Sunday, March 29, 2009
The minute we got out of the airport yesterday, the 90+ degF Manila heat enveloped me. I suddenly had colds from the change of weather. And did not want to leave the comfort of my aircondition at home to do any chore but being away, I just had to do go sweat it out at the grocery.
I remembered that long walk we did at East Nanjing Road in the middle of the day and though it was tiring, I was not soaked in sweat. I couldn't imagine doing that here even under the shades of buildings of Ayala Avenue, the main business street in Makati where I work.
Well as the song goes "back to life, back to reality"...
Note: Posting photo links soon!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Arrived from Manila, Friday night, the 20th and flying back on the 28th. As usual, home in China for the next few days would be my sister Teng's home at the Emerald in Pudong, Shanghai.
This time, my playmate for life Butch is with me and travel buddy Ochie who I missed in 2008 travels, are with me.
We are having a great time and have done a lot of things in the past couple of days. Saturday was jampacked with activities and sightseeing. We went to the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, the Oriental Pearl Tower and watched the ERA Intersection of Time show at the Shanghai Circus.
Then on Sunday, we went on a road trip to HuangZhou, another province just 2 hours away from Shanghai Pudong area. We went up the Leifeng Pagoda then rented bikes and enjoyed the sights around West Lake.
I will be blogging about my experiences and posting photo links as soon as I get back.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Until I stumbled upon these playmates at an obsure branch of National Bookstore (http://www.nationalbookstore.com.ph/), I thought no one had the imagination to produce purple bookends.
I loved that the bookends are a pair of boy and girl images. My friend Ochie found me bookends in the past but they are on the lavander/mauve shade. This one is screaming purple and my birdcage need new ones to hold on to the growing collection of dvds and cds that my real life playmate and I have collected.
As one of James Patterson's (http://www.jamespatterson.com/) psychotic book character said .. "happy, happy, joy, joy.."
Friday, March 13, 2009
I was mad at myself for watching too much of Jerry Yan's (F4) new drama Starlit last Sunday that I missed the only day that I can post something.
I was having a horrible week - long hours at work, saying goodbye to people, atm fraud victim, sleep deprived...
Thank god I found something to make me laugh as the weekend draws near and the thought of getting my hands on a vodka bottle is making me drool, shake and most probably forget to study for my Nihonggo lessons.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Perhaps Love is a 2005 movie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perhaps_Love) which reminded me of Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge. Before anything else I was amazed at the quality of a blue ray dvd. I've been watching too much online streaming video that I forgot how good a super clear dvd is to watch.
And since the dvd was so clear, I was amazed at how gorgeous looking Takeshi Kaneshiro is..still. Takeshi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Kaneshiro) is not new to me. I have been a fan of his for quite some time now and have seen many of his works in Japan, Hongkong and China.
I loved his Japan tv dramas God Give Me More Time, Golden Bowl and Love 2000. I watched his Hongkong movies Anna Magdalena and Tempting Hearts. I loved his movie Turn Left, Turn Right. I even have a documentary of his travel in Scandinavia (?) or was it the North Pole? And more forgetable is this american movie he made called Too Tired To Die with Marisa Tomei.