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February 2010

100th post!!!

I just posted my 100th blog entry, now on my 100 and 1st,¬†and didn’t even realize! ūüôā I’m really happy I started WIBME. As I’m writing, I keep thinking about Ellen’s 1,000th¬†episode and remember wondering how it would feel celebrating something after having done it for a number of¬†times. Now I sort of¬†know, not that this is anything close to what she’s done. But I feel like I achieved something and¬†I’m very proud of it. Keeping up a blog is a¬†no easy task, every time¬†I post I make sure I enjoy writing it and make it as “me” as possible not because¬†it’s what¬†readers would want to see – again, not that I have lots of readers. I don’t think I can handle a wide audience so I’m happy being anonymous and writing¬†about¬†anything I want. Hopefully, I posted worth-reading entries from among that 100, if not all. Maybe I entertained some or bored more, but that’s not what blogging is about (at least for me). It’s about expressing yourself and just saying what’s up there, inside¬†your head. I¬†wish whatever’s in there won’t get tired of thinking freely and creatively. Here’s to another batch of 1oo! ūüôā

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Mint‚ĄĘ is cool!

MINT, a local clothing company, is one of my choice shopping destination lately. The line is “energetic”, dynamic, fresh and very trendy. Their first store opened in 1998 @ hotspot Glorietta.¬†By the time¬†Christine Reyes became their star endorser in 2008 – 10 years later, the brand was pretty much everywhere. Originally¬†a women’s line, 2006 marked the year Mint Men¬†was introduced and by 2009, no less¬†than Mr. Jericho Rosales became their ambassador. They have tough competition though, Folded & Hung (F&H) has also expanded into the mainstream clothing industry and then you have the ever popular Bench with their massive lineup of famed endorsers. But if you like variety, see where you can check them out! (click here)

Get your dose of Twilight…

Ready your clickers.¬†Here are some¬†photos¬†of (still-17-year-old)¬†Taylor ūüėÄ from his magazine shoots, maybe a¬†gazillion of them,¬†including hot Rolling Stone outtakes meanwhile, Rpattz¬†got his latest controversial Details¬†pictorial and cover story for the magazine’s 10th anniversary issue. I’m glad to be of service to Twi-hard fans, click on!

Thousands down, Twenty-three to go!

American Idol¬†has presented this year’s Top 24, and I saw some familiar faces from the auditions. Before the coveted Top 12 title, these contestants will need to out-sing and outshine each other for¬†3 more grueling weeks, this time with America having the say. Not that I’m picking favorites already but these people were the ones that got stuck in my mind and saw some potential.

From the guys: Tyler Grady, Andrew Garcia and John Park                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From the girls: Katie Stevens and Ashley Rodriquez

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Choice Hottie for February: Chris Evans

I saw this guy¬†for the first time playing¬†some¬†high school¬†jock¬†in 2001’s¬†Not Another Teen Movie (which it was!). If it wasn’t for the fact that he had a¬†sort-of naked scene; covered with whip cream and strategically placed cherries and a hotdog, ūüėČ I wouldn’t have bothered going through it. The movie was blah and yeah, he was already cute then but when I saw him 3 years later: shirtless in the¬†suspense¬†movie¬†Cellular, his sexy meter (not that I¬†used one) just went berserk! With a couple of movies, hot magazine features and appearances everywhere since then, he was certified¬†Hollywood hunk. This actor of Italian and Irish roots, became a household name when landed¬†the¬†film role¬†as¬†one of Marvel‘s Fantastic Four. Aptly¬†starring as¬†Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch,¬†needless to say¬†he was scorching¬†hot –¬†figuratively and literally and yes, of course he took¬†his¬†shirt off! He is¬†super fine in the shots¬†above and¬†I¬†don’t mind¬†that love trail at all. ūüėõ

The Love Bug

(I’m in the mood to write so hold your horses.)

It’s the love month so maybe that’s why I gotten the bug and writing about it now, how timely! Actually this is Nicholas Sparks‘ fault – will get to that later on. It‚Äôs just that with nothing to do last weekend I¬†felt the urge to go out and do something. Then I realized, I haven’t watched a movie for weeks so I got some popcorn and treated myself to some “me time”, and by that I meant the wholesome¬†kind of course. ūüôā With a couple of¬†nice films out last weekend it took me a while to decide. It sucked because I forgot to read reviews; it would’ve been easier. Here are my options:

I wanted to watch The Princess and The Frog; I know it’s meant for kids and the¬†house must be¬†packed with frenzied ones¬†and their parents so I can tell it will be chaotic inside. That’s a big no-no for me,¬†there’s nothing more irritating than a noisy audience so I crossed this one out (but I’m secretly still wanting to – its Disney¬†plus they stuck to what they do best and its classic¬†hand drawn animation).

