The Black/Blue or Gold/White Dress: I saw both colors!

I never thought I’d bother to blog about this controversial dress since I thought from the very beginning that this is just one of those attention seeking posts on social media. True enough, it did get attention from the whole world.

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For days I’ve been seeing posts about this dress. Even celebrities debated on it. I concluded that there are two photos of the dress, one in black/blue and one in white/gold and people are just trying to make an issue out of it. So all is good for me, didn’t care, not interested.

Until I came across a video of Ellen DeGeneres showing the dress on the TV screen beside her. Since I missed watching Ellen, I clicked on the video and had to listen to her quirks about it because I know she’s gonna say something hilarious (as always) about it.

So she shows the photo of #TheDress, I see it in Gold and White, which is the color she sees as well. As for her audience, majority agreed with her seeing White/Gold and a minority raised their hands for Black/Blue. She admitted later on that the dress was in fact Black/Blue then joked that the real dress is wrong (lol Ellen). Out of curiousity, I paused the video and went over to my fiancé, asked him what color he sees on the dress, and again, he agrees it is gold/white. So I’m good. We both agree.

Then I went back to my room and turned off the lights for “bill saving” purposes and played the video again. It shocked me seeing black/blue all of a sudden. Initially, I thought they changed the photo to show the dress in a different color but I went back to the very start of the video and I cannot see the gold/white anymore!

My fiancé, being an optometrist by profession had to explain it to me thoroughly, while I freak out, how that happened to me.

He said it had something to with the photosensitive cells/photoreceptors in our retinas called cones and rods. The cones are for the night vision while the rods are for the color vision. My eyes adjusted to both that’s why I saw the dress in white/gold first then black/blue later on which was the real color anyway. It still freaks me out really. That’s why I’m blogging about it now. How amazing is the human body!

Audrey Hepburn, the epitome of beauty

I always thought Audrey Hepburn was just another celebrated persona who ended up in tragedy at a young age. I didn’t expect to find out the humanitarian legacy she left behind. Let alone the life she lived dedicated to her family even if it wasn’t perfect and that she lived till she was 63 years old.

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I’ve known Breakfast at Tiffany’s as her most popular film since I’ve been hearing about it in high school and I have friends who actually went as Holly Golightly in halloween/costume parties. But I’ve never watched the film until last August. I found out that my favorite song to play in the flute “Moonriver” came from that movie. I was so smitten by that movie I watched it twice in one week and got LSS (last song syndrome) with Moonriver all over again. I just love that song!

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Next, I was told by my office mate(who got into this A.H. addiction first) that Roman Holiday was her first film where she won the first Oscar award for Best Actress. I just had to watch that.

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Then, I watched My Fair Lady and whoa! I found my other high school LSS which was “I could have danced all night“! I really don’t remember watching her films as a kid but I guess somehow I have seen them.

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I also got to watch her other films Funny Face, where I saw her talent in dancing and The Nun Story, which somehow got me thinking that Audrey probably enjoyed shooting the film especially when the setting was in Africa helping the indigents.

Therefore, if I may say so, I have officially included Audrey Hepburn in the list of people I truly admire.

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This is the End (Movie Review)

This movie was released last 2013 but I was only able to watch it the other day when my office mate suggested it.

I didn’t know what to expect on the story but I already know it will be a comedy because of its cast: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, James Franco etc…

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Indeed it was hilarious but gruesome at the same time since the plot was about the apocalypse or the end of the world. I was surprised that celebs like Rihanna and Emma Watson agreed to participate in this movie. Even Michael Cera and Channing Tatum did cameo roles but portrayed very different characters from their usual serious/respectable roles especially if they’re playing as themselves.

What I particularly liked in the movie is making people/the audience aware about the Bible, how there IS a God and that there IS an end to this world. Although, they shouldn’t have used too much curse words especially during their ascendance to heaven. However, I liked the message they showed when James Franco was supposed to ascend to heaven because of the selfless deed he did for Seth and Jay but as he ascended through the blue light, he mocked Danny to “s*ck his d*ck” and so he ended up being eaten instead. He spoiled his chance of salvation. Yikes!

My favorite part?

When the Backstreet Boys appeared!!! lmao
90s kid over here so yeah! I am not ashamed!

I give this movie 6/10!

Maleficent

Well…well…

I happen to end the month of May by watching the most awaited Disney movie that features one of the most hated or shall I say, in my case, most loved villain: MALEFICENT!

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Let’s just say, if it weren’t for Angelina Jolie, I don’t think I’d like the movie that much. The effects were excellent and Jolie’s acting was of course ‘magnificent’ and heartwarming (if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean).

I don’t know what made me say it’s so-so if it weren’t for Jolie, I guess it’s the supporting characters? lol Or maybe the resemblance of the story to that of the recent Disney release ‘Frozen’. It could have probably grossed more if it was released earlier than Frozen coz then they’d receive the first “wow” for the twist. It did have major changes from how we know the story of Sleeping Beauty. Disney totally changed the fairy tale story we grew up with! But it was excellent execution, Avatarish, Super Heroish, Iron Mannish, for a while there I even thought Jolie became catwoman,  but sa’ll good. There was justice.

 

I give this movie 5/10!

My favorite series of ALL TIME!

So no one told you life was gonna be this waaay…. *clap*clap*clap*

Yep you guessed it my loves… FRIENDS!!!

