Unlike most of the city, I hadn't gone to watch New Moon. I figured I would think it would be so cheesy that I'd groan much too loudly in the cinema at certain scenes. So I opted to wait for the DVD instead (especially as The BF didn't want anything to do with the movie. hehe!).
Aside from Amelia, other movies out this week are Planet 51, Two Lovers, Biyaheng Lupa and Dukot (Desaparacidos).
The Earth, Wind & Fire concert at the PICC will be something the oldies might enjoy, so go tell your moms and dads.
Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere,Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston
Synopsis: An extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery comes to light in AMELIA, a vast, thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Earth, Wind and Fire in Manila
PICC Reception Hall
For a gloomy day like today, instead of wearing something dark, I would opt to wear something really bright and colourful.
Obviously, I had been spending too much time on Lookbook. Their members really inspire me to be a bit more creative. Although, wearing a one-piece dress (that I don't exactly own, mind you -- my cousin left it lying around in my flat), isn't exactly creative.
HOWEVER, it is certainly not something I would normally wear.
What would you have worn on an overcast but still warm day?
If you had been following my tweets, then you may have known that I had been lusting for a new mobile phone. Even after I've posted some of my phone choices several months ago, I promised myself that I will only buy a new one when my old Motorola V3i conks out.
It doesn't seem to want to conk out, though!
It's a great phone, but with my use of Twitter and Wi-fi getting more and more available everywhere, I was getting frustrated with it. I certainly couldn't use it to quickly check my email or write a quick tweet.
I was torn between getting a Nokia E71 and a HTC Viva, but then I suddenly found out through the internets that the Blackberry is being slowly introduced in the country.
Obviously, the Blackberry won.
It's such a lovely piece of mobile qwerty candy. I got myself the Curve 8520, with it's amazing trackpad.
I can now regularly check my blog, Facebook, update Twitter and even search on Yahoo. This internet addict is very happy indeed!
I haven't signed up my mobile to the Blackberry network yet, though. I'm still trying to figure out how far I can go without emailing all the time. The lowest subscription package on Globe is for Php700 for 5MB every month.
I've got this unit on the cheap -- I don't think I will ever spend an insane amount on a silly mobile phone.
However, I've learned you can get the Curve 8520 prepaid pack from Globe at only P14,995! That's ridiculously cheap, compared to the lowest amount I got quoted for a Nokia E71, which is P16,000++.
I was too early for a meeting one evening, so I had a stroll, ordered dinner that would take some time and leafed through a magazine. As the magazine wasn’t very entertaining, I ended up people-watching
That’s when I thought to myself “Why didn’t I ever get into smoking?” If I smoked, then I would look so cool and waiting would have been a sophisticated undertaking.
I imagine that I’d look like a modern-day Marilyn Monroe.
But then I remembered that smoking screws up your lungs, shortens your life, darkens your lips and yellows your teeth and fingernails.
However, there’s now a thing called an electronic cigarette. They have the look and feel of an ordinary cigarette, but much healthier. It doesn’t have any of those cancer causing things that you find in normal cigarettes like tar, carbon monoxide, smoke and 400 other bad stuff. It doesn’t even use tobacco! With electronic cigarettes, you just basically inhale water vapor and nicotine.
Electronic cigarettes don’t produce smoke, but they produce a vapor mist that looks exactly like smoke. Which means I don't need to go outside a restaurant or a bar to smoke! It might even be cheaper because they use rechargeable batteries and you can even get them in starter packs.
It would sound so shallow, but I think the best thing about electronic cigarettes is that they are also customizable -- your cigarettes can then match your shoes. ;)
Have you seen Jennifer Lopez' performance of Louboutins at the American Music Awards? Yeah, she fell on her big ass. Thank goodness for all that cushioning -- she danced like nothing happened!
Wonder if she was wearing a pair of Louboutins that night, just to make her point?
J. Lo claims that she intended to fall down.
Errr... yeah, right.
Granted, she did fall in time for a big beat.
Reminds me of somebody else who fell off the stage and acted like nothing happened.
*Ehem* Beyonce, that's you.
I can't bring myself to watch New Moon -- I don't care if it's a major blockbuster. I would rather just wait for the DVD and watch it on installment, in case it becomes too cheesy for my liking. I had to watch the first movie in two parts because I couldn't take it. Tsk.
Aside from A Christmas Carol, other movies opening this week are Wanted:Border and Ninja Assassin. Have all the good movies suddenly gone into limbo somewhere?
