MMFF 2011

I honestly can no longer remember the last movie I have seen. I can recall though that my elder daughter”s first movie was Narnia, way back when she was just almost 4yo if I am not mistaken. Glad that she liked the movie. After 5 years, she”s

now more interested with movies. She has requested few times to watch a movie with me. There were blockbuster movies we have failed to watch. I remember to have told her that sometime before she came, I worked at SM North EDSA cinema as an usherette. My contract even started Christmas day itself though my first day of duty was the 26th. I recall that I was in total amazement on how people lined up outside the cinema at the ticket booths to be able to see the MMFF movies in its opening day. It was a great experience to have rendered duty (when you are a newbie) at the peek of MMFF where there were several box office hits. I saw parents and kids ran inside the cinema just to get the best seat there is for them. Muro Ami was a blockbuster at that time.

I could also remember that MMFF normally select movies to be included in the festival through a thorough review and MMFF people picks one movie in each category (action, horror, drama, comedy & fantasy/adventure). Shake, rattle & Roll movies were a sure blockbuster back when I was still a kid. Changes became inevitable as the movie industry progress. MMFF 2011 features 2 horror movies, 3 comedy and 2 fantasy movies. Another observation is that, Eugene Domingo is in a supporting role to entries and lead role in one of the 3 episodes of Shake, Rattle & Roll. I guess, awesome Eugene Domingo herself is already a blockbuster. So, what movies are in store for us this MMFF?

Here”s the list:

1.  Enteng Ng Ina Mo      – Fantasy, Comedy     – Vic Sotto & Ai Ai Delas Alas

2.  My House Husband  –  Romantic Comedy  –  Judy Ann Santos & Ryan Agoncillo

3.  Segunda Mano            –  Horror                         –  Kris Aquino, DingDong Dantes & Angelica Panganiban

4. Shake, Rattle & Roll   –  Horror                         –  Maricar Reyes, Kathryn Bernardo, Albie Casino, Paulo Avelino and Eugene Domingo

5. Panday 2                        –  Action, Fantasy       –  Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Phillip Salvador, Iza Calzado & Marian Rivera

6. Yesterday, Today

& Tomorrow                      – Drama                           –  Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana & Dennis Trillo

7. Manila Kingpin: The

Asiong Salonga Story    –  Action                        –  George ER Estregan, Philip Salvador, Baron Geisler, Sam Pinto & Dennis Padilla

8. Hototay                          – Comedy                      –  John Lapus, Ruffa Gutierrez, Andi Eigenmann, Lovi Poe and Melai Cantiveros

MMFF is the grandest movie festival here in the Philippines and almost every Filipino is in excitement waiting for the official list of movie entries to be announced. This year”s list is extravagant I must say. Having big names like Vic Sotto and AiAi, Judy Ann Santos, Kris Aquino, Bong Revilla, Marian Rivera, Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion; one of the best MM movie festival for me. I have already asked my elder daughter which movie she would like to see in case I decide for us to have a movie date and she gladly responded with her top 3 movies. I am no longer sur[rised that she didn”t mention SRR 13, she”s a coward with horror movies.

the trailer of the first movie my elder daughter K wants to see… Enteng Ng Ina Mo. I still don”t know if we will be able to pursue with our movie date and as to when. So, which movie do you think will hit as the top grosser or blockbuster ? Which movie will win most of the awards? Who will win as Best Actress and Best Actor? Let us all find out on the 28th.

 

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CDO and Iligan Tragedy: How Can We Help?

Many of us may have read and seen how tragic the aftermath of typhoon Sendong is for CDO and Iligan residents. Every video footage and every photo there is is truly heart breaking especially that it is almost Christmas in a matter of days. Many children will no longer be able to open nor receive their presents. All we can do now is pray for their souls and so as help the survivors in the simplest way we can. I am gonna start sorting kids’ clothes and bring it to LBC who has generously offered to deliver goods and donations to the affected provinces for free.

If you are not in the Philippines and still would like to support and help out. HERE is the link to Red Cross’ Paypal account and this is the RED CROSS website.

Besides LBC and Red Cross, the biggest TV networks are also accepting donations, in cash or in kind.

TV5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.

Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.:  BDO Savings Acct No. 005310-410164 and Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Acct No. 1443-05333-2

Donations in kind like food, clothing, utensils, blankets, mats, water containers, and medicines may be sent to News5 Aksyon Center, TV5 office in San Bartlolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Dollar donations may be made through:
Bank of the Philippine Islands

Beneficiary: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
Beneficiary Account No.:  1444-0214-85
Beneficiary Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Ayala Avenue SGV Branch
Address: 6758 Ayala Ave, Makati City, Philippines
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Banco de Oro

Beneficiary: Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
Beneficiary Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4
Beneficiary Bank: BDO Unibank Inc – BDO Makati Ave-Ayala Branch
Address: Ground Floor L.V. Locsin Bldg., 6752 Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc.

METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY (METROBANK)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:3-098-51034-7
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:2-098-00244-2
Code:MBTC PH MM

UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)
Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:115-184777-2
:160-111277-7
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:01-115-301177-9
:01-160-300427-6
Code:UCPB PH MM

BANCO DE ORO (BDO) 

Peso Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:469-0022189
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:469-0072135
Code: BNORPHMM

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)
Peso Savings
Account Name :GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Numbe:121-003200017
Dollar Savings
Account Name:GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number:121-003200025
Code:PNB MPH MM

 ABS CBN
Sagip Kapamilya: Operation Sendong

All information in this particular post was derived from the websites of the particular foundations mentioned. This is one of my ways to reach out and encourage everyone to help out – sharing & love is the spirit of Christmas!

