Loving JELLYBEAN

It all started this year when I saw Jellybean having a “Buy One and get the 2nd item for 50% off.” I was all curious so I went their store and to my surprise I can fit in their Medium or Large sizes! From then on they become one of my favorites! I was strolling around Megamall a few weeks and thought checking their items.  I saw this dress that had an attached gartered belt, they only had a medium size that was available and to my surprise it fit me well! The sad part is I didn’t have enough cash on me, from what I know they have the “Buy One and get the 2nd item for 50% off” again until the end of December.  I’m hoping I’m going to get my hands on that dress again and I hope it’s still available. If not, I hope there are new items that I’ll fall in love with.

Here’s a pictures of the dress that I love



How Do You Eat Your Frozen Yogurt?

 
That question kept on repeating in my head ever since my brother laughed and commented on how I eat my frozen yogurt. 
 
 
My favorite toppings are blueberries, cereal and nuts, I always taste the tip of my froyo first then I get a small portion of each topping and then I have this habit of mixing all the toppings and fro-yo together making them look like an ordinary ice cream.
 
 
My brother was surprised when he saw me mixing them and blurted “Talagang hinalo mo sila!?” (You really mixed all of them!?)

So let me ask you, “How do you eat your froyo?”

I had the BEST MASSAGE and it’s ALWAYS FREE!!!

Yes, you read it right! I just had the best massage in the world and I got it for free and it will always be free! It’s home service, I get to choose what oil to use, I love the chit chats that we have and I also got to drink hot tea after that “Oh so…” wonderful massage. I never knew it was always in front of me and after 25 years I realized that I am one of the lucky people! She has the softest hands, the pressure is just right and she makes sure you’ll feel all relaxed and stress-free. She is the best there is and she’s my wonderful mother! 
 
I guess it runs in the family, we have gifted hands when it comes to giving a good massage and I feel like it’s a requirement for us. I’d remember when I was a kid my dad would always ask me to massage his forehead before going to sleep, then during high school a family friend of ours taught me how to give a full body massage. It was actually helpful especially when my dad had a stroke back then. 
 
It was back in August when I had my last massage; I was always busy and didn’t have the time to go to the spa. When October arrived, I started to feel backaches and it was nightmare! This week was really toxic for me, I had this viral infection with some allergic component (that was what the doctor said) which I thought were measles, I had a ton load of work that I stayed 2 extra hours in the office. I decided to chill and relax tonight since it a long weekend. I met up with my college friend, Tinsley, and then we saw Az who invited us to watch the “Megamall Atrium Holiday Collection Fashion Show 2010” and after that Tinsley and I went to Starbucks beside Discovery Suites. When I got home I was tired and my back was killing me. Good thing my parents were visiting this long weekend, I asked mom if she give me a massage and good thing she did!
 
I have to admit that it felt like heaven! I kept on burping the whole time she was massaging me and even after she was done. She told me that I had a lot of “hangin,” she offered hot tea but I told her that I’ll make it myself so she get her beauty sleep. Having that awesome massage then sipping a mug (yes, a mug) of hot tea I feel all stress free and relaxed! Nothing beats a mother’s tender touch and loving care! I LOVE YOU MOM!!!

"Amazing Butterscotch" by Gardenia

Kuya, along with his students, went to Gardenia’s factory and behold Gardenia’s new product....



At first sight, I thought Gardenia made a ready to eat French toast and next thing I know it was butterscotch! I love bread, my favorite is French toast and I never thought of having butterscotch as a bread! Its the next best thing! Its sweet plus has butterscotch bits on the bread and the forever yummy soft bread of Gardenia.


Yummmmyyyyy!!!

Enjoy the pictures!!!!




I'm not sure when its going to be out in the market but I do know that they're going to sell it for Php 67.00

Ten Years Later... Mr. Kurosawa It Is!!!

Irish, my good of friend of mine, was back from Dubai. It has been a decade, and it’s not an exaggeration, it been 10 years since I last saw her. We always chat, text, see each other on Facebook and we finally decided to have a mini reunion. We met at Eastwood City with her cute puppy, Duchess, we were suppose to try Johnny Rockets but it was too loud for me since I was all tired and stressed. I needed a place that was quiet and less people as much as possible. We saw Mr. Kurosawa and since Irish already tried it there, I gave in. It seems I’m into places that are quiet, dark, out of the ordinary and less people, I always want to enjoy my meal with a good chat and not hearing too much noise. 

