A Weekend of Dogs and Horror Movies


My plans for that weekend were simply composed of the UAAP finals game on a Saturday, and writing plus coffee on a Sunday. However, it's refreshing to have my weekend not totally altered, just made a little special. Thematic, no less! Saturday Saturday early evening, after the game, I found myself driving along the long stretch of Daang Hari on my way to meet up with cousins. It's been a while since I last hung out with them and I was looking forward to it. However, I have to admit highlight of my night was this adorable canine: a one-year old Chow Chow called Kelsey. Kelsey, a Chow Chow If you were to judge our relationship with just this photo, you wouldn't believe that I can paint our first meeting with a drastic … [Read more...]

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, movie poster, Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor | The Parody by Sasha Manuel

"What's your favourite movie?" He asked me during one of our dinner talks. I had a couple of movies in mind I know that are on my list but I knew I couldn't have given him a smart enough reason to make him want to watch it, too. But, today, I'd be singing a different tune. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor image: thesargontimes.blogspot.com Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A charming story about a journey of faith to make the impossible possible. For the longest time, I haven't watched a movie that made me say, "I love this movie," unabashed. The story is simple, somewhat predictable, but when the credits started to roll, I found myself hating the fact that it's a sign that it's all over. It's the … [Read more...]

Friday Night Movie Series

I guess this is my way of taking full note of a new routine. I know it's not uncommon for anyone to go to the movies on a Friday night, it's just that this time around it weighs more due to certain circumstances that surround it. Welcome to one of the new series here at The Parody which will feature the movies I'll end up choosing for those special Friday nights. I can't say I'll be writing movie reviews but I reckon I just might in my own little way. Accommodating my new work schedule, I've managed to make time to catch the last full show on a Friday night. Things usually would run late and I'd only be able to get off work around 11pm which would give me roughly around a quarter or half an hour to get to the cinema just in the nick … [Read more...]

What do you do when you’re not blogging?


I'm guilty of spending hours and hours glued on TV. Er, well, I don't watch TV really. I watch DVDs. For the past few weeks I've been addicted to watching series. Let me give you a quick run down on what I've been immersing myself with. 1. CSI Miami, Season 5 I've got to admit, I didn't really expect I'd get hooked on this CSI series. I loved the original CSI Las Vegas. And I found David Caruso's take on his character Horatio to be so funny that I had a hard time digesting the drama. I believe Jim Carey was able to hit the nail right on its head when he did his impression --- him doing a Caruso-doing-Horatio --- over at the David Letterman Show. Rico didn't make it any easier to watch since I couldn't help but roll my … [Read more...]

Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen and a Nut in the Making

If there's one book I can name as a favourite then it would be Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I've already read the book and seen the film (which stars Keira Knightly) over five times and that can still be an understatement. It's quite funny, actually, cuz I remember when I went to Australia without my copy, I endeavoured to buy a new one simply because I had wanted to read it again. LOL. Also, during that same time, I had wondered, nay, wished that they'd make a film out of the book, so, imagine my elation when I found out the movie came out when I was there. I had made plans of seeing it alone even when I really don't do that (watching movies by myself), in a foreign country no less. Hehe. But off I went. I admit I was looking … [Read more...]