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Watch: Game of Thrones

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
I am amazed by how I love this series. 

Based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones is not your typical fantasy drama.

The show features the powerplay and interaction between Westeros’ most prominent families – the Starks, Baratheon, Lannisters and other noble houses.

Focusing on themes of honor, love and family, Game of Thrones explores the layers of deceit and betrayal these families endure to ensure their hold on power.  This is medieval politics at its scandalous best.

I also liked that it features strong women characters like Daenerys, Arya and Lady Catelyn. 

Robb Stark
Personally, I just love to look at Robb (played by actor Richard Madden). Dark hair, blue eyes and that heart melting Scottish accent… What’s not to like?

Lord Eddard Stark

Ned: You think my life is such a precious thing to me, that I would trade my honor for a few more years...of what?... I grew up with soldiers. I learned how to die a long time ago

I have yet to watch the new season, but with a plot and characters this scandalous and twisted, Season 2 promises to be an explosion of intrigue and so much more. 


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The English Patient

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And then, there are "the movie lines"

The English Patient is one of my all time favorite movie.  It stars the oh-so-mysterious Ralph Fiennes as Count Almasy (who incidentally is also a real person).

It is based on a novel of the same title by Michael Ondaatje (which is also one of my fave writers).

Michael's writing can be described as "imaginative and whimsical."  He likes to write stories about the ravages of war and the interesting people living it.

He also writes about relationships and betrayal.
 "Betrayals in war are childlike compared with our betrayals during peace. New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire." And of course, love.

This movie has "the movie lines" to die for.

Almasy to Katherine:  "Swoon, I'll catch you"
If only this statement can be trusted. If only guys are all like this in real life.


Singapore is so much like Makati -- tall buildings, fast people & talkative Filipino yuppies. Not so much sights but then again, we were there to overspend on pasalubongs and go retail shopping. I don't want to brag, but between here and Manila, Manila wins hands down (on my own standards). :-)

Our hotel was located at Orchard Rd. and it has (thankfully) Starbucks at the groundfloor. We went down one night only to realize that coffee (as with cigarrettes) is so much more pricey there.

Athough, I must say, the air is worth breathing and the streets are super clean. Thank God for countries who respect the rights of non smokers to nice, clean air.

March 8: International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th each year. The day is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic security for their families, communities and countries as a whole while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women's economic security and equality continue to exist.
To know more about it, follow this link:

Just want to share this quote to all the ladies out there: 

A man wears the pants in a relationship but the woman tells the man which pair to put on. 
- Unknown