Archive for September, 2008

15
Sep
08

Transformers: How’d They Do That?!

Paramount Pictures recently released two behind-the-scenes clips for the upcoming Transformers movie. Mostly about special effects…I’m confused though, because I think Clip 1 is from the first movie. But clip 2 is indeed from day one shoot of the 2nd movie.  However, it’s still enjoyable to watch…so go check it out!

Transformers Clip 1

Transformers Clip 2

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15
Sep
08

boom de ah dah, boom de ah dah,…

One of Discovey Channel’s latest commercials showcasing their shows, featuring my own favorites like When We Left Earth, Mythbusters, Storm Chasers, Planet Xtreme, Man vs. Wild, Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch, Futureweapons, and a lot more!

I believe, though, that the Mythbusters should’ve had a BETTER part in this commercial! (hi to Adam and Jamie! Love you guys!)

12
Sep
08

Oh, Stinky Beauty!

Nature is indeed full of amazing things!

Flowers have always been the symbol of beauty, admiration, innocence, and most of all, fragrance. Yet there exists some bizarre species of flora that’s, how should I put it, really breathtaking – take it literally.

Elephant foot yam (pungapong)

I recall my sister’s story a few years ago when she was target-shooting some sabukot in a small adjacent forest near our relatives’ house in upper Calamba (that part of Calamba which is already at the foot of Mt. Makiling). Walking back to the house in the late afternoon, she came across a strange plant (or flower) which looks like an upright banana bud or puso ng saging, as she described it. She looked closely, and as she was about to touch it, my cousin who was with her told her not to, because that plant is going to STINK big time! He said the plant is called pungapong. My sister was so fascinated by this big, stemless flower, and as she looked ahead she saw that the path was lined with more of these pungapongs! Continue reading ‘Oh, Stinky Beauty!’