Superman Returns

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Finally, we had a welcome reprieve from the scorching heat of summer. It's been raining since 10 am and I'm loving the cool weather. It's 24 degrees celcius outside, still not cool for people used to colder weather, but it's a 12 degree drop from yesterday's temperature. No complaints from me about that. :)




I recieved an email from a friend with pictures of the new Superman, Brandon Routh. I must admit that the first time I saw his picture, I didn't think he fit the role. With the new pictures, I've seen a marked difference and he's beginning to look like Superman. Christopher Reeve will always be THE Superman for me, but Brandon Routh now looks the part. :)

The new Lois Lane is Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton). I don't know, I think she's miscast. Parang hindi bagay. But we'll see when Superman Returns open this May if she's the right Lois Lane. Gene Hackman was a great Lex Luthor and I am excited to watch Kevin Spacey as the new Lex. I think he'll also be a formidable nemesis to Superman.

I can't wait to watch Superman Returns! :D You can watch the trailer here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Time and again, I've proven that when you leave it all up to God, He'll provide.

Thank you, God! :)

blogging again :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Obviously, I haven't had the inclination to blog for the past few days :p I guess the weather just makes me feel so lazy. It's been terribly hot here and it seems that every movement I make would make me break out in sweat (eeew!), so ayun.. inatake ng katamaran.

I have quite a lot of things to blog about, I just have to sort them out in my head. It's weird because I have this list on my organizer: "things to blog about" and there's a brief description after each item. Hehe... kina-reer and pagba-blog. :p

The company outing last March 10 was fun. The weather was perfect. It wasn't too hot and there was a warm breeze all day. It was overcast the whole day, and it even drizzled a bit around lunch time, which meant more time for me to swim. I wasn't able to take more pictures because we spent too much time in the water.

I thought that because the sun wasn't shining, I wouldn't tan too much. I was wrong. Even if I put liberal amounts of sunblock, I still got sunburned. :p But it's okay, I had a blast swimming. And my face has started peeling (nyak!), and I hope I'll be back to my normal skin color soon. Ahaha! Ang vain ko. :p

There were numerous times during the day that I heard several people say that they miss mom, or that mom would have loved this or that, or how they didn't realize it then that last year's company outing would be mom's last. I found myself not being able to reply, either because I didn't know how to respond or because I felt my throat constricting and I couldn't utter a single word. Aside from those times, the outing was fun.

I felt as if mom was with me, it's hard to explain, but I felt her presence specially when I sat down by the beach alone. Or maybe it was because I was wearing her violet tie-dyed shorts? Hehehe!
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I got an email the other day that made me feel queasy. I know that this email has been circulating, but I didn't expect that I'd get one or that I wouldn't know until I opened the email that that was it. It's an email with VERY GRAPHIC pictures of an accident that happened in front of 6750 Ayala Avenue Monday last week. Grabeh! I only got a split second look before I deleted it but it's something I'm unlikely to forget.

I feel so bad for the person on the pictures. Namatay na nga sha, tapos ngayon may kumakalat pa sa internet na pictures ng aksidente nya. Grabe talaga. May he rest in peace.

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On a lighter note, I'd like to post an ad from my sister:

Summer's hot but art is definitely cool in Museo Pambata's Art's Cool!

This yearly summer workshop is designed to harness a child's potential in the arts. With the guidance of accomplished artists and teachers, kids enjoy learning in an environment of fun and discovery uniquely provided by a children's interactive museum.

This year's Art's Cool offers classes in Basic and Integrated Art and Painting. The workshop culminates in an exhibit showcasing the students' accomplishments.

ART'S COOL 2006

Basic Art and Painting
Facilitator: Hubert Fucio
Age Level: 4 to 7 years old
Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 to 11 AM*
Fee: P 4,000.00**
Lessons include: basic drawing, coloring, oil pastel

Integrated Art and Painting
Facilitator: Marc Cosico
Age Level: 8 to 12 years old
Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 to 11 AM*
Fee: P 4,500.00**
Lessons include: pencil drawing and shading, mixing of colors, painting techniques, field trips to art museums

*Classes start on April 18.
**Fees are inclusive of all materials except canvas and framing of artworks.

To register/enroll, visit the Museo Pambata ng Maynila at Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila (beside the US Embassy) call 5231797 to 98 | fax: 5221246 | e-mail pr-prog@museopambata.org | visit museopambata.blogspot.com | download registration form at http://www.museopambata.org (under announcements section on the Homepage)

white cove

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I initially thought that I should write captions for each picture, but I'm not really good at that. Hahaha! I couldn't think of witty captions, all I could come up with were cheesy or boring ones, so I decided to just post the pictures.

Scenery shots taken on March 10, 2006, during the METGen Company Outing at White Cove Resort, Nasugbu, Batangas.








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thursday mishmash

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I've decided to join the company outing tomorrow. Yey! I think I need a change of scenery and being the water lover that I am, I know I'll have a good time. :D I just need lots of sunblock, coz I don't want to get too tan. Hehehe.. beach bum na takot mangitim. Ang weird, no? :p

I hadn't noticed until my sister mentioned to me a couple of weeks ago, that we got sunburned from our Sunday trips to Loyola. True enough, hati na nga yung kulay ng braso ko. Kitang-kita yung mark ng shirt/blouse at meron na din mark ng watch ko. Di na pantay ang kulay ko. :p

Same time last year, I was with mom at the company outing, which was one of the reasons I had second thoughts about joining this year. But I know mom wouldn't want me sulking, so now, I'm going. :) So, this time tomorrow I'd be enjoying the beach. Sana may papalicious. Bwahahahahahaha!

Beach.... here I come!

