Sunday, December 27, 2009

My New Crush

His name is Cory Monteith and he's best known for his role as highschool jock boy with the wonderful voice on Glee, aka Finn Hudson. In case you've been living under a rock, Glee is one of the hottest must watch shows on TV these days. It's about a bunch of musically talented high school kids who just want to belong and Mr. Schuster, Glee's director who've always dreamed of living a musical career.

Cory may play a highschool boy on TV but he's actually 27 years old already. He was born on May 11, 1982 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

If there's anything I love more than a cute guy, it's a cute guy with talent. If the show's great soundtrack and interesting story plot aren't enough reasons to watch Glee, well I give you another reason to do so: eye candy Cory Monteith.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dash Games

I'm almost in my mid-20s and yet, there are still certain things I haven't outgrown. For instance, I still love love love spending my past time playing games. Speaking of which, I just played two new Dash games courtesy of Playfirst: Hotel Dash and Cooking Dash 2.


First off, Hotel Dash. I find the game pretty challenging. The objective of the game is to help Quinn, Flo's friend as she books guests on different hotel locations by keeping all the guests happy.

Some of the dash games I've played also from Playfirst were pretty easy to finish but Hotel Dash isn't one of them that's why I really found this game interesting to play. I got to finish the whole game of course, thanks to Novitacu's blog which so generously posts links to full versions of games for FREE.




Cooking Dash 2 is another Dash game I've been playing. This time, Flo and Grandma are tasked to cook and feed production people. What I love about the game is it's also not that easy to get through all the levels plus there are new characters involved which gives certain game bonuses when they've been satisfied such as the director, the starlet and the movie star actor.

Anyway, I guess there's no shame in still being a child at heart. Playing games relieves me of stress I encounter at work and school which is good. After all, who wants to look old and tired at such a young age, right? Everyone has their own way of relieving stress and this is one of mine. (",)

P.S. If you like to play the full versions of these games, just drop me a note and I'll gladly send you the link.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2012- My Opinion

2012 has been showing in theatres for I guess two-three weeks now but it's only this past weekend that I got to see it with my folks. For those who don't know, the movie is actually based on a prediction made by Mayans that the end of the world is on 2012.

I heard from some friends that the movie is corny and so not worth watching. I read a critic's review that 2012 the movie is like the actors casted on it - sinking. In other words, the movie stinks. I, on the contrary, find that the movie is worth your money.

I was literally holding my breathe almost the whole time specially during those parts when the land was breaking and there was fire everywhere. The special effects were really good which is actually the main highlight of the movie. It was pretty scary.

If 2012 is really the end of the world, then we haven't got much time do we? After all, it's 2010 already next year. What would you do if you knew when the end of the world would be?

Monday, November 23, 2009

All I Want for Christmas is... A Spa Treatment Worth P1700

Well, it seems the holiday season is really in the air now 'cos I've stumbled upon another blogger, "The Doctor is Vain"  giving out a very nice item just by blogging about the contest.

What is it? A 75 minute Terra's Touch Massage worth P1,700 from Terra Wellness Spa! I could sure use some pampering what with being so busy in school and work. In case you're not familiar, this spa can be found in The Discovery Suites Hotel - the hotel that sponsored the recently held Miss Earth 2009, located in Ortigas.





 I can just picture myself blissfully lying down on one those beds with a contented smile on my face. Sheer bliss. It'll be a very nice Christmas present for myself.

I'm trying out my luck by joining contests like this. Who knows? Maybe I'll get lucky, I'll win. ;-)


If you guys want to join and I'm sure you would, do check it out here: http://www.vanityclinic.com/2009/11/18/contest-win-a-spa-treatment-worth-p1700/

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Belle de Jour Power Planner 2010 contest

So today, while shamelessly surfing the Net again at work, I stumbled upon this blog site - okay well, not really - I found it through Frances Amper Sales blog: http://topazhorizon.blogspot.com/ - anyway, I found the site and whaddaya know? The blog owner, Jennie, is giving away a Belle de Jour power planner 2010 to one lucky winner!

I've been a fan of the BDJ Planner since it first came out, what with its pretty, feminine and stylish design and discount coupons, what's not to love? So I'm blogging about this contest for two reasons:

1) I wanna be the lucky gal to win a BDJ Power Planner (",)
2) So you guys can also join, if you're a BDJ fan like me.

