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Update On The Chick Flick Blog

Yesterday was a Sunday. My boyfriend went to work and I spent the afternoon watching 2 chick flick movies, telling myself, “I too am working”. I decided on writing the blog here on WordPress – even though none commented on my previous post. WordPress is fun guys! And extremely convenient for the non-tech savvy. Plus, I have a cold so I can’t be bothered.

So, hopefully, by tomorrow, you would be reading a post from the new blog. And to you guys out there who turn a snub nose on the chick flick genre, well there’s something in there for you too. I only ask you to keep an open mind. I am a 29-year-old who enjoys comedy and aspires to be a screenwriter someday. Keep in mind, that before Vince Gilligan created Breaking Bad, he wrote a movie called Wilder Napalm. It’s no chick flick but close enough.

If any of you are a fan of chick flicks and would want to talk about them, stay tuned.

My (Lame) Excuse For Laziness

I have about 8 posts sitting in my drafts folder, collecting dust. I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately. Maybe it’s because I no longer have a reliable Internet connection, or maybe because I now have an existing life outside the Interweb, not to mention an actual boyfriend (just thought I’d include him here) that I have to share some (most) of my time with and who actually gives me his answers in some of my inane questions instead of Googling them in the middle of the night like I used to do. Whatever, I’m lazy.

I’ve been meaning to share a lot of my experiences here in The Philippines. Not because I think any of you are actually willing to sit down and read them but because I wanted to write about it while I still can. I can’t believe that I’ve already been back here for 2 months. Well, my savings account will tell you otherwise, but what the hell.

So going back to my laziness. I have no real excuse for it. Something just takes over and I no longer feel the need to actually do anything. It is really odd. Because for a person of my age, who has full control over what I can and cannot do, I like doing laundry than having to sit in front of the computer for 8-16 hours (depends on whether or not I’m re-watching 30 Rock again) like what I was so used to for the past 2 years. Believe it or not (talking to myself here), I haven’t updated my Facebook status in months. Months! I used to have like a snarky status update every other day (depends on the news headlines that day). I haven’t visited Buzzfeed in like….forever! I’m detached to what’s going with the Hillary campaign and I haven’t seen a YouTube video in (and I’m running out of adjectives here) a long long time.

Other reasons may include that my writing has become stale. That my priorities are no longer priorities. That I feel that I have once again, compromised what I really set out to do for something comfortable. I have gone back to my old routine of playing Tekken 6 in my PSP while sitting in the toilet, waiting for my bowels to agree with me (sorry for that image) and while I wait for my next opponent (I’m quite good actually), I think, I should be doing something…productive.

We may all come up with our own excuse for our own laziness but I think we don’t actually have one. All the ones we come up with are nothing short of a sad description of what our current life really is like. But I like how some people can romanticize their own mundane life. That catching up on the latest season of Orphan Black is an actual accomplishment. God Bless those people.

Thoughts On The Sweltering Heat and This Tropical Island

Been here in The Philippines for a while. 3 weeks! But who’s really counting? The heat is killing me though. Imagine, me?! A kid born out of the filthy streets of Manila. Grew up in the desert island and the heat is killing me? If you’ve never been here I don’t expect you to share my dilemma, but please tell me in the comments if every particle of your being is sweating like the Niagara is falling.

Philippines is mad beauty guys. I can’t believe that I’m back. Every time I hear a jeepney horn I still feel a sense of excitement. The traffic is a bitch though but I can still cope with it.

I know I haven’t posting in a while but for good reason. Internet is not accessible as it was for me back in Bahrain. But I’m back with my family and I can’t wait to post pictures of the wedding I attended a week ago and some shots from my S3 of the beautiful scenery.

Missed WordPress and I can’t wait to be back to my regular groove. See you all in the comments guys!

Maybe You Should Listen To Walk The Moon’s Album Walk The Moon

How are you beautiful? Yeah YOU of course! Who else? I know you’ve been tired all week, so here’s what I want you to do. I want you to sit down, relax, prop up your feet and let me make you a playlist. But you’re only resting up for a few minutes, because spoiler alert, the following songs are gonna make you want to dance.

I haven’t done a post like this in a while, so I’m a little rusty. So if you don’t mind imperfect grammar and redundant adjectives, read on! We’re going to talk about one of my favorite bands at the moment (and maybe of all time, who knows, I have yet to listen to their sophomore album), WALK THE MOON.

