891 “Who is your favorite superhero?” … Continue reading