Reunion #2: Pizza, Movie and Coffee with Charity

December 31, 2010 Tsina 7 Comments

High school life, oh my high school life
Ev'ry memory, kay ganda
High school days, oh my high school days
Are exciting, kay saya!

I think, I’ll probably agree with Sharon here. And to add, my friends from high school are my most trusted ones. They knew me from being the gawky teenage kid to a stubborn college student to being an independent professional. They’ve seen me give up on my dream, pursue another path, stumble and persevere.

We went to different schools. Pursued different careers. But at the end of the day, for the last 12 years, we are still friends. With them, we can call in the middle of the night for our broken hearts, we can have someone proofread our thesis, we have someone who’ll pay our online purchase, we can count on someone for financial help, we have someone when we just want to rant about our work, we have someone who’ll listen on family tralala and the list goes on and on.

But no, our relationship is hardly perfect. There are times when we just say No to a get-together/bonding because we already have different priorities.

Initially, our plan was to meet in our province, and just visit our old school and perhaps, reminisce. But we’ve done that before.


We also went swimming in our province.
Spent a day during the Holy Week at the Divine Mercy.


Got drunk at 10th.




Last year, we went to Baler.

For this year, we weren’t able to plan an out-of-town trip. So we decided to meet in Trinoma and watch a movie. I insisted on watching Rosario, btw. Haha. Unfortunately, Chie, Alona and Liza didn't make it. =( We were joined by Raisa (Meri's sister), Shali (Roma's friend) and Cris (Diane's friend) instead.

So, I was two hours late, and when I arrived we just talked for few minutes and decided to eat. The first option was in Yakimix but it was tooo expensive. Remember, I’m a cheapskate. =p So we opted to eat in Bigoli. They have unlimited garlic sticks! Haha!

We ordered their food package plus a pan of pizza. For the 6 of us, we only incurred around 1,400php. =)




Then we watched Rosario. We went to Starbucks in SM North Edsa after, and stayed there for few hours to talk about life, love and relationships (and the lack of it, in my case!).
We've been friends almost half my life. And I love them. =)

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Thanks Diane, Meri and Shali for the pictures.

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My 2010 in Review

December 29, 2010 Tsina 27 Comments


Ngayong 2010 ako ay –

na-promote; natapos ang bond;

nag-Gordon sa national election;

nag-masters;


nag-Skywalk sa Cebu, mudslide sa Caliraya, nag-island hopping sa Hundred Islands, namangka sa Underground River, nag-snorkeling sa Honda Bay, namasyal sa Puerto Princesa;

nagtanim para sa Marikina Watershed, tumakbo sa 10.10.10;


nag-deactivate ng Facebook, nag-register ng sariling domain,

nagpa-tattoo.

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Thanks Kath for the picture.

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'Tis the Season of Giving

December 27, 2010 Tsina 11 Comments

I love gifts. I love surprises. No matter how small, or how insignificant something is, it wouldn't really matter. This Christmas, I received few small things from my officemates.

Jeng gave me this tote bag.
Alvie gave me this mini puzzle. 
Carla gave me this lotion. She also gave me the House Rules book for our team exchange gift, remember?
Cora gave me this pocket mirror. 
Jessan gave me this Samba Choco Sprinkles.
And even the owner of the place we're renting, gave me this optical control LED night light. Nice di ba?
I bullied Vince to give me this last Christmas Party. 
On the other hand, I'm giving pocket mirrors to my friends,
and these cute mugs to my officemates as my post-Christmas/2011 gifts.
See, simple things! But it's the thought that counts, right?

Anyhow, they have given me something that I would never trade for the world - friendship!! =)

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Reunion #1: Dads with 5B

December 24, 2010 Tsina 25 Comments

The last time we had dinner was during Grace's birthday celebration at Giligan's. And that was October.
They were my classmates in my last year of college - the most difficult year. And yea, I'm not just talking about acads. =p But they were are one of my coolest friends. I remember feeling unsure on my first week of school back then. But when you got invited in a dinner because they won in an MTV contest that you were not even a part of;
or got to join their "impromptu photo shoots" for no reason whatsoever;
somehow, you'll feel at ease. And I was. I am. 

