Posts Tagged ‘up film center


late post is late, maki, shane, and i went to watch eiga sai at the up film center again and this time we were able to catch rinco’s restaurant. i’d been looking forward to watching this because of the word restaurant… hahaha! i thought watching this was a good way to learn a little bit more about japanese food. when it comes to cooking, the japanese are such experts and they present their food beautifully. so here’s the trailer…

shokudo katatsumuri, which is the film’s japanese title. it means snail restaurant… which is the name of rinco, the main character’s, restaurant. she cooks in her own pace and takes time to put in the magic. and oh the food she whips up like je t’aime soup served in cute heart bowls, curry with pomegranates, steak with lots of herbs, and pretty pastries!


what makes rinco’s cooking more ozummm is that it somehow affects the people who eat it, when their relationships get better, or when their sadness goes away, or when their wishes come true. in the end, rinco’s own wish comes true when she cooks for herself! really enjoyed rinco’s restaurant, someday i’ll make a good je t’aime soup like her. hihi.

yun lang.

♥ melai



posas … last week, maki and i went to watch posas at up. it was my first time to go to a cinemalaya screening. honestly, i wasn’t all too excited about it because i’ve only liked a few filipino movies. also, i’ve chanced upon a review of the film which says that the story was sluggish… but i actually liked it. here’s the trailer…

i liked it probably because i’d rarely watched anything like it. what i mean is, it isn’t something you could just normally watch in the mall theaters that show mostly shallow romance comedies. posas is both heavy and light. heavy because it tackles the life of a petty thief in the streets, the day he gets caught, crime committed by thieves like him, and the irony of the police being the very reason of these crimes.

it felt terrible to see someone get beaten up, to see how difficult and tedious the processes are in our laws, and seeing those corrupt cops manage to hide their own crimes but then again, i could also empathize with the person whose phone got stolen because yes, i’ve had some of mine stolen too.

it was light too because of two reasons, there was always a character who provided comic relief and the audience understood the humor. i told my bestfriend that i enjoyed watching the film because i can express my emotions and not feel stupid, unlike watching it in the mall where i had to stifle crying because i get laughed at or not laugh too hard otherwise i get shushed. when watching in the up film center, you cry when you are moved and no one would care or are probably crying too, and you can also laugh with everyone else.

over all it was a great movie, although the thief had chocolate abs and looked handsome after they washed his face. nyahahaha! i hope they make more movies like this. thanks a lot to maki, let’s go to next year’s screening din ha.

yun lang.

♥ melai

hehe late post. ito yung araw na natripan naming lumamon ni maki eh. nagkita muna kami sa sm at dahil dun palang gutom na kami… hello napoli hotpockets! tapos we figured we’d catch a movie at dahil na rin last day ng eiga sai nun, nagpunta kami sa up film center… we had up isaw while waiting for the doors to open, nakakatuwa lang, it’s been years since i’ve been inside the up film center, malamig pa ren. hehehe. sabi ni maki, kung super lapit lang daw ng bahay mo sa up film center, ang sarap daw magmovie marathon. tama naman siya. hehe, more on this in a bit.

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goofing around while waiting in line … ang haba ng pila pero sabi ni maki wala pa daw yun compared sa ibang events. hahaha! but it was so worth the wait naman. bago kami pumasok busog na busog pa ko, maki even gave me a chocolate bar habang nasa pila pero after kong mapanood yung movie… hehehe, heto yung trailer…

the chef of south polar … ganyan talaga yung english title eh, yung japanese should be nankyoku ryorinin. nga pala, i don’t do movie reviews gusto ko lang magshare because i loved the movie so much.

it’s actually based on a japanese coast guard chef who gets sent to the south pole for research and he gets to cook there for more than a year. it’s just amazing how the chef makes the food. grabe sobrang galing, they even have foie gras! and it is funny too even the scenes with heartbreak themes which makes it heartwarming. but i guess, the very reason why i like it is that it reminds me of him. the actor who plays the chef looks so much like him, an older version of him, from the subtle expressions… pati nga buhok.  and the fact that he cooks so well and . i was so amazed. anyhoo, here’s the pv too…

anyhoo, if you’re planning to watch this movie… do not, on any account, watch it when you’re hungry or haven’t eaten. ako nga eh busog na busog nung pumasok, paglabas ko ng up film center, gutom na gutom na ko eh. maki and i ended up eating at mr. kebab at technohub and i finished my order first before maki. take note, super bilis kumain ni maki. hahaha! so eun, looking forward to another food trip with maki and watching eiga sai again.

yun lang. itadakimasu!

♥ melai

hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.