Mulino Sa Takipsilim

Manila is big, let alone the entire country (Philippines) with more than 7,100 islands. Living in the metro has its merits. With larger labor markets, the percentage of landing a job suited to one’s skills is higher. People can pursue careers that are not offered in small towns or small cities.

As a small town girl, I needed change a few years ago. My daily routine, the people I socialize with and the place I was in became a little too comfortable. I was becoming mediocre. I feared that the fire I have in me will eventually extinguish if I continuously let myself drown to the comforts of my hometown. One day, I packed my bags and decided to move to the big city. I took the plunge. Knowing myself, I knew I could easily adapt to the pace of life in the metro. I embraced the change and immersed myself to my new home.

I have been residing in the metro for a few years now and while I took advantage of the opportunities it offered, it had not been the kind of home I prayed it would be, so time and time again, I go back to the place where I almost entirely lost myself-Ilocos Norte; where I was to drown but remained afloat because of the impassioned nurturing from family and friends over the years.

Whenever I’m in Ilocos Norte, a sense of peace and contentment awash my being. It is home and it will always be. So here’s a short clip of the wind turbines (mulino) and some words I’ve put together in Filipino from my previous trip to my hometown.

 

The Unofficial Nirvana In Fire Ending You’ve Never Seen

Two years after the release of Nirvana In Fire, the drama series is still gaining more and more popularity in Asia. As an avid fan of the drama series, I have tried my utmost best to dissect each and every episode there is in the drama including the closing credits. It came to a point where I just had to watch it from beginning to end. I am now on my 30th time. Let me tell you, it is tediously satisfying!

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At one point, I felt that Xiao Shu/Lin Shu/Su Zhe/Mei Changsu was robbed of the opportunity to inherit what is his, but then, it also made sense that the writer and director didn’t want to give the viewers false hope that Xiao Shu/Lin Shu/Su Zhe/Mei Changsu will survive in the end since it is a common knowledge that he is gravely ill.

If you paid more attention to the conversations in the drama, Consort Jing once mentioned to Jingyan after the latter found out that Su Zhe/Mei Changsu is indeed Xiao Shu, “…he’s been past enduring already.” With this and the countless times he got awfully sick to the point of impossible recovery if not for the vast knowledge of the physicians looking after him, it is very highly possible that he’ll die by the end of the series. Like some of you, I tried to hang onto the last thread of hope I could muster.

Then this happened.

《琅琊榜》未删减版结局 Unofficial cut ending of Nirvana in Fire_11

Xiao Shu/Lin Shu/Su Zhe/Mei Changsu DIED like what most predicted.

But then, this is not the end for those with enduring hearts!! 😁😁

When the last episode of Nirvana in Fire (raw and without subs) was uploaded online for the first time in 2016, it came with an alternate ending (unofficial ending). A few days after it was subbed, I watched the 54th episode on the same streaming site but it was unfortunate that the unofficial ending was edited out. I tried looking for it from other sites but to no avail. Luckily, I was able to come across a clip with more or less six thousand views on YouTube with the same scene I saw from that 2016 raw video.

If the production added the alternate ending, then the scene below would have made much more sense.

(360P - mp4)Nirvana in Fire Episode 52_3

Well, it is up to you to decide whether Fei Liu’s words made sense.

Sharing everyone GIF’s of that magical unofficial ending. Enjoy!

《琅琊榜》未删减版结局 Unofficial cut ending of Nirvana in Fire_1

Fei Liu diligently learning how to serve tea. What a good boy!

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He gets nervous doing this kind of stuff but he’s all brave and mighty when he goes out to play with the bad guys.

《琅琊榜》未删减版结局 Unofficial cut ending of Nirvana in Fire_4

Lin Chin pretending he’s not paying attention to Fei Liu. What a considerate gege! I like it better when they bicker.

《琅琊榜》未删减版结局 Unofficial cut ending of Nirvana in Fire_5

Don’t scald your hands, Fei Liu. Su gege will worry!

《琅琊榜》未删减版结局 Unofficial cut ending of Nirvana in Fire_6

The moment of truth is here!

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Great effort, Fei Liu. It passed Lin Chen gege’s standards.

Su, who is he offering it to? (pun-intended 😅😂🤣)

《琅琊榜》未删减版结局 Unofficial cut ending of Nirvana in Fire_10

And they lived happily ever after!

There you have it folks!

Don’t forget to watch Nirvana In Fire 2!

Road to 2 Moons Over Manila in GIFs

Not yet done with Road to #2MoonsOverManila fan gathering. Here are the GIFS of the moments that brought about the loudest screams inside the activity area.

WARNING: Not for the fainthearted. Proceed with caution.