The first Christmas party with them was in Julius' residence. It was inuman until morning. The second one, which was two years ago, was in EA's residence. It was a videoke party.
And so, when I was planning the get-together/reunions that I'll be attending this year, I added them on my list. Despite having no definite plan yet. I initiated on contacting them. I emailed them - EA, Jelai, Bing, Grace, Roy, Ai, Pards, Z, Ivan and Paula. Ai, Pards, Ivan and Z didn't confirm though. We decided on the date - December 20, and on the venue - SM Megamall (the usual meeting place!). Then, I sent an SMS to everyone. Many responded positively.

Since we couldn't schedule a Christmas party in our province, we opted for a Christmas dinner. the first choice has been Dads - The Ultimate Buffet Restaurant. But it's rather too expensive. So we tried to google for other restaurant in Atrium. But still we opted to Kamayan. They have 10 + 1 forever promo anyway.

On the 20th, I called Dads. I was going to reserve for 12 at a 7.30pm dinner. But I was informed that they only accept until 6.30pm reservations. So I called EA and informed her about it. I told her to proceed to Kamayan, and we didn't have a reservation. At 6.30pm, I texted everyone. And just when I was about to leave the office, the developer on the defect that I was working pinged me. And I had to stay for an hour more to resolve the issue. Talk about good timing! So, ayun late ako.

It wasn't my first time eating at Dads. But this was the first time that I got a little disappointed. There were not enough food. I mean, even fruits! We (I mean, not just us but other people as well!) were still eating but they were already fixing their stuff. It's supposed to be an eat-all-you-can restaurant for crying out loud.

Anyway, did I mention that they each ordered a bottomless iced tea? Well, they did. Of course, they each got a bear. 
I thought the budget was 400php max!!

There were 16 of us who dined here. Only RC opted for the ultimate buffet, and he paid 829php which includes his bottomless iced tea. I paid 330php, as well as Bing and Ofel because we didn't order the iced tea. The rest of them paid 530php. Just do the math. =p
Kahlil arrived with William just when we were about to leave. Then we went to Cabalen because Julius and Mhoe were having their batch dinner there. 
Overall, I must say that this is a well-attended dinner - Tsina, Jelai, Ea, Grace, Bing, Paula, Ronald, Lester, Mandap, Mark, Kath, Roy, RC, Rio, Glai and Ofel plus Kahlil and William plus Julius and Mhoe!!

To many more years of friendship, cheers!!

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One reunion down. I still have five more!!
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*Thanks 5B for the pictures. =)

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Pasko and Facebook Blah Blah

December 19, 2010 Tsina 18 Comments

Makikipag-reconcile na ako kay Facebook. Ang hirap pala ng walang access sa pictures ko. Pose ako ng pose, pa-cute ng pa-cute, pero wala naman akong kopya ng mga pictures. Aayusin ko na lang ang security settings ko. At ide-delete ang mga nasa friends' list ko na hindi ko naman talaga ka-close. 

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Wala kami class nung Thursday. Kakaasar lang kasi busy sa office. Nagpunta pa din ako school kasi walang announcement na walang class. Piso lang naman ang text. Hay nako. The good thing, gumagawa sila ng parol for the lantern parade. Tumulong ako ng konti lang, as in konting-konti lang. Negligible, hehehe. Pero hindi rin ako nakanood ng lantern parade nung Friday kasi may work. Once pa lang ako nakanood ng lantern parade. Hindi naman kasi ako dun nag-undergrad. =)

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Company Christmas party kahapon sa Araneta Coliseum. Sa lower box dapat ako, kaso nasa upper box yung team mates ko, kaya tumakas ako para dun maka-pwesto. Hehe. Late ang Bamboo, buti na lang ni-save ni Alex Calleja, team lead/stand-up comedian, ang show.  May regalo naman siyang netbook mula kay George. Sana daw iPad na lang. =p Pagdating ng Bamboo, performance level naman. Naka-12 songs sila. At oo, binilang ko talaga. Haha.

Pangatlo ko na itong Christmas party, pero never pa ako nanalo sa raffle. Deeemnn, sayang yung iPad at DSLR kagabi. =|

Sa Legend Villas nga pala yung Year-End Party (aka Christmas Party) ng project namin. Buti naman at hindi na kailangan mag-costume. Last year, nag-Jabbawockeez kami. 

At hindi nga ba nung Halloween party, eh nag-costume din kami? Buti ngayon, normal na tao lang ako. Haha!

