virtual makeover

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hehehe.. natuwa ako sa virtual makeover. ^_^

I've actually been thinking of changing my hairstyle (eh.. may style ba ngayon? ) for a while but I don't know which hairstyle fits me. So I was really glad when I found a link to a makeover site on Yulo's multiply page (thanks, teh :D).

I've narrowed it down to the 12 pics above, but I still can't make up my mind. I'm partial to photos # 4, 5, 6, 9 & 10.

Hmm... which do you think is better?

Twilight Premiere

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanks to the kindness of friends, I was able to attend the Premiere night of Twilight at Cinema 3 of Megamall earlier. And for free. Weee!

I'm still on running on a mix of Twilight, caffeine and sugar high. Addict na to.

I went home early after shift so I can still sleep a few hours before going to Megamall. I met Yulo in Starbucks Megamall Bldg A at around 7pm, thinking that I'd be late. But loand behoild, ee were the only ones who arrived on the agreed upon time (hehe, excited) and were frantically texting the others. We were supposed to get the tickets from Stef's friend at the Bowling Center but Pia texted that Leann was already at the Cinema, so Yulo and I went there. Stef was on the way, Mike was still stuck in Pioneer and Pia was in a slow moving cab along Ortigas.

Everyone was running late but we met up at the Cinema thankfully before the movie started. Yulo & I met up with Leann & Jeff. Stef arrived next, followed by MIke then Pia. Filipino time nga naman :P It was supposed to start at 7:30pm but the movie started an hour and a half later. Magic 89.9 sponsored the premiere, and so like all sponsored events, there were games first before the actual movie. Ang corny! It was so boring. hahah! Or maybe I was just too excited to watch the movie that I felt like saying, "C'mon, let's cut to the movie!" Hehehe.

Finally it was time for the movie. Oops, di pa pala! The Proactiv ad wouldn't load. Haha! We were joking that the ad was pirated coz the screen showed "Not available at this time." Basta parang pirated DVD sha ^_^

I was beginning to get fidgety when the logo of Summit Pictures popped on screen. Wee! Twilight na. My friends and I couldn't contain ourselves. Kilig kung kilig. During one scene, you could feel the crowd's excitement. Pos nagpipigil ng kilig, but there was one person in the cinema who couldn't contain herself, so ang lakas ng voice nya na kinikilig talaga. Everyone laughed and hooted. It was so funny! It's hard for me to write about the movie without giving parts of it away, and as I've said before I'm not a movie critic so I am not going to attempt to make a film review. :)

I'm sure this revelation isn't gonna be a surprise: I loved the movie. I think as a whole, the movie stayed true to the book. Yes, there were a lot of cheesy scenes (c'mon, who doesn't like cheesy scenes sometimes? ), some scenes were deleted, some characters were not like I envisioned them to be. But all in all, I liked it.

The good thing about reading the book before watching the movie is the excitement you feel when you know something's coming up. The anticipation builds and if it lives up to your expectations, the better it is. On the downside, you're left wanting more when it doesn't.

It's no secret that I love Robert Pattinson. I don't care what the others say, I think he's the perfect Edward. Kristen Stewart as Bella was okay. Although her Bella is not as frail or as vulnerable as the Bella in the book. I think she's more of the Bella of Breaking Dawn than Bella of Twilight. As for Jacob, he was okay, too. I think out of all the characters in the book, he was the only one with all his scenes intact. No more, no less.

I liked Emmett and Alice, as well as Carlisle & Esme, but their exposure was too short for me. Jasper felt robotic, or as Jessica in the movie said, "the one who looks like he's always in pain." Ahaha! I was disappointed with Rosalie though. Methinks Nikki Reed got the part because of her connection with the director, Catherine Hardwicke (Nikki co-wrote her first movie, thirteen, with Catherine - first name basis, close lang?). Hopefully on the next installments of the Twilight Saga she'd warm up to me.

As for the villains, Cam Gigandet was the perfect James. And Victoria? She was beautiful and menacing.

The movie ran for about an hour and 50 minutes but it felt "bitin". I was left wanting for more. Hay, I can't wait for the New Moon.

On the way out of Cinema 3, we were joking what if there's going to be a reporter outside who'll ask us how we liked the movie? And true enough there was someone with a video camera taking footage of the premiere crowd. Ahaha! Iwas kaming lahat.

