inally I found a free Restaurant finder app that includes Manila that’s been recently released in the Google Play Store. I decided to give it a try the other day and here are my initial impressions. Zomato is a free download from the Play Store at only 3.8M installation.
When you stroll through the cinemas inside a mall, don’t you notice that most movie posters look almost the same in layout and in color? Here’s something refreshing though. The recently released character posters for The Wolverine will definitely stand out. They were done in black and white using an ink medium. The Wolverine brings back Hugh Jackman in his most iconic role as Logan aka Wolverine.
A few months ago, I got to visit the new and improved Spiral Buffet Restaurant at Sofitel, a five star luxury hotel in Manila. The restaurant is so named for the grand spiral staircase serving as a strong and functional design focal point in the restaurant. Before filling my tummy with wondrous mouth-watering food, I took time to go around the 21 ateliers that Spiral Buffet Restaurant is famous for. Let me take you on a grand tour at Spiral Buffet Restaurant. This post is quite picture heavy and it might take a while for all the pictures to load but I promise you they’ll be worth it.
This is the grand spiral staircase that connects Spiral to the Main Lobby of Sofitel. You’ll feel like a very important guest descending these steps.
The restaurant seating is scattered around the open space around the spiral staircase and is mostly in groups of 4.
When the first few teaser trailers for Man of Steel was released, you couldn’t tell much about the plot. Yet Zack Synder’s version gave the impression that this was a more serious and darker Superman movie. Little by little the trailers released gave us glimpses of the characters and action shots from Superman himself but the latest one gives us an idea about the plot.
The trailer entitled, Fate of your Planet reveals the enemy Zod and what he plans to do to get at Superman. The inevitable face-off can be seen during the last half of the trailer and it’s just massive. Sorry for the lack of a better word to describe it. Henry Cavill leads the cast as Clark Kent/Superman. I still can’t unsee some scenes in this movie that reminds me so much of his role the The Immortals. However, we shall see on June 12th if this is the Superman movie that we have been waiting to see. Watch the trailer below.
Remember when I posted about the fads and crazes coming out of Japan? There was this creative form of photography, then unique hairstyles and now we venture into food. If you think they’ve come up with all the possible flavors for ice cream, think again…here comes Bird-flavored. Say what? Oh yes, it’s bird-flavored ice cream. I know the question you’re going to ask next is who in the world would want to eat bird-flavored ice cream?
Fortunately, the ice cream was just aptly named for the “seeds” that the kinds of bird assigned to each ice cream flavor eats. *whew* So as of now, there are three flavors, sparrow, parakeet and cockatiel. The sparrow-flavored contains grains and marshmallow, the parakeet is of honey and apple while the cockatiel has pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
"Welcome to Jurassic Park"
Oh how those words gave me goosebumps when I heard it first on the big screen. I had watched Jurassic Park with my family and I remember the cinemas being packed. I also remember wearing red shoes. Haha not that it's relevant. Anyway, since seeing it the first time, it has been on my favorites list. I also saw the sequels after that but nothing really compares to the "awesomeness" of the first film.
Now it seems in the grand tradition of reformatting old movie favorites into 3d, they're bringing back Jurassic Park as well. Steven Spielberg's dinosaur masterpiece can once again be enjoyed by fans like me in glorious 3d format. Can you believe that it had been 10 years since it graced the cinemas?
Clockwork Angel is the first book in The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. I decided to give this series a try after seeing some good reviews for it from my friends in Goodreads. Clockwork Angel centers on Tessa Gray and her discovery that she had a special ability. This certain ability classifies her a Downworlder. In an unusual turn of events, she finds herself in the care of Shadowhunters, who would normally persecute her kind.
Tessa Gray sought the help of the Shadowhunters furthermore to find her brother and maybe have the chance to take down the being called The Magister, the one who ordered for her abilities to be harnessed and the mastermind behind all the strange happenings in London.
When you think of Clockwork Angel as a whole and as the beginning book of a series, it offers so much in terms of character diversity. It's got Shadowhunters which I first read in the original Mortal Instruments series, there are vampires, demons, warlocks and a shapeshifter. However, after reading through another book by Cassandra Clare it reminded me so much about why I stopped reading the books from the Mortal Instruments after book 3. She's just one of those authors who creates a protagonist that annoys the heck out of me. Believe me, I've learned my lesson and never again will I subject myself to that torture.
The coming of the month of June also means the start of the countdown for one of the most anticipated films this year. Man of Steel is slated for release on June 12, 2013 and the promotions for the said movie is in full swing. As for me, I’m hoping that Zack Synder adds this movie as another blockbuster under his belt. Here are the recently released character posters for the movie. Featured are Henry Cavill as Superman, Jor-el, his father played by Russell Crowe and the villain Zod played by Michael Shannon.
Director Bryan Singer has just recently released a tweeted photo of Jennifer Lawrence as she was being made up for her role as Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past. She is reprising her role from first playing it in X-Men: First Class. Just imagine how much work it entails for every shoot to get her looking like this.
Days of Future Past is a popular storyline in the comic book issues of The Uncanny X-Men. It involves a dystopian future where mutants were being hunted by sentinels. The future events were triggered by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood of Mutants from killing Senator Robert Kelly. The present-day mutants were warned by Kitty Pryde’s future self. The movie X-Men: Days of Future Past will be seen in theaters on July 17, 2014.
One mellow Saturday afternoon, we decided to hang out for a bit at the DW (Digital Walker) Café in Eastwood. Right after browsing through the various products at the Digital Walker Store, we sat down in the café which had an inner store access. The café looked nice and it was pretty quiet inside.
The interiors were mostly white with accents of red and black. I guess they were going for the looks that some Tokyo cafes have which was minimal and with clean modern lines.
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