Tuesday, July 29

food trip ni hamypoopi

The other night I was thinking of Hamy and all the smorgasbord places she's been to. After much thought, I came up with this list:
  1. Yellow Cab Tagaytay
  2. CPK Alabang
  3. Gloria Maris Alabang
  4. Gloria Maris Rockwell
  5. Chowking Petron SLEX
  6. Greenwich SM Molino
  7. Don Henricos Filinvest
  8. Tomy Roma's ATC
  9. Leslie's Tagaytay
  10. Super Bowl MOA
  11. Pancake House ATC
  12. King Bee, Gen. Trias
  13. David's Tea House, Salitran
  14. Super Bowl Blue Wave
  15. Sonya's Garden
  16. LZM Silang
  17. Orchard
  18. Ponggo's Grill at Magdaragat
  19. Pizza Hut Eastwood
  20. ATC Food Court
  21. Yellow Cab Macapagal
  22. North Park ATC
  23. Kenny Rogers SM Bacoor
  24. KFC Rockwell
  25. KFC SM Molino
  26. Kaya Korean Resto Rockwell
  27. RSM Tagaytay
  28. Balinsasayaw Silang
  29. Sbarro Filinvest
  30. Mongolian Quick-Stop Filinvest
  31. Coffee Bean ATC
  32. Shakey's Rockwell
  33. Seafood Island Market! Market!
Whew! The list made me realized that she's been very gala. By the way, I let her try different tastes and textures with the general rule of "too much is bad". If the food is too salty or sweet for my taste, then it is a big no-no for her. Some foods may not be as nutritious as home-cooked meals but at least I'm not feeding her junk foods. Now, does it make me a bad Mommy? Hehe. Funny, she's never been to Mcdonalds and Jollibee -- that is if take-out meals don't count.

Sunday, July 27

when eve meets adam

Haha! Panalo.

Monday, July 21

mamma mia!

20 year old Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is preparing to marry her boyfriend Sky(Dominic Cooper) at her mother's hotel on an island in Greece. She seemingly has it all; a carefree life, loving boyfriend and happy friends but one thing has been missing all her life; a father.

Her only wish now is to be given away by her dad at her wedding. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie then secretly invites all three men in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father before the wedding bells start to chime!

But not all goes to plan, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father.

- Image and synopsis from IMDB

Seen this movie with Mj dear last Friday. I didn't know it's musical kasi we didn't plan to watch it naman talaga. So when the movie started and Sophie (Seyfried) began to sing "Honey, Honey" by ABBA with her two bestfriends as chuwariwaps, naloka ako nasabi ko na lng "Ay, ba't kumanta". Hehe.

I loved the movie kahit na at first I found it cheesy. It was so fun! The songs and the casts were great but sadly the story line came up short. It has a very interesting plot but they didn't execute the idea very well. The movie didn't even reveal who the real Father was. If not with all the singing and dancing of ABBA music, it will be a very boring movie. Pero OMG. It made me realized how I love ABBA! When I was still little, Daddy had this ABBA collections that he keep on playing over and over and over until halos makabisado na namin every song lyrics. So tell me, how can I not love ABBA?

One of the things that made the movie awesome was having Meryl Streep to play the lead role, Donna. She's amazing! I didn't know she could sing and dance. She has the grace of a jazz dancer despite her age. Amanda Seyfried has a sweet angelic voice and a very nice face. Oh how I loved her wedding dress! Sam, Donna's first love and one of the three possible Fathers was played by Pierce Brosnan. He's good but he look strained and uncertained when singing. The rest of the characters were great. Donna's two crazy bestfriends were really funny.

Hay. I want to go to Greece and have a small hotel on a beautiful remote island. Haha! Wish. I score this movie 3.5 stars with 5 as the highest. Fun and nostalgic.

