Monthly Archives: July 2011

15th of July: What really happened

I finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows since its release last 2007. I didn’t have the money for the hardbound copy then but thanks to a close friend who lent his, I got to finish the book in three days. Thanks, bud! I owe you half of my wizarding life.

Four years later, the movie came out. The following timeline is a blow-by-blow account of what happened on the 15th of July 2011.

5:33 AM – Rolled out of bed, checked my phone for Twitter updates, thought that this is gonna be a good day, smiled, and went back to bed.

7:30 AM – Really rolled out of bed. My cellphone alarm was so insistent, I wanted to hurl the gadget to the wall. Of course, I took the thought back–my BlackBerry’s my new best friend.

7:35 AM – Dashed to the bathroom to fix up. Prayed that I won’t be late for work.

10:15 AM – Came to work late. Thanked the heavens again that the Company I work for doesn’t make a big deal out of crappy attendance (yet).

Alan Rickman doing what he does best

10: 20 AM – Opened my office e-mail and read that the workload would be light. Swore I heard angels singing.

10:25 AM – 7:45 PM – (Not in exact order) Started and finished work. Narrowly avoided Tumblr in between because of possible spoilers. Re-read Deathly Hallows eBook. Watched YouTube interview videos.

7:45 PM – Squirmed on seat. Fidgeted my 10-year old Harry Potter pin button. It was an hour to go before sceentime.

8:01 PM – Met boyfriend at the mall. Grabbed a quick bite to eat with friend. You know, I believe that a grumbling stomach is ten times worse than a persistent bladder. I wouldn’t dare stand up and get a hot-dog sandwich to gratify my hunger during the Hogwarts Battle scene. Heck, the thought itself is just shameful. Just.. I don’t know.. Words cannot describe the atrocity of the thought.

8:30 PM – Settled on seats 15, 16, and 17 with our 3D glasses on hand. Man, these glasses were indeed a fancy upgrade from the red-and-blue 3D paper glasses I once wore in Spy Kids the Movie, circa 2001.

Rupert Grint’s impeccable acting shone

8:45 – 11:15 – Was in Harry Potter heaven. I just savored every moment, scene, dialogue–everything! Just.. Wow.

Deathly Hallows was my least favorite book but I’m glad the film did some justice to it. It obviously lacked a lot of scenes from the book but then, it’s only an adaptation. Come on.. You don’t expect a movie to be an exact replica of the stuff you imagined in the books. It is just not possible. If you think it is, I reckon you need some waking up to do.

Please run to the nearest cinema and watch it. If you already did, go see it again. That’s what I did. 🙂

Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows Part 2 opens in theatres starting July 15, 2011.


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Last resort

Facebook wouldn’t let me me upload it* (it was either “too skinny or too tall”). I’m also on Tumblr ban at the office due to excessive bandwith usage. The people below wouldn’t let me Twitpic it. So I’m posting these pictures here. As usual, my blog never fails me.

Don’t you find photobooth pictures and polaroids neat? It instantly adds character to any photo regardless if you aren’t a pro.

Crazy genius!

*Photos taken by an iTouch app.

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It won’t end

In two hour’s time, I’ll be seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

I cannot string coherent sentences right now.  Err, sorry gotta go.


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Ano Daw of the Day

My boyfriend and I were walking along Glorietta last night when he stopped at a Mcdonalds and pointed at this:

I think the creator of this signage is of Visayan descent. Haha! But kidding aside, I hope the management spots this and corrects it immediately. Kids might get confused.

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Sweet nibbles in the afternoon

Meet my friend-slash-colleague, Kesi. I like her because she’s nice and silly. She likes me because I’m funny and silly. We get along really well, especially when it comes to chocolate (we have very strong views on that subject!), candy,desserts, pancakes, Post-Its, Disney, and funny stuff on Tumblr. Sometimes, she hands me a bar of Snickers or Mars. On other days, a lollipop or a bag of Skittles.

Today, she reached out on my desk and extended a mixed bowl of M&M’s and Gummy Bears. It’s so sweet–literally!

I love this girl! We’re like kids who refuse to grow up. I could go on and on what we do on a daily work day but for now, I’ll just content you by sending happy and sugary vibes this chilly Friday afternoon. Brr..


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It’s not lipstick, nor is it gloss (very shallow post!)

I don’t know what has gotten into me but out of the pits of my brain cells, I wanted a red lipstick one day. Makeup has never been my area of expertise, you see. I can’t doll myself up to save my life!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo and Monte Carlo

I was seriously considering scouring the rows and shelves of MAC on the weekend but being the natural-born cheapskate that I am, I held my horses (well, it’s more of kinda held onto my wallet). Can you believe I actually Google-d the keywords “cheaper alternative to MAC cosmetics”? Haha, kuripot!

My online search brought me to NYX cosmetics. I’ve read great reviews of the products that also come with affordable price tags [insert angels singing]. The only problem is, it’s not officially available in the Philippines so I had to do order them to online sellers.

A piece of advice when buying online: Make absolutely sure that the seller has a good track record. Reading comments from their previous buyers will help you figure out if the seller is a total bogus job.

In my case, I trusted my NYX soft matte lip creams to be delivered from the Digital Traincase (Facebook page here). I highly recommend you buy from Sol, the owner, because she responds to orders and queries very quickly.

Oh, in case you are wondering, the lip creams are the best so far! I’m getting another today, in Antwerp.


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