05 January 2015
2014 had been good to us overall, and the summer holidays was a relaxing finish to a great year. Personally, I think that in our 6th Christmas break here in New Zealand, I am finally getting used to the quiet celebration, and prefer it now over the busy celebrations in the Philippines.
Which reminds me of the YouTube video I saw of the end of year celebrations in Manila:
25 November 2014
It truly is quite an experience celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, especially if you are a kid. There's the early morning masses where you get up real early, then have hot pan de sal with butter oozing all over, or puto bumbong afterwards. The anticipation of the special day when Jesus as an infant would appear on the Belen on Christmas Day, and the Christmas lantern that would glide its way across the Church to where the manger is... it's all so special. And in school, we do arts and crafts, and make Parol, which we have only during this time of the year!
19 November 2014
I signed up for a Black Box many moons ago. To be honest, my expectations with receiving one is not high, mainly because I do not have much luck with such things. So imagine my surprise when I received an email saying that I have been chosen for a Men and Adult Snacking Black Box, and one turned up at our doorstep shortly! It sure was a pleasant surprise.
The box was quite heavy. I secretly wished there was beer inside.
Oooh, wraps! My wife was delighted to see that.
Underneath the wraps were more goodies. And I saw a beer bottle! Yay!
01 October 2014
I had the good fortune of watching the movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Silver Bullet a couple of nights ago. It's been a while since I first watched this film; in fact I was still in high school back then! But I consider this as one of my favourite films so I was truly delighted to be able to watch this again after so many years.
As the movie progressed, I was mildly surprised at how much of the film I forgot (considering it's one of my favourites!). I do not remember it being as blood-and-gore graphic as it was. Selective amnesia? It was like my mind decided to keep the parts which involved road chases and explosions. Not sure where the bloody bits went off to. It may very well be likely that I had my hands clasped tightly over my eyes at those times!
If you like watching werewolf movies, this one is an easy pick and fun to watch (not too serious with itself, and who doesn't love an 80s flick?!) And the effects are not too shabby.
Now, to get my hands on another Stephen King movie adaptation, 'Christine'...
(image credit: movie poster from dvdactive.com, Marty on the Silver Bullet from disabilitymovies.com)