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Monday, August 10, 2009

My New Farm

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Battle of the Sunglasses

Just saw "Duplicity", starring Julia Roberts & Clive Owen. Loved these two in "Closer" and loved them even more in this movie. They look so damn good together, no?

But I ain't gonna talk about the movie here. While watching, I noticed this pair of sunglasses Clive was wearing. Thanks to Google, I found out it's by Christian Dior. Luvs it!
Which reminds me of another pair of sunglasses featured in a film. Fell in love with this Tom Ford shades. Too bad, it's a bit pricey =o(


Saturday, August 08, 2009

Coloring Never Gets Old

As a child, receiving a coloring book (with a brand new spanking Crayola box) on any given day is such a happy day for me. I remember being in the zone while coloring and staying within the shape. It's always fun to see the finished product.

Nowadays, I don't get coloring books on my birthday anymore but I still get to see 'em books at home, courtesy of Lance & Fiong-Fiong.

Today, we got to color a few pages and here's our artwork:
All three of us colored this page. Then I told 'em to color these two pages:

Friday, August 07, 2009

Cute Bulldog

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

15 Movies that have Always Stuck with Me

Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen movies you've seen that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me because I'm interested in seeing what movies my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note -- upper right hand side.)

1. Babe - cutest pig ever!

2. Of Mice & Men - very memorable because I watched it with my special someone ;oP

3. The Blair Witch Project - the scariest movie for me especially when I saw Michael standing in the corner.

4. Jaws - I was just a kid when I saw this movie. All throughout the movie, I've asked my mommy if the big scary fish would jump out of the screen and eat me. Scared shitless I was.

5. An Americal Tail - I Fievel! I never get tired of watching this movie. I sing along with the characters ("Somewhere out There") and cry during the reunion scene.

6. The Passion of the Christ - Speaking of crying, this made me cry buckets in the theater too!

7. Ninja Kids - When I was a kid, this movie was shown locally. The VIVA producers thought of giving away plastic medallions. The thought excited me. So one early morning, I, along with my mommy, had to wait outside SM, including hundreds of kids. When we were given the go signal, we all rushed towards the theater to get our free medallion. I ran like hell to reach the ladies in uniform handing out the free medallions. I didn't get anything though =o( Mommy just bought me a new shirt because I was all sweaty.

8. The Sixth Sense - clever twist; M. Night's bestest film!

9. Pasan Ko ang Daigdig - when I was in high school, we used to watch local movies in Novaliches. I'd never forget this movie 'cause when I went inside the men's rest room, I saw my first exhibitionist. Inside was a wanker.

10. 50 First Dates - hands down, the most romantic movie for me. Drew is soooo pretty in this film.

11. The Lion King - still is my favorite Disney film; cried when Mufasa died

12. The Bodyguard - "Anddddd IIIIII will always love youuuuuu" (enuff said)

13. Shake, Rattle and Roll 1 - The first and last local horror movie that I enjoyed watching.

14. Hostel - oh, bloody disturbing

15. Basic Instinct - sex, sex and more sex!


My Farm in Farmville

Been playing this Facebook game quite a lot lately (while waiting for my other crops to grow in Barn Buddy and resting from biting necks in Vampire Wars).

I found out that buying those Super Berries (cost only 10 bucks) is the key to leveling up quickly. 2 hours is all it takes and you can get 100 bucks for each harvest. Not bad eh?

Also, after reaching the 30th-K mark in savings, I bought a tractor. I noticed that most peeps bought the red one so I got the pink one. Teehee. The tractor helps in the plowing. Instead of you plowing one square at a time, this gives you an extra 3 more. Sweet!

Farmville has a new feature called Ribbons, you are given 4 colored ribbons for 4 different levels of achievement, with yellow being the lowest and blue as the highest. You are given a ribbon for having neighbors (Local Celebrity), harvesting trees (Knock on Wood), collecting animals (Noah's Ark), etc.

One cute thing about this game is the adoption of lost animals. I keep getting black sheep from friends. I also got a brown cow once. So cute!

Having trees, crops and animals in your farm can take up quite a space. So if you already have 10K, you may want to expand your farm already. I plan to increase the size of my farm from 14x14 to 20x20. But first, I need 75K to do that. Be right back!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Riding the Metro

For the past couple of weeks, I've been riding the Metro again. From Ayala to Quezon Avenue, the ride is like a journey. Sometimes it's easy-peasy especially when I'm sitting pretty. But most of the time, it's like a battle.

