Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 , 0 Comments

Saving Mr. Banks tells of the backstory behind the success of the 1964 movie Mary Poppins. To this day, Mary Poppins remains to be one of the most loved Disney characters and the songs from movie are still cherished until now. P.L. Travers, the author who conceived the character for her books may not be as jolly or as animated as Mary Poppins but through the film Saving Mr. Banks, we gain an insight into who she was, how she lived and what was the inspiration for the success of her books. What was it underneath her complicated personality that drew Walt Disney in and even gave her the final say in the film?
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Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in Frat Comedy, Neighbors

Monday, February 24, 2014 , 0 Comments

I’ve never envisioned Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in one film, and yet here they are in the upcoming film, Neighbors. From the movie poster alone, who knows what hilarious antics these two would get into. The movie tells of a young couple who were forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their firstborn. 
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The Legographer 365 Project

Monday, February 24, 2014 , , 0 Comments

If you’re one of the photography enthusiasts who started on a Project 365 campaign at the start of the year, you might want to take inspiration from Andew Whyte’s Legographer Project. Or you can also make something similar for next year. Then again, it’s never too late to start on a photography project right? The Legographer features one lone Lego figure holding up a camera and taking photos of beautifully serene surroundings.
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The Week that Was…#4

Whew, the past week just went by so fast. Let me recount the simple and big things that made this week very memorable.

What made this week interesting

Scented Candles
This is my new obsession nowadays. I love lighting scented candles while I’m writing.
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Nautically-Inspired

Sunday, February 23, 2014 , 0 Comments

I’ve been seeing a lot of nautically-inspired products online nowadays and I thought to share the most interesting products I’ve seen so far. Maybe it’s the beckoning call of summer right around the corner that also inspired this post, what I’m sure of is that I couldn’t help but want to start a themed collection of nautical things.
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Ceramic Mermaid Bookends [PRODUCT PAGE]

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Watercolor Art by Elise Stalder

Friday, February 21, 2014 0 Comments

Watercolor was my favorite medium back in college while I was taking up Interior Design. It was a tricky medium to work with and it takes a lot of patience but I loved it.  Seeing the works of Elise Stalder and her very whimsical watercolor art made me want to pick up the paintbrush once again.
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The Teaser Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Arrives

Thursday, February 20, 2014 , , 0 Comments

By now, news of the recently revealed teaser trailer for the highly anticipated movie, Guardians of the Galaxy is spreading like wildfire all over the internet. I’m very happy to share with you this trailer at the end of this post. It’s going to be an exciting next few years for the Marvel Studios as they continue to keep fans at the edge of their seats awaiting the release of the massively successful global movie adaptations of their comic book heroes.
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The Book Thief Movie Review

Thursday, February 20, 2014 , 0 Comments

Reading through The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak was like experiencing World War II in the eyes of a child. Looking through the eyes of Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) to be exact. Maybe this is why the book got so much critical acclaim and had won so many awards. There was really something about Liesel and her innocence and how Death played an integral role in shaping who she was to become. I loved the book and this is why I was optimistic for the film.
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Liesel finds a new home
Following the unfortunate death of her brother, Liesel is welcomed into the home of the Hubermann’s where they were to become her foster parents. The time was pre-war Germany and Hitler had just begun to spread his ideals to the country. Liesel finds herself adjusting to a new family and finally learning how to read and write with the help of her foster father, Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush).

