25 September 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife - It's Alice. She's Back.

Was able to watch the movie 2 weeks ago, but didn’t have the chance to post my review – so here goes: :P

As the virus continue to spread across the globe, turning great number of world population into the “undead”, Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns together with her clones to attack the Umbrella Facility in Tokyo.

She eventually loses her superhuman abilities and strength when her new nemesis, Wesker, successfully injected a new serum to her system.

She found Claire (Ali Larter) along the way, as well as several other survivors who found refuge in a high security prison. Where Chris (Wentworth Miller), believed to be a killer of some sort, has been locked up in a maximum security cell by the few others. (I didn’t get why they did that though - he's obviously virus-free and could be an asset to the team. Oh well.)

Most of these survivors have been killed in their quest to get to Arcadia. A place believed to be zombie-free, but turned out to be an Umbrella facility in the middle of the ocean.

I'm a fan of the game. Too bad Jill Valentine didn't get as much exposure ever since. Girl crush?? We'll she could kick zombie-butts in Resident Evil games! Speaking of which, zombies in this movie reminds me of the "mutant vampires" in one of those Blade movies. Something to do with their mouth.

And if I may add, even the Redfields didn't have as much action scenes. I think these characters deserve more than a few combat and gun scenes! Although.. notice that Chris knows the way out of their prison refuge - Wentworth - still. Prison break? How cute! Haha!

Not much with the storyline too. Seeing a crazed Claire, I thought it would be PlayStation 2's Resident Evil 4 plot where they would fight humans this time. But nah.

Lots of 3D worthy scenes (I think. Didn't get to watch this in 3D. Boo!). The big guy with the big axe looks familiar though.. Silent Hill's Pyramid Head?

The movie was entertaining nonetheless. Some parts were scream-worthy. For me at least! And yes, I would still want to watch the next movie - if there'd be any. :P 

My name is Alice. I had worked for the Umbrella Corporation. Five years ago, the T-Virus escaped, and everybody died. Trouble was... they didn't stay dead.

24 September 2010

Bonjour fabuleux week-end - BDJ Rendezvous: Unleash Your Personal Style!

Hello fabulous weekend!

Its Belle de Jour’s 3rd Rendezvous Event of the year, entitled “Unleash Your Personal Style”. Woot!

Happening tomorrow, September 25 at The Ramp, Crossings in Trinoma Mall.

Topics include: 

Give yourself a fashion makeover with these foolproof styling techniques! Buy smarter and look better to get a totally fabulous new look!

Reinvent your space with these amazing room design solutions!

Learn how to construct and craft these Do-It-Yourself gifts in time for Christmas season.

The event is open to active Belle de Jour Girls, where exclusive invites are given to the first 60 girls to submit a:

(1.) Room Photo Entry – the first 20 girls to submit a photo of them holding the 2010 Belle de Jour Planner in their favourite room in the house. (and must answer the question "why?")


(2.) Coupon Photo Entry – the first 40 girls to submit a photo of 13 used 2010 BDJ coupons.

I got my confirmation email Monday, September 20, a day after I submitted my room photo entry. :D

This time we need to wear our most creative, stylish and funky attire showcasing our own personal wardrobe style! Whoa!

 See you there fellow Bellas! 

..now what do I wear?!

P.S. Finally got the chance to blog - been über busy at work after my long weekend leave last week. Boo!

15 September 2010

Manila Sound at Resorts World Manila

Get groovy at Resorts World Manila!

Catch the Manila Sound Project at the Newport Performing Arts Theater and go disco-dancing to the music of Hagibis, Hotdog and VST.

Event would be on September 25, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at P1,000.
Call 836-3333 for info or visit any TicketNet outlet.

09 September 2010

Grand week-end à venir - Belle De Jour Rendezvous: Your Confidence Check Up!

Bellas get together once again!

An intimate affair where the first 60 Belle De Jour Girls who submit an entry get exclusive invites. Girls either submit a photo of 10 used BDJ coupons or (of us) doing one item from the 2010 BDJ Power Planner checklist.

I’m in! read on to see my “winning” entry :P

Get ready to be inspired! There will be three speakers who would share tips on how to build self-confidence. I definitely need these!

Put beauty back on your to-do list so channeling your inner confidence becomes easy. By Donna Cuna-Pita

Become inspired to take fitness to the next level as you learn about the niche sport of sky running and how it can take you to great heights. By Nina Dacanay

Work your way out of that personal rut with techniques to build your self-confidence. Learn how to speak, talk and act with conviction.

And in true BDJ tradition, there will be food, prizes and loot bags for everyone to look forward to! Woohoo!

Event Date and Place: 
This Saturday, September 11, 2010 at The Ramp, Crossings, Shangri-La Mall

The White Hat Italian Frozen Yogurt would also be joining the event, and whoever wears the most unique hat wins a prize! I need a pig - no, I meant a hat! haha!

BTW, I chose checklist #34 – Do something new with my hair.

April this year - Digi Perm at Toni and Jackey’s salon, SM City North Edsa

P.S. I'll take this opportunity to thank the guy who waited 6 hours to get my perm done. You’re the bestest! Je t'aime! ♥

07 September 2010

Luxury Cinema at its Finest! Chim's Newport 3D Cinema Experience

I love!!