Saturday, July 19

eraserheads for one-night only

My taste in music evolves over time but my ears sometimes crave the familiar homegrown beat of Eheads. Each time I hear their music, I feel nostalgic. Memories of my great high school years flood my mind -- those times when lahat ng kababawan masaya. Sobrang hinayang ako when they disbanded in 2002. So when I heard about the Eheads concert reunion I got excited but I was also full of doubts na baka naman isang malaking joke lang to. Rumor has it that Marlboro paid each former band members a whooping P10M to pull together a 45-minute set on August 30 at CCP Open Grounds. I figured this reunion will happen but not in the near future and whoa P10M talaga each? Some said it's only around P2.5M daw. Then came this news that Ely Buendia was not open to the idea of a reunion yet. I decided to just wait and see.

And the wait is over. The Eheads reunion was finally confirmed by PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal). You may read the full details here. Yay! They will certainly make some Pinoys happy. So let's all be merry and register in The Red List for a free ticket but you must be 18 years old and above to get through. Anyhoo, mas marami nman talagang fans ang Eheads much older than that. Ano? Tara!

Sunday, July 13

play center fun

Fun Ranch

The dynamic duo, Amerie and Deirdre had their first play center adventure last weekend. We dropped A&D off with the Angels [our dear yayas] at Fun Ranch, Westgate and let them play for an hour, enough time for Mommies to have uninterrupted shopping at Town Center. So convenient! Since Hamypoopi started walking, she'd rather walk than sit in the stroller (most of the time) when we're in the mall. It's so hard to keep her still! She wanted to touch everything she sees and to my horror cram every big or little object within reach into her mouth! Kaloka.

So now, super love ko na ang mga play centers. Kaya naman when we went to Town this Saturday, we tried naman Dave's Fun House, the one beside Rustan's. It was a little different with Fun Ranch but I liked it best. At Dave's, kids can do a lot of imaginative play. They have a mini hospital complete with toys where kids can pretend to be a doctor, a nurse or a patient. They have Little Tikes cars and a gasoline station where kids can stop and pretend to fill up and they also have what looks like a supermarket with grocery carts and cute stuff to buy. Tweens can play video games, too and a lot more other things to do. Of course not all were enjoyed by Hamy. She's too young to appreciate most of them but it gave her plenty of time to hone her social skills. She looked happy and mukhang bitin pa nga after the one-hour session. Oh and as far as the security goes, it's the best by far. Aside from filling out a form, they had my thumbprint scanned 5 times which were removed from their file when I scanned my thumb back to get Hamy out of the play area. No one can get her out but my powerful thumbprint. Cool, huh?

One valuable lesson learned: Never ever go without a pair of socks -- for kids and adults alike. Not unless you're willing to shed P50-P120 a pair. Ouchy.

The Piano Mat

Town Center

Admission Fee:

Fun Ranch Westgate, Alabang
Weekdays: P150/hr ; Adult/Yaya - Free! ; Unlimited Play - P300
Weekends: P175/hr; Adult/Yaya - P125 ; Unlimited Play - P350

Dave's Fun House, Alabang Town Center
Weekdays: P150/hr ; Adult/Yaya - Free!
Weekends: P175/hr; Adult/Yaya - Free!

Monday, July 7

high buhay

Saturday, we went to Rockwell to watch Hancock and much to our surprise, there was no traffic in EDSA. Rarely in my life I see EDSA traffic-free. Tsk. Must be the result of the ever increasing prices of oil. Every weekend na lang may increase! And I heard on the news that it may jump up to as much as P70 t0 P80 per liter in the not too distant future. Horrible. Now, motorists would rather stay home or commute. Many lives were changed over the weekend.

In my all honest opinion, with all the rallies and protests, ousting GMA at this point will not help. Don't get me wrong, okay? I am not pro-Gloria but blaming it all on her is not fair. Come on! We all know that oil price hike is a global issue. It's a slap in the face to us and I understand that the government should at least do something to cushion the blow but must we put all blame on GMA? According to the law of supply and demand, the price is determined by a balance between the production and the product demand. The increased fuel consumption in US, China and India [high demand] caused shortage [low supply] thus contributed to the rise in oil prices. In simple words, these countries used too much oil than expected and other countries suffered the consequences. So kung sisihan na lang, we should point our fingers at these countries, right? In basic economics, the solution to a price hike is to cut down the demand or add more supply. In theory, if we lessen oil consumption or produce more oil, either way will cut the prices. I wish it were that simple. Anyway, even if the oil price hike has been resolved, we still have to deal with poverty, the irresponsible media, the corrupted officials, the value-added tax, the global warming and yeah the Oust-Gloria campaign. Hay buhay.

