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AMPHETAMINE 安非他命 Hong Kong Movie Part 2. “My PASSION is ONLY to make the FILMS that I really WANT to make.” – SCUD.

I found this article on Director SCUD, the SAME DIRECTOR OF MY FIRST FILM. You can read more here about his third film Amphetamines. I am so very proud to contribute my work to his 5th film The Voyage, currently in Post-production. This earlier film of his, Amphetamines, was one of him most internationally renowned films, nominated for even a Teddy by Berlin. Enjoy.

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SCUD – Writer/Producer/Director of AMPHETAMINE

LAWRENCE LAU – Executive Director

A CANDID INTERVIEW WITH SCUD, FILM DIRECTOR

SCUD could be the kind of director whose works would be as profound and enduring as that of surrealism, or cubism on painting.

Or at least, this is how I feel.

He aspires for creative freedom fearlessly, without sanctions,

and he pursues his artistic vision with a relentless fervor.

“My MISSION is ONLY to make the FILMS that I really want to make, and to tell the kind of stories I want to tell, no less.”

Here’s SCUD – up, close and personal:

1.  In working on a sensitivity-laced film such as AMPHETAMINE, you do know that you are treading on an almost taboo subject in ASIA.  No film maker wants to be seen as if he is promoting drugs in a movie, right?

It is a question of value. Precisely because nobody…

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The “Which Asian Guy Is Right For Me?” Guide for Non-Asian Girls

I Am Writing A Song “Let’s Get One Thing Straight”

It’s 7AM. I haven’t slept, for the same reason I haven’t slept much in the last month. Lately, my life belongs to a song.

I can’t begin to explain this song in any way that makes much sense, let alone why I care so much about it. I picked a funny time to try. 🙂

At the age of 14–the most insecure age of my entire laugh–I started writing this song. It wasn’t dark or emo. I was. This song was everything else, the person I wanted to be in the world I wanted to live in. It was escapism. You know how Glee takes the most serious scenarios, constructs a thousand other unrealistic scenarios around it, and all those other distractions keep you laughing at what might otherwise make you cry? That’s my song. Though, mine is a little less PG, much more crazy.

I don’t just assume this little creation of mine will make people feel better about themselves. I know it will. By the same token, it will make people hate me, hopefully even an institution or two. I delve into so many art forms, soon too the art of “Deadma.”

Truth be told, I just want to make you smile. I think that’s as noble as any cause in this world.

I cannot make things that hurt you go away. But I can bring you into my parallel universe, soon enough.

Mahal na mahal ko kayo.    😉

Night my Sebsters.

Single Pringle & Proud

My tweets might have made it a little obvious, okay, VERY obvious–I’m single, very single. I think it’s starting to show. 🙂

But, I believe one must love himself 100%. So my dear single pringles, I dedicate this blog to your singleness. Your everything you’ll ever need and a bag of chips. You’re a single pringle!

Wise words

Viddy: The Future of Social Media is Video

Being the fan of social media I am, I love to share my social media predictions. Off all the up-coming applications/social media companies that are sprouting up, I believe Viddy has got it going on!

What’s Viddy?

A video Apple Application, capturing only 15 seconds of video for immediate file sharing on Twitter/FB.

Viddy has been dubbed the instagram of video. On one hand, that’s a fitting title; Viddy is after all an apple application with the same basic principles that made Instagram so popular. On the other hand, Viddy may very well be the new Video of twitter. Like both Instagram and Twitter, Viddy is all about limiting you. Instagram has its one picture-at-a-time limit. Twitter has you at 140 characters. Now, Viddy cuts you off with 15-seconds of Video AND AUDIO.

Why does Sebastian think Viddy is more a future Twitter than an Instagram?–because what a person can tweet in 140 characters, he can say out loud and show in 15 seconds.

Why Viddy Will Kick Some Social Media Butt?

