Whenever it rains I disappear

I haven’t blogged (read: made a post) in a really long time! I’ve already seen all aired episodes of Bob’s Burgers (Tina and Linda are my spirit animals), I’ve seen a couple of movies, attempted to make a rant post dozens of times. I’m supposed to be working right now, but I’m too busy listening to the Frozen soundtrack so View Larger

I haven’t blogged (read: made a post) in a really long time! I’ve already seen all aired episodes of Bob’s Burgers (Tina and Linda are my spirit animals), I’ve seen a couple of movies, attempted to make a rant post dozens of times. I’m supposed to be working right now, but I’m too busy listening to the Frozen soundtrack so


Different Kinds of Pains

The pain of being unappreciated is the worst when it comes from the people who expected the most from you. The gut wrenching sensation when you are being blamed for something you have no control over, the words that you would usually shrug over will kill you the best when it comes from someone you consider a friend. And then there’s a different kind of pain, when all of these come from one person.


I’m done!!!
Time flies so fast.That’s really cliche, but seriously - five months ago I trembled at the sight of this calendar, thinking, “How am I supposed to accomplish this?”
But now I’ve submitted the draft, I’m waiting for my grade, and now I’m just gonna wait for my CW 200 (the creative work) professor’s comments. Whew. View Larger

I’m done!!!

Time flies so fast.That’s really cliche, but seriously - five months ago I trembled at the sight of this calendar, thinking, “How am I supposed to accomplish this?”

But now I’ve submitted the draft, I’m waiting for my grade, and now I’m just gonna wait for my CW 200 (the creative work) professor’s comments. Whew.


Thesis Blues

After receiving our first drafts, everyone else in my class (I think) had a lot of good comments from my professor except me. 

Now I feel really stupid and incompetent and now I don’t even have the heart to open that goddamn Microsoft Word File and start revising.

If you haven’t caught up by now, I’d like to let you know I don’t handle many things all too well. 


I have marathoned How I Met Your Mother around thrice already, and no amount of other moments could top this one for me - at least, if we’re talking about how much I ship Ted and Robin. We’re one season away from the end, and probably around the same time before Barney and Robin get married, but I will always ship Ted and Robin. 
You know they’re not endgame: Robin can’t have kids and Ted marries another woman (the reason we actually have this show), but their dynamics and friendship is really interesting, and this episode only made me realize that despite the fact that Ted gets married to someone else, Robin will always have a special place in his heart. 
Ted is a pathetic romantic, in my opinion, while Robin is the complete opposite. She isn’t into “I Love You’s” or to grand gestures, and I think it’s what makes them perfect for each other. Even as Robin and Ted say “I do” on their respective weddings, one phrase would always remind me of things they could have had: "I would have stolen you a whole orchestra."I have marathoned How I Met Your Mother around thrice already, and no amount of other moments could top this one for me - at least, if we’re talking about how much I ship Ted and Robin. We’re one season away from the end, and probably around the same time before Barney and Robin get married, but I will always ship Ted and Robin. 
You know they’re not endgame: Robin can’t have kids and Ted marries another woman (the reason we actually have this show), but their dynamics and friendship is really interesting, and this episode only made me realize that despite the fact that Ted gets married to someone else, Robin will always have a special place in his heart. 
Ted is a pathetic romantic, in my opinion, while Robin is the complete opposite. She isn’t into “I Love You’s” or to grand gestures, and I think it’s what makes them perfect for each other. Even as Robin and Ted say “I do” on their respective weddings, one phrase would always remind me of things they could have had: "I would have stolen you a whole orchestra."

I have marathoned How I Met Your Mother around thrice already, and no amount of other moments could top this one for me - at least, if we’re talking about how much I ship Ted and Robin. We’re one season away from the end, and probably around the same time before Barney and Robin get married, but I will always ship Ted and Robin. 

You know they’re not endgame: Robin can’t have kids and Ted marries another woman (the reason we actually have this show), but their dynamics and friendship is really interesting, and this episode only made me realize that despite the fact that Ted gets married to someone else, Robin will always have a special place in his heart. 

Ted is a pathetic romantic, in my opinion, while Robin is the complete opposite. She isn’t into “I Love You’s” or to grand gestures, and I think it’s what makes them perfect for each other. Even as Robin and Ted say “I do” on their respective weddings, one phrase would always remind me of things they could have had: "I would have stolen you a whole orchestra."


Bad Days

Sometimes no matter how much you try to stay positive, life will find another way to punch you in your metaphorical dick again and again until you finally say “This day fucking sucks.” 

Sometimes no amount of pep talk or cheering up from friends can make you think that life’s just challenging you, or that you can get through this day. The littlest things will put you down, the shallowest of moments will bring you to tears. 

And I think that’s okay, because when you’re happy all the time, I think you’re just being delusional. 


