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Of all the old men out there that I would want as my grandfather, Clint Eastwood would have to be my first choice.

Why?

Because he’s grumpy, is REALLY old and still takes off his shirt. You know who else was like that? MY ACTUAL GRANDPA.

Whenever we see one of his movies, I tear up a little cos I remember my lolo. We watched Australia last night and they showed a preview of Gran Torino and I told my mom that I’ll probably cry a lot when we watch it because everything about that movie screams LOLO. After a while, my dad whispered to my mom: “He reminds me of your dad”.

He’s an American, artistic version of my loony grandad. Whom I still miss very much.

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So on a Friday night, I opted to stay at home again. If ‘opted’ means ‘had to because I had no money’. So all night I’ve been Tweeting (?), downloading and watching OTH eps and downloading The Go Getter because I’m on a Zooey Deschanel high. I’ve also been googling and youtubing random stuff. And of course, my stomach being what it is, I got hungry around midnight and decided to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich.

I’ve never really made one myself before so I had to document it.


I figured all I needed were bread, butter and cheese. So I spread the butter on ALL sides of each bread then grated some mozzarella on them, piled them on top of each other, then fried it.


Turned out pretty good. Tasted awesome, or maybe I was just really hungry.

Don’t ask about the moody lighting. I was so hungry I didn’t even care to change my settings from the last time I picked up my camera.

If you’ve seen the movie and you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how the f*ck they did all those effects. I mean, make up can only do so much. I thought definitely CG, but it looked so realistic and was so flawless.

Today, my sister asked me why the movie’s IMDB page is so weird. You can’t even see Brad Pitt’s name on the cast unless you click the full cast link. And there are all these actors for the character Benjamin Button with years next to them. So I googled ‘Benjamin Button special effects’ and finally found the answer to our question.

[CLICK for the meaning of life….or just the answer to HOW THE F*CK DID THEY DO THOSE EFFECTS?!]

Wow! Finding out about this made me forget about how pissed off I am today. But now I’ve remembered again…….grr!

My mom always tells me that I’ll probably end up with an older dude, to which I say…”Yeah, probably!” Haha! I can’t help it, I just think older men are attractive. They’re smarter, funnier, and sometimes their age just adds to their charm. I hate seeing an old guy eating alone, I just think it’s sad. So sometimes, I like older men because they’re hot…other times, I just want them all to be my grandpas! Haha!

So while I was thinking about this, I started googling the old men that I like and found a few pictures.

For the ‘Old and Hot’ category:


1. John Slattery is definitely my #1 old-hot-guy. I’ve always thought he was hot, I just didn’t know his name. I’d always say ‘You know…that hot old guy who always plays a business man or a politician. Carrie’s politician ex who wanted her to pee on him?!’ Haha! But thanks to Mad Men, I now know his name…and yes, he’s hot in that show too.
2. Richard Gere, of course. That really doesn’t need any explanation at all. Some would say that he was hot even as a younger man…but I’ve come to know him as an older man. The first movie of his I saw was Pretty Woman…and I think he already had salt and pepper hair then. I’ve just always seen him as an old hot guy.
3. Ed Harris, though Zoe thinks I’m crazy for liking this bald man. But my mom actually agrees with me. Ed Harris is like an older, wiser, cooler version of Viggo Mortensen.

For the ‘Old and Adorable’ category:

1. Bill Nighy, c’mon! How can you not want him as your grandpa?! He’s Davy Jones! I first noticed him in Love Actually and I just adored him! He is brilliantly funny and he reminds me of one of my grandpas actually, a cousin of my grandma or something. And you just know he’s funny in real life too, you can see that (I mean, just look at this picture!).
2. Peter O’Toole. He’s a wonderful actor and I feel like crying every time I see him. I just think he’s always gonna’ keel over or something whenever he enters the screen. He made me bawl like a baby in Troy when he was begging for his son back from Achilles. SOMEBODY JUST GIVE HIM AN OSCAR ALREADY!
3. Richard Harris, not pictured. I couldn’t find a decent quality pic of his. I don’t know if I want him as my grandpa, or I just think of him too much as Dumbledore…and what sane person doesn’t want Dumbledore as a grandpa?! The guy who replaced him just doesn’t do justice to the role.

And that concludes this very weird and inappropriate post. (:

Last Sunday, while passing time till our movie (Yes Man) started, we went to Fully Booked…and even though I promised myself that I would control my book-shopping addiction, I went and bought myself a new book. Damn it!

I borrowed Madz’ DVD of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging when we had our sleepover at Charm’s place because I love Brit comedies. Sure enough, I thought the movie was hilarious, even though I think their target audience is a bit younger than I am. So anyway, I saw the book which it was adapted from (actually, two books that they published as one: ‘Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging’ and ‘It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers’) and just had to buy it. And I’m really glad I did, even though it’s practically a British chick lit…Britlit?

The entire book was just so hilarious (even though Georgia is probably the most selfish girl in history), I kept laughing out loud in the middle of the night. I’m actually planning on buying the other books, just cos I always fancy a laugh (Brit-wannabe!).

Anyway, there was this one quote that I really loved from the 2nd book:

In bed
8:00 p.m.

Am I really horrible? Perhaps I am one of those people who don’t really feel things properly, like Madonna.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Gets me everytime!

You know how they say that if you start off the year with something, you’ll spend the rest of it with that thing (I feel like Lala, I don’t make sense)?!