I allowed Irish to take the lead on ordering and while waiting for our orders we chatted away on what happened during the long period of not bonding together. Come to think of it, Irish was right that, we came a long way from playing mud pies, sleepovers, and girlish talks about our crushes during elementary days and now we were talking about serious relationships, work, writing, photography, some insights on blogging and yes my never ending lecture of jeans.

I loved that evening, tons of laughter and food. So here’s what we ordered and what I think

Crunchy Hollywood Php 278.00
It has fried kani (crab) sticks, slices of cucumber, mangoes and Japanese mayo for the dressing. It was the first time that I tried the shredded fried kani sticks and it tasted good. It reminded me of maling fries though, maybe because of the color and texture. A must try to those who like to explore different types of food. 

Crunchy Kani Roll Php 168.00
Another fried kani sticks and this time it was with maki that has cucumber and the ordinary kani. I really forgot how this tasted and all I could remember is the fried kani sticks.

California Maki Php 218.00
The traditional California is always ordered and all I could say is "Too much mayo!" 

Beef Di Caprio Php 208.00
Loved this meal! I’m really curious how they made the outer part of the beef cooked and the center raw. I loved how the spicy feeling, I love spicy food and this is just right. I wonder why they called it Beef Di Caprio. Maybe because the beef was hot and since Leonardo Di Caprio is hot as well?!


Aside from the food, here are some more pictures from that night, while we were waiting for our dinnner....






It was my first at Mr. Kurosawa and I liked it. After a tiring day at work, it was just right for me and it was good place to bond with a friend.

Jewels by G - Mom's Hand Made Rosary Necklace

I was browsing my through my pictures and found some of my mother’s hand made jewelries. I was helping her set up an online shop in Multiply and these were some of her made to order rosary necklaces. These were ordered by my best friend. Some are Swarovski and some are Chinese crystals. 




This one is my favorite, the lock is just above the golden ball. 
Mom used 10K gold wires, gold balls and Swarovski. I so love the cross.

HEARTBEAT - Enrique Iglesias ft. Nicole Scherzinger

My friend told me to listen tho Enrique Iglesias "Heartbeat" and I instantly fell in love with the song! I love the sexy beat and the lyrics. I can listen to it for hours and it really makes me want to dance even if I'm at work. If you're a party person, you'll like the song. Here's a live version of their song that I saw in YouTube

Malcom's Burger

When my friend, Mel, arrived from Davao last week we went straight to Quezon City to meet up our college friends. Our friend Rochelle was working in ABS-CBN and she requested that we meet somewhere in Mother Ignacia, we were supposed to eat at Wicked Kitchen but since we got lost we arrived at ABS-CBN around 2am. Good thing Malcolm’s Burger is open 24hours! First thing that I noticed were the furniture, I like their chairs and the connecting glass tables that had a different heights.

My brother and I shared our food because we didn’t want a heavy meal since it was more of a midnight snack.

We ordered their Deja Blue burger and Malcom’s Pesto Formaggio

 
Deja Blue Php 155.00 
Creamy blue cheese, the amount of blue cheese was just right and it really tasted like blue cheese.


 
Malcom’s Pesto Formaggio Php 145.00
I love pesto and cheese and therefore I LOVE THIS PIZZA! It has mozzarella, parmesan, mozzarella, blue and cottage cheese with pesto :D
This reminds me of the old fashioned pizza, crispy thin crust pizza that you can really taste more of the toppings that the bread.


Malcom’s Burger is at
141 Mother Ignacia St. Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City  (near Fitness First)

For more info you can call them at  (02) 355-3348

Freego on Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010

I already got my ticket for Freego's fashion show on October 28th! 


