Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fashion on a Halloween

Happy Halloween, guys! I know all my non-blogging days are starting to get on your nerves and again I am really sorry! I'll be trying to blog as often as possible now since I'll be back at school next week, I'll be busy, busy, busy! So anyway, today will be Fashion Statements Day and since it's Halloween, I'll be sharing a few "Halloweener" pictures which were taken at our local mall.

Just to give you guys an insight about myself, this is probably the first time I have ever experienced to see kids and grown-ups alike do trick or treating. Honestly! I'm kind of a little frustrated though since I've never experienced dressing up for Halloween even during my kiddie days. But enough of that, let's go straight to the Halloween costumes!



Fascinating isn't it? Well it's not just the kids though, even the grown-ups tagged along in the fun. Of course, I think these guys are like professionals in their jobs, their costumes are so cool!



Let's just try a family pic! :P

That's it I guess, it was really a fun day at the mall with all these fun events. Maybe next year I'll probably have the guts to go trick or treating myself. See ya guys next time!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Let's Go Against the Norm, Shall We?

Hey guys, it's Monday again! Sorry for not blogging yesterday AGAIN, it seems I'm getting really "blocked" about writing these days. Could it be the upcoming opening of classes next week? Boy, I feel like my time is limited especially with the soon-to-be pouring piles of schoolwork once the sem starts. The horror! But hey, it's a new week guys! Monday, Monday; we usually have button pin quotes on Mondays! So what's the quote for today? Well here it is!

It's a bit blurry... don't you think?

What's it say again? "They laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at them because they're all the same." Maybe I guess it's not much, but at least it's a bit blog-worthy... in my case at least. Anyway, I think the quote says that it's all right to be different, especially teens like us who are caught between that awkward stage of "life-and-death". Yeah, I guess that death part was a little too much, let's lighten it up a bit, shall we?

Think of it as a fish in a river going downstream, that little fish wants to go upstream for some reason while all the other fish just go with the flow. Sure it's probably safe to do the same, but what's life without a little adventure? I'm not saying that we should just be recklessly adventurous though, I'm talking about peer pressure. We shouldn't let people tell us to do this or that just because it's the "in thing". Be yourself, don't let people mold you into a person you're not; let them accept you for who you are. 

So that's it for today I guess, I'm feeling real tired all of a sudden and my brain is really doing somersaults inside my skull. So my only hope is for you guys to learn from the pin today. Until next time! (whenever that would be...)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

What Goes "Tik" in the Night

Advance Halloween guys! Sorry for the "none-blog" yesterday, I really need to get started with that auto-blogging stuff. Anyway, if you guys still remember what I usually blog about during Saturdays, you probably know that I'll be blogging about a movie today. So yeah, I'll get straight to the point and tell you guys that I'll be reviewing the movie, "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles"

Let's slay 'em!

I recently watched this movie at Lucky Chinatown and thought it would be a nice topic for the upcoming Halloween season. So for the people who don't know what an "Aswang" is, it's one the Philippines' monsters or stuff like that; you know, like Bigfoot or the Lochness Monster. Yeah well, an Aswang is a creature who eats human flesh, they prefer fetuses straight from the mother's womb though. 

With that said, I'll continue blogging about the movie now; it stars Dingdong Dantes and Lovi Poe. The storyline goes like this: Makoy (Dingdong Dantes), an arrogant man, goes on a trip to a province looking for his ex-girlfriend, Sonia (Lovi Poe), after finding out she is pregnant with his child. Once there, he is initially unwelcomed by Sonia and her mother Fely (Janice de Belen). Of course, this does not affect him at first and he even plans to celebrate his soon-to-be-born child's birth by buying a pig for slaughter in the village. Sonia's father, Nestor (Joey Marquez), accompanies Makoy in buying a pig near the village. While there, Makoy unwittingly makes a scene with some troublesome teens, not knowing what this will cause. Chaos starts brewing once they arrived back at Sonia's house, and Makoy later finds out that he'll need more than just his arrogance if he wants to survive the night. The movie was directed by Erik Matti while the synopsis you read just now was made personally by me. So here's the trailer for the movie, hope you enjoy it guys!

