Annabelle, All Set to Scare Viewers on October 1st

Monday, September 29, 2014 , 0 Comments

As we enter into October, we can already feel the Halloween vibe going on. Fans are already regaling at the fact that their favorite zombie TV show will be back in a few weeks. Casual games are already getting a Halloween makeover and pumpkin-flavored drinks and desserts are all the rage. Naturally, the horror film genre is also gearing up to be busy. First up is the movie spin-off from The Conjuring. Annabelle is about to hit theaters on October 1st.
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Trying out the Instagram Extension for Google Chrome

Sunday, September 28, 2014 , 0 Comments

I’ve just recently discovered another way to view your Instagram account using your PC. Before, I wrote about how some third party sites can stream your Instagram content for easy viewing. This time around, you can use Instagram just by installing an extension on your Google Chrome browser. Here are my initial observations.
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Watch the Hilarious Trailer for The Wedding Ringer

Friday, September 26, 2014 , , 0 Comments

Just reading the synopsis for the movie The Wedding Ringer has me snickering. I can already tell that this is going to be one funny film. Imagine this, the lead character in the film named Doug Harris (Josh Gad) may be successful with his tech company but with less than two weeks to go before his wedding, he finds himself without a best man. Why? He's not the most sociable man around.
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The Continuing Story of Winter in Dolphin Tale 2

Friday, September 26, 2014 , 0 Comments

It was 3 years ago when Winter charmed audiences around the world with her tale in the movie, Dolphin Tale. I particularly loved the film because it teaches you so many lessons in compassion. Now, Winter is back to tell her tale. In Dolphin Tale 2, the main cast reprises their roles as Winter takes on a new challenge in her journey.
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Movie Review: Wish I Was Here

Thursday, September 25, 2014 , 0 Comments

I think most of you would agree when I say that all of us will come to a point when we will question where we are in life and if what we are doing has its purpose. Some might say that they are already there, fulfilling their lifelong dream. However, most might delve into deep thought, looking for the answers deep in their heart.
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This is exactly what Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) went through at the age of 35 and he was a struggling actor, a father, a husband as well as a son to a dying man. Wish I was Here was a movie that touched on so many facets of life but at the middle of it all was a man who you couldn’t help but admire for all his shortcomings and his strengths.
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Movie Posters for Interstellar

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 , 0 Comments

By now, you’ve all probably seen the released trailers for Interstellar, the upcoming movie from Christopher Nolan that is set to grace theaters on November 6th. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Not much is revealed about the interesting plot for the movie and the mystery surrounding it is what intrigues me the most.
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Meanwhile in the World of Type

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 0 Comments

This post is inspired by the numerous typography works I’ve seen on my feed today. I’ve chosen three exceptional ones. First up is this cool idea for a deck of cards that would tickle the fancy of any type enthusiast. Check out the Typography cards from Behance artist Anastacia Musaeva. Each card features different kinds of type, some bit of information and trivia. Each card is also adorned with a patterned back design.
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The Food Art & Styling of Anna Keville Joyce

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve been featuring food art here in my blog for a while now. Not only I find this form of art very amusing and creative, nowadays it has become more and more elaborate. Here’s one more artist that I’d like for you guys to know about. Meet Anna Keville Joyce, an artist from the US. What drew me into her art is her very meticulous presentation and use of various food in her art. Take a look.
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Game Review: Cheating Tom

Monday, September 22, 2014 , , 0 Comments

One of the casual games that I stumbled on at the Google Play Store is Cheating Tom. If you were one of those kids in school who used to cheat during exams, then you can “probably” relate a bit with Tom. This, however, is something new for me. I was one of those goody two shoes who didn’t cheat at all the whole time I was in school (scout’s honor). As you may have already guessed, the main objective of the game is to help Tom or Tammy get high scores from copying answers from their classmates.
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Game Review: Bio Inc.