The contest mechanics are easy. All you gotta do is write about the contest like what I'm doing here and then link your post to the url of her post. Lastly, leave a comment on Jennie's blog with a link to your post. Hurry 'cos the contest is gonna end Dec. 22, at 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced on Dec. 24. Won't that be a great gift for yourself this Christmas? I know it will be for me. ;-)

This is Jennie's blog post about the contest: http://www.kikaycorner.net/2009/11/win-a-belle-de-jour-power-planner.html

Zpdee vs. Smart Bro

Last time, I posted my review of Smart Bro stick vs. Globe Tattoo stick. Today, I'm gonna post a review on Smart Broadbrand vs. Zpdee cable internet.

So I came home last night and found Dad in front of the computer, testing out Zpdee cable. We use Smart Bro but Skycable had offered us a free trial for 15 days. Anyhoo, I tried it myself. Skycable claims to have faster speed than our broadband internet. Our lock out with Smart Bro is over already so Dad thought of giving Zpdee a try mainly because our Skycable will be discounted 15% if we get Zpdee.

But after giving it a test run, Dad and I realized Zpdee was an epic fail. It wasn't faster than Smart Bro. Their mbps speed is the same. What's worse though is that we kept losing the signal, unabling us to connect to the Net. We never had that kind of problem with Smart Bro.

So... in conclusion, Smart Bro is still way better than Zpdee. We're happy with the service and we're sticking to it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Product Review: Globe Tattoo prepaid kit vs. Smart Bro prepaid kit

Since Typhoon Ondoy sunk Metro Manila in an unexpected flood, we found ourselves at the office with no electricity but struggling to keep working. And keeping normal office work meant needing Internet access so my boss bought Globe Tattoo when we temporarily held office at one of the hotels in Makati. Thank goodness for Internet on the go. 

Anyhow, Tattoo has been highly advertised on TV, it being highlighted as hip and something that you can even personalized. Of course we immediately tried this and we were highly disappointed. Yes it was very easy to use - insert USB, install and that's it but despite having a supposedly strong signal, our connection was staggard. I couldn't connect to Yahoo properly, couldn't get my YM to work, not even Tweetdeck. We thought maybe it's just that we were in a place where Globe signal is low in truth - our Globe phones also didn't work well at some parts of the hotel. Not to give up so easily on the brand's Net reliability, we tried it again at the office when we got back. No change at all. What a disappointment. I was almost tempted to tell my friend, who handles Globe as an account in advertising what a let down it was. I've had some bad experiences with my Globe prepaid phone as well before so I don't know why I was surprised their Net prepaid kit wouldn't work so well either.


Because we so needed Internet access, my other officemate who had a Smart Bro prepaid kit back home brought hers to the office the following day for us to try. Like Globe, it was easy to use - plug and play but unlike the first, we weren't let down by Smart Bro. We actually got to access the Internet and it was a fast connection! Yes, we could email on Yahoo, I could access my YM and Tweetdeck and even Facebook! I really love Smart Bro. It's also what I use at home. Even when Typhoon Ondoy had caused so much damaged in the city, my net connection wasn't the least bit affected. Smart gives such a good service to its customers. I'm so switching back to Smart when my Globe plan ends.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Couple More Good Reads

Well it's the weekend! And a rainy one too. So if you're like me who doesn't like to go out on a weather like this, a nice, relaxing way to spend the weekend is to curl up in bed and read a good book. I browsed through Spot.ph, a website I like to visit frequently 'cos they've got such interesting articles and I found an article called: 10 Books We Can't Wait to Read. Well I'm not going to post all their book recos, just a couple I thought I'd like to read myself.



What it’s about: Using stories, helpful hints and real-life anecdotes, Guiliano draws on her personal experiences in the business world to dispense practical advice for readers who want to balance work and relationships, and even offers tips for turning oneself into a winning brand.


I think this will be a good read for me. I so want to be successful in my career. (From Spot.ph)










What it’s about: In this true story, Albom shares his experiences with two men of faith: a dying 82-year-old rabbi who asks him to deliver his eulogy and a pastor who preaches to an impoverished congregation. As the two leaders struggle, Albom learns to rekindle his own faith and discovers the striking similarities between the two beliefs beneath their obvious differences. (From Spot.ph)

I read both Tuesdays with Morrie and Five People You Meet in Heaven and they both tugged my heartstrings. I enjoyed both so I'm very interested to read this new book of Mitch Albom.