No, I’m not shouting. That’s how they straight up stylize their band name, in all caps. It makes sense though. With this indie synth band’s up tempo beats you’ll have to shout over the music to exclaim how really good this shit is. At least in my humble opinion. So let’s see if I can get any of you to listen to this band (if you haven’t already).

Walk The Moon’s self titled album WALK THE MOON. 11 tracks. 12:10 AM. Let’s do this!


1. Quesadilla

And I want you, I want you
I still do

A song about one of the most delicious creation that involves cheese.

What I Think About It: You know that wonderfully awkward feeling that you have when a relationship is just starting out. That is exactly what I’m reminded of when I first listened to this. It’s like saying, “I can’t believe it’s been this long. I’m still as in love with you when I first met you and did not know that you don’t like Lord of the Rings. I mean, how dare you, but I still love you.”

Listen To This When: You’re planning a cute secluded anniversary date for your significant other. Or better yet, learn the chords to this and play this for him/her as a gift.

2. Lisa Baby

With all the other boys in the running
Never thought this could happen at 20

A song about Lisa and how perfect she is. Fucking Lisa!

What I Think About It: Boy oh boy! I truly thought this album could not get any better. Track 2 and I’ve already picked my favorite! The lyrics are so good that I want to know and meet this Lisa and ask her how freaking good listening to this feels, knowing that this song is about her. I mean Nobody else has you down, but me”? That’s like saying, “No one knows you like I do and I want everyone to know how amazing you are because I’m the only who sees and knows and feels it like THIS! Damn!

Listen To This When: When your name is Lisa and you need some confidence boost to nail that interview, rock that new dress, or just to over all make you feel good.

3. Next in Line

Won’t you stay shot gun until the day I die?

A song about BAE

What I Think About It: It took me a while to really get into this song. I wasn’t digging the intro first of all, but once you get through the first listen of the entire album the intro totally makes sense. I’ve been doing this stupid thing where I’ve been listing down my favorite lines from songs in one notebook and “Won’t you stay shot gun until the day I die?” is right there in my top 20.

Listen To This When: When you and your significant other, your best friend, or any person of certain closeness, are drunk singing at 2am. Have fun repeating the last 22 seconds of the song until one of you passes out.

4. Anna Sun

We got no money, but we got heart
We’re gonna rattle this ghost town

A song about  remembering how far your friendship with your best friend has come.

What I Think About It: This was the hook! This was the song that catapulted Walk The Moon to a band that I don’t know to a band I love. It’s got all the elements of a really good song: Well thought out and memorable lyrics, cool and seemingly easy harmonies, and most especially, a really really really good acoustic cover. Very VERY important. This song just makes me feel good!

Listen To This When: When drunk singing part dos.

5. Tightrope

I’m changing, I’ve been the change, on the swings on the set, on the night that we met

A song about that nervous feeling when you’ve finally decided you want to be the change you want to see. Gandhi style.

What I Think About It: I’m a sucker for dance music. It doesn’t matter if it’s classified as pop, indie, synth, or what have you. If it’s something I can dance to, expect it to be on repeat for the next couple of days. And this song was on repeat on my phone for 2 weeks straight.

Listen To This When: When you’re psyching yourself up to  finally make that bungee jump, mostly because you’re holding up the line dude.

6. Jenny

J-J-J-Jenny’s got a body just like an hourglass
I wanna be the sand inside that hourglass

A song about some girl named Jenny and how ridiculously hot she is.

What I Think About It: Petition to have Nicholas Petricca (lead vocals, keyboard) write a song in my name. I mean who are all these girls?? I’m jealous. And also, something random, but what really elevates my feelings for a band is knowing that they’re not assholes. This video is evidence of that. I mean, no asshole can ever submit themselves to this dorky idea for a video.

Listen To This When: When you’re running. Seriously! The more I listen to this the more it makes sense that you add this to your running playlist.

7. Shiver Shiver

Shall we get intimate again?
I think so, I think so

A song about making out leading to foreplay leading to…you get it! We’re all adults here! Unless you’re not! What are you doing reading this blog 9-year-old girl??!

What I Think About It: A sexy song. The message I’m getting is, “Just being near to you is making me horny. I mean, I know we just sexed each other exactly 5 minutes ago, but I’m up for another round if you are.”

Listen To This When: When you’re eating your post coital ice cream and realized it’s still too hard. The ice cream or something else, you decide.

