Monday, 23 February 2015

022. When push comes to shove.

I have to admit, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to Filipino movies.

But--there's a big but--whenever I get to watch one, there are memorable quotes that could make even the most blah of movies still get my good rating. Another thing I'm going to confess is that I haven't been inside a cinema for ages. No, I'm not kidding! The last movie I've seen was No Reservations, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart--and that was almost eight years ago. And the movie isn't even local! Hopefully I could still catch the movie that's currently making waves--That Thing Called Tadhana, starring Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman.

Sometimes, when I catch the bus on my way home from school, I get to watch a movie. Sometimes, it's those B-movies or Tagalog movies. And I realised that I was wrong about them being of poor quality--ang judgmental ko talaga. Haha. Some movies, especially those from the last two years have really good storylines, and none of them were being poached from a foreign movie or soap opera.

Speaking of memorable quotes, may I present the following images of actors who delivered their famous quotes--from movies ranging from the most classic to the most recent. I would like to acknowledge Mr. Fhejhe as the source of these pictures. To make it fun, see if you can recognise the movies from which the quotes came! Let me know from your comments. Have fun! :)


Saturday, 7 February 2015

021. Walking on sunshine.

Because I had to catch my boss and a section head before they leave for the annual planning workshop to get their signatures on a document, I had to prepare breakfast that I can easily take with me--and also one that can be easily consumed! To quote one popular principle in my law books, "time is of the essence." I read about this recipe online months ago and I was longing to try it.

Sadly, I didn't get to save the link so the ingredients and the procedure was lost into thin air, as far I'm concerned. Haha. I only found it again two days after I've made them! So this is my version.

I almost failed to document this foodie moment, but in the nick of time, I remembered to take a picture, so yay! Here's a picture of the little delight!


Thursday, 5 February 2015

020. Sour bubbles.

Here's one word to describe my stomach: bloated.
Cue in weight gain, increased fat mass. And frequent instances of burping. And sometimes, I can taste a bit of sourness at the pit of my stomach (probably does not make sense).

The burning questions that come up in my worried mind: Did I consume too much lemon? Too much sour cream? Too much tea? Too much work tension for the past few days?

What do you I advise that I do or eat? Or what should I avoid eating or doing?

Monday, 2 February 2015

019. So who do you think you are?

The race is on to get out of the bottom
The top is high so your roots are forgotten
Giving is good as long as you're getting
What's driving you it's ambition and betting

Spice Girls, "Who Do You Think You Are?"
If you're from the Philippines and have a Facebook account, you may have read this article. For a time, this was shared by 75% of the people in my friends' list. Admittedly, I found this article funny at the outset. After some time, I've read the article again, and I began to see it in another light.

Seriously, I'm going to ask you this question: What is a social climber?  No, really.

I've heard this term more than once, and obviously, in an unflattering light. Having gone through some dictionaries online (excluding The Urban Dictionary), a social climber is defined as "one who strives acceptance in fashionable society"--a definition culled from the American Heritage Dictionary. Another definition, gleaned from the Collins' English Dictionary (from a sociological standpoint), is "a person who seeks advancement to a higher social class, esp by obsequious behaviour."

Sunday, 1 February 2015

018. Somewhere over the rainbow.

I'm officially in love with this store.

Where else can you find one that sells a mishmash of things from earrings to lamps in colours of the rainbow? You can find one in here. (Sadly they have neither website or Facebook page yet)

017. Don't say slow.

That's how my brain is operating today.

Yesterday (in the wee hours of the morning, rather) saw me in a flu-ey mess after baking cake and er, what  resembles a batch of scones. I started out fine Friday night--no, actually I was already coughing. I was in another state of being after the baking. Hours later, I was sneezing, I have a slight fever, my cough worsened, my body ached. On and on, Jennifer Aniston. Okay, I kid. I've tried almost every remedy--from hot tea, Bioflu, my asthma meds (because for me, flu always progresses into asthma), to more hot tea, and finally to that gooey Chinese wonder concoction called Pei Pa Koa.

So what happened to the baked goods? Served to satisfied relatives later in the afternoon. Sadly, they have gone undocumented again. It was totally worth staying up nearly the whole night.

But during the day, while I was napping, my body ached. Everywhere. I ended up sleeping on my stomach. It disappeared when I got up to serve the baked goods. It went back when I went to bed to sleep. Fever gone, cough not nearly as hacking and nose was now longer runny. I'm feeling better.

Now I need a massage.

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