Friday, August 30, 2013

The Heat Made Us Do It


Nothing special. We just thought of being "healthy" for a really short while on a hot Friday afternoon! It felt like summer on August! Ang inett!! So we were Jambafied! Haha! Btw, this is Edna, my partner-in-crime, my confidante, my kadaldalan and my boredom-mate and busy-mate altogether at work. God has really blessed me with nice people!!
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Spa and Steak


Our second bonding session since the last time we ate at Red Kimono! I got to spend Saturday with my fellow BA ladies. We decided to try-out Ace Water Spa at Pioneer, Mandaluyong. We have no photos as it was prohibited. We had fun being played by the water. It was a tad tiring though but at the end of it, we felt relaxed.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Comment: The Shack (by Wm. Paul Young)

Title: The Shack
Author: Wm. Paul Young
No. of pages: 252
Published: July 1st 2007
Read: August 15, 2013

This book deserves a two thumbs up, standing ovation, confetti, it's just worth the time spent reading. Yes, I got carried away. However let me also state that I like books regarding spirituality, hence, this book automatically goes a notch higher. Yet, I consider this book as definitely one of my favorites. It impacted me. It touched me in a way that I cried on some parts of the book. It made me pause and utter a prayer. And since I read it, I try to live some of the words Papa uttered there like it was God who said it to me. I was able to relate to Mack at so many points. I guess all of us can relate to this book, most especially to my dear Christian friends. I highly recommend it. I give it a rating of OWN A COPY OF THE BOOK. When I say own a copy, it only means that it’s worth the money, the effort and the time!
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his "Great Sadness," Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

258. Unsolicited Take: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters


It's a holiday! Luke didn't report to work while I finished my tasks early so that we could squeeze in some movie Fridate. 

In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, "The Sea of Monsters", Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood. Written by Michelle Stone

My mind is in chaos. I haven’t read the book which maybe a reason why I'm left with so many questions while watching this movie. Yet again I brought with me inside the cinema my high expectations. I could say that the kids will best appreciate the movie. Nothing really complicated in the plot. The plot revolves around the adventures before, during, and after the encounter with the sea of monsters – of trying to find and get the golden fleece which is the cure to the tree that protects the place of the half-bloods. There is nothing really surprising in the turn of events or maybe I wasn’t that surprised at all. Frankly speaking, I’m disappointed with the movie and too lazy to write a decent take of this movie. Haha!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

257. Unsolicited Take: The Purge (2013)


 It was a Saturday Spontaneous movie with Luke.

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. Written by Universal Pictures

I would classify this movie as more of a thriller, but not as thrilling as my scared bones expected. I find the plot interesting though which just fuelled the expectations of high trepidation caused by seeing the trailer. Watching the movie, my uneasiness on the cinema seat heightened as the 12-hour purge period began. And even more when one of the kids allowed a stranger to enter the family’s house. Since it’s a movie of thriller, suspense and action, it would be better left for a spectator to watch the movie. I would say that there were really heart-thumping scenes that ended worth the thumping while most were just of purely suspense.

Apart from the interesting plot, I can say that I like the family values. And I like best that no matter how bad and/or how grave injustice as human we may experience, goodness is repaid by goodness in more ways than one or better, in ways we didn’t even imagine.
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Monday, August 12, 2013

256. A Night in PJs


It feels like we’re high school all over again!! Yes!! Just hosted a slumber party last Friday-Saturday with my girls, and some of the guys dropping by too! Apart from me, being the hostess was second to the last to arrive shame on me I know haha, everything was funnnn!!! We felt like teenagers again! The girls were cooking and the guys were watching the FIBA Asia Philippines-Kasakhstan game or maybe catching up or just plainly talking among themselves. Sorry guys, no booze if I’m the one to host hehe. And I cooked my just recent tried recipe creamy tuna pasta. I guess it’s enough to feed our tummies. Hahaha! Beng prepared her ever favourite wicked oreos! And Julie topped it off with vanilla ice cream! Yummm! We also played Kinect Xbox360 Dance Central! We enjoyed it!!! Ang saya lang talaga! But at 2AM, the guys have to go and we girls were left to ourselves.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

255: PUSO: Ticket to See You in #Spain2014


I am OA-ly emotional of last night’s win! Ako lang ba? I bet the whole nation joined together in a tear-jerker kapit-bisig moment as we won over Korea and cut the so-called “curse-of-Korea” during the FIBA Asia 2013 playoffs! It was a sure ticket to FIBA WORLD in Spain 2014!!! Grabe the feeling!!! It was so hard to contain!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

254. 31st


It’s part of my monthly routine, okay?

Happy 31st monthsary to me and Luke!!! Hoorayyyy!!! And it didn’t have to be as special as an anniversary to eat our hearts out and dine in again at probably one of our favorite restaurants in Makati, La Grotta Cucina Italiana. We also love the vibe of the place. It’s sort of a formal dining and we find their service really good. We love their food - from the bread appetizer to their al dente pasta and tasty pizza!

So people had been noticing that Luke isn't smiling in this photo. He doesn't like smiling and he doesn't like to be captured in photos in the first place haha. Insistent lang talaga ako haha!

Their Linguine Alla Grotta. I like this!!

Bianca, our favorite pizza! :)

To top it all off, he surprised me with a monthsary gift! Yayyyy!!!

Dear Lord, thank You thank You for this relationship we're blessed with.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

253. To The South


Yayyy! The last time I bonded with just SOME of my college barkada was when we  watched The Phantom of the Opera in CCP months ago. I guess we’re just too apart from each other and we have different endeavours that we find it difficult to schedule a get-together. Gone are the days that we go out of town during our really “cute” term breaks!

It was last spontaneous Sunday that Geh randomly messaged us in Facebook and two hours later we found ourselves already on our way to Sta. Rosa – I, Jec, Jose and Geh! We’re the south people of our barkada. E pwede naman palang ganun lang magkakasama na kami! hahaha! But I felt really glad that we got to catch up with each other! Thanks Geh for drinking Mountain Dew that kept you awake and hyper that we reached Nuvali and Paseo de Sta. Rosa and we were able to bond the afternoon away.

Jose/Gelo treated us at Cafe Breton, Paseo de Sta. Rosa! Oh crepe oh crepe!!! Super yummyyyy!! UL/LR - Dejavu; UR - Funtastyc; Le Manifique

So many things happened already and yet there are things that still remain. We may have “higher raison d'ĂȘtre” or higher motivation or reasons to do the things we’re doing now but we still laugh on shallow things and goof around. Actually, I missed them! I miss those college days!!

So thankful that this Sunday afternoon spontaneity happened!
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

252. Thankful Thursdays


A simple “Thank You, Lord” each time we are awake to our senses every day makes a big difference throughout the day. Appreciate the little things, which may actually be something big for some, like the breakfast that we eat or simply waking up under a roof, inside a room, on a bed, covered by a blanket, surrounded by a pair or three pillows.

  1. Sleep is luxury. While I’m already used to sleeping five hours a day, I feel thankful that for the past days, since I was sent to ER two weeks ago, I allowed myself to sleep at least seven hours! And though I used to have the “Sleep is for the weak” mentality, having more hours of sleep makes me feel more recharged and refreshed.
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