Next, there’s that SJP flick Did You Hear About the Morgans? but then I thought the only reason¬†I’ll be watching this is because of her and for this one, sadly¬†it wasn’t enough – sorry! I still love her though, so¬†I put it on the bottom of my list just in case.

Then I have Spaghetti Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which boasts¬†in 3D animation and have been¬†showing for some time now. Last time I remembered watching a movie in 3D was¬†when I watched the The Half-Blood Prince¬†and it’s for the first 15 freaking minutes only! I would’ve gone for Avatar in 3D ‚Äėcause I really wanted the experience but figured I’ll be predicting the whole thing. Probably next time.

So all I’m left with is Dear John, and honestly I ultimately chose this one because¬†the title¬†has my name on it, haha ūüėĬ†Of course the fact it’s¬†based from a¬†Nicholas Sparks‘ novel helped and you can’t go wrong with a romantic film. So with that settled, I bought a ticket and readied my eyes for some tear-jerking (if there‚Äôs such a word).

I wasn‚Äôt surprised when I found myself crying halfway through. It‚Äôs kinda funny ‚Äėcause I didn‚Äôt want people to see so I couldn‚Äôt get myself to wipe them or else I‚Äôll get busted, though no one in there knows me, I hope. I admit, I‚Äôm a little or maybe, too emotional. I knew it was going to be sad at some point and it stuck with me as I got out of the theater. It‚Äôs that time of year and I do have those times when I got so hung up with the movie I end up researching and thinking about it at home. Channing Tatum works as a young rebel who was changed upon joining the army and falling in love for the first time. Amanda Seyfried,¬†beautiful as always, made us all fall in love with Savannah.

Nicholas Sparks was born to tell stories like these and the first thing that came up in my mind was, ‚ÄúI have to read the book.‚ÄĚ So I went to a bookstore found a copy but then hesitated. Here‚Äôs the thing, The Notebook is one of my favorite movies of all time but when I read it, I don‚Äôt know, I just didn‚Äôt feel the same way and barely even finished it – granting how short it was. So I went home, decided not to buy one to just download an eBook. But I couldn‚Äôt find one in the net, well at least one that‚Äôs free. ūüėõ¬†Apparently, every other Sparks novel is out there except for this one. So there I was disappointed, turned the TV on and there in my screen was Nights in Rodanthe showing at HBO. I‚Äôm like, ‚Äúwhat the heck!‚ÄĚ So to keep myself from obsessing, I¬†rummaged through my books and got¬†my copy of A Walk to Remember and read it. See, the movie was just plain okay for me so I never bothered to pick up the book. And then something happened, I was enjoying it and surprisingly enough I found myself smiling and getting all giddy. One by one, I devoured the pages like someone who didn‚Äôt eat for weeks and cried yet again by the end. I finished it in one seating! I haven‚Äôt done that before so that‚Äôs something. Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan just got added to my list of literary heroes. One of the best love stories I‚Äôve known. I‚Äôm rethinking my decision not to finish The Notebook. But for now, I‚Äôm happy reading Dear John and enjoying every minute of it (don‚Äôt ask how I got one). I‚Äôm now a fan of Mr. Sparks – better late than never. I should get started with the rest of his novels too, I‚Äôm way falling behind.

Whether the reason for all of these is it being February once again, I don‚Äôt know. I‚Äôm just happy. Have a wonderful valentines‚Äô day everyone! ūüôā¬†

X Marks the Spot

I haven’t seen such commotion¬†on underwear ads since David Beckham‘s Emporio Armani campaign. This time around its Calvin Klein X underwear that’s making the gossip sites or make that the bodies of Twilight¬†star Kellan Lutz, True Blood actor Mehcad Brooks, Japanese football¬†player Hidetoshi¬†Nakata and tennis pro Fernando Verdasco. Their¬†photos are what they should be..¬†HOT!¬†Kellan Lutz is a god among men, I even scored a behind the scenes video of his shoot. I can die watching this. Check it out after the jump. ūüôā

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Pink’s circus act at the Grammys

What a spectacular night that was! The winners deserved it, every performance was great especially this one. It was a very tamed performance at first but after revealing her costume and was lifted on air, I was dumbfounded and I couldn’t believe it. And correct me if I’m wrong, I don’t think she had straps on as she was spinning around in the air. It was beautiful particularly at the end with the water pouring down from her.

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