Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tricking and Treating (Reposting With Pics!)

Halloween is a holiday that the Philippines do not usually celebrate. But over the last few years, the novelty of celebrating Halloween have started to catch on and we also started celebrating Halloween traditions such as Trick or Treating for our tots.

Galileo Pasong Tamo, where Wolf goes for daycare, invited him to join them in their annual Halloween Party.

Wolf and other Galileo students had a blast celebrating by playing fun games and eating snacks provided by McDonald's Kingswood.

After the festivities at McDo, they also had fun trick or treating by knocking on doors of Kingswood residents.

Wolf's pumpkin bucket is brimming full of treats after we were done.

We are definitely looking forward for a spooky and fun Halloween next year.


Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm Not A Fan But I'm A Believer

When the Charice bandwagon started, I was blase about the whole thing. I just didn't care and wasn't impressed by her supposed vocal prowess. Then came the guestings on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Oprah and the association with famed songwriter David Foster but still, I was too cynical to believe that the girl was simply that good. I could think of one or two local singers that are better than her.

But when I watched the 'showdown' between her character and Lea Michele's character on the 'Audition' episode of Glee, I would have to admit that my doubts about the girl was wrong. She was on equal footing with Lea Michele.

She simply was smashing and I could say that her singing career would definitely go places.

Charice just needs to improve a bit on her acting and that would take time.

In the meantime, looking forward for more Glee episodes with a little bit of Sunshine on it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Retired, Extremely Dangerous

Hollywood is more forgiving on actors aging and still getting meaty roles. But actresses? Almost always, once an actress turns a certain age, they get relegated to the non-meaty roles: mother, grandmother, hags, aunts, the wife who dies 5 minutes into the movie.

Double standard is really evident but there are still some who gets more refined with age, like wine, they say. Meryl Streep can still kick the ass of a twenty-something actress and she can take the roles she want and it wouldn't matter if it is a hit or a flop in the box office.

Which is why I thouroughly enjoyed Helen Mirren's ass-kicking character, Victoria, when my husband and I watched RED last Sunday.

Imagine a sharp-shooting and machine gun-wielding 65 year old with the sensibilities of a Grand Dame and you would wish that your own Grandma is just as cool.

Of course, based on the title alone, employed a group of Hollywood Oldies But Still Baddies: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Brian Cox.

John Malkovich's character is a hoot. He was literally a walking time bomb. I still see Bruce Willis as John McLane, except that he is a lot older now than when he started saying "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!" to the Die Hard franchise villains.

For a movie that doesn't take itself seriously, I would prefer RED over the  The A Team and The Expendables put together anytime.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


New layout in bright, sprightly colours.

I have been receiving a lot of Blessings from Above lately.

Perhaps I should write about it.

Perhaps, I should start writing more.