Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Harry!

For the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs for 11 years, found out he was a wizard on his 11th birthday, got labeled as the "Chosen One" when he was 16, has just turned another year older. For me Harry Potter is as ordinary as everyone, just born in an extraordinary circumstance and world.

Happy 29th Birthday lad! And oh, of course this also means: Happy Birthday Miss J.K. Rowling!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Inspirational Quote of the Day

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So wake up in the afternoon. Tipid pa sa almusal."

or not! heehee.

Kermit and Miss Piggy

Such a random day. My shift is about to end and look what song I found myself humming along..

"Love Led Us Here"

(sing along with Kermit & Miss Piggy)

(From Muppet Treasure Island)
Kermit: Was I dumb or was I blind
Or did my heart just lose its mind
Why'd I go and throw our perfect dream away
Piggy: Looking back I'll never know
How I ever let you go
But destiny could see we deserved
to have another day
Both: Love led us here
Right back to where we belong
We followed a star
And here we are
Now heaven seems so near
Love led us here
Kermit: Now I know that life can take you by surprise
And sweep you off your feet
Piggy: Did this happen to us or are we just dreaming
Both: Love led us here
Right back to where we belong
We followed a star
And here we are
Now heaven seems so near
Love led us here
Kermit: So take my hand
Piggy: And have no fear
Both: We'll be all right
Love led us here

Did you watch it? Did you remember when they were hanging upside down (Kermit and Miss P?) I do. So vividly. :D

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tumataginting na AMEN

“Hikayatin mo lahat ng kakilala mo na magkaroon ng kahit isa man lang paboritong libro sa buhay nila. Dahil wala nang mas kawawa pa sa mga taong literado pero hindi nagbabasa.”

~~Bob Ong

Wednesday LOVE

Simple Filipino delights. Pinoy na Pinoy! <3

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Blah

Office internet connection became impossibly slow again around 4 in the afternoon. Time to bloghop!

Got irritated grr..

Supposed dinner with office friends got cancelled. Sad.

Can't wait to get my hands on that free sticker. Ayuh, I'm a sucker like that.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Mornings and Airports

Whoa. I can't wait to get my hands on you, you pretty little thing.. :D

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dahil ako ay loyal..

Naaliw naman ako nung ginoogle ko si Ping Medina e biglang naglitawan ang mga EB pics namin courtesy of Jas mga 2 years ago pa ata. Naalala ko lang ang humaling days with him. Ang saya din nun. Grabe ang respeto ko sa taong ito kaya naman di ko papalampasin ang araw na ito na batiin sya ng...

Maligayang kaarawan Ping aka Kuya Bogs!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Happy Everafter In Your Eyes"

by Ben Harper

The morning sunrise spread her wings
While the moon hung in the sky
Held the sea in your hands
And happy everafter in your eyes

Couldn't leave you to go to heaven
I carry you in my smile
For the first time my true reflection i see
Happy everafter in your eyes

Every star in the night
Promises the dawn
I will be there if you fall
To ever so heavily rest upon

All that i can give you
Is forever yours to keep
Wake up every day with a dream
And happyever after in your eyes

Happy everafter is in your eyes

Such a sweet yet, sad song. :(

Wednesday LOVE

It'll be almost 3 years since I "met" you as the junkie but has-a-soft-spot-for-his-gay-brother Kuya Bogs. It was followed by an endless highs of meetings and generally just being a plain obsessed fan, to a mellow supportive fan to being a background friend. Well, that's how I see it anyway. Besides, I think I deserve that with all the craziness I did and kilometers I ran for you. Ha! Kidding.

Oh, advance Happy Birthday tomorrow! Pa-PenPen ka naman!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Strung Out

There is a big empty spot in this life right now. I'm antsy, I can't stay put, I'm fidgety. I will be Obama-fied and will ask for change. Or else I dunno where I'll be days, months, years from now.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Remembering Frank McCourt

'Tis was the first McCourt novel I read. Not even the best-selling Angela's Ashes. But still, before I knew there was Angela's Ashes, I already fell in love with this guy, even if his way of writing was kinda erm, unique. I immediately read Teacher Man right after it was released or that time I finally found it on the book shelves. It was entertaining, funny and touching. The whole time I was reading it, I always picture my own grandmother, who was a retired teacher too. I was so amused with his family that even his brother Malachy's novel, I bought and read.

