Monday, August 31, 2009

September Fever!

In a few more hours, it'll be September already! Yay!

Yup, no matter how many bad memories these past few days and this year happened, I am still hoping for a lot of changes at the last quarter of all these. And as September approaches, I'm feeling upright on things to come. :)

This coming month might be one of those that I have many friends celebrating their birthdays. And relatives too, if I may add. I had special and not so special birthdays before, and no matter how that day might just pass on me, I am excited to be twenty-four. I dont know how to make it seem luckier, but the fact that my family is complete, my boyfriend loves me still, despite the fact that I am more of a pain in the ass, and my friends are there for me, is enough proof that I am born lucky.

September also marks my fifth month in my job. And believe me, its getting more interesting. :) Its like I'm yielded with all the good stuff so far. And I'll be nearing regularization. So there, more reason to stay positive.

Lastly, September means Gossip Girl's Season Three. (^_______________^)

...Happy Birthday Ri! XOXO.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Love Balloons

How on earth could this be possible?!?

Up is probably the first animated movie that made me cry so hard, just in the first twenty minutes already. The story is about Carl, a 78-year old man who wanted to fulfill the greatest adventure of his life, as he promised Ellie, his wife. Their love story, started when they were kids, so I could very well relate. :P

Hon said that Ellie and I were similar. Probably because Ellie bullies Carl and makes him promise everything and insists him of fulfilling his promise. But they're so cute, and he loves her so much that he made everything Ellie wished for. Next to the Time Traveler's Wife and Harry Potter, this is one of the films that I really enjoyed. The plot is simple, yet ironic at times (especially how he could possibly carried the house! :P). The graphics are the best. Now I wish I shouldve watched in 3D. hahaha.

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Birthday week coming up in a few weeks! I'm so excited to turn twenty four. Well, Ive always been excited of my birthdays anyhow. hahaha. But you know, it is special, and it gives me a reason to actually celebrate. :)

Jops, Karch and Ria, after seven years. :)

Speaking of celebration, I met up with Karch and Jops last Monday. I must say that I've really missed those two. Makes you wanna think about college again. And I'm just glad that I've met amazing people during UST days. Never mind the bad seeds, but the crowd that I've been with makes everything worth it. And I will never forget it for the longest time.

Next meeting will probably be after our birthdays, guys included na. Now I'm excited for that. hahaha.

Have to go sleep now. Goodnight y'all! :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tomorrow is boring again..

Ive been home the whole day yesterday when its supposed to be Ninoy's Day. I wanted to clean my room and get rid of the unnecessary stuffs but I managed to curl up in bed and read The Time Traveler's Wife instead. Somehow, the movie made so much sense after reading the book. Like the movie, it made me cry buckets again. Dont fret, its perfectly normal for me. hehehe.

Today, I had to wake up so early to pay my brother's tuition fee at their school. BAD IDEA. I didnt know that the flood over Metro Manila has gone insane. So anyway, I had to go through the flood thing. I had a solid plan that actually worked for me to get to Point A until I reached City Hall. The only good part, the underpass isnt soaked, so I had a little help there getting to Lyceum in time for me to fall in line. If I had only known, I would've refused immediately. Its better to stay in bed again and watch The Hangover or do Gilmore Girls reruns again. Good thing I dont have ice cream with me or else you'd think I was pining for someone.

And yeah, all that boredom was caused by my boyfriend going to Davao. I don't know, this must be his second trip out of town without me, since we got together. It feels weird not to have an automatic date on a weekend. Now I know how my Mom must have felt everytime my Dad leaves for work in abroad.

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Anyhow, Hon and I went to Market!Market! last Thursday to see The Time Traveler's Wife. After the movie, his jacket sleeve was so soaked with tears. My tears. I never cried that much since If Only. The fact that Clare could get a normal guy instead of someone who disappears now and then, is heartbreaking already. Rachel Mcadams continue to be very good in all her films. Eric Bana is such an eyefest. :P

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Have to go for now and spend the rest of my "vacation", at home. hahahah. Yes, ironic.

Ciao for now! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Worming around the Metro!

I am a certified bookworm.

What started with Sweet Valley Books have been replaced by novels by Sparks, Brown, Rowling, Niffenegger, Coelho, etcetera and even by chicklit writers like Kinsella and Cabot. I love buying books. I love going to thrift bookstores to compare prices of books to major bookstores nationwide. I am even guilty of buying a book before it is turned to a movie then compare and contrast the two.