Well, I started off the year with a horrid cough and cold. And I’m still sick! Am I really going to spend the rest of 2009 barking like a dog?! I hate this! I miss having a normal throat…not this itchy, dried, scratchy one! I miss not having a running nose all the time (corny Madz will say I should run after it or something LULZ).

I need a healthier body.

I have a lot of accounts around the net, I’m a little embarrassed to admit. I have a Facebook, Myspace, Multiply, etc. I like FB for the games and applications. I upload most of my pictures on Multiply. Myspace? To be honest, I maintain my account there only to keep in touch with my best friend Zoe who’s in San Francisco. But what I like about that place is that I discover new musicians (or at least they’re new to me) unexpectedly.

Kate Voegele added me before (probably because she/her people saw that I’m a fan of OTH). I had a good laugh with my sister when I received an email that said ‘David Archuleta wants to be your friend’. Just recently, someone named Kyler England added me. Before I add musicians that I don’t know, I usually check their page out and give a couple of their songs a listen to decide if I’ll be interested in keeping track of them. It took me a few days to approve the friend request because I was a little busy at the time. But I finally checked her out yesterday and wow! I’m in love with her. I love her voice and her songs are beautiful. Here’s a video of one of her songs:

Kyler England’s
Official Website
Myspace Page
Youtube Channel

Okay…so awkward moment time! After work, my sister and I decided to continue our The L Word marathon (season 5), which we’ve been having for the past couple of days. We usually watch at night to avoid our parents walking in and seeing Shane licking another woman’s breasts. Of course, that’s exactly what happened today. Not only did my mom see Shane having sex, she also saw Bette and Tina, Jenny and Niki, Alice and Tasha, and Max and the interpreter dude…all doing the nasty in separate places.

THANK GOD ORGIES AREN’T VERY POPULAR IN THIS SHOW.

I’ve been watching this show for a while now, I’ve seen all the episodes of every past season, but I don’t think I’ve ever been more uncomfortable watching lesbians having sex than I did at that time. We wanted to pause it, but she probably would’ve thought we were watching porn or something. Ugh! Her face was priceless, of course. She was horrified and kept making disgusted noises even after all the sex scenes were done. I pray to the lesbian gods out there that this doesn’t happen again…or worse, that my dad walks in!

On another, non-awkward note…that trailer I wanted to talk about but couldn’t because I thought Lala left (*ahem*I’m still mad about that joke*ahem*)? Well, of course it’s the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer! I was watching Bride Wars (funny movie, love both Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway!) with my family last week when they showed the clip. I kept squeeing every time they showed Gambit. Haha! Well, enough of the talk, here it is:

Aside from Bride Wars, we also watched Changeling last week. Wow! What a beautiful movie. Like with Benjamin Button, you guys better bring your tissues. I’m not a big fan of Angelina Jolie (though admittedly, she’s very hot; not in this movie though, she was too thin) but she really is a good actress. Eian, who always has something bad to say about a movie, had nothing to complain about. Clint Eastwood did a really great job.

That’s it. That’s all I can think of to write about. One of these days, I’m going to write something so profound that it will change the way you all live your lives…but that day ain’t today apparently.

I took out my camera last night because I wanted to play around with it when I discovered that the battery was drained. My brother apparently forgot to charge it after he borrowed it. For some reason, I was feeling productive and didn’t want to just sit around all night. That’s when I remembered that I took home some of my sticky tack from the office and that I recently found my college basic photography portfolio. So while charging my battery, I decided to put up some pictures next to my bed. Then of course I took some pictures.


All the pictures where taken by me. Artworks are by Domeng (b&w) and Gino.
Close ups (links open in new windows): [1] [2] [3] [4]
Don’t have pictures of Madz, Charm and Leia. 😦 Will take care of that soon.

After that, I decided I wanted to give you a little peek of my home.


What my bed looks like when I’m getting ready to sleep.
Close ups: [1] [2] [3]
Books/Notebooks: Love Letters of Great Men, The Notebook (my brother’s Christmas gift), The Te of Piglet (Domeng’s copy, actually), Taking Pictures (short stories by Anne Enright), Pride and Prejudice of course, Enchantment (Audrey Hepburn’s life), notebook from Lala back in 2007, Starbucks planner and another notebook.
2 Tablecloth bears are from and by Domeng (cos she’s not human), my phone, my iPod, a headband, socks, and the eye cover thingy Eian gave me…and also some trash. 🙂

I don’t know why I took black and whites of these:


My Pride and Prejudice DVD Collections (BBC Series with Colin Firth and the 2005 version with Keira Knightley, of course), Audrey Hepburn DVDs and the Stargirl books. Below that are the Twilight books.


One Tree Hill DVDs, Edgar Allan Poe collection, the only manga I own (which was my sister’s Christmas gift for me this year) Gakuen Alice (and I’m officially announcing to the world what a dork I am), The Time Traveler’s Wife, Mr. Darcy: A Gentleman Trilogy, The Looking Glass Wars (a new book I haven’t read) and the Coraline graphic novel.

And just cos we spent all of last Wednesday organizing our bookshelves downstairs:

And the last photo I took last night was this (and it nearly broke my neck).

was supposed to be the title of this post. I was supposed to talk about a movie I had just seen, and a trailer that tickled me silly. But as I was composing it, I received 2 messages from Lala (or the number she was using here).

I texted her earlier to ask if she’s still here because she told me she wasn’t leaving on the 15th after all…said she was going to surprise the girls. But the reply I got

FOOKIN EYYYY!! I HATE YOU LALA!

She’s still here, damn it! She was just yanking my chain!

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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