Right now: T-minus-twenty-four-or-so hours before I hit the beach with my girls:
|Hundred Islands, Pangasinan (2010)|
You know what's fantastic? This Sugarfree album:
|Sugarfree Live! with the Manila Symphony Orchestra|
- That version of Kuwarto (Magpapaalam na sayooooooo + violins = story of my life 2005) makes me weepy. Remind me to keep my hands off this album when I'm PMS-ing LOL.
- That version of Burnout is AWESOME (O kay tagaaaaaal din kitaaaaang minahaaaaaal story of her life 2005 haha nandamay pa!?)
- That version of Prom hihi kilig (Parang atin ang gabiiii para bang wala tayong katabiiii)
- That version of Mariposa (Dahil ditooooo...) -- different, but the original's better.
On other news: Can we talk about what we've seen so far in Skins UK's fifth season? Like you have a choice, haha. We're five episodes in and so far they have all been fantastic -- solid storytelling, totally relatable characters, breathtaking shots (oh my God how is all of it just so pretty -- walls, streets, playgrounds, etc? Is it just us?) and hey look ma, NO LESBIANS! BUT WE'RE STILL INVESTED!
|Hay Skins. Why so pretty?|
Being human, we can't help but compare it to the Skins US version, which is already on its 7th episode as of last check -- so okay, it's the first US season of it, and UK has had four earlier seasons to iron out its kinks, so maybe I'd forgive Skins US for having the most annoying male lead ever -- and I checked myself, it's not because I'm lesbian, and most certainly not just because the annoying male lead tries to get into the resident lesbian's pants and succeeds.
I am liking the male characters in the UK version, even the most vile of them (Nick) - because I understand where he's coming from, because the show was written that way. And trust me, I can totally be interested in a story that says a girl who likes girls can like a guy, but please, do it decently. Skins US is... just all over the place, sadly. Sadder still that I don't think I'm coming back for Season 2 (god forbid there is one.)
I could go on and on with screencaps and stuff because I can be obsessive like that but I'mma just wait until the whole thing plays out for both versions before I issue a final verdict. (FINAL VERDICT DAW! Ano ba seryoso?!)