Aug 31, 2009

Movies on The Great Outdoors

Today's theme are movies with the great outdoors as its main setting. I will be posting some movies which readily pops out of my mind (and hubby's). The highlights of these movies happened in the desert or in the wilderness.

1. The River Wild - Stars Keving Bacon and Meryl Streep. I love Kevin Bacon in whatever form, even if it was in Footloose. The action scenes here gave me goosebumps, rafting wild - saving your loved ones' lives.

2. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - Husband loves movies like this - post-apocalyptic setting. I do not. But I love the theme song rendered by Tina Turner, "We Don't Need Another Hero".

3. The Blue Lagoon - LOL. This movie was shown when I was barely in my teens. Remember Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins? I love Brooke in The Lipstick Jungle. But I don't know whatever happened with Chris.

4. Castaway - What would you do in an uninhabited island? Try to survive of course. The ending will leave a mark on you.

5. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Shia LaBeouf is fine but I wish there was another Indie Jr. Who? Zac Efron? Haha. Jut kidding.

More sharing on movies at The Bumbles Blog.

Manic Monday #7

It's a holiday and I decided to take it easy today. The morning was busy for me though because I needed to finish some work. More than half are done as I've mentioned in my previous entry, some I will continue tomorrow as I need to talk to some people before I get to finish them.

I'm juggling online surfing, setting our week's menu, checking my calender updating schedule and preparing for some baking later on. Hubby and daughter are busy with the diorama project. I leave it to them since they are more artistically inclined than I am.

Are you usually late, early or right on time?
I am on time specially on official appointments and schedules previously set-up.

What would be harder for you, to tell someone you love them or to tell them that you do not love them back? The latter. How can you break someone's heart just like that? Depends on the situation definitely.

Which would you rather have: a high salary or job satisfaction? Job a job which is giving me high salary. Haha.

More Manic Monday sharing here.

Unconcious Mutterings #19

I was so drained yesterday that I was not able to go online as I usually do during weekends. I went offline as soon as I got online. I took a rest after dinner, curled up to bed early while watching America's Next Top Model (again, one of my guilty pleasures) and fell asleep. That was a great sleep. I woke up so refreshed.

It's a holiday today but I managed to finish some pending work this morning. The whole afternoon is free already. :) I plan to bake brownies!

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

1. Spinning :: cycling
2. Impasse :: deadlock
3. Gravy :: sauce
4. You are :: beautiful!
5. September :: Tomorrow! (It's Sept. 1 tomorrow from my side of the globe.)
6. Divulge :: reveal
7. Training :: extensive
8. Crap! :: Foolish!
9. Results :: consequence
10. Shutting down :: this laptop in a while

Have a great week! More mutterings here.

Aug 24, 2009

Movies: Villain

Movies won't be complete I guess without the villains, the antagonists, people who make the lives of the lead characters difficult. Quite formulaic but most plots stay close to the tried and tested. Bad people versus good people.

What villain characters were made famous by Hollywood? These are on my mind:

1. Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
2. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
3. The Joker (especially Heath Ledger's in The Dark Knight)
4. Lex Luthor (Superman)
5. Sadako (The Ring, not a Hollywood original though)
6. Dracula
7. Chuckie
8. Jason (Friday the 13th)
9. Normal Bates (Psycho)
10. Michael Myers (Halloween)
11. Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) > This one gave me the creeps when I was young.
12. I'd say Esther from the movie Orphan. There is really something wrong with Esther. To those who have watched the movie, were you surprised by the twist? I was a bit surprised. It made me, "ooooooooohh, so that's why".

Read more villains at The Bumbles Blog.

Aug 23, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings #18

It was a holiday last Friday but I asked my daughter to finish her school assignments so she can enjoy the rest of the weekend. Saturday was spent watching a movie, a little shopping, dinner at TGIF before going home.

Today, Sunday is decidedly laid back. We just did the usual, church, grocery and then we went home. An hour of studying again for Math and Science and it's free time.

Watching TMZ (one of my guilty pleasures on weekends) while doing today's unconscious mutterings.

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

1. Disguised :: Johnny Depp (I like his roles which disguises him as a pirate, as Edward Scissorhands, as Sweeney Todd, and soon as the Mad Hatter.)
2. Big wheel :: Big bike
3. Irritating :: Some reality shows
4. Care :: show interest and concern
5. Grandpa :: Mr. Carl Fredricksen (from the movie UP)
6. Shooting :: Stars
7. Sunglasses :: Aviator
8. Stampede :: Wowowee (A local show which had a stampede incident.)
9. Painstakingly :: Meticulously
10. Terrible position :: Hmmm, some yoga positions I cannot actually do yet, head stand for one.)

Enjoy the coming week!

Aug 18, 2009

Movies: Fear

I get excited watching horror movies for some months now but the previous years I can't stand watching one especially the like of The Exorcist, Omen, Rosemary's Baby...I really get scared.

But there are movies which I watched which gave me the chills. Not the gory ones because I can't the sight of too much torn flesh and oozing blood. But I like films which can be classified as psychological thrillers and slasher movies.