I thought the tickets we for employees and sister companies only, I just found out yesterday that we could invite friend and family. I asked my cousin and couple of friends if they want to attend. I asked for 4 more tickets and I'm still waiting for Freego's reply, I hope I can those tickets for them. Anyone can attend the fashion show, the tickets is a free pass for seats :D

I'm going to make sure that I'll attend Freego's event since I wasn't able to attend Wranglers and its a must for sister companies who got tickets.

MY F21 WISHLIST

Forever21 is really having a sale this weekend; I got all hyped and started checking their online shop. I really love accessories, dresses and skirts! It seems that I had a lot of saving it’s all going to one store! (LOL)

I picked these out from Forever21, I’m always into vintage and abstracts, what’s your F21 wish list? 





Brother & Sister Bonding - My 10-10-10 Photo Moment

My brother and I always kept an online journal, I don't really remember who inspired who since both of us love reading and writing since we were kids. Yesterday, I was surprised that he texted me, asking how I earn through blogging; so I told him that I use Blogger, Nuffnang and Entrecard. I was really surprised this morning when he woke up and told me he already registered to all of them!

My brother asked for my helped on how to get around Nuffnang and Entrecard, after reading Azrael's 10-10-10 photo moment contest, I really had to grab this opportunity! This is like a once in a lifetime bonding, we usually bond over food and now we have a new one. It seems that we're going to compete on who has the most unique views per day and most number of blog entries!

Check out his blog at Write's Blot








AL BATRA Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Growing up in the U.A.E. and knowing how Arabic and Persian food really taste like is a big challenge here in the Philippines. I've been exploring a couple of restaurants and Al Batra Restaurant and Coffee Shop is one of the best Arabic restaurants I've ate at. My brother saw this a few months ago when we strolling around Makati Ave with one of our friends. The first time I went there was a month ago with my brother and Mel, who just arrived from Davao. The next one was right after the Intensity Concert with Ate Mae and Yvette.



Its really affordable and their smallest serving for mixed grills are good for 3 person!
Did I mention that they're open 24hours? You read that right! They're open day and night to serve us!



Mixed Al Batra Appetizer Php 180.00
The Mixed Al Batra Appetizer is a mixture of hummos, tabula, baba ghanouj, mutable and green salad.

Chicken Mixed Grill Php 300.00
Chicken Mixed Grilled is a mixture of shish tawook and chicken kebab

Al Batra Bread Php 20.00 each
The Al Batra bread is the size of a medium plate


Looks can be deceiving, at first I thought the food we order wasn't enough, to my surprise a small order of the Chicken Mix Grill and 3 Al Batra Bread was really heavy!

I also suggest you try the Mixed Grill which is only Php330.00, its a combination of grilled meat kebab, lamb chop and shish tawook. They also have my all time favorite white cheese and zathar bread for Php 100.00 each.

You can visit them at
2/F Constellation Street corner Makati Ave
Its right above 7-Eleven, Pan de Manila and Pizza Hut

You can also check their facebook

AL BATRA Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Charlie St. Cloud - Live.Love.Let Go

Director
Burr Steers

Screenwriter
Craig Pearce
Lewis Colick

Starring
Zac Efron
Charlie Tahan
Kim Basinger
Amanda Crew
Dave Franco
Augustus Prew
Ray Liotta
Donal Logue




Synopsis
Charlie and Sam St. Cloud were close brothers; Charlie who is on his way to studying in Stanford University with a sailing scholarship and his younger brother, Sam who is into baseball were inseparable. Charlie promised Sam that he’ll practice baseball with him every sunset until he leaves for Stanford. Everything changed when they got into a car accident; Charlie survived and blamed himself for his brother’s death. During his brother’s funeral, Charlie couldn’t let go of Sam and of putting his brother baseball gloves in his coffin he ran into the woods, grieving and feeling guilty. Sam’s spirit appeared in front of him and Charlie continued his promise that they’ll meet there every sunset to practice.

Five years has passed, Charlie forgot about sailing, his scholarship and worked as a caretaker in a cemetery just to keep his promise. Tess Carroll, who was much in love with Charlie since high school, came back to town for a sailing competition and dreams of exploring the world as sailor. One morning, Charlie was working and saw Tess wounded near her father grave and helped her. Having hidden feelings for Tess, Charlie struggles as he balances his time for Sam and Tess, making him choose and sacrificing his love to either his brother or to the woman he loves.