Now all I've got to say is that the movie was awesome! The visual effects were very nice considering the movie wasn't produced by the usual big productions like Viva or StarCinema. The movie will have you gripping the edges of your seat in the fight scenes and have riling up at some of the characters. Well, that was my reaction anyway but hey, you wouldn't be able to relate with me if you haven't watched the film at all you know. So get moving and watch it at your nearest cinemas!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stop Wasting Water, Stop Wasting Tears

Hi pips! I've got news for you guys! Starting from now on, my blogs will be "auto-scheduled" or something like that. You see, I'm finding it hard to juggle reading some of my books and blogging at the same time. Now that I think about it, I'll find it more difficult to blog anything at all once school starts! So I'll probably be blogging a ton for a day about different things and I'll be putting them up the shelf, just waiting to be released, so I hope you guys wouldn't mind.

So it's Thursday today and it's supposed to be Anime Reviews Day, but I've thought of an alternate topic every Thursday so maybe I'll give it a try. What am I going to blog about? Well, I thought about "Music Reviews" or something like that. How will I blog about music? Well I wouldn't know, if I wouldn't try right? So here goes, the song for this Thursday will be, "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift. Why I picked that song? I don't know, maybe I just felt like it! Anyway, here's the song: 

While you're listening to the song or maybe after you've listened to it, I'll be giving my opinions based on the lyrics or something like that. Here's the lyrics just in case you want it:

Drew looks at me
I fake a smile so he won't see
What I want and I need
And everything that we should be

I'll bet she's beautiful
That girl he talks about
And she's got everything
That I have to live without

Drew talks to me
I laugh 'cause it's just so funny
I can't even see
Anyone when he's with me

He says he's so in love
He's finally got it right
I wonder if he knows
He's all I think about at night

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

Drew walks by me
Can he tell that I can't breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly
The kind of flawless I wish I could be

She better hold him tight
Give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes
And know she's lucky 'cause

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

So I drive home alone
As I turn out the light
I'll put his picture down
And maybe get some sleep tonight

'Cuz he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
He's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

He's the time taken up but there's never enough
And he's all that I need to fall into
Drew looks at me
I fake a smile so he won't see

[ From: ]

First of all, I don't know where or how to start but for all that it's worth, I'm happy enough to tell you that I can relate to the song. No don't be shocked, I'm a healthy 17-year old who has gone through stuff like these so yeah, I guess having an "unrequited" crush on somebody is kind of normal for teens like us nowadays. To tell you the truth, I had a really big crush on this guy during my first sem in college, surprisingly for me though, I made the first move to get to know him better. Yes I know, I've got guts but hey, I gotta make sure I'm not crushing on the wrong "guy" you know. So yeah, the sem ended with me being friends with him and you could say I did the most unexpected thing possible that even my mom couldn't get over it when I told her, I told him. 

Although, I wasn't expecting anything in return, the guy's got a freaking girlfriend you know! Of course, telling him kept my mind at ease, I wouldn't just emo around a corner thinking "what ifs" and stuff like that. Like my mom would usually say, "Damn if you do, damn if you don't"; besides, I'd rather regret doing something than doing nothing. A little advice though, a guy like the one in the song isn't worth your tears, especially if he doesn't have a clue what you're crying about; so don't get too carried away by emotions. Remember, having a crush isn't exactly falling in love. 

For me, a crush is an infatuation, like a passing fancy; love is something deeper and meaningful. Of course, I haven't been "in love" to really understand the word but we get to experience love in ways that we may be taking for granted after all, like love from family and friends. If you've got them in your life, maybe the romantic sort of love can wait. After all, love isn't supposed to be a one-sided thing right? 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I Love Playing Games in the Dark!

Hey guys! Sorry I couldn't blog yesterday, I got hooked up in one of my books and decided to finish it in one sitting. So yeah, now I'm back and ready for blogging and since I couldn't blog about my fave foods yesterday, I might as well stick with my usual schedule. Other than my fashion statements scheduled every Wednesday, I decided to alternate it with some Game Reviews. You heard right, I said Game Reviews! You see my mom would always comment that I kept wasting my time playing those Hidden Object Games and stuff, so I might as well do something good out of it.

