This strip is hilarious! XD
The trouble with going into Watson's is passing through the kiosks of makeup on the way to the drugs counter. There was always something cool or funny to find in drugstore aisles such as the controversial virginity soap.
My last trip had resulted in an excellent find -- 4u2 Glitz Eyeshadow.
4u2 Glitz Eyeshadow Duo (black and metallic gray), P234
4u2 is apparently a US brand, but the makeup is manufactured in Thailand. The Glitz line of eyeshadows are sold in sets of two, with colors that are great for lively nights out.
I bought this set because of my obsession for smoky eyes and wanted to practice it with this set. Why? Because it is pretty and cheap! I think I'm gettin' the hang of doing them smoky eyes with this baby! Woot! Will show you the pictures once I've done them in broad daylight so you really get to see the colours.
Til then, my sowshall friends!
Here's a little sumthin-sumthin from me, Frustrated Sosyalera. Merry Christmas, everyone!!! I especially made Gusgus pose for the Christmas poster special, so he has no idea he had been pimped out in the internetz... as if he would care, right? Hehe!
It has been a pretty quiet one this year, we hardly ate and my family was ultra-bored. BUT, it's all about being together, so there we were.
If you hid yourself out from the world today, then you missed the multitudes of people that are out in the malls today of all days. They were absolutely packed!
Thank goodness I don't have any more shopping to do. I don't know how much more my wallet can take it.
It has been three days now since I've seen Avatar at the cinema, and I still can't stop thinking about how cool it is.
The same phrase keeps repeating in my head over and over:
AVATAR IS COOL.
There was no other way to describe it. The visuals was absolutely stunning. You actually feel like you are in another world and sometimes you forget if you are watching CGI or actual people onscreen. It's just amazing!
The plot is is another story. It's predictable. Have you seen the animated movie Ferngully? Well, it's like that except that it is in another planet.
You only get to see it in Manila today and tomorrow, so catch it before the MMF movies come out on Christmas Day!
This avatar version of lead Sam Worthington looks eerily like Brendan Fraser as Encino Man, though.
As if the number of dead celebrities aren't enough for this year, I have just found out that Brittany Murphy has passed away.
She wasn't that big of a star, I know. She didn't have that many movies and she wasn't a particularly brilliant actress. But having just had my birthday last week, it makes me nervous that she died at 32 years old. To my mind, she is much too young.
Brittany Murphy apparently died of natural causes, after collapsing in her bathroom just several hours ago. It is not clear what those "natural causes" are, but I just hope she's not another druggie.
The girl I know as Shellie of Sin City...
...and Molly of Uptown Girls is now gone.
I hope she finds peace wherever she is.
My life is going by so fast, that my blog couldn't keep up anymore. When I say that, it seems so exciting...It's not, really.
I was on leave for my birthday. I had intended to get checked up by my dentist and do some Christmas shopping to beat the rush. I also wanted to look for some new clothes.
Guess what? I had done none of that.
In fact, I did abso-flippin-lutely NOTHING.
I had spent all that time doing a bit of writing, chatting with my mum and just watched the movies that were rotting in my hard drive for months. So I guess I did something, but they weren't very productive.
I was happy! I had been too busy recently that I didn't have the luxury of time to just bum around. It felt nice after being to stressed for so long. If I went on holiday somewhere, I doubt that I would feel this relaxed.
NOTHING was the best birthday gift I had been able to give myself this year. Imagine that!
I think I'm gonna kung-fu me some more popcorn.
The BF and I decided to have dinner somewhere a little more fancy than usual for our 5th anniversary sometime ago. Since this is our first time doing this, we decided to go for Chateau 1771 at Greenbelt 5. We were very happy with our choice!
We arrived a couple of minutes late for our booking, but it didn't matter because we were seated promptly. I think we were well into our appetiser when The BF received a call from the restaurant representative to confirm our booking.
How odd! We have never ever in our lives got followed up like that by a restaurant. We were quite impressed because we felt like a couple of big timers! Hehe!
The service was excellent because the waiting staff was courteous and always kept our glasses full -- there was no need to have to call them just to ask for more water and they always filled up our wine glasses when the contents are getting low.
The BF got a text from them a couple of days later, asking how our experience was and if we had any comments. Isn't that thoughtful of them? Now that is service!
Beef Bracciole, P430
We had Beef Bracciole for starters. The meat was very, very tender (note that I used "very" twice). You wouldn't believe how beef, lemons and cheese will go well together!
Linguine Salpicao, P510
This dish is quite simple, but it was the quality of it that made it stand out. Again, the beef was so tender that it almost seems cottony (if there is such a word). The white sauce won't make you feel too guilty about eating it, as it only has the right amount.
Lemon Chicken, P390
This dish is apparently one of their bestsellers. It is flavourful and has just the right amount of lemon. Sometimes lemon chicken tastes bitter if it's got too much lemon, so this one is a winner.
House wine bottle, P1,000
As there was something to celebrate, we decided to get a whole bottle of wine. We really have no clue what the difference is between the kinds found in the restaurant wine list, so we were quite happy to get the house wine (it is also the cheapest! we are still stingy deep inside.hehe).
We had Creme Brulee (P180) for dessert, but I was already too tipsy and forgot to take a photo! It was quite yummy, though. I recommend!
In summary, we really enjoyed our dinner, even though it was quite expensive. However, even with the price we appreciated the quality of the food, which means paying for the huge bill was worth it.
