Let’s all have a moment of silence for yet another lost Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio.
Leo got robbed of an Academy Award for the nth time. Different year, same old story. Come on, give this guy a break! He has proven time and time again he’s more than Jack Dawson yet he gets zilch love from the biggest award-giving body on Earth. And because of that, I am more motivated to watch his other movies (i.e. The Wolf of Wall Street) since the only ones I’ve watched so far are Titanic, Romeo + Juliet, and Catch Me If You Can.
I was part of Leomania in 2003. Eleven years later, I’m still a fan of his even though he grew out of the pretty boy phase for a long time now.
Some other highlights of my life the last two weeks:
- Watched Silver Linings Playbook in its entirety for the first time. Worth the watch. Superb acting from J-Law and Bradley Cooper all throughout.
- For CONCEPT, Direk Joey gave us the task to produce an anti-smoking campaign using audio-visual materials. On the day of the presentation, my classmates and Direk were very impressed with our group’s output for its clarity and creativity. And as for Direk, he commented that our campaign video was a better horror film than The Conjuring which made us laugh out in a boisterous manner.Thank you so much Monzie, Bea, and Ella for a job well done! :)
Here’s the poster I edited and presented in class:
- Spent the past week designing deliverables for our group simulation in the editorial board race. Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator became my best buddies for better or for worse. Yesterday we were able to defend it successfully. To my groupmates, thank you so much for your support through work and play!
- The editors (and DLSU Comm Arts alumni) of Madhouse Manila, Dreamlist, Breakfast Magazine, and Mega Publishing Companies gave a talk on fueling your passion in the career you want to take upon graduation. From the stories I’ve heard from them, they had one thing in common: it took a handful of time before they pursued what they really wanted. Additionally, we were told not to worry about being a novice in graphic design and writing as we can learn on the job. Before it ended, they informed us that their companies are open for part-time employees and interns. I’ve always wanted to work for publications so it was perfect timing when they announced those opportunities. In fact, I already inquired Madhouse on working part-time for them. But right now I shall sit patiently and wait for their response.
- This week’s assignment in WRITING class is to write a review of a brand new restaurant. In fulfillment of the requirement, I dined in at Hot Star Large Fried Chicken last Thursday. No regrets spending over P180 for a hybrid of almond and black gulaman ice cream and a “humongous big” chicken.
- Lesson of the week: having a bad game doesn’t make you a bad player, even the best player in the world can be awful sometimes. I learned that last Friday when my Penguins fell to the Sharks after blowing a two-goal lead and poor play from the entire team. Let’s be honest here: one game does not define someone’s career. I hate it when people expect their favorite teams to go undefeated in the season and think their favorite players are unstoppable any given day. Kobe had bad games. Steph Curry had only five points in one game. Sid was a -5 in Friday’s Sharks game. The Bruins once lost to the friggin’ Sabres. Michael Jordan has had his share of horrible plays. Lastly, the Heat had a three-game losing streak at one point in this season. On the other side of the world, a benchwarmer put up more points than the superstar. Smile fans, a loss is never the end of the world.
- Songs I want you to listen: M.O.N.E.Y by The 1975, Team by Lorde, and All Night by Icona Pop. These three have pumped up my iTunes as of late.
- In reference to my “humongous big” statement, this is the photo that sparked everything:
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March 9 at 9:58 PM