So I turned twenty years old today.
Two decades of my life have come and gone, and though I think it is not the kind of life I would want to have, it’s not so bad either. Today has been kind of a great day - I had dinner with a couple of friends, and they decided to surprise me with a gift! I have been thinking of buying Manila Noir (edited by Jessica Hagedorn) for the longest time now, and not only because I’m into fiction, but one of my favorite writers and professors is also a contributor in this anthology. I can’t wait to read it.
Two months ago I would have thought of celebrating my birthday alone - you know, brooding on the fact that I haven’t accomplished much so far (compared to my peers, at least, and don’t even get me started with Chloe Grace Moretz), but my friends and I (though we’re not complete - I’m looking at you localheavens) had a really great time tonight. It’s a great way to kick off the third decade of my life. Hopefully it will be much better and these people will still be there when I celebrate my 30th. 
But I’m thinking too far ahead right now. For this year, my goal is to graduate college, make my mother proud, and then go off and face real life and try to kick it in the shin. Maybe find a boyfriend, I don’t know. I’m still learning how to properly apply a freaking eyeshadow, so let’s do stuff one (maybe two, I like multitasking) at a time. 
To better days ahead!So I turned twenty years old today.
Two decades of my life have come and gone, and though I think it is not the kind of life I would want to have, it’s not so bad either. Today has been kind of a great day - I had dinner with a couple of friends, and they decided to surprise me with a gift! I have been thinking of buying Manila Noir (edited by Jessica Hagedorn) for the longest time now, and not only because I’m into fiction, but one of my favorite writers and professors is also a contributor in this anthology. I can’t wait to read it.
Two months ago I would have thought of celebrating my birthday alone - you know, brooding on the fact that I haven’t accomplished much so far (compared to my peers, at least, and don’t even get me started with Chloe Grace Moretz), but my friends and I (though we’re not complete - I’m looking at you localheavens) had a really great time tonight. It’s a great way to kick off the third decade of my life. Hopefully it will be much better and these people will still be there when I celebrate my 30th. 
But I’m thinking too far ahead right now. For this year, my goal is to graduate college, make my mother proud, and then go off and face real life and try to kick it in the shin. Maybe find a boyfriend, I don’t know. I’m still learning how to properly apply a freaking eyeshadow, so let’s do stuff one (maybe two, I like multitasking) at a time. 
To better days ahead!So I turned twenty years old today.
Two decades of my life have come and gone, and though I think it is not the kind of life I would want to have, it’s not so bad either. Today has been kind of a great day - I had dinner with a couple of friends, and they decided to surprise me with a gift! I have been thinking of buying Manila Noir (edited by Jessica Hagedorn) for the longest time now, and not only because I’m into fiction, but one of my favorite writers and professors is also a contributor in this anthology. I can’t wait to read it.
Two months ago I would have thought of celebrating my birthday alone - you know, brooding on the fact that I haven’t accomplished much so far (compared to my peers, at least, and don’t even get me started with Chloe Grace Moretz), but my friends and I (though we’re not complete - I’m looking at you localheavens) had a really great time tonight. It’s a great way to kick off the third decade of my life. Hopefully it will be much better and these people will still be there when I celebrate my 30th. 
But I’m thinking too far ahead right now. For this year, my goal is to graduate college, make my mother proud, and then go off and face real life and try to kick it in the shin. Maybe find a boyfriend, I don’t know. I’m still learning how to properly apply a freaking eyeshadow, so let’s do stuff one (maybe two, I like multitasking) at a time. 
To better days ahead!So I turned twenty years old today.
Two decades of my life have come and gone, and though I think it is not the kind of life I would want to have, it’s not so bad either. Today has been kind of a great day - I had dinner with a couple of friends, and they decided to surprise me with a gift! I have been thinking of buying Manila Noir (edited by Jessica Hagedorn) for the longest time now, and not only because I’m into fiction, but one of my favorite writers and professors is also a contributor in this anthology. I can’t wait to read it.
Two months ago I would have thought of celebrating my birthday alone - you know, brooding on the fact that I haven’t accomplished much so far (compared to my peers, at least, and don’t even get me started with Chloe Grace Moretz), but my friends and I (though we’re not complete - I’m looking at you localheavens) had a really great time tonight. It’s a great way to kick off the third decade of my life. Hopefully it will be much better and these people will still be there when I celebrate my 30th. 
But I’m thinking too far ahead right now. For this year, my goal is to graduate college, make my mother proud, and then go off and face real life and try to kick it in the shin. Maybe find a boyfriend, I don’t know. I’m still learning how to properly apply a freaking eyeshadow, so let’s do stuff one (maybe two, I like multitasking) at a time. 
To better days ahead!

So I turned twenty years old today.

Two decades of my life have come and gone, and though I think it is not the kind of life I would want to have, it’s not so bad either. Today has been kind of a great day - I had dinner with a couple of friends, and they decided to surprise me with a gift! I have been thinking of buying Manila Noir (edited by Jessica Hagedorn) for the longest time now, and not only because I’m into fiction, but one of my favorite writers and professors is also a contributor in this anthology. I can’t wait to read it.