Friday, September 19, 2014 , 0 Comments

Bio Inc. is a game that I recently discovered in the Google Play Store and was a bit uncomfortable in playing. It is very similar in gameplay to Plague, Inc. but where Plague, Inc. is concerned with mass annihilation of the entire human species, Bio Inc. is concentrated on just one person. It’s also the first time that I got to play a game with a devious goal, it made me feel a bit guilty too.
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The Maze Runner Movie Review

Friday, September 19, 2014 , 0 Comments

My highlight for last week was being able to attend the press screening for The Maze Runner at the SM Megamall IMAX theater. I had looked forward to watching the movie since the start of the month. I wanted to see if the grievers where how I imagined them to be. I wanted to be awed by The Glade and The Gladers. Of course, I also wanted to see the characters I had loved in the book. I had a lot of expectations and I didn’t want to get disappointed.
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Watch the Extended Clip of The Equalizer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 , , 0 Comments

Starring in the upcoming film The Equalizer, Denzel Washington explores the facets of a character that has come to terms with his retirement and wanting to live a life in peace. The Equalizer is a man devoted to restoring balance and upholding justice. With that life behind him, he resolves to forget his past.
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2014 Book Review Catch Up #17 - #20

Monday, September 15, 2014 , 0 Comments

Here’s another batch of book reviews from the books I’ve read for the Goodreads Reading Challenge.

Book Review #17
The Colossus Rises
by Peter Lerance, Mike Reagan
the-colossus-rises-book-reviewThe first thing that caught my eye when I saw this book was its book cover. It looked great and then I saw who the author was. I recognized him as one of the authors for the 39 clues series (which I also loved). The Colossus Rises also had a recommendation on its cover from Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson books, that got me sold on reading it.
Since partaking on the yearly reading challenges on Goodreads, I’ve come across a lot of book series covering mostly mythology, lost cities and artifacts from the ancient world. It’s very rare that one talks about the Seven Wonders of the World. In The Colossus Rises, a group of kids believed to be descendants from the inhabitants of Atlantis.

The good news is that they’re stronger, they’re more intelligent and each of them has their own unique ability. The bad news is that they’ll die within a short amount of time. To prevent this, they have to collect components scattered in the Seven Wonders.

The book is definitely interesting and it had a unique plot. However, it is slow to pick-up. The adventure doesn’t really start until it was right in the middle of the book. Still, there are some intriguing moments in the book, including who’s really good and who’s really bad. The endgame is not clear and I think this will prompt me to read the next book in the series.

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Game Review: Angry Birds Stella

Monday, September 15, 2014 , 0 Comments

Early this month, Rovio released the latest addition to the Angry Birds game franchise. Since its announcement early this year, the game looks to charm female casual gamers with its cute graphics and line-up of female birds. Could Angry Birds Stella be able to renew the public’s interest in the waning game franchise? Let’s see shall we.
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Ben Affleck in Gone Girl

Friday, September 12, 2014 , 0 Comments

When I read Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl sometime ago, I couldn’t stop raving about it. Sure it was dark and disturbing but it was her writing that had me gushing about the book. I think it’s obvious that I’m one of the fans who were elated when news of a film adaptation came out. Rosamund Pike is perfect as Amy Dunne and they couldn’t have chosen someone better than Ben Affleck for the role of Nick Dunne.
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Pumpkin Spice Oreo

Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 Comments

Being in a tropical country, we only know of two seasons- dry and rainy. It's sad that we miss out on the wonderful autumn fever that goes on during the latter months of the year. A few days ago, I've started to notice the arrival of anything "pumpkin" on my social feeds. Here's one that caught my eye.
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C5, One Truck Lane – a Week After

Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 Comments

My everyday route going to work is C5. C5 has been notorious for being the road that's prone to major accidents and in the past months, congested with horrible rush hour traffic. Still, it is the route that doesn't have any schools on it and thus, still less congested for me. In order to avoid the rush hour traffic, I leave early and I allot more than an hour of travel time. However, thanks to the 7 u-turn slots traversing the length of C5, coupled with undisciplined drivers, driving through C5 is never stress-free. There has also been an increased number of trucks going through C5 even during truck ban hours. More often, these truck drivers go through the road like they're driving a mini-car. They weave in and out of lanes like they own the road.

Since the start of the month, they've implemented an experimental traffic scheme in order to decongest C5. Prior to this, we've noticed that they've been testing the newly installed stoplights at the intersections, there have also been signs indicating the truck lane. I began to dread that my everyday drive going to work will now become 2 to 3 hours instead of the normal 1 hour.