It’s Bloggers Night at Resorts World, New Port Cinema, for the 3D screening of Despicable Me.

I was pretty excited. It's my first time to watch a movie there!

Luxury Cinema at its Finest” – wow. Of course I'm expecting something different!

The cinema boasts state-of-the-art theater, equipped with the latest Dolby Digital Audio Technology as well as Dolby Digital glasses and cinema projector – this means no screen twitching and unnecessary noise during the movie! Hooray!

Unobstructed stadium seat viewing – so there's no need to worry even if the person seated in front is much taller than you. Not to mention the spacious leg room lets you move without the fear of distracting the people seated next to you. whew!

Less distraction, means more enjoyable movie experience! I’d definitely go back – this time with my hunny naman! :P

Experience 3D at Php300 and Php180 for regular cinema
For more info Like New Port Cinema at www.facebook.com/newportcity

we were there early!
with fab friends Ely and Ria

P.S. Thanks Az for the invites!

06 September 2010

Despicable Me: the world's greatest villain is now the greatest dad

A heart-warming story of a villain you can’t help but love. Gru (Steve Carell), needs to prove and gain his title back as the World’s #1 villain. So together with Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) and his army of minions, they planned to steal the moon! Yup, to shrink it - then steal it. A plan which unfortunately been foiled by Vector (John Segel), the new and younger super-villain in town.

Gru adopts three little orphaned girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes - used them to get to Vector, steal the shrink ray back and finally be able to steal the moon.

What he wasn’t prepared for however, is the change in him brought about by the growing love for these kids who sees him as their dad. He may have failed in his grand scheme, but he did make his mom proud in the end. Everybody happy – including me! :D

Li’l Agnes and the minions are just adorable. A funny and touching movie at the same time. Awww moments would be when the kids and the minions offered their savings because the bank disapproved the loan. As well as when Gru read the new bedtime story – a book he actually wrote!

It goes: One big unicorn, strong and free, thought he was happy as he could be. Then three little kittens came around and turned his whole life upside down. They made him laugh, they made him cry. He never should have said goodbye. And now he knows he can never part from those three little kittens that changed his heart. 


03 September 2010

Been there, Learned that : From Entrep Summit to Blogger Fiesta

How's that for a newbie like me. Totally awesome!

Click! Technopreneur’s Secret Revealed!

August 28, Saturday – attended the 3rd Entrep Summit (Click! Technopreneur’s Secret Revealed) hosted by JCI Manila, at the SM Mall of Asia, Center Stage Cinema. Registration starts at 8:00 AM – but the program started a little later. Whew! (yes we were late - just a bit!)

Speakers were Lex Ledesma (Proprietor, Whistlestop Restaurant), Jay Fajardo (Founder & Former CEO, Airborne Access), Cesar Flores (President, Smartmatic Asia), Abe Olandres (Professional Blogger & Owner, YugaTech.com), Dustin Andaya (Chairman & Marketing Director, Island Rose), Ibba Bernardo (Founder & President, Mothercode), Martin Lichauco (Managing Partner, Global Gateway Venture Capital (G2VC)), Paco Sandejas (Managing Director, Narra Venture Capital) - and more.

I was there with my ate Jophen, Kuya Chi, Ria (who gave us the free invites btw! ♥), Ely, Weng and (new friend) Ryan.

Ryan, Weng, Ely, Chim and Ria

ate Jophen and kuya Chi

Being able to attend this event, I learned: that successful businesses always start with an innovative idea and grows when you have the passion and perseverance to make it work. Although choosing your team is highly critical and motivation is a must, success also comes from the love of the craft (or learning to love the craft), then harnessing it along the way.

It's true that starting a business is not always easy, but there are people and organizations willing to help - especially with funding!

Most importantly, remember that once "up there", we must not forget to give back to the world. ♥

Oh. and yes of course, that it's pretty cool to be a geek!


Happy 11th Birthday Blogger.com!

August 31, TuesdayBlogger Fiesta!! Bloggers meet-up in celebration of Blogger.com’s 11th birthday. The event was open to all bloggers (including newbie’s), held at the 5th floor, Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig.

The event was sponsored by Fully Booked, Krispy Kreme, Greenwich,  Jollibee, cosmomanila.blogspot.com and Geiser Maclang Communications Inc.

Being a newbie blogger, I was hesitant to join – but I’m glad I did (thanks Ely and Ria for making kulit!), as there were also three speakers who shared tips on how to become a better blogger, increase subscribers and even earn money by harnessing the craft.

JC, Ely and Chim

Chim and Ria

Did I mention that to top it all off - I won (thru raffle) on both events! A ticket for two to the Olivia Live concert at East Wood (Entrep Summit) and an Oreo gift pack from Geiser Maclang Communications Inc. (Blogger Fiesta)!

My experience on both event was just awesome. Not only did I learn new things, meet new friends and be inspired by them, I also get to win freebies and stuff!:P

So there, cheers to more events and articles to blog!


Chim's note: Thanks Ria for the Blogger Fiesta photos :)