Saturday, 29 August 2009

movies movies post #10

up - 5/5
synopsis: a sweet, old man get the adventure of his life as he tries to live his late wife's dream...
- if you find yourself crying at the first part of the movie, then for sure, it's a good good movie...
- funny, sweet, sad and everthing else... perfect movie...
- i have just met dug and i love him... sigh...

the happening - 1/5
synopsis: something's happening - a funky wind thingy's making people kill themselves...
- annoying acting... bad bad acting... or maybe they did it on purpose... hmmm...
- it's so ridiculous how they try to run away from the funky wind thingy...
- the only redeeming scene in the movie is the talking to the plastic plant scene...

then she found me - 3/5
synopsis: a woman about to enter 40 is in a whirlwind with romance, trying to get pregnant and meeting her birth mother...
- bette midler so cute in the movie...
- colin firth's character's pretty cute too... so cheezy him...
- overall, a good feel-good movie...

cj7 - 2/5
synopsis: a swaggly boy + an alien dog = loads of misadventures...
- i guess i'm too old to enjoy this movie...
- i like the ass-kicking stephen chow better, though...

Monday, 24 August 2009

music stalk - victim #5: broken by lifehouse

well, i didn't like this right away but after seeing the time traveler's wife trailer and hearing this song over and over, it's become so damn appealing...

enjoy and swoon...

Sunday, 23 August 2009

august 22, 2009... what a day...

1. worked from 7am-3pm...
2. went to gaisano mall to buy a gift for mafe...
3. got mugged (shoulder to shoulder with the amount of people) right at the mall's entrance...
4. phone nearly got snatched (it was technically snatched (the old sandwich MO) but the kawatan dropped it when i managed to grab a hold of his arm... then, i whacked (girlishly, i'm afraid) the back of his head, jumped on the escalator and gave him the finger)...
5. met up with cherry (and tone and ken) and ate one of her donuts...
6. went home to rest before attending mafe's birthday party (ended up sleeping for about 30 minutes)...
7. got lost on the drive home to mafe's crib...
8. led the prayer for mafe's dinner...
9. ate, drank, chitchatted, sang at the party...
10. got a text from tone and cherry saying they're at bakbak...
11. said as much to mafe and her eyes bulged (most of her guest had already left and cris was a no-show)...
12. finally left mafe's crib (after much persuasion and guilt tripping with her father)...
13. hopped on to mafe's boylet's car (pretty nice car, by the way) and joined in on the late night city traffic...
14. caught up with the people at bakbak and drank...
15. went to evibe and danced and drank...
16. went back to mafe's place to pick up the pickup...
17. went home and watched a few games of federerVmurray cincy semis match (federer won... woot!!!)...
18. slept! whew!

Friday, 21 August 2009

the chronicles of oil price... entry 11 - Php 43.05

well, at least it's something... i'm still supporting the jeepney drivers, though...

movies movies post #9

ghosts of girlfriends past - 2/5
synopsis: playboy gets haunted by his dead uncle and old lovers to make him realize his one true love...
- not another matthew mcconaughey womanizer alpha male movie?!
- the cliche of the movie just kills the humor (and i watched this with a heavy cold... weh...)
- jennifer garner is still as cute as ever (she got a little skinny though...)

in bruges - 5/5 !!!
synopsis: 2 hitmen holes up in a "shithole" town in belgium but the "vacation" turns into some much more than they expected...
- weeeeeee... the first movie to hit the perfect score...
- it's so cute how colin farell is all whiny and suicidal and insulting in the movie... very impressive acting, i must say... no wonder he got the gloden globe for the role...
- i really really liked this movie... very well written and played out... must see...

Saturday, 15 August 2009

movies movies post #8

it's actually just 1 movie, though...

public enemies - 3/5
synopsis: john dillinger robs banks and the fbi people are out to get him...
- how i love johnny depp's swooning smirk...
- michael mann film = dizzy camera movement movie...
- the gunfights are really, really loud...
- it's funny how dillinger just swoop in places being the public enemy #1 and the people around just don't notice...
- channing tatum only having 1 tiny scene = boooooooooooooo!

roger roger #3

for the longest time already, i have this feeling that when i watch a live roger federer match, he'll lose... i said as much to my good friend who's also a roger fan and she told me to either not watch any of his matches or tell her that i'd be watching his matches so that she wouldn't blame me if he lost...

so... rogers cup 2009 at montreal... it's the quarterfinals and for the first time in history of the open era, all the top 8 players/seeds are in the quarters... i just got home from a sorta date with blue and the murrayVdavydenko match was still on... after nearly an hour, the match was finished (murray won) and the federerVtsonga match was getting under way around 3am...

tight first set that led to a tiebreak and then big guy tsonga dove on the hard hardcourt to get to a volley... he bangs his right arm and elbow to the ground and roger was poised to hit back the short ball but he friggin nets it! and so, tsongs wins the first set 7-6 (5)...

onto the second set... a rather burn out tsonga play poorly and even called for an injury timeout for his arm/elbow... roger takes no mercy and swiftly takes the second set 6-1... by then, i was resting my eyes every change of ends and rests and commercials...

