Friday, April 13, 2012

Titanic 3D

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

One of my all-time favorite movies, I've watched Titanic lots of times, and yet it never gets old. I was so excited to watch it in 3D. So much, that Jin and I set a date months ago. We wanted to see if the 3D version would make us feel as if we're sinking with the Titanic, too.

What was supposed to be a simple movie date turned out to be so much more. More craziness and laughter, that is. We wouldn't stop singing Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On. And when Jojo bought the tickets, he asked the saleslady "5 tickets for Near, Far, Wherever You Are." The look on the saleslady's face was so funny, we couldn't stop laughing.

Normally, I don't watch movies in 3D. Not only is it more expensive, it makes my head hurt. But I liked how they turned the movie into 3D. Simple, and not overly done.

This may be the Titanic's most famous scene..

But this.. This will always be my favorite.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

i'm still on an omg-my-mom-got-me-a-phone high

Quick blog: my Mom got me a new phone yesterday! <3

I jokingly asked my Mom for a new phone, and to my surprise she asked me what phone I wanted. At the risk of sounding like a spoiled, rich princess (which I'm not), my Mom seldom denies me what I want, but with a catch. Either I work for it, wait for it, or I don't get it. Ever. And if it's really expensive, we split the bill.

But this time, my Mom got it for me with no arguments. I was so shocked, but shocked soon turned to giddiness and excitement. Oh, and you might be wondering: what's the catch? Here it is: no extra allowance for the next 3 months or so. Because Mom paid it via her credit card on a 3-month installment basis, and the amount is roughly my allowance per month. But I don't care! I don't spend much on stuff in Cebu anyway, most of my money goes to food.

It's been years since my parents got me a phone, so maybe that's one of the factors why Mom got me one. I used my own money to buy the phone I've been using this past two years, and I'm really gonna miss it. I'll leave it to Mom for safekeeping, though. I think she'll use it coz one of her phones' on the verge of dying.

I didn't get to take a picture but I grabbed one from the net. Say hello to Galaxy W. =)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

recently read - march 2012

Celebrity in Death - JD Robb
Hot Stuff - Elaine Fox
Wine, Tarts, and Sex - Susan Johnson
Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella
Guilty - Karen Robards
The Time of My Life - Cecelia Ahern
There's No Place Like Here - Cecelia Ahern
Sleepwalker - Karen Robards
The Widow - Carla Neggers
Left To Die - Lisa Jackson
Final Justice - Fern Michaels
Man At Work - Elaine Fox
Sworn to Silence - Linda Castillo
Special of the Day - Elaine Fox
Game for Anything - Bella Andre
Game for Seduction - Bella Andre
Game for Love - Bella Andre
New Girl - Paige Harbison
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Taking A Shot - Jaci Burton

Monday, April 2, 2012

it's good to be home

I just got home a couple days ago for the Lenten season. It's the time to bond with the family and to catch up with friends. I've been going out with my high school loves these past two days, and it's all fun!

Last Saturday, I watched Wrath of the Titans with Lex, Hans, and Kim. It wasn't bad, but they have lots to learn about basic Greek mythology. Hephaestus was supposed to be scarred and ugly, right? And it wasn't him who built the Labyrinth, it was Daedalus. Blah blah. I could go on. But anyway, all in all it was a good movie. Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike) just gets prettier and prettier. And it took me a while to figure out why Hades (Ralph Fiennes) looks so familiar. From The Dark Lord to Lord of the Underworld. Lord Voldemort just looks so different with his nose intact.

After the movie we met up with Lea, Diane, Gretchen and my cousin June. We went to Leyte Park. Margaritas. T Ice. GPS. RH. Drinks all around. And, food, of course. It was a night of good fun and way too much laughter. It's nice to be with people who've known you for more than a decade, who've seen you through your best and, sometimes, worst, moments, and yet still loves you. It's a bond that hasn't been, and never will be, broken.

We all went home around 3am. More than tipsy but not drunk, our tummies full, worn out with laughter, and just plain happy.

Yesterday, we attended my niece/goddaughter's first birthday. Good food, good friends, good fun. We joined in the games, and it was so funny! We went to Rob after, where we stayed at Bo's for a while before playing Bingo. Harmless fun, but sadly, we just lost money. Rotten luck. We were supposed to watch The Hunger Games, but since we didn't really want to watch it, we decided to stay and play.

Went to Manang's BBQ afterwards, then to Wyomie's. Hans and Lex went home first, so it was just me, Lea, June, Son, Kim and Chen. Lea, June and Kim played billiards while Chen, Son and I had a heart-to-heart talk. =) I got home around 12 midnight. I'm just so tired after two days of endless parties.

I'll end this post with two pictures. The first one is our (Lex and mine) birthday gift to Kaylee. Rumbles. Yummy =) The second one is what made my luggage home a bit heavier than it should have been. Went crazy at Booksale and bought 13 books. A couple of them aren't in the picture, though.

Rumbles. Numnums. =)
I switched to an e-Reader because it's cheaper, but every once in a while, I'd still go back to my first love, real books. <3

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