"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."

Saturday, August 12, 2006


"The miracle is not to fly in the air,
or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth."

--Chinese Proverb

after days and days of waiting, i finally saw march of the penguins, the 2006 oscar best documentary. thanks to a very good friend!

originally released as la marche de l'empereur (wow, french!), march of the penguins tells the life and love story of emperor penguins in the merciless environment of antarctica. the documentary outlines a seemingly hopeless journey those oh-so-cuddly-looking creatures (the penguins) down there (antarctica) have to take in order to propagate their species.

even without morgan freeman's narration, it's easy to appreciate the film and its story of life, love and survival. every year since only-God-knows-when, during the onset of winter in antarctica, thousands of penguins leave their very source of food and the comforts of the sea to make a journey on inhospitable ice that will test them to their deaths.

you should watch this film, if you haven't yet. i highly recommend this documentary. it's beautiful. considering the harsh antarctic conditions, the story is wonderful and it's very beautifully done. the penguin love scene is the best love scene i've ever seen!

now, now, how much does a trip to antarctica cost? i wanna see those emperor penguins up close. not only do they look cute and cuddly, they're very fascinating survivors.

p.s. march of the penguins will be shown in local theatres soon as penguin, penguin, paano ka ginawa?


  1. hi! nka hikap nko penguin sa star city, luoy noon kay gikulong sila, tapos they were in the tropical philippines. i thought they had skin, i was wrong. very thick fine feathers or hair pala. ;-)

  2. where did you get your copy? could you send me one jr3? :D

    i have been looking for this since February this year. maski pirated wala.


  3. ako din pa send, hahaha, tenks!

  4. kars, i like the thought of seeing real penguins and being there in their natural habitat... yea, luoy jud kung gidala sila sa Pinas, miski pag there were efforts to keep them comfortable during transit and their stay here.

    gwapo_na_baktin, what are friends for? hehehe... :P

    gEEEmail, maybe i'll just let you borrow my copy, :D

  5. Wow, seems beautiful, but i would prefer to watch the original version. A tagalog transalation of the documentary does not appeal to me. Will lualhati bautista get any copyrights credits for the 'ingenious' title: "Penguin penguin paano ka nagawa?"


  6. Hi.. I heard it's good.Ü Hope you don't mind me snoopin' around. Nice blog.



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