It Takes a Man and a Woman : MOVIE SPOILERS and HIGHLIGHTS

***SPOILER ALERT***

Done watching IT TAKES A MAN AND A WOMAN. Para sa mga tumugaygay sa movie series na ito, I say sulit na sulit naman po ang PHP200 na ibinayad ko sa SM Cinema para mapanood ang 3rd (last na kaya? Sana hindi pa…) installment ng love story nina Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro….

Highlights :

1. Aabangan ninyo siyempre ang bakbakan ng mag-ex. Love ko ang mga eksena ng dalawa — bangayan, asaran, inisan, verbal clashes, pasaringan, etc…

2. I appreciate Sarah Geronimo‘s great improvement as an actress. Sure, her acting in this movie still won’t earn her an award (except for another BOX OFFICE QUEEN, I guess), but I loooove her transformation. I think Sarah G is taking her career seriously, she has improved tremendously as a performer, now as an actress naman. “Wow, big word!” line? Classic! Hahahaha

3. Naiyak ako when John Lloyd was trying to win Sarah back sa movie — kung paano siya nakiusap na patawarin siya ni Sarah. Pero naiintindihan ko din si Sarah or si Laida, simply because pareho kaming magmahal — all out and uber FAITHFUL.

4. Ang pinakagusto ko ang ZOILA and friends – ito ung TRIO tandem nina Gio Alvarez, Joross and Matet. Winner! Lalo na iyong scene na “Laro tayo ng TAGUAN….Taguan ng feelings!”.

5. I love the scene when Sarah was flipping the pages of a magazine, deny to death na nagseselos pero napilas ang isang page sa panggigigil. Funny, that one!

6. Everything about the wedding, I super love love. Save for the crappy wedding vows, lahat perfect. The frivolous set-up of the church, the wedding gown and that of the sponsors, lahat-lahat sa wedding. Bummer! Hindi pa din nagpahalik si Sarah G sa movie! I guess, maghihintay pa tayo nang matagal bago mabinyagan ang labi ni Popstar Princess on the big screen.

7. All in all, hindi ang kilig factor ang naalala ko sa movie but the hearty laughter and the falling of tears galore sa ilang eksena.

Kung panonoorin ko ba ulit? Oo naman, the problem is, wala na akong budget ūüė¶

Sana may part 4: Iyong mag-asawa na sila…Overkill na kaya? Kung may part 4, panonoorin ko ba? SIYEMPRE!

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Seattles Best Coffee @SM Megamall – POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Just remember a bad experience from Seattles Best Coffee in SM Megamall (along MegaStrip) last Monday, Feb 04, 2013. The entire crew – from the utility guy, to the guards and bartenders were all rude. Plus the fact that even if we’re not done and ready to leave, the spotlight on our table was put down, while they let the other diners (from other tables) linger. Given that we maybe a bit loud (with chickahan galore) and all but if we as much created disturbance especially to other diners, they could have asked us to tone down and we’d gladly adhere. They need not rudely treated us so we’d be forced to leave. If anyone happens to know Jayson Raymundo (that’s the name of the branch manager according to one crew member), kindly ask him to re-orient his crew a thing or two about CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Nakakahiya naman sa amin, um-order kami lahat ng drinks with no one seating-in para makiupo lang, tapos sa ibang table, paisa-isa lang tapos kami pa iyong papatayan ng ilaw. Degree holders naman kami at puwedeng kausapin nang matino. We opted not to talk to the manager on duty because she should know what her people are doing at the time she’s there to supervise, right? Who knows if the instruction to turn the light off on our table did actually come from her?

If you happen to drop by Megamall and need to grab a cup of coffee or a blended one, PLEASE DO NOT PATRONIZE SEATTLES BEST in MEGAMALL! Poor, pathetic customer service! I hope this rant would reach the powers that be at Seattles Best Philippines! Thank you!

 

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Caramoan Trip Tips

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1. Check with any Caramoan local if ¬†Survivor is currently shooting. If there’s a current Survivor shoot, you won’t be able to go island hopping to nearby spots.

2. Check if island hopping will be a short trip or a long trip. (March 2012 boat prices as per Kuya Ramil Р2500 long trip, 1500 short trip; the boat I think could accommodate 6 passengers). Apart from the boat rent being high, you would sorely miss all those nearby spots, too (relative to no.1 post) . Please use this website as reference to those islands. I do not own that website. http://www.pinoytravelfreak.com/2011/11/caramoan-island-hopping-short-trip.html (short trip) and http://www.pinoytravelfreak.com/2012/03/caramoan-island-hopping-long-trip.html (long trip).

3. Ask the inn you would be staying if it’s in the town proper or in Paniman Beach. If you are to stay at inns in the town proper, you have to at least take a 30-min or less trip to Paniman beach, the jump-off point in island hopping. Being able to dip in the nearby beach is an added perk in staying at Paniman Beach.

4. There is a two-hour trip from Naga to Sabang port. Another two-hour boat ride from Sabang Port to Guijalo Port (Caramoan). At Guijalo Port, around 45-min to an hour trip to Paniman Beach. So please make neccassary travel adjustments (inline with your flight schedule).

5. Earliest boat trip from Sabang to Guijalo Port is 7AM, interval of two hours for succeeding trips. Last time we went there, last trip from Sabang to Guijalo is 1PM. From Guijalo Port to Sabang, earliest is 8AM. I forgot what time the last boat trip is from Guijalo Port. So make sure you don’t schedule your flight to Manila earlier than 1PM (assuming you will take all the earliest trips from Caramoan; CamSur’s airport is in Pili, not in Naga).

<Naga (2 hour jeep or FX van trip) — Sabang Port (2 hour boat ride) — Guijalo Port>

6. If you would be travelling in group, I suggest you don’t take any package tour. Caramoan is backpacker friendly so make it a DIY trip!

