I haven't had a local film talk to me so sincerely like Jerrold Tarrog's "Senior Year" in a looooong time -- I wholeheartedly agree with Eliza's review of the film: This is the high school we know (as against, I don't know, Lipgloss) -- where nobody is as he or she seems, and everything is a matter of life and death. Oh man. I love how this school is situated in Alabang, Muntinlupa City (REPREZEEENT) and how their teachers are spot-on (of course top two hottest teachers talaga ang English and SocStud teachers, AMININ YOU GUYS) and oh my god, these kids. (Incidentally: This year marks ten years since graduation from high school for me! I should have watched this with my high school friends haha.)
Anyway. Oh man, high school. I haven't written so much about you, basically because I have nothing much to say. Ashamed to admit the entire grad ball ceremony is, to a great extent, this big blank gap in my head. (I remember going; I remember saying no to someone; I remember my gown. YOU GUYSSSSS gowns. High school balls and proms are so stressful, Jesus, you had to put on make-up and heels and all that. Horrors.) Though I remember rather fondly how sacred the intra-batch cheerleading competition was (did we really walk out when they said it was a tie with the Juniors? Did we? I can't remember; I still have my batch shirt from second year, though.) And lord, those rumors about those cafeteria fights between all those pretty girls (were they ever true? did they really gang up on the new pretty girl when she came in that first day? ah, but they're all together in the pictures on Facebook now; what difference a dozen or so years make!)
Etcetera, etcetera. I don't know. I wish I was more interesting in high school, LOL. Or yeah, I wish there was someone I felt so strongly about so as to send anonymous letters to at the time. Haha.
Anyway. The kids in this cast are AMAZING. We think much of the film's charm is because of them, so kudos, you kids. And also -- huge props to the teachers! Want to know my OTP?
|LOL SocStud/English FOREVAH.|
(Predictable ship is predictable)
On a different note: I set up new yearly index pages at the domain, check them out here. Notepad++ may or may not be my newest best friend.