Just to let you know though, I don't buy these games, I download them in their "Free Trial Version" and I take it from there. So I'm reviewing the games based on their story/plot, the graphics and the fun and excitement I get from playing them! Here's the first game I'll be reviewing, it's called "Twisted Lands: Shadow Town".

Games like these are always exciting! 

Currently, I consider the game a trilogy since I've played all three already, but first this. Twisted Lands: Shadow Town has you playing a character who gets stranded in a creepy island. Said character later discovers that his wife, who was with him on the boat, gets dragged somewhere in the misty darkness that envelops the land. So the whole story of the game is to find out what happened to your wife and discover the mystery behind the "Shadow Town". Here's a little something to keep you guys interested:

That's it for today! If you're interested in playing said game, by all means buy it! If you're not sure enough if it's as good as I tell you, try downloading some free trials, they're everywhere! Once you got the game and get stuck in some parts, I recommend a walkthrough in game sites like Big Fish or Gamezebo, they've been useful most of the time. Alright? See ya!

Monday, October 22, 2012

There's Something About Roses

Happy Monday everyone! Wow, I can't believe I've been blogging for almost a week now! I do hope this newfound fondness for blogging would still continue once school starts though, I'm not really an expert in multi-tasking. Now that I think about it, I still have a pile of books I need to read this sembreak! I've gotta learn to blog and read at the same time but the days seem to grow shorter and shorter everyday! I've been busy last week and now, I think I'll also be piled up with stuff about school and enrollment and all that stuff. It really is hassling... however, I'll try to blog as often as I can, just keep this in mind as a prelude of me not being able to blog everyday. So why don't we stop all this "problem solvings" and get to the blog of the day! 

Today, I will blog about quotes. They're not just quotes though, they're my button pin quotes! You see, I've developed a certain addiction just last year for collecting button pins and I guess this is how it all ended... in a big, nice box! I took the liberty to buy a really nice box for my collection, I bought it in Papemelroti which is located in SM Manila, they've got a lot of nice looking boxes there in all shapes and sizes.

...comes many button pins!
With a box...

Anyway, on with the quote. Today's quote will be, *insert drumroll*... "You can complain about the roses having thorns, or rejoice that the thorns have roses." Yeah I now, cool right? Well pip, I don't know about you but I think the quote is about our outlook in life, it's like seeing a glass of water half full or half empty. I'm not saying that we should be ignorantly blissful, but sometimes it takes a little optimism to get through life's lemons. So why don't we try seeing the brighter side in the small things we get to see? Maybe start with thinking that you're in front of your computer screen reading this, while some people in other parts of the world wouldn't even know how, or they wouldn't have a computer screen to begin with.

Let's learn from the pin!

I guess that's it for life's lemons and lessons for you, and before I get carried away, let's celebrate the DOM's 10th post! Woohoo! See guys, it's not about the number of blogs you have, I think it's the number of wonderful things you can share through your blog and posts that matters. Cheers!

See you next time!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Flowers and Candlelight

Hello, hello guys! It's almost been a week since my first blog this month and I'm striving hard to continue blogging and keeping you guys entertained. For this Sunday, I'll be taking a rest from thinking random thoughts, I'll probably be doing a recollection of thoughts from the recent happenings in my life. 

To tell you the truth, I don't exactly know where to start, a lot of things can happen in a person's life that we usually take for granted. Right now though, I'll be blogging about the day's events, the day that we went to the cemetery to visit my late grandfather.

That's Manila Memorial Park!

I'm sure a lot of you guys know why we went to the cemetery today since it's nearing Halloween and stuff like that, so we went to Manila Memorial Park, where the family mausoleum is located. Yeah I know, cool with the mausoleum part right? Well, you haven't seen anything yet. I'm telling you, every year I get really disturbed by the fact that the mausoleums look like the houses that we living people live in, creepy... If you don't believe me, take a look at these pics, they're our "neighbors" just so you know:

This is a "mausoleum away"
from ours...
This is the one on our side...
This is the one in front of ours...
...and this is ours... 