7. SUN and GLOBE don’t have signal in Caramoan, so bring a SMART sim with you. (March 2012 was the date we’re there, I am not certain if signals for Sun and Globe have already improved)

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Note : We stayed at Kuya Ramil’s house (300/pax/night) who happens to own several boats for island hopping. Contact number : 0907-4351962

 

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MAGMALDITA KA SISTER!

Pag maldita sila, dapat bang mas maging maldita ka?

You definitely can’t please everybody. Adage, but true. But I guess no one believes in the saying “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others do unto you.” anymore, as many others continue to be mean and degrade oeher people.

When my friend and I met up a couple o’ weeks ago, she was so devastated that she cried regarding untoward incidents she had with her co-workers. “Sana Janis, magkasama pa tayo sa work. Hindi ko na kaya. When I was eating sa pantry sabi ba naman ng isa sa mga bruha, mukha daw akong katulong! Sana nandoon ka, para hindi nila ako kayang awayin.”

Well, I admit, my friend isn’t what we can consider pretty. She may not be good looking but did she deserve being treated that way? I mean, hello, no matter how beautiful or gorgeous a person is, that person doesn’t have to feel superior and treat others like dirt.¬† Being good looking isn’t a ticket to make other people feel inferior. Like, duh, what are you, a god/goddess ? Dahil mas maganda ka, may karapatan kang manlait ng iba na sa tingin mo ay hindi kasingganda mo? Para sa akin, kapag ang isang tao ay good looking, mas marami siyang moral responsibilty. I mean, people are gonna watch your every move. Gaya kung matalino ka, maldita, laitera or what. People would try hard to see the worst in you. Kailangan hindi masyadong mataas ang ere dahil pag bumagsak at lumagapak, masakit! You have to at least live up to what you really are – beautiful- and beautiful inside and out. Masakit masabihan ng “maganda nga, maldita /masama ang ugali/bobo naman. Kala mo kung sino. Hmp!”

Whereas the less good looking people, sabi ng friend ko, has reasons daw para maging masama ang ugali. Sabi niya kung buong buhay mo nilalait-lait ka, aba, dapat matuto ka daw lumaban. Ganon na? Pride and dignity na lang daw meron sila. He, he, he… But kidding aside, physical appearance is but a facade, what’s inside your heart and mind matters the most. You may be the pretiest but if you malign others, you’re nothing but an empty can can — shallow… loud but empty. Everything about you surely is skin deep, all surface but nothing underneath it. Nothing worth knowing, nothing worth loving. You’re just a number, your existence doesn’t matter, doesn’t have a value, doesn’t have any worth at all.

Kaya sabi ko sa friend ko, dapat ganito sinabi mo sa co-worker mo, “Oo, mukha akong katulong, magandang katulong. ‘Yong tipong nire-rape ng amo kasi maganda. Hindi kagaya mo, katulong lang, PERIOD. Bisayang katulong*, INDAY! ” You won’t lost anything by believing in KARMA. Of course we don’t want to be treated badly, right, so we should learn to be responsible in dealing with other people. After all at the end of the day, your deeds will either save or condemn you, therefore would define who you really are!!!

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P.S. Pasintabi sa mga “Bisaya”, I, myself is an Ilongga, my father hailed from Bago City, Negros, Occ. Na-type cast lang po dahil marahil sa humor na ma-tagged ang mga maids and yaya as Bisaya. Huwag pong magalit! Peace!

What’s inside ur bag???

Like one of the segment of Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino’s primetime show, SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon) where they managed to show what other artists have inside their precious bags (as bags that could cost hundreds of thousands to millions of pesos.)

Hindi ko talga kayang iwan alinman sa mga ito..i feel naked when I left something at home…

– Clean & Clear pressed powder
– blush on
– Zaija eye cream
– island Life Vanilla Splash
– bath & body works cucumber melon
– 2 shades of lipstick (Martha Tilaar and Sara Lee)
– MD Hortaleza AHA gel (for pimple emergencies)
– Ponds facial lotion
– Lewis and Pearl loose powder
– Nivea lip care
– Olay moisturizing cream
– Petroleum jelly
– umbrellla
– pouch with my charger, USB disk, card reader, K610i cp
– shades
– wallet/puch that has several compartments for my key, cash and cards

– toothbrush and toothpaste
– my medicine kit/pouch esp for my allergic rhynitis and vertgo attacks
– hair brush
– small organizer
– extra napkins (Sisters is my brand!)
– facial tissue
– I always bring my passport and other ID’s

I am supporting Everywun.com!

I have recently exploited Facebook, I was so comfortable using friendster that I became quite impartial with other networking websites. I came across a cause that fights for a free education for poor Pinoy children. Then a link took me to everywun.com website.

I guess that since I am fond of using the internet to just mere friendstering and blogging, I’ve decided to use it as an advantage to help others, esp the needy. And through causes in facebook, I was able to help without spending a dime.

When I signed up for everywun. com and selected Education as my badge, a friend of mine asked me why education, why not poverty or environment?

My answer was simple. I think most Pinoys are poor because we lack education. If we are educated and hold certain degrees, we’ll have better opportunities, we have better chances of improving our lives. Thus, ending poverty. You think that a poor man thinks on how he can plant a tree¬†or how he can help prevent more destruction brought by global warming instead of earning a living so he has something to feed his stomach? I guess, not. Hence, a person who is educated would have a better life, would have a better understanding of things because he has less worries. He would have more time educating his would be sons or daughters regarding how nature works and how he could help save endangering it. He would have money to spare donating to certain causes and charities.

Again, why education? Education is an immense tool of empowering a person, a nation. Thus making this world a better place to live.