Wednesday, September 29, 2010

catching up on blogging

It's been a while.. And with so many things to blog about, I think I'll just skip to the highlights. So.. My internet still sucks.. Ever since I had our Globelines DSL disconnected way back, I've been demoted to using SmartBro and Globe Tattoo, depending on which one has load. For a girl who got used to unlimited fast internet, this is such a drawback. But our Globelines internet kept having problems, and everytime I called their customer service hotline, they kept telling me they's send a technician over but nobody came. I called several times, they tell me the same thing, nothing happened. I got fed up, went to Globelines to get our line disconnected, and no more DSL the next day.

My Dad's thinking about getting a BayanTel internet connection. He's been talking about it since last last week, and I hope to get it connected today. *fingers crossed*

Anyway.. I've been feeling really, really down these past few days. I miss school, review and Crit.. Because during those days I wake up each day knowing what I'm supposed to do. Now I feel like I'm floating and I can't get my feet to touch the ground. I'm floundering. I'm bored, and I hate being idle. I'm a lot of things right now, things I can't even explain. I've been crying a lot.. And just when I think my tear ducts are all dried out, I cry some more.

Then I've been fighting with the BF more often these days, too. It's like the Universe is out to get me.

So with the way I'm currently feeling, I turn to the number 1 thing that would always cheer me up, no matter what - reading. So far I've read all books I've bought during my 3rd to the last day in Manila. I spent most of my remaining money on these babies. On impulse. Talk about self-control. Apart from these, I also read Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven, Janette Rallison's Just One Wish, Sarah Dessesn's This Lullaby, Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid, Amanda Howell's The Summer of Skinny Dipping, Courtney Summers' Cracked Up To Be, and Elizabeth Scott's Stealing Heaven on eBook.

And of course, me being the impulsive little shopper that I am, I bought 2 new books from BookSale yesterday when I got stranded at Gaisano Central due to the rain. As I walk home when the rain cleared, I passed by this boutique and saw this bag, and bought it on the spot. Now I really am broke.

Broke but happy =)

On a much more positive note, St. Paul's called and informed me about the Pre-Orientation thingy on October 4. Finally, something to look forward to. But I'm still keeping my fingers crossed and hoping Bethany would call, too. I don't really like St.Paul's.. I only applied there because my friend Jojo dragged me to it. But I'm willing to settle. =)

I'm also updating my Tumblr more. Follow me? =)

"Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us.
It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life.
If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline.
Like at any moment we can have another chance at life.
Like at any moment, we can be born all over again."
-Meredith (Grey's Anatomy, S7E1)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

i have crappy net

I can't even make a decent blog post! Opening Blogger took me a long time I lost my mood to write.

Maybe I'll blog again tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Expendables

Synopsis (may contain spoilers): A group of elite mercenaries, the Expendables, are deployed to the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia to halt local pirates from executing the hostages. The team consists of leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), former SAS soldier and blades specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), martial artist Yin Yang (Jet Li), sniper Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) and demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture). Jensen instigates a firefight, causing casualties for the pirates. Yang and Jensen fight over moral disagreements about hanging a pirate, with Ross finally intervening. As a result of his psychological problems, Ross reluctantly releases Jensen from the Expendables.

Ross and his rival mercenary leader Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger), go to see Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) who names himself after the church they meet in. He offers them a mission in Vilena, a fictional island in the Gulf of Mexico, to overthrow a brutal dictator, General Garza (David Zayas). Busy with other things, Trench gives the contract to Ross. Christmas visits his girlfriend, Lacy (Charisma Carpenter), whom he discovers has left him for another man, Paul. Ross and Christmas do initial reconnaissance after meeting with their contact, Sandra (Gisele Itié), only for the mission to go awry. Ross learns that Garza is backed by ex-CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchmen Paine (Steve Austin) and The Brit (Gary Daniels), who manipulate and keep Garza in power by making his people fear him. Sandra is revealed to be Garza's daughter. Ross decides to abort and causes casualties among the army as they escape. Meanwhile, Jensen approaches Garza and Munroe to help their side.