 

Practicality In Used Cars

Not everyone can afford high-end brand new cars. Not everyone can even buy a car. Some will opt to go for motorcycles instead while others go hunt and browse over used car book prices. It is not bad to buy used cars especially when you are being practical. There are pros and cons in everything, so as in buying used cars.

We own a motorcycle which came as a surprise to me. I was sort of expecting it already when hubby bought the motorcycle but was hopeful that he will go for a used car since we are already a family. Aside from the fact that there were great deals from car dealers offered to him that time. I was excited yet a little disappointed when he drove a brand new motorcycle home, I have to admit.

Anyways, I am still wanting to have our own car and house too. Second hand or used car is okay with me just as long as the four of us will comfortably fit in. It’s quite awkward travelling in a motorcycle with 2 kids. Not just that it’s awkward but really unsafe, right?

Since we are one of the families that really can’t afford high end brand new cars, we will go for second hands instead. I have read that buying used cars is quite hard – quality and value is always at risk. Even so, I think I still agree that old and used cars are much more reliable especially if it was well maintained by the previous owner. One of my cousins bought a used car from a friend. Even if it was not really the model she wanted, knowing it was well maintained and taken cared of by a female owner, she made a deal.

Besides reliability, we should also consider possible repair costs, insurance and safety. Now, these are just very few of the things to consider. The point is, there is real practicality in used cars even if most women does not really know “everything” about them. Although we try to get to know more about cars, it is still a guy thing.

ASTIG PINOY: Showtime's 4th Grand Finals Champion

Credits to YT uploader PrinceYatz21

As we were waiting for all the finalists to finish their performances, we already have Astig Pinoy as our champion this season. WE, as I was with my daughters that time we watched Showtime. Astig Pinoy was totally awesome! Their grand finals performance was a combination of our unique culture and unique hip movements. As Joey Marquez mentioned, it was a right choice of music and good interpretation of it. It was quite predictable who will champ this season right after Astig Pinoy performed. Their talents are really inspiring, admiring and totally ASTIG! Awesome performance! Vice Ganda said it right, the blind folded Tinikling act/dance was the highlight of their performance and the most amazing act there was in the history of Showtime. Way better than the hip dances, loops, jumps and acrobats we have seen.

Congratulations Astig Pinoy! You guys rock and will definitely go a long way. Cheers to your success!

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John Lennon

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(9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

Became a member of The Quarrymen which then evolved into The Beatles in 1960. Lennon showed wit not just in music but also in film, in his drawings, writings and interviews. Married Yoko Ono in 1969, they had a son names Sean.

Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon back December 8, 1980 in front of the latter’s apartment in The Dakota. There wasn’t a funeral for John Lennon, he was cremated. Yoko Ono scattered his ashes in NY’s Central Park. The Strawberry Fields memorial was later created in that same place.As of 2011, it has been noted that Chapman has been denied parole for 6 times.

One of his quotes that I so like:

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

Holiday e-Greeting Card

I saw my friend”s daughter posted something interesting in Facebook and so I went ahead and checked the application and its website- WiddlyTinks.com. I immediately tried how to make my own Holiday greeting card. I got lost a little with how casino online to resize the photo but glad to have figured it out. I was already thinking on what and how to ask a 7 year old girl how she did it. haha!

Here”s my younger daughter greeting you all an early Merry Christmas!

Dessert: Crema De Fruta

The ice cream tubs inside the chest freezer of a grocery store near us was so tempting. I found a new flavor to try, but decided not to go get for “my” picky eaters might not appreciate it. I then thought of an idea to just make Crema De Fruta whih cost the same as getting the 1.5L tub I was eyeing at the store.

Crema De Fruta is normally serve during the holiday season and there are different versions of it too. Don’t be surprise to see such dessert on each Christmas dinner table. I guess it does add color and sweetness to the holidays.

This one I have made is the simplest one for it only consist of graham crackers, condensed milk, all purpose cream and mixed fruits. Besides graham crackers, one can also use sponge cake and add gelatin too. My other version does have gelatin mixed with the condensed milk and all purpose cream, plus bits of Oreo cookies on top – I call Creamy Cake Surprise.

I didn’t get to take a photo of the finish product but it was all worth it. The girls and the husband liked it! Desserts that are not appreciated normally stay at the fridge for over a week but this one didn’t even last for 3 days! That being said, I may have to do this again this Christmas!

In The Kitchen: Nilaga

I’ve been having a hard time deciding on what to serve for lunch and dinner lately. If you are surrounded with picky eaters, I guess this really happens. It’s just so hard to prepare for a meal that will best suite 2 adults, a 4th grader and a toddler. It’s definitely a challenge to come up with something everyone would like, appreciate, and benefit from it too.

And as I was much more concerned about the kids, I decided to serve what we call “Nilagang Baboy” or Pork Stew. It’s healthy, and the vegetable ingredients are something that I already have in the fridge, if not, can easily be bought in the neighborhood veggie store. Good thing I bought Pork ribs the other day at the grocery and was able to serve the family everyone can enjoy. Keanna and I hoard on with the Cabbage while Roey loved the potatoes and the soup. Daddy concentrated with the pork with his favorite soy sauce dip. It was a sumptuous meal, I must say.

Tara let’s eat!