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I was surfing the web yesterday morning, when I stumbled upon the news that Superman Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana, passed away due to lung cancer. The surprising thing about it is that she never smoked a cigarette her entire life. It's a rare occurrence, but it happens.

I feel so sad for their son, Will, who lost both his parents in a span of a year and a half. I am affected, not only because I admired his father, Chris Reeve since I was a kid, but because I can relate. I can't imagine how hard it is for him to lose both his parents at a short span of time, but I know how it feels to lose a parent to cancer. I know it's doubly hard for him and I pray that he'll have strength.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Superman.

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This year's crop of female contestants for American Idol, are so blah. If it wasn't for Mandisa and Katharine McPhee, I wouldn't watch the girls' elimination round.

It's official: I don't like Paris Bennett anymore. :p and I thought I wouldn't dislike Kellie Pickler even more, I was so wrong. I'd be very happy on the night she gets the boot.

And the boys? My favorites were awesome! And my top three just changed. Ace has been relegated to 4th place and Elliott is now on my top three. Not only does he have a good voice, but the fact that he's 90% deaf on his right ear and he can sing well is amazing. :)

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I was pleasantly surprised when I came upon this clip on youtube. Who would have thought that Harvard educated Natalie Portman, who speaks five languages, can do a mean gangsta rap? Watch it, it's funny. :D

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Thanks for filling out my Johari window. :) If you haven't yet, I'd appreciate it if you would. Thanks again. Click here please.

My Johari Window

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I'm joining the bandwagon again. :)

Kindly fill out my Johari Window. I actually started this two weeks ago, but I keep forgetting to post the link. Hehehe.

Sige, I'll be brave and post this, too. I'd like to find out what you percieve as my negative qualities, kindly fill out my Nohari Window. I promise I won't feel bad. Hahaha!

Thanks! :D

reality bites

Thursday, March 02, 2006

No sad posts for today. Yay! Just a recap of my favorite reality shows. :)

CHRIS DAUGHTRY IS THE BOMB!




Still on my top three despite mediocre performances this week are Ace Young and Taylor Hicks. Elliott Yamin is clawing his way up. :)

The girls on this week's American Idol were BORING. Mandisa had a good performance but Katharine McPhee made me yawn. I'm starting to dislike Paris Bennet. Ang OA nya! I still dont like Kellie Pickler (I doubt if I will) but Melissa McGhee is starting to wow me. Brenna just NEEDS to go!

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The Amazing Race 9 aired yesterday and I thought it was boring, too. What's up with that? I like the hippies, BJ & Taylor They're funny. I don't like the nerdy couple, David & Lori, though. It seems like they're acting. Basta, ang fake ng dating. We'll see in the future episodes if my first impression would last.

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Yes, I admit it, I'm hooked on PBB Celebrity Edition. It just brings out the voyeur in me. Baduy na kung baduy. Hahaha! Last night, they aired the continuation of Rustom's conversation with Keanna (and the millions of viewers), which he finally admitted that he's gay. And that's the reason why I forgot to watch the first episode of Prison Break. Hay... parang my life revolves around my tv no? :p

Ok lang, I chose not to write about everything about me naman eh. Leave something to the imagination na lang. Hahaha!

on anniversaries and birthdays

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

It's officially the start of summer here. I feel the sweltering heat already and it's driving me batty. There's a light breeze outside, but it's also quite warm. It doesn't help much in cooling off, though. That just means one thing: BEACH, here I come!

We're having our company outing next Friday, but I'm still thinking if I'd go. I want to go to the beach, pero hindi ko pa feel sumama sa outing. I'll make a decision this weekend. :)

March 1 is not only the official start of summer (for me, that is). It's also Mom & Dad's 31st Wedding Anniversary and my cousin Geebee's 25th birthday. Oh, and don’t forget, it’s also Ash Wednesday today, the start of the Lenten Season.

It's a bittersweet day today.

Dad and I went to Loyola Memorial Park, Sucat this morning, even if we were there last Sunday (we’re there every Sunday morning). Siempre, we should be there today coz it’s their 31st Wedding Anniversary. We brought red roses and prayed.

I felt sad as I looked at my dad while he was praying. But off course, I couldn’t show him I was crying silently. He’d just be sadder if he did see me. Dad was smiling while he was praying. I took that to mean that he was probably replaying in his mind all the wonderful things that happened to him and mom over the years.

Sometimes I’m so caught up with my own feelings that I tend to forget that it’s harder for my dad that mom’s gone. My dad’s an extrovert and he’s the life of the party, but when it comes to emotional stuff, he’s not too big on words. He’s not as demonstrative as mom was, but you can see in his eyes how he feels. Intense tumingin si Daddy.

I could count in one hand the times I’ve seen my dad cry openly. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t cry, but I think it’s because his generation was brought up with the belief that men don’t cry. He’s always been the strong one, so when I see him cry in the open, I know he’s really hurting.

This morning when we were at mom’s grave, I saw him wipe his tears, but there was this bittersweet smile on his face. Like he was thinking what if they’re still together. And it just broke my heart seeing that.

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Sometimes I force myself to write happier things, but then I'd realize that grief can't be rushed. People grieve in different ways and at varying timeframes. I express my grief in writing and one day (in the very near future :p) I hope I'll wake up feeling lighter and happier. Which doesn't mean I've forgotten our loss, but that I've accepted it completely. :)

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I greeted my cousin earlier and I jokingly said that she's already 25 and that she's getting old. I forgot that she could say this: "If 25 is old, what do you call 30? 31st anniv nila mommy mo diba? Ibig sabihin sa birthday mo Ate Jen, 30 ka na. Hahaha!" Shyems... oo nga pala, I'll be 30 next month. For a few seconds there, I couldn't think of an appropriate response. Hahaha! Then I said, "Ok lang, nasa calendar pa naman ako." :p