With Mr. McCourt's death, I guess it's about time to start leafing through, and relived days with Angela. Funny how I've always have the book but never got to reading it.

On the bright side, you are now in the company of the best writers in the world. Have an intellectual but fun conversation with 'em!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Currently watching Into the Wild in HBO. Ackkk! Super apple <3.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Potter Disappoints

First thing first. Poster courtesy of the Leaky Cauldron site.

This is supposed to come out as one of the best among the series seeing that it is the penultimate, but that was not the case. As my middle-aged seatmate said after the credits came up "is that it? no explosions?". Gotta agree. It lacks a lot of things. But action is on the top of it. Teen hormones are flying everywhere (I dunno if Harry is just torpe or doesn't really know anything!)

Some comments/observations:

* Ginny is taller than Harry.
* The first scene in the movie was not in the book at all, one of the many deviation from Mr. Yates.
* Horace Slughorn is not TALL for cripe's sake!
* Where were the other characters? They were elsewhere, nowhere and in the background.
* In connection with above, where was Fleur and Bill?
* Really, Death Eaters in Hogwarts yet nothing happened. Again, where were the actions?
* I wish Daniel Radcliffe could cry.
* Rupert Grint was good in this one.
* While everyone wore puke-able gowns, Hermione is stunning with her own. I don't wonder why.
* Quidditch game was fun!
* Converse rules!
* Dumbledore's death was ...
* Maybe it's just me but I think I'm having a glimpse of a good Snape this early. Ha!
* I bloody wish Deathly Hallows won't be anything like this one. :(

Too many comments.. must stop now..

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday LOVE

Nuff said. There's a cookie monster in everyone of us. Rarr.

Canine Chaos

When they were still five. You can't see their faces because it's buried on the food plate that is meant for their mother. You're no pups. you're bearssssss!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Got It!

Super delayed post. Got it last, last weekend in which a major drama ensued. I am omitting the drama of course because it's not worth mentioning.

This is the fruitcake 2008 edition. So christmas-y. Thanks Miss Z! :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Laid Back Sunday

Currently addicted to George, Mitchell and Annie, stars of BBC's Being Human. I so HEART George the werewolf. Go Werewolves!

Coming soon in our theaters:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ice Age 3 in a Nutshell

..there were few minutes of distinctly Star Wars: The Phantom of Menace race sound fx in the background. No surprise there as it was produced by Blue Sky Studios. It has Lucas written all over it.

..T-Rachel? Now that's funny!

..this is Rudy here. The pretty huge guy who took Buck's right eye.

..and here's the wuss. Laughed my ass off, thanks Diego for that.

And ooh, the possums are still demented, but I admire their loyalty. By the way, is it me or Sid was having an identity crisis there? Not that I have a problem with that, duh. He's looking rusty but I love him nonetheless.

All in all, it has humor and dialogues not really meant for kids. Cheers!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Veronica Lodge It Is

Well, I say it's cos Betty deserves someone better other than Archie Andrews!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wednesday LOVE

While I was staying on the Cheese's turf a few months ago, I managed to catch some episodes (it was a marathon actually!) of Bondi Rescue. Apparently, the Cheese has been watching it too and instantly got hooked before I did. The show's pretty simple: a bunch of (hot) lifeguards at work patrolling Bondi Beach, Australia's most popular and most visited beach.

Being a lifeguard though in Bondi is not as easy as it looks because there's always danger lurking behind, whether in water or in land. These guys, and a girl, are really mean machines when it comes to saving lives. Guess that's the reason I enjoy watching this series so much. I hope to complete watching all the eps in the future.

Brooke Kassell is the only lady lifeguard among the testosterone-fueled environment of Bondi lifeguards. She's really, really good honest!

Ahh Deano. Dean "Deano" Gladstone is my little crush among the hot boys. Not Whippet, not Corey, not Hoppo. Simply Deano. He looks geeky to me!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

It's Tour Season Once Again!

And I almost forgot about it. Will definitely tune in again this year.

Monday, July 06, 2009


While I was in the middle of watching Once, I fell in love with the movie and everything Indie about it. I am a big supporter of independent films, local or international. I'm just amazed by what they can produce with such meager budgets. And in this movie, with the fact that both lead characters had no other experience in acting, professional-wise.

And don't even let me start with the OST. It is abso-freaking-lutely wonderful. LOVELOVEIT! I loved it so much I pestered the Cheese in finding ways to download at least some of the songs. I especially loved Falling Slowly and Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy.