If you ever decide to try this restaurant, get ready to pay between P600 to P1,000 for a normal meal. If you would like some wine on top of your meal, then wine bottles start at P1,000.
Marked the occasion with a photo!
Everyone's busy at the moment, right? I hadn't done ANY gift-shopping yet (well apart from the one for the office Christmas 'do). I can't seem to get myself to do it unless my birthday passes... which is TODAY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!
Now that I've gotten that out of my system, I suppose I'll just admit that there's nothing much happening this week apart from the opening of Avatar. That's just as well, as everyone's busy doing other stuff to prepare for Christmas.
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver
Synopsis: Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks Cameron's return to feature directing since helming 1997's Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong, will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters. --© 20th Century Fox
Next to Manila, my second most favourite city is London. That's because I hadn't been to many cities abroad. Nevertheless, I think it is a very beautiful one.
I got this video from a friend on Facebook and it's something that I love watching over and over.
3,000 photos of London with Daft Punk's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
(Note: The artist had since updated this video and changed the song to something else. Still a good video, but I much prefer the Daft Punk version.)
Since somebody told me that breakfast at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf was amazing, I had always wondered about it. Unfortunately, I'm a very lazy person in the mornings and you would have a hard time making me move my ass before lunch.
But I've managed to try it at some point.
So breakfast at CBTL it is, then!
I ordered the Eggs Benedict breakfast (I had been lusting for eggs benedict for the longest time!) and The BF got the Brek o' Day, which were both priced at Php 229 (includes brewed coffee).
Eggs Benedict, P229
The eggs looked yummy with hollandaise sauce. Not only does it look yummy, but it also tastes yummy! Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like a hearty breakfast.
And I wonder if I can manage to make a proper eggs ben on my own at home.
Brek O' Day, P229
The BF's breakfast meal looks even sadder than mine. Those sauges look too pale and the eggs are much too flimsy. Needless to say, he was quite disappointed.
The food was fine and the coffee was good, but it's hardly worth all that money. We were so dissatisfied, that we wanted to go eat more food somewhere else after that. I would much rather go to McDonald's for breakfast!
I just want to share something really cute.
Whenever I use my netbook to blog, write or edit photos, I always sit with both my legs stretched out the length of the sofa.
Gusgus sees this as a chance to make papansin... short of begging for a tummy rub.
Who can resist those puppy-dog eyes???
So I pet him for a bit, then go back to working on the netbook.
And what does he do?
He sits on my lap, getting in the way of the netbook and then looks at me, expecting more scratching. Which I do for a bit, then get back to work. BUT, everytime I start tapping on the keyboard, he will wedge his head between my hands and the laptop!
So nothing gets done, basically.
Gusgus is a sweet little thing, but just he's really quite the attention whore.
I'm on a late streak.
Last Saturday, I had been late to a wedding... and I'm one of the bridesmaids! I know, it's shameful. I arrived in the middle of the ceremony, wtf.
Then I was late for my sister's birthday lunch the next day, because I had a hangover. She called to wake me up... because it was already noon!
Then I had been consistently late with my work deadlines.
Now my Picks of the Week post is also late! It's now wednesday, gawddamnit! It's embarassing! I should just name it FS Picks of the Latter Part of the Week, because I missed a couple of days already! Sheesh. I'm very disappointed with myself.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth
Synopsis: nglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own... --© Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures
Another one for the cheesy people!
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I was talking to my parents last night, who have both decided they are going to vote for Gilbert Teodoro as president. I underestimated them, because I was certain they were going to choose Noynoy. I guess I was wrong.
I hadn't made up my mind about which candidate I like for myself, but it's sure as hell not Erap! This guy, he had been impeached, found guilty of plunder, and he STILL had the gall to claim that he should be voted for President again!
Can the common Filipino people actually be as stupid as to re-elect this idiot?
Here is a video clip from the Presidential Forum held at UST the other day. See how Erap reacts to a student's character question:
"What vice or luxury can you not live without?"
Forward to 1:14 to see. I am appalled that this man had become president of this country. Sheesh.
I especially love the reaction shot of Gibo on 2:24, though. Hehehe!
His face said it all. It's like he was thinking "Man, this guy is unbelievably stupid!"
I've written before about how Stephenie Meyer sucks at being a writer.
I had seen Twilight the movie and thought that was sickening. It was all I could do not to gag on my own bed while seeing all the bad acting that was going on. I had to watch it on two tries, as I couldn't take the cheese.
I vowed not to watch New Moon at the cinema, as I can imagine myself groaning loudly to myself at the cheesy bits. So I decided to wait for the DVD instead, and watch it at the privacy of my own bedroom.
So the books suck, the movies suck and the writer sucks. Why is it, then, that women everywhere are going gaga over them? The male population of the world look down on the other sex with utter disgust.
They just don't get it.
The girls don't see Bella in the story, they see themselves. Every girl lusted over an exciting, popular and handsome bad boy at least once in their lives, thinking they could change them into a sensitive guy. A guy that would suddenly always be there to save them, hang on to their every word and won't care about anything or anybody else. I'm sure Gabriela or the women's lib aren't too happy with this set back regarding the damsel-in-distress thing. Tsk.
What Twilight does is remind the girls of those feelings. The vampire/werewolf thing was just a side note. The story is all about feelings.
Twilight is basically girl-porn. Hehe!