Check out Spot.ph's recommended books here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dairy Dash

I just enjoy Dash games. Not all are easy to finish though. Still not thru with Diner Dash 1 but anyway, here's another enjoyable dash game to play - Dairy Dash.



Full Description:
Ah, life on the farm - what could be more relaxing? Just about anything, according to the Smith family! Help these city slickers get a grip on the family farm as the entertaining hustle of the Diner Dash series goes pastoral. Care for cows, goats, chickens, and sheep while growing tomatoes, corn and pumpkins. You'll even enjoy the occasional glass of lemonade and fill an order or two for Flo! It's all in a day's work in Dairy Dash!

Game Features:
2 modes: Story and Endless Game.
52 levels of game play.
4 farm locations.
4 animal and 3 plant types.



Yahoo Users rate the game 4 out of 5 stars. I rate it 5 out of 5. It's got good graphics, it's not a very easy game to finish so it's pretty challenging plus it's got a lot of levels. I just finished it actually. Yay!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Must Read Book List

I love Sophie Kinsella books. I immensedly enjoyed reading the Shopaholic series, Remember Me and Can You Keep A Secret so I can't wait to read this new book of hers. Although Paulo Coelho and Haruki Murakami books are great reads too, I think it's always nice to take a break from the heaviness and deepness of those two and writer Sophie Kinsella can give you that because her books are light to read and funny too.

I love love love mystery and conspiracy books so it's no surprise that The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown lands on my list of books I want to read. I've read all four books and I have to say that my fave one was Angels & Demons more than Da Vinci Code. This book hasn't been released yet but from what I've seen, you can already pre-order. I'm not planning to do so though. I'm just gonna wait until it hits the stores.



Okay this one is a must read recommendation from my boss who likes to read books as well... maybe even more than me. She says it's a good book, a delight to read. And with a movie version coming out in theaters which would star America's sweetheart, I'm even more curious to read it.






These are really just a couple of books I want to buy and read. I actually want to try to read a Haruki Murakami novel. "A" seems to like it. Plus I heard Ryan say it's good too. I saw these books at Powerbooks GB3 a couple of weeks ago actually. I almost bought it too. But I was able to resist. I still have a couple more books back home that I haven't read like Eclipse and Breaking Dawn - books that I went all out to look for and buy last year but I haven't even started on these, then there's this book given by my friend, Jem which title I forgot and Freakonomics, the one I borrowed from my boss. I've been so busy with school, with work, sometimes gimiks with friends, or watching DVD that I haven't gotten around to reading. Plus I've been too busy as well with my A - fixation that reading has taken a back seat... However, that's over and done with now. Time to focus on me, myself and I.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Breaking Free


After a hellish emotional week, I'm finally starting to feel good again. While at a friend's house somewhere in Tomas Morato, QC where I was pulling a supposed all nighter to finish a school requirement, I got to reflect on the recent events that have taken place in my life as I stayed up all night until the breaking dawn. I've come to realize that I had hit a road block and I haven't been making any way to find a new route, a detour, that will lead me back to my plan.

Yesterday, it has finally, finally, finally dawned on me that what I need to do. I need to break free from all the negativity. When something or someone is not helping you grow to be the best person you can be, then it's not worth keeping. So this is me, letting it all go - throwing all that pain, rejection, frustration, disappointment and anger out the window and letting the wind blow it all away.

I'm also throwing out the fear of the unknown, of stepping into unfamiliar territory without someone to hold my hand. It's about time to grow up and so I went and enrolled in subjects that I want to take up despite the fact that my new found friends might not be there. I will not return to the comfort zone no matter how nice it looks. I am breaking free, hence the song of my life right now is "Breaking Free".

Friday, August 21, 2009

Timezone and A Movie Review

Last night I was feeling sad again and had to seek out the comfort of friends to shake away the blues so I met up with Ryan and Jordan at G4. We grabbed a bite to eat first at Food Choices where I ordered the Slammers Burger Meal 2. Slammers are small burgers - delicious and cheap - and it reminded us of Harold and Kumar: White Castle movie. In case you didn't know, White Castle is a brand of burgers.

