Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
FirstShowing. net have a handful of new trailers released these past few weeks. I only visit the site ones or twice a month to get fresh news about the commercial and not-so-commercial (read: indie) films, directors, writers, marketing ploys and who’s artists are in or out of a movie production, etcetera. Of all the new previews posted on the site, Gus Van Sant’s Restless is the one I am most excited about.
Here's the trailer of the film, set to premiere in January 2011 (yes, that far!):
The film stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Henry Hopper. IMDB describes the film's plot as:
The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.
When I saw the trailer of Restless for the first time, I thought of A Walk To Remember instantly. But when I watched the trailer for the second, third and the fourth time, I realized that their only similarity was the ‘terminally ill girl’ part. Gus Van Sant’s film has a lot of depth to it. A lot of mystery, especially on Enoch’s (Hopper) character. How is he related to the ghost of the Japanese kamikaze pilot, and why does he gate-crash funerals? Is he ill too, like Anne?
The film’s tag line is “Who do you live for?”.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Pretty gowns: check. Styled hair: check. Dainty accessories: check. Clear skin, free of chin acne: check.
The game plan? have tons of FUN and celebrate Teloworks 10th Anniversary party in Blue Leaf, The Fort.
After all the Terno-hunting, intensive program planning and two weeks of hard work and practice for the musical, everyone who’s part of Teloworks Philippines Inc. were all smiles after the successful celebration last 15 October 2010.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Diana Agron released an official statement via her Tumblr blog about hers and Lea Michelle’s and Cory Monteith’s racy photos on the latest issue of GQ Magazine.
When I first saw this picture, I was surprised but was not alarmed. I was researching about cabin beds when I first read about the three appearing on GQ. Then I saw a couple of photos from the actual shoot on Tumblr. Yes, it was provocative but I get GQ’s point when they said the stars are in their proper age to to this kind of task. Going back to Diana Agron’s statement regarding the photo shoot; her post implied that she regrets she did such a photo shoot. But throughout her statement, this part’s my favorite:
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Princess is such a bundle of joy in our family. I want to give her something pretty this Christmas. Something that will make her mom happy too. I might buy half of the gifts on my Christmas list online. I type in ‘best baby gifts' on Google. I clicked a couple of links from the list of website related to my search query. Red Envelop is one of the website I spent more than 10 minutes browsing nice things posted on their site catalogue. These are the things I liked and I’m sure Princess would love these. Mouse-over the pictures for the prices:
Monday, October 18, 2010
If budget permits, I am hoping I could buy her a new MP3 player for her audiobooks. :D
My mother's passion to learn despite her condition (she got blind last August) is really inspiring.
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Monday, October 11, 2010
So Olive just got back from her two-week Europe trip. We missed her and all of us are happy that she’s back. Been asking her a lot of questions about her trip this morning. I love listening to her stories on how she and her friend Desi conquered three countries in two weeks! She’s got pasalubong for everyone in our team. She got me not one, not two, not three, but FOUR presents from her trip! I am in love with those earrings made from Murano glass.
I remember her telling us that she will bring home the Eiffel Tower.
And she did. :D
Grazie, Olive! :)
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
I passed by a bookstore the other day. I haven't been inside one for the longest time. Never had an urge to buy a book since a lot of my books lying around my room are yet to be read and finished. Neil Gaiman released a couple of books that compiles his short stories and poems. Fragile Things was the first collection I got. I specifically asked for it two Christmases ago. It's almost 2am and I better get on and buy the best acne treatment there is since they'd be bumps all over my face the minute I get out of bed. But I just had to write this before calling it a day; Smoke and Mirrors was the first collection of short stories Gaiman released. I had to note that I need to get my hands on a copy of that book.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Browsing books, especially best sellers is sometimes frustrating. I still have got to read and finish A LOT of titles and buying new ones is not the best thing to do. Well, I sort of formed this habit of rereading novels, especially my favorites and some that would be made into a film that’ll be opening soon, like Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
I read J.K. Rowling’s last installment to the saga that is Harry Potter a few years ago. It was a great read and was a bit sad that the series that I have been following has come to its end. I still remember bits of it but I want to refresh my memory and be able to identify the things that I want to see on the first part of the film.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens in the Philippines on November 18.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
I have to really work on getting my one entry per day routine on this blog. Three years ago, I have been faithfully writing and sharing the interesting and most of the time not-so-interesting things about my life. I've concentrated a lot on working with clients like the one asking me to write about retail cigars a couple of weeks ago that I forgot I need to write more personal stuff here. Because it is, in the firs place, my personal blog. I decided to jot down the events and things I need to write on this blog. Hopefully, in the next few days I’ll be able to write about:
- John Mayer’s concert
- my mother
- things I need to prepare for Christmas (since it’s three months away)
- my bike trips with Macky
- books I am reading and I want to read
- latest music I am in to
- movies I am dying to see
- maybe a run-down of the TV series episodes I am watching every week