Whatever you give a woman, she’d multiply it. If you give her a sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So if you give her any crap, you can expect a ton of shit!
I’m on a jeepney (a public transport vehicle in the Philippines) in the middle of a light drizzle on a Tuesday afternoon along Magsaysay Road, Baguio City when suddenly, heavy drops of rain begin to fall. I didn’t have an umbrella. Within minutes, the street was flooded with muddy water. Apparently, the highway drainage system wasn’t adequate enough against the splish-splashing water. I was clean and dry in my favorite clothing. “This is ridiculous,” I repeated in my mind.
Yesterday, prompted by my childhood memories, I went to see the live movie version of Dragon Ball (one of the most popular manga series of all time), aptly titled Dragonball Evolution.
It was upsetting. I didn’t like it. However, due to my fascination with the anime, I considered everything and I was able to finish it all through the end. There were a number of other viewers around in the cinema, and I noticed that they watched it after only one screening (if it was really great, people would have stayed for a second or maybe a third screening of it). I couldn’t blame them. I blamed the movie instead.
This was the tag line for the first movie I’ve watched on the big screen for almost five months: Monster’s Vs. Aliens. I was compelled to see it on the silver screen with much nagging from television-released trailers and promos. I found the blue gooey guy on the trailers quite interesting–and I was right!
The gooey guy, named B.O.B., an acronym for Bicarbonate Ostylezene Benzonate (voiced by Seth Rogen), was my favorite monster among the lot. He was originally a genetically-altered tomato, injected with a serum of some kind. He has no brain, but has one eye. How he perceives what he sees without the aid of a brain, I can’t figure out. He eats anything and you could see his body digesting food material through his blue transparent body. Nonetheless, he provides a fun stereotype to the monster gang.