They did a trial run 2 days before Day 1 of the implementation and it looked like this. I took this photo at past 3 in the afternoon on a Saturday, outside of the truck ban hours.
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Movie Preview: And So It Goes

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 , 0 Comments

The type of movies that I don’t mind watching over and over again are the ones that are inspiring and uplifting. Coming from the same director who gave us The Bucket List, is the movie And So It Goes. It’s looking to be one more movie that I would add to my list. The movie stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton
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Box-Shaped Watermelon anyone?

Monday, September 08, 2014 , 0 Comments

I’ve been amused by a photo I’ve seen on the internet before of a Buddha-shape pear fruit. I didn’t realize that years after, they’ve come up with more fruit molds to entice fruit farmers into growing their crops into unusual shapes. By unusual I mean the shape that Mother Nature didn’t intend for them to be. These were the the pear fruit molds used.
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More on Rain in The Prince Movie

Monday, September 08, 2014 , 0 Comments

One type of plot that has been continually explored in movies is revenge. What makes it even more intriguing is if it’s the kind that eats away at the characters, to the point that they plan their own self-destruction. In the movie, The Prince we get to see an actor we normally root for as the film’s main protagonist, here we see him explore a darker side. Bruce Willis stars as Omar, a man consumed by his obsession to kill the man responsible for the death of his wife and daughter.
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Learning to Love Monograms

Sunday, September 07, 2014 , 0 Comments

I’ve been an occasional browser over at Etsy and recently I’ve been noticing a lot of featured monogrammed products. I’ve started to take a personal interest because of my growing love for calligraphy. Someday I’d like to make an awesome monogram myself. In the meantime, here are my picks from several Etsy shops.

Personalized Rain Boots by DesignsbyApril1234
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Meet The Maze Runner's Minho

Friday, September 05, 2014 , 0 Comments

One of the characters that I really loved in the book, The Maze Runner by James Dashner was Minho. His job at the Glade was a runner. This meant that he is tasked with the impossible mission to map out the intricate map of The Maze. This prestigious role is played by Korean actor, Ki Hong Lee. 
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The Women in Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends

Thursday, September 04, 2014 , 0 Comments

It’s barely been a month since Manila was swept by the Rurouni Kenshin fever . Thanks to the stars’ visit in the country and the well-received sequel Kyoto Inferno in the cinemas. Now, it’s only a few more days wait as we await the epic conclusion of the battle between Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) and Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara).

Aside from the well-loved characters of Kenshin, Sanosuke and Aoishi, here’s a look into some of the women who also makes their mark in the film. First up is Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei) who plays the love interest of Kenshin Himura. She inherited the Kamiya Dojo from her father where she now teaches sword fighting as a way of life rather than death.

In the upcoming film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, we’ll get to see Emi Takei exhibit a more mature dimension in her character. This time we’ll get to see her in more fight scenes than previously seen in the earlier films. The actress gives praise to Director Keishi Otomo who gave her the incredible opportunity to be part of these set of films wherein she found herself immersed in the lore and wonder within the Samurai X phenomenon.
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Rain Stars in The Prince

Monday, September 01, 2014 , 0 Comments

Back on the big screen is no other than South Korean superstar, Rain whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon. This time, he’s starring alongside Bruce Willis, Jason Patric and John Cusack. The Prince is about a long standing feud between a retired assassin and the man whose wife he killed years earlier. Paul Brennan is the assassin played by Jason Patric and Omar is played by Bruce Willis. Rain takes on the role of Omar’s most loyal henchman.
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Greedy Pig Keeps your Coins for a Rainy Day

Monday, September 01, 2014 , 0 Comments

When I was growing up, I’ve always had a piggy bank to keep loose change. It was always a happy day when that piggy bank cannot take any more coins. I would excitedly hand over my savings to my mom to take to the bank. Nowadays, I still follow the same practice but I don’t have a piggy bank anymore. I’ve been keeping coins in the oddest of containers. Perhaps I would need a Greedy Pig myself. See?
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No More Frizz with the L’Oreal Professional Mythic Oil

Monday, September 01, 2014 , 0 Comments

I’ve grown to love hair serums ever since I got to try L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil last year. Since then, my morning routine is not complete without it. When I got the BDJ Box from last month, one of the products that I couldn’t wait to try was this new hair serum from L’Oreal.
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