Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blog of 2009

I had a hard time completing my Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs of 2009. Maybe because I have certain criteria or things that I want in the blogs I follow and read. Anyways here is my list:

1. http://tunaynalalake.blogspot.com

Nakakaaliw, I always love blogs that take your minds of problems, even recommend this blog for my husband to read

2. http://www.pataygutom.com/

So yummy dishes. Nice catchy name :D

3. http://fatherblogger.com/

An intriguing blog to read, interesting topics specially if you have children

4. http://theaccidentalteacher.com

How can I not read this? I'm a teacher too.

5. http://www.letsgosago.net/

Travel and food can't go wrong there

6. http://www.marikinalife.com/

Love the up-to-date info and trivia about Marikina, can't help it I love this city

7. http://lipstickaddict.blogspot.com/

I may not me that kikay but still, when it comes to beauty fill me in

8. http://goodtimesmanila.com/

satirical article but helps keep your mind sharp

9. http://socialmediaphilippines.com/

Really serious tips here

10. http://www.pinoytechpodcast.com/

Very informative


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, My Review

As a Harry Potter fan, I am very satisfied with this movie. It showed all the important parts of the 6th book and laid the foundation for movie viewers to understand or ready them for the conclusion of the Harry Potter series.


The young actors in this movie showcasing maturity in their portrayal of their characters and the veteran actors that played Prof. Dumbledore, Prof. Snape and even Prof. Slughorn showed us more than what we read in the book.


The movie showed us the side of Voldermort from being a child to a young wizard like Harry it lets us get to known him. The movie focused on the struggles the young wizards undergoes during this difficult teenage year, we saw them make bad choices and how they survive them. But in my opinion the kissing scene of Harry and Ginny is too tame for book 6. Ha ha ha.


I was satisfied with the Quidditch Game, the best! I know there is not much action in this movie but so is in the book.


All in all I gave The Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 4 1/2 popcorn out of 5. I would highly recommend that before watching the last 2 movies is for all to read the Deathly Hallows to really enjoy the movie.


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ice Age3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, My Review

Ice Age is my son’s favorite movie, he memorized all the dialogs of the first 2 movies and was waiting since last year for this movie. We had big plans for this movie, my husband thought that it will be shown in IMAX but was disappointed that it will not be shown. He wanted the movie to be the first movie my son will experience in IMAX.


Since the posters were advertising that Ice Age3 is a 3D movie, we started asking around for theaters offering 3D days before the movie will be shown. The SM North’s The Block was highly recommended, and since The Block is new we decided to watch there.


The first disappointment came from the Digital Theater of the Block was undergoing repairs on that day a Saturday, July 4, the second day of showing and it was too late to go to other Malls and Lorenzo is already panicking about the delay of his watching the movie. We had no choice but to watch the movie in their regular theater and since the line for buying tickets was long we had to wait for almost two hours for our screening time.


The biggest disappointment for me is the theater itself for I feel the Screen is too small and their sound system is not good. There was a Transformer movie showing beside our theater and you can hear the action scenes from there inside our cinema. And to think that The Block is newly constructed, I can’t believe at this age of technology they would make a low quality cinema. Tsk, Tsk. It’s a good thing my son is just a kid and would not be that sensitive to the quality of the theater but as parents and a paying customer I would definitely not watch again in SM North’s Cinemas.


The Movie Review

For the Movie itself, I would rate it 3 out of 5 popcorn. It was a riot, really made for kids; exciting dinosaur chases, there was drama and suspense but compared to the first 2 movies the plot is not that original or engaging. The Original movie was still the best!


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Our Family Adventure at SM North Edsa

Watching Ice Age 3 is a very big event to my family for it’s the first time we will watch a movie as a family and a great opportunity to check out the changes at SM North, their Sky Garden and The Block. We had a great time even though there were setbacks, watched the movie, eat at Wham! and Mang Inasal bought some things and went home tired but at least Lorenzo was happy.












Saturday, July 04, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, My Review

Things that were important to me while growing up were school, cartoons and playing outdoors. Growing up in the 80’s was a real treat for a kid, Voltes V, Sesame Street, Carebears, Transformers and GIJoe were the staple of my life. I was even a member of Uncle BoB’s Lucky 7 Club at GMA 7.


When movie companies started making live action movies of my childhood cartoons I was really excited but somewhat concerned, could they live up to the original? Would it be just a waste to time to go and watch?


Did you know that I watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen alone? Why?


Well first, I had this free time and there was no one else to go with. The pull of the movie is so strong, watching transformers is a must for me for I grew up with them, played with transformer toys.


Watching the movie is like paying a visit to a very dear friend, the movie did not disappoint seeing bumblebee(my fave) and the other autobots and decepticons and hearing Optimus Prime (dubbed by Peter Cullen) brought me back to my childhood. The movie was fast paced and had yummy human character like Josh Duhamel (plays Major William Lennox) I was satisfied. The action scenes were great you can really see hardware getting loose from the robots as they engage in combat. It felt like being in the middle to the battle or your watching a great fireworks display.


Well for the kid in me my rate 4 out of 5 popcorn!