Darren Criss in Manila

Alright, I know I am late in posting this. Darren Criss (Blaine from Glee) visited Manila! Whooo!

I almost forgot dropping by his last mall show here in the Philippines. Good thing, I was just in-time to see a glimpse of this very cool and handsome lad. Here’s a link of the video I took from his Wednesday’s show.

He was very cool in being a Filipino, and I am happy that he’s proud of it.

Anyway, I think that’s it for now. Just professing how I am a fan of Darren Criss.

Glee and something called representation

It’s been a while since I last made an entry here, and finally I am back. I did not actually go somewhere else; I just can’t find anything that gets me on a writing mode. And then I watched  Glee’s most recent episode. I admit that I am a fan, but sometimes not.

Glee may be the most liked, unliked, commented, debated, criticized, analyzed, hated, loved, and God knows what other things that goes with this show. Most of us talk about it – It’s definitely the buzz. Check Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and maybe also Friendster (Does it still even exist? We never know), and you will see that Glee is everywhere. That fact alone makes it one of the most popular things now. And maybe (just maybe) being popular might be a best way to put across a message from those people that are treated as unrepresented.

Then I thought that unrepresented is a vague and a relative word. One person can consider a thing unrepresented, but others might consider it as a contrary. Its definition boils down to each one’s experience, knowledge, familiarity, and connection. I don’t think it is logical for people to fight over what’s unrepresented and represented on our society; it makes no sense to me.

Unpretty, gay, lesbian, unloved, brainless, PWD, Asian, fat, etc – These are just some of the topics (or people) that Glee is trying to represent on their show. I know that there are times that the story is too lame to be an episode, because they represent something – It’s just like the producers made that episode just to survive a show. But who can possibly tell this: What if representation is something they prioritize? I mean, of course I am not that stupid to think that they are producers, and there they are not thinking if their show will make money or not. Who knows of their real motive, right? Maybe they really planned to start it right, get the trust of millions of people to watch their show, and then once established, the “real game” begin.

Let’s just make it simple. Glee invites people to think; it invites people to look around them and observe. At least the show invites something to happen – even on a smallest way. How about us, your best friend, your family, yourself? Have we asked if we invite something to happen to our society?



**I wrote this sentiment last Saturday, March 6.

Item 1: I am in the office on a Saturday.

Item 2: I am hungry, because I did not eat proper breakfast.

Item 3: My lunch is not on time. Because of a crappy person (oops, reason).

Item 4: Fickle-mindedness sucks.

What the hell is happening? I am just in the middle of the day and I am getting all of these.

It is almost 6AM, I woke up and I don’t want to go in the office. Well, good luck to me because I don’t have any choice. I swear to God, life is unfair – because of unfair people. C’mon guys, I am working my ass off to beat deadlines and then you want me to come in the office for your benefit? So are you trying to say that, you don’t have personal life so come here or else you are doomed. Work for us, because your personal plans must not work. Our plans are the greatest commandment of all. Obey us. No wonder, people are leaving you.

I went down the stairs. I heard mom leaving the house. Ok. Bye! take care. I walked towards the dining table. No food. Well, I managed to let it pass, but I am hungry. I go straight to take my bath.

I took the ever-stressful jeep, then train, then jeep, then forever-walk. I am the first one in the office. Ok, that’s fine. No problem. Then another came in after me, and another, and so on. 11AM came and I can hear the battle cry of my tummy. Hey, where do you want to eat? The response was to just eat on a fastfood – on that case, we will go to the nearest mall. Alright, so I waited until lunch time.

12NN came and I reminded them of the dining plan. Guess what, they changed their minds. Let’s just call for a delivery. That means another 30 to 45 minutes waiting time. That sucks.

My friends know that fickle-mindedness is the least thing anybody would want to do to me. I just don’t have enough patience on dealing with that attitude. For me, it means being disrespectful of one’s expectations, time, plans, etc. I just don’t understand why people find not doing it so hard. Anyway, everything is done. Let’s move on. I am enjoying my fried chicken now. And I wonder… When will be the next season of Glee (yes, I am wondering on Glee’s next season, as I am enjoying my food. I don’t know where that thought came from)?