What we did there, you ask? Well aside from taking pictures around the "park", we mostly lit the candles and incenses we brought with us and said our respective prayers; the usual flowers were also laid near my grandpa's picture. After that, we stayed there until pass noon drinking sodas and eating the snacks that we brought with us.

These were the flowers that we bought...

So I guess that's it then. Another year, another day will probably pass by but I guess when your time is up, those dates wouldn't matter anyway. So why don't we live life to its fullest and let's start doing it now! 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Craziest Love Triangle I've Ever Seen!

Hi guys! Sorry for the late post, I was busy with some stuff but hey, I'm back! So now I'll get straight to the point, I'll be blogging about movie reviews today! It's decided that Saturday will be Movie Review Day and I'll be blogging about a recent movie I just watched, it's titled: "This Guy's In Love With U, Mare!"

Woah! What a man!

The movie stars, Luis Manzano, Toni Gonzaga, and of course Vice Ganda! With him around, you'll surely find yourself in tears from laughing so hard! Anyway, the movie was about a guy named Lester (Vice Ganda), who finds himself dumped by his boyfriend Mike (Luis Manzano) on their so-called "4th Anniversary". Strucked by depression, Lester is later enraged to find out that Mike has already moved on and is dating Gemma (Toni Gonzaga). Lester is even more angered when he witnesses Mike proposing to Gemma. The story develops when Lester comes up with an idea to "distract" Gemma from her relationship with Mike, by means of becoming a "guy". Yeah, I know it's kinda hard to imagine, but watch this video and maybe you'll find yourself rushing off to the nearest cinema.

Directed by Wenn V. Deramas, this movie will surely be a big hit! So what are you guys waiting for? Get your faces off the computer monitor and get moving! Oh and by the way, the synopsis you just read above was courtesy of moi (which means me), so please no plagiarizing. Thank you and enjoy!

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Best Books are Mostly "Forbidden"

Hi guys, I'm back from a really tiring day. Just came home from my cousin's school fair and was it tiring! Well, at least I enjoyed the day anyway. Now since I'm really tired and sleepy right now, I'll make this blog quick yet enjoyable. So what am I blogging about today? I'll be blogging about my recent book collections! Remember, every Friday will be the DOM's Book Reviews, so here's the first book that I'll be reviewing:

"The Forbidden Game" by L.J. Smith

Forbidden Game = Julian <3
Here's a short synopsis I made: "Jenny Thornton has always been content with her life, her circle of friends, and most especially her boyfriend Tom Locke. However, this all changes when she unexpectedly meets Julian, a mysterious young man with the most striking blue eyes. Too soon, Jenny's world is turned upside down in ways she couldn't have imagined. "

So I guess that wasn't a good enough synopsis, but at least I tried. Anyway, the story was great, if not a little dark. Some of the characters were lovable, especially Julian, even in his dark way there was something seductively mysterious about him that gets you reading through the pages for more of him. Sadly though, the whole book wasn't from Julian's point of view, it was mostly from Jenny's. Don't get me wrong, Jenny had a strong personality and I would consider her brave in most parts of the book, but sometimes I felt that she was confused with the decisions she was making, especially when it involved Julian. In the end, it's only up to Jenny whether she'll choose Tom or Julian. 

Overall, the plot had a sense of continuity and a healthy dose of romance, suspense and horror; the characters were well-made, even the villains. So if I were you, I'd buy the book; also get ready for the supposed sequel though, I read somewhere that L.J. Smith already has it in the works. So now I'm done! I do hope you liked my review, maybe with a little practice I'll improve, so wish me luck in my future posts. See ya next time!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Going Gaga for Chacha!

