Sunday, June 26, 2011

Do It Yourself, DIY Yoga

Because of the unpredictable weather, it was hard for me to go to Gold's Gym for my weekly yoga session. Good thing I found these beginner's Yoga tutorials from Yogatic which are almost the same routine on my group exercise class. Enjoy!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hanamizuki Movie Review

Hanamizuki -May your love bloom a hundred years

Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Her father Kemimichi (Arata) once planted a dogwood tree in their garden after he found out he had a terminal disease and could not watch Sae grow up. She hopes to enter a university in Tokyo.

She then meets Kouhei (Toma Ikuta), who attends a specialized high school teaching fishery. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a fisherman. These two young people meet and have a long distance relationship. Although their love is strong it does not last.

10 years later these two people have a miracle

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I first watched Toma Ikuta in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e and since then I've watched his other projects. I often think that he's underrated because he always play a support role although he's extremely versatile. So I was happy when I found out about Hanamizuki where he stars with Yui Aragaki the lead actress from Yamapi' Code Blue tv series.

Although I'm more of a feel good romantic comedy girl, once in a while I love to indulge on sappy romance flicks.

The story revolves on Sae (Aragaki), a brainy high school students who dreams and works hard to get into Tokyo university. Gohei (Ikuta), a simple high school boy, studying fishery to continue his family business. It was a story of young love tested by circumstances. Nobody died, had an uncurable disease or a third party involved but it was a tearjerker. I love how real life relationship issues were tackled like how to keep a long-distance relationship and what happens when love is not enough because you have different goals in life?

The lead star's chemisty plus the sceneries in Hokkaido, Canada and New York are great! "Welcome Home" is the new "I love you" and Hanamizuki is definitely one of my favorite Japanese films :)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

How to Spend Your Birthday

-Its simple, friends + beer= great time. Oh, if you're called out to sing on stage, INDULGE.You'll be forgiven no matter how you suck in singing, its your birthday! And you can draw, scrible, doodle on your passed out friends. :)

While nursing a hangover from a kick ass night out with friends, go out of town with your family. Destination: Tagaytay. Since it was raining, there's nothing else to do that eat and try all the food landmarks. Hello, Leslie's, Mushroom Burger and Bag of beans buffet!

Take the time to enjoy the place with your family and pamper yourself with a good massage.

Enjoy fave food with friends

Have a good laugh over pizza.

I felt the love on my bday not just because i received random special gifts but because I spent it with different important people in my life :) If you can judge a person based on the gifts she received, Im confused with my personality lol

I love eating (cakes, pastries and pickled mango) and enjoys drinking (Champagne and Vodka). I also need to organize my things (donut organizer and wallet). Im a fitness enthusiast (yoga mat) who likes/needs to smelling/smell good (perfumes and body wash).
What the? ;)

Now, I'm just waiting for my birthday wish to come true..

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Birthday Month - May 2011

Going Sosyal! Spent most of the time at home because I was sick and because of technical reasons ;) I really appreciated the wonders of social media - facebook, twitter and uh, Skype made keeping in touch really easy.

Something new.
*Little Black book marathon. As always, I have my self imposed book ban so I have to finish my chicklits before the next trip to the bookstore.
*It was a torture to finally graduate into wearing retainers!
*Goodbye, Central! Hello Gilidans and Isla. We found a new hangout with cheap beer, videoke and fire dancer!
*Wow, I went to a movie house twice this month. LOL. "Thor" movie date with daddy and Yoyin then "Something Borrowed" with my girlfriends.
*Thursdays with Tupi at Amici

*Mother's day slash sports day. NBA Playoffs for breakfast, Pacman's fight for lunch and Ginebra's game during our Pizza Pasta feast for Nanay, Mommy, Tita Anne and Tita Jinky.
*Keenan and Tin's wedding. Wedding weekend at Lipa Batangas, I'm so happy for the couple. After the wedding we had our team building where I showed my "competitiveness" in videoke and billiards lol.
*I felt the love on my birthday month :) Party at Isla, family getaway at Tagaytay
*Positive in defeat. Ginebra kings lost in the finals but the good thing is we saw the future in John Wilson and JC Intal!

Something blue
*I will always find my inner peace through yoga, I'll travel to Intercon anyday.
*Life is short, a reminder when I attended the wake patty's bro
*I love Cafe Briton.
*Hooked. Secret Garden marathon, Hanamizuki and Lovely complex ;)