Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pirates of the Carribean

Have you seen the third installment of Pirates?I love it! Actually i don't have that much knowledge on critiquing a film, but i appreciate it so much coming from an ordinary person's point of view. For me, this film helped the careers of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as well.

Johnny Depp has been acting since i don't know when..but all i know is that he's such a great actor playing weird roles from movies like Edward Scissorhands, Finding Neverland, Sleepy Hollow, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With numerous movies that he made (including those that i was not able to mention), did not have that much impact on the public the way Capt. Jack Sparrow did. With Pirates, he was really something, you could never ever forget Capt. Jack Sparrow. I could not imagine any other actor playing that role. The way he walks and talks in this film (kind of like a drunkard) really helped him create the happy go-lucky character of Jack Sparrow.

Okay, there's Keira Knightley playing Elizabeth Swann. She's practically the only lady at the film. She transformed from a damsel-in-distress (in Pirates 1) to a fearless captain (in Pirates 3). But who was Keira Knightley before the Pirates trilogy? On Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Keira plays a handmaiden that disguises herself as Queen Amidala, who is portrayed by Natalie Portman. At 16, she had a football movie called Bend it like Beckham, she did the first Pirates movie at 17! Wow..Imagine at 17, you have the chance to work with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom! Anyway, i find her really pretty (but she has crooked teeth) and suitable to play the role of Elizabeth Swann. The Pirates trilogy also helped Keira become a famous actress.

Last but not the least is Orlando Bloom who played Will Turner, Elizabeth's love interest. We first noticed his hotness during the Lord of the Rings trilogy while playing the elf Legolas. Who could forget his long blonde hair at that movie right? Anyway he had a lot of films after that like Elizabethtown, Kingdom of Heaven, Ned Kelly and Black Hawk Down, but he's still famous for being Legolas and now, Will Turner. I love Orlando Bloom, i hope he will continue in making films, but is he really gay? Anyway for me, he's a good actor and that's all that matters...

Monday, June 25, 2007

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

i am currently reading this book called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (instead of studying for Business Law during my free time!) is meant to teach you what the author calls "financial literacy". the cover says "WHAT THE RICH TEACH THEIR KIDS ABOUT MONEY--that the poor and middle class do not!"..catchy huh?i love reading books..most of the books that i have read were written by Paulo Coelho and Nicolas Sparks (so cheesy, i know..) and what made me read this book?

when i got my first allowance from my ojt at IBM Business Services, after a week, i have none left! where did my cash in hand went?and well, i bought a bag from People R People,..and i treated my family for pizza at yellow cab...and my money was gone with the wind..i said to myself, if that would always happen to me when i am already working, then i am in a very big trouble..oh gosh..i can't buy luxuries all the time right?so i heard that this book will teach you how to become rich...

i am now in page 126, and i already learned things about to be rich, "use your money to buy an asset and minimize buying liabilities"..what exactly is an asset?the book says "an asset is something that puts money into your pocket" and as for liability "it is something that takes money out of your pocket"..those kind of ideas..

how can you say that a person is wealthy?i found this definition from the book..that the author quoted from a man named Buckminster Fuller, and it says "Wealth is a person's ability to survive so many number of days forward.." or it simply means, "if i stopped working today, how long could i survive?"..the last line, i would apply it to myself by asking "if my parents stop giving me allowances today, how long could i survive?" oh gosh..i guess i would only survive for 2 days! scary!

so right now, i am trying my best to save money and minimize expenses..coz i don't want to struggle financially! hopefully after reading this book, i could think of something, a business, that would help me earn money...