8. Lions 

0:35 seconds intermission

9. Iscariot

Sure as the setting sun
You can’t trust just anyone

A song about betrayal and still trusting despite of that

What I Think About It: Judas Iscariot is famous for being the disciple who double crossed Jesus but Jesus forgave him anyway – or at least that’s what I heard he did. Anyway, that’s what this song is  about. I mean, is it really about the real Judas?! Who knows! But I would wonder which disciple would be chanting You know you had it coming my brother to Jesus because he’s kind of an asshole.

Listen To This When: When you know something fishy is up but you wait it out anyway because you’ve been wrong about your suspicions before. Just careful not to get burnt.

10. Fixin

I’ve got a feeling that I’m not complete anymore

A song about acceptance and moving on

What I Think About It: There is always this one song in an album that I just skip. And as much as I love this album, it serves as no exception to that arbitrary rule. But this is why I make posts like this because it’s the perfect time to actually sit still and listen. I’m glad I did but I’ll probably still skip this song, not because I still think it’s not as good but more because I want to get to the next (and last) song already.

Listen To This When: When you’ve raised both hands in surrender and have in fact already “fucked it!” and now ready to move past the shit.

11. I Can Lift a Car

Did you know that
I can lift a car up all by myself

A song about being brave and self redemption and sadness and happiness, and all the feels!

What I Think About It: I’ve already made up my mind about this song being one of my all time favorite songs, ever. It’s a pretty bold statement but no song has ever made sense to me and I’m not usually super cheesy about songs, but this, this I really feel is a song written about me and for me at the best time in my life. It speaks of someone recovering from a break up. Breaking down after the break up. Rising above the break up. Then suddenly there is… clarity.

“I can lift a car up all by myself?” (beat)
“I can lift a car up all by myself!”

It’s about realizing that the break up is not some be all end all. Like I thought this break up would hurt me more than it did. Probably because it’s the right thing to do because I know I can be with someone better and be a better someone with that someone. I mean, I could go on, but I’ll spare you.

Listen To This When: When you’re trying to decide whether you’ll give this album a go or not and just thought you’ll listen to one song. This is that song!


So that’s it. 11 tracks (10 if you’re not counting Lions) of WALK THE MOON goodness.

Tell me if you’ve given this album a go and/or if you’ve already listened to this album and wondered why it took me so long to write a post about it. Sorry okay?! I’m an idiot.

Ending this post with this dancing (awkwardly) WALK THE MOON gif

I mean… what adorable dorks

Thoughts About Turning 28

I turned 28 today. Now, I’m not much for celebrating. In fact as a kid, I denounced birthdays, or just my birthday, because I thought it preposterous that someone is to be made special on the day that they we’re born when they didn’t do anything at all to make it happen. But that’s not to say I don’t like the gifts and the cake and the greetings. So, this year, I’m making a change. I’m embracing 28. So my gift to you, dear reader, are 28 things about being 28, since I’m an expert and all.

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Brooding since 1987

1. Money, if not already, is a constant problem. Not enough money. What to do with money. Where to economically spend money. How to invest money. Seriously, why is stocks so complicated?!

2. You would have probably attended someone’s wedding, been asked to be a Godmother/Godfather to a friend’s baby and/or consoled someone through someone’s separation.

3. You have at least one anti-aging product – even though you have a feeling it’s all placebo.

4. You have started to take care of your body more. Exercising, or at least trying. Have considered being a pescetarian/vegetarian/vegan. Have switched to non-dairy milk because your 28-year-old body can’t handle the real thing anymore.

5. You have at least one panic episode a day. Even over “little” things. Not having enough phone battery for your 4 hour commute. Panic. Fumbling for the right amount of money at the grocery check out counter. Panic. Someone eating your leftover pizza. Panic, and fuming anger.

6. You are less rude to people mostly because you can’t afford to be in a conflict. Because let’s face it, conflict is exhausting.

7. Dating sounds…exhausting, but also necessary.

8. A part of your body will constantly hurt, ever reminding you that you are deteriorating along with time. You’d be lucky if it’s just one part of your body.

9. Twitter confuses you. Redditt confuses you. Pinterest insterests you. You’re a millenial, yet, Facebook confuses you.

10. Teenagers terrify you. You avoid any interaction with a teenager unless they refer to you as someone “cool”.

11. By now, you should have better relationships with your siblings. It is of importance that you have better relationships with your siblings.

12. By now, you pretty much know who you’re going to hang out with for the rest of your life. You know, you’re pretty much decided on who you’re going to save in an apocalypse.

