Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Proposal

It was really a surprise for us that this movie was shown a week before it was supposed to be shown here in the Philippines. We were really waiting for this movie because the trailer was just freakin good so we had no qualms about it being shown a bit early.

And boy, was I ever glad that my expectations of the movie were met! I really love Sandra Bullock and it was nice to see her back at the big screen. Her acting is still natural. I just love how flexible she can be, from the bitchy boss to the not-meaning-to-be-funny funny person. I can still remember when she said "Alaskaaaaa." Haha sorry, you hafta watch it to get me. Ryan Reynolds was good too. The look on his face when Sandra Bullock told him "we're getting married" was priceless. Haha. Each of them had shots at comedic, dramatic and romantic scenes, and I have to say they did really well.

Speaking of Alaska, can I just say wow? Alaska is beautiful, the movie makes you wanna go there for a vacation. It's amazing how movies can take you to places without moving an inch, and experiencing it as if you're really there.

And oh, you gotta love that nude scene >:) I read in a Yahoo! News article that they really were naked when they did that, and Sandra Bullock said "he's hard." LOL. Actually, reading forward, she actually referred to his body, meaning he was buff and all that. I love her humor. I'll try looking for that article again.

Overall, it was a great film. It's not one of your average chick flicks or feel-good movies. I love the ending. And stay for the credits :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Saw HP6 last Thursday with high school friends. Turned out to be a good mini reunion, and an awesome movie!

I was planning on reading again the 6th book before watching the movie because I've forgotten some (if not most, lol) of the details. All I could remember was the death of Dumbledore. Turns out, it's a good thing I wasn't able to read it, because my other friend (friend A) was disappointed, and my other friend (friend B) was fuming because friend A kept on talking to friend B about the differences between the book and the movie. Haha.

Anyway, 5 movies have been made, and they all differed from the book somehow, so it wasn't really a surprise for me that there were differences and cuts. We just have to make do with what we are given :) And I still think it's an awesome interpretation of the book.

The cinematography was awesome, we all agreed to that. The shots were just amaziiiiiiing. Harry, Hermione and Ron have really grown, physically and emotionally. It was nice to see them having relationship problems for a change. I really felt for Hermione. She's a great actress too.

I'm really glad that I'm part of the Harry Potter world. It's one of the greatest novels/movies of our time. I wouldn't recommend watching HP6 for the casual watcher. It's imperative that you've seen the first 5 movies so you wouldn't have questions in your mind while watching. Plus it's fun to see them grow up. Haha.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Glee S01E01

Since the link I posted of the first episode of Glee is not available for people outside of the US, I found this link sent to me by my friend. This is where I first watched Glee. It's not too clear, but it's enough. Hope you enjoy it!

Glee S01E01 - Pilot

Vote For Glee!

Hey I'm back! I'm gonna do some plugging for my favorite TV show as of the moment, Glee!

Fox Network is holding its annual Teen Choice awards, and Glee is nominated under TV Breakout Show, Lea Michele is nominated under TV Breakout Star Female, and Cory Monteith is nominated under TV Breakout Star Male! I'll really appreciate it if you could vote for them, plus you could vote for your other favorites too! (in other categories of course, lol)

You can vote here DAILY but you'll have to register, although the registration process is sooo easy, no need to check your e-mail for a confirmation mail. You have to be below 20 years old to vote though, so just select 1990 in the year box hahaha.

Don't forget, you can vote every day!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


So my promise of writing an entry every day got broken. Haha. I knew this moment would come, I just didn't expect it to be this soon. Anyway, I will try again to write at least every other day.

So what's in store for us today? Only my favorite musical show, Glee!

So what is Glee? Glee, according to Mr. Webster, "is about opening yourself up to joy." That's actually a line from the first episode. Haha.

Glee is about a school's resurrection of the glee club, spearheaded by their Spanish-teacher-turned-glee-club-advisor Mr. Will Schuester, who, as it turns out, was a member of the school's glee club back in the 90s, during which the club was at it's peak, golden age you might say. When the glee club advisor was replaced, it went downhill from there, until the replacement was fired because of an incident I won't say (lol), which brings us back to the first sentence.