Movie Review
Overwhelming! One word best described this movie and I have nothing else to say. If you're the type of person that loved a good drama then this movie is for you but if you're not then I'd think twice before watching this. Its the type of movie that you'd want someone to cuddle with or have someone pass you a handkerchief or tissue. If you're a type of movie goer that likes The Notebook, Lakehouse and Wicker Park then this is the movie for you.
There's just one thing though, it feels like the movie was cut short or was too fast for me. I'm thinking on buying the book.


My rating
8/10


Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Director
Zack Snyder

Screenwriter
Emil Stern
John Orloff

Starring
Emily Barclay
Abbie Cornish
Emilie de Ravin
Ryan Kwanten
Jay Laga'aia
Miriam Margolyes
Helen Mirren
Sam Neill
Richard Roxburgh
Geoffrey Rush







Synopsis
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole," based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

Movie Review
The best 3D animation I’ve seen! I love the story, the animation and the owls all look so cute that I want to hug and squeeze them! The characters were finely detailed not like the other 3D animations that I watched before and I suggest you watch it in 3D. It’s a movie that everyone would enjoy, if you had a crappy or stressful day this movie is the best medicine for you! Do you remember how it felt when you day dreamed about your favorite bed time story? The fear you felt when you saw Sleeping Beauty hypnotized and she was about to touch the needle and the wonderful feeling of a happy ending? This movie made me remember it exactly how I felt when I was 6 years old! It’s a great movie that couples, family, and friends would enjoy.


My favorite characters
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My ratings:
Animation 10/10
Story 9/10
Overall Experience 9.5/10




Synopsis & picture source : http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=4408

M. Night Shyamalan's DEVIL

Director
John Erick Dowdle

Producer(s)
John Erick Dowdle
Drew Dowdle
M. Night Shyamalan
Sam Mercer

Screenplay
Brian Nelson

Story
M. Night Shyamalan

Cast
Chris Messina
Bojana Novakovic
Logan Marshall-Green
Jenny O'Hara
Jacob Vargas
Matt Craven
Bokeem Woodbine
Geoffrey Arend






Synopsis
Five strangers (namely Sarah, Tony, Ben, Jane and Vince) were trapped in an elevator, at first, they thought it was due to maintenance but later did they know something was in store for them. While waiting for the elevator to work again, mysterious things starts to happen, the elevator lights would start to flicker, turn off and after a few seconds the lights would turn on and horror unleashes!

First lights off and on, Sarah gets injured by having a cut at her back, as the security watches what happens and helps them get out of the elevator, they reported the incident to the police. At the same time, detective Bowden is investigating a suicide that happened in the same building and helps with the elevator incident. He did a background check with all five people and found out that each stranger had a dark past. Every time the lights would flicker, it’s a sign that something was about to happen, later did they know, that was the sign that one of them was about to die.

As the first victim dies, everyone was being to each other and try to stay alive as long as possible while detective Bowden helps them get out of the elevator and solve the mind blowing case as soon as possible.

Movie Review
After watching this movie, I told myself, “I will not…. WILL NOT…. Use my cellphone as a flashlight, I will not sleep alone in the dark for a couple of days and I will not buy those big black contact lenses from GEO!” Knowing that this movie is by M. Night Shyamalan, I was really having doubts in watching it but good thing I did. After the Sixth Sense, this is by far a job well done, maybe because it was directed by another and not Shyamalan. The movie is mind blowing for me and I was caught off guard when I knew who the devil was. We all know that Shyamalan love putting a twist in his stories and he did a good job on this one. I would have to admit that I did not see that twist coming. I loved the movie twist; I really did, but the ending? Not so much. I also like the story of having a detective check their background instead of just hearing and introducing themselves as they were stuck in the elevator and getting killed one by one. There are scenes that I really loved and there scenes that you would say “How stupid?!”

In my point of view, M. Night Shymalan should just stick to writing or being a producer and let others direct the movie for him. I know it’s a harsh thing to say, but for me, it’s better off that way.

My overall rating for the movie would be a 7.5 out of a 10.

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