Late Nights & Early Mornings. #3

Hi all!

This is the part where I tell you all kinds of excuses of why I have not been active the past weeks. Also, this is also the part where I promise you that I will never bail out on you guys again, that I will never let anything become a hindrance between our blogger-reader relationship, that I will become more committed to this blog. After all, I call myself a blogger. Writing should be my thread. Right?

However, I am not going to do that as I find no real reason for my absence, aside from procrastination and not knowing what to actually write about. Of course, that is inexcusable. So there is no way I am going to be all mushy and such on here.

Anyway, today is the 17th of April, exactly 2:04am. And yes, you’re correct. This post is yet another installment to my growing list of blog posts that are not brightly titled, as I am too dumb (and/or lazy) to think of appropriate titles. What pushed me to write today, actually, is the book that I have finished reading last week. It’s called Sarah’s Key and it was written by Tatiana de Rosnay, published last 2007.

The book was perfectly decent, if I may be bold. It was not the absolute thrilling type, but at the same time, it was not boring to read. The story contained just enough excitement for the reader to keep on reading, not unless it’s the genre the reader was really looking for. The story, as it was built up around historical facts, was also educational. I was never the one who really read every single chapter of my history book back in high school, so knowing all these facts about the Holocaust in Paris really moved me, as well as inspired me to write on here. What’s cooler about it was how history was incorporated into a handful of smart and twisting creativity. Indeed, a job well done!

An hour ago, I have seen the film adaptation of this novel and, I must say, my expectations were not really met. I want to think that it’s only because I expected too much from it, but then I think not. As I read some reviews of the film on Rotten Tomatoes (Sarah’s Key’s page), I figured that it was not just me who had noticed plot problems in the film. Since I have read the book before I watched the film, I knew beforehand what was going to happen. What took me aback was the fact that they actually took out and/or edited a lot of parts of the novel that I believe were very vital parts of the story. They may not entirely be considered as the “back bone” of the story, and this editing of the story line has been a very active part of the film-making industry, I still firmly believe that with their strategy, they took away the vividness and the strength of the film.

With all that said, I give to you the final judgment of RT on the film.

That bar (or Tomatometer) actually made me believe that 73% was a good rating. Until I saw the movie…and the note under the 73%. 6.4 out of 10. Not a bad movie, because it went beyond 5; which I think was because of Kristin Scott Thomas and Mélusine Mayance’s very good acting.

So, are you interested to see the movie? My blog post’s intention was NOT to discourage you to ever see the film. It was just my opinion. Anyway, if you here, here goes the link of the movie’s free online streaming. I hope you find it more interesting than I did. 🙂

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Monday comes like a loaded gun and I’m trying to escape… ♪♫

-Michelle Branch, Getaway

Me and my family went out of the city last Monday to accomplish 3 things: (1) visit our dad’s grave, (2) check out our other house in the province, and (3) visit Tagaytay City and pray. ♥ And Tagaytay was the perfect breather!

All of these photos were taken with a Nikon digital camera. The person who took them doesn’t feel like a photographer. She just wanted to take pictures. Damn it.

I never enjoyed Tagaytay City as much as I did before; I was at my happiest! I guess the happiness that you feel is a million times greater whenever you’re with the people you love the most. For the first time, I didn’t care about how I looked in the pictures (because I always do), about how loud we were, about how crazy and weird we all were… All I knew was I was with the greatest people I could ever have in my life…the people I don’t, and will never, regret having: my family. I would like to believe that God let us spend that day without any hassle so we could enjoy our last trip together at that place to the maximum. Thank you Father! It definitely meant so much to us. ♥

Anyway, today we went to an eat-all-you-can restaurant called Yakimix at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City and we pigged out. Literally. They serve Japanese, Cantonese and Korean food and almost everything tasted amazing! The smokeless griller gave that sexy char taste and I loved it! No pictures though.I was too busy eating, sorry! 😀

Tomorrow, I am looking forward to see my brother play his music for the last time (at least for me) at an event at Sofitel. If I think I look pretty enough for my blog, I shall post pictures of me. Til then, good night and good morning. 🙂

Gender-Reversed World

Okay so I know I talked about this primetime show of CW, Supernatural, right? We were talking about a lot of things about it almost everyday, since she’s got the upper hand in this thing. And I enjoy it a lot! Sad thing she just had to log off too early since her mom needed her.

Anyway what I want to share here is the question she asked me before she logged off: who are the actresses I want to take over the characters of Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel and Gabriel, if ever they were thrown into a gender-reversed world?

It really got me thinking. So I started to Google over some actresses using some keywords. And here are my picks: 😀

  • Sam Winchester

Hilary Duff

I just love her. 😀

Okay so I’m not that shallow.

She’s the goody-two-shoes and she can be as sweet and innocent as the sweet little sister she’s supposed to be. But about the kicking-ass part, umm no I am not sure. She’s too sweet for that, you know? And I’m happy for her new life as a wife and as a soon-to-be mother. (like Genevieve Padalecki! Yay!!!) And oh, her hair! Her hair is also sexy. They are also both from Texas! 😀 Alright back to the acting — talent wise: brilliant. Does she deserve to be a part of a 7-season running television show? Way beyond it. 🙂

  • Dean Winchester

Amanda Seyfried

She is my Dean. 😀 She’s very beautiful, so beautiful she could make more money than Iceland’s government just by modeling but she figured that acting was her true calling and she followed that. I believe Jensen Ackles is on the same side of the fence, he’s too handsome. Anyway, her great acting also went through some ugly phases after her role in the hit Lindsay Lohan movie, Mean Girls, because it took her a long time before she resurfaced in not so successful independent films. But good thing, she’s become a hit the past few years starting with her breakthrough role in the musical film Mamma Mia! with Meryl Streep, nonetheless. So back on the main topic, yeah I believe she can kick some ass like Jensen since she would this time with Justin Timberlake in their new movie, In Time.

  • Castiel

Kat Dennings

Why her? She’s very pretty. And she’s got her own pair of blue eyes too, although not as blue as Misha’s but yeah, it’s fair enough. Another is she’s another whack job. She’s hilarious in real life and obviously, she can do some great funny acting. But to be Castiel, you must be also able to do some serious acting with sprinkles of deadpan humor. And I totally believe she can do that!

  • Gabriel

Rashida Jones

Oh I think she’s beautiful and sexy — just fit for the part of archangel Gabriel. As far as I can tell, Gabriel’s character is a little bit of a jackass although he can be dead serious that he can literally kill you. And yeah, I believe she can do it too. She played characters in the shows Boston Drama and The Office, drama and comedy respectively. What more could we ask for? 🙂

So there. Thanks everyone for spending a couple of minutes here. Have an awesome day you guys 🙂

Annoying S–t.

Hey all! My friend Samanca and I decided to create a Tumblr-blog together and that’s what I’ve been busy about the last two days. It’s basically a blog where we all share stories and pictures of the things that annoy us.

Since the blog has been up for just three days, we’re still collecting submissions and followers. Sam and I have already posted a handful of word arts over there so there are some stuffs to pore over when you visit. 🙂 To be honest, she uses Photoshop and I don’t, so you could easily tell which are the ones she made and which are the ones that I made. Mine are the ones with a little less quality when it comes to resolution since I just use an online software (cheater, I know! haha) called picnik.com. It’s nice and convenient to use since I don’t need no freaking tutorial on how to create a simple word art.

Here goes a sample 😀

If I may be so bold, I would like to invite you to come visit us at shitthatisannoying.tumblr.com and if you find our blog interesting, go give us a message and a follow! 😀

Thank you!