Disney's A Christmas Carol
Starring: Jim Carrey
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, a stingy old businessman is visited by the ghost of his old partner, warning him that he is to be visited by three ghosts that very night. The ghosts of Christmases past, present and future all arrive to show the old man the error of his ways.
Branded Watch Sale in Libis
up to 70% off!
Sometimes I get so busy that I don't even have time to watch television anymore. As you get older, you tend to develop a liking for watching the news -- which I miss a lot now because I'm so caught up with work. The only way I watch television series now is through Youtube or dvd's. It's a little frustrating.
I've come across Direct TV Offers before, and it makes me really wish that their service is available in this third world country. I wish I could watch the local soap operas like Lovers In Paris in my own time and not have to rush home every time to watch it. Getting one of the Direct TV Deals liberates you from fussing with your VCR or dvd recorder and will even let you record up to 14 days in advance.
For now, I'll just daydream about getting this in Philippines. Americans are so lucky!
... well not exactly.
A lot of people would say they're sick to their stomachs with the MMDA colours, but not me!
The Metro Manila Development Authority's unusual choice of colour combination may not look so nice out on the streets.
Translation: No crossing. Deadly
But it's definitely eye-catching.
Which brings me to the real subject of this post --
My new pair of sandals. Hehe!
I just adore it's pink-and-blueness. It's wrinkled because I wore it as soon as I had paid for it. Hehe!
I don't care if people call me an MMDA fan.
Other photo sources: MMDA, Missamie & Metro Met Blogs
Remember this post?
Photoshopping models isn't exactly a new thing. We have been scandalised over and over that we've become numb to the situation. I know that when I buy a magazine, I know that I'm buying an illusion (which I gladly succumb to).
And since they are promoting a dream, sloppiness is inexcusable!
Demi Moore is on the cover of W Magazine in December, and the artists and editors have managed to defile the actress in a horrible manner...
... Demi currently has a large chunk of her hips missing, which does not align with her lovely, normal-looking thigh.
Oi fashion magazine people! We already know that you Photoshop everything and since you're doing it anyway, you should at least make your work realistic!
There is more controversy about Manny Pacquiao and his Jimmy Kimmel television show appearance apart from his "de honesty too much" song. Manny Pacquiao was apparently spotted driving away from the studio with a woman that wasn't his wife, Jinkee.
Here's the video, so you be the judge.
Gossip girls say that it's rumored girlfriend-on-the-side, Krista Ranillo.
I don't really want to defend cheating men (if he really is cheating), but I couldn't really see who was in the car with him in the first place.
What do you guys think?
I was craving for some Thai food sometime ago, so The BF and I tried Lime Leaf at Pioneer Street. The restaurant is at the ground floor of Madison Square (no, not the concert venue).
We really had no idea to expect.
It's actually bright inside and quite clean. It's not a very posh place, it feels more like a neatly put together canteen -- which doesn't bother me at all.
We ordered Thai Iced Tea, which is very yummy!
I order Red Curry Chicken each time I go for Thai food, so this is how it looked like. Portion-wise, it's good enough for two if you have a tiny appetite. Hee! So basically, it serves one greedy person. Take note that the curry is very, very hot. So if you're not too keen on spicy food, tell the waitress that you prefer your curry mild.
The Spring Rolls are good too!
This is one place we will definitely go back to. A meal will set you back less than P200. Our order cost us only P344 (with three bowls of rice -- not all mine.hehe!).
*Lime Leaf, Madison Square, Pioneer St, Mandaluyong City.
Great ass-kickin' by Manny Pacquiao yesterday, huh? Record breaker! Cotto's face was all swollen up, you'd think he was a puffer fish. Tsk. I'm not a big fan of Pacquiao's showbiz/recording/political ambitions, though. That goes for his mother too. What a turn-off. Pfttt.
It's funny how there's only one new movies this week --
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning
Synopsis: The supernatural tale of starcrossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart), and the heartbroken high-school senior discovers that vampires aren't the only creatures in town. Realizing that Bella will never be safe as long as he's around, Edward (Robert Pattinson) makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind shortly after her 18th birthday. Reeling from her loss, Bella embraces self-destruction after being comforted by Edward's image during a moment of mortal peril. But as heavy-hearted as Bella may be, her old friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) distracts her from her sorrows by helping her renovate a weather-beaten motorbike. When Bella encounters a former adversary with a sizable grudge, she's rescued from harm at the last second by pack of enormous, ferocious wolves. Subsequently delving into the history of the Quileutes, Bella discovers the secrets of Jacob's tribe while looking forward to a reunion with Edward that may have deadly consequences.
