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Last Wednesday, I finally got to watch the Twilight movie with my friends. I watched it again the following day with my sister and her friends, who all saw it the night before too.

WARNING: This will be a long post. I tend to babble a lot.

Here are the things I didn’t like about it:

— The special effects were horrendous! The sparkle effect on Rob looked like sweat (and as Leia pointed out, came with wind chimes!). The supposedly super fast vampires looked comedic whenever they ran or moved too fast.

— Rob as Emodward could use some acting lessons. I get what he was trying to do, he wanted Edward to be this tortured, angsty vampire and I liked that he didn’t want to just portray him as this super beautiful vampire. But really, he was so much better when he was happy Edward. That scene where everyone was looking at him and Bella?! Awesome! (And I’m not just saying that because he looked the hottest then.)

— Kristen as Bella has always been the best choice in my opinion. She LOOKS like the Bella in my head (albeit a little too pretty sometimes). But she twitched a little too much. There were times when I truly believed that she forgot her lines and they just kept rolling. (Give the girl a break, feed her her lines.) But I’ve seen her in numerous interviews and she really does twitch a lot whenever she’s uncomfortable or nervous. Poor girl.

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Favorite shot of the night.

Last Friday, I went with my mom and sister to watch a free Michael Johns concert at a local mall (Greenbelt). We arrived there pretty late since my sister and I left the office a little late. There were already a lot of people around the stage and even in front of the other shops. We had to go to the next level, and even then, we couldn’t find a nice enough spot. We had to stand in front of Good Earth, about two meters away from the railing. A family was eating in front of us (the restaurant had tables outside, right next to the railing) but they were obviously there for Michael Johns too, so they didn’t seem bothered by all the people gathered around them while they ate.

Good thing I brought my brother’s lens (which gave me a glimpse of how it must be like to work for TMZ – I knew I’d hate it!) otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten any decent shots. Even with the ginormous lens, I couldn’t take close ups of him. But it’s okay. Standing for about an hour, holding up a camera with a lens that’s heavier than my arm and carrying my big bag was worth it.

He sounded great! If he didn’t have such a powerful voice, it wouldn’t have been a good concert at all since it was held at an open area of the mall. I loved his song choices though I was not familiar with his last two encore songs (I’m not sure, but I think he said they were AC/DC songs.) He sang Yellow, Plush (my ultimate favorite), a medley of Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, Boulevard of Broken Dreams and my favorite song of his on AI, It’s All Wrong but It’s Alright. I’m pretty sure he sang Wonderwall too. Poor guy was sweating so bad, though. Heat in the Philippines is really awful, so imagine performing for an hour surrounded by dancing lights (that were SO pretty, btw) while it’s that hot.

I took A LOT of pictures because he’s adorable and I was using the camera as binoculars anyway. So if you want to see more of him, just click.

On a different note, I got friended today on myspace by a band named For the Foxes. I visited their page and immediately liked them. The page is cute and the songs are easy to listen to. I couldn’t stop tapping my feet the whole time. Too bad I can’t buy their album here. I’ll have to settle for listening to them through their myspace page.

is that you get maple syrup on it without even noticing. Pfft.

On a completely unsticky, unsweet different note, I got sick last night yet again. I don’t know what I ate, but it definitely did not agree with my stomach AT ALL. So not only did I have to eat tasteless congee for lunch today, I also had to stay home (but I’m not complaining about that). I got to watch mid-afternoon shows and it made me really miss being a bum. I miss getting to watch Will & Grace and I got to catch the first episode of Kyle XY on Star World and I found it really entertaining. And I hate that I won’t be able to watch it religiously because it’s on at 3 in the afternoon. Good thing Vi (my brother’s best friend) has dvds of it and Tep said he’ll ask her for them.

Another thing my brother told me he’ll do is to ask his friend whose wife works for the cinemas in Megamall to get me a Twilight movie poster. I’m crossing my fingers for that.

Alright…I’m limiting my time online lately so I’ll skedaddle out of here.

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A while ago, while having my Melbourne Date with Lala, she informed me about some very interesting news. The most interesting being the one about how the word ‘meh’ is being added to the Collins English Dictionary.

The origins of “meh” are murky, but the term grew in popularity after being used in a 2001 episode of The Simpsons in which Homer suggests a day trip to his children Bart and Lisa.

“They both just reply ‘meh’ and keep watching TV,” said Cormac McKeown, head of content at Collins Dictionaries.

The dictionary defines “meh” as an expression of indifference or boredom, or an adjective meaning mediocre or boring. Examples given by the dictionary include “the Canadian election was so meh”.

For more info, click here.

I adore this commercial.

MIXTHREADS in cooperation with 7GD
invites you to a special screening of
TWILIGHT THE MOVIE
on 11.26.08 at the Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3
8pm in the evening.

Proceeds from ticket sales and our shirt orders
would be donated to CHILDHOPE ASIA PHIL.
“The Breakfast Club” Project

Just plugging Lai‘s project.

Tonight is Gatecrash with Nadia’s EP launch. Will actually get to watch my best friend perform, finally. I’ll update later on about how it went. Hopefully I’ll have pics to upload as well. 🙂 Ciao for now.

I’m not a very political person, and I’m not going to pretend otherwise. I don’t read the newspaper, I don’t watch the news. I stay reasonably updated but don’t follow campaigns. So I’ll just keep this short and sweet:

Barack Obama’s win makes me happy. I have to admit, we can’t really be sure how well he’s going to lead his country until changes actually start happening. To be honest, I wanted him to win not because of his promises or experience. I wanted him to win because I wanted him to become the first African-American US President. But I read the transcript of his speech (I’m yet to look for the actual video) and I have to admit, it was a beautiful, powerful and moving speech. I got goosebumps, especially when he started talking about Ann Nixon Cooper and all the changes she’s seen throughout her long life. And what changes our children will see if they live that long as well. It makes me really happy for the US that they now have a smart president, after the shenanigan that was George W. Bush.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Back to our regularly scheduled bullcrap.

I’m watching this girl on DeviantArt who works for Disneyland. Hers is the only journal on DA that I actually read since I’m mostly there for people’s art. I read her journals because she updates about Disneyland’s new stuff and posts pictures of the characters.

Last September, she submitted this deviation about Ariel being kicked out of her spot in Fantasyland to make room for the pixies. I was sad for Ariel, but excited for the pixies. (You may be wondering why the hell I got excited when I’m living in the Philippines and can’t visit Disneyland and my answer is ‘mind your own business!’)

Today, she posted this blog about Pixie Hollow and I almost wanted to cry because I can’t go there. It’s the prettiest place EVER! Yes, I’m aware that I’m a 22-year-old girl whining about not being able to visit Disneyland but I’m obsessed with faeries/pixies and Tinkerbell! So if anyone wants to give me money so I can go to Disneyland, email me for donation details. LOLZ

10 Story Fall’s music video for their song Roadtrip. That’s my friend Altair on rhythm and his brother Shark (yes, folks) on vocals and bass. Lead guitarist and drummer are their friends Marlon and Angelo, who are also brothers.

When asked what kind of music they play, Altair jokingly replies “gay rock”. I like their sound though, gay or not.

To know more about them, or hear a couple more songs, visit their myspace page.

Sasha…

Is in her mid-20s. Is a girl. Loves to write. Loves taking pictures. Vents a lot. Finds her days too boring. Finds herself too sheltered. Wants to meet a faerie, for real. Swears a lot. Knows that's bad. Just might have too dirty a mind.

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