Hey, hey, hey! I'm back again guys! Today, on this lovely Thursday, I'll be continuing my blogging sessions. Now what will I blog about today? Let's see, I've been thinking about this topic for a while now so how about... *insert drumroll* Anime! There's also this anime that first comes to mind though I think it's a little old but believe me, I still got to watch this on Cartoon Network when I was a kid. From what I remember, I would watch cartoons right after I got home from school, the anime I was talking about would come right after a show called, "Little Lulu" or something. The memories are vague since, well I was only 4 years old then so yeah, I hope you wouldn't mind the possible errors.

So the story goes like this... "Once upon a time in the mountains of Mochi-Mochi, there lived a great wizard named Seravy. With him, was also his young apprentice named Cha Cha. Cha Cha is very clumsy in casting her spells but she always gets help from her friends Shiine and Riiya. Aside from being a witch-in -the-making, Cha Cha can also transform into her other persona called, Magical Princess. With her, the day is saved and Love, Courage, Hope wins in the end." Well, that was my own synopsis anyway, so have you guessed which anime this is yet? It's called "Akazukin Chacha"!

I got the title from the opening credits...
They're the characters from the anime...
Yeah I guess that was pretty much a lame synopsis but hey, give me a break, I was no more than 4 back then besides I found those little magical "gadgets" of theirs real cute back then. (and maybe I still do...) So allow me to take you back to the time where glittering bracelets was a real hit back then, so this is how Chacha becomes Magical Princess: 

The following lines are first shouted by Chacha, Riiya and Shiine, "Let Love, Courage and Hope -- Magical Princess Holy Up!". Along with this, the magical items: The Pendant, Bracelet, Ring, light up and the transformation begins. I always loved this part when I was a kid!

Get ready...
...Here she is!

Since every superhero has his/her super weapon, I also took the liberty of posting the following pics that help Magical Princess in saving the day.

She's holding the Beauty Serene Arrow...
... here she's holding the Phoenix Sword...
... lastly, the Bird Shield that's on her wrist...

There you have it people, another day of random blogging! Hope you'll still stay in tune with me after all my randomness, so stick with the DOM and find out what I'll be blogging about next! See ya!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Fashionable Promenade

Surprise, surprise! I'm back after a long long day! Whew! Just came home from school to get my final grades for the first sem, and I guess I wasn't disappointed with the grades I got. Look below and you'll see:

Is it bad to expect having 85% in all my subjects?

So yeah, aside from school grades and stuff like that, I've come back to the DOM to do my daily blogging. Now let's get straight to the point this time, what am I going to blog about today? Well it's called, Fashion Statements!!! (...or something along those lines...) Anyway, it's about fashion, well what I deem as fashion anyway. So I guess I'm not really a major expert in the fashionista sense of the word, but hey, I think I've got a few tricks up my sleeve when dealing with this art.

Since this will be the first time I will tackle this sort of topic, it's safer if I post something about my own "fashionable taste" first. (I'll be putting disclaimers in my future fashion-related posts though, just to be sure...) Now let's see what I can use as an example... Oh I remember! Prom Night! Let's see... a red gown and a cocktail dress, gold-colored stilettos, and.... what more?

The Gown!
The Cocktail Dress!
The 4 inch Heels!

I guess you've probably guessed that I chose a red and gold theme for myself on prom night, well I guess you guessed right! Now other than a gown and a pair of shoes, I also used my handy-dandy golden purse! Don't forget the other golden "accessories", and a little pampering for my nails and toes. 

You wouldn't know when a purse can come in handy sometimes...

An extra pair can always come in handy!

Trust me, these aren't the real gold kind...

My toes...
... and my nails!

The end result, my friends, is this!

What do you think?

Thanks to all the people who made my Prom Night memorable! My gowns, courtesy of "Gowns & Barong" in Pasilio P #7, Ilaya Street, Divisoria, Manila. My shoes & purse from SM Carriedo, a.k.a SM Quiapo, where (in my opinion) all things are very affordable; the jewelry are from SM Manila Department Store. My toes & nails were done at "Perfectly Polished", located in SM Manila; my hair was done at Jesi Mendez Salon, located in Robinson's Place Manila. Finally my make-up was done by my mom, Rosyel Sawali, search her name on Google and maybe with a little persuading, she might give you some tips on the "art of make-up".