And speaking of Manny Pacquiao and Twilight, fans who like them both will be thrilled to see this:
WTF. I don't think any amount of photoshop skills will help Pacquiao get that seductive vampire aura. This photo gave me the chills. Creepiness!
Fireworks fanatics, however, will be happy to know the World Pyro Olympics are back in town.
World Pyro Olympics 2009
Every Saturday starting November 21
The Fort Open Grounds
Tickets are at P206 (Dunno why the P6).
This may be a little, uhmmm, offensive. Shoo your children away from the computer now.
As in NOW.
If you had lost your virginity, or maybe need an extra one (just in case), then you need not look further than your local drugstore.
No more worrying if your parents find out or waiting for The One, as you can lose your virginity over and over with this new breakthrough. No surgery required!
All of that for just Php 99!
You can even ask your boyfriend to buy it for you.
Heck, he can use it too.
Christmas is just a few weeks away now. So take advantage of the sales and bazaars (they're cropping up left and right these days) and get your gift shopping over with as early as possible.
Wonder if I'd get a chance to go to the one below? Hmmmm...
Global Pinoy Bazaar
November 14 & 15
It's getting a little chilly in the evenings, yet I wanted to jump into the shorts bandwagon and bought myself not one, but two pairs of shorts.
I got these two for just Php 280 (that's like less than US$6)! That's a bargain even in Manila! I bought them at a bazaar in Ortigas and if you buy just one, you pay Php100. If you buy at least two, however, you get a discount. Isn't that great??? I love cheap clothes! hehe!
Anyway, the only problem with the whole shorts situation is that I have a pear-shaped figure. So I can't indiscriminately wear shorts or skirts without offending somebody.
But I don't care, I'm gonna wear shorts because I want to! Maybe I'll just get myself a couple of cans of Air Stockings, wtf.
Ok, camwhore some more if you're not fed up of my face yet. Hehe!
I had wanted to watch Law Abiding Citizen last week, but didn't have time for some reason. Oh well, maybe I'd get a quickie chance just before we go see 2012, which is suppposed to be the hit of the month (possibly next to Inglorious Basterds).
Other films out this week are Ang Tanging Pamilya (I do not want to endorse any film with Joseph Estrada in it, which is why it's not included in the top picks this week), Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe and Hellphone.
Starring: John Cusack, Chjwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt
Synopsis: Hundreds of years ago, the Mayan calendar predicted that the world would end on the year 2012. Now, the time has come, and a chain of natural disasters has left millions dead and cities in ruins. The remnants of this cataclysm make one last bid for survival, pulling mankind together for one last effort.
Pacquiao VS Cotto: Firepower
Will be shown on many television channels and venues all over the country.
Paul Smith Sale
Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-la
Trinoma Green Light Sale
For several months now, I had been carrying an 8gb flash drive with me everywhere. My latest files are in it, along with some movies and other stuff that I plan to upload to my main computer at some point.
Unfortunately, it just died on me one day.
All of a sudden, without even a hint or a warning, it just wouldn't open. The computers could not read it and ask me to insert it into the port, even when it's already there.
8gb worth of files gone in a flash and there was nothing I could do! My latest photos were there, my CV and my budget plan (yes, my personal budget plan is on an Excel file). Basically, a lot of my own memories are in there.
The weird thing is, I still carry it with me everyday, as if it will just snap out of its coma. Pfttt.
I've learned my lesson -- Don't fill up your 8gb pen drive with important stuff, just the ones that you're willing to lose.
The Mar-Korina Wedding Special was being shown just a while ago and I can't really help but notice that big rock of an engagement ring that Korina was sporting. It was absolutely huge! I feel a little jealous, to be honest.
I can't help but wonder myself what sort of ring my future husband-to-be is going to give me. I would prefer it to be made of white gold with a significantly-sized emerald-cut diamond. Was that a little too specific? If The BF reads this, then he should be thankful that I gave him such a big hint. Hahaha!
If only my folks had kept some gold coins, then maybe I could have sold them to satisfy my jewelry fetish. Maybe I should just settle for the bullion in the safe?
What? So I can't daydream mid-post now? I was just kidding!
*This post is brought to you by GoldCoinsGain.com
I was listening to a radio interview during the Boys Night Out program last night about local "pick-up artists." These are basically normal-looking guys (their group is called Attraxtion Arts, by the way, which sounds like a lame name to me) that have found ways to pick up women (who would normally just ignore them) and have elevated it into an art form.