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Manonood nga pala ako ng Rosario. Hehe. Iniisip ko pa kung manonood ako ng RPG: Metanoia. =p


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Gusto ko na mag-bakasyon. Bakasyon mode na ako. Kaso may work pa ako hanggang  Dec 23. Sa Dec 20, may get-together with 5B. Sa Dec 26, may get-together with Amazing. Sa Dec 27 naman ang get-together with Charity. At sa January 3 naman ang reunion namin ng Peyspipol.  Kailangan ko pumayat. Chos!

Thanks Carla for the picture.

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Letter to the One

December 12, 2010 Tsina 7 Comments

Dear -

Love - or the feeling of being in love - is something that is easy to obsess about. I've been pessimistic that there is that someone out there who'll love me for who I am - for all the quirks and imperfections. To be honest, I've also been afraid. I hate it when people leave. I hate it when I need to pick the broken pieces and try to piece them back together. I hate it when someone would take me to Neverland and put me back on Earth - broken and helpless. I hate it when I lose my control. When suddenly, my life seems to depend on that one person. With love  - or obsession - you could lose yourself, and you'd be lucky if he knows just the right time to pull you back on Earth. Tell me, I'm lucky because I'll have you. Never again would I mistake love for obsession. Love is more than all the cliches that we grew up with hoping that fairy tales do come true. Love is more than the drama that we watched on the big screen hoping to convince ourselves that pain is part of the game.

I am not perfect. I hope you understand that I have my quirks. I might suddenly tell you that I want to dance in the rain in the middle of the street. But you'll also hold me when the lightning starts to unleash its fury. You hold me because you know, I'm afraid of lightning.

When I'm sad, you sing our favorite song. You'll surprise me on my birthdays, on our anniversaries and on all the special days in our lives. You know, I love surprises. I love to travel albeit budget travel. But I hope you wouldn't mind going for the long bus rides with me. I hope you don't mind eating exotic food because I just want to try it. Someday, we'll star gaze and run around the Eiffel Tower.

There are times that you might feel that I'd like to punch you in the face though. But please, do not be afraid to tell me that I'm wrong. You should have the guts tell me that I'm not making sense. You should have the power to make me stop when I'm on my bitchy mode. You can, even though you are aware that it would start an argument between us. You know, I would love to have someone with 'balls', whatever that means.


I hope that I will not bore you with my rantings. But you know what, your presence would worth more than a case of alcohol; and you listening would worth more than a truckload of dark chocolates.

Love is you. The world could give us a thousand interpretation about love, but I wouldn't care. Love doesn't need to be perfect. I hope you'll complement me and not pull me in a world where you'd be the sun, and I'd be the planet to revolve around you. I'd hate you for that. 

Why aren't you here yet? Please, let you be worth the wait.


S -

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8 x 11 : Continuation

December 12, 2010 Tsina 1 Comments

Hi T -
I saw you today. But I pretended otherwise. I saw you looked at my direction. But I pretended to be listening intently on my professor.

I could still remember being in the same room with you – me, doodling, and you listening at him.  I could still remember the few months back when we were still supposed to be close friends - the after-class walks to the nearest jeepney stops peppered with anything-under-the-sun conversations. You were my closest friend in that side of the planet, actually. 

I still remember the last jeepney ride with you. I still remember the rain.  Why would the rain take you away from me? He actually didn’t bother to answer.

It’s been more than a week since the last time I sent you an SMS.  I have no intention of sending another one, to be honest.  I think, I’ve said enough. You are not keeping in touch – maybe I should take it as a sign.

Take care though. The universe cares more than you thought. When I see you again, I'll probably smile. In friendship, we should not demand. But I guess, there is a thin line between love and friendship. And I see my footprints on it.

S -

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My Favorite Person in the World!

December 12, 2010 Tsina 3 Comments

He is the favorite.

She is the internet addict who hogs the computer all the time. She is the roommate who is too busy to listen. She is the pessimist on his relationships. She is the cold and unemotional sister.  

But she cried buckets on Wednesday.

He got sick. He couldn’t eat. He even vomited. They brought him to the hospital. They suspected dengue.

She cried hard. She cried in the restroom. She cried in the office. She has been frightened. She didn’t know what to do.

She promised herself to let him surf the internet in her laptop. She would listen to all his stories – may it be about She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or just about anything. She would respect his relationships. She talked to Him, and just cried.

When he got better, he thanked her. She thanked God.

Perhaps, she never told them. But she loves them – more than anything else.
 He is her favorite.

