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Showing posts from February, 2012

Watch: Go Do - {chalkboard imagination}

Just wanna share this super cute and lovable video.  Watch and enjoy!

Watch: This Means War

I'm a fan of McG, so I go see this film with impossibly high expectations.

And I must say, this movie does not disappoint.

I guess when you put two extremely attractive and dashing men, a girl next door type, a spy-ish inspired story and a kickass director, you get a movie worth seeing over and over again.

The fight scenes, the lines, the men, Reese's legs and her moments with Chelsea Handler all make this movie so entertaining you don't want it to end.  And let's not forget the bromance brewing between Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.

Two guys saying "I love you" to each other even after fighting over a girl?  That is something else...

I have to quote Chelsea Handler's character Trish when she gave this advise:

"Don't go with the better guy.  Go with the guy who makes you better."

Tom Hardy in this category ain't that bad ;-)

17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

It was a boring saturday evening when my sisters and I decided to go and watch the 17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Airfield in Pampanga.

It was the last day of the event so we left the house at around 3am.  As expected, hundreds are already there before the 5am start. 

It’s our first time to go to this event and I must say, that everyone should make this a yearly ritual for the family. 
Aside from the colorful hot air balloons, other activities for the family include skydiving, kite flying and airplane flying exhibitions, rescue demonstrations, military displays and food, food, food.

One tip though, you have to arrive early (o/a 5am) because the traffic is so bad and there are limited parking spaces available.  Also,  make sure that you have your tickets in advance to avoid the long lines at the entrance.  Lastly, bring a hat, a picnic mat, some good company and don’t forget your camera.

Oh, and we also ate some late lunch at  a.c Rumpa.  It stands for Angeles City Retired US Militar…

Fairytales Gone Bad

Ever wondered what would happen if these tales ended with "Happily Never After" instead?

Photographer Thomas Czarnecki shows us how.  See some of his pictures below:

Somehow these pictures make me realize that even princesses aren't that glamorous dead. And that fairytales, if it happens at all, are shortlived and fleeting.

Kinda sad right?

See more of his works from his site:

Watch: Bones

It's time I write about my favorite tv series, Bones.
What I like most about Bones is that it features a very smart, strong willed and independent character based on the real life author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.Sure, we have a lot of TV shows featuring women as the central characters, but somehow those shows do not feel as empowering and inspiring.  Just take these examples:

1.   Sex and the City -Rich, independentand career oriented women looking for – s… (shoes perhaps?)
2.Cougartown – When an older woman is attractive enough to get a younger guy, she is immediately characterized as a member of the cat family
3.Gossip Girl - Young and fashionably dressed women who love to gossip
4.Ugly Betty – If you’re pretty, you’re likely a scheming bitch.But if you are a sensitive, kind hearted girl, you’re… well… “ugly”
5.Desperate Housewives, Pretty Little Liars, etc. – The title says it all.Ouch!
I would like to think that this is because most American writers are men and don’…

What is happening?

How is my love life? This illustration just about sums it up.

Saw this from the site Wit & Delight. See link here:

Survival of the Prettiest...How to be Single and Sassy this Valentine's Day

If you think being in a relationship is hard, at times.

Imagine being single...on Valentine’s day.

Feb 14 is one of the few moments of the year where I hate being single. The other one is when it’s cold and I see a cute couple sharing an umbrella in the rain (emphasis on cute).

It’s the time of the year when I look at affectionate couples holding hands, whispering and smiling and thought to myself, "When?"

Surely, I've waited long enough. In elementary, I told myself "High school is the right time". Then in high school "It will come in college". After 4 years in a coed university not lacking cute, smart and eligible guys, I told myself "I'll meet him after I graduate. When I'm ready to prioritize other things." Then after years of being employed and nearing the end of my twenties, I've stopped asking questions (and answering myself).

He will come, I know.  But I’m sure not gonna wait for him like a lovesick puppy and be miserable.


Shelter Dogs

I'm a lover of dogs and good photography. So I'm posting about Traer Scott and his photos of shelter dogs.

According to his website:

"Photographer Traer Scott's endearing portraits of dogs living in American shelters are irresistible and heart-rending—making a passionate appeal to dog lovers everywhere. Some of the dogs subsequently found good homes; others were never adopted. The portraits reveal the strikingly intense emotion, dignity and, sometimes, humor and whimsy that Scott saw in each face despite the dog's circumstances. By documenting the undeniable expressions of emotion in the dogs encountered in her volunteer work, Scott raises awareness of animal rescue causes, and especially the need for more adoptive homes for abandoned dogs. This book of true portraits of fifty beautiful shelter dogs is a poignant and loving tribute to all dogs. For every copy of Shelter Dogs sold $.50 will be donated to the ASPCA®" And please, adopt a pet if you can.  They need g…

Watch: Crazy Stupid Love

Just watched this movie and I am pretty sure that the writers really know what they are talking about here.

Love can be crazy and/or stupid.  But if you're lucky, it can be just that - plain old true love.

And I know that a lot of people think that Ryan Gosling is cute, heroic and hot.

See video of him breaking up a fight in New York City:


Ok, there's no but.  He is that and more.  Kind of makes it OK then to be crazy and stupid.

Don't you think?

Another reason to be hyper this week

My friends know me too well.

Gave me this as an advance birthday gift.

Super thanks!

What a Comeback

Recently discovered this article about Imelda Marcos delving into the music scene with no other than Fatboy Slim. See here.

What can I say?  Imelda still got it!

And here she is, in all her glory on the album cover.
Pretty and clever.  Hmmm...

Soi Thai Restaurant

My new love can be found at Robinson's Manila.

Love the food and the place really looks great.

The Mango with sticky rice dessert is a must try.

Welcome Feb!

It's the love month.

And short of being labeled "bitter", I want to dedicate this post to all those who still believe in love and all its glory.

So here is a quote for y'all:
Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.  -AnonymousHappy Hearts Month! Ha,ha,ha...