Portent of things that came about

30 09 2009
Auntie Anne's and Starbucks 00

Starbucks Dark Mocha Frappucino and Auntie Anne's Almond Pretzel

TO GET to Town on Friday nights, I cross Commerce Avenue from the Petron gas station where Spider-man always drops me off.  From the very moment my right foot hits the concrete shielding tons of dark hydrocarbon-charged fuel, I feel fullness in my belly as I most likely have snacked in the webbed one’s car while our conversations filled the air.  Last Friday’s was some sort of puto (Filipino rice flour cake) and a strawberry-grape smoothie for each of us.

After raiding the magazine wall of Powerbooks – and actually making a huge purchase – I went to the cinema to catch anything that was on celluloid.  I didn’t particularly like any of the two local films running.  So I settled for the one whose poster caught my fancy – Horsemen starring Dennis Quaid and Ziyi Zhang.  Notice how her name is now Westernized in the sense that her first name comes ahead of her last.

I texted Superman, Spider-man, Friendship, and Batman that I was only one of seven people seeing the movie.  Seven – three couples and myself.  I later figured that unlike the others, I didn’t need somebody close to clutch and hold whenever the gory scenes came up.  A lot of CSI, NCIS, Bones and Criminal Minds had prepared me for it.

But one thing I did find about the movie was that it was disturbing.  To think that the censors must’ve already significantly cut portions as the splices were so pronounced.  The audio faded in and out imperfectly.

Movie Ticket - Horsemen 00

What?! I paid 150 freakin' pesos for that movie?! Hehehe... At least the comfy seat was worth it.

Horsemen was so bad that I took consolation on what I was muching on – Auntie Anne’s Almond Pretzel (dipped – no! soooaked multiple times in their melted butter!) and Starbucks Dark Mocha Frappucino with Raspberry Syrup.

The pretzel and the coffee were so good that I kept on muching in spite of the first gruesome moment that made me nauseous.

I went out of the theatre wondering what a bad movie with reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse could mean.

Then Ondoy came pummeling down the next day.

Superhero prophetic text 00

A superhero warned me about the rains...