And this goes by saying that September is my favorite month. Not just because my birthday falls at the exact month, but it gives me an excuse to ogle at books one more time and score great sales at that.

The Manila International Book Fair is celebrating their 30th year. Yay! And exhibit days will be held on September 16-20, 2009 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Large and small scale bookstores will join the event and I'm just so psyched to find books that Ive been long wanting to buy in a much lower price. Yes, that would be the best birthday gift too. :)

Ive been attending the event for the past two or three years, and it never really failed me. I had nifty finds, both local and foreign authors and they also have book launches and reviews once in a while. :)

See you all there fellow booklovers! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mid-Mid August

Its the middle of August already. In eighteen days, I'll be celebrating my 24th birthday. Like my other birthdays, I predict that this will be completely normal. No fuss, no big cakes and definitely, I wouldn't have the chance to go travel.

But what makes it special, is having real friends with me. Day in and day out...

Now, now, these are only some of my friends. hahahaha. If I had to put them all here, I'd have to fill a lot of spaces. But really, I'm just so psyched that even though these people might not know each other, they are the ones who complete me. That missing even one of these people would be a taking a huge chunk in my heart.

But what matters most, is your home. And where your family is. I wouldn't be where I am now without them. Yeah, I sound like someone who's nearing her death, but they are just dear to me, and I really am feeling so nostalgic right now..

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Most especially, it is who makes your heart grow fonder, and with him, I can definitely say I will build my future home with, and a library too. hehehe

Well, if I would never receive anything for my birthday, I'm sure I could count on them anytime. And that is more important than material stuff in this world.

Full of love! :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whatta Surprise!

This is my kind of an action movie!

I just got home from Market Market! to see G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, with Hon Hon. No, I am not a fan of the cartoons, nor of action films, but this definitely made me interested of the jam-packed adventure and its full visual effect. The movie stood out because the plot continuously surprised the viewers as the story evolved from action to drama and then some more action, obviously. The movie, stars Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, among other awesome actors.

Anyway, let me just say, I feel as if I'm always disappointed whenever I get to watch a movie at Market Market!. My first time was seeing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and I needed to go to the ladies room, outside the theater, at the farthest corner of the floor. Not only did I haven't seen at least 5-10 minutes of the movie, I would actually appreciate it if they placed their CRs inside the movie house, just so to be convenient for its customers.

Today's disappointment isn't exactly Market Market!'s fault, but the people beside us are movie talkers. You know like they have the need to talk really loud when the movie is going on, and they tend to exaggerate every amazing scene on the movie. And it doesn't end there, they had to translate foreign words like "Merci" and say "Please" loudly. The most annoying of all? They like discussed the movie so loud that we didn't get to understand parts of it. Fortunately, they didn't get the story too, so it was a win-win for me. I was getting close to buying them a bucket of popcorn so they could chew on it and stop talking the entire movie. Lesson learned? Bolt immediately from these people. Or you could kill one if your conscience couldn't stop you that time.

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After the movie, we went directly to Fully Booked, High Street. And I so, so thank God that they restocked this:

I can't wait to read this after I sign out of my Laptop :)

I have been waiting to buy this for months. Yeah, months, because the last time I asked Powerbooks, MOA, they were sold out, so was National Book Store. I so need to have a discount card of Fully Booked since I let them make money out of the number of books I bought from them for years already. hehehe. Anyhow, I plan to finish the book by this week, in time for the movie to air in cinemas. I just love to compare and contrast.

Post-Its give you reasons to be more OC!

Also, I have to thank Post-It for the sampler pack Dimple and I claimed at NBS Megamall last night. To get your own Post-It Sampler Pack, register at http://www.ocintraining.com/, and even discover what kind of OC (Obsessive Compulsive) are you. I am mid-OC, according to the quiz. It's just that I have to plan days ahead, even months, I'm a stickler to schedules and I always have my planner with me. Stuffed with papers and pens, in different colors.

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On serious stuff, I just have to pour this out of my heart. I hate snobs. And fair-weathered friends. I have been surrounded by these two kinds of people lately. I don't want to lose faith in people, but I feel as if they have been failing me. Every.Single.Time. I just hope that they would see the aftermath of the situation and not address me as the bad guy who knows no fun. I need friends who would inspire me, and not destroy my feelings for them.