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Christmas 2010: Hey, My Wish List

December 05, 2010 Tsina 25 Comments

Funny, but I hope no one from my team would get to check my blog before the eight of this month. You see, we'll be having our Christmas dinner then + exchange gift. Alvie emailed us last week for our code name and wish list (minimum of P300). I put in Tinkerbell first, then re-read the email and realized that we should be using any Christmas related code name. Soo scratch Tinkerbell, I am Star!

For my wish list, I originally planned to ask for a Navi planner. But then I changed my mind, so I asked for:

1. Anti-Shock/Hard Shell Laptop Sleeve. I've been looking for this for ages but I couldn't find this anymore in CD-R King stores.
The Hard Shell laptop sleeve is a new product, I think. 
Either of the two is good for me. =)

Pictures taken from CD-R King!

2. House Rules by Jodi Picoult. I love her My Sister's Keeper, and I've read The Pact (although I don't like the ending of this one).
Picture taken from Jodi Picoult's website.

3. Connecting Flights - Filipinos Write from Elsewhere. It's a collection of poems, essays and fictions by our very own Filipino writers.

Picture taken here.

So, I'm not sure what I'm going to get on the 8th. But I do hope it's something from my list. =)

Aside from the P300-worth-of-wish-I'd-get-from-my-team, I'd also would love to get:

1. Kindle. Although I love my Mobipocket Reader on my BlackBerry to the bits, it would be great to have a Kindle. Imagine all the ebooks I could put in there. Hmm. And it's bigger, and with 3G. And mobile phones are for texting/calling/mobile browsing, and Kindle is for ebooks. Let's talk about exclusivity. =)


Picture taken here.

2. CDO-Camiguin/Bangkok Trip. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I want to go to CDO-Camiguin!! I want to shop in Bangkok!! Heelloooo, where would this fit in my budget? So, that's why it's on my wish list. Someone, surprise me! Lol.

3. Lumix LX3.
Picture from DPReview.

4. Year-end bonding/out-of-town with HS friends.

5. A phone call/IM message from the Statue of Liberty. =p

6. All the happiness in the world for my family.

7. Long vacation with pay. LOL.

8. Job offer. Joke. =p

9. World Peace. =p

Okay, so I don't really want to update you if I don't get to have them. It would just be simply heartbreaking. But if I'd get my wish 4 - wish 9, I'll update you big time. =)

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S|HE

December 03, 2010 Tsina 15 Comments

She is clingy. She doesn't impress you with her brains. She doesn't use complex words. She comes from an unknown far-away land. She stutters when she's nervous. She's bad at directions. She is naive. She couldn't sing. She couldn't dance. She couldn't even cook.She tells you when she's scared.  She makes mistake.

No, she couldn't be the one.

But she laughs at your jokes. She appreciates your presence. She tells you stories. She welcomes you in her life. She is bad at goodbyes. She speaks her mind. She is a dreamer. She always tries after her every failure. She is easy to impress. She is independent. She makes you smile when you're sad. She stays at your side - through the ups and downs. She finds comfort in your silence. She believes in you. 

She loves you - and your imperfections. 

But no, she still couldn't be the one.

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Red

November 29, 2010 Tsina 12 Comments

The red-haired masterpiece smiles. And she smiles as well, assuming that the distance between them is immaterial. As always, assuming that the slight movement of his lips is meant for her. But he is a masterpiece, he is meant for perfection. He wants his equal. She, on the other hand, is a non-conformist who loves her imperfections to the dot. Opposites attract, but I guess no, not this time. 



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Thanks Jabey for the picture.

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Inked!

November 28, 2010 Tsina 37 Comments

Finally!!! I'm inked! I didn't know I'd be able to muster enough courage. It's no secret that I have a very low pain tolerance, and just imagining the needle pricking through my skin is just crazy. But I really want to get one, so yesterday, I went to Toxztattoo in Robinsons Pioneer. I really don't have any design in mind. But when I saw this tattoo design in front of the shop, I know, this just got to be it. 

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And so there you go, little stars, shine your brightest. 
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26 before 26 Update!

1. Get a tattoo. Uber low ng physical pain tolerance ko, pero gusto ko magpa-tattoo. Astig lang. Chos! Here’s the henna tattoo I got in the UP Fair last Feb 2009. =)

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The Lotto Fever!

November 26, 2010 Tsina 4 Comments

I am no fan of the lottery game. It is a game of chance. What is the probability that I’ll win? Deeemmnnn the permutation, I am not going to compute. But I know, I am sure, I have the slimmest chance to win. But when the prize reached the P400M mark, woaaa, fan or no fan, I’m going to bet!

