Monday, December 31, 2012

Eat Pray Love

Last movie I saw...

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Directed by: Ryan Murphy

Cast:
Julia Roberts
Javier Bardem

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Last movie I saw...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Directed by: Tim Burton

Cast:
Johnny Depp
Freddie Highmore

Diary of a Nymphomaniac

Last movie I saw...

Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)
Directed by: Christian Molina

Cast:
Belén Fabra
Leonardo Sbaraglia

Chocolat

Last movie I saw...

Chocolat (2000)
Director by: Lasse Hallström

Cast:
Johnny Depp
Juliette Binoche

Sleepy Hollow

Last movie I saw...

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Directed by: Tim Burton

Cast:
Johnny Depp
Christina Ricci

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Last movie I saw...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Directed by: Michel Gondry

Cast:
Jim Carrey
Kate Winslet

The Prestige

Last movie I saw...

The Prestige (2006)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Cast:
Hugh Jackman
Christian Bale
Scarlett Johansson


One More Try

Last movie I saw...

One More Try (2012)
Directed by: Ruel S. Bayani

Cast:
Dingdong Dantes
Zanjoe Marudo
Angel Locsin
Angelica Panganiban

I can't believe that it won "Best Picture" on the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards.

#1

#1: What is your motto for 2013?

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

#2

#2: What are you going to do to make 2013 your best year ever?

Be fearless.

#3

#3: How do you plan to realize those goals (from #4)?

I need to reflect, and probably more quality time with myself.

A Consultant

A dose of Golf&Mike for better sleep..

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Soul Asylum

Runaway train never goin back, wrong way in one way track.. ♫

Friday, December 28, 2012

#4

#4: What are your biggest goals for 2013?

I'm still in the process of formulating it :)

#5

#5: What lessons have you gained in 2012?

*Be positive amidst any ordeal
*Make the most of everything, especially time
*Stick to your principles
*Devote time to God
*Assumptions wouldn't make you feel better
*Always use your brain, and your heart will follow
*Cultivate your mind, and life will be easier
*We can never have it all
*Everyday is a learning experience
*Anger management(I'm trying *_* )
*Be bold
*Be more independent
*Handling money wisely
*Knowledge also comes with age
*Respect
*Ask if in doubt
*Get involved
*Communicate
*Be socially active (I'll try harder!)
*Be clever
*Self-discipline is a must
*Make a stand
*Invest in experience



#6

#6: What are your biggest accomplishments this year?

*Savings
*Investment(4 years to go to make it official, and I'll have my own house. I rock!)
*Being recognized at work (somehow?)

#7

#7: What are you most grateful for in 2012?

I feel so blessed that the people I love are alive and in good health, and so am I. Thanks God.

#8

#8: What can you do to ensure you don’t repeat the same behaviors in 2013?

I'll try harder. I will definitely make it happen. We'll meet every month at the very least.

#9

#9: What could you have done better this year? (Be honest with yourself)

I could have exerted more effort in visiting my mom and sister as often as possible.

Happy Birthday Ma! I love you so much, and I will surely let you know. I'm crossing my fingers that we'll meet on 31st. (please papa jesus!)


#10

#10: What lessons have you learned from those low points?

*Not to fear mistakes, but learn from it.
*View failure in the same way as success.
*Set goals, but don't expect.

#12

OMG! I skipped question #12..tsk! Here it is anyway..

#12: What are 12 things you love about year 2012?

(random order)
1. Having a better job
2. Gaining new friends
3. Experiencing new things / Offered opportunities
4. Exploring and improving my skills / Gained knowledge
5. Facing fears / challenges
6. Good health of the people I love(including mine)
7. Understanding myself in a deeper level
8. Meeting old friends
9. Bonding moments with Daddy James, Mama & Nice in their own very special way
10.Surprises
11.Big bang concert
12.Binondo trip

Heathers

Last movie I saw...

