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it’s been a pretty gloomy weekend. i think it’s been raining nonstop since saturday… the perfect weather for staying in and watching chick flicks which unsuprisingly is what i ended up doing this past weekend. throughout the past couple of months, nina and i have been slowly going through my personal chick flick collection. on days where we don’t feel like going out clubbing we normally end up staying in and watching a chick flick or two. i’ve actually been spending a lot of time with nina recently, be it clubbing, hanging out at my house watching dvds or grabbing a bite to eat after work. i swear if we weren’t both such girly-girls and really into men we could already been considered a couple. 😛

here are a few movies we’ve watched together already…

While You Were Sleeping. Mrs. Winterbourne. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. Two Weeks Notice. Someone Like You. Sweet Home Alabama.

and here are the movies we ended up watching just this weekend…

The Way We Were. Pretty Woman. The Mirror Has Two Faces. Strictly Ballroom. Notting Hill.

i don’t think we’re even halfway through my collection yet though. there still are a lot left with my favorite romantic movie scenes and other personal movie favorites like Cutting Edge, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Ever After and many more. (if you’re wondering what all the links are for, they’re imdb links in case you’re interested to know the stories of each.)

after a significant amount of junk food and coca-cola consumed, a few tissues disgarded and somewhere in between julia roberts and hugh grant’s famous scene, i had to hit nina with a throw pillow to say, “we shouldn’t be watching stuff like this anymore!!!”


we’ve actually got some pretty good theories off some of these movies like it could take just 10 days to fall in love with someone (How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days) or that sometimes you can get engaged to a rich, handsome guy even if you’re chubby and just gave birth to a baby fathered by a drug-addict (Mrs. Winterbourne). yes, chick flicks are realistic, dontchathink? hahaha! we’ve actually had some pretty funny conversations where we convince ourselves that time is not an enemy for us anymore. ask my sister, she’s been privy to some of our really deep, intense ones. 😛

chick flicks are very much like fairy tales. they make us believe in happily-ever-afters, a concept which is intangible and really hard to grasp. don’t get me wrong, i believe in happily-ever-afters. after all, i am a product of my mom and dad’s very own happily-ever-after. more and more of my friends are finding their own happily-ever-afters and are getting married (much to my dismay, only because i’m not one of them yet). i guess it’s just kinda impossible to believe since i haven’t found my own yet.

chick flicks can be deceiving. where are all these wonderful, perfect men in real life? do they really exist or do they just exist in movies and fairy tales? if they do exist in real life, where are they? can someone point me in their general direction? even Hugh Jackman’s character in Someone Like You ended up to be such a gem after being an asshole in the beginning…

Eddie: It’s over. Why can’t you just let it go?
Jane: I can’t.
Eddie: Why?
Jane: Because I was happy. Because if this theory is wrong, men don’t leave all women, Eddie, they leave me.
Eddie: I know it hurts. I know. It’s so hard to believe that something that wonderful can ever happen to us again.


not all chick flicks have happy endings though. The Way We Were, Closer and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are just a few examples of those brutally true movies that just hit straight to the heart. and i love each one of them just as much as all the others. i ended up sharing The Way We Were last weekend with nina and she loved it. i haven’t watched it in a while so i ended up crying along with her. of course immediately after that, we ended up watching a happier movie. we really didn’t want our optimism to be overshadowed by brutal reality.

perhaps there’s nothing so wrong with wanting to be in-love in a movie. it worked for Meg Ryan, didn’t it? ;P

i really didn’t think i’d be excited to watch this movie especially after watching the first one but that trailer just got me interested again. okay, so now i’m really excited! hahaha.

it’s no secret that new moon is my favorite of the Twilight Series. i know most people don’t like it because Bella spent most of her time moping around after Edward left her. personally, i loved it even though it made me cry. it was emotionally a bad time for me when i read it and i guess it hit a nerve. there’s just something about how Stephanie Meyer wrote about Bella’s heartbreak that was real. so what if Bella turned totally emo, don’t we all?