My first bet was two Saturdays ago, right after class, I went to Trinoma, I’m not even sure that it is the 6/55 game that I should be betting until I heard the people around me. So, I selected few numbers like my birth month, birth day, my work start date, his birth day and then randomly picked for the remaining numbers. I only bet for P40 by the way. Each bet costs P20. =p As expected, I didn’t win. I didn’t even get to match at least 3 winning combinations.

Now, the that-lottery-which-is-only-a-game-of-chance is now giving away P685 million. Imagine that?? Where the heck I’m going to spend that much money? Let’s assume that I’ll get the 6 winning combinations. Let’s assume that I am the sole winner. OOkay, scratch that. There are two winners – and I am one of them. (Hahaha. I’m sharing the luck, guys! =p) What would I do with my whooping millions?

Aside from the usual you-must-claim-and-put-it-in-a-bank intelligent response, I think I’m going to:

- Buy myself a house and lot. It’s everyone’s dream.
- Buy my family a house and lot. Set aside another million for them.
- Buy a car. Although, I don’t drive, I could always hire a driver. =p
- Travel ala Eat, Pray, Love for a year as well.
- Invest in real estate properties.
- Start a business.
- Build an orphanage.
- Build schools.
- Set up scholarship funds.

For the rest of my millions, probably, I’ll let it sleep on the bank until I can think of what to do with them. Ooohh, the happiness of wishful thinking.

Kidding aside, with all the hype this lotto is getting, I wonder why we can’t just donate the winning prize to charity. I mean, let’s face it, someone would definitely win and they would give away the millions. Why don’t we just give a million each to 685 charitable organizations/public schools? It’s Christmas anyway. I will not complain promise. =P

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Update (11/30/2010)
So, it's final. One lucky bettor gets to take home the millions. Story here.

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How to Use Custom Domain in your Blog?

November 23, 2010 Tsina 8 Comments

-->So, now that I have my own domain name. I’m going to share what I did in order to use the registered domain name from www.godaddy.com in my blogspot.

Initially, I planned to get my domain from Blogger, but because I encountered error on that night, I opted in getting it from GoDaddy. I searched for my preferred domain name to ensure that it is still available. Then I created an account before I registered the domain name. I received the order confirmation from GoDaddy.

I login to GoDaddy and then went to My Account> Domain Manager to create the CNAME record. I scrolled down to DNS Manager and then clicked on Launch. The newly registered domain should be associated to ghs.google.coom.


Check if there is already a record for www, if there is, click to edit , otherwise create a new record. Remember that on Host column, put in only www and not www.tsinatown.com (Okay, we're talking about putting in  your domain name.) I didn’t change the value on the TTL column. For other domain name provider, Blogger has this very helpful article.

Then, I went to Blogger> Settings> Publishing> Custom Domain. Since I already have the registered domain name, I went straight to Switch to Advanced Settings. Put in my registered domain name. Ensure to tick Redirect.


I tried http://www.tsinatown.com on my browser and it went fine. I also tried www.tsinatown.com, and it was okay. But when I tried tsinatown.com, it is displaying that GoDaddy has parked it free. So I googled. I realized that I have a naked domain. I need to forward my bare domain to my custom domain. Good thing I came across this article. I went back to GoDaddy> Domain Manager. Selected my domain name, and then clicked on the Forward icon. I put in my domain name and then checked again. Poof, it worked!

But you bet, it would have been easier if I had it straight from Blogger. =p

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My .com! Yipeeee!

November 21, 2010 Tsina 29 Comments

I hope you do notice – I have a new domain name! Shala. =)

I’ve been wanting one ever since. Then, a week ago, I have this strong urge to get myself a .com. And please, do not ask why, I have no idea. Compare it to impulsive shopping, that is.

But then again, I also wondered whether it is worth getting. I mean, it is worth getting, I’m sure of it. But is my blog worth my own domain? My entries are all truly personal. Few are travel accounts. That is my primary reason for not getting it last weekend.

So while I’m slacking on a Monday, I asked a friend about it. Well, he asked me, first and foremost, if it is for a hobby and if it would be of any use to me. I said, yes. Sort of a hobby. But I am not sure if I can monetize it, I don’t know how, and my entries are all personal. You know, he said, then get one, it’s a hobby. It is just like photography. The difference however is instead of getting a DSLR, you get a domain name. With that, I just know, I’m getting one.

