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QUESTION: “Loungewear. What is the lounge?”
Answer: “That mag-relax-relax THE.”
I overheard that convo at Uniqlo where a senior-citizen woman—oops, BANNED judgmental—playing lato-lato while window shopping. I expected that lato-lato had a child, so, when I saw her, I was like, Whoa.
However, I’m now wondering if I can use my old denim jeans as loungewear since denim isn’t exactly for lounging around while staying at home. The thickness of the jeans is more suitable, say, the cinema where the air-conditioning will be cccccold, you need a shawl or jacket if you are not used to autumn, winter, or spring.
As the economy reopened, major movies also made their much-anticipated comebacks. Even cinemas in Limketkai Mall have reopened this month. This is good news—the more, the merrier—because Gaisano chose to close the movie theaters for good.
However, a movie theater in a downtown mall in Cagayan de Oro seems to have its own time. We were there at 10:30, but around 11:30 in the morning the ticket counter staff arrived at the cinema. The line was long by then.
I asked them why it took them so long to open and the answer was, hmmm, I forgot. I just charged the experience in the “Insidious” event. With the screening time at 12 midnight, it is understandable that the cinema staff will also stay up late, until dawn because they are the last ones to go home, right? I really don’t know, just a guess.
While standing in line, we, the ticket buyers, had no choice but to talk to each other, and that’s how I discovered that most of them were there for “Insidious.” Except us. We are watching “Kandahar.” For a while there, I wondered why the ticket buyers were mostly millennials. So, they were there for “Insidious” – answer the question. And each of them bought a ticket for more or less seven people consisting of family, friends, and the whole barangay.
I feel, hmmm, old enough to watch “Kandahar” instead of “Insidious.” But I’ve never been a fan of horror films even though I’ve watched “Carrie,” “The Shining,” “Misery,” and other movies based on Stephen King’s novels, and those that aren’t. in his novels like this one. as “The Blair Witch Project.” Those are the days.
Now, I’d rather watch “Barbie.” Haha.
Horror movies just make me hide under the seat, cover my eyes, and mindlessly eat popcorn. But if staying on a low-carb cleanse is a must even if I’m scared out of my wits, I’ll have to switch from popcorn to almonds, pecans, and walnuts. Ew. Macadamia nuts are the tastier choice but even that makes me sick to my stomach right now.
“You have to go home to remember what you fought for.” That’s a quote from “Kandahar.” I doubt if I can listen to the dialogue in a horror film and if I can hear everyone playing lato-lato.
This is not the first time that lato-lato has appeared. It’s one of those toys that tends to make big comebacks—like now you see it, now it’s gone. Barbie, on the other hand, has always been my favorite doll since the late ’50s even though I don’t own one. Instead, I had this scary blue-eyed and blonde walking doll that was as tall as me.
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