Ayoko na mag-isip. Let's all move to another planet.

Saturday, July 5

friday night telly madness

I seldom watch late night shows since I became a Mommy. After a long day with Hamy, I'd rather stay in our room and sleep early or surf the net. But with Sam Milby on "Maalala Mo Kaya" that's something I can't pass up, can I? I swear his acting is getting better and better. Not that I'm a fan or something. I just watched almost every movie he's acted in, added him on My Space, downloaded some of his songs and went with my friend to Victory Chapel in Galeria just to see him in flesh. Haha! Okay, maybe I'm a bit of a fan but for the record, those were the days when I still found him as a hunk with tremendous talent. But now that I'm a parent, I want him for a son. Geez. I am getting older. Anway, going back to MMK, it was a Father's Day episode and yes it was replayed. Sam gave justice to the character he portrayed -- a son who found his Father who he never seen since birth. He searched his Father as a promise to his Mother who died of cancer. His overwhelming feeling to be accepted and to be loved by his Father outweighs the truth that his Father abandoned him and his Mother. He also met a half Brother who struggles to forgive their Father for so many things and the conflicts went from there. Actually, lahat ng casts were good especially the Father role played by Miguel Vera. I am not iyakin but sad shows or movies really make me cry. It has a happy ending and thank goodness no one has died or got sick to earn forgiveness... you know, the typical pinoy story line. Hehe. Loved it!

After a dose of MMK, I went from crying to laughing with the Bubble Gang Show. They spoofed this Buscopan commercial and it was really funny! I had a good laugh at "Sumbong Sumbong kay Bonggang Bong Bong" portion and the Moymoy Palaboy's "Order Taker" nearly made me choke from laughing my cheek hurts. So, this is how my Friday night went -- at home happily glued to the TV.

Moymoy Palaboy's Order Taker


Wala pa nung myx wala pa nung MTV
Wala pa nung internet
Wala pa nung ipod at mp3
Wala pa nung cable
Wala pa nung cellphone
Wala pa ring cd or dvd
Meron lang betamax

- betamax by sandwich -

Wow. This has got to be one of the most nostalgic songs ever. Reminds me of the old times when life was much more simple. The music vid brought me back to my childhood years when street games [and playing Nintendo] were among the few fun things . Now, with the advent of internet games, psp, wii, xbox, etc., ang dami ng choices. Tsk. Dati brick game lang masaya na. Anyway, some part of the song was pertaining to a much older time 'di ko ma-gets lahat. So, this goes to say I was not born on the same year as the singer or the composer, okay? Hehe.

This song is everywhere but if you haven't heard it, you may want to check the music video here and connect. If you ask me, simplicity is all it takes. But in today's world, a life without internet and/or cellphone disconnects you from the world. Nah! A modern life can never be simple, right? Oh well. Ipagpatuloy ang daloy ng alon.

Thursday, July 3

today marks the world ufo day

I didn't have the faintest idea about this until I read an article that World UFO Day is celebrated each year on July 2nd which is apparently the same day the Roswell Incident happened. I am not a UFO aficionado but the thought that there might be extraterrestrial life out there was too engrossing to pass up. After all, the universe is vast and really there can be other entity created other than us.

Today is also the very same day Amelia Earhart disappeared during her attempt to be the first woman to fly around the world. Her body was never found and some people have suggested that she was abducted by aliens. Okay, I just made the last part up hehe. Pero what if she really got abducted and then reappeared a hundred years after, have not aged physically and came with a super human power? Haha! What's this The 4400? Kalerka. One thing's for sure, there's more to universe than meets the eye.

Happy World UFO Day!ü

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