Heathers (1988)
Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Cast:
Christian Slater
Winona Ryder

"People will look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, "Now there's a school that self-destructed, not because society didn't care, but because the school was society." Now that's deep."-J.D.

This film is a cult classic. I actually got curious after an actor from Sugar and Spice mentioned Heathers as one of the film's inspiration. An additional factor to see it is it's an 80's film, and I developed this fetish with any films produced in that decade.

Anyway, Heathers is a black comedy that took place in a High School setting. The twisted plot is definitely disturbing but perfectly depicts reality in unconventional way. There's nothing outstanding with its technicalities, but its strength lies with its plot.

All through out the film, I kept on thinking on how beautiful Christian Slater was- mortal sin.(giggles!)

Love Songs

I'm currently listening to...

Artist: The Beatles

Released Date: 21 October 1997
Tracklist:
"Yesterday" – 2:03
"I'll Follow the Sun" – 1:47
"I Need You" (George Harrison) – 2:27
"Girl" – 2:30
"In My Life" – 2:24
"Words of Love" (Buddy Holly) – 2:12
"Here, There and Everywhere" – 2:22
"Something" (George Harrison) – 3:00
"And I Love Her" – 2:28
"If I Fell" – 2:18
"I'll Be Back" – 2:21
"Tell Me What You See" – 2:35
"Yes It Is" – 2:38
"Michelle" – 2:40
"It's Only Love" – 1:55
"You're Going to Lose That Girl" – 2:16
"Every Little Thing" – 2:01
"For No One" – 1:59
"She's Leaving Home" – 3:35
"The Long and Winding Road" – 3:37
"This Boy" – 2:12
"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" – 2:02
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" – 2:07
"I Will" – 1:46
"P.S. I Love You" – 2:02

I like The Beatles, no..I LOVE them. And starting the day with their music just feels so right.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

#11

It's time to continue answering questions for Personal Excellence's 2013 Countdown Challenge

#11: What were your lowest points this year?

*When I quit my first job ever, and I was still unsure of my decision.


I had a vision of staying, and establishing my self only in one company, but lost the chance to make it happen. I was also afraid of risking it all for an uncertain opportunity.

*The scenarios after I leaved work.

Goodbyes is never easy for me, reality of starting from scratch, stress and pressure regarding which career path to take, difficulties in looking for a post that you WANT..really want, and unbearable expectations.

Temptation!

Oh tocino, why do you smell so good?why?! Urgh!- secretly dying inside my room #vegetarian#pescatarian


Image credit: miscellaneous

Snow

I can't get enough of this song, though the first time I heard it, I thought its a Chinese song. LOL

Late Autumn

Last movie I saw...

Late Autumn (2010)
Directed by: Kim Tae-yong

Cast:
Hyun Bin
Tang Wei

"Why did you use his fork? Why did you use someone else fork? Why?"-Anna

I was intrigued to watch the film after seeing the trailer. I was actually expecting a different storyline with the roles that the leads portrayed. Nonetheless, I am still satisfied with the outcome.

The first time I saw the trailer, I know that there's something different with the production. It gives a vibe of an independent film because of its cinematography style that's far from a mainstream motion picture. I actually like how they executed the story in that manner, and in my opinion the people behind this production doesn't really care if this will be a box office hit, but what matters is to bagged many awards as possible which they succeeded. There main focus might be on the creativity of the whole package. And I can see the outstanding artistry in the uniqueness and depth of the story, the impressive characterization of the actors, and on how the writer established the characters.

Everything from this production seems like a product of pure passion. I might be wrong with my perception, but that's how it makes me feel.

I like the silence in it, the bluish-antique tone which helps on justifying the story's setting, the music scoring, the weirdness and especially the powerful acting of Tang Wei. I also find the following scenes memorable, the steamy scene of Tang Wei and Hyun Bin, their shared long passionate kiss, and my favorite- Tang Wei's breakdown scene with metaphoric statements.

It's a kind of movie that any film enthusiast wouldn't want to miss.