Afterwards, we headed to Timezone. Ryan's crush, Timezone guy was there too so imagine just how thrilled he was about it. He treated us - well I shelled out fifty bucks - on the games: Bishi Bashi which is like an old game there already considering we've been playing that since high school, Motorcycle - a race I never seem to win, Stackers - Ryan played this one, reminded me of Alex actually 'cos it used to be his favorite game there, and Trivia Quiz Game which I also lost to Ryan. We wanted to play Tekken but the place was filled, understandably because yesterday was the last day of school for the week - for most schools - since today is a holiday. But it was fun, fun, fun. If you've got the money to spend for it, go play at Timezone. It's perfect for destressing or shaking the blues away for almost all ages.

When I got home, I didn't turn in until about 3am. I watched Sex and the City rerun on Velvet channel first and then a bit of Shutter on Star Movies, Sweeney Todd on HBO and I Know Who Killed Me.



I Know Who Killed Me is a Lindsay Lohan movie - supposed to be a suspense of sort kind of movie. It got bad critic reviews and it flopped in the box office. It's probably the lowest selling movie of Lindsay Lohan. I don't think it was shown here in the theatres so when I saw that it was gonna play last night, I stayed up late to watch it. So what can I say? The critics were right. It was a very bad movie. Even Lilo's charm couldn't salvage that movie! No wonder it tanked. It was a dragging movie. It should have gone straight to DVD like her other movie, Labor Pains. Lindsay needs a new movie pronto - one that has a good story plot, a cute leading man (if it's a romcom) and a movie that will allow Lilo to show her acting skills.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Remembering John Hughes

I was only a baby when teen movies of the 80's equalled to one name: John Hughes. But I've read and heard about his famous movies and decided to give it a try. Turns out I'd love them! Well I haven't seen all his movies but those that I have seen, I immensely loved. Thanks to John Hughes', Molly Ringwald became the teen icon of the 80s.

So here are the two movies of John Hughes I've seen that stars Molly Ringwald and I definitely would recommend this as a must-have, must-watch chick flick.

Sixteen Candles:
Starring: Anthony Michael Hall as the geek, Molly Ringwald as Samantha Baker and Michael Schoeffling as Jake Ryan. So as the story goes, Sam has just turned 16 and her family has forgotten about it because her older sis was getting married! To top it off, she has a huge crush on senior hottie, Jake Ryan who was already hands off as he has a girlfriend who's also a senior and is equally hot as he was.

It's definitely kakakilig - I'm sure a lot of girls can relate to what Sam was going through - I mean imagine, that your crush whom you thought doesn't even know you exist actually has been noticing you and he likes you too! And then you get to spend your 16th birthday with him. Sweet!!

My favorite scene in the movie

Pretty in Pink.


Starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. In this story, the plot is that young Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy from school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

A little trivia: Jon Cryer's role was originally offered to Anthony Michael Hall (the geek from 16 candles) but he turned it down because he didn't want to play another geek role.
Another trivia: Before the release of this movie in public, the original plot was that Andie was gonna end up with Duckie.

I also thought this was kakakilig movie. And no, I don't say that for every romance movie. Duckie was absolutely adorable for a best friend that is. (",)

There are other John Hughes movies I haven't seen but I so want to... Thing is, it's not so easy to find. I would love to see St. Elmo's Fire and The Breakfast Club. Well.. I'll just have to wait until I finally find an available copy.

R.I.P John Hughes 1950-2009. Here's an article I found on Spot.ph about John Hughes and his movies. It's interesting.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hannah Montana the movie


I just saw Hannah Montana the movie on DVD last night. I loved it overall. Don't like her leading man, they don't have chemistry at all. But I loved Miley's and Hannah's outfits - so chic. Oh and I loved the songs specially The Climb.

It's a good watch if you ask me. :-)

The Climb

The Start of Something New

Yes, the girl in green, aka Liz is back in the blogging world. Never truly disappeared, I just became more fond of microblogging - Twitter, and a bit of Tumblr. But blogging has called out to me again. It's my therapy - my cheaper form of therapy compared to shopping. Haha.

Since I've been gone for a while, here's a summary of what had gone on with my life since then:

Employment History: 3 jobs since I graduated from College. I love the current work I have though. Luckily, I've got two wonderful and intelligent superiors. Third time's the charm I guess.

Significant Changes I've Undertaken in my Life Lately:
1. Learned how to enjoy the company of one - namely myself. (Yes, this is a big step for me 'cos I've always loved having company)

2. Went back to school - graduate school that is.

Current Status: Single. Looking for love? Maybe.

Am back in the blogging world - a bit older than before.Welcome to my life. :-)