My Dad will leave again for abroad tomorrow. This time, its Australia. How I wish I could be him sometimes so I could travel the world, see different cultures and discovering the sights and sounds of another countries. :)

If you see me tomorrow, I'll probably be buried in my nose, reading. Lovely Friday everyone. :) And few days before my birthday countdown begins.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Too Much Movies to Watch This Month!

I am so fond of the trailers of upcoming movies! I just wish I have all the time in the world to see them all. I remember when we were in college, my friend Jops and I would immediately go to SM Manila to see all the new movies. Up until there's nothing more left to watch because we've seen them all already. And boy, did we watch all types of genres, may it be a comedy, or adventure or thriller. But our favorite are cartoons, because we are young at heart. Hahaha.

A sweet slow dancing Claire and Henry

The Time Traveler's Wife is a novel by Audrey Niffeneger. Too bad it's already sold out in Powerbooks and National. :( I haven't read the book yet, but I fell in love with the trailer. Well, because Rachel McAdams is enough reason for me to watch the movie. But putting Eric Bana, this sure will be a tear-jerker and a touching movie. And yes, his eyes will definitely make me melt.

What more interests me is the story itself. It is just so heartbreaking to see Claire (McAdams) always waiting for Henry (Bana) to appear to her side whenever he could get the chance. Its as if you're a mistress, but by time. And the thought that she could get a normal person who doesn't disappear as a husband is easy, but she chose to fight for her only love. Cheesy, but that's how the magic works.

To the great journey!

Edward Asner's voice gives life to Carl Fredrickson, who spent all his life planning his great journey at the other side of the world by taking his whole house, flown by a thousand balloons. As his plan worked out perfectly, he discovered that Russell, a chubby boyscout was hanging out at his porch while his house is already flown by the balloons. My office mate said that the movie also brought her to tears (she saw the pirated version already. Hmmpt.), but I'm waiting to see it with boyfriend since we both love Pixar movies.

Oh, how I remember my first love. :)

500 Days of Summer is about Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon Levitt) reminiscing his first real love, which also happened during the summer. After a year of not being together, he realized that he wanted to be with the girl he fell in love at first sight, Summer(Zooey Deschanel). I am betting that this film is bittersweet with a laugh and a half, and a little bit of 10 Things I Hate About You, since Joseph starred in the same movie. :P

Oh, and I don't know about you, but I mistakenly thought Zooey for Katy Perry. They're like twins. hehehe

Though before I get to watch all of these, my friends invited me to see this one...

I'm not a fan of Bea, but of Sam Milby and Derek Ramsy. ehehehehe. :P This is cheesy, but I wanted to see Bea Alonzo without John Lloyd in a movie, and if she could carry herself well. So I can't wait for Friday, just me and the girls.

Any more movies you could recommend? I just love August! :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sad Goodbyes, President Cory...

The Filipino people had been in a very gloomy state. Since the beloved President, whom we all owe the democracy is now in her resting days, she will surely be missed by all. You know how we all felt proud about EDSA 1 because of her? They were all in our history books. We have to bear grueling nights memorizing dates of the revolution, the death of Ninoy Aquino, and how President Cory took her oath taking despite the dictator that was Marcos. And somehow, we even felt prouder that we could still see the person who is most responsible for us being free.

And that all changed in a rainy August 1, 2009, at 3:18 in the morning.

While most of us are in deep slumber, President Aquino, also slept in quietly and joined her husband, the hero who also fought for our country, in the noblest way possible.

Now that she will be laid to rest, she sure will be forever missed. Thank you for bringing back our country to peace. And thank you for forever fighting for us Filipinos. We are forever proud :)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

And her soul continues to flutter

I am deeply saddened about our former Philippine President- Corazon Aquino's death. Not that I was a part of the revolution that she strongly fought for, now did I know how she battled her husband's death. She was part of history, our history that has been taught for so many years because she was the first female president of the country.

But all these time, I am looking up on her because she has the whiff of braveness in her. Like its how she is so humble, yet her personality is so strong. And during the last days of her life, the country has shown every single sympathy and I think it kind of binded us all again, to pray and care for her like we will do to our own mothers.

So for this, I hope she rested in peace and felt in her heart that she is well loved by people whom she set free and remember that history will never really be the same without her. :)

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