1. Se7en - "What's in the box?", that line by Brad Pitt as David Mills gave me the creeps. The line was delivered with so much pain and anger. You're expecting there's something in there that shouldn't be there.
2. Cape Fear - Robert de Niro's scary as the ex-convict.
3. Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal Lecter, inside a criminal's mind.
4. Thesis - A Spanish movie by Alejandro Amenabar where a college student stumbles on what could be snuff films committed by people she probably knows. Snuff films are filming of the actual death or murder of a person.
5. Psycho series - I tend to peek from the curtain shower whenever I watch any Psycho movies.
6. The Ring - I prefer the Japanese version. Those who have seen this movie might have experienced anxieties whenever the phone rings and the television turned on. Haha. Sadako lingered on me.
7. Carrie - I love the theme song of Carrie, "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me". Cheesy but the movie is not, it's creepy especially the scene where the cross was focused.

Read more about movies about Fear at The Bumbles Blog.

Aug 16, 2009

Unconcious Mutterings #17

Reviewing time with my daughter has just finished. He's now with his daddy at the tv room, well watching television while dad and daughter tag team give finishing touches to her bookmark project. Hubby is more artistic than yours truly. I leave it up to him how to guide our daughter when it comes to projects which require some creativity.

Time for my unconscious mutterings for the week.

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

1. Delayed :: Late
2. Irresponsible :: Reckless
3. Stupendous :: Amazing
4. Barcelona :: Spain
5. Solution :: Answer
6. Simplify :: Make plain
7. Crumble :: Coffee (like the ice cream flavor, coffee crumble, which is one of my favorites)
8. Podcast :: iTunes
9. Conversation :: over coffee, I like
10. Homepage :: Main page

Looking forward to the two non-working holidays this week. :) Have a great week ahead!

Aug 15, 2009

Artificial Tree

I thought I wouldn't have any entry for today's Photo Hunt theme, "artificial". I was browsing on my picture folders checking what I can post and voila, I saw this artificial but colorful trees.

This was taken at Eugenio Lopez Convention Center during our strategic planning. It's a wonderful sight as guests are welcomed at the lobby of the building. The colors are very calming. I love it.

Take note of the quote from the former president of the Lopez group of companies.

"The company that is prosperous and rich, while labor lives in misery, has neither the right to exist nor the right to claim public support."

This also applies to the leaders of this country (or any country for that matter). The seats just might be empty then.

Oh well, happy weekend everyone!

Aug 10, 2009

Movies: Wedding Theme

Oh I could name a lot! I have watched so many movies with wedding as the main theme. Here they go:

1. My Best Friend's Wedding - I don't know anyone who has not watched this. Everyone knows the songs, the classic dialogue, "If you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just passes you by".

2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - This is a very enjoyable movie and the Greeks are somewhat similar to the Filipinos as to how the family gets so much involved in wedding preparations.

3. Runaway Bride - I love Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. One of the cheesiest lines, lol, "Look, I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me".

4. Four Weddings and a Funeral - Hugh Grant! I get interested in any Hugh Grant movie.

5. Sweet Home Alabama - I only have a few actresses that I like and Reese Witherspoon is one of them. I like this movie what with Patrick Dempsey as her rich fiance. Gotta love McDreamy.

6. Mama Mia - I feel like singing with Meryl Streep.

7. The Wedding Singer - It transported me back to the 80s. I love it! I love the soundtrack.

8. Father of the Bride - I guess generally all fathers feel sentimental way when their daughter is about to get married. I love Martin Short here as the wedding planner. Haha. Makes me want to watch this again.

I haven't watched yet Rachel Geting Married. I'd love to watch this.

Read more about movies with a wedding theme at The Bumbles Blog.

Unconscious Mutterings #16

I am up and about since five in the morning. I've accomplished a lot of work but now my energy is slipping. Zzzz. I need my coffee break and some blog notes. I need to recharge my batteries. I hope I can come up with some sensible Unconscious Mutterings.

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

1. Death :: the beginning
2. Identified :: recognized
3. Saturday :: one of my favorite days being a weekend.
4. Dumped :: Jennifer Aniston (ewww I'm cruel)
5. Division :: department
6. Stilted :: curved
7. Crimes of :: passion
8. Stumped :: at a loss
9. Future :: is so bright ('memba the Timbuk3 song?)
10. Team :: brood

Have a great week!

Aug 5, 2009

Thursday Thirteen: MJ Songs

Oh no, I'm not over it yet. It's been more than a month and I'm still reeling over the passing away of Michael Jackson. I've been listening to his songs everyday since that fateful day. Here are the top thirteen Michael Jackson songs which are in a loop in my music player:

1. Man in the Mirror
2. You Are Not Alone
3. They Don't Care About Us
4. Smooth Criminal
5. Rock My World
6. Another Part of Me
7. Billie Jean
8. I'll Be There
9. In the Closet
10. Black or White
11. Rock with You
12. Ben
13. The Way You Make Me Feel

There are a lot of songs of Michael that I love but some are just too emotional they make me shed a tear or two when I listen to them.

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