So the next step is to choose the domain name to register. I really don’t have many choices in mind. First, I don’t think, I am that creative. Lol. Second, my mind is settled on what I want – sorry, it’s not flexible, when it feels so sure. Not on this lifetime, I’d like to get www.iamtsina.com. No serious reason though. Sadly, before I even get to register www.tsina.com, it becomes unavailable. It was available just the weekend before it!!! I was devastated. Honest. So the next day, I pinged/texted friends again, and conducted my little survey. The results are in. See below.
www.tsintsina.com got 6 votes
www.tsinatown.com got 8 votes
www.supertsina.com got 5 votes

Yup. I only have few friends, so the figures. Lol. Moving forward, I logged in to www.blogger.com, went to Settings> Publishing. I clicked on Custom Domain. Input the preferred domain name. Input my information. But failed, tsk tsk. So, I asked Meri to register the domain name directly in www.godaddy.com. She has a PayPal so that's better. In few minutes, I received the Order Confirmation. I got the domain name for $12.17/year. Thanks, Meri!!

I went back to Blogger, then input the domain name. I thought, I'm going to wait for a day for it to be set-up. But noooo, it was just in an instant. I'm superglad. Blogger will automatically redirect my blogspot address to this new one. Isn't that great?

So that’s how I end up with my new domain name. Hey, by the way, www.tsinatown.com is originally suggested by Silina to tease me because I've been bothering them a lot with my domain name issue. Thanks, Silina!

By the way, is there anyone out there who is willing to create me a good/simple/minimalist layout? I’ll pay you with kindnesssssss. =p

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A Trying Hard Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

November 19, 2010 Tsina 7 Comments

*Spoilers ahead
So, there you go. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opened yesterday. I miss miss miss Harry, Hermione and Ron. They are my most favorite people in the literary world. Promise. =) 

I made up my mind that I’m going to watch on the first day. (Demmmnnn, I didn’t know there would be advance screening here in the country.) So, I asked my friends if they could join me on the first day in the last full show. Sorry, it has to be last full show. I had a class yesterday and as much as I want to skip it, I couldn’t. =( 

I retrieved my login details to www.sureseats.com because I do not have time to go personally and reserve seats. Sad to say, the only available schedules that I could reserve a seat is the 9.30pm and 10.55pm. For some unknown reason, I couldn’t reserve a seat on 10.10pm screening. So we took the 10.55pm schedule, so much for wanting to watch on a first day. Well, technically, I watched on the first day. 

Anyway, we were in Trinoma at 9.30pm. We purchased the 10.30pm screening. So there goes my SureSeats membership, now my account is locked out because we didn’t claim the later reservation. 

So we grabbed a bucket of popcorn, and lined up with the kids (lol). The start of the movie is a little poignant. We saw Harry sending the Dursleys away, Hermione casting Obliviate spell on her parents and Ron with the Weasleys. Then, we saw Snape and Voldemort. Forgive me, but is it mercy that I saw in Snape’s eyes in seeing Charity Burbage being tortured by Voldemort? Then, we saw Nagini. I didn’t expect him to be thaaat big. I do have a poor poor imagination.

I love love love Dobby here. He’s very funny especially when he accompanied Kreacher in bringing Mundungus (which is not part of the book, btw). And when he died, I think I lost a friend as well. The added lines are just heartbreaking. You couldn’t help but cry. 

By the way, I dislike the part where they show Grindelwald telling Voldemort that Dumbledore had the Elder Wand. That is so not true, the book had it in him as part of his remorse to every single bad thing he’d done. But well, life could not be perfect. 

I hope in the second installment, Neville would have way better screen time. He is my next favorite person in the series. But what else do we expect on the second installment? As much as I could remember from the book, the break in to Gringgots is not yet shown and then also the Battle of Hogwarts. I wonder if the movie would stretch to 3 hours again. But I do not mind honestly. =) 

I enjoyed the light bantering of the characters. Every one is at their best. But what I love the most in the movie is how they show the friendship between the three characters – Harry dancing with Hermione when the latter is sad on Ron’s departure, Hermione comforting/saving Harry in the Godric’s Hollow and Ron saving Harry in the lake among others.  While watching the movie, all I could ever wish is to have friends like them. 

Over-all, I think that this movie installment is the most faithful to the book. It is also visually entertaining. I can’t wait for the second installment. =)

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And hey, this is my first ever movie review.=)

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