to be continued~ ^^,

Monday, May 29, 2006


well, i finally got to watch the da vinci code yesterday. the verdict? it was okay. it wasn't mind-blowing but it didnt move me to sleep either. seeing the movie was like eating boiled chicken. it was bland. i hate to say it but it's true!

though mckellen /teabing/, hanks /langdon/ and reno /fache/ played their parts well, i couldnt help but feel irked by tautou's /neveu/ acting. right at the beginning i felt that her performance was dry. from the moment she saw her grandfather's body lying on the floor to the point where she learns of her identity. i mean for goodness' sake! the man you knew as your grandfather is lying naked, spread out and dead on the floor; you get assaulted by an albino monk; shot at and you learn of the reality of the holy grail the least you can do is show much more emotion than a wet sponge can. O.o

maybe that was a bit too harsh.. let's see.. she did have a nice accent. ^^ it was fun listening to her speak in english.

kudos to director, ron howard for coming up with the interesting flashback scenes. i enjoyed watching the past slowly bleed into the "present". goldsman, the man behind the screenplay, i feel could have kicked the script up a couple more notches.

all in all, it was a decent movie. it remained mostly faithful to the book and the actors did their job well. but one's imagination can do better. :)

after the movie, a couple of video games and a quick trip to the grocery, my family and i got into a cab and went back to our house where my cousin /kuya tracee/, his wife /ate jenny/ and their son, hanz were waiting.

come 7pm, my dad and i sticked to the telly, patiently waiting for the F1 race proper. it was 8pm [manila time] when the race started. i got pretty riled up when i learned that massa's, ferrari's 2nd driver, starting position was 21. [note: there are 22 cars that participated] what got me worked up even more was the knowledge that m. schumacher, ferrari's front man and my favorite f1 racer of all-time, was starting at the pit lane, of all places!!!

i was devastated. i thought it was over! you see, the monaco circuit is the merciless of all of the other tracks f1 cars race on! the track is dotted with a series of unforgiving chicanes that shred tires like it's nothing, there are sharper turns and tighter race ways which make overtaking almost impossible. but i brushed the hopeless feeling off and watched the race.

but i underestimated the man in red. from being the 22nd car in the race he got up to 16 and then 13. an amazing thing to have accomplished while driving in monaco! i felt irritated when i saw the numbers. barrichello of honda was 20 to 35 seconds away from alonso, who was in poll position, for the entire race! keeping 17 cars held up! but schumi did not back down an inch! he kept on pushing himself and his car until he ended in 5th position 78 laps later. good show! XD

the results of the monaco grand prix are as follows:
  1. Fernando Alonso Renault
  2. Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren
  3. David Coulthard Red Bull
  4. Rubens Barrichello Honda
  5. Michael Schumacher Ferrari
  6. Giancarlo Fisichella Renault
  7. Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber
  8. Ralf Schumacher Toyota
  9. Felipe Massa Ferrari
  10. Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso
  11. Jensen Button Honda
  12. Christijan Albers Midland
  13. Scott Speed Toro Rosso
  14. Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber
  15. Tiago Monteiro Midland
  16. Franck Montagny Super Aguri

and these are the folks who came so close but did not finish:

  1. Jarno Trulli Toyota
  2. Christian Klien Red Bull
  3. Nico Rosberg Williams
  4. Kimi Raikkonen McLaren
  5. Mark Webber Williams
  6. Takuma Sato Super Aguri

:) for a more detailed information on the race, teams, cars and racers just log on to The Official Formula 1 Website

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click on the seagull to see images before, during and after the race.

(image is taken from the f1 gallery)

"We are only in the seventh round of the championship and there is still everything to play for." - Michael Schumacher of Team Ferrari

looking forward to the next race which will be held in britain on june 11, 2006! :D


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