Now who does not love FRIENDS? … Nada!

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9 years after the last season and still, people are crazy about it, watching its reruns, talking about it, relating life situations to it. Without FRIENDS, I’d never know how I have lived my life. No matter how overacting that may seem.

The first episode I watched of FRIENDS was already in Season 7 since they started when I was a kid and of course, I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the humor back then. That first episode encounter was in high school and I immediately got hooked. Thankfully, my Dad was able to get a copy of all the seasons from his co-worker. YAY!

Since they ended, channels have been playing reruns and I tell you, even if I already have the complete series saved in my hard drive, I still watch the episodes aired on TV. I know I’m not the only one who does that. FOR SURE.

Who would ever forget… (this is not even half of what we can never forget about FRIENDS)

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The Rachel and Monica fights

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Joey and Chandler’s barcaloungers

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Ross’s Unagi

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Phoebe’s shock when she found out about Chandler and Monica

The Chick and the Duck

The Chick and the Duck

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Phoebe’s songs especially Smelly Cat

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The Apartment Game

How we all wish they’d have a reunion don’t we? But I guess it’s all good. They already left us with 10 seasons of memories. That’s a decade already. Watch it once for every decade and you’re sure to have a lifetime of FRIENDS. haha. j/k

Thank You FRIENDS for coming into our lives!

Run for your Health!!!

I’m an avid fun runner. I have joined 8 fun runs in two years now. My first fun run was the Energizer Night Run in 2011. It was a superb first time experience coz we got to run in the evening since I hate waking up at dawn, the usual fun run call time. No wonder fun runs and marathons have become a booming business because of singlet designs, charity causes, freebies, medals and of course the health benefits.

Running is not as easy as you think. If you want to be serious, you need to train at least twice a week. I run once a week but I include brisk walking daily when I commute to and from work. Not to mention our 9 flights of stairs in the apartment when the elevator shuts down past curfew(i know right?). Anyhoo, I used to run 10mins per kilometer but I have narrowed it down to 6-7mins now which is progress. I used to wake up with sore muscles and body ache the next day coz of all the running. I didn’t even run the full distance, I had brisk walking in between. The last two runs didn’t give those aches anymore though, I guess it’s just a matter of getting used to it.

Just so you know…

I call myself a Fun Runner because I have never tried running for 21km.. yet, which is the half marathon. I ought to someday. There’s a difference between a marathon and a fun run. Fun Runs consist of distances from 500m to usually 10km which sometimes can be 16km or 18km while Marathons start at 21km which will take you about 2hrs 30mins or so, if you’re an average runner, then 42km for a full marathon. Some marathons even go further to 80km or more.

Things I consider in joining Fun Runs:

1. The singlet design and freebies

– Yes, I consider the singlet design and freebies. Nuff said.

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2. If there’s a medal

– The distance I often run don’t include medals which is the 5k category. It’s a plus if they do. I’m promoting my running distance to 10k so I’d have better chances in acquiring more medals. 21km distances always include medals and Finisher’s Shirts sometimes. I aim to run in the 21km distance in 2014.

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3. The cause

– Fun Runs started for a cause like Run for Pasig River, Run Against Diabetes, Run Against Breast Cancer etc. until some organizers made it a business. People think they benefit from the running with a few freebies but they don’t know that the organizers benefit more from the sponsors and the unreasonable high price for the registration. C’est la vie!

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4. Popularity

– If a number of celebrities and politicians joined the run, expect more people to join too. However, the runs I don’t wanna join in again are the ones that are way too popular that wouldn’t give me a chance to actually run at my own pace.

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5. Location

– I highly recommend that people who join fun runs should also consider the location. Most of the fun runs I joined were held in Bonifacio Global City, one was held in Tagaytay. I didn’t mind the location that much before until I joined a run held around Mall of Asia, we had to run past this river in Macapagal Ave and whoah does it stink! It gave me a headache after the run instead of making me feel good.

Joining fun runs has been my motivation in being more physically active because I’m naturally lazy. It motivates me because of the money spent, the call time and the other runners who join. I get so inspired seeing runners who I think look less active than I am run nonstop during these events, it’s such a challenge!

RUN FOR YOUR HEALTH!

Orphan Black

I didn’t know I can dedicate one day in watching one whole season (10 episodes) of this new series I had no idea about. I just saw my friend’s tweets with hashtags of the title #OrphanBlack and got curious.

Good thing my other friend, series fangirl already has a copy of the whole first season which is another proof that this series has a promise. For one, I won’t be hooked for one day into finishing the whole first season if it wasn’t interesting.

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I must say that I am very very very impressed with its lead actors let alone its lead actress Tatiana Maslany who’s a new name for me. She portrayed so many roles in one show where if they didn’t have the same face you’d think they’re really portrayed by different actresses. Tatiana’s a certified chameleon!!! She’s FRICKIN’ BRILLIANT!!!

No wonder people have been raving about her getting nominated for an Emmy and actually winning it! I won’t doubt that at all! She definitely deserves it and more!

I can’t say much about the plot coz I want people to be curious as how I was when I read/heard about it. I had no idea about the plot, genre, characters or anything! I just simply played the first episode!

This show caught my heart, mind and DNA. haha!

Waiting for season 2 which will be showing on April 2014 is major torture but I won’t get bored watching the first season all over again.

Another thing, I wouldn’t blog about this show if it wasn’t awesome.