Friday, July 31, 2009

Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Tita Cory

Can’t believe she’s gone now. First there was Francis Magalona, then Michael Jackson. And now, Tita Cory.

I was awaken by a phone call and greeted me with the news that Former Pres. Corazon Aquino died already. It was sad, sad news I believe not only for me but for the whole Filipino people.

I was 2 years old when she led the people in the infamous People Power Revolution and successfully installed the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia’s first female president. I have always admired her devotion not only to her family but also to her faith and love of her country. My fingers and keyboard can go on like forever if we will talk about Tita Cory’s accomplishment and characters that make her the Tita Cory now.

She did not become just a president for the country but also a mother for every Filipino. Her personal advocate for peace and democracy encourage the Filipino people to do good and stand up for our country.

Thank you Tita Cory, for standing up for us. For leading us and guiding us into moral ways and being an example yourself with you unselfish devotion in reaching us through your humble ways.

You will always be remembered and will always be in our prayers. May you continue to smile, bright as the Yellow Sun that shines down on us, and be happy together with Ninoy in heaven.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sherlock Holmes Coming Soon

If you want to see more of Robert Downy then you better get ready as he portrays the eccentric detective, Sherlock Holmes. Together with his good friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), journey with them in the dark alleyways of 19th century London

Movieland's latest Holmes/Watson double-act will sleuth their way onto their screens this Christmas in Sherlock Holmes and, judging by these rather elegant new character stills, they'll be cutting a dash while they do it.

Set against a fog-stained Westminster backdrop, the eye-catching posters show Robert Downey Jr.'s Holmes carrying on the debonair combination of style and six o'clock shadow familiar from the trailer (still no sign of a deerstalker), while Jude Law's Watson has gone seriously Saville Row in an awesomely Victorian three-piece. The cane - traditionally Holmes' weapon of choice - seems to fallen into the good doctor's possession.

Holmes has traditionally spent a lot of time musing on cases from the velvetine comfort of 221B Baker Street, but Ritchie's reboot gets him out and about in the dark alleyways of 19th century London, meeting people and generally beating the hell of them. The sleuth, as they say, is out there.

SHERLOCK HOLMES opens in theaters locally on January 8, 2010.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to keep a relationship

* I love this text from Tita Ollie. It came at the right time.

  • Love each other.
  • Don't lie.
  • Keep communications open.
  • Stay Sweet.
  • When you get hurt just forgive and forget.
  • Never talk about break-ups.
  • Never say it's okay even if it's not.
  • Forget about pride.
  • If you say sorry mean it.
  • Don't compare you past to your present.
  • Don't talk about your stupid ex's.
  • Give and take process.
  • Be aware of his/her feelings.
  • When you have a fight, don't let the night past without settling it.
  • Don't be the PERFECT one just be the RIGHT one.
  • Don't expect too much. (based on experience)
  • Always be aware that there's a time for everything. - Marcelle
  • Spend time with each other - Chinky
Wanna add on anything, leave a comment below.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Warner Bros. thanks Harry Potter Fans


MANILA, July 20 -- “The Half-Blood Prince” is the full-fledged king of Philippine box-office! The sixth installment of the “Harry Potter” saga rewrote the record books, posting a royal P104.77-million nationwide four-day opening weekend (July 16-19) in 310 screens. This was announced today by Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. Philippines, the film’s local distributor.

That figure represents the all-time biggest four-day opening weekend in Philippine history (beating 2007’s “Transformers’ at P103.87-million). “Prince” also broke the fastest time (four days) for a “Harry Potter” film to breach the P100-million milestone (outpacing 2007’s “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” which achieved the feat in five days).

The incredible opening of “Half-Blood Prince” now makes the “Harry Potter” saga the undisputed most successful franchise ever in local history, with an accumulated gross of a staggering P959-million (surpassing the “Spider-Man” franchise’s P910.32-million overall take).

“The victorious streak of `Harry Potter’ continues with this sixth installment, and we couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Soliven. “It has been an unbelievable run, and we know the best is yet to come with the final two `Harry’ movies in 2010 and 2011,” he added.

“Prince” bowed in only 123 locations across the country, with SM Mall of Asia (including IMAX) as the box-office champion with a magical gross of P8.70-million. Close to its heels are SM North EDSA (including IMAX Digital) at P7.79-M, Trinoma (P5.68-M), SM Megamall (P4.11-M), Glorietta 4 (P3.86-M), Gateway (P3.67-M), Power Plant (P3.14-M), Eastwood (P2.98-M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.74-M) and Shangri-la (P2.54-M).

Completing the Top 20 cinemas are Alabang Town Center (P2.48-M), Robinsons Ermita (P2.33-M), Ayala Cebu (P2.09-M), SM Cebu (P2.08-M), Robinsons Galleria (P1.99-M), Festival (P1.91-M), SM San Lazaro (P1.79-M), Greenhills (P1.75-M), Market Market (P1.59-M) and SM Fairview (P1.57-M).