And I'm gonna stop there because I'd end up spoiling the whole thing for you! Unfortunately, there's only one episode of it so far. This was a promotional episode aired last March I think? The whole series will start on September 2009.

What I like about Glee is it's not that type of musical wherein out of nowhere, people just sing and dance. Well, I don't know if it will be like that on the next episodes, and honestly, I wouldn't mind, because I love this show so much just from the first episode. You can probably say that it's a modern version of classic musicals.

The characters are very likeable too. I really like Rachel's character. At first I hated her, she had this attitude that I really don't like. But then people started getting mean to her, and my heart just went out to her. Haha I know it sounds corny, but that's what happened. Plus she has an amazing voice! Quinn Fabray, oh how I love her! I always love the antagonists. Hahaha! Can't wait to see how her character turns out in future episodes.

Glee has the right amount of humor, right amount of drama, and an insane amount of music that you just can't stop loving! The cast's version of Don't Stop Believing is superb! I listened to it for days after I saw/heard it from the show.

Here are some of my favorite/funny lines from the first episode:

"Is she gonna diva out after every rehearsal?" - Kurt (Chris Colfer)

"Nowadays, being anonymous is worse than being poor." - Rachel (Lea Michele)

"Getting ready for the tranny prom Rachel?" - Quinn (Dianna Agron)

Those are just a few of my favorites, and it's only the first episode! So it'll be veryyyyyy easy for you guys to catch up! You can watch the pilot episode here. Unfortunately, that link is only available for viewers in the US. But anyway, there's always YouTube :)

You can learn more about Glee here and here.

Plus you can follow the Glee cast on Twitter!

Dianna Agron aka Quinn Fabray
Kurt Hummel aka Chris Colfer
Kevin McHale aka Artie Abrams
Amber Riley aka Mercedes Jones
Jenna Ushkowitz aka Tina Cohen-Chang
Cory Monteith aka Finn Hudson
Lea Michele aka Rachel Berry

They tweet a lot, especially Cory, Amber, Kevin and Jenna. Cory posts a lot of pics too! They're a fun bunch to look at :)

Go go watch Glee!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


I went out with two of my highschool friends today, we ate at Marciano's and played at Timezone, and since it was my first time in Marciano's, I'll do a mini review of it.

On first glance, you can see right away that it's not an ordinary restaurant, in it's simplest sense (does that make sense? lol) Anyway, the ambiance of the resto is really nice! It claims to be a "new age Italian-American" restaurant, and from the menu, I can see mostly the Italian part of things.

It's kinda pricey though. We ordered 4 different dishes, and totaled to P1,200 so it averaged at P300 per dish. Here's what we ordered:

Mushroom something risotto - I didn't really like this one. It's like baby food cooked badly. I was kinda disappointed a bit because I like mushrooms.

Sampler something bruschetta - 4 slices of french bread, each with a different topping. This is kinda nice, by the looks and taste of it, but in my opinion, it's sooooo expensive for what it really is, bread with toppings.

Meatlovers something pizza - 8 slices, rectangular pizza (4x2, lol how technical of me) with pepperoni, salami, beef (?) and others. Haha I'm sorry, I don't really remember what different types of meat were there, but it was good and I think it's one of the dishes there that's worth it's price.

Garlic something pasta - oil-based, this was good as well (if you're in to oil-based pastas, or if you're the adventurous type).

So overall, if you're the trying-out-something-new kind of person, and if budget permits, you should try this one! There're other dishes that I haven't tried so it's really too early for me to judge. You can say that this is a pre-mature review of the resto.

BTW, the Marciano's we went to is in Greenbelt (somewhere there, lol). After researching on the internet about it, I found out that it's owned by Marvin Agustin. Haha. Oh well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I created another account so that it's the same as my username here. You can check it out here, and if you have your account, add me up!

Firefox 3.5

I'm trying Firefox 3.5 out and to be honest I can't see the difference from the previous version, except for that + button in the tabs bar. But anyway, I'm a big Firefox fan so I don't really care.

I read the release notes, and one of the things that I am familiar with is Private Browsing Mode, which I think was first introduced by Google's browser, Google Chrome. In this mode, all websites you visit will not be saved in the history.

The Firefox website said that 3.5 is faster than 3.0, which I have yet to see, or more correctly, feel.

You can download Firefox 3.5 here.