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A New Angry Birds Coming Our Way

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 , 0 Comments

I have to admit, when Angry Birds initially came out before, I was one of the millions who were swept by the trend. I played through until Angry Birds Rio and made sure that I kept the game updated on my phone. Then the franchise became a worldwide phenomenon and you can see Angry Birds merchandise everywhere. The products ranged from cups, to toys, to clothes, to blankets and even techy gadgets. Soon, it suffered from overexposure and people grew tired of it. Still that didn’t stop the folks from Rovio from further milking the franchise with more Angry Birds games. They released Amazing Alex as their next game but it didn’t quite click.
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See the Movie Posters for Noah

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 , 0 Comments

We’re all familiar with the story of Noah right? The Great Flood, the Ark and the great exodus of the animals in pairs aboard the ark. Probably one of the most ambitious undertakings in this film adaptation is set to grace the big screen come April of this year. Noah stars Russell Crowe in the role of the famous biblical figure that inspires courage, sacrifice and hope.
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The Moralities and Visual Spectacles of Robocop

Monday, February 17, 2014 , 0 Comments

One of the most hyped movies of the year was Robocop which was visually impressive. Even though the film didn’t have a well-known star, the movie had a pretty strong support cast. One thing is for sure, everyone had high hopes in introducing Robocop to this generation.
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The Week that was…#3

Have you noticed that the nights have become cold again lately? As a result, I’ve been enjoying the comfort and warmth of the fleece blankets that I bought during the holiday sales last year. Anyway, here’s another list of the things that made this week a bit more nice.

What made this week interesting
The Fault in Our Stars Trailer
This is just one of the movies that I’m looking forward to watching this year and when I saw the international trailer, all the feelings and emotions that I felt while reading the book came back to me. I was fighting back tears.
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Stack and Scare

Sunday, February 16, 2014 , , 0 Comments

One of the basic toys that a kid starts to play with that is said to play an integral part in helping with eye and hand coordination are building blocks. They come in various shapes and sizes and also provides intellectual stimulation by helping children identify shapes.
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Help Mimpi Find his Master

Saturday, February 15, 2014 , , , 0 Comments

A MIMPI Game Review

MIMPI is a puzzle platformer that I got download free from the Google Play Store. You can take one guess why I immediately decided to try it out despite the 131MB download. I simply couldn’t resist the adorable white dog.
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MIMPI starts out with him waking up inside his house with no visible signs of where his master had gone to. The open door eventually entices the little dog to go exploring and find out where his master went. Outside, is a world that’s full of obstacles and lands to discover.
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Happy Heart’s Day!

Friday, February 14, 2014 , 0 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day!
I just couldn’t let this day go by without a simple greeting from me. While Valentine’s Day is the day when you flaunt to the world that you have someone or that someone loves you, it’s also simultaneously the day of angst for most single people. Well, I think that’s the reality of it. I couldn’t help but chuckle as I was driving into Salcedo village today on my way to the office when I noticed the flower delivery guys busy making their rounds.
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15 Touching Love Quotes

Thursday, February 13, 2014 , , 0 Comments

In keeping with the spirit of Valentine’s Day which is tomorrow just in case you all forgot, (Hehe) here’s a compilation of 15 of the most touching love quotes in photos that I’ve seen on the net. Ah, love. Isn’t it amazing how much power we give over it? So here’s to all of you, in-love or not…may we still continue to live in its spirit. It’s so much better that way isn’t it?
Love Quote #1
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Fall In-Love Over and Over with The Fault in Our Stars Trailer

Thursday, February 13, 2014 , , 0 Comments

*wipes a tear*
I’ve just seen the released international trailer for the upcoming movie The Fault in Our Stars and I can feel it tugging at my heart. Much like when I’ve read the novel, seeing the trailer is already reducing me to tears. This is one movie that I won’t mind crying to while watching. Hazel and Gus’ love story is just really something.
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My Most Popular Outfit Pins

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 0 Comments

I’m so ecstatic that I’ve been getting a good following on Pinterest and they’ve been re-pinning these ensembles that I’ve made on Polyvore. For those of you who do not know about Polyvore, it’s this great site that lets you create fashion and home ensembles of your own. Once you’ve created your own free account, you can start creating sets right away. Here are some that I did that made it to this blog.

