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Google ‘Filipino’

make a search with the string “Filipino” on IMDB, and one will find out the following:

1) there was a film in 1900 called A Filipino Town Surprised. not much details supplied on the net. was shot in Dagupan.

2) Screen One: Filipina Dreamgirls is about ‘Several men from England travel to the Philippines on an arranged tour to meet Filipina women for romance and possible marriage. None of the women are the ideal Asiatic beauties the men imagined, but by the end of the tour, most of the Englishmen return with a new bride.‘. rated 8 out of 10 by a reviewer.

3) Tsuma wa Filipina (My Wife is Filipina) was part of the Singapore International Film Festival

4) finally, Tina Arena‘s real name is Filipina Lydia Arena.

another dose of useless info from yours truly.

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today, i…

fuelled by 2 hours of sleep, became the willing patient of two 3, 5 year-old girl-doctors, and a happy owner of an athlon cpu. that’s me, but id rather cap today either slumped in my bed or watching xp get installed on my pc; definitely not at work.

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goodbye typepad

today, i deleted the TypePad blog, in spite of the 35 FREE days i still have left. no evidence anymore that i was once a beta tester, except my confirmation emails, of course.

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sinema

Behind the Sun feels like a made-for-tv movie, albeit a good one. Walter Salles did an apparently better job on Central Station. oddly, his next project is a Dark Water rehash.

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on sharonianism

my kazaalite download list almost always includes some obscure, local radio hit of the 70s and early 80s. glad to know that during my random scanning of record store cds, Vicor Records re-released miss cuneta’s first album, DJ’s Pet.

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an easy mixture of that staple manila sound, bell-bottom tearjerkers, jukebox rarities, and those oh-so-lovely horns-in-unison later in the chorus. perfect for sunday morning listening. exactly the kind of record i can show my mom (a Vilmanian-at-heart, but is also a fan of the old-school sharon).

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and as to contrast the first-half post, i also recently acquired Hum‘s You’d Prefer an Astronaut.

neat.

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