Sunday, February 20, 2005


Damn! It's 2005! This is my first post anywhere in the RONJ-BLOGS! Actually I was planning on posting a new post in the Corner, but I thought, hey! Why not post on the RONJ-BLOG main page first? So here it is! And check out the new post at the Corner! ;-)

Saturday, February 19, 2005

[Book Review] Deception Point [Dan Brown] & The Pilgrimage [Paulo Coelho]

After The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, I read Dan Brown's, I think 2nd or 3rd novel, Deception Point.

Most people liked Da Vinci and Angels because, most people are Catholics, and even more people are Christians. They could relate.

Deception Point---well, it's not about religion, it's not talking about any famous paintings. It's talking about--if I could put it this way--science and politics. Let me correct myself: science and American politics.

For someone like me who has been somehow exposed to American culture and society, I didn't feel too unfamiliar with it. And science--well, I do some research work, and research work is, in general, a science in itself.

So in short, take out the religion and the "charming" Robert Langdon, put in the very alluring Rachel Sexton... What a last name, I should say!

Put in that "old" Dan Brown formula... I still love it.

People tend to complain that Deception Point, Digital Fortress, and even, Angels & Demons, have all the same plot/formula/twists/endings as The Da Vinci Code.

I don't quite agree. Or well, if it's true, I don't mind.

Actually, that is not true at all. The Da Vinci Code has the same formula as the first three novels! So if people think that because the three novels are the same formula as Da Vinci, then they are wrong! The Da Vinci Code was Brown's last novel! Da Vince Code sucks then, if the logic of these know-nothing-but-complain people are valid!

Hehe. I hope I am right in the "facts" I stated.

Coach Potato strikes again. ;-)


I don't know if it's the novel, or it's because I've read and loved the four Dan Brown novels, but The Pilgrimage, to me, didn't sound like a great Coelho masterpiece. Any violent reactions from the crowd? ;-)

[sub-labels: CPC books]

[Movie Review] Shall We Dance? (Hollywood Version)

If you're a romantic like... this person I know very, very, very well...


Well, I've seen the Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and J-Lo version, and of course, the original was Japanese...

Seriously, it is one of the best and most recommendable romance-comedies of all time! I'd put it up there with... Hmmmmmm... Now I can't remember any other romance-comedies that could measure up. Is that any indication for you? ;-)

Seriously serious now... For the average consumer like me, there's nothing wrong with the movie. I would have loved to have seen this with someone I was in love with. ...Shocks. There, I reminded myself again, damn.

Alright, I'm not professional sounding anymore. I drank three bottles of Colt Ice. 6.5% alcohol by volume.

But let me clarify something. NO, it's not the alcohol.

Well I guess you wouldn't trust me in this post anymore. Just ask someone who has seen the movie. And then you will think, seriously, "Damn, Coach Potato was right! I love this movie!"

Now like all other great romance movies, and love stories, and love songs... I hate them, because... I like them too much and they make me... think, and shed some, somehow. I am hopeless.

I am a hopeless romantic and I love this movie! Go watch it and cuddle up!

I'm starting to think of taking dancing lessons.

Seriously drunk somehow,
The Coach Potato

[sub-labels: CPC movies]