why do i have a feeling i’m going to be a Jacob fan after watching this movie? not once during the entire time i was reading the series did i feel that Jacob was the right one for her. i wonder if it has anything to do with this…

uhhh, Edward who? oh yeah, who cares about some dazzling, immortal creature when i can have that instead! wahahaha! shet, hormones! ;P

i finally got to watch in search of a midnight kiss last night. here’s the trailer if you missed my previous post

when i first saw this trailer i was intrigued because i didn’t know what the hell craigslist was. i checked it out and realized that it was this classified ads kind of site. there’s even one for manila. anyway, i was a bit surprised to see all the postings on the personals section of the site. there are some really cheesy ones like Looking for the girl of my dreams and some really blunt ones like Looking for NSA fun (NSA = no strings attached). there are even more sexually explicit stuff posted on the casual encounters section (yes, there is a casual encounters section! hahaha.) while reading the various posts (and getting shocked by some of the pictures), a thought occurred to me… there are so many lonely people out there. i think most of us are just looking for some kind of human connection, whether it be a short & physical one or a long & meaningful one. 

you realize you’re growing a bit more cynical when movies like this, once and before sunrise make more sense than those with disney-like happy endings. two strangers meeting randomly and having a brief but tangible connection can seem more realistic than two people falling-in-love and living happily-ever-after.

sometimes i wish i were still a kid and movies with princes and princesses and happily-ever-afters were all i knew. i have some weird moments where i feel as though i shouldn’t be doing some things despite my age. when this happens i stop and think to myself and i realize that i am an adult already and that yes, i can do those things. somehow, i feel that i’m still not ready to be an adult. i can’t explain it, it’s a weird feeling. *sigh* sometimes, being a grown-up can suck!

Got this from my sister:

1. Pick 25 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog.
4. People should try guessing the movies you put.
5. No cheating!

suprisingly it was hard for me to choose my top 25 favorite movies. anyway, this list isn’t in any particular order and the lines i used aren’t necessarily my favorite. even if you’re just passing by my blog, please do join the game. most, but not all, of the answers of these are found here. enjoy! =)

*so i totally forgot to include 2 of my favorite movies and yes, they have to be on this list!!! hahaha! 😛

** 11/14/2008. Seems like nobody really wants to play so I’ll just answer these myself. hmph!:P

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ayn)
J: Look at it out here, it’s all falling apart. I’m erasing you and I’m happy!

2. Closer (Tish)
L: I know who you are. I love you. I love everything about you that hurts.

3. Chungking Express (Ayn)
If memories could be canned, would they also have expiry dates? If so, I hope they last for centuries.

4. Ever After (Ayn)
You swim alone, climb rocks, rescue servants, is there anything you don’t do?

5. The Mirror Has Two Faces (Ayn)
What, what? Yes, I have breasts. They cannot, however, be the subject of one of your papers.

6. 50 First Dates (Tish)
There’s nothing like a first kiss.

7. The Girl Next Door (Tish)
M: Moral fiber. So, what is moral fiber? It’s funny, I used to think it was always telling the truth, doing good deeds, basically being a fucking boy scout. But lately I’ve been seeing it differently. Now I think moral fiber’s about finding that one thing you really care about. That one special thing that means more to you than anything else in the world. And when you find her, you fight for her. You risk it all, you put her in front of everything, your life, all of it. And maybe the stuff you do to help her isn’t so clean. You know what? It doesn’t matter. Because in your heart you know, that the juice is worth the squeeze. That’s what moral fiber’s all about.

8. Sabrina (Ayn)
DL: You know, of all the girls I’ve known… and I’ve known some – isn’t that a song? – you’re the only girl I danced with only once.
S: Twice.
DL: What? How could I have forgotten? Was it the champagne?
S: I was eight, and you were taking dancing lessons. I was homework.

9. Roman Holiday (Tish)
At midnight, I’ll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.
JB: And that will be the end of the fairy tale.

10: The Last Unicorn (Ayn)
Where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!

11. My Best Friend’s Wedding (Lei)
JP: Crème brûlée can never be Jell-O. YOU could never be Jell-O.
KW: I HAVE to be Jell-O!
JP: You’re never gonna be Jell-O!

