Monday, November 20, 2006

This is me, not giving a damn

So Manny Pacquiao beat Erik Morales via TKO in the 3rd round of their 3rd face-off. So Daniel Craig is the new James Bond in Casino Royale, which is receiving critical acclaim worldwide.

So what?

Now Manny will come home to a hero's welcome, with more of the same fanatical fanfare surrounding his home-coming earlier this year. He'll be a few million pesos richer, his already swollen head a few sizes larger. He'll buy another flashy sports car or 2, appear in countless TV and print ads (how come no one's bitching about dismantling his gigantic Nike billboard along Guadalupe, hmm?), earn more millions in endorsement deals, release another godawful recording which will undoubtedly top the charts, star in another movie which will undoubtedly be a box office hit, and finally, run for public office, and win.

Our nation deserve the heroes-- and monsters-- it creates.

As for Daniel Craig, I don't care how many praises are being heaped on his "grittier", "edgier", "more human" Bond. With that wrinkled, ghastly mug, how can he ever be believable as a ladies' man (and supposedly, the youngest incarnation of 007)? When I watch a Bond film, I don't seek to derive meaning from it, I want sensory excitement! I want a Bond I can lust after, not a Bond who will prompt me to contemplate my purpose in life.

I want pretty boy Pierce back. Sob.

One last gripe: Why, why, WHY are some guys as dense as India's population? Apparently, uncomfortable body language, lapsing into stony silence during dinner and curt responses to text messages are not enough clues as to a girl's lack of interest. What, do I need to hit you over the head with a club to spell it out for you?

Some people just don't know how to take a hint.

22 Comments:

At Monday, November 20, 2006, Anonymous rachel said...

is this the guy you've been telling us about?

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Anonymous yang said...

Ling! Haven't you had enough experience with our guy friends? Mike, D.I., Bud? hahahaha

Guys are dense creatures by nature. It's just a matter of degree-- dense, denser, and densest. Once in a while, you chance upon the rare sensitive types, but really that's rare...

If your guy's chinese, I think you're in the level of densest... Think Simon... ;-) hehehehe

Good luck! ;-)

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

Rach: It's a new guy. Another much denser guy. This endless string of kaisiaos is killing me. Hopefully the next one will be better. I'll keep you posted. ;)

Yang: I laughed out loud reading your comment. You are SO right. Guys just seem to be programmed for density. ESPECIALLY Chinese guys. Grumble. But in defense of Mike, Bud, Inggo and even your Angelo, you must admit our boys are not that bad. :)

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Anonymous karen said...

ms. lim, if you keep pushing away potential love interests... how can i make fun of you? hmph.

agree ako dyan kay bond. dapat talaga fafa eh. i mean... yun nga yung whole point ng 007 diba!?

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

"ms. lim, if you keep pushing away potential love interests... how can i make fun of you?" -Oh Karen, I'm SURE you'll find other ways. :p

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Anonymous jen ong said...

1. Some guys are persistent. Like seriously persistent. Hahahaha.
2. Boys are stupid. We should just throw rocks at them.

I am turning into one cynical bitch. :D

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

"Boys are stupid. We should just throw rocks at them." -But do you think those rocks would actually make a dent in their hard heads? xp

I have a lot to rant to you about on Wednesday. :)

 
At Monday, November 20, 2006, Anonymous pamy said...

One last gripe: Why, why, WHY are some guys as dense as India's population? Apparently, uncomfortable body language, lapsing into stony silence during dinner and curt responses to text messages are not enough clues as to a girl's lack of interest. What, do I need to hit you over the head with a club to spell it out for you?

<- maybe this guy really really likes you so there is no stopping his "love" for you hehe

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

More like he's unbelievably thick-skulled and nothing will get through to whatever brain matter he has. Haha.

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Blogger Sean said...

Okay, let's see here:

On the subject of Manny Pacquiao, I have nothing against congratulating him for his achievement. But I will agree with you on the fact that Filipinos will undoubtedly overexaggerate his "heroism" now.

With that said, however, Pacquiao has yet to become a "monster". I pray that he sees the cracks forming, though, and quits while he's ahead.

On the subject of the new Bond movie: Why not just watch "Happy Feet" instead? I would imagine that that would probably provide far more in terms of sensory excitement. :)

On the subject of guys, well...