When I leave the office, I walk for, like, 15 minoots to reach the Metro. I pass through the ole Greenbelt, the new Greenbelt (5), Landmark, Glorietta and SM. That's 5 different malls. Can you buh-lieve that?! Usually when I reach the third mall, I'm already sweating like krezy. That's good when I miss my workout. Don't be surprised if you see a face towel, baby powder and perfume in my bag.

At the Ayala station, the scene is quite interesting. There are, not one, not two, but THREE freakin' long lines of people going through security. How long is each line? It's like 30-40 meters or sumpthin'. Crazy indeed!

The security guards, armed with their magic sticks (this could actually detect bombs & firearms!), would ask the peeps with bags to open them. They don't really inspect 'em. They just glance at what you're keeping inside.

While waiting for the next train (usually it takes 10-15 minoots or even longer sometimes), if you look around, you would see peeps wiping sweat off their faces and neck. It's so freakin' hot inside the station. I wish they would scatter electric fans around.

The first coach is for women, elderly and disabled. The rest, it's anybody's ball game. You'd see guys pushing their way in. Sometimes, you'd hear people inside shouting too. A coach jam packed with peeps is not uncommon sight. The problem is, the government only bought a few trains. Tsk! tsk! tsk!

The only benefit of riding the Metro is you can deffo save traveling time. Traffic is so bad here in the Philippines, y'see. So many undisciplined drivers.

I wish the government, instead of spending money on worthless trips, would provide more convenience for the Filipino people. It sucks to pay taxes when you don't know where your money go.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Rest in Peace, Tita Cory

Two days ago, the Philippines wept when the news came about the death of an ex-President. Today, we here in Makati got the chance to see her.

Razil, Beng, Meng and I went outside and battled the afternoon heat. Too bad we forgot to wear yellow in support. We saw people waiting outside their buildings and throwing confetti, shredded yellow paper pages mostly. There were people wearing yellow bands and waving flags bearing the image of the dearly departed President.
After waiting for some minoots, the crowd grew frantic. Peeps pushing here and there to get a better view. "Magkaisa", a Virna Lisa hit back in the 80s, was being played loudly. Hands were raised flashing the Laban sign.
The truck bearing the body of Cory was filled with flowers. We saw the van carrying her immediate family. The crowd went wild when they saw James Yap, the hubby of Kris Aquino. We didn't wanna get crushed so that's when we decided to go back to the office.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

I ♥ Japan

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Afternoon Delight

Reached Trinoma a few minoots before noon. I have no clue where the Red Box is so I asked somebody working there. Unforch, she's also clueless. I looked around the area and found it close to TimeZone.

Spotted Kendz waiting outside too. Uh-oh. That only means I'm the second to arrive. Teehee. Our other friends will be joining us later.

We approached the lobby and requested for our room.

Inside our room, we checked the song list but most of what we like to sing were music videos. Bummer!

I called the receptionist to ask about our lunch deal. It was buffet but they will be serving it in portions right in our room. They don't have a public area to serve them properly. By the way, Red Box has a policy that there shouldn't be any leftover for their buffet promo. Otherwise, we need to pay an extra.

Anyhoo, the food was good. We had pasta, pork, chicken and fillet of fish, perfect for what Kendz's mom cooked for us—laing. OMG! It was so good. Super appetite! We tried to hide it from the waiters 'cause we didn't know if we have to pay extra. We weren't so successful though. One of the waiters noticed it. My mind didn't work right away on what excuse to make. My mouth was open the whole time until he left the room. I should've said, "Uhm, sinuka ko lang yan." (Oh, I just puked it out).

Before 1 o'clock, our other friends arrived. Nikks came with Joy. Jhie came with Tabs. Only one missing is Ogz.
We had fun singing till 3 pm. I got to sing "I Can't Make You Love Me" and some Broadway hits. The ladies sang some Beyonce, Aegis and Sarah G hits.

Kendz also brought us some Ferrero Rocher chocolates so that made our afternoon more enjoyable.

Our friend will be returning back to Singapore in 2 days. Thank you again, Kendz, for a wonderful afternoon treat.


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