12. Never Been Kissed (Ayn)
Hi, I’m Guy.
JG: Yes, you are a guy. Quite a guy. Oh my. Hey, that rhymes! Yikes. Bikes!
Guy: Are you in special-ed? I mean, are you?

13. West Side Story (Tish)
Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease.
R: Hey! I got a social disease!

14. Love Actually (Ayn)
[in English] It’s my favorite time of day, driving you.
A: [in Portuguese] It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you.

15. Sense and Sensibility (Tish)
Can he love her? Can the soul be really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise…
Mrs. D: They made rather pathetic ends, dear. 
M: Pathetic? To die for love? How can you say so? What could be more glorious?
Mrs. D: I think that would be taking your romantic sensibilities a little far.

16. The Mummy (Ayn)
Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, but I am proud of what I am.
R: And what is that? 
E: I… am a librarian.

17. V For Vendetta (Lei) –> Ayn, i can’t believe you didn’t get this!
 I told you, only truth. For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed… until I saw you. Then everything changed. I fell in love with you. And to think I no longer believed I could.
EH: But I don’t want you to die.
V: That’s the most beautiful thing you could have ever given me.

18. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Ayn)
BJ: Wait a minute… nice boys don’t kiss like that.
MD: Oh, yes, they fucking do.

19. Sound of Music (Ayn)
I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what’s worse, I can’t seem to stop saying things – anything and everything I think and feel.
MA: Some people would call that honesty.
M: Oh, but it’s terrible, Reverend Mother.

20. Yentl (Tish)
I can’t believe this, I’m arguing with a woman!
Y: It’s not the first time.

21. The Swan Princess (Ayn)
What else is there? What else is there? She says, “Is beauty all that matters to you?” And you say, “What else is there?”
PD: I know, it was dumb.
R: You should write a book, “How to Offend Women in Five Syllables or Less.”

22. Beauty and the Beast (Lei)
 I want to do something for her… but what?
C: Well, there’s the usual things: flowers… chocolates… promises you don’t intend to keep…

23. Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights (Tish)
In a circle, a circle… that’s a box.

24. My Girl (Tish)
VS: Yeah?
TJS: Would you think of me?
VS: For what?
TJS: Well, if you don’t get to marry Mr. Bixler.
VS: I guess.

25. The Little Mermaid (Ayn)
So much for true love!

26. Shrek 2 (Ayn)
Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away…

27. Moulin Rouge (Ayn)
S: What’s his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?
I’d say… smoldering temptress.

nick and nora’s infinite playlist

US release date: Oct. 3, 2008
Philippine release date: none yet.


US release date: Nov. 21, 2008
Philippine release date: hopefully Nov. 21, 2008. i’m banking on the fact that this is expected to be a blockbuster movie.

in search of a midnight kiss

US release date: Aug. 1, 2008
Philippine release date: asa pa. hahanapin ko nalang ito sa dvd.

the time traveler’s wife

US release date: rumored to be Fall 2009. oh no!!! ang tagal!!!

i’m currently obsessed with…

... victoria's secret lingerie (i really want to buy some and have them shipped here)
... tumblr-ing
... hula-hooping
... learning my old piano pieces again
... expensive stuff i can't afford
... still being kissed ala north & south

That’s the closest to my idea of love: watching the skyline, making out, making mistakes, making believe desire means it’s with somebody else, then breaking up, and, if we’re lucky, forgiveness that comes right before take-off. There, I’ve said it. What more can one want? A lover who loves me as much as the rain. Rain, and, from the opening credits to the closing heart, Gershwin.
~ The Muse This Time by R Zamora Linmark

i love;
...ultimate frisbee;
...the melancholic sound of the cello;
...playing the piano;
...Frederic Chopin, John Williams and Michael Legrand;
...the rain;
...walking in the rain;
...hanging out with my friends;
...being a girly-girl;
...wearing dresses; naturally wavy hair;
...the sound of waves crashing in the shore; and pasta;
...raisin bread;
...Cyrano de Bergarac;;
...Artic Vodka Melon;
...Jose Cuervo Tequila; lomo cameras;
...taking pictures;
...chick flicks that make you believe that finding your one true love is not so impossible; and
...heartwrenchingly beautiful songs that say otherwise

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