PURPLE OUTFIT # 2
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Bricks, Pop Culture and Creations

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 , 0 Comments

The Lego Movie Review

Last week’s set of movies included The Lego Movie which was the first ever movie animation done for the popular toy. Sure, I’ve seen enough shorts from playing Lego video games but it was still quite exciting to see these popular toys rendered in 3d and on the big screen. The movie was obviously geared for a younger audience but I still expected to see a movie with a compelling story, amusing references to pop culture, stunning visuals and I was hoping to have a better understanding of the Lego universe as soon as I come out of the theater.
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Change it Up with the Jan/Feb BDJ Box

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 0 Comments

For this year’s first ever BDJ Box, the theme is to recreate yourself and to be more adventurous. In the same way, the box is full of new beauty products and is filled to the brim with all the things that can help you create your new look. Take a look at what’s inside.
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The Search for the Essence of Life

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 , 0 Comments

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty movie review

As I’m writing this movie review, I can hear the song Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men in my head. That’s what made me take notice of this film apart from the very interesting trailer. My impression was that it will be a movie about self-discovery and a coming of age. I’ve always loved these kind of films. Directed and starred by Ben Stiller, I was along for a ride as he took us into the amusing world of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
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2014 Book Review #3 – The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff

Monday, February 10, 2014 , 0 Comments

For my third book of the year, I thought it was high time to start on a new series. While browsing through my Goodreads library, I totally forgot about this series that I had saved a few months back. So it was then I decided to read the first book of The Tapestry series. The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff had a great book cover design and a promising plot.
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The Week that Was…#2

Last week had been quite a busy week for me as evidenced by the lack of updates the entire week (sorry!). However, I took time to note what things I especially loved that made the stress and sad bouts a bit more bearable.

What made this week interesting

Jan/Feb BDJ Box
Guess what I saw waiting on my desk Monday morning. My monthly beauty loot had finally come and I can’t wait to try out these products. Watch out for a separate post on this one, detailing what was in this BDJ Box.
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The Lego Movie’s Quirky Set of Characters

Sunday, February 02, 2014 , 0 Comments

The countdown is almost over for The Lego Movie which opens in Philippine theaters on February 6th. That’s only a few days away! I can’t be more excited. The movie has a pretty amazing set of actors who have lent their voices for the characters in the film. Speaking of, let’s meet them.
EMMET (Chris Pratt)
Lego toys have been collected all over the world most especially when they came in special editions inspired by popular movies or characters in comic books. However, there’s a generic look for some of the male toy figures. Such is the case of Emmet, who was seemingly no one special. He was just an average guy but was drafted into a fellowship of strangers bound to accomplish an epic quest.
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2014 Book Review #2: French Pressed by Cleo Coyle

Saturday, February 01, 2014 , 0 Comments

Reading this book made me remember why I loved the series ever since the first book. I’ve gotten my fix in learning newer coffee varieties and rekindled my craving for a good cup of coffee while reading a good book. French Pressed took me deep into the world of amateur sleuthing once again courtesy of Clare Cosi. The book features the love triangle carried on from the previous books and parenting woes that Clare has with her daughter Joy. Now I know that these issues might be too ordinary in a novel but mixed in with a mystery, it makes for a perfect read especially for a lazy afternoon.
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The Week that was…#1

February…it’s officially the start of a new month and let me start on a new series of posts about things that I liked in the past week. I think it’s going to be good to get my writing groove back again because truthfully, it’s been a difficult start of the year for me so far and it’s been a tough blow to my morale and my passions. I’m hoping to get those back.

What made this week interesting

Dark Lemon & Pepper Chocolate
Dark chocolate has always been my favorite chocolate variant and I’ve always been curious about the other chocolate flavor varieties that I see on the web. So when I see one here (for some reason, they’re very hard to come by) I’ll always grab the chance to taste it. This time it was this flavor and surprisingly as I’ve posted on my Instagram, I thought the pepper bits would be icky but they’re a wonderful compliment to the “lemony” taste in the dark chocolate.
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