Facebook was a revolution for it’s time. The concept of connecting with the people you know online was “new” not so long ago. But now that we’re more connected than ever, our “information age” might be better dubbed “age information overload.” There is nothing any longer fascinating about the every detail of your every friends’ life. Most people want to see the cutest photos of their friend’s wedding without the three hours it takes to browse through the  three hundred photos he uploaded on Facebook. This of course is the beauty of twitter, instagram, and soon Viddy–it cuts people off; while still leaving people wanting more.

Limiting someone’s words to 140 characters may not turn everything that person has to say into rock solid gold, but it sure does make it easier digesting all the information out there.

Viddy’s got some firework potential! It’s twitter-esque! It’s brand-spanking new! And, a very few celebrities are starting to jump on board. Check it owt !! 😉

Best “Call Me Maybe” Covers of All Time

Carly Rae Jepsens’ Call me Maybe has become one of the most viral youtube vids of all time, already having passed the 100 million mark. Respective bow. 🙂 Now, here are some super popular, down-right funny, talented, and not-so-talented covers of Call Me Maybe.

I believe President Obama should naturally start us off. 😉

Call Me Maybe

Best Political Cover

Best Justin Bieber-esque Cover

Best Actual Justin Bieber Cover

Best Talented Cover (Note: He changes the melody’s pace so much; he makes it his own.)

Best PG-13 Rated Cover. Viewer Discretion Advised. 😉

Best Filipino Cover

I Labyu too

Having only slept maybe a couple hours in the last few days, fulfilling my one blog-a-day-promise couldn’t get much harder than today. But, I am way to stubborn not to make a post.

What I look like right now

I dedicate one single shout out to the Pilipino Kuno readers, who keep coming back for more. I have three words for you. They’re three Filipino words, even better than the three Americans use.

I Labyu too.

Pilipino kuno ako. 😉

G’ Night!

 

Pilipino Kuno 2.0

As you might have noticed, I’ve been changing up my profile pics and background images on my social media–Facebook, twitter, and PilipinoKuno included. I’ve changed this background to something more in tune with my film project, The Voyage (2012). Here are snapshots.

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Twitter’s Background Images

New Facebook Profile Pic

Still, I’m not 100% sure this “Pilipino Kuno” background is what I’m looking for. I may have just become so used to my last one; I might just switch it back. Either way, you decide, vote, and I’ll just sleep on it. Which background do you prefer? The last one or this one?

Whether or not I keep this background for Pilipino Kuno, I have officially changed the background of my twitter page with the same concept. You can check it out here.

Send me your votes in the comment box below. Gnite tweeps, facebookers, and all PilipinoKuno readers! Ingat!

What We Have to Learn About Feng Shui in Disneyland

Sana Ako si Ricky Lee!

Disneyland is considered by many people as the happiest place on earth, while this is debatable, no one can deny that Disneyland’s success can be attributed, not so much with good physical Feng Shui, but by it’s ultimate positive chi of happiness.

My family and me recently went on a vacation in Hong Kong, needless to say, for the sake of the kids who are traveling with us we went to Disneyland. I won’t be able to post my family’s pictures here because they value their privacy, but out pictures shows that the adults enjoyed Disneyland as much as the kids did.

Somebody once told me that Disneyland Hong Kong did consult a Feng Shui expert, and judging from its entrance, I think it really has good Feng Shui. However, even if they didn’t consult a Feng Shui expert, the amount of positive energy created by all the happy images…

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I Jumped on a Plane. Again.

I jumped on a plane again. Couldn’t help myself. So, where am I heading?

This time around, the objective is somewhere “small.” I’ve spent most my lifetime vying for big cities. I thought I might as well try the “road less traveled by,” a.k.a. the flight less booked.

I promised you a post every day. Here it is. I  dedicate this blog to my all-time favorite travel quotes/tweets . I can’t think of a better time to share them than while sitting somewhere in the sky.

Travel

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” –St. Augustine

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” –John Steinbeck

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” –Samuel Johnson

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –Henry Miller

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” –Paul Theroux

I haven’t decided yet if I’ll tell you where I’m going, but I will tell you–I plan to be back with my blood by Monday. Baby diapers await.

 Comments Below. Say Whatever You Please, Peeps.