In “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects that new dangers may lie within Hogwarts, but Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. He needs Harry to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort’s defenses—critical information known only to Hogwarts’ former Potions Professor, Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent). As romance blossoms around him, Harry remains aloof with far more important matters on his mind. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Still playing across the Philippines, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tumbled in Grace

The last time I stayed in the house the whole day.. I was sick. Guess why I’m stuck again at home. Haha! Minsan ayoko magstay sa house kasi kung ano ano mga naiisip mo at narerealize mo, haha! Ohwell, let me share some of them.

~ On being sick

I find it easier to praise God when I got an answered prayer, when I get to eat my fave food, when I get to smile because somebody made me happy, when I feel so good had a very good day and when everything you planned falls into place. I feels hard to praise God when I didn’t get what I want, when I don’t have what I want, when im losing things, when im destroyed and when im sick. I always complain, who doesn’t? Deep inside I know I don’t need to complain because God is giving me everything that I need, things that He knows I need. To glorify Him, and Him alone. He gives it in His beautiful time. "And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." - James 5:15-16

~ On being busy

I am a busy person. My mom always tells me “hindi ka na napirmi dito sa bahay, para kang border, matutulog, kakain, papasok, kakain, matutulog.” I work 5days a week, Saturday for me is considered as my free day and Sunday is for the Lord. If there would be an event that I need to attend to, I adjust my schedule. I like attending events, meeting new people, going to different places, eating different foods, especially bonding with friends. Ofcourse, I always see to that I set my priorities straight, or so I thought. I have to admit, im missing my quite time and prayer time lately L That’s my sad part on being busy. Though I get to meet and greet the persons I love, I have forgotten to first treasure the most important relationship I have.

Being alone always let our thoughts wander dream. I can’t help but think when will be my next date with myself. Haha! Thinking these entire musings make me feel so little. How can a person such as me handle all of these pressures? How can I handle all the problems that come my way? Only by Grace. Only by Grace can I still say Praise God that I am sick and that You are my Healer. Only by Grace.

Special thanks to Heidi, my new friend, who visited me and even bought me noodle soup J I appreciate our new friendship. I enjoyed the laughter, the talks and thank you so much for your gift. Im looking forward to our movie/coffee date before you leave. Mwah!

The Harry Potter Fever

I am pretty sure that right this very moment, almost all the cinemas in metro manila will be full of people who wants to watch Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie. Luckily, i was invited by Warner Bros. in their Special Press Screening of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince last July 15, 2009, together with 13 other move bloggers :)

Special thanks to Warner Bros for the food and the tickets. My Harry Potter review goes here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cold Friday Morning

“please don’t give up on me now..”

That’s what I’ve been whispering to NIPS, awhile back when we where both struggling to walk the valley of death.

I have been thru hell this morning, only it was not hot and fury but instead it was wet and cold. A modern version, I suppose. Im on a 6am-pm shift and so I leave the house at around 5am. Last night, what urged me to sleep is the scary sound of wind and rain.. and so last night I prayed that it won’t be like that this morning so hindi ako mahihirapan pumasok. But it was, unfortunately, not what happened.

It was quite surprising. I left the house exactly 5am, without anybody knowing it. It was just drizzling when I went out but the wind is roaring already, a signal that I should hurry on walking. It was still so dark and there was no sign of life. That made me pretty scared. Usually, I don’t want to see the dogs around the neighborhood because im afraid they might chase me and bite, but awhile ago, I wanted all the dogs out and accompany me walking til I reach the street where im suppose to take the jeep.

I was halfway through the street, when.. suddenly, a gush of wind blew NIPS, my pink umbrella, and then the heavy Isang poured out. Luckily, I borrowed mom’s jacket coz its much bigger and jacket is here in the office, it kept me a little warm. When I reached the end of the street, a jeep was there already waiting for me. There is only one tiny slot and luckily I fitted in. “I cant believe people are this early, where are they all going?”. I said to myself. “probably where im heading to..” answered my other self.

The jeepney ride was comfy, maybe because I cant move much and that made me comfy. After the jeenpney ride was the “walk thru the valley of death”. It was raining, so hard that ALL umbrellas are reverting and failing their masters. Other would even have to look for a shade and have their umbrellas rest for the wind has its mind set that it would blew all that blocks its way. It was a good 7mins battle with the wind and im so proud that NIPS did a pretty good fight.

We lost the fight.

The streets are flooded and Chucks, my shoes, bravely protected my feet in every way he can. My pants failed me though, and as I walked up the LRT staircase, my legs felt numb already with coldness and chilliness.. but I couldn’t care less.

Right now, im sipping hot choco, perfectly soothing for what I am feeling right now. I just have to blog this out or else myself and other self would argue every now and then. Haha!

Thanks Kat for the pants, good thing I was able to text you agad. I will return it on Monday. mwah!


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