Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Last month, sorry I forgot the exact date, I became a godfather again and it was a first time to be a godfather to a baby girl. But this is the second time that my bestfriend and I became a "MAGKUMPARE". The Christening ceremony was held in Pasig Cathedral and take note, I was late kahit sobrang lapit lang sa amin ng simbahan... hehehe... Anyway the name of the child is Psyche Violet, such a unique name.

The ceremony went smoothly and umabot ako sa part ng "pagbibinyag". Besides from Best, I was also with Obesefriend and April (can anyone help me giving a friend name for April? hehehe). Breast failed to show up as according to her, she had an appointment with her dentist. After the Christening process, Best became an official photographer again! Hehehe... See his shots on this link.

Afterwards, we saw JM and Melai and we headed together to the reception (un ba tawag dun? ung kainan after ng binyag? hehehe...). The reception was in Chowking San Joaquin - Pasig. In that place, I saw other classmates and schoolmates! We enjoyed the day celebrating Christian life for Psyche Violet.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Music and Movie Review

Madonna (Hard Candy) - Last month, I bought the latest copy of Madonna's newest album, Hard Candy. Yes, I'm a Madonna fan! Hehehe... I also bought her last album Confessions On A Dancefloor (see my blog entry for this by clicking here). Back to the new album, on the first time that I listened to it, I loved it instantly. Madonna reinvted her music by putting RnB styles on her pop music. It is indeed a refreshing music from her. The beats are all good and the lyrics were indeed meaningful. The main themes for this album are love, revenge, sex and music.

The Forbidden Kingdom - I'm not a Jackie Chan or Jet Li fan and I went to this movie not expecting too much story or directingwise. I was actually expecting great fight scenes and this movie did not disappoint me. The story actually worked well and it was much funnier than I thought it would be. The fight scenes were cool and it made the movie quite enjoyable for me. What remains to be judged for me is the quality of the stories is the abundance of spectacle, charm of the characters and the most part, this movie thankfully delivers on at least two of those necessary to pass for being a successful martial art fantasy. Despite being relatively light in tone and rather fun, I felt a disconnect with the story and the characters during the parts but these are often necessary challenges which face any movie. In totality, the movie is quite good.

Iron Man - Watching this movie sent me a good message - that what matters in life is family/loved ones - not money. It also showed a man struggling to choose to do what is right despite opposition. What I also liked about this film was the humor that was laced throught the movie, Downy gave a very good portrayal for this role and he is indeed a good actor. The movie was very entertaining without a single boring moment throughout. The special effects were very good, actually, it was jaw dropping. The visual is just breathtaking. The storyline is every bit as good. It has it's serious side to its super hero element.

What Happens in Vegas - This is a great light hearted movie with lots of laughs. All I can say is, it's a movie people. It did what it was suppose to do, to entertain the audience and put a smile on their face. This movie doesn't require a lot of brain power just to understand the story, very simple and straight forward but very predictable. The movie was not phenomenal but it was entertaining.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - The movie just seems rushed, eager to get the action scenes, I don't know but I had difficulty following the phases and I was confused. The action scenes seems to be boring, all of them every single action scene, I was not impressed. It seems like they are trying to load more action scenes and yes, it was overloaded, there was no intimate focus on the characters. Also, the acting wasn't that good compare to the first. The movie also seemed to be one long, drawn out fight sequence. The character development seemed non-existent, it was nearly impossible for me to develop a connection with any of the characters. Well, the movie does awesome special effects. Eventhough the musical score is very similar to the first movie, I found it very evocative; it really built emotion during many, many battle scenes. In short, good special effects but poor story. The first Narnia movie is better.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

BORA Adventure

My summer vacation this year was in BORACAY! I was with my bestfriend and her girlfriend April, obsefriend, Rhea and her new boyfriend Butch. It was on the 8th of May to 11th. Our flight was 7 in the morning and we arrived in Kalibo at around 8. Then we travel by land for almost 2 hours just to reach Caticlan port. We then rode a boat that brought us to the island. And YES, Boracay is so beautiful! With pure white sand and water that is so satisfying! The beauty of the island is so captivating and you will be relaxed.

Our first day was a picture taking sessions, thank God my bestfriend is now an excellent photographer. He brought his SLR camera and the results were priceless picture moments. We tried to tour the whole island as much as possible. Navigating from Station 1 to 3. Whew! It was quite tiring to do a long walk but the sceneries were so refreshing and breathtaking.

With regards to the adventures or activities that we did, we just had a very simple outline. We went to the Cyrstal Cove and made a tour on their caves. Actually it should have been an island hopping and yes, it was the only island that we conquered. Afterwards, they made their snorkling activity. Pretty simple but it was really enjoyable.

The night gimmicks were mostly food tripping! But there was an MTV show and we opted to watched at least 2 hours I guess. Back to the food, we always had an 'Eat All You Can'! Eating a lot like there's no tomorrow! Hehehe... But in totality, we enjoyed all the foods that we ate and NO, there is no diet on that time. If you're travelling, dieting is not advisable, heheheh!!!

More pictures can be seen by clicking here. Pictures were taken by my bestfriend and they were nice! Ang laki na ng naimprove nya... hehehe...

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