13. You still think Uncle Jesse is hot.

I MEAN…LOOK!!!

14. Food wise, you’re going to start to dislike a lot of things you used to really like.

15. Making plans makes you anxious.

16. Cancelling plans gives you major relief.

17. You ignore Facebook friend requests. Unless…

18. You become more sensitive and would tear up over a YouTube video.

19. Speaking of YouTube videos, you spend about 6 hours a day (10 on a weekend) watching Blackhead Popping videos. Seriously, it’s like a piece of poetry.

20. You are genuinely interested in politics and know, albeit vaguely, about the Gaza Strip, Obama’s Politics, who’s in the running for the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections and you have an answer to the question left-wing/right-wing.

21. You would have started to wear make-up. Growing facial hair is the male equivalent.

22. You have at least one self help book in your house and if you don’t, you should.

23. Being single at 28, for too long, is detrimental.

24. Feminism is important.

25. You have accepted that your thighs and arms will never be slimmer, or until you finally decide on a gym membership. You have accepted you’ll never be taller. Your gap tooth is your favorite thing about you. You just love your body more.

26. You’ve started to learn how to mix your own drink. #soboss

27. You relish in being called a bitch. You don’t like being called “cute”. You value people who call you Ma’am/Madam/Miss. You roll your eyes, hard, when you’re addressed as “sweetheart”, “honey”, “young lady”, and worst of all, “girl”.

28. Your favorite quote is:

“When choosing sexual partners, remember: Talent is not sexually transmittable.”

Tina Fey, Bossypants

February Favorites: A Post About Things I Liked This Month

February only has 28 days in a year. 29 on rare occasions. Was February a really snotty kid and got sent to the Principal’s office a bunch of times and punished him/her/it with only fewer days to exist because none of the other months can stand him/her/it? I know there is a can-be-Googled explanation but whining in the internet is much easier to get information. If you don’t believe me read the comments section in a YouTube video. “People” will choke you with “information” that you did not even ask for.

What I’m really saying is, this is my February favorites post. A list of things I heart heart kiss kiss and point for this month.

1. Harris Wittels Twitter

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I’m not much of a Twitter user but I appreciate a good tweet. There is an abundance of that in the late great Harris Wittels Twitter account. Comedy lost a hero when he died and all I want to do, to celebrate him, is to immortalize his tweets in a shirt and wear one everyday.

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Ah Buffy. There is nothing about this show that repulses me. Everything about it was a winner, but of course 10-year-old Dora was easily impressed. I’d like to test the show’s appeal by re-watching it like any other dude with a Netflix. I’m now in season 2 and it’s still the same show that I love.

Not to mention this love team.

or this two weirdo’s

3. Amwaj: The Lagoon

Went to this place last night and had a really good time. I guess this is what it looks like when it first opened, but now it’s got a butt load of restaurants and bikes and other stuff that I did’t know I’d find unironically enjoyable.

4. Ankle Boots

I’ve never been obsessed with anything shoe wise but man oh man, ankle boots have now become my weakness.

Look at this! Look it! I neeed!!

5. Triumph

If you’ve never heard of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, then shame on you. But this is a good introduction to his brilliance. Here’s some perspective to this dog. Triumph is a hand held dog puppet and he is the funniest thing in my world right now.

6. Alvvays

I love discovering new bands. This month it’s this indie band from Canada.

7. Blackhead Popping Videos

Yeah you heard me. I’m not even going to link a video. It’s all up to you.

8. J.K Simmons and J.K. Simmons winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Whiplash)

J.K Simmons won the Oscar. All is right in the world. I mean there are still assholes but guys! J.K. Simmons won!

9. Parks and Recreation Cast in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite shows. It’s got a lovable cast which makes me wonder why it never got a big following. Although, if they include Tumblr reblogs and likes and them to the ratings… But who cares about ratings, Parks ended on a good note and them making their final farewell in LNSM is just fitting.

10. SNL 40th Anniversary Special tied with Power Rangers: Unauthorized & Violent Bootleg Universe

SNL celebrated their 40th year in comedy. Eddie Murphy showed up in 8H for the first time since he left and so did Chevy. Betty White made out with Bradley Cooper that lucky sonofagun. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jane Curtin did Update. There was a double Stefon  that just elevated my heart rate to a maximum. And Mike Myers and Dana fucking Carvey murdered it with a Wayne’s World Sketch.

And this. This Power Rangers masterpiece made me like James Van Der Beek all over again. Just watch it. Just do it.