Monday, February 25, 2013

Watch Oscars Academy Awards Night 2013

The stage is set, red carpet has been rolled out. It's the 85th Oscars Academy Awards Night!

To guide you of who's nominated, here is the list from

Best Actor In A Leading Role:
Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Denzel Washington in Flight
Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
Alan Arkin in Argo
Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
Best Actress In A Leading Role:
Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts in The Impossible
Best Actress In A Supporting Role:
Amy Adams in The Master
Sally Field in Lincoln
Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
Helen Hunt in The Sessions
Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook
Best Picture: 
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Animated Feature Film:
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
Best Cinematography:
Anna Karenina Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained Robert Richardson
Life of Pi Claudio Miranda
Lincoln Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall Roger Deakins
Best Costume Design: 
Anna Karenina Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables Paco Delgado
Lincoln Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman Colleen Atwood
Best Director:
Amour Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi Ang Lee
Lincoln Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
Best Documentary Feature:
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
“How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Best Film Editing:
Argo William Goldenberg
Life of Pi Tim Squyres
Lincoln Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Best Foreign Language Film:
Amour Austria
Kon-Tiki Norway
No Chile
A Royal Affair Denmark
War Witch Canada
Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Hitchcock Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Best Original Score: 
Anna Karenina Dario Marianelli
Argo Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi Mychael Danna
Lincoln John Williams
Skyfall Thomas Newman
Best Original Song:
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice — Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted – Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi – Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall – Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables – Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
Best Production Design:
Anna Karenina
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson
Best Animated Short Film:
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
The Longest Daycare
Best Live Action Short Film
Buzkashi Boys
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
Best Sound Editing: 
Argo Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
Zero Dark Thirty Paul N.J. Ottosson
Best Sound Mixing:
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
Best Visual Effects:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Argo Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi Screenplay by David Magee
Lincoln Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook Screenplay by David O. Russell
Original Screenplay:
Amour Written by Michael Haneke
Django Unchained Written by Quentin Tarantino
Flight Written by John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty Written by Mark Boal

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Unsatisfied with Coke in PET Bottles!

On February 10, 2013, Barangay Iponan in Cagayan de Oro celebrated the feast of San Guillermo (St. William the Hermit). It was also the birthday of Ethan, our eldest son. As our tradition, we celebrated it with a dinner with family and relatives.

A day before that, I bought 3 - 1.5 liters Coke (in PET bottles) in one of their mobile stall (plastic table with a big red umbrella) beside Westfield Subdivision at 3 for 130 pesos with a free coke glass. I thought Coke people were selling it at a discounted price as part of their promotional activities considering it was “fiesta” here. Regular price at stores near our place sells it at 45 pesos.

Happy with the bargain, I was ecstatic to tell to my wife with what I had bought. To my dismay, when I opened it to serve it to my guests, ONLY ONE was GOOD with enough carbonation and the rest had stale taste.

I felt being robbed by coke. If I had bought it in a regular store, I could have returned it and perhaps asked for a replacement but since I got it in their promo stall, they were already gone the next day.

So what did I learn from this experience?

I could have squeezed the bottle first. If it is too springy,  carbon dioxide must have already escaped from the PET bottle making it stale. I should have looked at the expiry date first because the two that got wasted were due to expire on February 26, 2013. They must have bargained it because it was nearing its best before date. And lastly, I should have stocked to the usual coke in glass bottles. It tasted better than in their PET counterpart, plus, I am helping save the environment by reducing plastic wastes.