Friday, November 26, 2010

On a Deathly Hallows High

I reckoned it's not a great idea to read the book before watching its film version because I ended up spoiling the movie for myself counting the bits of details where they changed some details in the movie as opposed to what's to be found in the book.

But other than that, I have nothing against this film. The bleak and gray color was apt. It just makes me freaking sad every time I think that it'll be over soon. And ooh, that Tales of the Three Brothers was pretty brilliant!

Prepare for Harry Potter spam!

Who knew? But darn right!

Deathly Hallows will always have that heavy-on-the-shoulders effect on me.


Dobby owned that scene

Why not Won Won


So fetch!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Still No Taker/s

Last time I heard it has reached more than half a billion already. By golly! If I win the Lotto I could give each Filipino a million peso and there would still be plenty left for myself. I'll retire early, invest on a business that will sustain me (and my family if I ever get to have any) for until who knows when, bring Oasis (yes they will also get back together haha), Radiohead and Coldplay here in the Philippines and backpack around the world. Yes, backpack still but at least I can afford things now that I can't in my previous traveling life haha.

But I'm getting waaay ahead. I only made a bet once and never got to do it again. Still, dreaming about winning tons of money is super fun. Everyone's entitled to it.

To whomever will get to win the most coveted Lotto jackpot, I hope you use it wisely and only for the best and right intentions.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On Family

"Blood means you’re related, it doesn’t mean you’re family." ~ Shawn Patrick Hunter, Boy Meets World

Coming from a dysfunctional family myself, I can't say that this particular line didn't hit home. In fact, I found it as a huge face slap, just not on mine. It becomes more of a reminder - no matter how society irritatingly assures you that your family will and always be your last defense against everyone and anyone - they too, can also be your greatest source of disappointment, grief, misery and sorrow.

But I got lucky. Despite a huge percentage of friends and acquaintances coming from the same background as mine, God gave me friends that I could absolutely hope for and aspire to have someday. He gave me friends with normal, happy family. He gave me friends with families that constantly remind me that not everything will turn out the same way as mine turned out.

I may have missed out on family solidarity, closeness, bonding and great experiences but I don't believe that it made me less of a person. What makes someone less of a person for me is a family who wouldn't stick with you in troubling times. By condemning, belittling and denouncing instead of helping, forgiving and assisting a relative in dire need of it, that person has already negated the meaning of family that I have always envision inside my head.

You're no longer a family if you've forgotten what family is all about.

Because it was never meant to be all about "you" or "me". It was and always will be about "us". An unselfish family member, that's all anyone in this world could ever hope and wish for.


Urban dictionary, for me, has the funniest explanation of what family means. Some can be hilariously true though. ;)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Yesterday, I finally laid my hands on my Messi Barca jersey (that I specifically requested to a friend upon finding out that she was in Barcelona during the famous Spain - Netherlands finals match-up) that took 5 months to arrive. No worries though, I have it now after all. 23 Euros be darned. YAY!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Pagbabalik Manabu

Reunion climb with my good 'ol mountain buddies at Mt. Manabu in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. A pretty easy climb that ended as a traverse climb. Thank God for a not-so-bad weather, great food and even greater friendship.