Falling Slowly
even won 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. Too bad I didn't know them yet that time cos I watched that Oscar last year. But at least now I knew why it won.

Memories of Tomorrow

Tearjerker all the way! Eiga Sai is LOVE and so is Ken Watanabe. <3


Sometimes, no matter how cheesy, irritating, unwanted or unnecessary, we want to hear it. We want to be reminded why we are loved or if we are loved at all. I think it's one of the common misconceptions these days: we don't say what we feel, when in fact it's something that some people badly want to hear, because we're too busy/embarrassed about it.

Surely 5 years ago I was not the same person I am today. Nor 10, 4, 3, 2 years ago. Who is anyway? I was a kid (yes I'm still premature that way) who will never admit to anybody how special they are to me, in my life. Even my grandmothers are two of the most unfortunate people not to even hear from their granddaughter how much she love them. My bestfriend, my closest friends.. I loved them in a uniquely sort of manner, keeping it all inside. Love, appreciation, gratefulness, admiration, all bottled up inside. But I can say this, times really are a-changin' and it too, has a wonderful way of softening one's heart. I dunno if it's old age. Definitely not at my age. Maybe it's wisdom finally creeping in after all those years wishing of having it. Or maybe it's love being reciprocated in many ways you have never imagined.

Whatever it is, I'd still like to have it 20, 30, 40, 50 years from now.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Saturday Excitement

Can't wait to claim the book I won on Miss Zafra's Libro Libre week 4. In fairness, this is the last batch and I'm glad I still made it. So excited! Thanks again Miss Z.

And if the Cheese is up to it, we might catch this too at the Powerplant after. Two birds with one stone. Yay!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wednesday LOVE

Ever since they released their first single "Telepono" followed up by "Mariposa", I knew that I was hooked to this trio. I loved Ebe, Jal and Mitch like they were my very close friends that I get to chat everyday, I love them like they were some secret allies who knew my innermost dramas in life.

Problema, di nga lang sila sumasagot. Pero okay na yun kasi may mga musikero palang nagbibigay buhay sa mga nararamdaman natin, nakapagsusulat ng mga karanasan natin. At posible pala yun.

Naalala ko nagpabili ko ng Dramachine sa UP Bahay Ng Alumni nun kaso di ko na alam kung ano nangyari sa pinabili kong CD na yun. Di na nakarating sa mga kamay ko. Buti na lang may kaibigan ako na nagbigay sakin ng Sa Wakas album. Sa wakas talaga!

Hanggang sa umalis si Mitch at dumating si Kaka. Walang nagbago. Ganun pa rin pagmamahal ko sa kanila. Sila na nga lang ang bandang inaabangan ko tuwing UP Fair eh. At hindi naman ako nabibigo dahil sa tuwing naririnig ko silang mag-perform, solb. Iba e. Yung mga kanta nila tagos at para talaga sa mga ordinaryong tao kumbaga, hindi mahirap intindihin. Kapag nagsasalita pa sila sa mga gig nila, parang kausap mo nga lang barkada mo talaga, kaya naman mahal na mahal sila ng mga fans nila. Sana wag kayong magsawa magsulat at gumawa ng musika para sa mga Filipino, sana.

At ngayon pang nalaman ko na magkakaroon ng concert ang Sugarfree sa Agosto, aba, wala nang tanung-tanong. Manunuod ako. Pramis. Wala nang ibang OPM band (maliban siguro sa Wolfgang) ang mamahalin ko siguro tulad ng pagmamahal ko sa kanila.

Natatandaan mo ba kagabi
Apat na oras tayong nagbabad sa telepono
Inabutan na tayo ng umaga no'n
Ngunit bakit ngayon, malamig ka bigla
Magdamag na sa tabi mo, wala man lang "hello"

Hello, hello, hello
Naririnig mo pa ba ako?
Kung wala na tayo sa telepono
'Pag nandito na tayo sa tunay na mundo
Hello, 'di na kita naiintindihan
Malabo na ba ang linya sa ating dalawa
Hello, gising ka pa kaya?
Hello, nahihilo na ako sa 'yo

Tuwing gabi 'pag nagriring ang telepono
Ikaw ang naiisip ko
Tumawag ka, tumawag ka
O, please tumawag ka naman
Dahil kailangan lang marinig ang boses mo

O, ngayong gabi, managinip
Managinip ulit tayo sa sarili nating mundo