Archive for tv shows

Legend of the Sucker

Posted in press launches, tv shows with tags , , on September 5, 2009 by planetchuckie

DSCF5823

Well, this is new – a press launch held on the rooftop of our building. I wouldn’t say it was “brilliant”, but nevertheless, it was…unique. Considering how every day in our office is an elevator jamming contest, it must have taken forever to bring everyone to the topmost floor. Not to mention, all the backdrops and cocktail tables.

This, by the way, was for The Legend of the Seeker, the bland TV adaptation of Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truth novels. I can’t quite fathom how Sam Raimi, who earlier this year came out with the deliciously campy Drag Me to Hell, could come up with something like this – the Diet Coke version of The Lord of the Rings . According to its Wikipedia entry (which itself reads like it was copy-pasted from other Wikipedia entries), it follows the epic journey of a charismatic young woodsman named Richard Cypher, an enigmatic woman named Kahlal Amnell, and – *drumroll* – a wizard named Zeddicus Z’ul Zorander. Together, they must join forces to stop the malevolent dark load Darken Rohl from – wait for it – unleashing an evil ancient power.

Hay nako. One word: Derivative.

If you like this kind of thing, do catch the show on SciFi every Wednesday at 10:00pm. That is, if you’re not already watching something else.

I love the smell of xylitol in the morning

Posted in 2nd Avenue, event coverages with tags , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by planetchuckie

This morning marked the second leg of 2nd Avenue’s Today@Breakfast office tour. It didn’t push through in the Ortigas area as originally planned, but it’s a good thing  we were able to find an alternative venue  much closer to our office – the RCBC Plaza Courtyard.

Just like last May, this breakfast event was supposed to promote The Today Show, although I bet most people in attendance weren’t even aware of the fact because their eyes were mostly transfixed to the free food.

And just like last May, the event was sponsored by Orbit  (Oh, excuse me: Orbit Xylitol Sugarfree Gum) – which explains the  product samples strategically placed on the tables. Thankfully, the show was spared from feeling like a 3-hour commercial.

Entertainment was provided by jazz artist Olivia once again. She has the voice of an angel, but she needs someone to write her spiels for her, fast. (Kumusta pagkain? Sarap?) Conspicuously absent, though, was Aisaku Yokogawa, the Manila-based Japanese crooner who is known to sing Tagalog songs albeit thickly-accented.

Oh, but it was great working with host Anna Buena (AKA Danielle from RX 93.1) again. Being the resident scriptwriter, I always make it a point to make friends with the event hosts, and she was no exception. And of course , always count on the 2nd Avenue team to be a fun bunch. You could lock all of us in a bomb shelter and still have a party. 😉

It’s these things that really perk up my mornings.

DSCF4905

Clockwise from left: Nescafe Fit sample dude, Ehm, Mella, Kervy, David, Leah, and Kris (who unfortunately is spending her last few days with the company)