Friday, November 19, 2010

Dobby: "In Memoriam" (HP7 Spoiler Alert)

It's amazing that two weeks have passed before I can sit down and update my blog. My visits to the world-wide-web have been limited to Twitter and Zuckerberg's Facebook. (Shameless self promotion: Click on the links and feel free to follow me on the former, or add me up as a friend for the latter.)

It just seemed like the muse Calliope was too tired to give me inspiration. But I tell you, NOW she is back with a vengeance!!!


Anyhow, the day after my last post, I went clubbing with my friend Ricky Tio and met a new acquaintance, Marvic Quilet.

When the newest song of Katy Perry "Fireworks" was played by the DJ, my feet just "owned the night" "like the 4th of July." (Ngak.. parang cheesy yung line. Hehehe.)

I really don't know how to dance well but I figured, I wasn't planning on hooking up with anyone anyway so there was no need to impress. :-)


Ever since I saw the movie trailer of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I have been impatiently waiting for the opening of the film here in the Philippines.

I'm done reading book 1-6 after the movie installment #2 was released "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". Book 7 was not yet released during that time, and ever since then, I could not truly appreciate the movies (movie installment 3-6) as much as I did the first two because I already knew what the story was.

Dobby: "In memoriam"
DEATHLY HALLOWS: The Wand, The Stone and the Invisibility Cloak
My favorite HP character: Bellatrix Lestrange
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So when book 7 finally came out, I purposefully shunned reading it. I also veered away from friends' conversations that would spoil the last chapter for me.

Moving on, last week, I got tagged in a Facebook status update from Ricky,

Granted, I was the second pick, I didn't really care. I'm such a sucker for free stuff that I immediately said YES.

So yesterday, we finally saw the movie and I can tell you... IT WAS AWESOME!!!

When Voldemort raised that "Elder Wand" that signaled the end of the movie, I felt cheated. It just seemed like waiting for 1 more year just for me to finish the saga is cruel.

But what can I do? As much as I wish to get an advanced screening of Part II, I'm sure that copies of that film would be guarded by the most sophisticated levels of security that central banks would envy.
Cartoon: Security bank (medium) by kap tagged money,bank,financial,euros,busines,bank,bänker,chef,boss,tresor,finanzen,geld,finanzierung,geschäft,organisiertesverbrechen,verbrechen,kriminalität,sparschwein,einzahlung,geldgier,gier,sicherheit,schutz
Poor porky.
Now, just to quench my cravings for fantasy-packed adventure, I still have Book 13 of the Wheel of Time Series "Towers of Midnight".

There is nothing better than a few moments spent in fantasy land to take your mind of the bites of reality.

Watch the movie and let me know about how you found it. :-)

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Malaysia anyone???

Malaysia... truly Asia.

So, is there anyone who is interested to go with me to Malaysia next year? Air Asia has a ZeroFare promo (terms and conditions apply) for travel between June to October 2011.

Tentative Date: Sometime in August, 2011.

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Just let me know if you are interested.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Starbucks 2011 Planner

First off, I would just like to say that I am not riding on the Starbucks bandwagon. I can say that because I really their like the taste of their coffee (also the caffeine drinks of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf).

Anyone from my office would attest that I would not have a complete day without my usual fix every night.

More than than, I have been collecting the planners that the coffee shop gives out to their customers every Christmas season.

Photo from: Starbucks Philippines FB Page

I started doing it since 2006 and I've had good use of their planner at work (I usually write down my daily tasks that I cross out as I go along the day.) This way, I can organize my day and not forget important "deliverables".

So, last week, when I heard that Starbucks will start giving out stickers for their 2011 Planner on November 3, I already knew that I will treat myself with a cup of coffee on that day. The reason for this is that they usually give out a free sticker for the first 200 customers (according to Starbucks-People Support Makati barista).

Just to give you a gist of how to get a 2011 Starbucks planner, all you need to do is.

1. Buy a cup of coffee or any Starbucks beverage* (frappucino, hot or iced) in exchange of 1 sticker.
(*Except for bottled beverages, bottled water and fruit juice)

2. Complete 9 stickers for the holiday featured beverages and 8 Starbucks core beverages

3. Once 17 stickers are complete, you can exchange it for a Starbucks Planner. That EASY!!!

Be aware though that the stickers may only be obtained between November 3, 2010 to January 5, 2011 and the redemption of the planners is only between November 3, 2010 until March 6, 2011 only.

I'm sure you will read about the time when I have gotten my planner in my future blogs but in the meantime, just post a comment below once you get your own planner. It will motivate me to save up faster to get my copy. Hehehe.

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