Two months ago I would have thought of celebrating my birthday alone - you know, brooding on the fact that I haven’t accomplished much so far (compared to my peers, at least, and don’t even get me started with Chloe Grace Moretz), but my friends and I (though we’re not complete - I’m looking at you localheavens) had a really great time tonight. It’s a great way to kick off the third decade of my life. Hopefully it will be much better and these people will still be there when I celebrate my 30th. 

But I’m thinking too far ahead right now. For this year, my goal is to graduate college, make my mother proud, and then go off and face real life and try to kick it in the shin. Maybe find a boyfriend, I don’t know. I’m still learning how to properly apply a freaking eyeshadow, so let’s do stuff one (maybe two, I like multitasking) at a time. 

To better days ahead!


Movie Review: RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013)
I decided to make a single review for these two films; after all I did get to watch the first one only a few weeks before the sequel was released in cinemas. 
Anyway, these comedy-action packed films didn’t disappoint me. We’ll get to comparing the films later, but for now I would just like to appreciate the fact that these films writers were able to create a story with Bruce Willis in it which acknowledges the fact that he’s a bit old already: thus the title Retired, Extremely Dangerous. We can also talk about the Die Hard films, but I’ll save that for another post. 
The cast is explosive in wonderful. I really had a lot of fun watching RED because of John Malkovich’s character: a conspiracy theory-fanatic who lives in an underground lair. You can’t blame him though, he was given LSD (unknowingly) for eleven years, and he’s still pretty badass. 
I was able to appreciate Helen Mirren’s character more in RED 2 rather than in the first one - don’t get me wrong, she was badass all throughout - but because she had more screen time and her car-helicopter chase scene with Lee Byung Hun was one of my favorites. 
You’d be a bit crazy if you decide watching the sequel first, because I think it will affect how you absorb the first. Here’s why: RED 2 has more cast (hello, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ bangs and Lee Byung Hun’s abs) and is more global and explosive in perspective. 
The plot of RED revolves around the gang going from one state to another (picking one member each way), while trying to figure out who wants to kill them. In RED 2, the plot becomes more complicated: Bruce Willis’ and John Malkovich’s characters are being hunted by two different agencies (the CIA through Lee and the MI6 through Mirren), all the while trying to figure out why (again) they are being killed.
Anthony Hopkins’ eccentric, too predicable character enters the picture. David Thewlis is also there, and in the end (spoiler alert) Catherine Zeta Jones gets killed. Basically it’s a mish-mash of a lot of things, that’s why if you watch RED 2 before the first one, RED will become underwhelming. If you watch it the right way, it’s actually the opposite - the plot of RED is simple, but it is clean cut and clear. RED 2 decides to put in four different plots and you will feel overwhelmed by the events. 
Nevertheless, both films definitely do not disappoint. All actors are wonderful and the touch of comedy and the reluctant, ass-kicking Frank Moses is fun to watch. There will be a third installment, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be the first in line to see it. View Larger

Movie Review: RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013)

I decided to make a single review for these two films; after all I did get to watch the first one only a few weeks before the sequel was released in cinemas. 

Anyway, these comedy-action packed films didn’t disappoint me. We’ll get to comparing the films later, but for now I would just like to appreciate the fact that these films writers were able to create a story with Bruce Willis in it which acknowledges the fact that he’s a bit old already: thus the title Retired, Extremely Dangerous. We can also talk about the Die Hard films, but I’ll save that for another post. 

The cast is explosive in wonderful. I really had a lot of fun watching RED because of John Malkovich’s character: a conspiracy theory-fanatic who lives in an underground lair. You can’t blame him though, he was given LSD (unknowingly) for eleven years, and he’s still pretty badass. 

I was able to appreciate Helen Mirren’s character more in RED 2 rather than in the first one - don’t get me wrong, she was badass all throughout - but because she had more screen time and her car-helicopter chase scene with Lee Byung Hun was one of my favorites. 

You’d be a bit crazy if you decide watching the sequel first, because I think it will affect how you absorb the first. Here’s why: RED 2 has more cast (hello, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ bangs and Lee Byung Hun’s abs) and is more global and explosive in perspective. 

The plot of RED revolves around the gang going from one state to another (picking one member each way), while trying to figure out who wants to kill them. In RED 2, the plot becomes more complicated: Bruce Willis’ and John Malkovich’s characters are being hunted by two different agencies (the CIA through Lee and the MI6 through Mirren), all the while trying to figure out why (again) they are being killed.

Anthony Hopkins’ eccentric, too predicable character enters the picture. David Thewlis is also there, and in the end (spoiler alert) Catherine Zeta Jones gets killed. Basically it’s a mish-mash of a lot of things, that’s why if you watch RED 2 before the first one, RED will become underwhelming. If you watch it the right way, it’s actually the opposite - the plot of RED is simple, but it is clean cut and clear. RED 2 decides to put in four different plots and you will feel overwhelmed by the events. 

Nevertheless, both films definitely do not disappoint. All actors are wonderful and the touch of comedy and the reluctant, ass-kicking Frank Moses is fun to watch. There will be a third installment, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be the first in line to see it.