...er...

...hmmm. Now this is kind of awkward.

I will echo the earlier posts that say that guys are naturally dense. It's something that comes with the stubble, the deep voices, and the testosterone treatments, I think.

I will, however, deny the assumption that all guys are as unbelievably thick-skulled as you think. It's more likely that he knows that you're not particularly attracted to him, and he's trying to get past your resistance as a result. He will therefore continue trying to talk to you or ask you out, in an effort to get you to lower your defenses for a moment.

If you really don't like him, I'd advise that you just ignore him. He'll eventually realize that he's better off concentrating on someone else, and will give up after a while. How long that takes will depend on his patience, however.

Er... how do I know this? Er... ah... no reason...

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

Oh I will most definitely go see Happy Feet. I've been eagerly awaiting that movie since the first time I saw the first of its many trailers. Nothing like a bunch of fuzzy, dancing penguins to cheer one up. =D

"He will therefore continue trying to talk to you or ask you out, in an effort to get you to lower your defenses for a moment." Oh Christ no. I hope he gives up soon because believe me, my defenses are not going to be lowered. Not in this lifetime. In the meantime, he's just ticking me off. But apparently the cold shoulder means diddly squat to the blockhead. =S

I'll pretend I didn't read that last bit. :p

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Blogger Sean said...

Hey, I'm just saying. All I know is that I've tried it mys... er... I've, ah, known a few other guys who tend to do that. Yeah, that's it. :)

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Anonymous Laura said...

Miss Lim,

Regarding guys, I know exactly how you feel. There's this one turd who does not know when to bug off. I've told him off twice and then proceeded to go ignore him. Apparently, it's still not entering his head.

I am boggled at the fact I'm in this sort of situation. I shouldn't even be experiencing this sort of irritation. I'd rather be frustrated over, I don't know, useless groupmates.

Even just thinking about the guy pisses me off.

Anyway, on to pleasanter and more meaningful things, thank you for the nice write-up! I can't promise my name will be up in neon lights on Broadway. But how about the frontcover of Time? Kidding. But if I do get desperate for that frontcover, I'll just blow up a building or something. :P

 
At Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

Oh goodie. That way I can point to the magazine cover and brag to everyone that I nurtured your violent tendencies to full-blown psychotic, terroristic behavior. :p

What say you start small and throw rocks at the turd?

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006, Anonymous yang said...

Oh yes... Our guys aren't that bad. They're dense. At least they're not denser or densest... heeheehee

I'd like to think that our boys had brief shining moments that redeemed them, hence your statement... ;-)

But Chinese guys... Don't get me started. I hope your baby brother had sensitivity training under you and hanks. ;-)

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

My brother? Er, no comment. ;p

 
At Thursday, November 23, 2006, Anonymous mishy said...

Hmmm I'm intrigued about this new guy. You have to tell us about it on Friday.

As for your Bond complaints, I suggest that you just stop looking at his head closely. If they show a closeup, focus on his hair or something. Just don't look at the entire picture.

I especially liked him when he first came in the Bahamas hotel and he was wearing this white shirt and... was it khaki or gray pants? I don't remember. I was busy looking at his pecs and biceps. Yum.

 
At Thursday, November 23, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

Hay nako, I have much to tell you guys tomorrow! He's not even the "newest" guy, I have some more pending blind dates in the coming weeks. I truly am the undisputed Kaisiao Queen. :p I guess it could be worse. I could be spending all my weekend nights at home stuffing my face with popcorn and watching DVDs (although frankly, I would rather have done that the night of my last date =S).

 
At Thursday, November 23, 2006, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

And Mishy, about Daniel Craig... oh never mind. I'd rather not think about him as much as possible. ANY part of him, hair, abs, pecs, whatever. :p

 
At Tuesday, October 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahah.

this made me look back and wonder if i ever acted like one of them dense creatures.

-sugeina

 
At Tuesday, October 09, 2007, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

You're actually going back and reading my blog posts from last year?? Man, you really must have a boring job. Haha.

 
At Tuesday, October 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's actually the link on the word "lemuria", and the title "This is me, not giving a damn".

hmmm... and the boring job.

 

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