The Volvo Edward drove in the movie (well, not the exact car, but the same model) was outside CInema 3 and we wanted to have our pictures taken there, but there were a lot of people who had the same idea.

I got home around 1 am and because of the coffee I drank, I didn't feel sleepy. Yulo's also online and found a link where we could watch the movie again. Hahaha! PM me if you want the link. The quality is not that good (it's pirated, what do you expect? ), but it's passable.

Gotta go, watch uli ako. Hahaha!

eheads' reunion concert in cinemas

Saturday, November 22, 2008

For those who were not able to watch the Eraserheads' Reunion Concert last Aug. 30, 2008 and for those who did, here's your chance to relive the much awaited event.

In cinemas starting Nov. 26 (kasabay ng Twilight. WHy not watch both consecutively )

on expectations

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"It is wiser not to expect, but to hope. For in expecting, we meet disappointments; whereas in hoping, we invite surprises."

--forwarded text from TL Kri.

Maybe I should take that quote to heart. Time and again I've been disappointed because maybe I expect too much, or I expect the same courtesy from others.

I remember what my lola used to tell me, "It is foolish to expect the same treatment you give to others be given back to you. Iba-iba ang tao. What's important to you may not be important to them and vice versa.."

The sooner I learn that, the less disappointments I'll have.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Before i proceed to my entry, let me greet a very special person.


I was up late last night browsing youtube for the Chris Brown/Rihanna concert footage coz I wasn't able to watch it. Boo hoo. Eh kasi naman, tagal na namin nagyaya ni JR walang sumasagot kung sino gusto manood, pos at the last minute nanood sila. Uy, bitter? Ahahaha! Joke lang. Of course I wanted to watch, but I can't coz 1. It's dad's birthday and my family and I had plans (which fell through, but we were able to celebrate on dad's actual birthdate, so yay!); and yung 2nd reason, secret na lang. Hehe.

Anyway, I actually didn't expect that an hour after the concert, someone would upload videos immediately. So I was pleasantly surprised to find some. A good Samaritan actaully posted footage of the whole concert. Hahah! Kamusta naman yung ngawit ng kamay nya nun? Not that I'm complaining, coz at least even if I wasn't physicall at The Fort, I was able to watch it. Ang galing ni Chris Brown, love ko na sha. Ahaha!

After browsing the concert footage, I suddenly remembered that the e.r. episode where Anthony Edwards returned, albeit in a flashback, was shown in the US last Thursday. I was so glad to find a full episode posted on youtube (thank God for youtube coz the streaming videos on the nbc e.r. website doesn't work outside the US).

e.r. has always been one of my favorite shows. It was always on my must see tv list every week, and I watched every episode from the pilot until Season 8. Why just Season 8? Coz the old Channel 5 carried e.r. but after that season, they didn't carry it anymore. e.r. resurfaced on the cable channel 2nd avenue, but they started with Season 12. WTF?! If you're gonna continue showing a series, shouldn't you start where it left off? So when I watched that, I felt disconnected to the series coz a lot has happened in 3 seasons. A number of series regulars left the show, new characters were introduced, whom I never understood completely coz there was no backgrounder for me; new story arcs which completely confused me, so I lost interest in watching it.

Way before Grey's Anatomy and House, MD, the medical drama to watch was e.r. Created by the late Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg & John Wells, e.r. is the longest running medical drama and most awarded drama on American television. It catapulted George Clooney from obscurity to the star he is today. You could say he's the original McDreamy. :)

This is e.r.'s 15th and final season and my interest piqued again because of that. So yesterday when I watched the episode where Anthony Edward's character, Dr. Mark Greene returned (as a flashback, coz his character died at the end of Season 8), I was reminded why I loved this show in the first place. And naturally, I watched the seasons I missed. I had an e.r. youtube marathon. I enjoyed it so much, I watched the bloopers from all seasons, as well as the countdown of the top 50 e.r. moments.

My top 3 e.r. moments: 1. the death of Mark Greene (that was a real tearjerker coz I really loved his character); 2. when Carter & Lucy got stabbed by a psychotic patient & 3. Ambush, the episode they played live.