Witch Yoo Hee

i love watching korean dramas, but it is sad to say that i don't watch the current kdrama of abs-cbn which is entitled "Which star are you from?"..some friends of mine are watching it, and they find it cool..and they ask me, "why are you not watching it?", i guess that question involves curiosity. i love kdramas, and i am not watching that one?! anyway, these past months, ever since i had my ojt, i don't watch tv pathetic right? its just that, i don't have the energy anymore to watch tv shows..i'd rather sleep...because i need to get up early for the next morning...anyway, for the past 2 months, really..i have no idea what are the events in the current tv soaps...

but there is this one korean drama that i would really watch once it will be aired here in the is called Witch Yoo Hee..i saw the first 3 episodes of this korean drama through crunchyroll, and i totally love it..even before this drama was shown in south korea, i am really excited to see it because its cast include Jae Hee (from Sassy girl chunhyang--my fave korean drama ever..) and Kim Jeong Hoon (Troy or Yul from Princess Hours, another fave kdrama!)! imagine, two of your favorite korean stars in one korean drama, now that's something! the cast also includes Ahn Suk Hwan (Julian's uncle from My Girl), Byun Hee Bong (Julian's grandfather in My Girl) and Jo Kye Hung (Jasmine's guy friend from My Girl)..oh gosh...its like my girl part 2!

the director of this drama is Jeon ki sang, the same director behind My Girl and Sassy Girl Chunhyang, because of that i am motivated than ever to watch this you could expect the humor of My Girl!

the story is about Ma Yoo Hee (Han Ga In), as the director of her father's advertising company, she is known as a witch for her ruthless, no nonsense character. After a string of failed attempts to hire a housekeeper, she (literally) runs into Chae Moo Ryong (Jae Hee), ex-medical student turned aspiring chef. As a way to work off his debt for crashing into her car, he agrees to become her housekeeper and personal love affairs coach for one month. Gladly, he gives her a makeover that attracts both her old friend Johnny Kruger (Dennis Oh) and her first love Joon Ha (Kim Jeong Hoon). Despite having a girlfriend, Sung Mi (Jun Hye Bin), Moo Ryong eventually finds himself falling for Yoo Hee.

i really wish that ABS-CBN would be the one to show this drama here in the Philippines..i could not really watch it continuously right now because i am using a dial-up connection..and hello good luck! i only get to watch it at the internet i really hope that it will be shown here in the Philippines already!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lip gloss addiction!

well not everyone notices my addiction..but i am really addicted to lip glosses..and not just to ordinary lip glosses in the market..i am addicted to the ones that are ridiculously expensive..i know that may sound absurd to know, spending unreasonable bucks for a lip gloss! how crazy! but well, that's me...can't help is totally better to be addicted with lip gloss rather than with drugs right?

anyway like i said, i am willing to spend big bucks just for a tube of a good quality lip gloss..and i actually know a few ones in the market(a little expensive)with superb quality...

my favorite lip gloss of all time is DuWop's Venom Gloss..

it has this stingy feeling when you apply it for the first time, but after a few uses, your lips will get used to the stingy feeling. This lip gloss is described as "to enhance your lips". it costs about P900..

Next is Lancome Juicy Tubes. I try to use this lip gloss occassionally because this is the most expensive that i have bought so far. i have one in fraise (strawberry), and its quite good. It stays on your lips for hours. The one that i bought has glitters so its too fancy to be used for school!

While Rosel and I were strolling at BeautyBar, i came across this lip gloss..or (the label said) lip plumper, i was attracted by the nice reddish color (the fifth in the picture) and tried it on. It has the same stingy feeling that Duwop Venom gloss has, but this one is stronger! I also noticed that its not so sticky like other lip glosses. I wanted to buy it but when i saw the price (P995), WAAH! wla akong budget!

Clinique Impossibly Glossy Lip Gloss..without looking at the tag price i knew that this one is expensive..since this brand is exclusively available at Rustan's only..and hello can you find something cheap at Rustan's?
so about the lip gloss, this one's intended for those who have sensitive skin..that's why their products are fragrance-free..anyway, i just love the color of this gloss...but i don't adore the price!but who knows?Pag tinopak ako, i will buy one! hehe
Rosel tried one too, and it looks good on her, so with that i guess if you have the funds, there would not be any hesitations on buying this one!