Jul 20, 2009

Movies You've (Almost) Walked Out On

The sharing for this week's movie meme is to post about movies you have walked out on or at least you thought of walking out on. This is quite hard for me since I either watch movies or I don't. If I sit and start watching, I watch it till the end no matter how inane the movie seems to be. This goes for both watching in the cinema and DVD at home. Well, yes, if it's on cable, it's easy to change channels but that's too many too even register on my mind. Haha.

So let me think hard what movie I almost walked out on.

1. Cloverfield - I stopped watching for a while because it made my husband really dizzy. It's a disaster movie presented in such a way that it was recorded from a digital camcorder during the chaotic event which made the camera really shaky. Imagine that.

2. Blair Witch Project - I got really scared watching this. I have to stop and breathe and wait for my husband so we can watch it together.

3. Rosemary's Baby - Oh my, this movie gave me the creeps.

Let's see what the others have to share at The Bumbles Blog.

Manic Monday #6

It's a pretty laid back afternoon but I still have to finish something before I finally call it a day. Part of my break is to post one of my weekly meme, Manic Monday. This should be quick.

When and with whom was your first kiss?
Setting parents and other doting relatives aside when I was younger, the first kiss was from an uneventful school fair. You remember it - a boy and a girl are chosen at random, handcuffed and then led to the booth for a marriage ceremony complete with a marriage certificate capped by a peck on the cheek. That was it. I was in second year high school. Haha, juvenile fun. Funny thing is that boy courted my friend and the boy who acted as priest courted me for almost a year. Isn't it nice to reminisce. Haha.

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
Yes. "Snowflakes fall, each in its proper place", so the zen saying goes.

What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"You did a great job back there, my daughter. Come on right in."

Now, back to regular programming. Ta,ta.

Unconscious Mutterings #16

Still gray skies today. This kind of weather/atmosphere relaxes me even if I am in the middle of juggling responsibilities. Right timing to post my unconscious mutterings today.

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Banter :: Tease
2. Amazing :: Seven Wonders of the World
3. Towel :: What's always in my gym bag.
4. Cinema :: Movies
5. Newspaper :: BusinessWorld (my favorite newspaper)
6. Not good :: Mediocre
7. My type :: Zen garden (that's what I want to do with my pocket garden)
8. Twinkle :: Little stars
9. Actress :: Drew Barrymore (I like her childlike ways.)
10. Daft :: Crazy

Have a great day!

Jul 18, 2009


This picture came immediately to mind when I checked today's theme for Photo Hunt. I am not a Catholic but I have always been fascinated with Catholic churches. The designs are sometimes elaborate, sometimes crude but functional and still with a touch of art.

This was taken inside the church of the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Malaybalay, Bukidnon. This is run by Benedictine monks which, by the way, also produce Monks' Blend premium coffee quite popular with travelers.

The church is interesting from the outside with its pyramid shape structure. Going inside, one can see the altar is made of rock and so is the podium. This church gives a great view of the picturesque Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

Jul 14, 2009

Movies: Water

I found this movie meme at Mommy Journey's blog. I would love to participate as I am a big movie fan. This would be my first entry for this meme. Let me get on it while my daughter is in the middle of her homework. We'll have dinner after.

This week's movie theme is all about "water". I'll be sharing the first three movies on my mind with water as setting.

*Finding Nemo - I think this is my husband and my daughter's most watched movie when my daughter was still a toddler. They love even the trivia feature included in the DVD.

*Titanic - I was at the treadmill for twenty minutes watching Titanic in one of the screens. It got me all interested again to watch the entirety of the movie. I thought of extending my treadmill session so I can at least watch the first quarter of the movie. But well, my legs might get sore. Haha. I thought we have a DVD of that movie at home but, sorry, we don't have. YouTube for help.

*The Lake House - Well, the setting is not on water but there's a lake fronting(?) the house. It stars one of my all time favorites, Keanu Reeves with Sandra Bullock. How mushy can one get, love transcending time and space. But I love Keanu. So there.

Unconscious Mutterings #15

I'm home early but was able to drop by my dentist and go to the gym. I just postponed going to the salon for my feet pampering and haircut. I rescheduled them for tomorrow.

Achoo! I have a cold. I hope this goes away soon. I'm having a cup of calamansi juice later.

I say ... and you think ... ?

1. Sister :: Grace, my one and only sis!
2. Talks :: Discussion
3. Electric! :: Company (Electric Company is much like Sesame Street. I watched this show a lot as a child.)
4. Corner :: Poet's (Poet's Corner was a part of my high school news journal.)
5. Turnstile :: What is this? (Too lazy to check Google for its definition. Haha.)
6. Swap :: Exchange
7. Young :: My daughter. She's turning 11 this month.
8. Horrific :: Tragedies
9. Block :: Prevent
10. Wind :: Bob Dylan (His song, Blowin' in the Wind, entered my mind.)

I'll be out after dinner for our church activity. Have fun with answering this week's UM.

Jul 9, 2009

Tubig (Water)

This is my entry for this week's Litratong Pinoy theme - Wet. In these pictures you can see how my two year old niece points the water hose to my mother. Kids, they love playing with water. Conserve water my child. Haha. I would 'play' with water too I believe looking how hot it was that day these were taken.

(Ito ang entry ko para Litratong Pinoy ngayong linggo na may temang Basa. Makikita n'yo sa mga litratong ito kung paano itutok ng aking dalawang taong pamangkin ang water hose sa aking nanay. Sadyang mahilig maglaro ng tubig ang mga bata. Conserve water, hija. Gugustuhin ko ring maglaro sa tubig kung ganyang kainit ang panahon.)

Jul 7, 2009

Manic Monday #5

It rained a lot today. Bed weather if I must say. I'm in front of my laptop and doing some work. I'm really sleepy though. I will not sleep early tonight as I will be watching Michael Jackson's memorial at around 12 midnight in this side of the globe.

I'm taking a break and here's my weekly Manic Monday post.

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at:
Two only? Haha. Anyway, I'm good at multi-tasking. Tbis skill was further reinforced when I became a mother. I'm good at giving directions (and following them if need be).

Name two things you consider yourself to be bad at:I'm not really a good cook, not yet. I am not good at remembering faces of people.

Name one thing not many people know about you:
I am spiritual.

Jul 5, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings #14

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon. Since the school year started a few weeks ago, I noticed my daughter prefers to be left alone when studying. She does not want me hovering around her like her satellite. She just goes to me when there is something unclear. I have to feel good about this since it means she's getting to be independent as days, weeks, and months go by. So I'm online while she's finishing her assignments due tomorrow.

I have time to do some of my online work and staples this afternoon.

1. Independence :: freedom with responsibility
2. Meltdown :: breakdown
3. Vulture :: predator
4. Hope :: springs eternal
5. Float :: get by
6. Hole :: somewhere on the wall
7. Trespass :: intrude
8. Moving :: going somewhere
9. Extinct :: dinosaur
10. Alligator :: Crocs

A great weekend to all!