Christmas visits Lacy again to find that Paul has beaten her. Christmas defeats Paul and his friends, showing Lacy what he does for a living and winning her over. Ross, Christmas, and Yang deduce that Mr. Church is a member of the CIA and that the real target is Munroe, as the CIA could not kill one of their own. Mission coordinator and former teammate, Tool (Mickey Rourke) makes an emotional confession to Ross about letting a woman commit suicide during the Bosnian War. Hearing this, Ross decides to go back for Sandra. Yang tags along, and they are chased on the road by Jensen in an intense shootout. The pursuit ends in an abandoned warehouse, where Yang and Jensen fight a second time. Jensen attempts to impale Yang on a pipe, only for Ross to shoot Jensen. A wounded Jensen makes amends and gives the layout of Garza's palace. Ross boards the plane with Yang and finds the rest of team, ready to aid their friend.

The Expendables infiltrate Garza's compound. Christmas, Yang, Caesar, and Toll plant explosive charges throughout the site. When Garza has a change of heart after Munroe tortures his daughter, Munroe kills him. The entire team fights and shoots their way through Garza's soldiers. Ross and Caesar manage to destroy the helicopter Munroe was to escape on. Christmas and Yang manage to kill The Brit while Toll kills Paine. Ross and Christmas catch up to Munroe and kill him, saving Sandra. Instead of taking the payment for the mission, Ross gives it to Sandra to restore Vilena. The team celebrates their victory at Tool's tattoo parlor, with the reformed and recovering Jensen. Christmas and Tool challenge each other to a game of knife throwing and Christmas recites a poem about his respect for Tool, before throwing the knife perfectly in the center of the board.

Rating: 4.5/5

Comments: I didn't really wanna watch the movie.. But my Bf dragged me to it, saying that he never complains when I want to watch some chick flick with him, and it's his turn to pick.. But we never even dreamed that I'd love the movie more than he did. I like Jet Li! He's one of my favorite actors, and it was such a pleasure to see him in the movie, especially the parts where he was teased about his height.

Oh, and I kept giggling everytime I see Terry Crews, coz I always picture him singing along to A Thousand Miles in the movie White Chicks. I have expected him to burst out singing. But he was so awesome though, when he came out carrying a big gun and killing everyone in his path.

I loved the movie. Lotsa explosions, and I adore explosions. This definitely tops my must-watch action movie list.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

an awesome august

This year's August was a great month for me - we finished our case pres with no major hitches, we all graduated our Crit Care after 2 months of didactics and clinical exposure, I finished my IV therapy cases and submitted it to ANSAP in just two days.. But what made August 2010 unforgettable was when I got to meet my awesome Sigaw Sisters in person, finally.

I met Krissy and Ate Cess last March, but this would be my first time I'm meeting Kaiye and Grace. Just like when I first met Krissy, I was a bit nervous before. I know we've been cyber friends for a really long time (almost 5 years, I think), and although we've shared correspondences over the world wide web and feel like we've known each other for centuries, I was still a little nervous on how we'd connect in person. But about 5 seconds into meeting them, all trace of nervousness were gone, and we're all chatting like we've known each other forever.

I waited for Krissy at National Bookstore (it's like our default meeting place), and we both waited for Grace. Then we walked around SM and did some window shopping. We ate lunch at Bigoli, and chatted while we waited for Kaiye. After, we walked across to Trinoma, and did more than window shopping. We shopped, for real. And finally, yogurt at White Hat - so yummy! After that, we walked around Trinoma and took pictures, then we got to meet Krissy's friends at Timezone, where Krissy did her version of Britney's Sometimes and Kaiye did a rendition of M2M's Don't Say You Love Me. Brings back memories of our teen years earlier years. We're all nineteen. LOL

It made me sad when we all had to part ways and say goodbye, but I'll forever cherish the memories I've shared with them the whole day. And I thank God for whatever willed me to sign-up to Sigaw's forum years ago, for it was there where I met the most awesome people there is, and who became good great friends. Too bad that when they stopped publishing the magazine, they had to delete the website too. But I'll be forever grateful to Seventeen, for without it and Sigaw, I wouldn't have met Krissy, Kaiye and Grace. =)

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