third set and roger double breaks a weary tsonga... the score was 5-1 in favor for roger... i thought then, "ah, roger's gonna win this for sure" and i was already so sleepy and i wasn't watching properly... and then for some reason, tsonga is revived and managed to double break back... around this time, roger's serve was pretty lousy and tsonga was pulling all the stops with his aggressive play... of course by then, all my sleepiness was gone as i cheered roger on... then, suddenly, on roger's service game (5-6), he was down 3 match points... thank goodness, he forced errors off tsonga's racquet and saved all of them to take the game and let the set to be decided with a tiebreak... by then, roger's serve was really really bad enough to double fault to give tsonga the game-set-match... i turned off the tv right away so that i wouldn't see roger's disappointed face (i did see him take off his bandana in a sad way...)...

the match ended around 515am and i thought, shit, i should've just gone to bed right away when tsong took the first set (i was going to but i thought, what the heck, just finish the match...)...

dang i think i send bad juju to roger's game... maybe i should just watch if it's the championship match or something... oh well, there's still cincinnati and the us open... allez, roger! 6 in a row, baby! allez!

Friday, 14 August 2009

the chronicles of oil price... entry 10 - Php 44.30...

(been so busy at work lately...)

just the other night, i had to feed nissan some gas because i've been using it a lot for the tennis trip... when i get tired from tennis (i play before i work), i have to bring it again for work because i'm already too tired (or lazy)... now i'm already on the E side... weh weh... a 2 peso increase is just sooo nasty (hears a whip crack in the background)...

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

manga fruit taste test #2

kaikan phrase - 4/5
synopsis: hot rockstar guy + baby-faced songwriter girl = cliched but sexy couple... (sexy only because of the guy, sakuya...)
- it's amusing how the art changed (for the better, fortunately) over the years... (manga first started in 1997!)
- there's the standard you're-an-idol-so-i-don't-deserve-you, also the get-away-from-my-idol-bitch and also the i'm-not-really-beautiful-but-i've-all-these-guys-fighting-over-me-and-even-one-guy-raping-me-but-i-belong-only-to-sakuya... (too many dashes...)
- ah right, there's also the i-can't-get-enough-of-you-even-though-i-make-love-to-you-everyday... (i like the make love part though)...
- overall, even with all the cliches (i'm almost immune to cliches, anyway), it's a good enough manga...
- did i mention sakuya's hot? oh, i already did? you sure?

- mangaka: Shinjo Mayu
- genre: shoujo
- 17 volumes + 1 special

check out http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=327 for more info...

Monday, 10 August 2009

movies movies post #7

(adding a synopsis now so that some of these movies might interest someone...)

the other boleyn girl
- 4/5
synopsis: 2 sisters bitching about and being bitches for the king of england... based on a novel of the same name...
- i'm quite surprised how nice this movie is...
- now i'm really interested in watching the tudors...
- eric bana does look good playing henry... (jonathan rhys meyers is hotter, though...)

alpha dog - 3/5
synopsis: some owed debt and a long, steaming shit on the carpet results in a kidnapping gone wrong... based on a true story...
- justin timberlake's suprisingly good here...
- ben foster also delivers quite good as a psycho high mental guy...

baby mama - 2/5
synopsis: rich, single woman can't have baby and hires a surrogate with a less than adequate breeding...
- wasn't really as funny as i thought it'd be...
- i like the "Congratulations, Kate. I want to reward you with five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact." scene... i think that was the only scene i laughed at...

charlie bartlett - 3/5
synopsis: rich guy wants to be popular and does just that by hearing people out and handing them drugs...
- another anton yelchin movie (he's also in alpha dog)... he's getting cuter and cuter the more i see him...
- i like charlie's mum...
- robert downey jr. really nails the drunken guy with the gun part...

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

movies movies post #6

harry potter and the order of the phoenix - 3/5
synopsis: why can't people understand that you-know-who is back?!
- ok, so i'm a little late... (watched this in case someone might ask me out to watch the half blood prince...)
- i was kinda sad when sirius died...
- i'm kinda having a hard time remembering what i liked about the movie... hmmm...
- robert pattinson was kinda distracting even though only a picture and some flashbacks of him were shown...

stop loss - 3/5
synopsis: a soldier wants out of the army but oops, no can do...
- i think channing tatum got a part in g.i. joe because he's so hot in a uniform as seen in this movie...
- the premise of the movie was pretty much thrown out the window at the ending AKA "why didn't you just do that in the first place?!" - silent scream to self...

the fall - 2/5
synopsis: injured guy and injured girl make up stories and cries about it in the hospital...
- lee pace was cute...
- the little girl was pretty cute, especially her accent...
- but the story was kinda all over the place, though...

the chronicles of oil price... entry 9 - Php 42.30...

oh no... it's really kinda bleak now...

Sunday, 2 August 2009

music stalk - victim #4: fight the bad feeling by t-max

being a music and melody person (not so much on the lyrics), i could really appreciate songs i couldn't really understand...

this is from the boys over flowers show and one of the f4, woo bin, is part of the t-max boys (he doesn't sing much here, though... he's the rapper/talker here...)... and i really thought there was a girl singing here... turns out to be a boy with a really girly voice... amazing...

at first, i wasn't into this song but it got played over and over at the office and i ended up liking it...