This isn't new. If any of you are familiar with the book The Game, then this is the exact same thing. It is basically one big mind game.
The guy that was being interviewed was saying that women basically get to choose men who have high value with qualities such as being rich, successful career, good looking and fit. So this apparently normal-looking guy has had to resort to using tactics to get women and that these pick-up artists are actually "balancing out" the local dating scene.
That is utter BULLSHIT.
Don't get me wrong. I do understand why some guys need to do this. They probably doubt themselves and need a bit more confidence or the right approach to get girls to notice them, which is absolutely fine. I'm just not sold on the idea that having pick-up artists balances out the dating scene.
First of all, women can't absolutely take their pick of men without looking like sluts. They usually get to choose only if they have a choice in the first place -- like there is already more than one guy that is attracted to her.
Now if the normal-looking guys go after the pretty girls, then that leaves the normal-looking girls out. Should they start studying pick-up artistry too?
I don't really have any problem with the actual game. In fact, I think it's pretty interesting. I have personally seen these tactics work (ehem, you know who you are), but I guess I just don't like the guy being interviewed -- he just sounds so full of it and it irks me to no end.
The "entire Philippine Seduction Community" (how they can say that with a straight face is commendable) is apparently having a get-together tomorrow and I'm very tempted to go have a look.
If women knew about all the stretegies that these geezers use, then what is the point in all of it? It would be a hell of a lot more fun if women could spot these tactics and do some counter moves, doncha think? I fear for future generations -- the love game is becoming so much more complicated.
Maybe somebody's already done that? I better go trawl the internetz and see. Hehe!
I gotta admit, I just love ToothFairy's taste in jewelry. I therefore had no choice but to join her Grand Jewelry Giveaway --
The last draw is on Sunday (I know, I'm always doing these things at the last minute), so I really, really hope she picks my entry! XD
If you're interested in the prizes yourself (bah, competition!), all you need to do is spread the word on your blogs. Click here for the details.
Have you ever needed to go to a wake and then had to attend a party after? If you have, then you would've understood my predicament.
I needed to regularly go to a wake recently, but one night, I had to go to some kind of get together after. There was no choice, because my friend had come home from working abroad, was only going to be here for several days and that was her only free night.
So how do you dress up to go to a wake, but intend to go to a party after? Your dress should be respectable and fun at the same time.
How do you do that, EXACTLY?
I solved it by raiding my sister's closet.
Honestly, the length of this dress is borderline disrespectful for a wake and the sleeves are definitely not suited for a night out on the town, but what the heck.
Any ideas on how I could've pulled this off better?
Last week's movie gem was (500) Days of Summer. If you hadn't seen it yet, then go watch it while you can! It stars Zooey Deschanel (those eyes!) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (has eerily started to look like Heath Ledger). It's a romantic movie, but don't expect to get loved up. I suggest you go see it in the morning, so you get a chance to dispel the low mood that you will likely to get. One thing's for sure, boys and girls -- IT IS NOT A DATE MOVIE.
The movies opening TODAY are All About Steve, I Love Dreamguyz, More than a Game, Estasyon and Law Abiding Citizen.
I've just seen the trailer for Law Abiding Citizen last night and I'm really psyched to go watch it. Unfortunately, RottenTomatoes had given it a very low rating of 24% rotten -- so could it be rubbish after all?
Law Abiding Citizen
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx
Synopsis: A man seeks justice for the murder for his family, but watches it fail when a district makes a plea bargain agreement that sets the killers free. Years later, the man sets off a plot to take justice into his own hands, using the system as an instrument of his revenge.
Sarah Geronimo: Record Breaker
Metrobank Credit Cards: The Ultimate Girls' Night Out Bazaar
Sale opens at 11:30pm
Party starts at 6pm
Participating Brands: Kira Plastinina, Fox, Lyn, Adidas, Ray-Ban, Iora, Giordano Ladies, Lei's Closet, The Face Shop, etc.
Exclusive perks for Metrobank cardholders.
It has gotten a little chilly, even at nearly noon today. That's something for us living in the Metro, who are used to getting 30-35 degrees centigrade every flippin' day. Phew!
Chilly mornings like this make me think of being home at my parents' house in Marikina and eating taho.
Taho is really soft tofu, mixed with syrup (made of brown sugar and vanilla flavouring) and topped with tapioca pearls. It is one of my most favourite comfort foods.
Back home, a man knocks on our gate every morning to sell taho. I'm unfortunately living in a condo at the moment, so no such luck here. Thinking of taho makes me want to go home to Marikina already!