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Dear, America Television — aka. Canal 4

Next time you plan to bid for the Olympics~ Please, don’t.

I know I had my issues with you and your coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. But I thought you were just effing around with me because they were the Winter Olympics. Peruvians wouldn’t possibly CARE for WINTER WITH SNOW. Right? So I didn’t think you could do an even WORSE coverage of the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

I mean, I know I thought your promotion for the Olympics was more like some ass-kissing to your Canal 4, showcasing your so-called team (to call it a “so-called team” is even an insult to so-called teams) to cover the games, instead of focusing all your attention on the athletes and the sporting spirit.

You just basically denied the whole country of the Olympic broadcast because you didn’t let ATV do it for you like they did with Beijing [1] [2]. It’s not like I care about your sports commentators (who are idiots), but cutting the Opening Ceremony broadcast right before they were about to light the Olympic Cauldron — which is THE moment the Olympics are about. Canal 4 America Television just cut the broadcast to show your mind-melting trash television, Esto es Guerra.


America Television, you guys, should be ashamed of yourselves.

PS.: F*ck, Danny Boyle too. Your ceremony was atrocious (except when they lit the Olympic cauldron, which America Television didn’t show hahahaha). made a video titled 135 Shots That Will Restore Your Faith in Cinema, after asking their readers what were “the most beautiful movies ever made.” The result is okay, I guess. I still don’t think that I’m as moved by Terrence Malick films as others are…

There was also some Zhang Yimou and Wong Kar-wai added in there, alongside Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain — which was one of my picks for most iconic movie images. xD

In any case, there was some Noboru Shinoda (and therefore, Shunji Iwai) missing. The Hana & Alice ballet scene [1], just as Love Letter, as well as EVERYTHING on Picnic [1], and every single frame in All About Lily Chou Chou — they’re all perfect. LOL

YouTube had been conspiring against me showing me a series of videos of my childhood over the weekend, making me feel older than I should. One of these videos had to do with one of Nubeluz‘ host — aka. a Dalina — her name, Monica Santa Maria.

Her tragic ending in a bizarre high profile case of suicide wasn’t really registered in my subconscious. Maybe I was too little to understand, but I don’t think I realized she killed herself well into my years. Watching the videos of the case, looking back at those times with my grown mind, all one can really infer is that she had a deep troubled mind… one way or the other, it was going to end up bad. It’s terribly ironic that she never did what she preached — to enjoy life, embrace it… whatever small beautiful things you may get because life was short.

It’s such a sad thing to see.

ANYWAY. I remember that Nubeluz was celebrating their 20 years — GOSH! — and I ran into this clip of Almendra Gomelsky and the whole cast of the show back together. EVERYONE came back, however big they became… actress Daniela Sarfati, actress Rossana Fernandez Maldonado, twin hosts Anabel and Antuanet Elias, host Maria Pia Copello, and etc. Phew.

They sound atrocious, but it was damn fun. I don’t think Peru has ever developed as good a show as Nubeluz ever was. It has nothing to do with nostalgia. I don’t particularly think the show translated well into English, but I think they had a really good deal with the concept and songs.

Part of the Time Machine: Back to the 90′s Blogathon

This week has been hell. You have no idea about the things that’s been happening around… and the scary thing is that all the stuff has had to do with the number 4.

As you may or not know [1][2], for the past couple of years… the number 4 has been my super unlucky number. I don’t know if it’s superstition and that gets me really bad vibes, but bad things happen to me when I see too many number 4s. It started a couple of years ago, right around the time when this bad thing came into our life that I began noticing number 4, coincidentally.

I would normally be working on the computer like I always do, or maybe go warm something up in the microwave — I don’t think I ever took noticed, but a couple of years ago, I did. And I was surrounded by 4s… multiple 4s all around me. Whenever I saw a watch or a clock, it would be either 4am, 4.44am (THE WORSE), or maybe it would be 4pm, but my experience was almost always at night time.

Maybe I would be zapping channels and just at 4am, I would go over channel 44 just by chance. I would get a file that would be 44Kb or maybe even worse…. 444Kb or 4.44Mb. A song that would last 4.44min or an image file that would turn 444px wide. Small things like that~

I never really took it as anything important… it might have just been coincidence and my brain freaking me out. But, really, a REALLY BAD THING came into our lives when this began happening to me. And like I told you, this week was hell for me. And I just noticed a brand new 4 that matches with the timeline when things went down hill this week. My posting number. I’m on my way to hitting my proper 444 post on the magazine… but before the weekend began, I hit my 44th page of posts. Sh!t hit the fan this weekend.

I need to write 6 posts so I can get passed that 44th page. SOON.

You can’t sh!t around numerology. This thing is dead serious.

Welcome to another random edition of Wannabe Distributor!

Today’s pick of film is the Taiwan/China co-production of LOVE (愛LOVE).

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