I laughed my head off. I bawled my eyes out. If you would have seen me yesterday, you would have told me, "Para kang tanga. TV show lang yan!' Hahaha! You can't blame me though. It's still tops my list of the best shows ever. Even better than Grey's Anatomy (sacrilege!). And you know how much I love Grey's Anatomy, but hey, nothing beats the original.

I am excited to know the other original cast members would return. I know for sure that Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter) is set to do 4 episodes, Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton) is returning and will direct an episode, Juliana Margulies (Nurse Carol Hathaway) has already declined (but I am still hoping she comes back). Most of all, I am excited to know if George Clooney will be back. I really hope he does! If not for anything else, he owes the show, coz he wouldn't be the big start that he is right now it fit weren't for e.r. Latest entertainment news says he will be back, but it hasn't been confirmed yet. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I will watch more e.r. episodes online. All 15 seasons :)

ano nangyari sa friendster?!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

WTF is wrong with! I haven't been able to access it since yesterday due to a scheduled maintainance and then when I was finally able to access it just now, I found out that I lost some friends. I have 800++ friends there and what pisses me off more is that I can't seem to remember who's not there anymore. ARGHHH! Bad trip. They better fix this soon. Hmmpft.

music rewind

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

While most of the world was watching history in America unfold by electing the first African - American as President, I was watching youtube videos of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

It's not because I'm not interested in current events (I am!), but because I felt giddy watching live performances of my teenage music, plus I had a feeling it would take Sen. McCain a miracle to win. As I write this, I am watching John McCain's concession speech on CNN. I must say his speech was heartfelt and showed humility and grace in defeat. At one point his supporters booed when he mentioned Pres. Obama's name, but he reprimanded them. I think that showed class.

Anyway, back to the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. It was held on April 1992 a few months after Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, died of AIDS. I hadn't planned on watching it but I just kinda stumbled upon it, when I got a myspace bulletin that one of the bands I liked back in High School, Trixter, had reunited at Rocklahoma 2008.

So, I browsed youtube for videos of Rocklahoma and watched videos of my favorite bands as a teenager - Warrant, Trixter, Skid Row, Guns & F'N Roses, Metallica, etc. O nagulat ka ba? Hehehe. I was a metalhead back in HS (well, a metal head who liked New Kids on the Block, hehehe. go figure.). I had all the albums of GnR, Warrant, Skid Row, etc. I bought Metal Head Magazine (but I also bought Teen, 16 & seventeen magazines :P). My binder cover was the Guns n' Roses logo I painted. Hmm.. I wonder where that painting is now?

One of the videos I browsed was Extreme's More Than Words they performed live at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. I was transported back to the time I wanted to learn how to play the guitar. And that was because of Extreme's guitarist, Nuno Bettencourt. My parents' generation had Jimmy Hendrix, my generation had Slash and Nuno as guitar gods. Anyone who's heard GnR's Sweet Child of Mine & Paradise City and Extreme's More than Words know what I'm talking about. :)

After viewing More than Words, I browsed the videos of Extreme performing a medley of Queen's songs, and I was again awed by Nuno's guitar skills. Napanganga na lang ako. Their lead singer's dance moves were funny, but the vocals were great. And the crowd? Wala ako masabi kungdi WOW. Great energy. I loved their reaction during Radio Ga Ga. Amazing.

Sharing these videos (Nuno is the guitarist wearing the white long sleeved polo shirt with red necktie):

Forward to 2:03 for the start of Radio Ga ga & 3:27 for the crowd participation:

You may watch the concert videos here, with performances by GnR, Elton John, George Michael, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, etc.

those damned shoes!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I swear I will never, and I mean NEVER, ever wear my pointed 3 inch heeled shoes.

Slap me silly if you see me wear it again.

I used to love that pair of shoes. I used to wear it everyday to work (when I worked at a normal office). Dang it! I used to run wearing those shoes. Yes, I ran. hahah!

But as of today, I am never wearing it again.

My feet are freaking killing me! @#$#^!#%&$!!!

Is it really the price we have to pay for vanity? Or after 2 years of wearing flat shoes, sandals, or flipflops to work, I'm just not used to wearing heeled shoes?

Hay, ewan. Pano yun? Weakness ko pa naman ang shoes? Pag may nakita ako sa mall na shoes na gusto ko, i'll buy it basta maganda, forget the comfort. haha! bobo lang.