"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

love knows no gender

"Sometimes, I miss you so much I can hardly stand it."
"I wish I knew how to quit you!"

-- lines from the movie, Brokeback Mountain

damaged. beyond repair. my illusions about all cowboys being macho men. demolished. broken.

brokeback mountain did it!

beautiful and painful love story. between two men. cowboys who started out as friends. who eventually ended up as fishing fucking buddies. because they loved each other. because they wanted each other. loved each other more than they loved their kids. wanted each other more than they wanted their wives, if they really wanted them at all.

twenty years of bittersweet 'forbidden' affair. between two cowboys. two grown men. who can't have enough of each other. who never had enough of each other. because life's like that. for them. for people like them.

when one cowboy said 'i wish i knew how to quit you!' to another cowboy in that emotionally-charged way, i just had to blurt out 'awww... shucks'.



1. tresses can be deadly weapons.

one shouldn't flip wet, chemically-treated hair (cinema buddy prefers to use the phrase 'chemically-damaged hair', and i'm only being kind) in public even if that's the example set by too-good-to-be-true shampoo and conditioner tv commercials.

2. i don't like it when the taxi driver gets pissed by the traffic more than i do. selosa jud ko. even in that, dili ko gusto malamangan.

3. women with killer bags should be banned from the malls. when their big bags hit people like me, it's not good at all.

4. kids who run around in malls should not be allowed to get near me or cinema buddy when we are in a hurry. they might run into us or we might accidentally bump into them. either way, we'll have no way of knowing whose lives will more likely be put in peril.

nobody should be running around in malls. period.

5. love knows no gender.

manghinaut na lang jud ko na i don't end up marrying a guy nga lakwi diay jud ang tinuod na tirada. basin mag-share pa lang unya mig kabit, lisod na! (bwahahaha, as if!)

6. watching brokeback mountain was worth my money. impressive artistic shots. nice cast. convincing acting. moving story. AND i didn't find the love-making scenes revolting.


  1. nice baya ang movie... very nice... maka in love ug samot...

  2. even the cowboys are not spared... love is that universal. whew!

  3. hey, showing pa sa greenbelt 3, gateway, star mall and robinsons galleria. :)

  4. I got inspired to make another "gugmang gi-atch" movie after watching brokeback. Hehehe.


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